April 2015 Maple Grove Magazine

In the April issue of Maple Grove Magazine stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest prom formal fashions, take advantage of some Mother's Day gift options from the farmer's market and get a glimpse of Deanne Lange's blooming Maple Grove backyard.

Ed Luckow’s morning shot was awarded second place in our Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.


Are you missing spice and variety in your daily meals? Then put zest and flavor back on the table.


On January 25, girls reigned supreme as they participated in a cheerleading event at Maple Grove High School.


When members of the Maple Grove Quilters Guild gather, it’s a comforting experience (pun intended). Every other year they gather to share (and, yes, show off) their latest works.


Deanne Lange grows 160 hostas, 101 different varieties of daylilies, and 171 types of perennials in her Maple Grove backyard.


Each year, we feature outstanding senior high school students from our area in our Prep Elite issue. Last August, we met Hamzeh Salti, Ashley Borland, Austin Greely, Alex Ducosin and Trevor Gifft, who will all soon graduate from high school.


Wondering what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? How about showing your sincere desire that she stay healthy and happy by giving her something nutritious to eat?


American Indian culture is unlike any other, but too often it’s a culture that gets lost in the school system. In Osseo School District 279, the Indian Education Program works with American Indian students to help them through school and set them up for success in life.


It’s hard to beat good old-fashioned nostalgia. Unless, of course, it is replaced by something newer, shinier, and more comprehensive like the Maple Grove skate plaza that opened in August 2013.


What Jan Markell has to say isn’t for everybody. She knows that as well as anyone. Markell is the founder of Olive Tree Ministries and host of the Christian radio program, Understanding the Times.


Offering a distinctive collection of upscale men’s services, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon encourages men to relax in a signature lounge area before their grooming services, which range from cuts and styling (modern and classic) to straight-edge hot lather shaves, facials, massages, scalp treatments and


Each year, three young women, ages 17 to 21, serve as goodwill ambassadors and represent Maple Grove at more than 50 events—not only within Maple Grove, but in communities across Minnesota.


Founded by two Maple Grove residents, Maple Grove-based Cyber Advisors has been serving the business and technology community since 1997, with consultative and technical expertise that has made the company a leader in Microsoft, Dell and VMware consulting.


Last fall, students and teachers in the Osseo School District took part in the initial stages of a new era in technology-infused education—or digital learning. Tim Wilson, chief technology officer for Osseo District 279, was at the helm of implementing the new program.


Name: Kris Orluck

Hometown: Golden Valley

Occupation: Senior coordinator, Maple Grove Parks and Recreation