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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 14, 2012

Here's what you need to know today in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: When did the Plymouth Ice Festival begin?

Yesterday's trivia answer: "A Christmas Story" is based on Jean Shepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash."

5. Experience Dickens Christmas at Plymouth Historical Museum

Want some historical perspective on Charles Dickens' life and works? The Plymouth Historical Museum has its Dickens Christmas exhibit open each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 13. 

4. Like us on Facebook!

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3. Red Wings alumni to play charity game in Plymouth

The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children will hit the ice at Compuware Arena in Plymouth Dec. 21 to play a charity hockey game, the proceeds of which will be donated to the O'Rourke Family Trust in honor of fallen West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, 39, of Fenton, was fatally shot Sept. 9 while responding with other officers to what police believed could have been a suicidal man.

2. Enter Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000 for PCCS

We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page through Dec. 16. Check here for the contest page.

1. Looking for a job? You've come to the right place

If you're looking for work, you might be in luck. We've compiled a list of businesses hiring in the area as part of our weekly job listings feature. Check here for the latest listings, or check the job listings in our classifieds.

Tom Dusbiber December 14, 2012 at 02:54 PM
This coming Ice Festival will be the 31st.

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