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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RELICS & RARITIES Warren Pickard on CNN

A police officer finds his passion in ice cream and cars.

Warren Pickard of Relics & Rarities on CNN
March 31, 2010


Be sure to visit
Relics & Rarities
409 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA. 30030
(Across the street from Decatur High School)

10 schools remain on DeKalb closure list

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"At the meeting, the task force removed Briar Vista, Laurel Ridge, Medlock and Avondale Elementary Schools from the proposed closure list."


Days before a decision must be made, race continued to divide the group tasked with choosing schools to close in DeKalb County.

The Citizens Planning Task Force -- charged with recommending four schools for closure -- argued and pointed fingers at each other at a heated Tuesday night meeting meant to offer recommendations for the school board.

No decisions were made. Instead, the task force asked school officials if it could come back Thursday with proposed scenarios if certain schools were closed.

Claims of racial inequities in determining the closures was a big roadblock.

ajc story

Easter Brunch at Wahoo! Sunday, April 4th


Easter Brunch
Easter Brunch at Wahoo! Sunday, April 4th

Live Jazz from the
Bonaventure Quartet
Easter Brunch Menu Featuring Delicious Favorites Like...
Shrimp & Grits
Fried Egg Polenta
Eggs Carbonara
Smoked Salmon with Capers
10 am to 3 pm
Accepting Reservations For Any Size Group
Make Your Reservation Today - (404) 373-3331
$16 Buffet or $19 w/ Coffee and Juice / $8 Children (under 12)
Complimentary Valet Parking

Wahoo! Grill
1042 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-3331
www.wahoogrilldecatur.com


Wahoo! Grill

Monday, March 29, 2010

Downtown Stone Mountain to get needed Face-lift

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The city of Stone Mountain is stepping from the shadow of one of the largest granite domes in America with, of all things, sidewalks.

The sidewalks will be made of brick and granite pavers in a special pattern. They will be wider, illuminated by decorative street lights and, eventually, shaded by new trees.

And they’ll put Stone Mountain in the company of many metro Atlanta cities that have used streetscapes to pretty themselves up for both the people who are already there and whoever it is they wish would come. That reinvigorating downtowns also can boost city coffers doesn’t hurt, either.

ajc story

Looking Back at Fowler's Garage on E. Ponce de Leon Ave 1955


Decatur, GA - circa 1955

Fowler's Garage
3425 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Open Mic Night @ Eddie's Attic Monday March 29

Monday, March 29th
Show time: 7:30 pm / Doors open: 7:00 pm
General admission advanced tickets: $5
General admission & meal combo: $20
Table of 4 reserved seats: $25
For over 17 years, we've hosted Atlanta's premiere OPEN MIC for the performing songwriter. National and local acts perform 2 songs each, with 3 finalists returning for a third song at the end of the evening for a chance to win a cash prize and a spot in our bi-annual, nationally acclaimed Open Mic Shootout. These Open Mics are well attended and are once again being hosted by Attic founder Eddie Owen. This is a great opportunity for up and coming talent to hone their skills and for listeners to see and meet tomorrow's stars. For more information on playing at our Open Mic, visit the "Artist Info" page of our website.

From http://www.eddiesattic.com/

More than 100 new jobs will come to DeKalb County.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

More than 100 new jobs will come to DeKalb County.

Logistics company Marten Transport broke ground Friday on a new 35-acre site in the Stone Mountain Industrial Park.

Once completed, the company will transfer about 150 employees from its facility in Forest Park and create another 100 new positions in the first year, CEO Burrell Ellis said.

Future expansions could bring another 300 more jobs.

“Creating sustainable, quality jobs is key to a maintaining a healthy economy,” Ellis said in a statement.

ajc story

Friday, March 26, 2010

FIRST MEN IN THE MOON @ The Plaza Theatre Saturday March 27th


This HG WELLS's and RAY HARRYHAUSEN classic presented by the Silver Scream Spook Show!

Saturday March. 27th - 1pm & 10pm

The Plaza Theatre

1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue l Atlanta Georgia 30306 l 404.873.1939

Decatur GA. Street Scene


Decatur, GA

Atlanta Weekend Events: March 25-28

Atlanta Weekend Events: March 25-28From http://atlanta.metromix.com/

Chelsea Handler, BaconFest 2010, the Oyster and Crawfish Festival and plenty of great concerts

By Rachae

l Mason

Metromix

Just when you thought you couldn't wait for warm weather any longer, spring has finally arrived in Atlanta. What better way to celebrate this fine season than with a festival? This weekend, you can choose to honor pork at BaconFest 2010 at Dad's Garage or seafood at the Oyster and Crawfish Festival at Park Tavern. Play your card

s (or should we say plates?) right and you might be able to hit both of them.

Just make sure you leave time in your busy schedule for a concert, because there's lots of great shows happening, from the FurKids benefit at the Variety Playhouse and the Experience Hendrix Tour at the Fox to Tiger! Tiger! at the Star Bar and Major Lazer at the Masquerade. And don't forget Chelsea Handler at the FOX—we certainly won't.



Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cool Cat A Go-Go with the Retro Jazz Cats featuring Gwen Hughes and Garrison Elliot


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When:
March 27 : 7 p.m.
Price:
Admission is $30 and includes two drink tickets.
Event Phone Number:
404-521-1786
http://www.furkids.org

Variety Playhouse
1099 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-521-1786


This benefit show raises money for FurKids, an organization that provides a cage-free home for cats and dogs awaiting adoption. In addition to music from the Retro Jazz Cats featuring Gwen Hughes and Garrison Elliot, the evening will include a silent auction and light bites. Two drink tickets are included with admission.

The 8th Annual TOUR deCATUR broke records:


The weather cleared...
the runners and walkers came...
AND
The 8th Annual TOUR deCATUR broke records:
$23,000 raised to support the
children & youth of Decatur!



Over 1200 participants from toddlers to septuagenarians!

For race highlights, photos and 5k race results
click here

Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers and participants for making TOUR deCATUR a
GREAT success.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 12th, 2011 for the 9th annual TOUR deCATUR - See you there!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Community Road Map to Health March 25 @ Bohan Auditorium

Community Road Map to Health
Hosted by: The Live Healthy DeKalb Coalition and The DeKalb County Board of Health

Thursday, March 25, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Board of Health • Bohan Auditorium
445 Winn Way • Decatur, Ga 30030

Calling all Elected officials, commissioners, residents, students, businesses, faith groups & health care professionals. Share Your Voice. Be Heard. Express Yourself!



What is important to our community?
How is the quality of life perceived in our community?
What assets do we have that can be used to improve community health?



To RSVP, email Avian Wynn, avwynn@dhr.state.ga.us or call 404-294-3803.

Leon's Bike Rack - A Real Bike Rack


Decatur, GA Leon's Full Service

When Leon's say they are going to put in a bike rack, they don't kid around.

Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday March 27

City of Decatur Easter Egg Hunt
The Decatur Business Association presents the 2010 Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 27 from 11:00am – 11:30am. Join the Easter Bunny and hunt for candy on the square in downtown Decatur. Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m. Age categories: 0-2; Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 5th grades. Sponsored by Decatur Business Association and local businesses. Free. Visit www.decaturdba.com for more details.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Best place for Taco's is Taqueria del Sol


Decatur, GA.
Taqueria del Sol has four locations, on Cheshire Bridge in Buckhead, on the westside on Howell Mill Road, in Decatur and in Athens.

11 Alive's Jaye Watson's favorite spot.
Reporters aren't supposed to give their opinions so please forgive me. Taqueria del Sol is quite simply my favorite taqueria in all of Atlanta and I would argue, it's the best, except I refuse to argue over something that I know to be a fact, at least in my biased heart.

The first time I had a fish taco from Taqueria I was blown away. Then I had the memphis taco, then I had the carnita, then I had the fried chicken taco, then I had the salsa trio, then I had the guacamole, then I had the cheese dip...then I rolled myself to my car and laid on the couch for four days.

Owner Mike Klank says the concept is the south meets southwest. He's taken southern favorites like pulled pork and fried chicken and paired them companions like jicama slaw and jalapenos and lots of other stuff I don't know and makes an incredibly unique, fresh, delicious taco.

Most days you'll find a line out the door long before noon. Customers are effusive in their praise and fanatical about their favorites. I know how they feel.

Taqueria del Sol has four locations, on Cheshire Bridge in Buckhead, on the westside on Howell Mill Road, in Decatur and in Athens.
http://www.11alive.com

Toco Hill library’s green remodeling series March 23rd


The last seminar in the Toco Hill library’s green remodeling series

Creating a Healthy Home: Tuesday, March 23rd @ 6:30PM @ the Toco Hill Avis Williams library in Decatur. Learn how to improve the indoor air quality of your home and protect your family from indoor pollutants like gases, chemicals, radon, and carbon monoxide. Presented by Joe Thomas and Steve Herzlieb, Home Performance Consultants. More info can be found at http://renewalsystemsolutions.com/whatsnew.php.

Have a good one,

Kelly Cheek

Marketing Manager
Renewal D
esign-Build


t. 404-378-6962
f. 404-378-6963

124 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030

Kelly@RenewalDesignBuild.com

http://www.RenewalDesignBuild.com

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

28TH Annual International Auto Show March 20-28, 2010


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show now at the Georgia World Congress Center for its 28th anniversary on March 20 - 28, 2010.

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster

Decatur Time Machine for MOJO PIZZA & WILSON 'S ICE CREAM

Next Stop...Decatur
Decatur Time Machine for Mojo Pizza N Pub & Wilson's Ice Cream
By D.G. Whitefield

Decatur, GA
-- Today this location is Mojo Pizza N Pub and they are very successful at this location.
Their slogan is :
"My neighborhood pizza joint can kick your neighborhood pizza joint's butt!"
They also deliver to Decatur customers.

Decatur, GA circa 1947

Decatur's Wilson Ice Cream Co. was very popular for Decatur back in the late 40's and 50's
W. L. Wilson owner of the ice cream company said this new innovation of two horse drawn carts was a great way to deliver their frozen treats to the doors of Decatur customers. The two cart will have designated routes, one will be solely for the north side of Decatur while the other will remain south of the railroad tracks.
He pointed out this was developed to appeal to the children and in it's first week of operation proved to be highly successful.


HAVE SOME WILSON'S ICE CREAM (1940's ad)
"FOR A TASTE THAT YOU'LL NEVER FORGET"
Everyone Goes For This Grand-Tasting Treat.

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME
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ROSWELL BOOMER SAID:

The one on Church street had the very best Vanilla IC Cones.

March 23, 2010 7:49 PM

Friday, March 19, 2010

TABLE TENNIS TO BE HELD AT THE DECATUR RECREATION CENTER

Sent in by :

Dan.Magee@decaturga.com


DeKalb County Senior Olympics (50 years of age and older)

http://www.yourdekalb.com/parks/pr-senior-olympics.html#events



Activities:

Table Tennis (Singles & Doubles), Line Dancing, Swimming, Tennis, Water Volleyball, Golf, Bowling, Track and Field, Wii Bowling (New), Horseshoes, Canasta, Talent Show, Checkers, Dominoes, Mah Jong, Fun Walk, Billiards, Pinochle



TABLE TENNIS TO BE HELD AT THE DECATUR RECREATION CENTER

6:30 pm, Tuesday, May 11th - Singles

6:30 pm, Thursday, May 13th - Doubles
Registration Information brochure

http://www.yourdekalb.com/parks/pdf/2010Registrationpack.pdf



Registration Form

http://www.yourdekalb.com/parks/pdf/2010Registrationform.pdf



For additional information, call 404-371-2990 or e-mail jdswain@co.dekalb.ga.us.



The DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Department invite all men and women 50 years of age and older to come and participate in this wonderful senior athletic event. There are over 30 event categories and team sports offered. Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through fun, fitness, and play.The Benefits We are proud to be able to help promote healthy lifestyles for adults, particularly seniors of 50 years and older. It’s no secret that baby boomers are entering their golden years and are becoming more conscious about health and the way we age. Staying fit and active is the best answer to aging. The games provide an excellent way for seniors to maintain or improve their physical and mental condition as well as their coordination, while enjoying some friendly competition. Plus, you meet new friends, engage the whole family in the fitness mode and you can become a volunteer too!

World Heart Games, May 14-15, 2010, Decatur, Georgia

From: Dan.Magee@decaturga.com



May 14-15, 2010 • Co-hosted by Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
Register at www.acsm.org/worldheartgames by April 2, 2010


Cardiac rehabilitation patients will get a wide variety of challenging, but safe activities to compete in for the 2010 World Heart Games. These provide a monitored and competitive way for the participants to be active in a way that they and their medical team are comfortable with. Some events that participants can expect to compete in are: table tennis, bocce, golf putting, bowling, prediction events, basketball, game of knowledge, volleyball, tennis, softball throw, soccer shoot a 9-hole golf tournament and much more. We encourage you to learn more about the game rules. As clinicians in cardiac rehabilitation, we have all witnessed the evolution of the sedentary, sometimes isolated life in our patients with cardiac disease or risk-related symptoms, to one of hope, activity and purpose. Cardiac rehabilitation programs prepare patients to reenter life!



Contact Jessica Hancock (jhancock@acsm.org) (317) 352-3893 with any questions or for information on how to support the ACSM World Heart Games.

Remembering Fess Parker - DAVY CROCKETT


Three Furlough Days for Decatur Teachers

DeKalb County News 8:07 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010


Decatur teachers get three furlough days


By Megan Matteucci

Decatur teachers get three furlough days
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Megan Matteucci

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur city schools officials voted to reduce the number of teacher workdays in the next school year.
n a 3-0 vote, the number of teacher workdays drops from 190 to 187, Marc Wisniewski, board vice chairman, told the AJC Thursday night.

The furlough days next school year are meant to help balance the budget.

The furloughs mean about a 2 percent reduction for most staff, Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said.

“I believe we’re taking the least destructive measures we can take,” Edwards told about 50 parents and teachers on Wednesday.
ajc story

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Waffle House Museum Open Saturday to Public


Decatur, GA
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By Alexis Stevens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If you've always wanted to how the Waffle House got its start, order up.
More DeKalb County news »



The original DeKalb County location was refurbished in 2007. Inside, the restaurant and museum house more than 54 years worth of all things scattered, smothered and covered.

On Saturday, it's open to the public for three hours. Here's your chance to see the history behind the 24-hour spot for hashbrowns, cheese ‘n eggs, bacon and waffles.

Hungry yet?

ajc story

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

1946 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Decatur

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--1946 DeKalb Theatre Ad for "Week-End At The Waldorf"--




Decatur, GA ----- Monday March 18, 1946
Mr. Maury F. Mable leads his 51st St. Patrick's Day Parade.
St. Patrick's Day fell on Sunday in 1946 and the parade was held
on Monday the 18th.
Research by D.G.Whitefield

IT'S THE IRISH IN 'IM
Mable Plans 51st Parade in Honor of Patron Saint

By William O. Key

The Irishest man in the world undoubledly is Mr. Maury F. Mable, of Decatur, GA
Mayflower upper-deckers and Plymouth Rock boasters may sing of their blue blood.
Folks who loudly trace their dubioud antecedents back to some whistle-stop
in Eastern Latvin that sounds like throat trouble, may howl about their red-blooded Americanism.

But when Mr. Mable nicks himself with his razor, the stuff he stanches must of course, be as green as your Aunt Minnie's imitation emeralds. For Mr. Mable is,at heart, as Irish as Paddys pig than which there are few things Irisher.

For the fifty-first year, Mr Mable Monday forenoon will stage his traditional St. Patrick's Day one man parade
out Decatur way. This year there will be quite a few trailing Mr. Mable, but since for all but three or four parades Mr. Mable has walked alone, it still is regarded as a One-Man Show - the screwiest on earth perhaps, but a serious business with Mr. Mable


This parade photo is from the Dekalb Historical Society.
Which is from the Maury Mable Family collection.
Maury Mable is leading the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Decatur.
The year is 1946, looking at the Dekalb Theatre marquee you can see the movie playing is "Week end at the Waldorf "(1945).
You can see F.W. Woolworth's next door and the Western Auto Store on the other side. the view is on East Ponce de Leon looking from Church St. toward Clairmont, east to west on Ponce de leon
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"Week-end at the Waldorf"
-- NOW PLAYING AT THE DEKALB THEATRE --

Consumer Alert: Don't Be Fooled by Fake Checks Sent to your Home.

Phony check fraud is surging. Here's how to spot this scam.


New Scam That Rips Off Consumers

Get the facts on fake check fraud at FakeChecks.org

What do Alcoa, Welch's and Bank of America have in common? They all have had their corporate identities stolen and placed on fake checks in a new scam that rips off consumers.

The average victim of this type of con -- in which people trade their own cash for a counterfeit check -- loses from $3,000 to $4,000, according to the National Consumers League (NCL). And consumers aren't the only ones who suffer. The reputations of legitimate corporations whose names are being hijacked are also tarnished. Our own company, Reader's Digest, has fallen victim to these thieves, as have other well-known firms.

"We are highly concerned about reports of scam artists using our name and good reputation to try and deceive consumers through these fake check scams," says Chris Irving, a senior executive with Publishers Clearing House. "If you have received what appears to be a legitimate check with a request to send a portion of that check back, stop immediately."

Warning: The checks look like the real thing. Don't be Fooled

Learn more here

The Seen Gallery



The Seen Gallery
415 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-0733

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Decatur Easter Egg Hunt on the Square



Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 27 • 11 a.m.

Bring your basket and join the Easter Bunny in the hunt for candy eggs on the square in downtown Decatur. Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m. Age categories: 0-2; Preschool, Kindergarten, grades 1-5. Sponsored by Decatur Business Association. Free.

What questions do you have to answer on a census?

The only question required to be answered by the constitution is...how many people live in your home.
http://wiki.answers.com

Mitt Romney to speak at Emory

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, will give a speech at Emory University March 30. The lecture is sponsored by the Emory Law Federalist Society and Emory College Republicans.

Gov. Sonny Perdue is scheduled to introduce Romney, a 2008 presidential candidate.

The speech is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Emory's Glenn Memorial Auditorium. A question-and-answer session is scheduled from 8 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a book signing.

While the event is free, organizers are encouraging people to register at www.law.emory.edu/mittromneyevent.

ajc story

Easter Brunch at Wahoo! Sunday, April 4th

Wahoo! Grill


Featuring Delicious Favorites Like...
Shrimp & Grits
Fried Egg Polenta
Eggs Carbonara
Smoked Salmon with Capers
10 am to 3 pm
Accepting Reservations For Any Size Group
Make Your Reservation Today - (404) 373-3331
$16 Buffet or $19 w/ Coffee and Juice / $8 Children (under 12)
Complimentary Valet Parking

1042 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-3331

Monday, March 15, 2010

Toco Hill ­ Avis G. Williams Library Offering Free Seminar Series in March

Toco Hill ­ Avis G. Williams Library Offering Free Seminar Series in March

This March, the Toco Hill ­ Avis G. Williams Library in Decatur will host a free seminar series focused on green remodeling. Topics discussed will be: The Homeowner¹s Guide to Green Remodeling, Show Me the Money:Why Green makes Sense for Your Wallet, and Creating a Healthy Home. The library is even featuring local green experts as speakers. Joe Thomas and Steve Herzlieb, Home Performance Consultants for Renewal System Solutions, will be speaking from their extensive experiences with green renovations. Sister company Renewal Design-Bu
ild is an EarthCraft Renovator of the Year and has been featured on the Discovery Network and HGTV. The seminar series was originally given at the Decatur Library.

The date and desc
ription of each seminar are as follows:


· Tuesday, March 16, 6:30PM: Show Me the Money: Why Green Makes Sense for Your Wallet
This seminar will discuss how certain green improvements to your home will increase energy efficiency and save you money. In addition, you will learn how the most recent green tax credits and rebates will put even more money in your pocket.


· Tuesday, March 23, 6:30PM: Creating a Healthy Home
Recent EPA studies have shown that the air in your home may be even more harmful than the air outside. In this seminar, you¹ll learn how to improve the indoor air quality of your home and protect your family from indoor air pollutants like gases, chemicals, pests, radon, and carbon monoxide.


Renewal System Solutions, 124 S. Columbia Dr. in Decatur, is part of the Home Performance w/ENERGY STAR program. They uncover and fix home energy loss problems and safety hazards.

For more information, call 404.378.6962 or visit the DeKalb County Public Library website at http://www.dekalblibrary.org/branches/toco-hill.html. The library is located at 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur 30033.

Kelly Cheek

Marketing Manager
Renew
al Design-Build


t. 404-378-6962
f. 404-378-6963

124 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030

Kelly@RenewalDesignBuild.com

http://www.RenewalDesignBuild.com

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Macy's ends Gift-wrapping Service


I always considered MACY'S as a high-end retail department store, but I must be wrong.

If they are trying to save money that's not the way to do it, but that's me, I guess the gift boxes will be next to go.

I sure do miss RICH'S.

below is a AJC story about the gift-wrapping service ending.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By Tammy Joyner

It’s a wrap.

At least that’s Macy’s take on its decades-old gift-wrapping service, which is now headed the way of the coat check. The Cincinnati-based retail giant will end gift-wrapping services at all but five of its 810 U.S. stores, including all 19 in metro Atlanta, by the end of April.

Macy’s at Lenox Mall wrapped its last gift last week. The retail giant has been quietly discontinuing the service for about three years because of dwindling demand, said spokesman Jim Sluzewski.

ajc story

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wild Oats & Billy Goats Opens Today

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Wild Oats & Billy Goats - Decatur, GA



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----Wild Oats & Billy Goats---- Decatur, GA

Photo credit / nextstopdecatur.com

Check out Weatherly & Hugh Copenhaver new gallery "Wild Oats & Billy Goats" that just opened today.

It's got a lot of neat folk art and other cool finds.
They will have a GRAND OPENING on April 10th
but you can check it out now.
About the official GRAND OPENING on April 10th, you can come by and meet many of the artists, see your friends and enjoy some food, drinks, and live music.

Wild Oats & Billy Goats website



Wild Oats & Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone 404-378-4088

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Touch-a-Truck" Saturday March 20, 2010


Decatur, GA / photo credit: nextstopdecatur.com

From Dan.Magee@decaturga.com


Come join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 20th for the annual "Touch-a-Truck" event. This free community event gives children of all ages a chance to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur fire truck, dump trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles, bicycles and many other vehicles will be on display.

Location: Calloway Building Parking Lot, 120 West Trinity Place
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"HAMLET" To Open City's New Performing Arts Center


From elifemagazine.net
Decatur High School drama students will christen the city's new performing art center with their new production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet
March 18 - 20th 2010
For tickets call 404-370-4420


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mac McGee Irish Pub Review


Decatur, GA / photo credit nextstopdecatur.com

Mac McGee Irish Pub Review

For the AJC


Nowadays, there must be more Irish pubs in America than in Ireland. And surely on St. Patrick’s Day the madding crowds will be packing them cheek by jowl.

All that makes it even more sublime to think of nestling into the snug environs of Mac McGee for a quiet pint on an afternoon when nobody’s around.

The new Irish pub on Decatur Square looks as though it’s been there forever. Add an imaginative menu, plus an impressive selection of beer and spirits, and it becomes an even more pleasant surprise.

Vintage character

Occupying the former Saba space, the ultra-bright red color that frames the door and windows announces the entrance. The interior makes the most of brick walls and warm wood, with a busy array of knickknacks, signs and artwork. Among the intimate seating nooks, there’s a table pressed against a brick hearth. A vintage arched stained-glass window casts a glow over the burnished bar, giving the place an aura that seems more West Coast of Ireland than Downtown Decatur.

Full story @

http://www.accessatlanta.com

Comment:
jolomo said:

Their stew is my new favorite comfort food. Yum and last time I was there they had Two Hearted on draft. Double yum

March 10, 2010 2:17 PM

Hoopla Says Farewell to Decatur


From Hoopla site:
It was much thought we have decided to close our sweet Hoopla. We have so dearly enjoyed serving all of our customers the big and especially the small! The store is currently at 30% off. Please come in before it is all gone! We will have one last party on Saturday, March 20th from 11am-2pm. There will be facepainting, balloons, arts and crafts, and of course in the typical Hoopla fashion snacks for all! Thanks for the memories!

Thanks Hoopla for all you did for Decatur,
I will miss those great window displays
You always had the "BEST".

Wild Oats & Billy Goats to Open March 13

Wild Oats & Billy Goats to Open March 13

Wild Oats & Billy Goats is a new folk art gallery in downtown Decatur opening Saturday, March 13. The gallery will feature original paintings, pottery, face pots, primitives, wire, metal and wood sculpture, jewelry and hand-crafted items from artists across the United States. Owners Hugh and Weatherly Copenhaver live in Decatur with their three boys.
Wild Oats & Billy Goats will be in the former By Hand South space at 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. For information, email info@wildoatsandbillygoats.com, call 404-378-4088, or visit www.wildoatsandbillygoats.com.

http://www.decaturga.com

Monday, March 8, 2010

Decatur Neighborhoods to Exchange Crime Prevention Ideas


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

People from Decatur’s neighborhood and condo associations and block groups – as well as those interested in starting such groups – are expected at a community meeting later this month.
People from Decatur’s neighborhood and condo associations and block groups – as well as those interested in starting such groups – are expected at a community meeting later this month.

The Decatur Neighborhood Alliance meeting will give people the change to exchange ideas and information with other neighborhood leaders and learn about crime prevention, volunteer opportunities and special events in the city. Members of the city’s Environmental Sustainability Commission will also be at the meeting.

ajc

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the Decatur Fire Station #2, on Hill Street in Oakhurst.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call 678-553-6548 or e-mail leeann.harvey@decaturga.com.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

STEINBECK'S ALE HOUSE


A Saturday afternoon at Steinbeck's Ale House.

Steinbeck's Restaurant Hours:
Dinner served 7 Days a Week (5PM - 11PM)
Lunch served 7 Days a Week (11:30AM - 2PM)
Brunch served on Sunday (11:30AM - 2:30PM)
Bar open late. Call for details.

659 East Lake Drive, Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030
404.373.1116


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Saturday, March 6, 2010

COLUMBIA MALL circa 1970




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COLUMBIA MALL
Was located at the corner of Columbia Dr. and Memorial Dr.
Decatur, GA.

Walmart now is at that location.

What memories do you have of Columbia Mall.
Also be sure to visit my Belvedere Plaza site.