November 2015 Plymouth Magazine

In the November issue meet funny girl Caroline Hitt, help stamp out mental health stigmas with Olivia Trudeau and look back on 40 years of memories with Peg's Countryside Catering.

A sleeping fox atop a snowy woodpile would be picturesque enough—but after Plymouth resident Nate Loftsgard snapped more than 50 pictures of the scene in his backyard, this particular fox stood, did a few stretches and took the photo to the next level.


There’s little more soul-warming than comfort food on a cold day—an indulgent repast fills the tummy and satisfies the spirit. In Plymouth, you don’t have to go far to find delicious comfort foods.


On May 28, hundreds gathered at TCF Stadium to raise funds for the Plymouth-based nonprofit, Bolder Options. Michelle Tafoya was keynote speaker, and NFL personalities past and present assisted in raising money to help Darrell Thompson’s mentoring program.


As we honor the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served our country in the armed forces on Veteran’s Day, Plymouth has a special space where local vets can be honored. In June, the city dedicated the Plymouth Veterans Memorial, located near the Hilde Performance Center.


This year, one of the area’s most recognizable food purveyors celebrated 40 years in business.


Everybody has had the dream of throwing a stack of papers in the air, marching into their boss’s office and yelling, “I quit, fool!” Usually, it’s a dream shared with friends over beers on a Friday night—one that ends in a conversation about opening your own bar with a bad pun for a name.


In 1996, Wayzata businessman Bob Fisher had an idea: What if he slept out in the cold, like hundreds of homeless Minnesotans do each night, to raise money to buy Thanksgiving dinners for 100 families in need?


You might say the definition of optimism is to build a pool in Minnesota. Jonathan Durant, retail sales manager for Performance Pools in Plymouth, has done a lot of business with optimists—and with the somewhat more practical purchasers of hot tubs and spas.


Mental illness can be sticky. It’s hard to talk about, even as adults, but it’s prevalent and important to embrace awareness for the sake of those who suffer—which in America is as many as one in every five people, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


Playing some of the world’s greatest music as a member of a major symphony orchestra can be an incredibly rewarding career. It’s also a high-stress occupation, one in which perfection in performance—or at very least near perfection—is expected day in and day out.


Plymouth-based Dominium recently has been on the forefront of Twin Cities news, with high-profile development projects.


One of the best ways to support a student throughout a busy school year is to set realistic goals. If the chaos of the first couple of months caught you off guard, it’s not too late to provide a plan for success.


After a career of handling multi-million dollar construction contracts and advancing to the position of officer and trustee at Egan Co., Plymouth resident Joe Egan decided to take his life in a different direction.


In September, Lindsay Vana correctly guessed Lucky’s 13 Pub as the location of our Where Are We photo contest. Congrats, and thanks, all, for playing! Do you know where this month’s photo was taken?


Roell Painting is a family-owned and -operated business based in Plymouth, and its principals, Nick Roell and Isaac Vogel, offer these tips for a quick interior spruce up before holiday entertaining begins.


Receiving a bronze speaking trumpet from your co-workers might seem like a strange recognition, but in the firefighting world, it’s the ultimate honor and was presented to Plymouth fire chief Richard Kline this past spring at the department’s annual recognition event.


The practice and doctors who were voted Plymouth’s best dermatology clinic in 2015 have a little more elbow room in their new location.