Arts & Culture

Penny Shefland always knew she wanted to be a bus driver, despite her husband’s disbelief. When they first met, she mentioned, “One of these days, I am going to be driving a school bus.” He simply laughed.

“I like to go out during snowstorms and this was probably soon after one,” Steve Shor says. “I was driving around and yes, I had in the back of my mind that I might get some capture that could be used for the Focus on Woodbury photo contest.”

Minnesota National Guard 1st Sgt. Andrew Haigh was the keynote speaker at the November 11 Veterans' Day observance at the Woodbury Veterans Memorial. All photos by Jeanne Berget.

After going their separate ways, a handful of players from the Woodbury area are expanding their hockey careers.

Woodbury High School senior Rachel Veenbaas at Inver Hills Community College.

College tuition costs have soared over the past 30 years. The average price tag for a four-year college degree can run upwards of $65,000 at a public university and as much as $120,000 or more at a private institution.

It all started six years ago at the Woodbury Dance Center. That’s when Zach Manske fell in love with dancing. Recognize the name? 13-year-old Zach is one of the stars of the Tony Award-winning show, Billy Elliot the Musical, which opens October 9 at The Ordway Theater in St. Paul.

It's a Ball to Live in Woodbury

The Bailey’s Arbor neighborhood of Woodbury has an arboretum feel, with an abundance of community gardens and walking trails. Donna Lloyd took this photo while on a walk through the neighborhood, noting the reflection in the ball in her neighbor’s yard.

Jolly Old St. Nick

Eight years ago, as he was driving through Woodbury, Santa stumbled across the new Woodbury Lakes shopping center.

Adam Schotzko of Schotzko Chiropractic in Woodbury.

“I’m trying to make my classroom come alive, to make it as real world as possible,” says Erik Strommer, interactive media arts and graphics program chair at Globe University.

Kristin Kinney.

Although the number of Minnesotans who struggle to put food on the table remains lower than the national average—14.5 percent of households— local leaders at Woodbury’s Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (WCC) are fighting to help a