Health & Wellness

The season for snow activities is coming to a close, but don’t put away those ice skates just yet. The Maple Grove community has many ice rink locations for your enjoyment and one in particular is indoors, allowing more time on the ice even after the snow starts to melt.

Growing up, my family eagerly awaited our bi-yearly fix of the Olympics. Our sports? Gymnastics in the summer and figure skating in the winter. Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci held our amazement with daring moves and perfect scores.

School District 279 will host its annual Night Out this month to raise funds for area schools. Last February, this event raised $20,000.

Although winter months bring kids the joy of hot chocolate, snow angels and rosy cheeks, it also brings the unfortunate side effects of sniffling, coughs and fevers. While illnesses and injuries are inevitable during the winter months, pediatrician David A. Quale, M.D.

Maple Grove Senior High girls swim and dive team has been proud to have their own mascot for the last year: Swimmie. Modeled after the school mascot Leafie, Swimmie has become much more than just the face of the team.

“The bridge to nowhere” in the northwest part of town is a good example of how Maple Grove builds with a strong master plan. This footbridge leads across Rush Creek to a future housing development. Do you know where it is?

It’s the middle of winter, and surely everyone could use a warm day at the beach right about now.

While it’s a fair bet that readers know about Three Rivers Park District, how many of us are aware that there is a nonprofit foundation behind it?

Hong Kim’s story is a common one. He grew up in South Korea, did well academically, played sports, became an electronics engineer, got married, had children and was happy. Well, that’s the story anyway.

We all have dreams and aspirations of becoming the best at what we do—Gannon Farrens shows that it’s never too early to start chasing those dreams, literally.

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