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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.

Plymouth residents and diehard fire department volunteers Steve and Joni Marti would say it themselves: The first couple of years of the Plymouth Firefighter 5K were less than glamorous.

When given the opportunity to nearly double a child’s likelihood of going to college, most of us would say we’d take it. But what if, in doing so, you ended up feeling you were the one who received the greater gift? It’s all possible with a program called Kinship.

On May 29, at about 8:30 p.m., the city of Plymouth’s recreation supervisor Jessie Koch and her husband Herb welcomed Harper Rae Koch into the world, safe and healthy at 7 lbs. 12 oz. The following weeks were a whirlwind of new parent firsts: diapers, baths, late-night feedings.

Annuals, perennials and tomatoes—oh my! IOCP helped community members ring in spring on May 16 at the Annual Plant Sale, hosted by St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church. Thanks to the more than 90 volunteers, IOCP received a total of $13,000 for the 4,000 plants available.

As a veterinarian and a chemical engineer, respectively, it’s no surprise that education is important to Jennifer Hanson and Matt Thell. Jennifer works at Rockford Road Animal Hospital and Matt works in international strategy at General Mills.

Finalists, winners and community members alike reveled in this year’s Best of Plymouth Readers’ Choice Awards, held April 22 at Plymouth Creek Center.

In 1999, Interfaith and Community Partners’ Spread Your Wings Gala looked a bit different than it does now.

It may be the only custom T-shirt shop where a dog will greet you, but that’s part of what gives Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Plymouth its charm.

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