Final Stars nominees announced

LAKE COUNTY – The Lakeport Chamber of Commerce released the final list of nominees for this year's Stars of Lake County Community Awards on Tuesday.

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 30, at Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, Kelseyville beginning with a reception at 4 p.m.

Currently, only nominees may purchase tickets to the event. General public ticket sales will begin on Monday, March 3.

Any questions concerning the Stars of Lake County Awards Program may be addressed to the chamber at 263-5092.

Man of the Year

Dave Fesmire, Lucerne (Posthumously)

Robert L. DeWitt, Jr., Kelseyville

Dr. Janus Madej, Lakeport

Scott Fergusson, Hidden Valley Lake

Woman of the Year

Elizabeth Larson, Lucerne

Lori Peters, Clearlake

Georgina Lehne, Clearlake

Valerie Duncan, Upper Lake

Large Business of the Year

Wal-Mart, Clearlake

Lakeport Grocery Outlet, Lakeport

Shannon Ridge Winery & Vineyard, Clear Lake Oaks

Orchard Park Assisted Living & Memory Care, Clearlake

Umpqua Bank

Small Business of the Year

Main Street Café (Sam Polo), Clearlake

Mugshots Expresso, Middletown

Kelseyville Drug, Kelseyville

Kerrie’s Quilting, Lakeport

Sylvie’s and The Bunk House, Middletown

Touch of Class Hair Salon (Charlene Munoz), Lakeport

Main Street Bakery, Kelseyville

Wilson Repair & Agricultural Equipment

Skin Fitness, Lakeport

Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Clearlake

Moore Family Winery, Cobb

Youth Advocate, Volunteer

Helen Finch, Kelseyville

Jill Robbins, Lakeport

Upper Lake High School Booster Club, Upper Lake

Rich Swaney, Lucerne

Floyd Surber, Lakeport

Youth Advocate, Professional

Adam Garcia, Kelseyville

Brian Sumpter, Cloverdale

Student of the Year, Male

Daniel Gildea, Lakeport

Erik Jameson, Lakeport

Student of the Year, Female

Kacey Tallman, Hidden Valley Lake

Ashley Crawford, Lower Lake

Krista Collins, Upper Lake

Stephanie Tregea, Upper Lake

Agriculture Award of the Year

California Women for Agriculture, Kelseyville

Arts Award of the Year, Amateur

Lorna Sue Sides

Shelby Posada, Lakeport

Lois McCoy, Glenhaven

Arts Award of the Year, Professional

Ronald Keas, Lucerne

Expressive Motion Dance Studio, Middletown

Sandra Wade, Lower Lake

Konocti Dance Academy, Clearlake

Raymond Farrow, Kelseyville

Volunteer of the Year

Bob Sola, Lucerne

Dennis Locke, Clearlake Oaks

Eells Family, Lucerne

William Barrows & Connie Miller, Hidden Valley Lake

Norma Wright, Nice

Roth Shilts, Middletown

B.J. Woods, Lakeport

Eldena Russell, Hidden Valley Lake

Mae Nahmais, Clearlake Oaks

Marla Ruzicka Humanitarian of the Year

Julie Kelly, Lakeport

Susie Wiloth, Lower Lake

Eva Johnson, Kelseyville

Senior of the Year

William Edwards, Lower Lake

Best Idea of the Year

Lake Family Resource Center Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser, Lakeport

Lake County Screen Saver, Lucerne

Hot Spot Youth Center, Clearlake

A Discovery Center at Anderson Marsh State Park, Lower Lake

Team DUI, Clearlake

Organization of the Year, Nonprofit

Lakeside Dental Clinic,Lakeport

Lake County Farm Bureau, Lakeport

Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lakeport

Channel Cats of Lake County, Lakeport

Organization of the Year, Volunteer

Operation Tango Mike, Kelseyville

Clear Lake CHP Senior Volunteer Program, Kelseyville

Sponsoring Survivorship, Lakeport

Soroptimist International of Clear Lake

Lakeport Rotary Club, Lakeport

Trowel & Trellis Garden Club, Lakeport

Lifetime Achievement, Male

Barry Loflin, Lakeport (Posthumously)

Don Emerson, Cobb

Dr. Morton Levine, Clearlake

Lifetime Achievement, Couple

Robert and Nadine Strauss, Lucerne

Lifetime Achievement, Female

Joan Steele Holman, Lakeport

Verna Wicks-Demartino, Lakeport

Local Hero of the Year

Dominic Cardinale, Kelseyville

Ginny Craven, Kelseyville

Javier Batres, Lakeport

New Business of the Year

Main Street Bakery, Kelseyville

Wild About Books, Clearlake

The Kitchen Gallery, Lakeport

Bigg’s 155 Diner, Lakeport

Konocti Dance Academy, Clearlake

Olivia’s Organics, Upper Lake

Zino’s Ristorante & Inn, Kelseyville

Holy Joe’s Café, Upper Lake

Environmental Award

Children’s Museum of Art & Sciences, Clearlake

Tom & Val Nixon, Kelseyville

Robert Lossius, Lakeport

Holly Harris & Chuck Lamb