Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Old Southard School heavily used
It has been a year and a half since the Howell PAL moved into their new home in the old Southard School and Sgt. Chris Hill of the Howell Police Department said it has been a time of exceeding expectations. Since moving to the one central location Hill said they have not only been able to offer previously popular programs but also added new ones that have also brought people to the once empty building. "We're doing a lot of stuff with the kids," he said. "It revolves around the community and giving the kids something to do so we don't have to chase them around." One of the biggest additions, according to Hill has been the preschool which was open to toddlers in the community at first but has recently expanded to include infants as well. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Community event from 11-1
The Howell PAL will be hosting a special event on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sgt. Chris Hill of the Howell Police Department is inviting people to come to the old Southard School to take part. Sgt. Hill said the day will include bounce houses for the children, door prizes and free food. For anyone interested Hill said there will also be volunteers at the event to watch the children if parents want to go shopping during the two hours.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Six candidates vying for three seats
At the old Southard School three of the six candidates in this year's Board of Education elections met in a debate meant to help voters make their choice in November. The event was sponsored by the Howell Chamber of Commerce and moderated by the League of Women Voters Board President Tim O'Brien was joined by running mate Nancy Donio and Chuck Welsh and the three discussed not only their vision for the future of the board but what got them to their candidacy. O'Brien and Patrick Dowling are seeking to hold onto their seats for another three year term. Since being elected three years ago O'Brien said he has seen a lot of changes on the board and in the district. That includes "the way that we've perceived our ability both to fund and …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Event to be held at old Southard School
On Wednesday afternoon Gov. Chris Christie will be holding a Town Hall meeting at the old Southard School, which is now the home to the Howell Police Athletic League. At the meeting, Christie will take questions from local residents with doors opening at 2:15 p.m. and the meeting is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and, according to a press release from the governor's office, those in attendance are encouraged to bring their family, friends and neighbors to the forum. Township Manager Helene Schlegel said she was looking forward to the governor coming to town. "We are excited and honored that he has chosen Howell to do one of his town hall meetings giving the residents an opportunity to interact …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Former elementary school being used in a variety of ways.
When it was decided several years ago to close the Southard School, there were many questions about what to do with the then empty building. In the past few months a definitive answer has come as the old elementary school is becoming a community center to be used by the whole town. At Wednesday night's meeting of the Howell Board of Education, Board Secretary Ronald Sanasac gave the first full update on the status of the building and how it is currently being used. "The board's goal of creating a community learning and enrichment center at the Southard building while also enhancing revenue is going along very well," he said. Sanasac said there have been several factors that have contributed to the success of the building's transformation …