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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 9, 2012

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

Trivia: On which work was "It's a Wonderful Life" based?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The name of the elf portrayed by Dudley Moore in "Santa Claus: The Movie" is named Patch.

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. 

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3. Plan ahead: Chris Osgood, Manny Legace to appear at Plymouth Township Kroger

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltenders Chris Osgood and Manny Legace will appear 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Kroger in Plymouth Township to ring the Salvation Army bell.

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. Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

There will be a special ceremony and candle lighting 7:30 to 8 p.m. today at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth in memory of children who have died too soon.

Attendees can come early to view the memory trees of the Walk of Trees with ornaments made by The Compassionate Friends. The program includes candle lighting, reading of the children's names and music.

Tom Dusbiber December 09, 2012 at 02:22 PM
"It's a Wonderful Life" is based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", written by Philip Van Doren Stern in 1939, and privately published by the author in 1945.

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