Shops & Business

In February, the Rotary Club of Woodbury hosted its annual gala to raise funds for various community initiatives. The evening at Royal Golf Club included food, drinks, music from the Lake String Quartet and comedy from John DeBoer.

Maiden Minnesota is in its ninth year of celebrating Minnesota-based, women-owned companies.

Woodbury Lakes is hosting a Black Friday Event with many perks for the earliest shoppers. On November 27, the first 200 shoppers in line at 7 a.m. will receive a free breakfast from Crave, a free store gift card and other holiday shopping giveaways.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Passing by Sweet Pea’s Floral, it might not be immediately obvious that miraculous transformations are occurring within.

On Christmas 2013, Sharon and Bruce Perkins received what Sharon describes as “the best gift we’ve ever asked for.” It was a dollhouse-sized book shelter, handcrafted by their son-in-law, Brian Alwin.

A Greener Read wants to change the scope of the classic “reduce, reuse, recycle” motto and has been pretty successful in doing so.

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