April 2015

In the April issue of Edina Magazine get to know former Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings as he talks about his family and his charity foundation; find out how to plan the perfect spring get-together; check out a round-up of great local restaurants, and more!

When Southdale Center opened its doors in 1956, its neighbors included a poultry operation, a dairy farm, a riding stable and gravel pits.


How do you like your food—hot, hot, hot? Tempting choices abound for spicy food in Edina. At any time for any meal, you’ll find a full menu of dishes to warm your heart and soul.


Are you or your out-of-town guests looking for the best ways to experience Edina? Do you have business associates visiting or are you planning an event?


Betty Workinger and Fran Shea of Edina planted a certified monarch butterfly way station at Arneson Acres in the summer of 2013. Here, they share their passion for pollinators, the story behind their garden and helpful advice for home gardeners.


In 2013, the Twin Cities sports media reported on a border-crossing deal that would bring accomplished NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings to the Minnesota Vikings after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.


Growing up, Edina resident Marlene Pauley never believed her love of the clarinet would turn into anything more than a favored pastime.


Duck. Rabbit. Cricket.


Fairview Southdale Hospital will soon have a spectacular new emergency room expansion. The Carl N. Platou Emergency Center is set to open in August 2015.


You can call the Edina Dance Team a number of things: hard working, talented, determined. But whatever you do, don’t call them the Hornettes.


Don’t forget to bring a little piece of Edina with you when you travel! Snap a shot of someone holding a copy of Edina Magazine for a future installment of Travel Log.


Eco-friendly plans are heating up in Edina. New energy policies achieved in the 2013 Minnesota legislative session mandate that Xcel Energy help fund community solar programs.


Looking for a convivial creative outlet? Check out Crosstown Camera Club, initiated in the 1990s by the Edina Art Center.


In Penelope Fitzgerald: a Life, biographer Hermione Lee captures a world that Anglophiles and Downton Abbey fans will appreciate. Born in 1916, English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald descended from the famous Knox family.


A four-legged Edina hero passed away in January, just a week into retirement.


Edina’s leaders in philanthropy will be honored this month at the 36th annual City Volunteer Recognition Event on April 29.


A group of fifth-grade girls at Normandale Elementary School are making their allowances count. Janel Goff, managing director of Goff Investment Group, offers financial education to girls and young women.


At Jerry’s Foods, the bakery crew enjoys its work down to the very last crumb. Who wouldn’t feel great surrounded by fresh-baked goodies every day? Cheery bakers are quick to give a friendly hello to customers.


Edina resident Roy Smalley, a 13-season major league baseball player (including nine seasons with the Minnesota Twins), hasn’t completely left the game.


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The snow is melting, which means spring parties are just weeks away. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a spring soirée or a special anniversary, events involve a lot of planning.