Back to School

It’s been such a wonderful summer, but it’s time to prepare for the new school year. 

The Montessori Method

Eden Prairie Montessori School has been guiding and cultivating children through the Montessori method for more than 20 years. But what exactly is the Montessori method? Recently, we were able to sit down with Eden Prairie Montessori School's director, Shonali Harrison, to learn more about the hands-on education that seeks to prepare children for the future while boosting their creativity and cultivating a love…

Thirty-Five Years of Caring for Our Pets   

Eden Prairie has experienced tremendous growth over the past 30 years. In the '70s, the population grew from about 9,000 to 18,000 residents. Since then, the city has continued to grow, and with excellent planning, a premier community came to fruition. Thirty-five years ago, Dr. Bob Skinner studied the demographics of Eden Prairie and determined it would be a great place…

The Art of Indy

Newsflash: This capital city is much more than motorsports, football and basketball. While Indianapolis is great for all things sports-related, that's not all it's good for. In fact, it arguably offers one of the most notable up-and-coming art scenes in the country. Here are four ways Indy is challenging its "sports town" stereotype and why it's worth visiting for its…

Fire Up The Grill

 Ingredients   1 1/2 to 2 pounds skirt steak  Extra-virgin olive oil for grill grates

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference in Eden Prairie

Thank you, our readers and neighbors for the wonderful comments about our June issue as we honored true difference-makers in our community. We are so proud to be able to recognize these committed community members. Our “Women of Substance” recognition debuted three years ago and has become a community favorite. We are in year two with our “Men to Know”…

Making the Most of Summer Road Trips

As Minnesotans, we love the seasons. Yes, even Winter. Summer is upon us, and one thing we have in common is Road Tripping. So much to see and do. We have weathered the Winter and looked forward to seeing the awesome places and sights, in a State that is one of the most beautiful places for summer travel where we…

Women of Substance

Lisa Toomey is originally from Connecticut. She and her husband moved to Eden Prairie from Australia in 2001. She has been involved in Eden Prairie's nonprofit sector for the last 17 years. Currently, she is the board chair for the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund. The Crime Prevention Fund is the only organization that directly funds law enforcement programs in…

Men to Know

We met Ted several years ago with our involvement in the Eden Prairie Lions Club, an organization whose motto is "We Serve." Ted is originally from the East Coast and had a career that included being a baseball player. He and this publisher became fast friends with similar backgrounds. Ted serves as the Treasurer of the Eden Prairie Lions and…

The Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace has had quite a year. In addition to being named European Car of the Year, The I-Pace was recently named the World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show along with winning Best Design and best Green Car.