Parshallville Community Association Launches Website
Group to share information with each other and area about tiny enclave.
One of the Hartland area's oldest and smallest but close-knit communities — Parshallville — has launched its own website.
Created by the Parshallville Community Association, the site — www.parshallville.com — went live last week, but has been in the works for about a year and currently features recent events such as an Easter egg hunt, soup cook-off and nature tour.
"Our website will enhance communication among residents of the area, free of charge," wrote association president Eleanor Conaway in a letter to members.
"It opens opportunities for you to receive and provide the latest news as well as the oldest stories. And it may lead to pathways we have yet to discover."
Parshallville is a tiny unincorporated village that straddles the northwest-southwest border between Hartland and Tyrone townships along North Ore Creek. It is about four miles north of and slightly west of the village area of Hartland. First settled in 1836 by Issac and Seraphina Parshall of New York, the village is currently most well-known for the Historic Parshallville Grist Mill that operates as a cider mill in the late summer and early fall.
Conaway said the association will continue its printed newsletter that mailed once a year to all residents and four times a year to association members. There are about 60 homes from the Parshallville area currently members of the association while the area current boasts about 300 homes.
The site's creation was spearheaded by David Lee, the association's treasurer who owns Lee Media Services and is a Hartland Patch contributor. Conaway also credited board members Laurie Mentley, Diane Detter and Chris Eckman for their roles.
"Please open our website enjoy the beautiful photos, rich stories and tidbits of information," Conaway said in her letter. "That information will change daily-weekly, too, so look often."