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Mayor Michael Caldwell Delivers State of the City 2023 Address

Mayor Michael Caldwell delivered his 2023 State of the City address in January. In his speech, he highlighted the City of Woodstock's accomplishments in 2022 and outlined his priorities for 2023. "This month marks the dawn of a new quarter century in our city's story, and I mean for us to meet it head on. We will not pass on this day's challenges t...

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Meet the William G. Long Senior Center’s New Coordinator

A new Senior Center coordinator joined the Woodstock Parks and Recreation team this past October. Julie Markley is a recent transplant from Fort Worth, Texas, where she owned an ice cream business called Gypsy Scoops. Before that, she worked in economic development and tourism for the Six Points Urban Village. Markley is a graduate of the Universit...

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Holiday Safety Tips From City of Woodstock

City of Woodstock Police Department and City of Woodstock Fire and Rescue have some tips to help you keep your loved ones and your property safe this holiday season. Taking the time to think through scenarios related to holiday shopping and trimming the tree can make a big difference.∗ Check the water in live Christmas trees daily. Dried-out trees ...

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Hub Transformation Project Begins in Downtown Woodstock

Last month, the City of Woodstock announced that the construction award for the Hub Transformation Project has been awarded to Baldwin Paving. This project, which encompasses several smaller improvements throughout the downtown area, will positively impact traffic movements and pedestrian mobility throughout the central business district. One of th...

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City of Woodstock Celebrates Georgia Cities Week

 During the week of October 3-9, Woodstock will join other cities throughout the state in celebrating Georgia Cities Week. These seven days were set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia. This year's theme, "Shaping the Future," reflects the role cities play ...

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City of Woodstock 9/11 Day of Remembrance

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. At 7:00pm on September 11, in The Park at City Center, the City of Woodstock will remember those we lost 20 years ago and honor our first responders — police, fire, and emergency personnel — as well as the service men and women who continue to serve, fight, and sacrifice for our freedom and safety. Sinc...

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National Night Out 2021

 The Woodstock Police Department, in partnership with other local public safety agencies, joins forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out, which will be held on Tuesday, August 3, from 6:00-9:00pm, in The Park at City Center (101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock). National Night Out is designed to heighten cr...

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Celebrate Independence Day in Woodstock!

Since July 4 falls on a Sunday this year, Independence Day will be observed on Monday, July 5, by the federal government and by the State of Georgia. Annual observances in the City of Woodstock will take place on July 5 as well. Local celebrations will include a parade, a festival, and fireworks at dusk. Monday - July 5, 2021Freedom Run - 7:15am Th...

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Father’s Day Ideas for Woodstock Dads

This month, we celebrate Father's Day, which provides children of all ages the opportunity to show extra love for their dads. There are lots of different types of fathers, so there are countless ways to make them feel special. Here are some ideas to celebrate the most popular types of fathers in Woodstock.The DowntownerThe downtown dad always has t...

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Introducing City of Woodstock Podcast

 Woodstock's city seal says, "Our Story Crafted By Your Dreams." The City of Woodstock was inspired to launch a podcast because the format is such a wonderful way to share a story. Through The City of Woodstock Podcast, we are telling the stories behind the initiatives, events, and policies that make this the community of our residents' dreams...

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Woodstock’s Exciting Upcoming Events

The staff of the city's official destination marketing organization, Visit Woodstock GA, has brainstormed and come up with a series of events for 2021 that are meant to keep people moving throughout downtown Woodstock, as they enjoy the thriving business community while remaining safe and socially distanced. Some events, like Friday Night Live, will not occur this year but will be replaced with less congested, more purposeful programming.

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Do You Have a Leaky House?

The average family wastes nearly 10,000 gallons of water per year due to household leaks. That's the amount of water it takes to wash 300 loads of laundry. Leaks could be costing you an additional 10% on your water bill.

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Woodstock — Georgia’s Best Galentine’s Day Destination

Though Galentine's Day is a made-up holiday championed by a fictional character, we think Leslie Knope from NBC's Parks and Recreation would find Woodstock to be the perfect place to celebrate female friendships. According to Knope, "Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style, ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus — frittatas."

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Big Reasons Why You Should Shop Small

Small businesses are a large part of what makes Woodstock authentic and vibrant. Our community needs to stand behind small businesses, especially now that the holiday season is over. Restaurants, personal services, and retailers need our continued support. While big box stores and massive online retailers offer convenience and competitive pricing, small businesses impact our local economy and character in irreplaceable ways.

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Holiday Safety Tips From City of Woodstock

City of Woodstock Police Department and City of Woodstock Fire and Rescue have some tips to help keep you, your loved ones, and your property safe this holiday season. Taking the time to think through scenarios related to gift buying, and even trimming the tree, can make a big difference.

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City of Woodstock Celebrates GIS Day

GIS (geographic information systems) Day is celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, November 13. The City of Woodstock is fortunate to have three full-time mapping and GIS professionals on staff. GIS Manager Katy Legett, Analyst II Palmer Rogers, and Analyst I Zachary Knudsen implement an innovative application of geographic information system technology in analysis, visualization, and gained insights into geospatial data.

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September is National Preparedness Month

City of Woodstock urges all citizens and businesses to make or update a disaster plan during the month of September. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, there’s no time like the present to update your plan. You can find resources to help at Ready.gov. The Department of Homeland Security suggests weekly activities to do during this month, so that you are ready for whatever comes.

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Woodstock Announces Assistance To Help Get Businesses Booming Again

The City of Woodstock is implementing new measures to provide financial assistance to businesses for 2021.

While temporary measures had earlier been implemented to assist in the short term during the COVID-19 response, this broader plan is intended to assist businesses meeting certain criteria through a longer recovery period. 

Assistant City Manager Coty Thigpen presented the plan to Woodstock City Council at the June 8 meeting.

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Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day June 13!

The City of Woodstock staff invites residents to celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day Saturday, June 13, and discover how “Parks Build Healthy Communities.” Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Family Health and Fitness Day promotes the importance of local parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy.

To celebrate, Woodstock Parks and Recreation encourages families to get active at outdoor recreational locations like Dupree Park or on trails like Towne Lake Pass.

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Tourism Works for Woodstock

National Travel and Tourism Week is May 3-9. Tourism is an integral part of Woodstock’s economy. Many of our businesses and thousands of our workers serve visitors to our city. Woodstock’s tourism industry includes transportation, lodging, recreation and entertainment, arts, retail, food and beverage, travel advisers, and destination marketers. The unprecedented public health crisis that began in March halted ground travel, putting our businesses and workers in a bind.

Visit Woodstock GA exists to promote business and leisure travel to visitors around the country and the world, and those visits fuel our local economy and job opportunities. The tourism industry businesses that contribute to our community, almost all of them small businesses, simply could not weather the storm on their own.

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