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2009 Best of the Islands Awards list of winners

By Staff | Sep 10, 2009

Best Accountant: Tom Louwers

Best Art Gallery: Tower Gallery

Best Attorney: Jason R. Maughan, P.A.

Best Auto Service: Sanibel Shell

Best Bakery and Grocery Store: Bailey’s General Store

Best Bank: Bank Of The Islands

Best Bar: Doc Ford’s Sanibel

Best Bartender: Audrey Fischer / Sanibel Grill

Best Book Store: Sanibel Island Bookshop

Best Breakfast: Over Easy Cafe

Best Builder: Sandcastle Construction / Mike Valiquette

Best Chef: AJ Black / Il Tesoro

Best Chef: Dale Tonell / Courtney’s

Best Children’s Clothing: Giggles

Best Chiropractor: Dr. Robert Fisher

Best Computer Service: Zebis

Best Consignment / Thrift Shop: Noah’s Ark

Best Craft Shop: Three Crafty Ladies Inc

Best Day Spa: Sanibel Day Spa

Best Deli: Jerry’s

Best Dentist: Dr. Alan Rembos

Best Dessert: The Bubble Room

Best Dinner: Courtney’s

Best Electrician: Molnar Electric

Best Family Dining: Island Cow

Best Family Practitioner: Dr. Edward Lamotta

Best Financial Service: Bank Of The Islands

Best Fine & Romantic Dining: ll Tesoro

Best Fireman: Donny Frye

Best Fishing Equipment: The Bait Box

Best Fishing Guide: Ozzie Lessinger

Best Florist: Floral Artistry

Best Furniture: Sanibel Home Furnishings

Best Gift Shop: Pandora’s Box

Best Golf Course & Tennis Courts: The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club

Best Hair, Nail & Barber Shop: Sanibel Day Spa

Best Happy Hour: Biddles Bucket

Best Heating & Air Conditioning: Sanibel Air / Bryan Hayes

Best Home Improvement: Matt Kirchner

Best Home Interior: Interiors by Decorating Den

Best Hotel / Inn: Island Inn

Best House Cleaning: Simply Elegant

Best Ice Cream: Pinocchio’s

Best Island Event: Fourth of July Parade/Bissell Family

Best Jewelry Store: Lily & Co.

Best Landscape Contractor: Landgraphics

Best Lawn Service: Jimmy Stevens / MonReve

Best Local Entertainer: Danny Morgan

Best Lunch: Traders

Best Marina: Sanibel Marina

Best Massage Therapist: Brian Healy

Best Medical Center: Sanibel Medical Center

Best Men’s Clothing: Brown Bag

Best Mortgage Broker / Agency: Dan Krispinsky/ SunTrust

Best Museum: Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

Best Nails: Head To Toe By Tina

Best Optometrist: Dr. John Snead

Best Painting Plus Faux Finish: John Grey Painting

Best Pharmacy: Island Pharmacy

Best Pizza: Island Pizza

Best Place For Dancing: Jacaranda

Best Place For Entertainment: Ellington’s

Best Place For Family Fun: Billy’s Rentals

Best Place To Watch The Game: Sanibel Grill

Best Plumber: Nave Plumbing

Best Police Officer: Kurt Schulte

Best Pool Service: Deep End Pools

Best Printer: Island Graphics Printing and Design

Best Property Management & Vacation Rentals: Royal Shell

Best Psychiatrist: Victoria Ryan, PhD.

Best Real Estate Agency: VIP Realty

Best Real Estate Agents: The Burns Family

Best Real Estate Team: Karen Bell Team

Best Seafood: Gramma Dot’s

Best Seawall: A-1 Seawalls Inc.

Best Service Organization: F.I.S.H.

Best Shell Shop: She Sells Sea Shells

Best Shoe Store: Footloose H20 Outfitters

Best Steak: Sanibel Steakhouse

Best Swimwear: Beach House Swimwear

Best Taxi / Limo: Sanibel Taxi

Best Teacher: Tyler Compton

Best Theater: Schoolhouse Theater

Best Title Company: Stewart Title

Best To Go / Fast Food: Schnapper’s Hots

Best Trust Company: Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

Best Waitress: Debbie Smith / Courtney’s

Best Watersports: Yolo Watersports

Best Wine & Liquor Selection: Grog Shop

Best Women’s Clothing: Why Knot

Citizen of the Year: Dick Muench

Humanitarian of the Year: Linda Uhler