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If you have an old bouncy seat that you only used for a couple of months, or cute little baby outfits that your kid grew out of in just a few weeks, consignment may be a good way to get rid of things while making some cash. While spring cleaning homes, Woodbury parents have a chance to host some "tagging" parties and get together with friends to decide what to sell in next week's "Just Between Friends" semiannual sale. Just Between Friends is a national franchise that was recently featured on Good Morning America for its ability to help parents make some extra money or score some reasonably
When Patrick McEvoy wore a suit and tie to his first volunteer session at Risen Christ School in Minneapolis, it wasn't because he was trying to be flashy, he was just being respectful. The president and CEO of Woodbury Financial Services is one of the first to volunteer for "Imagine the Possibilities," a program aimed to help at-risk students overcome tough times and become successful in the future. McEvoy said dressing up and treating every single person you work with like a prospective client was the first lesson -- simple enough, but something the seventh graders appreciated learning abo
With five boys, Pam Bakken she said she's bound to visit the emergency room often. Various visits to the hospital that the Bakken family has made over the years have been for a variety of reasons -- from broken fingers and cracked shoulders, to the flu, cuts and scrapes. Though the family is from South St. Paul, they like the Woodwinds Emergency Department not just for the services, but for the friendly faces known as Certified Child Life Specialists. "They just know what to do with every age," Bakken said.
Get ready to see some magic this weekend. This year's ice show titled "Skate Woodbury - Magic" will be held at the Bielenberg Sports Center Friday and Saturday April 29 and April 30 with three performances lined up. Skating Director Brenda Leonard has been working with Woodbury skaters to put together more than 40 numbers in the two-hour show that will celebrate the end of the season. Children ages 4 and up will be participating along with some parents who will also get to perform a family number and a father-daughter number. A total of 70 skaters have been rehearsing this year in preparat
On one of the few nice, sunny Monday afternoons that Woodbury saw so far this spring, walkers, bikers and joggers strolled local parks to enjoy the weather. But not many were seen at Markgrafs Park, where a woman was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning, according to police. "I run outside quite a bit so that's definitely alarming," said Natalie Johnston, a Woodbury resident who spent some time Monday afternoon with her two children at neighboring Powers Lake Park.
Woodbury residents are here to stay. That pretty much summarizes the results of the 2011 community survey that were released this week and presented at Wednesday's City Council workshop. Decision Resources' Bill Morris said a lot of the traditional findings are still visible in the community, but some changes were also revealed. "You don't have one crushing, serious issue that has been here year in and year out," Morris, of the Minneapolis-based firm, told council members Wednesday. Residents continue to move from St.
A purchase agreement for the State Farm Insurance Co. building is now in a holding pattern after Wellington Management, Inc. decided to pull a letter of intent to buy the building. Steve Wellington, president of the development company, said he is still very much interested, "but we're not sure exactly what the next step is." The process began in September when Wellington signed a purchase agreement with State Farm requiring the company to put a nonrefundable amount of earnest money down in an escrow account.
Despite media reports saying he's pulling the plug on the State Farm Insurance Co. project, Woodbury city officials say they're still open to a deal with developer Steve Wellington. Though no official proposal was ever presented to the city of Woodbury, Wellington Management, Inc. is no longer interested in the vacant State Farm building, according to news reports. The Minneapolis/St.
A biennial survey conducted in the City of Woodbury reveals that residents are overall happy with the quality of life. At tonight's workshop, Woodbury City Council will discuss the results that state more people consider property taxes as "about average," communication between the city and residents is good compared to other suburban communities and growth remains a concern, but it continues to diminish as an issue from its highest 1997 level. Out of about 400 randomly selected residents of Woodbury, 20 percent said growth is considered the most serious issue facing the community, 10 percent
Plans for a new arts center in Woodbury are almost complete. The Woodbury Planning Commission approved a plan Monday by the South Washington County School District and the Arts Connection to build Merrill Arts Center at East Ridge High School. The plan is to build a 10,000 square-foot, two-story addition to the school that will consist of a black box theater, scene shop, classroom, gallery and office space for the Arts Connection group. The building design will match the school's existing brick and glass exterior as well as tree canopy on the outside. Michelle Witte, vice president for the