Monday, July 9, 2012
We want you to tell us the best people, places and businesses in Plymouth and Canton.
Patch is on a mission to compile the best of Plymouth and Canton, and we need your help. All summer, we'll run a contest where you can nominate and vote for your favorite people, places and businesses in town. Tell us where you love to shop, eat, take your kids, which services you can’t live without. WE WANT TO KNOW, and so do your neighbors! Click on the following links to nominate your favorites by July 9. Don’t forget to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email! For official rules, please see the PDF attached at right.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Public park is host to more than 130 events annually, including weekly Music in the Air summer concert series.
Plymouth Patch and Canton Patch readers have voted Kellogg Park the best spot to go in the area for live music. Winners of Patch Readers' Choice for best live music spot in Plymouth or Canton, Kellogg Park, a public park situated in downtown Plymouth, is host to more than 130 free events each year, including the Plymouth Ice Festival, Art in the Park, Green Street Fair and weekly summer concerts on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including the popular Music in the Air series. Tony Bruscato, director of the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority, said live music has been a big part of the downtown area for about 30 years, starting with smaller-scale performances on street corners. He said the park has evolved over the past two decades …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Golf course, restaurant, hotel among amenities at Plymouth destination.
Plymouth Patch and Canton Patch readers have voted the Inn at St. John's the best spot to go in the area to enjoy some much-needed downtime. Winners of Patch Readers' Choice for Best Staycation Destination in Plymouth or Canton, the Inn at St. John's offers plenty of amenities and luxury without leaving the area. Home to the high-profile Concours d'Elegance auto exhibit, a spawling golf course, a luxury hotel, the popular 5ive Restaurant, Carl's Golfland and a gorgeous wedding chapel, the Inn at St. John's has become a destination for visitors to the area, as well as a favorite spot for those who live nearby. Tawnya Johnson, director of sales and marketing for the Inn at St. John's, said the venue is a great spot to get away from the …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.
Local trivia: Which current Plymouth City Commissioner has a period of his life loosely serving as the basis of an upcoming motion picture? Bonus points if you can name the film. The answer to Monday's trivia was Stardock. If you're trying to time your commute right today or explore detours from the massive Interstate 275 bridge and overpass project, check the Canton Patch "Commute" page (check here for Plymouth) for live traffic and local gas prices. Check our overview of the project here on Patch. 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 …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Where do you go to enjoy some downtime while staying in the Plymouth-Canton area?
Patch is on the hunt for the best businesses in town. Every other week, we'll be asking you to tell us about your favorite mechanic, vet, hair salon and more. Last time, we asked for your favorite florist and you chose Vanessa's Flowers. This week, we're following up with the best place for a staycation. The options include golf courses, laser tag, a Segway rental spot and other fun activities in the area. Vote for your favorite staycation spot by May 18; we'll post a story that day declaring the winner. Click through to the profile pages of these local businesses and leave your review: Do you own or manage a business in Canton or Plymouth? Be sure to claim your page — it's complimentary. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Plymouth flower shop wins Patch Readers' Choice poll, celebrates milestone year Saturday.
On the eve of a milestone for the business, Vanessa’s Flowers in Plymouth was voted by its customers and Patch readers as the top florist in Plymouth and Canton. “We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary tomorrow, so it’s very good timing,” said Victor West, who co-owns the shop with his wife, Jill. “We have a lot of very devoted customers,” he said. It was a photo finish for Vanessa’s Flowers, edging out Ribar Floral Company in Plymouth and Keller and Stein Florist in Canton with 41 percent of the vote and five positive reviews, food for 18 out of 20 possible points in our scoring system. Ribar Floral Company came in second with 16 out of 20 possible points, placing third in the poll with 24 percent of the vote, but first in reviews with 13…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Mother's Day is coming up; Where do you go to buy flowers in Plymouth and Canton?
Mother's Day is coming up and it's never too early to start planning where to buy flowers for your mother (or your children's mother). Where in Plymouth or Canton do you go for your floral needs? We've compiled a list of ten florists in the two communities; Be sure to vote for your favorite and write a review by clicking on the business' link below. The winner is determined by both poll votes and business reviews. The contenders are: Please vote just once for your choice.
Friday, April 20, 2012
A local fixture since 1964, the Trading Post has built up a loyal local customer base.
When Plymouth Patch asked readers what their favorite sporting goods store in town was, their answer came with little hesitation. “The Trading Post, of course,” Mary Bennett said on Plymouth Patch’s Facebook page. Sherada Collins agreed. “Is there a place other than the Trading Post?” she asked. The Trading Post dominated Plymouth Patch’s Readers’ Choice poll for best sporting goods store in Plymouth, taking 58 percent of the vote in our poll and beating out nine other local stores ranging from cycle shops to dancewear stores. Sun & Snow came in second place, earning 19 percent. Owner David Cook was happy to earn the honor. “It’s a nice thing to have happen to you,” he said. Cook said he started working for the store the day it opened in …
Canton store earns support of Patch readers.
Canton Patch readers have spoken, and Canton Sports Co. is the best sporting goods store in Canton. “Dave and the others at Canton Sports treat their customers like family," Roxanne Allphin said in a comment on Patch. "They remember you the next time you come in." Canton Sports Co. edged out Dunham's in Canton Patch’s Readers’ Choice poll for best sporting goods store in Plymouth, taking 42 percent of the vote in our poll and beating out seven other local stores ranging from soccer shops to dancewear stores. Dunham's came in second place, earning 33 percent. Beginning Monday, our next Readers' Choice topic will be best florist in Canton. Give your nominations in the comments.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Spring is here; Where do you go to buy sporting goods in Canton?
With spring here and summer just around the corner, it's time to get outdoors. Whether it's rec softball, bowling, running or lake sports, Canton has plenty of businesses that cater to the athletically inclined. It's time to hear your voice: Where is the best place to buy sporting goods in Canton? You can vote in the poll beneath the story, and be sure to click on the business names below to review your favorite. Our results for this contest are based on both poll votes and reviews (see rules in the PDF document we've attached). Voting ends at 9 a.m. on April 20. The winner will be announced at noon that day.