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. 

Maple Grove High School (MGHS) does not have a theater program. There’s no theater teacher or theater classes.

Mary Nedry was just 13 years old when a life-long passion was born. It all began with her Great Aunt Darlene. First it was a scarf and then it grew into blankets, until working with yarn led to many a State Fair ribbon and a family bond that she’s passing down to her grandkids.

The 23rd annual Arts in Harmony 2018 International Show features selected works from 13 different mediums including acrylic, ceramic, fiber, glass, oil, pastels, prints, photography, sculpture and watercolor works.
 

Area artist Dianne Mehta loves to work with polymer clay to create individual masterpieces. Nearly 17 years ago she discovered a well-known polymer clay artist at the Uptown Art Fair. She headed straight to the craft store to obtain supplies and a book to guide her into making her first project.

At 24, David Vinje was building his own home on the weekends. Now, with over 11 years in the business, Vinje transforms the suburban homes of others in Minnesota.

As teens get their first glimpse of mobile adulthood, parents hold their breaths. Learning how to drive
is an exciting, and at the same time, difficult topic. There are privileges to becoming a licensed driver, and precautions for young people and their parents.

Call it a reckoning of the season. When the drab of winter softens into the pastel of spring, some home repair or maintenance might be in order. There’s something about spring that makes a homeowner take a second look at things, especially from the outside.

Maple Grove councilman Phil Leith has been a resident for 30 years and this is his 11th year on the city council. He’s married with two adult sons and is a member and Jamaica missions team leader at Lord of Life Lutheran church as well as a member of the Maple Grove Lions Club.

North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) offers six to eight free student-focused gallery shows each season.

As you approach the Straate home, you can’t help but notice the two-tier fountain, front and center of the brown brick two-story home. All four windows on the second floor sport window boxes filled with colorful trailing begonias and greenery.

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