June 2014

In this issue of Maple Grove Magazine you'll find a guide to summer dining in the Grove, get a behind-the-scenes look at the Milbrandt Gardens, and see how executive chef Rolando Diaz fed a crowd at the Maple Grove Farmers Market using only local ingredients.

Girls glide to second place in the Focus on Maple Grove photography contest.
Enjoy this annual day of kid friendly entertainment and activities.
Brandon and Mackenzie Barta demonstrate their ball handling skills on the Minnesota Lynx practice court at Target Center.
The Barta siblings work out of the spotlight with the Lynx, learning valuable lessons and making connections along the way.
The rich colors and updated amenities of the Bergstrom remodel serve the needs of the family of five that likes to entertain.
By Kelly Butorac
Homeowners Jerry and Jane Bergstrom renovate their Maple Grove kitchen.
Erin Monasterio, left, and Becca Scott hang handmade ombre canvas art made of paint chip color samples in the shape of tiny butterflies.
By Jennifer Pitterle
Maple Grove High School grads use their love of interior design to give back to kids in need.
Take a look at Maple Grove's academic All Stars
Maple Grove's Lee Salz writes book 'Hire Right, Higher Profits'.
The Maple Grove Lions and Maple Grove Rotary Club come together to give back to the community.
The expression on this little one's face made this entry a stand-out.
Local photographer captures the warm summer weather.
A cucumber pear margarita and a fresh spinach salad on the patio at 3 Squares Restaurant means summer is finally here to stay.
By Maggie Soucheray Sonnek
Your guide to summer patio dining.
Stained glass artist Mac McMillan in his Maple Grove studio.
By Cyd Haynes
John “Mac” McMillan finds a passion for color and shape in stained glass creation.
The storybook playhouse, with its mini golf course, is a grandchild magnet; Roz Milbrandt; a statue sits among the petunias in the children’s garden; planning for the Milbrandt garden began in 1996.
Roz Milbrandt has created a fairy tale garden for her five lucky grandchildren
Marna's Catering executive chef Rolando Diaz.
By Cyd Haynes
Executive Chef Rolando Diaz feeds a crowd at the Maple Grove Farmers Market.