Whether it's fishing, feeding the ducks or playing at the Imagination Station, there's lots do do during the summer at the Mill Pond.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
A Brighton Township family is asking the city of Brighton for a permanent memorial to their daughter, who died in a horrific crash last year.
For Brighton Township residents Herb and Carlene Fisher, every day has been difficult since the passing of Sara Fisher Cole, the oldest of their four children. The 35-year-old Brighton High School graduate, who later moved to Jackson, was fatally injured Feb. 5, 2011. The van she was riding in was hit from behind by a semitrailer on Interstate 94 during a snow squall in which conditions were slippery and visibility was poor. The family was heading to Kalamazoo to visit relatives at the time. Cole was 8½ months pregnant at the time. Doctors were able to deliver her baby girl, named Miranda. The infant was placed on life support but died three days later. The family is still coming to grips with the tragedy nearly a year later and hopes to …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The public got its first look at the draft master plan for Brighton's Mill Pond at a meeting Thursday night at the Brighton Community Center.
Most Brighton residents liked what they saw when the conceptual master plan for the Mill Pond was unveiled Thursday night at a meeting attended by about 50 citizens. Neither a dollar figure nor a timetable were attached to the plan. City Council member and program moderator Claudia Roblee says the two-hour meeting was successful in informing the public about the conceptual master plan and garnering public comment. "I loved all the input we got and, overall, we got very positive feedback," she said after the meeting. However, frequent City Council critic Susan Walters-Steinacker said Brighton cannot afford the expensive plan being envisioned for the Mill Pond and predicted that taxpayers would end up paying for any improvements. Brighton …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Now that warm weather is finally here to stay, Brighton residents are flocking to Mill Pond Park.
It’s been a long, cold winter. Although spring has officially been here for over a month, the warm days were limited during those weeks. Now that temperatures above freezing are guaranteed and leaving the house doesn’t require 30 minutes of bundling up, Brighton’s streets are beginning to bustle. Whether it’s the children or the parents who need a change of pace, Mill Pond Park is the perfect place for a morning, afternoon, or evening out. Smack dab in the middle of downtown Brighton, the park offers an escape to those who don’t have time to travel to one of the area’s Metroparks or recreation areas. Its location is also convenient for those who live, work, shop, or dine in downtown Brighton. “It’s refreshing,” Brighton resident Tom Major…