February 2016 Plymouth Magazine

In the February issue we meet Carrie Youngblood and learn about her passion for rock climbing, we spotlight a Plymouth couple who brings polka into living rooms and we offer 29 options for winter activities for you and your family on every day of the leap year month.

Plymouth celebrates its 27th annual Fire and Ice Festival this year from 3 to 7 p.m. February 6 at Parkers Lake Park. The community-sponsored event features a number of events, including recycling bin races, a youth ice fishing contest, the beloved goofy hat contest, hayrides and much more.


February is widely known as the month of love, and food and drink are an important piece of a couple’s romantic history.


After many months of anticipation, Trillium Woods officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting on November 12.


Oakwood Elementary held its second-ever 1K and 5K fun runs October 11 at Parkers Lake Park to raise awareness for childhood health and wellness, as well as money for Oakwood PTA.


Throughout the past few years, the green movement has been building momentum in urban communities. One way many have embraced this trend is by planting and harvesting from personal gardens.


One day last summer, Carrie Youngblood found what she had been searching for—and much more—14,000 feet above sea level on Mount Ranier.


It's leap year!

We’re proud our home state shows up regularly on “Best Places to Live” lists, but there’s an ugly rumor going around: In February, not so much. Children fidget, fathers sprout roots on the couch, mothers despair, grandparents flee.


Recover! “That was close,” I think, as I shift my weight slightly to allow for a more balanced lunge mid-exercise, the slow, rhythmic count “one, two, three, four, UP, two, three, four” like a frenzied metronome in my head.


Mitch Reaume always has had the drive to give back. So it comes as no surprise that the 2010 Wayzata High School graduate and Plymouth native has turned his passion for helping people into a business.


If you have ever stumbled across a bunch of folks doing the polka on public access television, you’ve already been introduced to Dan and Yvonne Viehman.


Regardless of what the groundhog might say, winter is coming to an end and, with it, our excuses for hiding out indoors wrapped in snuggies and sweatpants. It’s time to refresh that look! But what to do, and when?


Believe it or not, we’re finalizing our annual Prep Elite (August) issue this month.


Hans Lundin is a retiree who spends his free time volunteering in the Plymouth and Hopkins communities. An active member of the Wayzata Free Church (WFC), Lundin looked for opportunities to use his skills as an engineer—his occupation prior to retirement—to give back to those in need.


Local preschoolers from The Goddard School in Plymouth had the opportunity to act as toy testers during the nationwide annual toy test this in November, just in time for the holidays.


(Above) Minnesota to Scandinavia

Michael and Ella Gerbuz at Stockholm Public Library—with Plymouth Magazine, of course!

(Below) Bienvenidos, Plymouth Mag


not the vase of water, nor the flowers

held close around its lip. It is the frost

blossoming on your window, the hours

it takes for a candle to weep. What’s lost

is merely daylight. Each star a pinhole

camera capturing what you meant to


The Vanderheyden home, which we featured in our September issue that was furnished by local remodeling company Mingle, caught the attention of more than just our editorial staff—it’s being featured in the Par


For the past 10 years, Boger Dental has worked closely with a number of nationally and locally based children’s charities to provide free dental care in under-served communities, establish scholarships for at-risk students and perform cleft