Arts & Culture

If you ask a room of quilters why they enjoy quilting, you will get answers as varied as the patchwork in their hands. But if you ask the Maple Grove Quilters why they’ve stuck together for over 20 years, the answer is simple: friendship.

Nearly forty years ago, when a neighbor teased Gene Heezen about his upcoming trip to the Ozarks, (“Are going down there to spit and whittle?”) Heezen thought, well, why not? He picked up a knife and discovered a new creative outlet.

Looking for a good book but not sure where to start? The Maple Grove Library has Library Advisory Services called BookSpace and Novelist that can help align your reading interests with a desired book, both of which are accessible to library patrons through the Maple Grove Library website.

They wear crowns and beautiful dresses, but they aren’t pageant girls— they are your Maple Grove Ambassadors.

Birthdays ordinarily include friends, family, presents, lots of cake and a few cheers to another year. Nate Bruss’ 16th birthday was anything but ordinary. On August 16th, Nate rang in his big day by making it even bigger: he set the world record for solo-piloting 10 aircraft in one day.

During the 2012 Focus on Maple Grove photo contest, voters were unanimous in their selection of this photo for the reader’s choice award.

If “up north” brings back fun memories of camping out and roasting marshmallows under the starry night sky, Sarah Stonich’s new book “Vacationland” will be familiar as it talks about just that kind of place. Try something new.

If you are cooped up inside, here is your chance to kick off your slippers and get a great cardio workout with Bollywood Dancing. Bollywood is a term derived from Bombay (the city now called Mumbai) and Hollywood (the center of the United States film industry).

Paul Mazzacano’s life has almost never been without music. He started fooling around with music when he was 6; by the time he was 11, he was a professional musician, and by the time he was 15, he was playing with big bands. So, as he puts it, music “has just sort of been my entire life.”