Taking Healthcare “Home” to Seniors

We are following the journey of two local women. When we introduced you to them last month, the elderly mom’s husband died and she was beginning to struggle with managing her health and her household alone. Her daughter helped her hire Matrix Home Healthcare Services to manage her medical and personal needs. (Check out our first installment of this serial…

Putting Magic in Your Mirror

It’s that time of the year when resolutions abound. You look at yourself in the mirror and promise that this year will be different. This will be the year you finally get rid of those extra ten pounds, stop smoking, learn to manage your stress, get enough sleep, go to the gym three days a week. This will be YOUR…

Meet John Cal: A Music Man

Eden Prairie’s John Cal has had a lifelong burning passion for music. Even as a young kid, he began writing songs and playing in bands, nurturing his love of music and feeding his soul.

Winter Is Coming

Sorry to all the readers for the tired Game of Thrones reference, but I couldn’t help myself. That said, there may be at least a tiny grain of wisdom to be plucked from this less-than-funny (possibly nerdy) reference. Indeed, Jon Snow, the Lannister clan, Daenerys, and the rest all have reason to fear the coming winter – [spoiler alert] there’s…

Helping Seniors Live Their Best Lives

How’s your mom? Active and independent? Is your dad still driving? Whether they’re local or far away, your parents are likely to need your help someday. It can be hard when it’s our turn to step in, but it’s also an opportunity to show our gratitude and to model how we hope to be cared for when we’re in their…

Winter Twenty-Seventeen

 Modeled by: Jackee Abeln, Alexandra Howard, Aggie Ofori-Amanfo  Styled by: Mary Abeln, Nora Johnson  Special Thanks: Continental Diamond, 1600 Utica Ave S #130, St Louis Park

A Safety Net for Local Homeless Youth

What does “drop-in” mean to you? A cup of coffee with your neighbor, a visit with your mom or a quick manicure? Now, imagine that you’re homeless. Even worse, you’re on your own and only 17. For homeless young people, “drop-in” can mean a lifeline to their most basic needs – food and a safe place to sleep. A local…

Nas-Drov-Via Vodka Cranberry Sauce

 Makes 3 cups  INGREDIENTS  1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, 
 rinsed and drained

“Crafting” a Better Community Through Beer

In the ultimate win-win for craft-beer lovers, the Prairie Brewfest event organized by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation turns samples of pilsner, porter, and pale ale into philanthropy that fills unmet local needs. The 2017 version held Sept. 9 at Purgatory Creek Park was no exception, as a record 600 ticket holders sipped craft beer, listened to music from Wondercure,…

The Perfect Turkey

The perfect Thanksgiving Dinner requires the perfect turkey. 
Right? The image that best captures this was made by Norman Rockwell. And that picture, that unattainable goal, has stressed holiday hosts far more than determining who has to sit next to Uncle Bill, who talks nonstop at the table, waving his loaded fork while gravy and cranberry sauce rain down on…