October 2015 Plymouth Magazine

In the October issue get an inside look at how Jenni Greenway combines strangth and athleticism in her total-package fitness classes, find out how students at local high schools are taking up mountain biking and check out our progressive list of the state's top craft brews from some Plymouth pros.

Gloria Rice has kept herself busy for the past four years since retiring from the University of Minnesota.


It’s natural to think about crisp, fresh-off-the-tree apples and bountiful autumnal gourds such as pumpkins and squash this time of year—it’s fall in Minnesota, after all. But also at their ripest this season are juicy, delicious plums, grapes, cranberries and pomegranates.


Golden Valley-based PRISM celebrated 45 years of fighting hunger and homelessness in the Twin Cities with its second-ever Taste of the ’Burbs silent auction and gala May 28 at The Metropolitan.


Before he started his own project in winter 2010, Wayne Martin’s photos always had someone else’s touch on them. Throughout his career in photojournalism and corporate photography, he always had people telling him what to shoot and how to shoot it.


It’s a sunny but frosty morning in mid-October. A light fog rolls through the hills, otherwise set ablaze as the rising sun kisses their changing leaves and native grasses.


After a sun-soaked summer of travel and play, the weather and the school calendar deem it’s time to stay a bit closer to home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a taste of greater Minnesota and beyond.


Long-time Plymouth firefighter Jared Stotts recalls a time when firefighters gained valuable experience with live fires in abandoned homes and properties donated to the city. “Now Plymouth is more developed,” he says.


To think of a playground as simply a place where kids play is to shortchange its importance. Spending time with other kids is an important part of a child’s development, and the playground is one of the best places for children to learn valuable social skills.


Elite Nutrition is a national chain of specialty health stores featuring vitamins, smoothies and supplements. eN consultants utilize the Herbalife line of weight-loss and weight-maintenance supplements.

Plymouth’s Brooke Van Asch can be found on LinkedIn and other social media sites.


Watching her grandson play with the family dog inspired Anna Garcia Hyland to write a simple, educational book to help children learn the responsibilities of owning a dog.


Child care centers can leave parents between a rock and a hard place, choosing between low cost and a quality space. That’s why a few Plymouth community partners have joined forces to improve the accessibility of childcare in the area.


October is typically known for fall festivities and piles of colorful leaves, not to mention Halloween. Many remember October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fewer might remember the month for victims of domestic violence.


Lacing up your tennis shoes and getting yourself to the gym can sometimes be a tall order. Exercise quickly falls to the bottom of to-do lists, and the gym can be intimidating for many.