February 2018 Edina Magazine

February is a month of love but not just romantic love. In this issue we celebrate love for friends, love of sport, love for pets, love of the outdoors and of course–love of good food! 

On the Cover: Shauna Zwart and Teresa Hermes

"A Night in Paris"

Dedicated parents and volunteers coordinated a fabulous night of fundraising for Normandale French Immersion programming in Edina. A silent auction, balloon art, live entertainment and a live auction were all part of the French-themed festivities.

Former Centennial Lakes Park steakhouse named after local hockey legend Lou Nanne, changed its name to Tavern23 last fall.
As consumers gravitate toward online shopping, business owners must find creative ways to tailor to the trend.
Edina Junior Legion Post 471 (U17) team kept the wins and hard work rolling through another successful season of tournament play in 2017.
When Melissa Hunzelman took this photo titled Puppy Love, the Hunzelman’s puppy Buddy was brand new. “I think we had only had him two weeks at this point,” Hunzelman says.
Strolling through the streets of Edina, residents and visitors can enjoy an abundance of public art.
out of the Midwest. “I would love to do a sequel. We’ve only touched the surface,” he says.
Since 1993, Normandale Elementary has been an Edina choice school offering a complete French immersion program to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
As if juggling work as a partner with a high-profile Edina law firm and family life isn’t time consuming enough, Rich Ruohonen battles to keep one more ball aloft (or stone on the she
Who needs a triple or a quad when you have this duo?
As soon as the mercury begins its slippery slide down to lower temps, most of us dig out winter wear, moisture-inducing lotions and other cold clime accoutrements.
As a full-time executive of one of Minnesota’s largest companies and parent to two small children, on paper, James Tucker doesn’t look like a typical novelist.

While the cold sticks around, there’s still plenty of fun to have in the great outdoors. The good news is you won’t have to go far to explore a Minnesota winter, just don’t forget your wool socks. The following winter activities may help you find a reason to embrace the frost.


Kimchi is served in delicious ways in Edina. Why not give these Korean inspired foods a try? If a trip to the Olympics is not in the cards, no worries. Plenty of Korean-styled foods are available in town. (Scroll down for "Grilled Kimcheez Sandwich" recipe!)

With the 2018 Winter Olympics opening in Pyeongchang, it’s only fitting to expand our local food horizons to include Korean flavors.
Award-winning author Patrick “Packy” Mader has released a book titled Minnesota Gold, and if you’re at all interested in Minnesota history, the Olympic games or sports in general, thi
For Last year, at the Great Gatsby–themed Edina Chamber Gala, attendees took a trip to the roaring 1920s.