Auto repair

🌱 Local Auto Repair Shop Car Gifts + Board of Commissioners Meeting

Hello everyone. I’m here with your new copy of the Woodstock-Towne Lake Daily, full of all the things you need to know about what’s happening locally. Let’s dive right into it…

First, today’s weather forecast:

Fairly sunny and very hot. High: 90 Low: 67.

Here are the four most popular stories in Woodstock-Towne Lake today:

  1. A local Towne Lake auto repair shop teamed up with an organization that helps provide struggling families with housing, food and transportation to provide a car to a mother in Marietta last week, giving her more stability and the ability to expand their cleaning business. Advocates for Children’s “Together with Families” program appealed to Christian Brothers Automotive owner Chris Bundrick with the initial proposal and it was the perfect fit. The faith-based auto repair shop often gives back to the community by offering free repairs when possible, and seeks to continue repairing and then offering donated cars to local people in need. If you have a vehicle with a problem that can be fixed and would like to donate to the cause, please contact the Towne Lake Parkway Repair Shop location by calling 770-926-4500 or their Acworth location at 770-966-1599. (Subscription: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News)
  2. The Cherokee Board of Commissioners is holding its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. Alongside a time for a public hearing and vote to remove zoning conditions from the Boardwalk storage locations at 1265 and 1550 Univeter Road, the meeting agenda has many items, including the installment funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It is proposed that $2.8 million in ARPA funds be awarded to local nonprofit agencies, an earlier request from the county sent out to seek project proposals from nonprofit organizations brought in 29 project requests from 13 organizations. Projects submitted include one from the Cantonal Housing Office for the demolition and reduction of old buildings, one from the Goshen Valley Foundation for the purchase of a medical building and one from the Boys and Girls Club for the installation of controlled access doors, smoke detectors and presence sensors. (Subscription: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News)
  3. Last week, the county unveiled improvements to Kenney Askew Memorial Park that were made possible in part by a grant received from the Pilgrim’s Food Society.. Improvements include a new walking track, picnic pavilion, playground and pickleball courts, as well as improvements to the existing tennis court and landscaping in the park. Pilgrim’s “Hometown Strong Initiative,” a program created to distribute $20 million of Pilgrim’s funds to invest in cities across the country, awarded the grant to Cherokee County in 2020. These funds were combined with funds received through SPLOST, totaling approximately $715,000 that was put into the park improvement project. (Cherokee County)
  4. The Cherokee County School Board has approved the school district’s student achievement improvement plans for the upcoming school year. Improvement plans are required by all district schools each year and should include research-based strategies for student learning at all levels, teacher professional development plans, timelines for student learning intervention strategies and an explanation of how student learning progress will be monitored and measured. You can view the summary of each school’s improvement plan online. Other items on the school board meeting agenda include recognizing achievements and approving August financial reports and an annual contract to operate the Head Start preschool program. (CCSD press release)

Today in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  • “Farm Office Storytime!” Learn about apples and enjoy an activity with the Farm Bureau. The event is for children of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult at the RT Jones Memorial Library, 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton. (10:30 a.m.)
  • “Drop-In STEM Paper Rocket Lab”, design, create and test your own paper rocket. Drop by anytime at the lab held at the Woodstock Library, 7735 Main Street. (4 p.m.)
  • “DIY Constellation Art for Teens”, create a constellation painting of your zodiac sign. All materials will be provided for the event for teens ages 13 and up at the Woodstock Library. (5 p.m.)
  • “YPOW Committee Meeting”, every two months in the Chat Tech Boardroom, 1 Innovation Way. (5:30 p.m.)
  • “Game Night with Lights Up!” Entertainment,” every Tuesday at Reformation Brewery, 105 Elm Street. (6 p.m.)
  • “Hops & Handlettering”, enjoy a beer while learning modern calligraphy for beginners. Ticket purchase includes instruction and demonstration, a beginner’s calligraphy kit, and materials to write on. Please see website for details of this event at Woodstock Beer Market, 240 Chambers Street. (6:30 p.m.)
  • “Tie-in Talk: Transforming Paper – The Art of Blackout Writing”, please RSVP for this event to be held on the porch of the Reeves House, 734 Reeves Street. (6:30 p.m.)
  • “Music Bingo with DJ CaseyD”, every Tuesday at Truck & Tap, 8640 Main Street. (7:30 p.m.)
  • Senior Center Programs:
    • “Painter’s Club”, every Tuesday at the WGLSC Activity Center Extension. (11 a.m.)
  • MadLife Grill Patio Stage:
    • Greg Shaddix (noon)
    • “Open Mic Night, Hosted by Greg Shaddix”, register for your spot here. (6 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Head to The Outlet Shoppes for an Oktoberfest weekend, October 1-2. There’s a lot going on, with live music, cornhole, a traditional German band, stilt walkers and more at 915 Ridgewalk Parkway. (The Outlet Shoppes in Atlanta via Facebook)
  • Looking for a new job? Check out some of the latest job openings in and around the Woodstock-Towne Lake area. (Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch)
  • Recall: “October Leisure Spectrum” registration is open for the next session from October 4th to November 8th. The program for people with special needs includes outings like bowling, laser tag, movies, art and more. See the Cherokee Recreation & Parks website for more information on this program and other therapeutic recreation offerings. (Cherokee Recreation and Parks)
  • Recall: Cherokee Recreation & Parks is hosting a “Volunteer Trail Cleanup & Maintenance” day on October 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please contact Adam Fussell at [email protected] for more details and to register for the event. (Cherokee Recreation and Parks via Facebook)
  • Cherokee County Animal Shelter: “#WeChipCherokee4FREE – Free pet microchips for Cherokee residents Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm 1015 Univeter Road or 131 Chattin Dr. NO APPOINTMENTS – WALK IN WELCOME. Please ensure pets are on a leash or in a secure carrier.” (Cherokee County Animal Shelter via Instagram)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Westwilley Bridge: “I just want to shout out to the Cherokee 911 response team. My mom fell and I couldn’t pick her up. She just slipped off a chair and fell on the carpet. She’s fine, but After about 20 minutes of trying to get her up I knew we needed help Called Cherokee 911 at 11:51 PM and they showed up at 11:56 PM The guys got her up quickly and were on their way Well done and many thanks to Cherokee 911.” (next door)

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All right, all is well for today. See you tomorrow morning for another update!

— Nina Lightcap

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