April 2016 Woodbury Magazine

In the April issue check out a contemporary backyard retreat from Northwoods Landscaping, learn about the inspirational impact of Woodbury's Feed My Starving Children event, and treat your mom to a Mother's Day brunch she'll love.

“Can you believe I used my old Samsung Galaxy S III cell phone to capture this photo?” says Cheryl Singer. “I saw this gorgeous rainbow and decided to stop and take a photo with my cell phone.


Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to gather with family to celebrate the women in our lives who mean the most to us. It’s also a great excuse to have a delicious buffet, brunch, lunch or dinner. This year, leave the cooking up to one of Woodbury’s fantastic restaurants.


Woodbury’s Polar Plunge drew a large crowd of participants who jumped into Carver Lake to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota and the Madison Claire Foundation.


The Woodbury Guild of Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is hosting its second annual “Race for the Children” fundraiser.


We all live for Minnesota summers. While many locals head up north for weekend cabin life, it’s not always realistic for families who, like Dawn and Gary Jurkovich, have weekend work commitments and are busy with children’s activities.


When Heather Baldridge was 18 years old, she sewed all of her cousin’s bridesmaids’ dresses—from scratch. That was the start of her “over 30 years” of experience in weddings, but her education started even earlier.


Playing baseball in Minnesota can be tough. By August most summer leagues have wrapped up, and finding good winter facilities can mean traveling across the metro or farther.


Math and Science Academy (MSA) is a Woodbury charter school focusing on (what else?) math and science. Last July, John Gawarecki officially took over as the director of the school.


Six months ago, nearly 15,000 volunteers walked into Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC) to assemble and pack meals for the hungry at the largest-ever Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile pack event under one roof in the United States.


As someone who’s been involved in sports all his life, Aaron Sidner is interested in how the human body works. Sidner operates Redline Human Performance, a nonprofit organization that works with high-level athletes and citizen athletes.


Looking for a new spring project to spruce up your outdoor space? Landscape designer and head of the new landscape division at Ispiri, Ami Johannson, offers advice for those looking for a new spring project.


In May, there will be a special bonus with your copy of Woodbury Magazine: our Best of Woodbury 2016 special issue.


Set in 19th century Sweden and written entirely in three-quarter waltz time, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music follows a romantic love triangle involving three couples, each paired with the wrong person.


Liberty Ridge Elementary School is hosting its annual carnival and online auction on April 16. Auction items will be on display during the carnival and phones can be used to bid online, a feature implemented a year ago.


A canasta-playing group of locals brought Woodbury Magazine along on their trip to Palm Desert. Back: Barb Palensky, Ginny Hunt, Pat Haskins, Sharon Engels, Mary Jo Brown, Jane Goss, Feeny Peterson Front: Patty Sullivan, Karyn Lidell, Dee Woodard


Barnes & Noble manager Chris Quick shares his book suggestions for spring gardening inspiration:


Nikki Schmidt always knew that she wanted to be a hairstylist. After completing the cosmetology program at Century College, Schmidt was certified by age 19. In 2001, at just 24 years old, she opened Salon Elite in Woodbury.


The idea behind ramen noodles holds much more cultural value than a simple just-add-water-and microwave disposable container found in the instant meal aisle of your average grocery store, or the easily accessible go-to dinner for college students.