Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Decatur slogan contest

Catherine over at the decatur minute has posted about a decatur slogan contest.

There’s “Keep Austin Weird,” “Love Asheville,” “Think Local Umpqua,” “Homegrown El Paso,” and so many more “buy local” campaigns around the country. How about Decatur? What slogan would sum up our city’s local love of independent businesses? How do you capture Decatur’s community spirit in just a few words? We want to hear from you! Send in a go local Decatur slogan to us, we’ll pick the best three, and put them up for a public vote online. Get creative!
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vote Early in Decatur

From the Decatur Patch

A polling place for early voting in the March 6 presidential primary opened Monday, Feb. 27, in Decatur and three other spots in DeKalb County.

These polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday through March 2 for early voting:

  • Downtown Decatur. Clark Harrison Building, 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Room A, Decatur, GA 30030.
  • South DeKalb. Community Achievement Center Inc., 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur 30034.
  • North DeKalb. Chamblee City Hall, 5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee 30341.
  • East DeKalb. New Bethel AME Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, Lithonia 30058.

Monday, February 27, 2012

EL TORO - Decatur

1775 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA
(404) 294-8478


Friday, February 24, 2012

The Oscars - Sunday Night

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The Silver Scream Spook Show! Saturday February 25th @ The Plaza Theatre

The Silver Scream Spook Show!
Saturday February 25th @ The Plaza Theatre

Audiences of all ages are getting the “yell” scared out of them at Professor Morte’s SILVER SCREAM SPOOKSHOW, a unique brand of eerie entertainment.

With a cast of creepy, colorful characters, the SILVER SCREAM SPOOKSHOW mixes classic spook show scares, comedy and horrifically hip hijinks. Morte --the ghost host with the most-- presides over this twisted variety show featuring magic tricks, dance numbers and fun-filled frights! Think “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” meets “The Munsters.”

A classic horror film follows each show. From “Frankenstein” to “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” the SILVER SCREAM SPOOKSHOW shares its love of scary cinema with a new generation. And this monstrous double bill and interactive movie-going experience gives guests more boo for the buck!

Saturday 2/25
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES two showings (1:00 pm) 10:00 pm
ALBERT NOBBS (5:00) 7:30

The Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta Georgia 30306

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tour deCatur Set for March 24

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Tour deCatur 2012

Tour deCatur Set for March 24

Register now for the 10th Annual Tour deCatur, set for Saturday, March 24, at Decatur High School. Sign up to run the 5K race or 1-mile Fun Run and support children and youth across the community!

NEW THIS YEAR: Your favorite Decatur school or sports team can benefit from your participation in the 2012 Tour! After you register, create a personal fundraising page and invite family, friends and neighbors to sponsor you.

Here’s how: Go to … click on the GREEN fundraise link at the top right … then follow the easy set-up instructions. The amount you raise is split 50-50 between your designated school / team and the Decatur Education Foundation.


• Race route is here.

• 1-mile Fun Run starts: 8:45 a.m.

• 5K race starts: 9:15 a.m.

• Tot Trot (4 and under) starts: 10 a.m. (gather under the scoreboard on the football field)

• The race is part of the Decatur Active Living Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Megabus to add Atlanta routes to New Orleans, Athens

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Megabus to add Atlanta routes to New Orleans, Athens
By Kelly Yamanouchi

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Express bus operator Megabus is adding more routes from Atlanta, launching service to New Orleans and to Athens this year.
Megabus, which launched service in Atlanta last November with routes to 11 cities, also debuted double-decker buses on some of its service in Atlanta on Tuesday. The bus operator first launched its service in 2006 in Chicago and is a subsidiary of Coach USA.

Starting Feb. 29, the company will launch three daily departures from Athens, a nonstop route that will take an hour and 40 minutes from the Megabus stop at the street level of the MARTA Civic Center station, according to Megabus director Bryony Chamberlain.

Starting April 2, Megabus will operate two daily departures to New Orleans. That route includes stops in Mobile and Montgomery and will take a total of 8 hours and 45 minutes, Chamberlain said.

Fares range from $1 to $44 each way to New Orleans, and from $1 to $13 each way to Athens, depending on when tickets are purchased.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Vintage ad from 1960's - Adams on the Square

Vintage ad from Adams Ladies Apparel & Boutiques Shop
located on the square in Decatur, GA.
This ad is from 1963 Indecatur.

color tint added.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Steve McQueen Special a Retro Triumph Bonneville

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Steve McQueen

Triumph introduce Steve McQueen Edition motorcycle

Triumph has joined forces with the estate of Hollywood icon Steve McQueen to create a limited edition motorcycle that pays tribute to the late actor’s love of the British brand’s products.

Just 1100 of the Triumph Steve McQueenTM Edition will be produced and sold worldwide from April 2012, which is likely to make it one of 2012’s most sought after bikes.

McQueen was famous almost as much for his passion for cars, aeroplanes and motorcycles as he was for his legendary movies. He owned numerous Triumph motorcycles and loved to spend his spare time riding in the Californian dunes aboard his modified 1963 Triumph Bonneville. A highly accomplished rider, he also competed in the 1964 International Six Day Trial in East Germany using a factory-prepared 650cc Triumph Trophy and was reputed to have owned 138 motorcycles.


Concerns about radiation from Cell Towers

By Ty Tagami

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lawmakers will hold a hearing on a proposal to ban cellphone towers from school property.
State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, said she plans to introduce legislation banning construction of the towers near schools because of concerns about radiation safety. The DeKalb County School District recently entered an agreement allowing T-Mobile to build towers at nine schools, eliciting an outcry from parents.

The hearing is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in room 415 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Decatur Schools Open on Presidents Day

From decatur patch

Not everybody is taking a holiday on Presidents Day -- Monday, Feb. 20.

The City Schools of Decatur and the Avondale Estates City Hall will be open for business as usual. Except for banks, almost all stores operate will operate as usual.

But Decatur City Hall, DeKalb County Schools, DeKalb County government and federal offices will be closed Monday to observe the holiday.

In Decatur, regular garbage service for Monday, Feb. 20, will be on Tuesday. Regular service for Tuesday will be on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Field Trips with Sue on CBS better Mornings Atlanta

For early birds, twice a month you can catch Field Trips with Sue on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. We highlight posts from the blog and other interesting things to do. Here’s what we talked about this morning. If you’d like to see the segment, just follow the link.

Continue reading Things to do in Atlanta with Kids: Field Trips w/Sue on CBS Better Mornings

Monday, February 13, 2012

Old House Fair Feb 18

From: Renewal Design-Build

Get Two Old House Fair Tickets for the Price of One! Expires Soon! click here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Show Your Love at Wahoo! Grill

Show Your Love at Wahoo! Grill

It's not too late to reserve a romantic table at Wahoo! Grill for Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14. Toast to romance this Valentine's Day and join us at Wahoo! Grill for a special menu, designed for you and your date by executive chef Christian Speigal. In addition to our acclaimed dinner menu, you can also enjoy the following featured appetizers and entrees:

Bacon-wrapped Scallops
sea scallops, chili aioli, microgreens

Lobster Spaghetti
rustic tomato sauce, fresh arugula, parmesan ribbons

Filet Mignon
six-ounce filet, lump crab meat, bérnaise sauce, gold mashed potato, Swiss chard with pancetta

Kahlua-Mocha Cheesecake
hazelnut whipped cream, fresh berries

Join us this weekend as you celebrate with that special someone, and on Valentine's Day. Click here to make your reservation!

Decatur-based ParcLife Homes Bring old Houses back to their former Glory.

From: eastatlantapatch

Decatur-based ParcLife Homes, which specializes in purchasing distressed properties to restore them, bought the house for less than $100,000 last year. (As dilapidated as it was, DeKalb County's appraisal department pegged its value at $140,000.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine’s Day Adoption Special

DeKalb County Animal Services to Offer Valentine’s Day Adoption Special

The offer will be available Feb. 14-18. Adoptions will be $60, including vaccines and other necessities.
There's been a lot of angry talk about DeKalb County's animal shelter in the media lately. So, on that note...

DeKalb County Animal Services will offer a Valentine’s Day Adoption Special, Feb. 14-17, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, Feb. 18, 10am - 4pm at the DeKalb Animal Services and Enforcement Center, 845 Camp Rd., Decatur.

Adoptions are $60 and include spay/neuter, vaccines, de-wormer, and HW or FIV/FeLV testing. To view animals available for adoption, please visit

For additional information, please contact DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-3088.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Oakhurst Community Garden Project

Sculpture donated by Barry Gregg Clayworks and it's on the cover of the new magazine being sent to current OCGP members.

Check out whats new at the Oakhurst Community Garden
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Get Ready for Madonna

Kudzu Atlanta Antique Market

What's New at the Zu!

Join us for our third annual Rail Arts District event Saturday, Feb. 11. Kudzu helps to sponsor this consortium of local artists, galleries, and shops that will showcase art and artists all day this Saturday in the surrounding area. Shop, drink and dance the day away at RAD! As a part of the event, Kudzu will feature a group of local fine artists, as well as collections of Southern Folk Art including works by RA Miller, Howard Finster, Missionary Mary, and others. Saturday afternoon will also feature Sale Prices, Live Music, and Free Wine and Refreshments, so come on in, 'cause it's all happening at The 'Zu! For more about RAD, go to

At Kudzu Antique Market in Atlanta you will find excellent selections of:

Kudzu Antiques Vintage Home Market‎
2928 East Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-6498‎

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sebastian Maniscalco Hates People

Comments made in the year 1955!

I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Neighborhood Cleanup Days Announced

2012 Neighborhood Cleanup Days Announced

When: Saturdays in April, May and June, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All items to be collected should be placed on the curb no later than 7:30 a.m.
What: yard trimmings, building materials (that are not from the work of private contractors), tires, appliances (not containing Freon), and trash that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags.
Liquids, dirt, bricks, blocks, stone, rocks, concrete, and motor vehicle batteries or parts will not be collected.

Oakhurst Neighborhood #1 – April 7, 2012
Maxwell Street
Third Avenue (Eastlake to Northern)
Oakview Road (East Lake Drive to Second Avenue, south side from Second Avenue to 1736 Oakview Road)
Second Avenue (East Lake to Northern)
Fourth Avenue
North Fourth Avenue
Fifth Avenue (Oakview to Northern)
Gordon Street
Northern Avenue (north side only)
First Avenue

Oakhurst Neighborhood #2 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
East Lake Drive (Oakview to W. Pharr)
Fayetteville Road
Underwood Street
W. Pharr Road (Fayetteville to East Lake)
Russell Street
Spring Street (East Lake to Oakview)
McKoy Street (north of W. Hill)
W. Hill Street
E. Hill Street
Adams Street (Oakview to W. Hill)
E. Benson Street
W. Benson Street
Sterling Street
S. McDonough Street (Oakview to Hill)

Oakhurst Neighborhood #3 - Saturday, April 21, 2012
Ansley Street (from Kings Hwy to Oakview)
Greenwood Avenue
Greenwood Place
Evans Drive
Jefferson Place
W. College Avenue (from Mead to Kings Hwy)
Olympic Place
Mead Road
Oakview Road (from S. McDonough to East Lake)
Green Street (100 Block)

Oakhurst Neighborhood #4 – April 28, 2012
Winter Ave (east side only)
Johnston Place
Bryan Place
Beatty Place
Madison Avenue
East Lake Drive (from Park Place/College to Oakview)
Third Avenue (100 through 400 blocks only)
Feld Avenue
Leyden Street
Cambridge Avenue
Hood Circle
W. College Avenue (Mead to Cambridge)

Winnona Park Neighborhood - Saturday May 5, 2012
S. Columbia Drive
Commerce Drive (RR Underpass to S. Columbia)
Avery Street
Bucher Drive
Bruton Street
Candler Oaks Lane
Derrydown Way
Heatherdown Road
Hilldale Drive
Inman Drive
Kirk Road
Kirk Crossing
Mimosa Drive
Mimosa Place
Missionary Court
Missionary Drive
Oldfield Road
Poplar Circle
Shadowmoor Drive
Winnona Drive
S. Candler Street (W. College to Buchanan)
Green Street (200 Block)

MAK Neighborhood – Saturday, May 12, 2012
South McDonough Street (West College Avenue to Oakview Road)
Ansley Street (South McDonough Street to Kings Highway)
East Hancock Street
East Davis Street
College Place
West Dougherty Street
West Davis Street
West Hancock Street
Adams Street (West College Avenue to Oakview Road)
Kings Highway
West College Avenue (South McDonough Street to Kings Highway)

College Heights Neighborhood – May 19, 2012
W. Pharr Road (S. McDonough to East Lake)
E. Pharr Road (northside from S. McDonough to S. Candler and both sides east of S. Candler)
Adams Street (McKoy Park to W. Pharr)
Spring Street (Adams to East Lake)
McKoy Street (W. Hill to W. Pharr)
McClean Street
Garland Avenue
Griffin Circle
S. McDonough Street (Hill to Pharr)
Lenore Street
Driftwood Terrace
Driftwood Place
Brower Street
Midway Road
S. Candler Street (Buchanan to E. Pharr)
Buchanan Terrace
Chevelle Lane
Candler Drive
Candler Pointe Way

Westchester Neighborhood – June 2, 2012
Westchester Drive
Dogwood Way
Maediris Drive
Harold Byrd Drive
Clairemont Avenue (Scott to Maediris)
Ridley Circle
Mockingbird Lane
Chelsea Drive
Kathryn Avenue
North Parkwood Drive
Coventry Drive (North Parkwood Drive to Scott)
Merrill Avenue
Harold Byrd Lane S
Clarion Avenue
Nelson Ferry Road
Woodlawn Avenue
Coventry Road (Nelson Ferry to Scott Blvd.)
Fairfield Street (Coventry to Woodlawn)

Decatur Heights Neighborhood – June 9, 2012
Barry Street
North Candler Street
Pate Street
Grove Street
Hillcrest Avenue
Hickory Street
Lockwood Terrace
Sycamore Ridge Drive
Renfroe Court
Fitzgerald Court
Wilburn Court
Grovemont Court
Woodland Court
Mountain View Street
Oak Lane
Pinehurst Street
Poplar Street
Ridgeland Avenue
Springdale Street
Sycamore Drive
Sycamore Station
Fairview Street
Sycamore Street
Ponce De Leon Court
Hillyer Place
Sycamore Place (Commerce to E. Ponce)
East Ponce De Leon Ave. (400 to 1100 Block)
Glendale Avenue
Glenn Circle
Pinecrest Avenue
Mt. Vernon Drive
Forkner Drive
East Maple Street

Great Lakes June 16, 2012
Clairemont Avenue ( From William Street to Scott Blvd.)
Champlain Street
Seneca Street
Erie Avenue
Huron Street
Michigan Avenue
Superior Avenue
Lucerne Street
Geneva Street
Superior Avenue (north of Scott Blvd.)
Vidal Boulevard
Lamont Drive
Garden Lane
Beaumont Avenue
Oakland Street
Montgomery Street
Fairview Avenue
Ponce de Leon Place
Northern Avenue
Wilton Drive
Church Street (600 Block To 1335)
Willow Lane
Pensdale Road
Eastland Drive
Parkside Circle
Ferndale Avenue
North Decatur Road
Scott Boulevard (800 to 1300 Block)

Lenox Place June 23, 2012
Greenwood Circle
W Howard Avenue (300 to 900 block)
Patillo Way
Atlanta Avenue
Hibernia Avenue
Ridley Lane
Adair Street
Cottonwood Place
Emerson Avenue
West Ponce de Leon Avenue (600 to 900 Block)
Drexel Avenue
Devonshire Avenue
Hampshire Avenue
Lansdowne Avenue
Melrose Avenue
Chief Matthews Drive
East Parkwood Road
Upland Road
Winberly Court
Parkwood Lane
Pinetree Drive
Scott Boulevard (100 to 700 Block)
Swanton Heights Subdivision

Decatur Wine & Spirits -and Cigars

Decatur Wine & Spirits is an Atlanta-area package store providing a high-quality selection of wines, beers, liquors, and cigars. We feature a diverse selection of wines and cigars, Decatur's largest selection of beers, more than fifty single-malt Scotch whiskeys, and many other fine selections.

They strive to provide outstanding selection while maintaining great prices on all their products. Stop by the store, and they'll be happy to help you select the right accompaniment for your occasion.Click for an interactive map

1789 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30033