Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Swinginfusion meets every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Brighton.
Promoting a fun, safe and active enviroment while learning a new skill, local teens in Brighton will be hosting a weekly dancing event every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting under the gazebo at the Millpond in Downtown Brighton, the event is organized by the group's president Lance Cican and vice president Chelsea Convis. Swinginfusion meets rain or shine through Oct. 14 and invites anyone 14 years and older to come out and learn to swing. Admission is a $1, which will be used to benefit The Dance Project, according to downtown Brighton's website.
The Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp will take place June 10-13 at Hornung Elementary School in Brighton.
The Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp is headed back to Brighton this summer. This will be the tenth year the program has visited Livingston County, according to Youth Football Assistant Rachel Lahring, and the fourth year in Brighton. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 4-18, and will take place June 10-13 at Hornung Elementary School. "Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps have been created for the purpose of making a positive impact on children’s lives both on and off the field through football," Lahring wrote in an email to Brighton Patch. The program is non-contact and designed to improve a child's beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill level, according to a press release, and participants are grouped based on age and skill …
Judi Brown-Clark, former Olympic hurdler, will be at the Brighton Meijer on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. helping to register participants and volunteers for the 2013 Meijer State Games of Michigan.
The Brighton Meijer's will play host to a special guest on May 24 as they welcome 1984 Olympic track and field silver medalist Judi Brown-Clark. The former Olympic hurdler will be on site from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. helping to promote and register participants and volunteers for the 2013 Meijer State Games of Michigan, an Olympic-style event that will be held June 21-23 in Grand Rapids. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness endorsed event, according to a press release that Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley also recognized the signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission as the official State Games of Michigan. “The Meijer State Games of Michigan play a critical role in promoting health…
Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State Police advises on speeding citations.
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Quam Amoa, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada has several questions about a speeding citation he received while traveling near Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his email, Quam explains when he was issued the speeding citation and he did not understand how to pay for the speeding citation. The officer suggested he make a court date, which Quam did, but Quam did not attend the court date. Quam is asking, how can he now take care of the citation and what are the repercussions if he does not take care of the speeding citation and wants to drive in Michigan again. Quam’s current situation is a perfect example of what not to do when issued a citation. If you’re responsible for the violation, pay the fine. If you think you are not responsible, setup …
Signage, other than political signs, are not allowed in the public right-of-ways in Brighton and will be removed, according to officials.
The summer season of garage sales in Brighton is here and last week, a Brighton Patch reader asked a question regarding the removal of some temporary signs they had placed to help direct traffic. According to Planning and Zoning Director Amy Cyphert from the City of Brighton, signage, other than political signs, are not allowed in the public right-of-ways will be removed. "Typically, garage sales signs are placed in the public right-of-way, so the city has the right to take them,” Cyphert said. Public right-of-ways include the space in between the sidewalk towards the street, according to Cyphert. “If they’re placing outside of the sidewalk towards private property, that’s fine,” she said. “But they have to arrange that with the private …
These obituaries were published on the websites of local funeral homes from May 14 to May 20.
Our thoughts are with the friends and families of these people with Brighton area ties whose obituaries were published over the past week: To publish an obituary on Brighton Patch, make a post on the "Announcements" page.
Emily Kreger, a Wyandotte native, is always looking for her next big challenge. But, why? Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Emily Kreger, a Grosse Pointe Park resident and Wyandotte native, says she's never been good at doing just one thing. For instance, just to name a few, Kreger has trained with the U.S. National Rowing team, ran the Boston marathon, practiced medicine in South Africa, graduated from Yale University and notably, swam the last leg of the English Channel on a relay team to raise money for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here, Kreger shares her zest and motivation for life, and her advice for approaching goals, no matter how …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Storms are expected to roll through Brighton this afternoon and through the evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of southeast Michigan, including Brighton. According to the alert, there is a risk of severe storms this afternoon and through the evening. "Damaging wind gusts over 60 mph and 1-inch hail will be the primary threats, although an isolated tornado will be possible as well," the alert states. Heavy rainfall is also expected with the storms. The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday.
Applications will be accepted through June 7 for the faire at The Henry Ford.
Editor's note: Information for this story was provided by The Henry Ford. Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2013 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. Now in its fourth year, this unique, two-day, family-friendly event draws makers from all over the nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity. Maker Faire Detroit will be held July 27-28, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. To participate in Maker Faire Detroit, an entry form must be completed at http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/call-for-makers. Entries can be submitted by individuals or by groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. The Henry Ford particularly encourages exhibits that are interactive and …
Did you have a great prom? Share your photos with Brighton Patch readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Brighton High School's prom was Saturday. Brighton Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory from the big night! Upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "Upload Photos and Videos."