April/May 2021

Shawn Kelly was accepted last year into the MN Nice professional development program at the Northern Clay Center. “It’s great to have access to educational resources, mentorship opportunities and community support.”

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April/May 2021 Plymouth Magazine

Throw open the windows of your spirit; April is here!


POP OF COLOR placed third in the Wildlife and Nature category of our annual photo contest.

ham and cheese slab pie

Pie–she’s often the underappreciated sister in the dessert family. Cake gets all the glory—candlelit entrances at birthdays and tiered seating at weddings, and all eyes are on her first slice at a host of gender reveal parties.


About 50 residents and staff participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s gathering at Trillium Woods. The Trillium Woods team raised more than $6,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association this year.

Art Show

Primavera, Plymouth’s annual spring art exhibition, offers the public the opportunity to celebrate fine art from adults and students alike.

Keep pets safe, dog

With many Minnesotans sticking closer to home during the pandemic, folks have been looking for inspired ways to use their newfound time and engage in sociallydistanced endeavors. For some, that meant welcoming pets into their homes—some for the first time.

passion through knitting

The recent pandemic has seeped, invaded, wormed—or use whatever egregious verb you choose—into so many facets of our lives—physical wellbeing, mental health, relationships and businesses.

potter at the pottery wheel

SHAWN KELLY SIGNS OFF FROM EMAILS with, “Spark smiles and connect.”

Craft Brewery

AS PLYMOUTH’S FIRST AND ONLY BREWERY, cofounded by Kate Coward and Tim Naumann, Luce Line Brewing pours up a variety of bold-flavored craft brews from the 2,000-barrel facility.


WHILE THE FOURSOME FINE APPAREL AND SHOES is well known as a local go-to spot for fine menswear, the store hasn’t always focused exclusively on men’s clothing. “We actually used to carry women’s clothing,” says Nicole Chose, an owner and marketing director at The Foursome.

School Building

Situated along busy Highway 55, just south of the Luce Line Trail, sits one of the city’s first schools. The building, nearly unrecognizable in its current form, was home to the District 95 School.

Tidy up, Organize home, Great Dane

Pets bring endless joy, comfort and love. I have two rescued greyhounds that are 11 years old and retired from racing. Taking my furry friends on daily walks keeps me active. Petting them is calming, and seeing their wagging tales puts a smile on my face.

Breakfast Martini

We stand at the precipice of brunch season, and, frankly, we’re ready to take the leap. Swing open the windows to the fresh start of a new season, make (or order) your best breakfast loves and toast new beginnings with the frothy sass of a blood orange martini. Cheers.

Bar Cart

Who else is eager to host the first garden party or backyard barbecue of the year? April might still be hosting a snow pile or two, but, May should give the green light.