Woodbury Bulletin Staff
League of Women Voters to hear economist Lotterman Economist and writer Ed Lotterman will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, May 9, meeting of the Woodbury-Cottage Grove League of Women Voters annual dinner and business meeting. Lotterman will discuss "Foreign Trade: Deal or No Deal?" The event is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the River Oaks Golf Clubhouse, 11099 Highway 61, Cottage Grove, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:15 p.m. The meeting will be held after the presentation.
The Metropolitan Council still holds the title of the biggest, most powerful unelected regional government in the country bar none. But that would change under proposed legislation calling for local elected officials to replace political appointees of the governor as Met Council representatives.
Woodbury Winners of the Woodbury Boy Scout Pack No. 60 Pinewood Derby — well, and those who didn't win — are headed to district competition. Any Boy Scout can race in the district Pinewood Derby set for Saturday. In the local competition late this month, each Scout's car raced six separate heats, once in each lane of the track. Then, awards were handed out based on the average time for the six heats. The grand champions (first- through fifth-place overall out of 104 cars total):
The Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater invites everyone to a Victorian tea from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The program, "Star-Crossed Lovers: Historic Tales of 'I Do and I Don't,'" will be presented by the Minnesota Historical Society. Tickets are $40 per person for the five-course meal catered by the Lake Elmo Inn and program. Reservations are requested. For details, call 651-275-7075 or visit www.co.washington.mn.us/hc . The Historic Courthouse is located at 101 West Pine St. in Stillwater.
Viewpoint We all have pet peeves, things we observe or have happen to us which are very irritating. It may be the person redeeming lottery tickets at the gas station when you are last in line to pay for your gas. It may be the person on their cell phone during your child's holiday program at school or dance recital.
Woodbury man earns recognition Woodbury resident Nick Halvorson of the Minnesota Business Center of Principal Financial Group in Woodbury has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table and has qualified for the company's Management Achievement Round table. Halvorson has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table 14 times. Membership in the Million Dollar Round Table is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
A nursing scholarship is available through the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Woodbury. Students must apply by April 1 and be in their final year of nursing school. Applicants must be residents of the state of Minnesota. Nonresidents of Minnesota must be a member of the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars or Ladies Auxiliary and attending a nursing school in Minnesota.
Viewpoint Parents, teachers, and youth workers all agree on the importance of quality afterschool programs. However, with school districts and nonprofits having limited resources to provide these programs, partnerships are often the answer to implementing quality out-of-school time programming throughout the school year and during summer months. Luckily for the students living at Maple Pond Homes in Maplewood, the YMCA, District 622, and MBG Property Management have teamed up to ensure that they have great opportunities year-round.
Viewpoint The Tax Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Business Partnership, recently released "Minnesota Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy." The guide provides a chart book that illustrates how Minnesota's economy and tax system compare to the rest of the country, paying particular attention to Midwestern peer states.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Woodbury's golden birthday party from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place. Admission is free and open to all. Activities will include: live music, robotics demonstrations, an opportunity to meet the police K-9 unit, a chance to inspect the Public Safety Department fleet of vehicles, face painting, a balloon maker, free admission at the Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground, and food available for purchase from Kowalski's Market and Piada Italian Street Food at Central Park.