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Who could resist these two cuties when they set up shop at Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center in Cottage Grove, or in their Woodbury neighborhood? “These are my grandkids, Lola and Vinny, who were ages 4 and 2 last summer when I took this photo at the garden center,” says Michele Zywiec.

The Woodbury Public Safety Department has been a steady presence in the community nearly as long as the city itself has existed. Founded in 1968—just one year after Woodbury Township became the city of Woodbury—the department has grown and changed alongside Woodbury.

There’s a lot to love about Woodbury. And you, our readers, have chosen the best businesses, people and organizations in our community, featured in these pages of our annual Best of Woodbury issue.

There’s something mysterious and very beautiful about fog when it rolls into Woodbury. Fog also makes a unique setting for a photo when caught at just the right moment.  

After dabbling in film-based photography in high school, Thanna Goff recently got back into it, with classes “and everything for digital cameras. It’s a new world, with endless possibilities,” she says. “Creativity is at my core.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of Woodbury 2018 contest are announced in May, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically).

For thousands of years, people have found connection and belonging through religion. Now, in a world operating in an increasingly global manner, churches have extended their relationships and reach. St.

This heartwarming photo, captured by David Butenhoff, is of two-week-old Ophelia (Ophie) being nestled by her sister, Elin, age 10. “Elin has a very sweet and artistic personality, punctuated with quite the independent streak,” Butenhoff says.

For one group of local couples, Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate the love in their individual marriages. It isn’t about cards or flowers (although those sentiments are covered; more on that later).

Mackenzie Harding is a busy stay-at-home mom with four children who also has a photography business. “I’ve been taking photos for fun for about eight years and started my business almost three years ago,” she says.

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Tuesday, March 17
[Arts & Performance]
SMA presents An Evening with Gaelic Storm at 7:30PM on Tuesday, March 17 at The Fitzgerald Theater!
Saturday, March 14
[Arts & Performance]
Meet author Ronald E. Peterson at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 14th, where he'll be signing copies of his new sci-fi thriller, Gardeners of the Universe.

Event Galleries

Take a look at photos from events in your community.