November 2017 Maple Grove Magazine

In the November issue check out a kitchen overhaul that creates space for any occasion.

The changing of the seasons makes for a vivid view, but beautiful creatures hiding in the branches can make a scene picture perfect. Many owls call the Maple Grove area home, including the barred owl, the Eastern screech owl, the great horned owl and the long-eared owl.


The days are getting shorter and with holiday season approaching and so many errands to run, sandwiches are a quick meal perfect for any lunch or dinner. Plus, with plenty of toasted options, you’re bound to stay warm.


With up to 150 vendors, The Home Improvement & Design Expo is the place to be for anyone looking to remodel their home or build their dream home.


Last February, the Osseo High School Orioles beat out 10 to 15 other schools to win the inaugural Minnesota State High School Powerlifting Championship. The team, formed by weight room supervisor and coach Daniel Prody, started as an informal group of student athletes training in the off-season.


Holidays are a loud, hectic affair at the home of Terry and Maureen DeBruyn. Before scattering with plates of turkey and stuffing served up buffet-style, tradition is that their four kids and eight grandkids stop what they’re doing, hold hands around the kitchen island and say a blessing.


Relocation manager Tammy Chevalier and relocation director Liz Parker are the masterminds behind real estate franchise Keller William’s relocation department. “We started the department four years ago in May of 2013.


Once upon a time there were enchanted kingdoms inhabited by elves who overcame evil creatures during the night. Today these tales come to life in the elf houses lovingly handcrafted by long-time Maple Grove resident, “Grandpa Don.”


My Mobile Agents is a Maple Grove-based real estate company, created by Caprice Ayau, that allows you to connect with agents both online and offline. We talked with Ayau to learn more about the small, innovative company.


Cell phones of all makes and models are welcome at Device Pitstop’s first annual cell phone drive this month.


From collecting pennies during its initial year to raising more than $10,000 last year, since 2001, Fernbrook Elementary School and its community have donated nearly $154,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


Maple Grove has a new look. A logo created by two graphic design students at North Hennepin Community College will help promote economic development programs, business and commercial development aspects of the community.


At 10 years of age, Trevor McGuire is representing the United States in the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission. With 36 countries participating, Trevor looks forward to all the aspects of his trip to Orlando, Florida, November 4-11.


Just two years after Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy opened its doors, enrollment has nearly doubled and they’ve expanded into a new location inside Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove.


Seventeen years after Mark Skipper’s first speech competition, he entered his second. Six months later he competed in the semifinals of the Toastmasters International Conference in Vancouver after winning his district, which includes most of Minnesota’s metro area and half of Ontario.


As the days become colder the drinks should heat up. John Farrell at Haskell’s in Maple Grove recommends these four combos for chilly temperatures.

Hot Mulled Cider
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
½ gallon apple cider


A new mural covers the wall at The Lookout Bar & Grill’s new outside area, The Alley, adding a pop of color to the local hangout.