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

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

Trivia: Which new burger joint just opened its doors across the street from Saxton's in downtown Plymouth?

Yesterday's trivia answer: In 1972, one Republican elector from Virginia defected from casting his vote for Richard Nixon and instead cast his vote for the Libertarian candidate John Hospers.  

5. Happy Diwali!

Hindus around the world are celebrating the five-day festival of Diwali. The literal meaning of Diwali in Sanskrit is "row of lamps.” The most popular tradition of Diwali is filling little clay lamps with oil and decorating homes with rows of lamps that are kept burning all night long. In its true essence, Diwali signifies the victory of Goodness over Evil, Light over Darkness and Knowledge over Ignorance. Read more about Diwali here.

4. Planning Commission meeting in Plymouth

The Plymouth Township Planning Commission will meet 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

3. Learn about memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease

Barbara Roden of the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter will speak 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plymouth District Library about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Topics covered in this informational seminar include symptoms and effects, causes, diagnosis, stages and treatment.

2. Contribute to Patch and Gleaner's virtual food drive!

Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites including Plymouth-Canton, launched an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud and honored to be their first partner.

Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started!

1. Stuff the Truck Diaper Drive

Drop off diapers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Canton Public Library for the diaper drive to benefit the Detroit Area Diaper Bank. Last year the library collected over 30,000 diapers to help Michigan families. Bring diapers, any brand or size, baby through adult, to the library.

Tom Dusbiber November 14, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Jay's Stuffed Burgers is the new burger joint across from Saxton's.

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