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.

cabin-friendly plants

Cabin owners know the drill. Head up (or over) to the lake in springtime for opening, plant the garden beds and flower boxes, return home and hope for the best.

Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins

“We knew that people were feeling anxious, depressed and their lives had been turned upside down in 2020,” longtime resident Jeff Cavins says. “We wanted to provide hope and a foundation on which people could trust.”

Stacey Potter

Stacey Potter has been writing stories since she was a child. In my 20s, I tried to submit articles to magazines, thinking that would land me a writing career, and then I’d have time to write the great American no

Eve Chase’s The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

At once a study of generational mother-daughter relationships and a tightly-knit family mystery, Eve Chase’s The Daughters of Foxcote Manor travels through time to ask how families are constructed, taken apart and rebuilt—and what it means to belong to one.

On the Fence, placed first in the wildlife and nature category of the Focus on Maple Grove photo contest

On the Fence, placed first in the wildlife and nature category of the Focus on Maple Grove photo contest. Rod Smoliak took the photo on a baseball field at Cedar Island Elementary.

polymer clay earrings

Lauren Sutton grew a creative hobby into a full-blown brand—Olive + Siena—all within the course of a year.

Silhouette art on pink paper.

If it only took 20-30 minutes to create a memory that will last a lifetime, would you want it?

Baby wearing knitted hat.

Recognized for its dedication and commitment to spreading joy throughout the Maple Grove Hospital, The Knitting Grandmas and Friends program received the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota annual Trailblazer Award.

The Moe123 Scholarship Fund is offered in honor of Mostafa Sarim and strives to help passionate students make the world a better place through the pursuit of their education. The program holds an annual scholarhip awards presentation.

A dog snuggled up on the couch.

This Focus on Maple Grove photo contest winner captures a contented canine.