Health & Wellness

Local Edina athletes, as well as current and retired professional hockey players, helped raise over $15,000 for the Angel Foundation at the Big Futures Tournament and Family Festival. The Big Futures Family Festival took place in April 20 at Schulz-Highland Arena.

If you haven’t yet heard about pickleball, you need to get hip to the fastest-growing sport in the nation. Despite its silly-sounding name, pickleball is a compelling, vigorous and altogether addictive sport.

Many Edina employers have implemented workplace wellness initiatives to promote healthy habits. A healthy work environment can reduce health care costs associated with risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, tobacco use and inactivity.

Countryside Park is on tap for a makeover. Late last year, the Edina City Council approved the purchase of playground equipment from Minnesota Wisconsin Playground/Gametime to the tune of $173,000. The entire makeover is estimated at just over $1 million and was slated to begin by June.

Edina native and former Tiger Oak Publications intern Mary McGuire won the prestigious 2013 David Kaplan Memorial Fellowship and recently enjoyed a four-month paid fellowship with ABC News’ Washington, D.C., bureau.

“Sometimes being uncomfortable is necessary,” says Anna Schmiel, whose documentary Others about homelessness in the Twin Cities is intended to do more than entertain audiences. A 2013 graduate of Edina High School, Schmiel began learning about poverty in Minnesota at a young age.

There was a time, not long ago, when the bells of the streetcar were a familiar sound amid the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities.

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.

 

Fitness Together in Edina is putting a different spin on group training with its PACK small group training sessions.

Don’t miss your chance to vote in the 10th annual “Images of Edina” photo contest, the result of a three-year partnership between the City of Edina and Edina Magazine.

Hollywood Boulevard flaunts its Walk of Fame; the Milky Way boasts billions of heavenly bodies, and Edina, too, has its stars. We’re talking about the 25 Best of the City winners that you anointed via your online votes this past winter.

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