Arts & Culture

Safety comes first at the Plymouth Fire Department, but the crews there always make room for a little bit of fun, too.

For the last five months, Hannah Carlson has been traveling the country promoting the Oscar Meyer brand as a “hotdogger,” a prestigious post-college job that only 12 out of 1,000 applicants earn each year.

World-renowned Indian musician and Plymouth resident Nirmala Rajasekar speaks highly of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, which she celebrates every year with her friend and fellow Plymouth resident, Leela Venkataramanan, who throws a much-anticipated party for 40-odd guests.Rajasekar hails

Traveling through Plymouth, they’re hard to miss: lots of new houses, full of that fresh sawdust smell—and the optimism of a growing community.

Hobby photographer Danny Dobrin—who’s had art featured on this page before—has been snapping shots for about eight years, but it was this image captured last summer of daughter Nyla that caught the eye of the 2012 Picture Plymouth judges.Dobrin, who works for a modern creative agency called Morse

In the face of shrinking budgets, government funding and the realities of living longer, many baby boomers are returning to work. According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the number of workers age 65 and older increased 101 percent between 1977 and 2007.

There’s more to the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) than those delectable Samoas and Thin Mints: Meet Katie Delano, Plymouth’s very own Gold Award winner, who sought to change her community by establishing a local tutoring program.Considered GSUSA’s most prestigious honor, scouts who pursue the G

The benefits of music education go well beyond notes on a page.

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. SteadRoaring Brook Press 2012Want to teach your kids the importance of patience and friendship? This endearing picture book challenges our often busy lives to take a step back, listen and share stories with others.

You might recognize financial planner Terry Sandvold from his billboards on I-94 and other places.

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