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  • Woodstock Pediatric Medicine 2017 (click to Read More)

    Behind the Scenes

    Meet the Staff at Woodstock Pediatric Medicine

    By Cyndi Braun

    A visit to Woodstock Pediatric Medicine (WPM) is more than just a visit with your child’s doctor. Staff members, from administrative to medical assistants to doctors, play a role in making sure your child receives courteous service, prompt attention and excellent care.

    Independently owned, WPM has served the community since the late 1990s. Six providers offer

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  • Fun, Fall Crafts Unsing Recycled Items from Around Your House (click to Read More)

    At Family Life Publications (FLP), 98% of each of our magazines is printed on non-toxic, sustainable, uncoated paper because we are very strong believers in doing what we can to protect our environment. This month, we decided to take this a step further by challenging ourselves to create a fun fall craft that utilized at least one major item that we could recycle/repurpose from our homes. Here is what we came up with:

    Illuminated Autumn Tree
    By...
  • That Sounds Horrific! (click to Read More)

    The Making of Horror Movie Sound Effects

    By Julie Senger

    *Disclaimer
    Proceed with caution. This feature may not be suitable for little eyes or the faint of heart.

    Have you ever stopped to think about how important music and sound effects are to a film? Even if you can hear actors speaking to one another, how might our reaction to a film be different without the underlying music soundtrack or the sounds of the movements and actions

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  • It's Time for the 33rd Annual Riverfest (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    On September 23-24, Cherokee County residents will be gearing up to attend the annual Riverfest arts and crafts festival! For the past 33 years, the Service League of Cherokee County has presented this juried show, which features original, creative works and products from artisans who come from all over the region. There will also be concessionaires, a myriad of local entertainers as well as a children’s area with various rides and fun activities!
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  • What Type of Artist Should I Be? (click to Read More)

    By Mary Akers

    How do you know what medium of art is right for you? This question is impossible to answer without trying different types of art mediums to discover where your talents lie. Here are some examples of how some artists, myself included, have discovered their preferred medium.

    Fred Ellis was a retired highway patrolman who was looking for something to do. His wife enrolled him in a pottery class thinking (hoping?) she might have to take the class in

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  • Book Review: Lily and Grace, Ayla by the Sea and Leah’s Magic Apple Tree (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    While the stories are reason enough to buy any one of these books, another thing that makes these whimsical tales so wonderful is that they are vividly brought to life by author Debbie Byrd’s beautiful watercolor illustrations. An accomplished artist in addition to being a children’s book author, Ms. Byrd has illustrated over eight books for other authors. Two of Byrd’s books were inspired by and feature her own grandchildren.

    Lily and Grace is the story

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  • Community Partner: No Longer Bound (click to Read More)

    The men arrive one by one at No Longer Bound’s (NLB) campus on the outskirts of metro Atlanta, heads bowed, bodies worn and hearts broken. Drugs or alcohol addiction having ravaged their family relationships, careers, personal finances — you name it.

    Addiction strikes at the heart of what we hold most dear: our health and our families. And addiction doesn’t discriminate; it affects people from all walks of life. For many, addiction has a stealthy start, beginning with alcohol,

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  • Book Review: Lily and Grace, Ayla by the Sea and Leah’s Magic Apple Tree (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    While the stories are reason enough to buy any one of these books, another thing that makes these whimsical tales so wonderful is that they are vividly brought to life by author Debbie Byrd’s beautiful watercolor illustrations. An accomplished artist in addition to being a children’s book author, Ms. Byrd has illustrated over eight books for other authors. Two of Byrd’s books were inspired by and feature her own grandchildren.

    Lily and Grace is the story

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  • City of Woodstock Unveils New Logo (click to Read More)

    Historic, vibrant, welcoming, progressive — when asked to describe Woodstock, these are a few of the words that came to the minds of City leaders. These words were then used by Tom Cox Design Studios to re-create Woodstock’s seal, tagline, and branding identity.

    Last updated in 1987, the former seal displayed the Train Depot, located in downtown Woodstock, surrounded by simple trees and train tracks. Thirty years later, the Train Depot continues to play a prominent role on the seal...
  • Woodstock Fire Promotions (click to Read More)

    Woodstock Fire Chief Dave Soumas recently announced that four Woodstock Fire Department employees have earned promotions.

    Kristina Wigington is promoted to the rank of captain. Captain Wigington is a 16-year veteran with Woodstock Fire Department. In 2004, she obtained the rank of sergeant and later became a lieutenant in 2008. Captain Wigington holds numerous fire certifications to include NPQ Fire Officer I and II. She is an ACLS instructor for the Woodstock Fire Department, and...
  • Cherokee County Farm Bureau Members a Finalist Family for GFB Young Farmer Acheivement Award (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Farm Bureau Director Ben Cagle and his wife Vicki were named a finalist family for the Georgia Farm Bureau 2017 Young Farmer Achievement Award.

    The Cagles, who both grew up on family farms, run an agritourism operation on their 250-acre farm in Ball Ground, where they also maintain a herd of around 110 cattle. In 2016, the farm’s first year of operation at the Ball Ground location, the Cagles hosted more than 31,000 visitors, allowing them to experience a fully...
  • Cherokee County Entrepreneurship (click to Read More)

    Fresh Start Cherokee is a new initiative created by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to create a culture of entrepreneurship in Cherokee. The COED team has seen some early success with the launch of its first official program, The Lunch Circuit.

    The Lunch Circuit is an exclusive lunch gathering for local entrepreneurs to share food, be part of a community and hear stories of entrepreneurship from a featured Cherokee entrepreneur each month. The team pulls unique...
  • Coca Cola® Company Makes Donation to Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services received a nice surprise when Coca Cola® donated water and Powerade® to local firefighters.

    A transfer truck recently made the delivery to Cherokee County Fire Logistics. According to Leigh Ann Spitzmiller, Special Events Manager for Coca Cola®, “Cherokee County Fire was selected because Coca Cola® United Bottling Company - North Metro is a new company located in Sandy Springs, and we wanted to support our local firefighters during the...
  • Northside Cherokee Continues Award-Winning, Quality Heart Care (click to Read More)

    When someone is having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event, every second matters. In Cherokee County, patients transported to the emergency department at Northside Hospital Cherokee have received life-saving care in the cardiac catheterization laboratory faster than most other hospitals in the Atlanta region.

    In 2017, Northside Hospital Cherokee was again recognized for providing high-quality cardiovascular and stroke care with several prestigious national health...
  • Grand Opening of Cherokee Veterans Park (click to Read More)

    Residents can now enjoy 150 acres of state-of-the-art recreation, diverse walking trails and engage in a multitude of activities and sports as Cherokee Veterans Park is now officially open to the public.

    Located on Cumming Highway in northeast Cherokee, the park is one of the largest active parks in the county, with more than 75 acres for active use and green space available in phase one.

    Veterans Park consists of two natural-grass athletic fields, an artificial-turf

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  • Women First Rehabilitation (click to Read More)

    #WeGotThis

    Solving Problems No One Talks About

    By Cyndi Braun

    If you’re like most people, you don’t hesitate to talk to friends about medical problems like a sore throat or an arthritic knee. But when it comes to pelvic issues, you probably hesitate, thinking you are the only one with this problem. Truth is, you’re not alone. Young, old, or somewhere in between, chances are — you (and many of your friends) have experienced a pelvic floor problem....

  • Northside Cherokee Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (click to Read More)

    In Good Hands — Meet the Team at Northside Cherokee Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    By Cyndi Braun

    Whether arthritis is making your life difficult, you’ve experienced an injury while playing sports, or you have annoying muscle or tendon pain that won’t go away, the physicians at Northside Cherokee Orthopedics & Sports Medicine want to help you get back to your activities as soon as possible.  As former athletes themselves, Drs. Jimmy Jiang, Travis

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  • Artist Profile: Barbara Jones Hewey (click to Read More)

    Old School Horn Band

    By Barbara Jones Hewey

    Old School Horn Band, a nine-member local party band known for its classic rock and rhythm and blues, is back on stage this summer with three new members, some new twists on popular favorites and a renewed emphasis on songs that showcase the rich, full sound of its unique three-person horn section.

    According to guitarist Bedeke Cresci, the last of the band’s founders still on the roster, the recharged and rejuvenated

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  • Adult Sports Leagues (click to Read More)

    Because Maybe Your Glory Days Haven't Passed You By!

    By Julie Senger

    Who says that just because you’re an adult that you must stop playing recreational or competitive team sports? In fact, adulthood is as good a time as any to play sports for many reasons. First of all, you no longer have to worry about how you’re getting to and from practices and games; you can totally drive yourself! No more relying on mom’s taxi or carpooling with your neighbor! Also, you no

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  • Girl in Disguise (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Do you know the name Kate Warne? How about Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency? We know that Kate Warne was hired by Allan Pinkerton in 1856 as the first female Pinkerton Detective. She died in 1868 and was buried in the Pinkerton family plot. History also tells us that she helped save Abraham Lincoln’s life on the way to his inauguration in 1861. But that was all that history told us about this important figure.

    In her book

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