Free Genealogy Presentation

On Tuesday May 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Green Street Church Museum at 416 W. Green Street in Englewood. Sue Davis, President of the Englewood Genealogy Society will give an informative power-point presentation “Finding Your Ancestors,” including a four generation worksheet on getting started and how to search. Sue, retired after teaching elementary school for 30 years, is the editor for the EGS newsletter “Timelines.” She is a member of the Charlotte County Genealogy Society and has traveled to Norway to meet distant cousins discovered as a result of her family research.
The program is open to the public at no charge and light refreshments will be served.

A Visit From Bertha Palmer

Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm at the
Historic Green Street Church in Englewood.

A Visit from the One-and-Only Bertha Palmer,

Sarasota socialite, developer and innovator!

Mrs. Potter Palmer
by Anders Leonard Zorn, 1893

Portrayed by the one-and-only Kate Holmes!

This is a FUNdraiser to help the Lemon Bay Historical Society move & save the Historic Green Street Church building. $10 donation at the door.  Come enjoy a fun event with a 50/50 Raffle, Gift Baskets and raffles for Gift Certificates from local Businesses!
Bertha Palmer Touring Her Sarasota County Lands
Bertha Palmer was a Chicago millionaire and visionary. Her interest in the Gulf Coast of Florida on her arrival in Sarasota in 1910 set the stage for the growth and prosperity of Sarasota County. She bought over 80,000 acres in the Sarasota area and became involved in agriculture, livestock, real estate, banking and tourism. Her social standing helped put the community of 840 people on the map, and once she put down roots, Sarasota County would never be the same!

Presented by the Englewood Area Historical Museum

Hello Elvis!

Auditions will be held at the Historic Green Street Church, 416 West Green Street in Englewood from 6:30 to 8 pm. on Monday June 12.

We are looking for young singers  & actors to play high-school students in the premier production of an original teen musical called “Hello Elvis”.
We also need adults to play teachers and a strong male singer to portray the ghost of Elvis Presley.  
This will be an all-volunteer production with 7 pm. performances on October 2,3,5, 6, and 7th.  
Proceeds will help move the Historic Green Street Church Museum to its new location beside the Historic Lemon Bay Cemetery.
Therefore, Community service hours will be available to students who participate.
Ron Walton is the author and composer of this upbeat musical lesson in being cool. 
Ten musical numbers- all original and written in the style of Elvis – are woven into a two-act play with a positive spin.
Linda Lou Lewis is co-directing with Walton. She worked for years with the late Jean Airey on various productions at the Historic Green Street Church Museum.
“We are excited about showcasing the talent and energy of young performers in our community ,” said Lewis. 
“The bonus is they’ll be helping to preserve one of Englewood’s historic places and keeping it alive as a cultural asset to the community.” 


Elect Charlie for MAYOR! (August 1 – 31)

Elect Charlie Hicks for PIONEER DAYS Mayor of the Day!
Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in voting for me for Mayor for the Day at Englewood Pioneer Days Sept 2-4, 2017. My charity is Lemon Bay Historical Society. Our cause is the moving of the Historic Green Street Church Museum from its current location to a lot adjacent to the Historic Lemon Bay Cemetery. This will be its forever home in order to preserve Englewood’s first church building c.1928.
To date, there are several ways to make your vote count:
**** $1 = 1 Vote ****
– For Checks, send to Charlie Hicks at 9413 Crugar Terrace, Englewood, FL 34224.
– For credit/debit cards or PayPal: click “Donate” below and enter your information.
Be sure to click into the 2nd block “Add special instructions…” and enter Mayor Vote, Charlie Hicks” (there is a special fund for this event).

Be sure to click into the 2nd block “Add special instructions…” and enter Mayor Vote, Charlie Hicks”
– For Englewood folks, there are several locations with donation boxes:
-You can also vote on the PIONEER DAYS WEBSITE, CLICK HERE
Deadline for voting is August 31 5PM. We appreciate your support for this great cause.
Thank you to La stanza Ristorante for having a ” Vote for Charlie Hicks” for Mayor of the Day Voting Container. So be sure to vote by putting a $1 in for every vote. Pioneer Days is just around the corner.
Jean Joyce Delivers a Voting Jar to Mango Bistro with Melissa Ignoti and Matt Rosado. Thank you Marie Laforge, Ricardo Marie, Marie Ricardo, Melissa Ignoti, Kathryn Birchmeier Holt and the entire staff for all your now and always to help your community.
Charlie at Stump Pass Marina (which his family built!) delivering a Voting Jar to Lighthouse Restaurant hostess Ciarra Conrad. Vote for Charlie then enjoy a delicious meal at the Lighthouse and take in the wonderful view!


Charles W. Hicks was born in Lakeland, Florida in 1940. In Kathleen, a nearby town, he attended one of the many “strawberry schools” in the area that closed for vacation the months of January, February and March so that students were available to pick strawberries without missing school.
The Hicks family, dad, mom and three boys moved to Englewood in 1947 and dad, Wiley, became a commercial fisherman who went on to develop Hicks’ Marina in the mid 50s. The family enlarged the facility in the 1960s. Today, it is known as Stump Pass Marina.
Charlie graduated from Venice High School, enduring long daily bus rides, in the days before Englewood was blessed with Lemon Bay High School. In 1958 following graduation, he joined the Army, mustering out in 1961 and going on to a distinguished 31-year career with Delta Airlines.
He and his wife, Kathy, were drawn back to the area by his Englewood roots in 1999 and immediately got involved in the community. He is a long-time member and President of the Lemon Bay Historical Society. As a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church, Charlie is best known for coordinating the volunteers who make the $6 Wednesday night dinners so successful. He is also a member of the Secret Society of Smoked Mullets that recognizes individuals who contribute to the community.


From the Pioneer Days website:
The “Mayor for a Day” will be officially announced at the Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday September 2, 2017 and receive the “Mayor sash” prior to the start of the first race. Duties will include selecting the “Mayors Choice Award” at the Cardboard Boat Race, riding in a vehicle for the Parade on Labor Day (vehicle provided by the EPD Committee), selecting the “Mayors Choice” for the Open Car Show on Sunday September 3, 2017 and “Mayors Choice” for the Corvette Car Show on Monday, Labor Day September 4, 2017. The duties don’t stop there, the “Mayor” will proudly wear the sash and be the “Mayor For A Day” until next Labor Day weekend in 2018. Public appearances could also be part of the yearlong bragging rights and helping YOUR charity for more than a day.