Arts & Culture

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Minnesota held its annual fundraising event in September in Elm Creek Park. PurpleRideStride was hosted by Camille Williams, former anchor at KARE 11.   

Serenity has a way of always being closer than you think. The small duck pond featured in Jon Kolbrek’s photograph is peacefully tucked behind a local Maple Grove neighborhood, surrounded by houses and trails.

Peruse glittering pieces of jewelry, scan the luxurious colors of paintings and glassware, create art yourself for free and meet real artists.

The Nobel Prize has nothing on the best elements of Maple Grove. Whether it be gas, liquid or solid, residents know what they like and they make their voices heard each year in our reader’s survey. These are places, things and people that have proven their true metal.

What does the top of this year’s Maple Grove Senior High graduating class plan on doing for the summer?

School might be out for the summer, but Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts and Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math and Technology School have much to celebrate. Birch Grove and Weaver Lake both received honors in May for their excellence in diverse and engaging instruction.

Andrew Dumbauld, 8, saw the turtle waddling in the grass. Calm, collected, he knew what to do, because he had done it once before: He picked it up. “It feels really nice to pick up a turtle.” says Andrew.

Have some fun with your girlfriends and head on over to every store that participates in Girl’s Time. Put together by the Oilerie, ladies can choose to visit 22 or more Maple Grove Stores for free gifts, discounts, demos, specials and prizes.

What does a Grammy nominated, Gold and Platinum Award winning producer-artist-remixer who hosts a syndicated radio show listen to at home? Well, Maple Grove’s own Howard Kessler says “You never know what will come out of the speakers.

Maple Grove resident and caricature artist, Lisa Chudyba is inspired by people’s faces. In fact, she has a tendency to automatically see new faces as caricatures and gets excited to draw them.

A backyard hot tub offers a relaxing getaway from the daily grind. But an unsightly view can make the desire for a dip a little less appealing. The Blix family of Maple Grove had just such a situation.