July 2015 Edina Magazine

In the July issue get the low-down on three different summer entertaining styles, find out how a local rescue is finding loving homes for abandoned pets and catch up with KARE-11 news' Julie Nelson.

In the summers of 1962 and ’63, Edina youngsters explored the wilderness in their city’s backyard during overnight camping trips sponsored by the parks and recreation department.


The Edina community celebrates the patio dining season in style. Dining alfresco is an experience to be savored, and if someone else does the cooking, all the better.


Local businesses get recognized for recycling efforts.


Celebrating surviors and honoring lost loved ones.


Even better than watching Internet dog videos is seeing your dog(s) have playful outdoor experiences. Six years ago, Edina established its first off-leash dog park in Van Valkenburg Park. And the city’s four-legged friends aren’t the only ones that appreciate this outdoor freedom.


On a summer morning in Edina, a group of girls stood next to a checkerboard-patterned carpet. It’s only 10 feet from one side to the other, but they could only use a few squares on the board to get across—and if they stepped on a forbidden square, the carpet emits a loud beeping sound.


Julie Nelson is used to squeezing through windows—of time. Only hours before the KARE-11 newscaster goes live for the station’s 5 p.m.


We chatted with three prominent Edinans, all members of our editorial advisory board, and asked about how they entertain during this fleeting, beautiful time of year. Their responses show that finding your own style is just as attainable.


It’s just two shelves of books set up outside the office at a local apartment complex, but Edina’s littlest library is making a big difference in the lives of the families who use it.


To understand him means reading between the lines—the one-liners, that is. Bill Arnold likes to steer the conversation one way, toward humor. But to truly appreciate his punch lines, one needs to understand the set-up.


When Bruce and Tracy Mooty bought their home on Lake Cornelia, they were perfectly aware that the 1950s rambler needed to be razed. “The house was actually in pretty bad disrepair,” Bruce Mooty says. No one had lived in it for nearly a year, and some woodpeckers had decided to call it home.


A rich harmony of voices leads Colonial Church in Edina through its traditional Sunday morning worship.


While attending Washington University in St. Louis, Rachel Mairose was involved with animal rescues. She wanted to continue that involvement when she returned to her hometown of Edina after graduation. So a few years later, in 2009, she decided to start her own pet rescue organization.


Amy Trushenski (formerly Danielson) of Edina Grill, voted this year’s best bartender by readers of Edina Magazine, was recently married. She might have a new last name, but her great instinct for making delicious drinks remains unchanged.


Edina’s Highlands Elementary School said farewell to three influential educators who retired this spring.


What makes a superior July 4th fireworks experience? The right company, weather and location are essential, but what about the show itself?


Edina horticulturist Tim Zimmerman and Bachman’s have teamed up to grace Edina’s new bronze eagle veterans’ memorial statue with an intricate garden scheme.


Successful pet adoptions are generally not a drive-through experience. Though highly rewarding, pet adoptions require a bit of effort and patience.


Each summer, more than 70 floats glide down a stretch of 50th Street for the Edina July 4 Parade. As the intricately designed units move along the parade route, you’ve likely oohed, aahed, waved, and perhaps wondered how they execute it all.


Ali Jarvis, proud owner of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel rescue, knows all the pup places about town. Born and raised in Edina, Jarvis keeps close ties to the community.