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5 Things You Need to Know Today — July 10, 2012

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

Trivia: When was the Compuware Arena Drive-In started?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The mystery photo was taken at in Plymouth.

5. Learn how to use Facebook for business today at Canton Public Library

Learn why and how to best use Facebook to meet your business goals from Mike McClure, president of Social Media Club Detroit and Executive Creative Director, Social Media Director at The Yaffe Group at , 1200 S. Canton Center Road in Canton, today from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. .

4. Contest: Show us your Patch of Michigan, win prizes

From Up North, downstate, in the U.P. and everywhere in between, there's something that makes Michigan special to everyone here. Share your visions of Michigan in photos in our Your Patch of Michigan photo contest, and possibly win a prize!

This week, like every week all summer long, we'll pick a winner based on voting by a panel of Michigan Patch editors. Each weekly winner will be announced on Wednesday and earn a prize worth.

3. Plymouth Township Concerned Citizens Committee meets today

Plymouth Township's Concerned Citizens Committee will meet 7 p.m. today at in downtown Plymouth. Candidates and current township board members all are invited, but no formal invitations will be sent. For registration information, check . 

2. Plymouth roads slated to close for construction

The City of Plymouth's Summer Road Paving Program has begun, according to the Plymouth city manager's office. Crews currently are working on removing the roadway on Sutherland Street between McKinley and Main Street.  Sutherland is now open to residential local traffic only. Crews then will progress to Harvey Street and will remove pavement on Harvey from Wing Street to Sutherland.  Traffic on Harvey will be closed from Wing to Sutherland and only local residents living on the street will have access to this area. 

Construction on these two streets is anticipated to continue through the next few months, according to the city manager's office.

Check out more local construction zones and detours — and cheap gas prices — on the Plymouth-Canton Patch Commute page.

1. Art in the Park in Plymouth is this week

Check out one of Michigan's largest art festivals this week in downtown Plymouth. , which runs July 13-15 in , offers art, activities and entertainment throughout the weekend.

The following roads are slated to close for the event from 8 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. July 15.

  • MAIN STREET – From Church Street to Wing Street.  Local business traffic will be allowed southbound from Church to Fralick Street.
  • ANN ARBOR TRAIL – From Harvey to Union/Deer
  • PENNIMAN – From Harvey to Union Street
  • FOREST AVENUE – From Ann Arbor Trail to Wing - may close at 6p.m.
Tom Dusbiber July 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Compuware Arena Drive-In first started in 2004.
Bryan Bentley (Editor) July 10, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Bonus Trivia: What was the first movie? HaHa Just kidding!
Tom Dusbiber July 10, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I'll work on your bonus question. Here is another one: What was the name of train that used to run down Main St. In Plymouth?
John McKay (Editor) July 10, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Tom - you really should blog for us and offer some of your trivia and wisdom with our readers!
Tom Dusbiber July 11, 2012 at 01:26 AM
John, Thank you for the offer, but I am enjoying the trivia, without having to do much writing.
Bryan Bentley (Editor) July 11, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Pere Marquette?
Tom Dusbiber July 11, 2012 at 05:30 AM
The train running down Main St. was the Interurban http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/record.php?id=20691

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