Arts & Culture

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. 

When Connie and Phil Paquette built their Woodbury home in 1994, they built with a vision in mind to make it work long after they retired.

This gorgeous arrangement is worth a spot on your overflowing harvest table. For greenery, Tara Carlson of Sweet Peas Floral kept it natural with a mixture of Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and spiral eucalyptus.

In two years, East Ridge High School (ERHS)  moved from an idea and a few people to school-wide events that embrace everyone, thanks to the ERHS Unified Club.

Well-known troublemaker and narrator Junie B. Jones gets a new platform this month as she takes to the stage in the Woodbury Community Theater production of Junie B. Jones, the Musical.

Woodbury’s own Aleks Knezevich is starring as Danny in the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ current production of Grease.  Knezevich, who attended Woodbury High School, decided to join choir his junior year.

Dave Nimmer has led a busy life. His decades-long career in media included jobs at the Minneapolis Star (back before it became the Star Tribune) and WCCO, in addition to teaching journalism at the University of St. Thomas.

One local author is capturing the glamour, glitz and gossip of the true stories of old Hollywood one book at a time, and proving you’re never too old to begin anew.

Local dentist Dr. George Kinney Jr. didn’t necessarily intend to spend thousands of hours over the course of his career volunteering, but “when you say ‘yes,’ you get presented with lots of opportunities to help and learn,” he says.
 

Woodbury author Brian Freeman is back with Marathon, an intense installation in his Jonathan Stride series.

Kids ages 6-12 are welcome to join in a fun nighttime race on September 16.

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