TowneLake Diner Closes

20151002_120920-townelake-dinerAfter a long run, the TowneLake Diner in Woodstock closed doors in September. We remember when it was Decio’s and before that Mama’s Pizza. What else has been in that retail space? September also saw the closing of Jake’s Bar and Grill, and some changes in the wind at Mambo on the Lake.

Grant For Public Art Mural


The city of Woodstock is one of four communities in the Metro Atlanta area that has received a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission to help them realize their respective visions for public art. The grant will be used to relocate/recreate the … [Continue reading]

Woodstock on Best Place to Live List

World Cup fans at Gameday in Woodstock

And the crowds go wild! named Woodstock as one of the Best Places to Live 2015. Well, okay, it wasn't #1, but it is still cool that Woodstock made the top 50 list. Our cheering crowd is at Game Day Fresh Grill watching as the USA men played … [Continue reading]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Woodstock


We were surprised to see Woodstock featured as the OTP Neighborhood Spotlight on Yelp for August 12, 2015. The top five restaurants listed are Reel Seafood, Habanero’s Taqueria, Corner Bistro, Ice Martini Bar and the Village Market & Cafe. What do … [Continue reading]

Hello Mambo


Hello Mambo, goodbye Little River. Seems that some variation of the Little River Grill, the Little River Fish Camp, and other names for the restaurant located on Allatoona Lake at the Little River tributary with the word Little River in the … [Continue reading]

Honoring Lance Cpl. Skip Wells

20150726: Woodstock, GA: U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, killed along with three other Marines and one Sailor during a terrorist’s rampage in Chattanooga, is taken on Sunday July 26, 2015, on I-575 in Woodstock to the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton where he was interred with full military honors. A 90-minute long funeral service was held at First Baptist Church Woodstock. A ten-minute long Patriot Guard Riders procession preceded the funeral procession. Wells was a member of First Baptist Church Woodstock, where he had played clarinet in the orchestra as a youth.

The hearse carrying U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, killed with three other Marines and a Sailor in a terrorist’s rampage in Chattanooga, moves along on I-575 in Woodstock to the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton where he was interred with full … [Continue reading]

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down


The Chambers at City Center had a portion of its building removed recently along Towne Lake Parkway at Main Street in downtown Woodstock. Construction of a new addition to the Chambers at City Center building will begin in August. The building … [Continue reading]