Shops & Business

Student Erena Belai with her Project GO pillow partner, Barbara Towler, at Newport Elementary School.

Once a week from October through May, Project GO volunteers help third grade students turn a t-shirt into a pillow. Students learn how to do three stitches and complete a simple project. But it’s not really about the pillow.

Alivia Penman

Load your shopping bags with originality this holiday season with gifts from some of Woodbury’s newest stores. Your family and friends will be thrilled to receive a thoughtful gift from one of these hot shops around town.

Bill Spencer leads a reading lesson with Caleb Sheehan and Sarah Kershner at Bailey Elementary School.

Volunteers dedicate time and talent to ensuring the academic success of future generations.

Virginia and Arlan Tietel.

Virginias everywhere know there is a Santa Claus, thanks to Virginia O’Hanlon’s famous letter to the New York Sun in 1897.

From 1985-1987, Maple Grove resident Dave Looney opened four Davlins (a combination of his name with wife Linda’s) stores in the Twin Cities, selling fine crafted gifts made of wood. Business boomed, but Looney wanted to expand beyond selling woodwork.

Daphne shows off her partial coloring that makes her resemble a panda bear.

After seven years of pet-grooming experience, Jordan Perri opened her own Woodbury pet salon, Dog Spaw, earlier this year.

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.

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.

Woodbury is approximately halfway through its project timeline for renovation and expansion of the Bielenberg Sport Center.