Sunday, October 23, 2011
If you'd like to record a Good Morning, Canton! segment, email Canton Patch editor Peg McNichol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canton Patch met Canton resident Barb Rodenberg in the lobby of the Village Theater at Cherry Hill during the Giving Hope Women's Giving Circle annual meeting soiree. In addition to her suport for Giving Hope Women's Giving Circle, Rodenberg is secretary to the Canton Community Foundation board of directors. (You may also recall her as a former Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' administrator.) Having moved to the township about 15 years ago, Rodenberg knew exactly what she wanted to share in her greeting. If you'd like to record a Good Morning, Canton! segment, email Canton Patch editor Peg McNichol at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Canton Community Foundation and Giving Hope Women's Giving Circle "pass the purse" to help others.
When Loren Wadington and 32 other women formed Giving Hope Women's Giving Circle five years ago, they had one mission: help disadvantaged women and their families who live in and near Canton. Today, Giving Hope, which is run by the Canton Community Foundation, raises money for charity with "pass the purse" events, including its annual meeting Wednesday at Village Theater at Cherry Hill. In addition to cash, the women brought donations of shampoo and other personal care items. Final figures for Wednesday's meeting weren't available yet Friday, but through the years, the women have helped fund Open Door Ministry's food bank; First Step, First Step, which aids victims of sexual assault and domestic violence; Oakwood Healthcare System …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Canton Farmers Market; Alexander Zonjic in concert and open chess at Canton Public LIbrary.
An assortment of homegrown greens, fruits — think melons, apples, pears and raspberries — pumpkins and cider can be found at today's Canton Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Rd. Mark Reitenga is scheduled to perform on the Bartlett-Travis porch. A benefit for the Southeast Michigan Flute Association at Village Theater at Cherry Hill features a performance by flutist Alexander Zonjic and Friends. Doors open at 2 p.m. for a silent auction followed by the 3 p.m. concert and reception. Tickets cost $25 for general admission; $20 for seniors and students; and $15 for SEMFA members. Call 734-394-5300 for details. Avid chess player Tim Heller is scheduled to host an open chess session at 1 p.m. at Canton Public …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
P-CEP football, Salvation Army call for volunteers and a discount for Masters of Motown at Village Theater at Cherry Hill.
It's spirit week at Plymouth High School — the big homecoming game is Friday, when the Wildcats face Canton High. Tailgate parties start at 4 p.m. Friday at Canton High's parking lot. Today, high school fans and scouts can check out games played by the freshman team, at 4:30 p.m. today and junior varsity team, at 7 tonight, on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park turf field. If you've ever thought about helping the Salvation Army by ringing a bell near one of those red buckets during the holidays, learn more during an open house set for 2 p.m. today at the The Salvation Army, 9451 S Main St., Plymouth. Free. Tickets are still available to see the Masters of Motown show at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $…
Monday, October 3, 2011
Plymouth-Canton candidate forum with the League of Women Voters; Veterans Roundtable; and on Friday: Yom Kippur.
The 14 candidates for four seats on the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools board of education are scheduled to gather before the League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County from 7 to 9 tonight at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd. This event is open to the public and free. Members of Canton Township's planning commission are scheduled to convene at 7 tonight at the Township Administration Building to discuss a host of proposals. Military veterans are invited to attend a discussion at Plymouth District Library, 223 S Main St., Plymouth on benefits at 10 a.m. today. Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Jason Allen, senior deputy director for veterans affairs with the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will host …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Salem High homecoming game, a job fair and remembering Mahatma Gandhi.
Salem High School's homecoming weekend starts today with a tailgate party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Canton High parking lot. Football follows at 7 p.m. with the Salem Rocks taking the field against South Lyon East. The Gandhi Jayanti Celebration is set for Sunday at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd. Doors are scheduled to open at 1:15 p.m. with the performance at 2 p.m. The Canton Cultural Commission Multicultural Committee organized the event. Comcast will host a career open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in Plymouth but job seekers must print and fill out a form to get into the open house. According to Gasbuddy.com, you can buy gas for $3.27 at the following Canton stations: Sunday at Canton Farmers Market…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Canton Chamber of Commerce Consumer Expo "enjoyable," exhibitors say.
Denise Staffeld of Canton, a mortgage lender with Huntington Bank, managed to combine work and play at Canton Chamber of Commerce's fall consumer expo, on Thursday evening at Summit on the Park. She used part of Huntington Bank's booth to promote a community theater show, Music Man, currently playing at Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Staffeld plays Maud, a minor character. And she wore Maud's big-brimmed hat while talking to booth visitors. Staffeld said she's delighted that Huntington Bank has a role in the play, too — Huntington Bank has been around for nearly 150 years, she said, so it makes perfect sense in a play set in 1912. Jeanie Derani, meanwhile, kept focused on her Jeanie's Gift Shop booth, with a hand from her husband, company…
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Pumpkin butter at Canton Farmers Market and stories with Miss Kristen Kostielney.
Early autumn means Michigan-grown squash, apples will be at Canton Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Preservation Park. Word is that the folks from Jam By Hand have announced a fresh batch of pumpkin butter. The Kerfuffles Band will perform on the Bartlett-Travis porch. It's the first of two markets featuring a plant exchange — if you bring a plant, you can trade for something different; those without plants can buy them for $1. Perhaps more importantly, Sunday will feature a celebration of longtime Children's Tween & Teen program director Kristen Kostielney, who is leaving Canton Public Library. On Sunday, children can hear her read stories at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill tries to con the people…
Friday, September 16, 2011
Village Theater at Cherry Hill showcases works by Ann Arbor artist Michael Griffin.
Suzie Phillips attended Tuesday's opening reception for artist Michael Griffin's Objects of Desire show at the Village Theater of Cherry Hill for two reasons. She said Griffin is a genius and she likes the muted colors he uses. Another fan of the artist at the reception, Donna Jackson, said his images are "thought provoking and I like to stare at them to figure out what is going on in Mike’s head." Griffin, of Ann Arbor, said four themes are present in Objects of Desire: human form, farm animals, surrealistic landscapes and skeletal imagery. "The body represents love and desire; the animals represent sustenance and pleasure," said Griffin. "The realist landscapes are the life of the soul and the mind, the skull imagery is about eternity. …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Canton Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy has cameo in Spotlight Players' show.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Spotlight Players production of The Music Man is set to open on Sept. 16 at Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This family friendly musical follows the fast-talking con artist Harold Hill, played by Matt Peckham, in his quest to raise money for a boy's brass band. But he meets his match in a River City librarian, Marian Paroo, played by Sarah Faix. Canton Township supervisor Phil LaJoy is set to do a turn as a conductor. Audience members will recognize songs such as 76 Trombones, Til There Was You, and Ya Got Trouble. The original Meredith Willson musical won five Tony awards when it debuted as a Broadway play in 1958 and went on to pick up an Oscar as a 1963 film. Lia De Biasi and Olivia Rhoades co-directed and choreographed Spotlight …