March/April 2020

“The world is a skyscraper! Don’t always stay on the same floor! Go upstairs, go downstairs; visit the lives of other tenants! Visit eagles; visit mushrooms!”
—Mehmet Murat ildan

More than a half-dozen organizations collaborated on the second annual PeopleFest, a series of events August 4-14 that celebrated and raised awareness about the many cultures that make Eden Prairie great.


Attendees gather to support those living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and raise funds to drive research and life-changing advancements. Since beginning in 2016, the event has raised more than $450,000 for the causes.

Minnesota River Vista Overlook Mural  by Jenna Myrland

Rediscover “home” through public art.

Carla Johnson of Victoria Street Bakery cuts dough into scones.

Victoria Street Bakery owner Carla Johnson invited our editor into her kitchen to learn how to bake classic English scones.

A scene from "The Music Man" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

"The Music Man" comes to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Katrin Sigurdardottir

While they live thousands of miles from their native lands, Eden Prairie residents Katrin Sigurdardottir from Iceland and Teresa Olson from Chile continue to serve as honorary consuls to their respective countries.

Bill and Tani Austin of Starkey Hearing meet with a patient.

Starkey raises hearing awareness each and every day, but World Hearing Day is particularly important.

A dog on CBD.

Can CBD help our four-legged friends?

A variety of dried and fresh mushrooms.

Let dried mushrooms whet your appetite.

A pair of white headphones rest on a laptop.

It’s time to take a walk in someone else’s shoes.

A red canoe on a dock at Red Rock Lake.

Waiting for Spring placed first in the Activities and Events category for our annual photo contest.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Punch

Create a Cheshire Cat grin-inducing cocktail.

A tablescape set for a party.

Disinvite complication to your next party.

In this historical photo, a young girl wears an Easter bonnet

Today, Easter bonnets in the U.S. are rare. But historic photos of children wearing the excessive hats can be quite amusing.

Pippi the chocolate lab

Meet some of our Advisory Board's beloved pets!

Materials for a gardening class at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Design your own garden with classes at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.