Arts & Culture

Edina’s annual Veterans’ Dinner is held in advance of the Edina 4th of July parade. Area veterans were invited to an annual dinner celebration. The event is meant to honor and celebrate veterans with ties to the community and many also participate in the Fourth of July parade held the next day.

Author Sheila O’Connor

When it comes to writing unique and captivating tomes, critically acclaimed Minn. author Sheila O’Connor has succeeded.

Paavo Rundman made a stop-motion animation video with Legos to demonstrate his knowledge of Latin America.

Brett, Cameron and Savannah Hufendick

Along with her brothers, Brett and Cameron, Savannah Hufendick founded Safe In Sound.

Students gather around a traffic light in an engineering class.

Project Lead the Way aims to give real-world science and engineering experience to students.

Every year Edina Magazine spotlights a few high school seniors who stand out in the crowd. This year is no exception. The following young men and women pursue excellence in creative and thoughtful ways. They are good students, athletes, artists and community members.

For many high school juniors, starting a college plan and getting ahead of the curve can be intimidating. It’s one more task to accomplish for students who already have many demands on their time including academics, school activities and social life.

With fall right around the corner, it’s time for students to gear up for the next school year. It can be an exciting and busy time for those finishing high school and focusing on a new chapter in their education.

Time spent with family often creates sweet memories, but for one Edina family it creates sweet maple syrup, too. Jack and Lynne Sullivan are the parents of 11-year-old Emerson and 9-year-old twins Mason and Luke.

Capturing the moment is a photographer’s job, their greatest goal when they focus their lens.

Mayor Jim Hovland has been at the helm of city government in Edina since 2005. Meanwhile, his wife LaRae Ellingson Hovland has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a French teacher in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district.

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