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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.

The Chiu sisters, 6-year-old Olivia and 4-year-old Lauren, take time to pose with the magazine during downtime between meeting Disney princesses, swimming in the ocean and building sandcastles on a Disney Cruise in the Bahamas.

The American Kennel Club describes the Akita breed as “dignified, courageous and profoundly loyal,” and Angus’ owner, Derek Brigham, seems to agree.

Sometimes the best ideas simply fizzle out. Perhaps the idea doesn’t have widespread appeal, or maybe the idea isn’t backed by enough passion.

Minnesota weather means bundling up in coats and layers for most of the year, but warmer weather in full swing calls for breaking out the colorful clothes. Last summer, 5-year-old Livy MacCourt was enjoying the day and looking at the water off the pier at Wayzata Beach.

Newcomers clubs are common in many communities, but the Suburban West Area Newcomers Club (SWAN) takes a slightly different spin with its membership guidelines and events.

The 2016 contest is now closed.

The mention of ice cream on a warm summer day makes kids’ and adults’ mouths water. Plymouth resident Peg Brantman and her grandson, 6-year-old Zachary, were enjoying an event with animals from the Zoomobile. They had to make a stop on their way out when the two spotted the ice cream.

Anyone who lives in Plymouth will tell you it’s a special place to be in the summer. There are the beaches and pools, traditions such as Music in Plymouth, top notch Parks and Recreation programming and no shortage of spots to grab an ice cream cone or a cold beer.

One summer evening, Chandra Whitfield of Plymouth was admiring the nature surrounding Medicine Lake. Standing on the covered bridge, Whitfield grabbed her camera and snapped this scene of the setting sun.

This past winter, the Minnetonka-Hopkins Gymnastics Association (Mini-Hops) began a new adventure, relocating from its old Minnetonka location to a larger gym space in Plymouth.

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Saturday, July 13
[Benefits & Fundraisers], [Education & Community], [Home & Garden]
Step Into 11 Gorgeous Gardens at the 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour Are you looking for garden inspiration? Are you a garden enthusiast looking for a great way to spend a beautiful summer day? Join us for the Hennepin County Master Gardeners’ annual Learning Garden Tour beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Tuesday, July 2
[Arts & Performance], [Education & Community], [For the Kids]
4th of July Celebration