Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Winter Hours at Decatur Estate


Decatur's Masonic Temple later became Scott's Pharmacy

This was one of the popular downtown drugstores, Scott's Pharmacy at Sycamore and N. McDonough, was a inviting place for an ice cream soda on a hot afternoon downtown or after an evening movie at The Decatur Theatre.
Photo is from the collection of Mrs J. O. Bowen Jr.

circa 1940's

But before it was Scott's Pharmacy it was Decatur's Masonic Temple Building.This postcard is cira 1914.

-- Reposted from earlier post.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Investing in Decatur Youth Pays Off!

What if you could help a Decatur student have a life-changing experience? That is just what happened when Sarah Stubbs, DHS senior received a DEF Student EdVenture Grant for a service project in the Dominican Republic. After spending three weeks working with Haitian refugees, Sarah returned to Decatur determined to make a difference. Sarah then crafted her senior project to expand on the work she did during the summer. I am leading a group of five students and two teachers back to the Dominican Republic for a week in February. We will deliver water filters to families in the city of Ascension, where thousands of Haitian refugees live who cannot return to Haiti, but who are not allowed to go further in the Dominican Republic. Clean water is a critical problem there. The water filters can provide clean water for a family of 8. This group will assist in delivering the filters and become spokespeople for this cause upon their return. When you make a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Decatur Education Foundation, you make it possible for students like Sarah to pursue their passions and put their skills to use in the world outside of Decatur. Click here to make your year-end tax-deductible gift to the Annual Campaign for Youth of the Decatur Education Foundation so that more students can have experiences that enhance their education and DEF can continue to ensure that every child in our community has opportunities to reach his/her full potential. DEF board member Michael Baxter shares why he gives to DEF: The Decatur Education Foundation is the one organization vested in every child in our community. It supports novel approaches to teaching. It gives our kids new ways of seeing and experiencing the world. And for so many of our community's children, it helps ensure that nothing stands in the way of their education. That's why I'm involved. You can make your gift online or send a check to us at: 200 Nelson Ferry Road, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030. Thanks and happy holidays! Gail

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Decatur Ga 1940's Home Movies.

  Decatur Metro posted a great home movie of Decatur in the 1940's, you can see street cars on N. McDonough St and even The Decatur Theatre.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Time in Decatur

This very cool decorated home is located on E. Davis St.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Emory Village's First Annual Christmas Tree

This is Emory Village's first annual Christmas Tree located in front of Slice & Pint.
click photo to enlarge.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

"True Detective." Series Premiere Jan 12

-- From : huffingtonpost.com Get ready to go dark with "True Detective." HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming drama starring some of Hollywood's biggest players. The eight-episode series, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, features the two actors putting on their detective caps and hunting after a serial killer in Louisiana. Sounds fun, right? Entitled "Slow Boil," the trailer shows the dark side of the detectives, and how the case of the serial killer has affected their lives over the years. The series is set to premiere Jan. 12, and for more information you can head on over to the series' website. "True Detective" premieres Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Emory Village Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 14

 From: emoryvillage.org
Emory Village Christmas Tree Lighting
The first annual Christmas tree lighting will take place in the Village in front of Slice and Pint at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, with an expected visit from Santa. Join holiday shoppers as they light the Village tree.
Decorate the Holiday Nature Tree on Sunday
In the spirit of the holiday season, neighbors of all ages are invited to decorate a holiday nature tree from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 15, in the Emory Village Plaza. AIEV is partnering with Get Grounded Teen Center to give back to Mother Nature as part of this end-of-the-year service project, Please consider joining us and donating fresh cranberries, peanut butter, birdseed, peanut butter, and pine cones. Contact Angie Waddell at awaddell@groundme.org awaddell@groundme.org for more information. or RSVP here.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chicken Salad Chick Coming to Atlanta

 From: Tomorrows News Today

Auburn, Alabama-based Chicken Salad Chick is entering metro Atlanta with a location in East Cobb.  The new 2800 square foot location will open in Providence Square shopping center on Roswell Road in suite 811, close to T.J. Maxx.

The restaurant does offer a whopping 15 variations of chicken salad, so perhaps there will be something for everyone. 

Chicken Salad Chick has existing Georgia locations in Columbus and Valdosta and is coming soon to Midland. 
Read more

Scott Antique Market This Weekend

From : scottantiquemarket.com
For over 25 years,
Scott Antique Markets has been "America's Favorite Treasure Hunt" for incredible antiques and collectibles! We host the World's Largest Indoor Antique Shows the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Exposition Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

 I-285 East to Exit 55, Jonesboro Rd.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More holiday cheer at Mingei!

Old favorites
and new finds

Carpe shopportunam!
Saturday, December 14
10:00 am- 6:00pm
Sunday, December 15

Tin ornaments from Oaxaca (including great new designs of lottery cards!), ceramic bells from Transylvania, large and small blown glass Buddha ornaments, Thai silk scarves, bronze earrings from Mexico, alpaca treasures from Peru and Ecuador, stunning runner from Guatemala, bags from Ecuador, hand-made Thai silver, Thailand and Guatemala, ceramic salt pots from Ecuador, chapati rolling pins from India, paper mache masks,
alebrijes from Oaxaca, Day of the Dead figures,
antique sweets serving set from China,
felted mistletoe from India, antique Romanian coffee grinders,
horsehair hatbands from Ecuador, Luchador masks,
Aguilar ceramics from Oaxaca, Thai mobiles,
Mexican church candles, recycled glass necklaces from Ghana,
wool rebozos from Mexico, hand-made brroms from Thailand, books and cards, Christmas stockings, furniture,
rosewood utensils from Thailand, bright Mexican aprons,
raw silk scarves and shawls from Madagascar,
Thai spirit house, hand-made journals, tagua nut necklaces,
amulets galore, and holiday ornaments from Turkey, Romania, Mexico, India, Israel, Nepal, and Thailand...
and more, more, more!

More room to browse,  more spaces to park!
This is how you find us:
From downtown Decatur, come east,toward Avondale on College Avenue.  Just after passing East Decatur Station (see signs for Figo and Corner Pub), turn right on New Street, and then a right into the parking lot just behind the building.  Park!  Come up the steps by Duck's Kitchen.  We are at the back of the courtyard, next to Duck's behind the fountain, in the space marked Home Forge Remodeling.
  Look for our signs!


Visit our new website !
Send the link to your friends
who are unable to visit us this season.

See you this weekend!  

South American Getaway - Cello ensemble

Eye on Decatur - HAVE A RAGING HOLIDAY !


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bonfire and Breakfast with Santa this week

from thedecaturminute
Bonfire and Breakfast with Santa this week December 10, 2013 by Katie at The Decatur Minute.

 Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast and Breakfast with Santa The Decatur Business Association’s annual Holiday events are back again! Please join us for the Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on the Marta Plaza Thursday, Dec. 12th 7:00-8:00pm. This wonderful event is free and open to the public thanks to the DBA! Santa will be in downtown Decatur for Terrific Thursday but he will not be at the Bonfire this year. You will get your chance to see the big man when he joins us on Saturday, December 14th for the Breakfast with Santa held at the downtown Decatur Courtyard by Marriott. Doors open at 7:30 am and the jolly man himself arrives at 8:00am. Breakfast, entertainment, and pictures with Santa are all included in the ticket. Tickets available on the DBA website, www.decaturdba.com Children $7, adults $12

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wahoo! Grill's Brunch with Santa

Wahoo! Santa Claus is on His Way Back to Decatur!

Saturday, December 14
10 a.m. to Noon
Wahoo! Grill's Brunch with Santa
• Photo opportunities with Santa Claus
• Enjoy selections from Wahoo! Grill’s signature brunch menu 
• Seasonal cocktails available for guests 21 and older
• $14 for children under 12
• $19 for adults and children 12 and older 
Space is limited, so make your reservations today – and get your wish list ready! 

Jamie Lynn Spears at Eddie's Attic

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Man who got parents' postcard (which was sent to Decatur) 55 years later.

Found this interesting story looking for Decatur news, it's over a year old story but worth sharing.

By Jana Winter, Perry Chiaramonte
Published April 26, 2012

 Includes the loving message: "We'll probably be home before this gets there."

The Virginia man who received a postcard from his parents nearly 60 years after it was sent is headed to the Chicago aquarium shown on the long-lost piece of mail.

After FoxNews.com reported that the postcard, featuring a 2-cent stamp and a loving message from the parents of Scott McMurry, had turned up in the mail of a Florida woman, officials at Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium stepped in to tie a bow around the bizarre affair. McMurry told FoxNews.com he's accepted an expenses-paid offer to come visit the Windy City aquarium depicted on the long-lost postcard.

"It will be the first time actually seeing Chicago. The only time I've been there is at the airport," said McMurry, who hasn't yet worked out the details of his trip. "It should be interesting."

    "We invited Mr. McMurry and his family so they can enjoy a place that his parents enjoyed 60 years ago."

- Andrea Smalec, spokeswoman for Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

The postcard, which was sent to McMurry in 1957, when he was a junior in high school and his parents had taken a trip from their Decatur, Ga., home, includes the loving message: "We'll probably be home before this gets there."

Officials at the Windy City aquarium said they are thrilled to show McMurry the attraction his parents once visited.

“You don’t see something like this everyday,” Andrea Smalec, a spokeswoman for Shedd Aquarium told FoxNews.com. “We invited Mr. McMurry and his family so they can enjoy a place that his parents enjoyed 60 years ago, with some added attractions of course.”

It's been an amusing whirlwind week for McMurry, who was tracked down by South Daytona schoolteacher Elizabeth Fulcher after she found the old postcard in her mail. Days later, an official from McMurry's local post office in Falls Church, Va., personally delivered the postcard to his home.

"I guess they wanted to make sure it got to me this time," McMurry quipped. "How it got to South Daytona is beyond me."

Postal service officials believe the postcard languished in someone's home for decades before going back into circulation..

"This often occurs when someone purchases an older home, or moves from a residence, and finds mail," United States Postal Service spokeswoman Enola Rice told FoxNews.com. "They do not want to hold on to someone else's mail, so they place it in a mailbox.”

McMurry plans to frame the postcard, and noted he has kept several letters from his mother over the years. But he is still puzzled about the strange odyssey of the card.

"It's hard to explain," he said. "I'll probably never know."