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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…

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…

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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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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Art for a Purpose | Easter Seals

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018
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Adventure Travel With Bay Isles Resident Bob Gary

By Robert Gary | October 1, 2018

Travel as a Warning/Fascism: we are not immune from the fate that has fallen on other nations. Travel can be a reminder of how great our country is. It can also serve as a stark reminder that we are not immune from the dark fate that has befallen other nations.  My interest in the power…

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Coyote Sightings in Bay Isles

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

Latest Information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Coyotes are found throughout Florida and have been documented in all 67 counties. This medium-sized canid is extremely adaptable and can be found in rural, suburban and even urban landscapes. They are typically shy and elusive but encounters between people and coyotes in Florida are…

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Recipe Of The Month Grandma Netta

Pie Baking Contest Winner Lynn Wellings

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

Grandma’s Apple Cinnamon Pie By  Lynn Wellings Netta Gurina Jacobson-Ness was born to Norwegian immigrant parents in 1898 in Hayfield, Minnesota. She was the ninth of 12 children, her mother, Karin, and father, Lars, had their first baby just off the boat (think Ellis Island) when Karin was 17 and their last when she was…

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Home of the Month October Harbor Cover

561 Harbor Cove Circle

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

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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Bay Isles Volunteer Ned Grossman – From Books to Butterflies

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

Business Man, Sports Fan and Inspirational Author Ned was nominated by a local Executive Director of a national non-profit organization, however, he prefers not to be cited as an exemplary volunteer. Like most of our generous Bay Isles neighbors, Ned wants to be clear that he is not a volunteer to be lauded.  He prefers…

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Pet Of The Month Fannie 2

Fannie Lammers

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

Cantonese Shar-Pei Lives the “Good Life” in Winding Oaks Fannie is a very well behaved Shar-Pei who welcomed me formally into her home after I first passed a brief olfactory assessment. She assisted Peggy during our tour of the house and was appropriately dressed for the occasion, wearing her very own five-strand pearl necklace. However,…

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Cheers to Longboat Key & Greetings from Longboat Lee!

By Longboat Lee | October 1, 2018

A New Monthly Story for LBK Isles Life My wife and I are part-time residents of Bay Isles on Longboat Key. We have grown to absolutely love the Longboat Key Isles life. Our lives have been greatly enriched by the many positive experiences, people and special moments shared in this unique place. I will attempt…

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iPhone Tips | Portraiture II

By Mary Lou Johnson | October 1, 2018

In Part 1 last month, we touched on lighting ideas, the importance of the background, and composition. Let’s take a look at varying shooting angles and using the Portrait Mode. Angles Expanding on these three aspects, you can try a variety of different angles to completely change the perspective. Stepping further away from your model…

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