The village of Blissfield is closer to starting work on the remodeling of the new village office after council approved both the bid for the project and the mechanism to fund it at Monday’s council meeting.
The price tag was higher than the original estimate when council purchased the former KeyBank building back in July, but it was about on course for what the architects projected after looking more in-depth at the work they planned for the building.
Council awarded the bid to Van Tassel Construction Corporation from Ottawa Lake. Their bid on the basic project was $685,000 plus three potential add-on alternates including a garage addition which the council approved making the total bid accepted at $815,000 for the renovations, and furniture. The next closest bid for both the base project and the garage was $834,300. The highest bid of the … Read More »
There are several Holiday related activities happening throughout the week and weekend of Dec. 13-15.
Following is a list of Christmas and other holiday activities in the community:
• The Blissfield American Legion is hosting a senior citizen party Sunday afternoon. It is a free event from 1-3 p.m. and features food and games.
• Dec. 13-15 — The Light of Christ Parish Knights of Columbus along with several volunteers will be busy sorting food and packing and delivering food baskets to families throughout the greater Blissfield and Deerfield communities. They will also wrap gifts and toys for children from the age of newborns to 12 years old. Volunteers will wrap gifts in the church basement beginning at 9 a.m. Friday morning. The sorting and packing of food donations and gifts will take place 7 p.m. Friday evening. Baskets will be delivered Sunday … Read More »
Runners are invited to enjoy the Blissfield Village Christmas decorations and warm up with a hot beverage after the Second Annual Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run Friday, Dec. 13.
The new event was added to Blissfield Village’s Wassail Festival last year and this year will occur on Friday, Dec. 13. The Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run will take off from the beautifully decorated downtown, wind through the village neighborhoods, then end up back downtown for either hot wassail or hot chocolate.
The Wassail Fest is presented by Blissfield Rotary and hosted by Blissfield DDA/Main Street Program. The Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run aspect is sponsored by the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program and co-sponsored by Blissfield Coney Island and Borchardt Brothers Market.
The runners will actually receive a mug that will enter them into the Wassail Festival’s tour of sites in downtown businesses where competing … Read More »