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The local artistic talent in Englewood shines bright at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay . Visit often and ask the member artist on duty to show you the exhibiting artwork on display, including their own. We always do! Over 50 artists display their work, teach classes and participate in community art projects, including the local Sculpture Garden and art benches. We also discovered the delightful Sea Star Cove on West Dearborn. Creative Connie Majka offers handmade items, often repurposed from driftwood and old furniture and reincarnated into works of real art and cottage-style coastal décor. Look for the seafoam-colored building with the pink bike out front. Tell them HARBOR STYLE sent you! Steve and Joni Boger, the cute couple who own Englewood Art & Frame , are happy to announce two convenient locations for the finest matting and framing available. They’re right in the Arts District on West Dearborn and on South McCall Road. Then we popped over to Lemon Bay Playhouse , where Executive Director Bob LaSalle personally showed us around. This intimate community theatre is such a treasure. Check out the upcoming performances and get your tickets; they always sell out fast. Women all around Englewood have relied on A Cut Above Styling Salon to stay beautiful and stylish for more than 31 years in this friendly salon on Dearborn Street. Tell them we sent you. Your eyes are the window into your world. Frame yours perfectly at Englewood Eye Care . Dr. Tad Kosanovich provides the highest level of professional eye care, and they offer a tremendous selection of eyeglass styles. They’re conveniently located on South Indiana Avenue. Rock and roll aficionado Mark Knauf, CPA, is not only tops when it comes to accounting and tax services for individuals, businesses, estates and corporations, he also has a tremendous collection of guitars displayed in his office. He’s credentialed and ready to rock your IRS problems! Did we mention he won 1st Place for Best CPA in the 2017 HARBOR’S HOTTEST awards? Computer needs? Victor and the folks at Lemon Bay Computer Service have you covered. They do it all – design, installation and support of any size computer system. They specialize in commercial work but can handle anything. Smart people! Attorney Lori Wellbaum, a long-time resident of Englewood, is your best legal advisor in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration and real estate. Call Wellbaum & Emery P.A . today to handle all your legal needs. We visited family-owned Suncoast Gold and Silver, the local experts with in-depth generational knowledge. Sixty percent of their daily business comes from repeat customers – amazing! They are the best place to sell items made from precious metals like gold, silver and platinum as well as buy jewelry and coins at close to wholesale. Another real jewel we have here in Englewood is our very own Englewood Community Hospital. The wonderful staff there is beyond compare, offering the highest level of care. The talented team of caregivers is there whenever you may need them. We arranged a meeting with dynamo Julia Mercier for lunch one day. Her CPA firm, Mercier CPA Associates , is growing nicely with talented staff. She’s a financial whiz-kid and offers a complimentary initial consult. You should meet her. We also paid a visit to David at Lasbury-Tracy Realty , and he told us his family has owned property in the Englewood area for more than 100 years! He’s a fourth generation real estate agent and has the oldest real estate firm in Englewood, established in 1951. Let him help you. Step into the sparkling showroom of Lemon Bay Glass & Mirror and see your dreams become reality. Owner Cliff Gielow and his team designs, constructs and installs glass and mirror projects for local businesses and homeowners. When they are not in the showroom or working in the field, they can be found supporting the Booster Club at Lemon Bay High School. A HARBOR STYLE SPECIAL SECTION We made friends with some newly minted Floridians who wanted to explore Englewood’s art scene. We introduced them to the Englewood Art Center. They loved it! Now they are throwing pots, shooting great photos and drawing fabulous figures. Classes for kids and adults – check it out. Did you know Englewood has a winery? Catania’s Winery crafts their own right here and is top rated by Trip Advisor. John and Margherita Catania host regular wine tastings and carry a great selection of olive oils as well. Stop in and say hi. You’re in good hands with King Finance and Insurance Group – Allstate for all your insurance and financial service needs. Founded by Wayne King, his daughter Aaren King DeJong has recently taken over this family-run and operated agency. Personal service is their hallmark, which may be why King Insurance was voted HARBOR’S HOTTEST Finalist, Best Insurance Agency. And just down the road is what we call our secret hideaway, Manasota Beach Club. We attended a gala there and had a ball! Now in its 56th season, they’ve hosted generations of families in the quaint Gulf-side cottages among 25 acres of pure paradise. And their oceanfront setting is perfect for special events. Many of the photos you’ll see here in EXPLORE ENGLEWOOD are by well-known, award-winning local photographer Heidemarie Burke of Photographic Images. She invites you to consider her for your next photographic opportunity – she’s renowned for her beach portraits! Weddings and special events are her specialty. And everyone in Englewood loves animals. Suncoast Humane Society works every day to make life better for thousands of homeless animals a year. Learn more about the work of the compassionate staff and perhaps contribute your own time, talent or treasures. Ask about the Capital Campaign to create much needed new facilities to help these homeless animals. That’s all for now, bye bye!