May 2020

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope ...”—Lady Bird Johnson

Editor's note: This issue was finalized as our community, nation and world were in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak. It was our editorial staff’s sincere hope that, by the time this issue landed in your mailbox, the virus would be contained, and we would have eased back into our daily routines, ever mindful of the lives lost and impact felt by so many around the world. However, due to the quickly evolving circumstances in our community during the creation of this issue, please note that some events/dates and even some business operations may have changed since these pages went to print. As your community magazine, we will continue to spotlight residents—the cornerstones of this city—and focus on the importance of local businesses in Woodbury.

A girl jumps through a sprinkler in a Woodbury backyard.

Tara Korkowski’s photo showcases the spirit of summer.

 
A bloody mary from Lakes Tavern & Grill in Woodbury

Take a sip of some of the best bloody marys in Woodbury and beyond.

 
A kitchen in a home in the Royal Club housing development.

3M’s former Tartan Park transformed into new housing development.

 
A garden-themed mug from Patina

Whether you’re a green thumb or resolved to become one, let the folks of these local gift shops and greenhouses be your guides to all things garden-themed this spring.

 

Belwin Conservancy has over 1,400 acres of diverse biomes that visitors can hike, ski, snowshoe or walk your dog on a leash 365 days out of the year.

 
Diane Schmidt

Diane Schmidt has been serving as a healing touch provider since 2006—providing reiki, sound and touch therapies, and more.

 
A child tends to a Garden Box at Woodbury YMCA.

Preschoolers grow their own fruits and vegetables at the YMCA.

 
An ESL class at Great Rivers Adult Community Education

Great Rivers Adult Community Education offers free ESL classes for the community.

 
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Woodbury

For the past 21 years, the Woodbury community has donated its time, money and gratitude to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

 
A woman tries on earrings in a mirror.

Delightful encounters await you in your golden years, according to our elders—and they have lived long enough to know.

 
A group of women pose after working out.

Train to be a kick-butt 90-year-old.

 
A dog leaps to catch a ball.

Canine sports are a great way to give your dog a sense of purpose and a job.

 
Asparagus stalks

This side dish is a crowd pleaser and you might get even the pickiest veggie-phobic people to try something new.

 
"Relish" by Lucy Knisley

Dive into Lucy Knisley’s memoir.