To about 14 volunteers with the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes who paddled and picked up trash on the Crystal River in Glen Arbor during Thursday morning’s Adopt-A-River cleanup.To Tim and Zach Croll, the father-son pair from Gaylord who are featured on the second season of the reality game …

To Xavier Hack, a senior at Traverse City West Senior High School who is set to graduate Sunday — and is an advocate for himself and others living with autism.

To the Traverse City St. Francis baseball team, which had its remarkable Lake Michigan Conference win streak snapped, but extended its LMC title run in the same doubleheader.

To the Friendly Garden Club, which planted more than 5,800 plants in this year’s Logo Garden display at the Open Space in Traverse City.To the Elk Rapids girls tennis team. The Division 4 regional on Thursday made for a special day for Elk Rapids, which qualified for the state finals for the…

To Interlochen Public Library, which is one of 200 libraries selected to participate in the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries program.

On Tuesday we learned that 70 percent of eligible adults in Leelanau County got a first dose. Grand Traverse’s numbers stretched a hair past 63 percent. Our two local counties lead the state in rates of eligible adults vaccinated against COVID-19.

To northern Michigan’s girls wrestlers, as well as their coaches and supporters. The Michigan High School Athletic Association approved a separate girls wrestling state championship tournament starting next season.

To the people of northwest Lower Michigan. Inoculation rates in Lower Michigan’s northwest corner continue to tick upward, tracking faster than practically everywhere else in the state in the fight against the ongoing pandemic.

To SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers, which this week received a $75,000 state grant through the Renew Michigan program to study organic materials recycling — aka composting — in an effort to optimize systems for the 10-county region.

To Serra Subaru, which recently donated $22,916 to the Munson Healthcare Pediatric Infusion Clinic with proceeds from the Subaru Share the Love Event. Subaru of America provided $250 to charity for each new vehicle purchased or leased from Nov. 19 to Jan. 4. Customers chose the benefitting o…

To the Bellaire girls basketball team for a remarkable season, which saw the Eagles make their first trip to a state championship game. Bellaire ended the season with a record of 18-4, adding Ski Valley Conference, district and regional titles along the way.To Patti Tibaldi, of Traverse City…

To maestro Kevin Rhodes, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

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