While Sara Swan has over two decades of experience in special education, she initially didn’t have plans to turn a one-off mentorship into a full-fledged organization.
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Commercial interior design firm PureAlchemy Design is making waves among local businesses.
In 1996, Wayzata businessman Bob Fisher had an idea: What if he slept out in the cold, like hundreds of homeless Minnesotans do each night, to raise money to buy Thanksgiving dinners for 100 families in need?
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.