Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The musician and Stillwater Area High School student died Monday following a four-year battle with cancer.
Update: 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 The song has hit No. 1 on iTunes. See the photo with this post. Original Story The community that has rallied behind and supported Zach Sobiech for years is now working to get his hit song Clouds to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. With just months to live, Zach turned to music—writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family. Those lyrics have become an inspiration for millions across the globe. Zach’s song Clouds went viral on YouTube—collecting more than 4 million views to date—and his song has been covered by musicians, Afton-Lakeland Elementary sixth-graders and the PS22 Chorus, just to name a few. Woodbury resident Courtney Sitz is among those trying to spread the word …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Hudson/North Hudson Community Access TV interviewed former King of Kings Pastor Ralph Olsen.
Ralph Olsen—who founded King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury and recently published his first book, Shaped by God's Hand, a memoir of his life from the inner city of Chicago to leading one of the larger—was recently interviewed by Hudson/North Hudson Community Access TV. In addition to his book and career, Olsen also talked about having gastric bypass surgery and his weight loss. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, May 3, 2013
Madeline Sevigny—along with fellow Transfiguration Catholic School student Amy Vievering—will have her artwork featured a 2014 calendar from the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Woodbury resident Madeline Sevigny, 11, will have her artwork featured in a National Cyber Security Alliance calendar. Madeline and fellow Transfiguration Catholic School student Amy Vievering, 14, are among 12 students from across the country whose artwork was chosen for the calendar as part of a National Cyber Security Alliance poster competition. The initiative, promoted through state officials with the Department of Homeland Security, aims to “get kids thinking about cyber safety,” said Christopher Buse, chief information security officer for the state of Minnesota. “It’s pretty cool,” he said of having two Minnesota students win the nationwide contest. “This school does a really phenomenal job. Miss Terri Preiner—I’m so impressed by …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Performances of the classic play begin Thursday, May 2.
Woodbury High School theater students will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town starting Thursday, May 2. Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, tells the story of the everyday lives of people in the fictional town of Grover's Corners during the in the early 20th century. Directed by Jon and Karen Seashore, performances are set for 7 p.m. at the high school: Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the door an hour before the shows. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Performances of the Shakespeare classic are coming up this week.
East Ridge High School actors will tackle the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week. It will be a “classic production with a whole new twist,” according to the Loft Stage website. Shows, at the Loft Stage at the high school in Woodbury, are set for: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy, features several plotlines, all connected by the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults. Order them online on the Loft Stage website. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Elizabeth Verdick’s latest effort, "Peep Leap," was inspired by a field trip she and her son attended with Woodbury Elementary.
Woodbury resident Elizabeth Verdick has been writing children’s book since the day her daughter (now 16) was born. Since then, she’s published more than 40 books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages and are sold internationally. Her latest one is a picture book called Peep Leap, a story that was inspired by a field trip she and her son attended with Woodbury Elementary. At the time, her son was a kindergartner. The students went to Minneapolis to visit the Bell Museum of Natural History. There, Verdick saw a display of a wood duck family—the mother ducks nest in tall trees near ponds or lakes. When the ducklings hatch, they must make the leap to the ground below, which occurs on their second day of life. “Imagining …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
MCA testing is underway at area schools... Woodbury Middle School opted to provide tips via "Gangnam Style."
Monday's note from Woodbury Middle School— MCA Reading Testing tomorrow and Wednesday, April 16 & 17, from 8:00 – 10:30. All students will testing these two mornings. 8th graders should report to their third period class promptly at 7:55. 6th and 7th grade students report to first period class as usual. Parents, please help your child by making sure they are here early enough to be in their class by 7:55, do not schedule appointments until after 10:30, encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep the night before and to eat a nutritious breakfast. They will also need to take two #2 pencils with them. —might not have been terribly exciting. But the YouTube video from the school, posted Monday, April 15, is a bit more lively. Like …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
“Spilled Blood” is one of five finalists for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers’ 2013 Thriller Awards.
For the second time in three years, a book from Woodbury author Brian Freeman is up for an award from the International Thriller Writers. Freeman’s seventh novel, Spilled Blood, has been named one of five finalists for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers’ 2013 Thriller Awards. “Very cool,” Freeman told Patch. In 2011, his book The Burying Place was also named a finalist for the award. Related: Woodbury Author Up For International Book Award In an April 2012 interview with Patch, Freeman called Spilled Blood “possibly my favorite book.” In a departure from his earlier works, it does not feature the character Jonathan Stride. The novel is set in rural southwestern Minnesota, where two towns are feuding over a chemical…
Some shows at the new black box theater at East Ridge High School are already sold out.
Woodbury Community Theatre’s first performance in the new black-box theater at East Ridge High School is Nunsense. And it’s proving to be a popular show—three performances are already sold out. Nunsense begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 11. People will be able to check out the new theater an hour before each show. Nunsense is a musical comedy that was spawned by a line of greeting cards. Upcoming shows with tickets still available include: For tickets, visit the Woodbury Community Theatre website. Woodbury Community Theatre is part of the Yellow Ribbon Network. Email the group to reserve free tickets for active duty military personnel and their immediate families. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our…
Monday, April 8, 2013
The competition, titled "An Artistic Discovery" is open to all high school students in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District.
Monday, April 8
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum's office is accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition until April 22. The competition is titled "An Artistic Discovery," according to an information page on McCollum's website. From the website: The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 4th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. The winner of the art competition will receive two complimentary tickets to Washington, DC for the National Reception in June. Downloads