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Chamber’s Business of the Year nominations are open

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for its annual Business of the Year award. The chamber is looking to honor a local business that has had a significant impact on the Island’s economic vitality and has brought value and benefit to the community.

Any business in the Mercer Island community is eligible for this award. Businesses may nominate themselves.

Last year’s winner was the Roanoke Inn, the oldest business on Mercer Island, and owner Dorothy Reeck. Previous winners include JayMarc Homes, Au Courant and The Den, Island Books and Aljoya.

Forms are available from the chamber office at 7605 SE 27th St. The deadline to submit the nominations is 5 p.m. on Nov. 27. For more, call the chamber office at 206-232-3404.

OS Winery opens cabinet

OS Winery, owned by Islander Peggy Sullivan, is opening its library to mark its 20th anniversary.

For two decades, OS Winery has cellared, in a temperature-controlled environment, more than 1,200 bottles of every varietal from every year since it began production in 1997.

For the remainder of 2017, a library wine will be included in wine tastings. OS is Seattle’s only urban winery with 20 years of history well-preserved in a library of wines. All vintages are available for purchase.

OS says its wines have improved with age, including its 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, 93-point Cabernet Franc from 2006 and the OS Winery hallmark ’05 and ’06 “M” from Kilpsun Vineyard – rated 90-points. Bordeaux-style, food-friendly, approachably-priced wines are its trademark, according to a press release.

The tasting room at 5319 4th Ave S. in Seattle is open from 4-7 p.m. Fridays and 1–5 p.m. Saturdays. For more, see or call 206-243-3427.

Island Books to host Nancy Pearl

Island Books will welcome first-time novelist, “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl to the store at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 to discuss “George and Lizzie,” her emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.

The store is also hosting several book fairs this month.

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