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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.

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.

This fall, hundreds of Woodbury students will take part in a global project: the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest.

Since Patrick O’Halloran opened his first funeral parlor in St. Paul in 1876, the O’Halloran family has strived to carry on his legacy. “We take care of everybody in the community,” says John O’Halloran, funeral director and Patrick’s great-grand-nephew.

Eagle Brook Church’s Woodbury branch began meeting at East Ridge High School in 2011 and has seen its membership grow from 1,300 to more than 2,300, with the congregation quickly outgrowing its temporary home. “Being in the neighborhood is a big deal,” says executive pastor Scott Anderson.

Looking for a meaningful way to use your time and talents? Consider making a volunteer commitment to one of these local organizations which contribute so much to Woodbury.

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