November 2013

In the November 2013  issue of Woodbury Magazine, you'll find tips and ideas for hosting the perfect fondue feast, a holiday gift guide to some of Woodbury's newest shops, and meet a local couple going the extra mile to spread holiday cheer!

Ojibway Park was the site for the city of Woodbury's event, Under the Stars, which included Wreck It Ralph, shown on a 20-foot outdoor screen. All photos by Todd Wildenauer.


The 15th annual Woodbury Days Bike Ride, with 10-, 30- and 60-mile routes, took place August 24th.


Of course the French invented it: in involves copious amounts of cheese, special equipment, and is deliciously decadent.

Alivia Penman

Load your shopping bags with originality this holiday season with gifts from some of Woodbury’s newest stores. Your family and friends will be thrilled to receive a thoughtful gift from one of these hot shops around town.

The 10 oz. ribeye from Cravings Wine Bar and Grille.

Every so often, a deep, rumbling, primal craving overtakes you, and a voice inside your head says with finality and absolution: Must. Have. Meat. No measly burger patty will suffice. No meatballs, no drumsticks, no chops. For this kind of hankering, there’s only one entrée that makes the cut.

It's a Ball to Live in Woodbury

The Bailey’s Arbor neighborhood of Woodbury has an arboretum feel, with an abundance of community gardens and walking trails. Donna Lloyd took this photo while on a walk through the neighborhood, noting the reflection in the ball in her neighbor’s yard.

Jolly Old St. Nick

Eight years ago, as he was driving through Woodbury, Santa stumbled across the new Woodbury Lakes shopping center.

Bill Spencer leads a reading lesson with Caleb Sheehan and Sarah Kershner at Bailey Elementary School.

Volunteers dedicate time and talent to ensuring the academic success of future generations.

Adam Schotzko of Schotzko Chiropractic in Woodbury.

“I’m trying to make my classroom come alive, to make it as real world as possible,” says Erik Strommer, interactive media arts and graphics program chair at Globe University.

Cole Bruesehoff

Four years ago, seventh-grader Cole Bruesehoff set out to be a two-sport athlete in soccer and alpine skiing. He was working out harder than he ever had before and the results were unlike what is supposed to be seen.

Virginia and Arlan Tietel.

Virginias everywhere know there is a Santa Claus, thanks to Virginia O’Hanlon’s famous letter to the New York Sun in 1897.


From 1985-1987, Maple Grove resident Dave Looney opened four Davlins (a combination of his name with wife Linda’s) stores in the Twin Cities, selling fine crafted gifts made of wood. Business boomed, but Looney wanted to expand beyond selling woodwork.

Kristin Kinney.

Although the number of Minnesotans who struggle to put food on the table remains lower than the national average—14.5 percent of households— local leaders at Woodbury’s Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (WCC) are fighting to help a

Cowboy Jack's new Woodbury location.

With five restaurants already under its belt, Cowboy Jack’s opened its first east metro location in Woodbury in May.


Each Thanksgiving Eve, the Woodbury Area Clergy Orgnization (WACO) hosts a service that brings together celebrators of all faith backgrounds. The hosting duties rotate each year from congregation to congregation, as do the musicians.


Mark your calendars for the annual Veterans Day celebration at the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial on the City Hall campus on  November 11 at 3 p.m.

Daphne shows off her partial coloring that makes her resemble a panda bear.

After seven years of pet-grooming experience, Jordan Perri opened her own Woodbury pet salon, Dog Spaw, earlier this year.