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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.

A beautiful fall day and a cute corgi are the perfect combination for a great photo. “This photo was taken in my front yard, one of Tonka’s favorite places to hang out,” says Emma Schultze. “I had taken hundreds of photos of her, but this picture was the best by far.

It’s no secret that Woodbury is a great place to live, with good schools, beautiful parks and great neighbors that make it feel like the best of a big city and a small town. But even the safest communities face public safety issues that can threaten the well-being of its residents.

Founded in 1967, Woodbury Lutheran is a church with deep roots in the community. It has been an integral part of Woodbury nearly as long as the city itself has been established.

Every year, Woodbury Magazine accepts photography submissions from the community for the annual Focus on Woodbury photo contest. The photos are submitted in five categories: Activities & Events; People & Families; Pets; Wildlife & Nature; and City Landmarks.

Soccer is a very popular youth sport in Woodbury, with hundreds of kids participating on fields throughout our city. This photo of 7-year-old Aleyna Woelfel captures the joy many kids experience playing sports.

Connor Schellenbach, Katelyn Nelson and Haley Springman, three of the students who designed T-shirts as a fundraiser for the historic Miller Barn project, visit the barn site.

Woodbury’s splash pad, which opened last summer at HealthEast Sports Center, has proven to be a popular place for kids. It’s also a popular place for a photo opportunity as shown by this image of identical twins Kai and Keanu, taken by their mother, Youngmi Kim.

As one of the fastest growing suburbs in Minnesota, the city of Woodbury has had to exercise a cautious—and seemingly effective—approach in planning for land use, infrastructure needs and other manifestations of growth.

The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce understands the importance of strong leaders in the community. That’s why the chamber is introducing a new leadership program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, that will begin this fall.

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Saturday, November 2
[Education & Community], [For the Kids]
Bring the kids over to meet cool live turtles, native to Minnesota and nearby habitats.
Thursday, November 28
[Sports, Health & Wellness]
The Turkey Day 5K is a community event to encourage movement before the feast and to stock the shelves of our local food bank.