Giving Back

School crossing guard Tony Harmon was honored last year for his positive impact in the Edina community.

Anthony Harmon has become a local fixture on the corner of Valley View and Antrim Roads in Edina. There, he faithfully mans his post, directing traffic and guiding Valley View Middle School and Edina High School students safely across the street during the busiest times of the day.

The Edina Federated Women’s Club, which was “founded on friendship and strengthened by service”, will hold its Fed’s Fest fundraiser on January 4 at the Westin Galleria. Tickets to the event cost $100 per person.

The Edina Senior Center hosts many activities and events throughout the year. One of these is the Caregiver Support Group. This program is devoted to caregivers, be it for an elderly parent or a spouse with special needs. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

There’s more than one way to build community. Little Free Libraries, which are popping up in cities and towns nationwide, are bringing neighbors together in Edina, too.

Andrea Knoll

When 17-year-old *Jason was working two jobs by day and living in his car by night, he didn’t concern himself with the irony of being a homeless teen in a wealthy suburb.  He wasn’t concerned about the sobering statistics on the growing number of homeless teens in the southwest suburbs.

Hockey rivals Zach Budish and Anders Lee team up for a good cause off the ice.

One college hockey game box score last season had Edina natives Zach Budish and Anders Lee each notching an assist as Budish’s Gophers beat Lee’s Notre Dame team, 4-1.

Karen Nelson, Executive Director of the Edina Education Fund.

What makes Edina such a great place to live, work and play? Ask a resident, and you’ll get a variety of answers: top-notch schools, a thriving arts scene, plenty of spots to connect with nature…and the list goes on.

Dan Arom

Superhero films are box-office gold. Moviegoers are drawn to the action, adventure and special effects. But there is also something very American about our superhero stories. We embrace the idea of apparently ordinary citizens leading double lives.

In a community brimming with possibilities for youth, Meg Rodriguez and Idith Almog created to ensure enrichment activities are available to all students, regardless of socio-economic barriers.

You can help fight crime, whether or not you wear a badge and drive a squad car.