Shops & Business

happy birthday lawn signs

Many Minnesotans love anything on a stick (à la the Minnesota State Fair food extravaganza), so why shouldn’t celebration proclamations get the same treatment?

A visit to Patio Town at the end of winter helps me pull through the last gasps of the season. Their Adirondack chairs in many colors make me happy for the remainder of the day.

Last year, the Osseo-Maple Grove Knights of Columbus provided 370 winter coats to children in need. This year they more than doubled their efforts by passing out slightly fewer than 1000 pieces of winter gear—not limited to coats.

After coming home from a long Minnesota winter day, snuggling up in front of a warm fire and putting on cozy, comfortable pajamas is the way to go.

Great River Energy in downtown Maple Grove provides an icon of the forward thinking that has gone into the development of our city.

After the excitement of the first snowfall is over and holiday festivities have been enjoyed in a white wonderland, you might be getting a little antsy for spring. Thankfully, much-longed-for blossoms can be had earlier.

For a fashionista, cold weather can make it a little difficult to accessorize. Local consignment shop TurnStyle might have a solution.

2015 Minnesota Wedding Stats

• 32,794: Number of weddings

• 27-29 years: Median age of couple

• $8,853: Average cost of engagement ring

• $29,000: Average cost of a wedding

As a members of the Weaver Lake Conservation Association, Karson Frokjer and his wife Nicole regularly work many volunteer events around the lakes, but these last couple of years they have had an extra helping hand from their daughter, 5-year-old Olivia.

A decade ago, Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, wanted to make a difference. Specifically, she wanted to assist an organization in her area, the Center for Family Health, with their need for mattresses, blankets and beds.

This Christmas break, step away from the temptation of buying something new and trendy, and try acquiring something classic and vintage.

Pages