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2020 Giving Challenge

A Special Online Event! Get ready to give! On April 28th – 29th, starting at 12PM on April 28, visit THIS SPECIAL LINK and make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and […]

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Cracker Fair Sponsors

Join our list of caring community businesses who help make the Cracker Fair possible. All Sponsors will be listed on a Sponsor Banner on the large sound stage at Dearborn Street Plaza (Pioneer Park). Your company’s name will be announced on stage during the event and included in publicity, our Newsletter as well as on […]

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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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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 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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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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