And your winners are…

See the win­ners of this year's con­test in two parts, right here on our web­site. 

After five weeks of vot­ing by Star read­ers (who voted by mail­ing in their pa­per bal­lots or vot­ing on­line this year), we’ve found this year’s win­ners!

We re­ceived more than 800 votes for people, places and busi­nesses in the River Wards. 

Star changed up the cat­egor­ies this year, with new ones like “Best River Wards-Based Pub­lic Event,” and “Best Cock­tail List.” But we kept the old fa­vor­ites, like “Best Pizza,” and “Best Cof­fee Spot.” 

The read­ers have spoken, and so we present to you, in this spe­cial is­sue, this year’s cham­pi­ons of com­merce, ca­marader­ie, and craft.

En­joy the is­sue, and thank you so much for mak­ing your voice heard in these sen­sa­tion­al neigh­bor­hoods. It was truly our pleas­ure to speak to and write about these win­ners.

All in all, it’s clear that the River Wards are  really something spe­cial. 

Can’t you tell from the print edi­tion’s cov­er im­age this year, which is made up of all loc­al places, signs, and people? It’s as col­or­ful as these com­munit­ies. 

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