June 2012

Summer Fashion | Pet Pamper Guide

Scholar: Allen Fang

Hometown: Eden Prairie

High School: Edina High School

High School GPA: 12

College: Princeton University


It was such a “beautiful scene,” says Molly Ahern of her photo “Night to Unite: Eden Prairie.” She had been riding around with the Eden Prairie fire department last August, when they stopped in a local neighborhood and kids began to play around in the water.


The Chaska Cubs have been entertaining crowds and playing America’s greatest pastime for more than 80 years now. So you know when they tell you that the Chaska Athletic Field is the “best outdoor baseball park,” they’re onto something.


When Heidi and Pat Quirk moved into their new Eden Prairie home 15 years ago, they loved its bones, the location within the community and the fact that it sat nestled at the top of a tree-filled cul-de-sac. “It was perfect for us because we had three kids under 5,” Heidi says.


Imagine a world where the only animals children report seeing in “real life” are dogs and cats. We’re living in it. Eden Prairie’s Amy Rea, communications coordinator of the Säjai Foundation, led a focus group with kids in St.



by Andy Mulligan

recommended by Emily Lloyd


Aurora Jewelers in Eden Prairie is offering a great deal for its customers in need of a watch battery: They'll replace a watch battery for free in exchange for a donation to Store to D


At first glance, a week in the life of Elizabeth Moriarty might look pretty standard: homework, sports (alpine skiing and karate), National Honors Society and gearing up for college applications.



With an ever-growing belly, it can be hard to maintain sartorial sensibility while finding clothes that fit. Enter these Eden Prairie stores.


Each year when the days get longer and the sun shines a little brighter, most of us are in the mindset of being outdoors every minute we get the chance. Once that mood strikes, restaurant patios are among the most sought-after real estate in town.


To many families, summer means a release from school year pressure, and a time for fun. There are growing numbers of families, however, for whom summer means an additional financial burden, and not the kind that comes with camp or activity fees.


If your dog seems out of sorts—tired of the same old treats, the same old backyard smells—it’s a perfect time to rev things up and introduce Fido to some new pet-pleasing experiences.


Sick of the ubiquitous summer uniform of a t-shirt and jeans? We asked three local boutiques—Houndstooth in Eden Prairie, The Hanger in Chanhassen and Needful Things in Chaska—to refresh the old standard with inspired looks for the season.