Thursday, July 26, 2018

Name The Spot

Eye on Decatur - TWAIN'S

From: Twains Facebook page. New patio is taking shape, just think this fall you’ll be enjoying a fresh beer with great food and old friends. It’s going be great, you’re great. #twainsbrewpub #gabeer #patioseason #newfurnituretoo @ Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

8th Annual Soapbox Derby Returns to Madison Ave. October 6th!

8th Annual Soapbox Derby Returns to Madison Ave. October 6th!

Community event to support two City Schools of Decatur nonprofits

July 16, 2018 (DECATUR, GA) - The organizers of the annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, an autumn event that has become a Decatur mainstay, today announced the selection of the Decatur Education Foundation’s (DEF) “Lighten the Load” initiative and City Schools of Decatur Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) as the beneficiaries for the 2018 race. This is the first time in the event’s history that multiple nonprofit organizations will receive financial support in the same year to grow their impact on Decatur youths.

DEF and SEPTA both work with City Schools of Decatur to support student achievement. DEF’s “Lighten the Load” provides food, clothing and other resources to families of students living in need. SEPTA exists to serve families and educators of children receiving special education and gifted services in the district.

“We are so grateful to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries for this year’s Derby,” said DEF director of community engagement Meagan Berardi. “While it’s easy to assume all of our kids arrive to school ready to learn, issues including food insecurity and lack of access to weather-appropriate clothing create barriers to learning. With support from the Madison Avenue Community Fund, DEF is in a unique position to strategically address the very real and complex needs of our students living in poverty.”
read more here.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video Friday - Jerry Lee Lewis - Wild One

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival AUG. 11th


Cold Beer, Tasty BBQ, and Great Tunes!


Kids 12 and under are free

2pm – 9pm
The 18th annual th, 2018 from 2pm – 9pm. Once again we will bring the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from aspiring and accomplished local/regional/and national acts to Decatur, Georgia in the heart of Oakhurst. This is a family friendly event that is fun for all ages
Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival will be held Saturday, August 11


630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park is adjacent to the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road, in beautiful downtown Oakhurst.

Decatur BBQ Festival from DoubleDome on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Decatur Square Framing & Gallery (formerly Rose Squared) FOR SALE

  Decatur Square Framing & Gallery (formerly Rose Squared)  FOR SALE

JD Isaacs of

Decatur Square Framing & Gallery (formerly Rose Squared) is announcing that he will be closing the store on August 31, 2018. After 18 years in downtown Decatur, Decatur Square has become a thriving and important part of the community.

 JD is sorry to be leaving on one hand, but excited to retire from the business world and focus on other pursuits such as his own artwork and writing.  “I achieved what I wanted to achieve here on the square,’ he said. “I love the reaction when people wander into my space. They nearly always remark that the gallery is beautifully put together and a serene place to be. The diverse artwork I’ve shown here was always chosen to excite and appeal to the people of Decatur. 
   I have kick-started a few new artists in the gallery as well, and that has always made me happy. I hope that whoever takes over the building will continue that tradition.”

 A retrospective of JD Isaacs own drawings, paintings and 3 dimensional work will open on August 4 and run for 3 weeks. “This is the first time I’ve given myself a one man show in my own gallery,” he said. “I think it’s fitting that the last show be my own. I hope everyone comes by.”

Isaacs says that the business is up for sale if the right buyer comes along. For the many framing customers, Decatur Square will be taking in new framing until July 31. After that it will difficult to complete new projects. “Thanks so much for supporting me all these years,” Isaacs says to his community. “It has been a pleasure to sell my wares here and I hope to always be a part of Decatur in some way.”


Decatur Square Framing & Gallery
111 Clairemont Ave. (next to Decatur Visitors Center)
404 377-1414