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  • Artist Profile: Kenette Bethel (click to Read More)

    Consumed by Costumes

    By Tina Morris

    Kenette Bethel enjoyed attending plays at Elm Street Playhouse long before she became a costume designer for them. Some may call it chance; some may call it fate, but whichever it was, it was a perfect match. While attending a play at the Elm Street Playhouse, Kenette discovered a flyer in the program that said, “looking for visionary support.” She took a chance and emailed the playhouse. Soon, she began working in the costume design

  • To Protect and Serve: Dogs That Take a Bite Out of Crime (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us look forward to having our beloved family dog excitedly greet us at the door at the end of our day, tail wagging, jumping up and down as they look out the window to see us pull in the driveway and emerge from our vehicle. No matter what kind of day we’ve had, we can always count on our dog to be happy to see us, even if it’s just because they need a potty break. There’s a certain level of comfort in that.

    We rely on our dogs for many

  • Buying a House (click to Read More)

    Here are Some Things to Know...

    By Ashley Donnelly

    Buying your first home is an exciting milestone and a great investment! However, it can also be intimidating and stressful trying to make sure you’re buying a quality home. Having a realtor’s experience and guidance can help greatly with this. They will guide you through the process, make sure you’re protected and ensure you have enough due-diligence days to get a thorough inspection. An experienced realtor has

  • Woodstock Dental Care (click to Read More)

    Bringing Happy Smiles to Woodstock
    Woodstock Dental Care Gently Cares for Your Entire Family

    By Cyndi Braun

    A beautiful smile is a beautiful thing. But if you are embarrassed of the way your teeth look, take heart…much can be done to transform your teeth and create that smile you’ve been wanting.

    From tooth cleanings to Invisalign®, braces to dental implants, Woodstock Dental Care does it all, including making that smile beautiful again.


  • Artist Profile: Brackin (click to Read More)

    By Brandi Price

    Upon entering Ed B’s Studio 54, you’re immediately intrigued by this non-traditional art gallery. As you look around, you’ll get a sense of the owner’s talent and creativity. At a young age, Ed Brackin left Charleston, SC to explore the country. Eventually, he settled in Georgia and opened his thriving art studio, Studio 54. For thirty years, Ed has worked for a fire protection company and has always loved creating, but he became intentionally artistic three years

  • Book Review: Paw Prints On My Soul and The History of Homeless Pet School Clubs (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    There are many wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, or any other type of pet you can imagine, in desperate need of a forever home. That’s why these two books are important.

    The History of Homeless Pet School Clubs, by Laura Fritz, tells the story of a well-known veterinarian, Dr. Michael Good, and his search for a way to help the animals he encounters at shelters. Homeless pet clubs teach children about responsible pet ownership and help

  • Taste of Life: Blueberry Cobbler (click to Read More)

    by Chef Paul Bodrigi

    Serves 4

    Cobbler Topping Ingredients:

    -3.5 ounces all-purpose flour
    -1 ounce granulated sugarteaspoon baking powder
    -teaspoon baking soda
    -Pinch of salt
    -3 ounces cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    -2 ounces buttermilk

    Cobbler Topping Procedure:

    Combine and sift all the dry ingredients.
    Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the...
  • CCSD Parent Leader Earns Outstanding Leadership in School-Community Relations Award (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District recently won fifteen awards from the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA), a record total, which included a “Best in State” top honor!

    A special award also was presented to one of CCSD’s parent leaders, Lisa-Marie Haygood of Cherokee County, president of Georgia PTA, who received the 2016 Outstanding Leadership in School-Community Relations Award. The award, which is not necessarily presented annually, is the highest honor the...
  • Summit Financial Solutions (click to Read More)

    Going Beyond the Numbers

    Q&A with Joe Parker of Summit Financial Solutions

    By Cyndi Braun

    Located in Towne Lake, Summit Financial Solutions provides personalized financial services for professionals, working families, individuals and small businesses. Through a team of tax and financial professionals, the company is committed to “going beyond the numbers” by tailoring financial plans to each client’s specific needs. Services include tax preparation

  • When You Retire, Will You be Able to Stay Retired? (click to Read More)

    By Morgan Hill

    This is a question on the minds of many people as they get closer to retirement. Income planning is one of the key components to a peaceful and fulfilling retirement. Here are some basics about income planning for future retirees:

    •  To be able to retire, we need income.
    •  To stay retired, we need reliable and sustainable income.
    •  To preserve our standard of living, we need increasing income.
    •  During income

  • The Importance of Senior Socialization (click to Read More)

    Explore Your Options

    By Nathan Brandon

    So, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that people are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that people are living longer than ever before. If you’re over 65, you probably perceive this as good news. The Baby Boomer generation, now aging into the Social-Security-eligible population, has been referred to as the “pig in the python” by those who track population trends. Suddenly, the percentage of our

  • CCSD Students Volunteer to Help Homeless (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County School District students recently volunteered with Give Homeless Hope to help those in need. The students weathered very cold temperatures to help provide 70-80 homeless children and adults with a meal, toiletries, warm hats, gloves and other items to help them through their difficult circumstances.
  • Cherokee County Farm Bureau (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Farm Bureau encourages students in 9th through 12th grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. The artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark, soft-lead pencil, on an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of white paper. The artwork should be camera ready. The 1st Place County winner of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Art Contest will receive a $100 Wal-Mart gift card; the 2nd Place County winner will receive a $75 Wal-Mart gift card.

    “Agriculture generates an annual...
  • Downtown Woodstock’s Pie Bar recently won a $10,000 award on an episode of Sugar Showdown on the Cooking Channel. (click to Read More)

    “We were so excited to participate in Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown that winning was honestly just a perk,” owner Lauren Bolden said.

    Cody and Lauren Bolden auditioned for the show by submitting a video. They practiced for the show by setting a timer while they baked their pies to be sure they could get them done in the allotted amount of time. Lauren and Head Baker Olivia Pisano baked their beloved peanut butter pie as well as a margarita pie to woo the show’s judges into...
  • Building upon the success of their first eight Sunbrook Academies, Sunbrook Academy at Woodstock is now open at 9626 Hickory Flat Highway. (click to Read More)

    Their cutting-edge preschool learning environment is based on their proprietary Foundations™ curriculum, which has been proven to help children thrive in kindergarten and beyond. They offer flexible programs and daycare for children from ages six weeks to twelve years. In addition to their preschool and Georgia Pre-K curriculums, they also have programs for school-aged children including before school care, The After School Zone and summer camp.

    They are committed to providing a...
  • Meet Steve Miller, New Mayor of Holly Springs (click to Read More)

    After twelve years, Holly Springs has a fresh voice in the mayor’s office. 42-year-old, former U.S. Marine Steve Miller has many goals he’d like to achieve in his new role, but his most important goals are to:

    • Repair the relationship between Holly Springs and the county by opening the lines of communication between council members and county commissioners.
    • Handle Cherokee County’s rapidly growing number of residents that are moving into Holly Springs, as many current...
  • Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Selects 2017 Teen & Adult Leadership Cherokee Classes (click to Read More)

    The mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee is to develop the knowledge and leadership skills of young people in Cherokee County, so they may confidently become our leaders of tomorrow.

    Members of Teen Leadership Cherokee include: Katelyn Provost, Woodstock; Caroline Booth, Etowah; Taylor Glass, Etowah; Erin Franchini, Creekview; Amelia Westmoreland, Sequoyah; Katie Gilliam, Woodstock; Rolo Lopez, Cherokee; Abigail Smithwick, Creekview; Jamila Otieno, Etowah; Hannah Galloway, Cherokee;...
  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Holds Grand Opening for New Station 3 (click to Read More)

    The official grand opening and Hose Uncoupling Ceremony for Cherokee Fire’s station #3, located at 270 Crown Avenue in Canton, was held last month.

    Field Operations Chief Greg Erdely welcomed those in attendance including District 2 Commissioner and former Cherokee County Fire Chief Raymond Gunnin, Holly Springs Mayor Steve Miller and Chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners “Buzz” Ahrens and many other local officials and community leaders.

    Cherokee County...
  • Artist Profile: Lorra Kurtz (click to Read More)

    Mixed-Media Artist: The Whole Ball of Wax

    By Brandi Price
    Lorra Kurtz was originally planted in Texas, but lucky for us, she’s bloomed in Georgia. After a career in business, Lorra transitioned into the artistic world by interior design. At ADAC, a design center, Lorra channeled her creativity into high-end furniture showrooms.

    After having twin sons, Lorra plunged deeper into art out of necessity. She made handmade cards and scrapbooked, but she found...
  • Book Review: Talking As Fast As I Can (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    It’s likely that you know Lauren Graham from her role in Gilmore Girls or Parenthood. Her book, Talking as Fast as I Can, boasts the tag line: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and everything in between. Throughout her book, you’ll find Lorelai Gilmore’s wisecracking sense of humor. But you’ll also find Lauren Graham, the actress who connected with her role so well that she felt like she brought the character to life. Talking as Fast as I Can is an ode to