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.

The transition from one home to the next often presents challenges. The city of Woodbury houses several senior home options for those looking to move.

A harrowing flight in a blizzard on January 17, 1960 almost wiped out the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers franchise.

The popular tune, "A Whole New World," from the movie Aladdin, generally features a male and a female singer. That is until Nick Pitera, formerly of Woodbury, stepped in.

Imagine flying an airplane in a rough Midwest snow storm with no heat, no defroster, no lights, no radio, no fuel gauge and no navigation system.
   

Woodbury Chamber members and guests attended the annual State of the City address presented by mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens at Eagle Valley Golf Course. All photos by Jeanne Berget.

High school orchestra students generally play with their peers. Once a year, the student performers from South Washington County Schools collaborate with an older generation and play side by side.
   

Gone are the days of the neighborhood school being the only educational choice, which presents parents with that wonderfully terrifying task of picking an institution that will best serve their family’s education values.

Yasmine Abdelal, a sophomore at East Ridge High School, has always been sure of one thing. “I’m really determined to go to college. My family immigrated [to Minnesota] from Egypt, and nobody had the chance to go. My family’s really supportive of me,” she says brightly.

He loves me, he loves me not. The Woodbury Community Theatre showcases a love story for their winter performance, Glimpses of the Moon; a tale about finding love, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
   

Fourteen-year-old Skylar Wolfe navigated YouTube for how-to hip hop dance videos. Her dance training was solely self-taught, until two years ago. She now attends Legacy Dance Studio in Woodbury.

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