Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Swinginfusion meets every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Brighton.
Promoting a fun, safe and active enviroment while learning a new skill, local teens in Brighton will be hosting a weekly dancing event every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting under the gazebo at the Millpond in Downtown Brighton, the event is organized by the group's president Lance Cican and vice president Chelsea Convis. Swinginfusion meets rain or shine through Oct. 14 and invites anyone 14 years and older to come out and learn to swing. Admission is a $1, which will be used to benefit The Dance Project, according to downtown Brighton's website.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The new, expanded Kathleen's Cookies location in downtown Brighton is currently open for business.
Kathleen’s Cookies officially opened its new location at 139 E. Grand River, redesigning the space to create an upscale, "uptown-chic" bakery, boutique and café. Expanding her business from her smaller retail location that was only able to accommodate a bakery, owner Kathleen McKay said her new space fits the vision of what she wants to offer her customers. “With my design background, I had it in my head that I wanted to incorporate entertaining and serving and celebrating,” she said. “That’s what my hobby is, that’s what I’ve always done my whole life.” Calling it a “lifestyle business” the new location is decorated with the signature Kathleen Cookies blue color on the walls and the boutique is filled with specialty items, “perfect for …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Brighton’s Ladies Night Out will take place on May 2 in downtown Brighton.
Thursday, April 25
It’s time again for downtown Brighton’s Ladies Night Out, coming up May 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. Ladies of all ages are invited to downtown Brighton to shop for the latest spring fashions and to pick up a gift for mom, as Mother’s Day is just around the corner. More than 40 stores, restaurants, beauty salons, gift shops, etc. are taking part in this Ladies Night Out, making this event the largest Ladies Night Out in Downtown Brighton yet. “This event just keeps getting bigger and better,” said Jen Ling, special events planner for Downtown Brighton Principal Shopping District and the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have more merchants participating than ever before, and it makes for such an exciting night out for the ladies! This …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Main Street Cheese Market Owner Jennifer Saum tells about her most popular products.
Main Street Cheese Market Owner Jennifer Saum sat down with Patch to discuss some of her most popular selling items. The downtown Brighton market is known for its artisan cheeses, meats, specialty wines and now, for its delicious crepes made to order in the store. Main Street Cheese Market sells more than 50 types of cheese from 12 different countries. According to Saum, Pecorino with Truffle and Pecorino al Tartufo are her top selling brands. Pecorino, is a family of hard, Italian cheeses, made from sheep's milk. While the market's meats selection is nowhere near that of its cheeses, it still has a variety of almost 20 different kinds. Saum says the most popular is a high end meat called Prosciutto di Parma - a dry cured ham, usually …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Stout Irish Pub puts a slight twist on building the perfect Guinness just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day is the one day a year where everyone gets to be Irish. This St. Patty's Day also marks Stout Irish Pub's 10th Anniversary in downtown Brighton. Stout's celebration will begin on Friday and culminate on Sunday, St. Patrick's Day with plenty of green beer and of course, Guinness, an Irish staple beer. Stout's bartender Catherine O'Brien, who is originally from Ireland, said pouring a perfect glass of Guinness takes two steps: filling the glass a little over halfway, then waiting and watching for the signiture dark beer to settle before filling the rest of the glass. She also adds a special Irish trademark design of a four-leaf clover. The weekend will give way to live music, DJ and dancing, green beer, giveaways, an …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tell your server you wish to support the Veterans memorial and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to fund the project.
Mention the Brighton Veterans Memorial while dining at Chili's Grill & Bar every Thursday from now until the end of April and 10 percent of sales will go towards funding the project. Customers can mention the veterans memorial by name or bring in a copy of the flyer, which is available to the right or on the Brighton Veterans Memorial Facebook page. There are no limitations on menu items, including alcohol. Brighton Veterans Memorial Board Chair Bryan Bradford estimates that construction on the memorial will begin sometime after Labor Day, as long as the funds are secured. According to Bradford, the organization needs another $20,000 to fund the $150,000 project. "I'm pretty awestruck of the support that we're getting from the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Running Lab, formerly Elite Feet, will host an in-store celebration on March 12.
Drivers and pedestrians going down Main Street in downtown Brighton may have noticed a slight change in scenery these last few weeks - Elite Feet is gone, and in its place is Running Lab. It's actually the same store, just with a new name, according to owner Ken Larscheid. "Everything we do here in the store hasn't changed - it's really just a name change," he said. "The staff is the same, ownership is the same." Larscheid's store is no longer affiliated with Elite Feet, with locations in Lapeer and Port Huron. "We wanted more control over marketing - basically the way we were being portrayed online - We wanted more control over the website and the Facebook page," Larscheid said. The store officially became Running Lab at the beginning…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The award recognizes the City's downtown construction projects last summer, including the installation of the lighted, brick-paved crosswalk.
The City of Brighton received an Award of Excellence for its 2012 Streetcape Improvement projects from the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA). The streetscape project included West, Main and North Streets, and was completed by GM & Sons, Inc. and Livingston Concrete. The decorative concrete project was conceived by the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) as a way to ensure that visitors have a safe and pleasant experience in the downtown Brighton area. GM & Sons, along with the electrical and excavating contractors, removed the existing pavement, installed pedestrian-operated crosswalk lights, and placed stamped and colored concrete pavement, picture framed sidewalks, and brick paver bands throughout the project. The …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Pound! Bar & Grill will have an outdoor tent behind the bar on Irish holiday this year.
The Pound! Bar & Grill plans to step up its St. Patrick's Day festivities this year with a party tent in the parking lot behind the bar. Brighton City Council members unanimously approved the event application after some discussion during its board meeting on Feb. 21. Bar Owner Kevin Montagano said they were looking to provide more of an opportunity for people to come out and celebrate, since The Pound is limited on its occupancy. The Pound plans to two parties: a DJ and dancing inside the bar and live music from bands the Duney Brothers and the Laurie Johnson Project inside the tent. The tent will also have a full service bar, with a small dancing area. In addition there will be food, drink and green beer specials all day. "Last St. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
City Council members approved the purchase of the sculpture "Spiral" during its meeting last week.
The City of Brighton has added the 16th piece of art to its permanent collection during the City Council meeting last week. The sculpture “Spiral” by West Bloomfield artist Maureen Voorheis and fabricator Jim Ignash from Howell, was purchased with private donations. The piece was originally installed for a two-year display in the Brighton Outdoor Sculpture exhibit in July 2009 on W. Grand River, in front of Tim Horton’s. The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission (BACC) identified “Spiral” as one of the sculptures they wanted to purchase for permanent display. The purchase of the sculpture cost $1,585, which was paid for by donations from Lawrence Auto BodyTim Horton’s store owner Maureen Stewart, Corrigan Oil Company and City Manager Dana …