Archive for September, 2011

The Michigan Film Office in Lansing has stopped accepting tax incentive applications. Apparently, incentives are, indeed, going to be capped at $25 Million.

Major Hollywood productions began drying up right around the time that Governor Snyder announced his desire to restructure, including drastically reducing, the film tax credit. My guess is that it will be a long time before medium to large budget Hollywood movies (such as Trust, Machine Gun Preacher or Scream 4) come to our area. Hopefully I am wrong.


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In drizzly weather, the streets of downtown Plymouth were bustling with groups of people walking all over town.  Everyone, wisely, had umbrellas.  The crowd was made up of mostly couples, and many groups of couples.  Not that age matters, but this was not a younger (teen, twenty-something crowd.)  A lot of folks seemed to be in the 50’s or over.

I hadn’t heard of any downtown events, so I was surprised to see people braving the window and cool air in numbers considerably higher than the typical fall Wednesday evening.

Any ideas of what was going on?  My guess was some sort of restaurant or pub crawl type thing.

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This, admittedly, is a story with national implications that are far greater on that scale than the local issues our on the local scale.  But, it is an issue that could significantly impact our community, especially since the downtown USPS branch is up for sale and, from what I’ve heard, not viable from an economic point of view.  I also bring this up in follow-up to an earlier post.

In short, the entire United State Postal Service could be out of business by winter.  Clearly, that would be more gas on the fire of the economic crisis we face as a nation, making it even that much harder to climb out of the current depression.  Sadly, this could mean that if cuts are necessary to save the USPS, it’s easy to see how those cuts would affect service in our community.


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Friday September 9, through Sunday, September 11, 2011

BINGO — Friday  from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

PLYMOUTH TASTE FEST — Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

CAR SHOW — Saturday and Sunday

CRAFT SHOW — Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to dusk, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ROTARY SPAGHETTI DINNER — Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ROTARY BBQ — Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Don’t forget the carnival and entertainment at the stages (Kellogg Park and Old Village)



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