Health & Wellness

Picture-Perfect Picnics

In March 2021, local Courtney Smallbeck, like many of us, found herself with a fairly empty social calendar. The difference in Smallbeck’s case was she’s an event planner. “My friend Melissa called me up and said, ‘How do you feel about picnics?’” Smallbeck says.

Maple Grove received third place in 2011 and 2012 for their National Night Out Campaign. Continuing this summer, Officer Todd Strege is determined to make it the best yet.

Moms, stretch your legs and put on your running shoes. The Maple Grove/Champlin chapter of Moms RUN This Town (MRTT) is rapidly growing in its first year, and they want you running with them.

Retired from quality assurance at Delta Airlines, Tom Prussner wasn’t born a photographer. In fact, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that he even invested in a camera.

My husband Nate makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. They are big and gooey and full of things he’s added over the years through trial and error. I only regret that he sometimes makes them when there is no milk in the house.

When I turned 16 in Maple Grove, I turned up my nose at any kind of transportation but a car. Man, did this pretentious teen miss out.

Cats have been slinking around since ancient Egyptian times, and they are more popular than ever. Last year, Walker Art Center hosted an Internet cat video festival that drew 10,000 people from all over the world. Japanese companies have found that watching cat videos increases productivity.

To call Jeff Goldstein a marathon man may be a bit inaccurate. True, when he ran his first race, a five-mile in 1987, he was hooked and ran his first Grandma’s Marathon that same year in Duluth.

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