December 2016 Woodbury Magazine

In the December issue find the best gifts for the home and satisfy your sweet tooth with seasonal desserts and cocktails.

This photo looks like a print from Currier and Ives, known for those picturesque panoramas of gorgeous winter scenes. It was taken by Steven Shor at Eagle Valley Golf Course last winter at the 40th annual Sleigh and Cutter Festival. This unique event, which at one time was part of the St.


The holidays ARE HERE and even more important than the trees, ornaments and gifts are friends, family and, of course, holiday treats.


Although Woodbury Community Theatre’s December play will be less overtly holiday-themed than other options, there will be no lack of joy, magic and warm childhood memories. The family-friendly musical Seussical features different parts of Dr.


With all of the action at Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC) since its 2014 remodeling, Katie Broderick, facility operations technician, says she’s often asked the same question: “Where’s your ice guy?”


Some people just have that musical bug in them—that desire to sing and dance. For many kids, that can be satisfied in school and church choirs. But most schools don’t start their choirs until fourth or fifth grade, so where do the younger kids go for musical inspiration?


Elite competitors IN THE SPORT OF CURLING don’t achieve the fame and fortune of athletes in some of the more prominent sports. So longtime Woodbury resident Pete Westberg isn’t expecting any million-dollar endorsement deals.


When Brian Netto and Adam Schindler met as fourth-graders at Woodbury Elementary School in the late 1980s, they began what would prove to be one of the most important and enduring relationships of their lives.


Finding the perfect gift takes persistence and luck. We asked the owners of three local home décor and design businesses--Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions, Sarah Olsen of Merriment and Roxanne Potter of Pomegranate Designs--to help us find stylish gifts that will enhance any home.


Those looking for rising community artists need not look further than Woodbury resident Kayte Barton.


Great shopping, great restaurants and great people—a few of the things that make CityPlace in Woodbury an ideal location for the new Nordstrom Rack that will open in the spring of 2017.


Brothers Logan and Noah Stofferahn show their Woodbury pride while visiting their grandparents in Englewood, Florida.horewood enjoy a day of fly-fishing on the Madison River near West Yellowstone, Montana


The seasonal holiday store Holiday Bliss reopened this year at Woodbury Lakes, offering high quality Christmas décor, tree trimmings, holiday artwork, table accessories and workshops every Saturday for Tree Decorating 101.


The holidays are a time for family, which includes our four-legged family members. Kate An Hunter, DVM, of Carver Lake Veterinary Center, shares some tips for ensuring a safe and enjoyable holiday for your pet.


December is holiday concert season for the music programs at our local high schools. Mark these dates on your calendar and come out to hear talented youth perform.

Woodbury High School


The holiday season can be a joyous time filled with family and friends, but it can also be a time of increased stress for many.


German water bread, named for the dry yeast dissolved in water, makes the perfect holiday dessert for the entire family. This recipe was given to Jean Brown from her husband’s mother—his grandparents being from Germany—and it has now become a family tradition, down to the grandchildren.


There seems to be no better fit for the new managing director at the Merrill Community Arts Center (MCAC) than local resident and longtime volunteer Meg May. A former kindergarten teacher of Spanish at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School, May assumed her new position this past summer.