Monday, April 15, 2013
Students braved the chill with shovels Monday morning, marking the beginning of construction on a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot building.
Three straight days of events at New Life Church and Academy culminated Monday morning as the school celebrated the groundbreaking of a new facility. The church held its own ceremony Sunday as plans to construct a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot building are moving forward. The $5 million multipurpose center—which will house classrooms and meeting space—is part of a $6 million capital campaign that includes updates for the existing facility. The new building will be constructed in the flagpole area and circle turnaround, “which we try to keep people out of anyway,” said Cade Lambert, head of school at New Life Academy. Already, $4.1 million has been raised, he said, and an auction was held Saturday night as funds continue to be raised. …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Math and Science Academy expects the new building to be complete by next August.
The Math and Science Academy on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new $5 million gym/classroom facility. “We’ve got way too many students in that building,” Director Bob Kreischer said, pointing to the main complex for the charter school, which was founded about 13 years ago. The Woodbury school has a waiting list, Kreischer said, and the new structure will allow for smaller classrooms, performance space and physical education classes. Currently, students head over to the YMCA for 90 minutes each week. “To, me, that’s not having phy ed,” he said, adding that a gym teacher will likely be hired. The 30,400-square-foot facility, which will house 10 classrooms, is expected to be complete by next August, Kreischer said. Once built, …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ground was broken Monday on a new field for children with disabilities at Bielenberg Sports Center.
The shovels went down and a cheer went up Monday as the groundbreaking for a new Miracle League field was held at the Bielenberg Sports Center. The field—set to be ready for play next spring—is specially designed for children with mental or physical handicaps. It’s the ninth Miracle Field in Minnesota and the first in the east metro area. It’s named after late Woodbury resident Jeff Hanson. For Cork Wicker, a member of the Woodbury Rotary Club, which helped spearhead efforts to get the field built, seeing the hard work of the past four years pay off was nice—especially for the young people in attendance. “This can’t happen soon enough for them. It’s one of those deals that really touches your heartstrings,” he said. "We’re glad to see it …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The new field for children with disabilities is expected to be ready for play next spring.
Scenes from the Miracle Field groundbreaking and the game after. Check out a story about the field.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Four years ago, fundraising efforts were started for a Miracle League field in Woodbury. That dream will soon take a big step toward becoming a reality.
The Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Utility Contractors Association and city joined forces four years ago to raise funds to build a Miracle League field. Miracle League fields give kids with mental or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball on a real field in an organized league. The city announced today that a groundbreaking event is planned for 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Bielenberg Sports Center. Kids from the East Metro Miracle League, currently playing at the Woodbury sports complex, will be on hand to help celebrate. The total construction cost is estimated at more than $250,000, according to the city. The Woodbury Rotary Club, along with Miracle League of Minnesota, coordinated the majority of the fundraising …