August 2019

Be in the know Edina. This education themed issue will teach you a thing or two about what’s happening around town as well as about some folks who make Edina and the world a better place.

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.

A photo of Nine Mile Creek submitted to the 2018 Images of Edina photo contest.

Each month, we feature a photo from our Images of Edina photo contest. This month, we asked photographer Alison Pence to tell us about her photo titled Urban Tranquility.

A pizza and sandwich from Hello Pizza, one of Edina's best summer restaurants.

Where to eat in Edina during the dog days of Minnesota summer.

Building a deck like this one is easy with the experts at Mom's Design Build.

Building a deck? Take some tips from Edina homeowner Robyn Dhein and the experts at Mom's Design Build.

A performer on stage at

There are over 30,000 artists in the state of Minnesota and more than 1,600 arts organizations.

A black and white photo of a performer at, a new nonprofit performing arts venue at Southdale Center.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Introducing, a non-profit performing arts venue, production studio, art gallery and meeting space dedicated to serving youth, artists and community members at Southdale Center in Edina

Ryan Schenck, one of the 2019 Prep Elite from Edina High School

We shine a Senior Spotlight on students at Edina High School who are dedicated, hard-working, have a mind for service and enjoy giving back to the community.

Mariam Diaby, who earned a letter in community service at Edina High School

Mariam Diaby says the letter in community service from Edina High School is her greatest achievement so far.

Bennett Dykstra, an Edina High School senior

Bennett Dykstra takes service to heart as a member of the Edina High School Student Council and part of Tapestry Church's youth group for young people with special needs.

Caroline Bercaw, a senior at Edina High School who created Da Bomb Bath Fizzers.

We shine a Senior Spotlight on Edina High School students who are dedicated, hard-working, have a mind for service and enjoy giving back to the community.

A high school student from an exchange program looks at the skyline in Seoul, South Korea.

Studying abroad continues to be a valuable part of learning outside of the classroom at Edina High School.

Emma Anderson and Celia Orth of Aspire Mentoring, a tutoring program at Edina High School

Community volunteerism oftentimes changes lives for the better, especially when the focus is on children in need. For Edina High School’s Aspire Mentoring program, the focus is the same even if the location has been temporarily altered.

Molly Lounsberry Dykstra and her mother Berrie Lounsberry in The Berry Patch, and Edina preschool Berrie founded 35 years ago in her basement

Edina preschool started in Berrie Lounsberry’s basement 35 years ago.

Beth Swanson, pictured with her husband James, was presented with a Connecting with Kids Leadership Award by the Edina Community Foundation

Every year, the Edina Community Foundation honors volunteers who work with kids as part of their Connecting With Kids initiative.

The cover of "Bethlehem" by Edina author Karen Kelly.

Historical fiction, love, tragedy, mystery and suspense are all wrapped up into one novel, Bethlehem, written by Edina author Karen Kelly.

A woman wears a yellow backpack. Backpacks are a hot fall fashion trend, according to Wendy Witherspoon of Prink Style.

The practicality of carrying all of your necessities on your back while still looking stylish is exactly why backpacks are a hot trend for fall.

A home prepared for a spring home sale.

The spring real estate market kicks off Monday after the Super Bowl, when Minnesota boasts frigid temperatures and a healthy dose of winter slop.

Grilled Cheddar Sausage and Pepper Skillet, an easy grilling recipe

This one skillet meal uses local sausages from Butcher & the Boar and plenty of veggies.

The Old Course at St. Andrews, the oldest golf course in the world

In early March, I sat down with a delightful couple who shared their dream of a golf vacation in Scotland for a 50th birthday extravaganza this September. I explained, that most 2019 golf vacations are already locked but that I love a challenge.

A father sits at an organized desk with his son.

Tips from Style + Dwell, an Edina based home organization business.

"City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert, author "Eat, Pray, Love."

In the novel "City of Girls," nonagenarian Vivian Morris tells her life story to a younger acquaintance named Angela.

A margarita recipe made with reposado tequila.

It’s peak margarita season, and our liquor columnist is here to help you choose the right tequila!