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.


JULY 25 LBK Isles Life/Save our Seabirds Beach Bar-B-Q at the Bay Isles Beach Club

By Sara Sinaiko | September 1, 2018

On July 25 over 85 neighbors, guests, and LBK Isles Life Business Sponsors turned out to support Save Our Seabirds and to enjoy an evening of delicious food from Nancy’s Bar-B-Q, music by Ted Stevens and the Doo Shots, a Live Auction with Auctioneer Andrew Ford, win exciting Raffle Prizes,

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Allan Price Violinist by Mary Lou Johnson

iPhone Tips | Try Portraiture with your Iphone Part 1

By Mary Lou Johnson | August 16, 2018

Harsh sunlight for masculine effect. Rule of thirds, musical interest, street photography.

Foliage background, eyes at top third of image, Clothing solids or textured, Shady area, no harsh shadow contrasts.

Many of the tips we have discussed in my previous columns can be applied to taking portraits.

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Islamic Art

Travel Adventure with Bob Gary

By Robert Gary | August 16, 2018

Time Travel

Time travel has continued to elude the human race. However, I would argue that travel can provide the effect if not the reality of stopping time. A two-week trip can feel like you have been gone for two months because you have interrupted the daily pattern of your life.

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pond lilies

Happy August Bay Isles!

By Sara Sinaiko | August 1, 2018

Summer Scene

This year is flying by and with seven months of issues, I am grateful to all of you for sharing LBK Isles Life and helping it grow. Each month, we bring stories about you and are always open to your suggestions, scoops and stories.

Please send your photos of family celebrations,

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Dude And Brandy

Dude & Brandy – An African Gray Parrot “Rules The Roost” At The Weber Home

By Ann B Anderson | August 1, 2018

This Dude knows way more than “Polly wants a cracker.” She is one talented 21-year-old African Grey Parrot who belongs to Linda and Emmett Weber on Bayou Sound. She is an important family member who has been with them since one year of age. She has her very own spacious aviary filled with toys and greenery.

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Aug 2018 Volunteer Of The Month Kathleen Pendleton

Kathy Pendleton

By Sara Sinaiko | August 1, 2018

Kathy Pendleton chose The Pines for her volunteering and they are grateful. According to Ivy Ruarck, Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy is known “for her sweet smile, her soft look of serenity and a little twinkle in her eye.” She is also known for her physical strength (due to being a self-declared “gym rat”) and ability to help move residents that are wheelchair bound with ease and graciousness,

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Larry Linhart Recipe

Larry Linhart Recipe of the Month

By Sara Sinaiko | August 1, 2018

Jade Pesto-Steamed Sea Bass With Filipino Sizzling Soy Vinaigrette

Recipe from Gordon Hopkins, Director of Chefs for Roy’s Restaurants

Larry and Sherry Linhart enjoy fine food and wine and are graciously sharing a glimpse of their entertaining style with this delicious recipe and full menu with wine pairings.

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Aug 2018 LBK Isles Life Mangrove Legs

MANGROVES: Mother Nature’s Windshield

By Susan C. Levine | August 1, 2018

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” — Buckminster Fuller

If you live near or walk along the Sarasota Bay Side of the Bay Isles Association property, you can’t miss the glorious Mangroves flourishing in the brackish waters (where both fresh and salt water meet) along the coastline. 

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August 2018 Home Of The Month McGrath Front Door

Sunny & Rich McGrath’s Happy Home

By Sara Sinaiko | August 1, 2018

Sunny, Rich and their beloved Poodle-Papillon Mix, Sassy, found their “perfect home” in Queens Harbor when they chose Fair Oaks Lane. It reminds Sunny of the layout of their former home in Louisville and features high ceilings, hardwood floors and offers a gracious lifestyle.

What color did she choose for the interior paint?

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Sandusky OH Reunion July 4

July 4 Parade Summer Photos

By Sara Sinaiko | July 4, 2018

Bay Isles/LBK “Shortest Parade In USA” and Gary Home in Sandusky, Ohio

To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, Susan & David Gorin, Jayne & Stan Rodbell, Bob & Karen Gary of Winding Oaks, Jim Gary, Chicago, and Joan Binkow, Ann Arbor, gathered at Chez Francois on July 3. The restaurant is known for fine dining,

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