August 2013

In the August 2013 issue of Woodbury Magazine, you will meet four of Woodbury's hardest working students, celebrate the 35th anniversary of Woodbury Days, and discover the best chicken in the area.

Six-year-old Nolan Davis peers out from under a firefighter’s helmet at last summer’s National Night Out block party in his Woodbury neighborhood. “Nolan was very excited for the fire trucks to come to our block party,” says his mother, Colleen Davis.


Lace up your sneakers: The 32nd annual Woodbury Country Mile runs into town August 25. The much-loved event features a half-marathon option, a 5K walk/run and various races for kids.


Unlike those side-show-esque college comedy nights featuring the likes of The Great Gambini’s Hypnotic Acts, Susan James won’t make you jabber away in Martian or dance the funky chicken in front of a crowd—but the certified hypnotist can help you quit smoking, lose weight, relieve anxiety and muc


As graduates cross the stage to grasp their certificates and diplomas, teachers stand in the rear wiping away tears.


For Woodbury’s Irvine family, the Minnesota State Fair is a family tradition. “My husband Jim and I met on a blind date at the State Fair,” says Kathy Irvine with a laugh.


The Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial Council broke ground in 2007 for what has since become a community treasure: the Woodbury Veterans Memorial. “It’s very important for our local folks to maintain a connection to their lost veterans.


Margie Hafer gives herself extra time to run errands around Woodbury; she always needs a few minutes to chat with families around town.


Chicken wings have been a mainstay appetizer for decades. In some dive bars, you’ll find the tender chickies piled en masse in great vats, preserved under heat lamps for the locals to load up on.


Face painting. A parade. Rides for kids. Miss Woodbury. While these components have played a consistent role in Woodbury Days, the community celebration has grown and changed over its 35-year history.


This fall, nine years after the introduction of Spanish Immersion kindergarten in South Washington County Schools/District 833, the program’s first freshman class will enter Woodbury High School.


Jake Knupp East Ridge High School   Jake Knupp knows that hard work pays off over time. It’s one of the many lessons he’s earned from basketball. “Ever since I started playing basketball, I work on my skills,” Knupp says.