POSTED Wednesday, July 17

Let's face it: This oppressive heat is draining our energies. But there's hope: Not only are the weather people predicting a break in the humidity and temps closer to the average for this time of year, which naturally encourage us to step once again from our AC and into the glorious Minnesota weather, but there are fun reasons to hang out in Plymouth's public spaces to boot.Yesterday, the city's parks and recreation department announced FREE “Entertainment in the Parks,” a series of mostly concerts but also a few shows and other events throughout the summer.

POSTED Tuesday, July 2

Ever wonder what that nice little column next to the Editor's Note in each print issue of Plymouth Magazine means? You know the one, with all the publisher's information and company phone numbers and whatnot, one of the few places we give a tiny bit of glory to the real movers and shakers who make this pub happen month after month.

POSTED Tuesday, June 18

Interfaith Outreach Community Partners' biennial Spread Your Wings Gala is coming up Thursday, June 20. "It’s going to be a fantastic event with ... a beautiful new venue, a client speaker, live auction, exciting experiences for purchase, IOCP program tables, a signature cocktail and more," says Erin Anderson, marketing and communications manager for IOCP.This year's theme is "Great Expectations," and the event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park.

POSTED Tuesday, April 30

Last evening, I had the pleasure of experiencing Twin Cities-based entrepreneur Peter Santrach's latest home furnishing innovation, Mingle, a cabinetry, furnishing and home design showroom off Highway 55 and Industrial Park Boulevard.The full 25,000 square feet of space was packed to the gils with VIPers of every ilk--media, shelter industry, past and future clients--all gathered to witness the cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs and experts including Eli Wollenzien, director of culinary operations for Blue Plate Restaurant Co.; more of these will be present this week when Mingle opens

POSTED Friday, April 26

Tiger Oak Publications is looking for the next editor of one of our community lifestyle magazines. If you love the content and profiles in these titles as much as we do, and think you have the stuff it takes to provide in-the-know content and commentary, check out the job description here. Please send a resume, cover letter and three recent writing samples to senior editor Julie Pfitzinger at

POSTED Monday, April 22

It’s taken me a week to write this down. I think it’s mostly because I wasn’t sure what to say, meaning, I didn’t have anything worth saying. I was, after all, relatively secure completing the 117th running of the Boston Marathon in a solid 3:36. And while I was two blocks away when the first bomb went off with a hollow, echoing boom a half-hour later, waiting for my friend who’d crossed the finish line barely 5 minutes before, I didn’t see any of the carnage. I didn't even see the smoke. It was not my ears ringing. Not my legs buckling. Not my flesh ripping.

POSTED Tuesday, March 26

We all saw the building going up at 2855 Glacier Lane, and now Ms. Kyle Simonson makes it official: The grand opening of Simonson's Salon & Spa's new Plymouth location. Food, chair massage and HydraFacials are just a few of the exciting swag treatments available, plus Simonson is giving out 20 percent coupons on hair extensions, pick-a-discount giveaways (on nonpromotional items) and $3,000 in fabulous prizes. 763.550.1121

POSTED Wednesday, March 6

As I write this, I’m sampling the fare of newish-to-town Lucky’s 13 Pub from one of their open-facing half-booths, which line all the walls in the bar.  A faux clay-tile ceiling and brick façade on walls, as well as a wood-paneled bar, brings home the feel of the Irish this time of year. 

POSTED Tuesday, February 26

If you’ve been putting it off, now’s the time to have your voice heard. Cast your ballot by February 28 in our Best of Lake Minnetonka 2013 readers’ survey and share your favorite people, places and activities around the lake. Winners will be announced at our Best of 2013 party in late May with a complete list running in the June issue. 

POSTED Wednesday, January 2

To keep a valuable and potentially life-saving service available to neighbors and the community, the Plymouth Fire Department is thanking the 561 families who have adopted a neighborhood fire hydrant this winter.

According to the city, an estimated 50 percent of hydrants are inaccessible during the winter, so keeping a three-foot radius free of snow and ice keeps firefighters from spending upwards of 15 minutes digging out a buried hydrant.