New to the area and have a question about Englewood? Or maybe you would like to inquire about something you saw in our paper. Ask us anything! The Englewood Review Team of Self Proclaimed Know-It-Alls will do their best to find the answer for you!
Q: Hello! I have been looking throughout Florida for an area to retire. Englewood is my pick so far. How often do the red tides come and is Englewood the hardest hit? Is it a pretty safe community? What are your greatest assets, other than your beautiful beach.?
A: Red Tide is actually an algea bloom. We can't predict how often, how hard, where and when it will hit our beaches. We don't believe that Englewood is any more or less suseptible to it's effects than other coastal communities. For the past few years, we've experienced very little of its effects. Fingers crossed! Englewood is a safe community. Crime is low, and relatively mild. Greatest assets? Englewood is small, but not too small, and only a drive away from larger towns like Venice, Sarasota and Tampa. Boca Grande is close and a great place to spend the day, but keep in mond that the toll to cross the bridge is up to $6. There are lots of clubs and organizations that welcome newcomers like yourself. This paper and the Chamber of Commerce are good fresources to find out more about the many acticities to get involved with. Englewood has managed to stay small and intimate, which we believe is one of the best assets of all!
Q: We just got a home in the Old Englewood area, I have been told the previous owner collected many plants from around the SW FL area. I am looking for someone who can help me with Tropical Ecology. The yard is large with a jungle feel I need to know what to cut and what to keep. Thank you!
A: Hi Danna. We've decided that your best bet would be to take some cuttings to one of the local nursereys where you'll be sure to get the expert advice you seek. Two that come to mind in your area are Oak Farms Nursery and Gulf Breeze Garden Center, both lacated on Rt. 776. Also, you may consider visiting the Men's Garden Club of Englewood, or Lemon Bay Garden Club, 474-9068.
Q: I will be in the Englewood area around 10-13-12 thru 10-21-12 and I hear that red tide is now in the area. How bad is it ? can I fish from any beaches or piers in the area.
A: According to the Florida Wildlife Commission, there is currently a red tide bloom, and the Englewood area is getting hit the hardest, evedent with the many dead fish and familiar stench not smelled since the last bloom hit a year ago. So far, this bloom is relatively small. Unfortunately, it is difficult to say how long or how bad it will last. To learn more go to:http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/events/status/statewide or call the (866) 300-9399 (toll-free inside Florida only); (727) 552-2448 (outside Florida).
Q: i'm on vacation in Rotonda and need to see the Champions League Final on Saturday. The home I'm staying at does not have Fox so I'm stuck. Do you know of any bars that will show it? Many thanks!
A: We all agree that your best bet would be the End Zone. Their address is 2411 S. McCall Rd. in Eason Paza. You can give them a call at 941-473-9663. If they don't have it on, they will steer you in the right direction. Good Luck!