Shops & Business

In 2016 Mindy Ahler decided to raise awareness of climate change by riding her bike across the country.

She readied her bike, a 30-year-old Trek that her mom had given her. She would start in Seaside, Ore., and ride almost 4,000 miles to Washington, D.C.

Chika Griswold is an Edina mother of three who prides herself on making wholesome food at home. She makes her own almond milk, yogurt, bread and cheese straws, among other things.

Two beautiful spring-themed pieces available at Scheherazade Jewelers in Edina that are sure to brighten up your seasonal outfits include a butterfly necklace and ring set by Lombardi of Italy, an award winning Italian jeweler.

If you’re looking for some fun new games or activities for your child’s Easter basket, then look no further than Creative Kidstuff. Books are great gifts. Creative Kidstuff recommends The Littlest Bunny and Too Many Carrots.

“Don’t just dream. Have plans,” reads a sign outside Grandview Tire & Auto on 70th Street in Edina. The quote was perfect for Kamal Aggarwal. The Edina resident was talking to her son about taking his schooling more seriously while they were driving to the store.

Sometimes you choose service, and sometimes service chooses you. Ann Deshler of Edina knows both sides of this story. She’s been an oncology nurse her entire career, currently working in cancer research for HealthPartners.

The Peters Billiards logo is a familiar sight to many driving on Highway 62 over Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis. But many Twin Cities residents might not know the business’ interesting history.

Sara Aubitz is an Edina homeowner and mother of two who loves her neighbors, Edina public schools, staying fit (she runs and does yoga), travel and gardening. Her employment history includes merchandising at Target and marketing at 3M.

Being single doesn’t mean you should single yourself out from having pretty flowers to display in your home or office. Ann Backman, owner of Spruce Flowers and Home, says, “My idea for singles is to sign up for one of our flower arranging classes.

When Molly Resch was younger, she always loved going over to her best friend’s house, where her friend’s mom had a hair salon in their basement. Years later, Resch is continuing what she has always enjoyed doing, but now at a Sola Salon.