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Edina CURRENT Sept. 8, 2011 • V41.36 In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Hornets err, still top Andover. Page 31 Last Word not yet spoken for long-running book club Kiwanis leave legacy in Edina Southdale Library’s Last Word Book Discussion Group begins 16th season Golden K Club donates $60,000 to charity before last meeting Sept. 27 BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS A group of charitable Edina retirees have written their last check. The Kiwanis Golden K Club of Edina gave approximately $60,000 in grants and scholarships to area organizations and youth this year, clearing its foundation bank account. Club President Jim Bentley said the service organization would hold its last meeting at the end of this month. “We’re retired and getting older and older and dropping off with no new members coming in,” Bentley, an Edina resident, said of the decision to disband after 27 years. The club was chartered in 75¢ Back to school BY KATIE MINTZ SUN NEWSPAPERS The pages continue to turn in one of Hennepin County Library’s longest-running programs. The Last Word Book Discussion Group will begin its 16th season 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., in Edina. Adult Services Librarian David Lane said its unique format continues to draw readers every month September to May. Unlike many book clubs where participants set the agenda, Last Word asks a new Above, Creek Valley Elementary School Principal Kari Dahlquist, right, greets students as they get off the bus the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Edina School District. At right, firstgraders Greta Lyche, left, and Elle Busby, right, start off the school year with excitement as they enter Creek Valley Elementary in Edina. (Photos by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers) KIWANIS: TO PAGE 29 BOOK CLUB: TO PAGE 16 John Raichert Sells Homes In Neighborhoods Like Yours! (952) 484-6045 ■ Lifetime Edina Resident (612) 701-7663 ■ 31 Years Sales Experience Call John Today for a Current Market Evaluation of your Home Best Experience. Best Results. One Hour Massage $ or Facial Session * 39.95 Call Today 952.920.2900 *First time customers only. Restrictions may apply. 6811 York Ave. S., Edina


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