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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New Cross Keys High to be built at former Briarcliff High site

 From: https://www.reporternewspapers.net
The DeKalb Board of Education approved building the new Cross Keys High School at the former Briarcliff High School site on North Druid Hills Road despite opposition from the three board members closest to the area. Other potential sites included several unnamed apartment complexes, which would have been too expensive to purchase and would displace hundreds of students, the school district said.
Board members Marshall Orson, Stan Jester and James McMahan spoke at the April 16 board meeting in opposition to the location, saying it would be inaccessible for many on Buford Highway due to the traffic. The vote was 4-3, with those three members voting no.
“Thousands live on the north and west side of I-85. We’d be pushing them through what has historically been ranked one of the ten worst transportation corridors in metro Atlanta,” Orson said.
The school district has allocated nearly $85 million in ESPLOST funding for the new 2,500-seat school. It is needed to alleviate overcrowding at the current Cross Keys High, which is located at 1626 North Druid Hills Road.
The Briarcliff site, a 26-acre property the district still owns, is located less than two miles south of Cross Keys High at 2415 North Druid Hills Road.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Monday, April 16, 2018

What was Petition outcome (How Many against Removal of 110 year old Confederacy Monument at Old Decatur Courthouse)?


It said there was a petition, How many were for and how many against removal?

 From : http://www.crossroadsnews.com

The 110-year-old monument to the Confederacy in Decatur Square will be removed, despite no one wanting to take it off the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners’ hands.
But how long the 30-foot-tall obelisk, erected in 1908 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will remain in the city center is still unknown.
DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson wants the Lost Cause monument to be kept in storage until someone comes along who can take responsibility for it.
“We’re just trying to see what we can do legally, but the bottom line is it will be removed – we have the authority to do so,” she said April 10.
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Amplify Decatur Music Festival Saturday April 14

 From http://georgiamusic.org/amplify-decatur-music-festival/

https://www.amplifydecatur.org/
With its nationally recognized restaurants including Cake & Ale and Brick Store Pub, local boutiques and legendary listening room Eddie’s Attic, Decatur Square is already a weekend destination, but on Saturday, April 14,Amplify Decatur Music Festival turns up the volume even more. Proceeds from the one-day outdoor festival benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s work helping the homeless in DeKalb County; the 2017 festival raised over $40,000.

Amplify Decatur kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with Dwayne Shivers, Parker Millsap, Amanda Shires, The Jayhawks and The Lone Bellow. Tickets range from $45 to $155 and can be purchased here.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Neighborhood Clean-up Days Saturday April 7

From thedecaturminute.com

Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March-June, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday. Visit the Neighborhood Cleanup Days page on the city website for detailed instructions and specified dates for each street.
Collection for April 7 will take place in the following neighborhood:
Decatur Heights Neighborhood –
Barry Street
North Candler Street
Pate Street
East Maple Street
Village Walk
Sycamore Street
East Ponce de Leon Ave. (400 to 1100 Block)
Ponce de Leon Court
Hillyer Place
Sycamore Place
Oak Lane
Mountain View Street
Hillcrest Avenue
Springdale Street
All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Neighborhood Clean-Up: Saturday, March 31


Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March-June, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday. Visit the Neighborhood Cleanup Days page on the city website for detailed instructions and specified dates for each street.
Collection for March 31 will take place in the following neighborhood:
Great Lakes –
Clarion Avenue
Nelson Ferry Road
Woodlawn Avenue
Coventry Road(Nelson Ferry to Scott Blvd)
Fairfield Street (Coventry to Woodlawn)
Vidal Blvd.
Lamont Drive
Garden Lane
Beaumont Avenue
Oakland Street
Montgomery Street
Fairview Avenue
Ponce de Leon Place
Northern Avenue
Wilton Drive
All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Video Friday - Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)


April Fools Comedy Night at ThreeTaverns

tickets here

 Come on out For comedy!
Sample the latest batch of laughs and
handcrafted beers. The Decatur Arts Alliance
and Three Taverns Brewery host a night of local
joking with Lew Lefton, David Perdue, Jay Ward,
Samm Severin, Amand Marks and Will Copeland.

from facebook page

Friday, March 16, 2018

Video Friday - LaVern Baker - See See Rider


Delores LaVern Baker was an American rhythm-and-blues singer who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were "Tweedle Dee", "Jim Dandy", and "I Cried a Tear". Wikipedia.. Note: This was one of Elvis' signature songs opening his act.

Monday, March 12, 2018

West Ponce Free Movie Night March 23

From thedecaturminute.com
West Ponce de Leon Avenue will be closed off along the 300 block (think Mellow Mushroom area) and turned into an open-air movie theater for one night on Friday, March 23. We’ll be showing Wonder for free at 6:45 p.m., but the fun starts at 6 p.m. with trivia and prizes.
Come out early to shop, or grab a delicious dinner before showtime. Check Facebook for late-breaking special offers from West Ponce restaurants and shops.
Snag your spot on West Ponce de Leon and bring chairs and blankets to keep cozy.
Wonder will light up the inflatable screen at 6:45 p.m. Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of Auggie Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Simon Baker is My Pick for the Next James Bond

With all the rumors as to who will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.
My pick is Simon Baker as 007 !


 Photo credit:
 https://www.longines.com/universe/ambassadors/simon-baker

Decatur Continues to Provide Water to Residents in Need

From thedecaturminute.com

If you are unable to boil your water and need clean drinking water, the City of Decatur has sourced a 6,000 gallon tanker truck of potable (drinking) water and will continue to distribute water to City of Decatur residents. If you are in need of clean drinking water, bring your own container to the Scott Park tennis courts area in the rear of the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore St.) from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, March 8 and Friday, March 9. There is a two-gallon limit per adult and you will need to show your I.D. Please conserve your water.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

United Methodist Children’s Home Property Visioning Workshops

 From thedecaturminute.com
We’ve gathered a lot of ideas for the former Children’s Home property. Want to help refine them? Make plans now to attend one of our upcoming workshops. Visit decaturnext.com/2018/02/umch-refining-ideas/ for additional details.
(Note: Each of the two Saturday workshops will begin with further opportunity to tour the campus, including some key buildings open for viewing. If you missed our four-hour kick-off, these options offer a second chance to explore.)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Decatur MARKET Grand Opening Today



  From: https://www.facebook.com/DecaturMarket/ Happy Grand Opening Friday! Deli opens today at 11am, featuring a sampling of our menu favorites for purchase. Full menu and more to come soon!



 Check out menu and photos here:
https://www.facebook.com/DecaturMarket/photos/pcb.369763043434061/369762986767400/?type=3&theater

Video Friday - Johnny Horton - North To Alaska


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade is this Saturday FEB. 10th

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is a homegrown fundraiser in Decatur, Georgia.


Get your friends together, create a Krewe, and join us on February 10th, 2018 at 1pm to celebrate Mardi Gras and raise money for the Decatur Education Foundation.


The parade winds its way through the Oakhurst Neighborhood and culminates with live music, Cajun cuisine, and kids activities at The Imperial.

All proceeds from Krewe sign up fees, Sponsorship, and food and drink sales at The Imperial will fund Decatur Education Foundation grants that support music and arts in our schools.
 For more info and map go here

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The All-New 2019 BULLITT Ford Mustang


------ Here is the original BULLITT Mustang.

Midtown favorite Woody's CheeseSteaks to Open 2nd Location

 From: Tomorrows News Today

Midtown favorite Woody's CheeseSteaks plans to open a second location in Buckhead in about six months.  The new eatery, on Irby Avenue near its intersection with Cains Hill Place, will open in the former Sabot women's boutique at 45 Irby Avenue.  Sabot, along with neighboring businesses Beth Ann and Razzle Dazzle, closed in 2016. 

read about it at : http://www.tonetoatl.com
photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/WoodysCheesesteaks

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WAYBACK BURGERS Coming to Embry Village Shopping Center

 
 
Cheshire, Connecticut-based Wayback Burgers plans to open a new location near Tucker later this year.  The restaurant, located in Embry Village shopping center on Chamblee Tucker Road, would open adjacent to Moe's Southwest Grill in the one-time Washington Mutual that more recently operated as a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer.  

Wayback Burgers, which was originally known as Jake's Hamburgers when it opened in 1991, entered the Georgia market in 2015 with a location in Savannah.  A second location in Braselton followed later that year.  Restaurants in Buford, Lawrenceville and Covington opened last year with a new location in Hinesville expected to open later this year.
 


Friday, January 19, 2018

Alliance Theatre Presents The Jungle Book Feb 10 - March 4, 2018

 Sent in from
Kathleen Covington 


THE ALLIANCE THEATRE IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
THE JUNGLE BOOK
A lively, youthful, and powerful adaptation of the rudyard kipling classic
at porter sanford III performing arts and community center
february 10 – march 4, 2018
The Alliance Theatre will also host the Woodruff Arts Center’s
family fun festival
with free programming by the alliance Theatre, high museum oF art, and atlanta symphony orchestra at porter sanford on february 25, 2018
Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre is pleased to present  The Jungle Book, based on the beloved book by Rudyard Kipling, as part of its Alliance Family Series.  Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, directs this moving, family-friendly, one-act play with music.  During the Alliance’s season-long renovation, The Jungle Book will be staged at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, February 10 – March 4, 2018.
“This is a story about finding family where we least expect it,” said Director Rosemary Newcott.  “It’s a classic tale about survival, adaptability, and about embracing differences and recognizing that we can learn from a diverse number of sources and in multiple ways.”
On February 25, families can join the Arts Partners of the Woodruff Arts Center at Porter Sanford for an afternoon of fun, art-making, and performances during the Woodruff’s Family Fun Festival.  Activities will include free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s The Jungle Book, an Instrument Petting Zoo by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Art-Making with the High Museum of Art, performances by the DeKalb School of the Arts, Creative Movement workshops, autograph signings by the Jungle Book cast, book giveaways, and more! 
  visit https://alliancetheatre.org/festival

54th Atlanta Model Train Show - Infinite Energy Forum Sat. Jan 20


Video Friday - The Guess Who - These Eyes

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is February 10th, 2018

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is a homegrown fundraiser in Decatur, Georgia.


Get your friends together, create a Krewe, and join us on February 10th, 2018 at 1pm to celebrate Mardi Gras and raise money for the Decatur Education Foundation.


The parade winds its way through the Oakhurst Neighborhood and culminates with live music, Cajun cuisine, and kids activities at The Imperial.

All proceeds from Krewe sign up fees, Sponsorship, and food and drink sales at The Imperial will fund Decatur Education Foundation grants that support music and arts in our schools.
 For more info and map go here

h/t Decatur Metro

Eye on Decatur


Video Friday - The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Commuter - Liam Neeson's New Thriller- The Action Starts Jan 12th


Midtown Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits to Close Jan 28, 2018

 Photo credit: Flickr member John Crocker
From : http://www.tonetoatl.com

Popular Midtown eatery Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits will close at the end of business on Sunday, January 28.  The restaurant, located on Piedmont Avenue near its intersection with Monroe Drive, has been in business since 1993.  Cowtippers, like a number of other in-town eateries, is owned by Metrotainment Cafes.  While a representative for the restaurant confirmed the closure, they did not shed any light on the reasoning or timing of it. 
The space that Cowtippers has occupied for nearly 25 years was home to an outpost of the Old Hickory House previously. Fulton county property records indicate that through an LLC, Jeff Landau, founder and CEO of Metrotainment Cafes, currently owns the restaurant's property.  The building, which is roughly 4,800 square feet, dates back to 1940 and sits on about a third of an acre, according to Fulton county records.  The records indicate that "TEN TWENTY THREE JUNIPER ST ASSOC LLC," headquartered at 1119 Logan Circle, where Metrotainment Cafes is headquartered as well, paid $1.2 million for the property in 2002

more at  http://www.tonetoatl.com/2018/01/Cowtippers-Closing-Januray-28-Midtown-Atlanta.html

Friday, January 5, 2018

Places for Out-of-Towners to Go with the Family this weekend



From:  http://www.atlantaeats.com/blog/best-places-towners-go-family/
Chances are, if you’re a GA or BAMA fan, you have out-of-towners staying with you for the big game. But you’re not going to cook two times as much for this crowd, even if you love them (well, most of them…after all it’s family). Check out five great spots to take the family this week/weekend while they’re here for the big game.






Check these places out here 


Photo credit:  Beckysteinphotography.com

Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the SEC

Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the SEC

 http://www.atlantaeats.com/blog/great-southern-restaurants-honor-sec/
GEORGIA. ALABAMA. MISSISSIPPI. ARKANSAS. KENTUCKY. FLORIDA. LOUISIANA. TENNESSEE. SOUTH CAROLINA.  The SEC and the South are synonymous with one another (we purposefully left Texas and Missouri off the list because…come on, they ain’t the South).  In celebration of the best conference in College Football and the National Championship game this weekend, we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite Southern restaurants in Atlanta.  Dig in y’all.

Check out more here


Video Friday- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

RaceTrac, Wendy's,Express Oil Coming to Briarcliff and Clairmont Roads

 
A local developer is planning a three tenant redevelopment at the busy intersection of Briarcliff and Clairmont Roads in DeKalb county.  Jay Gipson of The Gipson Company has the assemblage under contract with plans to build a new RaceTrac, Wendy's and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic on the combined roughly 3.74 acre property.  

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Holiday Recycling Tips

From thedecaturminute.com

American’s waste generation per household increases 25 percent, or almost 1,000 pounds of trash, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day; almost 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays could have been recycled or repurposed, according to the U. S. EPA.
The most common non-recyclables contaminating the recycling waste stream during the holiday season include bubble wrap, cellophane, string/rope, ribbons and bows, batteries, food, and clothing. Some of these are recyclable at special drop off locations, but NOT in the curbside bin.
Plan to compost fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, tea bags and other organic non-dairy (and no meat items) in your backyard or local compost bin.
And don’t forget to Bring One for the Chipper and recycle Christmas trees, with all ornaments, stands, and lights REMOVED!

Monday, December 25, 2017

SEASON'S GREETINGS From Decatur GA

                                                     "WISHING YOU WERE HERE"