Around Town

A Christmas party of tidings, tinsel and togetherness is coming to town. Jennifer Ebeling’s celebration conveys the warmth of the season like no other. The Maple Grove resident embraces sing-alongs and other family-style experiences with a live Santa, party games and more.

It’s the tenth year of backyard performances for the Bunce family and once again, this year everyone is meeting at the Bogles’ backyard.

During the second weekend in June, Maple Grove sidewalks play canvas to chalk art by professionals, amateurs and art enthusiasts from across the world.

“The bridge to nowhere” in the northwest part of town is a good example of how Maple Grove builds with a strong master plan. This footbridge leads across Rush Creek to a future housing development. Do you know where it is?

Have you ever taken a staycation? What? Not that trendy new idea that means you stay close to home and pretend you’re on vacation? Yes, that’s exactly what we mean.

Who doesn’t enjoy Christmas lights when the nights are dark and the sun sets early in December? The Grinch?

The Stone Mountain Pet Lodge officially opens for business this holiday season.

For the past nine months, we have been following the new hires to the Maple Grove Fire Department, Justin Siemieniewski and Stephanie Firestone. Last summer, the pair graduated from the West Suburban Fire Academy and completed the first phase of their basic firefighter training.

As the city’s right of way technician, Kelly Matzke does a lot to help support the city on a daily basis.

The National American Miss pageant is an opportunity for young girls to showcase their talent, poise, community involvement and personality; locally, it offers these girls the chance to win the title of Miss Minnesota in their age groups.