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After dabbling in film-based photography in high school, Thanna Goff recently got back into it, with classes “and everything for digital cameras. It’s a new world, with endless possibilities,” she says. “Creativity is at my core.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of Woodbury 2018 contest are announced in May, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically).

For thousands of years, people have found connection and belonging through religion. Now, in a world operating in an increasingly global manner, churches have extended their relationships and reach. St.

This heartwarming photo, captured by David Butenhoff, is of two-week-old Ophelia (Ophie) being nestled by her sister, Elin, age 10. “Elin has a very sweet and artistic personality, punctuated with quite the independent streak,” Butenhoff says.

For one group of local couples, Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate the love in their individual marriages. It isn’t about cards or flowers (although those sentiments are covered; more on that later).

Mackenzie Harding is a busy stay-at-home mom with four children who also has a photography business. “I’ve been taking photos for fun for about eight years and started my business almost three years ago,” she says.

In the summer of 1979, it was nearly impossible to turn on the news or open a newspaper without seeing harrowing images of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

A hidden gem in Woodbury is the beautiful Carver Lake on Century Avenue just off Interstate 494. This 49-acre lake, surrounded by hills and woods, has a history of abundant northern pike; bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass can also be found in the waters.

Ken and Debbie Wanovich fell in love with Mexico over the course of many winter vacations. Ten years ago, they were married on Isla Mujeres, a small island just off the coast of Cancun.

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Thursday, July 11
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Reach for Ralph is the signature fundraising event for Hammer Residences Inc. which supports individuals with disabilities.
Tuesday, June 25
[Education & Community]
A moderated panel of local and national experts will discuss the extent to which Catholic education impacts our families, parishes, and our community at large.