Giving Back

Glass sculpture "The Wave" by artist David Wight

Going to the beach is one of this season’s finest luxuries, and enjoying Minnesota lakes tops my own “Best Way to Spend a Summer Day” list. When I visit one of the coasts—east, west or north—

As Veterans Day approaches, plans to build a memorial honoring Edina’s fallen heroes are well under way.

This past January, in the remote Guatemalan community of San Cristobal, a team of volunteers led by Dr.

Erik’s Ranch and Retreats celebrated the grand opening of its Edina location this past April. Over 150 guests and community members, including Edina’s mayor Jim Hoveland, attended the event.

James Harding, left, and Tom Schmitz, right, with LNFS trainers in Liberia.

Try to imagine a world without fire rescue or emergency medical personnel: Picking up the phone and dialing 911, only to find nobody on the other end of the line—or not even having an emergency line to call.

Edina High School seniors are required to complete a May term project. This includes the option of taking part in a project outside of school. For many senior girls, becoming a “Lemon Girl” is an ideal way to spend May term.

More than 65 percent of Americans eat out at least once a week. So when Rice Paper employee Thu Do saw a magazine article about the new Feedie phone app, she got excited.

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.

School crossing guard Tony Harmon was honored last year for his positive impact in the Edina community.

Anthony Harmon has become a local fixture on the corner of Valley View and Antrim Roads in Edina. There, he faithfully mans his post, directing traffic and guiding Valley View Middle School and Edina High School students safely across the street during the busiest times of the day.

The Edina Federated Women’s Club, which was “founded on friendship and strengthened by service”, will hold its Fed’s Fest fundraiser on January 4 at the Westin Galleria. Tickets to the event cost $100 per person.

The Edina Senior Center hosts many activities and events throughout the year. One of these is the Caregiver Support Group. This program is devoted to caregivers, be it for an elderly parent or a spouse with special needs. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.