Arts & Culture

Research shows that when students don’t set goals, they risk underachievement. But many children still don’t know how to set appropriate goals and track their progress.

No one becomes great on their own. Each year, we highlight just a handful of the youth we deem “elite” in some way, shape or form—often in more ways than one—whether it be sports prowess, academic acumen or artistic fervor.

Teachers are no strangers to their students dreading necessary homework. As a result, many have begun “flipping” their classrooms and teaching methods in an effort to not only lessen the amount of traditional homework, but also make learning in general more efficient.

Volunteers at Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners are looking for all of these school supplies at the organization’s annual drive this month.

Pretty soon, thousands of kids across Plymouth are going to be slipping their backpacks on, hopping on that familiar big yellow bus and going back to school. While this is an exciting time of the year, we all know that back-to-school-supply shopping doesn’t always come cheap.

Summer flew by, and now it’s that time again—the beginning of the school year. Getting ready can be stressful, especially for those planning for college.

No need to wait until Halloween to get your scare fix this year. On Labor Day weekend, Terror at Camp Somerset will come to Somerset, Wisconsin.

Wayzata High School sophomore Colleen Donlin says she’s been a “water bug” for as long as she can remember. As a child, she swam every summer with the Minnesota swim team, the Aquajets, and started synchronized swimming at age 10 with the Minnesota Synchronettes.

An escape from routine is what Kristen Kennedy finds in photography. As a
registered nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center, she considers it a hobby and
could not help but capture this photo of her goddaughter Makenzie Larson in her

Mike Muller’s love for the motion picture business began at the ripe old age
of 8. In the late 1940s, Mike’s grandfather A.B. Muller operated single movie
theatres in Monticello, Annandale and Maple Lake, and he put the boy to work

It’s mid-summer, and for all you photographers out there that means it’s time
to let your lenses do the talking. Plymouth Magazine again is partnering with
the city of Plymouth to sponsor the Picture Plymouth photo contest, giving all

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