Around Town

Photographing a clown greeting her daughter last summer before the Maple Grove Days parade began, Lisa Willey found it hard to resist the picture-perfect moment unfolding before her Canon 70d camera. The clown pictured is Kelly Walk, who her daughter knows through high school sports.

The Arbor Lakes Arts Fair, planned for July 14–15, is sure to be a fun-filled weekend for both kids and adults.

After noticing that many young families visit the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, the idea to create a fun program for guests during the summer months surfaced.

Summer camp is something that children look forward to all school year. It’s a time to get outside, learn a new skill or continue an activity they’re already passionate about. We’ve assembled a list of some summer camp options around the Maple Grove area for your consideration.

Herb Tanton and Ryan Heim desired to open a health club that had a little something for everyone but also took participants back to the basics of health and fitness, which they view as highly important.

What better way to break out of winter hibernation than to escape the house—with the family, a friend or on your own—and build a new skill?

The challenge of turning a pile of parts into an award-winning car is thrilling for Gary Krukoski. His love of restoring cars has led to participation in the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance which draws collectors of cars, boats and motorcycles to the annual event.

To walk along a set of train tracks is to follow its path into the past. Locomotives have rules which do not burden cars and ships. These 200-ton diesel engines can’t U-turn at an intersection, nor can they raise their sails to catch a change in the wind.

A Christmas party of tidings, tinsel and togetherness is coming to town. Jennifer Ebeling’s celebration conveys the warmth of the season like no other. The Maple Grove resident embraces sing-alongs and other family-style experiences with a live Santa, party games and more.

It’s the tenth year of backyard performances for the Bunce family and once again, this year everyone is meeting at the Bogles’ backyard.

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