April 2014

In the April issue of Edina Magazine, you'll learn all about how Cedars of Edina underwent a huge (and rewarding) landscape renovation, find a guide to some of our favorite gifts in Edina shops and learn how a local woman is helping others deal with divorce.

Learn about the history of your neighborhood and its pioneers. Visit the Edina History Museum’s “Edina on the Map” exhibit on display through Fall 2014. 612.928.4577; edinahistoricalsociety.org


Which came first, the chicken or the egg dish? Few foods have more versatility than eggs. We enjoy them fried, boiled, baked, whipped, coddled, scrambled, poached and basted. When it comes to eating, the egg possibilities are endless.


Edina held its third-annual film festival November 7-9 at the Landmark Edina Cinema. All photos by Andreasen Photography.


More than 65 percent of Americans eat out at least once a week. So when Rice Paper employee Thu Do saw a magazine article about the new Feedie phone app, she got excited.


A summertime stroll through a park or along a forested trail relaxes the body and renews the mind. But getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is a luxury many city dwellers only experience on vacation or during a weekend getaway.


Springtime ushers in a string of seasonal gift-giving events—graduations, housewarmings, garden parties, birthdays and so on—so when you hit the shops and local markets for the perfect gift, take along our handy guide.


From backyard gardens to open fields, daisies can grow just about anywhere. So sprang the name for Jennifer Morris’s idea-in-the-making—Daisy Camp.


Don’t know the difference between a perennial and an annual? Wondering whether you should use organic soil or a synthetic blend? Wait—you at least know we’re talking about gardening, right?


As the modern workforce transforms to suit ever-changing job descriptions and company objectives, workspaces are also getting a facelift. Many more people work from home or spend time away from the office than ever before.


Allan Law was snoozing in his van early one summer morning. Law works late nights and had pulled into the parking lot of an Edina church for a quick nap before heading back to work. A rap on his window woke him and he found himself staring up at a police officer.


Winding through the majestic scenery of the St. Croix River Valley, the Ironman Bicycle Ride is one of the first and biggest biking events in the Midwest each spring.


When Jim Rubin returned from his morning jog a number of years ago, the first thing he told his wife Laura was, “I just noticed that my all-time favorite house in Edina is for sale!” And he suggested they take a look at it.


Claire Little, a junior at Edina High School, didn’t like to read. That is, until she joined the Breakfast Book Club at school this year. “The Breakfast Book Club got me more pumped about reading. I really like reading now,” Little says.


When a Minneapolis mother of five won a mommy makeover on the CBS TV show, The Doctors, producers called on Dr. Nathan Leigh of Edina Plastic Surgery to provide the transformation.


On November 1, 2013, Edina High School was presented with a $16,000 grant from the Japan Foundation to cover the cost of a Japanese language teacher for one year.


The days are getting longer and warmer, but it’s not summer quite yet. Head over to the newly renovated Braemar Golf Dome to squeeze in some pre-season practice on one of the 46 tee areas before the Dome closes mid-April.


In April, the gardener dreams of what the summer will bring. Emily Tepe’s lovely book, The Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden with Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers, is the guidebook for those dreams.


Edina residents can now learn to color their own hair. Not from the side of a box found in a pharmacy aisle, but from the professional color advisers and educators at dpHUE at 50th and France.


Earlier this year, DataBank completed a $4 million expansion and upgrade to its newly acquired data center at 7700 France Ave.


Ever since its first appearance on Edina’s landscape in the late 1960s, Pentagon Park hasn’t filled all its potential space.


When fifth-grader Rebecca Ohaeri ran out of books she wanted to read, she started to write her own story. Now a senior at Edina High School, Ohaeri has one self-published novel under her belt, and a trilogy underway.