Health & Wellness

When Judy Lauber mentioned to her husband that she wanted to start her own cleaning business, he cautioned: “You’ll have nothing but complaints.” Now, 25 years later, Upstairs/Downstairs Custom Cleaning Service cleans dozens of Woodbury homes and small businesses.

For those missing the holiday essential baker gene, Woodbury’s mom and pop bakery offers a homey and comforting solution.

Cole Bruesehoff

Four years ago, seventh-grader Cole Bruesehoff set out to be a two-sport athlete in soccer and alpine skiing. He was working out harder than he ever had before and the results were unlike what is supposed to be seen.

Woodbury mom Sara Gruett took the phrase “mother knows best” and applied it to fill a void in the market.

When a friend dared Greg DeNunzio, a self-described “gym rat,” to try indoor cycling, he laughed, thinking it would be a waste of a workout. DeNunzio reluctantly accepted the dare to appease his friend, but by the end of the spin class he was hooked.

Few things are as soothing as a trip to the salon. The endless pampering, jib-jab and makeover opportunities make it tempting to squeeze an extra visit in between the usual haircut.

Backyarders take heart: even though fall is around the corner, you don’t need to give up your green thumb just yet.

Lace ’em up: Ice skaters of all ages are invited to sign up for Woodbury’s popular Learn to Skate program, which kicks off this month at the Bielenberg Sports Center. The program includes group skating lessons for varying skill levels.

In the checkout line at Sam’s Club, 2-year-old Aubriana Benjamin was mid-temper tantrum when mother Laura tried to appease her with nuts offered as an in-store sample. What happened in the next few seconds altered the last four years and remains a serious concern today.