Happy New Year, readers. Welcome to our premier 2023 issue, which also happens to be my premier issue as editor of Maple Grove Magazine. I am delighted to have the chance to delve further into the places, stories and people that are integral to this city. I know we will have plenty of opportunities to get to know each other at local events, dining spots and other businesses that call Maple Grove home.
In the meantime, let me tell you a bit about myself. As a lover of the outdoors and avid runner, I’ve spent my fair share of time on the trails at Elm Creek Park Reserve. It’s a great place to get some miles in, especially when I get to strap on my spikes and trudge my way through the snowy trails. I’m always looking for new places in the area to get my outdoor fix. Where are your favorite spots for all things outdoors in Maple Grove?
As a writer, I believe that connecting with one another is what gives life purpose; the written word is a spectacular way to nourish and celebrate this community. That’s why I’ve included a new Noteworthy item on page 8. Through Create, I encourage readers to write poetry with the help of a few prompts for inspiration. I’d love to read what you come up with, so send me your poetry. Who knows—you might find your work published within our pages!
Happy trails and cheers to new beginnings!