Arts & Culture

In many homes, a lower level serves as a jack-of-all-trades­—entertainer, laundress, mechanical equipment keeper and storage minder.

At age 17, Saumya Mangalick is already a strong advocate for human rights. This Edina High School senior was awarded the Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission Tom Oye award for her work with the organization Girl Up Edina.  She is the youngest recipient of this award.

With the goal of designing a farmhouse-style house within the space constraints of an urban plot, Edina homebuilders Refined Custom Homes LLC created a trend-setting space ideal for entertaining friends and family.

Many classic silver pieces that have been in the family forever were once beautiful, but often become dull in an ever-brightening world. Enter Julia Moss, whose store brings classic into the contemporary.

Every year Cornelia Elementary School invites a volunteer educator into its second-grade class. Meet Mary Hedges, yogurt scientist and Edina Public Schools volunteer of the year.

Students who act as team managers for high school sports take on a lot of responsibility. They provide crucial support to coaches as well as players.

Life’s hustle and bustle can make it difficult to gather as a family over a meal—but that seems to be changing.

Planning a fall party? Don’t forget the seasonal napkins. It’s that little something extra that makes all the difference at a celebration or event. Inexpensive but also useful, napkins are the all-too-overlooked darlings of the table-setting world. Napkins dress up a table with practical charm.

Hens do more than lay eggs. They provide weed and insect control, companionship, therapy and entertainment. Chickens are part of a backyard homestead movement with roots in sustainability, health and the environment.

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