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2013 Best of the Islands: The winners are in...

September 24, 2013
Special to the Islander ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The 2013 Best of the Islands winners were presented with plaques during a Tuesday luncheon at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa.

Every year, islanders vote for their favorite businesses and organizations through the Best of the Islands award program. Votes are cast on ballots found in The Islander and counted by an independent agency before the winners are announced.

Approximately 3,000 ballots were submitted this year, each containing a minimum of 25 nominations, totaling more than 75,000 checked categories.

Article Photos

F.I.S.H. Executive Director Maggi Feiner (middle) with Don Feiner and Maggie Goldsmith. Mckenzie Cassidy.

Maggi Feiner, executive director of F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, won the 2013 Humanitarian Award. Hundreds of other awards, ranging from Best BBQ to Best Dentist, were given out to island businesses. The full list is below.

Read The Islander for the full story. Visit to view or order pictures from the event.

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Best of the Islands 2013 Winners:

-Humanitarian of 2013: Maggi Feiner

-Best Accountant/CPA: Thomas F. Rizzo

-Best Art Gallery: Tower Art Gallery

-Best Attorney: Jason Maughan

-Best Auto Service: Sanibel Service Center

-Best Bakery: Bailey's General Store

-Best Ballroom Dance Studio: Enchanted Ballroom

-Best Bank: Bank of the Islands

-Best Bar: The Sanibel Grill

-Best Bartender: Bobby Dune The Sanibel Grill

-Best BBQ: Island BBQ

-Best Beach Food To Go: Geppetto's Beach Foodies

-Best Book Store: Sanibel Island Bookshop

-Best Boutique: B-Unique Boutique

-Best Breakfast: Over Easy Cafe

-Best Builder: Dan Hahn Custom Builders Inc.

-Best Burger: Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

-Best Charter and Sightseeing: Captiva Cruises

-Best Chef: Mike Patnode Traders Store & Cafe

-Best Children's Clothing: Nanny's Childrens Shoppe

-Best Chiropractor: Dr. Greg Walsh Sanibel Chiropractic, LLC

-Best Coffee Bar: Coffee Bar at Bailey's

-Best Convenience Store Captiva: The Island Store

-Best Convenience Store Sanibel: Huxter's Market Deli Liquors

-Best Craft Shop: She Sells Sea Shells

-Best Cupcakes: Simply Cupcakes of Sanibel Dolce Tesoro

-Best Day Spa: Sanibel Day Spa

-Best Deli: Bailey's General Store

-Best Dentist: Dr. Lyle Hotchkiss

-Best Dessert: The Bubble Room

-Best Dinner: Traders Store & Cafe

-Best Electrician: Molnar Electric Inc.

-Best Family Dining: The Island Cow

-Best Family Practitioner: Edward P. LaMotta MD

-Best Financial Services: Bank of the Islands

-Best Financial Services: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

-Best Fine Dining: Traders Store & Cafe

-Best Fireman: John Murray

-Best Fishing Equipment: Whitney's Bait & Tackle

-Best Fishing Guide: Whitney Jones

-Best Florist: Floral Artistry

-Best Frozen Yogurt Store: Zebra Frozen Yogurt

-Best Full Service Resort: Sundial Beach Resort and Spa

-Best Furniture: Norris Home Furnishings

-Best General Store: Bailey's General Store

-Best Gift Shop: She Sells Sea Shells

-Best Glass and Mirror Company: Sanibel Glass & Mirror Inc.

-Best Golf Course: The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

-Best Grocery Store:Bailey's General Store

-Best Hair Salon/Barber: Sanibel Day Spa

-Best Happy Hour: The Sanibel Grill

-Best Health Club: Sanibel Health Club

-Best Heating & Air Conditioning:Sanibel Air Conditioning Inc.

-Best Home Improvement Contractor: Kirchner Contracting Inc.

-Best Home Interior: Decorating Den Interiors

-Best Hotel/Inn: Holiday Inn

-Best Ice Cream: Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

-Best Insurance Agency: Heidrick & Co.

-Best Island Event: The Sanibel Shell Festival

-Best Jewelry: Lily & Co. Jewelers

-Best Landscape Contractor: R.S. Walsh Landscaping

-Best Law Firm: Jason Maughan

-Best Local Entertainer: Danny Morgan

-Best Lunch: Blue Giraffe

-Best Lunch: Great White Grill

-Best Manicure/Pedicure: Tips and Toez

-Best Marina: Jensen's Twin Palm Marina

-Best Massage: Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa Boutique

-Best Massage: Sanibel Day Spa

-Best Medical Center: San-Cap Medical Center

-Best Mortgage Broker/Agency: David Wright

-Best Museum: Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

-Best New Restaurant: Sanibel Fish House

-Best Optometrist: Michael Pham OD Sanibel Eyecare

-Best Painting: Barefoot Charley's Painting Company

-Best Pet Groomer: Island Grooming

-Best Pet Store: Island Paws

-Best Pharmacy: Island Pharmacy

-Best Pizza: Island Pizza

-Best Place for Dancing: The Jacaranda

-Best Place for Entertainment: The Jacaranda

-Best Place for Family Fun:The Sanibel Recreation Center

-Best Place to Watch the Game: The Sanibel Grill

-Best Plumber: Nave Plumbing Inc.

-Best Police Officer: Kurt Schulte

-Best Pool Service: Banner Pool Service

-Best Printer: Big Red Q

-Best Property/Vacation Mgmt: Royal Shell Vacations

-Best Real Estate Agency: VIP Realty Group Inc.

-Best Real Estate Agent: Karen Bell

-Best Real Estate Team: The Bell Team

-Best Retro/Nostalgia/Gifts:Needful Things

-Best Seafood: Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

-Best Server: Theodore Grace Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grill

-Best Service Organization/Club:Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis

-Best Shell Shop: She Sells Sea Shells

-Best Shoe Store: Rinaldi's Fashion Shoes

-Best Shopping Center: Periwinkle Place

-Best Steak: Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse

-Best Surf Shop: Yolo Watersports Inc.

-Best Swimwear: Aqua Beachwear

-Best Taxi/Limo Service: Sanibel Taxi

-Best Tennis Courts: The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

-Best Tiki Bar: Starbar Tiki Bar

-Best Title Company: Superior Title

-Best To Go/Fast Food: Schnapper's Hots

-Best Trust Company: The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

-Best Veterinarian: Coral Veterinary Clinic

-Best Watersports: Yolo Watersports Inc.

-Best Wine Selection: Bailey's General Store

-Best Woman's Clothing: Chico's



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