Arts & Culture

not the vase of water, nor the flowers

held close around its lip. It is the frost

blossoming on your window, the hours

it takes for a candle to weep. What’s lost

is merely daylight. Each star a pinhole

camera capturing what you meant to

The Vanderheyden home, which we featured in our September issue that was furnished by local remodeling company Mingle, caught the attention of more than just our editorial staff—it’s being featured in the Par

Not all learning takes place in the classroom. Home is the perfect place to begin a child’s education, whether the young pupils are attending school already or will be in the near future. Education this early, however, can be tricky: How can parents adjust to satisfy the needs of a younger mind?

For more than 30 years, Plymouth Historical Society’s Old-fashioned Christmas event has brought holiday cheer to the present by revisiting the past. Each December, community members gather for s’mores, storytelling, live reindeer, Christmas carols and, of course, Santa and Mrs.

In an effort to streamline and enhance the services provided to Plymouth as it continues to grow, the city’s police and fire departments merged into one this past May. Plymouth’s new Public Safety Department is headed up by police chief and director of public safety Mike Goldstein.

Some call the United States a melting pot of culture and language. Others use the analogy of a salad bowl to convey the message of mixing together many unique lifestyles in relatively close proximity.

A sleeping fox atop a snowy woodpile would be picturesque enough—but after Plymouth resident Nate Loftsgard snapped more than 50 pictures of the scene in his backyard, this particular fox stood, did a few stretches and took the photo to the next level.

Everybody has had the dream of throwing a stack of papers in the air, marching into their boss’s office and yelling, “I quit, fool!” Usually, it’s a dream shared with friends over beers on a Friday night—one that ends in a conversation about opening your own bar with a bad pun for a name.

You might say the definition of optimism is to build a pool in Minnesota. Jonathan Durant, retail sales manager for Performance Pools in Plymouth, has done a lot of business with optimists—and with the somewhat more practical purchasers of hot tubs and spas.

Playing some of the world’s greatest music as a member of a major symphony orchestra can be an incredibly rewarding career. It’s also a high-stress occupation, one in which perfection in performance—or at very least near perfection—is expected day in and day out.