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What’s new at balloonfest? More aviation, attractions and it’s a Michigan thing

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Michigan Challenge XXX continues to maintain its tradition as one of the best outdoor festivals in the area. The event is June 27-29 at the Howell High School complex. The Yankee Air Museum (YAM) brings a C-47, Yankee Doodle Dandy, to the event with flyovers during the weekend. In partnership…

State officials praise local efforts in Michigan’s economic comeback

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Downtown Howell was the epicenter Thursday of what could be called Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s “reinvention and connection tour.” After touring the Heart of Howell project, which is taking three downtown buildings and recreating them as a one location housing several uses, Calley moved east on Grand River Avenue…

Opinions all around at Community Conversation

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PreK-12 education, Michigan’s natural resources and environment, college affordability and infrastructure investments were top priorities of participants at the Center for Michigan Community Conversation at the Howell chamber on Friday, April 4. The conversation by the Center for Michigan — a nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank that strives to be the…

Armor breaks ground on $1.6M project

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Armor Protective Packaging®, an international company specializing in corrosion management, broke ground on the site that will house the company’s new headquarters. Located in Howell, ARMOR will be renovating the building last occupied by the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus printing facility on Burkhart Road near the Tanger Outlet…

Michigan Marketplace launches at Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

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If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you; but if you seek Michigan-made products, look about the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. The Michigan Marketplace is a new attraction at balloonfest, June 27-29 at the Howell High School complex. “At the Michigan Marketplace, guests can see and buy some of the…