Woodbury Bulletin Staff
On March 3, elected officials, members of the community, and district leaders gathered at Polar Ice Arena (2444 11th Ave. N.) for a unique rededication ceremony. Recently, District 622 received a $400,000 Mighty Ducks grant from the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission to refurbish the arena. Funds from the grant award, in coordination with deferred maintenance dollars from the district, were used for three main upgrades.
As an annual tradition at the Capitol, earlier this month the Governor delivered his State of the State address to the Legislature and Minnesotans. This year's tone was different- it was Governor Dayton's final speech and much of the theme was reflective.
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.