October 2014

In the October issue of Edina Magazine you'll go behind the scenes with beloved meteorologist Belinda Jensen, find tips for better rest and feast your eyes on a cornucopia of fall cuisine!

Fall brings a great harvest of foods to Minnesota when a diverse selection of locally grown vegetables and fruit are at their peak.


Clara Parsons might not be as well-known as developers Carl Hansen or Samuel Thorpe, who built large subdivisions in Edina, but she made her mark in Morningside by building homes one by one along Alden Drive in the early 1900s.


The Edina Senior Center encourages active older adults to stay fit and have fun with activities including weekly drop-in tennis games.


Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, a home and workplace for adults with autism, celebrated its grand opening in Edina this past spring.


Fairies, witches and warriors unite at the annual Pumpkin Festival at 50th and France on October 25.


Belinda Jensen traces her interest in meteorology back to an idyllic childhood spent near the St. Croix River in Prescott, Wisconsin. A self-proclaimed tomboy and one of five children, Jensen says Prescott was a great place to grow up. She’s always loved the outdoors and excelled in science.


As a busy mom of four in Edina, I get attached to one workout routine when an activity fits my schedule. In the spring and summer, for example, I walked the same paths beyond the point of boredom.


According to Dr. Conrad Iber, medical director for Fairview Sleep Centers in Edina, around 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers from lack of sleep.


After Julie Greene read Lee Wolfe Blum’s book, Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder, she says it resonated with her. “I wasn’t expecting it to be as moving and honest and real,” she says.


Italian dunkers. How could two little words cause havoc in the school cafeteria? Because they taste awesome. And when they’re served, they can cause an entire school to go a little nuts.


This past January, in the remote Guatemalan community of San Cristobal, a team of volunteers led by Dr.


Teens with depression have a new line of defense against destructive emotions.


Edina couples Matt and Sara McLenighan, Curt and Rachel Ruegemer, Tom and Nancy Bray and John and Kristen Karpinsky on spring break in Jamaica.


The oncoming winter can mean hibernation for many. For others, the change of season means digging out the ice skates to enjoy the cold. Retailers assist winter weather enthusiasts by providing skate sharpening services.


The sixth annual Edina Day of Service will be held October 25.


The Creek Valley Wellness Committee won a Connecting with Kids Leadership Award for their work at Creek Valley Elementary School, which includes starting a running club, initiating Mix It Up Day, and introducing new fruit and vegetab


For the first time since 1994, Edina High School wrestlers will hit the mat as Hornets.


Cooks of Crocus Hill chef Mike Shannon and sommelier Leslee Miller offer some delectable fall food and wine pairings. Consider these selections for your next family feast.


After being named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People in America” by America’s Promise Alliance, the Edina Community Foundation went to work making su


Vision Loss Resources hosts a mall walking group twice each month at Southdale Center. Sighted volunteers walk alongside VLR clients as guides to encourage fitness and camaraderie.


If you’re between the ages of 20 and 99 and often find yourself asking, “What’s next?” the community of Edina will be hosting a series of Life Reimagined programming to help participants look at their career, relationships, wellness and finances and begin a new phase.


After tutoring students one-on-one for 14 years, Edina resident Megan Stone understood that students “didn’t know how to be a student,” she says.