August 8, 2019
Back to School!
It's the beginning of August, which means the first day of school is right around the corner. As everyone settles back into routine, please remember to watch for school buses on your daily commute - yellow flashing lights mean a stop is imminent and red flashing lights mean you cannot pass in either direction. Remember to also keep an eye out for students walking and biking to school.

And just as a reminder here are the first dates of schools within Pontiac:
Pontiac Grade Schools (Dist 429): August 14
Pontiac Township High School (Dist 90): August 16
Heartland Community College: August 19
St. Mary's School: August 21
Grace Christian School: August 21
Chief Runyon Announces Retirement
´╗┐After serving the City of Pontiac for 30 years in the fire department, Scott Runyon has announced his retirement effective August 15, 2019.

Runyon began his firefighting career in 1987 with the Fairbury Fire Department and was hired full time by the Pontiac Fire Department in 1989. In 2001 he was promoted to Lieutenant. In 2012, Runyon was appointed Acting Chief, and he was confirmed as Chief in 2013. We're so thankful for the time he has spent protecting our community and wish him all the best in his retirement. Please join us in showing our appreciation!


The City invites you to an open house celebrating Chief Runyon's retirement on Thursday, August 15 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the City Council Chambers (115 W Howard St, Pontiac). Light refreshments will be provided.
Art Walk
The Pontiac Community Art Center's annual Art Walk is happening next week, August 10-18! As you go about your day visiting local businesses, keep an eye out for one of a kind pieces of art on display. A record 28 businesses are taking part of this years walk, each with a unique piece of art. Be sure and see them all!

All of the artwork being displayed will be accompanied by a bid sheet so interested buyers have the opportunity to purchase the piece. Winning bidders will be contacted by the Art Center at the conclusion of the display period. All monies raised will go to the Greater Livingston County Arts Council.

Participating Artists: Pam Beeson, Joyce Harbin Cole, Sharon Corrigan, Joe Delgado, Dan Fitzgerald, Vickie Fitzgerald, Nancy Flessner, Juli Green Fraher, Lauren Ganther, Teresa Beard Lowell, Patty Mackinson, Darlene Miller, Kathy Sancken, Betsy Thompson, Mark VanHoveln, Lynn Ware, Jim Woodburn, Kathy Zehr

Participating Businesses: Ace Hardware, Aleena's Bath and Body Boutique, Caryl and Marilyn's, Charmed Boutique, Frugality, Home Wishes, Hustedt Jewelers, Joy's Hallmark, Lilli's, Little Red Barn, Livin' in Color, Mane Frame, Mojo's Majik, Nola and Kennedy, Once n Again, Patti's Haircutting Cabin, Pfaff's Bakery, Pfaff's Herbal Health, PK Unkorked, Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce, Route 66 Kites, Route 66 Nutrition, The Cup and the Scone, The General Store, Total E Clips, Total FX, Whispering Wind, Wright's Furniture
What's happening in Pontiac?
August 8-11: The Vermillion Epic
August 9: Dollar Day at the Pool
August 9: Movies Under the Stars
August 10-17: Art Walk
August 10: Pontiac Farmers' Market
August 10: Poetry Reading
August 15 : Chief Runyon's Retirement
August 17 : Pontiac Farmers' Market
August 17: Market on the Square
August 17: Historic Homes Open Houses
August 17 : Pontiac Cruise Night
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