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House of Worship Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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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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Living Aboard in the Moorings of Bay Isles

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Nautical Lifestyle attracts Bay Isles Boaters Jeannie & Skip Schuelke and Laurie & Bob Wolfe Living aboard a Yacht requires imagination, a sense of adventure, strong self-reliance, knowledge, courage, flexibility, a willingness to learn and to make quick and sound decisions and many other adjectives, too many to list. As a former boater, who traveled…

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Step Inside with Ray Rajewski

Our Own Bay Isles “Man Cave” All photos in this article © 2019 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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Show Stopping Views on Longboat Key


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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561 Harbor Cove Circle

Home of the Month October Harbor Cover

175′ Waterfront + Two Protected Docks Make this a Natural for Boaters and Nature Lovers Listing by Julie Klick, Michael Saunders & Company, 941-780-6001 The 561 Harbor Cove Circle property includes an older custom designed home that is located on one of the premier bayfront lots in the Harbor Section of Bay Isles. It is…

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Peggy Lammers Renovates Her Charming Home

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Collections that Inspire and Nourish the Soul Peggy Lammers moved to Bay Isles three years ago from Des Moines, Iowa, bringing her family heirlooms, collections, and incredible style. The three bedroom Coastal Cottage that she selected in Winding Oaks is a perfect home for Peggy and her devoted Shar-Pei, Fannie. It is a place to…

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Sunny & Rich McGrath’s Happy Home

August 2018 Home Of The Month McGrath Front Door

Sunny, Rich and their beloved Poodle-Papillon Mix, Sassy, found their “perfect home” in Queens Harbor when they chose Fair Oaks Lane. It reminds Sunny of the layout of their former home in Louisville and features high ceilings, hardwood floors and offers a gracious lifestyle. What color did she choose for the interior paint? Hint: her…

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