Allan Law was snoozing in his van early one summer morning. Law works late nights and had pulled into the parking lot of an Edina church for a quick nap before heading back to work. A rap on his window woke him and he found himself staring up at a police officer. The officer checked Law’s driver’s license and asked why he was sleeping in a parking lot just a few miles from his Edina home. Law, a captivating storyteller, explained his current vocation: delivering sandwiches to the homeless and hungry in the Twin Cities. And the officer exclaimed, “Oh, you’re the sandwich man!” Read more about Edina Resident Allan Law Dedicates His Life to Helping the Homeless
When fifth-grader Rebecca Ohaeri ran out of books she wanted to read, she started to write her own story. Now a senior at Edina High School, Ohaeri has one self-published novel under her belt, and a trilogy underway.
Ohaeri’s first novel, Two Broken Birds, is inspired by history, fairy tales and writers like Jane Austen. “I grew up with fairy tales, and history is kind of like a fairy tale, except it really happened,” Ohaeri says. Read more about Edina Teen Aims for Success in Self-Publishing
What happens when a longtime Edina resident combines two medieval Scottish sporting traditions on one backyard pond hockey rink? The answer is ice bowling—a sporting event that entertains 20 to 30 men on any given winter Wednesday night in Edina.
Jeff Ryan refers to these weekly ice bowling get-togethers as “IBOLD”: the ice bowling organization for lonely dads. “The name could also stand for, ‘I be old,’ ” jokes Ryan. The irony of the acronym stems from how IBOLD got its start. Read more about Edina Man Invents Ice Bowling, A Sport For Everyone
Thanks to a locally devised and produced Android and iPhone application, sightseeing with your kids will never be the same. On a trip to Europe last summer, Mitch Zamoff asked his three kids to share their favorite part about Rome.
“They told me it was the gelato they had,” Zamoff chuckles. “My wife and I looked at each other and thought, we could have done that at the Dairy Queen.”
Read more about Exploring the World, One App at a Time
As fans, we find a star’s life fascinating. Their hangouts seem cooler, their favorite foods tastier and their clothing choices hipper. Despite these intriguing qualities, at the heart, stars are like you and me. Read more about KSTP Anchors Megan Newquist and Eric Kahnert Embrace Edina