March/April 2020

Dear March, Come in
How glad I am
I hoped for you before
Put down your hat
You must have walked
How out of breath you are ...
- Emily Dickinson

Andy Spence-Parsons sails with the Wayzata Yacht Club

Maple Grove man sets his course on adventure.


The 11th Annual Girl’s Night Out event was held at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. The event raised more than $4,000 for Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, which connects those facing breast cancer with resources and financial assistance. 


The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Minnesota held its annual fundraising event in September in Elm Creek Park. PurpleRideStride was hosted by Camille Williams, former anchor at KARE 11.   

Loki the rescue cat poses in the sunlight

Loki is typically an indoor cat, but her owner wanted a nicer background for a photo, so out to the backyard they went.

A bowl of ramen from Ichiddo Ramen in Maple Grove.

New to Maple Grove is Ichiddo Ramen, a popular Minnesota chain with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Roseville and even Las Vegas, Nev.

Performers from the play Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood at Yellow Tree Theatre

Yellow Tree Theatre is ramping up a tried-and-true story with a fresh-take production of Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood.

A child models clothing from Honey P's Boutique

The people behind kids' clothing shops Oh Baby! and Honey P's Boutique share tips for dressing kids in style and with a smile.

Annie and Mike Peshut, who went through different sides of the kidney donation process.

In February of 2019, Annie and Mike Peshut expected to undergo kidney transplant surgery alongside one another.

Colleen Hazen, Maple Grove city gardener

Colleen Hazen manages and maintains three perennial gardens throughout the city in Central Park, near the Community Center and in the Town Green.

A person kiteboarding on White Bear Lake.

Lakawa offers kiteboarding gear and plenty of know-how.

A dog on CBD.

Can CBD help our four-legged friends?

A pair of headphones on a computer

Written in second person, Imagined Life paints an intimate picture of the lives of well-known figures—inventors, writers, performers, popular icons—by placing you in their shoes.

A Dog Named Beautiful

This book will give you inspiration, bring tears to your eyes and make you laugh aloud.

A child cleans their closet.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of going through your child’s messy closets and overstuffed drawers?

Indoor plants that are pet-friendly.

Discover pet-friendly plants for your home.

Beers from Disgruntled Brewing, Wild Mind Ales, Drastic Measures and Brewing Projekt.

With spring holidays around the corner, consider bringing beer from one of these local breweries.

Eric Hagemann's petite golden, Franklin.

Meet some of our Advisory Board members' beloved family pets!