July 2017 Maple Grove Magazine

In the July issue learn about a Maple Grove local who practices rustic revival by repurposing old barn wood for new uses.

Whether you like running through fountain jets or watching the beautiful lights come on in the evening, the fountain in Central Park  is a place for the community to gather.


It’s the tenth year of backyard performances for the Bunce family and once again, this year everyone is meeting at the Bogles’ backyard.


Rhonda Engle will tell you that her business selling reclaimed barn wood is life-giving. The showroom at Rustic Revival Barnwood is filled with weathered white, tawny and red planks rescued from farmlands across Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.


A visit to the Holiday Inn and Suites in downtown Maple Grove will make you swear you’ve traveled half way around the globe to the bridges and canals of Venice, Italy.


If HGTV has the biggest presence on your television, and Chip and Joanna Gaines are your inspiration, then a DIY home makeover may be in your future.


Many of us can get caught up in a tense episode of CSI or NCIS, but crime scenes are a reality of life. What the crime dramas don’t show is what happens after the medical examiners pack up and move out.


Summer is a popular season for home improvement projects, and while it’s easy to find yourself undergoing costly time-consuming projects, sometimes just changing fundamental aspects of a room can make a huge difference not only in the look and feel of a room but also its terms of function.


“Some tell me to take it easy—I say you might as well dig your grave then!” That’s the ethos that keeps Jonathan “Jonny” Hansen, 42, of Rogers motivated to keep up his grueling training schedule.


After Independence Day, every Friday night this month can be a family event on Maple Grove’s community lawn. Movies by Moonlight provides free films on a big, big screen.


The world-renowned authority on color, Pantone, has chosen its new color of the year: Greenery 15-0343. The light yellow-green color represents the brightness of nature and the fruitfulness of new beginnings.


The World Taekwondo Academy sent athletes to the U.S. Taekwondo Open in Las Vegas in January. Maple Grove residents Alasan Ann (17), Ava Lee (11) and Noah Pettingell (14) came back with gold medals.


Sweetie Pie Soaps officially began in August 2016, but Liz Herda and her mother, Susan Gower, have been making soap since 2013.


Catch those summer rays in style with outfits from Francesca’s. Francesca’s stylist Callie Marino says, “There’s going to be a lot of neon this summer because the ’80s are back.”  Marino also expects more sleeveless dresses, along with bright and pastel colors.