Saturday, October 31, 2009

RELIICS & RARITIES: Warren Pickard's story in the AJC

ajc story here

Hitchcock's Classic "THE BIRDS" Plays at The Strand Theatre

Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie "THE BIRDS" is one of the mosting chilling movies back in the day, and last night The Strand Theatre had a special Halloween showing, which we attended, it was part of the theatres Halloweekendz.
Sure, we could have watched this on the small screen (TV or DVD), but seeing this classic on the Big Screen in the newly refurbished (including original seats) old theatre was worth it.
The movie goers that were there knew every scene and would say out loud the campy sayings, and the audience laughter when the kids were attacked at the party and the school was a hoot, we had a blast. We will go again to see some classic's that they show during the year on special hoildays.

The Strand Theatre
117 N. Park Sq.
Marietta, GA.

Halloween is Here..And…here… we…go!

This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I’m gonna give it to them.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Decatur 2009 Halloween Yard Displays

NBC’s ‘30 Rock’ visits ‘Stone Mountain’ tonight

AJC Rodney Ho

NBC’s “30 Rock,” the Emmy-winning comedy, features a former Conyers resident Jack McBrayer, who plays innocent NBC page Kenneth.

Kenny’s fictional hometown? Stone Mountain.

So in tonight’s episode, according to the NBC tease, Liz (Tina Fey) and Jack (Alec Baldwin) venture to Stone Mountain to seek new talent.

It’s fairly clear that the show writers are not going to portray the real Stone Mountain, which is a suburban area packed with Krogers, gas stations and fast-food joints. Rather, it will probably be an updated version of Mayberry.

We are going to get Gary Peet, the mayor of the real Stone Mountain, to watch the show tonight and critique it. He is aware of the show, he said, but is not a regular viewer. I’ll post his thoughts tomorrow.

Donald Glover, a Stone Mountain native, used to write for “30 Rock” and was the source of the name. His bosses like that name because it sounded hick and Kenneth is kind of hick. What’s funny is McBrayer’s actual former residence of Conyers is relatively close by. (Glover now plays Troy on NBC’s comedy “Community”)

This the promo for tonight online but it doesn’t address the Stone Mountain story line.


Halloween Specials at WAHOO !


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Atlanta Urban Gardening Leadership Association this Friday

FYI: At 11 am Friday, we are hosting the monthly meeting for the Atlanta Urban Gardening Leadership Association, which is the main organization in the metro area for community gardens. They will be co-hosting the national conference for community gardens next year in Atlanta. The meeting will last approx. 45 minutes to an hour, followed by lunch. They are famous for awesome potluck lunches. Please feel free to stop by the rec. center!

Please visit our blog!

Decatur - a vibrant city that is clean, green, active & attractive

Dan Magee
Director, City of Decatur Active Living
678-553-6541 office
404-391-3244 work cell
404-370-4130 fax

Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030

Vacant office space could take years to fill

I think Decatur is having this problem also, not only office space, but retail spots as well, good example is the old McDonough St. Market/Jakes Ice Cream shop, that spot is a prime location.
It's been a year since they moved out.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta is so swamped with vacant office space that it could take a dozen years to fill it all – and that’s if the metro area returns to the robust growth it had before the recession.
The glut of commercial space -- most apparent in Buckhead with more than 3 million square feet of empty space -- raises challenges to any thoughts of constructing new towers in metro Atlanta for years to come. It also underlines the difficulties building owners and managers face snagging tenants in a market with far more supply than demand.

AJC story

3rd Annual Beat the Street for Little Feet! is this Saturday.

3rd Annual Beat the Street for Little Feet!

Feet of all sizes are welcome! Join Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool families for a Saturday morning of running and fun on October 31, 2009 at 9AM in Candler Park. The race will include not only a 5K with special jog stroller division, but also a 1-mile race for younger participants, and a “fun run” for our community’s youngest runners. Stick around for the FREE post-race Children's Festival with live children’s music, a costume contest, face painting, food, and loads of festivities for the kids.

And for all you “Pete the Cat” fans, award-winning local artist James Dean has created another one-of-a-kind race T-shirt for the event. This year, Pete and kittens are in costume! To check out the new T-shirt design and to register for the race, visit our website, You also can register at or at the Big Peach Running Company in downtown Decatur.

The race will start at 9:00 AM and the Festival will be from 10:00 – 12:00 Noon. Come on out and cheer! We will be posting the 5K route on our website as well as posting notices on neighborhood newsletters, and in businesses, to be sure everyone that may be impacted is aware.

Not a runner, but love Pete the Cat? Sign up to be a ghost runner and still get your t-shirt. Check us out at: for more information.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Michael Jackson - Thriller live (1987)

BATMAN Spotted in Winnona Park

Decatur, GA
Watch out kids in the Winnona Park area, this giant Black Bat (aka BATMAN) was last seen flying down Poplar Circle....They say he has RED eyes.

Click photo to enlarge.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Pirates

This house is on Adair in Decatur.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween window display at Rose Squared

JD of Rose Squared sends in a few Halloween pictures from his window display for you to enjoy.

Thanks JD.

111 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
ph: 404 377-1414

Friday Night Football: Avondale over Decatur 28-14

Decatur High Homecoming Parade 2009


Check out photos of the pep rally in the new gym at Decatur Metro

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Night Football: Decatur vs Avondale & It's Homecoming

The big day is today with a pep rally in the new gym, the Homecoming parade at 5:00, and the game against Avondale at 7:30. GO DECATUR !

Decatur Ghost Tour

WHEN: Friday October 9, 2009 - Saturday October 31, 2009 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Your tour begins in the heart of Downtown Decatur's Historic Town Square. A diverse enclave of quaint shops and restaurants that share common space with the ghosts of Decatur's exciting past. A stop at one of the oldest two story homes in Decatur where it's been said spirits haunt the walled up fireplaces and move freely about the grounds. We will travel down small streets untouched by time to the old train depot where late at night... the cries of the wounded soldiers might be heard, or the ghost of the station master might stare back from across the tracks. You will never forget the twilight visit to Old Decatur Cemetery... some of the city's most notable citizens are interred here. Be sure to bring your camera and don't be surprised if you capture orbs and apparitions.
Decatur's dead are pretty restless.
This is not your ordinary ghost tour.
Every stop along the Decatur Ghost Tour has claims of paranormal activity.
Reservations Required
Tour Fees $15 _ $12 Children under 10
Tour Begins at the Bandstand in Decatur Square.
Tour Times see Schedule
Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins as we will start promptly on the hour.
All Tour participants will be required to sign a liability waiver
Ticket Info: $15 Adults $12 Children Under 10

Friday October 9, 2009 - Saturday October 31, 2009 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bandstand On The Square
101 E Court Sq
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Ghost tour is on facebook


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fab Fridays in Decatur

click on photo to enlarge.

Jeff from Whit's End sends in this poster of Fab Fridays

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SHARIAN INC. Since 1931

vintage ad circa 1956

A Family Passion Since 1931

At Sharian, we have been selling, restoring and cleaning Fine Oriental Rugs for more than 70 years. Rugs have been the focus of our family for four generations. What does this mean for our customers? It means we are here to stay. We have a long history of service and integrity. And we really know our business.

Sharian was started in 1931 by Bedros and Varthouhi Sharian, and Varthouhi's brother Lutfig Geovkalayjian, Armenian immigrants who came to Atlanta in the early 1920s. The Sharian's son Bedros Sharian, Jr., led the firm along with his brother Paul, beginning in the 1950s.

Today, Bedros's children Ruth, Ritchie and Bedros III, and Paul's daughter, Lydia, are involved in running the company day-to-day. Paul has retired, but Bedros, Jr. still serves as chairman emeritus, and works every day in the showroom. The next generation of Sharians, starting with Ruth's son, Jim, is not far behind.

Our customer showroom and cleaning facility is on Decatur's main street, Ponce de Leon Avenue, where our building's art deco fa├žade has attracted visitors since 1946.

Sharian, Inc.
368 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 373-2274

Junktique @ The Solarium Nov 15th

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday Nov. 15th, 2009

Junktique site
and The Solarium site

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mingei World Arts invites you to the annual

Mingei World Arts invites you to the annual
Church Street Fall Fest!
slice skull beads
Church Street, between Ponce and Sycamore
Sunday, October 25, from 1:00-4:00pm

Fortunetelling, balloon animals, treats,
crafts, a bundt-cake bake-off and prizes, too!

Participating businesses:
Mingei World Arts, Javamonkey, The Yogurt Tap,
The Seen Gallery, Hoopla, and Taste.

New reading figures in from La Union!
20%of sales support the library we have adopted in this carving village
in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Clairemont Rd @ E. Ponce de Leon Ave circa 1957 and today

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wahoo's Anniversary Week

Wahoo's Anniversary Week
Celebrate with us all week long!
Today's Special offer...

Monday, October 19th
PRINT THIS EMAIL AND BRING IT IN to receive a complimentary glass of wine with any entree purchase!

Then on Thursday, October 22nd help us celebrate five wonderful years! Enjoy a delicious menu and remarkable music from the Bonaventure Quartet featuring Amy Pike.
Reservations recommended.

Vote for Wahoo!
Wahoo! is thrilled to have been nominated for Citysearch Best Of 2009 in the Best Seafood category, and we would love your support!

Please take just a moment to click on the link below and vote for Wahoo! Voting ends this Wednesday so cast your vote today.
Best Seafood

Thank you in advance for your continued support. We are so excited to be nominated and we couldn't do it without you!

Wahoo! Grill
1042 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This Joint is Ruby & Roberts Bar-B-Q

Decatur, GA

I wonder how Guy Fieri would describe this place.

Just outside of Atlanta on Glenwood Rd in a placed called Decatur, GA.
There's a joint called Ruby & Roberts Bar-B-Q and they have been doing some serious Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Q for some 50 years.

Next week on Diners,Drive-Ins, & Dives.