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Wayne Kostroski

Wayne Kostroski didn’t set out to found an event that would fund 25 million meals. A local restauranteur since 1980, Kostroski toured a St. Paul food bank in 1985, was struck by the need and realized that he was in a position to help.

A drawing on a lunchbag. Bradley Smith and his children stand in front of the U.S. Capitol

Finding himself out of work and, for the first time, a stay-at-home dad, Edina resident Bradley Smith wanted a way to connect with his kids. Thinking back to his own childhood, he came up with a plan.

The Italian countryside

Anna Bonavita founded travel company Esperienza after visiting the dying village of Pennabilli.

Shrey Ramesh, the Edina High School student honored by the Edina Community Foundation, leans against some lockers.

Because of his community involvement and desire to benefit the lives of others, Shrey Ramesh was recognized last year by the Edina Community Foundation’s Connecting with Kids program

Ava Mehta, the Edina girl who will compete in the National All-American Miss pageant

This November, Ava Mehta from Edina will travel to Anaheim, Calif. to compete in the National All-American Miss pageant.

Ryan Schenck, one of the 2019 Prep Elite from Edina High School

We shine a Senior Spotlight on students at Edina High School who are dedicated, hard-working, have a mind for service and enjoy giving back to the community.

Mariam Diaby, who earned a letter in community service at Edina High School

Mariam Diaby says the letter in community service from Edina High School is her greatest achievement so far.

Bennett Dykstra, an Edina High School senior

Bennett Dykstra takes service to heart as a member of the Edina High School Student Council and part of Tapestry Church's youth group for young people with special needs.

Caroline Bercaw, a senior at Edina High School who created Da Bomb Bath Fizzers.

We shine a Senior Spotlight on Edina High School students who are dedicated, hard-working, have a mind for service and enjoy giving back to the community.

The cover of "Bethlehem" by Edina author Karen Kelly.

Historical fiction, love, tragedy, mystery and suspense are all wrapped up into one novel, Bethlehem, written by Edina author Karen Kelly.

The Old Course at St. Andrews, the oldest golf course in the world

In early March, I sat down with a delightful couple who shared their dream of a golf vacation in Scotland for a 50th birthday extravaganza this September. I explained, that most 2019 golf vacations are already locked but that I love a challenge.

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