Community

2021 Connecting with Kids honoree Shane Stumm

Since 2008, the Edina Community Foundation’s Connecting with Kids Leadership Breakfast has shined a spotlight on the efforts of local volunteers and their impact in the Edina community. In April 2021, eight honorees were celebrated for their work.

hands on USA flag

It’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since the tragic events of 9/11. Each year, many pause on September 11th to honor and remember lives lost.

Allison Sundquist and Kim Sabow

Allison Sundquist of Edina discovered For Goodness Cakes in late 2019 while researching ways to combine her passions for baking and volunteering.

Recently I was asked “What is so great about Edina?” As an unabashed fan of my city, I was more than happy to respond.

Krista Johnson and Dave Jenson

This past spring, we asked Edina residents to share with us what it is they love about their respective Edina neighborhoods. Over the past year+ when so many have been through so much, it’s become clearer than ever that people are a priority.

Seeds of Change, at 50th and France

In an effort to ignite conversations about race and bring awareness to the Edina community, local organizers and students came together last summer to develop a public art installation, Seeds of Change, at 50th and France.

Best of 2021 winners

Excuse us while we get our party vibe going because we’re in the mood for a community celebration—some homegrown revelry—and, possibly, a bit of merrymaking as we invite you to celebrate the richly-deserving winners and runners-up of our Best of Edina annual readers’ p

Front Steps Project family portrait

By bringing individuals together in times of isolation, Edina photographers Molly Andresen and Hillary Wallace wanted to use their talents to help the common good.

Regina Neville

Over the past 20 years, Regina Neville has served Edina and Edina Public Schools (EPS) in a myriad of leadership positions—with school PTOs, Parent Leadership Council, Edina Education Fund and the Edina School Board.

Paul Felipe and family

Edina residents Paul Felipe, a salon manager at Sloane’s Beauty Bar at 44th and France, and Blaine Caton, a sonographer for Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, live on Lake Edina and consider their neighborhood to be very diverse and inviting.

Ryan (Rion) Liestman

The first time I encountered local recording artist Ryan (Rion) Liestman was at a Morningside After Dark event in 2017 where he closed the show with a few familiar reggae songs that had the audience swaying and singing along.

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