July 2017 Lifestyle Letter

After bundling up with countless layers, slipping on ice during each commute to and from work, and fighting frostbit fingers, summer is finally here. And you know what? I'm already too hot. But as an employee of my local drugstore said to me, that's when you know you're a true Minnesotan.

July 2017 Around Town

Tiyumba means "lets love them", and is the heart of the mission of Tiyumba Drum and Dance. With the spirit of traditional African culture, Tiyumba reaches out and includes All in a joyful expression of life and community and offer opportunities to join in the rhythm and movement of Africa drum and dance. Tiyumba is performing at Starring Lake Amphitheatre…

Breakfast with the Champions

The 4th Annual Breakfast with the Champions, benefiting Positive Coaching Alliance MN. Former MN Viking Chad Greenway shared his perspective on youth sports and life lessons.

TCYP Summit

The Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit took place in late May, with keynote and breakaway speakers focusing on inclusion and diversity in the workplace as well as the importance of cultural competence.

Schooner Days

Eden Prairie celebrates the traditional beginning of Summer at Schooner Days. Some of the festivities included bingo, beer, food, and of course celebration with our neighbors.

Pudgie Revolution!

A classic camping food is getting a makeover! Three Wisconsin natives have teamed up to write a cookbook devoted to pudgie pies. What’s a pudgie pie? It’s a grilled sandwich toasted in a pie iron over a fire. Known to some as mountain pies, tonka toasters, campfire pies or something entirely different, they are delicious no matter what you call…

Summer Fun in Southern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota is ripe with nature’s abundant beauty and there is truly a plethora of fun things to do! With summer in full swing, switch up your usual summertime fun time old standbys, and add in some new favorites.

Summer Cocktails

By now, most of us know the benefits of eating local, in-season produce: the nutrient density, the environmental benefit of not traveling thousands of miles to our plates, and supporting our local farmers. With the weather warming up and the farmers markets opening, let’s talk about our favorite warm weather Minnesotan produce - and there’s no better way to celebrate…

Let’s go Fishing

Eden Prairie is home to many great civic organizations where residents come together as individuals and as groups to improve the wonderful experience of living here. Certainly, this collective experience of “giving back” contributes to the high quality of life ranking that Eden Prairie regularly enjoys in the national press. This is the story of one such organization that is…

Loving and Learning

There's really nothing like the unwavering devotion we get from our dogs. But, most of us will admit it’s sometimes a good thing puppies are so cute. They chew on our shoes and pee on the carpet. If a new puppy is joining your family, a little planning will ease your path to a well-adjusted pet.