Wednesday, April 26, 2017

City of Decatur has Purchased United Methodist Children’s Home

On April 25, 2017 City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett, the UMCH President and CEO, Rev. Hal Jones, and Debby Stikes, Chair of the UMCH Board of Trustees, met to sign the sale agreement for the $40 Million purchase of the approximately 77 acre UMCH property adjacent to the southeastern city limits of the City of Decatur.
Mayor Patti Garrett said, “We are so excited to keep this project moving forward and I am proud to be able to represent the Decatur City Commission in executing the contract that will start the process of making the purchase happen.”
Proceeds of the sale will support the UMCH mission in new communities according to Rev. Jones, who said “we are committed to reaching out to, and serving, the alarming and growing number of children and families who are in crisis. The sale of the Decatur property helps us expand this ministry across North Georgia.” Board Chair Debby Stikes added that “preserving the Moore Chapel and the gravesite of UMCH’s founder Rev. Dr. Jesse Boring was very important to the Board, to members of our alumni group, and to countless others across North Georgia who partner with us in this ministry. We are delighted with the City’s support in honoring the memories created on this property.”
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Atlanta Motorama (PHOTOS)

Sally Field: I think I just went 10-100.
Bandit: Well that's Better than 10-200.

 Butch Patrick AKA Eddie Munster from the TV Show The Munsters



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Communion Cantina in Revival Backyard Opens May 5th

Communion Cantina is an outdoor gathering spot for imbibing and socializing in the backyard of chef Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant, Revival.
 Perfect for enjoying laid-back afternoon revelry, Communion Cantina serves beer and cocktails as well as a small menu of Mexican food truck snacks.

Casual entertainment such as cornhole and other games is also provided free of charge, and reservations are not needed.

Communion Cantina Opens on May 5th, 2017

Hours Of Operation:

Thursday 5-10pm (TRIVIA @ 8pm on Thursdays)

Friday 5-10pm

Saturday 1-10pm

Sunday 1-9pm

Backyard photo credit:


h/t decatur metro

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Atlanta Motorama returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22 and 23, 2017.


 Don't miss this one! The car show event that you don't want to miss is the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by on April 22-23!

The must-see car show event of the year, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by,
returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22 and 23, 2017.
Motoring enthusiasts of all types will not want to miss “Georgia’s Motoring Festival,” celebrating all things with an engine. Features include national award winning show vehicles, car crushing by BIGFOOT ® monster trucks, autocross competitions, a colossal vendor midway, live music, the kids’ zone and so much more.
The Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is open to most anything with an engine, ranging from muscle cars, imports and trucks to big rigs, motorcycles and even boats and RVs.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Under The Bridge Art Party Sunday April 23

Join the community on Sunday, April 23 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the dedication of the MARTA Mural and the KaBOOM! Playscape under the bridge.  The celebration will take place at the corner of W. Trinity & Atlanta Avenues under and around the MARTA Overpass and under the bridge.  We’ll have cookies and ice cream and a cool art project with the Milagros Collective.  Come join the fun!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Duck Donuts Coming to Toco Hills

Toco Hills nabs new donut joint. 

Duck Donuts, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania based donut franchise which I announced last week was coming to both Buckhead and Alpharetta, has now confirmed a new lease in Toco Hills.  The new Duck Donuts will be located between Taziki's and Menchies in the Publix-anchored Toco Hills Promenade shopping center on North Druid Hills Road.  

A typical Duck Donuts menu consists of about a dozen or so donut flavors with additional "topping" and "drizzle" options. Duck Donuts differentiates their donuts as "warm, delicious & made to order."

The Duck Donuts at Toco Hills will be about 1,800 square feet and should open later this fall. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Winnona Park Community Yard Sale Sat. April 15

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The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association’s annual Community Yard Sale event is set so mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. We have 20+ households participating and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. We look forward to another great Winnona Park Yard Sale. The Winnona Park Yard Sale Saturday, April 15th 8:30am - 3:00pm Maps of participants will be available on Saturday.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Atlanta Dogwood Festival This Weekend

From: April 7, 8, 9, 2017 in Piedmont Park Festival Hours Friday 12:00 - 11:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Artist market closes at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday. Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! The Dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. An Atlanta staple for 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring huge inflatables, arts & crafts and face painting for all ages, as well as the ever-popular 24-foot rock-climbing wall.

Update on Decatur High School Construction

Monday, April 3, 2017

Oprah Winfrey To Deliver the Commencement Address for Agnes Scott College May 13

Global Media Leader and Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College

Global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress Oprah Winfrey will deliver the commencement address for Agnes Scott College’s 128th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m. Winfrey will receive an honorary degree at commencement.
“We are educating our students to become global change agents who have the courage, compassion and commitment to make a difference in the world. Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal model of leading a purpose-driven life with her impressive legacy of leadership, philanthropy and service. We are honored and thrilled to welcome her to our college to share an inspiring and empowering message with our 2017 graduates as they embark on the next stage of their life’s journey,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College.
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