September/October 2022

“[Gardening] is hard work, and it feels good because you are producing all of this really good and fresh produce and you know where it comes from.” —Virginia Nelson of Nelson Family Farm and Nursery

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'Night Out at Town Green' photographed by Sarah Cupryna.

Focus on Maple Grove: Night Out at Town Green. Lights, camera, action!

Colorful tomatoes on a black background.

Tackle Tomato Season with Help from the Maple Grove Farmers Market. Experience everything tomatoes have to offer this peak season.

Maple Grove Police Department

Maple Grove Police Department Honoring Purple This October. The city shines a light on the issue of domestic violence.

Bathroom designed by Belle Kitchen.

Designer Updates Bathroom with Warm Neutral Tones. A bathroom space gets a timeless, clean and chic update.

Drew Pitzner of Heritage Christian Academy.

Maple Grove Senior Spotlight 2022: All-Star Students. An all-star lineup showcasing some of the community’s outstanding high school seniors.

A band of Sesame Street Muppets including Ji-Young.

Puppeteer Brings Diversity to Sesame Street. Former resident contributes to the creation of the first Asian American Muppet.

Young students from the Art Troupe program using pottery wheels.

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts Gets Creative with Learning. Birch Grove Elementary students learn through active creativity.

'See Me' by Sharn Brar

Local Photographer Wins Gold at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The Windsor Knot book cover.

Book Review: The Windsor Knot

Rosemary Pear Mocktail

Fallin' For Flavor with Fall-Themed Cocktails

Maple Grove Magazine September/October 2022

In the pile of plushies in my family’s former basement playroom, lay my older sister’s cherry-red Tickle Me Elmo, an iconic toy box staple for children in the mid to late ’90s. I recall the screws of his hidden battery pack having a faint dusting of orange rust over them. They were crusted on so tight, it was almost impossible to open the compartment.