Practice Safe Cooking

, October 17, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

The holidays are fast approaching and that means a lot of cooking for family gatherings. But before you light the burner or preheat the oven, remind yourself that the kitchen is where most fires in the home start. Remember the …
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Home Is Where The Mall Is?

, October 15, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Now here’s a sentence I don’t get to say/write very often:  There was a good article about Edina in Monday’s Wall Street Journal entitled Home Is Where The Mall Is.  I’ve linked to it, but unless you’re a subscriber to …
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Futuristic Play Spaces

, October 14, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

Recently, I attended a session about defining a shared vision for Edina’s future. Since then I’ve been thinking about what spaces for “play” might look like in 20 or 30 years. Here are my visions and thoughts. Imagine a space …
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School Visits

, October 13, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, firefighters are in the process of visiting around 70 elementary schools and day cares to teach children about the dangers of fire as well as how to respond in the case of a fire. Here, …
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Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old Scotch Whiskey

, October 10, 2014 | Posted in Edina Liquor

By Tom Anderson, Manager of Edina Liquor – Southdale The Glenfiddich 15-Year is a truly special single malt scotch. Not only do we think it’s outstanding, it has also won two major awards — the Gold Outstanding Medal 2012 from …
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I Wish This Were A Joke

, October 10, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

If it were a little closer to April 1, I might read this story about a St. Paul city employee and think the St. Tribune is trying to prank me. http://www.startribune.com/local/east/278687561.html Good, measured response from the City to an embarrassing …
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People’s Choice Award Winners

, October 8, 2014 | Posted in Boards & Commissions Blog

By Barbara La Valleur, Arts & Culture Commissioner and Chair of Public Art Edina Edina’s own Nick Legeros with a bronze sculpture “Leaping Hare” located at Grandview Square Park won first place in the People’s Choice Awards in the annual …
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Shifting Gears

, October 8, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

By Amy Smith, Business Manager at Braemar Golf Course September was a lovely month and the golf course didn’t skip a beat as we segued into fall— we continued to be busy with leagues and numerous large outings, making it …
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Smoke Alarms: Did You Know?

, October 8, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

Did you know that residential fire deaths have decreased steadily as the number of homes with smoke alarms increased? Reports from the National Fire Protection Association show that people have nearly a 50 percent better chance of surviving a fire …
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Fire Prevention Month

, October 7, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

October is Fire Prevention Month and this year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five fire deaths result from fires in properties that do not …
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