April 2013

Coming into Focus | Park it Here

Before golfers roamed the rolling hills of Braemar Golf Course, the isolated acreage was home to a sheep farm, a cattle ranch and allegedly a nudist colony. The rumor is woven through several decades of stories, including one from sheep farmer Carl Marth’s granddaughter Caroline


Motivated by hope and by her sister’s battle with stage-four colon cancer, Edina native Kristin Lindquist Tabor chose a “live life” approach for the fight against colon cancer.


Fitness is increasingly important for folks over 50. Many baby boomers work past retirement age, due to longer life expectancies, smaller nest eggs or simply a desire to remain productive.


Lara Trujillo and Tracey Zavadil were destined to bump into each other someday. Both hail from Edina, with husbands involved in the arts, daughters on traveling soccer teams, and both love of vocal music.


Weather warms. Snow melts. And little by little, leaves and blooms burst from buds to populate Edina’s parks and public spaces with natural beauty. Since 1984, the artist responsible for creating and maintaining much of Edina’s outdoor beauty is city horticulturist Tim Zimmerman.


Stacks of graduation announcements will soon begin to fill your mailbox. You’ll want to give gifts to the young people in your life who’ve accomplished so much. But what to give?


Getting the day’s weather report is an integral part of most people’s morning routine. Edina native Jonathan Yuhas has provided those weather forecasts as part of his own routine for more than 20 years.


Need your coffee in a hurry? You’re in luck. A fourth Starbucks location is en route to Edina.


On May 4, the Rotary Club of Edina will team up with Rotarians from Maple Grove, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Rogers, City of Lakes, Richfield and Chaska to host a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from India.


When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last year, Edina paramedic and firefighter Ryan Quinn, fire marshall Jeff Siems and police officer Eric Carlson traveled to Queens, New York, as part of the Minnesota Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).


The Edina Parent Communication Network (PCN) welcomes speaker Erin Walsh to the podium for its upcoming forum, Fostering Self-Discipline in a Culture of Instant Gratification.  Each year, the PCN offers five community forums that address the social, academic and personal development of young peop


After an eight-year stay in Eden Prairie, the family law practice of Olup & Associates has returned to Edina.


Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.



Edina High School economics teacher Jason Szporn and Countryside Elementary third-grade teacher Jennifer Gross were honored as TIES exemplary teachers in technology during the organization’s annual Education Technology Conference in Decembe


April is volunteer month, and what better way to donate your resources and expertise than by imparting knowledge at local schools?


Although un-pregnant friends may share the excitement of a new pregnancy, there’s nothing like having another belly bump to lean on through the journey into motherhood. The solution: Bump Club and Beyond.


Sunset Swing was taken at Megan Norman’s neighbor’s house, where her two-and-a-half-year-old named Olivia played on the swing. “For me, the swing and spinning around is such a child-like thing,” says Norman. “With the lighting I just felt the photo was a prime opportunity.


The student show at the Edina Art Center (EAC), which opens April 4, is a thrilling event for artists and art appreciators of all ages. Each EAC student is invited to exhibit one piece of artwork that they’ve created over the past year, with work ranging from beginner to highly skilled.


Tapas—also called “small plates”—are an increasingly popular dining choice.


For those dreaming of a vegetable garden of goodies, an urn filled with colorful blooms or a literal cornucopia of fresh herbs, the wait is almost over.


Many think of Edina as a suburb built in the 1950s but, in fact, the Village of Edina and its rolling fertile hills were first incorporated as a farming community in the 1880s.


For many people, discovering their passion is a life-long journey.