June 2019

Get connected to your community. Whether you’re a meticulous planner or more of a spontaneous adventurer, we’ve rounded up a ton of fun for you to explore this summer.

At this 40th annual community volunteer recognition reception, honorees from all around Edina were publically thanked for their volunteer efforts. Mayor Hovland also awarded five individual service commendations. Congratulations to all of the honorees.


Guests were able to meet and mingle with the five finalists in the Edina Community Foundation’s Bold New Idea contest.

Attendees of Reach for Resources' yearly fundraiser, Reach On Tap, pose for a photo at Wooden Hill Brewing Company.

Reach for Resources will hold its annual summer fundraiser, Reach "On Tap," Monday, June 17 at Wooden Hill Brewing Company.

The patio at Tavern23 in Edina.

Tavern 23, Harriet Brasserie, Ciao Bella, Salut and Red Cow are some of the prettiest places to eat, drink and be merry this summer.

A girl swims underwater at the Edina Pool in Melissa Hunzelman's photograph "Little Fish"

This month we asked photographer Melissa Hunzelman to tell us about her 2018 Images of Edina award-winning photo titled Little Fish.

An illustration of the many activities, events and places available for couples looking to staycation in Edina

If you even leave the hotel, there are plenty of fun places to go.

An illustration of the many activities, events and places available for girlfriends looking to staycation in Edina

Create vacation memories close to home.

An illustration of the many activities, events and places available for those looking to staycation with kid in Edina

For a family staycation, let the kids choose where to play and eat. Ask them to help map out the trip, create a playlist and write a packing list.

An illustration of the many activities, events and places available for those looking to staycation in Edina

Take a staycation that leaves you feeling relaxed, re-energized and re-connected.

Tanya Dowda and members of the Edina Girls Athletic Association run team.

The Edina Girls Athletic Association intends to help girls build friendships and confidence and learn how to live healthy lives.

Children perform as pirates at Morningside Theatre Company.

The Morningside Theatre Company teaches children what it takes to put on a show.

Jacqueline Hanson holds a copy of her first novel, "A Place in Time"

During a time of increased feminist moments, it’s natural to expect more insightful pieces of literature written by women, about women, like Edina resident Jackie Hanson’s first novel, A Place in Time.

Four kids who learned coding through the Code Ninjas program pose in front of the logo.

At Code Ninjas in Edina/Richfield, kids learn to code through a game-based and robotics curriculum that weaves in teamwork, logic, math and problem solving.

The XTorch, a solar-powered flashlight and cell phone charger.

The XTorch, developed by EJ Case, is making a difference in several countries.

A variety of organic sauces and condiments from Freak Flag Foods spread on crackers and vegetables.

The current Freak Flag lineup includes Smoky Red Mustard, Zesty Green Herb, Super Kale Pesto and Kick’n Curry Mole.

A woman wears a pink hooded snuggle lounger from Softie.

With an emphasis on fashion and function, Edina-based company Softies combines the cooling properties of athletic wear with ultra soft women’s comfort wear to offer eternal coziness.

"Garden Quilt," a new public art display at 50th and France.

Among the many updates happening at 50th and France is a new public art installation on display outside of the re-built parking ramp.

Roasted cauliflower sweet potato tacos from Greens + Chocolate.

Tips and tricks for healthier eating.

A newly remodeled home with a manicured lawn.

If you’re grappling over whether to love it or list it, simplify your thinking

A can of wine from Broc Cellars labeled "Love Rose"

Canned wine is perfect for pairing to most any backyard fare from potato salad to burgers on the grill.

The covers of three published commencement speeches, "Congratulations, By the Way" by George Saunders, "What Now?" by Ann Patchett and "Very Good Lives" by JK Rowling

J.K. Rowling, Ann Patchett and George Saunders offer invaluable advice for graduates.

A woman embraces her dog.

It’s proven that people who include their dogs in their everyday lives tend to forge better bonds and longer lasting friendships with them.

Plastic containers filled with food sit on the shelves of a well-organized fridge.

It’s time to clean up those drips and sticky spills and be on your way to a squeaky clean and organized refrigerator.

A painting of Evereve owner Megan Tamte reading books on business by Minneapolis artist Erin O'Leary.

Let’s face it, we all go through times when we feel a little unmotivated.

A bottle of Minnesota-made Bēt Vodka

With sweeter notes of vanilla and spicy notes of pepper, this is a smooth and sultry addition to your bloody Mary, vodka martini or coffee cocktail.

A fanny pack - aka a belt bag - from Target

Remember your beloved hands-free bag from the late '80s, early '90s? It was your go-to for shopping, art festivals and travel–the ultimate bag for convenience.