May 2016 Maple Grove Magazine

In the May issue Miss Minnesota shares new fashions from Style Encore, MG Hospital nurse navigators ease the loss of a child and CROSS makes a difference in tough times.

There are more than 250 species of bumblebees in the world. They are a welcome sight to gardeners because they pollinate plants and flowers while they forage for food. They are also used intentionally with some greenhouse crops. The bees don’t even have to land on the flowers.


With so many dining options in Maple Grove, it’s hard to make the daily, weekly or monthly decision of where to eat out. Unbeknownst to many residents, several hotels and other establishments house restaurants with deliciously tasteful menu items right under our noses.


Rush Creek Golf Course has hosted an annual Mother’s Day brunch since 2000 and takes pride in the traditional brunch menu.


Nurse Sue Steen at Maple Grove Hospital is a perinatal nurse navigator who coordinates and advocates high-quality care for families experiencing a devastating perinatal loss.


A Neighbor's Story

We’ll call her D. She lives in Maple Grove. She is your neighbor. She is a mother with an elementary school-aged child. She works, but at an unlivable wage. She gets behind in her rent.


May has been declared Maternal Mental Health Month by Governor Mark Dayton. So, in the spirit of promoting awareness and advocacy for this issue, we talked to Maple Grove resident Lisa Cross and Dr. Amy Hammers.


A new yoga studio opened up late last year in Maple Grove. Before you say, “ho-hum,” listen up: This is Healthwise Studio, a yoga psychology studio.


“Say cheese!” There seems to be an overwhelming opportunity to show your pearly whites more now than ever. Everyone wants to capture that perfect moment and post it on Facebook, Instagram or other popular social media sites.


Having grown up in our fair city, optometrist Tina McCarty is all about staying true to her roots, so she still lives in Maple Grove with her husband and family.


Last fall, Education Minnesota honored Becky Hespen as the 2016 Education Support Professional of the Year. Over the last 24 years, Hespen has been making a difference in the lives of students with special needs in the Osseo school district.


Bethel University senior and defensive lineman Nathan Hultgren has had quite the football career.


Jennifer Mathwig hasn’t really considered photography a hobby.


In past years, Jarrod Peterson has taken the win in the Best Real Estate Agent category in Maple Grove Magazine’s annual readers’ survey. That sentiment has also been echoed by Mpls/St. Paul & Twin Cities Business magazines.


On a trip to Flam, Norway, and Reykjavik, Iceland, Rick Syhre stopped in the “city of literature” with his own bit of literature.


Lauri Miller is a resident and First Lego League team mom. Her husband Jeremy is the coach, and they have two sons on the team, along with six other members they’ve met through friends and school.


“My mom and I are the kind of shoppers who only buy something if it’s on sale,” says Miss Minnesota USA 2016 Bridget Jacobs. Jacobs named resale shop Style Encore as one of her favorite shops in her hometown of Maple Grove, for its affordable prices and fashionable pieces.