February 2016 Edina Magazine

In the February issue we're sharing wardrobe tips and looks you'll love from Edina stylist Ethelind Belle, in addition to terrific kid's gift options from three local shops!

Edina High School is filled with clubs that aim to address different issues, both globally and communitywide. Two of the largest are Hornet Connections and United for UNICEF. Hornet Connections works with special education students at EHS, with overall inclusion the goal.


Like a miracle cure, a healthy dose of comfort soothes the stress and strain of modern life. Good food sets the mood, and Edina restaurants have a vast selection. Satiety, that full feeling that lingers, defines the comfort-food family.


An appreciative audience came out to see the Minnesota Symphonic Winds and the Edina High School Concert Band play in honor of longtime band director Bill Webb in October.


Minnesota NHL great Lou Nanne and Michael McDermott, CEO of McDermott Restaurants, have partnered to open Lou Nanne’s on France Avenue in Edina. McDermott owns Rojo Mexican Grill and Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill.


Last year, the Super Bowl became the most watched show in U.S. television history. A whopping 114.4 million-plus viewers in households across America tuned in.


New grandparents, godparents and your friends without kids are unlikely to be in the know when it comes to the latest baby and toddler gifts.


I’m Alive: Courage, Hope and a Miracle is the story of Edina resident and former high school hockey star Duke Pieper, who, at 15, reached both the heights and depths of his young life.


How can would-be volunteers get connected? Carynn Roehrick, community resources and volunteer program manager for Edina Public Schools (EPS), is very glad we asked.


Edina High School (EHS) has a leg up on the University of Minnesota—spats and all. Both schools trumpet marching bands, but guess who has more members? Ski-U-Mah Edina! EHS features nearly 350 marchers, compared with the U of M’s 300.


Edina is for book lovers. In a town of serious readers and dedicated book club members, February in Edina is a time to celebrate literary love.


Edina Goes Down Under (pictured above)
Paul, Peter, Doug and Kathleen Seim in Australia in August 2015 at the Sydney Harbor across from the famous Sydney Opera House.


For Black History Month, Edina Library will work to help students with school assignments on African-Americans in history. But this month is also a good occasion for people of all ages to read and reflect on people and movements that have shaped the black experience.


Founder and CEO of Mannerly Manners Marilyn Pentel says she came up with the idea in 1985. The programs she had looked into taught rules of etiquette in a more formal setting.


La Leche League International is a mother-to-mother organization that provides leadership and guidance for those choosing to breastfeed their children.


While summer may feel like a distant memory, Edinborough Park in Edina preserves the weather and fun of warmer months year-round. “Our tagline is that it’s sunny and 70 degrees all year round,” says assistant manager Dawn Beitel.


Nicole Jennings of Edina has recently expanded her unique online boutique, the Posh Mommy, to include a brick-and-mortar location in Bloomington. The Posh Mommy is a resale retailer of the highest caliber.


Before opening the first Gent Cuts and Grooming location with his wife, Crystal, in 2011, Michael Boyle had experienced the full gamut of hair salons.