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—

There’s more than one way to build community. Little Free Libraries, which are popping up in cities and towns nationwide, are bringing neighbors together in Edina, too.

Andrea Knoll

When 17-year-old *Jason was working two jobs by day and living in his car by night, he didn’t concern himself with the irony of being a homeless teen in a wealthy suburb.  He wasn’t concerned about the sobering statistics on the growing number of homeless teens in the southwest suburbs.

Hockey rivals Zach Budish and Anders Lee team up for a good cause off the ice.

One college hockey game box score last season had Edina natives Zach Budish and Anders Lee each notching an assist as Budish’s Gophers beat Lee’s Notre Dame team, 4-1.

Karen Nelson, Executive Director of the Edina Education Fund.

What makes Edina such a great place to live, work and play? Ask a resident, and you’ll get a variety of answers: top-notch schools, a thriving arts scene, plenty of spots to connect with nature…and the list goes on.

Dan Arom

Superhero films are box-office gold. Moviegoers are drawn to the action, adventure and special effects. But there is also something very American about our superhero stories. We embrace the idea of apparently ordinary citizens leading double lives.

In a community brimming with possibilities for youth, Meg Rodriguez and Idith Almog created to ensure enrichment activities are available to all students, regardless of socio-economic barriers.

You can help fight crime, whether or not you wear a badge and drive a squad car.

From the first fruits of spring to fall’s bountiful harvest, Centennial Lakes farmers’ market features dozens of local vendors amid beautifully landscaped pathways at Centennial Lakes Park. Maybe you’ve dropped in and loaded up on some of the market’s tasty, fresh produce.

Press releases were written about the Dodge Caravan. Blue and green decals of Edina-related institutions were emblazoned on its white walls. And a company-wide mission set out to fill the minivan with food and other donations.

To celebrate the City of Edina’s 125th anniversary, the Edina Art Center and the Edina Historical Society will host “EdinaScapes,” June 27–July 31.