May 2016 Woodbury Magazine

In the May issue you'll meet Harvard-bound hurdler Karina Joiner and go inside the new Anytime Fitness world headquarters.

Looking for a unique and customizable meal for dine-in or carry out? Want something different from your usual sandwiches, salads, burgers or pizza? What about absolutely delicious—and local—sushi and tuna?


The Woodbury High School choir program has been presenting its annual cabaret production for more than 15 years, longer than current music department chair and director of choirs Daryl Timmer has been at the school.


When Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito’s husband, Bob, was deployed to Somalia in 1992, she had trouble finding many resources for military spouses like her.


The interior of the new Anytime Fitness headquarters features a juxtaposition of exposed duct work, beams and simple organic materials with posh light fixtures, bold prints and modern furnishings.


For 36 years, Curt Wetsel has built up New Life Academy’s athletic department, and this June he’s stepping into retirement. With a career like his, though, he knows he’ll be stopping back in to say hello.


There’s nothing like waking up to the warmth of a cozy quilt, especially when it was handmade with love. Even more so when it covers the bed of a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan.


At The Pilates Body in Woodbury, there is a special program that started in the fall for unique individuals. It’s called the Pink Ribbon Program, and it’s a post-operative workout-enhancing recovery program for women who have had breast cancer.


With Minnesota’s often oppressive weather, taking care of your car might seem daunting and difficult. The staff at the new Paradise Car Wash and Detail Center would beg to differ.


Friends and neighbors since 1999, Linda Berg, Brooks Berg, Jim Ickstadt and Jean Ickstadt traveled together to the British Virgin islands, where they lived on a sailboat for a week. The photo was taken at Leverick Bay by beautiful bougainvillea bushes.


This month, the Woodbury Lions Club is hosting its 39th annual community garage sale. Last year, folks came from all over the Twin Cities to shop at more than 600 registered garage sales.


Author Scott McNally and illustrator Robyn McNaull, had no intention to collaborate on their first children’s book, Hoot Hoot Goodnight. McNally works in sales at 3M by day and McNaull teaches preschool for Woodbury Preschool Programs on Steepleview.


Originally founded in September 2006, the Ways to Wellness program on Woodwinds Health Campus has evolved to boast a holistic approach to leading a healthier lifestyle. “Our healthcare isn’t just in the walls of hospitals and clinics,” says founder Brenda Navin.


Last fall, the city of Woodbury reached out to residents for help in naming four Woodbury park lands. Some are existing parks whose use had changed over time, while others are undeveloped park lands that have yet to be named.


Graduation season is right around the corner, and it’s important to send our loved ones on their next adventures with a token reminder of how much we care. We asked La Vie Boutique for a few of their favorite gift ideas.


Pam MacDonald has battled the odds and beat ovarian cancer not once, twice or three times, but four times as of October 2015.


East Ridge High school senior Karina Joiner took first place in the 2015 State 100 meter hurdles after breaking both conference and sectional records. We asked her about her athletic and academic career.