Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Brighton Garden Club and local nurseries finally got a beautiful day on Main Street to showcase plants and flowers for fundraising.
The skies were sunny and the air mild as area residents strolled down Main Street perusing the various plants and flowers for sale by local vendors during Flower Day on Saturday. The Brighton Garden Club brought plants and flowers to sell at its booth on the corner of Main St and Hyne as a fundraiser for the group. According to Brighton Garden Club President Coral Adas, today was the perfect day after weeks of showers. Club member Sue Rusnik said that it took eight van loads to transport all of the plants donated by members to the display area on the street. Brighton Farmers Market occurs 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday through October at Main and Hyne in downtown Brighton.
Monday, May 16, 2011
BHS celebrates prom with "A Black Tie Affair" at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center on Saturday.
The stylish dresses and formal wear at Brighton High School's prom on Saturday reflected the theme "A Black Tie Affair." Approximately 600 tickets were sold to the event at Crystal Gardens in Howell. Another $10,000 was raised through a staff vs. student basketball game and a prom fashion show to help cover the cost of the event. The Prom King was Sean Nelson and the Prom Queen was Haley Evans. Students received a photo cube at the end of the evening labeled "A Black Tie Affair, BHS Prom 2011."
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Eighth Graders spent the day learning about the Civil War through demonstrations, displays and participation on May 6.
Civil War Day has been an annual tradition at Scranton Middle School for the eighth graders not participating in the class trip for almost 20 years, according to Principal Ken Hamman. This year, which marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, students participated in presentations given by volunteers throughout the school, such as square dancing, learning to communicate with signal flags, stenciling, learning about military life with a campsite and artillery demonstration, a concert by the 5th Michigan Regiment Band and classes about soldiers’ rations and civil war artifacts. Eighth grader Drita Zuncaj, 14, was enthusiastic about the activities of the day when asked about the best part of the program. “We got to play with the muskets…
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The ever-popular musical "Bye Bye Birdie" will be performed by Brighton High School students beginning Friday.
The Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at Brighton High School will be home to a much-loved Tony award winning musical beginning this weekend. Bye Bye Birdie opens on Friday, April 29 and celebrates the music, energy and rock 'n' roll fun of the late '50s, and offers a satirical look at the conflict between '50s rebel rock 'n' roll and small-town conservatism. The musical was inspired by singer and movie idol Elvis Presley and the widespread teen angst caused by his draft notice into the army in 1957. The book is by Michael Stewart, with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. This production is co-directed by Michelle Holowicki and Matthew Brady, both teachers at Brighton High School, with assistance from acting director …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
SELCRA Easter event provides plenty of fun and a visit with the Easter Bunny for area kids.
As Carly Miller and Jessica Kilpatrick of SELCRA announced, “Is everybody ready for the egg hunt?” each group of around 30 excited children yelled, “YEAH!!!” in reply. And with that, the hunt began in earnest. Kids darted everywhere in a room filled with many colored eggs at Mt. Brighton Ski Area, trying to collect as many as possible for their baskets during the Eggstravaganza on Saturday. Later, kids lined up at tables for face painting, games and coloring, ran by students from Brighton High School. Jack’s Custard of Brighton provided free cones, while the Brighton Area Fire Department provided photo opportunities with its big red fire truck. Evan Hill, of the Brighton Area Fire Department, who was born and raised in Hartland and …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Brighton's baseball team swings into gear playing against Grand Blanc on Wednesday night at home.
Brighton High School's baseball team swung into high gear Wednesday night with a double header at home against Grand Blanc. With the beautiful weather coming around the corner, there can't be a better way to hang out in the evening than enjoying a great game.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Forty area children are learning all about theatre this week during a popular week-long camp presented by Kidstage.
It's showtime for kids in grades K-8 this week at the Miller Intergenerational Center, where Spring Break Drama Camp is in full swing, and area children are learning the joys and hard work of being performers. The program is run by Lori Pelzel, owner of Kidstage, an international drama program that gives kids an opportunity to explore the performing arts in a non-competitive, non-threatening environment. According to Pelzel, "We have 40 kids in camp this session, and they'll all have the opportunity to perform. On Friday, we'll put on a show for peers, parents and friends. It's an all inclusive program and every child will have a role in the show. Theatre builds skills like concentration, problem solving, public speaking and reading and …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
BHS students dance for four hours straight, raising money for Mott Children's Hospital.
School spirit was in full swing as students cheered and moved to the beats of DJ Gary McLellan of Starflight Productions in the cafeteria of Brighton High School for the National Honor Society Dance-A-Thon on Thursday, March 24. According to Co-Council Chair Christina Souchak, the event was set up to be a mini, four-hour version of the University of Michigan Dance Marathon, which lasts 30 hours. Wearing yellow T-shirts, members of the National Honor Society managed to sell enough tickets and blue tees commemorating the Dance-A-Thon to collect $1,500 for Mott Children's Hospital, Souchak said.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Flowers are a sign that spring is right around the corner.
We have made it to March in Michigan with hopes that spring is around the corner. In my yard, some plants have poked their heads above the dirt in anticipation of feeling the warm sun on their tiny buds. I think they have forgotten they are in Michigan! With winter storms still a possibility, we have gone on a search of the local flower shops and garden centers in Brighton to find color and a touch of spring. For all of those out there who are anxious to get something pretty in the front yard both Chris Meier, of Meier Flowerland, and Julie Clore, of Clore's Florist & Greenhouse, recommend we spend our energy preparing our yards for the future beauty. There are many things we can do to get our yards ready such as pulling old mulch out of …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Stout, a traditional Irish pub in downtown Brighton, started St. Patrick's Day festivities early with breakfast at 7 a.m.
St. Patrick's Day seems to bring out the Irish in us all, at least for a day. If you're looking for a place to celebrate, Stout at 125 E. Grand River in downtown Brighton may be just the spot for local lads and lassies to embrace the gaiety of the day and raise a glass of green beer to spring! Stout opened their doors this morning at 7am, serving stick-t0-the-ribs traditional Irish breakfast fare such as bangers, potato pancakes, Irish soda bread and eggs. Some revelers started their St. Patrick's Day early, ordering green beer to go with their breakfast. Kitchen Manager Jeff Nolff told us that Stout will be serving several special meals throughout the day, including corned beef and cabbage (of course!), Reuben sandwiches, fish & chips, …