Monday, April 8, 2013
"Made in America" will run through June 9 at the Plymouth Historical Museum.
As the Plymouth Historical Museum's benefactress, 102-year-old Margaret Dunning has never had one of cars featured in an exhibit before now. Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Kerstens said she was amazed to discover that. Dunning, who built the museum and its addition, owns a classic car collection that includes a prized 1930 Packard 740 roadster that she exhibited at Plymouth's Concours d'Elegance event in 2011 and a 1931 Ford Model A Pickup that is currently the centerpiece of the Plymouth Historical Museum's "Made in America" exhibit. The pickup was made during the last two weeks of production for that model, according to Kerstens. "It's been hers (Dunning's) for about 40 years," Kerstens said. "And it's an original - it's not …
The fair runs April 12-14.
The Great Lakes Art Fair is back this year in Novi. This event will run from April 12-14 at Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Ave. More than 150 talented artists will be in attendance at this year’s art fair to showcase their one-of-a-kind artwork. Patrons will enter through the Grand Gallery entrance and can experience a weekend full of fine art, live demonstrations and entertainment. This fun-filled family event will feature artwork for every age. Fair hours are as follows: Cost of admission for adults is $7 and children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free. Parking is complimentary. Andiamo’s Ladies Day Out Back by popular demand is “Andiamo’s Ladies Day Out.” On Friday, ladies and their girlfriends can …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"Sisterhood" will be featured as the Front Wall Exhibit during the month of April.
Local Girl Scout Cadets will have their artwork featured as part of "Sisterhood," the Plymouth Community Art Council's (PCAC) new Front Wall Exhibit this month. Girl Scout Cadet Troop 40844, based in Northville, includes 23 seventh through ninth graders from a myriad of local schools in Northville and Livonia. Troop Leader Christina Kowalczyk said her troop chose the theme of Sisterhood because they are currently working on their Sisterhood Journey. “This is the first step toward getting their Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girl Scouting - equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award," Kowalczyk said in a news release. "It also ties into one of the Girl Scout laws, 'Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout.'" "The pieces are lovely," Lisa …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Two South Lyon residents will undergo their big reveal in Kellogg Park on April 14 after a year-long weight loss journey.
Plymouth is no stranger to film crews and as of April 14, it will add another production to its resume as ABC's popular reality show "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" films the final segment of a South Lyon couple. 35-year-old Jason Cornellier and his wife, Rachel, 34, will film their finale segment and have their big reveal in Kellogg Park after a year-long weight loss journey. The finale is when the couple will get the chance to show their transformation to their family, friends and community for the first time. "We think the park is beautiful, and Rachel and Jason love going there with their kids," Lauren Spiegel, an ABC Field Producer said about why Kellogg Park was chosen for the special moment. The Cornelliers met in high …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Film with Plymouth ties draws sold-out crowd at Penn Theatre.
A sold-out crowd packed the Penn Theatre on Friday for the premiere of Love and Honor, a Vietnam-era romance written by Plymouth Township-based scribe Jim Burnstein and inspired by Plymouth Mayor Pro Tem Mike Wright's experience going AWOL. Lines of moviegoers wrapped around the corner of Penniman Avenue and Main Street on Friday for the sold-out screening, which benefited the nonprofit historic theater. The film—which was Michigan-written, directed and filmed—made its video on demand premiere on Feb. 14. Friday marked the film's theatrical release in select cities around the world. For those unable to secure a ticket to the Plymouth premiere, Love and Honor will have its opening weekend at Emagine Novi beginning March 29. Were you at the…
Entry deadline is April 12 for Short on Words poetry and short story event.
The search is on for inspired authors with a keen eye. "Short on Words" is a Poetry and Short Story Event being held in conjunction with Northville's 2013 Arts & Acts Festival. The festival is a premier Michigan event that shines a spotlight on the imagination, art, talent and cultural diversity of Michigan artists. It cultivates creativity to open the eyes and minds of festival goers from across the state and across the country. The 2013 event will once again feature the "Short on Words" writing contest. There are two age group considerations: Authors in the adult competition must be 18 years of age or older; the young author competition is open to authors 17 years of age and younger. The criteria are the same for both age groups, …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Film, which premieres Friday at the Penn Theatre, stars Liam Hemsworth as character based on Plymouth Mayor Pro Tem Mike Wright.
Plymouth Mayor Pro Tem Mike Wright has a word of caution for anyone who is an acquaintance of his friend Jim Burnstein, a screenwriter from Plymouth Township whose credits include Renaissance Man and D3: The Mighty Ducks. "Be careful what you tell him, because you have no idea where it's going to end up," Wright said. For Wright, a story he told Burnstein of going AWOL while serving in Vietnam sparked Burnstein's next movie idea: A story about two soldiers who flee to Michigan in the midst of the Vietnam War. Love and Honor, the byproduct of Wright's story, premieres theatrically following a 7:15 p.m. engagement Friday at a sold-out Penn Theatre. The film premiered in February on video on demand services nationwide and will open …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Weekly concert series kicks off May 24 in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth.
Detroit-area favorites Fifty AMP Fuse and Annabelle Road, and Flint slide guitar master Rusty Wright will join familiar faces Steve King, Shawn Riley and Lady Sunshine this year as part of the 2013 Music in the Air in downtown Plymouth. The free weekly concerts, presented by the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority and held each Friday at 7 p.m. in Kellogg Park, draw several thousand attendees each week. Which artists are you most excited to see this year? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a corned beef and cabbage recipe that is delicious and incredibly easy to make.
Five ingredients, one crockpot and a few hours of cooking time is all it takes to prepare this corned beef and cabbage recipe. With minimal preparation time, you can start this meal early in the day and enjoy a St. Patrick's Day feast by supper. Ingredients: Directions: Place brisket in a 6-quart crockpot and sprinkle with seasoning packet. Top with sliced onion, carrots and potatoes. Cover meat and vegetables with water and cook on high for four hours. Reduce heat to low. Place cabbage wedges on top of meat and vegetable mixture and cook for another four hours or until tender (cooking times may vary depending on the crock pot). Don't have a crockpot? Try these recipes:
Friday, March 8, 2013
Check out this video of Passion Pit rocking out in Plymouth this February.
There's a lot of cool stuff going on in Plymouth and Canton. Luckily, some of it is posted on YouTube. Every once in a while, Plymouth-Canton Patch will pick YouTube videos to feature. Today's pick is a video posted by user Timothy Rabb that shows Passion Pit performing at Compuware Arena in Plymouth. Jam out as you watch the band perform "Take a Walk" on Feb. 21. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Plymouth or Canton? Send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured on Plymouth-Canton Patch.