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Thank you to the city of Woodbury for providing another summer of the Puppet Wagon. We have lived in Woodbury for 33 years. My children grew up attending summer puppet performances and now my grandson looks forward to seeing the puppets each week. Thank you as well to the staff of the puppet wagon. You are doing a great service by bringing simple summer time joy to so many. Linda Chimzar Woodbury
Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, according to a news release. Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors and is asking the community to donate blood to help ensure it is available for patients in need. The organization asks people to donate blood if they are:
The River City Chorale will kick off its 10th anniversary season by presenting "Awake My Soul and Sing" a summer concert series at the end of July. More than 150 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin are excited to share an amazing blend of vocal music with the community and invite the public attend to attend these performances.
The Woodbury Night to Unite celebration will also be held Aug. 7. The party request deadline is July 20. Applications can be made on the city website on the Night to Unite page. The city will be collecting school supplies once again. It can be dropped off at the public safety building or can be picked up during neighborhood parties. Contact Michelle Okada at email@example.com or 651-714-3600 with questions.
A Woodbury man was among six appointments to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees made July 10 by Gov. Mark Dayton. Alexander Cirillo Jr. will serve as a trustee member for a term ending June 30, 2024. The recent retiree serves on the Board of Directors of the Wilder Foundation and the Itasca Project Working Group, and was previously president of Community Affairs for 3M and the 3M Foundation, according to a news release Tuesday from the Governor’s office.
WOODBURY — Greg Kraft, sculptor and member of Artists of Woodbury, will be a featured artist in the summer exhibit at the Orange Dragon Gallery in Prescott. Kraft's work was selected by a committee of artists. He will show several large sculpture pieces including an interactive one, a series of concrete heads and new stone carvings. He will also present some native-inspired talking sticks and wing fan sculptures. Of special interest is his new limestone carvings — a buffalo and leaf sculpture.
Christian Closet at Woodbury Lutheran Church Valley Creek Campus, 7380 Afton Road, provides clothing, shoes and household goods to those in need. The Closet is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday mornings year round. All in the community are invited to shop and donate. "When our hearts are captured, all things are possible," said Gloria Johnson, executive director at Christian Closet in Woodbury. A group of women from Woodbury Lutheran Church started the Closet in 2004 to compliment Christian Cupboard food shelf.
Recent Woodbury High School graduate Lily Neumann-Drenth earned first place in the Informative Speech category at the National Speech and Debate Tournament June 17-22. Woodbury Speech Team qualified for nationals for the first time in the school's history. The tournament was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with students from Woodbury and East Ridge in attendance.
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles with eating, activity and weight as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
Cindy Polzin, site supervisor for Opportunity Services in Woodbury, recently presented flowers to Bob Lee, owner of the Chick-fil-A in Maplewood. The gift was to recognize Lee for providing free sandwiches to an Opportunity Services group that goes to the restaurant every Tuesday. Opportunity Services is non-profit organization serving disabled adults seeking job assistance or community immersion. Submitted photos