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.

Andrew Dumbauld, 8, saw the turtle waddling in the grass. Calm, collected, he knew what to do, because he had done it once before: He picked it up. “It feels really nice to pick up a turtle.” says Andrew.

Have some fun with your girlfriends and head on over to every store that participates in Girl’s Time. Put together by the Oilerie, ladies can choose to visit 22 or more Maple Grove Stores for free gifts, discounts, demos, specials and prizes.

What does a Grammy nominated, Gold and Platinum Award winning producer-artist-remixer who hosts a syndicated radio show listen to at home? Well, Maple Grove’s own Howard Kessler says “You never know what will come out of the speakers.

Maple Grove resident and caricature artist, Lisa Chudyba is inspired by people’s faces. In fact, she has a tendency to automatically see new faces as caricatures and gets excited to draw them.

A backyard hot tub offers a relaxing getaway from the daily grind. But an unsightly view can make the desire for a dip a little less appealing. The Blix family of Maple Grove had just such a situation.

The man talks fast and his brain moves even faster. He’s a math and science wiz who calculates the latest weather forecast and translates it into language that lets us know what to wear on any given day and what to be prepared for during the morning commute.

Many of the homes in Maple Grove were built in the 1980s, and their interiors reflect the trends of that era. After three years in one such home, the Lee family decided it was time for a contemporary makeover. They hired Priorities Defined for a basic kitchen remodel.

Marilyn Arnlund

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