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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.

Bokos sandals

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

The time of year has come for the young (and some young at heart) to dress up as their favorite superheroes or princesses, and attend some enjoyable party with candy abounding.

This year, Amy’s Blend is back at all Plymouth Caribou Coffee locations September 28 through October 31. The specialty coffee was first created 18 years ago and named for a Caribou employee who was struggling with cancer.

Growing up in a small town can pose many challenges, but for Jason Link, life in Milan, Minn. showed him what a model community should look like.“I learned that the residents of the town make the town,” Link says.

After having a child and exploring daycare options, Plymouth resident Alise McGregor saw the need for a more challenging, holistic childcare center and took matters into her own hands by creating Lil Newton’s Nest (LNN) in 2009.With an emphasis on a global curriculum (children are exposed to and

For 22 years, Wayzata High School students have been giving back to the community through the Club Y.E.S. program.

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