Shops & Business

After many requests to bake for various events for her co-workers while working as IT senior project manager at Target’s headquarters, local resident Jessica Van Hemert decided it was time to pursue her real passion for baking full-time and start her own business,

It’s easy, living amid the affluence of Woodbury, to forget that there are many people in our community who lack access to basic needs including food and clothing. Members of Woodbury Lutheran Church, home to the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf, recognized this firsthand.

The Double Dog Dare Challenge is a fundraiser benefitting the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America, where participants raise $1,000 for the opportunity to rappel down the 23-story U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis.

In 1943, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 18-year-old Jack Andrashko and his buddies walked into a recruitment office and enlisted in the military, knowing full well that if they didn’t volunteer now, they’d be drafted in a few months when they graduated from high school.

When Donna Smith-Stafford lost her husband to a sudden heart attack, Woodbury lost a beloved and dedicated community leader.

Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz combined passion, creativity and baking skills to make bundt cakes for their friends and family.

There’s nothing like waking up to the warmth of a cozy quilt, especially when it was handmade with love. Even more so when it covers the bed of a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan.

With Minnesota’s often oppressive weather, taking care of your car might seem daunting and difficult. The staff at the new Paradise Car Wash and Detail Center would beg to differ.

Graduation season is right around the corner, and it’s important to send our loved ones on their next adventures with a token reminder of how much we care. We asked La Vie Boutique for a few of their favorite gift ideas.

When Heather Baldridge was 18 years old, she sewed all of her cousin’s bridesmaids’ dresses—from scratch. That was the start of her “over 30 years” of experience in weddings, but her education started even earlier.

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