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Like many photographers, Pat Yentzer’s love for the art began when he was a teenager. He started out with a Minolta 35mm camera, which used film. “I took pictures for the yearbook, and I published some fancier photos in Wisconsin newspapers, where I grew up,” Yentzer says.

“I’ve always been a water baby,” says Jim Strand, a Plymouth photographer. Strand is a retired computer production manager, but he’s had a love for photography since he was 18 years old.

For many families, the holiday season brings with it a mix of cherished traditions and joyful surprises, from decorating the tree while re-watching It’s a Wonderful Life to seeing the wonder in a child’s eyes when they clamber on to Santa’s lap for the first time.

Pat Yentzer, Plymouth resident and amateur photographer, remembers last August when he snapped a photo of more than a dozen turkeys in his backyard.

Every year we look forward to the flood of images that appear on our submission site as we launch our annual photo contest. This year was no different and we received countless beautiful photos from many talented members of our community.

Something New for the Best of Plymouth 2017!

Voting for our annual readers’ choice poll will take place January 1-31, 2017 here on the site and finalists will be posted online in March.

Look for the winners in the July 2017 issue of Plymouth Magazine!

For Sally Strand, Silver Buckle Saddle Club is a heartening reminder of a time gone by, when Plymouth had a prevalent horse culture in the area. Strand captured this image from an open youth equestrian competition at the club in the early summer of 2014.

The Chiu sisters, 6-year-old Olivia and 4-year-old Lauren, take time to pose with the magazine during downtime between meeting Disney princesses, swimming in the ocean and building sandcastles on a Disney Cruise in the Bahamas.

The American Kennel Club describes the Akita breed as “dignified, courageous and profoundly loyal,” and Angus’ owner, Derek Brigham, seems to agree.

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Tuesday, February 4 to Sunday, February 9
[Arts & Performance]
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love.
Tuesday, March 31 to Sunday, April 5
[Arts & Performance]
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).