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Grocery Store Has New Owner

  An independent grocery store is under new management after a Woodstock man purchased the business. Armando Escutia bought Shop Fresh Market, 330 N. Eastwood Drive, in early September, less than a year and a half after the grocery store opened in May 2016. Before...

Local Inventor Creates HSN Kitchen Gadget

Woodstock’s Ania Gifford had encountered a common problem in the kitchen so often she just knew it needed a solution. When she couldn’t find the answer anywhere, she decided to solve it herself. Gifford is the inventor of the Egg Stripper, a handheld device which...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide Dolphin Swim Club   Sewing Concepts   Material Things   Harmony Falls   Apple Creek Flowers...

Restaurant Gives Back on Thanksgiving

For 13 years, Isabel’s has provided Thanksgiving meal vouchers for people in need For many, Thanksgiving is a time for family. But for Antonio Delgado and Mary Witt, the husband-and-wife team who own Isabel’s Family Restaurant, 1110 N. Seminary Ave., it’s also a time...

Dordan Fits Mold for Successful Family Biz

As Dordan Manufacturing, a third generation family-owned company that makes its home in Woodstock, celebrates 55 years in business, it’s obvious family is still very much the heart of the company. These family ties were what helped the custom thermoforming company get...

Farmers Market to Host Flavorful Fundraiser

The Woodstock Farmers Market will showcase food products offered by their vendors when they host a farm-to-table dinner, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Mia Passione, 228 Main St. All proceeds from the ticket cost of $50 per person will benefit the market’s Link assistance...

Chocolate-Makers Trace Cacao Supply Trail

On a mission of exploration, confirmation and investigation, the owners of Woodstock’s Ethereal Confections completed a South American and a Caribbean trip this summer, visiting various cacao suppliers. “We want to guarantee that the people growing and harvesting the...

New Owners Take Over ‘Groundhog Day’ House

The Cherry Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast is now open When George and Lori Miarecki visited Woodstock in June for former high school choral director Paul Rausch’s retirement gala, they had no idea the trip would change the direction of their life. A fan of bed and...

New Gym Opening on Eastwood Drive Soon

A new gym is coming to Woodstock soon. Owner Jennifer Robson said she is close to opening the doors at Focus Health and Fitness, 123 S. Eastwood Drive. The independent gym takes up two commercial spaces in a strip mall near Jewel-Osco. “I’ve spent the last 20 years in...

New Development Approved for Highway 14

Plans are moving forward for a new commercial complex with a drive-thru on Highway 14 after the Woodstock City Council backed the development at its Sept. 5 meeting. Chicago-based Troutman and Dams LLC wants to build a 10,400-square-foot, multi-unit complex in front...

Farm Stroll Returns Sept. 24 Throughout County

Farms around McHenry County will offer visitors a peek into their daily lives and a look at the agriculture business for the third annual Farm Stroll. On Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 12 McHenry County farms will open their doors for self-guided tours...

‘Spunky’ Shirt Co. Specializes in Fun Fashion

Spunky Pineapple opened Woodstock office in March   Christina McReynolds of Woodstock knew she was onto something last Christmas. “It looked like a T-shirt factory blew up in my house,” she said. McReynolds is the owner of Spunky Pineapple, a shirt screen printing...

New Music School Opens on Dean Street

Dave Dalton has a priority when it comes to teaching music lessons. “No. 1, I want to make it fun,” he said. Dalton opened Woodstock School of Music Aug. 1, bringing his more than 30 years of music-teaching experience to a storefront at 107 Dean St., just off the...

Housing Sales, Prices up in Woodstock Area

The housing market in Woodstock appears to be strengthening, according to property sales data and local real estate agents. Through the first six months of 2017, 208 single-family homes in 60098 sold at an average price of about $230,000, figures from the Multiple...

Distillery to Add Outdoor Service for Tour Groups

A local distillery plans to add outdoor service and tastings to its offerings. Wondertucky Distillery & Bottling Co., 315 E. South St., will be allowed to host outdoor seating and on-site consumption of its products after the City Council modified the distillery’s...

Outdoor Dining Opens on Benton Street

Benton Street Boardwalk was paid for with city TIF funds An outdoor dining project funded by the city of Woodstock has opened just off the Square. The Benton Street Boardwalk, a series of wooden platforms that allows some downtown restaurants to host al fresco dining,...

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