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Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Final costs for project total $61,000 A city-funded outdoor dining project ended up costing Woodstock over 20 percent more than estimated. Final expenses for the Benton Street Boardwalk totaled $61,115.52, according to Paul Christensen, Woodstock’s finance director....

Square Events Going to the Dogs

Bark-a-Paw-Looza returns Aug. 20 The dog days of summer may be coming to a close, but there is no shortage of activities benefitting animal welfare on the Square. Bark-a-Paw-Looza, a dog-friendly event featuring live music, vendors and raffles will take place Sunday,...

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,...

Wine, beer tasting to benefit local families

Back for a third year, St. Vincent de Paul Woodstock will host a wine and beer tasting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St. Ticket price for the afternoon event is $25 per person which includes wine, beer and cheese vendors and light hors...

Wizarding World to Bring Potter Magic to Woodstock Square

Woodstock is set to come under the spell of “Harry Potter” this week. The Wizarding World of Woodstock will descend on the Woodstock Square from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Hosted by the Woodstock Public Library, the city of Woodstock and the Woodstock Chamber of...

WCST Leaders Take Final Bow, but Show Will Go On

As has been the case for the past three decades, dozens of children and numerous high-school and adult volunteers have been busy this summer, working to put together the latest production from Woodstock Children’s Summer Theatre. This year, it’s...

Folk Fest Serves up Music for Many Tastes

Musicians from all over North America will converge on the Woodstock Square from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16, for the 32nd annual Woodstock Folk Fest. Music enthusiasts – and anyone open to experiencing a wide range of genres and artists – have an...

Watch ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Grease’ Under the Stars

What could be better than kicking back and enjoying a good movie on a warm summer evening? Watching it outside with more than 100 friends … for free. The city of Woodstock is continuing the summer tradition of Movies in the Park, a free movie showing outside on a big...

Picnic Contest to Kick off Summer in the Park

The city of Woodstock will kick off its annual Summer in the Park festivities with the return of the Picnic in the Park contest Wednesday, July 12. The contest, which runs during the Woodstock City Band Concert, debuted last July and saw entries from more than 12...

Simon comedy “Rumors” hits Opera House stage

With one more weekend left for TownSquare Players’ production of Neil Simon’s farcical hit “Rumors”, director Roger Zawacki said his cast, staff and set add to the comedic nature of the play making this Woodstock Opera House production a roaring success. “The show is...

Woodstock Sculptor’s Work to Be Displayed at Courthouse

Throughout the month of June, the work of nearly 20 artists will be on display at the Old Courthouse Art Center. The center’s Summer Solstice Art Exhibition includes work in several mediums including stained glass, quilts, paper landscapes, a wide variety of...

Council OKs Purchase for Outdoor Dining Project

Part of Benton Street is set to be reserved for al fresco dining this summer after the Woodstock City Council approved plans for a project that some said shouldn’t receive public funding. Restaurants along Benton Street will be able to pay a fee to use one of several...

“Cinderella” to Bring Magic to Opera House Stage

A local dance theater’s production of a fairytale ballet is designed to appeal to audiences of all ages. Judith Svalander Dance Theatre’s “Cinderella” will come to the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., for a two-day engagement Saturday and Sunday, June 10...

Memorial Day Displays Return for Longer Run

Memorial Day commemorations will last a little longer in Woodstock this year after organizers decided to extend a well-received series of displays for several weeks. Eighteen businesses and public places throughout Woodstock will host displays of American military...

Series Premiere Has Local Angle

Woodstock moviegoers will have the opportunity to see their hometown showcased on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, when local filmmaker Jeffrey Cook and Film Stripped Productions premiere “Upstaged – The Series.” The series – a...

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