Christmas Memories

Late Christmas Eve, a young girl stares at the lights of the Christmas tree with sleepy eyes. Her thoughts drift to visions of the toys she hopes Santa will bring. She occasionally shifts her gaze out the window, watching the falling snow on the trees. Her younger brother has already given into sleep, his head resting on the families golden…

Fashion With a Purpose

Bella Gina Boutique isn't your run-of-the-mill clothing store. In fact, it's not even your run-of-the-mill boutique. 

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…

The Prop Shop

Eden Prairie abounds with quality of life. Our city is nationally recognized as one of America’s best places to live, and we love living here. We have great schools, wonderful parks and trails, excellent city services and a population that is fully cognizant that we live in a wonderful community. We also have many organizations that give back to the…

Gimme Shelter

Eden Prairie consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in America. With its excellent public schools, residential neighborhoods and thousands of acres of land for parks and open spaces, Eden Prairie offers residents a high quality of life. But is it a good place to be a pet?

Kids Cafe

No matter who you are there is a food that brings you back to your childhood. Maybe it’s a family recipe that’s been passed down through generations of your family or something you and your friends whipped up on a lazy summer day. Food has the power to take you back to the kitchens of your parents, grandparents, and neighbors.…

“Hire me” Hacks

 Article Nancy Renneke  Liz Martin knows all the secrets for securing your dream job. After spending a decade hiring top talent for Target headquarters, she’s spent the last thirteen years as a consulting director at her own company, Network Careers, Inc. She and her partner coach clients through every step of landing a new job, from search strategies to offer…

The Giving 
Garden

 In 2012, something special started growing in Eden Prairie.  The Pax Christi Catholic Community announced a need for volunteers for a new project: the Giving Garden. A community garden entirely run by Eden Prairie locals and parishioners. From seed to harvest, the volunteers would work together to cultivate fresh produce that would be donated to the People Reaching Out to…

“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,…

Fun For Good

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation is now in its 36th year of positively impacting all EP citizens. Five hundred grants have been awarded to over 84 organizations. Four priority areas for granting are social services, recreation and the environment, arts and culture, and education. The largest source of grant funding is our annual event; EP Gives scheduled for Saturday, April…