Monday, July 21, 2014

Bike Rodeo Sat. Aug. 2, 2014

From: clairmontheights.org
Bike Rodeo Event Date and Time: 08/02/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm From DeKalb Police: DeKalb County Police Department 2014 BIKE RODEO. Saturday August 2, 2014, 8am – 12noon. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Tucker Ga. 30084. Hosted by: North Central Precinct. Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. ***SEE ATTACHED FLYER***

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tesla Motors Coming to Decatur on Church Street

Even before demolition has begun at the site of its planned Decatur store, Tesla Motors is gearing up to invade Buckhead.

From: http://www.bizjournals.com
Urvaksh Karkaria
    Staff Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle


The Palo Alto, Calif-based automaker plans to invest $330,000 in building out a 3,245 square foot store at Lenox Square, according to a building permit filed with the City of Atlanta.

Tesla, which makes the all-electric Model S, has a store in Marietta and last month confirmed plans for a store and service center at a former Isuzu dealership, 1580 Church St. The 18,000-square-foot dealership sits on 2.5 acres and is next to a BMW dealership.
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Great Balls of Fire: Jerry Lee Lewis himself and Dennis Quaid as the Pioneer Rock 'n' Roll Star

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Dennis Quaid as pioneer rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vanishing America - Arcade Cards

-- Most of these Arcade Movie Star and Recording Star vending machines were found at boardwalks. Do you remember these, and what or who was your first card ?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Learn how to Avoid "Too Good To Be True Fraud Scams" July 17



From: http://thedecaturminute.com/
 When : Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:

    Decatur Police Department: 404-373-6551
    FBI Information on Common Fraud Schemes
    Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: 404-657-9915
    Adult Protective Services: To report suspected exploitation of an elder person who lives in a private residence call 404-657-5250


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Book as Art July 18-Sept. 19, 2014

From : decaturartsalliance.org
July 18-September 19, 2014

Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur
One West Court Square, Suite 110

Artist books take many forms— from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative; abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. Artist books can be a delight to the eye, a pleasure to the hand, and made tangible in forms that introduce us not only to new interpretations of an ancient concept but also to questions and ideas on 21st century form and format. Artists who observe this world and interpret the idea of the book are the exhibitors in this juried exhibition visually celebrating the book form.

The Decatur Arts Alliance and the gallery of The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur bring the latest edition of this exciting visual component of artists books to the largest independent book festival in the country. The selected works will be on display July 18 to September 19 and include work from US and international artists.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Georgia's Oldest Theatre Gets Oldest Star Wars for Anniversary Showing

 The Plaza Theatre Georgia's Oldest Theatre Gets Oldest Star Wars for Anniversary Showing 

 From : http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/georgias-oldest-theater-gets-oldest-star-wars-movie-anniversary-screening/
By ANITA BUSCH and DAVID BLOOM
Atlanta’s Plaza, the state’s oldest continuously operating film palace, will open celebrations of its 75th anniversary on July 18 with an extremely rare screening of  Star Wars: Episode IV, the first of the six films (for the moment) in the much beloved sci-fi movie cycle. That original Star Wars film came out in 1977, then underwent a substantial cleanup of its VFX and more during the Special Edition version that came out on the film’s 20th anniversary. Disney officials confirmed that the digital print being provided the Plaza will be based on the Special Edition version which got a wide release in 1997. The original 1977 was re-released in April of 1981.

But think of this, some of the tickets are going for $75 a pop.

A few years ago, during a special event spotlighting Star Wars’ visual effects at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, writer-director George Lucas said that he would never want to re-release the film’s original version featuring the old (though then ground-breaking) VFX, because the technological progress made in the ensuing decades allowed him to come closer to actually creating the movie that he saw in his own head. Whatever the version on screen, the original Star Wars hasn’t had a lot of runs in theaters in quite a while. But then again, when the movie came out, it stayed out, setting box office records and running in some theaters for more than a year (76 weeks(!) at one Beaverton, Ore., theater alone) as part of more than 6,000 engagements in the United States and hundreds more overseas.

File photo.

Willy's Mexicana Grill celebrates new Openings

From:tomorrows news today
 Atlanta-based Willy's Mexicana Grill has signed a lease on what will be its 25th location. The new Willy's will open in Peachtree City at 2775 Georgia 54.  The new Willy's joins existing eateries Zo√ęs Kitchen (to its left) and Schlotzsky's Deli / Cinnabon (to its right).  The roughly 2500 square foot space Willy's will occupy previously was My House Restaurant, a local eatery that closed a few months ago. 

The Peachtree City Willy's is slated to open in early December. 

Willy's recently opened its highly anticipated Brookhaven location at Cherokee Plaza that according to a company representative was performing especially well, even as they waited for their liquor license.

Another Willy's is slated to open tomorrow (7-15-14) at the Village at Druid Hills followed by another in Sandy Springs around Labor Day.
more http://www.tonetoatl.com/2014/07/willys-celebrates-lease-of-25th-location.html

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Who Remembers HULLABALOO - The 'IN' Place for Young Adults

Located in Decatur GA in the shopping center where The Belvedere Theatre was located.
this photo taken circa 1969

Friday, July 11, 2014

FAQ'S About Skyview Atlanta

 From: http://www.skyviewatlanta.com/

When are you open?

Please be sure to check our Facebook page at facebook.com/SkyViewAtlanta or call us directly at 678-949-9023 for updates or changes to regular hours.  However, barring inclement weather and scheduled maintenance, we are normally open Sunday: 12 PM – 11 PM, and Monday – Thursday: 10 AM – 11 PM. On Friday and Saturday, we're open from 10 AM – Midnight.



What methods of payment does SkyView Atlanta accept?

We accept cash on-site, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit and debit cards. Credit or debit cards can also be used to purchase tickets online.



How long is the flight?

Flights vary but they are typically 9-15 minutes or 4 complete rotations.



Is there a security check at SkyView Atlanta?

Yes. Guns, knives or weapons of any kind are NOT allowed at any time on the property.



Do you allow food & drink?

Only food and drink purchased on the premises are permitted.



Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed.  Only guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities and working dogs in training are permitted.



Are infants welcome on flights?

Of course. All gondolas are fully enclosed. Plus, all children 2 and under fly free. As long as they’re human.



What is a VIP flight?

In a word, THEBESTTHINGEVER. First, you get to skip the line, then you take an extended flight in a special VIP gondola with a glass floor and leather seats. A VIP flight can fit up to 5 people on one flight and is the ultimate experience. VIP Flights cost $50 per person. And don’t worry – each flight is a private experience. If there are just a few of you, you won’t have to share it with strangers.



How many people can fit in a gondola at one time?

Anywhere from 2-6 people can fly at one time on a gondola.



Can I use SkyView Atlanta to host a party or event?

Absolutely! Our VIP area can be cordoned off for your private event or party. To reserve SkyView Atlanta and give your guests a truly unique experience at your next event, email events@skyviewatlanta.com or click here to learn more about our event spaces.



Do you offer group discounts?

We sure do! SkyView Atlanta is the most fun when a whole bunch of people get to experience it together and then talk about what they saw and enjoyed. We offer discounts for groups of 20 people and up. Click here to see our group discount pricing sheet and to make a group reservation.



Does it get too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter?

No way! SkyView Atlanta is a great way to beat the summer heat or warm up in winter. All our gondolas are climate controlled with A/C or heat, depending on the weather outside.



Where is the best place to park?

Our parking lot is located two blocks south on the corner of 100 Luckie St. and 101 Cone St. Parking is $5. When you park in our lot, be sure to show us your parking ticket to receive a discount on your parking. SkyView Atlanta is also very easy walking distance from the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center and Philips Arena, so no matter where you park, you can easily get the thrill of a SkyView Atlanta flight!



Is SkyView Atlanta MARTA-accessible?

Of course. There are several bus stops nearby at Spring St. and Luckie St., Spring St. and Walton St. and at Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. SkyView Atlanta is also a short walk away from the Peachtree Center Station if you’re traveling by train. Be sure to visit ItsMARTA.com for schedules and more information.



Is SkyView Atlanta wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Our gondolas are wheelchair accessible for everyone to enjoy.



Is SkyView Atlanta funded by the city of Atlanta?

No. There are no tax dollars being spent on SkyView Atlanta and it is located on private property.



Does SkyView Atlanta take photos of guests?

Yes, SkyView Atlanta offers everyone the opportunity to take a photo before taking a flight. After your flight, your photo will be available for purchase at various size and pricing options. As well, you can order additional copies of your photo here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kings Hwy Chosen for Triple Nine Film



The City of Decatur has issued a film permit to 999 Productions, LLC for filming of a project titled TRIPLE NINE to take place in the 200 block of Kings Highway in the evening and overnight hours beginning today through Friday morning.
Stretches of Ansley Street and Kings Highway will also be used for filming some neighborhood driving shots. To safely accommodate filming, Decatur Police will be directing
traffic with stoppages lasting no longer than 3 minutes. Most of this work will be done in the evening and through the night until 8am on July 12.
The production company  realizes they are guests in the neighborhood and the cast and crew will treat it with the utmost respect. In general, there will be some noise due to special effects associated with filming such as bright lights and engine noises. Also, the city has given permission to have the street lights turned off during the filming. Additional officers will be present to keep the area safe and secure.
Photo credit google maps

Selling Underground Atlanta

 From: ajc.com
By Katie Leslie and J. Scott Trubey

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

City leaders are moving closer to selling

CBRE Brokerage Services, acting on behalf of Atlanta’s Downtown Development Authority, recently placed a legal notice in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for redevelopment concepts and proposals for the property. The request comes with a laundry list of requirements, including a detailed redevelopment plan and financial statements of the interested parties. The legal ad states that proposals are due July 14.

The advertisement allows the city to test the waters for interest in the property, and comes within a few months of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s decision to sell the nearly 12-acre struggling downtown mall. The Atlanta City Council approved legislation in March to buy out the rights of CV Underground, the real estate company that manages the shopping and entertainment facility, for $8.8 million.

Reed spokeswoman Melissa Mullinax noted the advertisements were placed in accordance with state law, but declined to elaborate on whether the city has a buyer in mind.
 Underground Atlanta and have quietly advertised a request for redevelopment proposals for the infamous downtown tourist attraction.
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Photo credit ebay

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival Sunday July 20

From:http://killertomatofest.tumblr.com/
  The Goat Farm Arts Center is proud to present chef Ford Fry’s sixth annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 20 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 50 of the South’s top chefs along with 19 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions to raise money for Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen.

Because of the astonishing growth and popularity of the event, the number of participants has outgrown the festival’s home of five years, JCT. Kitchen & Bar.

High-profile judges including Garden & Gun deputy editor Dave Mezz, Esquire food and travel correspondent John Mariani and Tasting Table creative director Todd Coleman and Food & Wine associate food editor Ben Mims are choosing the best tasting dish and best tasting cocktail during the event. The festivities will also include food writer, stylist and photographer Angie Mosier and registered dietician, author and food journalist Carolyn O’Neil as co-masters of ceremonies, as well as a live performance from The B-53s and DJ Brian Poust. Special guest David Miller, the actor who played Mason Dixon in the original “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” movie, is returning this year to present the awards to winners.
Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival celebrates its sixth year at a new location, The Goat Farm Arts Center and is the recipient of The Goat Farm’s Arts Investment Package. In collaboration with the festival, the Goat Farm experiential design team has created a dynamic visual and aural environment that will spark thought provoking dialogue for the audience.

tickets here 

Directions

Monday, July 7, 2014

Decatur's Smith Ace Hardware Closing

From Smith's Hardware facebook page.

    Decatur, GA
After 42 successful years, the Decatur store has closed it's doors to allow the property to be developed. We thank you for your loyalty and your business.
Photo credit google maps
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 Another location is planned.
According to Georgia Public Notice website, an affidavit of business was made back in April  with trade name Smith Ace Hardware to be located in Marietta on Delk Rd.

Smith Ace Hardware also has a Buckhead location.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Burger 21 Coming to North Druid Hills

From: http://www.ajc.com/news/business/burger-21-beefing-up-metro-atlanta-presence/ngYC2/
 By Christopher Seward
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
http://www.burger21.com/ Burger 21, a Tampa-based “fast casual” restaurant chain that moved into metro Atlanta last year, plans to add locations in Buckhead, the Cumberland Mall area of Smyrna and in North Druid Hills, the company said Wednesday. The plans increase the number of restaurants in development to eight for the metro area. The chain opened its first local restaurant in Buford near the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County last summer.
 “We are actively in the site selection process with [franchisees] for the Atlanta market,” Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Front Burner Brands is the management company for Burger 21. The three latest Burger 21s in development will be built by local franchisee Chris Bastecki, who is also a franchisee of Jimmy John’s locations. Bastecki’s first Burger 21 will be built next year in Buckhead, possibly by the second quarter. more
Photo credit: restaurantmagazine.com

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vacation Time


Get Ready for Decatur's July 4th Pied Piper Parade

Decatur GA   Decatur's July 4th Pied Piper Parade. File photo
From: http://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/index.aspx?page=388
Join Decatur's July 4th Pied Piper Parade as it winds through downtown Decatur. Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate, or walk in this event.

The City Commissioners will lead the parade in the mini-firetruck. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun.

Parade line-up is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the Star Spangled Banner.

Anyone may participate in the parade but those with vehicles must register by completing the July 4th Pied Piper Parade Guidelines form.

The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.) and are shot from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck.

For information call 404-371-8386 or email Katie.Abel@decaturga.com. For 24-hour information call the Decatur Events Hotline, 404-371-8262.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Looking Back at WSB-TV's Salute 2 America Parade circa 1975

These are Never before Published photos.
 Actress Karen Valentine. I wonder if where she stayed while here was in ROOM 222.
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 -- Actress Lucie Arnaz her parents were "I LOVE LUCY" stars Lucillie Ball & Desi Arnaz
--  Singer and actor Frankie Avalon. GREASE is the word.
 -- Actor Gordon MaCrae
 -- Actor Leif Erickson
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 -- Actor Timothy Bottoms -  The Last Picture Show. He does look like President George W. Bush.

 --TIME magazine in 1972 featured Flip Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar".
--This is JEOPARDY!   Alex Trebek host of many game shows. Colonial Penn  will call you.
 Chill Wills was a character actor of American Westerns. Two of my favorite movies he made are McLintock! and GIANT.
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 Oliver Gleichenhaus founder of "Ollieburgers" and "Ollie's Trolleys"... Coke, Cigars and Women.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Eye on Ponce City Market

--From: http://www.poncecitymarket.com/home
As the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta's history, Ponce City Market will restore 1.1 million square feet of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building, creating a vibrant urban centerpiece that combines 330,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 475,000 square feet of office space and 259 residential flats.

The redevelopment will focus on preserving the building's historic character and sustaining its connection with the community. Ponce City Market will reflect the authenticity of the historic structure and the surrounding neighborhoods, returning the building to its prominence as a thriving landmark in the Southeast.

The evolution of Ponce City Market will incorporate a pedestrian network, city parks and access to new BeltLine trails, linking dynamic intown neighborhoods with the convenience and comfort of highly desirable retail, dining, exceptional residences and Class-A loft office space.

As a development born of integrity, in 2014 Ponce City Market is destined to emerge as Atlanta's next great urban experience. Be sure to follow the blog, Facebook and Twitter pages for ongoing updates.
Looking for a new place to live, check out the FLATS at Ponce City Market.

Seeking a FLAT on the Beltline?

From: www.flatsatpcm.com
Wherever you go, the sky-kissing, tall brick tower at Ponce City Market is your beacon for finding your apartment at the FLATS at Ponce City Market. Following a years-in-the-making, dramatic revamp, the landmark Sears building is preserved, wholly-renovated, and full of life again.

Live upstairs in the Flats at Ponce City Market, and you’re connected to the best neighborhoods, offices, retail, and cultural scenery in the city. Hop a lift to your own lofty flat with tall, steel-frame windows, Euro-style fittings, and treetop views. Grab coffee in a refashioned rail shed. Pedal to cafes and shopping. Catch farmers’ markets, festivals, and art shows.
Flats apartments are now available for rent, right on the Atlanta BeltLine, across from the historic Fourth Ward Park.

Photo credits : D.G.Whitefield

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paving on S. Candler begins June 30

From: http://thedecaturminute.com/
The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted with E. R. Snell Contractor, Inc.  to mill and pave the South Candler Street section of Route 155 from College Ave. to Memorial Dr. beginning Monday, June 30. Work will take place between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on weekdays only.

There will be no work during the Independence Day Holiday weekend. Work will resume Monday, July 7.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Clermont Hotel's Rebirth Is Under Way!



     Atlanta GA.     Photo credit: Next Stop...Decatur
  From: atlanta.curbed.com
Hey Blondie, put your hard hat on! Interior demolition work started on the Clermont Hotel, the famously shady Ponce de Leon Avenue inn that sits atop the Clermont Lounge, officials told Curbed Atlanta. Exact plans are still largely a mystery, but this week's progress marks the first step in converting the 90-year-old eyesore into a four-star boutique hotel. Developer Ethan Orley has also now provided just the slightest hint of a timeline for the project. The leader of Clermont Hotel Partners LLC — a team of New York- and Nashville-based investors — said construction will begin in earnest sometime this fall.

Orley's team purchased the 88,000 square-foot Clermont Hotel, which was closed due to health violations and foreclosed upon in 2009, for $2.5 million in late 2012. That said, and as Creative Loafing has previously pointed out, anywhere from $10 to $30 million in improvements may be needed. The plans of Atlanta-based G+G Architects will include a rooftop bar and "a restaurant with a notable chef to attract a local crowd," the paper reported. A two-story parking deck will be added and a nearby house on Bonaventure Avenue will be converted into more rooms. The Clermont Lounge — the longtime basement home of Blondie and her beer-crushing bosom — is expected to remain untouched. Smartphone photos, as always, will prompt expulsion.

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

315 West Ponce project scheduled for late 2014 Completion

From http://atlanta.curbed.com/archives/2013/09/05/in-decatur-mixeduse-project-finally-ready-to-go.php
The project is scheduled for a late 2014 completion. Per Carter, it will included two five-story residential buildings and will offer one, two and those three-bedroom apartments coveted by intown families. 315 West Ponce is designed to expand upon an existing office building, with which it will share a 400-plus-space parking deck that was the crux of neighbors' contentions. "(The project) is designed to be consistent with the vision of the Decatur Strategic Plan," a Carter website post reads. "It will bring vibrancy to the downtown area, in addition to significant contributions to the tax base of the city."

Friday, June 27, 2014

Decatur's Pied Piper Parade July 4th at 6 p.m.

     Decatur GA   Decatur's July 4th Pied Piper Parade. File photo
From: http://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/index.aspx?page=388
Join Decatur's July 4th Pied Piper Parade as it winds through downtown Decatur. Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate, or walk in this event.

The City Commissioners will lead the parade in the mini-firetruck. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun.

Parade line-up is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the Star Spangled Banner.

Anyone may participate in the parade but those with vehicles must register by completing the July 4th Pied Piper Parade Guidelines form.

The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.) and are shot from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck.

For information call 404-371-8386 or email Katie.Abel@decaturga.com. For 24-hour information call the Decatur Events Hotline, 404-371-8262.


Call for Artists for Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival


From: decaturartsalliance.org
The Decatur Arts Alliance invites you to apply for booth space in the juried outdoor artists market area of the Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival.

The Artists Market, open 10 am-7 pm, features the juried work of 50 artists in all types of media.

Download an application form here.http://oakhurstartsandmusicfestival.com/market/
The festival is held in the historic Oakhurst neighborhood in the City of Decatur, Georgia, just five miles from downtown Atlanta. The artists market is open from 10 am until 7 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The festival features continuous entertainment on the music stage adjacent to the artists market, a children’s arts festival and a community nonprofit area.

Photo credit : Next Stop...Decatur

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival June 28-29

From: http://www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com/
We are excited to bring another vibrant component to the newly completed Historic Fourth Ward Park: ART!

The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Park is a two-day celebration of community and tradition presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. The Festival is a major celebration of the arts while honoring the rich history of our community.

At this festival, there is something for everyone: fine arts and crafts, a children's play area, local food and beverage concessions, live acoustic entertainment in the amphitheater, plus a new "Emerging Artists" pavilion for new artists and artisans.  All this within the environment of Atlanta's most lovely park, part of the celebration on the Beltline redevelopment.  Formerly, this area flanked "City Hall East," which is now under redevelopment as Ponce City Market by Jamestown Properties.  This area is targeted as one of the prime examples of urban redevelopment and innovation, benefiting the surrounding communities.

Want to learn more about the Historic Fourth Ward Park?  Click HERE.

Here is a short video on The Old Forth Ward area.





http://acrossthestreetatlanta.com/


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Season of Theatre for the Very Young

Sent in by alliance theatre
The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its 2014/15 season of Theatre for the Very Young. The new season includes one encore production and two new productions developed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children that overcomes age and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of the very young audience members. Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms.
New Season of Theatre for the Very Young
http://www.alliancetheatre.org/
Here is a video about theatre for the very young.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Towne Cinema to become Music Venue

    Avondale Estates, GA.   Photo credit: Next Stop...Decatur
   
It looks like it's official, the Avondale Estates city commissioners approved a permit to transform the old Towne Cinema into a music venue. You can read more detail info about this at decaturish.com

Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival 2014 Lineup

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From: http://blog.clickscape.com
Music Midtown 2014 Lineup Announced
Posted on June 24, 2014 by Sarah Eick

Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival has announced its’ star-studded lineup for this year. The featured headliners for the 21st annual event are Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, and Jack White. There are plenty of supporting acts lined up and more will be announced before the concert.






 Below is the list of acts performing at Music Midtown 2014:

Eminem
Zac Brown Band
John Mayer
Jack White
Lorde
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Run DMC
Gregg Allman
Fitz and The Tantrums
B.o.B
twenty one pilots
NEEDTOBREATHE
Mayer Hawthorne
Banks
The Strypes
AER
Sleeper Agent
Magic Man
Bear Hands
Ron Pope

The two-day festival will take place on September 19th – 20th at Piedmont Park. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 28th at 10am and can be purchased at musicmidtown.com and livenation.com.
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Little Shop of Stories.... The Way they Were.

Found this picture of Little Shop of Stories when they first opened in Decatur at 515 N McDonough St.
Now they are located on E. Court Square
 http://www.littleshopofstories.com/

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Solar-powered Parking Meters for Decatur to be installed this week

 From thedecaturminute.com
The new downtown Decatur parking meters have arrived and they’re getting installed next week. The PALs (Parking Attendant Liaisons) will be walking around showing people how to use the new machines. As the new pay stations are installed, the old meters will be covered with a blue bag and a sticker that says “Pay at Pay Station.”
New Parking Meter Basics:
• The new solar-powered pay stations and single meters accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit or debit cards, as well as good old-fashioned nickels, dimes and quarters, and dollar coins too....Read more

Friday, June 20, 2014

King Kong at The Fox Theatre Sunday June 22

King Kong  will be at The Fox Theatre Sun June 22. Part of the Fox Theatre’s Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Starts at 2 p.m. June 22. $12; $10 in advance. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org

Decatur Beach Party Today June 20

From : http://decaturdba.com

Dig Your Toes In the Sand in Downtown Decatur!
Friday, June 20 • 5-11 pm

Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the gate
Child tickets (3-12 years old): $5, includes all games and activities
Children less than three years old, FREE

Head to downtown Decatur on Friday, June 20 from 5-11 pm for our annual Beach Party. Celebrate the start of summer at the famous Ponce de Leon Beach with 60 tons of sand perfect for digging and sand castle construction. Kids will love the enormous inflatable slides and bouncy houses, and the boardwalk with all kinds of fun kid-appropriate games, sponsored this year by Circus Camp. Doug Brake and the Sizzle, Hiss, Pop Band will be on hand to entertain the young set. For grownups, Terry Lee and the GTs perform live on the plaza where there is plenty of room for dancing. The food court returns with funnel cakes, sweet treats and cold beverages. It’s a guaranteed great time for all ages!

Party with a purpose! Proceeds from this event, DBA’s largest fundraiser, help support free Decatur concerts in May and September along with many other popular events and activities that are offered free to the community.