Shops & Business

Owl perched in tree branches.

We’re pleased to greet 2021 with a fresh round of photos from our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest, which was held in August. To start off, Rod Smoliak’s Eagle Lake Great Horned Owl, placed second in our Wildlife and Nature category.

Susan Smith remembers the time her son said something in another language to their family pet. “We had no idea what it was,” Smith says.

Louis James  Roehl

Since Maple Grove Hospital opened at the end of 2009, over 1,700 boys have been born at the Birth Center.

Maple Grove’s self-proclaimed “upscale thrift store”, Earth Exchange, gives customers discounts for their donations (think Goodwill with a Plato’s closet twist). Depending on the quantity and quality of merchandise, you can receive a coupon for up to 50 percent off in the store.

Get all dressed up, grab your friends, and head to Girl’s Night Out on October 2, an annual fundraiser that benefits Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. The organization provides funding for education, research and treatment for women in the Twin Cities who are fighting breast cancer.

Liz Schiller, owner of Juniper in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, offers suggestions for an on-trend fall wardrobe boost. The Southwest style is showing up in prints, graphics, colors and accessories this season.

Courtney Osborn at Airborn Extreme

It truly does take a village to raise a child and, in this case, that “child” is Airborn Xtreme.

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