Domingo Nieves Wins Coveted EAwards Honor of Distinction

Lee County’s EAwards were held August 30th to announce Outstanding Service Awards in the hospitality industry. The awards acknowledge excellence through extraordinary customer service and dedication to tourism throughout Lee County. The “Superheroes” themed Awards were presented by the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau and the Fort Myers News Press.

The awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs and celebrated local customer service professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. More than 670 nominations were received from residents and visitors from around the world recognizing the exceptional service and caring offered to visitors who come to Lee County.

 

 

Honor of Distinction Winner

Sandalfoot Condominium is beyond proud to announce that one of its own, Domingo Nieves, was honored with the top award, the Honor of Distinction. Winners of this award exhibit exemplary service, leadership, work ethic, job knowledge, performance skills, familiarity with the destination and assistance during an emergency.

Domingo received a number of nominations for this award. One nominator described him as “one in a million.” Another described him as “tireless, self-sacrificing, humble, compassionate and an all-around exceptional human being.” In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico last year, Domingo was quick to respond. As a native to the island, Domingo sent six generators, at his own expense, to help people in his uncle’s neighborhood.

 

Another nominee says he visited a guest in a local hospital every other day for a month while they were on Sanibel and he frequently cuts fresh flowers for guests’ special occasions. Domingo assists elderly guests with getting around on the property and attending special events held here. He gives guests rides to the grocery store if they don’t have a car, and lends his own fishing equipment for guests’ enjoyment. Domingo also helped people living on Sanibel prepare for Hurricane Irma and helped clean up after the storm.

Anyone who knows Domingo is aware that this award is richly deserved. We at Sandalfoot are honored to share this information and honored to know Domingo. He truly is a caring, compassionate individual who always puts everyone’s needs ahead of his own. Congratulations Domingo!

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Bailey’s General Store

Bailey’s General Store has been an Island fixture since 1899 when Frank Bailey Sr. started the Sanibel Packing Company to provide groceries and supplies to Island residents. The business operated on a wharf on San Carlos Bay where mail boats and passenger ferries docked. The family business was shipping fruits and vegetables grown on Sanibel, and the company’s specialties were tomatoes and limes.

Once the first Causeway opened in 1963, the business was soon located to its present location at the corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay Roads, since there was no longer a need for the ferries or the mail boats to stop at the wharf.

Since its beginnings 119 years ago, the family has been about serving the community and offering products and services for Island residents and visitors. Today, the store has become a community hub, offering a full selection of meats, seafood, fresh produce, a deli, world-famous pastries, and a staff ready to meet every customer’s needs.

As shoppers’ needs have evolved, so too have Bailey’s offerings. They have a full line of gluten-free and organic products and a deli that offers hot foods and pre-cooked meals for convenience. Bailey’s will also do the shopping for you and deliver to your vacation destination. A full selection of wine and beer adds to the shopping convenience. Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s has been launched to be the go-to caterer for events large and small.

Perhaps most importantly is Bailey’s commitment to the community. After Irma, for example, Bailey’s fed workers free-of-charge who had come to the island to help restore power. It is just one example of many where Bailey’s has given back. Their General Store is such an integral part of the community that it is impossible to imagine Sanibel without it. Make sure to visit Bailey’s on your next island vacation!

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The Sandalfoot Team

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Fun at the Shell Museum

Shell Museum

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a busy place in the summer, with many activities directed to visiting families. The museum is open seven days a week and offers a different program daily in its “New Day, New Adventure” series. In addition, there are live Tank Talks, and Shell Arts & Crafts in the afternoons. The museum is also offering guided Beach Walks for visitors to learn about the most commonly found shells on our beaches.

Making these activities more affordable is a discount being offered to summer visitors, a buy-one, get one half off on every admission and beach walk. Regular admission prices are $15 for adults, $9 for ages 12 – 17 and $7 for 5 – 11. Children aged 5 and under are admitted free. The Museum is open from 10 until 5 and is located at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road.

The live Tank Talks are held four times a day, at 11:00, 12:30, 2:30 and 4. In addition to discussing live mollusks, presenters talk about Florida’s live shelling ban.

Beach Walks are led by the museum’s shell experts and take visitors on one-hour walks starting at 9:00 am daily from the Island Inn at 3111 West Gulf Drive. Advanced registration is required and the walks are open to 6 people at a time. Beach Walks prices are the same as admission costs, and registration is available by telephone at (239) 395-2233 or at www.shellmuseum.org.

The Shell Museum is a wonderful resource to have right here in our community. It offers visitors a chance to learn more about the beach and to have a better appreciation of the shells. The museum has something for everyone during the summer and is a not-to-be-missed activity for all visitors to Sanibel.

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Fourth of July on Sanibel!

Sanibel Island knows how to do an old-fashioned Fourth of July, with celebrations that begin with a pancake breakfast and end with fireworks over San Carlos Bay.

The day begins with a free pancake breakfast served at the Sanibel Community Church from 7:00 until 9:00 am. Breakfast includes hot cakes, sausage, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. The church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Although free-of-charge, donations will gladly be accepted to benefit the Summit Christian Preschool. Breakfast guests are invited to stay for the parade that begins at 9:30. There will be shaded seating as well as cold drinks.

This year’s 4th of July Parade, themed “Wild About America,” begins at 9:30 from Bailey’s (Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay Road) and ends at Jerry’s (Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road). Jerry’s is located at 1700 Periwinkle Way, and will also host a 4th of July celebration that begins at 10:30.

The San-Cap Optimist Club is holding its 39th annual Road Rally on July 4th. Like an “automobile scavenger hunt,” the race begins at noon from the Timbers parking lot at 703 Tarpon Bay Road. Registration forms can be obtained at www.sancapoptimist.org.

The highlight of the day is the much-anticipated fireworks display that is sponsored by the City of Sanibel. The fireworks begin at 9:00 pm above the Sanibel Causeway and the event will be held rain or shine.

For a unique and memorable 4th of July, consider a cruise with Adventures in Paradise and join them on their annual 4th of July Cruise. It lasts approximately two hours, leaving the “G” dock at Sanibel Marina at 7:30 and returning around 9:30. Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are served on the cruise. Call 239-472-8443 for more information or to book. The cost is $59 per person for an outstanding and memorable event.

Happy 4th of July to all from Sandalfoot!

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The Sandalfoot Team

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National Seashell Day is Back!

Mark your calendars for June 21st when southwest Florida will be celebrating National Seashell Day! It promises to be a great start to summer and an event is planned on Fort Myers Beach that will rock the seashells that Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach are known for.

Fort Myers Beach will host a Guinness World Record title attempt for the largest human image of a seashell. Sponsored by the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau, the attempt will hope to attract 1,000+ people (the current record is held by Shell Oil Company with 855 participants.)

“Summer’s here and we’re going to celebrate by creating a human seashell of epic proportions” says Tamara Pigott, VCB Executive Director. “With the help of our community, we look forward to attempting a Guinness World Record title.” An adjudicator from Guinness will be on site to verify the attempt.

Participants are asked to meet on the beach behind The Outrigger Beach Resort located at 6200 Estero Boulevard. The event will be held rain or shine and registration is at the Tiki Hut at the Outrigger between 6:30 and 8:30 am. This fun event will run until 11:30 am.

All who take part will receive a 2018 commemorative National Seashell Day t-shirt and hat, as well as complimentary water, fresh fruit, snacks, entertainment and tent seating for shade. Participants are asked to bring refillable water bottles for the water stations.

Although there is no parking on site, trolleys will ferry people to and from the event. Trolleys will run every 10 – 15 minutes from Fort Myers Beach Park & Ride, 11101 Summerlin Square Road, and from Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Boulevard, east side.

To register for the National Seashell Day event, go to www.leevcb.com/events/2018-national-seashell-day. Registration is necessary to receive a t-shirt and a free bus pass. Help bring the Guinness World Record to the seashell capital of the world!

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