March 2014

In the March issue of Woodbury Magazine, take a look inside the last new home built in the Wedgewood development, get a better idea of the life of a Woodbury cheerleader and mark your calendars for some great St. Patrick's Day celebrations around town. We also round up some great dessert and wine recommendations from local experts, and we've uncovered seven scrumptious cheese and dishes from local markets and restaurants. Enjoy!

For most moms, parenthood is a joy, but it can often involves late nights, early mornings, cramped schedules and little free time. As a result, time spent with friends or on self-improvement is a precious commodity.


Marvin is a three-year-old Chihuahua/small poodle mix, and most of the time he never sits still. “I like to take pictures of him and sometimes he will stay still for me,” says his owner, Mariah Delich.


Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an 18th century French gourmet-foodie once said, “Dessert without cheese is like a beauty with only one eye.” Clearly, this was a man passionate about his fromage, and in fact, there’s a cow’s milk cheese that’s named after him.


The community celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf at a fundraising event held at Guardian Angels Church.


Ireland celebrates it. Chicago really celebrates it. Why not Woodbury? Don’t let March 17 pass you by this year. Instead pop on over to these three Woodbury restaurants to toast good fortune and celebrate the Emerald Isle. Sláinte to good friends, Guinness and Celtic tunes.


In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new bakery in town: Sugar Love has opened a new shop in Tamarack Hills.


Let me hear you CHEER! For a sport that was once, well, relegated to the sidelines, cheerleading has seen a major growth spurt over the last 10 years in Woodbury.


Location, Location, Location. Anyone who’s ever bought a home knows this phrase; it usually implies the sacrifice that’s made to get the home of your dreams in your dream location.


If you’re not one of the lucky few to be jet-setting off to warmer weather and sandy beaches during spring break, have no fear. Woodbury offers lots of places to keep minds and bodies occupied while not in the classroom.


John Culbertson might be tired after a long day’s work, but when he arrives in Woodbury to lead the Thunderbolts adaptive sports teams, a jolt courses through him. “It’s, ‘Coach John this’ or ‘Coach John that,’” Culbertson says. “I’m trying to put out 100 different fires.


Although turntables are a thing of the past, albums are finding a new generation of fans. Woodbury Community Theatre’s The Drowsy Chaperone celebrates music’s transformative power. The show opens with a die-hard musical theater fan placing his favorite album on a turntable.


The transition from one home to the next often presents challenges. The city of Woodbury houses several senior home options for those looking to move.


This spring, take a cue from experts before changing up a room in your home. The folks at the Woodbury Barnes & Noble know a thing or two about book recommendations.


A harrowing flight in a blizzard on January 17, 1960 almost wiped out the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers franchise.


Carlson’s Piano World may be new to Woodbury, but the business dates back to 1948 when Sid Carlson founded it in Alexandria, Minn.


The popular tune, "A Whole New World," from the movie Aladdin, generally features a male and a female singer. That is until Nick Pitera, formerly of Woodbury, stepped in.


Although Interior Impressions' Amy Leferink graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in marketing and finance, her heart found a home in interior design years before.