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.

Last November, Great Southern Bank opened a brand new location in Maple Grove. The bank sits on 7685 Zachary Lane, just behind Costco and Petsmart.

Drinking from a cactus may seem a prickly proposition, but the Maple Grove brother team of Prem and Om Padhye has created a company that endorses just that.

Channel your inner super hero and gain some confidence along the way. World Taekwondo Academy is offering a self-defense class for women ages 13 and up on March 1st at 10 a.m. The class will teach practical defensive moves that can be useful in any risky situation.

Maple Grove is full of great salons and boutiques so we decided to capture some of that magic with a makeover.

Gone are the days when kids wandered off to nearby parks, sans parental supervision, and played for hours on end. Father of three and Maple Grove resident Pat Ross noticed this and set out to create a new play-time destination: his own backyard.

That candle you bought at Bath and Body Works might have the word “aromatherapy” stamped on its label, but the actual practice of aromatherapy is far more nuanced than burning the wick in a jar of wax.

Lisa Willey is constantly snapping photos. In fact, Willey owns her own business, Lisa Marie Photography, where she takes family photos and other portraits.

An orienteering class at the Eastman Nature Center is a fun way to spend a fall day. All photos by Rich Moll.

The Maple Grove Art Center entertained some ghoulish guests at the opening of its annual Monster Art show. All photos by Rich Moll.

When a fire wiped out the Law Enforcement Training Facility two years ago much was lost, but from the ashes arose a new opportunity for Maple Grove citizens.