Monday, January 30, 2012

Ferris Buellier Super Bowl Ad Released

Grace: Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Starbucks to sell beer, wine in some of Alanta area Locations

Will Decatur Starbucks be one of the few to sell beer.

By Leon Stafford

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta fans of coffee giant Starbucks will soon get an opportunity offered to few in the nation: to unwind with something a little harder than a Cinnamon Dolce Latte or Caramel Macchiato in metro area Starbucks stores.
The company said Monday it plans to begin serving beer and wine at four to six metro Atlanta locations later this year. The specific stores and when the products would be available have not been released.

The broadened menu, which also will include small plate dinners, is the Seattle-based retailer's response to customers who have said they want the chain to offer more food and beverage choices in the evenings. The selected wines and beers will reflect customer tastes and preferences in each locality and will be refined over time, the company said.

“As our customers transition from work to home, many are looking for a warm and inviting place to unwind and connect with the people they care about,” Clarice Turner, senior vice president of operations in the United States, said in the announcement.
ajc full story

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Photo courtesy of flickr member sperlingreich

The Sundance Film Festival is underway
By: Sharon D. Robinson
Salt Lake City Events Examiner

Park City, Utah.
The annual Sundance Film Festival 2012 opened on Thursday, Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah. Opening night included a documentary movie, "The Queen of Versailles" that reflects the challenges Americans are going through in this tough economy - from a rich perspective. This film is about a self-made billionaire couple who had a vision of their 90,000 square foot dream mansion and ran into obstacles along the way. They eventually realized they had to downsize and reflect on what was really more important in life.

At the press conference, the founder of the festival, movie legend Robert Redford, acknowledged the dark time that America is going through and their feeling of hopelessness. But he said the festival will bring some happiness during its 10-day run, ending on Sunday Jan. 29. There are over 100 films being showcased here by independent filmmakers from all over the world.
full story

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Students found carrying knives at Decatur High

Photo credit:Next Stop...Decatur
From the decatur patch
Update: Police File Charges Over Two Knives Found At Decatur High School

Principal urges parents to talk with their kids about weapons on campus.

By Ralph Ellis
Update: Decatur police provided Patch with these investigation reports Friday afternoon.

One Decatur High student was arrested and a warrant was issued for a second student after faculty members found them carrying knives on campus this week, Decatur police said.

The knives were confiscated and nobody was injured.

According to reports issued by Decatur police:

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Assistant Principal Rochelle Lofstrand noticed the metal clip of a pocket knife on George Edward Click's pants pocket at lunchtime. It was a three-and-a-half-inch brown and silver pocket knife.
Full story


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Have Burger King your Home.

Burger King testing home delivery

by Fran Jeffries

From ajc
Burger King wants you to have it your way in the comfort of your own home.

Last fall, the No. 2 burger chain quietly began testing home delivery of its burgers, fries and other sandwiches at four restaurants in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

But will home delivery catch on for the burger behemoths as it has for the pizza peddlers? Industry watchers say they’ll first have to change consumer perceptions about fast food quality once it travels. How do you get around fears of limp fries and bland burgers that folks fear go hand-in-hand with home delivery?

Well, Burger King has obviously thought about those fears. The company has developed a “proprietary thermal packaging technology,” according to a spokesman, which ensures the Whopper is delivered hot and fresh, and the french fries are delivered hot and crispy,” he said.

In the case of the test market, there’s a $2 delivery fee and minimum orders vary from $8 to $10. The stores try to deliver within 30 minutes and delivery customers must live within a 10-minute drive of the store.

What do you think? Would you like your burgers and fries delivered?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Decatur Marriott Shows it's Name



Construction workers are working everyday to get this new Courtyard by Marriott ready to open.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stormwater System Repairs on South McDonough Street


Catherine over at The Decatur Minute has posted about a Stormwater repair that's going to effect S. McDonough St. starting Jan 17.

South McDonough Street will be closed between Griffin Circle and Lenore Street beginning Jan. 17 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The work will take no longer than 21 consecutive days and homeowners will be able to access their driveways during construction. The road will be reopened every night and early morning between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact John MadajewskLinki, P.E. Senior Engineer/CRS Coordinator at 678-553-6530 or at

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Memories of Elvis Presley


My memories of Elvis Presley at Atlanta's OMNI.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Greene's Fine Food's New Sign

The new neon light at Greene's Fine Food shines bright and looks great day and night.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching as the guys at the Neon Company were putting it up. Was quite the production!

January 11, 2012 6:53 AM

Two Photos of Decatur, GA. 50 Years Apart on N. McDonough St.

Top photo (from Decatur High School yearbook) taken in early 1960's looking towards old Court House. You can see Shell gas station on corner where Chick-fil-a is now, also you can see city hall,Belk Gallant ( now Eddie's Attic), Decatur Theatre (behind telephone pole), old court house. Across street from city hall was another gas station.
Bottom photo taken from almost same spot Jan 2012. Could that be the same tree next to sidewalk ??

Friday, January 6, 2012

Decatur's East Court Sq. circa 1950's

Tatum's Drug Store and Joseph Siegel Jewelers

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

An Intimate Look at Nature Through the Lens of Carolyn Meltzer @ Rose Squared Gallery Jan 21, 2012


From JD Isaacs of Rose Squared Gallery :
You are invited to the opening reception for photographer, Carolyn Meltzer in her first one woman show. This artist focuses her lens on the small part of a nature that often we walk by without notice.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Charlie's Greater Decatur Get Together - Jan 7, 2012

From Jerry Andrews

Charlie's Greater Decatur Get Together - 2012

Do you remember the fun (Double Tree by Hilton this year)

Event for Decatur High School

Classmates that annually (1PM to 5PM)

Arrives in January (January 7, 2012)

To discover all the

Up-to-date happenings, while

Remembering the “ole days”? All your ole buddies & bubbas.



2061 N Druid Hills Rd

Atlanta, GA 30329

Tel: 1-404-321-4174

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Favorite Picture taken in Decatur 2011

Graffiti art in the Agnes Scott College tunnel.
Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight.
Update: They already painted the tunnel again to clean it up.
Photo taken in May 2011

Run With The Dogs - Frostbite 5k Jan 7

From :
RACE DETAILS: 5K run/walk begins at 9:00 am, rain or shine in front of Decatur High School on North McDonough Street in Decatur – 310 North McDonough St, Decatur, 30030. Parking available in the upper parking lot off Howard Avenue. Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School, Glennwood Academy & City of Decatur elementary school students, parents, alumni, friends, neighbors & runners of all levels are invited to participate. Runners are invited to run with their dogs in a special group. The course is well marked & supervised by volunteers & the City of Decatur Police Department. Water stations positioned along the course & mile splits provided. Refreshments available at the finish at Decatur High School. All proceeds used by the Decatur Bulldog Boosters to help fund the sports programs at Decatur High School & Renfroe Middle School.
AGE GROUPS/AWARDS: Overall 1st & 2nd place M & F runners, Masters 1st & 2nd place M & F runners & top three M & F finishers in each category: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & over 60. Overall M & F, Masters M & F and Age Group winners will accumulate points at all Grand Slam events. Dogs participating will receive a special prize.

For more info visit:

Decatur Boy's High School Student George B. Edmunds discovered "Dixie-Rush" a popular soft drink in it's day.

Decatur Boy's High School Student George B. Edmunds discovered "Dixie-Rush" a popular soft drink in it's day.
George B. Edmunds attended Decatur Boy's High School circa 1930's . It was there he found that chemistry was his favorite course of study because of his interest in the unknown.
George began his venture into the soft drink industry when he started experimenting with his syrup formula, but it was not until 1939 when the first Dixie-Rush was bottled and his company established.
Identified by an attractive six ounce bottle with a 3 color crown denoting the trade mark
" Dixie-Rush" and a music note running through the name and also the bottle.
This new soft drink was so popular that it was sold in Decatur Boy's High School cafeteria.

Like many early soft drinks, some were just a flash in the pan.
Story based on a Dekalb New Era article.

They must have had different style bottle designs, this bottle does not have the 3 color crown as described in the story, but still had the music notes running through it.
photo from:


"Dixie-Rush" soda truck.

Chronology of the East Atlanta Graveyard Tavern Building shows Atlanta Dixie-Rush Bottling Co. was once located there.
Atlanta Dixie-Rush Bottling Company Inc. George B. Edmunds, Pres. Listed as a “carbonated beverage bottling company.” Also listed at the address is “House of Beau-Regarde Extract Company,” which apparently made orange and grape extract for soft drinks.

Atlanta Dixie-Rush Bottling Company had a previous address at 340 Courtland Street NE in 1943; this was the home of Barq’s Beverages in Atlanta for several years.

F.W. WOOLWORTH CO. on Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur, GA.


To the right of Woolworth is The Dekalb Theatre circa 1938.
The movie poster that you can see in this old photo is Robin Hood.
Can anyone ID those old cars ?.