Saturday, April 30, 2011

40th Annual Inman Park Festival April 30 & May 1

Burlesque troupe, Minette Magnifique at the Inman Park Parade. Pin Up Girls from Pin Up Girl! Cosmetics.
Photo's from 4/30/11 -Courtesy of Flickr member danlATL.

During the last full weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic. Because the last full weekend in April, 2011 fell on Easter weekend, the 40th Annual Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2011.

Photo's from 4/30/11 -Courtesy of Flickr member danlATL
Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders


Friday, April 29, 2011

William & Kate Leaving Buckingham Palace in Aston Martin

Touch a Truck Event is Tomorrow Saturday April 30th

From the site , Come on out to the annual Touch A Truck event Saturday April 30th

This event is for children of all ages. It gives them a chance to touch, and see up close their favorite truck or vehicle. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County will have fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles, bicycles and many other vehicles on display.

This event will be held in the Callaway Parking Lot, 120 West Trinity Place from 10am until 1pm. The event is free to the community.

Hope to see you at Touch A Truck!

Late Night in Decatur

Silver Screen Spookshow at The Plaza Theatre Saturday April 30

THE SILVER SCREAM SPOOK SHOW is a 30 minute live stage show filled with magic tricks, dancing girls, jokes, spectacle and frights! We follow it with a classic horror movie on actual 35mm film!


If you took pictures of this, send them in and I will post them.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First Look Inside Decatur's New Big Tex Cantina

Click on photos to enlarge.
I got these great pictures on my trip to downtown Decatur Tuesday night to take night shots of this new place, because I knew the new sign was going to be tested tonight,(they first had the sign on the roof line but the city told them no, so they moved it down on the side of the building) and while I was shooting my pictures, one of the partners came out and ask me in and gave me the tour. They said they hope to have a light opening in about 2 weeks.
Many thanks to Grant for the tour of BIG TEX CANTINA.
This place is very nice.

The Pool Room

Monday, April 25, 2011

Decatur, GA

Can you name the spot.?
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the driveway next to the Blue Moon store in the 400 block of Church Street...

Next Stop...Decatur says: Yes, you are correct.


Big Tex Cantina site They are Now Hiring

BIG TEX CANTINA - Ponce de Leon Pl and Swanton Way
The restaurant The Big Tex Cantina, which gets its name from Fox Bros. owner Jonathan (his nickname) and it's located on Ponce de Leon Pl. in Downtown Decatur. The Fox Bros. are converting three old spaces–that formerly housed Nathalie’s Fish House, Levi’s Key West Fish House, and an old club–into one large space. Big Tex will be a departure from Fox Bros. BBQ according to Jonathan, since they’ll have a much larger kitchen and more room to play around with the “Texican” menu, which draws many influences from their home state of Texas. Look for items such as chicken fried steak, homemade corn dogs, stacked enchiladas (their mom’s recipe), tacos, chalupas and more. The Cantina will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night. Jonathan maintains the restaurant will still be family friendly despite having a fully-stocked bar and a pool room complete with darts. The restaurant is slated to open soon.
Visit facebook page for more construction photo.


  • justguessing said:
    Had it expanded into the space next door?

  • You said:
    Yes, I think it is taking up the 2 spaces next to it.

  • justguessing said:
    Ah, if I had gone there first, I would have known. And BTW, formerly Mosaic, a restaurant, and before that The Goodbye Girl, an antique and gift shop.

DecaturWISE Rebate Program

Earn up to $3,200 for improving the energy efficiency of your home!

DecaturWISE (Worthwhile Investments Save Energy), adds to the benefits of Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program, and is designed to help residential customers increase the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes through a comprehensive home energy analysis and rebates for the installation of energy efficient improvements. The most impactful improvements to reduce energy use in Decatur homes include insulation, duct sealing and air infiltration reduction.

By participating in DecaturWISE, you are not only improving the efficiency of your home, but also helping enhance Decatur’s position and vision as a sustainable city.

Read all about it @

Friday, April 22, 2011

Looking Back at Plaza Drugs

xpkranger says:
When I broke my arm as a kid, we got a prescription for pain meds and this was the only pharmacy open after 8.

justguessing says:
Now Urban Oufitters?

Renewal in Renovation Style Magazine, How to Boost Your Home's CurbAppeal

Visit their new website

Proceeds from Jennifer Nettles Concert Bolster Museum School Music Program


Attic Community Playground donated more than $6,000 to the charter school's music program.

photo credit:

Decatur Fire Station No. 1 As It Looks Today


The Decatur Fire Station No. 1 built in 1958 to get major renovations starting in May 2011.

Here is the new look from the website.

The fire department, recreation center and public works facility are going to get big renovations this coming new year. First up will be the 1950's Decatur Fire Department located at 230 E. Trinity Pl. the station will have all the interior gutted and rebuilt, showers, dormitory space for men and women, and geothermal heating will be part of the new station.

Back view of Fire Station now.

Waiting on new Design
Budget: $2,550,000
Status: Design completed. Contractor pre-qualification underway.
Urban Redevelopment Authority Bond financing.
LEED Silver or better
Bid date: Spring 2011
Construction: May 2011 - May 2012
This info is from

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Have a Prom Do-Over at Decatur's Best New Event!

This was sent in by Gail @ Decatur Eductaion Foundation

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonder Years Actress Visits Decatur High to Push Mathematics

Former 'Wonder Years' Star Pushes Mathematics:

From Fox 5 news:
By TACOMA PERRY/myfoxatlanta

DECATUR, Ga. - It's never been considered the most popular subject among the cool kids at school - but a former child star was in town to change that.

She's attempting to convince girls to take a second look at math and to see themselves as mathematicians.

The bain of a scholastic career for some students can be summed up in one word - math. Some never even considered a career using the seemingly complicated subject. But one wonder woman was in town to tell girls math doesn't suck.

Full story @ fox5

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Earth Day Festival Sunday April 17th at Oakhurst Garden

Photo is one of many on display at The Decatur Library
This one is by 6 grader Nealie Glasser


Join us for the 41st anniversary of Earth Day and a great chance for members of the community to come together and participate at the city’s OFFICIAL Earth Day Party!

The event is absolutely FREE!

Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Parade: Come as you are. Dress up your bike. No cars please. Or watch from the sides. Line up starts at noon in downtown Oakhurst. If you are walking in the parade, join the group from noon-12:30 p.m. to claim your spot. Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. in Harmony Park (East Lake Drive/Oakview Road) and walks down Oakview Road to the Oakhurst Community Garden Project.

Kids Crafts: More than 15 crafts will be offered to the kids.

Vendors and Raptors!: More than 25 businesses and non-profits will be on hand. Learn about a new organization or purchase a plant!

Music on the Mainstage:
2-2:45pm Hill Roberts
3-3:34pm Nancy Kaye

Food Vendors: Popsicles, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, and more yummy food.

Agnes Scott Postcard circa 1906

It reads: Will write tommorow. Having a fine time. Please send another deposit, just about
broke. Almost out of stamps too.
Love From Hattie May

Friday, April 15, 2011

The 75h Atlanta Dogwood Festival this Weekend

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is one of the largest and most diverse juried arts festivals in the country. More than 250 artists from around the country exhibit in 12 categories, including painting, glass, clay, wood and mixed media. Some of the country’s top painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craftsmen, glass blowers and more will be participating in the 2011 Dogwood Festival Artist Market. In 2006, the Artist Market was ranked #16, out of the Top 200 Shows in the Country by Sunshine Artist's Magazine.

a weekend of art, music, food, drinks and fun – with an extra circus-like twist. To celebrate the 75th anniversary, a nine-story classic ferris wheel used in the Elvis Presley movie Roustabout built in 1963 will tower over the park, giving festivalgoers a unique view of the city.
Watch this cbsatlanta video for more info

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Walk For Lunch - Decatur Coming in May

From: Decatur Education Foundation

click here for more info

Erbert & Gerbert's® Sandwich Shop opens in Decatur

click on logo for menu

The Decatur store, located at 2752 Ponce de Leon Ave., opened Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. Ed and Sara Andrist are the new franchisees.

Erbert & Gerbert's® Sandwich Shop is opening their 50th franchise store. The store will open in Decatur, Ga., located northeast of Atlanta, and represents the company's move into the southeast region of the United States.

The Decatur store location features the new Urban Decor, new Erbert & Gerbert's Signature menu offering uniquely flavorful sandwiches, an outdoor patio, and a state-of-the-art Coca-Cola® freestyle machine.

The new menu includes customer favorites such as the Boney Billy and Comet Morehouse from the Classic line, as well as the Specialty and Signature lines of fabulous sandwich flavors. Erbert & Gerbert's menu also features a flavorful line of soups, chips and desserts. Sandwiches start at a price of $4.49.

"We are excited to be celebrating our 50th store opening and bringing the Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop into the southeast part of the country. With multiple stores in development, we look forward to continuing our expansion in the southeast region and nationwide," said Eric Wolfe, CEO and president of E & G Franchise Systems, Inc. "We welcome everyone to come out and experience the flavor of our new sandwich creations. Welcome to FlavorNation!"

The Decatur store, located at 2752 Ponce de Leon Ave., will open Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. Ed and Sara Andrist are the new franchisees.

Founded in 1988 in Eau Claire, Wis., Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop is dedicated to serving better, more flavorful sandwiches than anyone else in the universe. The sandwich shop concept was based on childhood stories told by the founder's father that centered on two imaginary boys, Erbert and Gerbert Herbert, who experienced adventures throughout space and time, meeting interesting characters along the way. Those 14 characters - including Halleys Comet, Jacob Bluefinger and Comet Morehouse - are now the names of the Erbert & Gerbert's sandwiches.

Erbert & Gerbert's 50 restaurant locations span the Midwest - in college towns, urban downtowns and rural centers - from Wisconsin to Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado - and now in Georgia. In addition to in-store dining, Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shops provide catering and delivery options.

This press release was issued through eReleases(R).

SOURCE Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop
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Pete the Cat T-shirts

Ok all you Pete the Cat lovers, check out this new shirt over at

P.S : They even have Pete the Cat car tags.

Early Years are the Learning Years

Early Years are the Learning Years

Celebrate Week of the Young Child with Our House

Decatur, GA [April 11, 2011]. Our House – a Decatur-based early child development center for homeless preschoolers – is celebrating the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) annual Week of the Young Child (WYOC) April 11-15. This year’s theme is Early Years are the Learning Years.

The WYOC brings attention to the needs of young children and their families, while highlighting the early childhood education programs and services available to meet those needs. “We want every member of our community to appreciate that early childhood education is vital to all of us as a community,” said Our House Executive Director Tyese Lawyer. “Our community truly thrives when all of our children receive a strong early learning foundation to succeed in school, and to succeed in life.”

This year, Our House will promote children's literacy by inviting community members to read to students. Gifts are also welcome to support quality early childhood education for those children in our community who are most in need. To make a tax-deductible gift today, visit

Media contact: Tyese Lawyer at 404-378-0938

Volunteer contact: Amy Green at 404-378-0938