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Hartland Community Education Director Michelle Otis Retires

July 1, 2020 - After serving the Hartland Community for over 24 years, Michelle Otis is retiring as the Community...
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Hartland Community Education Director Michelle Otis Retires

Cromaine Library Welcomes New Community Relations Manager

June 1, 2020 - Cromaine is happy to introduce a new Community Relations Manager Pam Holtz to the community! A...
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Cromaine Library Welcomes New Community Relations Manager

HACC Participates in Virtual Town Hall with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

June 4, 2020 - The Greater Brighton, Hartland Area and Howell Chambers of Commerce, along with Ann Arbor SPARK, were...
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HACC Participates in Virtual Town Hall with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

A United Front for Livingston County from Business Leaders

May 21, 2020 - Business leaders in Livingston County are joining forces to make a statement and a plea to...
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A United Front for Livingston County from Business Leaders

Cullen Road at M-59 to Close for Construction

May 6, 2020 - Cullen Road at M-59 is scheduled to close May 7, at 7:00 am through May 20...
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Cullen Road at M-59 to Close for Construction

Hartland Community Education Director Michelle Otis Retires

July 1, 2020 –

After serving the Hartland Community for over 24 years, Michelle Otis is retiring as the Community Education Director. She was hired as the Assistant Director in December of 1996 along side Steve Assenmacher. When Steve retired in 2005 Michelle became the Director. Now she is handing over the keys to Carol Hayes the new Community Education Director. Carol looks forward to carrying on the legacy for all residents of Hartland. Thank you Michelle for all the years of service to the Hartland Community!

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Cromaine Library Welcomes New Community Relations Manager

June 1, 2020 –

Cromaine is happy to introduce a new Community Relations Manager Pam Holtz to the community! A resident of Howell, Pam has numerous years of experience in the non-profit sector, leading the creation and execution of events geared towards both community building and fundraising. Her most recent endeavor was at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where she managed the alumni and parent communities to create meaningful relationships and encourage philanthropic giving. Pam earned a BA in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit organization and management – both from Oakland University. When she’s not at the library, you can find her enjoying time outdoors with her husband, Tim, and their two children – Abby and Teddy.

 

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HACC Participates in Virtual Town Hall with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

June 4, 2020 –

The Greater Brighton, Hartland Area and Howell Chambers of Commerce, along with Ann Arbor SPARK, were pleased to meet virtually on Thursday, June 4 with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin.

Congresswoman Slotkin addressed updates to the PPP loans, including a new extension to 24 weeks; supply chain protection, stating the importance of not outsourcing those supplies critical to protecting Americans; and the HEROES Act, which recently passed the House. She also talked about the recent protests in our county, stating she hopes to continue to see “upstanding citizens.” Slotkin encourages anyone in her district to reach out to her by contacting Mona Shand, her Livingston County liaison, at Mona.Shand@mail.house.gov.

Watch the Recorded Webinar Here

A United Front for Livingston County from Business Leaders

May 21, 2020 –

Business leaders in Livingston County are joining forces to make a statement and a plea to the Governor of Michigan based on the state’s own numbers. The argument is clear.

Today, the Howell, Brighton, and Hartland Chambers of Commerce, along with the Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau, who represent thousands of businesses in Livingston County, are requesting and encouraging the Governor to move Livingston County from the Detroit Region of the MI Safe Start Plan to the Lansing Region.  Livingston County is already included the Lansing Region of the Emergency Preparedness region developed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and based on the numbers currently reported on the Michigan.gov/coronavirus website, this makes sense.

Katie Chuba, Executive Director of the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, commented, “Livingston County has worked very hard to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and it shows in our numbers.  As of May 19, Livingston County reported 385 confirmed cases while Wayne County reported over 19,000, Oakland over 8,000 and Macomb over 6,000 cases.  Including Livingston County in the Detroit Region doesn’t make sense according to this data.”

“While we recognize that a significant portion of our population commutes east, the state’s own numbers reflect that the spread has slowed significantly within Livingston County even reporting days with zero new cases,” said Pam McConeghy, President of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Collectively our organizations represent thousands of businesses who have worked hard and are ready to open with proper procedures and plans in place.  We are hoping this letter and plea to the Governor shows that the numbers reflect what is outlined in the MI Safe Start Plan for reopening and we are ready,” added Janelle Best, President of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Cullen Road at M-59 to Close for Construction

May 6, 2020 –
Cullen Road at M-59 is scheduled to close May 7, at 7:00 am through May 20 for construction and roadway improvements. Please make alternate travel plans.

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Hartland Township Says Goodbye to Township Manager James Wickman

May 12, 2020 – Following 13 years of dedicated service to Hartland, Township Manager James Wickman has announced his resignation. He will become the next Township Manager for Saginaw Charter Township.

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Hartland Farmer’s Market Back for 17th Season!

May 7, 2020 –
The Hartland Farmer’s Market is scheduled to open the day before Mother’s Day – May 9, 2020! The market is every Saturday through October from 9 am to 2 pm in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI (behind Burger King and McDonald’s). For safety reasons, please maintain the appropriate social distancing with vendors and other shoppers.

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Hartland Chambers Wants You to Save the Date for the 4th Annual Polo Classic

May 1, 2020 –

Join us for this growing event benefiting the Hartland Chamber’s Scholarship Fund and Community Givebacks. Enjoy the thundering excitement of live polo, strolling catered dinner, beer and wine tent, best hat contest, outdoor photo booth, 1/2 time divot stomp, live entertainment and much more.

NEW DATE!
Saturday August 8, 2020
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

​Gates open at 4 pm
See www.hartlandpoloclassic.com for schedule of events.

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The 2020 Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Directory & Community Guide is Here

March 30, 2020 –

The 2020 Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Directory & Community Guide is hot off the press. The physical copies have not been released to the public, but you can enjoy the online version today!

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Governor Whitmer Has Ordered Suspension of Face-to-Face Instruction for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year

April 2, 2020 –

In light of Governor Whitmer’s decision to suspend face-to-face instruction in all Michigan Schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, all buildings and programs (including daycare) in the Hartland Consolidated Schools District will be closed beginning Friday, March 13, 2020. More information will be forthcoming from District Central Offices, Building Principals, and Teachers. Information will be shared on the district website, through email, news media, and social media so please keep alert as we continue to work through this situation.

HCS plans to begin online learning on Monday, April 13 and has a plan for continuous learning. Get more information and answers to questions by clicking the blue button below. If your family does not have a computer device or connectivity, or if you know of a family who does not have a device or Internet connectivity at home, please contact the district or email Superintendent Chuck Hughes at ChuckHughes@hartlandschools.us.

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Cromaine District Library Closed Until Further Notice

April 9, 2020 –

In the interest of public health, the Cromaine District Library will continue to be closed until further notice. Closing is never a decision that we take lightly, but it was decided that this is the best course of action to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While the library is closed, wireless in the parking lot and virtual library services at WWW.CROMAINE.ORG are all open. Please note, the Book Drops are CLOSED at this time. Hold all checked out materials at your house until we re-open. There are NO overdue materials or fines during the closure.

Read the full letter from the Director Mallorie DeVilbiss below.

Letter From the Director

Hartland Chamber Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

March 17, 2020 –

Due to COVID-19, the Chamber office will not be open to the public. If you are a business in need of member services please email us at info@hartlandchamber.com or feel free to leave a message at 810-632-9130. And to our community… please support local business as much as you can. While out running errands, consider ordering ahead if the option is available. It’ll save you time waiting in public spaces, and gives you the opportunity to show your support to your favorite businesses during this tough time. Have items delivered and order online. It’s important to try and support the local economy to keep our community united and working through this together.

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Township Hall Closed but Continuing Operations Remotely

March 23, 2020 –

Hartland Township’s staff met Monday (March 23) and determined that Township Hall will be closed until further notice, in keeping with the governor’s orders.

However, Township staff will still be working remotely and continuing Township operations, via phone, email, website, mail, fax, or our secure dropbox, which is located in front of Township Hall. As voicemails will be forwarded remotely, if you call our staff or our general line at (810) 632-7498, and one of our Township staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Cromaine Library Participating in Livingston Reads 2020

March 1, 2020 –
Update as of March 17, 2020, as the library is closed, all programming is currently canceled. Cromaine Library is once again participating in Livingston Reads: One Book, One Community. The 2020 book is Fannie Flagg’s The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, a comic mystery that spans generations as two women are forced to reimagine who they are. Cromaine is hosting several programs, including “Rosie the Riveter – The Contributions of Women in WWII”; ” Rosie and Friends on Film”; and the culminating event for all six libraries a concert at the Hartland Music Hall: “ABC Sisters: Andrews Sisters Tribute Act” Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 pm. For complete information on programs at all six libraries, visit livingstonreads.org! For more information on Cromaine programs, visit cromaine.org.

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Hartland Township’s Zoning Inspector Wrote a Book about his Law Enforcement Career

March 19, 2020 –

You might know him as Hartland Township’s zoning inspector, but William (Bill) Lenaghan had a full career in law enforcement before joining the Township team. He wrote a book about his experience and was recently featured on WHMI’s February 23, 2020 Viewpoint! The book, “BAKER 1 in Service: A Lighter Side of Law Enforcement” can be purchased online at Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Listen to the Interview Here

 

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