April 2012

Gardens | Mother's Day Brunch

Mary Ruth Manthey’s father did photo recon during World War II. The Plymouth resident of 24 years figures she caught the photography bug from him, saying she’s enjoyed taking pictures since “my first box camera at about age 10.”


Despite the many health benefits of a diet rich in seafood, not to mention the amazing flavors it has to offer, many home cooks are intimidated by the thought of preparing it. For that, we have a solution. Close your kitchen down for the night, and head to an area restaurant.


Cigarette butts, plastic bags and pop cans. What do they have in common?


Elaine Anderson’s switch from her job in nursing administration to one as a certified feng shui consultant started with her living in a ‘sad’ house back in 1986. She admits it sounds a little crazy, but hear her out.


This past October we shared the story of Plymouth-based Mosaic Company’s partnership with WestHealth and Interfaith Outreach Community Partners (IOCP) to provide fresh produce for families in need; now that the ground is thawing, it’s time for an update.


Adding a little kick to your step through a snappy energy drink seems all these days; walk into any gas station and you’re met with a shot of this or a can of that. But what, really, are you consuming?


Young adults ready to embark on the institution of marriage have first played trampoline dodge ball.


Not many high schoolers can say they have their own CD, but then not all have the vocal and musical talent of Alexandra Tilton. Recorded when she was a junior at Providence Academy last year, Tilton released her first CD The Last Rose in October.


Inside a Greenwood Elementary School classroom, Olivia Fox, Grant Halgren and Maya Cherne lightly bounce on exercise balls—as if the kids need movement to convey excitement.


Do you remember the song from the Explore Minnesota commercial that included a verse that Minnesota had more theater seats per capita than any other state?


“Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven,” a Madison Avenue ad copywriter once famously wrote. Of course, that truism especially applies to Mother’s Day, which also happens to be the busiest day of the year in the restaurant business.


The time has come to add a little spring back to your step. What's better to inspire your next backyard project than three of the most beautiful gardens in Plymouth?


From Tomato to Utopia