Area News

November 1, 2017

NEWS FROM THE COCONUT TELEGRAPH Fall News 2017   What a summer we had this year! There was a lot of fishing, swimming, boating and beaching going on and a lot of fun too! As you may know we experienced Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm that by the time it got to us, was… [Read More…]

November 10, 2016

Conch Out News-Fall 2016 We have an work update on the Tom Adams draw bridge from the Senior Project Engineer.   The observation level “wall columns” went up on November 9, 2016 and will provide a better view for the Bridge Tender of the waterway and roadway, as most of the walls will be glass.  There are… [Read More…]

May 31, 2016

Englewood originally planned as a “grove town” In 1896 the original platt for the town of Englewood was recorded by the three Nichols brothers. They had purchased almost 2,000 acres bordering on Lemon Bay and had grandiose ideas for a planned community they named for their hometown outside of Chicago. Englewood was to be a… [Read More…]

May 31, 2016

Englewood, a picturesque community shared by both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, is home to beautiful beaches, several hidden islands, nature parks, cultural events and more. Englewood has multiple public and private elementary schools, middle schools and is home to Lemon Bay High School. Manasota Key, one of Englewood’s barrier islands, is a peaceful 7-mile stretch… [Read More…]