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Over 700 guests make Brighton's 2019 prom one of the school's highest attended

Photos from Brighton's 2019 prom at Crystal Gardens in Howell.

WHMI 93.5 Local News : New Hires Recommended In Brighton Area Schools  WHMI

The committee is recommending that Matthew Evans and Patrick Borg be hired at Brighton High School and Scranton Middle School respectively. They are ...

Pep rally held to recognize Brighton High School students for ESPN, Special Olympics honor  WXYZ Detroit

A school in metro Detroit has been awarded one of the highest honors in sports. ESPN and the Special Olympics National has named Brighton High School one ...

Brighton Schools plans to extend superintendent's contract, hire principals  Livingston Daily

Brighton Area Schools Superintendent Greg Gray's contract could be extended to 2024. The deal would make him the county's highest paid superintendent.

Brighton High honored by ESPN, Special Olympics  WXYZ Detroit

If you want to see an example of how a school should work to include those with special needs, go to Brighton High School. ESPN and Special Olympics ...

Brighton Unified Team Recognized As Top 5 In Country  WHMI

The Brighton High School Unified Team has received a rare and prestigious award for their inclusionary efforts towards special needs students. A celebratory ...

Former BAS Board Member Charges BEA With Campaign Act Violations  WHMI

Former Brighton Area Schools' Board of Education Trustee John Conely has filed a formal complaint with the Michigan Dept. of State's Bureau of Elections ...

WHMI 93.5 Local News : Brighton Lions Club Awards Annual College Scholarships  WHMI

Two Brighton High School seniors were presented $1,000 scholarships toward their college educations at ceremonies held Wednesday evening. The occasion ...

Brighton High School Marching Band Performing In Thanksgiving Day Parade  WHMI

The Brighton High School Marching Band will be performing in this year's Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade, known traditionally as “America's Thanksgiving Day ...

Brighton High School celebrates prom 'under the stars'

Brighton High School held its prom Saturday, May 12, at Crystal Gardens in Howell, with a theme of "under the stars."

WHMI 93.5 Local News : Brighton High School Ranked in Top 3% Academically  WHMI

Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray told the Board of Education Monday night that US News & World Report – which is considered the global authority in ...

Brighton's 'TechnoDogs' win robotics world championship in Detroit  Livingston Daily

Brighton Area High Schools' TechnoDogs team won the\u00a0FIRST Robotics World Championship last week in Detroit.

After nearly 10-year effort, Brighton schools plan to have therapy dogs in every building by spring  Livingston Daily

Brighton Area Schools is the leader of the pack when it comes to therapy dogs. Administrators plan to have a dog in every building by next spring, all of the ...

All Schools in Brighton to Soon Have Own Therapy Dog  WHMI

The therapy dog program in the Brighton Area Schools has been an unqualified success. At its meeting Monday night the Brighton Area Schools' Board of ...

Krebs Wants To Bring "Unique Perspective" To BAS Board  WHMI

Today is the first in a series of profiles on the candidates for the Brighton Area Schools Board of Education on Election Day, one week from today. There are six ...

ESPN honoring Brighton's unified sports program  Livingston Daily

Brighton's unified sports program combines special education and general education students.

Rock band announced for Brighton Mill Pond amphitheater grand opening  Livingston Daily

A Detroit alternative rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s will headline the grand opening of Brighton's newly renovated amphitheater at the Mill Pond.

Food, fire spinners and Guinness record holder on tap for 'Taste of Brighton'  Livingston Daily

Brighton's annual food, shopping, music and entertainment festival takes over downtown Friday and Saturday.

New coffeehouse and theater serving up beverages, live entertainment in Brighton  Livingston Daily

Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater is now open on the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton. And live performances have begun.

Don't let rapists return to school, victims tell Mich. lawmakers  Detroit Free Press

Victims of a Brighton High School rapist stepped up Tuesday to testify on a bill that would prohibit their attacker from returning to the same school.

El Àrbol Mexican street food eatery opening soon in Brighton  Livingston Daily

Father and daughter restaurateurs Steve and Lauren Pilon are opening El Àrbol, a Mexican street food eatery, in downtown Brighton within days.

What's happening in Livingston County for Memorial Day  Livingston Daily

From parades to fun runs, Livingston County residents have several options for Memorial Day celebrations.

Dessert maker opening Total Cluster Fudge's first brick-and-mortar shop in Brighton  Livingston Daily

After growing Total Cluster Fudge into a multi-million dollar business, Alisa Shakespeare opening a shop in Brighton and launching a new product line.

4 schools face off for Ann Arbor-area Prom of the Week May 10-11

ANN ARBOR, MI - Area students are getting ready for a big night out, and it's time to vote for your favorite school in the The Ann Arbor News / MLive's Prom of the ...

WHMI 93.5 Local News : Memorial Day Parades Planned Throughout Livingston County  WHMI

Memorial Day parades are planned Monday throughout Livingston County. In Brighton, the Memorial Day parade steps off at 10am at Brighton High School and ...

Brighton's Davis 'T-Bone' Codd brings elite hockey, golf, hair game to Saginaw Spirit

SAGINAW, MI – Davis “T-Bone” Codd was destined for PGA greatness, with a colorful nickname and booming drive off the tee. That was before meeting a pair of ...

Spotlight: Brighton's softball coach Danielle Pizzo  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Danielle Pizzo has been an assistant coach for the Brighton softball team for six years. This year, however, was her first season as the head coach. Not only did ...

New Amphitheater and Band Shell Dedicated in Downtown Brighton  WHMI

It was perfect weather for the dedication of the new amphitheater and band shell on Brighton's picturesque Mill Pond Saturday. The sun was shining brightly and ...

New Hours & Availability Set For Brighton High School Pool  WHMI

In an effort to open up the Brighton High School pool to more people in the community, the school district will be making a few changes in the pool schedule.

Mt. Brighton ski area opens the slopes for 2018 winter season

A snowboarder launches off the final jump in the terrain park at Mt. Brighton ski area, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Brighton. December eighth was Mt. Brighton's ...

Father-daughter team planning Mexican street food eatery in Brighton are thinking bigger  Livingston Daily

A father and daughter opening El Àrbol, a new Mexican street food-inspired eatery in the former site of the Yum Yum Tree, have changed up plans.

In memory of mother, Brighton QB scores game-winner in OT on Pink Out night

Brighton QB Will Jontz had a 10-yard touchdown run in overtime to give his team a 23-17 win over Canton.

Brighton High School students don hijabs to explore literature, religion and identity  Michigan Radio

Maybe more than any other, high school can be a time when what you choose to wear has a huge impact on your sense of identity. As students take their first.

Recruiting: Jay Keranen commits to Michigan  MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –. The Michigan Wolverines have added another defenseman for the upcoming season. He's certainly familiar with the area. Brighton ...

Chelsea High School wins Ann Arbor-area Prom of the Week

ANN ARBOR, MI - Chelsea High School took an early lead in MLive's Ann Arbor-area Prom of the Week poll and maintained that edge through the end of the ...

Court: Brighton teen rapist will not go to school with his victims, remains detained  Detroit Free Press

A Brighton teen sentenced to 45 days in juvenile detention in a rape case involving three middle school girls will not be allowed to return to school where his ...

Brighton pool turns fitness center  Livingston Daily

The Brighton Area Schools old pool is being turned into a community fitness center.

Petoskey High School to gain therapy dog | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — A new staff member will soon be joining the counseling department at Petoskey High School, a goldendoodle named Poppy.

BWW Feature: LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE is Brewing as the First Professional Production at Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater March 1-3  Broadway World

One of the many perks of opening the new Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater (BCAT) is having the variety, versatility and creativity to showcase local talent, ...

Special Olympics  ESPN

Which Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools made the Top 5 in the ESPN Honor Roll? See who the winners are here.

Community events for Livingston area | March 2019  Livingston Daily

Livingston Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert 7 p.m., Brighton Nazarene Church, 7669 Brighton Rd. $10 adults, $5 seniors and students, free admission for ...

NHL Draft: Logan Neaton selected by the Winnipeg Jets  MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –. A few years ago, the Winnipeg Jets took a chance on a high school hockey goaltender out of Metro Detroit with their fifth-round pick.

Brighton School Calendar 2017-18: First Day Of School, Vacations, Conferences

Brighton School Calendar 2017-18 - Brighton, MI - When's the first day of school in Brighton? That, and other must-know dates for parents, students and ...

Mexican restaurant planned for former Yum Yum Tree in downtown Brighton  Livingston Daily

An owner and chef of a popular Brighton bistro is proposing a new Mexican street food-inspired restaurant in the former site of the Yum Yum Tree downtown.

Teenager hit by truck near Brighton High School dies  The Denver Post

A teenager hit by a pickup truck outside Brighton High School last month has died.

Photo Gallery: Brighton High School Class of 2012 Graduates

Brighton, MI - The Brighton High School Class of 2012 Commencements were held at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center Saturday morning.

US Army Chinook Helicopter Stops in Brighton As Part of Police Youth Leadership Academy  WHMI

Some 16 youths from the Brighton area were treated Tuesday to the rare sight of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter landing. It took place at the Brighton High ...

199-apartment 'luxury' complex on Mill Pond closer to becoming a reality  Livingston Daily

A proposed 199-unit high-end apartment complex that would be built on the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton is a step closer to becoming a reality. Brighton City ...

Boy in rape case barred from returning to school  The Detroit News

Teen can't go back to Brighton High after being sentenced to juvenile detention center in sexual assault allegations.

Community events for Livingston area | July 2019  Livingston Daily

Ladies Breakfast. 9 a.m., Connor's Family Dining, 15356 N. Haggerty Rd. Join widowed friends to meet for conversation and coffee. Call Carol to RSVP at ...

Coffee bean roasting, performing arts focus of cafe opening soon on the Mill Pond in Brighton  Livingston Daily

A Brighton family is gearing up to open Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater, a new coffeehouse and part-time performing arts theater space within the next month.

VOTE HERE: Battle of the Bands 2018 at America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Here are the Marching Bands in the 2018 America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. Voting starts at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and runs until 11 p.m. Sunday, ...

Is your township road getting repaved? Projects planned on more than 20 roads  Livingston Daily

The Livingston County Road Commission has put $3 million on the table for pavement work on at least 20 paved road across the county. Each spring, the road ...

Brighton expands school therapy dog program  Michigan Radio

Brighton's school district is the first in Michigan to buy its own therapy dogs for classrooms. The investment pays big dividends in student behavior and.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Cancer-causing chemical found in air inside homes in Brighton under investigation  Livingston Daily

Brighton resident Donna Szpond is concerned her family is among several in her neighborhood that have been exposed to a deadly toxin. She's hoping to know ...

October 2018 restaurant inspections in Livingston County  Livingston Daily

Food too hot, food too cold, an employee using the restroom and not washing hands before prepping food were among the violations at area eateries.

Brighton high schooler charged with 20 sex assaults gets 45 days in juvenile center in plea deal  Fox 2 Detroit

A community in Livingston County is feeling defeated that a teenager once charged with 31 felonies - including 20 counts of sexual assaults - will only spend 45 ...

Greenhills School voted Ann Arbor-area Prom of the Week

Greenhills School won Prom of the Week May 10-11 with 56.11% of the 1007 total votes cast.

Fourth of July activities in Brighton  Livingston Daily

Pancakes, parade and other activities are on the schedule for the Fourth of July in Brighton. Events start with foot races, the Hungry Duck Race, presented by the ...

Teenage victims: 45 days in Brighton rape case a betrayal; where is justice?  WZZM

A high school boy charged with raping 3 middle school girls got 45 days in a youth home. The victims are outraged as he may return to their school.

Brighton opens strengthening center for students  Livingston Daily

The Brighton High School strengthening center is opening soon.

Brighton Police Youth Leadership Academy Completes Second Year  WHMI

The Brighton Police Dept. just completed a second year of what is now its annual Brighton Police Youth Leadership Academy. Some 18 middle and incoming ...

The Natural: Local two-sport prodigy T-Bone Codd makes it look easy  The Detroit News

Davis “T-Bone” Codd dreams of one day becoming a two-sport pro athlete – the next Bo Jackson.

On the issues - District 7 candidates for the Livingston County Board of Commissioners  Livingston Daily

Republican Carol Griffith and Libertarian James Weeks are vying for a seat on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, District 7.

See high schools where each Michigan college draws the most students

Of the 102,334 public school students in Michigan's Class of 2017, about 61 percent -- 62,806 -- enrolled in college with six months of leaving high school, ...

Record book revisited: Drew Henson was Babe Ruth of Brighton with 70 HRs of lore

The former University of Michigan and Dallas Cowboys quarterback, and former New York Yankees third baseman has a secure legend as high school baseball ...

Annual Polar Plunge Set For Saturday In Brighton  WHMI

Community members will brave icy waters this weekend for the annual Michigan Law Enforcement Polar Plunge. The event is held annually to raise money for ...

State to expand testing as two toxic chemical plumes spread in Brighton  Michigan Radio

More than 100 Brighton homes will be tested for the cancer-causing chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), according to state officials. The toxic chemical was found ...

Brighton Drum Major To Lead Marching Band In Macy's Parade  WHMI

A Brighton High School graduate has been chosen to serve as drum major for Macy's Great American Marching Band on Thanksgiving Day in NYC. Brighton ...

Cullen Finnerty's induction into Michigan sports hall bittersweet for family  Livingston Daily

There will be joy and pride mixed with sadness for what they lost when Cullen Finnerty's family members gather for his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of ...

Brighton's Ritsema calling it a career after 50 years  Livingston Daily

After 50 years, 45 at Brighton, Bob Ritsema leaves legacy as successful, if sometimes eccentric, cross country coach.

Brighton police K-9 Danko an asset for city, school  Detroit Free Press

Danko patrols Brighton High School during the day and fights crime when needed at night.

Five Michigan names highlight Tech's incoming freshman class  MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –. Michigan Tech has officially announced its incoming freshman class for the 2019-2020 college hockey season, and there's a distinct ...

Logan Neaton creates viral video moment in act of great sportsmanship  MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –. Logan Neaton watched his team win in overtime and secure a series sweep from 200 feet away. When it came to celebrate, however, ...

Brighton High administrators concerned after 2 student deaths in a week

Brighton High School administrators sent a letter to parents Tuesday letting them know about a second student death in the last week.

25 best public high schools in Michigan, according to Niche  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT - Where can you find the best public high schools in Michigan? Niche released their annual rankings of the best schools around the country.

Residents unhappy with pool schedule  Livingston Daily

Brighton taxpayers claim they were hung out to dry when an Ann Arbor-based swim club was given a prime pool time slot.

One Brighton Area Schools Administrator in Line for $58000 Increase in Pay  Michigan Capitol Confidential

Editor's note: The comments from Maria Gistinger were added after publication. A top Brighton Area Schools administrator is slated to get a $58,000 annual raise ...

State expands testing for deadly chemical to dozens more homes in Brighton  Livingston Daily

State environmental officials say they will more than double the number of Brighton homes they intend to inspect for a cancer-causing chemical that has leached ...

State Police: 2 Teen Girls Killed In I-96 Rollover Crash  CBS Detroit

WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (WWJ) – Two Livingston County teens are dead following a crash along I-96 near Williamston Tuesday night. According to Michigan State ...

Brighton teen once charged with 20 sex assault counts gets 45 days in juvenile facility  Livingston Daily

A Brighton Township teen who admitted to first-degree criminal sexual conduct likely will be home before Christmas. The teen, 16, was sentenced in Livingston ...

Months after fatal crash, Darian Locklear's message of kindness spreads  Livingston Daily

Three months after Darian Locklear of Brighton was killed in a crash, her legacy\u00a0lives on through the \

New Brighton community pool a success  Livingston Daily

Regardless of the drama that first surrounded the community pool schedule at Brighton High School, the facility has had people in it from open to close most ...

MDEQ Expands Testing Of Homes Surrounding Contaminated Site  WHMI

Expanded testing is being conducted to determine if potential vapor intrusion from a contaminated site has spread. The Michigan Department of Environmental ...

Brighton's 4th Of July Parade & Hungry Duck Run Tuesday  WHMI

Per tradition, the community will come together for Brighton's 4th of July parade and activities. The Brighton Area Fire Authority and The Livingston Sunrise ...

Brighton pharmacist calls it a career after 53 years  Livingston Daily

Pharmacist retires after 53 years behind the counter.

Recruiting: Logan Neaton commits to UMass Lowell  MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –. Following in Connor Hellebuyck's footsteps doesn't seem like such a bad idea. Sunday evening, Brighton native Logan Neaton ...

DEQ: Chemicals in ground a concern for homes in Howell, Pinckney  Livingston Daily

Contamination found in Pinckney, Howell sparks DEQ investigation and possible testing of homes near dry cleaners and manufacturing plant.

$13M Brighton Kroger expansion will add 75 jobs, specialty cheese shop  Livingston Daily

Kroger Co. is gearing up to expand its Brighton Township grocery store by adding 42,000-square-feet, new departments and thousands more products, ...

Brighton store Beverly Rae's settles lawsuit with landlord, will relocate  Livingston Daily

The owner of a longtime Brighton women's clothing store says she feels she is being "pushed out" of a building she's occupied for about 12 years but has agreed ...

Mock Crash Kills Prom Dreams

hosted a Mock Accident for students Tuesday. The dramatic event was a re-enactment of four students who drank before going to prom and hit a tree, crushing ...

2017-18 All-Livingston County boys swimming and diving team  Livingston Daily

Brighton and Howell were the only Livingston County teams to score more than one point in the state swimming and diving meets, so it's fitting that they fill up all ...

Livingston County Memorial Day parades, events and ceremonies  Livingston Daily

From parades to fun runs, Livingston County residents have several options for Memorial Day celebrations. All events are Monday. HOWELL: The American ...

Vapor Intrusion From Contaminated Site Potentially Impacting Homes  WHMI

Vapor intrusion coming from historical contamination at a site in the City of Brighton is potentially impacting some properties in the City and Genoa Township.

Michigan high school football scores: Week 6  Detroit Free Press

Michigan high school football scores from Week 6: Addison 30, Hanover-Horton 18. Adrian Madison 44, Whitmore Lake 14. Algonac 27, Croswell-Lexington 20.

Howell to open 2018 football season in Big House  Livingston Daily

The anticipation for the opening of football season just got more intense for Howell. The Highlanders open the 2018 season at Michigan Stadium against ...

These are Michigan's top 50 high schools, US News says

Wellspring Preparatory High School, a charter school in Grand Rapids, was the highest ranked high school in Michigan, according to the 2017 U.S. News and ...

Prom Proposals with Flair

Brighton, MI - Creative and surprise Prom proposals are becoming a popular new trend.

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