Thursday, December 1, 2011
Bringing you the latest and greatest for the weekend in Hartland and the surrounding area.
Our pick for today: All Saints Lutheran Church and Hartland United Methodist Church Cookie Walks Where: All Saints Lutheran Church, 12701 Highland Rd, Hartland/Hartland United Methodist Church, 10300 Maple Rd, Hartland When: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (All Saints)/9 a.m.-noon (Hartland UMC) Cost: $7 per box of cookies (All Saints); cookie prices vary at Hartland UMC sale Why go: Get a variety of Christmas cookies for a reasonable price without making them yourself. Come back to Hartland Patch tomorrow for more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events guide here.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hartland United Methodist Church pondering future of Luther, Calvin volumes that are more than 400 years old.
Hartland United Methodist Church guards a long-ago legacy of theological treasure that Pastor Fred Finzer said will likely be examined by a specialist in the coming year to determine their value for a possible sale. The books — which feature the writings of Protestant theologians John Calvin and Martin Luther — are more than 400 years old. They are part of a collection originally donated in 1929 by John Robert Crouse, a church member who's considered one of Hartland's most influential figures through his philantrophy, Finzer said. Crouse made the gift in honor of his mother, Betsey, and the collection mostly include Bibles or theological volumes from the late 19th or early 20th centuries. The older books — The Sermons of M. Iohn Calvin…
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Ron Warthman's recipe is a mainstay at church's annual turkey dinner.
Know a great cook with a signature recipe he or she is willing to share? Hartland's Savvy Chefs is a new feature that will include recipes from great Hartland cooks. Our first featured chef is Ron Warthman. Ron Warthman took the stuffing recipe that was a mainstay of the Hartland United Methodist Church's annual turkey dinner, a Hartland community event since 1942, and tweaked it into an easily replicated dish that's meant for a crowd. "It was kind of a church recipe," the 70-year-old Hartland resident said. "After I retired, I was looking for something to keep me busy, so I volunteered." One of the changes Warthman made was to use sausage in the recipe. Other additions include canned chicken broth, turkey drippings and giblet gravy from …
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Annual Hartland United Methodist Church event proceeds aid charities and missions.
The Hartland United Methodist Church's annual turkey dinner is a community event where seconds are not only allowed, but encouraged. About 200 area residents streamed in Saturday night to the historic church in the village area for the traditional fixings of turkey, gravy, coleslaw, salad, corn, green bean casserole, squash, mashed potatoes, two kinds of fruity gelatin salads and rolls, as well as a choice of several kinds of pie and cake. Many people said they were there not only for the food, but to see old friends and meet new ones. "It's just a small-town kind of event that we wouldn't miss for anything," said Barbara Krueger, a Hartland area resident who regularly attends with her husband, Dick. "The pumpkin pie was delish." …
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Paranormal activity is the focus with the Cromaine District Library sponsoring a Haunted Hartland tour, but there's also more.
Mysterious footsteps and glowing orbs haunt in the Hartland Cemetery after dark? Golf balls return by an "unseen" hand at the Hartland Golf Center? The spirit of a dedicated community servant watches over the Cromaine District Library? From tales on websites to local lore, there are plenty of Hartland ghost stories to tell around Halloween time. The library plans to delve deep into many of them this Friday and Saturday with its first-ever Haunted Hartland tour. Carol Taggart, the library's marketing director, will serve as the guide. "We have a special downtown," said Ceci Marlow, the library's director. "Hartland is special and there is a lot of history here. If we can draw attention to that history in a way that is entertaining, why not…