Woodstock GA and Surrounding Areas Homes for Sale – Update by Red Hot Atlanta Homes

October 8, 2010

Woodstock GA October Happenings and Events

The city of Woodstock, GA is going to be a busy place in October with several fall events.  It’s time to gather your fall jacket and walking shoes to have a great time.

First on October 14, 15, and 16 is Ghost Tales and TrailsNightly walking tours and storytelling will start at 6:30.  Tickets can be purchased on site at the gazebos in Downtown Woodstock City Park for $11 – Adults, $6 for children 12 and under.  Ticket sales are on a first come, first serve basis with the final tour starting at 9pm.  Paul Boehlert, 2 time Emmy nominee and storyteller leads a fantastic group of storytellers this historic walking tour and storytelling.  Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to Greenprints Alliance and Elm Street Cultural Art Events.  Come see Woodstock in a whole new way.

On October 23, there will be the SOBRA Woodstock Mountain Biking Festival and Grand Opening of “The Avalanche Trail“.  The festival will be at the Olde Rope Mill Park just North of Downtown from 9am to 4pm.  Activities will include group rides, mountain bike demonstrations, music and food.  This event is sponsored in part by the www.GreenprintsAlliance.org

Closing out the month is Halloween with Kids Fest 2010 on Saturday, October 30th.  This event is also at Woodstock City Park from 3pm to 7pm.  Trick or treat activities for the younger goblins and ghouls.  On hand will be a juggler, magician, dj, games, and more  At 6pm there will be a costume contest and candy give-away.  After all the Kids Fest, enjoy dinner with a downtown restaurant or park vendor.

On Saturday, October 30 in the evening hours, Woodstock Police will be distributing candy in local neighborhoods.

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July 16, 2010

Greenprints Alliance Update – Trails Open with More Coming

Work continues on the bike trail for Woodstock, GA. with Greenprints Alliance and SORBA Woodstock adding to more trails through volunteers’ efforts.  The Taylor Randahl Memorial trail now has 2.6 miles of trailsThis Saturday, July 17th,  there will be another trail building party starting at 8am until  Noon.

The Taylor Randahl Memorial trails are at the Olde Rope Mill Park off Ridgewalk Parkway just North of downtown Woodstock.  When completed there will be 6.5 miles of riding trails.

Additionally, the design process has started for 7+ miles of multi-use trails in and around Woodstock, GA.  This is being done by the City of Woodstock and Cherokee County with money from the 2009 Cherokee County Parks Bond approved in October, 2009 by voters.  These trails will include the Northeast segment of the Greenprints trail system connecting Olde Rope Mill Park via the Trestle Rock Trail to JJ Biello Park and Springfield Park where a new trailhead facility will be located.  When completed the  10 foot wide hard-surface trail will link three public parks for 4.5 miles of trails.

March 26, 2010

Volunteers needed at Woodstock Bike Trail work party

The Woodstock GA chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is planning a work party Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  According to The Cherokee Tribune, the work party is to clear the proposed trails for machine work at the Taylor Randahl Memorial bike trails at Olde Rope Mill Park.  Taylor Randahl was a local teenager killed in 2000 in a tragic accident while biking.  The 1.3 mile loop is the first part of a 5.8 mile south loop- the US Corps of Engineers is now reviewing plans for an additional three loop- if approved there will be 15-20 miles of additional mountain bike trails in southern Cherokee County.  The trails would also eventually link to the Blankets Creek mountain bike trails in the Sixes area.

In addition to enhancing the quality of life for residents, the bike trails could provide an economic boost to the area.  According to Jay Wilkes, SORBA’a president, about 10,000 bikers use the Blankets Creek trails each year.  The trails are ” minimal investment that draws people all over the southeast to ride it”, he said.

Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques has long been a supporter of the trails and is aware of the positive impact the trails will provide the city.  If you can’t make the work party this weekend, the trail’s dedication is set for May 8, 2010 at 10am.

March 22, 2010

Greenprints Alliance Woodstock GA Streetfest benefit a Success

Got a chance to drop by the Streetfest benefit for the Greenprints Alliance in downtown Woodstock GA – what a gorgeous day for an outdoor event with music and arts and crafts!  As advertised, East Main Street was closed off to provide space for the street vendors and a stage was set up for ongoing band perfermances.  There was also a rock wall for kids near Canyon Burgers.  The view from the rooftop deck at Pure taqueria was spectacular and the green beer was flowing in a post- St Patty’s Day tribute.

Would love to see this type of event in Woodstock more often- it would seem beneficial for the downtown merchants and also generates and promotes a real sense of community.  And, in this case, helps the area with greater awareness and with the development of Woodstock and Cherokee County’s trail system.  A big thanks goes to the organizers of the Greensprints Alliance Streetfest – great job all the way around!

March 10, 2010

St Patrick’s Day Streetfest – Sat., March 20 – Woodstock, Ga

Woodstock’s Greenprint Alliance along with local businesses – Pure taqueria and Canyon’s Burger Company will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Streetfest, Saturday, March 20 in Downtown Woodstock, GA.  Activities will start around noon and continue into the evening.  Local restaurants will be serving food and beverage with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greensprint Alliance.  There will be a beer garden with green beer at The Right Wing Tavern. 

During the afternoon there will be a Artist’s Market with exhibits from local artist.  A raffle will be held with proceeds again going to Greensprint Alliance and items donated by local businesses. 

There will be live music, rock climbing wall, bike demonstrations, and more.  It will be a great day for the “Wearing of the Green” and supporting a wonderful community event.  See you there.

January 15, 2010

Arts Center Planned for Woodstock GA

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It looks like a recently neglected property that was a victim of the economic downWoodstock GA downtown homesturn in Woodstock GA now has a chance to become a major attraction and asset for the city.  The Woodstock City Council has approved a memorandum of understanding to turn a foreclosed property on Elm Street just west of downtown into a cultural arts complex.

The proposed Elm Street Cultural Arts Village would include a visual arts center for galleries and exhibits, a “black box” theater for acting and intimate performances plus four acres of undeveloped greenspace for recreation and outdoorevents.  The greenspace would connect to a portion of the Greenprints Alliance Trails, a county-wide system of walking and biking trails that we’ve written about in the past.  The property also has an approximately 100 year-old home with a spacious front porch that would be renovated and turned into the arts center. 

The City Council plans to meet with representatives of the Town Lake Arts Center to develop a formal plan to present to the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners to request funds to purchase the property.  If approved, funding would come from the county’s $90 million parks bond

While this project is still in its early stages, city leadership seems to be fully on board, so we’ll be closely following future developments.

January 4, 2010

*Woodstock Ga Park and Trail Program Approved – Greenprints Alliance

Woodstock has taken another great step forward in assuring a better quality of life for its Logo for Woodstock GA nonprofit for parks and trailsresidents- with a huge assist from the Cherokee County Commissioners.  According to the AJC, the Commissioners recently approved an agreement with the city of Woodstock to fund up to $5 million for the “Greenprints” program.

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