Sunday, December 27, 2015

Fowlerville District Library Events

   All Programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents only unless otherwise stated.
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Congratulations to all the Summer Readers! Kids read 2,528 books! Teens read 21,075 pages! Adults read 55 books! We are very proud of all our readers and hope you had a blast at this year’s Summer Reading Program!

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Livingston County Master Plan Photo Contest now going on

    The Livingston County Planning Department is pleased to announce a photo contest for the new Livingston County Master Plan that is currently being prepared. A County Master Plan is a big-picture, county-wide approach to land use planning that focuses on the built environment and natural environment in Livingston County and how we protect our current land use resources while preparing for future growth. For further information on this planning process please see our website at: www.livgov/planning and join us in this fun way to get involved in the creative process of crafting this new master plan!!    

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Fowlerville High School News

Fowlerville High School athletes invited to Physical Night on August 1    Fowlerville High School is holding its Physical Night on August 1, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Cost $25.00 – Cash or Checks (payable to: Fowlerville Community Schools) 
     Please enter near the Tennis Court. Pick up will be in the bus lot between FHS and FJHS.  Please pick up a physical form in the athletic office or download from Have the front filled out and 3 signatures by your parent or guardian prior to the physical night.







Family Emergency Readiness Expo being held on Sept. 10 in Howell
    Free admission, free parking and free tours of the U of M survival jet, helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances and Sheriff Command Vehicles at the Family Emergency Readiness EXPO on 9/10/16 in honor of National Preparedness Month.   
     The EXPO is the largest educational and informational event in Michigan helping citizens to cope, survive and prevail over natural and man-made disasters. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at 1911 Tooley Road, Howell [map at] at the new & impressive Liv Co Public Safety Complex. 
    Speakers and topics include: What do mom's put in their 72 hour kit?;What to do in a electric black out?; How to build a better first aid kit; First steps to readiness; A simple family disaster plan; How to survive an active shooter; Avoid road rage& car jackings; Communication is worth more than gold in a disaster; What to do when the toilets won't flush; A mom's disaster plan; How to cope with a natural gas cut off; How to ready your pets and livestock; Women, Refuse to be a victim; self defense; Fire will hurt you, smoke will kill you faster; Red Cross; Consumers Power, DTE Energy; Michigan State Police, Sheriff Bob Bezotte; NRA; Therese Cremonte, Emergency Manager; LivCo Health Dept; Fire Chief Andy Pless; Ken Zichi Ham radio club; John Watters, Liv Co EMS; face painting for kids, gun raffle and vendors offering food, products and services to cope, survive and prevail. 
    The reality is no government can rescue you for about 5 to 10 days after a disaster so you better be self sufficient on your own. ready 

Fowlerville High School News

Livingston Democrats endorse Veterans Millage on Aug. 2 ballot
    Livingston County Democrats have gone on record in support of the proposed millage to support veterans services in the county that will appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot.
    The party’s executive committee unanimously approved a resolution in support of the .139 mill operating millage at its June meeting, but the party added a provision to its support.
    “We urge voters to approve this tax increase so that the needs of the more than 12,300 veterans in the county can be met, but we also think that the downtown development authorities in the county should contribute more to veterans services,” said Judy Daubenmier, Livingston County Democratic Party chair.
    “Under Michigan law, DDAs receive a portion of any millage,” Daubenmier noted. “But this millage is a surprise to the community and represents a windfall to the DDAs. We think it’s appropriate that the DDAs return their share of the millage to Livingston County Veterans Services so that the agency can provide services to more veterans. We think such a pledge by the DDAs will increase the chances of passage and reassure voters who always have questions about why the DDAs are allowed to receive a portion of any millage.”
    The unanticipated millage was brought on by an opinion by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette that was requested by state Sen. Joe Hune. The opinion suggested that a millage currently being levied for aid to indigent veterans under PA214 of 1899 violated the Headlee Amendment. The opinion jeopardized the county’s ability to continue collecting taxes specifically for veterans, making the millage election necessary.
    The six-year millage amounts to $13.90 a year for the owner of a home with a market value of $200,000. “That’s a small price to pay for the service rendered to the nation by our veterans,” Daubenmier said in urging support for the millage.
    Veterans services currently are funded with a combination of the Veterans Relief millage required by the 1899 law and money from the county’s general fund. The operating millage will free up money in the county’s general fund while giving the Veterans’ Services Department a dedicated revenue source. At the same time, the funding will be more flexible since services under the 1899 law were targeted at indigent veterans.
    At least 19 other counties fund veterans services through an operations millage







Williamston Theatre ends their 10th season with a new play 
    Mid-Michigan’s award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, heads to the lake for the World Premiere of Summer Retreat by Annie Martin.   Performances begin Thursday, July 14 and run through Sunday, August 21.  Tickets for this madcap comedy are now on sale.
    Summer Retreat begins with five Preview performances starting Thursday, July 14.  During the first four Previews audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director following each performance.  The Official Opening Night is Friday, July 22 at 8PM with the show scheduled to run through Sunday, August 21.  Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8PM and Sunday matinees at 2PM with additional 3PM matinees on Saturdays starting July 23.
    Three friends from college days long ago come back together at the cottage where they spent their summers. However, instead of a sweet reunion, this gathering degrades into chaos and comedy. What happen when the bonds of friendship run as deep as family, but it’s a family you would like to strangle? This funny caper stretches the bonds of friendship and asks “how far are you willing to go for the people that hold your secrets.” (Contains mature language.)
   Michigan playwright Annie Martin returns to Williamston.  The Williamston Theatre has produced the World Premieres of Ms. Martin’s plays Maidens, Mothers and Crones: Voices from Women of the Midwest and Home: Voices from Families of the Midwest (both co-written with Suzi Regan), Oedipus (co-written with Tony Caselli), 10:53 and Flap.  Awards have included a Thespie Award and Pulsar Award for Best Original Script (Maidens, Mothers and Crones) and a 2011 Wilde Award for Best Drama (Oedipus).
   As part of our 10th Season Celebration we have added “Conversation Sundays” to each production.  The “Conversation Sunday” for Summer Retreat will be Sunday, August 7 starting a few minutes after the show ends.  You do not need to attend the show that day to participate in the “Conversation Sunday”.  We are still putting together the speakers for that day, but hope to include the playwright, cast and director.  Please call the theatre if you would like more details.






United Way Campaign

Carol Griffith & Rick Scofield to lead local United Way Campaign
   The Livingston County United Way is pleased to announce that Carol Griffith is joining Rick Scofield, as co-chairperson for Livingston County United Way’s 2016 annual fundraising campaign. Griffith is the co/owner and vice president of Griffith Realty in Brighton, and Vice Chairperson of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. Scofield is chairman of May and Scofield Limited, and current chairperson of the Livingston County Economic Development Council.
     “Carol and Rick are outgoing and involved local leaders who bring much enthusiasm and love for our community to our efforts,” said Dan Danosky, 2016 United Way President. “Both are tremendously community-minded and want the very best for Livingston County families. We are excited to have them sharing this key leadership role.”
    Around 200 local companies and organizations support their employees contributing to the Livingston County United Way, through payroll deduction and other means. Numerous partner companies provide match dollars to their employee contributions.
    “Annual campaigns are a longstanding tradition that invests dollars to address the most pressing area needs, through programs and initiatives that are vetted for using resources wisely and show proven success,” Danosky further explained. “Our focus is to see sustainable change take place via the valuable gifts made by our donors.”
   In addition to the co-chairpersons, the Campaign Cabinet includes representatives from local businesses and county offices that run campaigns. Together they help distribute support materials and keep strong relationships with partner companies. 
   To learn more about becoming a partner company or running a workplace campaign, contact Jeanne Clum, Livingston County United Way Development / Marketing Director at or call 810-494-3000. Additional information is available at

  Carol Griffith and Rick Scofield are the co-chairs of the upcoming United Way Campaign.





Backpacks for Kids Project

LESA gearing up for annual “Backpacks for Kids” Project 
    The Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) is gearing up for the 15th annual “Backpacks for Kids” project. The goal of this project is to provide Livingston County students whose families are experiencing financial difficulties with basic school supplies at no cost.
    Last year over 1,000 Livingston County students received backpacks filled with basic school supplies. Livingston County residents were very generous in their support of this project. Donations were received from individuals, local businesses and community groups.
   We welcome donations for the 2016 LESA “Backpacks for Kids” project. You may drop off items or monetary donations at the Livingston Educational Service Agency, located at 1425 W. Grand River Avenue, in Howell, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. throughout the summer.
    For a list of collection sites, please visit our and click on Parents & Community.  If your organization is interested in becoming a collection site, please contact Judy Paulsen at 
    The distribution date is August 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the LESA Education Center.  Our Connect for Kids event will run the same day starting at 5:00 p.m.
    For additional information, please call our Hot Line at (517) 540-6833.













Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars’ being held 
at Howell City Park in coming weeks
    ‘Movies Under the Stars’ is being held every other Friday at Howell City Park. Movies begin at dusk.   Friday, July 8th - Jurassic World (Rated PG-13)   Friday, July 22nd - Inside Out - Sponsored by Citizen’s Insurance (Rated PG)     Friday, August 5th - The Good Dinosaur (Rated PG)    Cost: FREE
  Site: Howell City Park, 404 Thompson St.