January 2017 Edina Magazine

In the first issue of the new year we're talking clean eating, checking in on local yoga instructors who are planning a retreat to Mexico and exploring new home design trends to freshen any space.

Edina native Bryan Singer scores another win in the Images of Edina photo contest. His photograph, Hangin’ Around, earned Best in Show in 2016.


It’s a new year! For many, celebrating in 2017 need not include alcohol. Abstaining can be easy with these fine mocktails and other alcohol-free beverages—all satisfying and delicious.


Mindy Rozman-Banko and Carl Anderson have been classmates since the fifth grade at Countryside Elementary in Edina. Since graduating from Edina High School in 1982, they have gone on to successful careers.


Lori Volding
Physical education and DAPE teacher at South View Middle School


This is it, the year you’re going to shed those unhealthy habits and emerge fitter, stronger and feeling so much better. We’re going to help you get started with advice from three local wellness experts. Through education and experience, Angie Bartness, owner of Physical Culture (v), Dr.


It’s January and most college application deadlines have come and gone.


Students at CorePower Yoga in Edina line up to take classes with Lindsey Ronning and Kyle Wilman. Both teachers are popular and experienced.


Before Judith Guest’s first novel, Ordinary People, was published in 1976, she got a call at her Edina home from her editor at Viking Publishing. Robert Redford was interested in turning Ordinary People into a movie.


January’s early sunsets and frigid temps can blanket some Minnesotans in the blues. Winter months can be particularly difficult for the Kirsch family of Edina.


If the expression “Just relax” stresses you out, there’s help. Trained professionals in Edina provide both the most current and the more traditional relaxation services, with results that last long after your appointment.

Facials and Massages


Weight loss programs vary in cost, intensity of counseling, calorie restriction and exercise demands. One type of program differs significantly in that it involves physician-guided use of prescription drugs.

A Better Way Health Center


Argo Tea, a Chicago-based retailer, is selling some of their drinks at a newer Coffee & Bagels hybrid shop in Edina. The store is a partnership between Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels, with the newest addition being Argo Tea.


Helping high school youth succeed in different aspects of life is something Becky Briggs truly loves. Last spring, Briggs received a Connecting with Kids leadership award. This is an honor given in recognition of a significant commitment on behalf of youth.


BoxElder Senior Moving Services is a full-service moving company for seniors. This Edina-based, family-owned company offers a variety of services like sorting, purging, disposal, organization, shipping, storage and staging.


A Chicago-based retailer opened at 50th and France last fall. Luxury Garage Sale, an upscale consignment store, is ready to serve up some serious styles to Edina shoppers. This will be the company’s fourth location.


The idea for the Ready-Set-Connect program emerged from a 2013 Edina Challenge meeting with a large number of active groups in the area.


The chapters of Maggie O’Farrell’s seventh novel, This Must Be the Place, link together like crossword puzzle pieces. It opens in a remote corner of Ireland where Daniel Sullivan hears a fragment of a BBC news show on his car radio that leaves him shaken.


The Polar Plunge will take place in Minnesota in late winter and early spring. These events, which raise money for the Special Olympics, are a great way to have fun while helping a great cause.


Per Christensson of Edina visits the shire in New Zealand. He says the hobbits were excited to learn about life in Edina.

Nancy Battaglia along with Kelsie and Billy Nash, in front of a cathedral, were part of a group of 19 that traveled to Cefalu, Sicily.


Annika Bridal Boutique—named by combining the owners’ names, Annie and Kate, with a nod toward Minnesota’s Nordic heritage—recently opened in Edina.


Tyler Nanne has always dreamed about playing hockey for the University of Minnesota. After deciding to transfer from Ohio State due to medical reasons, Nanne is glad to be back in his home state and able to carry on the tradition of being a third-generation of Nanne Golden Gopher hockey players.


The Edina Community Foundation honored 17-year-old Owen Stidman with a Student Leadership Award. Owen is a senior at Edina High School and has had many leadership roles at EHS.