Friday, May 25, 2018

Decatur Arts Festival Sat May 26 and Sun May 27


Celebrate the Arts Memorial Day Weekend

Music, Artist Market, Kids Festival, Dance, Comedy, Fine Art Exhibit, Food Trucks, And Beer

Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 | Downtown Decatur

Spend the day on and around the square! Discover new artists and festival favorites as you explore more than 150 artist booths lining Ponce de Leon Avenue. The annual market is full of high-quality artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Eat lunch or a cool treat in front of the bandstand and enjoy a full-line up of dynamic, high-energy live stage performances.Enjoy hours of bluesy licks, funky beats, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and African rhythms that get your feet tapping. Have a laugh at Decatur LOL and let the kiddos play at the Kids Festival Saturday.

Video Friday - Chicago - Saturday In The Park

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pao Pao Ramen and Pao Pao Rolled Ice Cream Comimg to Toco Hills

With the Toco Hills neighborhood digesting Sunday's closure of Bagel Palace, an updated site-plan indicates that two new eateries are coming soon to the center.  Pao Pao Ramen and Pao Pao Rolled Ice Cream will open in a portion of the former Shoe Center space, between Bishops Cut & Color and Kale Me Crazy, both of which were previously announced to be opening, but neither of which has yet opened.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Winnona Park Community Yard Sale June 2


Yard Sale - Winnona Park Community Yard Sale
When  Sat, June 2, 8am – 2pm
WhereWinnona Park, Decatur, GA 30030, USA (map)
DescriptionI can feel the buzz in the area! Winnona Park residents are ready to clean out their house, garage and maybe even their car! Why? It’s time for the Winnona Park Community Yard Sale. This event will take place on Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

As in years past, printed maps and an online google map will be available marking the locations of the neighborhood homes participating in the event along with a short list of general items to be found at each location. These maps help bargain hunters quickly and easily find their treasures.

Participating in this annual event as a seller is a great opportunity to get rid of those unwanted items around the house and make a few dollars to boot.

If you would like to participate in this event as a seller and be included on the maps please register online at The deadline for registering online is midnight Monday, May 28, 2018.

If you would prefer to register by mail please print, complete and mail the registration form found at The deadline for registering by mail is for a postmark no later than Friday, May 25, 2018.

Registering to participate in this community yard sale event is free to current members of the Winnona Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA). There is however, a $10 fee for non-members to participate. Again, registering secures inclusion on the maps. Further, knowing the number of participants and items for sale helps in the coordination and promotion of the event. You must register to be included on the maps.

If you are not a member of the WPNA but would like to support your neighborhood association and participate in the community yard sale event for free, this might be just the right time to join. The price of a one-year household membership is $20 while an individual membership is $15. Please visit to join.

We look forward to another great Winnona Park Community Yard Sale.

Please direct inquires to

510 Avery Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Google Map of Winnona Park:,+Decatur,+GA+30030/@33.7645653,-84.2897137,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f5074898119c53:0xb04ec79b4aaadc04!8m2!3d33.7636032!4d-84.2871281
Saturday, June 9
 Super Trash Day (Neighborhood Clean Up Day)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Decatur Confederate Monument May Only Move a Few 100 feet on Decatur Square

 Here is an update on the Removal of The Decatur Confederate Monument


DeKalb commissioners plan to discuss whether the best option for a controversial Confederate monument is to move it to a new spot on Decatur Square.

That would keep it in the center of town near the old and new courthouses and MARTA station, but with room to add context about its origin and impact.

   Decatur GA.  circa 1930's photo of Decatur Courthouse

Commissioner Jeff Rader, the presiding officer, said keeping the monument on the square was put on the table because there has been so much difficulty finding it a new home somewhere else.
“We haven’t been able to really identify anybody that wants it in their neighborhood,” he said.
A coalition of activist groups doesn’t like this idea and has planned a protest rally for Saturday. They say the best option is to find county land somewhere else and move the 30-foot obelisk to a place that isn’t so prominent.
“So much of the issue with this monument is its location on the courthouse square,” said Sara Patenaude, co-founder of Hate Free Decatur that is sponsoring the event.
The #OfftheSquare rally is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Decatur Square. The coalition also includes the Beacon Hill and DeKalb chapters of the NAACP and Sankofa Church.
A subcommittee of the DeKalb Board of Commissioner will discuss the monument’s on Tuesday afternoon. Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson has proposed creating a task force to continue researching options and costs for its relocation, which the activist coalition supports.

Video Friday - Austin Powers Theme

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Remembering Victory Vintage Home Store

I loved the art work on this place.

Decatur Pools Open Sat. May 26

Beat the heat this summer: stay cool in a Decatur pool.

Also, get the rundown on Decatur's city parks and amenities, sign the youngsters up for autumn sports, and learn how to keep your brain and body occupied while you make new friends. There's a world of opportunities available for youth, adults, and seniors.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

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 :

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.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Amplify Decatur Music Festival Saturday April 14

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


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

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. 

read about it at :
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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.