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Best of Pine Island contest under way

March 18, 2015
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

The ballots for the Best of Pine Island are available in today's Pine Island Eagle. Ballots will also be available next week (March 25). Only one ballot per person can be submitted and an individual must fill out at least 25 selections. No photo copies will be accepted.

The ballot deadline is Friday, April 3, and the winners should be announced in the Eagle on April 22.

The categories listed under food and entertainment will include bar, chef, bartender, deli, hamburger, fish sandwich, happy hour, ice cream, seafood, pizza, waiter/waitress, breakfast, lunch, dinner and waterfront dining.

The retail portion of the ballot will include art galleries, gift shops, bait and tackle, boat dealers, boat repairs and seafood markets.

The final category includes service, medical and real estate for the ballot of the Best of Pine Island. The categories include accountant, air conditioning and heating, attorney, automotive repair, bank, cabinets, computer services, health and wellness, dentist, electrician, financial service, fishing guide, flooring, hair salon/barber, hair stylist, house watch service, insurance agency, motel/inn, lawn/ landscaping service, marina, marine construction, massage therapist, nail salon, painting contractor, plant nursery, plumber, pool service, real estate agent, real estate agency and service organization/club.

Last Year's winners were:


Bar - Bert's Bar & Grill

Chef - Russell Dame at Red's Seafood

Bartender - Adrienne Grabau at Red's Seafood

Deli - Little Lilly's Island Deli

Hamburger - Bert's Bar & Grill

Fish Sandwich - Lazy Flamingo

Happy Hour - Miceli's Restaurant

Ice Cream - Great Licks Ice Cream

Seafood - Red's Seafood

Pizza - Pizza Bella

Waiter/Waitress - Denine Post at Red's Seafood

Breakfast - Perfect Cup

Lunch - Little Lilly's Island Deli

Dinner - Red's Seafood

Waterfront Dining - Tarpon Lodge

Local Band - Deb & The Dynamics


Art Gallery - WildChild Art Gallery

Gift Shop - Island Vision

Bait & Tackle - D&D Bait & Tackle

Boat Dealer - York Rd Marine

Boat Repairs - Bob & Annie's Boatyard

Seafood Market - Andy's Island Seafood


Accountant - Pine Island Tax & Accounting

Air Conditioning & Heating - A/C Medic 911

Appliance Repair - Pine Island Home Care

Attorney - Tim Bruehl

Automotive Repair - St James City Automotive

Bank - Stonegate Bank

Cabinets - Island Floors and Interiors, Inc.

Computer Services - Anole Computer Services

Chiropractor - Mark Jeter, Chiropractor

Day Spa - Center of Attention

Dentist - Riverdale Dental

Electrician - Lee Burke

Financial Service - Spyrnal & Associates

Fishing Guide Ken Honc/ Coastal Harbor Charters

Flooring - Island Floors and Interiors, Inc.

Hair Salon/Barber - Angles of Matlacha

Hair Stylist - Heidi Talbot

Housewatch Service - Pine Island Housewatch

Insurance Agency - Safety Harbor Insurance

Motel/Inn - Knoll's Court

Lawn/ Landscaping Service - Mike Jendrusiak

Marina - Pineland Marina

Marine Construction - Donkersloot Marine

Massage Therapist-Scarlett Player

Painting Contractor - Island Breeze Home Services

Plumber - Joel's Plumbing

Pool Service - True Blue Pool Service

Real Estate Agent - Mike Faulkner

Real Estate Agency - Pine Island Realty

Service Organization/Club - Matlacha Hookers



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