November 2013

In the November 2013 issue of Plymouth Magazine you'll learn the ins and outs of hosting your own wine-centric soiree! You'll also find a gift guide with ideas from Plymouth retailers on the perfect gifts for every age and every stage, and tips for finding the perfect hostess gift basket.

When the weather didn't cooperate with Plymouth on Parade on September 28, Home Depot stepped up to host a family-friendly event that included candy, popcorn, balloons and a build-a-truck event. Homer and the Home Depot mascot event made an appearance.

Wine picks, pairings and tips from the pros.

’Tis the season, alright: the season of entertaining. To many, this can be a daunting proposition: The money, the time, the planning, the creativity required to make that memorable event can detract from the ultimate joy of getting together with loved ones.

Cranberries grace more than mere side plates this month, like in this chicken salad from Doolittles.

The days of fresh summer berries might be long gone, but there’s another berry in town now—the cranberry. This juicy red fruit doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

Sunset Romance

Water + sunset = photography genius. So says Lisa Jabar, a lifelong photo hobbyist and Plymouth resident since 2002.

Ashley Hall, Tiffany Berenberg and Patty Knudson at Plymouth's Life Time Fitness.

Remember last January 1 when you made that crazy New Year’s Resolution to try a triathlon in 2013? Well, time’s almost up, but don’t fear!

Founder Bob Fisher

Eighteen years ago, on a brisk November day, Wayzata shoe repairman Bob Fisher was strolling through a sporting goods store. “I was trying to learn how to do something in the wintertime,” he remembers. “As soon as it got cold outside, I didn’t ice skate or play hockey or ski. I did nothing.

The Hedonist gift basket.

Perhaps she fluffed the pillows, left fresh towels in the bathroom and made you coffee every morning for a week. Maybe she invited you to an intimate dinner, complete with a five-course menu she spent three days preparing.

Ives House program manager Brenda Witt (in black) works with residents Anne, Lauren and Kelly.

From the outside, Ives House looks like any other suburban home with it’s yellow paint, blacktop driveway, green lawn and cedar fence. But inside, it’s a place of empowerment for four women with developmental disabilities. *Anne, Kelly, Lauren and Stacy have lived here together since 2008.


After graduating from Wayzata High School in 2007, C.J. Schuh knew he wanted to stay around football in some capacity. Considering he played quarterback all through high school, it only seemed natural.

Bokos sandals

While living in Beijing, James McManus came across a comfortable pair of rubber sandals.


With winter around the corner, people are preparing themselves for the inevitable  Minnesota cold season: That beach you love will soon be a sheet of ice.

The Foursome accepting a national Uptown Downtown award.

Seventy-eight years ago, four golfing teachers opened a modest general store in town.


Providence Academy broke ground on July 18 on an extensive performing arts center expansion, expected to be ready for the 2014–2015 school year.

Kristen Busch

The annual essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution yielded a young and talented winner in current Wayzata High School freshman Kristen Busch.

Senator Amy Klobuchar

From her early days learning how to ride a bike on a Plymouth dirt road, to her graduation as valedictorian of Wayzata High School, Amy Klobuchar opens up about her Plymouth upbringing and how it shaped her into the political dynamo s