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Hartland’s Bo Lockwood Named Mr. Lacrosse and Nick Levanti Named D1 Coach of the Year

June 15, 2022 — Congratulations to recent Hartland High grad Bo Lockwood. He was named Michigan’s boys lacrosse Player of...
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Hartland’s Bo Lockwood Named Mr. Lacrosse and Nick Levanti Named D1 Coach of the Year

U.S. News Ranks Hartland High School

June 7, 2022 — See how Hartland High School ranks in the latest U.S. News rankings of high schools in...
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U.S. News Ranks Hartland High School

Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Begins Search for New Director

June 1, 2022 - On the heels of Katie Chuba's resignation after 6 years in the Executive Director position, the...
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Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Begins Search for New Director

Join Cromaine Library for Oceans of Possibilities!

June 1, 2022 - Cromaine District Library is inviting the community to register for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading...
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Join Cromaine Library for Oceans of Possibilities!

Cromaine Library Director Mallorie DeVilbiss Announces Her Resignation

May 22, 2022 - After serving for a little over two years, Mallorie DeVilbiss has announced her resignation from Cromaine...
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Cromaine Library Director Mallorie DeVilbiss Announces Her Resignation

Hartland’s Bo Lockwood Named Mr. Lacrosse and Nick Levanti Named D1 Coach of the Year

June 15, 2022 —

Congratulations to recent Hartland High grad Bo Lockwood. He was named Michigan’s boys lacrosse Player of the Year for the second time. He’s the first repeat winner in the six seasons the award has been given by the Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association. Lockwood’s numbers have been record breaking, and he finished second in state history in career scoring with 258 goals and 307 assists for 565 points. He will continue his lacrosse career next year at the University of Michigan.

Also recognized by MHSLCA this year is Hartland coach Nick Levanti. He was named the 2022 MHSLCA D1 Coach of the Year. Levanti led the Hartland Boys Varsity Lacrosse team to a D1 Championship—making Hartland the first public school to win it in the 17 year history of the tournament.

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U.S. News Ranks Hartland High School

June 7, 2022 —

See how Hartland High School ranks in the latest U.S. News rankings of high schools in Michigan and the Nation. Hartland High School is ranked #3,478 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Hartland is ranked 121st within Michigan. The graduation rate in Hartland is a very high 98% which is well above the state median.

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Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Begins Search for New Director

June 1, 2022 – On the heels of Katie Chuba’s resignation after 6 years in the Executive Director position, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for a new director. To be considered please send cover letter and resume to admin@hartlandchamber.org. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.

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Join Cromaine Library for Oceans of Possibilities!

June 1, 2022 –

Cromaine District Library is inviting the community to register for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge! The Summer Reading Challenge for 2022 has a new way to log your books or minutes using Beanstack. Patrons can register online at www.cromaine.org or in person at the Library. Log your reading from June 1 through August 4 and complete fun activities for chances to win prizes. Grand prizes include gift cards to some of your favorite local stores and restaurants, plus themed prize packs filled with fun.

Cromaine’s Community Relations Manager Pam Holtz encourages all children to join because, “The benefits are tremendous, but truly the main thing is, that kids that read over the summer–there is very little summer learning loss and they are ahead of the game in the fall!” Along with the reading challenge, there are many water-themed programs on the calendar for all ages as well. Everything from “A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes” for adults to “Sand Art” for those in Grades 1 through 4. Find the Events Calendar at www.cromaine.org to see the full schedule.

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Cromaine Library Director Mallorie DeVilbiss Announces Her Resignation

May 22, 2022 – After serving for a little over two years, Mallorie DeVilbiss has announced her resignation from Cromaine District Library effective June 10. Glenn Fischer, who has served as the Library’s Technology Manager for the past five years, will step into the role of Interim Director, and the Library’s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the motion. In the meantime, the Board has hired Bradbury Miller Associates–a consulting firm that specializes in hiring high-quality candidates specifically for libraries. Bradbury Miller is the same consulting firm CDL used in 2019 for the search that brought DeVilbiss to Hartland.

“Although we are sad to see her leave,” says Holly Naylor, President of the Library’s Board of Trustees, “we are excited for her as she moves forward in her journey, and we are truly grateful for her care, leadership and dedication to the Hartland community during the most challenging times of the pandemic.” The community can reach out with questions to Holly Naylor at president@cromaine.org.

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Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Director Katie Chuba Announces Her Resignation

May 13, 2022 – Following 6 years of dedicated service to the Hartland business community, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katie Chuba has announced her resignation. She began her role in April of 2016 and brought many wonderful opportunities to the Hartland community including the Polo Classic and Black & Bling. She also worked with the Brighton and Howell Chambers to create the Livingston County Chamber Alliance. Chuba is a 20 year resident of Hartland and a graduate of Central Michigan University. She holds a B.A.A. in Communications and Management.

Here at Hartland Living, we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors and will greatly miss her enthusiasm for bettering the community and her dedication and professionalism to the HACC members and beyond!

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Hartland Drama Club Presents Heartwarming Musical Comedy HONK!

April 22, 2022 — Perfect for early Mother’s Day gifts, a delightful adaptation of one of the world’s most
beloved fables comes to Livingston County as Hartland High School Drama Club presents the musical “Honk!”
Friday through Sunday, April 22-24, and April 29-May 1, at Hartland High School (HHS), 10635 Dunham Road
in Hartland. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday,
May 1, at 2:30 p.m.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Ugly Duckling,” with music by George Stiles and book and
lyrics by Anthony Drewe, “Honk!” is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. The award-winning
musical follows the story of Ugly, who looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brother and sisters.
The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping.
Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while
unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and
finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be.

With its sparkling wit, memorable score and universal message, Hartland Drama Club’s production of “Honk!”
is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. The talented cast and skilled crews have worked day and night to bring
this story of tolerance and acceptance to the community.

According to Artistic Director Scott Usher, Honk! is a show centered on a mother’s love for her child that seeks
to celebrate our differences and challenge us to embrace them. “I would imagine that everyone has something
about themselves that makes them feel different,” says Usher. “Most of us have been teased and some of us, sadly,
bullied at one time or another for those differences. Honk! is a musical comedy and, despite its strong message
of acceptance and motherly love, it is incredibly funny and an absolute delight to experience — making it the
perfect early Mother’s Day gift for everyone in the entire family.”

HHS senior Annah Stang, who plays the role of Lowbutt and is president of Hartland Drama Club, agrees. “This
is a show that embodies not only the way we want the world to be, but also how we, as a club, are motivated to
appreciate everyone who is ‘different.’”

Continuing Hartland Drama Club’s tradition of excellence, “Honk!” showcases entertaining dances,
choreographed by Karen Whittaker, spectacular vocals, guided by HHS Director of Choirs Bailey Shepherd, and
an impressive orchestra pit, rehearsed by HHS Director of Bands Brad Laibly and conducted by Shepherd.
Hatch a plan to attend this touching musical with plenty of heart — you’ll be glad you did!

Tickets are available online at www.hartlanddramaclub.com and at the door. Individual tickets purchased
in advance are $16 for adults and $14 for students, children and seniors. Tickets purchased at the door are
$18 for adults and $16 for students, children and seniors. Group rates are also available.
For more information, contact Scott Usher at 810-626-2360 or via e-mail at scottusher@hartlandschools.us.

“HONK!” CAST INCLUDES: David Samson as Ugly; Makenna Usher as Ida; Travis Palmer as Drake; Alayna
Miller as Fluff; Jadyn Savage as Beaky; Jimmie Wirt as Billy; Sienna Dietze as Downy; Carmen Pushman as Cat;
Sidney Furge (student director) as Maureen and Barnacles; Rachel Mah as Grace, Snowy and Mother Swan;
Preston Dixon as Turkey and Father Swan; Lauren Wilhelm as Henrietta; Laurel Comiskey as Jay Bird; Skye
Schlueter as Greylag; Makenna Kern as Dot; Christian Primm as Pinkfoot; Sarah Wright as Queenie; Annah Stang
as Lowbutt; Tommy Persons as Bullfrog; Ruby Landacre as Penny; and other members of Hartland Drama Club
in the talented ensemble.

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Cromaine District Library Appoints New Trustee

April 26, 2022

With the resignation of Kate DeRosier, the Cromaine District Library Board of Trustees has appointed Nancy Rosso to the vacated seat. Rosso is a frequent patron at the Library, and has been for over 40 years. Asked about her appointment, Rosso commented, “As the former director (now retired) of Livingston County United Way and before that the director of Livingston County Catholic Charities, I have a great appreciation for the significance of community services. The Cromaine Library is such an important part of the local culture and I am looking forward to serving as a member of its Board of Trustees!” Welcome to the board Nancy!

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Arlene Hovey Named HCS Support Person of the Year

April 6, 2022 –

Congratulations to Arlene Hovey the Hartland Schools 2022 Support Person of the Year.

Pictured from left to right:  Dave Minsker (Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction), Arlene Hovey (2022 Support Person of the Year), Scott VanEpps (Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Student Services, Lisa Archey (Food Service Director), Chuck Hughes (Superintendent)

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Theresa Smith Named Hartland Consolidated Schools Teacher of the Year for 2022

April 6, 2022 – Congratulations to Theresa Smith, Spanish teacher at Hartland Middle School, on being named the 2022 Hartland Consolidated Schools Teacher of the Year! Smith has been teaching since 1997, starting her career in Goodrich. She began teaching in Hartland during the 2010-2011 school year. While in Hartland, she has always taught Spanish 1 to eighth graders at the middle school. Her favorite part of teaching is the variety of personalities that walk in the door every year. “It’s simultaneously a joy and a challenge,” she said. Something else she finds rewarding is attending graduation each year to see how much her former students have grown since 8th grade. When asked what she likes about teaching in Hartland, Smith replied, “I have a lot of respect and admiration for my colleagues. I have added tools to my teacher toolbox because of the time I’ve spent observing and working with fellow teachers. It’s humbling to be selected as teacher of the year in Hartland because it’s an honor from teachers to teachers.”

Many people in the community know Theresa, as she also has three children that have attended the HCS district, with her youngest still at the high school. Students eagerly greet her in the community with shouts of “Señora Smith.” Her bright smile and bubbly, infectious personality are what students, parents, and community members associate with her. From the entire community, thank you Señora Smith for your dedication to Hartland students and for challenging them with learning a new language every day!

Pictured presenting the award to Mrs. Smith from left to right, Chuck Hughes – HCS Superintendent, Jason Eaton – HEA Communications Director, Smith, and Laura Moore – HEA President.

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Coach Don Palmer Announces Retirement After Historic Season

March 25, 2022—

Hartland coach Don Palmer did something no one has done before—take a Hartland High School Varsity Girls Basketball team to the Division 1 championship game! In the end, the team ended up in second place, but that is an amazing feat for the man who took over the program that hadn’t won a district championship since 1991. Under his leadership, girl’s varsity won 11 district championships and 5 regional titles in 13 seasons. The Eagles record under Palmer was 255-58.

Coaching Hartland in the state Division 1 girls basketball championship game was the final act in a coaching career that began in Milford in 1974. Between the boys and girls basketball teams at Milford and Hartland, Palmer won 1,025 career games. He reached the regional championship game in 1979 and 2001 with Milford’s girls and in 1988 with the boys, but his greatest success would come later in his career when he arrived in Hartland.

The 71-year-old is looking forward to having a little bit of extra time to watch some of his athletes in action at the college level.  Many former players were quick to comment on Twitter how much Palmer meant to them and how much he will be missed. Thank you for your stellar leadership and unwavering commitment to Hartland athletes Coach!

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Hartland DECA Students Successful at State Competition

March 12, 2022—

The 2022 State Career Development Conference (SCDC) was March 10-12 in downtown Detroit and it was a big weekend for Hartland Advanced Marketing Students. Several Hartland High School DECA members are now heading to Atlanta in April for the International Career Development Conference. Hartland teacher Jamie Riley was also honored as a 30 year DECA Advisor. Hartland DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

International Qualifiers— 
Business Operations Research:
Chase Guelette and Julie Heslip

Buying and Merchandising Research:
Kate Jacobs and Annah Stang

Finance Operations Research:
Mia DeLaBarre, Alexis Harrier, Piper Hughes, and Kylie Swierkos

Sports and Entertainment Research:
Nevan Anderer and Bella Hammond

Hospitality and Tourism Research:
Taylor Morris

Business Solutions Project:
Madelyn Burris and Morgan Seog

Independent Business Plan:
Madeleine Wisniewski

Franchise Business Plan:
Paige Goode, Julia Harper, and Travis Palmer

School Based Enterprise:
Will Darish, Jack Hernandez, and Brett Bastonelli

Buying and Merchandising Research:
Allison Steffe

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Hartland Hockey is the D2 State Champions

March 12, 2022—

On Saturday, March 12, the Hartland Boys Varsity Hockey Team beat Trenton 3-2 in OT to bring home the D2 State Championship for the third time in the past five seasons. Congratulations also to the D2 State Tournament MVP, senior Ashton Trombley. It was also an amazing season in net for senior Kameron Ragon, who stopped 17 of 19 shots to finish the season with a 21-0 record. Ragon is a STATE CHAMPS! Michigan “Wall Award” finalist. The Eagles were 24-5 as a team this season.

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Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 4th Annual Black & Bling

March 4, 2022—

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce held it’s 4th Annual Black & Bling: Celebrating Women in Business event on March 4 at Crystal Gardens. The event began to celebrate International Women’s Day and to inspire women in Hartland with the stories of other successful women in the community! This year’s panelists were amazing and included Shelley Pies, Real Estate Professional Exp Realty – The Lux Group; June Wilson, Research Administrator-Division of Nephrology at University of Michigan; Heidi Scheer, 2021 Mrs. Worldwide and International Speaker.

The presenting sponsor for the event was LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC and the dessert sponsor was Fountain of Youth Skin Renewal Centre. The table sponsors graciously donated all the beautiful centerpieces for a raffle and Kenny Privett Productions served as emcee. This year’s 2022 Queen of Bling was also crowned. Stay up to date with the Chamber on their website: www.hartlandchamber.org

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Hartland High Choir Students Headed to State Solo & Ensemble

March 7, 2022—

Hartland High School Choir Program recently sent two ensembles and five soloists to District Solo & Ensemble Festival in Milford. All seven received Excellent scores and qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Festival the weekend of March 18/19. Hartland Choirs are under the direction of Ms. Bailey Shepherd. Those attending the State Festival will be performing their selections at the Festival Spring Concert on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 pm in Hartland High School’s Auditorium. The public is welcome and invited to attend. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased using the button below.

 

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