A year ago, Edina High School student Will Hanson never saw himself winning State for long jump in track and field. “I had no idea going into the season that I would have this much success,” Will says. “I wasn’t really looking at it as ‘I have a chance to win State for this.’” During the pandemic, Will decided to try a new sport during his senior year at Edina high school. A longtime baseball player, Will made the transition to track and field after a friend convinced him. Read more about A Hornet Through and Through
Experts know that by age three, children have likely heard tens of millions of words. This is one reason why developmental psychologist Dawn Rundman wrote a book that combines her expertise about the science of child development with practical ways to help Christian parents grow faith in children starting at birth or adoption. This Edina mother of two understands life is busy. Her book, Little Steps Big Faith helps parents apply scientific research in ways that aren’t overwhelming and fit with today’s busy family schedules.
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What makes a superior July 4th fireworks experience? The right company, weather and location are essential, but what about the show itself? Fairview Southdale Hospital Foundation gives a generous sum to the Edina Community Foundation to fund the annual fireworks display. And the task, completed a few years ago, of choosing a pyrotechnic provider was not taken lightly. Read more about July 4 Fireworks
Mozza Mia, the popular Italian restaurant at 50th and France, has rolled out a new feature this year. If you’re holding a company party, working late at the office or just don’t feel like venturing into the late-winter chill, the eatery’s cherished pizza pie and mozzarella morsels can still be yours. Mozza Mia has teamed up with Bite Squad, the urban food delivery service, to bring its delicious food to Edina residents. Read more about Mozza Mia Pasta for Delivery
Finding a babysitter at the last minute just got a whole lot easier. Neighborhoods throughout Edina are tapping into Nextdoor, an online resource that helps neighbors connect with each other. Nextdoor works much like Facebook: You register with your email address, and it provides the tools to communicate easily with people down the street from you. Read more about Online Resource Nextdoor Helps Edina Neighbors Stay Connected
Edina Public Schools expect a modest enrollment increase of about 200 students over the next five years. The high school and Countryside and Highlands elementary schools are projected to see the largest spikes. The average class size at the high school is currently 28 students, with average size of 25 at the district’s elementary and middle schools. That is nearing, but still below, functional capacity, says director of business services Margo Bauck. Read more about Student Growth at Edina Schools