Goodwill® offers tips for de-cluttering before the year’s end.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Taxpayers looking to claim a deduction for charitable donations only have 10 days left to give before the end of the 2012 tax year. Goodwill of North Georgia is preparing for what will be its busiest donation rush of the year. "We always receive our heaviest volume of donations from Dec. 26 to Dec, 31. Last year we received more than 87,000 donations during the last week of the year,"says Director of Public Relations Elaine Armstrong. The organization has more than 100 locations where you can drop off items, including Woodstock. Goodwill says making a donation can help families de-clutter items they’ve accumulated during the year and make room for new things they received for Christmas. When you give items in good used condition or …
Local musician Joshua Miller played a live set for listeners at the Woodstock Coffeehouse Dec. 31.
Editor's Note: The Chords from the Coffeehouse series will be moving to Tuesdays. Though the impending New Year celebrations stole much of Woodstock Coffeehouse's usual crowd on the 31st, Georgia resident Joshua Miller gladly played his set for the modest audience as midnight drew closer. Miller, 26, said he enjoys performing live shows for the chance to let others experience his music. "I love to play live. I've had 13 years of playing for the wall, and it's served its purpose, but the thrill of sharing my music with others is an addiction I have no plans of giving up any time soon." Miller's style is in a genre of its own. Miller describes it as folk, with a hint of soul. "And a healthy dose of melancholia," he added. His live set …