Arts & Culture

Warm weather brings budding trees and flowering plants, and who doesn’t want to feel the pride of taking care of a lovely garden? Before you can harvest tomatoes or bring geraniums outdoors, you’ll need to make sure your soil and supplies are all in order.

When kitchen and bath designer Liz Schupanitz started working on designs for Ann Johnston’s home, they were focused on the kitchen.

In a matter of a several hours, volunteers from Hearts and Hammers can give a home a much- needed face lift. Last spring, a sea of volunteers in bright orange Hearts and Hammers T-shirts arrived one morning at a home in St.

Derek Brigham doesn’t consider himself much of a photographer. Back in 1981, he used an old SLR camera while he was in high school, but today, he just uses his iPhone. “It’s in my pocket, and it’s high quality, so that’s what I use most often.”

The share of women in the United States computing industry is less than 25 percent and shrinking. But Plymouth resident Kris Haagenson, a technology integration specialist for Robbinsdale Area Schools, is doing her part to counteract that trend.

For an indoor art adventure, young kids can create paper polar bears. You’ll need paper plates, white paper, googly eyes, black Sharpie, and glue. Draw polar bear paws, face, and snout on the paper, cut them out, and glue them to a trimmed paper plate. To finish, attach googly eyes

At any given time, there are about 70 local residents—teachers, carpenters, real estate agents, insurance salesmen and business owners—carrying a pager 24/7, trained and ready to assist the Plymouth Fire Department

Jacob and Nathan Ritter are a formidable duo. The 18-year-old twins maintain 4.0 GPAs at Wayzata High School, play competitive chess, and are part of a weekend hockey league.

From a young age, Abby Cooper’s life has revolved around reading much-loved books, creating her own neighborhood libraries and putting her thoughts and feelings into writing.

With the holiday gift-giving season close at hand, is your shopping complete? Or are you still looking for a few special items? This time of year, even the planners among us sometimes scramble to complete our lists. But it’s not too late to get a little assistance from a professional.

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