2011 Woodbury Photo Contest

Today I submitted three photos to the 2011 Woodbury photo contest. The 13th annual “Focus on Woodbury” photo contest runs Aug 1-31. Entries are due by tomorrow, Aug. 31. Woodbury Magazine is accepting submissions in the five contest categories: People, Nature, Pets, Events and Activities, and City Landmarks. The contest is open to people who live, work…
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Winning At 2011 Minnesota State Fair

I am not a fan of the Minnesota State Fair and the famous fair food, but I go to the Fair almost every year since I came to Minnesota in 1999. In the first couple of years I went because it was new for me. And I lived in an apartment on Energy Park Drive in St. Paul, not…
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Time To Volunteer

This week I will be busy with volunteering. Last night I  attended the Woodbury Days’ Volunteer Meeting at Eagle Valley Golf Club House to receive my volunteer T-shirt and instructions. Today I helped at my kids’ Lake Middle School during the Back to School event. Tomorrow I will be at Minnesota State Fair and volunteer at the MnDOT booth.…
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Are All Produce At Farmers’ Markets Grown Locally ?

I love Farmers’ Market. In summer I often buy vegetables from the Farmers’ Markets in St. Paul or Woodbury to supplement what I have from my own garden. According to the St. Paul Farmers’ Market website, “All produce must be locally grown. Value added products must be produced locally using local products. You are not allowed to buy and…
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A Wish Came True

On Aug. 11, I was notified that my application to the 2011-2012 State of Minnesota Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) was approved. I am one of the 30 state employees and emerging leaders from across state government who were selected to participate in this leadership development program, designed to help participants become successful and effective in the workplace. Today I received the…
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