Monday, April 2, 2012
With 55 percent of the votes, the Rudbeckia was beat by the Miss Huff Lantana in a runoff election.
The battle between two flowers has ended, and one came out victorious with your help. The Miss Huff Lantana has been deemed the Woodstock City Flower after receiving 55 percent of the votes in last week's runoff election. There were 359 votes cast in the online election, according to Main Street Woodstock. Residents will start to see the Miss Huff Lantana as members of GROW, Green Reaps Opportunity for Woodstock, will be featuring this sun-loving shrub in beautification projects around town. Subscribe to Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
You can vote online till Friday in the runoff election for the Woodstock City Flower.
Woodstock is asking for your help again with choosing the City Flower. It's down to the Miss Huff Lantana and Rudbeckia. They came neck-in-neck in the original voting that ended March 16. GROW, Green Reaps Opportunity for Woodstock, will feature the winner of the runoff in beautification projects around town. You can cast your vote here. The voting ends Friday, and the Woodstock City Flower will be announced Monday, April 2. Subscribe to Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Woodstock Elementary School chorus was the opening act for the Main Street Institute.
Students from Woodstock Elementary School were the hit entertainment at this morning's event at the Chambers at City Center. The students serenaded more than 100 representatives from other Georgia downtowns with Woodstock In My Heart written by City Historian Juanita Hughes. The leaders are in town for the three-day Main Street Institute conference hosted by Main Street Woodstock. Subscribe to Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Main Street Woodstock's GROW is asking for your help with selecting the City Flower in an online survey.
Woodstock is asking for your help in selecting an Official City Flower. With this online survey, you can help Main Street Woodstock's GROW, Green Reaps Opportunity for Woodstock, pick a symbol for the city. The winner will be featured in beautification projects around town. The choices are: The survey provides photos along with details inlcuding the culture and habit of each flower. You can cast your vote here. The voting ends Friday.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The first issue of Woodstock Scene Magazine is expected to be distributed in March.
A new magazine expected to launch here next month is geared toward giving current and prospective residents information about what’s going on in Woodstock. “(It will be) something that has a lot of really great info for our residents or people who are thinking of moving here or relocating a business here,” said Kyle Bennett, assistant director of tourism for the Downtown Development Authority. “Woodstock has been such a dynamic place. Things change so quickly here (that) we always struggle with how to get the info out there. This is a way we can get that info out, kind of getting our message out to the city this way.” Woodstock Scene Magazine will be a quality of life magazine, and will include information on events and city departments, …
Friday, December 9, 2011
"I heart WS" tumblers can be purchased at the Woodstock Visitors Center for $10.
Looking for the ultimate local gift this holiday season? You can get your very own Woodstock designed cup and give back to the community simultaneously. The 16-ounce, clear acrylic tumbler is double walled to insulate your liquids keeping your hots hot and your colds cold. It comes with a screw-on lid and a straw. The cup displays the image “I heart WS” with Woodstock, Georgia and Established 1897 followed underneath. The “I <3 WS” tumblers are sold at the Woodstock Visitors Center for a low $10. Half of the proceeds goes back to local organizations—$1 to the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, $1 to the Greenprints Alliance, $1 to Preservation Woodstock, Inc, $1 to Main Street Woodstock and $1 to United Way. The Woodstock Visitors Center is…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Friday Night Live proved to be the most popular downtown event in Main Street Woodstock's survey.
Downtown Woodstock can expect 54 more parking spots by the Christmas holiday season. The Downtown Development Authority was the driving force behind the Mill Street Parking Lot that will not only add parking to help congestion downtown, but will also add streetlights and a sidewalk. Perry Tanner, board member, said he was pleased with the progress and believes the lights will be positive and safe addition behind the Johnson building at the meeting Thursday night at the Chambers at City Center. Pedestrians will enjoy the sidewalk that will line Mill Street before the completion of the gravel parking lot that corners the Woodstock Methodist Church parking lot and the back of the building that houses LKT Sports. The building at 8654 Main St…
Monday, September 5, 2011
Woodstock crowds emerged on Friday night to revel in a downtown-wide tailgate-themed party that included merchants, musicians, artists and football players.
The Friday Night Live series is a themed street festival held the first Friday of every month. Participating downtown merchants and restauranteurs stay open late for the event and plan special activities for their customers according to the theme. The remaining events for 2011 will include Oktoberfest on Oct. 7, Main Street Woodstock Art and Wine Festival on Nov. 4 and Christmas on Main Dec. 2. For more information on Friday Night Live, please call 770-924-0406.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The deadline for the Woodstock High School Business Expo is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Main Street Woodstock is hosting a Business Expo for Woodstock High School students Aug. 16, and booths are still open for local businesses. This expo is geared toward students working on their Senior Projects where they must shadow a professional for approxiamtely 15 hours within the school year. Woodstock High has 480 seniors that are seeking mentors for their projects. "Our hope is to match students with businesses and entrepreneurs to facilitate better senior projects and to promote the local business community," said Billly Peppers, Main Street Woodstock president. Businesses can set up their personal booths, share information with the students, give out takeaways and potentially serve as a mentor. Individuals can fill out this …