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Lemon Bay / Myakka Trail
Scenic Highway
in Englewood Florida


 
 
This even occurred on November 15, 2008 at the  Bay Heights Waterfront Park - 1000 South McCall Road, in Englewood Florida. 
If you don't know where that is... you're not alone.  This little known public bay front park is across the street from True Value Hardware on Rt. 776 in Englewood Florida.  The following pictures are in the approximate order that I took them.     Enjoy   :)

 
 
 
 

This wasn't a big event here in Englewood Florida... but it was a very important one.  Becoming a dedicated Scenic Highway in Florida is very difficult... and the people on this page deserve some credit for participating.  The Scenic highway route will cover all of Rt 776 
from 41 in Venice back to 41 in Port Charlotte Florida and include 
Old Englewood Road and Dearborn Street as well as Rt 775 (Placida Road and RT. 771 from Placida to 776. 

 
 
 
Well it wouldn't be an Englewood Event 
without a few painted faces now would it?

 
 
 
There were vendors of all sorts.  Delaney's Meat Market is just up the street from Bay Heights Waterfront Park.  They were there serving really tasty hot-dogs and hamburgers and scrumptious pulled pork sandwiches.  You can learn more about Delaney's meat market on their new photo web site at  www.AllAboutEnglewood.com

 
 
 
Lemon Bay Playhouse of Englewood Florida 

 
 
 
Buchan-Dearborn Aviation Day  is next October 10, 2009.   It has a Fly-in breakfast and is a "not for profit event designed to bring aviation interest to Buchan Airport and Dearborn Street.  Call Russ Kyper for more information at (941) 474-7632 or email russkyper@yahoo.com

 
 
 
The Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club was there to talk about
scenic rides... Got a bike?  Like to ride? 
You can find more information about them at www.coastalcruisers.net

 
 
 
Adventure Kayak Fishing with David Loger... Enjoy the Florida scenery from the comfort of your own kayak.  www.AdventureKayakFishing.com

 
 
 
Lemon Bay Crew Club likes to "Row racing shells on the calm waters of Lemon Bay".  You can find more information about them by calling 698-4718... or visit  www.sunsetvideo.org/row1.html  to see pictures from their regatta.

 
 
 
Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center at Cedar Point Park in Englewood Florida was there to share information about their park and about the eco-system that supports it.   Visit my photo web site at www.englewoodbay.com/cedarpointnature1.html
and take a relaxing and colorful, virtual tour of Cedar Point Park

 
 
 
 
Free Spirit Publishing of South Gulf Cove was offering a new book called "Rainforest Blues" More about this at www.rainforestblues.synthasite.com

 
 
 
Florida Public Archaeology Network was there to offer free information about the area.  Visit www.flpublicarchaeology.org for more information

 
 
 
Bean Depot Cafe and Museum offers nostalgic atmosphere of early Florida with lunch and Dinner and live entertainment nightly.  On 776 in  El Jobean, Florida at the east end of the bridge over the Myakka River.

Visit them at www.pureflorida.com/attractions.asp or call 
(941) 627-3344 for more information


 
 
 
Gasparilla Marina is a Full Service Facility  -  www.gasparillamarina.com

 
 
 
 
Englewood Art Center - A division of Ringling College of Art and Design was offering an Overview of their 2009 classes.  www.eac.ringling.edu

 
 
 
Sierra Club of Greater Charlotte Harbor was sharing their upcoming events for winter of 2008 - 2009. Visit them at www.sierraclub.com
or call Randee LaSalle at (320) 905-4403 for more information

 
 
 
A scenic view of Lemon Bay from Bay Heights Waterfront Park in Englewood Florida... and some "Casual Portraits" from this event

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The grande Opening of the new Scenic Highway started about 3 pm 

 
 
 
Jack Gray from the Englewood Chamber of Commerce MC'd the event.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 



 
 
 
Members of  the Lemon Bay Myakka Trail Scenic Highway Committee www.SR776ScenicHighway.com each had the opportunity to speak

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 



 
 
 
 
And there is always that one special portrait that I take at each Englewood Event that catches my attention.  Don't know who this is...
but found him to be a very photogenic by-stander :)

 

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