Health & Wellness

Sara Swan

While Sara Swan has over two decades of experience in special education, she initially didn’t have plans to turn a one-off mentorship into a full-fledged organization.

The Stone Mountain Pet Lodge officially opens for business this holiday season.

For the past nine months, we have been following the new hires to the Maple Grove Fire Department, Justin Siemieniewski and Stephanie Firestone. Last summer, the pair graduated from the West Suburban Fire Academy and completed the first phase of their basic firefighter training.

As the city’s right of way technician, Kelly Matzke does a lot to help support the city on a daily basis.

The National American Miss pageant is an opportunity for young girls to showcase their talent, poise, community involvement and personality; locally, it offers these girls the chance to win the title of Miss Minnesota in their age groups.

Many people may know Ryan Stockhaus as the new football coach for the defending state champion football team at Osseo High School. What people may not know is that Stockhaus is also a special education teacher, husband and avid baseball fan.

Teams serve up the ball four nights a week at this local eatery.

Maple Grove held its first annual Chalkfest on Main Street, Arbor Lakes this summer with local, national and international chalk artists, along with future chalk artists from the area.

To many Minnesotans, the luxury of warm summer months means the occasional retreat to the backyard for a barbeque. With this in mind, a Maple Grove family has found a way to make the most of the outdoor season while planning a backyard makeover.

Cyber Advisors celebrated their new office space at Hwy. 169 and Elm Creek Blvd., with music from local artist Tim Mahoney, beer tasting with A Perfect Pint’s Michael Agnew, an office tour, bouncy house for the kids and food and beverages.

The Maple Grove Farmers Market dedicates the month of September to its loyal senior citizen shoppers. The month’s event includes gift basket drawings, prize giveaways and cooking demonstrations from the chefs at assisted living community Silvercreek on Main, a sponsor of the event.