Arts & Culture

Before Judith Guest’s first novel, Ordinary People, was published in 1976, she got a call at her Edina home from her editor at Viking Publishing. Robert Redford was interested in turning Ordinary People into a movie.

The chapters of Maggie O’Farrell’s seventh novel, This Must Be the Place, link together like crossword puzzle pieces. It opens in a remote corner of Ireland where Daniel Sullivan hears a fragment of a BBC news show on his car radio that leaves him shaken.

The Edina Community Foundation honored 17-year-old Owen Stidman with a Student Leadership Award. Owen is a senior at Edina High School and has had many leadership roles at EHS.

Bob Rorke’s photography was recently on display at Richardson Nature Center. He and his wife live in Edina and often walk through the Richardson Nature Center in the evening or early morning. His 14 nature images were taken at the center and spotlight the beauty of the area.

The Front Hall

The old saying tells us that home is where the heart is. And since home is where we spend most of our time, this year, let home guide your gift giving.

Even if you haven’t visited the Fairview Southdale Emergency Department lately (thank goodness), anyone who’s driven past the hospital on Highway 62 knows a major addition and renovation has occurred.

Many parents try to minimize their children’s exposure to social media and screen time. So when Sarah Arndt of Edina searched through the website Etsy.com for handmade gifts, she found a perfect opportunity and alternative to screen time for her daughter Emma—sewing.

As a singer-songwriter back in high school, Greta Melcher always held onto her used guitar strings. “Jewelry seemed like the natural next step in the strings’ life cycle,” says Melcher.

Edina native Johnny Lewis will have a new album released this month. Now living in New York City, Lewis has been working in the entertainment industry for quite some time. He initially worked in electronic producing in Colorado but later decided to take a look back at his roots.

There’s nearly a 100-year difference between Tim and Michele Pronley’s recently constructed English Tudor-style home and many of its neighboring historic revivals in the Edina Country Club District.

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