Homes

As the mercury dips and fireplaces flicker back to life this month, many will be tempted by that new addition or upgrade to their hearth.

Any parent knows that raising children takes years of putting their needs ahead of your own, until one day you can send them off into the world to be successful adults in their own right.

It’s the 100-year project, otherwise known as your house. Potential projects continually manifest; some are small and some require a complete overhaul.

Gone are the days of formal living rooms and dining rooms, as current trends for open concept spaces reflect the more casual and multi-functional lifestyle of today’s families. As a result, many owners of older homes are left with rooms that don’t function well.

Twelve years ago, Diane Bjorkman and husband Bill Lehman took over Gentle Transitions (GT), a senior move management company serving the metro and outlying areas since 1990.

We’ve spent a lot of time indoors over the past few months; it’s safe to bet you’re tired of the same old space and ready to implement of all the ideas you “pinned” or “houzz’d” this winter.

Many of us have noticed this quaint red barn on the northwest corner of Valley Creek Road and Manning Avenue, a nod to Woodbury’s farming heritage. “I’ve seen it many times while driving down Valley Creek Road and always wanted to photograph it,” Shannon Rode says.

How much do you know about your local public safety department? You may not know that the Woodbury public safety department is quite unique in its organization.

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