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

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 !

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Decatur Continues to Provide Water to Residents in Need


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.
see map

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

United Methodist Children’s Home Property Visioning Workshops

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 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: 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:

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. 

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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 

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! 

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 :

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

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Friday, January 5, 2018

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

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 

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Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the SEC

Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the 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


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


                                                     "WISHING YOU WERE HERE"

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & ASO 12-20-17

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Wed 12/20 @ 7:30pm Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
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Monday, December 11, 2017

STEEL CITY POPS Ornament Decoration Party Dec 14 (FREE)

Ornament Decorating Party!

 Decatur GA

Hey friends! On December 14th we’re hosting a free ornament decorating party at our shop. Turn your favorite pop sticks into cute holiday ornaments! We will have our kitchen set up to decorate ornaments from 2p-6p so we hope you will join us for some holiday fun!


Friday, December 8, 2017

A Christmas Story Playing This Weekend at The Plaza Theatre


Sat & Sun: 3:15 PM
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

Video Friday - Darlene Love - Baby Please Come Home

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

UPDATE: Double Feature Holiday Movie Night CANCELED

When: December 8, 2017 (this Friday!)
Time: Fun starts at 5:30 p.m., movies start at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The 300 block of West Ponce de Leon Avenue (around Mellow Mushroom)

What: Watch a holiday double feature, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and White Christmas, with your neighbors and family. Bundle up, bring blankets and chairs, pick up dinner at a nearby restaurant, and snuggle down to watch two holiday favorites.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kudzu Antiques 12th Annual Holiday Shopping Parties On Now!

Please join us for our Annual Holiday Shopping Parties every Sunday afternoon! Enjoy this tradition of Live Music, Refreshments, Sale Prices and Unique Gifts. Every Sunday afternoon until Christmas. A great way to spend some time with friends and family, shopping at the ‘Zu!