Edina Bits & Pieces

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 11:31am.

It’s been another busy week in Edina real estate. For some reason, most people think the housing market cools during the winter. While there aren’t as many people shopping for homes and selling homes as in other seasons, those that are in the market are motivated and committed, so the Lindahl Team is quite busy.

We also know that your mind is in preparation-for-the-holidays mode – it truly is a hectic time of year. This week we thought we’d take a look at some of what’s been happening in Edina over the past week or so.

Support your Local K-9

Edina police dogs retire too, and they don’t get a pension or Social Security. There’s a newly-created fund, however, that will help support these officers after they leave active duty.

While the Edina Police only have two K-9 officers on staff, they’re supported by donations to the Edina Crime Prevention Fund while on active duty. In retirement, their handlers are responsible for their care.

The new fund has been started with a generous $20,000 donation (thanks to Marlene Joan Grassl!) and each handler can request up to $2,000 a year for dog food, vet bills, grooming and assorted other animal care services.

If you’re a dog lover like Ms. Grassl, please consider donating to the K-9 Retirement Fund. Send donations to Edina Crime Prevention Fund (mark checks with “K-9 Retirement Fund”) to Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424.

Edina’s New Rink and Sports Dome

So, it’s been open for a week – have you tried out Edina’s new outdoor rink?  The $1.4 million project that some are calling “The Backyard,” has heated player benches and a dome overhead. They’ll be adding some landscaping and a fire pit.

The inflatable sports dome at Braemar Field also opened. This project came in at $4.5 million. It takes 5.6 million cubic feet of air to inflate the thing. It is 400-feet-long, 250-feet-wide and 250-feet-high.

Skate with Santa

Bundle up the kids and get to the Edina Arena tomorrow morning for the Skate with Santa event. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 12:15. It’s open to all ages and abilities. Treats and refreshments are available and skate rental is available for $2 per person.

Whatever you do this weekend, ENJOY!


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