January 2016 Woodbury Magazine

In the January issue experience the thrill of the chill as we learn about fatbiking at the Cold Catfish Cup, get a healthy start to the new year with light, fresh fare from local restaurants and check out the new Woodwinds Cancer Center.

When Mandi Folks and her family moved into their Woodbury home in 2012, “it was in very rough condition,” she says. “We have been fixing it up little by little over the past three years, and finally got around to repairing the bathtub in the master bathroom.


As you settle on the new year’s dietary resolutions (that is, if you’re into that kind of thing), bear this in mind: the cold-turkey leap from warm holiday feasts to stark, light eats is difficult to make, and the harsh dead of winter is no time to deprive ourselves of comfort.


The four-day Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack at Bielenberg Sports Center set a new record by packing 4,066,416 meals, enough to feed more than 11,000 children for a year.


A large crowd gathered at the Prom Center for the Woodbury Life Resouce Center’s sixth annual Celebration of Life Gala.


Last August, Woodbury’s very first authentic taqueria opened up in the space formerly occupied by DeLeo Bros. Pizza at Tamarack Hills.


Starting temperature: a balmy 22 degrees.


The Woodwinds Health Campus is doing its best to make an unimaginable situation a bit more comfortable for its patients and their families at the new Woodwinds Cancer Center.


Foodies living in South Washington County: You have a mouth-watering kitchen in your backyard. But most of you haven’t been there yet.


The Woodbury community is working to become a leader in mental health, particularly when it comes to its younger residents. Several local health professionals are prioritizing mental health in hopes of making it a more approachable topic for children, teens and young adults.


Kids generally aren’t the most virtuous creatures on the planet. In elementary school, kids can fall into the “me first” trap pretty easily. To remedy that way of thinking, St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School, a school for kindergarten through eighth grade, created a program called The St.


Eight years ago, Elizabeth Finn considered buying an available shop in Woodbury, Knit’n from the Heart. But, as often happens, the circumstances weren’t quite right. So she stayed connected to the store over the years, teaching classes and selling patterns.


Having second thoughts about that tattoo? Woodbury now has a solution. Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers’ newest location, which opened here in July, strives to be nothing but the best. “We have the most current and cutting-edge laser equipment available,” says general manager Rebecca Sauerer.


Founded in 2003, the Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF) strives to better the community by connecting members to organizations that can assist them in times of economic despair. They focus on four key areas: youth, jobs, health and food.


CureIS Healthcare Inc. in Woodbury has been voted a best place to work by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal six years in a row, with four first-place titles in the small business category.


Last November, the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce expanded and moved to its new location on Commerce Drive.


Mark Gilles catches up with local happenings from Woodbury Magazine at the Hilton Hotel in Ponce, Puerto Rico.


A Woodbury resident for more than 30 years, author Brian Freeman has been making a living at writing for the last decade. “A good story has the power to lift you out of current circumstances and take you somewhere different,” he says.


When Lindsey Thompson relocated to Woodbury a few years ago, she was overwhelmed with her choices for preschool for her children.


Maxville Services, the newest addition to South Tamarack Square in Woodbury, fully embodies “Auto Repair with Flair.” Owner and CEO Susan Moynihan, who’s been in the automotive industry for over seven years, is offering a new auto repa