May 2013

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When Pack 68 of the Edina Cub Scouts held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet last February, their entertainment was a presentation by Edina police officer Mike Seeger and his canine work partner, Diesel.


When Edina held its first known Fourth of July parade in 1930, the newly established newspaper The Crier celebrated its own history with a float celebrating “the birth of a great newspaper.” Nineteen-year-old Sara Moore portrayed “Mae Lovely,” one of the newspaper’s regular columnists who wrote p


Refresh your home and renew your garden at this year’s spring garden sale.


Drive down almost any street in Edina and chances are, you’ll spot a bright pink sign bearing the outline of a stork. The name behind the logo? Exterior Design Studio. Since 1978, the professional design and landscaping firm has specialized in total outdoor environments for the Edina area.


“The law enforcement community is the largest and best fraternity in the world,” detective Mike Lutz says. He ought to know; he has worked on the Edina Police department for 40 years, making him the longest-serving officer in the town’s history.


“I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven,” Kerry Casserly-Carter says. “After growing up in North Minneapolis and living in [New York’s] Hell’s Kitchen, [living in] Edina is so peaceful.” But North Minneapolis will always claim a large chunk of Casserly-Carter’s heart.


Living in the womb is a lot like spending time on a Minnesota lake on a perfect June summer evening. The constant water and wave motion lulls us to sleep, abetted by the soothing comfort of darkness and warm temperatures. It’s an all-inclusive nine-month stay.


Google in Education is partnering with Edina Public Schools and Flipped Education to host the first Google in Education Minnesota Summit on May 11 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


For one weekend every year, the streets of the 50th and France neighborhood welcome promising local and national artists to the annual Edina Art Fair, which takes place May 31 through June 2.


What better way to wine and dine your date than by sipping spirits and nibbling on dessert to the tunes of Gershwin, Porter and Ellington at Edina Chorale’s Spring Cabaret Pops?


It’s May, the lilacs are in bloom, temperatures are surging and 20-year Edina employee Ann Kattreh is enjoying her first spring as Edina’s director of parks and recreation after assuming the role last December.


Last December, Edina Police officer Brandon Kuske received the department’s Distinguished Service Award for a stalking case he pursued in 2010, which took months of investigation. Kuske says the award has only been given out a handful of times since he joined the force.


Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, this ever-popular event showcases the best restaurants and wine Edina has to offer. Many of Edina’s most cherished restaurants will be showcased, including Salut Bar Americain, D’Amico & Sons and the Good Earth.


Nothing says “life of leisure” like a fruity drink, whether it be a vitamin-boosted post-workout smoothie, a boozy boat quaff or a refreshing summer ade.


Edina has everything to keep you healthy and happy, from chiropractic care to natural foods stores and spa services, even portraiture services for pets. Yes, pets.


Edina bicyclists are encouraged by recent improvements in the town’s biking infrastructure.


Once Taylor Finley could dribble the orange ball, she was playing hoops in Todd Park.