meet your neighbors
LBK Isles Life COVER 2018 12

Meet your Bay Isles Neighbors Rochelle & George Stassa

Reinvention 2.0 – Creating New Lives in Retirement Rochelle and George Stassa met in New York City and they have been living super-charged lives since their first meeting at a mid-town party. “The entertainment for the evening was a ventriloquist who was so bad that his lips moved more than the dummy’s,” recalls Rochelle. “We…

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business of the month

Canada Med Services

Canada Med Dulcy Sam JR Head Shot 2015

Dulcy Kushmore, founder of Sarasota-based Canada Med Services and Discount Prescription Services, is the very definition of a visionary entrepreneur. Once a commercial interior designer as well as the owner of a St. Croix bed and breakfast and steakhouse, she is well-versed and adept at providing excellent customer service, the benchmark and hallmark of all…

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letter to the editor

LBK Isles Life – COMPEER Event

The Gift of Giving through the generosity of the LBK Isles Life Community and Event Program Thank you, Bay Isles resident, Bunny Skirboll for your kind note: Hi Sara, I couldn’t go to bed without thanking you again for providing a wonderful, fun and successful event to benefit COMPEER. Our COMPEER Board Members and friends…

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Biblio-Botany: Revealing Beauty in People and Plants – Art by Lisa Meek, MD

By Susan C. Levine | December 1, 2018

All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes Lisa Meek, the multi-talented Cleveland, Ohio, esthetic medicine physician and artist who transforms books, literally, into “sprouting,” powerful social…

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Step Inside with Ray Rajewski

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

Our Own Bay Isles “Man Cave” All photos in this article ©  Mary Lou Johnson When Ray offered an inside look at his self-described “Man Cave,” photographer Mary Lou Johnson and I took him up on the idea. What a fun visit was in store. From the pristine landscaping to every beautiful detail, this is…

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The Power of Pins

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

Jill Wine-Banks gets her message across with Jewelry Celebrity, MSNBC Contributor & Legal Analyst, Jill Wine-Banks, and her husband, Michael, were guests of Bob and Karen Gary, residents of Winding Oaks in Bay Isles. Jill, a lawyer, is known for her work as an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, where she cross-examined Rose Mary Woods about…

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Happy Holidays Bay Isles!

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

Happy Holidays Bay Isles! December is our 11th month in print for LBK Isles Life! One of the major goals is community building through shared conversations, interviews, gatherings/neighborhood events, our monthly print magazine, the website: lbkisleslife.com and social media: LBK Isles Life Facebook and Instagram. Please share the web-based versions of LBK Isles Life with…

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Bay Isles resident, Rochelle Stassa Shares a Cherished Family Recipe

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

A Holiday Treat – Aunt Ruthy’s Apple Strudel On Sundays, Grandma’s brothers – along with wives and children – would visit my great-grandparents, Buba and Zayda, who lived in our courtyard in another building. Because her parents were elderly, Grandma lovingly took upon herself the responsibility of the visit. Of course, my family was invited…

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Greetings of Holiday Cheer to Bay Isles & Longboat Key from Longboat Lee!

By Longboat Lee | December 1, 2018

Building Community, Sharing Conversations, Gratitude How quickly December rolls around. If we are lucky, we can slow down and enjoy looking back on a great and fun-filled 2018 in Longboat Key. The months go very fast, but the memories are there for a lifetime. For me, I can celebrate, appreciate and reflect on a good…

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BAMA!

By Ann B Anderson | December 1, 2018

A Dog for All Seasons Julie Klick is a well-known realtor who lives in Bay Isles with her husband, Paul,  a volunteer and Board member of Easter Seals Southwest Florida, their beloved son, William, their cat, Bingham, and their more recently acquired family member, Bama. It was decided that a companion/service dog would be fun…

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Holiday Photos

By Mary Lou Johnson | December 1, 2018

Holiday tablescapes are often festive and even over the top! Pictures from different perspectives, angles, lighting, create special memories to enjoy for years to come. They may also help you to remember certain parts you wish to create again. Shoot close up for details and shoot from a distance to capture the ambiance of the…

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Fleming’s Steakhouse Luncheon – October 18

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

Wonderful Mix of Bay Isles Residents and Business Partners Enjoyed a Superb Meal and Conversation Fleming’s Steakhouse provided the perfect atmosphere, with a Private Dining Room, and delicious meal. Patty Moffitt, Catering & Special Event Manager, went all out to offer the best food at a terrific price, seamless service and welcoming hospitality to all…

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A Christmas Travel Tale

By Robert Gary | December 1, 2018

My Christmas story has neither a Christmas tree and hardly any Christians, but I hope it captures the Christmas spirit. It is a story of making the most of what you have even though others may have more. It is about the joy of striving to excel under the most challenging of circumstances. It is…

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Student Life

By Blythe | December 1, 2018

Holiday Reflections and Gifts! It’s finally December and time for the holidays! Yay! For my special holiday for December, I celebrate Christmas. For Christmas, I always get a Christmas Tree. On my Christmas tree I put super cute ornaments and lights and, of course, an angel or a star at the top. I have a…

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