Showing posts with label " NEXT STOP DECATUR". Show all posts
Showing posts with label " NEXT STOP DECATUR". Show all posts

Friday, May 14, 2010

Saturday's Decatur Farmers Market Starts Tomorrow Morning

The location of the Saturday Farmers Market will be at the corner of
Trinity & N. McDonough St.
Time: 9:00AM - Noon.
Free Parking
Come join in on the fun.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vote for your Favorite - Best of Atlanta 2009

"You can even vote for your Favorite blog." look under cityscape at the bottom for it in the link below.
Vote at the Creative Loafing site.

How can you be down with the Filthy Rich? Vote today for Best of Atlanta 2009! That’s right, voting starts today at, and you can vote for your favorites through July 31. We’ll publish the results in September.

Now, you don’t have to be Filthy Rich to join us July 23, 9 p.m., at the Tabernacle for a Best of Atlanta 2009 party! Admission is only $5, with beverages and food included (while the rations last). Attractive Eighties Women and Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate are on the bill, and you can vote onsite.

We’ve got some newfangled additions to this year’s ballot, too: You’ll be able to save and come back to your ballot, and you can vote through Facebook and share your experience with your Facebook friends.

To get you warmed up, take this quick poll on what you love most about the Best of Atlanta issue. Check back here and on our other blogs for more fast ways to get your voice heard. And vote today!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Looking Back at Jacobs Pharmacy

Jacobs Drugs was located at 2773 Clairmont Rd.
photo circa 1960's

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not annexing could be costly for Decatur

Not annexing could be costly for Decatur


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Monday, November 17, 2008

Decatur residents could see their city and school taxes go up in the coming years if the city doesn’t add new property to its four-square-mile borders, according to reports released during a joint session of the city commission and school board Monday.

Despite the dire projections — showing that without new revenue the city could be up to $1 million the hole and the schools could be up to $2.2 million in the red — the reports stopped short of recommending annexation.
That, officials said, has yet to be decided.

“We are anxiously considering the options and whether we want to do this,” said Mayor Bill Floyd. “For us not to consider [annexation] would almost be irresponsible. But we are not yet for or against it, just looking at options.”

The city has weighed annexation for several years but keeps bumping against a major issue: how to find space for an influx of students into the school district.

One option to avoid that worry would be to annex only commercial areas to the north of the city. A second option calls for adding those areas, as well as two large residential neighborhoods, Forrest Hills and Midway Woods.

School superintendent Phyllis Edwards said that the district is already facing $2 million in cuts at a time when enrollment projections show a need for up to 10 additional classrooms in the coming year — even without annexation.

Adding an expected 450 new students through annexation to a district of 2,684 students would require a reconfiguration of school maps and the re-opening of another school. Opening an additional school would absorb annexation growth, as well as other yearly increases, but would require about 18 months of planning to be done right, she said.

None of the four dozen people in the audience was invited to speak on the reports. City residents have objected in the past to annexation, over concerns for the school district.

The 7,000 DeKalb residents who would join the city appear to be mixed on the move, since it would mean higher taxes. Homeowner association surveys show Midway Woods about evenly split on the issue, with 78 percent of Forrest Hill residents in favor of annexation.

The city commission will hold a public hearing on the issue on Dec. 1. The school board plans a public hearing sometime in early December as well.

The city commission is slated to vote on whether to seek state approval for annexation on Dec. 15.
More on

* Decatur considers adding neighborhoods to city (11/17/2008)
* Online forum connects locals to issues (11/12/2008)
* DECATUR: Internet used to connect locals (11/12/2008)
* DEKALB COUNTY: Judge Hunter, Commissioner Boyer re-elected (11/06/2008)
* Runoff looms for Dekalb school board, Superior Court (11/05/2008)
* DEKALB COUNTY: Two incumbents pull away as many races runoff-bound (11/05/2008)
* More polls to open for advance voting starting Monday (10/25/2008)
* Developer, Decatur residents discuss controversial project (10/15/2008)
* Court favors cities in tax fund fight with DeKalb (10/07/2008)
* Moving up last call might keep out late-night clubs (10/01/2008)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Decatur Week-end events

October 25 • 10 am-5 pm
Holiday Inn Decatur
Conference Plaza
130 Clairemont Ave.
Decatur, Georgia
Click for map

For more information: click here.

Woodlands Sunday in the Garden - October 26 2 to 4 p.m., Woodlands Garden, 920 Scott Blvd. Self-guided tour. Woodlands docents on site. This event is ongoing, every last Sunday in each month. Park at City Schools of Decatur Central Administrative Offices (Westchester School), 758 Scott Blvd.


Decatur Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday Oct. 25 9a.m. - 1 p.m.

Twice a year, in October and March, the city of Decatur, GA holds an Electronics Recycling Day. This semi-annual event has been dramatically successful in diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water.

Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, October 25 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Decatur High School Parking Lot (on the corner of N. McDonough St. and W. Howard Avenue)


Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it at Decatur's Fall 2008 Electronics Recycling event. Batteries and Styrofoam will also be accepted. For the first time at this event, TV's will be recycled for a minimal fee of $10 cash only per TV set with exact change.

There is no charge to recycle other items. You do not need to be a resident of Decatur, GA to participate.

Electronics dropped off that day will be sorted and disassembled into raw materials or cleaned for re use. The Decatur Waste Management Advisory Board investigates the recyclers involved to be sure the items are responsibly disassembled and not land filled.

Volunteers are still needed! Volunteers assist in unloading items. In March, there were over 400 vehicles per hour coming through, with electronics to unload. To volunteer, please contact Scott Thompson at

Early drop offs are not possible. Drop offs will begin on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Electronic Items for Recycling: Almost anything with an electrical cord can be recycled.

Fab Friday in WePo Oct 24 5-9pm

The shops of West Ponce de Leon Ave. come together on the fourth Friday of each month to offer a special shopping experience along Decatur's Miracle Mile.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Church Street Fall Fest Returns!

Church Street Fall Fest Returns!
October 26, from 12-3pm

Mingei World Arts, Java monkey, Taste and Hoopla
are joinig forces for fun with sugar skull cookie decorating, a Day of the Dead altar,
magic, fortunetelling, a Bundt Cake Bake-Off,
discounts and prizes!
And a sneak preview of Dialog
(social activism you can wear!)
shirts and jewelry which benefit CARE..
Don't miss out!
Come to Church (Street) on Sunday!

Mingei's Fifth Anniversary
in Decatur!
Saturday, November 1, 10am- 7pm

Yes, we've been here five years!
Please join us for 5% off on everything all day,
other sneaky sales around the store,
treats and surprises!
Yoga mini-lesson and consultations, 2-4pm.
Goodies at 5:00pm!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lawn Scrabble a game you can make, then play

Still having Scrabulous withdrawal pains? In need of a little sun? Perhaps you should do what Jane and Keith Crane did: build an 8-foot Scrabble board in your backyard. Ken Love/Akron Beacon Journal
More pictures here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The 2008 Great Decatur Beer Festival

Yesterday was Decatur's 2008 Great Beer Festival. 4000 people bought tickets for the sold-out event.
Many who were unable to buy the 35.00 tickets before the event started ended up buying tickets from scalpers standing around the entrance.
The weather was perfect.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Event @ Alcove Arts Gallery: "BUICKS to MARS" Friday Nov. 7


Special Musical Guest: CINETROPE

The Alcove Arts Gallery
2852 East College Ave Decatur GA 30030 [In between James Joyce Pub / Waffle House]


Special Musical Guest: NAKED SCENE

GALLERY HOURS : WED–SAT 12pm–7pm / SUN 12pm–4pm

The Alcove Art Gallery
2852 East College Ave Decatur GA 30030 [In between James Joyce Pub / Waffle House]

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of Atlanta's best Halloween Parties will be at The Brick Store Pub on Oct. 31.

Get out your costume and go to the best Halloween party in Decatur.
When:Friday, October 31st 2008. Time: 1:oo PM
Where: Brick Store Pub
One of Atlanta's best Halloween parties - Great parade of costumed contestants looking to bag big $$$. Plenty of scares and laughs...and let's be honest, who knows what you'll see! No one under 18 please.

I bet you'll will have a thriller of a time.

Back in 49 The Decatur Bulldogs played with white football

I had heard rumors of Decatur High playing with a white football because they did not have enough lights on the field. This photo shows it was true. Photo from 1949.

Does Decatur High School have one of those white footballs in their display case.?
I seem to remember seeing one at one time.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wahoo! turns Four- Please join us Wednesday, October 15th for dinner and help us celebrate four wonderful years.

Wahoo! turns Four

Please join us Wednesday, October 15th for dinner and help us celebrate four wonderful years. Enjoy complimentary wine all night long! Our regular menu will be available as well as the features listed below. Reservations recommended for five or more.

Special Anniversary Features


Baked Scallops on the Half Shell
champagne mignonette and micro greens

Blackened Shrimp, Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus
and a lemon nage


Lobster Risotto
Fresh lobster folded in saffron risotto
with asparagus tips and cherry tomatoes

Heart of Ribeye
Grilled 8oz heart of ribeye brushed with garlic-herb butter
oven roasted fingerling potatoes and sautéed haricot vert

Seared Scallops
Blackened sea scallops with a tomato-pesto sauce
over white cheddar grits and sautéed spinach


Vanilla bean panna cotta with blackberry coulis
and fresh seasonal berries

Thank you for voting Wahoo!
Best Seafood Restaurant in Atlanta Citysearch three years in a row!
Best Outdoor Dining in Atlanta's Creative Loafing 2008.

Wahoo! Grill
1042 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Monday, October 13, 2008

Decatur Home Goes All Out for Halloween

This is the best Halloween decorated front yard I've seen so far this year in the downtown Decatur area. It's so good I made it into a Halloween Card.
Click photo to enlarge.

Location is Kings Hwy. Decatur, GA.

If you know of any more great Halloween decorated yards. Let me know and I will post a photo of it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Rose 2 Frame shop has a great Halloween window display.
Thanks JD for sharing these photos.

111 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-1414

King Kong climbing the Eiffel Tower

Ok all you antique lovers, where in the Atlanta area can you find King Kong climbing the Eiffel Tower ?

Decatur Bloggers AsianCajuns said... Paris on Ponce!
You are correct. I knew you two would know this.
Y'all should make this building entrance a back-drop for some of your modeling photos. It's a cool looking entrance.

Saturday, October 11, 2008