December 2015 Plymouth Magazine

In the December issue find the area's best desserts, catch up with former hockey pro Lance Pitlick and solve your gift-giving woes with our annual gift guide.

The photo, titled “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” after the Disney movie’s popular song, was a finalist in the 2014 Picture Plymouth photo contest. See winners from this year’s contest on this page beginning next month.


Dessert makes a welcome finish to a meal any time of year, but during the colder months, cravings for sugary carbs are unstoppable. And what would the holidays be without a little extra food indulgence?


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.


For more than 30 years, Plymouth Historical Society’s Old-fashioned Christmas event has brought holiday cheer to the present by revisiting the past. Each December, community members gather for s’mores, storytelling, live reindeer, Christmas carols and, of course, Santa and Mrs.


1. Mother of pearl orange abalone money clip, $259.95, The Foursome
2. Byron blue neckwear, $125, The Foursome 3. Stress-fix travel kit:
hand crème and concentrate, $44, New Reflections 4. Illume luxury


The first thing you should know about Wayzata Free Church (WFC) in Plymouth is that its members have served the community of Sühbaatar, a city 60 miles north of Ulaanbaatar (and just south of Russia’s Siberia) in Mongolia for more than a de


It’s hard to find a more hockey-centered family than the Pitlicks. From Mom and Dad to sons Rem and Rhett, every one of the Pitlicks makes hockey a priority.


Like most kids, Wayzata High School graduate Annika Halverson started playing sports as a kid. She tried out swimming, gymnastics, soccer—pretty much everything. And like many, she didn’t find her calling until her middle school years.


This year, many Plymouth parents are choosing to celebrate by giving their children gifts of experience spreading goodwill and generosity in the community. Here are some ways to give back this season while spending time with those who make the holidays most special.


Collaboration and convenience is the name of the game at the new consolidated site for TCF Financial Corp. Seven Twin Cities offices will unite into one at the Plymouth Corporate Center, making TCF the largest of six companies housed there.


For years, watching a movie while on holiday vacation has been a popular family event.


Plymouth Magazine got to share sakura (cherry blossom season) with Mark and Melody Baker of Plymouth (far right) with their exchange student, Fumiko (second from left), and her family on Japan’s Izu Peninsula.


In an effort to streamline and enhance the services provided to Plymouth as it continues to grow, the city’s police and fire departments merged into one this past May. Plymouth’s new Public Safety Department is headed up by police chief and director of public safety Mike Goldstein.


Commercial interior design firm PureAlchemy Design is making waves among local businesses.


Some call the United States a melting pot of culture and language. Others use the analogy of a salad bowl to convey the message of mixing together many unique lifestyles in relatively close proximity.