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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade Satuday Sept. 22 2018

From: https://www.facebook.com/events/678219242558645/



Everyone is always invited to make a lantern and walk in the Parade! The lantern parade is a creative collaboration based in community participation. Be the parade! Together, we create a two-mile river of light that can probably be seen from space! It is a wondrous night on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Parade line-up begins at 7pm at Irwin Ave. at the Eastside Trail. We step-off at 8pm and walk for two miles to our after-party at Park Tavern! At the start, expect some stop and go, as we pause the flow to let the bands and Krewe puppets have space. Take a look at the route map: https://tinyurl.com/y765htte 

You do need a lantern to walk in the parade! You don't need a lantern to watch the parade, but our sidelines are gorgeous these days! If you have never been before, you should know that Atlanta has some serious creative game! Invent your own masterpiece lantern or take a workshop hosted by Chantelle Rytter + Krewe. The workshop schedule and registration are at https://www.chantellerytter.com/atlanta-beltline-lantern-parade.

We started the lantern parade in 2010 with 400 of our besties. Last year we had 60,000 of our besties! So, please mind these rules and your parade marshals to best enjoy your parade night, and to help the bands and the Krewe giant lantern puppets navigate the flow. 

Photo from The Decatur Lantern Parade


Lantern Parade Rules
1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
2. No passing. 
3. No stopping. If you need to stop, please step off to the side.
4. Please do not walk against the flow of the parade.
5. Yield generous space to bands and large lanterns. Mind the Marshals.
6. Leave your pets at home.
7. Please walk your bike.
8. No flying lanterns.
9. Take your trash with you.
10. Have a blast!

FAQ’s are answered at art.beltline.org/lantern-parade/#faqs

#beltlinelanternparade






Special Video Sunday - The Bee Gees - More Than A Woman

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Georgia State Fair Sept 28 - Oct 7 2018 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
























The Georgia State Fair offers FUN for all, from breath taking rides, mouth watering foods, attractions and plenty of entertainment. The is always something happening at the Georgia State Fair!

From: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GeorgiaStateFair/about/?ref=page_internal

Friday, September 7, 2018

Video Friday - Smokey and the Bandit



 East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed
 Burt Reynolds is The Bandit: For the good old American life: For the money, for the glory, and for the fun... mostly for the money.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The AJC Decatur Book Festival 8-31 thru Sept 2

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.

Video Friday - Otis Redding - LOVE MAN


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sunset Sessions at Piedmont Park Is In Full Swing Every Sunday = Free Live Music

Sunset Sessions Is In Full Swing Every Sunday = Free Live Music

 http://www.parktavern.com/sunsetsessions
Sunset Sessions is back! Powered by Mountain Dew - a weekly, alternative music series in Piedmont Park. First launched in 2015, ALT 105.7, herMustache, and Park Tavern have been bringing Atlantans and visitors alike an incredible lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists. Sunset Sessions is held every Sunday from April through September under Park Tavern’s spacious, air-conditioned Garden Tent. Rain or shine you will stay dry and enjoy the music.
Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, concertgoers can enjoy giveaways throughout the series and, the opportunity to mingle with on-air personalities from ALT 105.7 in Atlanta. Plus, fans can try specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 off sushi from 9 p.m. to midnight, and much more. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 30, 2018; every show is from 7 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Reminder: Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival Sat. Aug. 11


Cold Beer, Tasty BBQ, and Great Tunes!

PURCHASE TICKETS

Kids 12 and under are free

2pm – 9pm

The 18th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 2pm – 9pm. Once again we will bring the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from aspiring and accomplished local/regional/and national acts to Decatur, Georgia in the heart of Oakhurst. This is a family friendly event that is fun for all ages

Location:

630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park is adjacent to the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road, in beautiful downtown Oakhurst.

 http://www.decaturbbqfestival.com/

This Video Friday Inspired By Heineken TV Commercial


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Special events at The Center For Puppetry Arts...For August

http://www.puppet.org/buy-tickets/2018-19/discovery-days-discover-africa/

Join us as we celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through intimate, interactive programs.
- From Story to Stage: a storytelling-with-puppets performance
- Puppet Creation Station: inspired by our popular Create-A-Puppet Workshops™
- Discover Puppetry Cart: a mobile Museum experience
Workshops, performances,
tons of special events...it's August.

For more info  http://www.puppet.org/

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Name The Spot


Eye on Decatur - TWAIN'S


From: Twains Facebook page. New patio is taking shape, just think this fall you’ll be enjoying a fresh beer with great food and old friends. It’s going be great, you’re great. #twainsbrewpub #gabeer #patioseason #newfurnituretoo @ Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

8th Annual Soapbox Derby Returns to Madison Ave. October 6th!

8th Annual Soapbox Derby Returns to Madison Ave. October 6th!


From: https://www.facebook.com
Community event to support two City Schools of Decatur nonprofits

July 16, 2018 (DECATUR, GA) - The organizers of the annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, an autumn event that has become a Decatur mainstay, today announced the selection of the Decatur Education Foundation’s (DEF) “Lighten the Load” initiative and City Schools of Decatur Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) as the beneficiaries for the 2018 race. This is the first time in the event’s history that multiple nonprofit organizations will receive financial support in the same year to grow their impact on Decatur youths.

DEF and SEPTA both work with City Schools of Decatur to support student achievement. DEF’s “Lighten the Load” provides food, clothing and other resources to families of students living in need. SEPTA exists to serve families and educators of children receiving special education and gifted services in the district.

“We are so grateful to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries for this year’s Derby,” said DEF director of community engagement Meagan Berardi. “While it’s easy to assume all of our kids arrive to school ready to learn, issues including food insecurity and lack of access to weather-appropriate clothing create barriers to learning. With support from the Madison Avenue Community Fund, DEF is in a unique position to strategically address the very real and complex needs of our students living in poverty.”
read more here.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video Friday - Jerry Lee Lewis - Wild One

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival AUG. 11th





 From http://decaturbbqfestival.com/

Cold Beer, Tasty BBQ, and Great Tunes!


PURCHASE TICKETS

Kids 12 and under are free

2pm – 9pm
The 18th annual th, 2018 from 2pm – 9pm. Once again we will bring the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from aspiring and accomplished local/regional/and national acts to Decatur, Georgia in the heart of Oakhurst. This is a family friendly event that is fun for all ages
Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival will be held Saturday, August 11


Location:

630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park is adjacent to the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road, in beautiful downtown Oakhurst.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Decatur Square Framing & Gallery (formerly Rose Squared) FOR SALE

  Decatur Square Framing & Gallery (formerly Rose Squared)  FOR SALE


JD Isaacs of

Decatur Square Framing & Gallery (formerly Rose Squared) is announcing that he will be closing the store on August 31, 2018. After 18 years in downtown Decatur, Decatur Square has become a thriving and important part of the community.

 JD is sorry to be leaving on one hand, but excited to retire from the business world and focus on other pursuits such as his own artwork and writing.  “I achieved what I wanted to achieve here on the square,’ he said. “I love the reaction when people wander into my space. They nearly always remark that the gallery is beautifully put together and a serene place to be. The diverse artwork I’ve shown here was always chosen to excite and appeal to the people of Decatur. 
   I have kick-started a few new artists in the gallery as well, and that has always made me happy. I hope that whoever takes over the building will continue that tradition.”

 A retrospective of JD Isaacs own drawings, paintings and 3 dimensional work will open on August 4 and run for 3 weeks. “This is the first time I’ve given myself a one man show in my own gallery,” he said. “I think it’s fitting that the last show be my own. I hope everyone comes by.”

Isaacs says that the business is up for sale if the right buyer comes along. For the many framing customers, Decatur Square will be taking in new framing until July 31. After that it will difficult to complete new projects. “Thanks so much for supporting me all these years,” Isaacs says to his community. “It has been a pleasure to sell my wares here and I hope to always be a part of Decatur in some way.”

 

Decatur Square Framing & Gallery
111 Clairemont Ave. (next to Decatur Visitors Center)
404 377-1414

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Clermont Motor Hotel Reopens

   From: https://whatnowatlanta.com/hotel-clermont-now-open/

Atlanta GA June 21, 2018. The 94-room boutique hotel—formerly the Clermont Motor Hotel—features design elements that pay tribute to nine decades of Atlanta history.

The nearly century-oldClermont Motor Hotel officially reopens Thursday as Hotel Clermont following a private re-launch event Wednesday.

Oliver Hospitality in 2013 acquired the former motor lodge and apartment building that first opened in 1924, at 789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, for $2.3 million.
Millions have been spent painstakingly revitalizing the property, and it shows.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Celebrate July 4th with Decatur's Pied Piper Parade

From: http://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com

Get on your feet and join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade – it’s for anyone and everyone! Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white and blue!
Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians should gather on the lawn and vehicles will line up in the parking lot.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. The Concert on the Square starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand and features the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.).
Anyone may participate in the parade, but those with vehicles must register by emailing Shirley.baylis@decaturga.com or by calling 678-553-6573.
Sponsored by City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association.
> Pied Piper Parade Guidelines

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Video Friday - The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in The City


Reminder - Summer in the City Friday June 15

From:   https://decaturdba.com
Friday, June 15, 5-11 pm

Come and celebrate the kick-off of summer Decatur-style at Summer in the City on Friday, June 15 from 5 to 11 pm in downtown Decatur. This is truly where the beach meets the street with pop-up performances, a DJ, live music, a sandy “beach,” and more. Best of all, admission is now FREE.

Gather up those sand toys and come ready to play as this year Summer in the City is bringing in even more beach than before, with 80 tons sand hitting Ponce De Leon Avenue. Kids’ activities will line the boardwalk area, and for the older kids we are bringing back the rock climbing wall and other exciting games.
Enjoy pop-up entertainment by a variety of musical and dance acts including Vintage Vixens, and come ready to get funky with DJ Quasi Mandisco. At 8 pm on the MARTA Plaza stage, Bogey and the Viceroy return to deliver classic soul, retro rock/pop, and current chart toppers. The eight-piece group, led by New Orleans native Bogey Thornton, is famous for packed dance floors and good times, so get ready for a great evening of dancing under the stars.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Woodruff Free Family Festival - June 10

 — The Woodruff Arts Center is pleased to announce its upcoming Family Fun Festival, which will take place on the Woodruff campus on June 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. as part of theFamily Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative. The free Family Festival will feature family-oriented programming led by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, including free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s production of Winnie-the-Pooh at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Other Winnie-the-Pooh-inspired Alliance activities include:  Catch the Heffalump Acting Obstacle Course; Hunny Corn Hole; Costume Making – 100 Acre Ears; Eeyore’s Birthday Dance Party; creative movement workshops; Piglet’s Worry-Free Family Yoga; Pooh’s Poetry Corner; and Kanga and Roo’s Family Storytimes. 

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will host an instrument petting zoo which provides those in attendance with an opportunity to try out different instruments of the orchestra.  In addition, the ASO will be presenting an instrument-making station where attendees can make their very own African talking drums, as well as musical storytimes, and music and movement workshops.  The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music Discovery Zone, a space designed to encourage self-guided play with hands-on instruments, will be open and will feature several interactive workshops over the course of the afternoon.
The High Museum of Art will also be free to attendees through its Second Sunday program, offering free admission for all visitors and special programming on the second Sunday of each month.  Special activities include Winnie-the-Pooh storytimes to accompany the High’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition; Meet the Owl with the Chattahoochee Nature Center; Pooh’s Picnic Basket demonstrations; still-life drawing; art-making workshops; and more. 
Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center is free, but RSVPs are required.  To learn more and to RSVP, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/familyfunjune10
CALENDAR LISTING SYNOPSIS:
 
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
June 10, 2018
Festival: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Performances of Winnie-the-Pooh: 1:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Free admission to the High Museum of Art: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Join the Arts Institutions of the Woodruff Arts Center for an afternoon of fun, art-making, and performances.  Activities will include free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s production ofWinnie-the-Pooh, an Instrument Petting Zoo by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, free admission to the High Museum of Art, including itsWinnie-the-Pooh: Exploring the Classic exhibition, creative movement workshops, art-making workshops, instrument-making workshops, acting workshops, autograph signings, storytimes, and much more!  The event is free but RSVPs are required.  To learn more and RSVP, visit https://alliancetheatre.org/familyfunjune10

                                                                                               

Kathleen Covington

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Summer in the City Downtown Decatur - Friday, June 15

From:   https://decaturdba.com
Friday, June 15, 5-11 pm

Come and celebrate the kick-off of summer Decatur-style at Summer in the City on Friday, June 15 from 5 to 11 pm in downtown Decatur. This is truly where the beach meets the street with pop-up performances, a DJ, live music, a sandy “beach,” and more. Best of all, admission is now FREE.

Gather up those sand toys and come ready to play as this year Summer in the City is bringing in even more beach than before, with 80 tons sand hitting Ponce De Leon Avenue. Kids’ activities will line the boardwalk area, and for the older kids we are bringing back the rock climbing wall and other exciting games.
Enjoy pop-up entertainment by a variety of musical and dance acts including Vintage Vixens, and come ready to get funky with DJ Quasi Mandisco. At 8 pm on the MARTA Plaza stage, Bogey and the Viceroy return to deliver classic soul, retro rock/pop, and current chart toppers. The eight-piece group, led by New Orleans native Bogey Thornton, is famous for packed dance floors and good times, so get ready for a great evening of dancing under the stars.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Decatur Arts Festival Sat May 26 and Sun May 27





From http://decaturartsfestival.com/

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

 http://www.tonetoatl.com/

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

 From http://www.winnonapark.org/calendar.htm

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 http://winnonapark.org/store. 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 http://www.winnonapark.org/yardsale/YardSaleRegistration.pdf. 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 http://winnonapark.org/dues.htm to join.

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

Please direct inquires to board@winnonapark.org

510 Avery Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Google Map of Winnona Park: https://www.google.com/maps/place/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

 From: 
 https://www.myajc.com

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.

From decaturga.com
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

 From: https://www.reporternewspapers.net
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.
photo credit: classmates.com
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Eye on ROCKET FIZZ

 https://rocketfizz.com/locations/rocket-fizz-decatur-ga/
115 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
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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 : http://www.crossroadsnews.com

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.
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Amplify Decatur Music Festival Saturday April 14

 From http://georgiamusic.org/amplify-decatur-music-festival/

https://www.amplifydecatur.org/
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

From thedecaturminute.com

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

From thedecaturminute.com
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 !


 Photo credit:
 https://www.longines.com/universe/ambassadors/simon-baker

Decatur Continues to Provide Water to Residents in Need

From thedecaturminute.com

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.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

United Methodist Children’s Home Property Visioning Workshops

 From thedecaturminute.com
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 decaturnext.com/2018/02/umch-refining-ideas/ 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.)