July 2014

In the July issue of Maple Grove Magazine you'll meet musician and frontman of The Nick Riley Band, learn about the local band helping adult musicians live out their dreams and get to know the woman behind this summer's most popular villain under the sea.

Hallelujah! Our Farmers Market is open for the season. A jaunt to the outdoor
market is one of our favorite summer pastimes. It’s so much more than just a
place for farmers to peddle their produce; at the very least, it is a community


The arts community and the Maple Grove Arts Center lost a true friend nearly
two years ago in a workplace shooting in Minneapolis. Jacob Beneke was a board
member at the Arts Center and a key mover in arranging for the display of art in


An annual summer tradition, Maple Grove Days has fun to offer for the entire
family. The Town Green stage lineup, July 9-13, features some of the best
entertainment Maple Grove has to offer with a variety of options to keep kids,


Summer is the ultimate time for travel. But you don’t have to hop on a plane
every time you want to experience something extraordinary: there’s plenty to see
right here in Minnesota. With the help of travel expert Ruby Singh, learn about


Washers and dryers can be pesky machines. Not only are they often large and
overbearing, they can be energy hogs. Maple Grove Senior High (MGSH) senior Jack
Egert noticed this and set out to find a sustainable solution. Enter: “Passive

After encountering a debilitating virus within their own family, Chad and Stella Roline are hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the STOP CMV Action Network.

The Wastebasket Revue variety show returned for its 47th year this spring to
raise money for graduating seniors in the Osseo Area School District. A
volunteer production, 300 district employees and friends participated on stage
and behind the scenes.


Kelly Eull, an attorney who concentrates her practice in family law, has
joined Maple Grove law firm Henningson & Snoxell. Eull was listed as a Super
Lawyers Rising Star in the 2010-2012 editions. “I was at a firm in St. Paul for


Maple Grove resident and Wayzata High School student Ananya Mishra was named
a national runner-up for the 2014 Aspirations for Women in Computing award.
Presented by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT),


Anisha Knatcal captured first place in the Landmarks category of the 2013
Focus on Maple Grove photo contest for this image entitled “Summer at the
Library”. The muted tones harken back to a different era, but time spent at the


A colorful finale to Maple Grove Days, the annual Maple Grove Garden Tour
brings people together to enjoy the beauty within their own backyards. With a
yearly attendance of more than 1,000 people, it is one of the largest in the


There are numerous bands that originate from the Twin Cities area due to the
thriving arts and culture scene. For some, like The Nick Riley Band, their goal

Fireworks cupcakes from Nadia Cakes will start your Independence Day celebration off with a bang.

Our appetites are in thrall to the aesthetic. An artfully decked out hamburger arranged on a nice plate is much more appealing than a beef and bun haphazardly thrown together, no matter the taste.


A musician saying they play for the love of music is such an overused cliché the words make nearly everyone roll their eyes. However, sometimes the most overused phrases are the most honest.


In the iconic Little Mermaid scene, Ariel belts a well-known tune with pal Flounder adoringly crooning along with Sebastian scolding every step of the way.