November 2016 Maple Grove Magazine

This month meet a new Osseo coach, check out some fab footwear and find out where to find a deliciously turkey-free Thanksgiving feast.

This is Lucas, the 6-year-old son of Maple Grove resident Christa Adamczyk. She captured this precious moment, making time stand still for just a little longer. Lucas and Natalie, age 3, have been the primary subjects for stay-at-home mother Adamczyk’s pictures.


The world is a fast-changing place, moving from horse and carriage toward electric and self-driving vehicles in barely a century, from tin cans on strings to cell phones and Pokémon Go.


The playwright and theatre producer who brought you A Hunting Shack Christmas last year, Jessica Lind Peterson, brings another Christmas hit to the Yellow Tree Theatre. A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is a fun holiday comedy about two sisters participating in an ice fishing contest in Duluth.


It may be that we should wear only the shoe that fits (and fits comfortably!), but many of us have a place in our hearts for shoes that are new, fun and trendy. So what’s new, fun and trendy for fall 2016?


They say the only constant is change, and that certainly applies to homes. You may have renovated before, but the fact remains that some aspect or other of your home has likely fallen out of style.


A team of Osseo area Eighth and Ninth graders took on the world last spring at the Destination Imagination (DI) Global Finals.


Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer.


Just off the northwest corner of Highways 169 and 694, nestled near an Office Max Distribution Center and FedEx Ship Center, you’ll find what Minnesota Business magazine named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work


Fall and winter can be the perfect time to buckle down on home improvement projects, especially if you are planning on selling your home in the spring.


After living in Vermont for 10 years, Rebecca Key, a member of our Editorial Advisory Board, travels back each June to attend the Vermont Quilt Festival. She has visited the festival with longtime quilting friends for 25 years.


The Stone Mountain Pet Lodge officially opens for business this holiday season.


For the past nine months, we have been following the new hires to the Maple Grove Fire Department, Justin Siemieniewski and Stephanie Firestone. Last summer, the pair graduated from the West Suburban Fire Academy and completed the first phase of their basic firefighter training.


Rose Gallagher is a senior at Maple Grove Senior High. She is a high- achieving student who loves social studies and history. “The hardest high school class I have taken is pre-calculus. It is very different from any math class I have taken so far and a very rigorous course,” she says.


As the city’s right of way technician, Kelly Matzke does a lot to help support the city on a daily basis.


The owners of TJK plumbing, Anisha and TJ Knatcal, purchased Augie’s Drain Cleaning from a friend and colleague earlier this year.


The National American Miss pageant is an opportunity for young girls to showcase their talent, poise, community involvement and personality; locally, it offers these girls the chance to win the title of Miss Minnesota in their age groups.


Many people may know Ryan Stockhaus as the new football coach for the defending state champion football team at Osseo High School. What people may not know is that Stockhaus is also a special education teacher, husband and avid baseball fan.


Name: Don Kisch
Hometown: Maple Grove
Occupation: Retired