Arts & Culture

Memorial Day Celebration

For veterans like Maple Grove legionnaire Kristy Ann Janigo, Memorial Day has always held a special meaning. From a young age, she attended Memorial Day commemorations with her grandfather, a World War II veteran. “It was always very impactful for me,” she says.

Ky McDonald, Set Me Free

“There’s no place like home,” proclaims Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Our homes are the foundation of all of our hopes and dreams while exuding a warmth beckoned by the people that inhabit the space.

The Golem and the Jinni

The novel The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker experiments with several different genres but is primarily fantasy historical fiction. Taking place in New York in 1899, the story follows the paths of two supernatural characters.

Swan Sunrise

Rod Smoliak says that a part of capturing wildlife is luck; however, with a little patience and preplanning of the environment one can photograph something remarkable. “Composition is an important element of photography.

Osseo Fiddle Fest

Inspired by his experience as a member of an Irish fiddle band, Maple Grove High School orchestra director Matt Caron decided to further share his passion with his students.


A home design trend is turning homeowners toward creating more dedicated spaces within their houses. YardHomesMN is taking this concept to another level.

Mary Catherine Solberg, Day Dream III

“Beauty is inner and external, but when you feel grounded in your thoughts and who you are, there really isn’t anything more beautiful.” Marking the beginning of the new year, this mixed media piece by artist Mary Catherine Solberg captures a blissful state of mind as

Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary

Prior to the pandemic, Yale historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary, is his account of a near death experience and follow-up treatment he received in five hospitals within three months.

Arbor Lakes Christmas

Arbor Lakes Christmas placed first in the Activities and Events category of our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.