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A box of lit Christmas lights.

Mike Justak has had Parkinson’s disease for 14 years. One night when he was having trouble sleeping, he came upon a synchronized Christmas light show, which sparked the idea for PD Shimmers.

Choosing to stay at home when kids are small can provide great satisfaction for moms during that special season of life, but even with all the joy it brings, it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

For the 12 years that Becca Anderson and her husband have lived in their Plymouth neighborhood, they’ve participated in Night to Unite. It’s an evening where neighbors put their responsibilities aside to relax and get to know one another.

There’s no better way to brighten up late summer nights and keep those pesky bugs away than with a bonfire. Troy Brantner and his family were enjoying s’mores at a bonfire in their backyard when he captured this image.

Food and Restaurants

Best Patio Dining
The Sunshine Factory Bar & Grill
Runners up: Rock Elm Tavern, Jake’s City Grille

Best Restaurant

Taken on the patio at Rock Elm Tavern in Plymouth, this photograph stars Danica Reitzner’s Siberian Husky, Barrett. Barrett’s nickname, Bear, prompted the photos’ title, There’s a Bear on the Patio.

Plymouth offers a variety of independent and assisted living options for seniors that vary depending on a person’s needs. Each housing option has something unique to offer, from beautiful grounds to large living spaces.
Here’s a collection of senior living options:

Riley Loew shot this photograph, Mushroom in French Park, on one of his routine hikes where he spends hours waiting to capture the perfect shot. “Sometimes I’d be out there working for two to three hours, waiting for the lighting to be just right so I could get that perfect shot,” Loew says.

Capturing the perfect shot of lightning can require some work and caution. Troy Brantner had set up on a bridge over Medicine Lake during a thunderstorm to get this shot.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of Plymouth 2018 contest are announced in July, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically).

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Saturday, July 13
[Sports, Health & Wellness]
Spend time on your bike winding through oak and maple forests and open prairies. Enjoy the scenic wetlands—home to a bevy of trumpeter swans.
Repeats every month on July on the fourth Friday until Fri Jul 26 2019.
Friday, June 28, Friday, July 26
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Trillium Woods to host "Car Wash for a Cause" benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association