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Olivia, 10, and Kendra Carey, 9, of Hanover, Minn., soak up the warm sunshine on Maunalua Bay Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

With prom and graduation just around the corner, it can be easy for your teen to get swept up in the “you only live once” excitement that floats through the hallways. As your family approaches these special once-in-a-lifetime milestone events, however, it’s important to keep safety in mind.

Last year, Plymouth Magazine held its annual readers’ choice survey, and we asked members of the community to tell us their favorites in 50 categories. Check out this list of 2014’s winners and see how this year’s crop compares: You’ll find some repeat favorites and some newcomers.

Click here to view photos from the 2015 Best of Plymouth event taken by Marissa Martinson.

Seventy-two years ago, a group of Robbinsdale women took up First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory garden initiative by founding their own garden club.

Since 1991, the Families Moving Forward program—first an unofficial network of churches, and now part of the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative—has been providing a safe place to stay for families experiencing homelessness. As part of a network of more than 60 host congregations, St.

“It can be hard to know what teens are into,” says Jessie Koch, advisor to Plymouth’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG). The group works to solve that disconnect between young adults and their community by acting as a focus group.

Don’t forget to bring a little piece of Plymouth with you when you travel! Snap a shot of someone holding a copy of Plymouth Magazine for a future installment of Travel Log.

Adoption might be one of the more poignant ways to tell the story of family—the sacrifice and unconditional love that comes with any family dynamic is perhaps magnified by the risk of loss that comes especially with an international adoption.

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Friday, December 20 to Sunday, December 22
[Arts & Performance]
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ashley Ballet Arts Academy
Friday, December 20 to Sunday, December 22
[Arts & Performance]
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ashley Ballet Arts Academy