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5 Things You Need to Know Today — May 9, 2012

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

Local trivia: List two other names Plymouth's historic Old Village has been known by since its formation?
(question suggested by Mark Oppat)

The answer to Monday's trivia was Mayor Pro Tem Michael Wright, and the film is 'AWOL,' starring Liam Hemsworth, Aimee Teegarden and former MSU basketball star Delvon Roe.

5. Plymouth Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Plymouth Farmers Market opens at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gathering pavilion alongside in downtown Plymouth. The market runs until 12:30 p.m. and will run most Saturdays during the summer, excluding Art in the Park, holidays, and other weekends with conflicting downtown events.

4. What is your favorite 'staycation' destination?

Everyone deserves some downtime. Some use their spare time to get out of town, while others enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation close to home. This Patch Readers' Choice poll is for the latter: in Plymouth or Canton?

3. Contest: What makes the mom in your life special?

We invite you to share the story of the mom in your life on Patch. Just upload a photo of your mom or other mother figure in your life – grandma, foster mother, mother-in-law – and tell us in the caption of the photo why the mom in your life rocks. Be sure to tell us what community you and your mom live in, too. You just might win dinner at in White Lake – the – or a $50 gift card at in Royal Oak that we're giving away to moms who touch the lives of readers in our 29 Michigan Patch communities. Check here for more details. You have until Thursday, May 10, to share her photo and story on Patch. Three prize winners will be selected at random.

2. May 12 rummage sale to benefit Baby Hunter

Family and friends of Hunter Sewejkis, an infant who was critically injured in a case of suspected child abuse, are at WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor, through Rummage for a Cause to benefit Hunter and his grandparents to assist with expenses for caring for the child. The sale runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and features a wide variety of vendors.

1. Submit your pet photo on Patch

It's National Pet Week, so it's time to spoil your dog! Submit photos of your favorite pooch here on Patch, and be sure to review your favorite pet store, grooming spot or veterinary clinic.

Tom Dusbiber May 09, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Other names for Old Village were "Lower Town" and "Joppa."
John McKay (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Good! Know any others?
Tom Dusbiber May 09, 2012 at 02:17 PM
North Village?
John McKay (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Yep! Funny how it can be both Lower Town and North Village. I didn't even know about Joppa. I can see someone opening a cafe at the old Amici's spot and calling it Joppa Java. Someone should get on that. :)
Tom Dusbiber May 09, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Great idea!
John McKay (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I will say, if Old Village had a coffee shop with reliable wifi, I would be there most days to get some work done. I generally stick to the same few spots: Espresso Elevado, Plymouth Coffee Bean Company and Shyre Coffeehouse. I love the Old Village area and would love to include that in the rotation.

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