Here are some of the best reader submitted photos from this year's Hudson Hot Air Affair. The mid-winter event has been delighting spectators for 30 years. This year's theme was Pirates Fly’n the Croix-Ribbean.
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Marilyn Myers remembers cold winters in a small cabin in northern Minnesota, heated only by a wood stove. With no electricity and only an outhouse, it was the epitome of rustic living.
Human kindness can manifest itself in many different ways. For Woodbury native Matt Broshat on his bicycle trip around the perimeter of the U.S., it took the form of a $50 can of bear repellent spray, given to Broshat by a local as he headed into the Cascade Mountains in Washington state.
“In middle school, we were required to read a short story called ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ a story about a not-so-bright man undergoing surgery to become a genius,” explains East Ridge High School senior Julie Ma.
Woodbury’s Bill Routt has no shortage of frequent flier miles: He retired from the Air Force several years ago, but hasn’t turned in his wings yet. We asked the experienced flier—and pilot—to share some of his memorable travel notes and tips with us.
Flowers and other plants are an important—if not entirely intuitive—part of a lot of décor that pops up around the holidays. Lauren Mathis, marketing and communications manager of Woodbury’s Woodlane Flowers, shares some tips to prepare and care for your winter floral creations.
November 11 is Veterans Day. Many Americans have been touched by military service in one way or another, whether they’ve served in a branch of the armed forces or know someone who has.
When Chuck Solberg walked into Northern Vineyards Winery in Stillwater and heard his daughter, Kristen Freyja Solberg, sing for the first time, he was impressed. “I realized immediately that she was a terrific singer—which I had nothing to do with.”
Last school year, Woodbury High School (WHS) AP art students set out with their cameras in hand to Woodbury Senior Living (WSL), where they interacted with residents, snapped photos and produced an art exh
Woodbury resident Steve Virkus says that he loves his life. He’s been happily married to his wife, Jennifer, for nine years. Together, they’re the proud parents of three young daughters, 4-year-old Lydia and 3-year-old twins Sophia and Amelia.