Arts & Culture

At this 40th annual community volunteer recognition reception, honorees from all around Edina were publically thanked for their volunteer efforts. Mayor Hovland also awarded five individual service commendations. Congratulations to all of the honorees.

In the wee hours of Friday, April 19, with New England in shock from the Boston Marathon bombings the previous Monday, Edina native Andrew Kitzenberg suddenly had a bird’s-eye view of the events that riveted the nation.At 12:46 a.m., on the street below his Watertown, Mass., apartment, the Tsarn

Nancy Acker didn’t think she could paint. After retiring in 1997 from her job as a psychologist in the Minneapolis school system, she had taken woodcarving and sculpture classes at the Edina Art Center, but was apprehensive about picking up a brush.

Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.

 

Edina High School (EHS) is starting off the school year by welcoming back, Troy Stein, this time as the new assistant principal and activities director.Stein began his high school teaching career at EHS in 1998, but left to teach at Chaska High School in 2004, and served as the assistant princip

As summer metamorphoses into radiant autumn and paints nature’s canvas, this is the perfect month to appreciate art.

Some kids struggle to find their way, but Alex Conrad, an eighth grader at Valley View Middle School, knows exactly where he is all the time. That’s because Alex has a mind for maps and geography.

A sister duo from Edina, known as Chasing Lovely, may just shatter conventional images of Nashville country music makers. Taylor and Chloe Turner ventured to Nashville in 2010 to make their mark on the country music scene.

There is something thrilling about seeing the inside of other people’s houses. As a young trick-or-treater I yearned to be invited into the foyer in order to crane my neck and imagine the family’s world within, each residence a culture unto itself.

If sitting inside a dark movie theater seems like a waste of a gorgeous summer evening to you, then head to Centennial Lakes Park, where you can bring your own picnic, buy popcorn from the concession stand, spread out the blanket and watch great films on the big screen.

Whether trying to get into the college of one’s choice or land a well-paying job after college, in today’s tough economy the competition one faces in order to achieve those goals is tough.

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