May 2014

In the May issue of Southwest Metro Magazine, we've interviewed Chanhassen's Natalie Twinning as part two in our three-part gardening series.  Her whimsical yet rustic space will not disappoint!  We also looked into the nonprofit organization, Christmas in May– a program that fixes up local homes in need of repair.  Our Restaurants section is all about deliciously chilled dishes that will cool you down this upcoming summer. Pick up a copy today!

 Two Friends of the Eden Prairie Library, Pat Wassink, left, and Elaine Anderson, at the Eden Prairie Library.

Think about the last time you visited your local library. What do you love best about it? The welcoming easy chairs, perhaps? The Internet access? The rich collection of books? Public libraries are an institution almost as old as civilization, and many of us take our libraries for granted.


From Scotland to Pebble Beach to right here in the southwest metro, golf has captivated sports enthusiasts for centuries. After all, whether knocked through a windmill or driven across the fairway, nothing can quite compare to the excitement of a hole-in-one shot.


Looking to give something a bit different this Mother’s Day? Consider a twist on traditional flowers by giving Mom a gift from TeaSource (561 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie; 952.767.3648;


A Fighter’s Heart: One Man’s Journey Though the World of Fighting


Eden Prairie’s popular annual Minnesota Renewable Energy Society Solar Boat Regatta is being paired with a new event. Don’t miss the city of Eden Prairie’s Ecopalooza from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. May 17 at Riley Lake Park.


It’s getting hot in here. January’s trauma is distant enough for us to whine about the heat without compunction. Our internal thermostats have adjusted along with our appetites. Tater tot hot dish is but a shadow of a memory—now we anticipate meals of cooling, light foods.

When New Jersey native Jordana Green landed in Minnesota in 2001, she had no idea how long she’d be staying.

“We have some very dedicated people in this community. It’s amazing how many volunteers want to get involved.”