Health & Wellness

The East Metro Miracle League provides an opportunity to play baseball for kids ages 3 to 18 with cognitive and/or physical special needs. The integrated teams play on the specially designed Miracle Field at HealthEast Sports Center, and players are matched as needed with a volunteer buddy.

Fifteen years ago, Nena Tinoco traveled from Venezuela to the United States in search of a better life. Today, Nena’s Design creates dresses for all occasions and offers alteration services.

When Judy Lauber mentioned to her husband that she wanted to start her own cleaning business, he cautioned: “You’ll have nothing but complaints.” Now, 25 years later, Upstairs/Downstairs Custom Cleaning Service cleans dozens of Woodbury homes and small businesses.

For those missing the holiday essential baker gene, Woodbury’s mom and pop bakery offers a homey and comforting solution.

Cole Bruesehoff

Four years ago, seventh-grader Cole Bruesehoff set out to be a two-sport athlete in soccer and alpine skiing. He was working out harder than he ever had before and the results were unlike what is supposed to be seen.

Woodbury mom Sara Gruett took the phrase “mother knows best” and applied it to fill a void in the market.

When a friend dared Greg DeNunzio, a self-described “gym rat,” to try indoor cycling, he laughed, thinking it would be a waste of a workout. DeNunzio reluctantly accepted the dare to appease his friend, but by the end of the spin class he was hooked.

Few things are as soothing as a trip to the salon. The endless pampering, jib-jab and makeover opportunities make it tempting to squeeze an extra visit in between the usual haircut.

Backyarders take heart: even though fall is around the corner, you don’t need to give up your green thumb just yet.