July 2014

In the July issue of Plymouth Magazine you'll find a guide to historical adventures at home and abroad, the best places to catch a summer concert, and meet the local woman working to find a solution for autism worldwide.

An escape from routine is what Kristen Kennedy finds in photography. As a
registered nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center, she considers it a hobby and
could not help but capture this photo of her goddaughter Makenzie Larson in her

Kay Frandsen’s Plymouth consignment shop Wabi Sabi started, like so many small businesses, thanks to the owner’s passion.

Melissa Diamond, the director and founder of A Global Voice for Autism, didn’t intend to start her own organization. But she couldn’t get that little girl’s face out of her head.


Italian Tortellini Salad
Yield: Four 1 cup servings

8 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini

½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

½ cup green bell pepper, chopped

½ cup black olives, sliced


Get ready for some water-spraying action on Parkers Lake this summer—and you
don’t even need to get wet. The city of Plymouth is again hosting two waterski
shows featuring the Shockwaves Shakopee Prior Lake Club.


Walk around the park with a doctor while learning how to take steps toward a
healthier lifestyle. The city is partnering with Abbott Northwestern–WestHealth
to bring Walk with the Doc to the community for the first time. At each of two


Mike Muller’s love for the motion picture business began at the ripe old age
of 8. In the late 1940s, Mike’s grandfather A.B. Muller operated single movie
theatres in Monticello, Annandale and Maple Lake, and he put the boy to work


It’s mid-summer, and for all you photographers out there that means it’s time
to let your lenses do the talking. Plymouth Magazine again is partnering with
the city of Plymouth to sponsor the Picture Plymouth photo contest, giving all

In high school, his primary focus might have been taking the Providence Academy football team to the state tournament, while music followed as a hobby.

Right about now, we all could use a frosty drink. Whether it’s a boozy sipper, a meal-in-a-glass smoothie, a quenching soda or a simple slug of juice, midsummer is about hydration, cooling down and sipping at leisure. Needless to say, there are hundreds if not thousands of choices.


Linda and Larry Berger’s home on Medicine Lake is just about perfect. Its
spacious living areas, picturesque views and practical features take advantage
of the lakeshore property and make the house an optimal place to entertain.

After a summer day on the lake, you can unwind—or wind up—by enjoying the live, local music scene. There’s no need to venture downtown.

When seeking traveling advice, many go first to their local traveling agent.  Premier Travel Services in Plymouth has tips for any family planning on traveling abroad.