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‘Best of’ winners recognized at dinner

May 27, 2015
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

"This is the 10th year in a row that the Eagle has celebrated 'The Best of Pine Island,'" Charlene Russ, advertising sales executive for the Pine Island Eagle newspaper, said last week during the presentation for the awards. "It gives us an opportunity to recognize the incredible business owners and service providers we have on the island."

Each year the Eagle publishes a "Best of Pine Island" ballot. Pine Islanders then complete the ballot naming their favorite businesses and people and turn it in to the Eagle. Ballots are then counted to calculate the winners for best restaurant, best retail, best entertainment, best accountant, and more.

A special program was held last week at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House recognizing the 2015 winners, after a dinner of pulled pork sliders, key lime chicken pasta, quinoa salad, stuffed shrimp and Key Lime Pie for dessert.

Article Photos

Lisa Dence, manager of Olde Fish House Marina, with Cape Coral Breeze Publisher Scott Blonde.


Russ introduced Breeze Newspapers Publisher Scott Blonde and Advertising Director Cindy Gallagher to the audience. Each winner had their picture taken with the publisher.

The photos are available online. Visit

Best of Pine Island winners

Service/Medical/Real Estate

Electrician - Lee Burke, Electrician

Financial Services - Raymond James Financial Services

Fishing Guide - Joe Harley, Snooktown Charters

Flooring - Island Floors & Interiors

Hair Salon/Barber Shop - Angles Hair Design

Hair Stylist - Heidi Talbot

Health/Fitness - Island Girl Fitness Club

Housewatch Service - Pine Island Housewatch Services

Insurance Agency - Sutton & Associates

Motel/Inn - Knolls Court Motel

Lawn/Landscaping Service - Mike Jendrusiak Lawn Service

Marina - Pineland Marina

Marine Construction - Donkersloot Marine

Massage Therapist - Vonnie Bixby

Painting Contractor - Island Breeze Home Services, LLC

Plumber - Pine Island Plumbing

Pool Service - True Blue Pools

Real Estate Agent - Brian Faulkner

Real Estate Agency - Pine Island Realty

Service Organization - Beacon of H.O.P.E.

Food & Entertainment

Bar - Bert's Bar & Grill

Chef - Russ Denine, Red's Seafood

Bartender - Angela Romejko, Woody's

Deli - Little Lily's Island Deli

Hamburger - Bert's Bar & Grill

Fish Sandwich - Lazy Flamingo

Happy Hour - Miceli's Restaurant

Ice Cream - Great Licks Ice Cream

Local Band - Deb & The Dynamics

Seafood - Red's Seafood

Pizza - Pizza Bella

Waiter/Waitress - Denine Post, Red's Seafood

Breakfast - Perfect Cup

Lunch - Little Lily's Island Deli

Dinner - Tarpon Lodge

Waterfront Dining - Tarpon Lodge

Medical/Real Estate

Accountant - Pine Island Tax & Accounting

Air Conditioning/Heating - A/C Medic 911

Appliance Repair - Pine Island Home Care

Attorney - Tim Bruehl

Automotive Paint & Body - Long's Paint & Body Shop

Automotive Repair - St. James Automotive

Bank - SunTrust Bank

Cabinets - Island Floors & Interiors

Computer Services - Tarpon Technology

Chiropractor - Mark Jeter, Chiropractor

Day Spa - Center of Attention Day Spa

Dentist - Riverdale Dental


Art Gallery - WildChild Art Gallery

Gift Shops - C.W. Fudge Factory

Bait & Tackle - D&D Bait & Tackle

Boat Dealer - York Road Marine

Seafood Market - Olde Fish House Seafood Market

Boat Repairs - Pineland Marina



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