Yesterday was another great day of Lemon Bay Fest. Dr. Katherine Clements gave a wonderful look at how Lemon Bay has evolved since its settlement and the creation of the Intercoastal Waterway. I knew of course, that the area had been developed greatly in the past 100 years, but I didn’t know the extent of the damage caused by the dredging of the waterway. Thank you also to all the Sarasota County Parks employees who helped with the presentation.
If you missed the program in person, I’m happy to say it will be available on the Lemon Bay Fest website (bit.ly/LBF2021) later this month. Happily the website will remain active throughout February so you can view any of the video programs or go back and enjoy them for a second time.
Want to get out and explore our area a little more? Explore Your World backpacks were created just for that purpose. You can read about them here:
Request one for curbside pickup, or pick one up at your local Sarasota County Library.
I’d also like to share another lemon recipe submission. This one comes from Elsie Quirk Public Library Manager, Zina Jayne.
There is still time to sign up for our drive-in movies, tonight (2/12/21) and Saturday (2/13/21). Find details and register on the online calendar.
While the Cracker Fair will not be going on live this year, the Lemon Bay Historical Society has provided a treasure trove of photos from previous years. Here are a few samples, click on the link below to see them all.
-Marcus Gilfert, Librarian at Elsie Quirk Public Librarian