Health & Wellness

Artist: Evan Abrahamson

Art Girls co-founder Hollie Blanchard says, “I used to dream about opening a floral shop with vintage curated clothing. For me it was a recipe crafted with aromatic scents and a sweet nod to creating a signature style. This oil painting stopped me in my tracks.

Concord, an IT business support company owned by three Edina residents, has lit up Edina with pride. By donating a state-of-the-art baseball scoreboard to Courtney Field, the owners, Stuart Nutting, Jeff Northrup and Chris Davis, have shared their business success with the entire community.

With rising health care costs and a population of baby boomers who aren’t getting any younger, the role of consumer education and preventive care for Edina’s senior citizens is more important than ever. While Fairview Southdale Hospital has long been recognized for its world-class stroke, heart

The distance between home plate and the pitcher’s mound is 60 feet and 6 inches, but the gap between when pitcher Rob Wassenaar’s right arm rocketed strikes and when manager Bruce Barron called the hit-and-run to lead the Edina American Legion baseball team to the 1983 state title is a much grea

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.

 

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