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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, February 6
9am - 2pm
Handcrafted items by 40 vendors
• Fabric Art
• Shell designs
• Tropical Plants
Center 4 Life
Palm Ridge Rd. & 2401 Library Way, Sanibel, 472-5743
Kiwanis Club’s Taste Of Pine Island
Rescheduled For February 27 And 28
Due to the unprecedented amount of rain during the previous few weeks, The Ki-
wanis Club of Greater Pine Island has had to reschedule the annual Taste of Pine
Island to Saturday, February 27 from 11 a.m . until 6 p.m . and Sunday, Febru-
ary 28 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will take place at Phillips Park, located at
5675 Sesame Drive on Pine Island Road, behind the Pine Island Fire Station. Single
day tickets are $6 and two-day passes are $10. Children 10 and under are free. At-
tendees that bring a donation of three-or-more non-perishable food items for the Pine
Island Pantry will receive $1 off their entrance fee.
The event was previously scheduled for January 30 and 31.
The Taste of Pine Island will feature a large variety of food and craft vendors. The
live entertainment will offer something for everyone with a wide variety of music. All of
the bands on the lineup are either from Pine Island or play regularly on the island, so
they offer an authentic “taste” of Pine Island music.
The schedule for Saturday will be Cindy Walsh (11:15 a.m . to 12:15 p.m.), The
Coast Connection Band (12:30 to 2:15 p.m .), The Freecoasters (2:30 to 4:15 p.m .)
and Strange Arrangement (4:30 to 6 p.m .) . On Sunday the day begins with the Honey
Creepers Band (11:15 to 1 p.m.), Brother Love Too and the Insiders (1:15 to 3 p.m .)
and Pappy Mellon’s New Road Show (3:15 to 5 p.m.).
The Taste of Pine Island is a family-friendly event with children’s activities and
games. No coolers or pets are permitted.
In conjunction with Taste of Pine Island, the 13th annual Southwest Florida
Chowder Cook-off Contest will take place on Saturday and the 5th annual Chili Cook-
off Contest will be held on Sunday. The public will be able to sample and judge the
The Fish Drop Drawing will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m . with a $1,000 grand
prize, $500 second place prize and $250 third place prize. Fish Drop tickets and Taste
of Pine Island tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance at Century 21 Realty
in St. James City and the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce in Matlacha.
The Taste of Pine Island is the primary fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Greater
Pine Island Youth Scholarship Fund. This year, the club hopes to raise over $25,000 at
the event to assist Pine Island students with their higher education costs. Since 1985,
the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island has provided over $250,000 in scholarships,
and has supported many projects and organizations that benefit the youth of the area.
The 2016 co-sponsors of Taste of Pine Island are Cambio Dermatology, Lee
County Electric Co-op, Budweiser, Waste Pro, Greater Pine Island Chamber of
Commerce, Honc Industries, Pine Island Realty, Inc., Beasley Broadcasting Group,
Island Commerce Park and Circle K.
The club is still seeking vendors for the event. Those interested can contact Tim
Saulsbery, Taste of Pine Island chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 910-2263.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is a community service organization that
meets most Wednesday mornings at Bert’s in Matlacha. For more information on the
Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island and the Taste of Pine Island visit www.pikiwanis.
com, e-mail Tim Saulsbery, Taste of Pine Island chairman, at email@example.com
or call 910-2263.
“Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love...
the recipe for a treasured dining experience”
Chef/Owner AJ Black
751 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel Island, FL
www.iltesoro.net • 239-395-4022
FINE ITALIAN CUISINE
IL TESORO RISTORANTE
inspired by Island Fare in a bistro style
VOTED “BEST CHEF”
BEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD
TASTE OF THE ISLANDS
IRON CHEF WINNER AJ BLACK
Extensive New Wine List
Tasting Menu • Wine Tastings
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The Freecoasters will perform at the 2016 Taste of Pine Island
Pappy Mellon’s New Road Show will perform at the 2016 Taste of Pine Island
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