Community

An Unexpected Visitor

Most people don’t take the time to stop and observe the world around them. But Kent Nye, hobbyist photographer for almost 40 years, often pays closer attention to his surroundings in order to capture the beauty of it.

Most Americans stopped for a few minutes to look up last summer, for the rare chance to see the sun eclipsed by the moon. Woodbury resident Jonathan Hunt and his family were no different.

The Woodbury-Cottage Grove chapter of the League of Women Voters turns 50 this year (read more on page 22).

On a beautiful warm day, Lorrie Burdeski headed out into her backyard with her two dogs, Fallon and Elmer, armed with her camera and a pocket full of puppy food. “Fallon is a husky/border collie mix, and Elmer is our retriever mix,” Burdeski says.

Choosing a senior living facility is a big decision, and many local families find that Oak Meadows Senior Living fits the bill.

Who could resist these two cuties when they set up shop at Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center in Cottage Grove, or in their Woodbury neighborhood? “These are my grandkids, Lola and Vinny, who were ages 4 and 2 last summer when I took this photo at the garden center,” says Michele Zywiec.

The Woodbury Public Safety Department has been a steady presence in the community nearly as long as the city itself has existed. Founded in 1968—just one year after Woodbury Township became the city of Woodbury—the department has grown and changed alongside Woodbury.

There’s a lot to love about Woodbury. And you, our readers, have chosen the best businesses, people and organizations in our community, featured in these pages of our annual Best of Woodbury issue.

There’s something mysterious and very beautiful about fog when it rolls into Woodbury. Fog also makes a unique setting for a photo when caught at just the right moment.  

After dabbling in film-based photography in high school, Thanna Goff recently got back into it, with classes “and everything for digital cameras. It’s a new world, with endless possibilities,” she says. “Creativity is at my core.

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