August 2015 Edina Magazine

In the August issue meet six exceptional high school athletes, take a summertime outdoor art tour and find out how the Patty Berg League is getting girls interested in golf.

The wrecking ball may have tumbled Wooddale School into a pile of bricks in 1985, but the building lives on in many former students’ memories. “Every school I draw in my books is Wooddale School,” says former student Nancy Carlson, a children’s book author and illustrator.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for Edina ice cream! Who doesn’t love ice cream, especially on a hot summer day? Ice cream epitomizes the taste of summer, down to the very last messy, shirt-staining drip.


Country Club Neighbors for Preservation hosted its first historic home walking tour.


An event at Westin Galleria raised funds for families facing cancer.


Edina’s Parent Communication Network (PCN) offers a valuable option for parents, educators, and caretakers to plug into unifying issues.


Ten spectacular new pieces of public art—huge, colorful outdoor sculptures—await your votes in the People’s Choice award category. This is a wonderful ongoing project for which the community can thank Public Art Edina and its chair, Barbara La Valleur.


Six high school seniors from Edina made time in their busy schedules to chat with us about, well, their busy schedules.


If you live in Edina, chances are you know someone who plays or has played soccer for the Edina Soccer Association (ESA) or Edina High School (EHS).


Every September, a group of teens heads to the South Metro Training Center in Edina to find out what it takes to become an Explorer. These teens and youth may be future law enforcement officers, business people, lawyers or soldiers, but for the time being, they’ll be Explorers.


Erin Porth knew a good thing when she saw it, and she hasn’t looked back. When some Irish dancers performed at her school, the then-kindergartner fell in love with the style and spirit of the age-old traditional performance.


Each year, Connecting with Kids, a program of the Edina Community Foundation, recognizes people in our community who’ve had a powerful influen


Creating healthy meals can be simpler once you sort through the abundance of information about what is and isn’t “good for you.” This is especially true for those who experience adverse reactions to certain foods.


Garbage around 50th and France is coming up roses—thanks to a $10,000 Hennepin County grant supporting recycling and composting.


Brad Atol, head coach of Edina’s U14A girls’ hockey team, the Edina Green, says there’s no magic involved in being a championship team. The essentials are hard work, dedication, and, most importantly, comradery.


The Tom Oye Award for Human Rights honors local leaders who further equality and civility. This year’s recipient is Jessi Kingston.


Community aspirations to provide local homes for hens and honeybees received an official stamp of approval this past spring.


Edina High School’s math team is on a roll. As the state high school math league approaches its 32nd year, head coach Alex Galt expects another successful season for Edina—and for good reason.



Ciao, Edina

Tyler and Kyle Christopherson brought along a bit of home while enjoying a long-awaited trip to Venice, Italy.


An Historic Vacation


The use of essential oils for health benefits dates back to ancient Egyptian cultures, when oils infused with herbs were used for an array of health purposes.


The Concord Elementary School garden adds sustainability, community growth, and environmental awareness to the school’s science curriculum.


Recent Edina High School graduate Hasna Ali has a self-awareness that far exceeds her age.