August 2016 Plymouth Magazine

In the annual Prep Elite issue meet five outstanding high school seniors.

Derek Onserio // Providence Academy


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


Though the end of summer is bittersweet, many people eagerly await the opening of the Minnesota State Fair. With rides and games, prize-winning livestock and produce, parades and shows and fireworks, there’s something for everyone.


An evening of fun and fashion was held in April at Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom in Golden Valley to raise funds to support the programs of Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP).


Each Friday Night in August, Plymouth presents free outdoor movies for the whole family. Grab your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and, of course, the bug spray!

Field of Dreams


Since his earliest days on skates at the age of 5, Plymouth resident Timo Pelto has displayed a knack for hockey.


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, it can be hard to prioritize it when mornings are hectic. Easy breakfast solutions are the key.


August always zooms by. With the start of the school year looming just around the corner, we’ve consulted with a local teacher and a nurse for tips and information that will help ease the transition in getting kids ready for going back to school.


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.


With options for every interest and activity, consider boat rentals at Medicine Lake.

Harty’s Boatworks


Former Medina mayor Liz Weir has published her first book of collected poems, High on Table Mountain, which was released in March.


Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Last October, Urias Jah was home at Plymouth Pond Apartments with a stomachache when he heard people yelling “Fire!” Initially, Jah thought the cries were a prank until he realized flames were growing on the building’s second floor.