🌱 Two Local Stars Shine + Upcoming Events + Recycling Opportunities

Hello, neighbors! It’s me, Nina, your host of the Woodstock-Towne Lake Daily – back in your inbox with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town these days. Today you will find news about…

  • 🌟 Let’s celebrate the success and talent of two locals.
  • 🐾 Saturday is animal adoption day at the shelter.
  • ♻️ Two big recycling events are coming up.

But first, your daily weather forecast:

  • Saturday: Partially sunny with shower. Top: 62 Bottom: 32.
  • Sunday: Sunny, but cooler. High: 53 Low: 31.

Here are today’s top three stories in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  1. Be sure to tune in next week to see Woodstock resident Bryce Leatherwood as he performs on NBC competition show, The Voice. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and airs on Peacock the day after it airs on television. Local audiences now have the opportunity to vote for their favorite, and the winner will be named during the live final, broadcast on December 12 and 13. (NBC Insider)
  2. Another Woodstock resident to cheer on, Caroline Smith has signed with the University of Georgia football team as a forward. Prior to signing with the Bulldogs, Smith played with the United Futbol Academy Elite Clubs National League (UFA ECNL) and Blessed Trinity High School, where she was the top scorer in 2022. Along with Smith, six other players were added to the Bulldogs for the 2023 season. (Georgia Bulldogs)
  3. The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is hosting its regular Saturday adoption event this morning. All available animals can be viewed online here. A QR code at the front door of the shelter will become active from 10 a.m. today, please scan the QR code to enter the “virtual line”. The shelter operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so animals cannot be put on hold. Adoption fees include neutering or neutering, heartworm and leukemia testing, initial vaccinations, deworming, flea prevention, microchipping and more. (Cherokee County Animal Shelter via Facebook)

Today and tomorrow in Woodstock-Towne Lake:


  • Leaning Ladder offers excellent hands-on and demo classes in their shop on East Main Street. Events tend to fill up pretty quickly, so here are their next events with tickets still available: November 16, Black Garlic for the Thanksgiving Table with Chef Oakley (demonstration class). November 18, Beef Pho with Chef Sunisa (practical and demonstration class). December 6, Beef Masterclass with Chef Kyle (demonstration class). The full schedule is available here.
  • Made Mercantile also offers wonderful events that fill up quickly, here are their next ones: November 19, Ink and Drink – Letterpress Cards with Beau Paper Co. December 4, Lipstick Arithmetic Class for Teens with Dirty Beauty. December 9, Wicks and Sips with Woodstock Candle Co. The full schedule can be found here.
  • Next Saturday, Woodstock Parks and Recreation is hosting its “‘Tis the Season to be Green!” paper recycling and shredding event. Items that can be recycled for free include electronics, batteries, cell phones and more. Items that can be brought in for a fee include televisions for $25, projection televisions for $40, CRT monitors for $10, and LCD monitors with broken screens for $5. You can view the full list of accepted items here. You can bring your paper and electronic items to the Woodstock Elementary School parking lot, located at 230 Rope Mill Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. . (Woodstock Parks and Recreation)
  • On December 3, the Cherokee County Recycling Center is hosting an electronics recycling event. Items that can be recycled for free include personal computers, laptops, modems, floppy and disk drives, printers, batteries and more. Items that can be brought in for a fee include televisions for $25, CRT monitors for $10, large projection televisions for $40, and LCD monitors for $5. You can view the full list of accepted items here. You can bring your electronic items to the Cherokee County Administration Building, located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a cash-only drive-in event – the team will unload your items for you. (Cherokee County Communications Division)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Deer Run – Woodstock: “Our kitten is missing. Please be on the lookout. Call me at 678-502-6719 anytime, I just want him back!! God bless you, Stephen” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Village of Weatherstone: “MISSING DOG. PLEASE help me find Ozzy. He is a mix of mostly white and brown spotted Aussie heels. He went missing at 5:30 p.m. from the Weatherstone neighborhood on the 92. Please m ‘call for any information if you see him (678) 793 -0571” (next door)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Saturday! See you next week for another update.

Nina Lightcap

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