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Update from the HACC as They Celebrate 25 Years

July 26, 2021 - The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Director Katie Chuba gives...
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Update from the HACC as They Celebrate 25 Years

Update from HCS Superintendent Chuck Hughes on 2021 Bond Projects

July 5, 2021 - Join the Hartland Living Community Conversation with Hartland Consolidated Schools Superintendent Chuck Hughes as he gives...
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Update from HCS Superintendent Chuck Hughes on 2021 Bond Projects

Cromaine Summer Concert Series on Tuesday Nights Beginning June 29!

June 6, 2021 - Cromaine Library's Summer Concert Series is back for the 13th year! The concerts are on the...
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Cromaine Summer Concert Series on Tuesday Nights Beginning June 29!

Cromaine Invites the Community to Participate in the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge

June 1, 2021 - Cromaine District Library is inviting the community to register for the Tails & Tales Summer Reading...
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Cromaine Invites the Community to Participate in the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge

Hartland Consolidated Schools Offering Virtual Summer Online Courses

April 1, 2021 - Hartland Consolidated Schools is offering virtual summer classes for high school students, May 28 - August...
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Hartland Consolidated Schools Offering Virtual Summer Online Courses

Update from the HACC as They Celebrate 25 Years

July 26, 2021 – The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Director Katie Chuba gives an update on the events happening for the rest of 2021. If you do business in Hartland, don’t miss these events for networking, information, support and more! For the full calendar and details, visit the Chamber’s website at hartlandchamber.org today.

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Update from HCS Superintendent Chuck Hughes on 2021 Bond Projects

July 5, 2021 – Join the Hartland Living Community Conversation with Hartland Consolidated Schools Superintendent Chuck Hughes as he gives an update on the work taking place around the district during the summer thanks to the 2020 Bond. View the video at https://bit.ly/HCSconversationJuly2021.
For even more photos and dates, check out the presentation that was given at the June HCS Board of Education meeting below.

 

Board Presentation

Cromaine Summer Concert Series on Tuesday Nights Beginning June 29!

June 6, 2021 – Cromaine Library’s Summer Concert Series is back for the 13th year! The concerts are on the South Lawn on Tuesday nights from June 29 through August 3. Cromaine’s Community Relations Manager Pam Holtz can’t wait to welcome the community for live music, “With vaccination numbers on the rise and the CDC’s encouraging guidance on outdoor events, we are excited to be bringing back some of our best bands to Cromaine’s South Lawn! There’s plenty of space to comfortably maintain social distance and enjoy the music, so if you weren’t able to join in the fun last year, please consider stopping by. We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces!”

Along with music, each week a new food truck is on the lawn with food for purchase. Additionally, a concession with sweet treats will benefit the Cromaine Scholarship fund or a local non-profit group. “The first concert will be special as well because we invited the two winners of our Cromaine Scholarships to present them with their awards and to recognize their achievements in front of the community,” said Director Mallorie DeVilbiss. 

On concert nights, gather at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7:00 pm and continues to 8:30 pm. Rain location called by 5:00 pm on Cromaine Library’s website WWW.CROMAINE.ORG or Cromaine’s Facebook page. Concerts are a family-friendly event–don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or a blanket.

July 27: Fast Eddie’s Band–rock ‘n roll and blues. Food Truck–Sup Dogs
August 3: Magic Bus Band–the songs…the look…the feel of the Woodstock Era. Food Truck: Hickory BBQ & Grill
June 29: The George Brothers–a great mix of the music you love from over the decades. Food Truck–D&W Street Eatery
July 6: Just Around the Corner–the local band we love playing bluegrass, old rock, gospel, and more. Food Truck–Captain’s Wööd Fired Pies
July 13: The Byron Legacy Show–the voices of Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Karen Carpenter and more. Food Truck–D&W’s Street Eatery
July 20: Alan Turner–high energy country with a pumping rock ‘n roll sound. Food Truck–Tony Sacco’s pizza (get a slice when you make a donation to the LESA Backpacks for Kids!)

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Cromaine Invites the Community to Participate in the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge

June 1, 2021 –

Cromaine District Library is inviting the community to register for the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge! Patrons can register online at www.cromaine.org or in person at the Library. Log your reading from June 1 through August 5 and complete fun activities for chances to win prizes. Grand prizes include gift cards to some of your favorite local stores and restaurants, including Black Rock Bar & Grill, Dairy Queen, the Detroit Zoo, Mackle’s, Target and more, plus themed prize packs filled with fun.

The Summer Reading Challenge for 2021 has fun new activities and prizes, including gift cards for $15-25 and prize packs filled with art supplies, unicorn themed items, and more. When asked about this year’s challenge, Youth Services Manager Marta Jackson added, “The best part is you can read whatever and whenever you want!  Some of the challenges kids and teens can find when they log into their reading log are a Read To Your Pet Photo Contest, Design a New Animal art project, and more. We’re excited to see what they come up with!”

Join the SRC Here

Hartland Consolidated Schools Offering Virtual Summer Online Courses

April 1, 2021 – Hartland Consolidated Schools is offering virtual summer classes for high school students, May 28 – August 6, 2021 from anywhere–you control the time, place, and pace! HCS wants to help students recover lost credit. Students in need of credit recovery may be eligible for free tuition. Why enroll? Accelerate your learning, satisfy a prerequisite for Honors/AP, explore a new interest, recover lost credit, or finish Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements. Students can choose from over 150 classes that range from core requirements to CTE, electives and AP courses. Students read, watch, interact and submit instructional content on the online systems. You must have reliable access to the internet to participate.
For course questions, contact Hartland Virtual Academy Principal Nicole Conley at nicoleconley@hartlandschool.us. For registration questions, contact Community Education Director Carol Hayes at carolhayes@hartlandschools.us. The summer registration form is available below or on the Community Ed, HCS, and Alternative Ed websites.

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Shari Russano named 2021 Hartland Consolidated Schools Teacher of the Year

March 25, 2021 – Congratulations to Shari Russano, art teacher at Lakes Elementary, on being named the 2021 Hartland Consolidated Schools Teacher of the Year! Parents filled the original Facebook post with well-wishes and congratulations. One parent said, “My favorite is the extra touch she did for parents by saving a piece of art work she did yearly with the students, and presented the packet to the parents at the 4th grade farewell. 8 years later it’s still a favorite memory.” Another exclaimed that Mrs. Russano is still one of her child’s favorite teachers. Yet another said, “Thank you for bringing art to my son and all the Hartland Schools community.” From the entire community, thank you Mrs. Russano for your dedication to Hartland students and inspiring them to be creative every day!

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

Hartland Consolidated Schools

Cromaine Library Excited to Participate in 17th Livingston Reads

March 1, 2021 –
Cromaine Library is once again participating in Livingston Reads: One Book, One Community. The 2021 book is “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Michele Richardson. This best-selling novel is inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the Kentucky Pack Horse library service.  Cromaine is hosting several virtual programs, including “The Great Depression & the New Deal”; “Video: The Blue Fugates: Eastern Kentucky’s Most Colorful Family”; “Delicious Kentucky Heritage Foods For Your Soul! with The Great Foodini” and the culminating event for all six libraries a virtual author visit with Kim Michele Richardson on April 8 at 7:00 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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HACC Take Out Take Over to Wrap Up at LaFontaine Cadillac

March 1, 2020 –

The successful 8 week Take Out Take Over campaign culminates on Wednesday, March 10 from Noon to 1:00 pm! To celebrate, grab your lunch from Hickory BBQ & Grill at the LaFontaine Cadillac dealership. Those registered for the free lunches (sorry–all are claimed!) are welcome to pick up their lunch and stay and mingle. If you didn’t get one of the free meals, you are invited to purchase a lunch from the food truck and mingle in the parking lot as well.

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC teamed up to do Hartland’s first Take Out Take Over! Beginning January 8, residents registered to get a free lunch for 8 Wednesdays in a row from a participating Hartland restaurant. The lunches kicked off Wednesday, January 20 at Tony Sacco’s of Hartland. Katie Chuba, HACC Director, said the campaign was about promoting restaurants, community unity, and inspiring others to support local business and the economy. LaFontaine sponsored the lunch giveaways and gave away a special gift each week as well. “When the HACC approached us for this giveback, we jumped in quickly!” said Karla Griscom of LaFontaine.

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Rob Jellison, WHMI Making the Grade Teacher

February 19, 2021

Congratulations to Hartland Middle School science teacher Rob Jellison on being selected a 2021 WHMI Making the Grade Winner! Rob was nominated by parent Christine Taube who said, “He is a fierce advocate for every one of his students. He recognizes their inner strengths and appreciates them.”

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HACC and LaFontaine Cadillac Partner to Host Take Out Take Over

January 8, 2020 –

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC have teamed up to do Hartland’s first Take Out Take Over! Beginning January 8, residents can register to get a free lunch for 7 Wednesdays in a row from a participating Hartland restaurant. The lunches kick-off Wednesday, January 20 at Tony Sacco’s of Hartland. Katie Chuba, HACC Director, felt “this is the time we need to support our local businesses, especially restaurants. This campaign is about promoting restaurants, community unity, and inspiring others to support local business and the economy.” LaFontaine is sponsoring the lunch giveaways and will be there each week with a special gift as well. “When the HACC approached us for this giveback, we jumped in quickly!” said Karla Griscom of LaFontaine.

Hurry to be one of the first 30 registered for each week! Local restaurants include: Tony Sacco’s, Big Boy of Hartland, Wings Etc, Hartland Brewing Co, Culvers, Mackle’s Table & Taps, and Black Rock. Each week you may select the lunch option you prefer.

If you don’t get in, don’t worry, you can support these restaurants by placing orders for carryout at your convenience!

Register Here

Cromaine Library Returns to Curbside Service Only

November 18, 2020 –

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area, Cromaine District Library is stepping back to curbside-only service, effective Wednesday, November 18. Curbside service is available for people to pick up checked out materials from their own car. Many of the programs normally offered will continue to be virtual and a complete calendar of events is available on the library website, including many Take-Home Kits for all ages!

To use the curbside service, the patron should place holds using WWW.CROMAINE.ORG and the “Login” feature in the upper right hand corner or contact the library at 810-632-5200 with materials they wish to reserve. Full instructions on Curbside Service are also available on the library’s website. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am – 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. When Cromaine is closed, the materials return, wireless in the parking lot and virtual library services on Cromaine’s website are all available.

I know this is disappointing, but I feel that it’s important to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease in our community. I’m glad that technology gives us the ability to continue providing materials and programs during this time,” Mallorie DeVilbiss, Cromaine Director, said. 

Curbside Service Instructions

Hartland Township Board of Trustees Swears in Two New Members

November 17, 2020 –

At the November 17 Board of Trustees meeting, Hartland Township swore in two new Board members, Summer McMullen and Denise O’Connell. A big “thank you” goes out to Joe Colaianne and Glenn Harper, who have served as Hartland Township Trustees for 16 and 13 years, respectively. A special thanks to Judge Michael P. Hatty for performing the ceremony.

Board of Trustees

Hartland’s Polar Express Day Transitions to a “Drive-thru Experience” for 2020! 

November 15, 2020 –

Hartland’s Polar Express Day is chugging on for 2020! The popular community event, that began in 2013, is transitioning to a “Drive-thru Experience” this year to allow for proper social distancing, while still bringing the magic of the holidays to the Village of Hartland. 

Participants are encouraged to wear their best pajamas and decorate their car to look like a train to slowly chug through the historic Village of Hartland to encounter the sights and sounds of the holiday season, including a real reindeer, Santa, carolers and surprises around every corner! This community event is offered for free and no advance registration is required.

Cromaine Library Community Relations Manager, Pam Holtz, said “If there was ever a year that needed extra holiday magic, it’s 2020! We knew the safest way to bring joy during this year’s Polar Express event would be offering a drive-thru experience, and we’re so grateful for all of the work and dedication that has made this happen.”

The event, which runs from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, takes place along a route that begins at the Hartland High School parking lot off of Dunham Road and winds its way to Crouse Road and eventually Hartland Road to School Road, which will be closed to non-event traffic the morning and early afternoon of December 12. The route will take about 30 minutes to traverse and participants are required to remain in their vehicles for the duration of this event.  

“Hartland’s Polar Express Day is truly a community-led event,” said Marta Jackson, Cromaine Library’s Youth Services Manager. “The Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority and the Livingston County Sheriff offer their traffic control expertise, local business leaders contribute resources and entertainment, Hartland students and other community groups volunteer their time; all to celebrate a great book and bring joy to our community. It’s a delight to see the creativity and effort these community partners have put into reimagining this event to allow it to go forward in a safe and responsible manner. We hope the community has as much fun experiencing it as we’ve had planning it.”

The event has activities inspired by the 1985 children’s book, The Polar Express published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which was written and illustrated by Grand Rapids native and University of Michigan graduate Chris Van Allsburg. 

Thank you to our supporting sponsors Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority, Hartland United Football Club, Jellison CPA, Michigan Financial Planning, Universal Credit Services, MIT Dance Studio, Beauchamp Water and Village Real Estate Group.

Visit the Polar Express Website

2020 Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year is Meghan Glabach

October 12, 2020 –

Congratulations to Meghan Glabach, Hartland Living’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year! Other nominees included Jake Andrews, Connie Brinkerhoff, Marc Cope, Tom Hermann, Jennifer McGovern, Michelle Nist, and Robyn Woolf.

The Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year is an initiative of Hartland’s Partners in Progress, a joint venture between Hartland Consolidated Schools, Cromaine District Library, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartland Township.

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Hartland Living is Seeking Votes for 2020 Volunteer of the Year

September 7, 2020 –

We Need Your Help!

There are eight amazing nominees for Volunteer of the Year, and now we need your vote! Public voting takes place September 7 – 21, 2020.
Read about each one and cast your vote carefully, as only one vote per voter is allowed. Voting is not anonymous (your email address verifies your one vote).

The winner of the Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year award is decided by equal votes from Hartland’s Partners in Progress (Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce; Hartland Consolidated Schools; Cromaine District Library; Hartland Township), and from the public voting ONLINE.

The Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year is an initiative of Hartland’s Partners in Progress, a joint venture between Hartland Consolidated Schools, Cromaine District Library, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartland Township.

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