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  • Leadership Cherokee (click to Read More)

    Leadership Cherokee, a program of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated its 28th Anniversary Class.

    Members of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2016 selected three of their peers to receive special annual recognitions. The Cristal Stancil Leadership Award honorees were Shannon Gibbs of Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services and Michael Zenchuk, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Holly Springs. The Bob Frongillo Magic Spark Plug Award was presented to Jack Tuszynski of

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  • Artist Profile: Linda Maphet (click to Read More)

    Capturing Personality with Paint

    There are many beautiful paintings in the world, but there’s just something special about a painted portrait. Portraits can show an individual’s personality in ways that cameras may sometimes fail to express, and that is what Linda Maphet, local portrait artist, likes so much about them. “It’s not just an image or a photograph. A person’s character and what’s endearing about them is captured on canvas when made into a portrait,” Linda says....

  • Book Review: I Talked with Him this Morning (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn
    Dr. C.R. Hill is a very skilled poet with admirable ability. Many of his poems were written as companions to his sermons, whether he read them aloud or had them printed in the bulletin. His latest collection, I Talked with Him this Morning, proves that he is as talented a poet as ever. Inspired by his regular morning prayers and devotional time, these poems offer a unique insight into the...
  • Art Jewelers Diamonds & Design (click to Read More)

    Creating Dreams in Precious Metals Since 1926

    By Rajayne Cordery

    Woodstock is home to one of the most awarded jewelry stores in Georgia. While Art Jewelers is truly a unique jewelry store, offering custom, one-of-a-kind creations, they actually cater to every customer’s needs and desires. Offering a wide selection of jewelry styles and items, they have something for everyone.

    Operating in Woodstock since 1985, Art Jewelers is the largest, and likely the

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  • Woodstock HS DECA Students Volunteer to Support Local Nursing Home (click to Read More)

    Woodstock High School’s DECA marketing student association recently partnered with Woodstock Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center to create a positive relationship between high school students and local senior citizens.

    Ryan Brusie, the club’s vice president of community outreach, proposed the DECA Angels Program. Ryan said he was inspired by his interest in working with seniors as a career path and hopes DECA Angels will continue after he graduates. “My goal is to enrich the...
  • The Wall That Heals: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Display Coming to Arnold Mill ES (click to Read More)

    The 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile education center, will be displayed outside the school building at 710 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.

    The Wall is scheduled to arrive on campus, with a Patriot Guard and Warrior Watch escort on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and an official welcome ceremony will be presented by the school at 10:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 17. The display will then be open to the public to view, at no charge, through 2:00 pm on Sunday, Nov....
  • Five CCSD Students Selected for Model Atlanta Regional Commission Program (click to Read More)

    Five Cherokee County School District (CCSD) high school students have been selected for a prestigious program to share their ideas on improving metro Atlanta!

    The five CCSD students are participants in the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) program, the Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC), which is a six-month youth leadership program focused on regional issues and challenges.

    They are: Woodstock HS juniors Chabelli Canales, Malcolm Green and Sasha Stogniy; and River...
  • Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic (click to Read More)

    Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary! They are a highly dedicated group of professionals who have worked together to achieve excellence for their clients, patients and profession. They attribute their success to their exceptional staff and the extensive services they offer their patients.

    The comfort and welfare of your pet is their primary concern. Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic is open from 4:00 pm to 9:00 am on weekdays and 24...
  • Main Street Gives 2016 Supporting Shop with a Hero (click to Read More)

    The holidays are a time of festivities, fun and family. They are also a time of giving. Main Street Gives is looking to support more than 100 children during the holiday season by helping provide gifts for children in need. You can help by joining downtown Woodstock businesses and fellow community members in supporting Main Street Gives during Shop with a Hero.

    Shop with a Hero is an annual program that pairs children in need with Woodstock Fire and Police officers. The

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  • City of Woodstock’s New Amphitheater Named (click to Read More)

    The new Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater will be home to the Woodstock Summer Concert Series and a variety of other year-round concerts and special events.

    The Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater features multiple terraces and a large lawn seating area for optimal viewing angles. The facility includes a Concessions and Hospitality Plaza and additional areas for food vendors. The Band Stand will feature public restrooms and support facilities for concerts and events....
  • Preservation Woodstock’s Barbara G. Ingram Citizen of the Year Award (click to Read More)

    Woodstock native, Smith L. Johnston III, has been chosen by Preservation Woodstock, Inc. as the recipient of this year’s Barbara G. Ingram Citizen of the Year Award for his notable efforts in preserving the history and heritage of Woodstock.

    Smith and his wife, Nina Sherman Johnston, are currently part-time residents of Woodstock. Over the past few months, they have become actively involved with the restoration and re-location of the 1940 Main Street house built by E.T. Booth and...
  • Pay It Forward (click to Read More)

    It starts with you…

    As we approach the time of year where gift-giving and giving back to others in our community is at the forefront of our minds, why not combine these two actions and shop with local companies who give back to the community on your behalf? We hope you will consider these, as well as other businesses that do the same, when shopping during the holiday season and all year long.

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  • Northside Heart (click to Read More)

    Northside Cardiology & CPNA — Partnering For Your Care

    By Cyndi Braun

    Northside Heart brings together 16 cardiologists to provide quality care to patients throughout Atlanta and the surrounding communities. Besides the nearby office in Woodstock, offices are located in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Cumming, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Suwanee/Johns Creek. Locations in East Cobb and Canton will open in coming months.

    While the name “Northside Heart” is new, the

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  • Stomp Your Feet (click to Read More)

    Here's Something to Wine About

    By Julie Senger

    Looking for an opportunity to test out your seasoned or newly acquired wine-tasting skills? Georgia has many vineyards that are near enough for a “girls’ day out” or a romantic couple’s day-date. Two of its newer, family-owned-and-operated vineyards, Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, are definitely something to “wine” about.

    Located in the picturesque foothills

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  • R & D Mechanical Services, Inc. (click to Read More)

    Building a Business Based on Integrity and Trust

    By Cyndi Braun

    Instead of building its business with sales, R&D Mechanical Services, Inc. is committed to building relationships based on integrity and trust.

    R&D is a family-owned, commercial HVAC contractor based in Canton. This skilled team installs, replaces and repairs equipment, offers preventative maintenance agreements and creates custom HVAC solutions for industries in metro Atlanta. R&D

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  • Artist Profile: J. Doyle Rogers (click to Read More)

    Man of Steel

    By Natalie del Valle

    Drawing from his own inner reflection and personal experience, local Georgia artist J. Doyle Rogers uses his artistic eye and keen skills with a welder to create unique metal sculptures. “I draw inspiration from a desire for art to be mesmerizing, whimsical and nostalgic,” Rogers explains.

    Born in Atlanta, Georgia, J. Doyle Rogers grew up with his artistic passion. “I took a bunch of art classes as a kid, from age 5 to age

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  • Book Review: No Shred of Evidence (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    On a warm autumn day in 1920 on the north coast of Cornwall, four women, Victoria Grenville, Elaine St. Ives, Kate Gordon and Sara Langley went out boating on the River Camel. As they were rowing back to their dock, they saw Harry Saunders, the banker’s son, frantically waving in the distance. His dinghy was sinking, so they began to row towards him. They got to him just as his dinghy sunk. Victoria tried to reach him with the oar, but only succeeded in striking

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  • 2016 Riverfest Artists (click to Read More)

    By Rachel Sprouse

    Larry Meyer, of Old Federal Trading in Ball Ground, Georgia, creates handcrafted hunting knives. A former boat captain for a towboat company, which he refers to as the “Triple A of the water,” Meyer set up his shop when he and his wife, Peg, moved up to the Cherokee County area.

    Although Meyer creates custom sheaths out of vegetable tan leather for each knife, he does not take custom orders.
    “I don’t do that because what they’re thinking in

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  • Book Review: The Slave Daughter (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Several years ago, local history instructor Bob Lipscomb was asked by his aunts to help do some research on the Sardis community of Cherokee County. While working on that research, he came across information about the early settlers and the slaves they brought with them. There was very little information about these people, but his aunt found a descendant of one of these slaves. She told him that family legend told that her ancestor was not just her owner’s property,

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  • Behind the Curtain (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    As you and your fellow audience members come into the theatre, take your seats and quietly converse amongst yourselves while awaiting the heavy curtain to be drawn open, bringing you into another world for an hour or two, there is much that has gone on behind that temporary barrier that keeps what lies behind it a mystery until show time. Months of preparation and hard work have gone into the experience of which you’re about to become a part. Part of what

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