Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I’m just a mom trying to get dinner on the table. A girl raised on meat and potatoes like many of you.
Would you dine at a vegetarian restaurant in Woodbury? Research shows that eating in restaurants is bad for your health. And yet Americans eat out 4-5 times per week. That might not be so bad if there were more truly healthy restaurant options. I’m not talking about substituting vegetables for French fries. I’m talking about enjoying entirely meatless meals. (Editor's note: See Meatless Monday.) I’m not a vegetarian and I consider cheeseburgers one of the tastiest sandwiches ever invented. But I don’t eat many cheeseburgers anymore. In fact, I’ve eaten very little red meat for years. The data points to there being no healthy level of red meat consumption. But every once in a while, I wonder if health is the only good reason to forego meat…
Friday, September 28, 2012
It’s generally prohibited in the city, but there are a few exceptions.
It’s fall. That means leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler and hunters are busting out the blaze orange. Woodbury recently updated its website with information about hunting regulations in the city. The bulk of Woodbury is not designated for hunting, but there are a few areas where people can hunt—as long as they have the permission of the landowner and acquire a permit. To secure a permit, visit the city’s website. The link also includes other useful information for hunters. The city has posted other information about hunting on its Ordinance FAQs page. Look for the Hunting Ordinances and Regulations Summary tab. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Greg Ledo has created the "Biffy Bag," a new portable toilet.
When nature calls, Greg Ledo has the answer. The Woodbury resident has invented a new type of portable toilet, the "Biffy Bag," which he hopes becomes the standard for outdoorsmen in need of a bathroom break. Ledo, an engineer by trade, grew up hunting and often goes out with his seven sons. He soon discovered that existing products left a lot to be desired. "What are you smelling when you're out on this outdoor adventure? It's somebody's poop ahead of you," said Ledo, who has lived in Woodbury for the past decade. "Nobody wants to touch it, see it or smell it, and my system solves all three of these problems." The Biffy Bag is essentially a specially designed plastic bag that fits around the waist. That bag goes inside another heavier bag…