Arts & Culture

Have you ever walked into a kitchen and stopped dead in your tracks, struck by the overwhelming beauty of a spectacular countertop?

Teachers dedicate their lives to imparting knowledge to young people. Along the way, many inspire students with their enthusiasm and desire to make a difference in the world. Three such teachers were voted this year’s ‘best teacher’ finalists in Maple Grove Magazine’s Best Of reader survey.

Emerging trends in family dynamics are being met with new housing concepts. One concept is Lennar’s new home-within-a-home model being built in a few Twin Cities suburbs, including Maple Grove.

Arbor Lakes theatre has taken on a unique one-night showing of an art film entitled; Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure.

Maple Grove Librarian Ann Pieri recommends these six books full of color, pictures and great ideas for your home.

The Home Improvement and Design Expo is heading to the Maple Grove Community Center on November 2 to give residents a head start on their latest home improvement projects. The event will run from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with 150 exhibitors featuring the newest home improvement products and services.

For many Minnesotans, the beach and lakes provide a great source of summer fun. After all, we aren’t the land of 10,000 lakes for nothing. For the water-lovers of Maple Grove, the end of summer can be marked by the closing of local beaches.

As the sunlight shimmers through the layers of reds, oranges and greens it casts a dancing stained-glass pattern onto the carpeting of the Maple Grove library.

Robotics is a way students can learn and apply valuable science, technology and engineering skills. Osseo area schools offer a variety of opportunities for students at varying ages to participate in robotics programming.

Maple Grove residents Madeline Orzeske and Anisha Dharnipragada were honored to attend the 2013 Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama this year.