Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota.
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A learning center founded by a man who had reading struggles and later launched a nationwide network of brain-training centers, opened a new branch in Woodbury this month. Dr.
What do you really know about the town you've lived in for years? Or the one where you just bought your new home? If you're new to Woodbury or would like to learn more about various entities in the city, organizers of the 2012 Woodbury Citizens' Academy say the program is for you. The program, now in its third year, is still taking registration for the 10-week session that begins Monday, Feb. 6 and ends with a graduation ceremony April 23. Woodbury Community Foundation sponsors the event every year.
One step at a time, a new Bielenberg Sports Center is becoming a reality. Woodbury City Council authorized staff Wednesday, Jan. 25, to negotiate a contract with a team of professionals who will draw up designs for the sports center remodeling project. Back in November, the council authorized staff to seek proposals from architects, construction managers and engineers for the project. "We received six proposals from six very qualified teams," said Parks and Recreation Director Bob Klatt. After a competitive interview process, staff recommended Pope Associates Inc.
Right before the 5- and 6-year-olds leave Scott and Angie Drikakis' dance studio, they run over, hug their teachers' legs and tell them they're excited for the next class. And now that Legacy Dance Studio has a second location in Woodbury, those aspiring dancers have more opportunities to learn from the passionate professionals. Legacy Dance Studio, first started by Scott's mother Eileen in Oakdale, expanded in November into the former Revolution Dance located in Woodbury's Eagle Valley area. Scott said one-third of the Oakdale business was coming from Woodbury and it made sense to open up
The city of Woodbury will gather a group of people who will help decide the fate of the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion. City staff will be reaching out to stakeholders like the athletic associations, youth sports leaders and primary users of the facility to invite them to join a task force. Woodbury City Council addressed the topic at last Wednesday's workshop, where City Administrator Clint Gridley said it will be a "delicate balancing act of who to plug in." He added the Bielenberg expansion will take a lot of planning from now until the fall. "From February to September, it becomes
The city of Woodbury will soon be embracing more of the digital and social networking world. But don't be disappointed if you're an avid "City Update" newsletter reader - that mail-in form of communication won't be going away any time soon. Woodbury City Council looked at its overall communication strategy at a workshop meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18.
From a brain freeze experiment to homemade Angry Birds, the Royal Oaks Elementary School science fair was filled with clever innovations. A number of students received ribbons for their projects at the event that was held Tuesday, Jan.
An underweight, tattered dog turned in at the Woodbury Animal Humane Society wasn't just any stray. He was a long distance traveler. The German shorthair pointer named Remington went missing from Alexandria, Minn. - 150 miles away from Woodbury -- in August.
An Internet and Web design company has relocated to Woodbury with hopes of gaining more clientele from the metro area. Press Enter moved from Hudson to a new office in the Tamarack Hills strip mall. The company, founded in 1995 by Steve and Deena Reisman in River Falls, Wis., started out as a community-based Internet provider and began growing to offer dial-up and high-speed DSL access nationwide. Then Press Enter began putting more emphasis on technical support and computer repair. "The main focus in the last few years has been business IT," said creative director Shaymein Ewer. But with
Uncertainty surrounding Woodbury's second phase of development means it won't be ready for construction and housing just yet. Dubbed "Fields of Woodbury," the area - outlined in the city's comprehensive plan - includes 2,150 acres and lies south of Bailey Road to the Cottage Grove border. This week's Woodbury City Council workshop discussed some of the hurdles the project may encounter if construction of the main road that will connect the development were to begin sooner than later. The development's main infrastructure project will be Pioneer Drive - a $5 million project that needs the c