Saturday, October 31, 2020

 Gail Jennean Lange

   Gail Jennean Lange, 86, of Fowlerville, was born January 27,1934, the daughter of Troy and Lovisa Morin.  She passed away on October 27th, 2020.  

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Lange. She is survived by her children: Debora, Bradley (Julia), Stacey, and Kelli (Tim); 10 grandchildren,; and 17 great grandchildren. 

    She enjoyed water color painting, doing puzzles, and was a member of the Red Hat's.  She worked for Brighton Area Schools in several different positions until she retired.   

    The family will hold a Celebration of Life in the summer of 2021. There was a visitation at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville on Friday, October 30, from 3 to 7pm.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed  at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Jeane Ellen Todosciuk Klein

    At age 92 Jeane fell asleep in death on October 14th, 2020 at Ashley Care Center in Ashley MI where she resided. 

    Jeane was the daughter of Fred and Vera Brockmiller of Fowlerville MI.

     Jeane was preceded in death by her loving husband John Todosciuk and son  John Todosciuk (Jr). Jeane is survived by her estranged husband Merlan Klein and her children: Mary Didion, Mike (Rhonda) Todosciuk, Larry (Sandy) Todosciuk, Vera Todosciuk, 10 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. 

    Jeane is also survived by her 3 siblings: Fred (June) Brockmiller, Margaret Hoffman, and John (Arlene) Brockmiller. 

    Jeane will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her and is now in Jehovah God’s memory. 

    There will not be a memorial at this time, however there will be a celebration of Jeane’s life at the next family reunion. 

     In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. Cards may be sent to any of her children.

 June Gallup

    June Gallup, age 81 of Howell, passed away on October 26, 2019 at the Willows of Howell after a lengthy illness. She was born on September 8, 1938 in Howell, MI, the daughter of Claude E. and Helen E. (Gaffney) Gallup.  

     June graduated from Hartland High School in 1956.  She worked at Citizens Insurance Company for ten years before she left to become a police officer on the Howell City Police Department.  From there, she went to work as a Deputy for the Livingston County Sheriff Department until her retirement thirty years later. 

    June was a parishioner at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, MI.  She enjoyed gardening, coloring, and cooking for family friends.  She loved the dogs and cats she kept as pets throughout the years. The internet was a godsend to June, who loved ordering items through the mail.  To her many friends, she could indeed be generous to a fault. 

     June is survived by a sister, Mary Kroupa of Fowlerville, MI; a niece, Michelle Kroupa of Howell, MI; a nephew, Dan Kroupa of Novi, MI; along with several cousins.  June was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Claudia Gallup, and her niece, Lisa Kroupa.  There will be a private family internment at Lakeview Cemetery in Howell.  

     Donations in honor of June’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan or to the Livingston County Animal Shelter.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 ‘Surviving the Holidays’ Seminar offered by Grief Share on 

Nov. 18

      No matter how long it has been since your loved one has passed away, grief can make the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays a painful time.  But there is hope…

Family Impact Centers is offering this informative and encouraging video seminar that will help you get through your difficult times and discover new ways to enjoy the holidays again.  At this event, you will receive a booklet for notetaking that also contains valuable material for you to keep and put to use.   

     The seminar is free of charge and is being held on Wednesday, November 18th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Family Impact Wellness Center, located at 9430 W. Grand River Avenue just west of Fowlerville.  

For more information or to register, please call Barb at Family Impact Center (517-223-4428).  Deadline to sign up is Friday, November 13th.  Pre-registration is required.

 Fowlerville District Library Upcoming Programs

   All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Call (517) 223-9089 for more information, or checkout our Facebook Page.

    All programs will be held virtually via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube unless otherwise indicated.Program descriptions,  location, and details on how to register for each program are below.

    All programs require registration and is done by sending a Facebook Personal Message to the Library or by emailing to info@fowlervillelibrary.org, unless otherwise indicated. Zoom invitations will be sent out the day before the program date.

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Phone a Story and First Chapter Fridays: Available 24/7

Preschool - 12th Graders -Call 517-858-2700 anytime to hear a full children's story, or a sample of a J Fiction/Chapter book or YA/Teen novel. Recordings are changed every week.

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Reading to Bosco Through Zoom: Temporarily paused until further notice –He will be back soon.

All Ages- Read to Bosco on Zoom! You can now reserve a time for your child to read to Fowlerville District Library's therapy dog! Each child will be given a 15 minute time slot to read to Bosco and must be preregistered. Registration is needed each week and spots are limited. Zoom invites will be sent out on Fridays. This event reoccurs every Monday.

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Tea and Chocolate Writer’s Group: Continuing Wednesdays at 2:30pm through November 11–via–Zoom

Adults –This program currently meets online via Zoom and is open to new and experienced writers. Is your creative well running dry? Don’t know where to start? We take turns bringing in fun writing prompts at every meeting to get our creativity flowing. You will have a chance to talk to other writers, and If you want feedback on your work-in-progress this is the group for you!  Feel free to bring a 1-page sample of a current project if desired. Registration is required and this group meets every Wednesday. 

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Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners: Continuing Thursdays at 2:30pm through December 17–via –Zoom

6th-12th Graders - Are you new to the game Dungeons and Dragons? Come meet with the library and friends on Zoom to learn the basics to play, how to fill out your character sheet, rules, and to play a few short adventures. Register to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. This group is held on Thursdays, when school is in session.

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November is American Indian Heritage Month come into see our display.

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Thanksgiving Mat Project: Wednesday, November 11, at 5:30 pm via –Zoom 

K-5th Graders - Join the library on Zoom for a Thanksgiving mat project, fun, friends and stories. Register to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or at info@fowlervillelibrary.org.  Project kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Monday, November 9th.

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Button Christmas Tree Craft: Thursday November 12, at 5:30pm via –Zoom 

Adults -Join us on Zoom to make a unique button Christmas tree, with all the supplies included. Register in person or through curbside service with a five dollar deposit and an email address to secure your Zoom link. Craft kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Monday, November 9th. Registration is now open, required, and space is limited.

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Avenger Diamond Dots Sticker Craft: Monday, November 16, at 5:30pm via –Zoom

Join us on Zoom to create an Avengers Diamond Dot Sticker. Sign-up to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Project kits to do during the program will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Thursday, November 12th.

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Beyond the Book Series: The Time of the Butterflies: Thursday, November 19, at 6:30pm via—Zoom

Adults -  Read In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez with the Library, and participants signed up will get an opportunity to check out the movie to watch it at home. We will meet up virtually on Zoom to discuss the book and the movie. Registration is required with a $10 deposit and a valid email address, to receive a book and a Zoom link. Registration is done in person inside or through curbside service at the library. Books are limited and only available to one per household. 

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Opportunities to Give this Season

Livingston Women’s Club Giving Tree: Monday, November 16 thru Thursday, December 3

Help make the holiday brighter for someone else with the Livingston Women's Club Giving Tree. With LWC we are collecting gifts for adults and children in need.  Select a dove card from the display with a gift request, purchase it and bring the unwrapped gift back to library by December 3rd.

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Toys for Tots Drive: Friday, November 20 thru Friday, December 18

We are collecting toys for children and teens. Please bring your new, unwrapped toy to donate and drop it in our Toys for Tots box. 

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Food for Fines: Monday, November 30 thru Monday, December 14

We are collecting nonperishable unexpired food for the Impact Center. Each item donated equals $1 in current overdue fines removed from your account, up to $5. Donations are always welcome, even if you do not owe fines! Ask at the desk for details.

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Follow us on Facebook: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.Email any questions to:info@fowlervillelibrary.org

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FDL Update of Hours and Curbside Service

    The Fowlerville District Library building is open at regular hours and continuing to offer curbside service (highly recommended). In compliance with Emergency Order MCL 333.2253; face masks are required for all library patrons and staff as well as maintaining the social distancing of 6 feet. A limit of 12 patrons is allowed in the building at one time. Patrons entering the building are encouraged to make their visit as short as possible. In keeping with social distancing and cleaning guidelines, as well as to ensure the health and safety of FDL Patrons, the Library will have a limited number of computers available for patron use. There will be a strict time limit of one hour per day, per patron, for each computer. FDL’s Wi-Fi now reaches out in the side yard.

Monday-Thursday

9:30am – 7pm

Friday

9:30am – 5pm

Saturday

10am – 2pm

How to Use Curbside Service

    Step 1: You can make requests: by calling the Library directly, emailing us or make your holds through the FDL’s card catalog (Max 10 items)  --Not sure what you would like to read? Use our reader’s advisory at the desk, they can help! All you need is to give them a subject, author, or genre, and they will do the rest.

    Step 2: One hour after your request has been made, please come to the Library and park in the curbside pickup designated parking located in front of the side yard.

   Step 3: From your car, call the Library and someone will come out with your requested materials.

Step 4: Please present your library card or driver's license and your materials will be given to you. 

 Calvary  Baptist Church  says ‘Leaf it to Us!’ on Nov. 7

    We're here to help! Calvary Church of Webberville is launching a community wide service project on Saturday, Nov. 7.  We would like to share God's love by helping you!  All labor is free and we will do our best to provide basic supplies free of charge.  You may apply for assistance by calling the church office at 521-4700, texting Dave at (517) 480-4434, or by emailing info@webbervillechurch.org.       

     Due to limited resources, only residents with a 48892 zip code are eligible and priority given to the elderly and disabled.

    The following services will be provided:

   --Yard Work- Fall yard cleaning, raking, shrub trimming, edging, etc...

    --Gutter Cleanout- Single story homes only.

    --????????- Have something else that needs to be done? Let us know, we may be able to help.          

     If you don't need assistance but would like to join the work effort, we would love to have your help.  Give us a call at 521-4700, txt Dave at (517) 480- 4434 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

 Mary Amy (London) Ash

   Mary Amy (London) Ash, age 80 of Fowlerville, passed away on Monday October 19, 2020.  She was born in Ann Arbor, MI. Mary married Roland James Ash on June 27, 1959, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 2011.

    Mary is survived by her children, James (Lisa) Ash and Anne Hull; grandchildren, Allie, Tyler, Brandon, Harley; and great-grandchildren, Emelia, Kailey, Tessa, Hunter. 

   Mary is also survived by her sisters, Virginia London-Allen, Gertrude (Chuck) Collins, Janice (Rick) Shuey, Marjorie (Tom) Curry, and Jackie (Craig) Doyle, and her brother-in-law, Edward Dangler.

   Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her  parents, Arthur & Bessie London; Roland’s parents, Clarence & Viola Ash; sisters, Patricia London-Ash-Fear, Bonnie (Bob) Jenkins, Shirley (Harry) Vertz; brothers, Frank London and Hank (Laurie) London; and brother-in-law, Robert Ash.

    Viewing was held on Thursday, October 22, at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville, MI from 4 -7 pm. A graveside service took place on Friday at 10am, burial at 11am at Greenwood Cemetery, with Dylan Marsh as Celebrant.

   Pallbearers were Brandon Hull, Harley Hull, James Ash, Tyler Ash, Bobby Barker, Dustin Hornback, Dylan Marsh, Kalob Brown.  Arrangements were entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com 

 Marlana Marie (Cox) VanPatten

    Marlana Marie (Cox) VanPatten age 42 of Howell, MI died Sunday, October 18, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer with her family at her side.  Marlana was born on June 15, 1978 to Candice McFarlane and the late Wilbur Cox.

     HER FAMILY… Marlana is survived by the love of her life James L. VanPatten, Jr., daughter Maleena VanPatten and son Tyler VanPatten, her mother Candice McFarlane, grandmother Shirley McFarlane, aunt Marcia McFarlane, mother-in-law Patricia VanPatten. Marlana was preceded in death by her father Wilbur Cox, grandfather Donald McFarlane, father-in-law James L VanPatten, Sr., brother-in-law Chris VanPatten and uncle Jeffrey VanPatten.

     HER LEGACY… Marlana and James were married on July 3, 2003.  Together they enjoyed spending time with their children boating, fishing, cooking and dancing. Marlana’s family was her greatest treasure.  She also spent her time rescuing and finding homes for dogs through the Take My Paw animal rescue organization and adopting many fur babies as well.

    Marlana was a loving caring spiritual being. Mentor and teacher to everyone she came into contact with.

    A free spirit connected with nature. A true warrior and Patriot with her battle against chronic lyme disease and cancer.

      I would like to extend a special thanks to all that stood by her side to the end – Jim.

     HER RECEPTION OF FRIENDS…was held for Marlana on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 3 to 7 pm at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Take My Paw (PO Box 1091, Fowlerville, MI 48836) in memory of Marlana. 

 Judith Ellen (Brazier) Sitar

   Judith Ellen (Brazier) Sitar, 83 years old of Fowlerville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

    Born in Detroit Michigan on July 13, 1937.  A proud retired nurse (RN), wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Judith was preceded in death by her husband Jack R. Sitar whom she was married to for 39 years.

    Judith was a resident of Fowlerville for 45 years and she will be missed by her children: Mary Binetti  (Joe) of Howell, John Sitar of Fowlerville, and Jennifer Marquette (Bill) of Fowlerville, her; grandchildren: Michael Binetti, Marissa Trudeau (Christopher), and Lauren Marquette; and great grandson Axel Trudeau.  

    She has a brother Stanley W. Brazier and a sister Mary (Brazier) Digon and will be remembered by countless nieces and nephews. 

    She will be buried in a private ceremony.  In the spring the family will host a celebration of her life.  You may check the website at Herrmann Funeral Home, Fowlerville, MI for updates.

   If you would like to make a donation in Judy Sitar’s name, to either of the following organizations, please send to:

   ASHLEY COURT-BRIGHTON Alzheimer Assisted Living Facilty, 7400 Challis Road, Brighton MI 48816. Attn: Shannon Aldrich, or

   GRACE HOSPICE, 2205 Jolly Rd. Ste. C, Okemos MI 48864. Attn:  Amander Criner

    Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrrmannfuneralhome.com

Alba Aquilar

  Alba Aquilar, a former Fowlerville resident who lived on Crofoot Road, passed away last week from cornavirus. She resided in Missouri. 

   Alba was a graduate of Fowlerville High School and the foster child of Norman and June Teff. 

 Webberville United Methodist offering ‘drive thru’ Trick or Treating Oct. 31st

   Webberville United Methodist Church is offering a ‘drive thru’ Trick or Treating on Saturday, Oct. 31,  from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thy hope to see your little pumpkins and goblins there! 

 Fowlerville & Webberville establish Halloween hours, urge safety for those taking part in Trick or Treating

   The Villages of Fowlerville and Webberville have established the normal Halloween trick-or-treat hours at 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Other than that, the local municipalities don’t have any current authority on regulating the annual activity. Officials did urge those providing the treats, as well as those going door-to-door to adhere to the public safety guidelines that are in place. These include social distancing and wearing a face mask when in close proximity to others.

   One major difference from past holidays is that neither the Fowlerville Fire Department nor NIESA’s Webberville fire station will be hosting an open-house party with treats and refreshements due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current public-health restrictions on crowd sizes for indoor gatherings.

   The Fowlerville District Library has also hosted a Halloween event in the parking lot of their South Grand Avenue location the past two years, but this will not take place.

 Grief share offering ‘Surviving the Holidays’ Seminar at Impact Centers

    No matter how long it has been since your loved one has passed away, grief can make the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays a painful time.  But there is hope…

    Family Impact Centers is offering this informative and encouraging video seminar that will help you get through your difficult times and discover new ways to enjoy the holidays again.  At this event, you will receive a booklet for notetaking that also contains valuable material for you to keep and put to use.   

   The seminar is free of charge and is being held on Wednesday, November 18th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Family Impact Wellness Center, located at 9430 W. Grand River Avenue, just west of Fowlerville.  

    For more information or to register, please call Barb at Family Impact Center (517-223-4428).  Deadline to sign up is Friday, November 13th.  Pre-registration is required.

 Genesis House hosting Celebrity Server Fundraiser at Olden Days Cafe

   Genesis House will once again host a Celebrity Server Fundraiser at the Olden Days CafĂ©. The event will be on Saturday, Oct. 31, with excellent food served by local celebrities.  To promote safety, we are encouraging participants to order carry-out and get their food delivered curbside.  Tips to these celebrities will go towards Genesis House, a program of Livingston County Community Mental Health that serves men and women who are recovering from mental illness.

   The celebrities include Livingston County Community Mental Health Executive Director Connie Conklin, Former Sherriff Bob Bezotte, and WHMI New Director Jon King.

     Gift baskets for Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Fowlerville Gladiators will be available for a silent auction.

    The event is from 8am-2pm.  Please call (517) 223-8090 to place your order

 Fowlerville District Library Upcoming Programs

   All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Call (517) 223-9089 for more information, or checkout our Facebook Page.

   All programs will be held virtually via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube unless otherwise indicated.Program descriptions,  location, and details on how to register for each program are below.

    All programs require registration and is done by sending a Facebook Personal Message to the Library or by emailing to info@fowlervillelibrary.org, unless otherwise indicated. Zoom invitations will be sent out the day before the program date.

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Phone a Story and First Chapter Fridays: Available 24/7

Preschool - 12th Graders -Call 517-858-2700 anytime to hear a full children's story, or a sample of a J Fiction/Chapter book or YA/Teen novel. New recordings will be available every week.

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Reading to Bosco Through Zoom: Temporarily paused until further notice –He will be back soon.

All Ages- Read to Bosco on Zoom! You can now reserve a time for your child to read to Fowlerville District Library's therapy dog! Each child will be given a 15 minute time slot to read to Bosco and must be preregistered. Registration is needed each week and spots are limited. Zoom invites will be sent out on Fridays. This event reoccurs every Monday.

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Tea and Chocolate Writer’s Group: Continuing Wednesdays at 2:30pm through November 11–via–Zoom

Adults –This program currently meets online via Zoom and is open to new and experienced writers. Is your creative well running dry? Don’t know where to start? We take turns bringing in fun writing prompts at every meeting to get our creativity flowing. You will have a chance to talk to other writers, and If you want feedback on your work-in-progress this is the group for you!  Feel free to bring a 1-page sample of a current project if desired. Registration is required and this group meets every Wednesday. 

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Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners: Continuing Thursdays at 2:30pm through December 17–via –Zoom

6th-12th Graders - Are you new to the game Dungeons and Dragons? Come meet with the library and friends on Zoom to learn the basics to play, how to fill out your character sheet, rules, and to play a few short adventures. Register to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. This group is held on Thursdays,when school is in session.

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Thanksgiving Mat Project: Wednesday,November 11, at 5:30pm /via –Zoom 

K-5th Graders - Join the library on Zoom for a Thanksgiving mat project, fun, friends and stories. Register to secure your Zoom linkthrough Facebook PM with your email address or at info@fowlervillelibrary.org.  Project kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Monday, November 9th.

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Button Christmas Tree Craft: Thursday November 12, at 5:30pm via –Zoom 

Adults -  Join us on Zoom to make a unique button Christmas tree, with all the supplies included. Register in person or through curbside service with a five dollar deposit and an email address to secure your Zoom link. Craft kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Monday, November 9th. Registration is now open, required, and space is limited.

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Avenger Diamond Dots Sticker Craft: Monday, November 16, at 5:30pm via –Zoom

Join us on Zoom to create an Avengers Diamond Dot Sticker. Sign-up to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Project kits to do during the program will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Thursday, November 12th.

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Beyond the Book Series: The Time of the Butterflies: Thursday, November 19, at 6:30pm via—Zoom

Adults -  Read In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez with the Library, and participants signed up will get an opportunity to check out the movie to watch it at home. We will meet up virtually on Zoom to discuss the book and the movie. Registration is required with a $10 deposit and a valid email address, to receive a book and a Zoom link. Registration is done in person inside or through curbside service at the library. Books are limited and only available to one per household. 

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Opportunities to Give this Season

Livingston Women’s Club Giving Tree: Monday, November 16 thru Thursday, December 3

Help make the holiday brighter for someone else with the Livingston Women's Club Giving Tree. With LWC we are collecting gifts for adults and children in need.  Select a dove card from the display with a gift request, purchase it and bring the unwrapped gift back to library by December 3rd.

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Toys for Tots Drive: Friday, November 20 thru Friday, December 18

We are collecting toys for children and teens. Please bring your new, unwrapped toy to donate and drop it in our Toys for Tots box.

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Follow us on Facebook: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.Email any questions to:info@fowlervillelibrary.org

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FDL Update of Hours and Curbside Service

    The Fowlerville District Library building is open at regular hours and continuing to offer curbside service (highly recommended). In compliance with Emergency Order MCL 333.2253; face masks are required for all library patrons and staff as well as maintaining the social distancing of 6 feet. A limit of 12 patrons is allowed in the building at one time. Patrons entering the building are encouraged to make their visit as short as possible. In keeping with social distancing and cleaning guidelines, as well as to ensure the health and safety of FDL Patrons, the Library will have a limited number of computers available for patron use. There will be a strict time limit of one hour per day, per patron, for each computer. FDL’s Wi-Fi now reaches out in the side yard.

Monday-Thursday

9:30am – 7pm

Friday

9:30am – 5pm

Saturday

10am – 2pm

How to Use Curbside Service

    Step 1: You can make requests: by calling the Library directly, emailing us or make your holds through the FDL’s card catalog (Max 10 items)  --Not sure what you would like to read? Use our reader’s advisory at the desk, they can help! All you need is to give them a subject, author, or genre, and they will do the rest.

  Step 2: One hour after your request has been made, please come to the Library and park in the curbside pickup designated parking located in front of the side yard.

 Step 3: From your car, call the Library and someone will come out with your requested materials.

Step 4: Please present your library card or driver's license and your materials will be given to you. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

 Opal Virginia Burry

    Mrs. Opal Virginia Burry (Hensley), of Stockbridge, MI, died peacefully, and surrounded by loved ones, at St. Joesph Mercy Hospital on October 6, 2020 in Ypsilanti, MI. She was 90 years old.

   Opal is survived by her two brothers, Dave Testerman of Virginia and Lenis Testerman of Kentucky; two grandchildren, Michael Stacey (Jennifer Nelson-Stacey) of Jackson, MI and Michele Stacey-Forstner (Henry Forstner) of Durand, MI; 10 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and many more beloved family and friends throughout West Virginia, Florida, and Michigan. 

     She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Jean Burry; two children, Edward Stacy and Ira Stacey Jr.; and grandson Robert Stacey, as well as her two parents (Willie and Jennie Hensley), three sisters (Betty Jo Johnson, Pat Curtin, and Bernice Testerman), and one brother (Larry Testerman).

    Opal was born on November 4, 1929 in Panther, WV to Willie and Jennie Hensley. She was lucky to meet the love of her life, Robert Jean Burry, and they married on November 15, 1957 and were only parted by death in 2013. They opened their own pizzeria in the Detroit area and later moved to Fowlerville where they both worked faithfully in the food service department of the Fowlerville District Schools. Opal was also an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary at her local VFW and remains a Life Member, alongside her husband.  

    Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Webberville Lions Club holding Wreath, Garland & Grave Blanket Sale     

The Webberville Lions Club is holding its annual Wreath, Garland and Grave Blanket Sale during the month of October and November. Order deadline is November 20th. Delivery will be the week of Thanksgiving.      Payment is due with your order! Wreaths - $20.00; Garland (15-foot Length) - $15.00; 3-foot Grave Blanket - $35.00; 5-foot Grave Blanket - $50.00.      Contact Faye Hargrove at (517) 996-2376 or fayehargrove58@yahoo.com, or any Webberville Lions Club member. Thank you for your support! 

 Trinity UMC collecting non-perishable donations for Family Impact Center

    The Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 8201 Iosco Road, corner of Bull Run Road, is collecting donations of non-perisable items for the Family Impact Center.

   Such items as hygiene products, toilet paper, and paper towels are needed. Also being sought are snack lunch items, soups, macaroni & cheese, rice, canned fruits, and canned meats and vegetables.

  The church is undertaking this effort to help the Family Impact Center address the needs of many area residents durnig these challenging times.

  Two large plastic bins have been placed by the double doors at the church for anyone to put their donations in.

   Dale VanAmberg, a church member, will check them and take the donations to the Impact Center. 

 Livingston Land Conservancy Launches WALK FOR THE WILD Fundraiser 

    Like many other non-profit charities, the Livingston Land Conservancy has had to rethink its annual fundraising event in this time of COVID-19. Instead of our event at the Howell Opera House, we had to think outside the box. Then we thought: “THAT’S IT! GET OUTSIDE!” 

     What better way to celebrate the natural beauty of the Livingston County area than to experience the great outdoors while at the same time raising much needed awareness and funding of our land protection efforts. So the LLC is excited to announce our first WALK FOR THE WILD virtual fundraiser October 1 to November 7 – a perfect time to walk, hike, ride or paddle almost anywhere you want and on your own schedule, and all on behalf of the LLC and its ongoing conservation efforts. 

    This year’s virtual event is generously sponsored by FMG Concrete Cutting of Brighton. 

    Outdoor enthusiasts simply need to register for the event at the LLC website, then visit a favorite local, county or state park, hiking trail, bike trail or lake or river during the beautiful fall season. When you go and how far you go is up to you. Friends and family can be recruited to make donations on behalf of your adventure, and all funds raised will go to the LLC’s Stewardship and Land Acquisition Funds to preserve and protect natural land, woods, wetlands and productive farmland in Livingston County. 

    So, get out your sneakers, hiking boots, bike, kayak or canoe and start spreading the word to any outdoor enthusiasts you know - get them to support your WALK FOR THE WILD! 

    To register as an individual, to create or join a team, or to simply donate, visit the LLC website at livingstonlandconservancy.org. 

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    The purpose of the Livingston Land Conservancy is to protect the natural heritage and rural character of the greater Livingston County area by preserving quality natural areas and productive farmland, as well as to promote an appreciation and understanding of the environment for the long-term benefit of the public. Currently the LLC protects over 650 acres through conservation easements and owned nature preserves. Contact: Rick Thomas at 248-561-5506, 

                                          Family Impact Wellness Center                                West Grand River (just west of Fowlerville)

Upcoming Programs/Events for the Fall of 2020

Social distancing will be practiced for all programs being held at this time.  If you need more information or would like to sign up for either of the following, please call Barb at 517-223-4428 as soon as possible to guarantee a seat.

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Grief Share:  Wednesdays (October 21 – January 20) from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  This faith-based seminar/support group is for anyone grieving the death of someone close.  You will find it to be a warm, caring environment that includes encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts.  A workbook is provided both for notetaking and for use between sessions.  There is no fee. Please call to register.

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It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way:  Wednesdays (October 21 – November 25) from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  This 6-week video-based study by Lysa TerKeurst focuses on finding unexpected strength when tragedies and disappointments leave you shattered. She deeply understands daily and life-altering loss after walking through her own valley, which taught her that in God we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle between our faith and feelings. With solid biblical truth and gut-honest vulnerability, Lysa will teach how to get through painful situations and gain life-giving perspectives for our time here on earth. Cost for the Bible study is $15.  This fee covers both the participant’s guide (for notetaking during class as well as for each week’s personal studies) and her 281-page hard-cover book, which we’ll be reading during the 6 weeks.  Scholarships are also available.

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Surviving the Holidays:  Wednesday, November 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  (This is part of Grief Share but is held separately. You do not need to be a current member of the program in order to attend.)  No matter how long it has been since your loved one has passed away, grief can make Thanksgiving and Christmas a painful time.  But there is hope… This informative and encouraging video seminar will help you get through your difficult times as well as discover new ways to enjoy the holidays again. It is free of charge. Please pre-register by Friday, November 13th. 

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To inquire about our Client-Choice Food Pantry & Clothing programs located in the Family Impact Center at 735 N. Grand Ave. (across from Fowlerville High School), please call 517-223-4428.

 Crossroad UMC offering drive-through Swiss steak dinner Oct. 31

    Crossroads United Methodist Church will offer its second drive-through Swiss steak dinner of the season at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 31.  

    The church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads, east of Haslett and north of Williamston, will distribute packaged food from the parking lot as long as supplies last.  

    Diners will enter the parking lot from Zimmer Road, paying as they enter and picking up a tag showing the number of dinners purchased.  After picking up their dinners, customers will exit onto Haslett Road.  There will be no pre-orders.  Cost is $9 per person, regardless of age.

    The familiar menu of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, cold slaw, vegetable, roll, butter and dessert, will continue.

    A portion of the proceeds will go to the church youth programs.

    The next Swiss steak dinner is planned Saturday, January 30, 2021.

 Fowlerville District Library Upcoming Events

   All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Call (517) 223-9089 for more information, or checkout our Facebook Page.

   All programs will be held virtually via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube unless otherwise indicated.Program descriptions,  location, and details on how to register for each program are below.

   All programs require registration and is done by sending a Facebook Personal Message to the Library or by emailing to info@fowlervillelibrary.org, unless otherwise indicated. Zoom invitations will be sent out the day before the program date.

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Phone a Story and First Chapter Fridays: Available 24/7

Preschool - 12th Graders -Call 517-858-2700anytime to hear a full children's story, or a sample of a J Fiction/Chapter book or YA/Teen novel. New recordings will be available every week.

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Reading to Bosco Through Zoom: Temporarilypaused until further notice –He will be back soon.

All Ages- Read to Bosco on Zoom! You can now reserve a time for your child to read to Fowlerville District Library's therapy dog! Each child will be given a 15 minute time slot to read to Bosco and must be preregistered. Registration is needed each week and spots are limited. Zoom invites will be sent out on Fridays. This event reoccurs every Monday.

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Tea and Chocolate Writer’s Group: Continuing Wednesdaysat 2:30pm through November 11–via–Zoom

Adults –This program currently meets online via Zoom and is open to new and experienced writers. Is your creative well running dry? Don’t know where to start? We take turns bringing in fun writing prompts at every meeting to get our creativity flowing. You will have a chance to talk to other writers, and If you want feedback on your work-in-progress this is the group for you!  Feel free to bring a 1-page sample of a current project if desired. Registration is required and this group meets every Wednesday. 

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Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners: Continuing Thursdays at 2:30pm through December 17–via –Zoom

6th-12th Graders - Are you new to the game Dungeons and Dragons? Come meet with the library and friends on Zoom to learn the basics to play, how to fill out your character sheet, rules, and to play a few short adventures. Register to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. This group is held on Thursdays,when school is in session.

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Thanksgiving MatProject: Wednesday,November 11, at 5:30pmvia –Zoom 

K-5th Graders - Join the library on Zoom for a Thanksgiving mat project, fun, friends and stories. Register to secure your Zoom linkthrough Facebook PM with your email address or at info@fowlervillelibrary.org.  Project kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Monday, November 9th.

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Button Christmas Tree Craft: Thursday November 12, at 5:30pm via –Zoom 

Adults -  Join us on Zoom to make a unique button Christmas tree, with all the supplies included. Register in person or through curbside service with a five dollar deposit and an email address to secure your Zoom link. Craft kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside service starting Monday, November 9th. Registration is now open, required, and space is limited.

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Follow us on Facebook: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.Email any questions to:info@fowlervillelibrary.org

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Update of Hours and Curbside Service

   The Fowlerville District Library building is open at regular hours and continuing to offer curbside service (highly recommended). In compliance with Emergency Order MCL 333.2253; face masks are required for all library patrons and staff as well as maintaining the social distancing of 6 feet. A limit of 12 patrons is allowed in the building at one time. Patrons entering the building are encouraged to make their visit as short as possible. In keeping with social distancing and cleaning guidelines, as well as to ensure the health and safety of FDL patrons, the Library will have a limited number of computers available for patron use. There will be a strict time limit of one hour per day, per patron, for each computer. FDL’s Wi-Fi now reaches out in the side yard.

Monday-Thursday

9:30am – 7pm

Friday

9:30am – 5pm

Saturday

10am – 2pm

How to Use Curbside Service

    Step 1: You can make requests: by calling the Library directly, emailing us or make your holds through the FDL’s card catalog (Max 10 items)  --Not sure what you would like to read? Use our reader’s advisory at the desk, they can help! All you need is to give them a subject, author, or genre, and they will do the rest.

   Step 2: One hour after your request has been made, please come to the Library and park in the curbside pickup designated parking located in front of the side yard.

   Step 3: From your car, call the Library and someone will come out with your requested materials.

  Step 4: Please present your library card or driver's license and your materials will be given to you. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 Paul Robert Grill

     Paul Robert Grill, age 69 of Fowlerville, (Antrim Township)  passed away on September 18, 2020 in Sun City Center, Florida.

    Mr. Grill was born to Lyle Edward and Mildred (Damman) Grill on September 9, 1951. He attended Fowlerville schools and was active in FFA, basketball and track.  He graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1969, and served as Senior class President.

     Paul continued his education at Spring Arbor University, where he was a member of the College Golf Team.  He graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1973, Paul returned to the family farm where he primarily managed the cash crop operation for over 46 years.  He was actively involved in numerous farming and community organizations.

    An avid golfer, he participated in the Oak Lane Men’s Golf League for many years.  As a member of the Michigan Publinx Senior Golf Association, he won both the Senior Division and Open Division tournaments and  competed in the GAM Tournament of Champions at Warwick Hills Country Club.  In 2019 Paul retired from farming and moved to Florida to pursue his love of golfing year around and to enjoy the warm weather. 

     Mr. Grill is survived by his three brothers: John (Carol) Grill of Howell, Donald (Cathy) Grill of West Olive Michigan, and Richard (Julie) Grill of Howell;  5 nephews and 2 nieces, as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased  by one niece, Candance Grill, his mother, Mildred Grill in 2002, and father, Lyle Grill in 2012.

     A graveside Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville, Michigan.  A visitation will be held the same day from 9:00 A.M until 11:00 A.M. at the Fowlerville United Brethren Church also located in Fowlerville MI.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to New Creations Preschool, Fowlerville United Brethren Church, 9300 W Grand River, Fowlerville MI 48836.

 Richard Paul Reid

    Richard Paul Reid, DVM, 75 years old of Gregory, MI, passed away on October 5, 2020 after fighting a courageous battle against prostate cancer. He was born April 15, 1945 to Donald and Jean (Clara) Reid of Cass City, Michigan. Richard was a 1963 graduate of Cass City High and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1968.

     Dr. Reid practiced veterinary medicine in Grand Ledge, Bay City and then started his own small animal clinic in Caro, MI. He practiced there from 1973 to 2005.  After selling Caro Veterinary Clinic, he conducted relief work for two years and then retired in Gregory.

    His first love was veterinary medicine, but he also enjoyed working with his hands and created a number of wood-related projects. He helped build his retirement home. He assisted friends and family in remodeling several parts of their homes.  Most recently, in August of this year, he finished a desk and two end tables that he made with his grand-daughters. Richard was also a loyal MSU Spartan fan.

    After retiring, Richard and his wife, Pam, traveled to a number of different countries. Two memorable vacations were a family trip to Hong Kong and Thailand and a trip to South Africa.

     Dr. Reid is survived by his wife of fifty-three years Pamela (Dillon) Reid. A daughter, Dr. Tamara (Neil) Bush. A son, Dr. Paul (Tara) Reid. Two grand-daughters, Brittany and Sydney Bush. Three brothers, James (Betty) Reid, Fredrick (Barbara) Reid, Roger (Kaye) Reid.  A sister-in-law Sharon Reid. A sister-in-law Penny (Victor) Joffe and brother-in-law Rick (Betsy) Dillon.  Also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    A private gathering will take place to celebrate his life, with a memorial service planned for next summer.

     If interested in a memorial donation, please consider donating to St. Jude’s. It is an organization that Richard valued and thought did excellent work for children and their families.

     Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome517@yahoo.com

 Frances (Clark) Cronkrite

    Frances Margarette (Clark) Cronkrite slipped away quietly in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 to be with the Lord. In her 99 years, she was a beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a wonderful potter and baker and a devoted follower of God. 

    Fran was born to Walter B. and Hazel Lydia Dell (Ferguson) Clark in Howell, MI in 1921. She grew up with her 4 brothers and 1 sister on the family farm in Marion Township that was established by her great grandfather in 1850. She loved to ride and care for her ponies, Molly and Prince. She attended school at the one-room Anderson School and graduated from Howell High School in 1939.

    Fran enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother to her three children: William, Judith, and Marilyn in Middletown, OH. She returned to live in Unadilla, MI in the ‘70’s. She opened a ceramics shop on the side of the original Unadilla Store and ran a ceramics class at the Chelsea Methodist Home. She was an active member of the Unadilla 1st Presbyterian Church for many years, hosting the annual Apple Butter Festival on her property. She also hosted many cookouts for the NASCAR drivers and crew members who were associated with her son, Will Cronkrite. She worked for many years as a baker both at Gee Farms in Stockbridge and at Spadafores Grocery in Pinckney, MI.

    Fran took great joy being in the midst of her family, always in attendance at the myriad events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor and an incredible memory. Her family loved hearing her many stories about her long life. One of the highlights was celebrating her 90th birthday with a Harley motorcycle ride. 

    She was welcomed into heaven by her 4 brothers: Arza, Chet, Burr, and Don; her sister: Dorothy Maschke; and her son-in-law: Robert Line.

    Fran was a model of peaceful and serene living and will be greatly missed by her children: Will Cronkrite, Judy Line, and Marilyn Starkey; her grandchildren: Teri (Kurt) Sacker, Beth Koop, Sam (Carrie) Starkey, and Lisa (Kurt) Vandermolen; great-grandchildren: Kyle Sacker, Brandon (Ashley) Sacker, Stephanie (Matt) Love; Ethan and Ryan Koop: Corbin, Dawson, and Evelyn Starkey, Owen, Carter, and Eli Cronk, and Ella Vander Molen; and great-great-granddaughter Lilah Belle Love. 

    A funeral service was held on October 9, 2020 at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell, MI followed by interment at Lakeside Cemetery also in Howell. 

 Vivian Copeland

     Vivian Copeland, 86, of Fowlerville, born January 27, 1934, daughter of Walter and Mae Gates, passed away October 2, 2020, to be with the rest of her family in heaven.   

    She was a homemaker, most of her time as a hardworking farm housewife.  She was married to Elton Copeland, who preceded her in death February 13, 2017.  Also, preceding her in death were Richard Gates (brother), Brian Copeland (son), Krista Konopaska (granddaughter), and Parker Wellinger (step grandchild).  

    Surviving family include her sister: Charlene Heard of Howell and children: Marshall Copeland of Fowlerville, Cheryl Sanchez of Perry, Teresa Slayden (Edward) of Fowlerville, and daughter-in-law Annette Copeland of Laingsburg.  Also surviving, are 7 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 10 ½ great grandchildren, and 6 step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

     Graveside services for her cremains will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville, on October 16th at 2:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Webberville United Methodist serving ‘to go’ drive-thru chicken dinner Oct. 17

    Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 Holt Rd, Webberville, will be having a ‘to go’ drive-thru chicken dinner on Saturday, October 17, from 5 to 6:30pm or until we run out! You will get two pieces of oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, corn casserole, green beans, roll, and cookies with every meal.  The cost is $8 per meal. 

 SPIRIT WEEK – Week of Caring challenge hosted by local United Way

   This Monday, Oct. 12, Livingston County United Way will celebrate the kick-off of campaign season with a Spirit Week-Caring Challenge. For an entire week, October 12-October 16, LCUW will have activities planned to help spark joy throughout the community. The world is stressful and uncertain right now, and we could all benefit from a little laughter and the sense of fulfillment we feel when we show someone we care!

    Monday, October 12th- Activities Drive: Drop-off NEW activity books, coloring books, puzzles and craft-kits to LCUW-2980 Dorr Rd, Brighton, MI between 12pm-6pm. Items will be distributed to local older adults and individuals struggling with isolation.

    Tuesday, October 13th- Show off your school spirit by sporting your favorite schools' colors (local, college, university), and writing a note/email to a school administrator, teacher, or staff member to show your appreciation!     

Wednesday, October 14th- Help spread kindness across Livingston County! Some ideas to get you started: Pay it Forward, recognize someone important to you on social media, write a friend a note, or leave a gift on someone's porch!     

Thursday, October 15th- Have fun with it! Help spread laughter and smiles throughout the county! Silly pictures, funny costumes, the opportunities are endless!     

Friday, October 16th- Make a sign or share a throwback picture/video of you participating in a LCUW event to show us how you LIVE UNITED!

     Livingston County United Way challenges community members to spark a little joy in the lives of others by participating in fun daily activities, and challenging other organizations, friends and/or family members to participate.  Participants are encouraged to share daily posts of their activities on social media to help spread joy by tagging @lcunitedway, #lcunitedway or #weekofcaring.

To learn more,  visit https://www.lcunitedway.org/upcoming-events/ 

 League of Women Voters offers nonpartisan candidate form series

     It’s election season and the League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor Area – Brighton/Howell Unit has rolled out a nonpartisan candidate forum series to help inform voters about local races. The virtual series is available to the public on our YouTube Channel and through our website VOTE411.org

    In the forums, questions generated by Livingston County residents were posed.  For each race, candidates running for an office were invited to attend; however, some chose not to participate or appear. Under those circumstances, the format was changed to a “Meet the Candidate” presentation.  The appearing candidateswere given 5 minutes to present their positions and plans to fulfill the office. The following can be found on our YouTube Channel:

Forums:

    --Livingston County Board of Commissioners, Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9

    --Livingston County Drain Commission

    --Local School Boards: Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell

Meet the Candidates:

    --42nd District of the Michigan House of Representatives

    --47th District of the Michigan House of Representatives

    --Livingston County Clerk

    --Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney

    --Livingston County Register of Deeds

    --Livingston County Treasurer

    The League wants the voting public to know that they can vote absentee ballot by mail without giving a reason or excuse. We also encourage everyone to support fair and accessible elections by signing up to be a poll worker. Those interested can contact the Livingston County Clerk’s office or go to the website: michigan.gov/sos

      Tara Brown, City Clerk of Brighton, and Jane Cartwright, City Clerk of Howell, joined the League to discuss the security of elections, safe voting conditions under COVID-19 in Livingston County, and covered preparations to accommodate the significant increase in absentee ballots for the upcoming General Election.  This can be found on our webpage, Facebook page, and our YouTube Channel.     Voters can visit VOTE411.org, an online nonpartisan voter guide brought to you by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.  The site will identify what is on the ballot, how to find your polling place, and responses that candidates gave to questions that the League posed.

 Upcoming Programs at Fowlerville District Library

    All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Call (517) 223-9089 for more information, or checkout our Facebook Page.

    All programs will be held virtually via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube unless otherwise indicated.Program descriptions,  location, and details on how to register for each program are below.

    All programs require registration and is done by sending a Facebook Personal Message to the Library or by emailing to info@fowlervillelibrary.org, unless otherwise indicated. Zoom invitations will be sent out the day before the program date.

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Phone a Story and First Chapter Fridays: Available Now

Preschool - 12th Graders -Call 517-858-2700 anytime to hear a full children's story, or a sample of a J Fiction/Chapter book or YA/Teen novel. New recordings will be available every week.

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Reading to Bosco Through Zoom: Temporary Paused Until Further Notice - will be back

All Ages- Read to Bosco on Zoom! You can now reserve a time for your child to read to Fowlerville District Library's therapy dog! Each child will be given a 15 minute time slot to read to Bosco and must be preregistered. Registration is needed each week and spots are limited. Zoom invites will be sent out on Fridays. This event reoccurs every Monday.

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Zoom Tea and Chocolate Writer’s Group: Wednesdays, September 30 – November 11 at 2:30pm –via–Zoom

Adults –This program currently meets online via Zoom and is open to new and experienced writers. Is your creative well running dry? Don’t know where to start? We take turns bringing in fun writing prompts at every meeting to get our creativity flowing. You will have a chance to talk to other writers, and If you want feedback on your work-in-progress this is the group for you!  Feel free to bring a 1-page sample of a current project if desired. Registration is required. This group meets every Wednesday for 7 weeks.

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Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners: Thursdays, October 15 - December 17 at 2:30pm –via –Zoom

6th-12th Graders - Are you new to the game Dungeons and Dragons? Come meet with the library and friends on Zoom to learn the basics to play, how to fill out your character sheet, rules, and to play a few short adventures. Register to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. This group is held on Thursdays, when school is in session.

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Handprint Witch Craft: Wednesday, October 14, at 5:30pm – 6:30pm—via –Zoom

K-5th Graders - Join the library on Zoom and have fun this spooky month with some Halloween stories and a craft to do during the program.  Sign-up to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Zoom invites will be sent out the day before the program. Craft kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside starting Monday, October 12th.

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Worst Case Scenario – The Game: Monday, October 19,at 5:30pm – 6:30pm—via –Zoom 

6th-12th Graders - Take a break and meet up with the library and friends on Zoom. We will be playing Worst Case Scenario –TheGame, to see if you have what it takes to survive. To register, contact us through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Zoom invites will be sent out the day before the program.

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Virtual Beyond the Book: Thursday, October 22, at 6:30pm –via –Zoom 

Adults -Read Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Dr Fern Riddell with the Library. The participants signed up will get an opportunity to check out our pairing movie choice Suffragette and watch it at home. We will meet up virtually on Zoom to discuss the book and the movie. Registration is required with a $10 deposit and a valid email address, to receive a book and a Zoom link. Registration is done in person inside or through curbside service at the library. Books are limited and only available to one per household. Zoom links will be sent out the day before the program.

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    Follow us on Facebook: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org 

Email any questions to:info@fowlervillelibrary.org

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FDL Update of Hours and Curbside Service

    The Fowlerville District Library building is open at regular hours and continuing to offercurbside service (highly recommended). In compliance with executive order No. 2020-147; face masks are required for all library patrons and staff as well as maintaining the social distancing of 6 feet. A limit of 12 patrons is allowed in the building at one time. Patrons entering the building are encouraged to make their visit as short as possible. In keeping with social distancing and cleaning guidelines, as well as to ensure the health and safety of FDL Patrons, the Library will have a limited number of computers available for patron use. There will be a strict time limit of one hour per day, per patron, for each computer. FDL’s Wi-Fi now reaches out in the side yard.

Monday-Thursday

9:30am – 7pm

Friday

9:30am – 5pm

Saturday

10am – 2pm

How to Use Curbside Service

    Step 1: You can make requests: by calling the Library directly, emailing us or make your holds through the FDL’s card catalog (Max 10 items)  --Not sure what you would like to read? Use our reader’s advisory at the desk, they can help! All you need is to give them a subject, author, or genre, and they will do the rest.

    Step 2: One hour after your request has been made, please come to the Library and park in the curbside pickup designated parking located in front of the side yard.

    Step 3: From your car, call the Library and someone will come out with your requested materials.

    Step 4: Please present your library card or driver's license and your materials will be given to you. 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

 Kathleen Dianne Byrnes

    Kathleen Dianne Byrnes, 69, daughter of Raymond & Dorothy Seeley, passed away of ovarian cancer May 2, 2020 at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. She was born in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in Walled Lake, MI, Fowlerville, MI, where she graduated in 1969, Haslett, MI and most recently lived in Torrance, CA. She attended her 50th class reunion with her twin sister Karen in June 2019. 

     She was a member of Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, CA and made her home in Southern California for fifty years. She worked in security at Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA and was a Mary Kay consultant for forty years, where she received many medals and awards and met Mary Kay in Dallas. 

     She married Larry Byrnes in 1977 and he passed in 2001.  Kathy enjoyed traveling with her sister to Hawaii and to Twins Days festivals in Twinsburg, OH. 

     She is survived by her twin sister Karen (Ed) Grab of Cohoctah; brother John Seeley of Haslett, MI; sister-in-law Janet (Raymond Jr) Seeley; niece Valerie (Mark) Keach; great nephew and niece Emerson and Constance Keach; and special friend Jeff Stine of Woodland Hills, CA. Kathy was preceded in death by Raymond and Dorothy Seeley, Raymond Seeley Jr; and Larry Brynes. 

    A graveside interment will be held Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 14378 Webster Rd, Bath Township, MI.  Visitation will began at 12:30 p.m.

    Online condolences can be expressed at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/east-lansing-mi/kathleen-byrnes-9378813

 Douglas A. Bowman

    In the early morning of March 25, 2020, Douglas A. Bowman of Webberville MI went to be with his Lord and Savior. 

    He is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Jan Bowman; three loving children: Penny (Russ) Bowman, Terra (Eric) Fuller, and Douglas (Kelly) Bowman, Jr. He will also be missed by his four grandsons: Ean and Carter Fuller, Ted Schulte, and Chase Bowman.

   In Doug’s 66 years of life, he was in the United States Army for 38 years and worked for the Michigan Dept. of Transportation for 28 years. Doug had a very active life. He loved to run 5Ks, bowl, sky dive, scuba dive,  bungy jump, white water rafting, country dancing, and horses. Doug also put 20,000 miles on his motorcycle each year and for the last 10 years he enjoyed playing Pickleball.

   A Celebration of Life for Douglas Bowman will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 from 1-4 p.m., with an Ice Cream Social at Wesleyan Family Life Church, 3720 Rowley Rd., Williamston MI 48895.

 Polish Oktoberfest Dinner will be available for curbside pick-up Oct. 17

   The Polish Oktoberfest Dinner at St. Agnes Catholic Church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, although with a different scenario than usual. 

     Unable to hold its traditional sit-down dinner and the after-dinner dance music program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knights of Columbus will instead be making the Polish Oktoberfest Dinner available for curbside pick-up on Saturday, Oct. 17.

   The church is located at 855 E. Grand River, Fowlerville.

   A Pre-Order is required and must be made by Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. To order, call Liz Heslip at the parish office 517-223-8684 extension 313 or 517-304-1009.

   All orders must be picked up at a pre-arranged time on Oct. 17th betweeen 5-7p.m.

   The dinner, which costs $15 per person (cash or check only), includes Kapusta & Kielbasa (Sauerdraut & Kielbasa), Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage), 2 skewers of City Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans, Rolls, and Dessert.

 Pathways Adult Education Workshop scheduled for Oct. 13 in Owosso

    Pathways Adult Education is hosting a free workshop to learn about the Pathways’ program and present information about studying and taking the GED. The next free monthly workshop will be Tuesday, October 13, from 10 – 11:15 am. It is in the Education and Social Science Building (formerly the Curwood Building) on the main campus of Baker College in Owosso, on the second floor (please enter using the south-facing door). Please wear a mask and bring a pen/pencil. Join us to start pursuing your educational goal. 

    The GED Testing Center is available only to Pathways’ students at this time.

    If you have further questions, please contact Karen Wagner at Karen.wagner@baker.edu or 989-729-3620.

 MSU Extension offering training sessions on Pantry Food Safety 

    Michigan State University Extension food safety educators will be hosting a live online webinar focusing on “Pantry Food Safety—It’s Your Job.”  This is a two-part series. 

     Part One of the series will cover the following topics why food safety in a food bank/pantry is important, handwashing, personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing, and receiving food product.  

     Part Two will cover a continuation of receiving food product, storage of food product, re-packaging, and the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Law. This webinar is based on current food safety and Michigan Food Code as it relates to food banks/and food pantries.      

     Participants are encouraged to ask their questions during the Q & A portion of the event. Food Safety Educators will be available for this session and will provide the most up-to-date research-based information. Participants who complete both sessions 1 & 2 will receive a pantry food safety training certificate.

     Organizations that register participants will receive incentives upon submission of evaluation.

    Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 - 6PM-7:30 PM 

Pantry Food Safety—It’s Your Job!  Part One

    Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 6 PM-7:30 PM

Pantry Food Safety—It’s Your Job!  Part Two

Register here:  https://events.anr.msu.edu/PantryFoodSafety2020/

    For more information or questions, contact Kellie Jordan, jorda136@msu.edu

 Community-Wide Women’s Bible Study at Family Impact Wellness Center

    A 6-week video-based study by Lysa TerKeurst entitled It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way is being offered at the Family Impact Wellness Center, which is located at 9430 W. Grand River just west of Fowlerville.  It will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and will begin on October 21st.  We will be using social distancing.

     The focus of this timely study is on finding unexpected strength when tragedies and disappointments leave you shattered.  With solid biblical truth and gut-honest vulnerability, Lysa will teach how to get through painful situations and gain life-giving perspectives for our time here on earth.

    The cost for this class is $15, which covers both the participant guide (for notetaking during class as well as for each week’s personal studies) and Lysa’s 281-page hard-cover book that we’ll be using for group discussion.  Scholarships are available. 

    For more information or to register, please call Barb at 517-223-4428 as soon as possible. 

 Grief Share Seminar/Support Group reconvenes on Oct. 21

     Grief Share, which is sponsored by Family Impact Centers and held at the Family Impact Center Wellness Center located on 9430 W. Grand River just west of Fowlerville, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 21, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. We will be meeting in person while practicing safe social distancing.

    This faith-based seminar/support group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of someone close.  It will run consecutively for 13 weeks except for November 18, when we will be offering the special session entitled Surviving the Holidays.  

    For more information or to register for Grief Share, please call Barb at 517-223-4428 as soon as possible.

 Fowlerville District Library Upcoming Events

    The Fowlerville District Library building is open at regular hours and continuing to offercurbside service (highly recommended). In compliance with executive order No. 2020-147; face masks are required for all library patrons and staff as well as maintaining the social distancing of 6 feet. A limit of 12 patrons is allowed in the building at one time. Patrons entering the building are encouraged to make their visit as short as possible. Inkeeping with social distancing and cleaning guidelines, as well as to ensure the health and safety of FDL Patrons, the Library will have a limited number of computers availablefor patron use. There will be a strict time limit of one hour per day, per patron, for each computer. FDL’s Wi-Fi now reaches out in the side yard.

Monday-Thursday

9:30am – 7pm

Friday

9:30am – 5pm

Saturday

10am – 2pm

How to Use Curbside Service

    Step 1: You can make requests: by calling the Library directly, emailing us or make your holds through the FDL’s card catalog (Max 10 items)  --Not sure what you would like to read? Use our reader’s advisory at the desk, they can help! All you need is to give them a subject, author, or genre, and they will do the rest.

    Step 2: One hour after your request has been made, please come to the Library and park in the curbside pickup designated parking located in front of the side yard.

Step 3: From your car, call the Library and someone will come out with your requested materials.

Step 4: Please present your library card or driver's license and your materials will be given to you.

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Upcoming Programs at Fowlerville District Library

    All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Call (517) 223-9089 for more information, or checkout our Facebook Page.

   All programs will be held virtually via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube unless otherwise indicated.Program descriptions,  location, and details on how to register for each program are below.   

    All programs require registration and is done by sending a Facebook Personal Message to the Library or by emailing to info@fowlervillelibrary.org, unless otherwise indicated. Zoom invitations will be sent out the day before the program date.

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Phone a Story and First Chapter Fridays: Available Now

Preschool - 12th Graders -Call 517-858-2700 anytime to hear a full children's story, or a sample of a J Fiction/Chapter book or YA/Teen novel. New recordings will be available every week.* * *

Reading to Bosco Through Zoom: Monday, October 5at 4pm –via - Zoom 

All Ages- Read to Bosco on Zoom! You can now reserve a time for your child to read to Fowlerville District Library's therapy dog! Each child will be given a 15 minute time slot to read to Bosco and must be preregistered. Registration is needed each week and spots are limited. Zoom invites will be sent out on Fridays. This event reoccurs every Monday.

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Zoom Tea and Chocolate Writer’s Group: Wednesdays, September 30 – November 11 at 2:30pm –via–Zoom

Adults –This program currently meets online via Zoom and is open to new and experienced writers. Is your creative well running dry? Don’t know where to start? We take turns bringing in fun writing prompts at every meeting to get our creativity flowing. You will have a chance to talk to other writers, and If you want feedback on your work-in-progress this is the group for you!  Feel free to bring a 1-page sample of a current project if desired. Registration is required. This group meets every Wednesday for 7 weeks.

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Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners: Thursdays, October 8 - December 17 at 2:30pm –via –Zoom

6th-12th Graders - Are you new to the game Dungeons and Dragons? Come meet with the library and friends on Zoom to learn the basics to play, how to fill out your character sheet, rules, and to play a few short adventures. Register to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. This group is held on Thursdays, when school is in session.

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Author Talk with Marion Cornett: Thursday, October 8, at 6:30pm—via –Zoom

Adults - Reserve your Zoom link today to hear local author Marion Cornett talk about her new book A Soldier, His Brother, and a House, a nonfiction story about a local Fowlerville house, found letters, and Jacob Defendorf –a child of the Civil War. This program will be provided via Zoom and registration is required through Facebook P.M or email at info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Zoom links will be sent out the day before the program.

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Handprint Witch Craft: Wednesday, October 14, at 5:30pm – 6:30pm—via –Zoom 

K-5th Graders - Join the library on Zoom and have fun this spooky month with some Halloween stories and a craft to do during the program.  Sign-up to secure your Zoom link through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Zoom invites will be sent out the day before the program. Craft kits will be available for pick up inside the library or through curbside starting Monday, October 12th.

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Worst Case Scenario – The Game: Monday, October 19,at 5:30pm – 6:30pm—via –Zoom 

6th-12th Graders - Take a break and meet up with the library and friends on Zoom. We will be playing Worst CaseScenario –TheGame, to see if you have what it takes to survive. To register, contact us through Facebook PM with your email address or info@fowlervillelibrary.org. Zoom invites will be sent out the day before the program.

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Virtual Beyond the Book: Thursday, October 22, at 6:30pm –via –Zoom 

Adults -Read Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Dr Fern Riddell with the Library. The participants signed up will get an opportunity to check out our pairing movie choice Suffragette and watch it at home. We will meet up virtually on Zoom to discuss the book and the movie. Registration is required with a $10 deposit and a valid email address, to receive a book and a Zoom link. Registration is done in person inside or through curbside service at the library. Books are limited and only available to one per household. Zoom links will be sent out the day before the program.

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