Sunday, November 25, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Woodstock!
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Woodstock! Do you set spending …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Woodstock?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Woodstock and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
When do you do your holiday shopping?
Every year there is an increased drive to get shoppers into stores. Black Friday now gets an early start on Thanksgiving Thursday, Buy Local campaigns push Small Business Saturday shopping and technology and social media sites encourage Cyber Monday logins. The message is clear - shop early and shop often. So what is your shopping style for the holidays? Will you be shopping off your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday or Friday, supporting the small businesses in your area on Saturday or is the computer your preferred shopping mall on Cyber Monday? There are, of course, the traditional procrastinators, too. Are you one of those shoppers found at the local drug store just before closing time on Christmas Eve? Last week, we asked you what you …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Pie; it's an American holiday tradition and everyone has their personal favorites. But when local families don't have the time or energy to bake their own, Cherokee County has several go-to places for the delicious dessert. We asked on our Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch Facebook page for fans to name their favorite places in or around town for the perfect pie. One person said Best Dang Bakery Around at 9539 Highway 92 in Woodstock had the best pies. Another mentioned Williamson Bros Bar-B-Q, which has a location in Canton. Another fan pointed to Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe in Hickory Flat as having awesome pies. Share your opinions on these two places for a great pie and recommend others by writing a review of your favorite in our …