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Thomas Pfeifer grew up in Edina. He had a pretty typical Edina childhood. He graduated from Edina High School in 1984. After his junior year in college he came home for the summer.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is just around the corner, and we at Edina Magazine, an employer of many women, are proud to proclaim the day’s significance.

It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized for your hard work—even better when recognized by your peers.

“It was the first award to be given at the [Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, MAAO],” says Bob Wilson, assessor for the City of Edina. “I truly was very shocked.”

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of Edina 2018 contest are announced in July, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically).

"A Night in Paris"

Dedicated parents and volunteers coordinated a fabulous night of fundraising for Normandale French Immersion programming in Edina. A silent auction, balloon art, live entertainment and a live auction were all part of the French-themed festivities.

As soon as the mercury begins its slippery slide down to lower temps, most of us dig out winter wear, moisture-inducing lotions and other cold clime accoutrements.

The 2018 Best of Edina survey is here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, hot spots and more.

Think back to your childhood. What did you want to be when you grew up? Brek Perry wanted to be an engineer.

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Friday, May 29 to Saturday, May 30
[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
At the center of every circus we find a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. In 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form.
Saturday, May 30
[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway