Welcome to the August 2023 Issue

by | Aug 2023

August 2023 Edina Magazine

Every August, we focus on education throughout the pages of our magazine. Our annual Senior Spotlight feature is a big part of this—but we also look at education from different angles. This month, we’re celebrating a local teacher and introducing you to a local nonprofit that uses storytelling to build confidence in youth. We’re also exploring sustainability and what we can learn about taking better care of our environment in two different stories—one about coffee cups and one about home design. And, in chatting with area naturalist Elsa Litecky, we’ve discovered the delight that can be found in learning from nature.

This month—my last as editor of Edina Magazine—I’m also personally reflecting on all I’ve learned during my time with the magazine. I can assure you that it’s in good hands—and you’ll meet the new editor next month, if you haven’t already met her out in the community!

But in the meantime, I want all of you, dear readers, to know how much it’s meant to me to be the editor of this community publication. I’ve learned so much about this city and the people who call it home. I’ve experienced firsthand the generosity and warmth of so many of you, through coffee meetups, email exchanges and impromptu chats at local shops or events. I’ve had fun, been challenged and am walking away with a hopefulness for the future through meeting so many impressive young people in this community who are intent on making the world a better place.

Thank you for letting me learn about what matters to you and for trusting me to tell the story of this community over the past two years. And please stay in touch. You can find me on Instagram @amyovergaard. I can’t promise to post often—but if you send me a message, I promise to respond!

-Amy Overgaard


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