Recently I was asked “What is so great about Edina?” As an unabashed fan of my city, I was more than happy to respond.
By bringing individuals together in times of isolation, Edina photographers Molly Andresen and Hillary Wallace wanted to use their talents to help the common good.
Over the past 20 years, Regina Neville has served Edina and Edina Public Schools (EPS) in a myriad of leadership positions—with school PTOs, Parent Leadership Council, Edina Education Fund and the Edina School Board.
Edina residents Paul Felipe, a salon manager at Sloane’s Beauty Bar at 44th and France, and Blaine Caton, a sonographer for Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, live on Lake Edina and consider their neighborhood to be very diverse and inviting.
The first time I encountered local recording artist Ryan (Rion) Liestman was at a Morningside After Dark event in 2017 where he closed the show with a few familiar reggae songs that had the audience swaying and singing along.
In 1994, Paul Arneberg offered his first juggling club through the Wise Guys program of Edina Kids Club; by 1998 he launched Jugheads independently, continuing a 26-year journey of mentoring thousands of Edina and metro-wide preteens and teens.
A sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nia Diaby has already made an impact on the world, starting when she was in elementary school.
Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in Edina. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order.
Fartun Ismail has lived in Edina for seven years and is the founder of the Somali American Women Action Center (SAWAC). She was raised by a single mother. Her grandmother was the bread winner in the family’s homeland of Somalia and taught Ismail the importance of women’s independence.