Life Lessons, Summer Traditions, Aurora Reaction: Best of the Blogs

This week's posts from Woodbury Patch bloggers.

What’s the word from your neighbors in Woodbury?

Here are this week’s blog posts. If you're interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email kris.janisch@patch.com.


From a law enforcement perspective, I imagine that it was very difficult for the first responders to take command of a chaotic scene. But they did. ()

I wrote about Aurora last Friday. There are lessons to be learned from the tragedy, if we choose to do so. ()

Some good home-improvement Tweeps to follow. ()


What does it mean to succeed? What brings joy in our lives? Are we really living the dream? ()

The Wall Street Journal reports 2012 as being the first year since 2005 the housing market has made a positive contribution to GDP. ()

Grilling this summer? Don't forget the tomato!! Wonderful Grilled Cherry Tomato pasta recipe! ()


Neighborhood kickball and drive-in. Summer night of fun for family, friends—giving families a wonderful old-fashioned summer feel. ()

Grab your clubs and head to the local golf course... and walk. ()

On Tuesday, August 7, Nora Olson and Stillwater Township will host a prairie tour and workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. ()

My top five favorite health and fitness apps. ()


Reflecting on the parenting skills needed when our children become adults. ()

Check out these tips for staying safe around water this summer. ()

I had an opportunity to get away this past weekend and think about my journey these last few years. ()


Maybe it was because we had a bunch the previous two days, but this was the first time in a long time we’ve gone a day without a fresh blog. If you’re interested, my email is above.


Attention to the tragedy at Aurora begins to wane, but the need is great to continue the conversation. ()


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