Arts & Culture

Derek Wiitala is always looking to make things better—on the field, in the classroom and around the community.

As more Baby Boomers reach the age of retirement, they’re faced with an omnipresent quandary: What do you actually do with your day after you leave your work life behind? The hours once spent on the job leaves more time than many know what to do with.

Every year Plymouth Magazine features a select few of our accomplished high school students, kids who have excelled at their schoolwork as well as on the playing field. We’ve been wowed by soccer stars, National Honor society members, musical prodigies, basketball champions and more.

The 2013 Best of Maple Grove and Plymouth party was a smashing success, as hundreds of local residents, leaders, businesspeople and luminaries came out to celebrate what makes our community great. Our staff photographer, Emily J. Davis, was on hand to document the night.

Peg Brantman, a.k.a. “The Card Lady” at the  local Walgreens stores, has long had an artsy bent. She snapped her first photo on a little Brownie Starflash while in 4-H, “a long time ago,” she says.

Antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants and many one-of-a-kind treasures await at the Hamel Lions Flea Market, one of the largest outdoor markets in Hennepin County. Medina Entertainment Center parking lot.

Amy and Charles Roberts have played the field—in looking at homes, that is. With three boys, their family was growing out of the current space, a brick rambler. They loved the location of their house, with its proximity to downtown.

Everyone expects fresh veggies and fruits at the farmers market. Some savvy customers might also come seeking flowers, jams, jellies and bread. And all of these will walk away satisfied from the fourth annual Plymouth farmers market, held Wednesday afternoons outside the Plymouth Ice Arena.

This Morning Sam Went to Mars by Nancy Carlson Free Spirit Publishing, 2013   Beloved Minnesota author Nancy Carlson has completed her most recent book for children, This Morning Sam Went to Mars.

Primrose Summer Camp Sporting weekly themes such as Animal Safari and Medieval Times, this camp keeps kids busy from drop-off to pick-up.

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