With the season changing, it seemed that the outdoors and preparing for winter were popular topics this week. And, of course, happenings in Washington, D.C.
Here’s the rundown of this week’s Woodbury Patch blog posts. If you’re interesting in joining our Local Voices roll, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Things to Buy for Your Home at the End of Summer
While it may be tempting to spend every free moment at the pool or park soaking up the last of summer’s rays, the end of summer is the perfect time to prepare your home for the onslaught of winter. (Caleb Brunz)
Head of the Year—Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sunset
The Rabbi, dressed in white robes, lifts to his lips the shofar—a trumpet made from the horn of a ram—a male sheep. The notes of the shofar sing out through the synagogue. Rosh Hashanah has begun. (Margaret Wachholz)
Furnace Buying Help
Furnace review and buying guide. (John Schuebel)
Continuing the Learning Outside the Classroom
In my perfect world, classroom lessons would almost always be paired with hands-on activities and authentic experiences outside of the school. (Angie Hong)
New Website for Woodbury Community Foundation!
The Woodbury Community Foundation is pleased to announce our brand new website! Check it out at: WoodburyFoundation.org! (Alisa Rabin Bell)
Can Morality Survive the Death of God?
Implications of the death of God. (Thomas St Martin)
Why Local Businesses Should Outsource Their Social Media
How outsourcing your social media efforts is beneficial to your local business. (Cherie DeBrule)
The Fed's announcement regarding QE3 helps residential real estate with regard to mortgage interest rates and affordability rates unseen in over 50 years! (Matthew Johnson)
Do You Believe in Miracles?
Do you have a great idea for a radio show? Are you part of a local band? WAJC will be in the Top 20 Radio Market in America—it's a once in a lifetime chance to make a difference. (Jill Martin Rische)
President Obama Has 'Grit'
As I filled my tank the other day for about $80 I overheard another customer dissing our President for high gas prices. (Mark Wackerfuss)
We continue to slog along in an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. There are many questions why we persist in this futile exercise. (Dick Bernard)
You want to help kids and seniors? Now is the time—before a $10,000 matching grant to the Library Partners runs out! (Ken Stone)
Updates and Progress in Restoring the St. Croix River
On August 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the Lake St. Croix TMDL plan to improve water quality in the river. (Angie Hong)
What To Do When You 'Run' Into a Deer on the Trails of Woodbury
Deer rampant in Woodbury! Oh my! (Michelle Scheuermann)
Earning Cash for Elementary Schools Without Selling Cookie Dough or Wrapping Paper!
"Do you want to buy raffle tickets?" "Would you like to buy some cookie dough or a coupon book?" It's no secret that schools are short on cash these days. (Laurie Mordorski)
3 Areas Often Overlooked When Preparing a Home for Flooding from Heavy Rain
Imagine this: Heavy rains brought severe flooding in your neighborhood during the night, leaving the basement of your home a soggy mess by morning. (Caleb Brunz)
Terrorism Confirmed by White House... 8 Days After It Occurred
Terrorism confirmed by White House... 8 days after it occurred! White House's anemic and tardy revelation that, YES, it was a terrorist attack on 9/11/12. (Kurt Shea)