February 2016 Woodbury Magazine

In the February issue local students share tips for balancing school and jobs, we check out four non-traditional (Un)Valentine dates, and take a peek at some fashion statements for special occasions.

“I am always taking photos,” says Gina Osowski. “Last spring, I was watching these mourning doves as I was sitting at the kitchen table. The doves show up every spring. Yep, I’m a bird watcher; they are interesting creatures!”


After a long day at work, running errands, chasing after the kids or tidying up the house, cooking a meal for the family is sometimes the last thing you want to do. Finding one meal that satisfies your own taste buds as well as the rest of your family members’ can seem nearly impossible.


Woodbury High School’s Thoroughly Modern Millie drew theater-goers who experienced a fun show with talented students.


Football fans enjoyed the annual crosstown rivalry game between the East Ridge Raptors and Woodbury Royals.


The idea behind Café Zupas started 11 years ago in Provo, Utah when the founders decided to open up a restaurant that would provide gourmet, well-prepared food in a comfortable environment that could serve families, businesspeople and everyon


Successfully juggling school, work and extracurriculars is no easy feat. Check out these four amazing students and discover their tricks for keeping all their balls in the air.


Julia Stone (picured above)
Trend: Two-piece Crop Top


Mick and Marcella Mazur are the patriarch and matriarch of a family with deep roots in the Woodbury area. The couple has been married for almost 70 years, and have spent all those years living in the east Twin Cities suburbs.


Valentine’s Day can be predictable. Flowers, chocolate, dinner at a nice restaurant. This year, we’ve picked four alternatives, including three that get you outdoors, to rekindle the spark or start you out on the right foot with someone new.

Ice Skating


One of the best kept secrets in Woodbury is that there are multiple opportunities for residents—from toddlers to adults—to exercise their creative side (and even all together as a family). Here’s a roundup of the best spots in Woodbury to imagine and create together:


During the summer, the land of 10,000 lakes offers an oasis of sandy beaches and perfect swimming water. During the winter, it offers an opportunity to jump into a hole in the ice and raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.


Woodbury resident Eileen Welsh Eng has been a CPA for more than 20 years and an Enrolled Agent—or licensed tax specialist—for four years. She offers her advice for those seeking to successfully make it through tax season:


The American Cancer Society started the Look Good, Feel Better program to cater to cancer survivors, particularly women, by introducing means of beauty enhancement during and after treatment.


Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 15. Not lucky enough to be heading out of town to places like the Wisconsin Dells or Lutsen for the long weekend? Woodbury offers lots of fun options around town to fill those days, including:


This Valentine’s Day, Nadia Cakes is offering the Love Bug Cake ($45.99). Choose between strawberry or chocolate cake topped with pink or red icing, decorated with a mini cupcake flower bouquet.


Set in September 1934, Lend Me a Tenor is an award-winning, fast-paced comedy. The production focuses on the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Tito Merelli is the greatest tenor of his generation and is set to perform a solo as Otello.


Artist Danielle Edstrom was born and raised in Minnesota, but has lived in various other states in the country. She moved to Woodbury last summer and is focusing on pursuing her enthusiasm for art.


Meet Woodbury’s Danielle Nitardy, an outstanding member of Tartan High School’s class of 2016.