Monday, May 28, 2012
A young man leaves Woodstock for Indianapolis and the chance to learn a lot about life.
This morning my husband and I hugged our 19-year old son as he departed for three weeks in Indianapolis. He and his friend Colin will join an 18-member work crew to install commercial shelving at a large warehouse. This opportunity arose just recently, thanks to Colin’s father and his associates, and brought me both a sense of pride and a smidgen of nervousness. Frankly, I’m glad the lad will be out of the house for three weeks. I can resume my lifelong habit of walking around the house in my underwear and I’m released from the obligation of stocking the fridge with nutritious foods and preparing meals upon demand. Laundry levels will decrease by about 90 percent and my home will be free of teen attitude for 21 days. Taylor is quite …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Berry College welcomed 120 new alums Dec. 10 at the Fall Commencement.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Four Woodstock residents were among the recent Berry College graduates. Jonathan Tanner of Woodstock, GA graduated from Berry College with an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Terri Browne of Woodstock, GA graduated from Berry College with an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Kim Wilcox of Woodstock, GA graduated from Berry College with an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Sarah Grimes of Woodstock, GA graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Featured speaker Berry Board of Trustees Chair Karen Holley Horrell provided words of inspiration for the graduates. Horrell, divisional president of corporate services for the Great American Insurance Co., …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Students from Etowah and Woodstock high schools earn college money from all over the country.
Years of studying and hard work paid off for local students. Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch checked with the three high schools in Woodstock to find out about our local scholarship recipients. The schools would not release individual student information. However, we heard from some of the students from Etowah High School: Woodstock High School seniors have been offered more than $1 million this year in academic scholarships alone. This amount includes academic scholarships to various universities: Local scholarships for Woodstock High School seniors include: River Ridge High School does not have any seniors yet, so there are not any scholarships to report. "Check back with me in 2012, and I’m sure I will be able to supply you a long list of …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Etowah student plans to attend art school and perfect his already impressive techniques.
Local artist Christopher McCarthy is a senior at Etowah busily planning his artistic future. He is a talented painter, usually employing oils as his medium. His work also involves mixed media, graphite and charcoal. Eighteen-year-old McCarthy's style is difficult to describe because it involves both surrealism and magic realism. His obsessive attention to detail allows his paintings to be multidimensional and visually fascinating. He has contrasting styles at times, one consisting of collage-like, chaotic images and the other more minimalistic. “It's weird to be that polar. It's not so much that I'm versatile, I just enjoy it all. Stylistically, most things appeal to me. There are few major art movements in general that repel me,” McCarthy…