Arts & Culture

Butterfly Joy!

Katie May’s Butterfly Joy placed third in the People and Families category of our annual Picture Plymouth photo contest.

painted brick on exterior of house

A fair amount of homeowners have given the interiors of their homes a glow-up, a redo, a transformation—call it what you will. But all that effort begs the question—now what?

I am often contacted for help with three “problem” areas. These areas are easily filled due to over-owning, forgetfulness or procrastination.
Let’s get organized.

Electrify Parkers Lake

“It was a Friday afternoon, and I was working remotely from home when notifications of approaching storms started appearing on my phone …” Troy Brantner says. “My goal was to capture some dramatic storm shots from the second line of storms, which were produced f

mom and child playing games

Bring the family out for a night of fun along with other community members. Put on by Plymouth Parks and Recreation, the annual Kids Fest event returns from 6–9 p.m.

Evan Abrahamson painting from series: Eulogy for Beauty

“I used to dream about opening a floral shop with vintage curated clothing,” says Art Girls co-founder Hollie Gaines. “For me, it was a recipe crafted with aromatic scents and a sweet nod to creating a signature style. This oil painting stopped me in my tracks.

cabin-friendly plants

Cabin owners know the drill. Head up (or over) to the lake in springtime for opening, plant the garden beds and flower boxes, return home and hope for the best.

Burano by Peter Wong

Tucked away 40 miles north of Venice, Italy, is the quaint fishing island of Burano, known for its brightly-colored painted homes. Legend has it that the homes were painted in bright pastel hues to help the fishermen find their ways home when the lagoon was blanketed in fog.

Whether I’m scrolling through social media or picking up a magazine, I am always drawn to the “best of” lists. Having those recommendations can make life a bit easier. Let me share with you my can’t-live-without home organizing products. 

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

The best beach reads. Summer sizzling romance novels.

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