Community

A common drive-by turned into a beautiful photo opportunity for 42-year Woodbury resident Karen Bradley. “I drive by there all the time, and it is such a peaceful place. I wanted to capture that,” Bradley says, talking about her photo taken at the Heritage House in Woodbury.

The Woodbury community is overflowing with young, female leaders. You can find them at ribbon cuttings for businesses around town, reading at schools during I Love to Read Month, cleaning up trash along city highways and much, much more.

Most Americans stopped for a few minutes to look up last summer, for the rare chance to see the sun eclipsed by the moon. Woodbury resident Jonathan Hunt and his family were no different.

The Woodbury-Cottage Grove chapter of the League of Women Voters turns 50 this year (read more on page 22).

On a beautiful warm day, Lorrie Burdeski headed out into her backyard with her two dogs, Fallon and Elmer, armed with her camera and a pocket full of puppy food. “Fallon is a husky/border collie mix, and Elmer is our retriever mix,” Burdeski says.

Choosing a senior living facility is a big decision, and many local families find that Oak Meadows Senior Living fits the bill.

Who could resist these two cuties when they set up shop at Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center in Cottage Grove, or in their Woodbury neighborhood? “These are my grandkids, Lola and Vinny, who were ages 4 and 2 last summer when I took this photo at the garden center,” says Michele Zywiec.

The Woodbury Public Safety Department has been a steady presence in the community nearly as long as the city itself has existed. Founded in 1968—just one year after Woodbury Township became the city of Woodbury—the department has grown and changed alongside Woodbury.

There’s a lot to love about Woodbury. And you, our readers, have chosen the best businesses, people and organizations in our community, featured in these pages of our annual Best of Woodbury issue.

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Saturday, November 23
[Education & Community], [For the Kids]
Make and take a scented bath bomb using simple, environmentally friendly ingredients. Add a few dried flower petals for some extra pizazz!
Saturday, December 7
[Education & Community], [For the Kids]
Learn winter preparedness tips and tricks from the Naturalist including how to keep warm and stay safe in winter.