Shops & Business

The two to three-year process of accreditation by the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) is no trivial decision, but it’s a challenge that Plymouth’s own Fourth Baptist Christian School undertook last year.

Ask her how things in the college sweater business are going, and Kristin Williams will tell you that things are crazy. This is not a bad thing for the owner of Varsity Sports Apparel Inc. (VSA).

Good deeds don’t have to peak at holding the door or offering lunch to a friend. You can learn how to save a life and it’s easier than you might think. The Rotary Club of Plymouth is partnering with Allina Hospitals and Clinics to start a new project entitled Heart Safe Plymouth.

About eight years ago, during the heart of the housing boom, remodeling wasn’t as common as new construction—with the exception of elaborate, sometimes cavernous wine caves. Then the economy sunk, and reconstruction became fashionable.

Bread Fresh Country Hearth and Village baked goods are being gobbled up at fantastic bargains at Country Hearth Bakery Outlet. Deals range from 50 to 75 percent off, depending on the item. Among the offerings are fresh bread (made offsite in St.

Chameleon Concessions helps restaurant owners, food service entrepreneurs and celebrity chefs serve up fabulous food truck cuisine. Years of experience have prepared Chameleon Concessions owner Mark Palm to capitalize on the Twin Cities food truck craze.

Money management has become the hot topic during this country’s worst recession in history. Bruce Helmer, author of Real Wealth, believes the secret to financial mastery is personal—what matters most to you.

For kids who get free lunch and breakfast at school, summer can be tough. They need hearty and healthy meals that can be made without help from an adult. Maybe the best parent-free meal is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Just when you thought your only choice was to surrender to the winter blahs, opportunity sprouts right before your eyes. The 10th annual Planter Party and Workshop, led by Heidi Heiland and her nature experts, offers insider tips on connecting with plants and nature to relieve stress.

It isn’t often that a gift purchased in Hamel directly helps a woman in Peru support herself and her family. At Art 2 Heart, a nonprofit Christian ministry-based store just west of Plymouth, 100 percent of profits are invested in bringing help and hope to women and children around the world.

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