meet your neighbors

Pam, Jerry and Flora Brabant

Pam and Jerry Brabant have been visiting Florida for over fifteen years and five years ago, they purchased their home in the Bayou section of Bay Isles. Using Pam’s ideas and Jerry’s contracting and architectural skills, they completed a total renovation of their circa 1990 home. With high ceilings and open spaces,

business of the month

Christine Desiree Furniture and Interior Design

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Local Talent with Global Reach Bay Isles resident Christine Desiree lives a life fueled by her tremendous creativity. As President and Principal of Christine Desiree Furniture and Interior Design, she has, for over 20 years, provided interior product and design expertise to many delighted customers. A Sarasota native,

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.

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,

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Easter Seals Ad

Art for a Purpose | Easter Seals

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

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Travel With Bob Gary Jewish Cemetary Budapest Bob Gary

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. 

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Scene Around Bay Isles Coyote

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 occurring more often.

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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 43.

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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.

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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. 

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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,

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Longboat Lee Bird

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.

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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.


Expanding on these three aspects, you can try a variety of different angles to completely change the perspective.

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Publishers Note Pumpkins

October Greetings Bay Isles!

By Sara Sinaiko | October 1, 2018

Welcome Back to the many Bay Isles residents who travel during the summer months. Please share your travel tales with us and send any photos or anecdotes to me so that they may be considered for publication.

We have a new LBK Isles Life writer starting with this issue: Longboat Lee.

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