Arts & Culture

Imagine a cold Minnesota night, and you’re wrapped in a warm down comforter and ready for sleep. Suddenly, you realize you left the lights on downstairs. You forgot to set the timer on the coffee maker and to lock the doors. But placing your feet on the cold floor seems dreadful.

In April, the DECA Nationals competition was held in Orlando, Fla., and attracted some of the most successful and talented high school students in the country to compete in events ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing.

Ahh, fall – my favorite time of year! Wonderful colors, cooler and drier air, and apple picking—I just love it all! Then there’s “back to school” everything. The anticipation of new clothes, new teachers, new schools, and the hope of better grades. Such excitement.

The annual Fall into the Arts Festival fills Centennial Lakes park with even more color each year as artists and food vendors set up along the waterfront for art fans from across the Twin Cities.

The land is the beginning of architecture. I don’t have a preconception for a house or building . . . I rely on topographical maps, the location of trees and other natural features, the views and the points of the compass. That’s where I start. —John H. Howe

The Rotary Club of Edina established an annual Women in Leadership Award in 2008, 25 years after Rotary Club International’s male-only membership provision was eliminated.

Mold in the fridge can be a good thing for Liz Heinecke. This Edina mom has a M.S. in bacteriology and a keen eye for science, in and out of the kitchen. She’s created a cottage industry of making all things science more palatable to children.

How the individual players came to join Wild Prairie Brass in Edina is an exercise in six degrees of separation.

Ariana Song, a senior at Edina High School, was selected for the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, which took place in February in New York City.

Ten spectacular new pieces of public art—huge, colorful outdoor sculptures—await your votes in the People’s Choice award category. This is a wonderful ongoing project for which the community can thank Public Art Edina and its chair, Barbara La Valleur.