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Oh, it’s Christmas in Woodstock!

I hadn’t planned a series about Christmas Clearing House, but for the third consecutive week I’m sharing the wonders of an effort that brings the joy of Christmas to our […]

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Everyone wins with CCH product partners

By Cheryl Wormley I’m pumped. I found out about Christmas Clearing House’s product partners last week. For those of you who knew all about the effort, you are probably wondering […]

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Christmas is coming

By Cheryl Wormley It’s switchover week. The annual Lighting of the Square Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Christmas parade Sunday left no doubt Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is […]

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Thanksgiving … isn’t it every day?

By Cheryl Wormley Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. Almost from the very birth of our country, our presidents have set aside a day for everyone to pause and […]

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Seizing an opportunity

By Cheryl Wormley As I write this afternoon, Thursday, I’m in the observation car of Amtrak’s Train 5 – the California Zephyr. It’s 2 p.m. and we’re 30 minutes east […]

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Everyone a teacher, and a student

By Cheryl Wormley Occasionally, when I am in need of a topic for Declarations, I look back to what I had written at the same time other years. That’s what […]

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Trust the Torch

I trust you will allow me a bit of publisher pride this week.  Let me set the scene. I was out of town for nine days, Oct. 18 to 26. […]

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Round and round we will go

Several times a week, my daily five-minute commute between home and the office takes me through the intersection of Calhoun and Madison streets. Some days it’s four times – twice […]

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Print, digital, web, and what matters

By Cheryl Wormley Most of you are reading this week’s print edition of The Woodstock Independent. You include our loyal print subscribers – many of whom have subscribed for decades – […]

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From a granddaughter’s perspective

Mary Elizabeth, our 7-year-old granddaughter, said yes to going to an Illini football game with us the first weekend of October. She was quick to ask whether she was the […]

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