Health & Wellness

While working in the Woodbury community for years in private practice and in the school system as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Sheila Dwyer found that most children with academic, social and behavioral struggles were offered only one type of treatment: prescription medication.

In February of 2013, Woodbury resident Randy Neyens created his business Sport Lockrz: hand-crafted storage lockers, sold online to encourage athletes to take better care of their gear.

Fraser, a provider of autism and early childhood mental health services, opened its Woodbury location (one of seven in the state) this summer. Donors, staff and community members gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and a grand tour.

St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Community brings back its two-day fall festival, Sawfest, for a second year.

Teacher, father, seasoned river veteran, businessman: owner of River Guide Kayaks Mike Kealy is a little bit of all of these, and more. “I try to get out on the [Kinnickinnic] river every month of the year,” he says. Yes, that’s right, in January and February, too.

With 200 hours of yoga training under her belt, UpLift Fitness yoga instructor Jill Mazanec starts each of her classes helping students quiet their minds and set an intention for practice.

Big Truck Day returns to Woodbury for its ninth annual event packed with ambulances, fire trucks, tractors, mail trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks—you name it.

From outdoor kitchens made for use year-round to play places constructed for adults and children alike, recent patio trends mean families can use their outdoor living spaces well into the fall.

A fun, unique summer pastime for children and families is closing out the season this month. Woodbury’s Puppet Wagon will offer its last shows of the summer August 13 through 16 with its final show of the season at Colby Park.

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