Around Town

Yancey Park sign

The Yancey family was one of several pioneer Black families who settled in the area that would later become Edina after the wake of the American Civil War in 1865.

A few years ago, the city of Edina reached out to Public Art Edina to find unique and fun ways to enhance the city. From there, the idea of having wrapped utility boxes was born. “There are currently six wrapped utility boxes,” says Barbara La Valleur, former chair of Public Art Edina.

The Vintner Ball, now in its 12th year, will be hosted at the Edina Westin Galleria this month. At the event, you will be able to sip and sample more than 100 different wines hand-selected by the presenting sponsor, Kowalski’s.

Walker Methodist Care Suites in Edina hosts regular playgroups for dogs provided by Fresh Air Training. Dogs must be less than 20 pounds to participate; however, your bigger dog can come if it could use some encouragement.

Edina’s fashion-minded Wendy Witherspoon decided to launch a service called Prink Style to help tween girls find fun, unique clothes that match their personal style. Her young clients take a style quiz to help discover a personal style that will enhance their self-confidence.

During this election season, we decided it might be fun to ask two local candidates, Dario Anselmo and Ron Erhardt, about where they stand on the universally weighty topic of food.

Edina residents Austin and Amanda Wagner have been long-time fans of Beaujos Wine Bar & Bistro. “This is just a place we’ve always loved and been connected to,” says Amanda.

After several avid golfers felt uprooted when the Bryn Mawr golf club was to be developed, six of them would later create the 146-acre Interlachen Country Club.

An expansion of the Edina Promenade, located near Centennial Lakes Park, was completed in September with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project had been in progress since spring 2015.

In an effort to lower the cost to businesses for the purchase and installation of bike racks around town, the city of Edina introduced a bike rack cost-share program last summer.

SotaRol opened in November near 50th and France next door to AgraCulture. It is serving up delicious and inexpensive Asian dishes for people on the go.

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