William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009.
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South Washington County Scoring that perfect prom dress could mean feeding a child for a month. But it's important to know where to shop. To feed underserved students in South Washington County Schools, two community groups have been busy collecting donated prom, bridesmaids and party dresses. The initiative, Fairytale Fashion for Food, launches Feb. 12 with a fashion show and dress sale at Woodbury High School. All proceeds will help pay for a summer food pack program for District 833 students who are on the free and reduced lunch program.
Scoring that perfect prom dress could mean feeding a kid for a month. But it’s important to know where to shop. To feed underserved students in south Washington County Schools, two community groups have been busy collecting donated prom, bridesmaids and party dresses. The initiative, Fairytale Fashion for Food, launches Feb. 12. with a fashion show and dress sale at Woodbury High School.
Woodbury Juliana Vlcek is to words as Winnie the Pooh is to honey. Such an analogy just might suit this spirited 9-year-old, who never met a word she didn’t like. Vlcek is one of only nine third graders in the country to post a perfect score on a national vocabulary competition called the WordMasters Challenge. She’s a student at Red Rock Elementary School, where the WordMasters Challenge is taught three times a year.
Washington County and its four partners in a regional transportation co-op took one of the first steps toward disbanding.
School District 833 Each year, the student casts of three local high schools court drama when they test their nerve and skill in the Minnesota State High School League One-Act Play competition. Probably the only chance to see all three together is at the One-Act Play Festival beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at Woodbury High School.
Washington County Once declared "the world's top online brothel," the online ad site Backpage on Jan. 10 shut down its adult classified advertising section in the United States. Hours earlier, a U.S. Senate panel released a report that claimed sex traffickers were abetted by Backpage, who removed incriminating words like "teenage" from their online ads. After Backpage's change, pimps and predators will find other sites to ply their trade, Washington County and local law enforcement said. And they'll do what it takes to pick up their trail again.
Washington County They entered the Washington County jail as criminal offenders. They'll leave as published writers. And in case anyone on the outside doesn't believe it, they can show them the anthology of their poems, titled "Our Makeup Hides It Well." Between its covers, seven female inmates raise their voices, petition the stars, sing their blues and suture their scars with words. Yellow Medicine It's a cold Nov morning, I remember the loud sound of dogs barking, Glass breaking, shouting without knowing what's going on
Washington County cannot continue to hold down property taxes if the state keeps requiring them to provide more programs and services without money to pay for them. That's the message county commissioners and staff will convey to their state representatives and senators at the Washington County Legislative Reception Feb. 12.
When he gives a reading from his book "Real Mountains" Jan. 7 at Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Dan Seftick will be doing so as a parent. "I guess I don't really consider myself an author, just a grieving dad trying to make sure his son is remembered and loved," said Seftick, who lives in Afton with his wife, Sue. The book, published in the fall by Beaver's Pond Press, pays tribute to Seftick's son, Gregory Seftick, 31, and a friend who died in an avalanche April 16, 2011, in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners began the new year with the swearing in of three members who won re-election to their respective districts in November. Fran Miron of Commissioner District 1, Gary Kriesel of District 3 (which includes Afton), and Lisa Weik of District 5 (which includes most of Woodbury) took the oath of office in separate ceremonies prior to their Jan. 3 meeting at the Government Center in Stillwater.