March 2017 Woodbury Magazine

In the March issue meet 15 of our local, fast-stepping Irish dancers just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Jill Lutz’s 17-year-old orange tabby, Kizzy, “has an appetite that can put a teenage boy to shame,” Lutz says. “The day I took the picture, she had already had her first breakfast and was getting in my face about a second breakfast.


“The luck of the Irish” is how the saying goes, and the customers of O’Malley’s are feeling lucky with all the recent changes to the pub.


Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical adaptation of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.


If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong with cheese. Build a cheese board, and they’re sure to come. But with so many choices—hard and soft; goat, sheep and cow milk; rind or no rind; sliced or crumbled—where do you begin?


Known for its rapid leg movements, embellished costumes, curly wigs and festive music, Irish dancing is an art form originating in Celtic and Gaelic traditions.


Rian Thiele, co-founder of Woodbury’s Pet Evolution, has added a new venture to his plate. Rian and his brother, Randy, first pitched the idea for their new joint business at the February 2016 Minneapolis Home and Garden Show.


Along with celebrating the end of winter, students, parents and teachers at Liberty Ridge Elementary School in Woodbury always have an extra reason to look forward to spring.


Patrick (Pat) O’Neill Jr. is what they call a “four-corner Irishman.” With Irish grandparents on both sides of the family, O’Neill practically bleeds green. And when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, he and his family take no shortcuts in celebrating.


Cheryl Jogger, an advisory council member for South Washington County Schools Community Education, was attending the Feed My Starving Children event in 2015 in Woodbury when she got an idea.


Central Park will be the site of Woodbury’s 50th anniversary celebration on March 25, 5-9 p.m. The theme, Celebrate the Decades, will honor the past, celebrate the present and look ahead to the future of Woodbury.


After 12 years of managing a successful practice in Hudson, Wis., orthodontist Becky Maher has expanded with an additional location in Woodbury. When Maher began her practice, Hudson was a practical location for providing services while raising her children (she has three daughters).


Spring may be a few weeks away, but it’s critical to know what to do to ensure healthy and thriving plants.


The city of Woodbury has introduced a brand new website with a new domain: The website is mobile-friendly and fully responsive for tablet and smartphone devices.


Looking for a new bottle of wine to try? Matt Rivard of MGM Wine and Spirits recommends these choices.

Hopler Gruner Veltliner (Austria)


The spring home selling season is here, and if you’re going to list, it’s time to start preparing your home.