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5 Reasons to Check Out Plymouth Restaurant Week

Ten Plymouth restaurants will offer three-course lunch and dinner menus priced at $15, $25, or $35 per person.

Plymouth has a well-deserved reputation as a dining destination.

Beginning Friday, visitors have the chance to sample what Plymouth has to offer during the second annual Plymouth Restaurant Week. The even twill run through Oct. 5.

Priced at $15, $25, or $35 per person, 10 local restaurants will offer three-course lunch and dinner menus.

Participating restaurants include: 
Compari’s on the Park
E.G. Nick’s
Fiamma Grille
Ironwood Grill
Nico and Vali
Penn Grill
The Sardine Room
Sean O’Callaghan’s
Zin Wine Bar Restaurant

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Plymouth Historical Museum Gearing Up for Annual Craft Bazaar

The museum is now accepting applications for its annual juried Craft Bazaar, which will be held Dec. 7.
Looking for unique holiday presents for family and friends? How about hand-made crafts?

The Plymouth Historical Museum will host its 8th Annual Juried Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Applications are now being accepted. Applicants need to submit three to four photos of craft items for judges to determine participants as there is a limit of crafters to five per category. Table rentals are $30 each, and most are 8 feet wide, although there are some space variations available. Space is tight, so venders will need to limit their display area to the size of the table or an equivalent space.

Linda Trewin of Livonia has been participating in the bazaar as a crafter for all eight years.

“I do it for the museum,” she said.

Trewin’s table will consist of knitted scarves, dish cloths and necklaces, beaded bracelets and a variety of custom earrings.

“It’s at a good time – it’s the beginning of December,” she said. “I got into crafts when I was going to college and working more than 40 hours a week because I couldn’t come down at night. I’ve been knitting and crocheting for 10 to 12 years. I’m not an expert at it like some of my friends are that can make baby clothes. But I can knit necklaces and dish cloths. They really like the cotton dish cloths that I make because they’re so versatile.”

The Museum is offering free admission that day for both Museum patrons and Craft Bazaar shoppers.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Plymouth Community Fall Festival

Friday, Sept. 6

12-11 p.m.:  Festival open

Craft Show on Union Street, between Ann Arbor Trail and Roe Street from 12 p.m. to dusk
Carnival opens at 3 p.m.
Bingo Night under The Gathering from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters. $25 Game Package gets players two of every game and two of every jackpot played all night. Individual game cards can be purchased all night for $1 each.
Plymouth Taste Fest, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Station 885 in Old Village. Sponsored by the Plymouth Canton Civitans, Station 885 and U.S. Foods. Participating restaurants include BahamaBreeze, Buffalo Wild Wings of Canton, Claddagh Pub, Cupcake Station, Elite Catering, Grand Traverse Pie Company, and La Bistecca Italian Grille to name a few. Tickets are $15

Kellogg Park Entertainment
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Steve Taylor
8-10:30 p.m.: Air Margaritaville

Saturday, Sept. 7

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.:  Festival open

Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in The Gathering from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 at the door, children 5 and under are free.
Craft Show on Union Street, 9 a.m. to dusk
Carnival rides open at 11 a.m.
Antique and Classic Car Show (Registration at the show: One Day: $20, Two Days: $25. Cash only)
7th Annual AM Rotary All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner in the tent behind E.G. Nicks from 4 to 8 p.m. Rain or shine. Tickets cost $9 for adults, kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Dinner includes mostaccioli pasta with a choice of authentic Italian meat or marinara sauce, a tossed salad with Italian dressing, garlic bread, a chocolate chip cookie, a 16 oz bottle of spring water and all you can drink coffee, decaf or tea.

Kellogg Park Entertainment

9-10:30 a.m.: Optimist Pet Show
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Polish National Alliance Centennial Dancers
12-1 p.m.: Plymouth Fife and Drum Corp
1-2 p.m.: Leader Dogs
2-3 p.m.: Dance Beat
2-3 p.m.: Forever After Productions
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Chiefettes, Saberettes and Rockets Pompon
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Royal Blackbirds
9-10:30 p.m. Howling Diablos

Sunday, Sept. 8

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:  Festival open

Antique and Classic Car Show
Craft Show on Union Street, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Carnival rides open at 11 a.m.
Rotary Club of Plymouth P.M. Annual Chicken BBQ in Kellogg Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until sold out. Convenient take-out location at West Middle School. Tickets are $12 and the meal includes 1/2 chicken, corn on the cob, roll with butter, can of pop and a cookie. Rotary ticke booths will be located at the corners of Ann Arbor Trail and Main Street and Penniman Avenue and Main Street.

Kellogg Park Entertainment

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Midwest Tae Kwan Do
1-2 p.m.: Synergy Dance Academy
2-3 p.m.: O’Hare School of Dance
4-6 p.m.: Serious Jack

2013 Booths
Food Booths

Changing Choices Foundation – Hamburgers, Grilled Vegetables
Living Word Church – Old Fashioned Lemonade
Plymouth Canton Civitans –  Candy & Photo Buttons/Magnets
Polish National Alliance Dancers – Kielbasa, Pierogis & Stuffed Cabbage
Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps –  Roasted Almonds

Community Booths

Huron Township Rotary – Motorcycle Raffle
Living Word Church – Children’s Activities
Our Lady of Good Counsel – Water and Information
Plymouth Lions Club – Informational Leader Dogs
Community Foundation of Plymouth – Information
Trailwood Garden Club – Plant Exchange
Vietnam Veterans – Dog Tags and Military Patches

Business Sponsored Booths

Greko Printing
Chiropractic Anywhere

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5 Things to Know About the PENN-TASTE-TIC Restaurant Crawl

What’s better than eating out in downtown Plymouth? How about eating out at multiple restaurants at once?

The 8th Annual PENN-TASTE-TIC, Downtown Plymouth Restaurant Crawl will return in a few weeks.

Here are five things to know about the event:
1. Date, time
The annual PENN-TASTE-TIC Restaurant Crawl will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5–8 p.m.

2. 15 restaurants will participate

Participating this year are :

Candy Trail
Cozy Café
Cupcake Station
E.G. Nicks
Greek Islands
Ironwood Grill
Jay’s Stuffed Burgers
Nico & Vali
Panache 447
Sardine Room
Sweet Afton Tea Room
Thai Café
Yogurt Palooza
Zin Wine Bar & Restaurant

3. Portion of proceeds go to Friends of the Penn

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Friends of the Penn and the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce.

4.  Vote for your favorite

Attendees will get a chance to vote for their favorite taste and restaurant!

5. Tickets are still available

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce, located at 850 W. Ann Arbor Trail, and Sun & Snow, located at 388 S. Main St., in downtown Plymouth. Tickets cost $20 for adults, and $15 for children 10 and under.

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Make sure to check out the special events happening this starting todayin Downtown Plymouth!

Visit Downtown Plymouth starting TODAY for some great activities!

Wednesday July 24

Bring your young ones to this week’s summer Music in the Park Children’s Concert Series featuring Gemini.  These kid friendly concerts will be held every Wednesday at noon in Kellogg Park.

The Plymouth District Library will be holding their Brown Bag Books event at noon. They will be featuring “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin.

Stop by the Plymouth Library from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for some Diy Mehndi & South Asian Snacks!

Sun & Snow MeetUps: Yoga in the Park will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Kellogg Park in Downtown Plymouth.  These MeetUps feature the Plymouth Yoga Room, Crossfit Lower Town, and Sport & Spine Performance Institute.  RSVP to reserve your spot

Thursday July 25

Come Dig Into Your Family Tree at the Plymouth Library at 2:00 or 7:00 p.m.! Participants will create a beautiful family tree suitable for framing using a variety of art supplies.

If you’re looking for a movie, head to the Penn Theatre to catch a showing of “The Goonies” at either 1:00 or 7:00 p.m.!

Also stop by to listen to the Plymouth Community Band play at Kellogg Park from 7:30-9:30 p.m. These concerts are held Thursday evenings for a majority of the summer.  Be sure to get there early to find a good spot to sit!  Please for further information.

Friday July 26

“Shop Local! Shop Downtown Plymouth!”  A wide variety of unique shops and other businesses will be participating in sidewalk sales this weekend.  The sales will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

This week’s Friday Night Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Summer Music in the Air concert will be featuring “Fifty AMP Fuse” on the Hines Park Lincoln Stage in Kellogg Park at 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss the hottest show in Detroit! These are free Friday night concerts, so be sure to bring your lawn chair and come enjoy Downtown Plymouth!

Herbie Russ will be at Panache 447 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. and Potters Field + Stephen Schlaack will be at the Plymouth Coffee Bean Co. at 8:00 p.m., so come check it out!

Stay downtown awhile and listen to The 3 of Us play at Sean O’Callaghan’s at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday July 27

The Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce Farmer’s Market will be held at the Gathering Pavilion next to Kellogg Park.  The Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Please call (734) 453-1540 with any questions!

The History Kids’ Kamp: “A Kids’ Eye View of the Civil War” will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 155 S. Main St.  Kids will spend the day recreating what life was life during the war and there will be many activities to participate in!  Each child will be given a commemorative t-shirt to wear for the day, and the boys will be given the chance to “enlist” in the army.  Please call (734) 455-8940 for more information.

“Shop Local! Shop Downtown Plymouth!” sidewalk sales will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. today downtown!

The Film Club will meet today at the Plymouth Library at 1:00 p.m. to discuss selected independent/foreign/critically acclaimed films.  The Film will be viewed and then a discussion will follow.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please register for this program in person at the Reader’s Advisory Desk, by phone at (734) 453-0750 – press 4, or online now.

Royce Band will be playing live music at Panache 447 from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. and The Strangers will by playing at Sean O’Callaghan’s at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday July 28

Some businesses will be open for the “Shop Local! Shop Downtown Plymouth!” sidewalk sales today with in-door sales.

Come to Panache 447 for a Sunday Plated Brunch starting at 10:30 a.m.!

Concours d’Elegance will take place today from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s (44045 Five Mile Road).  The aim of Concours d’Elegance of America is to exhibit prestigious collector cars as well as offer an automotive art show, a vintage car auction, Mode du Concours and social events!

Help Sun and Snow promote a cleaner Downtown Plymouth!  Grab your favorite deck, helmet, and crew of four to meet in Kellogg Park between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to help take action against waste in and around the City of Plymouth.  You and your crew will be given permission to ride in Downtown Plymouth under the condition of participation in the event and following provided regulations. Sun and Snow will provide gloves, bags, and refreshments for those who help.

Finally, stop by the Penn Theatre and see this weekend’s feature “STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS”.  Tickets for all seats are $3.00.  Please visit for more information regarding dates and showtimes.

For all the latest in events in Downtown Plymouth check out the Downtown Web Site at for complete information.

Plymouth Community Garage Sales – May 12 and June 9, 2012!

The City of Plymouth Recreation Department will once again be putting together the Community Garage Sale.  Reserve a 10’x10′ space for $20.  Hurry space is limited!  Admission is free so if you are looking for something to by stop by the Plymouth Cultural Center!


It is Spring cleaning time!  Start gathering up all those items that you no longer need, use, or want.  Get a 10’x10’ spot inside the Plymouth Cultural Center Ice Arena, don’t worry the ice will be out, to sell everything and free up extra space in your house!  For $20 you can reserve your spot, but hurry space is limited! This year there are only two Garage Sales, May 12th and June 9th. Each sale runs from 9:00 – 2:00pm so if you do not need to sell but need to buy come to the Plymouth Cultural Center and pick up a hidden treasure.  Admission is free!  For more information call (734)455-6620, email Lauren at or visit

*No food or drinks can be sold.    *No weapons can be sold.
*We only provide the space, you must provide any tables, chairs, etc. that you may need.

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Dealer Concepts partners with Dick Scott Automotive Group for QR-code blitz

Dealer Concepts, a leader in providing innovative customer retention and marketing programs, today announced its partnership with Dick Scott Automotive Group of  Plymouth, Mich., to provide full-scale QR-code promotions at each of its dealer locations.

QR codes are a visual representation of a website address, YouTube video, Google Map, vCard, or links to social-media sites.  Dick Scott Automotive Group is one of Michigan’s first dealers to support this technology with a full-marketing campaign.  Each Dick Scott location will feature banners, loyalty cards, T-shirts, and cut-out displays featuring their custom QR code.  The dealership also plans to display a 10×10 QR code outside its Plymouth location.  The QR codes will direct consumers back to Dick Scott’s website for the latest offers and promotions.

“Since 70 percent of all phones sold today are Smart Phones, it makes good business sense for us to embrace this technology,” said Nichole Scott, director of operations, Dick Scott Automotive.  “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to have access to the latest discounts and specials.  QR codes are the perfect solution. We are very excited about this promotion and committed to making it a success.”

Dick Scott selected marketing and retention leader Dealer Concepts as their partner for this project.  Dealer Concepts recently launched QR-etention® – a program that generates custom QR codes for automotive dealers.  QR codes can be featured on any marketing item, including Dealer Concepts’ award-winning loyalty key tag.  The goal of the program is drive consumers to the dealer’s website to help generate more leads, sales, service appointments and eventually more profits.

“Most dealers who use this technology just adapt black and white QR codes,” said Andy Wolfe, managing partner, Dealer Concepts.   “Dealer Concepts takes it to the next level by branding a QR code for each specific dealer.  Dick Scott Automotive is one of the first dealers we know of to take advantage of this concept.”

“There is energy and excitement again about the auto industry,” continued Wolfe.  “All of that translates into what we’re seeing at the dealership level.  Dealers are looking for new and innovative ways to attract and retain customers.  QR codes are the perfect solution –  it’s a fun and cost effective way to drive traffic to your website and ultimately increase sales.”


Founded in 2000, Dealer Concepts is operated by a staff with more than 85 years of combined experience in targeted marketing for automotive dealers.  The company provides innovative and timely customer retention and loyalty programs to more than 5,000 dealerships and service centers worldwide.  Dealer Concepts is committed to providing clients with a constant competitive advantage in the market place through products like the award winning Punch-A-Deal® Key Tag and Loyalty Rewards® software that currently has more than 18 million units in circulation.  To find out more about Dealer Concepts product and programs, please call 1-866-GET IDEAS or visit


Dick Scott Automotive Group is a family-owned group of dealerships that includes Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Plymouth; Dick Scott Motor Mall in Fowlerville; Dick Scott Nissan and Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles in Livonia.  To find out more about Dick Scott Automotive Group visit

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Ration Stamps & Bombers – WWII at Home Exhibit at the Plymouth Historical Museum

January 18 – June 17, 2012

The new exhibit at the Plymouth Historical Museum, “Ration Stamps & Bombers: WWII at Home,”  showcases how the lives of people in Plymouth and the Detroit area were affected by World War II. The enlightening exhibit features a collection of stories and items that pertain to several Plymouth residents who offered their services during the war, and details the contributions and sacrifices that they made for Plymouth and the country. The exhibit highlights items from the Museum’s World War II collection, and presents unique items that are on loan from other institutions, including items from the Michigan Military Museum and the Yankee Air Museum.

One item on display is a Norden bombsight on loan to the Museum from Burroughs. The bombsights were mechanical computers that calibrated the speed and altitude of the airplane bombers to ensure that the bombardiers more accurately hit their targets. The bombsites were manufactured by the Burroughs Corporation at its facility in Plymouth. The displays of ration stamps, uniforms, and war bond posters offer a historical view of how the community of Plymouth rallied to support the war effort. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum through Sunday, June 17, 2012. Admission is still only $5 for adults, $2 for children, and free for members. Hours are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

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Advanced Notice of Downtown Street Closures

Penniman Ave. between Harvey St. and Main St.-Penniman Ave. business will be open during this time and pedestrian and sidewalk traffic will be available in this area drivers may want to consider Fralick for an alternate route

Ann Arbor Tr. between Harvey St. and Forest Ave.- An alternate route will be Harvey south to Wing St. east to Main St. north to Ann Arbor Tr. Forest Ave. and Ann Arbor Tr. businesses will be open during this time. Pedestrian and sidewalk traffic will be available in this area.

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Spring Clean-up in Plymouth is coming in May!

Start your “Spring Cleaning” now and take advantage of this unique service to help you get ride of all the stuff you don’t need anymore!

On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Plymouth, Michigan will have a “Spring Clean-up” day! Read below to see how you can participate!

*** This will NOT interrupt your regular weekly trash and recycle pick- up ***


1. DO NOT place your brown, automated, trash cart out to the curb for Spring Clean Up; the non-automated trucks cannot empty them.

2. NO recycle or compost pick up will occur on Spring Clean-Up Day.

3. Each household is allowed eight (8) trash cans or the equivalent, plus two (2) “large items” (i.e. washer, dryer, couch, desk, etc.)

4. All small refuse must be placed in containers strong enough to hold the weight; (i.e. plastic bags, cans, and/or boxes; but must weigh less than 50 lbs.)

5. Appliances containing FREON; such as refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers, must have a valid certificate of FREON removal attached to the appliance. Contact any heating and cooling company for this service. It is against the law to place a refrigerator at the curb without removing the doors.

6. All items to be collected must be placed at curb in a neat and safe manner as not to pose any danger to the collectors or others.

7. DO NOT place materials at the curb prior to 24 hours in advance. (The Friday before Saturday Spring Clean-Up).

8. All trash MUST be at the curb by 7:00A.M. on collection day – OR IT MAY NOT BE PICKED UP.

9. PROHIBITED ITEMS: Tires; concrete or major construction debris; auto parts; piles of dirt and/or sod; extremely large items including, but not limited to: boats, cars, engines, motorcycles, and snowmobiles; hazardous materials including, but not limited to: gasoline, fuel and motor oil, paint thinners, pesticides, medical waste, etc.

10. Any questions, please call 734.455.1392 (Solid Waste) or 734.453.7737 (Office).

** The Spring Clean-up is for household disposal, NOT contractor disposal. **