January 2015

In the January issue of Edina Magazine you'll learn how the Edina girls' hockey program became a national powerhouse, and find activities to help you fall back in love with winter.

Cold weather can cause carb cravings, and pasta is a sure-fire cure. But here in Edina, we like our pasta any time of year. Good choices abound.


While St. Paul held its annual Winter Carnival, the tiny Village of Morningside celebrated the cold and ice in its own way in the 1950s and 1960s.


Edina Senior Center hosted the 2014 Minnesota Senior Games billiards competition.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 19. This federal holiday helps citizens remember and reflect on the importance of King’s contribution to non-violent activism and the civil rights movement.


Try to find one person in Edina without a hockey story—and good luck. It won’t be long before you’re pulled into a story about this game, that game, hat tricks and five holes.


No matter our age, most of us need exercise to be fun in order for it to truly work. Whether you’re sick of running in circles on the track or your child is tired of chasing a ball up and down the court, exercise boredom problems can often be solved by dance.


Now that the New Year’s Eve ball has dropped, the last of the champagne is gone and the party confetti has been swept away, we’re left with our resolutions. Run a 5K. Lose 30 pounds. Eat healthier. We regard ambitious resolutions with both optimism and—if we’re honest—doubt.


Snowshoeing: Slower in pace, this pastime invites us to take a look around; it’s perfect for those clear, bright winter days.


Moving is rarely a pleasant experience. While it often signifies a brand-new adventure, it can be time-consuming and frustrating, and it requires a lot of patience.


For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST—as in the FIRST robotics program—is an annual competition sweeping the nation.


Juicing can be a simple way to get your recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables. Just throw everything into a juicer and get your vitamins to go.


For more than 40 years, Gail Shore of Edina has traveled to other countries on solo, self-funded trips—she’s taken photos, gotten to know the culture, and returned to share her experiences and photography with family and friends.


The Minnesota high school hockey season is well underway, and the Edina Hornets are seeking a state championship title for the third year in a row.


Swap the snow for an ocean view and take a break this winter at popular destinations including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.


The first month of the new year encourages reassessments. Janice MacLeod takes stock of her choices the year she turns 34. She finds 100 ways to pare down, clean up and save her way to a new life in France.


Even in the coldest temperatures, running outside doesn’t have to slow down if you’re prepared. “It’s all about the windproof outer shell and high-tech, lighter-weight fabrics,” says Paul Horan, Gear Running Store owner.


January is National Financial Wellness month, so we asked Pat Wolfe, senior vice president and financial advisor at Wealth Enhancement Group, for tips on improved financial fitness.

5 Tips for Financial Fitness in the New Year:


Today they’re building robots; tomorrow they’ll change the way we do business.


The Westin Edina Galleria hotel offers an innovative new workspace, designed to give business and leisure travelers a place to work efficiently and comfortably on the road.


As a junior, Chetana Guthikonda was awarded the 2014 Connecting with Kids Student Leadership award for her community service and passion for social entrepreneurialism.


Now in its seventh year, the Skate with the Hornets event gives young fans a chance to meet their favorite Hornet hockey players. Truly a community event, this annual open skate offers an opportunity to give back.