September 2015 Woodbury Magazine

In the September issue we're ready for fall with a feature on an extraordinary middle school teacher, top accessory trens from four local boutiques and a peek inside Woodbury's new spice market.

Hoping to attract chipmunks, Deborah Tom set a dish of food on the roof of her home last summer. The seventh-grader then grabbed her Canon PowerShot SX170 IS and started clicking.


The admonition not to play with your food is but a distant childhood memory; now we celebrate fun at the dinner table in many ways. One of the most fun involves dips. For French fries, veggies and chips of every hue, there is hummus, salsa, aioli, melted cheese and many more dipping delights.


Woodbury Community Theatre’s production of Les Miserables drew large crowds to the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School.


Large crowds experienced excellent outdoor music at the annual Woodbury Lakes Summer Concert Series at the shopping center.


Osteria at Prestwick might be located on a golf course, but you don’t have to be a golfer to come have a great meal.


Any parent knows that raising children takes years of putting their needs ahead of your own, until one day you can send them off into the world to be successful adults in their own right.


If you’re looking for the perfect gift this fall, or simply looking for some additions to your wardrobe, Woodbury has some great boutiques for your accessorizing needs.


It’s easy to take for granted everything Woodbury has to offer. Whether it’s the City Council or local government, public works or public safety, sometimes we forget all the work that goes into the everyday services that make our city tick.


Michelle Wittwer and sara jesperson are two personal trainers who realized their shared vision for an exercise option combining fresh air, fitness and friendship.


Things got a whole lot spicier in Woodbury this year with the arrival of Spice Bazaar International Foods in January. The store caters to the east metro’s Indian and Pakistani population, and excites foodies and curious residents alike.


At first, Lee and Gary Jorgensen didn’t intend to walk in every state in America, but once they started walking they just couldn’t stop. No, this isn’t a Forrest Gump story; it took more than four years to complete the task, but the Woodbury couple has walked in every state.


On April 11, New Life Academy in Woodbury (NLA) held its 19th annual auction and raised over $281,000 on behalf of NLA students—a record amount for the school.


As fall approaches, we tapped the top three finalists in our 2015 Best of Woodbury medspa/rejuvenation clinic category for their favorite beauty treatments.


New Uses had its grand opening in June at South Tamarack Square, and has introduced a fairly new concept in retail: buying and selling gently used furniture, artwork, mirrors, lamps, rugs—and basically anything else for the home.


Local residents Ciana Fragnito, Geno Fragnito, Malaina Fragnito, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito and Alexander Pavlicin with their Woodbury Magazine on Milson Point in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia.


Next month, Bielenberg Sports Center will be transformed into a massive assembly station for 4 million meals for the hungry.


Along with the leaves changing color and falling to the ground, fall is bringing some new fashion trends. Top picks from Heidi Martin, owner of Sisu boutique in Woodbury, include lots of plaid, faux fur, ponchos and vegan leather.


Each year, leaders in education, business, government and the nonprofit sector select 10 finalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year program.