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Livingston Area's School Closing Authority

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Salvation Army Coats for Kids Donations

New coats, hats, gloves & mittens, snow pants, and winter boots can be drop off at area VG's, Busch's, 7-11, Rural King, Fowlerville Pharmacy, LOC, and Brighton Ford. All donations will be made available without cost to those in need at The Salvation Army Church and Social Services building on Lake Street in Howell.

A Christmas Carol

Workplace of the Day

Lake Trust Credit Union won Dec. 14
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Mike & Jon in the Morning

Next WHMI Newscast is at 3:00am.
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Brighton Woman Enters Plea In Sex Assault Of Teen

26-year-old Paige Nicole VanCamp of Brighton had been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Lenawee County Circuit Court, but court records show she entered a plea this week to a count of second-degree CSC.

Brennan Charged With Perjury & Destroying Evidence

The attorney general's office filed charges Thursday against 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan. State police say she lied during a deposition about erasing data from her iPhone shortly after her ex-husband filed for divorce in 2016.
Livingston County Local Sports

Wednesday's Roundup

Brendan Perry's 31 points lead Fowlerville boys to victory, while Sophie Dzieken leads Brighton girls to a 3-0 record.

Community Events

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Fri Dec 14 Night on the Red Carpet at Emagine Fundrasier

Night on the Red Carpet at Emagine Fundrasier is at 6pm on December 14th. Experience a night on the red carpet at the new Emagine Hartland, be the first to explore this state-of-the-art cinematic venue and all of its luxury offerings. The theater isn’t open to the public until the following day, Saturday, Dec. 15. This one-time event offers you the opportunity to tour the entire facility during a private celebration. Tickets are $75/person. All proceeds go to support LACASA and Gleaners.

Fri Dec 14 Santa's Worskhop

Santa's Workshop is from 6-8pm at the Howell Recreation Center on Grand River on Friday December 14th. Kids can get a picture with Santa, make their very own Santa cookie plate, decorate cookies and other crafts. Visit the website for more information.

Sat Dec 15 LSO/LYO Joint Christmas Concert

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra under conductor Dr. David Schultz and the Livingston Youth Orchestra under conductor Alison Campbell proudly present a joint Christmas Concert on Saturday December 15th at 7pm at Brighton Nazarene Church. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free admission for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit LSO.org for more details.

Sat Dec 15 Indian Springs Metropark Hike

Indian Springs Metropark Hike is Saturday December 15th, 1pm. Location: 5175 Indian Trail, White Lake; meet at the Environmental Discovery Center lot. GPS: 42.7063, -83.4842 Cost: free, but requires Metropark entry fee. Enjoy a 3 to 5 mile hike on various nature trails. These trails meander through wet woodlands, meadows and fields, and by one of the last great natural areas in Southeast Michigan known as the Huron Swamp, where the Huron River originates.

Sat Dec 15 Holiday Tea Fundraiser Supporting Children's Literacy

The High Tea & High Fashion holiday tea fundraiser for children's literacy is Saturday December 15th. The event is from noon-2pm, tickets are $40. Pamper yourself, bring your mom, bring your daughters & friends. Raffle baskets donated by community supporters. Hosted by Coral Sash and Salem-South Lyon District Library.

Sat Dec 15 Holiday Pops with the Phil

Get into the spirit of the season with the Michigan Philharmonic performing all your holiday favorites along with a beautiful Mozart horn concerto at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts on December 15th. Music from the movies, and Broadway and from around the world. Come see the Brighton and Howell High School Choirs perform your Christmas favorites. Tickets- BrightonPerformingArts.com

Sun Dec 16 Cookie Walk - Trinity UMC

What makes the Cookie Walk unique is that you are in charge. You “take a walk” around tables laden with cookies and hand-pick your favorites to fill an empty box. Price is $5/pound of cookies. Free: coffee, tea and hot chocolate; children 10 & under can create their own sweet masterpiece. Trinity United Methodist Church, 8201 Iosco Rd, Fowlerville.

Mon Dec 17 ARC of Liv Parent Support Group

Arc of Livingston Parent Support Group, parents supporting parents of children and adults with disabilities, meet every month. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month and will include presentations and/or discussions on topics of interest to parents. Attendance is free. Meetings are held at Two Brothers Coffee Brew and Eatery 423 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116 10am-11:30am. To RSVP visit http://www.arclivingston.org/parentsupportgroup or call The Arc at 517-546-1228. Next meeting: December 17th.

Mon Dec 17 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

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 5pm–7pm at LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. Call Amanda today to reserve your spot 517-545-5944.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Howell Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Howell Library every month. Call 517-546-0720 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Hamburg Twp. Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Hamburg Twp. Library every month. Call 810-231-1771 for more information or visit the website.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Pinckney Library

The Pinckney Library offers a variety of classes and events for all ages! Don't miss the BIG READ Program! Visit the website for details.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Fowlerville Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Fowlerville Library every month. Call 517-223-9089 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Brighton District Library

There are several free workshops and events at the Brighton District Library every month. Call 810-229-6571 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Hartland Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Hartland Cromaine District Library every month. Call 810-632-5200 for more information or visit the website.

Mon Dec 17 Events at Salem-South Lyon District Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Salem-South Lyon District Library every month. For more information or visit their website.

Mon Dec 17 Events Northfield Township Area Library

There are many free events every month at the Northfield Township Area Library. For more information call 734-449-0066 or visit the website.

Wed Dec 19 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

The Caregiver Support Group meets at Be Our Guest Adult Day Center (a program of Livingston Cty. Catholic Charities), 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30p – 6:00p. Learn the latest techniques to care and support your loved one suffering with dementia and related diseases as well as tips on how to care for yourself and grow your support system. With prior notice, they also offer care for your loved one while you attend. Please call Suzi or Katie at 517-546-9910 for information or to notify staff your loved one will be in attendance.

Thu Dec 20 Fan Public Forum

The third Thursday of every Month the Southwest Oakland/Livingston County Families Against Narcotics Chapter hosts a public forum in New Hudson at 56730 Grand River Ave, New Hudson, MI 48165. Starts at 6:30pm. For the month of December you can place a memory or support ornament on their tree to support or remember your loved one affected by addiction. They have a recovery support library you can borrow books from. Find them on Facebook at Southwest Oakland & Livingston County FAN.

Fri Dec 21 Liv CO Animal Shelter Pawliday Wishes

Liv CO Animal Shelter Pawliday Wishes event will be 11am-midnight, on Friday, December 21st and 11am-3pm on Saturday, December 22st. During this time all adult dog and adult cat adoption fees will be sponsored, the adopter will only be in charge of covering the $10 dog license fee. All kittens will have a $50 adoption fee and puppies will be available with a $175 adoption fee. Please be patient as we will be trying to complete your pre-approval the same day. Refreshments will be provided.

Fri Dec 21 Rep. Hank Vaupel Office Hours

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland, and Howell on Friday, December 21st. Fowlerville: 2:30pm-3:30pm at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4pm-5pm at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road; and Howell: 5:30pm-6:30pm at All Star Coney Island, 934 S. Michigan Ave. Rep. Vaupel hosts district office hours on the third Friday of every month. Residents who are unable to attend, but would like to voice concerns or ideas, may contact Rep. Vaupel’s office by phone at 517-373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@house.mi.gov.

Sun Dec 23 Christmas at Venture Church

Venture Church on M59 in Howell invites you t0 join them for Christmas fun on December 23rd & 24th. They will have multiple services, a live nativity in front of the church & multiple selfie stations, a live band, refreshments & more.

Tue Dec 25 American Legion Christmas Day Dinner

37th Annual American Legion Christmas Day Dinner will be held on December 25th. Fellow Veteran organizations and volunteers prepare, serve and deliver to the "Meals on Wheels" seniors who are on the county nutrition program and to shut-ins across the Livingston County area. Beginning at noon and served til 4pm, a free traditional Christmas dinner is available in-house at the Post to anyone who wishes a hot meal or fellowship on Christmas day. Join them at the American Legion Devereaux Post 141 M-59 and Grand River Howell Township. For reservations or to schedule a meal delivery, call 517-546-2534 or email legionpost141howell@gmail.com.

Mon Dec 31 New Years Eve Party

Monday December 31st, 2018 AMVETS POST 1775 is hosting Aa New Years Party at the American Spirit Centre 10590 Grand River, Brighton. Open to all with dinner and a cash bar. Doors open at 7pm with dinner served at 8pm. Music and entertainment provided. Tickets are $25. Call 810-229-9088 or stop by the American Spirit Centre.

Mon Dec 31 New Years Eve Party

The 7th annual New Year's Eve party at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Grand River in Fowlerville, will feature music by the Sea Cruisers. Dinner prepared by executive chef Tom Maresco. Enjoy snacks & party favors. Only $30 per person, doors open at 7pm.

Mon Dec 31 New Years Eve Party

Howell Eagles will be hosting a New Years Eve Party, no cover charge and open to the public, potluck, bring an appetizer dish if you wish, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, pizza at midnight and the one and only Pat Moore will be the DJ for the night. The Club is located on Schroeder Park Drive in Howell.

Mon Dec 31 Family Game Night

Crossroads Church of God will host a Family Friendly night of playing a variety of board games and cards on New Year's Eve. Event is 6pm-9pm and we are located at 3940 Pinckney Road, Howell. Call 517-546-0722 for more information.

Mon Dec 31 New Years Party at Howell Opera House

Ring in the New Year at the Historic Howell Opera House. Dance & sing to live music with The Paradise Band, famous champagne toast ball drop, full bar, snacks, pizza at 11pm, raffles, door prizes and a grand prize. Visit the website for details.

Sat Jan 5 Howell Library Friends Book Sale

On Saturday, January 5th, the Friends of the Howell Carnegie District Library will have a book sale from 10am-4pm on the Lower Level of the library. Children’s books, 25 cents; small paperbacks, 50 cents; hard cover and larger books, plus CDs and DVDs, just $1.

Sun Jan 6 St Mary Country Style Breakfast

St Mary Country Style Breakfast is Sunday, January 6th at the Parish located south of M-36 on Dexter Pinckney Road. Breakfast is served 8:30am-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support the funding of a new Parish road sign. A D.J. & raffles add to the fun. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Tue Jan 8 DAR Plans Winter Luncheon

The Philip Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its winter luncheon Tuesday, January 8th at Cleary's Pub from 1pm-to 3pm. Prospective members are welcome. For additional information contact Regent Sue Ellen Andrews at 810-227-1453.

Wed Jan 9 Public Health Seminar: PFAS AND THE HURON RIVER

What We Know And What We Need To Know by Laura Rubin, Executive Director of the Huron River Watershed Council. 1:30-2:30pm, at 335 S. Warren Street, City Hall Auditorium, South Lyon. Sponsored by the City Water Department, Wellhead Protection Program. For more information visit southlyonmi.org, or call 248-437-4006, or 248-437-4942. Please join them for the latest news and specific details about PFAS (Per- and Polyflouroalkyl Substances).

Fri Jan 11 BCPA Cabaret of Magic

Master magician, Bradley Fields has amazed and delighted audiences from Broadway to London’s West End. In this intimate, interactive evening of magic, Bradley brings his trademark comedy, characterization, and virtuosic sleight of hand to create an evening of pure wonder.

Fri Jan 18 Comedy & Magic Show Veteran Benefit

The American Spirit Centre proudly presents A Comedy & Magic Show Friday, January 18th, doors open at 7:30pm. Emcee by Tammy White, featured guest Ken Dumm, headliner act by Billy Ray Bauer. Tickets are $20. For tickets call 810-599-2153 or 810-599-2613. All Proceeds benefit Veterans building Fund.

Sat Jan 19 On Their Own and Okay

Prepare your child with the tools necessary to start staying home alone. Interactive and fast moving class. Snack and lunch provided and prepared by the students and instructors while learning kitchen safety. Along with the program for the youth there is a 1.5 hour program for the parents. Presented by MSU Extension Office. Call Pinckney Community Education to register 810-225-3950. Class fee: $45. Location: Pathfinder School from 10:30am-3:30pm.

Sun Jan 20 CTH Presents: Radio Hour Show

Community Theatre of Howell Presents: Radio Hour Show is January 20th at 2pm at the Howell High School Freshman Campus. Performance of ”Flash Gordon" and "Father Knows Best". WCTH Radio Hour is a live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. Transport back to the golden age of radio from our audience. All WCTH Radio Hours are FREE.

Fri Jan 25 Community Theatre of Howell presents: Arsenic & Old Lace

Community Theatre of Howell presents: Arsenic & Old Lace at Howell High School Freshman Campus. Performances are January 25-27 & February 1-3, at 6:30pm. Purchase your tickets online, at Maria's School of Dance, Finding Roots, Ed Bock Feed & Stuff, Big Acre, at the door, or by calling the box office at 517-545-1290.

Sat Jan 26 Winter Gala

The Linden Athletic Boosters will host their 1st Annual Winter Gala on January 26th. The Fundraising event located at Camp Copncconic, will feature live music, a catered dinner, cocktails, dancing, valet parking and silent auction. Proceeds from this event will benefit all Linden High School Athletic programs. They are seeking donations for the silent auction items.

Sat Feb 9 RC Super Swap

The event is being held by the Hamburg Flyers RC Club at Whitmore Lake elementary school. The hours are 9am-1pm. Old used radio control equipment and planes, boats and other items will be offered for sale by hobbyists.

Sat Feb 9 Hartland's Winter Festival

Hartland’s winter festival will take place on Saturday, February 9th, at Heritage Park. This family-friendly event is FREE to all attendees (thanks to local area sponsors and community volunteers) and the festival activities have been designed to appeal to ALL ages and weather conditions. Winterfest 2019 will be the perfect excuse to experience Hartland’s outdoor living at its most friendly; plan to join your friends, family and Hartland community for a spirit-warming day in the middle of our cold Michigan winter. #Winterfest19

Fri Feb 22 8th Annual Dinner with a Heart

Bountiful Harvest's biggest fundraiser of the year, Dinner with a Heart, is February 22nd. Help support a local food pantry feed the needy of Livingston County. The night will include an amazing sit-down dinner, a photo-booth, silent auction, dancing, and raffles. A wonderful night out for a great local cause. Early bird tickets on sale now until Jan 31st for $95.

Sat Feb 23 Red Cross Babysitting/Child Care Course

Course is available to those ages 11 and older. Topics include choosing age - appropriate activities, basic child care, bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety and more. Register though Pinckney Community Education at 810-225-3950. Location: Pathfinder School Time: 9am-3:30pm. Bring a lunch and snacks. Fee:$90.