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Friday, March 29, 2013

Zaxby’s to Open Stone Mountain Location

From ajc
By News Staff
Zaxby’s will open its 205th restaurant in Georgia in Stone Mountain on Monday. The restaurant will be at 1152 S. Hairston Road across from the Redan Village Shopping Center.
The chain specializes in chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads. The Stone Mountain location is Zaxby’s ninth in DeKalb County. The restaurant chain has 570 locations in 13 states.

Two Great Decatur Events on Saturday, April 6

This April, May and June, the City of Decatur sponsors a street-side celebration of the arts in downtown Decatur and Oakhurst's Harmony Park. This pop-up art program features a select mix of artists, singers, musicians, dancers and performers who will entertain and delight all who happen by. Performances take place on Saturday afternoons from 3 to 6 pm, beginning April 6 and continuing until mid-June. Don't miss a single Saturday because you never know what will be happening - or where!

     Artists interested in participating should contact sidewalksaturdays@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Artists are paid an hourly stipend.

From: Linda Harris decaturga.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mingei World Arts Reassure us "We are NOT going out of business!"

 We are NOT going out of business!

Dear friends all--
Since the "For Lease" sign went up in our window, the door has pulled open several times a day.  "WHAT?!?  You CAN'T close!".  Please let us reassure all of you-- there are changes afoot, but we are NOT going out of business!
While we don't know yet exactly when we will be locking the red door here, Mingei will be leaving Church Street and won't be a full-time retail operation. Do not despair. Soon we will announce our new location and how you can find us. We will be open by appointment and by announcement for special openings, parties, and sales. We will also have more of an online presence.  

If you don't want to lose track of us, we certainly don't want to lose track of you! If you are receiving this email from a friend, you might want to sign up for our mailing list.  Do you follow us on Facebook? Those will be the best ways to be sure you are informed of our changes.
We are very excited about these changes and think you will be too. In the meantime, come see us!   

Ann and Ellen

Spring Fever

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Audrey Hepburn commercial for Galaxy Chocolate

From: Adpressive
 It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come with CG (Computer Generated) photograph and film as you can see in this new Audrey Hepburn commercial for Galaxy Chocolate. Audrey Hepburn, a British actress and humanitarian, who was also a fashion icon and a part of what many would call Hollywood’s Golden Age, is recreated in this quite impressive commercial for Galaxy Chocolate. Taking place on a Mediterranean coastline sometime in the 1960′s, this commercial is a real treat and impressive enough to be called Adpressive! Read more at adpressive.com

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pony Rides at Little Creek Farm Saturday March 30

 From: littlecreekfarmconservancy.org

hat: LCF's Annual Pony Ride Day

When: Saturday, March 30th, 12:00 to 3:00pm

Cost: Admission to the barn free.  $5.00 donation per ride. All transactions are cash or check only.

Requirements: 36” height and 4 years of age minimum for riders, please.

Details: Pony rides will be in the indoor ring, rain or shine.  Hot dogs, veggie burgers, baked goods, beverages, etc. will be available for sale in addition to Little Creek Farm Conservancy merchandise.

How To Skip the Line:  All LCFC members can skip the line for pony rides!  Just bring your membership card or join at the even if you aren’t already a member!
Please follow signs for Parking.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tour deCatur 2013 Saturday March 23

From: decatureducationfoundation.org



 READ MORE AT decatureducationfoundation.org

Monday, March 18, 2013

Work remains stalled in Druid Hills battle

 From the ajc
Work remains stalled in Druid Hills battle
By April Hunt

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

No more trees will fall in Druid Hills – at least for a few days – until a DeKalb County judge can figure out how and if a controversial development off Clifton Road can proceed.

Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson said Monday she expects to rule “fairly soon” on whether to continue to stall work at the three vacant lots that attorney Robert Buckler wants to carve into a seven-lot subdivision near Emory University.

That answer likely will come by week’s end. It may take weeks longer for her to decide if the Druid Hills Civic Association has the right to sue to stop the project known as Clifton Ridge. And it may be months before she rules on the central issue: Whether Buckler must get the OK from the county’s Historic Preservation Board for the project, or if he needs only the planning commission approval he received in 2011.
read full story

Friday, March 15, 2013

Name the Movie

Name the movie still this is from.


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Road Warrior?
March 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Blogger Next Stop...Decatur said...
No it's not Road Warrior.
March 16, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Don't Forget Big Tex Block Party Saturday March 16

The folks at Big Tex are shutting down their street in favor of an outdoor stage with a talented lineup of local performers including Eric Dodd, Deep Blue Sun and Bloodkin.
 They will be serving up an authentic Cajun crawfish boil and will have plenty of beer specials from sponsor, Pacifico.
 This is a great event to kick off the Spring festival season in Decatur.
 Texas Born Southern Made Cooking in Downtown Decatur
 Big Tex Cantina
 308 W Ponce de Leon Ave
 Decatur, GA 30030
 404 377-3939

$40 million complex for downtown Decatur

 From the ajc
By April Hunt

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An Atlanta developer is proposing to build a $40 million mix of apartments and shops on West Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur.

Carter USA will build 240 apartments and 10,000-square feet of retail to the existing Decatur Court office building.
see the plans at the city of decatur web site

1946 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Decatur

This is from the Dekalb Historical Society.
The photo is from the Maury Mable Family collection.
Maury Mable is leading the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Decatur.
The year was 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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Weekend be Safe

From Decatur Patch

You can have fun partaking in St. Patrick's Day events, just be safe and call a safe ride home.
    By Kiri Walton
St. Patrick's Day, for many, has become a time to let loose, wear green and enjoy copious amounts of beer and spirits. While no one would ask you to curtail your fun– nay, debauchery– you should certainly be safe and call a sober ride to get home in Decatur from having all that fun.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety just announced at Meehan's in Midtown on Wednesday that it has re-launched its "Drive Sober, Georgia" smartphone application and is partnering with TEAM Georgia to ensure revelers find a safe, sober ride home.

Click here to download it from iTunes and click here for Android phones.

Photo credit: visualphotos.com

See a list over at the Decatur Patch  where to celebrate St. Patty's Day in and around Decatur.

Classic 50's & 60's Commercials

Decatur's old Courthouse circa 1930's

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW MARCH 14-17

The Rat Pack Show comes to Atlanta March 14-17 at The Cobb Energy Centre
Find tickets here

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Big Tex Decatur Spring Block Party March 16

 Big news: Big Tex Decatur Spring Block Party happening on March 16.
 The folks at Big Tex are shutting down their street in favor of an outdoor stage with a talented lineup of local performers including Eric Dodd, Deep Blue Sun and Bloodkin.
 They will be serving up an authentic Cajun crawfish boil and will have plenty of beer specials from sponsor, Pacifico.
 This is a great event to kick off the Spring festival season in Decatur.

 Texas Born Southern Made Cooking
in Downtown Decatur

Big Tex Cantina 
308 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
404 377-3939

 Sent in by Breck Rochow.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tour deCatur Early Registration Extended through March 10th - DON'T PAY MORE!

From : http://decatureducationfoundation.org/
Early registration prices extended 
through March 10th 
Register today at Tourdecatur.com

Did you know that if you bring in your 
registration confirmation to Fleet Feet Decatur 
you will get 10% off your purchase 
and another 10% will be donated to 
(as if you needed another reason to register for this great Decatur event!)

Email questions to gail@decatureducationfoundation.org

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Great Train Expo @ Cobb Galleria Centre March 9 & 10th

Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339 [Map/Directions]
Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2013
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Both Days
After 25 years of running shows in the Atlanta area, The Great Train Expo is excited to return to the Cobb Galleria Center!!
  • The facility is PACKED full of dealers with ALL Sizes & Scales of Trains!!
  • 300+ of Tables with 50+ Exhibitors from all across the country!!
  • Wall to Wall trains!! The hall is overflowing with trains!!
  • Engines, Rolling Stock, DVD's, Hats, Scenery Material, Track, T-Shirts, Books, Magazines, Thomas, New, Used, Collectible, Everything Trains!!
  • Operating Model Railroads in many Sizes & Scales!!
  • Trains Kids Can Play With!!
  • a riding train for kids!!
  • Free Workshops & Demonstrations
  • Door Prizes!!
  • and Much More!!
Bring the Whole Family
-- There are trains for kids to operate
-- There's something for everyone to see
-- Free Workshops!
-- Win hourly door prizes!
-- Kids are FREE!!!
For more info visit:  http://www.greattrainexpo.com/
Admission: $9.00 for Adults
*** Good for Both Days! ***

Kids Under 12 Are FREE!
Riding Train for Kids!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Eye on Decatur - S. McDonough St. and Big old Trees

Large old trees like this, that are between the street and sidewalks are fading away. Decatur had a lot of these at one time.
If you have one of these on your street feel free to send in the image and I will post it.