March 2017 Maple Grove Magazine

In the March issue we're talking gluten-free and delicious with Abby Cota, who hits the sweet spot with her allergy-friendy baked goods.

“Paisley is my very first dog, I never grew up with pets,” says Maple Grove resident Megan Smith. After 6 years, Paisley Pebbles Smith, a Shih-Tzu Bichon mix, or “shih-chon,” has a special place in the heart of the Smith family that includes Smith’s husband Ryan and son Roman, who is 4.


When it comes to nourishment, Abby Cota wholeheartedly believes the mantra: “Enjoy the food you eat and feel good after you eat it.” And, if you didn’t know, her online business’s cakes, breads, muffins and more, which are gluten-free and dairy-free, you’d never guess it by the taste.


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.


Family meals on week nights don’t have to be a bore. Try these great ideas from Maple Grove area residents for each Monday in March. Some of these dishes can be made or prepped the weekend before so that first night of the week can be quick and easy.


This month we have a rare opportunity to see the work of art teachers from our area at the Maple Grove Arts Center.


It was around 4:30 a.m. Winter had silenced the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Amber Hegland and three other members of the women’s softball team, led by coach Lisa Bernstein, crept into the University Fieldhouse—a cavernous airplane hangar reserved for football practice.


Junior and senior students from the Osseo Senior High Health Science Magnet visited Boston Scientific, a bio-medical tech company, last September. They had fun, learned about scientific manufacturing, and were surprised by things they were told.


The two open general election seats on the Maple Grove City Council have been filled by Kristy Barnett and incumbent Judith Hanson.


King Solutions in Maple Grove introduces technological advances that give clients what they want: more control.


Being selected for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honor Choir is deemed the highest honor a high school singer can receive in the United States. This year, not one but four students from Providence Academy have been chosen.


Last October, Henningson & Snoxell welcomed attorney Adam J. Kaufman to the firm. Previously a partner at another Twin Cities law firm, Kaufman’s current practice will focus on estate planning, elder law and probate and estate administration.


Last year, the Osseo-Maple Grove Knights of Columbus provided 370 winter coats to children in need. This year they more than doubled their efforts by passing out slightly fewer than 1000 pieces of winter gear—not limited to coats.


OMNI Brewing Company—open since September 2015—features a special brew almost every month. For the month of March, they will be re-introducing a St. Patty’s Day favorite—Rua.