Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

This is from several years ago and it was on Avery St in Winnona Park area.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Decorate Decatur Winners

Over at The Decatur Minute they have photos of Decorate Decatur winners.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" - Visit The Legendary Netherworld

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" is a new feature for Next Stop..Decatur. Images of Ponce de Leon Ave. You never know what you will see or find. --

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Decatur to weigh moratorium on tree removal, demolitions

From the ajc

Decatur to weigh moratorium on tree removal, demolitions
 By Bill Banks

Decatur’s City Commission will vote Monday on a proposed 90-day moratorium on the removal of healthy trees on private property and the demolition of single-family homes.

The vote follows recent commission meetings where a number of residents have expressed concern over a perceived escalation of “in-fills,” or the razing of smaller, older homes and replacing them with larger homes, some as tall as three stories. These “McMansions,” opponents say, are inconsistent with the city’s neighborhood feel, its aesthetics and architectural history.

“We’re continually seeing, over the last year or 18 months, more homes maximized for floor area and lot coverage,” City Planner Amanda Thompson said. “But how much more is something we have to figure out.”
more here

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

13th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade, October 19, 2013

Be sure to get to the festival grounds early- the fun starts at noon and the parade begins at 4pm. Parking is a little crazy in Little Five Points, so check out the Marta schedule. Hop off at the Inman Park Station and make your way over on foot. We will see you on the 19th!!! Come in your best Halloween attire.

more info

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mingei rises for Day of the Dead! New location

Mingei is NOT dead! 
Please come help us celebrate our new location,
our new incarnation,
and Day of the Dead!

Saturday, October 19
Sunday, Ocotber 20

Lots of new things from Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador!
woodcarvings from Oaxaca, ceramic figures from the Aguilar family, paintings from the Lorenzos, new muertos including yogis!,
elegant tin and clay filigree jewelery,
hand-made earrings and chains from Lozano, old Andean textiles,
leather pouches from Ecuador,
LuchaLibre masks and more!

Where are we?
East Decatur Station!
111 New Street, Suite A
in the Home Forge Remodeling space, off the courtyard,
next to Duck's Kitchen.
From Downtown Decatur, travel east on East College Ave., turn right on New Street, just past East Decatur Station.  \
Take the next right into our parking lot (yay!)
and come up the stairs by Duck's.
We are on the back of the courtyard by the fountain.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Play for Middle Schoolers at the Alliance

The Alliance is excited to announce our upcoming production developed for middle school students based on their experiences and the stories of Grimm’s Fairytales.  THE GRIMM LIVES OF THE INBETWEENS is a fairytale-middle school mash up of knights on bicycles, princesses with braces, bullies and jocks, and so much more. Using digital storytelling, interactive theatre techniques, and quirky renditions of classic tales, this show will bring to life a contemporary Middle School experience from the students’ point of view.

The Alliance is also thrilled to be a part of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affair’s “Cultural Experience Project.”  The Cultural Experience Project was launched to afford every Atlanta Public School (APS) student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues. Through the CEP, all sixth graders in APS will have the opportunity to see THE GRIMM LIVES OF THE INBETWEENS – making it one of the only cultural experiences offered by the program that is developed specifically for students in their age category. 

There are only two public performances of this show, so get your tickets soon!  Performances are Monday, October 28, 7:00pm, and Monday, November 4, 7:00pm.  The Official Opening Performance is October 28, 7:00pm.  Adult tickets are $20 and children tickets are $15. Tickets are available online at or by calling 404.733.5000. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Decatur High School Homecoming Parade Friday 10-11-13

Homecoming Parade

The parade will leave the high school Friday at 5:30 pm, following the traditional route: Up Commerce right on Ponce past the Old Courthouse down Church to Trinity down McDonough back to the school.

Come out to cheer our fabulous DHS Marching Band, our creative new-style student floats, cheerleaders and ROTC, elementary school groups, representatives from our clubs and sports teams, and our Homecoming court.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Evelyn Sadovsky Jewelry Trunk Show at Decatur Market & Gallery 10-20-13

Evelyn Sadovsky Jewelry Trunk Show

I'd Like to have the following event posted on your website:

Please join us!
Renowned Russian jeweler Evelyn Sadovsky will present her latest collection of enamel and cloisonne at the Decatur Market and Gallery. This is a benefit for “Pink Ladies” breast cancer survivors. Celebrity models, cocktails by Sinless and light hors d'oeuvres. Free to attend.

153 Ponce de Leon Place
Decatur, GA 30030

October 20, 2013
6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

For more information, please visit:

Monday, October 7, 2013

Marco Polo: Man & Myth - Now at Fernbank Museum

 From Fernbankmuseum web site.
Experience the story of the ultimate adventure traveler, Marco Polo, and relive his epic excursion along the Silk Road. Twenty-four years and thousands of miles later, it became a journey that can best be described as "the ultimate road trip.”
Making its North American premiere at Fernbank Museum, Marco Polo: Man & Myth features more than 80 objects including coins, ceramics, artwork, maps and more.
Learn more about this at

Ron Burgundy and Dodge Team Up.

Friday, October 4, 2013

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" Fellini's Pizza

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" is a new feature for Next Stop..Decatur. Images of Ponce de Leon Ave. You never know what you will see or find. --

Before the Rec Center the Cooper House was a place for teens

Do you remember this building in Decatur ?
This I think was called the Cooper house where the REC center sits  now.
Did you ever go there for dance, canteen.?

Chastain Park Arts Festival November 2 and 3

 Lisa Windle sends this in.

I'd like to add the following event to your events calendar. It is a free Art Festival, and open to the public. The information is listed below:

Bursts of Color Welcomes Fifth Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival November 2 and 3 in Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival on November 2nd and 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will feature 185 fine artists and artisans along the tree lined Park Drive, turning Chastain Park into a living gallery for the weekend.

Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions including the “gourmet” food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will enliven the atmosphere in addition to a special VIP Tent. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists. Best of all, it’s entirely free to attend!

The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Located in the largest public park in Fulton County, we set out with many different goals in mind: 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Create a venue that emphasizes local and Georgian artists so they have a show they can depend on in their own back yard; 3) Bring a festival to the folks in the northern part of Fulton county; 4) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 5) Create a show unlike any other in the City of Atlanta, bringing together outstanding local, regional and national artists.

The Chastain Park area is rich with one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in the Atlanta area. More than 20,000 visitors are expected over the weekend to view the many painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.

The festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces.

4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327 (inside upper Chastain Park on Park Drive)

Sat., November 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun., November 3, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Free to attend

For more information, please visit

Thursday, October 3, 2013

low country boil Oct 10

Thursday, October 10 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Leapin’ Lizards
, 185 Sams St., Decatur, GA 30030
$60 for general public ($40 of that is tax-deductible)
$30 for CSD employees ($10 of that is tax-deductible)
includes all beer and wine, food, live music and event T-shirt*
*(T-shirt not guaranteed for tickets purchased after September 27)


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur"

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" is a new feature for Next Stop..Decatur. Images of Ponce de Leon Ave. You never know what you will see or find.
La Fonda Latina
923 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Neighborhood: Poncey-Highland