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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Live Yellow Bougainvillea

Garden Color for the New Year

By Susan C. Levine | January 1, 2019

All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine Florida Friendly Planting A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll: a British horticulturist, garden designer, craftswoman, photographer, writer and artist. So you’re living on Florida’s Longboat…

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Biblio-Botany: Revealing Beauty in People and Plants – Art by Lisa Meek, MD

By Susan C. Levine | December 1, 2018

All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes Lisa Meek, the multi-talented Cleveland, Ohio, esthetic medicine physician and artist who transforms books, literally, into “sprouting,” powerful social…

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Step Inside with Ray Rajewski

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

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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The Power of Pins

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

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

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

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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Greetings of Holiday Cheer to Bay Isles & Longboat Key from Longboat Lee!

By Longboat Lee | December 1, 2018

Building Community, Sharing Conversations, Gratitude How quickly December rolls around. If we are lucky, we can slow down and enjoy looking back on a great and fun-filled 2018 in Longboat Key. The months go very fast, but the memories are there for a lifetime. For me, I can celebrate, appreciate and reflect on a good…

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BAMA!

By Ann B Anderson | December 1, 2018

A Dog for All Seasons Julie Klick is a well-known realtor who lives in Bay Isles with her husband, Paul,  a volunteer and Board member of Easter Seals Southwest Florida, their beloved son, William, their cat, Bingham, and their more recently acquired family member, Bama. It was decided that a companion/service dog would be fun…

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Holiday Photos

By Mary Lou Johnson | December 1, 2018

Holiday tablescapes are often festive and even over the top! Pictures from different perspectives, angles, lighting, create special memories to enjoy for years to come. They may also help you to remember certain parts you wish to create again. Shoot close up for details and shoot from a distance to capture the ambiance of the…

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Fleming’s Steakhouse Luncheon – October 18

By Sara Sinaiko | December 1, 2018

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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A Christmas Travel Tale

By Robert Gary | December 1, 2018

My Christmas story has neither a Christmas tree and hardly any Christians, but I hope it captures the Christmas spirit. It is a story of making the most of what you have even though others may have more. It is about the joy of striving to excel under the most challenging of circumstances. It is…

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