Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Although Woodbury’s growth put the city in the national spotlight as one of Money Magazine’s top small cities in 2012, the area has a history dating back to the 1800s.
On Valentine’s Day in 1967, residents voted to incorporate Woodbury township into a village, setting up a local government that would oversee nearly five decades of rapid growth. The vote was spearheaded by Stanley Olander and Craig Jilk, officers of a community organizing group called the Jaycees. They promoted the move as a way to “handle the inevitable problems of growth,” according to a timeline of Woodbury on the Washington County Historical Society website. The newly formed village government set about creating commissions to plan for future development. Expansion was swift and sweeping. “Woodbury is the fastest growing city in Washington County,” according to the Historical Society website. “One of the most rural townships in the …
Local cupids at the Woodbury Target shared Video Valentines with their special someones. Share yours here, too! Upload your video here and tell your Woodbury neighbors about your special valentine!
In the run-up to Cupid's holdiay, Woodbury Patch set up in the Valentine's Day card aisle of the Woodbury East SuperTarget and gave shoppers a chance to share their thoughts about the holiday. One shopper gave a shout-out to her out-of-town grandchildren, another told her three kids she loves them very much and a talkative 2-year-old boy says the words "hearts" and "treats." Spread the love! Film your own Valentine's Day message and add it to the gallery above!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Looking for ideas to surprise your sweetie? Ask local experts for their advice in the comments section of this article.
Whether or not you believe Valentine's Day is a ploy by retailers, it's never a bad idea to show someone you love them. In that spirit, this week's Ask the Patch Pro features two local bloggers who boast knowledge of current trends, holiday arts and crafts, romantic dining and much more. Whether you'd like to bounce a gift idea off someone, looking for tips on local romantic restaurants, or searching for ways to get the kids involved in making Mommy or Daddy a valentine, ask away in the comments section below. Also, if you have any loving suggestions for readers, please feel free to share, too.
Monday, February 13, 2012
What are some of the best Valentine's Day presents your neighbors have received?
Valentine's Day is tomorrow. This week, Patch checked in with some of your neighbors to see what they said was the best Valentine's Day present they ever received. Hopefully this week's column will have you looking forward to tomorrow or at the very least gives you a reminder to run out and grab a last-minute gift. For Ashley Herman, the best Valentine's Day present ever wasn't something purchased at a store and it didn't cost hundreds of dollars. It was simply having a meal prepared for her by her boyfriend. “That was a surprise,” Herman said. “He made chicken marsala, my favorite.” They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But did Herman's boyfriend score big points with his homemade Italian meal? “It was good at the time…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Animal Inn Pet Resort and Spa is holding a canine wedding at doggie daycare.
The pooches at Animal Inn Pet Resort and Spa in Lake Elmo are in for a special treat on Valentine's Day. They’ll be celebrating the nuptials of two fellow canines—American Staffordshire terriers Cy and Zali—in an event that’ll be complete with “pupcakes” and a kissing booth. “They are good friends, but the bride gets irritated with the groom sometimes,” said owner Karla Edwards, who is a groomer at Animal Inn. Edwards’ two Pekingese dogs will be the attendants. It’s the pet resort’s first wedding, and it’s serving as a sort of kickoff to the business’ doggie daycare program, which just started this month, said co-owner Dawn Larson. “They’ll be walking down a red aisle, they’ll sit in front of a decorated arch and we’ll proceed with the …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Woodbury Patch recently sat down with the owner of a local flower shop to see what’s happening as the holiday approaches.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, Woodbury Patch asked Meghan Kelliher, who owns M Studio Flower Affair at City Walk in Woodbury, about the flower business during the holiday. Woodbury Patch: Is this the busiest time of year for florists? Meghan Kelliher: This time of year and Mother’s Day. They’re kind of neck and neck. But everybody has a mother. Patch: What do people usually buy? Kelliher: Red roses. It’s kind of comical because you can have a big thing of flowers of all different colors, and if you have one red flower in there, that will go first. I don’t want to be mean but guys don’t get too creative. Patch: Who is your typical customer around Valentine’s Day? Kelliher: It’s mostly men, all the way from 17 to 85, but mostly the middle …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
With Valentine's Day falling on a Monday this year, you should have plenty of chances to spend a romantic evening with your loved one.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Looking for a good place to spend Valentine’s Day? Woodbury Patch has you covered. With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, there should be plenty of options for a night on the town. If you have ideas for where to spend Valentine’s Day, please add them in the comments section below the story. 1. Aperitif Woodbury’s Aperitif Restaurant and Bar serves Mediterranean food from several European nations. Its large bar offers more than 20 wines by the glass, as well as specialty cocktails. It has a handy online reservations option. 2. Akita Sushi If you’re looking beyond the typical Italian restaurant for Valentine’s Day, try Akita Sushi and Hibachi in Woodbury. It’s a good place to go if you’re heading out with other couples for dinner. 3…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Industry research says that an average person will spend around $116 on Valentine’s Day merchandise this year. Because who doesn’t like getting a gift?
Valentine’s Day has almost all the makings of Christmas in February. Well, almost. The religious connection is vague at best. There are no extended family gatherings or holiday travel (thank goodness). And there are no long lines at shopping malls to have pictures taken with a Valentine mascot. Some say Halloween is a retail goldmine with its focus on costumes and decorations. But Valentine’s Day seems more festive and better for business because it’s a gift-giving holiday. Industry research says that an average person will spend around $116 on Valentine’s Day merchandise this year. Because who doesn’t like getting a gift? The challenge is what to give and managing the expectations of those in your life anticipating a gift. There is an …