Archive for August, 2010

Fall Festival is right around the corner.  We’re spoiled to live in  a city that has a major event virtually every month.  Out of all the events — Art in the Park, Eco Fair, Chili Cook Off, Mardi Gras, etc — Fall Festival is my absolute favorite!

The main attraction is the carnival.  But that’s hardly my favorite part.  I think I love the community meals (for charity.)  The Kiwanis host a pancake breakfast on Saturday.  The AM Rotary hosts Saturday’s spaghetti dinner and the Rotary Club hosts the long-standing chicken barbecue on Sunday.   There will also be a Taste Fest on Friday evening.  These events really bring people in the community together.  If you live here and attend the events, you’re bound to run into neighbors, co-workers, fellow church attenders or even old classmates.

If you like classic cars or crafts, shows are held over the weekend.

The 55th annual Fall Festival runs

Friday, September 10, 2010  –  12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, September 11, 2010  –  7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sunday, September 12, 2010 –  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

If you want more details, check out the official Fall Festival home page



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The Fairground Park neighborhood — I’m not sure what the actual name of our neighborhood is — will hold its block party this evening. It should be tons of fun!

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I am occasionally contacted regarding Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s “Food Pantry” ministry as I have written on it in the past and I am also a member of that church.

Trinity has revamped its website and it now has all the information you need about this vital ministry.  If you are in need of food in these tough times, or you know a family that is, follow this link.  I trust that this ministry, which has fed thousands of metro Detroit area families, can be of some help.


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Finally Plymouth’s beloved Burger Spot has re-opened.  It was closed for months for “remodeling” but there was actually a change in ownership.  The remodeling did occur and the place looks quite nice, but the temporary closure was more than about just aesthetics.

A few of the things that made the Burger Spot great remain unchanged.  The hamburgers taste about the same and the french fries are delicious as always.

But, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, more has changed than remained the same.  First, there is only one (1) type of true hamburger.  You get a choice of standard toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions.)  Gone are the dozen or so varieties of (beef) hamburgers the classic Burger Spot used to carry.

Second, salads and similar menu items have disappeared entirely.  There are a number of different sandwiches but I didn’t pay much attention to that side of the menu.  I went to the Burger Spot for a burger, not a sandwich.

Third, while there is only one hamburger, there are three other types of “burgers,” e.g. vegetarian and turkey.  I accidentally ordered the Greek Burger, thinking it was a beef hamburger with feta and tzatziki sauce.  I bit into it to discover that it was a vegetarian burger — clearly marked on the menu as such; my fault, not the restaurant’s.  While I wanted beef, I must admit that it was the best vegetarian burger I’ve ever had! By miles!

The limited menu is disappointing.  I think the new ownership, in my opinion, has changed one of the key things that made the Burger Spot the best.  But the menu that they do offer, though limited, is very good!

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