Sunday, December 25, 2011
Was a new phone or tablet high on your wish list this year?
We know electronic devices were high on many people's wish lists this year, so we want to know: What gadget did you get for Christmas? Was it an iPhone (which version?), an Android smartphone, the latest iPad, an Android tablet, a laptop computer, digital camera or something else? Maybe you went electronics free this holiday. Tell us about it. If you were lucky enough to score a mobile device as a gift, learn how you can put it to work learning about your community. Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here is a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Whether you're going out for New Year's Eve or staying home, three local restaurants share their most festive drink recipes to make your night extra special.
New Year's Eve brings the promise of high-energy dancing and dining out on the town, or a relaxing evening in with good friends or family. Whichever you choose, three local restaurants offer their recipes for a great New Year's Eve. To ring in 2011, Burroughs Tavern will serve Raspberry Martinis and live music by Grant Danly. There's a $10 cover charge and package specials that include four-course meals, but you can make Burroughs' tasty featured drink at home. Mixmaster Alecia Desjardins gives this simple-to-make recipe: Raspberry Martini Serve in a martini glass with sugared rim. _______ Lu & Carl's offers a festive atmosphere in which to meet with friends, catch the big game or listen to a live band. For New Year's Eve, the bar has…
Friday, December 24, 2010
Kids and adults can follow St. Nick's every move.
Friday, December 24, 2010
What time is Santa slated to fly over Brighton? Visit the North American Aerospace Defense Command's website to find out. NORAD is charged with keeping the United States and Canada safe from dangers originating from the sky or space. Tonight, however, the Colorado-based government agency adds one more important task to its daily list of duties. NORAD will again provide its Official Santa Tracker that marks The Big Man's every move as he makes his way throughout both hemispheres. Included on the site is a countdown and activity page and a flight tracking system. Kids and adults can enjoy this very entertaining site that will have sugar plums dancing through everyone's head before retiring.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Celebrate the true meaning of the holiday at these local churches.
Here's a roundup of local services, Masses and other activities at Brighton churches, straight from our Events Calendar. Brighton Assembly of God: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 24, open to all. Brighton Assembly of God is located at 7770 Whitmore Lake Rd. in Brighton. Visit http://brightonag or call 810-231-3724. Community Bible Church: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. family service, Dec. 24. Open to all. Community Bible Church is located at 7372 Grand River in Brighton. Visit http://communitybible.net or call 810-227-2255. Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church: 5 p.m. child-friendly service; 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. traditional services, Dec. 24. Child care available (crawlers to 2-year-olds) at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with advance notice. Open to all. Cornerstone …
Monday, December 20, 2010
First Winter Wonderland event draws families despite cold temperatures.
More than 50 children and their parents braved the cold to make crafts, enjoy holiday treats and – of course – whisper their Christmas wishes in Santa's ear at the Winter Wonderland event Friday in Meijer Park. "They are excited," Dave Daavettila of Brighton said as he pointed out Santa to his three children Calli, 9, Mandy, 7 and Alyse, 4. "I want Sleeping Beauty!" Alyse told Santa as kids began lining up to ask him for presents. The cost for admission was $5 per child and free for adults. Winter Wonderland was a first for Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority, according to Carly Miller, special events manager for SELCRA. "This benefits SELCRA in a way that brings more people to become aware of our organization and in turn …