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February 2019 Cover Susan And David Gorin

Susan & David Gorin

by Susan Gorin Love at First Candy Bar He had the keys to the summer camp canteen and invited me to take any snacks I wanted for the drive home, just before asking for my phone number almost 43 years ago. It was close to a love-at-first candy bar in the summer of ‘76. David…

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business of the month

Bruce Myer Realtor®

Bruce Meyer

Sarasota area real estate specialist Bruce Myer, with Coldwell Banker, has been in the business at a time of profound change and growth. For nearly forty years, he has negotiated many successful transactions for his very satisfied customers that have resulted in over One Billion in sales! This milestone is not easily attained and although…

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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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Sm TBIRabbiShulmangroundbreaking Ceremony

House of Worship Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Sara Sinaiko | February 1, 2019

Temple Beth Israel is located in Bay Isles On December 2, 1979, a small number of Jewish families met in a living room to light the spark that would kindle the light of Judaism on Longboat Key. That light would grow and become Temple Beth Israel. With the guidance of retired Rabbi Albert Shulman of…

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Love in the Garden

By Susan C. Levine | February 1, 2019

Bay Isles Resident Peggy Lammers Hosts a Wedding Party All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. an American author best known for his inspirational books, When it comes to celebrating love, Peggy Lammers…

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Scene Tennis On LBK

The Education Foundation – Marianne E Gallery Soiree – LBK Tennis Center/2018 Senior Super CAT II Tournament

By Sara Sinaiko | February 1, 2019

Nancy & John Harris – The Atrium/Teresa Larson & Stanislas Kostka, Artist in Residence/Rich McGrath Invites us Courtside Nancy and John Harris welcomed friends and patrons of The Education Foundation of Sarasota County to The Atrium in Bay Isles for a Get to Know You Party. Teresa Larson, of Marianne E, welcomed Internationally Recognized Fine…

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Cobra For Dinner

Travel Adventure with Bay Isles Resident Bob Gary

By Robert Gary | February 1, 2019

Eating Cobra in Viet Nam This story is featured for the month of February because of the legendary qualities of eating cobra. Outside of Hanoi is an area called Le Mat or Cobra   Village. In this area, you will find a number of restaurants   which specialize in live cobra dinners. The cobra is   supposedly the…

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DIAMONDS! Symbol of Love and Eternity

By Sara Sinaiko | February 1, 2019

Mark & Rhonda Zemil, Gemologists, GIA, Master Jewelers, Help Us Discover The Story of Diamonds A diamond (from the Ancient Greek: ἀδάμας adámas, meaning “unbreakable,” “proper,” or “unalterable”) is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamonds have been used as decorative items since ancient times; some of the earliest references can be traced…

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Volunteer Steve Anderson

Heartfelt with Steve Anderson

By Sara Sinaiko | February 1, 2019

Steve Anderson is a man of many interests and talents. We highlight his story because of the revolutionary changes that he brought to the heart transplant field. Steve founded the public company, CryoLife, Inc., the “first biomedical company to specialize in the low-temperature preservation of human heart valves used for complex cardiac reconstruction, primarily in…

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Cheers to our Significant Others!

By Longboat Lee | February 1, 2019

February is the month of “Love” which includes the day we celebrate – Valentine’s Day! Like many others, I have good reason to memorialize this day and give “Cheers” to my wife. That great day is also the day we got married 15 years ago. Not only is it our anniversary month, it is also…

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Recipe Pat Dabbert

Dabbert’s Tropical Champagne Punch

By Sara Sinaiko | February 1, 2019

A Valentine’s Day Party Pat & David Dabbert, LBK Isles Life Business Partners, serve this festive punch on First Friday Art Walks at their Palm Avenue Gallery. It is a fine way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or other Holidays. Ingredients: 1 12 oz. frozen orange juice 1 12 oz. frozen lemonade juice 1 12 oz.…

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Carmine Durzo And Behar Farewell

Farewell to Behar Cake, Bay Isles Beach Club

By Sara Sinaiko | February 1, 2019

New LBK Isles Life Events Everyone who owns property in Bay Isles has enviable access to The Bay Isles Beach Club. All of us who have enjoyed this prime location on the Gulf of Mexico know Behar, who cared for the property so lovingly. We wish him well as he relocates to be with his…

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Art for Save Our Seabirds

By Blythe | February 1, 2019

The other day I got the chance to meet and interview David Pilston. He is the CEO of Save Our Seabirds on City Island. He is a great guy! Save Our Seabirds’ mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured birds. Unfortunately, sometimes birds that are admitted to the hospital at SOS don’t…

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Shadow Mjh

Shadow Stassa

By Ann B Anderson | February 1, 2019

Pet Love! All photos in this article ©  Mary Lou Johnson The best words to describe Shadow are happy, ebullient, and ready for the next adventure. These words could also describe Rochelle and George Stassa, the other important members of his family. George and Rochelle had been without a dog for many years. They were…

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