Shops & Business

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Bash for Brains

Bash for Brains returned to Woodbury last fall for its sixth year, drawing over 300 guests and $57,000 between donations, entry and raffle tickets, and a silent auction.

Kick off your holiday shopping with some of our top picks from Patina

Gift giving, whether it’s for a secret-santa work acquaintance or a beloved spouse, takes some thought. To help you get started, we’ve put together some of our favorite items from local shop Patina, all with broad appeal (and a reasonable price point, too). 

From angst to empathy

According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenges in the U.S. and they impact young people, who are often less equipped than adults to handle stress or to help friends who might be suffering from anxiety.

Woodbury residents raise puppies for Canine Companions for Independence

After losing their basset hound of 14 years, Woodbury residents John and Jeanne Segar knew they didn’t want another long, full-time commitment to a dog as they neared retirement with travel plans.

Winter, especially Minnesotan winter, brings with it not only below freezing temperatures, but also a heap of beauty problems including dry and frizzy hair.

Woodbury businesses offer deals on Small Business Saturday

Settle down after the chaos of Black Friday shopping with a more low-key experience: take part in Small Business Saturday events at local shops on November 24. 

Lynn Thoele, owner of local business Sparkle Plenty Cleaners, works with a nonprofit, Cleaning For A Reason, to offer free house cleaning for women undergoing cancer treatment in Woodbury, St.

For Joy Sorich, Woodbury resident and the owner of online tea business Cup of Joy, each day begins and ends with a cup of tea. “It's one of the ways I feed my soul and honor my body,” Sorich says.

Woodbury’s Danny Warnock was on a solo trip to the Boundary Waters when he came up with the idea for an innovative new camping product. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Warnock has long loved exploring the natural wonders of Minnesota and especially sleeping under the stars by night.

The tie between local and global is a concept talked about widely these days—as the world becomes more connected, the opportunity to have impact from halfway across the world has become even greater.

Sara Lein never dreamed of riding on the back of a motorcycle on a Caribbean island, running a school in a foreign country, or helping find homes for three special kids—but she feels honored to say this is all now part of her journey.

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