Arts & Culture

Fresh Ice

Greg Hagen has enjoyed taking photos as a creative outlet for a long time, but he recently began to delve deeper into the hobby. “Two years ago, I took a community-ed course on photography, and that pushed me forward quite a bit,” he says.

For 35 years, Woodbury Days has hosted a weekend of fun-filled activities, and this year will be no different. Between August 22 and 24, Ojibway Park will once again be a destination for people of all ages.

“There’s an old saying: The family that sings together, stays together,” says Tom Reimann. “I think that’s very true,” he adds with a chuckle.

Woodbury’s 4th of July celebration has long taken place at Ojibway Park. But this year, festivities will be held at the Bielenberg Sports Center.

Eric Westfall, Eagle Scout extraordinaire.

Only 4 to 7 percent of kids who enroll in Boy Scouts go on to become Eagle Scouts.

This summer, community members can get out and enjoy the Woodbury Lakes plaza with the fifth annual Summer Concert Series, a weekly offering of free family-friendly musical events.

We’ve all had those moments during the long frigid winter where we closed our eyes and pictured a balmy evening spent listening to strands of live music melt into the warm summer breeze.  It helped us survive the cold (and yes, despite our moments of doubt, we did), and now the fun is finally beg

Nothing screams “summer” like fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and flowers. And the best place to nab all these goodies is the Woodbury Farmers’ Market, returning to the Central Park parking lot for another season of farm-to-table exchanges.

A glimpse at before (left) and after (right).

Think twice before you put that wooden chest of drawers in the garage sale pile. With a coat or two of one-step paint, that piece of furniture can be refurbished for either traditional or contemporary design.

Chip and Amy Scoggins at home with their children: Megan , Joe and Spencer and dog Rosie.

It seems a sportswriter’s best stories often have little to do with sports. The Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup championship get fans excited and lead to the bar banter we’ve all come to know (and sometimes love), but often being a sportswriter is about a different kind of story.

Realtor Kim Ziton, left, and the Shilling family.

When the city of Woodbury was incorporated in 1967, it was a rural township. For those earlier residents who remember acres of farmland and stretches of empty road, it would have been impossible to imagine the progressive community that Woodbury is today.