Hartland Living Needs Your Vote for the 2021 Volunteer of the Year

September 6, 2021 - We Need Your Help! There are six amazing nominees for Volunteer of the Year, and now...
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Hartland Living Needs Your Vote for the 2021 Volunteer of the Year

Cromaine Library Encourages Community to Card Up in September!

September 1, 2021 - Cromaine Library is encouraging community members of all ages to Card Up! to Explore Cromaine and...
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Cromaine Library Encourages Community to Card Up in September!

Hartland Living Seeking Volunteer of the Year Nominations for 2021

August 09, 2021 – It’s time to nominate the outstanding volunteers you know for Hartland Living’s Volunteer of the Year...
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Hartland Living Seeking Volunteer of the Year Nominations for 2021

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

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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HHS Computer and Technical Education Teacher Anne Hasseld named the MiSTEM Teacher of the Year

February 28, 2020 –
Mrs. Hasseld was nominated for this prestigious award for the continuous, positive impact she has on her students and Hartland High School, as well as the impact she’s had on encouraging young women to get involved in STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Anne is also the co-advisor of the Hartland Women in Technology Club, which competes at events around the metro area, as well as travels to Hartland elementary schools to show students how to program. Hartland Women in Technology is currently building a fully automated PowerWheels Jeep that will be programmed to go forward, backward, and make turns all on its own!

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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


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!

View the Directory Online

Hartland SOUP coming to Winterfest February 8

January 27, 2020 – Pay $5 at the door for soup, salad, dessert and a drink and after hearing 4 amazing project proposals for the Hartland community, vote on which project gets the cash collected from the meal!  Held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 12701 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353. Register at bit.ly/Winterfest2020SOUP

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Hartland Towship Seeking Full-time Public Works Operator

August 26, 2019 – Looking for a new career? Hartland Township is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Public Works Operator in our growing community.

To Apply: Download the Hartland Township Job Application and email it to DPW@hartlandtwp.com, or return a printed hard copy to Hartland Township Hall, located at 2655 Clark Road, Hartland, MI.

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State of the Township Address “Future is Bright”

October 7, 2019 –
The 5th annual State of the Township address, which was held at the Emagine movie theater Monday, provided insight into the moving parts and plans for the municipality. Township Supervisor Bill Fountain gave the address and the Partners in Progress announced the 2019 Hartland Living Volunteer as Karen Quinn.

Highlights of the event included two videos. An update of the Retail Analysis performed by nationally-renowned analyst Bob Gibbs and the Volunteer of the Year announcement, also featuring all of the nominees.

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Hartland Township Seeking a Receptionist

December 10, 2019 –

Want to contribute to the friendly reputation of the Hartland community?  You’ll by the welcoming face and voice of Township Hall.  You’ll contribute to the success of all departments and functions, and you’ll have at least one year of secretarial or office clerical experience. If interested, send your resume by January 6, 2020 to Hartland Township Project Coordinator, 2655 Clark Road, Hartland MI 48353 or via email to akumar@hartlandtwp.com.


Job Description Here

Hartland SOUP holding a Special Outdoor Version

September 10, 2020-

COVID-19 caused two different SOUP events to be canceled in April and July of 2020, but that’s not keeping the organization from continuing planning events to give micro-grants to community organizations and businesses. The next SOUP is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 pm on Cromaine District Library’s South Lawn. Community organizations and businesses submit proposals, and if selected, present at the SOUP in hopes of winning the votes of those in attendance. Stefanie Furge, SOUP coordinator, said “This SOUP is really special because the presenter with the most votes is guaranteed to win a minimum of $1,000. Due to the two canceled SOUPs, we have two $500 Heartland Foundation Grants, that weren’t used in April and July, to start the prize pot at an amazing level! We can have 100 in attendance at SOUP and we ask everyone that attends for a $5 donation. If we can fill the lawn, that is an additional $500 that goes to the winning proposal. We also have an anonymous donor that matches the money brought in at the door and that money (hopefully $500 as well!) will be split between the non-winning presenters. It’s a win-win for everyone selected to present!” The deadline for submitting a proposal for consideration is Thursday, September 17, so enter soon.

Here are the important details about the September 24 SOUP:

1) The starting prize is $1,000 – YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT! How do you get a chance at that? Submit a proposal form!
2) It’s still $5 for food and a vote, but there won’t be a meal, rather a yummy Michigan donut served with either cider or coffee!
3) You will need to bring your own chairs.
4) Due to occupancy restrictions, the maximum number allowed is 100, so you must RSVP.

Any other questions? Email hartlandsoup@gmail.com

SOUP Details

Hartland Living Website Now Features a Directory

September 5, 2019 – Find listings for Government, Groups & Organizations, Parks & Recreation, Places of Worship, and Businesses on the new Hartland Living Directory at hartlandliving.com! The directory is aimed at locals and visitors to the community – showcasing everything Hartland has to offer and the higher quality of life in the area. Want to get your organization added or want to give corrections or additional information? Contact Amanda Wright at amandawright@hartlandschools.us. Are you a business owner? Contact the Hartland Chamber at info@hartlandchamber.org. There is no fee for directory inclusion or updates.


Hartland Living Directory

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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It’s Time to Nominate for the HACC Annual Awards

October 22, 2019 –

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC) Annual Awards is a celebration in recognition of people and businesses that have demonstrated unique vision, support and achievement in support of Hartland Living, the area economy, business community, and quality of life. We need your help to recognize our members who are truly making an impact and deserve to be honored and recognized.

The Hartland Chamber invites you to place your nomination for the Award Winning Categories noted below:

Categories include:
– New Member of the Year Award – (Business)
– Business Excellence Award – (Business)
– Business Advocate of the Year Award – (Individual or Business)
– Impact Award – Non-Profit of the Year Award
– Chamber Member of the Year – (Individual or Business)

Final candidates will be selected by the Awards Committee. Winners will be honored at HACC’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Annual Awards dinner January 30, 2020 at Dunham Hills Golf Club.

Nomination Form

Hartland Township Looks Back on 10 Years in a Hartland in Hindsight Series

August 25, 2020 –

Hartland is a “business-friendly, family-friendly, friendly-by-nature” community, but it didn’t wind up that way by accident. Look back on the past decade with a countdown of the 20 key successes, wins, and/or moments of insightful leadership from Hartland Township’s strategic plans. They say hindsight is 20/20, but we’d like to think–in hindsight–that our Township leaders have given us some strategic, visionary, “20/20” leadership over the past 10 years, from 2010 through 2020, a decade spanning periods of growth and recession alike.

See the Series Here