Music teachers for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have challenged their students to pursue music even during the COVID-19 pandemic. 88.1 the Park’s Elise Taylor, spoke with East Middle School Band Director, Matthew Kazmierski, about the challenge of teaching music in a virtual setting, and his excitement to return to in person learning with students.
The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have announced plans for a phased in return to in person learning for students. The return begins January 19, with elementary students and continues through March 1, when 10th through 12th grade students return through hybrid or in person classes. 88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, Nick Brandon, about the plans the board of education is considering.
Executive Director of the Plymouth Historical Museum, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens and the Executive Director of the Penn Theatre, Ellen Elliott, have written a book called “Plymouth Railroads.” The book is published by Arcadia Publishing and was released in April of 2020. They are also working on a new book on Civil War History in Plymouth. 88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with them about the railroads and a search for Civil War history that has become so much more.
Farmers in India are protesting recent government actions that impact their ability to earn a living. Their protests are finding solidarity in the Indian community around the world, including here in Canton. 88.1 the Park’s Sumedha Sethi spoke with three of the organizers of a protest that took place in Heritage Park. Her guests were Harry Cheema, Aman Jhajj, and Amrinder Grewal. They discussed the challenges faced by Indian farmers, the importance of farming around the world, and the impact protests in Canton are having.
Canton Township created a COVID-19 Resource Hotline to provide assistance to community members in need during the pandemic. The hotline is 734-394-5440 and is open to people with needs, as well as those who can provide assistance. 88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with Deputy Director of Leisure Services, Jon LaFever, about the hotline and the outstanding support provided by community members.