meet your neighbors
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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Pet Chloe In Life Vest

Chloe Cosby

By Ann B Anderson | January 1, 2019

Teddy Bear “Boatswain” Chloe Cosby is an absolutely adorable Teddy Bear. Sometimes superlatives are overused, but Chloe is really special. A few years ago Christine and Jim decided that it was time for another dog in their lives. They had a beautiful Prestige power boat docked at the Moorings Marina, and they had some exciting…

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ArtCultureJAN2 Cruise Ship

Cruising in Interesting Times

By Guest Author | January 1, 2019

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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Publishers Note Accademia Bridge View

Celebrating Our Twelfth Issue of LBK Isles Life

By Sara Sinaiko | January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! With this twelfth issue of LBK Isles Life, we have completed our Start-Up Year, a fitting New Year milestone. Happy New Year!  I wish you all a wonderful 2019 and look forward to more news, stories, people and LBK Isles Life Events. In fact, our LBK Isles Life Group Cruise planned for…

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Longboat Lee

New Year Resolutions Reflections

By Longboat Lee | January 1, 2019

From Bay Isles It is that time of year where we look back and think about the things we liked, disliked, want to change and /or willing to accept. This exercise is worthless if we do not really think we have a chance to change and make an impact. So here we go: I want…

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Event Scharf Family At Bayou Party

Bay Isles Beach Club – Bayou Neighborhood Party

By Sara Sinaiko | January 1, 2019

The Bayou threw a wonderful party on November 3 at The Bay Isles Beach Club.  Carmine Durzo orchestrated a spectacular evening, serving chilled shrimp, charcoal grilled steak and chicken from The Chop Shop, a selection of salads and cheese and an array of delicious desserts.  Of course, there was wine and beer and soft drinks.…

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Travel Bob Gary Lecture

Travel Adventure with Bay Isles Resident Bob Gary

By Robert Gary | January 1, 2019

Cruise Ship Centaur Capetown, Dubai, Doha, Mumbai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Venice, Muscat all have one thing in common – they are cruise ship destinations. In the last year or so, I have or am about to travel to all of these ports. However, my status is neither that of passenger or crew but somewhere…

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Home Of Month Wolfs

Living Aboard in the Moorings of Bay Isles

By Sara Sinaiko | January 1, 2019

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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Volunteer Of Month Cynthia & John Beeman

John Beeman

By Sara Sinaiko | January 1, 2019

A Lifetime Commitment The Reunion! I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped…

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Sunset By Blythe

New Year Resolutions

By Blythe | January 1, 2019

My Christmas was very fun! My aunt and cousins came to stay at our house to celebrate Christmas with us. We spent a good time together as a family. Our Christmas tree decorations are still up because they are so pretty. So, now it’s the new year and 2019 – time to start your New…

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Recipe Of The Month - Bean and Pasta Soup

Bean and Pasta Soup for Regattas

By Sara Sinaiko | January 1, 2019

Feeding a Hungry Crowd/A Recipe for 100-120 People The Lagoon of Venice is the most important survivor of a system of estuarine lagoons that in Roman times extended from Ravenna north to Trieste. In the sixth century, the Lagoon gave security to Romanized people fleeing invaders (mostly the Huns). Later, it provided naturally protected conditions…

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Photo Tips LBK Roseate Spoonbills

Reflection Time

By Mary Lou Johnson | January 1, 2019

All photos in this article ©  Mary Lou Johnson Happy New Year! January is a great month to reflect on the past year and count all your blessings and the many lessons learned. While reflecting, now look around at all the different reflections in front of you and capture them with your camera! They are…

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