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Historical Society Receives Grant

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the Lemon Bay Historical Society has had to cancel its traditional monthly community programs. Fundraising events were also canceled. The Society is responsible for maintaining the historic Green Street Church building and its property. To help fund general operating expenses, the Historical Society has received a $5000 CARES grant from […]

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Buchan’s Landing

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Cracker Fair Sponsors

18th ANNUAL CRACKER FAIR SPONSORS These great businesses and organizations helped make the Cracker Fair possible. Please visit them. Shop local! Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay Inc. Tony Babington Realtor Keller Williams Bigfoot Cooling and Heating Brian Faro Paradise Exclusive Real Estate FPL Ivy’s On Dearborn Jeff Joyce A Sound Beginning Key Agency, Inc. Lasbury […]

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Christmas wishes for Green Street Church

By STEVE REILLY Staff Writer for the Englewood Sun ENGLEWOOD — The historic Green Street Church is settled in its new location at the Lemon Bay Cemetery on South Indiana Avenue — but that doesn’t mean the work is completed. The Lemon Bay Historical Society still needs help before the 90-year-old historic building can be […]

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The Moving of the Church & John Tuff Concert

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2019 CRACKER FAIR

DOWNLOAD VENDOR FORM FOR 2019 Food Vendors, Artists, Authors, Local Merchants, Crafts, Music, and more   Lemon Dessert Baking Contest Located in Pioneer Plaza, Dearborn Street, Englewood, Florida.     CRACKER FAIR 2018: CLICK TO SEE THE 2018 CRACKER FAIR HIGHLIGHT VIDEO We thank our 2018 Cracker Fair Sponsors! Please support them: Thanks to all who […]

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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 seventeen 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 held 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 gave a power point […]

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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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