February 2015

In the February issue of Plymouth Magazine you'll find the details of this year's Fire & Ice community event, meet three local families expanding through international adoption and sample Plymouth's hottest soups.

At Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ (IOCP) Midnight Madness fundraiser on December 3, local clergy, residents, IOCP board members and staff gathered to shop and socialize before sleeping outside at the annual Sleep Out event to raise awareness for homelessness.

 

A mid-day break for lunch can keep you going. The classic power lunch is equal parts great food, good company and inspiring atmosphere. Excellent food choices in Plymouth make going out for business fun.

 

Residents of Plymouth know how fortunate they are to have the city’s beautiful parks. Winter or summer, rain or shine, the parks offer endless opportunities for hiking, skiing, running and dog-walking.

 
  1. Cheeseburger Soup: For nearly 30 years, Dufner’s Deli has been providing Plymouth with from-scratch soups, sandwiches and the best chili around.
 

Face it: The wind is whistling outside, and old snow is caked so deep into the sidewalk, you’re not even sure there was a sidewalk there to begin with. In the doldrums of winter, it’s easy to sit inside waiting for the weather to warm up.

 

Adoption might be one of the more poignant ways to tell the story of family—the sacrifice and unconditional love that comes with any family dynamic is perhaps magnified by the risk of loss that comes especially with an international adoption.

 

No matter the type or stage of cancer, the widespread disease takes a toll both physically and emotionally—and the treatments that come with it put great stress on the body.

 

Chef Marshall Morris might be cooking in the “Land of 10,000 Hotdishes,” but you won’t find tater tot casserole on his menu.

 

Looking for a fun way to stay active with the entire family this winter? Check out the martial arts studios in and around Plymouth.

 

After beginning her career in banking, Valerie Christianson decided to stay home with her kids while they were growing up. When it was time to return to work in 1983, she knew that banking was not for her.

 

The Starkey Hearing Foundation conducts missions around the world to provide people with the tools to prevent hearing loss and regain hearing through donated hearing aids.

 

Whether it was while she was growing up outside of San Francisco or when she moved to Plymouth in 2004, writing has always been something that Carrie Atkins considered doing more seriously.

 

Plymouth native Zander Figueroa and his wife, Norell, have taken advantage of today’s technology-driven society and developed their own mobile app called The Band Famous, which streams their music, writing and art.

 

Nearly 15 years ago, Kids Care Connection (KCC) grew out of Pastor Rollie Robinson’s challenge to his Messiah United Methodist congregation to “serve the needs of single mothers and low-income families.” KCC achieved this by providing a childcare center that included students from both affluent a

 

Photographer and Wayzata High School alum Logan Lovett returns to the area as one half of the Love BEA Creative team, which provides photography, film and makeup services. He shares his memories of Plymouth and some tricks of the trade.