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80 homes with higher PFC levels to get bottled water
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Court orders restitution from thief who stole fragrances from Woodbury Ulta
City enacts new water rates for businesses and homeowner associations
$1,500 for fire equipment
crime and courts
Girls tennis: Woodbury loses to state champs in first match
Ragnar: A 'relay, relay' long run
Eggert finally lives out childhood dream
Raptors dynamic duo shines at next level
Local teams open season with practices on Monday
Hope Glen Farm unveils treehouse suite
Woodbury Days medallion has been found
The hunt continues! Woodbury Days medallion clue No. 3
Skating to state
Local dog rescuers turn to other states for homeless dogs
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HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE
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VIEWPOINT: South Washington County should be part of regional transit equation
VIEWPOINT: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
LETTER: People are tired of Kent's out-of-control spending
EDITOR'S VIEWPOINT: Prizes are a big deal
OUR VIEW: As nanny's story goes national, readers respond
Real Estate Showcase
May 21, 2008
Being content: A real blessing mother
On this year's Mother's Day, I called my mother in China to wish her "Happy Mother's Day." While picking up the phone and dialing the number, many thoughts and emotions ran though my mind. I was concerned about my mother. She has diabetes and bradycardia (slow heartbeat). Lately...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 14, 2008
Other homes for your used stuff
After six months of cold weather and indoor hibernation, the weather is finally nice and warm again. Yes, spring is here. Spring is a time for a new beginning and a fresh start, for renewal and growth. For a lot of people this means it's time to do spring cleaning.
May 14, 2008 - 12:00am
May 7, 2008
Lifelong learning made easier
For people who like to grow and mature intellectually and spiritually, learning is a lifelong process. We don't -- and shouldn't -- stop learning just because we have graduated from high school, college or have a doctoral degree in hand. Many methods and opportunities exist to help...
May 7, 2008 - 12:00am
April 30, 2008
Eight R's for a greener earth
Earth Day, an occasion observed in April to celebrate our planet and to protect the environment, was celebrated April 22. Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual event for people around the world. It has become a global celebration with renewed commitment to building a safer, healthier...
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am
April 23, 2008
Kindness in words and action
Getting organized is a topic I am always interested in. As I mentioned in a previous column titled "Get organized," I like to learn new tips and tricks that will help me get organized and make my life easier. And I have learned a lot myself over the years. Recently when I saw a blurb...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am
April 16, 2008
A time to celebrate libraries, poetry
April 13 to 19 is "National Library Week" this year. Since 1958, this unique event has been annually observed in the second full week of April. Sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country, National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions...
April 16, 2008 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
True health care
In my April 2 column, I shared some personal opinions about doctors and health care. My point is we have to take more personal responsibility and play a more active role when it comes to our health care. The term health care, as used in our everyday life, is really a misnomer. When...
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 2, 2008
A health care skeptic's thoughts
The headlines in March 18 Twin Cities newspapers reported that a local hospital removed the wrong kidney from a cancer patient. Instead of the cancerous kidney, a healthy kidney was removed. Thank God that this kind of major tragic medical error doesn't happen every day in our...
April 2, 2008 - 12:00am
March 26, 2008
Financial sense can lead to security
In the last few months real estate foreclosures in our country have increased at a rapid pace. This foreclosure crisis has made national and local headlines. The Woodbury Bulletin ran a cover story in its March 12 issue which stated more than 200 homes were in some stage of foreclosure...
March 26, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
Delay gratification for more appreciation
When my kids go shopping with me, I usually don't buy them things they want. They've known from the time they were toddlers that when Mom says "No," she means it. They might have asked for something, but they didn't throw a fit and cry when they didn't get what they wanted. Recently,...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Reach out and serve
We have about 30 churches in Woodbury. They come in all shapes and sizes, big and small, old and new, and in a number of denominations. While the old churches have decades of history behind them, new ones keep popping up here and there. While the established churches have their...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am
February 27, 2008
Fundraising lessons learned
This is a follow-up to my last column about my first fundraising experience for the local Chinese school. In this column I would like to share a few lessons I have learned in the process. I hope my own experience will benefit other people, especially local school PTA volunteers who...
February 27, 2008 - 12:00am
February 20, 2008
Thanks to those who helped
Several weeks ago I wrote about the new Chinese School in Woodbury, which started in September 2007. To celebrate the beginning of the new semester (Feb. 2) and the Chinese New Year (Feb. 9), to provide an opportunity for teachers, students and their families to get together and...
February 20, 2008 - 12:00am
February 13, 2008
An act of love
Knowing this is the Valentine Day's week, I was planning to write about the book "The Five Love Languages" by Dr. Gary Chapman in this week's column. However, three days before the deadline, something unexpected happened. And it changed my plan. During our Sunday service at Spirit...
February 13, 2008 - 12:00am
February 6, 2008
February events to consider
There are two events in February that I am really looking forward to participating in. Washington County Library launches a book discussion series on raising healthy teens. The series is designed for parents and adults with teens in their lives to discuss parenting issues with each...
February 6, 2008 - 12:00am