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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Woodbury will host a native plant sale for the first time Saturday to increase biodiversity in the city. The event, sponsored by the Woodbury Environmental Advisory Commission, will offer gardeners a chance to purchase native plants and rain barrels from local vendors who specialize in species that are easy to grow in this region. "The use of native plants requires a lot less water than say, turf, or plants that aren't native to the area," said sustainability specialist Jennifer McLoughlin.
Woodbury resident Dana Millington wants her children to remember their sister, Madison Claire, in a happy sense.
The Woodbury Public Safety department is not in the auto industry and has no interest in being in the car sales business. But when numerous vehicles are impounded for whatever reason, some go through the forfeiture process, which ends up making car salespeople of the cops after all. Public Safety Director Lee Vague said for that reason, the city now has cars stashed in various parts of town to the point that there is a dire need for a new impound lot. "We've had cars stored in public works, we've had cars stored in water towers, we've had cars stored in any number of city buildings that hav
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After growing up and living in Woodbury almost his entire life, 25-year-old chef Jimmy Hafiz says it's time to feed the people of his hometown. And not just any ordinary, so-called Italian dishes. He's talking true, authentic Italian cuisine. A new Italian-American neighborhood restaurant operated by Hafiz and his mother opened its doors on Monday. Carmine's Restaurant and Bar is located at the Valley Crossing center just off of Valley Creek Road and Woodbury Drive.
The Woodbury Community Foundation will kick off its partnership with Habitat for Humanity by hosting the first-ever "Build Week" at the Garden Gate development. More than 90 volunteers will help build Habitat homes in Woodbury starting Monday, Aug. 29 through Friday, Sept.
Next Level Combat in Woodbury is expanding to offer martial arts enthusiasts even more opportunities to stay fit. The business, located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, opened about a year ago to teach various martial arts classes.
The owner of the Woodbury Sheraton Hotel and Aperitif Restaurant is out of bankruptcy, but whether or not the restaurant will re-open remains a question. Real estate developer and St. Paul-based JLT Group owner Jerry Trooien finalized a plan to reorganize his properties and pay creditors. The creditors voted in favor of the plan and the U.S.
Woodbury parents who allow underage drinking in their homes will no longer be let off the hook. A new ordinance City Council adopted this month will cite parents or guardians with misdemeanors if the adults are knowingly and willingly allowing underage drinking. The "social host" ordinance is a common standard used by many communities across the state. It's aimed at dealing with some of the loopholes that state laws often leave.
The first annual fundraiser honoring Minnesota cops who have died in the line of duty and their families was held Saturday with a large turnout. Families and children of all ages enjoyed a variety of activities at the funfest to benefit the Minnesota chapter of Law Enforcement United and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). The event was held at Colby Lake Park starting with a "5K for the Fallen" memorial walk/run, followed by games and activities that included "dunk a cop," inflatables, a safety house, fire engine tours and a helicopter landing.