Common Grounds

Sheldon and Mary Smith moved from Pike, New York to Eden Prairie in 1857 when they were just 26 and 22 years old. The young couple lived in a small cabin by Duck Lake in their early years in Minnesota and moved into a beautiful red brick five-bedroom home in the early 1870s, which was built by Sheldon himself. 

Neutral Territory

Sprucing up with fresh paint for spring? We caught up with Sara Trosen of Madison House Interiors and WOW 1 Day Painting’s Mike Sandness for up-to-the-minute advice. 

“Home.”

Eden Prairie. Your hometown. Your house. A cabin. A college dorm home-away-from-home. Millennials may call both our empty nests and their own apartments “home.” We had fun brainstorming ideas for this home issue. Dream kitchens, organized garages, historical homes, color trends, and landscaping. To add heart, we included a story about rescuing animals who’ve been … Continued

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?

Unlock your dream home by zone

With spring upon us, you aren’t alone if you’re in the mood for something fresh.  Because our surroundings affect our mood, now may be the perfect time to dive into some well-deserved updates. We reached out to four local industry experts to talk trends for kitchens, living rooms, entertainment, and garages. 

March 2019 Around Town

Eden Prairie Ice Show, March 22-24 Take in local skaters’ “Get the Party Started” performance. Tickets are available in advance at the Community Center or at the door. Adults: $8, kids $6, free for kids two and under. Presented by the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club. Visit the calendar page at edenprairie.org Eden Prairie Players’ Bus … Continued

Books, blooms and bubbles

1-3. The Loft launched its inaugural WordPlay book festival celebrating writers and readers. Track loft.org/wordplay for their celebrity authors lineup. May 11-12.   4-5. Visitors to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's "Passport to Spring" took a break from winter to enjoy blooms in the Great Hall.   6.  Eden Prairie's Mr. Bubble company presented $12,000 to children at a Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House.

Give and take

Letting nature nurture us is a gardening trend recognized by Monrovia, one of the country’s premier growers. With the promise of spring approaching, Minnesotans look forward to seeing green trees and blossoms begin a new season of growth and beauty. Make plans now to surround yourself with nature and lend it a helping hand, too.