Woodbury Bulletin Staff
Christ Episcopal Church, 7305 Afton Road in Woodbury, will present a "Christmas Around the World" concert by Chris Falteisek and soloist Michelle Sieben at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.
Members of the South East Metro Amateur Radio Club (SEMARC), including residents of south Washington and Dakota counties, set up a special event station commemorating early airmail and passenger service to the Twin Cities Sept. 9. They operated from a tent set up at Indian Mounds Regional Park in St. Paul, behind which was the 110-foot black and yellow tower and still operational beacon light atop the Mississippi River Bluff.
Here are winners from the 2017 Woodbury Days Grande Parade.
The Woodbury Days Council named five recipients of the 2017 "Greg Orth Above and Beyond Award" at its volunteer appreciation picnic at Carver Lake Sept. 7. Recipients are, from left, Scott Hanson, volunteer; Dennis Boe, Ambassador family; Emma Wolf, youth volunteer—a new category this year; and Pam and Bill Eisele, head of the Button of Savings committee. This was the third year recipients received awards which honor the memory of Greg Orth, former Woodbury chief of police, Washington County Commissioner and a member of the Woodbury Rotary Club and Woodbury Days Council.
O'Malley's Irish Pub's Philly Cheese Steak and the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant's Monster Burrito tied for Best Entee in the 2017 Taste of Woodbury contest held at this year's Woodbury Days festival. The Best Fair Food title went to Holy Cross Lutheran Church's Cheese Curds. Best Dessert winners tied: Culver's for its Concrete Mixer and Nadia Cakes Woodbury for its Unicorn Cupcake. The Best Taste of Woodbury Booth award went to O'Malley's Irish Pub Todd Hanson's salesman suit.
Planned Parenthood is an integral part of public health. Shutting down Planned Parenthood would deny millions of patients access to its cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing and more. If patients are blocked from care at Planned Parenthood, many would have nowhere else to go for health care; i.e., rural areas, income, sexual orientation, race, religion, gender or country of origin.
East Ridge High School Students in Jessica Frisco's AP Studio Art class at East Ridge High School created an interactive Project Unity double-sided mural to "create unity and celebrate differences in the community." According to Frisco, students used yarn to identify and create a web of differences. The reverse side is a collaborative doodle board. Submitted photo
The Washington County Historical Society has received a Minnesota History Award for its publication of "Company K in the Border War: The Stillwater National Guard in Texas 1916" at the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums conference in Walker, Minn. Shown are Brent Peterson, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, and Jill Wohnoutka, executive director of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and MALHM board representative. The publication follows the escapades of Mexican bandits led by Francisco "Pancho" Villa, who raided across the border.
District 833 Four selected for All-State Speech Team Four District 833 seniors are among 66 from around the state named to the 2017 All-state Speech team by the Minnesota Speech Coaches Association. They are Kevin Bi, Quintin Walker and Alicia Zhang from East Ridge High School and William Vouk from Woodbury High School.
A team of students from East Ridge High School has won the University of Minnesota's Excellent Use of German Language Award. Team members are Brandon Romano, Cole Chaffin, Dylan Lambert and Drew Engh. Students from around the state entered the competition by submitting videos showcasing their German language skills, which are judged by teachers. The East Ridge team also won the People's Choice Award for the same video, which was selected by students from across the state. Submitted photo