Arts & Culture

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.

Chances are you already know a few of them. Maybe it’s your hard-working neighbor who loves to impart common-sense remedies. Perhaps it’s a woman at church who loves to direct showers or dinners. Or it might even be a bossy aunt who seems to know everything.

For Medina’s Joe and Kathy Reis, who were recently honored with the Hammer Community Partner Award, volunteering and community service are a way of life. “We don’t do it for the award; it’s the way we were raised,” says Joe.

As tough as it can be, overcoming stage fright is a vital step for people to take. Whether for a child performing in a grade-school musical or an adult giving a work presentation, the ability to stand up in front of an audience of any size and deliver a performance is an essential skill.

Homework is something high schoolers and college kids are more than familiar with. In fact, when Kevin Hawkins was that student, he was quite involved in the art of photography.