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EGLE Awards Recycling Grants

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced more than $1.5 (m) million in infrastructure grants to support expanded recycling. Dexter Community Schools was among the recipients.

Motion Seeks To Drop Charges In Fatal Steroid Case

A motion filed on behalf of Glenn Chin, one of two men charged with murder for 11 Livingston County deaths, says the prosecution has not identified any act on his part that caused the deaths, which occurred after the victims were injected with steroids that had been contaminated with deadly meningitis bacteria.

Art Show Seeks To Inspire Environmental Activism

Organizers of the 2021 Our Changing Climate art exhibition say it is intended to act as a, “wake-up call that fosters an understanding of the need to protect the environment and call us all to action.”

Slotkin Named As Possible Contender For CIA Director

8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA officer who worked for both the Bush and Obama administrations, was named in a New York Times report as one of several “leading possibilities” to become the next director of the nation’s leading intelligence agency.
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Fri Dec 4 Drive Thru Corned Beef Dinner

The American Spirit Centre will be hosting a drive thru dinner Dec. 4th from 4-7pm. The dinner consists of corned beef, cabbage, red skin potatoes, carrots and dessert for $12. ASC is located at 10590 Grand River Avenue in Brighton. For more information call 810-599-2153. All proceeds benefit Veterans building fund.

Fri Dec 4 Giving Tree at Brighton Chamber

Stop by the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce to participate in the Giving Tree now Thru Dec 4th. The giving tree offers you the opportunity to answer Christmas wishes for Livingston County residents receiving assistance from a Livingston County Social Service Agency. Call the Brighton Chamber at 8102275086 or stop by the chamber in downtown Brighton.

Fri Dec 4 Drive thru Fish Fry

Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club will be hosting its Drive thru Fish fry from 5 - 730 pm. Enjoy 4 pieces of beer battered cod, mac and cheese, coleslaw and french fries, all for just $10. The lines move fast so don't get discouraged.

Sat Dec 5 Wild Holidays with Santa

See the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park like never before! Stop by our hot cocoa bar before heading out to explore a magical winter wonderland full of festive decorations, visiting all your animal friends and learning about their amazing winter adaptations. Then head to the NatureScape to drop off letters to Santa while the big man himself greets each child from high in his Christmas Treehouse Workshop! He will then deliver a special gift to every child. General Admission: $8 per Adult, $15 per Child Member Admission: $5 per Adult, $12 per Child Member As always, Infants 2 and under are free! Reserve your spot today! Register at conta.cc/35p76a6 --- This is a RAIN, SNOW, or SHINE event, and all activities are weather dependent. Programs may be modified to accommodate changes in weather as needed. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are following the below protocols: - We will be maintaining small group sizes - We require social distancing between unrelated groups when possible - All HNC staff & volunteers will wear masks at all times - Participants are required to wear masks when indoors - Participants are highly encouraged to wear masks when outdoors and social distancing is possible. However, when social distancing is not possible, participants are required to wear masks even outdoors.

Sat Dec 5 OLHSA Trivia Night

Saturday, December 5, at 7pm. Kick back and join OLHSA for a fun night of trivia. It's family friendly and the winning team will be taking home prizes. But we know all participants will come out feeling like winners from this event by supporting local families! Cost: $40 per player (includes 2 hours of game time, 5 different trivia rounds, chances to win prizes, & networking). Register Online: https://www.olhsa.org/triviafun Questions: Communications@olhsa.org

Mon Dec 7 Matching Money Monday!

The United Way's Matching Money Monday, on Monday December 7th is a great way to make the largest impact with your donation. Donations made on this day will be matched! (up to total matching funds available) All donations raised from Matching Money Monday will go directly to help our local working families struggling to put food on their tables, keep their lights & heat on, and a roof over their heads. Ways to donate: Online: visit lcunitedway.org, call 810-494-3000 or text: the word MATCH to 50503. Yu can also stop by Livingston County United Way at 2980 Dorr Road, Brighton between 7am-7pm.

Mon Dec 7 Grief Share Zoom Meetings

If you would like help after the loss of a loved one, Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church is hosting weekly GriefShare meetings online. They are held on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm. Join them any Monday between Sept. 28th and Dec. 7th. You will watch a video ahead of time and then on Monday, join for discussion. Visit www.GriefShare.org/find to register or call Judy Gamary at 248.231.0922 for assistance.

Fri Dec 11 Drive thru Polish Dinner

The American Spirit Centre will be hosting a drive thru polish dinner. Dinner will consist of stuffed cabbage, pierogis, sauerkraut and kielbasa, green beans and dessert for 12 dollars from 4-7pm. They are located at 10590 Grand River Brighton. For more info 810-599-2153. All proceeds benefit veterans building fund.

Mon Dec 14 Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Campaign

Applications are being accepted through Monday, December 14th for those wishing to receive toys as part of the 2020 Livingston County Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Campaign. Details on how to apply can be found through the link below. You can also find details there on how and where to donate toys for the cause. Gifts are especially needed for older children 8 - 16, both boys and girls. Because of COVID-19, both drop-off and pick-up procedures have changed. Consult the website for complete details.

Wed Dec 16 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease? Until we can meet again in person, we are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:00 PM. Register in advance by emailing Suzi@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mon Dec 21 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is holding an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care. Currently there are not enough local homes to accommodate abused and/or neglected children to keep them close to their home of origin in order to maintain stability in their lives. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child? Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm, please email Amy@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org for more information.