Wednesday, April 17, 2013
World renowned trainer, author, coach and Olympian to meet cycling enthusiasts.
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Wednesday, April 17
Chris Carmichael, the 2013 Honorary Chair of the Tour de Cure, will be the guest of honor at a meet and greet hosted by the American Diabetes Association on Tuesday, April 30. This unique opportunity to meet the world renowned trainer, author, coach, and Olympian will occur at American Cycle and Fitness at 39900 West 14 Mile Road in Walled Lake. The event, starting at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1:00 p.m., will be free of charge and guests are encouraged to bring friends, family and colleagues. Guests who are interested in attending that might have questions can call 248-433-3830 extension 6694. On-site registration for the 2013 Michigan Tour de Cure will be available, and the first 30 registrants will receive a complimentary Chris …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New stairs will provide a safer and more direct route to access the downtown.
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Tuesday, April 16
To help with the walkability factor in Brighton, new stairs are being added to the location at 121 W. North Street, which is owned by the Brighton Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “The cement steps that were there when the DDA bought the site for a future parking structure were dangerous and were being used with some frequency," DDA Director Matt Modrack said in an email to Brighton Patch. “The DDA tore out the old steps and decided to construct a new stairway from the parking lots at the Chamber of Commerce building and the adjoining First Presbyterian Church site.” The new stairs will provide a more direct route for visitors and resident to access the downtown area, according to Modrack . Lindhout designed the stairs while Vantage …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder said he plans to "reinvent" Michigan during an appearance at the Chamber luncheon.
Following his State of the State address, Gov. Rick Snyder reiterated the need to find a way to raise $1.2 billion in funding per year in order to fix the state's crumbling roads to more than 400 people that attended the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday. Snyder said roads are a topic he is "really fired up about." He called for raising vehicle registration fees and changing the current 19 cents per gallon gas tax to a percentage tax based on the wholesale rate that would allow it to grow with inflation. While legislators are looking at alternative ways to fund road improvements, Snyder said he preferred to do it fairly. "There are other ways to do it, but my preference is to do it through user fees," he said…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder will speak at a luncheon on Jan. 17 at Crystal Gardens.
Gov. Rick Snyder will address the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon on Jan. 17 at Crystal Gardens Banquet & Conference Center. Snyder will touch on issues highlighted in his State of the State speech, scheduled for Jan. 16. “We are truly honored to have Governor Snyder as our guest speaker,” said Chamber President Pamela McConeghy in a press release. “We anticipate a great meeting as he addresses our local constituents following his State of the State speech. He will discuss various economic initiatives that are of particular interest to our local businesses.” The event is sponsored by PNC Bank, and will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Crystal Gardens. The Chamber highly recommends …
Friday, December 7, 2012
DDA Director Matt Modrack said a downtown theater is perhaps the most significant project in the works.
Everywhere you look downtown, there is evidence that the City of Brighton is thriving, with the recent additions of The Pound! Bar & Grill and Bink & Babs Boutique to upcoming projects like the Becker Brewery and expansion of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Brighton Community Development and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Matt Modrack said he believes part of the reason for downtown Brighton's success is that it has become a dining destination, which has in turn spurred the addition of retail businesses, "the gold standard of a downtown," he said. Modrack spoke during a town hall series meeting sponsored by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. "I think the Becker Brewery project is one of the real indicators of how …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Santa makes a stop in downtown Brighton to start the holiday season on saturday evening with fun and music for everyone.
People thronged to the downtown area to wait for Santa to make his appearance at the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce Brighton Holiday Glow in downtown Brighton at the Millpond. Buggy rides, train rides and musical entertainment were among the attractions as well as good food and of course, Santa.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Each week, Brighton Patch will feature videos from YouTube about Brighton.
There's lots of cool stuff going on in Brighton. Luckily, some of it is posted on YouTube. Each week, Brighton Patch will highlight a YouTube video posted about Brighton. This week's pick features a video by Lindsay Root of the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton, which was sponsored and paid for by the Michigan Rehab Specialists. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Brighton? Send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured next week.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The festival will resume on Main Street Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Hundreds of people wandered about downtown Brighton Friday night despite a steady drizzle during the beginning of the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Fest. The rain increased by the time The Hawktones, the second act of the night, took the stage, sending most of the crowd underneath the tent in the Beer & Wine Garden on Mill Pond Lane. However, a few couples took out umbrellas and continued to sit in the audience, enjoying the music and show. The festival will resume Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. in downtown Brighton. Do you have photos from the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival? Share them on Brighton Patch. Simply click the "Upload Photos & Video" button above the photo gallery.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The festival will run Friday and Saturday on Main Street.
Thousands of visitors will be drawn to Main Street this weekend as the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival returns to downtown Brighton. This festival was created seven years ago, and its popularity has made it a signature event for Brighton, according to the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. The event will run Friday and Saturday, and remain on Main Street both days this year. There will be 15 barbecue vendors, grilling their savory specialties, as well as non-barbecue vendors and restaurants. Also new this year, children will be allowed to remain in the music area until 9 p.m. in an effort to make the event more family friendly. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under 12 are free. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Americana Music Festival & Summerfest Sales returned to Brighton this past weekend.
Adults and children alike enjoyed the Third Annual Americana Music Festival & Summerfest Sales event this past weekend in Brighton. There were plenty of activities including a petting zoo with a pony ride, a mechanical bull ride, kayaking on the Mill Pond and a rock wall. Do you have pictures from the festival? Share them in our photo gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos & Video" button above the gallery.