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5 Things You Need to Know Today — April 28, 2012

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

Photo trivia: Which legal milestone is noted in a marker at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth?

The answer to Friday's trivia was George H. Wilcox sold the land where the Penn Theatre is today, to the Woodward Theatre Company in 1926.

5. Yard and trunk sale in Old Village today

Plymouth's Historic Old Village area will once again be hosting its annual Yard and Trunk Sale event this Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 25 homes and businesses participate, including the resale and the . If you haven’t got room to sell at your house, or you don’t live in the area, there are spaces available in the lower parking lot of the .

4. Vote for your favorite florist on Patch

Mother's Day is May 13; Where are you going to pick up flowers for that special someone? Be sure to tell us by voting in our poll for favorite florists, then leaving a review for your choice business! There currently is a sprint between and . Cast your vote for your favorite!

3. Planning your I-275 detour? Check Patch!

Commuters have found a new headache while traversing on Interstate 275 by the Ann Arbor Trail overpass as the Michigan Department of Transportation begins work on 34 bridges and overpasses along 13 miles of expressway. If you're trying to time your commute right or explore detours, check the Canton Patch "Commute" page (check here for Plymouth) for live traffic. We also have current gas prices listed, so you can fill up before you head out! Oh, and remember to !

Check here on Patch.

2. The Secret World of Arrietty continues at Penn

The hand-drawn animated film The Secret World of Arrietty, an adaptation of The Borrowers, continues screening at the in downtown Plymouth at 5 and 7 p.m. today. All seats are $3. Showtimes are as follows:

  • Saturday at 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday at 5 and 7 p.m.

1. Have something to say? Blog on Patch!

Whether it's about a favorite hobby or the latest hot-button political issue, Patch provides a complimentary platform for members of the community to blog. For more information, apply as a Plymouth Patch blogger here and a Canton Patch blogger here. It's incredlby easy and fun!

Tom Dusbiber April 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM
The legal milestone on the Marker at Kellogg Park states that the Kellogg Family gave the land to the city in 1867 "as a place of gathering."
John McKay (Editor) April 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
I was thinking of a certain legal milestone that is mentioned by name on the sign. Hint: There's a poem about it that might be familiar with some law students.
Tom Dusbiber April 29, 2012 at 01:19 AM
OK. After a little further research I found that Kellogg Park in Plymouth has a new (1986) plaque commemorating the 18th Michigan Legal Milestone on Rose of Aberlone. However, I could not find the plaque at the park. (I could have walked past it and not seen it or maybe it was stolen again) Anyway, it was about a legal case involving a pregnant cow Between Hiram Walker and the President of Plymouth National Bank!
Tom Dusbiber April 29, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Is this the poem? http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/rubinfeldd/LS145/roseofaberlone.htm
John McKay (Editor) April 29, 2012 at 01:24 AM
You are correct! The sign is on the side closest to the Penn Theatre and tells the story about the Rose of Aberlone and the pregnant cow and mentions the poem recited by some law students. It was there as of last week, so I hope no one took it!
John McKay (Editor) April 29, 2012 at 01:26 AM
And yes, that is the poem. The plaque quotes the last lines of the poem: "For students of law must still atone For the shame of Rose of Aberlone." The rest of the poem is certainly a mouthful, so those who are curious can read it on the site you linked!
Tom Dusbiber April 29, 2012 at 03:49 AM
I will look for the sign again. This was a good trivia question. I was zeroing in on the wrong marker initaly.

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