Arts & Culture

Bald eagle takes off

Losing his camera’s lens cap in the process, Tom Hawkinson couldn’t dare miss a close up shot of America’s iconic bird, the bald eagle.

Thank a teacher

“THE TEACHERS DESERVE THE AWARDS for all that they do, especially during these times,” says Stephanie Lundell, who received first place in the Activities & Events category of the Focus on Woodbury photo contest for her submission titled Red Rock Teach Parade.

Earth Day - Butterfly

Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental protection and awareness about climate change and global warming.

Amaris Homes - Green Homes

Leader in the affordable energy home industry, Amaris Custom Homes in Woodbury received the 2020 Grand Winner recognition in the Custom Homes on Spec category from the U.S.

Go green, compost

When I first began composting, I grabbed an ordinary trash can and composting bags from my local grocer, placed the bin under the kitchen sink and began composting my food and plant scraps.

Muslim faith - Wasoon Khan

WOODBURY COMMUNITY MEMBERS of Muslim faith have gathered at the Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center (ETCIC) for daily prayer, worship, gatherings and more, including the annual celebration of Ramadan, since its inception in 2004. However, this year’s celebration looks a little different.

There is a lot of medical evidence today showing damage to a dog’s neck from a collar—which is important for carrying identification. But a harness is much more appropriate for attaching a leash to—it allows you to snap a leash on the back or at the chest area. There is also a head harness.

Poetry has been my favorite genre of literature

Poetry has always been my favorite genre because of its ability to take memoir and literature and shake them until just their barest beauty remain. Whole lifetimes can be condensed into a few short lines of carefully chosen words.

Child flipping on trampoline

“I think the power of photography is memory and emotion,” says Susan Jamison, who received first place for her submission titled Topsy Turvy Summer in the People & Families category for the 2020 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.

Young girl reading in a library

Established in 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Read Across America Day on March 2, designed to help motivate kids to read, promote the joys of reading to students of all ages, and make all children feel valued and welco

New furniture and custom built-ins in the living room

Though Steve and Lisa P.’s beautiful Lake Elmo home was once home to their family of four, their two adult children are now on their own—leaving these empty-nesters with the time and energy to remodel parts of their home.

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