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No matter how many times Anita Dittman tells stories of her holocaust days, she breaks down in tears every single time. As a little girl, she was told she had a wonderful future as a ballerina. She came from a wealthy family, lived in a nice, suburban-type home with her parents and sister. "Then Adolf Hitler came to power and things began to change," she said. She was tortured, sexually harassed, starved and forced to work for the Nazis. The 84-year-old Brainerd, Minn., woman will visit Woodbury Monday, Oct.
Preschoolers at Primrose School of Woodbury showed their parents and visitors how small the world can be last week. The school held a cultural day Tuesday, Sept.
When Costa Hasapopoulos was looking for a place for his kids to practice baseball, softball and hockey in a fun environment, he couldn't find the right spot. "There was no place, really, on the east side of town to do this," he said. The Woodbury resident decided to open Skills Sports Training, an indoor sports training facility fully equipped with batting cages for baseball, softball and hockey, as well as a soccer and lacrosse field. The center is located on Hudson Boulevard in the northeast corner of Woodbury near Summit Snowboard and Ski shop. The space used to be a home improvement sh
Ted Mondale looked into a crowd of Woodbury business leaders last week and extended his finger. "There is nobody more aggressive in calling us and working with us than the lady over there," he said as he pointed at Woodbury's Economic Development Manager Janelle Schmitz. Mondale and Schmitz were among a group of city leaders, business people and regional developers who gathered Thursday, Sept.
Holding a jar of sand in her hand, Shann Finwall told Woodbury City Council Wednesday, Sept. 28 that a sand mining operation near a residential neighborhood "sure can't be good for your lungs." "My car is full of this stuff. We're breathing this stuff.
One day Jessica Bambeck-Lipp walked into the grocery store, grabbed two bottles of orange juice and walked out without paying a penny. The Woodbury mother of two young girls was just happy to use two $1 off coupons for juice that was already on sale -- 10 for $10. "I just wanted to get something for free and walk out," she said.
An updated city ordinance will ensure that door-to-door solicitors and peddlers cannot circle Woodbury without a clean criminal history.
The Valley Creek Plaza welcomed a new tenant last week. Tuesday Morning, a retailer that specializes in upscale closeout merchandise, moved from its Hudson Road location into the former Office Depot property. "We doubled our space and I think we'll have more traffic too," said Tuesday Morning Regional Manager Connie Hansen.
A self-taught musician with a passion for songwriting and composing has released his second album and is getting ready to tour the country. Joel Kachel, a 2005 Woodbury High School graduate celebrated the release of "Sounds of Crow" last Wednesday before heading to Alaska on Sunday. The acoustic sounds of "Sounds of Crow" took more than two years to release, but the singer/songwriter/guitarist said he wanted to make sure nothing less than extraordinary gets out there for listeners to enjoy. "I'm making this music up on the spot," he said, adding, "It's not that I'm the most amazing guitar p
A lot of "what ifs" go through Anna Craig's mind when she thinks of her dad's heart attack that happened 10 years ago. Though she was only 6 years old at the time, she vividly remembers medical tools and equipment lying all over her house when she got home from school that day. "I remember my sister telling me my dad had a heart attack and we couldn't see him that night," she said. The now 17-year-old high school senior is grateful for what two Woodbury police officers/paramedics did to revive her father from cardiac arrest. Not only did she seek them out, but her appreciation for officers