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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State Police discusses motorcycle safety and the heroes of Boston.
Don’t like the weather? Wait it will change. Speaking of weather, on those few warm days and some not so warm days one of the early signs of spring has made its presence known. I’m talking about motorcycles. I’m going to ask everyone to remember to be vigilant and look more than once for motorcycles. A few seconds of safe driving techniques could save everyone from years of heartache and pain. That being said, motorcycle operators and their passengers also have a responsibility for the safe operation of a motorcycle. Drivers have you done your equipment safety check? Is everything working? Have you re-acclimated to your motorcycle’s equipment, switches, grips, brakes and shifting? Myself, I take a couple of days to re-acclimate myself …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Brighton editor to cover Plymouth-Canton area.
Change is never never easy - after serving as Brighton Patch editor for 1 1/2 years, I'm moving on to cover news and events for Plymouth-Canton Patch. My new role begins Monday. No, this is not an April Fool's joke. I'm really sad to say goodbye to this wonderful community that I've immersed myself in uncovering the faces, places and the stories that makes this community special. I'm no stranger to the Plymouth-Canton community, I was covering stories there long before I ever came to Brighton. However, returning will be bittersweet. Somewhere in between covering the arrival of twisted World Trade Center piece for the 9/11 Memorial at Fire Station 31 and the 8-year-old who lobbied state lawmakers after seeing a documentary about the …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Brighton Community Education Director and Enrichment Supervisor ask for the community's help to keep programming in the district.
Dear Enrichment Instructors, Friends and Participants, The Brighton Area School Board stated at their Board Meeting, February 25th, that they would like to move the Enrichment classes out of the school district and over to the SELCRA group. We have no idea how SELCRA will structure this service, but we know that the current Enrichment classes would be closed and staff and instructors would be let go. Prior Boards have chosen not to do that move, as it is not financially beneficial. This board seems to not want to look at the financial impacts and in turn want to simply provide SELCRA what they want. This brings me to my request. I would like to help the current board members to better understand the Enrichment programs and the benefits it …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tag pics with #MIPatchSnow on Instagram and they'll appear on Brighton Patch.
We want to see how much snow you have in your area, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Brighton Patch will pull all Instagram images tagged #MIPatchSnow into this nifty photo grid. What are you doing with all this snow? Are you building a snowman? Sledding? Use the hashtag with any snow-related adventures you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos directly on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Brooke Tajer, former White Lake-Highland Editor, will be your community contact at Patch.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Brooke Tajer and I am your new community editor. At Brighton Patch, we want to encourage you, the readers, to take more control over the site, posting stories, events and announcements that are important to you. I will be working with your local editors and fellow community members to help get you more of the information you need about your town. The role is a regional one, and I will be working with eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to my home site, White Lake-Highland Patch. You can send any questions you about uploading your events, announcements or blog to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-534-7203. I can't wait to work with all of you and…
Friday, February 8, 2013
There's always the standard snowmen and snow angels. But you also can turn the snow into artwork with some food dye or bring it inside for some not-so-cold fun.
After a snow storm like Thursday night's, here are five things that can occupy little minds for hours. Or at least for however long the sun stays away.
Friday, February 1, 2013
What is one thing that other drivers do, or don't do, that really irks you?
With the recent bout of bad weather, the complaints about drivers have been rolling in. Whether it's driving through a dense fog without your headlights, talking on the phone while driving or driving too fast/slow for road conditions, Patch wants to know. On the Brighton Patch Facebook page, readers were already sounding off about drivers who don't use headlights when driving through fog. MaryBeth Potrykus wrote, "Do some drivers believe blinkers are optional in their vehicle? Also, since it's been so foggy, drivers must have their headlights on. It is important for other drivers to see you." Sharon Wolff commented, "Not knowing how to drive in a roundabout. Not that hard people." So, tell us: What is the one thing other drivers do that …