February 2014

In the February issue of Woodbury Magazine, you'll meet six hairstylists from salons around town who will refresh your look and have you feeling your best. You'll also get a look inside the Math and Science Academy, meet local athletes and find the best date-night dining. Pick up a copy today!

Come May in Woodbury, the ice is out, the grass is green and the trees are coming into full bloom as spring replaces winter. Bu sometimes Mother Nature plays tricks on us.


Turn up the Barry White, baby. This month, it’s all about feelin’ the love. And what better way to celebrate the lovey mushiness you feel for your special someone than to hit up a favorite eatery for a sizzlin’ hot date night?


Woodbury Chamber members and guests attended the annual State of the City address presented by mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens at Eagle Valley Golf Course. All photos by Jeanne Berget.


High school orchestra students generally play with their peers. Once a year, the student performers from South Washington County Schools collaborate with an older generation and play side by side.


Gone are the days of the neighborhood school being the only educational choice, which presents parents with that wonderfully terrifying task of picking an institution that will best serve their family’s education values.


A stylist’s chair is sacred space. It is a seat of relaxation, renewal and even transformation. It’s also a relational space where stories are shared and bonds are created between beauty professionals and their faithful clients. We asked six Woodbury stylists to pretend you are in their chair.


Yasmine Abdelal, a sophomore at East Ridge High School, has always been sure of one thing. “I’m really determined to go to college. My family immigrated [to Minnesota] from Egypt, and nobody had the chance to go. My family’s really supportive of me,” she says brightly.


Give Jim Reckinger two choices: a sandy white beach in Mexico or a landscape of crunchy snow with below-freezing temperatures and a bitter wind chill, he’d always choose the latter. Well, at least during Nordic skiing season.


From a young age, Jamie Heiser dreamed about being in the bridal industry. During college, her sister, Kayla Heiser, developed a passion for marketing. Their mother, Jody Heiser, longed to get back to working within fashion.


As a former elite figure skater, coach Tom Incantalupo knows what it takes to reach the top. The Woodbury resident, now staff coach at Braemar-City of Lakes Figure Skating Club, has coached skaters to national and international success.


He loves me, he loves me not. The Woodbury Community Theatre showcases a love story for their winter performance, Glimpses of the Moon; a tale about finding love, just in time for Valentine’s Day.


Fourteen-year-old Skylar Wolfe navigated YouTube for how-to hip hop dance videos. Her dance training was solely self-taught, until two years ago. She now attends Legacy Dance Studio in Woodbury.


It’s that time of year again. Love is in the air. Stuck on what to buy your Valentine this holiday? Chocolate is a solid go-to option and many shops in the area offer festive specials.


Penny Shefland always knew she wanted to be a bus driver, despite her husband’s disbelief. When they first met, she mentioned, “One of these days, I am going to be driving a school bus.” He simply laughed.