Saturday, January 19, 2013
Brighton is home to several locally owned and operated small businesses. Show you appreciate them by reviewing a business on Brighton Patch.
Locally owned and operated businesses make up the majority of small businesses in Brighton. Why not show you appreciate shopping local by reviewing a business on Brighton Patch. Patch reader Elaine Godlewski wrote this about the Brighton Center for Performing Arts after giving the business five-out-of-five stars: It's super easy to review a business. Here are the steps: There is no limit to how many businesses you can review. The more reviews people provide, the more informed consumers will be. If you have questions about a directory listing or own the business and need to claim your listing, don't hesitate to contact editor Nicole Krawcke at email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Brighton and Brighton Township Clerks are predicting high voter turnout on Nov. 6.
The Presidential General Election is less than a month away and both the City of Brighton and Brighton Township clerks are predicting high voter turnout on Nov. 6. During the 2008 Presidential Election, The City of Brighton saw 74.16% voter turnout, 1,425 of those were absentee voters. City Clerk Diana Lowe said she predicts a similar turnout this year. Brighton Township Clerk Ann Bollin said the township typically sees a great turnout for presidential general elections and also an increase in absentee voters. Bollin said it's hard to compare voter turnout percentages for general elections because the township's number of registered voters has steadily increased from 2008 to 2012. This year, the township has sent out 3,187 absentee voter …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A twitter account features many tweets containing profanity about Brighton places and people.
On Monday afternoon, Hartland Consolidated Schools succeeded in suspending a parody Twitter account with the handle @HartlandProblems after tweets were deemed bullying and inappropriate as they were accompanied by an image of a former administrator. A similar account exists in Brighton, under the handle @Brighton_Probs. Unlike the Hartland one, it does not use the image of a school official. The account is run by an anonymous person or persons. Tweets contain profanity, and many of them mention Brighton school teachers or others by name. The account has 444 followers. The account pokes fun at "Brighton Problems," a joke that originated from the MTV reality TV show Jersey Shore. Tweets include: "Fourteen year olds talking about abortion and…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Woodland Party Store on Grand River sold one of six $250,000 Mega Millions winning tickets.
- On WHMI
Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Encore Theatre Artistic Director Steve DeBruyne is partnering to bring live theater shows to Livingston County.
Livingston County residents Steve DeBruyne and Matt Tomich are bringing Michigan’s newest live theater company to the City of Brighton. The Dionysus Theatre will open in Brighton on March 1, with a two-show pre-season, which will be followed by their first full season of shows. The 370-seat theater will be located in the existing building at 301 Appian Way, off Grand River Avenue between Main Street and Old US-23. The theater is named after the Greek god Dionysus, who was considered the god of theater. A patron of the theater, Greek myths say that when Dionysus went abroad he was accompanied by Muses who, with their songs and dancing, delighted the heart of the god. DeBruyne and Tomich plan to bring six professional productions a year to …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Livingston Community Water Authority shut off water to repair a break that happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
A water main break ocurred in the area around Old US-23 and Webber Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a recording at the Green Oak Township Hall. The Livingston Community Water Authority shut off water in order to make repairs, affecting residents and businesses in the area. Water will be restored at 8 p.m. There will be a boil water advisory after the water is turned back on for the next 72 hours or unless otherwise notified.
Monday, January 9, 2012
The bridal show was held at Brighton High School on Sunday.
About 200 brides attended the "Here Comes the Brides" Bridal Show Sunday, according to owners Cathy Dedakis and Maggie Pietila. "We really had probably more than 400 people here because brides usually bring one or two people with them," Pietila said. The attendees were able to browse from 62 local vendors -- many of them from downtown Brighton. 21-year-old Brighton resident and Hartland High School grad Courtney Collins is marrying her high school sweetheart on May 18. "We got engaged last July," Collins said. "I'm here looking for a DJ, florist and a cake." When Brighton Patch spotted her group, however, they were talking to Marina Greenlee, owner of Dolled Up Make-Up Studio & Lash Bar. "I never thought of this before," she said about …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Here Come the Brides Bridal Show is open from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Brighton High School Field House.
Since its beginning in 2009, the Here Come the Brides Bridal Show has grown every year, according to co-owner Cathy Dedakis. This year, the event at Brighton High School will feature 62 vendors — seven more than last year's 55 — including several new local businesses including The White Dress and Dolled Up Make-Up Studio & Lash Bar. "I'm really excited for this year," Dedakis said. "It's really cool this time because we're pulling in new vendors from right on the street. That's what I love about it." According to Dedakis, because so many brides get engaged around Christmas and New Year's, this is the busiest season for bridal bookings. She said she always advises brides to stick with professionals for their big day and to get out and learn…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Winter has officially arrived in Brighton after Tuesday night's snow storm.
The effects of Tuesday night's Winter Weather Advisory can be seen clearly in Brighton. According to the National Weather Service, Livingston County had about six inches of snowfall in some areas. Brighton Patch wandered around some neighborhoods this afternoon to get a glimpse of all that fluffy white stuff. The next chance of snow is Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Bringing you the latest and greatest for the weekend in Brighton and the surrounding area.
Our pick for today: Stardusters’ Concert Benefits Brighton Senior Center Come back to Brighton Patch tomorrow for more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events guide here.