May 2014

In the May issue of Edina Magazine, you'll learn all about Edina's youth juggling company, find tips to help your teen find the perfect summer job and expert advice on planning a wedding fit for a royal.

Edina High School boys’ hockey team players skate with their fans and collect food shelf donations at the fifth annual Skate with the Hornets event.


Cornelia School parents gathered at Pinstripes for a night of fun and fundraising at the seventh annual Parents’ Night Out in January.

Special thanks to Flowers of Edina, Paper Source and Cooks of Crocus Hill for our beautiful brunch display.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner—one of the busiest days of the year at many of Mom’s favorite restaurants.

Edina resident Sherryl Bandt values the strong sense of community at Minnestoa Life College in Richfield.

Longtime Edina resident Sherryl Bandt sought part-time employment when her youngest child entered grade school.

Mike Grube, PGA professional and adaptive golf league volunteer, at the Braemar Golf Dome.

If you head over to Braemar Golf Course on a Friday in May or June, you will find an inspiring group of 60 golfers and volunteers—all thanks to an Edina golf instructor, the late Larry Nelson.


The City of Edina’s first rescue vehicle, purchased in 1953, was quickly christened “the breadwagon” because it looked “like a big bread truck that the Holsum Bread guy used to deliver bread,” recalls former fire chief Ted Paulfranz.

 From left to right, Julie Madison, Heidi Kapacinskas, Betsy Cavanagh, Katey Taylor and Kelly Flaherty support the annual Golf & Tennis Classic.

Brush up on your golf and tennis skills while enjoying a beautiful spring day at Edina Country Club.

Geneva Fitzsimonds at Southview Middle School

Growing up with 12 older brothers and sisters can have its ups and downs. For South View Middle School band teacher Geneva Fitzsimonds, a big family had more perks than drawbacks, as it ultimately led her to her dream job.

Up-to-date equipment helps keep student athletes safe.

“Concussion” is the buzzword in youth sports these days. The high-energy pace and physicality of football, hockey and many other activities make some bumps and bruises inevitable.


Each spring, the Edina High School choir performs “Current Jam,” a pop variety show that features the year’s hit radio songs. The performance is wildly popular among choir participants and spectators alike.


The Get Your Rear in Gear 5K, an annual race organized by the Colon Cancer Coalition, aims to encourage healthy living through screening education and awareness.

Bluebird Boutique uses Instagram to show off the latest fashions.

As human beings are visually driven creatures, it is no surprise that more and more clothing and home goods shops are flocking to the social media platform Instagram.


Subhash and Udayan Mitra are as close as brothers can be in their Calcutta neighborhood in post-partition India. In the late 1960s, their paths diverge as Subhash leaves for graduate school in Rhode Island and Udayan stays behind, becoming involved in the Maoist Naxalite movement.


Family owned appliance store Warners’ Stellian opened its Edina location 10 years ago.


Planning on buying flowers for mom this Mother’s Day? Why not take her to the Edina Garden Council’s Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale and let her pick out her own gift?


Edina High School seniors are required to complete a May term project. This includes the option of taking part in a project outside of school. For many senior girls, becoming a “Lemon Girl” is an ideal way to spend May term.

Lemon Drop martini with rosemary simple syrup and garnish.

With the sun shining brightly and the snow finally behind us, it’s time to think about entertaining on the porch or patio again. Call up your friends and neighbors and invite them over to kick back with happy hour cocktail on your patio.

Taste of Edina’s competing chefs: Evan Freeberg, Brad Berg, Scott Thole and Nelson Pinos (not pictured).

This month, the Taste of Edina will test out its new venue at the Westin Galleria. Though its previous venue, Centennial Lakes, is a beautiful area, having the event outdoors always meant gambling with nature.


Catering season is in full swing, with spring celebrations and milestone events like graduation parties. Edina has some of the most renowned caterers in the Twin Cities.

Hannah Anderson grew up in Edina and will marry Edina native Johnny Meeker in November.

Grace Kelly is a style icon, but her legacy is getting a fresh look thanks to the upcoming release of Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman.

Jugheads founder Paul Arneberg with Reid Johnson and his sister Elise, both longtime club members.

The story of Jugheads Youth Juggling Company begins with Paul Arneberg. Because the story of Jugheads is the story of Paul Arneberg, really.


“You’re hired.” These two words can make a teen’s pulse quicken even more than a seat next to a math class cutie. And as summer vacation approaches, many young people will hope to hear these words as they vie for seasonal, part-time work.