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Nikki Steele provides styling services

With inclusivity as the forefront of her business, stylist and blogger Nikki Steele has a unique business moto: Be like a pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

World-renowned Indian musician and Plymouth resident Nirmala Rajasekar speaks highly of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, which she celebrates every year with her friend and fellow Plymouth resident, Leela Venkataramanan, who throws a much-anticipated party for 40-odd guests.Rajasekar hails

Hobby photographer Danny Dobrin—who’s had art featured on this page before—has been snapping shots for about eight years, but it was this image captured last summer of daughter Nyla that caught the eye of the 2012 Picture Plymouth judges.Dobrin, who works for a modern creative agency called Morse

There’s more to the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) than those delectable Samoas and Thin Mints: Meet Katie Delano, Plymouth’s very own Gold Award winner, who sought to change her community by establishing a local tutoring program.Considered GSUSA’s most prestigious honor, scouts who pursue the G

You might recognize financial planner Terry Sandvold from his billboards on I-94 and other places.

For Medina’s Joe and Kathy Reis, who were recently honored with the Hammer Community Partner Award, volunteering and community service are a way of life. “We don’t do it for the award; it’s the way we were raised,” says Joe.

Roy Zhao can add semi-finalist for the 2013 U.S. Physics Team to his college applications.

This month we speak with Jesi Mosny, director of marketing for the After Midnight Group (AMG) that opened Cowboy Jack’s in spring 2009.

A Vikings fan just like his dad, Plymouth resident Paul Charchian always has been interested in football—though he only made it as far as backyard ball with his friends. Still, Charchian hosted his first fantasy draft in 1980 in the Eden Prairie Central Middle School cafeteria.

Gloria Rice’s neighbors must love her. In the 16 years she and her husband, Tim Cassidy, have resided in Plymouth, she has worked to create an ideal spot for birds in her backyard. “I planted serviceberry trees to attract cedar waxwings and robins,” Rice explains.

We recently spoke with Barbara Willis, a long-time Plymouth resident who owns her own music academy, to hear her thoughts on the great location, the child-friendly fun and much more that our community has to offer. What is your favorite park in Plymouth? Maplecreek Park.

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