October 2013

In the October issue of Maple Grove Magazine, you'll get an exclusive look inside the home of Kyle Simonson, the founder of Maple Grove's premier salon. You'll also get up close and personal with some very intricate fingernail art, meet three dedicated Maple Grove teachers and sample the best breads in our town.

For Kyle Simonson, local business owner and nationally renowned beauty maven, beauty comes in many forms.


Elaborate manicures are popping up all over Pinterest, but chevron printed nails aren’t as easy to do at home as those DIY tutorials make it sound. Our at-home results were rather…goopy, so we decided to enlist professional help.


Have you ever walked into a kitchen and stopped dead in your tracks, struck by the overwhelming beauty of a spectacular countertop?


Teachers dedicate their lives to imparting knowledge to young people. Along the way, many inspire students with their enthusiasm and desire to make a difference in the world. Three such teachers were voted this year’s ‘best teacher’ finalists in Maple Grove Magazine’s Best Of reader survey.


Sarah Jackson said ‘yes’ to helping with an area event to raise funds for cancer victims but didn’t truly know what she was getting herself into. A National Honor Society student and Maple Grove High School hockey team member, Jackson was looking to collect service hours.


What is most fun when done with others, rewarding to do alone and can be painted red all over?  A decorate-it-yourself vase from Color Me Mine—the creative art studio in the east end of the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Katy Daily and Cheri Lee are two Maple Grove residents and customers who know all a


Emerging trends in family dynamics are being met with new housing concepts. One concept is Lennar’s new home-within-a-home model being built in a few Twin Cities suburbs, including Maple Grove.


Arbor Lakes theatre has taken on a unique one-night showing of an art film entitled; Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure.


For hard-core distance runners to casual walkers and kids with energy to burn, the Autumn Woods Classic winds  through the picturesque 4,900-acre Elm Creek Park Reserve, featuring runs and walks for all ages, fun activities and breathtaking fall colors.


Students in Kidstop at Maple Grove’s Weaver Lake Elementary School and in the Cosmic Club summer program partnered with the University of Minnesota Gophers last summer to raise funds for Sports Gift, a California based company that distributes sports equipment to more than 50 countries all over t


Maple Grove Librarian Ann Pieri recommends these six books full of color, pictures and great ideas for your home.


Teenagers who are struggling can now receive help from the Calli Institute. This mental health care clinic in Maple Grove offers group and individual therapy sessions for adolescents struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, suicide ideation, chemical use, etc.


A wide variety of new shops are springing up around Maple Grove. We decided to look at a handful of them.


The Home Improvement and Design Expo is heading to the Maple Grove Community Center on November 2 to give residents a head start on their latest home improvement projects. The event will run from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with 150 exhibitors featuring the newest home improvement products and services.


Many times, it’s challenging to find volunteers, time and resources to support the needs in our community. However, the tables have turned as Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest is ready to help, but is struggling to find people in the Maple Grove area who could benefit from extra support.


Autumn is filled with changing colors and cooler temperatures. We asked Bill Princeton of Princeton Liquors to recommend some fall drinks that are sure to keep you in the fall mood and warm you up during those chilly autumn nights.



Sample some of your favorite German delicacies and enjoy lively music when Rose Arbor & Wildflower Lodge celebrates Oktoberfest.


For many Minnesotans, the beach and lakes provide a great source of summer fun. After all, we aren’t the land of 10,000 lakes for nothing. For the water-lovers of Maple Grove, the end of summer can be marked by the closing of local beaches.


It’s time to pull out your sweaters, watch college football, and marvel at the beauty of fall in Minnesota. That means it’s also time to cut a slice of warm, homemade bread and pair it with your favorite spread or fall meal. Check out what these local bakeries offer for fresh breads this fall.