As usual, there’s a lot of news in Edina this week and we’ve chosen a few items that sound the most interesting to share with you.
Edina’s 2015 Winter Warm-Up Weekend
The Edina Parks & Recreation Department is offering Edina residents a full slate of fun next weekend, February 7 and 8. The Winter Warm-Up Weekend’s aim is to “showcase places and parks where residents can recreate in the winter months,” explained Parks & Recreation Department recreation supervisor Kristin Aarsvold.
Grandparents might be interested in the intergenerational event being held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Edina Senior Center. Bring your grandchild to listen to the children’s librarian from Edina Library as she reads a children’s book about a little boy on a quest to learn what a memory is. This event is free.
“Trot around the Track” is also happening on Saturday at Edinborough Park. This event is for kids age 1 to 11 and their parents and challenges them to take a lap around the track. All of the children will receive prizes. Trot around the Track begins at 1 p.m.
Saturday night is set aside as Family Night at Braemar Field where you can use the batting cages, walk the track or play with the footballs, soccer balls and kick balls. For a full description of all the events happening over the weekend, visit the City of Edina’s website.
Braemar Golf Course Update
The City of Edina is getting ready to accept bids to expand the Braemar Golf Course driving range and to convert the executive course to a par 3. The expanded range will be more than 300 yards deep and accommodate up to 58 golfers. New target greens and an improved irrigation system are also in the plans.
They hope to award the project in February and begin construction in July.
We Have a New Website!
Have you checked it out? It’s ExploreEdina.com and it’s a beauty! It features everything anyone could possibly want to know about Edina, including where to shop, dine and play.
The Edina City Council has given its approval to one of two readings of an ordinance that will allow honeybees to be kept in Edina backyards, according to the Sun Current. The January 20th proposal says that beekeepers would need to register but there would be no license required. It also allows up to eight bee colonies per acre, the colony would need to have its own water source and be located at least 20 feet away from other buildings and sidewalks.
If you’re opposed to living near an apiary you will have the right to appeal the registration of one nearby.