October 2015 Woodbury Magazine

In the October issue get tips for hosting a party-perfect Halloween, help Woodbury Community Theater celebrate 40 years and check out fall wine picks from local experts.

A resident of the Colby Lake area since 1991, Julie Hall is a longtime photography enthusiast. “I took some photography classes in high school and college. Prior to an Alaskan vacation in 2013, I took one through community education to refresh some of my photography skills,” Hall says.


The rosés, the Rieslings, the crisp Vinhos Verdes: They’ve had their day in the sun. It’s time to uncork the fall-weather wines—the ones bold and deep enough to indulge our newfound hunger and sustain us through the long and dusky evenings.


Local residents enjoyed the last days of summer at Carver Lake Beach.


The Neustros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH) Club at East Ridge High School held its second annual charity golf tournament at Prestwick Golf Club, raising funds for abandoned and disadvantaged children in Latin America.


The Woodbury Community Foundation’s annual fundraiser has a new twist this year. The October 30 event, Woodbury Chef Fest, will feature food stations offering various cuisines and culinary delights.


This past June, Woodbury Community Theatre (WCT) took on its largest undertaking: the epic tale Les Miserables, which broke attendance records, drawing more than 5,100 theater goers.


Tired of the same old Halloween? Whether you’re an empty nester thinking of throwing your own party, or a parent looking for something that doesn’t involve kids dressed up like Frozen characters (again), there are plenty of ways to do Halloween like an adult.


Archery is usually thought of as a solitary activity; even the most famous bow-slinging icons—Cupid, Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen—all act alone.


As the mercury dips and fireplaces flicker back to life this month, many will be tempted by that new addition or upgrade to their hearth.


Spanning from Portland, Ore. to the Milwaukee, Wis. area, ChiroWay has come a long way from its original spot in Woodbury in 2010.


Melissa Odegard grew up with a mom who loved to sew and remembers there always being some project in the works for friends and family. As an adult, Odegard followed her mother’s footsteps, and as friends started having kids, she would make baby blankets.


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing -by Marie Kondo


If you enjoy the excitement of high school football, circle October 9 on your calendar and plan to attend the annual East Ridge High School/Woodbury High School matchup. This year’s meeting takes place at East Ridge’s stadium, known as The Nest, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.


A year ago, Woodbury resident Michele Tuchner and her daughter Annie Sandell, along with a friend, spent 16 days trekking from 8,500 feet to 18,500 feet to reach their goal: the Mount Everest base camp.


The Woodbury Lions Club is hosting its 44th annual pancake breakfast at East Ridge High School on Sunday, October 4, serving pancakes, sausage, yogurt parfaits, coffee, milk and orange juice.


Woodbury has welcomed Blissful Beginnings, a business offering various services for soon-to-be-mothers and new moms.


Treat Street is the newest place for kids to trick-or-treat: a shopping center-wide Halloween event at Woodbury Lakes.


Since retiring from 3M in 2001, Dick Hanson and his son DJ, who lives and works in Manhattan, have designed and taken three international trips together. For the past few years, Hanson has been shaping what he refers to as “my final globe-trot, considering my increasingly obvious mortality.”