Health & Wellness

A woman applies sunscreen to her young son's back.

When we think of cold, flu and illness, images of winter come to mind. But Lori Skallerud, M.D. at Southdale Pediatrics, says parents can’t let their guard down in the summer.

Arbor Day has roots entrenched into history. The idea of planting and celebrating trees goes back centuries to Spain and migrated to the U.S. nearly 150 years ago. Forests were planted in Nebraska and the idea spread nationwide.

April nights are perfect for enjoying time with friends and family under the stars around a backyard fire pit, or pulling up a comfortable chair in front of an outdoor fireplace.

Artists express themselves in a variety of ways and mediums. For decades, Edina artist Judy Freeman has created ketubahs—Jewish wedding contracts that are signed just prior to the wedding ceremony and then displayed in the home of the couple.

A few years ago, the city of Edina reached out to Public Art Edina to find unique and fun ways to enhance the city. From there, the idea of having wrapped utility boxes was born. “There are currently six wrapped utility boxes,” says Barbara La Valleur, former chair of Public Art Edina.

Mobility can be difficult for some people whether young or old. That’s why Edina’s first barrier-free playground, created by Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground, was installed at Rosland Park.

As ultimate Frisbee continues to grow, the Hornets stand at the forefront. In his third season as a member of the ultimate Frisbee team at Edina High School, senior Daniel Brunker still remembers his first practice. “I was pretty intimidated,” Daniel says. “I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Edina High School junior Margeaux Pederson pressed the butt of her shotgun into her right shoulder, using her left hand to take aim. “Pull!” She fired her grandfather’s shotgun, an Ithaca 20 gauge, at a clay pigeon as it leapt into the sky, and—crack!

Jamie Glover has always been at home in the sports arena. As a kid growing up in Edina, she played everything from little league to fast-pitch softball and Junior Olympic volleyball.

Spring Break for Edina Public Schools begins March 27 and that means many students and their families will enjoy some downtime together before finishing out the school year. Grace McGurran, an Edina High School senior, tells us what she’ll be doing during her time off.

The Vintner Ball, now in its 12th year, will be hosted at the Edina Westin Galleria this month. At the event, you will be able to sip and sample more than 100 different wines hand-selected by the presenting sponsor, Kowalski’s.

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