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Something New for the Best of Edina 2017!

Voting for our annual readers’ choice poll will take place January 1-31, 2017 here on the site and finalists will be posted online in March.

Look for the winners in the July 2017 issue of Edina Magazine!

Edina Community Lutheran Church has been undergoing a renovation and expansion since October 2015. “The church had old infrastructure and needed more educational space and a lot of updating was needed,” says Erik Strand, one of two pastors at Edina Community Lutheran Church.

The Horsager, Epples & Cepak familes of Edina soak up some sun and fun on spring break in Yelapa, Mexico.

Since July 2013, Chuck & Don’s has teamed up with Minnesota’s Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP) to ensure that all pets receive the medical care they need for the best quality of life. Once a month, MN SNAP parks a mobile unit at a Chuck & Don’s location.

Community supported agriculture groups (CSAs), are a great way to support local farmers and the economy.

In late 2016 or early 2017, a community solar garden will be installed on the roof of the Edina Public Works building. Cooperative Energy Futures was awarded this site by the City of Edina in the fall of 2015, making Edina the first city to have a city-hosted solar garden in Minnesota.

Sara McLenighan of Edina sent us this photo featuring eight Edina families traveling together on spring break in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. No worries here.

Blitz, an Edina police department K-9 officer, is safer than ever before thanks to Vested Interest in K9s Inc., a nonprofit organization created to help protect K-9s in the line of duty.

Competition was stiff this year for the annual Images of Edina Photo Contest, but after the dust settled, the judges picked the winning images in five categories: Business, Education, People & Community, Places in Edina,  and Plants & Animals/Nature.

Minnesota State Fair-goers love the Great Minnesota Get-Together. They especially love leaving with goodie bags and bellies full. Some Edina residents leave the Minnesota State Fair with ribbons in hand, thanks to their contest-placing baked goods and arts and crafts.

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Friday, December 20 to Sunday, December 22
[Arts & Performance]
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ashley Ballet Arts Academy
Friday, October 4 to Thursday, October 24
[Arts & Performance]
This exhibit will share from Jim Dayton's professional and personal artistic process, which was vast and varied. Come immerse yourself in the artistic passions of a talent taken from us too soon!