January 2022

This month, we’re focusing on health and wellness.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty … otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” —Buddha

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The last few months have been spent preparing for holiday meals, family and friendly get-togethers and hosting an array of guests for the special season.

Fresh Ice

Greg Hagen has enjoyed taking photos as a creative outlet for a long time, but he recently began to delve deeper into the hobby. “Two years ago, I took a community-ed course on photography, and that pushed me forward quite a bit,” he says.

Vegan eating

The vegan diet, also known as veganism, has been growing in popularity—and it’s no wonder considering people have been cutting out animal products and byproducts for environmental and ethical reasons, among others.


The Suicide Prevention Collaborative 5K took place on October 2, 2021, at Colby Lake Park. Nearly 200 runners and walkers took part in the annual event, which covers a 3.1-mile route.

Just4Kids Fest

Finding the right resources for your children can be stressful and challenging, but no fear; Just4Kidz Fest is right around the corner.

home office

Working from home (WFH) has gained unlikely popularity following the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many were originally forced into this work setting, many are now opting not to go back into the office in favor of working from home.

Whole Grains

Why does pasta get so much of the culinary glory? Granted, it transforms dishes, comes in shapes galore and has “comfort food” written all over it.


On january 1, some of us believe the next 365 days will bring a wave of being better and healthier, but some of the goals we set for ourselves are beyond what we’re capable of acheiving.

Academy of Prince

The idea for Purple Playground sparked among Prince fans at a backyard barbecue. It was 2016, shortly after the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s death. Sadness and a yearning to keep Prince’s philanthropic legacy alive permeated the yard.

Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Annual Award Gala Event

“We recognize that Woodbury is one of the greatest places in the state to live, and part of the reason why it is so great is because of the people that work, volunteer and contribute to the community,” says Woodbury Chamber of Commerce president Laurie Staiger.

Environ Cosmetic Focus-CIT

Did you know that lips are the thinnest skin on the human body? With up to three times fewer cellular layers than facial skin, lips also lack natural body oils to protect and maintain a smooth texture.

sparkling apple cider vinegar tonic

Like so many, I always tend to start the new year with a health kick—a new gym, yoga, immunity shots, essential oils. I’ve tried it all. This year, instead of suddenly signing up for a gym membership, I’m opting for a healthy mocktail.

Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo returns after winning the 2018 National Book Award in this tale of Emoni Santiago, a 17-year-old single mother living with her abuela in Philadelphia, trying to survive her senior year.


As I get older, contemplating the changes that seem to have somehow snuck up on my face and body, there is a twinge of lost youth. Being young is not truly a gift, but when you look back upon how boundless the world seemed then, it just seems like so many things were better at 21.

Buddha Bowls

A few months ago, I happened across a 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report stating that only one in 10 adults meets the recommended federal guidelines of one-and-a-half to two cups of fruit and two to three cups of vegetables per day.

Woodbury Leadership Academy

Woodbury Leadership Academy, a K–8 nonprofit charter school, is extending its perimeter by adding a second building that bridges with the original.