Woodbury Bulletin Staff
When I was growing up my parents always wanted me to carry a dime in my pocket. If there was an emergency, I was to find a pay phone and call them. Today, dimes in the pocket are out and technology is in. Many parents initially agree to get cell phones for their children so that if there is an emergency, the child can easily call for help. There is irony in the fact that cell phone usage while driving has grown to be the cause of many tragic roadside emergencies.
This week, officers from Woodbury Public Safety and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members...
Troopers, officers and deputies are seeing a trend on Minnesota roads — motorists choosing to put safety first. During October’s Click It or Ticket campaign, law enforcement reported 5,550 motorists were cited for seat belt violations from Oct. 9-25, a 33 percent drop from last year’s October wave when 8,195 motorists were ticketed and the lowest since 2010.
It’s been so much fun to see the latest drawings cross my desk as architects work with teams to design a new elementary school, additions and renovations at the high...
Members of the Gateway Corridor Commission, business representatives and elected officials returned last month with heightened optimism for the Gold Line bus rapid transit project after two days of meetings with federal officials in Washington. “We went to D.C. with a broad coalition of people from the Twin Cities,” said Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik, chairwoman of the Gateway Corridor Commission, which is comprised of elected officials and community members. “We were very well received by elected officials and policy makers.
Joe Filipovich, Cottage Grove native, musician, music teacher and chairman of Blues for Kids, has created a six-week program to work with two of the jazz bands at East Ridge High School in early spring 2016. To raise money to support the program at East Ridge and to implement similar programs at other Twin City schools, Filipovich is holding a fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 15. The Blues Studio for School fundraiser is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. at the Minnesota Music Café, 499 Payne Ave. in St. Paul. From 12:30-1 p.m.
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center, 1205 Woodbury Drive in Woodbury, will hold its fifth-annual Halloween candy drive, through Friday, Nov. 6. Everyone is invited to take extra or unwanted Halloween candy to the center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The candy will be donated to the Minnesota chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting troops around the world and locally.
The Olive Garden, 8367 Third St. N., in Oakdale, is holding a Spirit Night for Woodbury High School from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. A portion of all in-restaurant sales up to $1,000 will be donated to the school as part of a nationwide campaign by Olive Garden and the NFHS Network to celebrate Team Moms and high school athletes. NFHS airs live high school sports.
Members of the cast and crew of Woodbury High School’s fall musical worked a shift at the recent Feed My Starving Children MobilePack extravaganza in Woodbury Oct. 8-11 at Bielenberg Sports Center. The show, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” will run at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the school. Advance tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. The price per ticket will increase $1 at the door. To reserve tickets, visit whsspeechtheatre.com. Everyone is invited for an opening night reception Friday, Nov.
The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2015 Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year. Winners will be presented at the 2016 Community Gala Awards Evening Friday, Jan. 22, at the Prom Center in Oakdale. For a nomination form, visit woodburychamber.org. or call the Chamber office at 651-578-0722.