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22 December 2016

It’s 2017! Resolve to Explore Woodstock’s Wonderful Parks!

Written by Brittany Duncan

If your New Year’s resolution is to get off the couch, lose weight or explore, Woodstock has a lot to offer to assist you with your goals.

22 November 2016

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be smart about potential fire hazards! A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can quickly become large and out-of-control.

24 October 2016

Come Thank Our Veterans and Celebrate Our New Amphitheater!

Written by Jeff Moon

The month of November is a time of giving thanks. It is also a time to recognize and remember our veterans on Veterans’ Day.

This November is also a time to celebrate the grand opening of downtown Woodstock’s new music amphitheater. As a way to show our gratitude to our servicemen and servicewomen, Woodstock will host a candlelight vigil, and then, the grand opening of the amphitheater will serve as a salute to our veterans.

23 September 2016

City of Woodstock's Kidfest: Putting the Fun Back in Halloween!

Written by Marybeth Stockdale

Eleven years ago, the downtown merchants in the city of Woodstock decided to host a trick-or-treating event in the City Park. Their goal was to provide a safe and secure Halloween alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. What started out as a quaint and casual evening has blossomed into one of the Woodstock’s most favorite parties of the year … KidsFest!

24 August 2016

Zoning and Variance Requests

Written by Jeff Moon

One of the more complex issues local government has to deal with is zoning decisions. Whenever a controversial case comes up, people often ask, “Why would you even allow them to apply for that?” or “Why don’t you just tell them, ‘no?’”

22 July 2016

“How Can I Help,” You Ask?

Written by Calvin W. Moss

When the Beatles recorded “With a Little Help from My Friends” for their 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s album, it is doubtful that they were talking about government service. Yet, half a century later, that very expression characterizes public safety in Woodstock and throughout Cherokee County.

22 June 2016

Woodstock Receives a 911 Artifact from the World Trade Center Subway Station to Create Memorial

Written by Jeff Moon

Since September 11, 2006, the City has partnered with the Woodstock Jaycees to host the 9-11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony in the Park at City Center. The purpose of the ceremony is to commemorate the lives lost in the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001.This annual ceremony stands as a solemn reminder that we should not take our freedoms for granted. This year’s upcoming ceremony promises to be even more special.

20 May 2016

Learn Before You Burn

Written by George Williams

Outdoor Burning Prohibitions and Grill Saftety Tips

Spring is here. Well, it’s Georgia, so we have skipped spring and moved straight into summer. For many, this means yard cleanup: new mulch, flowers, trimming the shrubs and raking up dead leaves dropped by the trees over the winter months.

19 November 2015

Holiday Fire Safety

Written by George Williams

Fire safety is especially important around the holidays. It’s during this time that we do many things differently.

22 October 2015

Woodstock’s New Amphitheater Breaks Ground!

Written by Preston Pooser

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the City of Woodstock officially broke ground on the new amphitheater project in Downtown Woodstock.

Woodstock Mayor, Donnie Henriques, said, “This project has been long discussed, and I’m pleased that we’re moving forward with this addition to our city.”  “Construction will take about nine months to a year to complete,” said City Manager, Jeffrey S. Moon. The new amphitheater will feature tiered grass seating for 5000-6000, restrooms, retaining walls and a band shell with a green room. It’ll be used for outdoor concerts, dramas and other activities. “We’ve designed it in such a way that it’ll also be a very usable park on a daily basis,” Moon added.

24 September 2015

Woodstock Ranked in Top 50 Best Places to Live in America

Written by Jeff Moon

Recently, Money Magazine named Woodstock as one of the “50 Best Places to Live” in the United States of America for 2015. Woodstock was the only city in Georgia to be included on their list this year. This was the first time that Woodstock was chosen for this honor.

24 August 2015

Welcome, Brantley Day, New Community Development Director

Written by Jeff Moon

As City Manager, it is my pleasure to announce the recent hiring of our new Community Development Director for the City of Woodstock, Mr. Brantley Day. Mr. Day is filling the position vacated by Jessica Guinn, who left to become the Assistant City Manager for the City of Dunwoody. Brantley’s first day on the job was August 17th.  We are excited about the professionalism, project management experience and expertise he brings to our community.

24 July 2015

Back to School … Safely!

Written by Calvin W. Moss

For most of us, the back-to-school season brings the constant shuffling of papers, carpools, heavy backpacks, and hectic schedules. While getting back into the swing of things, remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists, and be sure to reinforce with children the necessary knowledge to keep them safe throughout the school year.

25 June 2015

Woodstock July 4th Celebrations 1997-2015

Written by Preston Pooser

As the City of Woodstock prepares for this year’s July 4th Celebration, we’ve been looking back at our past Independence Day celebrations. Although the way we celebrate July 4th in the City of Woodstock may have changed from year to year, one thing remains the same, Woodstock shows its patriotic pride every time!

20 May 2015

Time to "Unplug" and Enjoy Our Parks & Trails

Written by Preston Pooser

The Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department is on the move, finding new and unique ways to incorporate health and fitness into our citizen’s daily lifestyle. Over the past few years, we have focused on expanding our outdoor fitness opportunities to fill this need.

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