Going Out

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

Oakwood Elementary held its second-ever 1K and 5K fun runs October 11 at Parkers Lake Park to raise awareness for childhood health and wellness, as well as money for Oakwood PTA.

As part of the 20th sleepout event for Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners, November played host to many events, including one on Give to the Max Day.

The much-anticipated ribbon cutting marking the opening of the new Rock Elm Tavern on Hwy. 55 and County Road 24 was met with warm smiles as the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce welcomed the latest business member to Plymouth.

Hundreds supported their furry friends with a 5K walk and festival September 12 to raise funds for Can Do Canines, which trains service dogs of all kinds..

The city of Plymouth has a history of staying in tune with what families want, and when it comes to New Year’s, the people have spoken, asking for a fun family celebration before Time Square’s ball drops each December 31.

On May 28, hundreds gathered at TCF Stadium to raise funds for the Plymouth-based nonprofit, Bolder Options. Michelle Tafoya was keynote speaker, and NFL personalities past and present assisted in raising money to help Darrell Thompson’s mentoring program.

As we honor the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served our country in the armed forces on Veteran’s Day, Plymouth has a special space where local vets can be honored. In June, the city dedicated the Plymouth Veterans Memorial, located near the Hilde Performance Center.

Golden Valley-based PRISM celebrated 45 years of fighting hunger and homelessness in the Twin Cities with its second-ever Taste of the ’Burbs silent auction and gala May 28 at The Metropolitan.

Before he started his own project in winter 2010, Wayne Martin’s photos always had someone else’s touch on them. Throughout his career in photojournalism and corporate photography, he always had people telling him what to shoot and how to shoot it.

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