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Become A Cracker Fair Sponsor

On February 9, 2019, the 17th Annual Cracker Fair, a celebration of Old Florida, is coming to Pioneer Plaza on Dearborn Street. Organized by the Lemon Bay Historical Society, it is the culmination of a week of celebrating Englewood’s and Florida’s history. The Fair is a fund-raiser for our community programs and our mission to […]

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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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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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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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Newsletter December 2016

Dates to Remember: Dec. 20 7 PM Historic Green St. Church “Christmas Sing A Long” with The Englewood Little Band of Writers. If you play an instrument, feel free to join in and play with the Band. Jan. 24 7 PM Historic Green St. Church Regular Meeting and Program Feb. 11 Cracker Fair 10 AM […]

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