September/October 2020

“Part of the fascination with creating glass art is the constant change of state of the glass as it reacts with the flame.” —Jordan Maxymek, Skylab Glass Arts

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A girl holds apples at Apple Jack Orchards

Head to Apple Jack Orchards for a fun-filled, activity-packed day.

Sara's Tipsy Pies

Don’t postpone eating or drinking your Minnesota State Fair favorites.

A girl slides down a slide at Central Park in Maple Grove.

Greg Schaeffer's photograph took first place in the city landmarks category of our Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

A lampworking artist works the torch at Skylab Glass Arts

Skylab Glass Arts gives beginners and seasoned pros tools and space to create.

Maple Grove Senior High senior Tristana Tatur

Maple Grove Senior High senior Tristana Tatur loves helping kids grow in school and hockey.

Providence Academy senior Austin DeSmet

Providence Academy senior Austin DeSmet has Osgood-Schlatter disease, which has inspired him to become a doctor.

Parnassus Preparatory School senior Albertline Solo

Parnassus Preparatory School senior Albertline Solo has become a top student by working hard and dreaming big.

Wayzata High School senior Kevin Zhang

Wayzata High School's Kevin Zhang is a standout student for what he does inside and outside of the classroom.

A student works on financial planning.

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education and Osseo Area Schools make educational deposit in students’ personal finances.

Cupcakes from Sugar and Spice Sweetery

After COVID forced Sugar and Spice Sweetery's retail business to close, the owner pivoted to custom orders.

Skincare products from Rese & Co.

After the last several months, we all need an extra dose of self-care. Rese & Co. owner and Maple Grove resident Therese Thull agrees.

A person holds a remote while watching a streaming service.

These streamable shows make for perfect background noise while working from home.

A laptop rests against some books at the library.

Online learning help is at the ready, thanks to your local library.

A cocktail featuring apple flavors.

This apple sipper will bring serious autumnal vibes to your cocktail lineup.

A woman holds a pumpkin full of flowers.

Discover another use for pumpkins.

Jack o'lantern pancakes

Halloween may be several weeks away, but it’s never too early to start gathering up ideas for pre-Halloween and day-of parties.