Arts & Culture

Cross Community Players, which has been offering local theater for 39 seasons, presented the classic production with a cast of 55 actors, ranging in age from 6–76, and eight families had siblings, parents and children, all sharing the stage.

A woman reading "Beauty of the Moment" by Tanaz Bhathena

"Beauty of the Moment" by Tanaz Bhathena is told in alternating viewpoints between two teenagers, who have nothing in common.

Monica Rampetsreiter of Providence Academy, one of this year's Prep Elites

Providence Academy's Monica Rampetsreiter is on the National Honor Society, a varsity athlete and a mult-instrumentalist. And with all her free time, she volunteers.

Gavin Peterson, a member of this year's Prep Elite from Maple Grove Senior High.

Maple Grove Senior High wrestler Gavin Peterson applies lessons from the mat to the rest of his life.

Maria Paula Cadena Amortegui, a member of this year's Prep Elite.

Osseo Senior High student hopes to pursue a career in engineering and travel the world.

Alex Edstrom of Heritage Christian Academy, a member of this year's Prep Elite.

One of Heritage Christian Academy's top students is also a multi-sport athlete and youth mentor.

A hosta in Larry the Hosta Guy's garden.

Larry Welliver and his wife Kathy are growing an oasis of hostas at their Maple Grove home.

A shot of the Maple Grove Government Center reflected in a nearby body of water.

Local photographer captures the Maple Grove Government Center at sunset for our photo contest.

Amber Olson looks at her homegrown fruits and vegetables in her Maple Grove garden.

What if getting the freshest and cleanest produce was as easy as walking out of your front door?

A musician plays a guitar at the Maple Grove Concert on the Lawn in Central Park.

Maple Grove plans a day of live music in Central Park.

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