To District Health Department No. 10 Clinical Supervisor George Davis-Williams, who earned the Nursing Section Award for Public Health Nursing Practice.

To Treetops Resort in Gaylord, which secured a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) loan. Treetops worked with Lean & Green Michigan to secure the funding.

Most of us walk past the concrete slab wall that separates the Boardman River from the alley north of Front Street without giving it a thought. It’s been there so long that it is stained with the patina of age. It is far from glamorous. It’s one of those local features few of us think about …

To Traverse City’s Katherine DeYoung, who is set to perform in the “Sole e Amore” concert through the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. DeYoung is a mezzo soprano in her first year with the Ryan Opera Center, an artist-development program.To Blake Rowe and Isaac Hin…

So much of plumbing — especially when it comes to the unpleasant business of our bathroom waste, dirty dishwater and stinky sock residue — is thankfully out of sight, out of mind for most of us.

To Bob Giles. The National Writers Series presented Giles with this year’s Bill Montgomery Literary Service Award. Giles, of Traverse City, most recently penned the book “When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later.”

Traverse City Area Public Schools students this week received report cards — the first some parents have seen since March 2020. Those reports, along with periodic testing data, tells the story of 11 months of difficult times for teachers and students.

To the United Way of Northwest Michigan, the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan and their volunteers, who distributed free KN95 masks outside Turtle Creek Stadium on Thursday morning in Traverse City. United Way President Seth Johnson said the line reached from the stadium parking lo…

To the greater northwest Lower Michigan community for its generosity during a difficult time. The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation celebrated one of its most successful years in 2020, bringing in a whopping $15.6 million.

More than 400,000 Michiganders are employed in food and agriculture, according Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Health Systems. Or at least that’s how many of our neighbors, friends and family members earned their paychecks feeding us before the pandemic hit. The number certai…

To Boyne City’s Kaila Kuhn, who took third at last weekend’s International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup stop in Russia while representing the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.

To the six Traverse City area football teams that have made the deepest playoff run in northern Michigan history: TC Central, St. Francis, Grayling, Suttons Bay, Cadillac and Johannesburg-Lewiston. All teams will play for a state semifinal position, except for the Suttons Bay Norsemen (10-0)…

To northwest Michigan’s Conservation Resource Alliance for its Wild Roots program, which began in 2019 with a bold goal — to plant 100,000 native seedlings in five years. The initiative now launches year three with 32,000 in the ground and 68,000 to go.

To Larry and Ted Fleis. Both are successful business owners and founders of the Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund, which in 2021 will give out $71,500 in scholarships to 65 students.

Today starts the beginning of scribble-out season, the short, tender transition of writing the wrong dates on things, and crossing them out.

To Munson Healthcare, which got its first shipment of nearly 3,000 Pfizer vaccines last week and began immunizing frontline health care workers on Dec. 18.

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