Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Santa on the Square for Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

From thedecaturminute.com
 Santa is *shopping small* this year! Celebrate Small Business Saturday with ol’ Saint Nick himself on the Decatur square. Santa arrives in style on a fire truck at 10 a.m. and stays for milk, cookies, and photo opportunities until 3 p.m. Register for this free event at freshtix.com so there are enough fresh-baked cookies, milk, and hot cocoa to go around. SHOP SMALL for gifts at City of Decatur businesses, then head to the tent on the square to get them expertly gift-wrapped for free! Until 5 p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Tree Lighting! Thursday, Nov 30, 7 p.m. @ Little Shop of Stories

From Little Shop of Stories -
 On Thursday, November 30th – 7 pm
 Please join us for the tree lighting on Decatur Square! We will have hot chocolate and other goodies and music from the F.AVE chorus. Free and open to the public!
 This wonderful annual event is brought to you by the following most excellent Decatur friends: Apolinsky and Associates, Butter & Cream, Café Alsace, Cakes & Ale, Downtown Decatur Development Authority, Decatur Presbyterian Church, Homegrown, Pam Hughes at Harry Norman Realtors, J.M. Wilkerson Construction, McCurdy Candler, Mudhouse Design, My Own Bookkeeper, Private Bank of Decatur, Rocket Fizz, Starbucks, Trinity Mercantile and Design, Verisail, Wild Oats & Billy Goats, and Worthmore Jeweler.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Potter Pub Crawl Nov. 17, 2017

From https://www.xorbia.com/events/mcp/ppc3/

The POTTER PUB CRAWL returns for a 3rd year on Nov. 17th, 2017!
Come out Friday, November 17th, 2017 for a stroll through some of Virginia Highlands most magical pubs. Diesel Filling Station will play host as the Ministry of Magic for the evening with 4 other pubs hosting wizard 'houses', along with special (magical) themed shots, wizard costume contests, photographers, food specials and more.
Each registered attendee, with a Potter Pub Crawl armband, will get a different complimentary themed shot at each 'house' and the host pub (5 shots total), along with a collectible POTTER PUB CRAWL pin, event photo opp/station, after parties and food/drink specials.
-----> Only 500 tickets TOTAL will be available for this event (this event is strictly 21+)
Wizard's Ball IV (the following night on Nov. 18th): www.WizardsBall.com

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Georgia RR Passenger Train Decatur GA 1963

    Notice Lewis Seed Store on right. and a 1957 Ford

KUDZA Antiques Jewelry Trunk Show - Sunday Nov. 12

 From : http://www.kudzuantiques.com
Love supporting handmade, but often wonder who the maker is behind all of the magic? Come out to our handmade jewelry trunk show this Sunday, November 12 from 1-5 pm and “Meet The Maker”. You’ll find lots of wonderful jewelry and specials from Cameoko (@cameoko_jewelry), Crafts & Love (@craftsandlove), Fossil & Hide (@fossil_and_hide), Lily (@kudzulily) & Oh So Fitting (@ohsofitting). We’ll also have wine and refreshments to help jump start your holiday shopping moods!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Maker & Artist Market this Saturday at 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

This is from The Decatur Minute Decatur Makers is hosting a Maker & Artist Market to celebrate all the cool and creative hand-made making that comes from the Atlanta community! The Market will be this Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. The address is 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, in the parking lot behind the First Christian Church (across the street from the Decatur post office). Currently there are about 30 vendors who will be selling hand-made products including candy and treats, jewelry and beads, clothing and accessories, candles, wreaths, stained glass, paintings, skincare, soaps, baskets, charms, quilts, cutting boards and cheese boards, and so much more. There will also be stone carving, animatronic puppetry making, and jewelry making demos. And bring the kids as they can get hands on and DIY their own buttons and cool masks. Fun for the whole family! For more information, check out the Facebook event and the event webpage.
photo credit facebook web site.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Video Friday - Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange

-- Anonymous said... Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer, but somebody... who's taught me... that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Terrific Thursdays Starts Nov. 2

From thedecaturminute.com

For all of you non-procrastinator holiday shoppers out there, this week kicks off Decatur’s eight-week holiday shopping extravaganza. You’ll get rewarded for getting your shopping done early and have a chance to get your hands on some free art. Here’s what’s in store for Decatur this season:
Terrific Thursdays – starts this week!
November 2, 9, 16, 20 & December 7, 14, 21
Enjoy Discounts, snacks, special in-store events, and extended hours at 25+ participating Decatur Businesses in November and December. For a complete list of participating businesses, click here.
Free Art Every Thursday
On each Terrific Thursday, 10 artsy octopi will be placed in participating shops around Decatur. If you find one, take a photo and post it on Instagram. it’s yours! Tag yourself, the shop, @fishn and the artist (on the back of your new eight-legged friend). Use the #octopidecatur hashtag too.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Decatur's Haints and Saints Halloween Parade - Sunday Oct 29

 For More Info Visit https://www.facebook.com/HomeGrownDecaturHalloween/

and  http://decaturhalloweenparade.com/

Cult Classic CHRISTINE Playing at The Plaza Theatre 10-20 thru 10-26

From plazaatlanta.com

Christine – 10/20-10/26

Unpopular nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell). After bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh Cabot (Alexandra Paul), decide to destroy Christine.


Next Stop Decatur Time Machine circa 1942 & Today

 Decatur GA
In 1942 Wheat Williams Realty Co. purchased this location which was formerly Home Folks Grill.
Today this building is occupied by Salonred Kids .
123 E. Ponce De Leon Ave. Decatur GA

Small Scale Development Workshop Nov. 15 , 2017

From thedecaturminute.com

On November 15, the City of Decatur and Decatur Development Authority will host a Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop.  Get a big picture view of small scale real estate development.  The Workshop offers specialized training about how to create small projects, like 1-3 story buildings with less than 20 units, which are residential, commercial or mixed use. The Workshop is a day-long session designed to introduce the principles and implementation mechanisms behind neighborhood based development projects.  The course assumes you know a lot about where you live, but not necessarily much about the real estate process or building development. Discover where you need help and meet the people who can help you. Through presentations on finance, design and site selection, a hands-on practice exercise, and networking with local like-minded people, this workshop is the first step to becoming a small developer yourself or creating a supportive ecosystem for small development in your city.
WHAT: Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairemont AvenueDecatur, GA, 30030
COST: Early Bird Registration Rate ($185) Concludes Friday, October 20, 2017
Regular Registration Rate ($215) Concludes Friday, November 10, 2017
Last Minute Registration Rate is ($245)
Register today at http://www.incrementaldevelopment.org/events/decatur2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Puppy Love at The Marlay this Saturday

We'll have adoptable pups onsite along with the Laguanitas team to promote their special brews.


 From: https://www.facebook.com/doggieharmony/
Saturday at 2 PM - 5 PM

The Marlay House
426 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030


Please join us for a leisurely Saturday afternoon of delicious brews, music and doggie love!

We'll have adoptable pups onsite along with the Laguanitas team to promote their special brews.

We'll also be raffling off some fun gift baskets and certificates to support Doggie Harmony's ongoing dog rescue efforts!

So, mark you calendar and bring your friends. Dog friends welcome on the patio, but please only if they're dog/kid friendly.

See you soon.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2017 Madison Ave Soapbox Derby ( PHOTOS )


Adding More photos here check back later for more https://www.flickr.com/photos/24391992@N00/albums/72157687072427320

Friday, October 6, 2017

Atlanta Warbird Weekend Oct 7-8

B-17 ALUMINUM OVERCAST Preparing for takeoff at P'TREE DeKalb Airport Friday Oct 6, 2017

From: http://www.atlantawarbirdweekend.com/
EVENT HOURS, SAT & SUN 9:00am-4:00pm

This year, the theme of the 4th Annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Oct. 7-8, 2017,
will honor and salute the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Tuskegee Airmen, the first cadet graduates to earn their wings 75 years ago at Tuskegee-- becoming the first black U. S. Army Air Corps pilots, have a rich history that begins in WWII but reaches far beyond those confines. In conjunction with the celebration of the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, the weekend will also place a focus on the accomplishments of all African-American pilots from WWII to the present.

The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing will assemble at Dekalb-Peachtree Airportall the type of airplanes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. Along with other famous aircraft such as a FG-1D Corsair, SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber, T-6 Texan, C-46, Stearman bi-planes, Douglas DC-3 and after four years a B-17 Flying Fortress will offer rides and cockpit tours.

Meet WWII Veterans and noted authors, attend a WWII 8th Air Force Fighter Mission Briefing, enjoy 1940’s Hollywood entertainers, visit with WWII reenactors, participate in a photography workshop and attend a dinner symposium with the original Tuskegee Airmen at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant on Saturday evening.

  2000 Airport Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341

For more info visit http://www.atlantawarbirdweekend.com/

Video Friday - David Gray - Babylon

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Start Your Engines- Madison Ave Soapbox Derby is Sat. Oct 7 , 2017

 SEE 2017 Race Day Schedule Below
 Be sure to visit : https://www.facebook.com/Madison-Ave-Derby-203907216326593/

 From  Raul Trujillo
Thanks for the info.

2017 Race Day Schedule

What you need to know…
10:30 Registration OPENS: Teams arrive, sign in, wait for car inspection & park
Enter Madison Ave thru Johnston Place beginning at 10:30. Look for the registration tent. An adult must check in for their child regardless of team grouping. Waivers must be signed before you proceed. DON’T FORGET YOUR HELMETS! NO HELMET, NO RIDE!
-Please note, at this time, we cannot make any changes to the team, team names or drivers. If you have not paid your registration fee you have been withdrawn from the race and we hope you can join us to watch the event.
11:00 Food area is open: Grab a bite to eat and prepare for racing!
Food options will remain open until 5:00 pm.
U Joint & Steinbeck’s tent
Grilled Cheese, Burgers (including Steinbeck’s Tower of Power), Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork,
Wraps, Jettie, Tots, Chips & Fruits
Matador tent
Pork Tacos & Grilled Street Corn
Bake Sale Tent – also selling race t-shirts
Beer Tent powered by The Faction
Steel City Pops: Great local popsicles
12:00 pm – Judging begins (cars all at the top of the street)
12:45 pm – Race introduction
1:00 pm – Race – ages 6 & under
1:45 pm – Race – ages 7 to 11
2:30 pm – Race – ages 12 to 17
3:30 pm – Race – ages 18 and up
4:00 pm – Race over – Old Matt Donald’s Farm takes the stage
4:30 pm – Awards Ceremony and Check Presentation
5:00 pm – Band back on stage for a second set
5:30 pm – that’s a wrap!
– This is a rough schedule. We cannot predict how the race will flow with over 80 drivers!
Please keep in mind that this is a grassroots event and we will do the best we can to stay on schedule.
Fun, fun, fun… The vision of this event is picnic/parade style where families, friends and neighbors will be walking to the event with their chairs & blankets while snacking with their families and watching the Derby. For those of you who live on Madison Ave we hope you invite your friends, set up a tailgate style picnic and enjoy the day! All others are welcome to set up their picnic goods on the sidewalks up & down the street.
We will have a “donation station” with baked goods for (cash or check) donation, t-shirts for sale ($20 for Youth & Adult) We encourage you to spread the word to bring cash & checks ONLY.

Music for Racing this should get you in the mood. From the Paul Newman movie "WINNING" (1969) soundtrack music by Dave Grusin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Taco Cantina Coming to the Old Fourth Ward

From  http://www.tonetoatl.com
A new location of Taco Cantina is coming soon to the Old Fourth Ward.  The Mexican eatery from "acclaimed chef" Adolfo Gonzales will open in place of Baked Comfort Foods, which closed this past January at the Tribute Lofts near the intersection of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and Boulevard.
read full story at  http://www.tonetoatl.com/2017/09/Adolfo-Gonzales-Bringing-Taco-Cantina-To-Old-Fourth-Ward.html#more

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Decatur Craft Beer Festival Tickets Still Available

Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Each general admission ticket ($45) includes a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Get the ultimat beer festival experience with a VIP ticket ($90).
Tickets on sale now!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A New re-creation of TOCO HILL Sign is Standing Tall at Shopping Center

 Toco Hill Shopping Center

 From :  http://www.ajc.com
Q: The shopping center on the corner of North Druid Hills and LaVista roads in Atlanta recently put up a huge, new sign that says “Toco Hill.” Where does the name Toco Hill come from?
—Joni Pelta, Atlanta
A: “Toco” is believed to be a phrase that the original developer, Clyde Shepherd, learned from a Brazilian Indian when he built airbases in that country during World War II, according to past AJC stories and the current owners of the shopping center, Edens. It is reported to mean to “have better luck than you think you’ll have.” Shepherd reportedly then paired the word with a hill that once was on the DeKalb County property.
The original Toco Hill sign was put up along the road in the middle of the 20th century, and it was torn down in the late 1980s or early 90s, according to Edens, which is redeveloping Toco Hill shopping center. Local Pizzaiolo, Hudson Grille, the vintage furniture and home décor shop Westside Market and Spiller Park Coffee are among new and planned eateries and shops.
The re-creation of the sign is based on the original — before it was painted. The new sign is in the center’s new plaza area, according to Edens, and integrated into the gathering space, which will also have a fountain.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Steel City Pops Update

 From : http://www.tonetoatl.com/
 Steel City Pops opened their Austin, Texas location this past Wednesday and plans to open their new Atlanta area brick & mortar location, in downtown Decatur, by the end of the month.  The new shop is in addition to the Birmingham-based company's pop cart locations at Atlantic Station and at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.  Sources say that the company has plans for as many as two additional Atlanta area locations in the coming years.

Location 312 Church St. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

City Offices Closed Monday, September 11

 This is from the decatur minute

Due to the threat of severe weather for our area, all city offices are closed tomorrow, Monday September 11. Public safety, public works and emergency staff should report as normal.
Other cancellations:
-Monday garbage and recycling services. A notice for Tuesday’s services will be posted by Monday afternoon.
-Monday court sessions are all cancelled. Individuals will receive a notice of rescheduled dates and times.
-After School Programs
-Active Living activities
-Oakhurst Pool ribbon cutting.
Emergency updates and closures will be posted here, the city’s website, and all official City of Decatur social media platforms.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Timberland Plans a Lenox Square Store

 From: http://www.tonetoatl.com/
Timberland plans to open a new store at Lenox Square in Buckhead next month.  Known for their durable boots and outdoor apparel, Timberland will open on the mall's second level, between LOFT and Gap Kids, in the approximately 3,000 square foot former Crocs space.  


Monday, August 28, 2017

The AJC Decatur Book Festival September 1–3, 2017

 From https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
The DBF is a community based non-profit that counts on your donations to operate each year. We are a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.
visit  https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Henry Winkler ( The Fonz) at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center Sept 1

Decatur High School Performing Arts Center

Friday, Sept 1 .  5:00-6:00

From:  https://www.decaturbookfestival.com
This year's DBF Kidnote features Henry Winkler, affectionately known at The Fonz. Together with his writing partner, Lin Oliver, he writes the “Hank Zipzer” and “Here’s Hank” book series for young readers. The New York Times best-selling “Hank Zipzer” series chronicles the “high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences", and in 2014, the writers introduced “Here’s Hank,” a series targeting even younger children with reading difficulties. As a youngster, Henry suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia and has become an inspiring champion of children facing similar obstacles. 
read more 

  Photo credit: Apega / WENN