Archive for September, 2010

I was just asked to pass this along.  There are still slots available for tomorrow.  Sorry for the late notice.  My daughter will be participating in this in preparation for babysitting.  It looks like an excellent — and FREE! — learning opportunity.

The City of Plymouth Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Huron Valley Ambulance will be presenting an exciting Saturday program for children 8 – 12 years old on September 25th.  The Fall Camp 9-1-1 is based on the exciting and award winning summer day Camp 9-1-1.   This program is FREE and is put on by the professional medics of our community ambulance partner, Huron Valley Ambulance. The event will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Cultural Center.

Registration must take place in advance for this FREE one day program.  Come join Huron Valley Ambulance at their new one day Fall Camp 9-1-1 program.  Camp is a fun, free, interactive experience offered to 8-12 year olds in Plymouth and its surrounding areas. At Camp 9-1-1, kids will be supervised by trained Emergency Medical Services personnel and engage in variety of fun activities. Experiences include:

* Discovering how to prevent injuries at home, in vehicles, and while cycling or skateboarding.

* Learning Simple CPR and First Aid

* Exploring ambulances and other emergency vehicles

* participating in realistic demonstrations with people who work in Emergency Services

Where: Plymouth Cultural Center 525 Farmer

When: September 25 9:00-4:30

Cost: FREE!!!

Ages: 8-12


To register, or if you have questions about the program, please call Jason Trojan at (734) 477-6781 or email him at jtrojan@hva.org

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Obviously this blog is (almost) entirely local in nature.  Blockbuster’s bankruptcy is truly more of a national story.   But I am addressing this because we have a Blockbuster store right here in the community.

I’m not a big fan of Blockbuster but the store here in town (Sheldon, Ann Arbor Road) does provide some local jobs.  In fact, my neighbor works at the local store.

According to the article, the 3000 Blockbuster stores will remain operational. . . for the time being.  My guess is that it’s only a matter of time (a year, two years maybe) before Blockbuster is gone.  If that happens, hopefully the economy will have picked up a bit and any job losses can be absorbed by other businesses.

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The Cupcake Station has opened up in downtown Plymouth.  According to its website, it is the third southeastern Michigan location for this franchise.

According to its Facebook page, the “grand opening” was yesterday, but I had in mind that it had been open for a week or so.  It occupies part of what used to be Gabriala’s on Main Street, across from Kellogg Park.

The store looks nice and I’m betting the cupcakes are good.

Check out its website.


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Coming to the internet in the coming weeks to serve the Plymouth and Plymouth Twp communities is patch.com.  The folks at patch describe it as:

What is Patch?

Simply put, Patch is a new way to find out about, and participate in, what’s going on near you.

We’re a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities.

We want to make your life better by giving you quick access to the information that’s most relevant to you. Patch makes it easy to:

  • Keep up with news and events
  • Look at photos and videos from around town
  • Learn about local businesses
  • Participate in discussions
  • Submit your own announcements, photos, and reviews

We hope that our sites will strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can’t do it without you. We’ve built Patch so that you have plenty of opportunities to comment on stories, share your opinions, post photos and announcements, and add events to the community calendar. So get to it! And if you’re a business owner who wants to be listed, just let us know.

Plymouth Patch is already up and running on Facebook.  If you’re an FB user, go to the link and select “Like.”  You’ll get up-to-date info on Plymouth’s patch.com page as well as local news and information.


When Plymouth Patch launches, it will be found at plymouth-mi.patch.com

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