October 2013

In October's issue of Woodbury Magazine you'll read up on a local gem, the historic Woodbury/Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church. You'll also have a chance to read up on several new additions to the local business scene. October is also fire prevention month and in honor of the topic you'll read about Woodbury's public safety department and they work being done to serve your city.

In the wake of decreasing fast food quality, Jake’s Hamburgers wanted to take a stand. So in 2010, the restaurant franchise’s name got a facelift. Now Jake’s Wayback Burgers, the burger joint continues to stay committed to premium customer service and big, fresh burgers.


A fabulous kitchen makeover has turned Brenda Johnson’s bland white kitchen into an elegant cooking and gathering space suitable for this chic home chef and her guests. Johnson has always loved the home she bought 16 years ago in Woodbury’s Hidden Lake neighborhood.


Woodbury mom Sara Gruett took the phrase “mother knows best” and applied it to fill a void in the market.


When a friend dared Greg DeNunzio, a self-described “gym rat,” to try indoor cycling, he laughed, thinking it would be a waste of a workout. DeNunzio reluctantly accepted the dare to appease his friend, but by the end of the spin class he was hooked.


For the past several years, the Monster Mash and Soiree Spooktakular have been Halloween trademarks for the community. This season, however, the Woodbury Community Foundation is replacing the annual Soiree Spooktakular with a new fundraising gala, called Woodbury Makes a Deal, on Nov.


Few things are as soothing as a trip to the salon. The endless pampering, jib-jab and makeover opportunities make it tempting to squeeze an extra visit in between the usual haircut.


The social media and mobile landscape is growing faster than ever: 67 percent of adults currently use social networking sites, according to a December 2012 Pew Internet report.


When White Bear Lake residents Bruce Bushey and Janet Richards got married in Greece in 2001, they were in love, but not just with each other.


It’s hard not to notice when autumn’s apple season rolls around. These big ruddy fruits fill barrels and boxes at the farmers market, the grocery store and every produce pop-up on the roadside.


After Tyler, Dylan, and Cade (ages 7, 5 and 3), plus one on the way, Leah Huxtable’s fifth baby is LaLa Red, an up-and-coming accessories brand conceived at a local play date.


As the department promotes awareness during October’s fire prevention month, its leaders are planning for the city’s future growth.