Health & Wellness

On February 2, Plymouth residents enjoyed the 30th annual Fire & Ice winter festival. Activities took place on Parkers Lake. Participants enjoyed a bonfire, s'mores and hot chocolate. A finale of fireworks was sponsored by the Plymouth Civic League.

Suffering from insomnia? Read this for a quick cure: Stormwater runoff. Infiltration. Watershed management . Asleep yet? Now try this: Shrinking back yards. Stinky creeks. Flooded basements. Kind of wakes you up again, doesn’t it?

Do some laps at Lifetime Fitness Get busy toning your physique in the lap pool or sail down the slides in the leisure pool. Residents free; non-residents $30 or $15 with a member.

Thrill seekers get ready: Summer in Minnesota is a great time to get out on the water. Not only in a boat, but behind a boat, cutting a wake on a lake.

Plymouth is home to 1,200 acres of park land, 124 miles of trails, and numerous health clubs and recreational opportunities. With an abundance of resources right outside the door, summer is the perfect time to try something new or pursue that long-standing fitness goal.

Punxsutawney Phil be darned—this winter lasted a whole lot longer than any person or creature could have anticipated. If you spent the extra weeks of shoveling wishing it would all melt away, you’re in good company.

LuAnn Weiss loves capturing her children’s lives in pictures. Her 7-year-old daughter Lydia plays summer soccer, which offers many opportunities for memory-laden photographs. Last year, Weiss was at one of Lydia’s games when it began to pour.

“Adorable” and “adoptable” are practically interchangeable at the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley, where everyone is on a mission to find good homes and full bowls of chow for lovable furballs in need.

When you’re out and about and your dog is not, he is likely lazing around engulfed in dreams of snatching leashes and scarfing treats. With the flick of a wand and a wag of a tail, Fairy Dogparents can make those doggy dreams come true.

Each spring from April to May, students from local school districts gather at the Wayzata Country Club on Sunday afternoons and evenings to take etiquette classes through Wayzata’s cotillion program.  Now in its 19th season, the program annually instructs more than 300 children and teenagers from

The weather is warming and more Minnesotans are venturing outdoors. Make a day of it by packing a picnic and relaxing in one of Plymouth’s scenic parks.

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