A graphic advertising the 2019 Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

It's that time of year again: The Focus on Maple Grove photo contest has returned for its 9th year of beautiful photos of our community.

Choosing Categories

Each year, the editorial and management teams evaluate our list of categories for the Best of Maple Grove survey, usually eliminating a few of the less popular ones—where fewer people voted—and adding new topics to keep things fresh.

During the chill of February, these brave souls jumped into Fish Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Lisa Willey of Lisa Marie Photography rarely photographs animals.

Shoppers and merchants at the indoor Farmers Market experience healthy nourishment, even during the colder months.

Do you remember your first snow? Your first sight of a bird in a tree? Your first flash of lightning? Do you remember the world as viewed from your stroller, enormous and purely wonderful?

Valerie Crickett brought Maple Grove Magazine with her while visiting Hitchcock’s Hideaway on Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Ever read an article in an old magazine issue at your fitness club or doctor’s office, and then want to tell someone else about what you read? Chances are good you can find that magazine with your library card.

Don’t forget to bring a little piece of Maple Grove with you when you travel! Snap a shot of someone holding a copy of Maple Grove Magazine for a future installment of Travel Log.

Voting has come and gone for the 2015 Best of Maple Grove.

Laura Mattioli was out on Fish Lake late in the fall, bringing her boat in to be winterized. “It was very cold out, but we still decided to take it for one last spin around the lake before we said ‘So long’ to summer,” says Mattioli.


Saturday, September 21
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Join Us in Elk River to Enjoy Live Music, BBQ, Family Activities and a Community of People on a Mission to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness!
Saturday, October 5
[Arts & Performance]
Fluid acrylic class - all levels welcome

Event Galleries

Take a look at photos from events in your community.