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Yankee Air Museum Historic Presentation Night Welcomes: Russell McLogan

Boy Soldier: Coming of Age During World War II

 

Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 At 7:30 PM

Admission is free to the public

Held in the General Purpose Room
in the Museum’s Headquarters.

World War II veteran, Russell McLogan, will speak upon his first autobiography “Boy Soldier: Coming of Age During World War II”, a captivating story about an 18-year-old rifleman and the bitter fighting of the Philippine campaign. This book includes history of the Army’s replacement training system, the Liberation of the Philippines, the dropping of the atomic bombs, the American-Russian occupation of Korea, and the Army’s post-war demobilization–the people, places, and events that shaped a young life. McLogan takes a journalistic approach to his life changing experience overseas while expressing the hardest years of his youthful life.

www.YankeeAirMuseum.org
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Test Drive to WIN Free Tigers Tickets!

 

Test Drive a vehicle between NOW and Saturday, June 29th and be entered to WIN FREE Tigers Tickets!!!

Visit http://www.dickscottdodge.net/testdrive/index.htm to schedule your test drive or come in to Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on or Before Saturday, June 29th and take a test drive to be entered to WIN One set of (4) On Deck Circle Tigers Tickets!!

Nissan One to One Rewards

NO COST
The One To One Rewards program card
costs you nothing. It is our way of rewarding
our consumers.

DEALER REWARDS
When you enroll in this program, we will preload
your card with sales and service points. And
every time you have a consumer pay transaction
at our dealership you will earn a percentage of
purchase back on your card.

SKY’S THE LIMIT
As a Rewards Member you earn a generous
reward on all consumer-pay purchases
(pretax) in our service, parts and collision
repair departments.
You can use your purchase points to pay for your
next dealership visit or let them accumulate.

THANK YOU
The One To One Rewards program card is our
way of saying thank you for being a loyal member
of our automotive family. We value your business!
One To One Rewards points or dollars cannot be redeemed
for cash. The One To One Rewards program reserves the
right to cancel or modify the program at any time.

Rewards+Plus allows you to shop over 300
leading retailers online only where each
purchase earns you Bonus Points that can redeemed
at your Nissan dealership.

EARNING MORE POINTS FOR
YOUR NEXT DEALERSHIP VISIT
IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3

1- Log in at
http://www.NissanOneToOneRewards.com

2- Click on the “Rewards+Plus” button

3- View all discounts and special offers
and START SHOPPING! Your points
will automatically post to your account
15-30 days from shipment of your online
purchase. It really is that easy!

Check the One To One Rewards program web
site regularly for exciting discounts and Bonus
Point offers!

One To One Rewards program members can
easily view and track all retailer Bonus Points on
the Transaction History page of the One To One
Rewards program web site.

http://www.NissanOneToOneRewards.com

Now offering Nissan Express Service in our Service Department!

Get Back On the Road Faster
Dick Scott Nissan now offers Express Service. It’s the same superior Nissan service you trust, only faster and more convenient.

Every Express Service includes a Multi-Point Inspection and there’s no appointment necessary. Simply visit us today to experience Dick Scott Superior Nissan Express Service and get back on the road faster!
Menu of services offered through Nissan Express Service:

Express Oil and Filter Change
Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
Express Battery Replacement
Express Tire Rotation
Engine Air Filter Replacement
Express In-cabin Filter Replacement (on most models)
Express Brake Inspection
Express Wiper Blade Replacement
Express Bulb Replacement

Canton Nissan Car, Truck and SUV Repairs – Dick Scott Nissan
When looking for service, maintenance, or repairs for your car, you want to bring it to someone you can trust. Dick Scott Nissan’s superior factory-trained technicians will diagnose and repair your car correctly the first time. Trust the proven mechanics at our Canton Nissan repair center to help you get the most out of your vehicle!

From tune-ups to engine replacement, Dick Scott Nissan’s service department does it all. Visit us for Michigan inspections, oil changes, tire rotation and any of your other vehicle maintenance. Use our online service form to schedule an appointment or contact our Canton Nissan dealership’s service department by phone. We’re conveniently located at 42175 Michigan Avenue and are ready to assist you.

Keeping your Nissan in like-new condition is easy when you follow your vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule.

Our Service department is staffed with the most qualified technicians ready to answer your questions and address your service needs. Along with some of the top service technicians in the country, all repairs and service are done using genuine OEM Nissan auto parts. Use our online form to schedule an appointment or contact our service department if you have any additional questions.

The easy way to stay in touch with your Nissan is to visit the Dick Scott service specialists. Your Advisor will assist you in understanding the needs of your car or van and establish a long-term schedule designed to keep your vehicle in shape while saving you money. Our Service Manager sees to it that our factory-trained experts stay up-to-date with the latest Nissan specifications and service procedures through specialized Nissan training. He is an expert who takes the condition of your vehicle seriously.

Security+Plus and QualityGuard+Plus
Vehicle Protection Plans are available for new or pre-owned Nissan. may be purchased anytime within the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of your vehicle’s original in-service date, and includes important coverage that will save you money over the life of your vehicle. Ask us for details!

Shuttle Service – When you bring your vehicle in for service, take advantage of the Dick Scott Shuttle to get you to your destination. The shuttle is also available to pick you up and bring you back to our service department. Contact us for more information.

After scheduling an appointment with our Nissan auto repair shop in Canton, make sure to check out some of the latest deals and steals that we have at Dick Scott Nissan. We have a huge inventory of 2012 and 2013 Nissan Cars, which have been priced to sell. If you are not in the market for a new Nissan, check out our selection of used cars in Canton. All of the used cars on our lot have been through a detailed inspection by our very own Nissan auto repair shop, to ensure they are running in prime condition.

21st Annual Salute to America July 3-6, 2013 (6-10pm) at Greenfield Village

A classic Independence Day celebration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The party offers music Americana, 19th-century lawn games, picnics and favorite eats from The Henry Ford’s award-winning chefs. Concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture featuring the historic cannon of Loomis Battery. Amazing fireworks display accompanied by live patriotic music to immediately follow.

July 4th is the quintessential American holiday. No single event defines us quite like that day in 1776 when we declared our independence from the tyranny of British rule. Small wonder that July 4th remains our most festive public holiday: parades, concerts, fireworks, ceremonial readings of the Declaration of Independence — they have been mainstays of this most American celebration for 236 years. Join us as Greenfield Village and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra continue this tradition by proudly presenting the 21st annual Salute to America concerts.

This is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. Click here to read our severe weather policy before purchasing tickets.

Bank of America customers click here to download your Family Fun Nights coupon.

Download a digital flyer for this event

activities
Gates open at 6:00pm for general public.

Pre-concert musical entertainment featuring the First Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps led by Mark Logsdon

Kids activities including 19th-century lawn games and a special visit from members of Greenfield Village’s historic baseball teams!

Prelude Concert featuring the River Raisin Ragtime Revue with musical direction by William Pemberton

Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert. Leonard Slatkin, Conductor

Amazing fireworks finale accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire.

We regret there can be no refunds, even in the event of inclement weather. All programs and artists subject to change. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted unless purchased on site. A complete list of entrance policies will be included with your tickets.

pricing
VIP TICKETS (special parking and seating package) $50 PER PERSON

Members & Non-Members
ADVANCE MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up $19
ADVANCE MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $12
ADVANCE NON-MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up $22.50
ADVANCE NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $14
DAY OF MEMBER ADULT $23
DAY OF MEMBER YOUTH $15
DAY OF NON-MEMBER ADULT $27
DAY OF NON-MEMBER YOUTH $17.50
CHILDREN 4 & under are free

Parking is $5 per vehicle.
A service fee of $2.50 will be applied to all Call Center sales. No service fees are applied to online orders.

Pricing subject to change.
what to bring, what to wear
Greenfield Village is spread over dozens of acres– the location of the concert stage is in Walnut Grove (approximately 1/2 mile from the front gates of Greenfield Village). Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes are a must. The concert will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Dressing for the weather is a must. Bring umbrellas / rain gear and prepare for a wide range of temperatures.

Lawn seating only. Seating will not be provided! We recommend you bring folding chairs or lawn blankets.

Wheelchairs can be rented, but must be rented in advance of the event– please inquire when purchasing tickets, or call the call center at 313-982-6001 to make a reservation. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or scooter, however, upright scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises. You are welcome to bring your own children’s stroller or wagon, however, recreational scooters, bicycles or in-line/in-sole skates are not allowed inside the Village gates.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in all areas of the Village.

Please do not bring alcoholic beverages; outside alcohol is not permitted. All packages will be searched for alcohol at the Village gates. Beer and wine are available for purchase inside Greenfield Village.

Attire is business casual to casual.
special
Tickets to Salute to America are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at Village Will Call. General ticket holders enter at Greenfield Village main entrance gates.

VIP Tickets include priority front-stage seating and parking passes to Eagle Tavern Parking Lot (closer to the event field). VIP ticket holders may enter from Eagle Lane Gate and drive around the back of the Village to the Eagle Tavern Parking Lot.

AAP’s new car seat guidelines change rear facing & booster rules

Everything you thought you knew about car seats is wrong. Okay, not everything, but things have changed and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new guidelines today. And it’s big news! The recommendation is that children rear face longer and they also changed the details for kids in boosters.

More from The Stir: 7 Rules for Buying & Installing a Car Seat

It was believed that 1 year and 20 pounds was the benchmark for forward facing babies in car seats, despite evidence elsewhere that that was still dangerously early. Now, hopefully, with new guidelines, parents and doctors can get on board and spread the word about the safest practices for children. Here are the details.

New Rear-facing Recommendation: Parents are to keep children rear-facing until 2 years old, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for the seat as noted in the manual.

Safe Kids agrees. Two years is a goal easily met, considering even some of the lowest cost seats now rear-face until 40 pounds. When your baby outgrows their infant carrier, that is when you buy a convertible seat that rear-faces longer, not a forward-facing seat, which you can put upright up to 30 degrees when kids are bigger with better head control, often making them take up less space than infant seats.

New Boostering Recommendation: Children should ride in a belt-positioning booster (that means a high-back!) until they are at least 4 foot, 9 inches, AND 8-12 years old.

Jennifer Hoekstra, the Safe Kids Program Coordinator at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, shared:

In working with parents, we educate them beyond the law and share with them the best practice for keeping their child safe. We strongly agree with the new AAP policy and support the extended rear-facing limits as well as the new booster seat advice.

It’s best to keep children in their harnessed seat until they outgrow it, which is into elementary years with the height and weight of most convertible seats and even harness-to-booster seats these days. But they will outgrow it and go into a booster, and eventually they need to meet all points in a 5-point test before they’re ready to sit in a car’s seat without a booster of any kind. Remember that these belts are designed to fit an average adult. Best practice is also waiting until children are 80-100 pounds as well.

More from The Stir: The Forward-Facing Car Seat Controversy Continued

Beyond that, all kids need to stay out of the front until they’re at least 13 years old.

While 2 years or 8 years may now be the minimums, we don’t parent by minimums, do we? Buying a high quality (not necessarily high cost!) seat to start, after you do all your research to choose the best seat for your child, can easily help you meet these recommendations.

Make sure you’re using the car seats correctly, too. There’s a lot of intricacies for both harnessed seats and boosters. When in doubt, find a Safe Kids inspection station or event and get checked out by a tech. And hopefully more and more pediatricians, with these new recommendations, will be on board as well, and we can maybe put an end to vehicle related-injuries being the number one cause of death in kids ages 2-14.

As read on: http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/aaps-new-car-seat-guidelines-change-rear-facing-booster-rules-2466904.html

Annual 4th of July Parade in Downtown Plymouth!

The 2013 Annual 4th of July Parade is coming the Downtown Plymouth for it’s 17th Anniversary appearance! The parade launched back in 1997!

Boldly stepping off down Main Street at the Recently adopted start time of 9am. Good Morning USA is the State of Michigan’s First 4th of July parade. This years theme is “Salute the Troops.”

Every year tens of thousands of excited spectators line up on curbs with lawn chairs, ladders. They climb up top roof tops and motor homes to get a better look at this amazing parade!

The 2013 Annual 4th of July Parade is poised and ready to continue its march into the hearts of spectators and into the ranks of premier Holiday Celebrations in Michigan!

Dick Scott Automotive Group is excited to be part of this years parade! We are looking forward to seeing the excitement and being part of this family fun community event!! We hope to see many of you there!!

Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run THIS SUNDAY!

June 16, 6-10 a.m.
Where: Streets of Plymouth

FATHER’S DAY RUN

Sunday June 16, 2013

A great event for the entire family and the serious runner. The Annual Fathers Day Run offers a great experience for all ages.
Proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which drives our non-profit mission for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
A great event for the entire family and the serious runner. The 33nd annual Fathers Day Run offers an event for all ages. Kids Fun Runs, 1M Run/Walk, 5k Run/Walk, 10k and the MDG Triple (10.3 miles).

For more information go to: www.ymcadetroit.org/plymouth.

Annual 5K Run for the Ribbon THIS SUNDAY!

Dick Scott Automotive Group is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Annual Run for the Ribbon this Father’s Day.

You can join the 5th Annual Run for the Ribbon being held this Sundy, Father’s Day, June 16th starting at 8am at the Detroit Zoo!

“Fight Like a Man for Men’s Health”

Join the Michigan Institute of Urology Men’s Health Foundation in their annual 5K run benefiting Prostate Cancer Survivorship this Sunday at the Detroit Zoo!

Race participants will enjoy a T-shirt, Ribbon and Free entry to the Detroit Zoo following the race.

Visit MIURunForTheRibbon.org or Call 586-443-4272 to register or to get more details!

Annual Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

Monday, July 8, 2013 – 12:30p.m. Shotgun Start
Northville Hills Golf Club

Mark your calender – Reserve our foursome
Call 734-453-1540

Elite Sponsorship
$820 Includes:
Golf for four
Signage at tee
Sponsor Recognition
Lunch including full bar
Complimentary full bar on course
Dinner & cocktails

Individual Golfer
$205 Includes:
Golf for one
Lunch including full bar
Complementary full bar on course
Dinner & cocktails
(additional dinners $50)

Hole Sponsorships
$150 ($2000 with dinner & cocktails)
Includes:
Signage at tee
Sponsor recognition

Other Sponsorships
$300 Includes:
Dinner & cocktails
Exclusive Signage