June 2022

“Never underestimate the impact that your mere existence can have on another human being.” —Fred Rogers

Edina Magazine June 2022

This month, my maternal grandmother will turn 92.


Edina resident and hobbyist photographer Vicki Hurwitz was out for a walk one warm summer morning in 2021 when she noticed the sun hitting her neighbor’s dog just right. She took advantage of the tranquil moment and pulled out her camera.


I’m not sure about you, but in the heat of summer, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen, bent over a hot stove to prepare a meal. For me, exploring new and complex recipes is hobby for winter, not summer.


Is there anything better on a beautiful summer evening than enjoying live music al fresco with neighbors and friends, surrounded by excellent restaurants and fantastic ice cream? Probably not.


Walking through the front doors of ModernWell is like walking into an oasis. With bright walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, cushy couches and welcoming work desks, the space is designed for creativity.


It’s not easy for most Minnesotans to talk about themselves. Even more complicated is to get them to share their feelings. But that’s exactly what Edina resident Dietrich Nissen, founder and CEO of Inherited Stories, does.


In 2020, Minneapolis resident Jeanne Bleu decided to stop dyeing her hair blonde and embrace her naturally graying hair.


For most people, bike rides, swims and jogs are activities for separate days, maybe even weeks. For triathletes like Henry Jessen, it’s all in a day’s work. 


The annual Edina Art Fair marks the unofficial beginning of summer for many residents in the Twin Cities.


Paris, a 6-year-old Papillon dog, can process voice commands in the time it takes Edina’s Wayne Carlson to deliver them.


June Jones, 28, is the library assistant at the Chalcot Library in rural England. Built in the 1870s as the village school, the library is a red brick building. It is beloved, but it has seen better days. Shy June is beloved as well.


As we age, our bodies gradually lose potential for healthy functioning of our cells, tissues and organ systems. When cells fail to produce adequate amounts of energy, deterioration and pathologies can occur. 


There can be an unconditional bond when it comes to our pets. For centuries, dogs have been coined “man’s best friend” as the bonds of unfailing love, devotion and loyal companionship deepen with time. When I saw the life with which artist Karin Jacobs captures her original pet commiss


Local author and librarian Maureen Millea Smith is a connector.