Halloween Safe Walk is out,

but house-decorating contest means happy haunting for Englewood

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY EDITOR

Published in the Englewood Sun

September 16, 2020

The Safe Walk on Dearborn is canceled this year so there will be no flash mob, but instead Englewood residents and businesses on Dearborn Street are encouraged to compete in a decoration contest. Residents can judge their top three favorite homes and businesses.

The Safe Walk on Dearborn is canceled this year so there will be no flash mob, but instead Englewood residents and businesses on Dearborn Street are encouraged to compete in a decoration contest. Residents can judge their top three favorite homes and businesses.  sun photo by ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

sun photo by ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

ENGLEWOOD — There will be no flash mob dancing or in-person candy giveaways at the annual Dearborn Street Safe Walk on Halloween.

No worries, say some business owners on Dearborn Street.

Englewood's Dearborn projects still moving forward

Englewood, Florida

By STEVE REILLY Staff Writer

Published in the Englewood Sun

Aug 22, 2020 Updated Aug 22, 2020

Dearborn Street, Englewood, Florida revitalization project

ENGLEWOOD — Englewood projects are moving forward, even though the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board has been on a health hiatus due to COVID-19 for months.

Sarasota County commissioners suspended advisory board meetings until further notice due to the health crisis, but a $7 million redesign project for West Dearborn Street is still in the works.

“Things are still moving forward,” said Debbie Marks, the county’s Community Redevelopment manager. Behind the scenes, she said, county staff has been working to bring projects to fruition.

Consulting Kimley-Horn engineers completed a new design for West Dearborn renovation that includes decorative crosswalk pavers, streetlights, landscaping, pedestrian and other streetscaping amenities.

Old Englewood Village Association

Olde Englewood Ideas

Published in The Englewood Review

by Todd Tracy

Over the Independence Day weekend, part of the news cycle included speeches from various public officials that touched on America’s founding ideas and their authors. Those ideas live on to this day. Why? Because it was the value of those ideas, and the willingness of the people to embrace and implement them, that secured their place in our nation’s history. 

The Ideas

Thankfully, we are not building a nation anymore. But building a small community like Englewood, can be just as frustrating because it too depends on good ideas. The Dearborn Street area is slated for significant “improvements,” improvements to the tune of nine million dollars. The underlying justification for the project remains sound and during the public meetings participants were engaged, willing, even excited to move forward. 

How businesses cope with COVID-19.

Englewood, Florida

By Staff Writers

Published in the Englewood Sun

June 24, 2020 Updated June 28, 2020

It’s been a few weeks since many “non-essential” retail businesses were allowed to reopen as part of Florida’s Phase 2 response to the COVID-19 pandemic on June 5.

Many business owners are trying different measures to get customers to relax and shop, as long as they do it safely. Here’s how some businesses, including some that have been open during Phase 1 in March, are coping and coming back.

Kaen Tyree, owner of Ivy's on Dearborn, left, looks at a mask with Dee Dee Quinn.  Sun Photo by Elaine Allen-Emrich

Ivy’s on Dearborn

Pledge to Stop the Spread

Englewood Businesses Step Up to Keep Us Safe

Pledge to Stop the SpreadEnglewood Village businesses, join us to stop the spread by pledging to:

  1. Practice physical distancing
  2. Wear facial masks whenever distancing is not possible
  3. Conduct daily temperature checks for all employees
  4. Provide hand sanitizer at all entrances and exits
  5. Follow CDC cleaning protocols
  6. Implement contactless payment when possible
  7. Implement CoViD19 awareness training for all employees

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