Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Downtown Woodstock Restaurant Week
Downtown Woodstock Restaurant Week March 23rd-30th. Join us for a week of specials at your favorite downtown eateries and food shops to celebrate the unique food we have to offer right here in your city! Try something new at your favorite place or try a place you have never tried but always wanted to. Each restaurant will offer a special prix fixe menu at $10, $15, $20 or $25 and food stores will be offering discounts during the week.
For more info check outwww.woodstockrestaurantwee
Friday, February 28, 2014
Cupcakelicious in Woodstock Downtown
New Store Hours:
(Ignore store hours on left side of website!)
Chocolate and Vanilla Birthday Cake
Double Chocolate (it’s really TRIPLE chocolate!)
Double Vanilla Birthday Cake
Sweet & Salty
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By Graeme Moore
The Cherokee County School District said it has a number of options for making up missed school days, but extending the school day seems the most popular.
"We should seriously consider adding a little time to several days, and that's a legal way to make up time. And we might accomplish more educationally by doing that," said Dr. Edgar Taylor, the district's superintendent.
Taylor said other options include shortening spring break, adding days to the end of the school calendar year or waiting to see if legislators forgive the days.
Under state law, school districts should schedule three snow makeup days, but Cherokee County scheduled only one on its calendar this year: April 22. Taylor said the other two would be added after the instructional year ended.
"The fact that it's not on the calendar makes it a little harder to understand, I suppose, but it would have been legal if we listed June 3rd, 4th or 5th ... as snow days," Taylor said.
According to the SC Department of Education, Cherokee County can assign makeup days anywhere they'd like, but they should have published the additional two for parents to see.
"They didn't follow exactly the letter of the law," said an education department lawyer, but the department's spokesman, Jim Foster, said in terms of practicality, the district's goof really doesn't mean much.
Cherokee County students haven't been in school since December 19 because of the Christmas break, then a week of teacher furloughs, followed by this week's snow storm.
While some parents have gotten cabin fever for the extended break, Cherokee's superintendent stands by the decision to furlough as a cost-cutting measure.
"It hurt in the sense that I think people are getting cabin fever and ready for their kids to come back to school, but you know, it really didn't hurt anything as far as making things different on us making decisions," Taylor said.
Taylor said if the board decides to extend the school day to make up for the missed days of school, it would have to be approved by the state department of education.
Local Author Holding Book Signing in
A Johns Creek resident will sign copies of her book in Woodstock next month.
Sherri Maner is the author of Life Must Go On. She will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Friday, Mar. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tate Publishing, Maner's publisher, provided this synopsis of her book:
Carolann and Sherri met as neighbors, but became best friends as they traveled side by side as women, wives and mothers. At the same time Carolann was diagnosed with cancer, Sherri fought to save her unborn daughter during a troubled pregnancy.Through faith and modern medicine, Sherri gave birth to a healthy daughter. Carolann's cancer was stifled into remission, but the victory was short-lived. Carolann's world continued to be plagued by the monster that eventually ended her life.
Monday, February 10, 2014
45 Georgia counties under state of emergency for winter storm
winter storm Pax
Georgia Gov. Nathan deal has declared a state of emergency for 45 north Georgia counties due to a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect Monday night.
Deal announced Monday morning that he will expand the state of emergency to additional counties as needed.
Counties currently included in the alert are Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield and Wilkes.
He will also gather the Operations Command -- which includes the director of GEMA, the DOT, State Patrol and Natural Resources. The state's Emergency Operation Center will stay open until the emergency response ends.
In a release, Deal encouraged north Georgia and metro Atlanta residents to "stay off the roads if at all possible (Monday afternoon) so that we limit traffic and make way for workers to treat the highways."
Stay warm and stay safe!!