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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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Publishers Note NOV Fallen Leaves In Paris

November in Bay Isles

By Sara Sinaiko | November 1, 2018

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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Longboat Lee Nov Hut

Cheers to Longboat Key & Greetings from Longboat Lee!

By Longboat Lee | November 1, 2018

Reminiscing on “The Colony” and Looking to the Future with the St. Regis, the Shore and The Buccaneer On a recent walk along the beautiful beach at the Bay Isles Beach Club, a joyous and wonderful memory came to mind. If you have walked the Bay Isles Beach, you will remember this picture. It was…

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Recipe Of Month NOV Meatballs Tirapelli

Meat Balls Tirapelli | Grandma’s Very Best

By Sara Sinaiko | November 1, 2018

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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Blythe

Blythely Speaking

By Blythe | November 1, 2018

Introduction to Bay Isles Resident Teen Writer My name is Blythe and this is my “all about me.” I am new to LBK Isles Life, and I am very grateful to be in this amazing magazine. Here are some facts about me! My name “Blythe,” means happy spirit. I am 13 years old, turning 14…

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Art & Culture LBK Education Center

The Longboat Key Education Center

By Sara Sinaiko | November 1, 2018

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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Live In Bay Isles! NOV Susan & Howard In Seattle

Summer in Seattle: Pike Place Market, Chihuly, Butchart Gardens

By Susan C. Levine | November 1, 2018

If a tree dies, plant another in its place. — Carl Linnaeus: renowned Taxonomist: the science of identifying, naming and classifying organisms (plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, etc.). Like many LBK Islers who seek respite from the island’s summer heat and humidity, this summer we traveled northwest to America’s most energetic city: Seattle, Washington. Nestled alongside…

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Volunteer Of Mnth

Carmine Durzo

By Sara Sinaiko | November 1, 2018

“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

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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Alfie Steptoe

Alfie Steptoe

By Ann B Anderson | November 1, 2018

Transatlantic Traveler Aboard the Queen Mary 2 Paula and John Steptoe are a charming couple from Brentwood, Essex, England. They are not full-time residents but love to spend as much time as possible in our sun-kissed Paradise. Having explored Siesta Key, Naples, Orlando and other areas, once they drove over the Bridge, saw the golf…

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Special Interest Travel with Bob Gary

By Robert Gary | November 1, 2018

Mosques There are those who travel to see great cathedrals. I go for the Mosques. One of my interests as a non-Muslim is understanding Islam. This particular interest has inspired travel across the Islamic world including, Iran, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Indonesia, and other countries. I always make a point of…

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IPhone TIps Bring Personality Out

iPhone Tips

By Mary Lou Johnson | November 1, 2018

Mixed Bag of Techniques for Portraiture Part 3 – Create Light! Reflectors can make a big difference in getting some light on your subject. If you don’t have a photographer’s reflector there are several items that will work such as a silver cake board, silver car windshield sun blocker, insulation reflector board, white poster board…

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Easter Seals Ad

Art for a Purpose | Easter Seals

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018
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