Around Town

To kick off our annual Prep Elite issue, in which we highlight accomplished high school students, let us introduce you to Edina High School seniors Tanner Sparrow and Ben Foley, a pair of friends and teammates who have been tearing up the football field together since eighth grade.

Nancy Schaber helps train youth volunteers at Fairview Southdale Hospital.

Each year, the Edina Community Foundation’s Connecting with Kids program recognizes standout leaders whose work with local youth “goes above and beyond their job descriptions,” according to the foundation’s execut

Edina artist Claire Jensen with her muse, a horse named Mama.

Edina High School graduate Claire Jensen has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember.

Communication is key in every aspect of life, including sex and healthy relationships. But sex often is a difficult topic to tackle. Luckily, experts like those at Skyhill Sex and Relationship Therapy in Edina are available to help. Dr.

Tom Nevers, Nick Kennedy and Steve Calvert are former Edina High School baseball players who now dedicate time, energy and resources to developing young Edina athletes (all also get compensated to coach).

Imagine standing outdoors on a sunny day beneath a sky darkened by billions of passenger pigeons. These birds seemed infinite to Native Americans and amazing to European explorers.

This month, a new two-faced, 16-foot-tall clock will be installed near the front entrance of the Hughes Pavilion at Centennial Lakes Park.

Edina public school kindergartners will have access to full days of instruction this fall. An adjustment period is normal for many youngsters experiencing full-day school for the first time.

Miriam Barber Judd led a remarkable life. The wife of Dr. Walter Judd, a medical missionary who became a congressman, Miriam raised three daughters while her husband pursued his various careers.

On February 18, the city of Edina witnessed the return of a familiar face. After a short stint as Eden Prairie’s assistant fire chief, Tom Schmitz, an 18-year veteran of the Edina fire department, was named Edina’s new fire chief.

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