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Maple Grove Wellness Program Wins Awards. - 10/14/07 04:57 PM
Maple Grove's Fit For Life Wellness Program won the "Corporate Achievement in Health Care Award," presented by Twin Cities Business and Medica in their joint effort to present Minnesota's first annual "Health Care Heroes" awards. These awards recognize and honor organizations and individuals whose efforts advance the quality and enhance the value of health care in their community and beyond. As an award winner, we were also featured in a special supplement in the June 2007 issue of Twin Cities Business, and there was a breakfast event to honor the City and seven other recipients who received awards in various categories. (0 comments)
Statewide Smoking Ban Starts October 1, 2007 - 10/05/07 10:14 PM
Back in May, Governor Pawlenty signed into law new provisions to the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. The new provisions go into effect October 1st and prohibit smoking in virtually all indoor public places and indoor places of employment. This includes bars, restaurants, private clubs, retail stores, offices and industrial workplaces. Outdoor smoking is still permitted under the statewide smoking ban, unless local ordinances restrict it, which Maple Grove does not. Smoking is also allowed in private homes and vehicles, hotel and motel rooms, truck cabs, farm vehicles and buildings, locked psychiatric wards, tobacco shops, Indian ceremonies and on stage for (1 comments)
Historic Ox Cart Trail - 10/05/07 10:10 PM
Located at 15310 Territorial Road, the Historic Oxcart Site was built at the original downtown Maple Grove. Territorial Road was once the most traveled road in Minnesota and ran from Fort Snelling to St. Cloud. The site and surrounding area once housed a cheese factory, creamery, general store that was converted from a garage, confectionery, Parker's General Store that at one time was known as Mummah's, and the Great Northern Train Depot. The Historic Oxcart Site sits on land where the cheese factory was once located. The lot needed to be cleared of several old concrete and stone foundations from the (0 comments)
Celebrate Minnesota's glorious autumn by participating in Three Rivers Park District's 35th Annual "Autumn Hiking Adventures" program which runs from September 1st through October 31st. Enjoy the fall colors with families and friends. Twenty one scenic trails have been designated as official Autumn Hiking Adventures trails, including four "Trails...At Your Pace" trails that feature short distances and rest stops every quarter mile. These are short, gentle trails designed to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to begin a walking program. Participants track the trails they have walked and those who hike four or more designated trails (0 comments)
Maple Grove has a 2nd Sheet of Hockey Ice on It's Way! (Updated) - 10/05/07 09:57 PM
After several years of discussions, presentations and consideration, the expansion of the Community Center ice arena continues to move forward. Here are a few of the highlights: A survey of the area has been completed and the results have been sent to Ankeny Kell Architects (AKA). The survey allows AKA to begin schematic design. Maple Grove Parks and Recreation and Engineering staff have met for preliminary discussions regarding the impact the new ice arena will have on pedestrian/vehicle traffic around the outside of the Community Center. The focus of the discussion was studying the pedestrian traffic at the intersection of Grove (0 comments)
Interested in joining a new volunteer group called "Friends of the Angel"? Each year a candlelight memorial is held at the Angel of Hope statue on December 6th at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this short, simple secular ceremony. Candles will be provided. Attendees are invited to bring a white flower to leave at the base of the statue in memory of loved ones. Note: Participants are encouraged to car pool as parking is limited. Additional parking is available across the street at the Arbor View Early Childhood Center and at the Assembly of God Church. The Angel (0 comments)
Plans for a Maple Grove Bandshell and a Town Green Plaza - 10/05/07 09:48 PM
Outdoor concerts, Shakespeare in the Park, summer weddings, tranquil spots for reading and lunch, a stroll through a garden landscape...these are the images of a new town center park. Since the development of the Community Center and Government Center, City visionaries have imagined a unique gathering place for Maple Grove residents and visitors on the land between the two highly visible and very active public centers. The area has become known as the Civic Campus and currently consists of a trail loop around West Arbor Lake, the perennial garden, and Lions Pavilion. The pending development of a new Hennepin County Library (0 comments)
Adult Fitness in Maple Grove. - 10/05/07 09:42 PM
The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board offers a variety of fitness classes for adults throughout the year. All programs are held at school facilities in Maple Grove. Classes offered include: Pilates • Stability Ball Training • Cardio Kick Fitness Cardio Boot Camp • Beginning Yoga • Slow Flow Yoga Tai Chi • Low Impact Aerobics • Strength Training and Toning. Classes that begin mid-September are featured in the Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Fall Brochure which has been mailed to all residents and is also available at the Community Center and Government Center. For additional information on these classes, please (0 comments)
Santa Visit's Maple Grove - 10/05/07 09:38 PM
Make your plans now as Santa will be at the Maple Grove Community Center on Saturday, December 1st. This annual event includes breakfast or lunch, photo opportunities with Santa, face painting, crafts and fun, fun, fun! Breakfast (pastries, juice and coffee) is $3 per person and is served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Lunch (pizza and pop) is $5 per person and served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pictures are $1 or you may bring your own camera. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited for this popular event. Pick up a registration form at the Community Center front desk (0 comments)
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