Arts & Culture

Any parent knows that raising children takes years of putting their needs ahead of your own, until one day you can send them off into the world to be successful adults in their own right.

It’s easy to take for granted everything Woodbury has to offer. Whether it’s the City Council or local government, public works or public safety, sometimes we forget all the work that goes into the everyday services that make our city tick.

On April 11, New Life Academy in Woodbury (NLA) held its 19th annual auction and raised over $281,000 on behalf of NLA students—a record amount for the school.

When Caleb Gotz and Scott Koehnen finished their four years of high school, they weren’t quite ready to move on. Both young men, now 21, have disabilities that make the transition out of high school a challenge.

Last fall, Woodbury Middle School teachers Erin Caughron and Angela Hill saw the seventh grade class take their lessons from the desk to the dinner table.

There’s no confusion as to what the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce business education partnership committee does; it’s all in the name. The committee brings together businesses, education and the community to work collaboratively on forming well-equipped learners.

For almost 10 years, Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center has incorporated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into its curriculum with the help of a partnership with Curious Minds.

Is there something that you’ve always wanted to learn? South Washington County Schools’ community education offers local, affordable, hands-on classes to get you started. Here are some top picks for fall:

Margaret Eggert, an East Ridge High School graduate, is passionate about volleyball. She’s excited to be on the Gopher volleyball team at the University of Minnesota, where she’s transferring this year from the University of Mississippi.

Woodbury is rich in culture and music. From the Music in the Park series
at Central Park to the theater and arts produced by the Merrill
Community Arts Center, it’s no surprise so much creative talent comes