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.
Shops & Business
A new store with the largest selection of prom gowns in the Midwest has joined the shopping scene in Maple Grove just in time for prom season. Located in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, GLITZ! sells not only prom dresses, but also homecoming and other special event gowns.
Mom: a best friend, a shoulder to cry on and a sounding board all wrapped in
one. Whether she is a baker, a cook or an avid sampler, gift your mom’s taste
buds this go-around. Peruse what Maple Grove has to offer and pick up gifts and
On Main Street in between Dunn Bros. and the Thai restaurant, Sawatdee, there stands a unique new salon that specializes in something most places don’t— waxing. As you walk in to the trendy shop, you realize the absence of elevator music typically found in these types of salons.
Maple Grove resident Colleen Hazen is the oldest of seven children and she never played organized sports. So Hazen had an epiphany when her own two children, Andy and Katie, began playing competitive tennis several years ago at Maple Grove Junior High School.
“It’s my intent to continue the spirit of the store.”—Diane Knutson, new owner
A scruffy puppy named Freddie, with floppy ears and wistful eyes, once lived in an Arkansas shelter. His fur, the color of Caribbean beach sand, was badly matted and balding in spots around his snout and belly. Freddie waited to be claimed. But he had no owner.
Two Maple Grove businesses were recently awarded a prestigious honor. Number 390 Channel Partners LLC and Fitness On Request both made the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Business List, and even rounded out the top 400.
Dee Dee Mittelstaedt never knows what she’ll be framing next. The list of items that she’s matted and framed while she’s operated an Osseo shop called Frames to You, is vast and varied. She’s designed frames for thousands of needlepoint pieces, watercolor artwork, and hand-painted portraits.
Did you ice skate, play hockey or as a true Minnesotan just love being on the ice? A volunteer opportunity at the Maple Grove Community Center’s indoor skating rink is waiting for you. The ice rink is in search of adults over the age of 20 to supervise open skating on weekends.