August 2014

In the August issue of Maple Grove Magazine you'll find top summer reading picks from local librarians, meet some of Maple Grove's most outstanding Prep Elite students and see how Maple Grove natives are making memories abroad. 

Philadelphia created the Philly Cheese Steak. The South is known for their smoky barbecue chicken and pork sandwiches. Omaha claims ownership of the Reuben. But in Maple Grove? Subs piled high with meat, cheese and veggies seem to be the most popular sandwich candidate.


Every year we feature some knock-your-socks-off seniors who are dedicated to success in their chosen areas of interest. Whether they excel at sports or community service, high-level academics or leadership, there are many outstanding young people to choose from in our community.


A little island full of rabbits was Katelyn Marshall’s favorite thing about studying abroad.

Courtney Osborn at Airborn Extreme

It truly does take a village to raise a child and, in this case, that “child” is Airborn Xtreme.

Weaver Lake School House, District 44, 1911

There’s a little door on the south side of the Maple Grove Public Works building. Inside, Roger McHugh and a group of elder statesman of Maple Grove have created a treasure trove of city history.


Sitting in the library between classes, Darion Harding began typing away as the result of an inspiration. Under the influence of a poetry class that semester, he knew it was time for his own project.

Maple Grove librarians Susan Cooper, left, Kathryn Zimmerman and Ann Pieri

Librarians have thousands of opportunities to read great books. So, how do they pick one over another? They read reviews, they take recommendations from others, just like we do, and now, they’ve agreed to tell us about their latest favorite reads.


Ever wonder what to do with corks when your bottle of wine is empty? Now you can take them to Houlihan’s in Maple Grove to be recycled.


After being closed for more than five years, World Market has come back to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. The store re-opened in the same location, and offers specialty food, wine, home and gift items.

Tony Sorensen, left, and Chris Ohlendorf of Versique Search and Consulting.

Maple Grove Residents Tony Sorensen and Chris Ohlendorf of Versique Search and Consulting, an executive recruiting firm, have made it their mission to put community first.