Arts & Culture

This District 279 fundraising event welcomed more than 300 community members in support of students and educators in the school district. The evening featured live entertainment, games, dinner, silent auction and more. 

Mark and Cathy Sackett’s backyard is teeming with life.

Christine Bauer shares a series of life-altering moments in her book, Those Three Words.

One Maple Grove woman has her own “woman cave,” and while it may be relaxing, it has also become a place for serious work, full of color and creativity.

The hot days in August always seem to take summer annuals to a point of exhaustion.

In Melanie Heuiser Hill’s The Giant Pumpkin Suite, Rose and Thomas are 12-year-old twins, who are very different from one another.

William Rolf was honored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) for his exceptional ACT scores. After taking advanced classes, possessing the drive to be successful in school and wanting to test his limits, William decided to take the ACT last February.

Wayne Estenson canned his first pickle 35 years ago under the supervision of his future mother-in-law. “Before I could take her daughter out on a date, we would have to help pack cucumbers for pickling,” he recounts. To this day, pickles are his favorite canned food to eat.
 

Each August in Maple Grove Magazine’s Prep Elite issue, we highlight students who excel in various and interesting ways among their peers.  This year, we bring you five high school seniors, who uniquely influence fashion, commerce, social change, and legal and social justice through their lives i

In the musical Newsies, now playing at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters (CDT), Les Jacobs is an almost 10-year-old boy, whose older brother, David, and another newsboy Jack are involved in a strike against a powerful newspaper publisher.

Let’s face it; high school students have a lot on their collective plates. School. Work. Extracurricular activities. Being a teenager. Parents know that getting their kid to plan beyond the next five minutes can be a Herculean task, but high school can go by quickly.

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