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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…

Country Lane floral designer nabs honors at state event

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Congratulations to Edward Smith, a floral designer at Country Lane Flower Shop in Howell, who recently took first place in the Cherish the Memories category at the Great Lakes Floral Expo in Grand Rapids. The annual event is sponsored by the Michigan Floral Association and attracts designers from across the…

Home & Garden Show, Taste score big with attendees

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The numbers are in and this year’s Livingston County Home & Garden Show was a huge success. Attendance at the show was up 20 percent over last year, and over 750 attendees saved a dollar off admission by using one of the chamber’s coupons. Another big hit this year was…