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Manasota Key Archaeological Site

VIEW VIDEO courtesy ABC7 mysuncoast.com About 7,200 years old and buried 21 feet deep below the Gulf of Mexico, 350 yards off Manasota Key is an extremely well preserved human burial site. Archaeologists are exploring what has been termed a “globally significant” discovery. National Geographic calls it an “unprecedented” find. On Tuesday, March 27 at […]

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What is a Cracker?

For the past fifteen years Englewood has been celebrating Old Florida with a “Cracker” Fair. This year the tradition continues. It is said the term “Cracker” comes from the cracking of the whip Florida cow hunters used to herd cattle. Florida was the first cattle producing state in America — not Texas, not Missouri – […]

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Historic Preservation in Charlotte County

The Lemon Bay Historical Society will hold its January public program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 23rd at the Historic Green Street Church Museum at 416 W. Green Street in Englewood. Gene Murtha, President of the Punta Gorda History Center and Margaret Bogartus, President of the Punta Gorda Historical Society will give a power […]

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GROWING UP IN BOCA GRANDE: BITS and BYTES OF HISTORY

December 12th 7:00 PM at the Historic Green Street Church From “fish ranches” to phosphate shipping; from the “Grand Plan” with Grand Hotels to Boom and Bust and Boom again – learn about one of Southwest Florida’s first planned communities: Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island.   Betsy Fugate Joiner, director of the Boca Grande Historical […]

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Sing – A – Long!

Come join the ELBOW gang (Englewood Little Band of Writers) at the Green Street Church for a fun-for-all family Sing-A-Long! August 29th, 7pm For only a $5.00 donation fee it will be an evening you will long remember and proceeds will go to help rescue the Historic Green Street Church.   DOWNLOAD SONG SHEET: WORDS […]

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Historical Tour

August 27th: 12 – 2pm: Historic Green Street Church Museum Open House  1 – 4pm: Visit the proposed new site for the Historic Green Street Church, on the south side of the Lemon Bay Cemetery   DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE MAP &  BROCHURE

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Family Bowling Tournament

Sunday, August 20: Choose 1 to 4pm OR 4 to 7pm to bowl 3 games, bowling shoes included Englewood Bowl, 299 S. Indiana Ave.  CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION & RULES

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Vote for Charlie Hicks for Mayor!

On behalf of the Society, many thanks to all of you who donated to Charlie Hicks’ run to be “Mayor for a Day.” The grand total is $2784 which will be added to the amount raised to move our historic building. Thanks again to all who contributed and congratulations to Charlie!! Elect Charlie Hicks for […]

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Sarasota History & the SRQ Quiz

We are pleased to present a wonderful article about the Lemon Bay Historical Society written by ‎Jana Susan Paley for the Facebook group “Sarasota History & SRQ Quiz.”  Those of us interested in the preservation of the cultural heritage of the entire Gulf Coast will be pleased to learn that residents of the southern portions of […]

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Jean Airey Tribute

Nancy Jean Airey: January 23, 1943 – May 6, 2016 By Bret Shawn Clark, Compiled by Don Bayley ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Fam­ily and friends of Nancy Jean Airey gath­ered Sat­ur­day after­noon (July 9, 2016) at the Green Street Church, the site of many of the stage pro­duc­tions of her plays, to pay trib­ute to Airey, […]

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