Arts & Culture

DIAMONDS! Symbol of Love and Eternity

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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Cruising in Interesting Times

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Lael Hazan, Travel Advisor, Gracious Getaways Crystal Cruises “May you live in interesting times!” said Sir Austen Chamberlain in a 1930’s speech, explaining that what sounds like a blessing was actually an ancient Chinese curse and that “There is no doubt that the curse has fallen on us. We move from one crisis to another.”…

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The Power of Pins

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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The Longboat Key Education Center

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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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Master of the Bouquet, Stanislas Kostka

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Fine artist, Stanislas Kostka has a local connection, having lived in Sarasota in the 1990s. Born in Poland, Stanislas chose to pursue art and journeyed to Paris where he flourished, eventually finding Sarasota’s beauty and artist colony culture to be an inspiration. With a background steeped in Old World traditions, Stanislas Kostka trained in the…

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Jerry Zaltman – Bay Isles Author – UNLOCKED Keys to Improve Your Thinking

Unlocked With Gerald Zaltman

Press Release Information Provided by Jerry Zaltman The book has a website where people can send me messages to which I’ll respond. The website will soon post a new Think Key called “Information dodgeball” on the topic of fake news and truth decay. From time to time I’ll be adding readers’ thoughts about the issues…

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