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9-11 heroes remembered

9-11 heroes remembered

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the Boy Scouts of Troop 6410 participated in a ceremony to honor first responders from the local community and to remember the fallen from 9-11-2001.

The ceremony was hosted by Woodstock Church of Christ. Attendees included many local firemen and emergency medical personnel as well as the Mayor of Woodstock, Donnie Henriques.  Troop 6410 was joined by fellow Scouts from Troop 994, Woodstock High School Color Guard and a local JROTC from Marietta.

Original Star Wars parody to premiere in Atlanta

Original Star Wars parody to premiere in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Spirit of Broadway presents an original show for 2013, The Skywalkers, benefiting the Compassion Programs of the Metropolitan Community Center in Atlanta.

This hysterical atypical Star Wars parody, written by Woodstock resident Trevor Petty, is "honest and respectful to each and every action in the six film saga." However, Petty saw an opportunity to create story lines, motives and intentions not originally in any of the movies. The Skywalkers will be performed on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. at the First MCC Theatre.

FoxTale Book Shoppe hosts 11 authors for Friday Night Live

FoxTale Book Shoppe hosts 11 authors for Friday Night Live

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe will host an Emerging Author Book Signing event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm on Friday, August 2.

The event is free to attend. FoxTale will be selling their published books and the authors will be there signing, taking pictures, answering questions, etc. There are both kids' books and adult books -- mystery, suspense, romance, etc. 

The Emerging Author event welcomes self-published and small press authors to showcase their books in a traditional, yet totally untraditional, bookstore setting.

Stevi B's raises $1,000 for Woodstock family

Stevi B's raises $1,000 for Woodstock family

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Stevi B's Pizza Buffet in Woodstock and Canton recently hosted a week long fundraiser to benefit the Chenault family of Woodstock.

The Chenaults' Woodstock home was destroyed in a tragic fire in May 2013. Stevi B's customers raised a total of $1,000 for the family to help them rebuild their lives.

Stevi B's would like to thank both the Rose Creek Publix and Ingles for each donating a cake for the fundraiser. Butterfly Jones, a local clown, donated her time to come out during the week and entertain the kids eating at Stevi B’s. A special thanks to the Cherokee County firefighters at Station 24 who brought out one of their trucks for the kids to see as well as ate at the restaurant.

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Have you ever driven through the Georgia Mountains? It is an amazing experience. The drive to Helen through the mountains is breath taking. You have to be comfortable driving around curves and getting a little light headed now and then, but the view is picture perfect every single mile. Then once you get down to Helen, make sure to take your appetite with you because the food is delicious and the sceneray is a place you want to make sure you take in. 

The last time I went down to Helen we went Horse Back Riding and Tubing. The tubing was even $5. Fun for $5. That is what I always look for, or free if I can get it. 

In addition to Helen,there are literally hundreds of awesome spots in the North Ga. Mountains that so few people know about. Small Ma & Pop owned diners, cabin rentals, specialty campgrounds and much more. Stop by and see what to do in the North Ga Mountains.

Bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry to appear in Woodstock

Bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry to appear in Woodstock
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- New York Times bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry will join fans at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock this Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m.  This double header is sponsored by FoxTale Book Shoppe and is free to attend. The authors will be discussing their latest books and their upcoming projects, taking questions and more.  The authors will gladly sign any books purchased at FoxTale as well as pose for photos with fans.  FoxTale Book Shoppe, now in its sixth year in Downtown Woodstock, will be serving complimentary cocktails!    FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said, "This is a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with these two wonderful authors.