Local wines win Michigan awards
TRAVERSE CITY — Four northern Michigan wineries brought home "Best of Class" awards at the 35th annual Michigan Wine and Spirits Competition.
Taking top honors in the Dry White category was Chateau Fontaine's 2011 Pinot Blanc, while Shady Lane Cellars won the Dry Red division with its 2010 Blue Franc. L. Mawby Vineyards won the Sparkling Wine division with a Blanc de Blanc, while Chateau de Leelanau won the Fruit Wine competition with its Cherry Wine.
L. Mawby also received a Judge's Merit award for its Blanc de Noirs.
The competition, held last week in East Lansing, included a record 448 entries from 52 of Michigan's 94 wineries. It's open to wine and spirits produced from Michigan grapes and other fruits, and was judged by wine experts from around the country.
A full listing of all medal-winning wines at the competition is available at www.michiganwines.com
Health care job fair coming up
PETOSKEY — More than 40 local health care jobs will be available at a Healthcare Career and Job Fair coming up at North Central Michigan College's Library Conference Center.
The event is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by the Northwest Michigan Works office. A dozen area health care employers will be accepting applications and conducting interviews for various positions including radiology technicians, lab assistants, pharmacy technicians, CNAs, LPNs, RNs and office managers. Participants should attend ready for interviews with resumes and other relevant information. Information also will be available on health care education and training programs available locally.
A list of available positions can be viewed at nwm.org/healthcare-jobfair
Airline travel flat at Cherry Capital
TRAVERSE CITY — Passenger travel at Cherry Capital Airport in June stayed flat compared to last year.
The Northwestern Regional Airport Commission reported 36,321 incoming and outgoing passengers for June, nearly identical to the travel numbers from June 2011.
Year-to-date travel for the first six months of 2012 totaled 141,533 passengers, up 2.1 percent from last year.
Cargo movement in June totaled more than 253,000 pounds, down almost 11 percent from last year.
Year-to-date cargo activity was just under 1.4 million pounds, off 4.1 percent from last year.
Nominations for Grand Vision awards
TRAVERSE CITY — Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Grand Visionary Awards.
The awards go to individuals engaged in community activities to advance the implementation of the Grand Vision community planning effort. Awards will be presented to individuals in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford counties.
Nominations are due by Aug. 31 and should include the nominee's name, telephone number and email address, organization affiliation, and the project or activity participated in during the past year.
It should also an explanation of 100 words or less and the name and phone number of the person or organization making the nomination.
More information is available at the Grand Vision's website at thegrandvision.org