The McBride sisters, Meghan and Elizabeth, are no doubt wishing they were back in sunny Captiva, Florida, right about now. Perhaps another look at that July issue of Maple Grove Magazine will bring back memories of the summer of 2015.

They’ve turned the page on early life and know how to have fun. It’s Thursday night. They drink wine together. They read together. They venture into new experiences together, but mostly, they share their lives.

Each year we are delighted to receive amazing images of Maple Grove during our photo contest, and here are our winners for 2015.


1st place A Little Girl’s Love for Weaver Lake by Mindy Gallagher

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Best of Maple Grove survey is here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, people, hot spots and more.

Mary Nelson and her husband, Tom, enjoyed time in the warm, sunny weather of Maroma Beach, Mexico, during the January cold spell back home.

The Marsden Family (Steve, Cindy, Matt and Mike) of Maple Grove, spent time in Maui, Hawaii, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Steve’s parents. Three-fourths of the family is camera shy!

Growing up in Liberia, Adja Kumba Kaba Ann developed a lifelong passion for literature in a region where books were few and far between. “I was lucky that my father introduced me to reading at a very young age,” Ann says of her father, a college professor who read to her.

Since the early 1990s, the church-based preschool at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove has been caring for kids. Karing Kingdom Preschool celebrated its 20th anniversary with the wrap-up of the 2014–2015 school year.

Ruff Start Rescue hosted a day-long adoption event at the PetSmart of Maple Grove.

As the mercury rises and air-conditioning units work double-time, there is no better way to beat the heat than by taking a dip in one of Maple Grove’s public lakes. Even with sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, it’s easy to take for granted our local lakes.


Saturday, November 7
[Home & Garden]
The SMART Place to start your home improvement projects!
Saturday, November 7
[Home & Garden]
Gather and create a wonderful Spruce Tip Container for the holidays.