Ryan Brueske and his wife, Kannika, were driving home from the last day of school celebration for St. Patrick students at Burton Field in Hudson on Wednesday, June 12 when Kannika spotted abear near Laurel Avenue and Seventh Street. "The bear walked across Laurel Avenue right in front of a truck and climbed into a tree between 652 and 639 Laurel," Ryan said in an email. "I alerted the neighbor in 652 and he shut his garage and watched the bear from behind his backyard fence. I took pictures by the mailboxes from about 50 feet away.
Country artist Lacie Carpenter June 8 Award-winning fiddler, singer, songwriter and guitarist Lacie Carpenter will perform in concert Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Carpenter was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Nashville. She grew up singing and playing all types of music and instruments, but the violin and fiddle won out. Her classical violin background spurs on her creativeness and passion for country, Celtic, rock 'n' roll, and bluegrass. She is an active session musician, teacher and writer in the Nashville and Texas areas.
'From Broadway to Hollywood' June 1 Jelani Eddington will perform "From Broadway to Hollywood" on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Favorite selections from musical theater to the silver screen, featuring composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and many others, will be performed by the American Theatre Organ Society's 2001 Organist of the Year. Eddington has performed in most of the major concert venues throughout the United States, has
Memorial Day is May 27. But what is Memorial Day? To many it is an extra day off work or a weekend to take a trip with the family. But what really is Memorial Day? Memorial Day or Decoration Day originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. Today however, Memorial Day honors all American military personnel who died in all wars.
Country artist Lacie Carpenter to perform Award-winning fiddler, singer, songwriter and guitarist Lacie Carpenter will perform in concert Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The 2019 Woodbury Memorial Day observance will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Woodbury Veterans Memorial. Color guards of the Woodbury High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, the Patriotic Heritage Allegiant Honor Guard and Woodbury Boy Scout Troop 559 will lead the Woodbury American Legion / VFW Rifle Squad to the Veterans Memorial.
Woodbury American Legion Post 501 has selected four Woodbury juniors to attend the 71st annual American Legion Boys State from June 9-15 at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. Calvin Stepan, the son of Dan and Shannon Stepan, is actively involved in band, track and field, cross country and the high school robotics team. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. Calvin would like to pursue a degree in engineering upon graduation. Calvin's sponsor for Boys State is North End Post 474 in St. Paul.
Commendations go to the City of Woodbury for planning the first New Resident Welcome Party on May 3 at the Health East Sports Center. People could meet Mayor Anne Burt and other council members, you could talk with representatives from all different departments in Woodbury about services and resources available from the city. You could receive information from nonprofits that impact the Woodbury community. There were multiple inflatable and bounce houses, plus many other children's activities. You could tour the Xcel Energy Tiny Home.
Despite a rainy evening, the annual Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps awards ceremony was a success. Cadets were recognized to a host of local awards from Voice of Democracy, Superior Performance, Achievement and Leadership. Additionally, many national awards were presented by organizations such as the National Sojourners, Sons of the American Revolution, Scottish Rite, Reserve Officers Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Air Force Association, Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer, including melanoma, is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma incidence rates in Minnesota have doubled since 1988 for both males and females, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Ingrid Polcari with the University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center answers questions about skin cancer risk factors, treatment options and preventative measures people can take against skin cancer. What is skin cancer?