Arts & Culture

Edina resident Sherryl Bandt values the strong sense of community at Minnestoa Life College in Richfield.

Longtime Edina resident Sherryl Bandt sought part-time employment when her youngest child entered grade school.

Geneva Fitzsimonds at Southview Middle School

Growing up with 12 older brothers and sisters can have its ups and downs. For South View Middle School band teacher Geneva Fitzsimonds, a big family had more perks than drawbacks, as it ultimately led her to her dream job.

Planning on buying flowers for mom this Mother’s Day? Why not take her to the Edina Garden Council’s Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale and let her pick out her own gift?

Edina held its third-annual film festival November 7-9 at the Landmark Edina Cinema. All photos by Andreasen Photography.

A summertime stroll through a park or along a forested trail relaxes the body and renews the mind. But getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is a luxury many city dwellers only experience on vacation or during a weekend getaway.

When Jim Rubin returned from his morning jog a number of years ago, the first thing he told his wife Laura was, “I just noticed that my all-time favorite house in Edina is for sale!” And he suggested they take a look at it.

Claire Little, a junior at Edina High School, didn’t like to read. That is, until she joined the Breakfast Book Club at school this year. “The Breakfast Book Club got me more pumped about reading. I really like reading now,” Little says.

On November 1, 2013, Edina High School was presented with a $16,000 grant from the Japan Foundation to cover the cost of a Japanese language teacher for one year.

In April, the gardener dreams of what the summer will bring. Emily Tepe’s lovely book, The Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden with Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers, is the guidebook for those dreams.

When fifth-grader Rebecca Ohaeri ran out of books she wanted to read, she started to write her own story. Now a senior at Edina High School, Ohaeri has one self-published novel under her belt, and a trilogy underway.

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