Mandy Pirich is the unsung hero at the center of the Maple Grove Skating School.
Health & Wellness
Students in the Maple Grove CorePower Yoga classroom sit facing a wall of mirrors. Instructor Kate Lunski tells them to turn around. Student Angie Ryden rises from her mat and repositions herself facing the back wall: no mirrors. She can’t check her posture, or others’ postures.
Like a hearty laugh or the sports page in the morning, it’s inevitable that some things will be passed down from a parent to child. For Maple Grove’s Leyse family, that trait was the art of coaching.
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?