Thursday, May 31, 2018

Summer in the City Downtown Decatur - Friday, June 15

Friday, June 15, 5-11 pm

Come and celebrate the kick-off of summer Decatur-style at Summer in the City on Friday, June 15 from 5 to 11 pm in downtown Decatur. This is truly where the beach meets the street with pop-up performances, a DJ, live music, a sandy “beach,” and more. Best of all, admission is now FREE.

Gather up those sand toys and come ready to play as this year Summer in the City is bringing in even more beach than before, with 80 tons sand hitting Ponce De Leon Avenue. Kids’ activities will line the boardwalk area, and for the older kids we are bringing back the rock climbing wall and other exciting games.
Enjoy pop-up entertainment by a variety of musical and dance acts including Vintage Vixens, and come ready to get funky with DJ Quasi Mandisco. At 8 pm on the MARTA Plaza stage, Bogey and the Viceroy return to deliver classic soul, retro rock/pop, and current chart toppers. The eight-piece group, led by New Orleans native Bogey Thornton, is famous for packed dance floors and good times, so get ready for a great evening of dancing under the stars.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Decatur Arts Festival Sat May 26 and Sun May 27


Celebrate the Arts Memorial Day Weekend

Music, Artist Market, Kids Festival, Dance, Comedy, Fine Art Exhibit, Food Trucks, And Beer

Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 | Downtown Decatur

Spend the day on and around the square! Discover new artists and festival favorites as you explore more than 150 artist booths lining Ponce de Leon Avenue. The annual market is full of high-quality artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Eat lunch or a cool treat in front of the bandstand and enjoy a full-line up of dynamic, high-energy live stage performances.Enjoy hours of bluesy licks, funky beats, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and African rhythms that get your feet tapping. Have a laugh at Decatur LOL and let the kiddos play at the Kids Festival Saturday.

Video Friday - Chicago - Saturday In The Park

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pao Pao Ramen and Pao Pao Rolled Ice Cream Comimg to Toco Hills

With the Toco Hills neighborhood digesting Sunday's closure of Bagel Palace, an updated site-plan indicates that two new eateries are coming soon to the center.  Pao Pao Ramen and Pao Pao Rolled Ice Cream will open in a portion of the former Shoe Center space, between Bishops Cut & Color and Kale Me Crazy, both of which were previously announced to be opening, but neither of which has yet opened.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Winnona Park Community Yard Sale June 2


Yard Sale - Winnona Park Community Yard Sale
When  Sat, June 2, 8am – 2pm
WhereWinnona Park, Decatur, GA 30030, USA (map)
DescriptionI can feel the buzz in the area! Winnona Park residents are ready to clean out their house, garage and maybe even their car! Why? It’s time for the Winnona Park Community Yard Sale. This event will take place on Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

As in years past, printed maps and an online google map will be available marking the locations of the neighborhood homes participating in the event along with a short list of general items to be found at each location. These maps help bargain hunters quickly and easily find their treasures.

Participating in this annual event as a seller is a great opportunity to get rid of those unwanted items around the house and make a few dollars to boot.

If you would like to participate in this event as a seller and be included on the maps please register online at The deadline for registering online is midnight Monday, May 28, 2018.

If you would prefer to register by mail please print, complete and mail the registration form found at The deadline for registering by mail is for a postmark no later than Friday, May 25, 2018.

Registering to participate in this community yard sale event is free to current members of the Winnona Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA). There is however, a $10 fee for non-members to participate. Again, registering secures inclusion on the maps. Further, knowing the number of participants and items for sale helps in the coordination and promotion of the event. You must register to be included on the maps.

If you are not a member of the WPNA but would like to support your neighborhood association and participate in the community yard sale event for free, this might be just the right time to join. The price of a one-year household membership is $20 while an individual membership is $15. Please visit to join.

We look forward to another great Winnona Park Community Yard Sale.

Please direct inquires to

510 Avery Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Google Map of Winnona Park:,+Decatur,+GA+30030/@33.7645653,-84.2897137,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f5074898119c53:0xb04ec79b4aaadc04!8m2!3d33.7636032!4d-84.2871281
Saturday, June 9
 Super Trash Day (Neighborhood Clean Up Day)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Decatur Confederate Monument May Only Move a Few 100 feet on Decatur Square

 Here is an update on the Removal of The Decatur Confederate Monument


DeKalb commissioners plan to discuss whether the best option for a controversial Confederate monument is to move it to a new spot on Decatur Square.

That would keep it in the center of town near the old and new courthouses and MARTA station, but with room to add context about its origin and impact.

   Decatur GA.  circa 1930's photo of Decatur Courthouse

Commissioner Jeff Rader, the presiding officer, said keeping the monument on the square was put on the table because there has been so much difficulty finding it a new home somewhere else.
“We haven’t been able to really identify anybody that wants it in their neighborhood,” he said.
A coalition of activist groups doesn’t like this idea and has planned a protest rally for Saturday. They say the best option is to find county land somewhere else and move the 30-foot obelisk to a place that isn’t so prominent.
“So much of the issue with this monument is its location on the courthouse square,” said Sara Patenaude, co-founder of Hate Free Decatur that is sponsoring the event.
The #OfftheSquare rally is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Decatur Square. The coalition also includes the Beacon Hill and DeKalb chapters of the NAACP and Sankofa Church.
A subcommittee of the DeKalb Board of Commissioner will discuss the monument’s on Tuesday afternoon. Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson has proposed creating a task force to continue researching options and costs for its relocation, which the activist coalition supports.

Video Friday - Austin Powers Theme

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Remembering Victory Vintage Home Store

I loved the art work on this place.

Decatur Pools Open Sat. May 26

Beat the heat this summer: stay cool in a Decatur pool.

Also, get the rundown on Decatur's city parks and amenities, sign the youngsters up for autumn sports, and learn how to keep your brain and body occupied while you make new friends. There's a world of opportunities available for youth, adults, and seniors.