March 2016 Edina Magazine

In the March issue we investigate the art of making mozzarella, bring you the best St. Patrick's Day brews from Edina Liquor and share the story of two local women who took an unbelievable mortorcycle trip.

Edina High School senior Greta Hatzung is an avid photographer. She started taking pictures in middle school, and her passion has blossomed. “I had a small point-and-shoot [camera] and would take pictures of anything that I saw, mainly my family.


Pick a salad, any salad. Go for a meaty salad, sweet salad or creamy salad—whatever you choose, it will be no sacrifice. You won’t feel cheated on taste or satiety. From start to finish, you will be enchanted by innovative combinations and traditional favorites alike.


Memorial hockey tournament to raise funds in honor of Quinn Kirsch is a huge success.


Edina Liquor can help you get in the Irish spirit this St. Patrick’s Day with a few of their favorite local brews.


At the bustling intersection of 50th and France sits Mozza Mia, a warm and inviting beacon of scent and taste, surrounded by charming alleyways of twinkling lights and shop doors that beckon to treasures within.


Just as we are eager for the new fashion season, you may also be looking at your living space with a similar desire for something new. Spring is a great time to consider freshening up your home.


If there is a surefire way to take the pulse of an area, then a neighborhood block party might be it.


While it looks like they live in an ordinary house on an ordinary Edina street, don’t be fooled by Dawn and Jonathan Rundman. They breathe the rarefied air of a compatibly married couple sharing creativity, curiosity and extraordinary artist-community citizenship.


Mother Nature has a way of taking the best laid plans, rumpling them up and tossing them to the side like a roughed-up ragdoll. Last year, Edina’s Jean Caizzo and Lisa Hawks planned a trip to Naples, Florida—not unusual, since many Minnesotans travel to warmer climates.


Edina resident Kimberly Rynders was once a single pregnant teen whose dysfunctional family turned her away. Now, Rynders is a happily married mother of five, new grandmother and is the larger-than-life director of Tapestry Pregnancy and Family Resource Center for women and children in crisis.


Picture this: Ten gentlemen sporting vests and green caps emblazoned with the words “Edina Lions,” flipping pancakes and joking with high school graduates and their parents in a suburban garage.


Most people identify the Emmy Awards as an annual red-carpet event featuring their television favorites. Edina residents can take pride in an Emmy Award of their own, one recently presented to the city by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Edina-based lawn irrigation company IrriGreen was a finalist in the 16th annual Tekne Awards.


In January, former advertising copywriter Megan Maynor published her first children’s book, Ella and Penguin Stick Together. Part of the inspiration for the book came from some of the fun dialogue Maynor had with her own children when they were young.


At West Metro Hypnosis, owner and certified professional hypnotist Kelli von Heydekampf helps clients create change and achieve success by guiding them to a heightened state of awareness. Before guiding clients to this hypnotic state, von Heydekampf determines each client’s specific needs.


In an effort to lower the cost to businesses for the purchase and installation of bike racks around town, the city of Edina introduced a bike rack cost-share program last summer.


SotaRol opened in November near 50th and France next door to AgraCulture. It is serving up delicious and inexpensive Asian dishes for people on the go.


Scott Dillon embarked on his cocktail-making journey after attending a craft cocktail class, along with his wife K.C. Danzansky, hosted by bartender extraordinaire Missy Kissling.