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LBK Isles Life COVER 2018 12

Meet your Bay Isles Neighbors Rochelle & George Stassa

By Sara Sinaiko / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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Step Inside with Ray Rajewski

By Sara Sinaiko / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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LBK Isles Life – COMPEER Event

By Sara Sinaiko / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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The Power of Pins

By Sara Sinaiko / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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Fleming’s Steakhouse Luncheon – October 18

By Sara Sinaiko / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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2018 11 Cover Story Salute To Veterans

Salute to Bay Isles US Military Veterans

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 2 Comments

Neighbors who Served Our Country – A Veterans Day Tribute by Sara Sinaiko and Lorin Driggs The Photo Shoot of our US Military Vets was a great way to get to know them. We gathered at The Longboat Key Tennis Center, for Mary Lou Johnson to capture the group in a photo. Then, we gathered…

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Scene Around Bay Isles NOV Barbara Schwartz & Florida Water Color Society

Bay Isles Roadshow & Florida Water Color Society

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bay Isles Road Show was a superb night at the Bay Isles home of Ann & Steve Anderson. We learned values, enjoyed a generous cocktail party and had a great time with neighbors and friends. Our Expert Appraiser, Mr. A Ford, is one of the top appraisers in the USA. Bay Isles resident Barbara Schwartz…

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Publishers Note NOV Fallen Leaves In Paris

November in Bay Isles

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hello, and November Greetings!  With Veteran’s Day, Election Day, and Thanksgiving this month, we have a lot to celebrate and to be grateful for. It was a distinct pleasure to meet so many US Military Veterans who live in Bay Isles or are associated with the business partners of LBKIsles Life.  You will find their…

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Biz Of Month Meg Krakowiak Gallery & Studio

Dabbert Gallery, Marianne E. Meg Krakowiak Gallery

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Premier Destinations for Art and Home Historic Palm Avenue has long been known as a “destination” in Sarasota. BK Isles Life is pleased to feature our three Palm Avenue Galleries who advertise monthly with a Full Page Ad.  They can be visited at your leisure or you may enjoy the regular, Palm Avenue Art Walk…

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Recipe Of Month NOV Meatballs Tirapelli

Meat Balls Tirapelli | Grandma’s Very Best

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

This meatball recipe, given to me by my Aunt Laura Richards (my father’s sister) and she was given the recipe from her mother (my father’s mother). My grandmother was born in Venice, Italy. My grandmother always had spaghetti sauce on the stove ready to be used throughout the day and would make meatballs when you…

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Art & Culture LBK Education Center

The Longboat Key Education Center

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like College, Only Better By Susan Goldfarb, Executive Director The Longboat Key Education Center — Like College, Only Better! The Longboat Key Education Center was founded in 1985 with the belief that lifelong learning keeps the mind active and the spirit young. Thirty-three years later, the school, a vibrant and thriving not-for-profit educational organization, remains…

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Volunteer Of Mnth

Carmine Durzo

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

“I’m not lucky, I’m Italian.” Carmine Durzo volunteers on The Entertainment Committee of The Bayou Section HOA. When we met for a chat over coffee, he was busy planning a Welcome Back Party for Bayou residents, with a date to be announced, in November. He promises for it to be a memorable evening featuring grilled…

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Show Stopping Views on Longboat Key

By Sara Sinaiko / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Crown Jewel of Queen’s Harbour – 3626 FAIR OAKS PLACE The HGTV show House Hunters has given viewers a unique glimpse inside some of the most impressive properties on the market throughout the country. This past July, the popular program took its first-ever trip to Longboat Key, introducing the barrier island’s laidback tropical lifestyle…

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