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Plymouth now has a tattoo place. Welcome to Plymouth, Red Anchor Tattoo Company.

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There’s an old adage you’ve all heard: “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  That’s true, no doubt. But I’m pretty sure it was built faster than the new commercial building at Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail.  This eyesore – my apologies to those that like this place – has been “coming soon” for a seeming eternity.

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It’s a free country. Listen to whatever you like. But if you want a music theme and to honor servicemen in spirit, I suggest you play music by any of the following musicians. They all served in one branch or another of the US armed forces.

*  Elvis Presley
*  Jimi Hendrix
*  Johnny Cash
*  Del Shannon
*  Kris Kristofferson
*  Ice T
*  MC Hammer
*  Willie Nelson
*  George Strait
*  Conway Twitty
*  Les Paul
*  Josh Gracin

The list could be considerably longer, but you get the idea.

I took a bunch of photographs at this year’s Fall Festival.  I’m not sure why, but most of them were from the car show.  I’ve been busy the last few weeks with a job change — coming in the next few weeks — and a myriad of personal responsibilities.  Still, people might like some of these pics, untimely as they are.

Fall Festival is upon us

OK, it’s not here just yet, but, it will be here before you know it.  If you’ve followed this blog over the last few years, you might have read that Fall Festival is my favorite of all the festivals and annual downtown events … by far.

In case you were unaware, Fall Festival is a charitable event at its core.  When you at the spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast and/or the Sunday chicken dinner, you’re supporting local civic organizations.

https://plymouthliving.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/fall-festivals-humble-beginnings/

Check out the Fall Festival webpage, with a list of events.

http://www.plymouthfallfestival.com/

From americajr.com

From patrickandcarrie.com

http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/articles/family-very-proud-of-allison-schmitt-s-golden-olympic-performance

Her family is back and Allison will return home for 3 days following the olympic closing ceremonies.

I love olympic swimming and she was one of my favorite swimmers to follow this year.   The way she anchored the 4 x 100 medley relay was simply astounding!  It was great to see the US take by the world record from the Chinese and the our women performed with such class and strength.

the more they stay the same.

Art in the Park is one of Plymouth’s premier yearly outdoor events.  I’d say it’s the king of all the local festivals and fairs.

What really stands out this year is that it looked surprisingly the same as last year’s event.  The same vendors have the same tents in almost the exact same places.  There appear to be more empty spaces this time around.

While this might appear to have a negative tone, I certainly intend no such thing.  This is more an observation than a judgment.  As always, there are some cool things to be found.  I bought a painted coin pendant, which, though pricey, is quite nice.  I do not remember this vendor in years past.

There’s still another day of AIP, so come out and see for yourself what is offered.