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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 27, 2012

Here is what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: When was the first dropping of the ball in Times Square in New York City?

Yesterday's trivia answer: Dick Clark's first New Year's Rockin' Eve was held Dec. 31, 1972.

5. Let it snow! Submit your snowy photos on Patch

Plymouth and Canton got walloped with snow Wednesday. We want your photos! Whether it's sledding, a snowman or shoveling, share your best pics here!

4. Canton Olympian Allison Schmitt drops puck today for Whalers

Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt of Canton will drop the puck today for the Plymouth Whalers, who face the Saginaw Spirit at Compuware Arena. Faceoff is at 2 p.m.

3. Plymouth City Hall open this week

Plymouth City Hall offices are open this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You can also make tax payments either online (with a service fee) or by using the City Hall Drop Box located in the Church Street lobby of City Hall or by using the Plymouth District Library dropbox next to the drive up book drop. 

2. Kids eat free at IKEA

Are your kids on Christmas vacation?  Take them to IKEA where children 12 and under can eat for free in the IKEA Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Jan. 1.

1. What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Looking for the hottest New Year's Eve parties in Metro Detroit? Check the list here! If we're missing a party, be sure to tell us in the comments and post the party as an event on Patch.

Tom Dusbiber December 27, 2012 at 01:29 PM
The first dropping of the ball at Times Square was on New Year's Eve 1908 (December 31, 1907). It originally dropped one second after midnight.

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