Health & Wellness

Sara Swan

While Sara Swan has over two decades of experience in special education, she initially didn’t have plans to turn a one-off mentorship into a full-fledged organization.

Former Maple Grove resident Ellen Roeser, mother of three children and grandmother of two grandchildren, watched the struggles of her oldest daughter’s friends as they had babies and didn’t know where to turn for care.

Photographing a clown greeting her daughter last summer before the Maple Grove Days parade began, Lisa Willey found it hard to resist the picture-perfect moment unfolding before her Canon 70d camera. The clown pictured is Kelly Walk, who her daughter knows through high school sports.

Spend a Saturday morning learning all about dragonflies and their unusual life cycles at the Dragonfly Festival from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. July 7 at the Eastman Nature Center ($5). All ages can visit the dragonfly tent.

The Arbor Lakes Arts Fair, planned for July 14–15, is sure to be a fun-filled weekend for both kids and adults.

In the summer months, there is a broad assortment of activities for everyone to enjoy, and going to a lake or beach is surely one of them. Working at Weaver Lake Beach since 2011, lifeguard Matthew Kampa finds his job something he looks forward to year after year.

After noticing that many young families visit the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, the idea to create a fun program for guests during the summer months surfaced.

Summer camp is something that children look forward to all school year. It’s a time to get outside, learn a new skill or continue an activity they’re already passionate about. We’ve assembled a list of some summer camp options around the Maple Grove area for your consideration.

One of the most profound experiences in life is that of being touched. Touch is naturally intimate, personal and powerful.  

The winter chill has vanished, and Minnesotans are trying to soak up every degree above freezing. Which means … making use of the deck or any outdoor spaces! With advancements in grilling, grillers won’t even have to decide between charcoal and gas anymore when it comes to backyard burgers.

As summer approaches, clothing is shed and what ever stored weight you’ve got form the winter months may melt away as you become more active.

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