Arts & Culture

Representatives from Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar and the City of Edina gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a new community solar project located on the roof of the Edina Public Works Building.

Amelia Hauser, Liana Hazucha and Ellie Teien practice their French at Normandale Elementary French Immersion School.

Being bilingual is especially useful in today’s global economy. The process of learning a second language also provides students with neurological and cultural enrichment. Studies have shown that children in foreign language programs demonstrate greater cognitive development and creativity.

Co-founder of Little Hospice Bob Solheim.

Think for a moment about your own definition of “home.” Is it the bricks and mortar, the rafters and roof? Is it the family inside? The sense of belonging? As more Minnesota families are faced with caring for an elderly parent or grandparent, defining “home” becomes more important than ever.

The world of film comes to Edina on November 7–9 for our town’s third annual film festival at the Edina Landmark Theater.

As high school students look forward to college, many will take the American College Test, or ACT. The ACT is a three-hour multiple-choice exam designed to measure academic achievement in five curriculum areas: English, mathematics, reading and science, Writing and reasoning.

Edina Magazine asked five local authors with recent books what inspires them and what their writing muse is. Each one offered unique insight into what spurs their creative spark, along with a personal history about the books they have written.

Grace Kapsner, a fifth-grade student this year at Countryside Elementary School, is all smiles when it comes to art.
   

Karen Kelly didn’t quit when Vantage Point, the publisher that offered to print her first novel, Prospice, suddenly closed its doors. Instead, the Edina mom self-published the book under her own trademark, Legitur Books.

Feeling altruistic this month? Here’s a great opportunity to make meals for the homeless, clear brush in the park or send care packages to the troops. Connecting with Kids, an initiative of the Edina Community Foundation, will hold its fifth annual Day of Service on October 26.

The large sign above the Grandview-area bowling alley featured a spinning bowling ball and pin that said “Biltmore Lanes,” but the Edina hotspot was more commonly known as Gus Young’s. And it’s no wonder.

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