Arts & Culture

Maple Grove Sun Light by Rod Smoliak

Maple Grove Sun Light, by Rod Smoliak, received first place in the City Landmarks category in our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

Maple Grove librarians Susan Cooper, left, Kathryn Zimmerman and Ann Pieri

Librarians have thousands of opportunities to read great books. So, how do they pick one over another? They read reviews, they take recommendations from others, just like we do, and now, they’ve agreed to tell us about their latest favorite reads.

The arts community and the Maple Grove Arts Center lost a true friend nearly
two years ago in a workplace shooting in Minneapolis. Jacob Beneke was a board
member at the Arts Center and a key mover in arranging for the display of art in

Washers and dryers can be pesky machines. Not only are they often large and
overbearing, they can be energy hogs. Maple Grove Senior High (MGSH) senior Jack
Egert noticed this and set out to find a sustainable solution. Enter: “Passive

Kelly Eull, an attorney who concentrates her practice in family law, has
joined Maple Grove law firm Henningson & Snoxell. Eull was listed as a Super
Lawyers Rising Star in the 2010-2012 editions. “I was at a firm in St. Paul for

Maple Grove resident and Wayzata High School student Ananya Mishra was named
a national runner-up for the 2014 Aspirations for Women in Computing award.
Presented by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT),

Anisha Knatcal captured first place in the Landmarks category of the 2013
Focus on Maple Grove photo contest for this image entitled “Summer at the
Library”. The muted tones harken back to a different era, but time spent at the

A colorful finale to Maple Grove Days, the annual Maple Grove Garden Tour
brings people together to enjoy the beauty within their own backyards. With a
yearly attendance of more than 1,000 people, it is one of the largest in the
area.

A musician saying they play for the love of music is such an overused cliché the words make nearly everyone roll their eyes. However, sometimes the most overused phrases are the most honest.

Maple Grove is the newest chapter to join the Minnesota Lyme Association. The local chapter, which meets on the third Wednesday of each month, will host presentations and bring in experts concerning Lyme-related issues.

We’ve all had those moments during the long frigid winter where we closed our eyes and pictured a balmy evening spent listening to strands of live music melt into the warm summer breeze.  It helped us survive the cold (and yes, despite our moments of doubt, we did), and now the fun is finally beg

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