August 2015 Plymouth Magazine

In the August issue we've got the low-down on two start-ups founded by local moms, mind games that will help your kid explore their imagination, and five high school seniors share their secrets to success.

Little Emmett and his dad, Steve, are no strangers to the grueling work of bike riding. Although Steve is more into the triathlon scene, and Emmett into the loop-around-the-park-in-front-of-their-house scene, both appreciate a good bike ride.


Decisions, decisions; where to dine on delectable dishes, chock-full of the best that a garden can produce?


Annuals, perennials and tomatoes—oh my! IOCP helped community members ring in spring on May 16 at the Annual Plant Sale, hosted by St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church. Thanks to the more than 90 volunteers, IOCP received a total of $13,000 for the 4,000 plants available.


Audiences have laughed with and recognized the funny and down-to-earth women in Church Basement Ladies since their debut 10 years ago. Now through November 15, audiences will get to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the nationally acclaimed musical comedy at Plymouth Playhouse.


Maria Tripp
West Lutheran High School


As a veterinarian and a chemical engineer, respectively, it’s no surprise that education is important to Jennifer Hanson and Matt Thell. Jennifer works at Rockford Road Animal Hospital and Matt works in international strategy at General Mills.


With such busy schedules, it’s amazing high school students can find time for one job. Well, we found three Plymouth area students who not only work, but work multiple jobs. And they do it while keeping their grades up and staying involved with extracurricular activities.


When Susan Jensen’s daughter graduated from high school, Jensen became a college life guru for her daughter’s friends.


Instead of playing with videogames and toy airplanes, kids are learning how to design them first, thanks to programs offered by an education-based company, Engineering for Kids.


Mark and Karen Anderson visited Sydney, Australia in March 2015.

Snap a photo with Plymouth Magazine and email to [email protected] for a chance to be featured!


If the city of Plymouth were a student, it would be acing its classes. Two of the foremost leaders from the bond credit-rating service field, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor’s, have given Plymouth their highest rating.


The typical “computer whiz” stereotype is of a boy—face illuminated by the blue light of the screen—typing away intensely, pale and alone in his bedroom. But Ana Pooley defies that stereotype.


High school senior Amanda Kautzer’s favorite activity was once an alternative training exercise for the Norwegian military.