Arts & Culture

What’s the best thing about Edina’s heralded Fourth of July Parade? Is it the fire trucks and police cars? The bands, the horses, the elected officials and candidates? Is it the candy? How about being with friends and family on a lovely summer day?

Edina resident and author Jen Dewing continues to succeed with her children’s books. Her most recently released title, A-B-C What I Can Be!, was featured on the Today Show.

Book clubs, art programs and movies— The Edina Library and Southdale Library heat up in July with jam-packed activities for everyone. Children of all ages can find something to do, with book clubs for both girls and boys in grades 4-6, and story time for wee ones.

Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.


An Edina author has written a new title to add to your summertime stack of beach reads. The Last Scroll by James Fricton is a unique reading experience.

Click here to open a full-size version of Tom Pepper's crossword puzzle.If you’ve spent any time with crossword puzzles, you’ve no doubt seen clues like “ritzy Minneapolis suburb” or “Minneapolis neighbor” and immediately known the answer: Edina.

You might take your kidneys for granted. But if you heard the story of Edinans Kathleen Carter and Kim Pendergast, you might give thanks to those fist-sized body purifiers that work hard for you every day. Carter and Pendergast graduated from Edina High School together in 1979.

Graham Woodward remembers his parents putting a basketball into his hands at a young age.  Clearly, it paid off. The Edina High School senior became the all-time leading point scorer in January, and was one of 5 finalists for 2013 Mr. Basketball in Minnesota.

Enterprise Edina is a new TV show that debuted in February, featuring the best local businesses in our town.

The Edina community will congratulate the senior class of 2013 at Edina High School’s commencement ceremony June 9.             “The Class of 2013 will leave an indelible mark on Edina High School, one best depicted by a deep and abiding commitment to continuing a legacy of success through hard w