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Dexter Launches Alternative ED Program

Center StageIt is with a heavy heart that DCP must cancel our fall production, Little Shop of Horrors. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Copeland Auditorium is no longer available for use. Dexter Community Schools has unexpectedly rescinded our lease on the theatre until further notice …

So reads the home page of the Dexter Community Players, a strong cultural presence in the community since 1981. After Copeland Auditorium was renovated in 1999 as a black-box theater, most DCP performances were staged there. This fall, however, the Dexter school system is premiering an innovative alternative education program on Copeland’s stage.

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Bill Knapp's“I still dream of Bill Knapp’s chocolate cake. It was the best,” a dessert enthusiast was overheard saying recently. Despite the restaurant chain’s bankruptcy in 2002, that dream is about to rematerialize on store shelves throughout the Midwest.

Dexter-based Bill Knapp’s, LLC, now owns the rights to Knapp’s namesake baked goods. In February, the phone there rang incessantly as the company prepared to launch its new “unified” version of the cake this month. Managing partner Marty Carrier fielded floods of order requests.

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