Saturday, June 23, 2018

Clermont Motor Hotel Reopens


Atlanta GA June 21, 2018. The 94-room boutique hotel—formerly the Clermont Motor Hotel—features design elements that pay tribute to nine decades of Atlanta history.

The nearly century-oldClermont Motor Hotel officially reopens Thursday as Hotel Clermont following a private re-launch event Wednesday.

Oliver Hospitality in 2013 acquired the former motor lodge and apartment building that first opened in 1924, at 789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, for $2.3 million.
Millions have been spent painstakingly revitalizing the property, and it shows.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Celebrate July 4th with Decatur's Pied Piper Parade


Get on your feet and join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade – it’s for anyone and everyone! Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white and blue!
Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians should gather on the lawn and vehicles will line up in the parking lot.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. The Concert on the Square starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand and features the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.).
Anyone may participate in the parade, but those with vehicles must register by emailing or by calling 678-553-6573.
Sponsored by City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association.
> Pied Piper Parade Guidelines

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Video Friday - The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in The City

Reminder - Summer in the City 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.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Woodruff Free Family Festival - June 10

 — The Woodruff Arts Center is pleased to announce its upcoming Family Fun Festival, which will take place on the Woodruff campus on June 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. as part of theFamily Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative. The free Family Festival will feature family-oriented programming led by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, including free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s production of Winnie-the-Pooh at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Other Winnie-the-Pooh-inspired Alliance activities include:  Catch the Heffalump Acting Obstacle Course; Hunny Corn Hole; Costume Making – 100 Acre Ears; Eeyore’s Birthday Dance Party; creative movement workshops; Piglet’s Worry-Free Family Yoga; Pooh’s Poetry Corner; and Kanga and Roo’s Family Storytimes. 

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will host an instrument petting zoo which provides those in attendance with an opportunity to try out different instruments of the orchestra.  In addition, the ASO will be presenting an instrument-making station where attendees can make their very own African talking drums, as well as musical storytimes, and music and movement workshops.  The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music Discovery Zone, a space designed to encourage self-guided play with hands-on instruments, will be open and will feature several interactive workshops over the course of the afternoon.
The High Museum of Art will also be free to attendees through its Second Sunday program, offering free admission for all visitors and special programming on the second Sunday of each month.  Special activities include Winnie-the-Pooh storytimes to accompany the High’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition; Meet the Owl with the Chattahoochee Nature Center; Pooh’s Picnic Basket demonstrations; still-life drawing; art-making workshops; and more. 
Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center is free, but RSVPs are required.  To learn more and to RSVP, visit

Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
June 10, 2018
Festival: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Performances of Winnie-the-Pooh: 1:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Free admission to the High Museum of Art: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Join the Arts Institutions of the Woodruff Arts Center for an afternoon of fun, art-making, and performances.  Activities will include free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s production ofWinnie-the-Pooh, an Instrument Petting Zoo by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, free admission to the High Museum of Art, including itsWinnie-the-Pooh: Exploring the Classic exhibition, creative movement workshops, art-making workshops, instrument-making workshops, acting workshops, autograph signings, storytimes, and much more!  The event is free but RSVPs are required.  To learn more and RSVP, visit


Kathleen Covington