September 2013

In the September 2013 issue of Maple Grove Magazine, you'll learn all about healthy and unique eating experiences, whether it's a nutritious snack on the go, an ethnic delight inspired by Kavita Mente of Ethnic Food Co., or some of Maple Grove's best wraps and rolls. You'll also read about the new sport of whirlyball, high school robotics and more.

On her first trip to a U.S. grocery store, Kavita Mehta, “was pretty sad” to discover that while food was in abundance, it was also filled with additives and packaged in places far away from her new home in Minnesota.


As the sunlight shimmers through the layers of reds, oranges and greens it casts a dancing stained-glass pattern onto the carpeting of the Maple Grove library.


Robotics is a way students can learn and apply valuable science, technology and engineering skills. Osseo area schools offer a variety of opportunities for students at varying ages to participate in robotics programming.


Thanksgiving for Annie Waterman’s family was more than turkey, mashed potatoes, football and pumpkin pie. There also were heaping portions of Whirlyball.


Whether it’s grabbing a bite on the way to kid sports or eating between client meetings, good nutrition doesn’t have to be sacrificed during a hectic week.


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran celebrates its 150th anniversary on October 5 and 6. That Saturday, the church will host a musical event and social hour. On Sunday, the church will hold celebratory Divine Worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., and hosts the Rev. Matthew C.


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.


Maple Grove resident Lisa Beckendorf is a 15-year pancreatic cancer survivor—one of only 6 percent who survive this deadly diagnosis.


Kidstop students at Maple Grove’s Weaver Lake Elementary School partnered with the University of Minnesota Gophers this summer to raise funds to distribute sports equipment to communities in over fifty countries all over the world to help provide sports to impoverished children.


Maple Grove residents Madeline Orzeske and Anisha Dharnipragada were honored to attend the 2013 Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama this year.


The Gold Award is the highest award that a girl can achieve in Girls Scouts and requires a significant time commitment for an 11th- or 12th-grader. More than 100 River Valleys Girl Scouts earned their Gold Award this year.


Carol Brendal was a student patrol in sixth grade. All grown up, Brendal still helps kids cross the street. She’s been a crossing guard for seven years, guiding students through the intersection of 101 and 89th on their way to and from Rush Creek Elementary School.


Your last chance to see a movie on the Green this year! Hotel Transylvania was released at this same time last year and set a new record for the highest-grossing September opening weekend ever.


Everyone has a soft spot for foods of the wrapped, rolled or stuffed variety.


Watching Wren was awarded first place in Maple Grove Magazine’s Focus on Maple Grove photo contest. It is also the first photograph amateur photographer, Brigid Gress, captured with her Nikon P510. Gress loves taking wildlife pictures and purchased the camera for its extended zoom.