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Genoa Clerk Arraigned On Election Violation Charge

Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus entered a not guilty plea in front of Magistrate Jerry Sherwood this morning to a single, misdemeanor charge of Election Law - Failure to Perform Duty for using unapproved storage bags for absentee ballots.

Award-Winning Group Includes Brighton & Howell Choir Directors

Phil Johnson, director of the Brighton High School Choirs, and Brendan Closz, the choir director and vocal music teacher at Howell High School, are members of the group TBD a Cappella, which won the Best Semi-Professional/Post-Collegiate Album at the 2021 CARA Awards.

Howell City Manager Resigns

Paul DeBuff, who was only on the job for a year, gave his notice this morning after “city staff lost confidence based upon the very quick pace of changes he wished to implement."
Livingston County Local Sports

Thursday Roundup

Hartland & Pinckney swept in high school baseball, while Hartland's softball team took two to keep its hold on first place in the KLAA West.

Wednesday's Roundup

Fowlerville sweeps Mason in baseball and softball; Hartland sweeps Howell in track.

Tuesday's Roundup

Pinckney baseball and softball sweep doubleheaders; Brighton boys and girls lacrosse teams win.

Community Events

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Sun May 9 Live Radio Show at CTH

Journey back in time for classic Sherlock Holmes and Ellery Queen mysteries from the golden age of radio, performed live on the Community Theatre of Howell main stage. The series continues on Sunday, May 9 at 2:00 pm. To make your journey even better, the entire series is provided FREE of charge! Masks must be worn by all guests. There will be no intermission and social distancing will be observed.

Tue May 11 Zoom Program w/ Photographer Steve Gettle

"Building an Image" is a program featuring Internationally Acclaimed Photographer, Steve Gettle. It will be held on Tuesday, May 11th at 7pm as a Zoom Webinar. Pre-register through the link below. This is a Presentation by the Livingston County Photographers Group: livingstonphotographers@yahoo.com

Tue May 11 Highland Township Library Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Highland Township Library from noon to 6pm on Tuesday, May 11th in the Community Room on the lower level of the library. To schedule an appointment visit the link below.

Tue May 11 Livingston County Community Alliance Meeting

The LCCA's May meeting will be held Tuesday May 11th from 6-7:30pm. The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) meets virtually the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm. Please join in this community-wide grassroots anti-drug (prescription drugs, marijuana, underage drinking) coalition to “unite the Livingston County CommUNITY to promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.” For more coalition information, volunteer opportunities, or to receive the ZOOM meeting link, please contact Livingston.Community.Alliance@gmail.com.

Wed May 12 Livingston County Photographers Meeting

This is an open invitation to the May meeting of the LCPG on Zoom, at 7pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. They are a local camera club with the goal of having fun with photography. The photo assignments for May are "Letters in Nature" / "Use only 100mm." Please join using this Zoom link:

Wed May 12 Financial Exploitation Seminar

A 1-hour virtual presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 12th from 11:30am to 12:30pm, covering topics like Keeping your money safe; What to look out for when working with and choosing a financial advisor; What to do if you are in a position where you suspect someone is being victimized by financial exploitation and how POA and guardianship play a role in personal finances? Presenters: Michael Foguth, President and Founder, Foguth Financial Group and Kristina Martin, Attorney, Legal Services of South Central Michigan. Email Beth Newman at beth@livingstoncatholiccharities.org to receive your Zoom invitation and link to participate.

Thu May 13 Grandma's Attic Sale

The Fowlerville Historical Society will be holding Grandma's Attic Sale, May 13th through the 15th, at 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville. Free admission, with parking on site. Also, vendors with food. All money collected from items sold will help the society maintain the history of Fowlerville. Donations may be dropped off May 10 - 12th. For question contact Marj at 517-223-3831.

Fri May 14 Church Rummage Sale

Come rummage around for treasures on Friday, May 14 from 9am -6pm and Saturday, May 15, from 9am to Noon, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Rd., Howell (5 miles north of M-59). Some items will be in the fellowship hall and other items will be set up outside in the church parking lot. Proceeds go to Oak Grove UMC.

Fri May 14 Grandma's Attic Sale

The Fowlerville Historical Society will be holding Grandma's Attic Sale, May 13th through the 15th, at 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville. Free admission, with parking on site. Also, vendors with food. All money collected from items sold will help the society maintain the history of Fowlerville. Donations may be dropped off May 10 - 12th. For question contact Marj at 517-223-3831.

Fri May 14 Peace Officer Memorial Blood Drive

The annual Peace Officer Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Friday, May 14th. on the 2nd floor of the Public Safety Complex, 1911 Tooley Rd. in Howell. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org . Enter the zip code 48843 and scroll down to the May 14 Livingston County Public Safety Complex event.

Sat May 15 OLHSA Walk for Warmth

Join OLHSA's Walk for Warmth on Saturday, May 15th at the Hartland Ed. Support Service Center to create supportive community opportunities. Walking for Warmth is even more important this year, as many Oakland and Livingston County community members continue to recover from the COVID pandemic and have many unique energy and supportive needs. OLHSA's Walk for Warmth events are fun, socially distant, and will be held outdoors this year. Masks are required. This fun stroll is non-competitive, will have entertainment, and will help to raise awareness about an important cause, supporting community needs. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a kick-off at 9 a.m. Visit the link below for more details about donating, registration and sponsorship opportunities.

Sat May 15 Boots and Brews Pub Crawl

The Boots and Brews Pub Crawl is returning to downtown Brighton on Saturday, May 15th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Put on your patriotic or military attire and come out and support veterans and local bars. It will benefit the local Livingston County veteran non-profit VETLIFE. Money raised from this public event will help local veterans and their families by funding VETLIFE's free veteran resources and events. PARTICIPATING BARS include: - Stout Irish Pub - Champ's Pub - Jameson’s Irish Pub and Grill - Lu and Carl's Bar and Grill - The Pound! Bar and Grill - El Arbol Taqueria - Ginopolis' Bar-BQ - Buon Gusto Bistro - Bourbons - Brewery Becker Tickets and details are available through the link below.

Sat May 15 Home Is The Key Gala

Livingston County Habitat for Humanity invites you to join them on Saturday, May 15th at the 2021 Home is the Key Gala at the Dunham Hills Banquet and Golf Club. All safety precautions will be followed during the FUNdraising evening including open-air seating under the big tent! Special entertainment will be Red Wing-great Darren McCarty's Slapstick Comedy. Doors open at 5:30pm for a community connecting cocktail hour. Event welcoming kicks off at 6:40pm with an amazing dinner, followed by desserts and coffee. Don't miss the Repurpose and silent auction. with unique one-of-a-kind items not found anywhere else! Sponsorships and limited tickets available through the link below.

Sat May 15 Deerfield Township Clean-Up Day

The Deerfield Township Clean-Up Day will be held on Saturday, May 15th from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Deerfield Township Hall located at 4492 Center Road in Linden. Open to Deerfield Township residents only. For more information please visit the Township website through the link below or call 517-546-8760.

Sat May 15 Grandma's Attic Sale

The Fowlerville Historical Society will be holding Grandma's Attic Sale, May 13th through the 15th, at 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville. Free admission, with parking on site. Also, vendors with food. All money collected from items sold will help the society maintain the history of Fowlerville. Donations may be dropped off May 10 - 12th. For question contact Marj at 517-223-3831.

Sat May 15 Hartland Farmer's Market

Located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat May 15 Brighton Twp. Large Item Drop-Off Event

Brighton Township residents are welcome to drop off Large Items on Saturday, May 15th, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the St. Mary Magdalen Parking Lot located at 2201 South Old US 23 in Brighton Township. Proof of residency is required. Call Brighton Township Clerks office at 810-229-0560 for more information or click the link below for complete details.

Sat May 15 Church Rummage Sale

Church Rummage Sale: Last day to rummage around for treasures! Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. – noon at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Rd., Howell (5 miles north of M-59). Some items will be in the fellowship hall and other items will be set up outside in the church parking lot. Proceeds go to Oak Grove UMC.

Sun May 16 Howell Area Historical Society Season Opening

The Howell Area Historical Society will open for the season on Sunday, May 16th, and will be open each Sunday through October, except for major holidays. The museum, located at 128 Wetmore Street in Howell, is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 P.M.

Mon May 17 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) holds an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm. Currently there are not enough local homes to accommodate abused and/or neglected children to keep them close to their home of origin in order to maintain stability in their lives. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child? Please email Amy@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org for more information.

Mon May 17 The Arc Livingston- Parent Support Group

The Arc Livingston is excited to have the ability to provide an opportunity for parents of children and adults with disabilities to meet monthly to network and build relationships. Their next Parent Support Group will be on Monday, May 17th from 7pm-8pm via Zoom. Attendance is FREE, but you must register! Attendees will receive a $10 Panera gift card to enjoy! Email for details: edie@arclivingston.org

Wed May 19 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease? Until we can meet again in person, we are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom from 5:00-6:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Register in advance for this meeting by emailing LeAnn@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org.

Fri May 21 Night Run Series

This barrel series will consist of 5 point shows where participants earn points towards belt buckles and other great prizes. Divisions are as follows; Adults (20+), Senior (15-19), Intermediate (12-14), Junior (9-11), Walk/trot (5-20+). There is a $20.00 membership fee for this series. All memberships need to be obtained by the second show for your points to count for awards. One membership per horse for the series if you are running for the buckles and prizes with more than one horse. Location: Fowlerville Fairgrounds Dates: May 21, 2021 June 4, 2021 June 11,2021 July 23, 2021 August 13,2021 Time: Grounds opens at 5:30pm with expos starting at 6:00pm Events: Barrels and Poles (every show), and rotating weeks of either Flags, Down and Back, or Stake Race. Questions call 517-376-2859 or email donaldcarnevale@att.net

Fri May 21 10th Annual Maison Wilkinson Fundraiser

The 10th Annual Maison Wilkinson Fundraiser will be held May 21st through the 23rd and look a bit different this year. Traditionally, this oversized garage sale has taken place in the Fowlerville Junior High gym. Due to covid, this event will take place at the Fowlerville Fair Grounds so that we have more room and fresh air. Typically, this is a one day event. This year, we will be starting the sale on Friday, 5/21 and ending it on Sunday, 5/21. Times for Friday and Saturday are 9 am until 5 pm. Sunday will run from 9 am until 2 pm. All sales will be cash donations. Money raised will go to scholarships for Fowlerville High School students who have played soccer during their high school career. Maison's life was tragically lost when he was 8 years old. Since the tragedy, Maison's parents have kept his memory alive by honoring students who play Maison's favorite sport, soccer. If you are interested in volunteering to help set up the event, please contact Amy Jarvis at: jarvisa@fowlervilleschools.org or Maylene Turnbo at: mayleneturnbo@yahoo.com.

Fri May 21 Maison Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

The 10th Annual Maison Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will take place over a 3 day weekend, May 21st through the 23rd, at the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds. The money received for this event will go towards scholarships awarded up to 4 graduating Fowlerville Seniors who have played soccer during their school career. Maison passed in 2006 after a horrific accident involving a garbage truck. The sale serves as a memorial and remembrance for the beautiful blue eyed little boy that everyone knew and loved so much. Questions can be directed to Maylene Turnbo at 1-517-304-3976.

Fri May 21 LCWCC Drive-Thru Fish Fry

The Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club will hold a drive thru fish fry on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4:30 pm until 7 pm. Pull in and they will get you a dinner of 4 beer battered cod, coleslaw, mac and cheese and french fries all for just $10. Cash only. They are located at 6060 E M-36 next to the Kroger at Chilson Commons.

Fri May 21 Rep. Bezotte District Coffee Hour

Join Rep. Bob Bezotte's monthly District Coffee Hour on Friday, May 21 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. This month he'll be joined by Undersheriff Jeff Warder, who will be discussing current mental illness issues. Register for this virtual event through the link below.

Sat May 22 The Arc Livingston - Sibshops

The Arc Livingston is excited to be able to continue to meet with our Sibshops group. They will continue to meet virtually for everyone's safety. Please sign up through the link below if you are interested in having your 8-12-year-old child (the sibling of a person with a disability) attend Sibshops this winter/spring. Each session, we will meet in a Zoom session for roughly an hour. They will play games, talk about life with a sibling with disabilities, and play a few more games!

Sat May 22 Rolling Thunder Ride To Remember

Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 Michigan will hold its annual Ride to Remember on Saturday, May 22. Staging will be at 9am at Striking Lanes, 1535 Old US-23. Hartland. MI 48363. The ride will leave Striking Lanes at 11am and end in Downtown Howell at the Historic Courthouse, where a ceremony to honor the nation's fallen will begin at Noon.

Sat May 22 Spring Hike at Whitmore Lake Preserve

A free Spring Wildflower Guided Hike will be sponsored by the Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Whitmore Lake Preserve, 2000 Maple Hill Park Dr., Whitmore Lake, MI, (at 7 Mile and Nollar Rds). Registration is available online (link is below) on a first come-first served basis. The hike will take place rain or shine, except in case of lightning or dangerous weather. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes in advance so that hikes may begin on time.

Sat May 22 Fowlerville Mega Truck

The Fowlerville Agricultural Society will host the Fowlerville Mega Truck Race on Saturday, May 22nd at the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds. Freestyle, J-Hook-Race, Obstacle Course, Tugs. Race Time - Noon. $10 Spectator Admission

Sat May 22 Hartland Farmer's Market

Hartland's 18th Annual farm market. Located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat May 29 Hartland Farmer's Market

Hartland's 18th Annual farm market. Located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sun May 30 Foster Closet Shoe Drive

Help the Foster Closet of Michigan - Livingston County Kid's Closet raise funds by donating gently worn, used or new shoes! All sizes (kids & adults), all styles (sneakers, dress shoes, boots, etc.) accepted. Details are available through the link below.

Mon May 31 The Virtual Hartland Memorial Day Run

The Hartland Memorial Day Run will be virtual this year due to crowd limits and to keep volunteers safe. Organizers would like to have runners still participate in the first "and hopefully last" virtual version of this great event. Please visit the link below to sign up and see details.

Sat Jun 5 Hartland Farmer's Market

Hartland's 18th Annual farm market is located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans, and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Mon Jun 7 Annual Arc Livingston Charity Golf Classic

On June 7, 2021, the Annual Charity Golf Classic benefiting The Arc Livingston, Special Olympics Area 27 and Friends of Area 27 Special Olympics, once again held at beautiful Lakelands Golf and Country Club. Sponsor Opportunities are also available.

Fri Jun 11 Shepherd of the Lakes Rummage Sale

There will be a huge rummage sale at Shepherd of the Lakes Church & School on Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12 from 9am-3pm. The sale will be on the Hyne Road side of the building. No Early birds please!

Sat Jun 12 Hartland Farmer's Market

Hartland's 18th Annual farm market is located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans, and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat Jun 12 Howell Highlanders 12U Golf Outing

Support the Howell Highlanders 12U Travel Baseball team at a 4-person golf scramble at Hawk Meadows Golf Course (410 E. Marr Road, Howell 48855) on Saturday, June 12. $100/Golfer or $400/Team - Registration opens at 7:30AM / 8:30AM Shotgun start. Mulligans/Skins, 1st - 3rd place prizes, Specialty Holes, Raffle Items,Door prizes, lunch at the turn AND banquet dinner at the end.You also have a chance to win $10,000 in a putting contest! All proceeds will go toward supporting this local youth baseball team. Email: Catherine042009@live.com for more information OR check it out on FB "Howell Highlanders 12U Green - Coach Nolan"

Sat Jun 19 St. Joseph 15th Annual Golf Outing

St. Joseph Catholic School and Parish will be having the 15th Annual Golf Outing at Chemung Hills Golf Club on Saturday, June 19th. To register or for sponsorship opportunities, call the school at (517)546-0090 ext. 200 or contact the event coordinator at sarahmhelmkamp@gmail.com

Sat Jun 19 Hartland Farmer's Market

Hartland's 18th Annual farm market is located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans, and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat Jun 19 Vets Car/Bike Show & Blessing of the Bikes

5th Annual Friend of the Vets Car/Bike Show and Blessing of the Bikes will be held @ the American Spirit Centre on Saturday, June 19th from 9am to 2pm. 10590 East Grand River Brighton Michigan 48116. Contact Jerry for more information: 517-599-8456

Sat Jun 19 3rd Annual Lucas for LUCAS Charity Golf Outing

The 3rd Annual Lucas for LUCAS Charity Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, June 19th at the Hartland Glen Golf Course. It will be a fun-filled-day that also supports local firefighters!! They are continuing their mission to provide local Fire Departments with LUCAS hands‐free CPR devices. These machines are a tremendous asset to first responders and are saving lives! Registration begins at 8am, with a shotgun start at 9am. The cost is $125 per Golfer and includes Lunch & Dinner, Drink Tickets, Cart & Range Balls and a Chance to win some GREAT prizes! Register through the link below or contact Kerry Vetter at 248-767-0511 / vetterfamilyorg@gmail.com

Sat Jun 26 Hartland Farmer's Market

Hartland's 18th Annual farm market is located in the Rural King parking lot at 10400 Highland Road. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through October. This market offers a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisans, and much more. Vendor information may be obtained by emailing: hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat Jun 26 Treasures & Treats Craft Show

First Presbyterian Church of Howell, 323 W Grand River Ave, Howell, will hold an outdoor Craft Show offering handmade, family-friendly items. It will take place on Saturday, June 26th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Crafters wanting to participate can visit their website through the link below.

Sat Jul 24 Bark in the Park

Bountiful Harvest is hosting Bark in the Park in downtown Brighton on Saturday, July 24th from Noon to 6pm. The event is a chance for people to enjoy downtown Brighton with their dogs and help raise money at the same time for Bountiful Harvest. The day will be full of fun for both the dogs and dogs’ families. Some of the activities will include a dog parade, a dog show, a dog kissing booth, Paws and Pose pet pictures and adoptions just to name a few. See Bountiful Harvest website for information. The link is below. Or email Tina at: tina@bountifulharvest-mi.org

Sat Jul 24 Unadilla & Putnam Twp Fire Dept. Golf Outing

This golf outing is being held Saturday, July 24th at the Timber Trace Golf Course on M36 in Pinckney. It is being conducted by both the Unadilla Fire Fighters and Pinckney FD Inc. Both are 501C3 associations to raise funds for a LUCAS-CPR unit and other life-saving equipment. For Reservations or sponsorships contact Susan: Bostian.Susan@gmail.com The fee is $100 per player and $200 for hole sponsors. Find further information through the link below.

Sat Aug 7 Livingston County Community Alliance Golf Outing

Livingston County Community Alliance will be having the 4th Annual Golf Outing at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney on Saturday, August 7th. They will also be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Big Red Barrel Project. To register or to sponsor, contact Don Root at 248-875-8370 or Bill Griffin at 214-454-0255. All proceeds from this event benefit youth drug prevention programs.