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Free-For-All Friday 8/18/17

Late! Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Sale of United Methodist Children’s Home Complete

From the City of Decatur… On August 16, 2017 the sale of approximately 77 acres of property owned by the United Methodist Children’s Home of the North Georgia Conference to the Decatur Public Facilities Authority was completed. The process of acquiring the property took almost nine months and was made possible through the cooperation and […]

Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for one of the rip-roaringest good times in Decatur this fall! This fall, a quiet street in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood will transform into a raceway, complete with creatively themed soapbox race cars on pit row, live music, food, drinks and more – all for a great cause. In a community known […]

Heather Tell Announces Candidacy For Decatur District 2 School Board Seat

Heather Tell’s campaign sent out this announcement… On Friday, August 11th, Decatur resident Heather Tell announced her candidacy for the City Schools of Decatur (CSD) Board of Education. She’ll be campaigning for the District 2 seat currently held by Bernadette Seals, who is leaving the board after serving with distinction since 2007. Heather lives in […]

Clairemont Avenue Closed Due to Tree Down Across Road This Morning

Notice all the sirens, helicopters overhead and diverted traffic on the northside of Decatur this morning?  Here’s what’s up. Decatur Police sent out the following message this morning… We have a tree down across Clairemont Avenue at Wilton Drive blocking all lanes and resting on a power line. No traffic can pass in the area. […]

At Home: Cheaper to Own in GA, Does Tiny Equal Happy & Flipping in Atlanta Bottoms Out

Photo by Driftwood Homes USA – via Houzz In Georgia, it’s Cheaper to Own than Rent [Atlanta Agent Magazine] Are People Actually Happy in Tiny Houses? [Country Living] Gen Xers Have Barely More Home Equity than Millennials, Despite Head Start [Apartment Therapy] August Seasonal Gardening Calendar [Walter Reeves] Tiny May Be Trendy, But Homebuilders Have […]

Daren Wang Resigns From Decatur Book Festival

Breaking from the AJC… This year’s AJC Decatur Book Festival will be the last one with founding executive director Daren Wang at the helm. Wang, whose debut novel, “The Hidden Light of Northern Fires,” launches at this year’s festival, has announced his resignation, effective at the end of year. Sniff.  Aw, dang it.  Cue up some Dylan. So […]

Free-For-All Friday 8/11/17

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What’s Your Favorite Taco in Atlanta?

I asked in last week’s FFAF if readers were interested in a return of these “Your Favorite” posts.  The feedback was prettypositive, so let’s get back to it! Let’s start with an oldie but a goodie.  What’s currently your favorite taco in the Atlanta metro? Photo of Rreal tacos courtesy of Zagat

Betty Blondeau Enters Race For District 1 Commissioner Seat

Betty Blondeau’s campaign sent out this announcement this morning… Decatur native Betty Blondeau announces her candidacy for City of Decatur District 1 Commission seat, to succeed Fred Boykin, who has announced his retirement later this year, after serving in that position for more than 15 years. The election will take place in November. “As a lifetime […]

After Property Sale, United Methodist Children’s Home Signs Leases On New Facilities

After selling it’s 77 acre property to the City of Decatur earlier this year, the United Methodist Children’s Home announced in a press release yesterday that they have signed leases on residences, offices and a flea market in nearby Clarkson and Tucker, GA. According to the UMCH, the sale of the Decatur property will allow […]

Sign Up for 2017 Citizen’s Police Academy

From the Decatur Police Department… The Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is sponsored by the police department for the benefit of the residents and business owners of Decatur in an effort to increase understanding and awareness through interaction, education and training. We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Citizen’s Police Academy. Classes will be Thursday […]

At Home: August To-Dos, Low Inventory Squeezes Sales & Hidden Homeownership Costs in Atlanta

Photo by Construction Ahead – via Houzz To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist [Houzz] Low Inventory Squeezes June Existing-Home Sales [Inman] Walking, Talking, Shopping Priorities in New Suburban Communities [AJC] What You Don’t Know About...Show More Summary

Free-For-All Friday 8/4/17

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Communion Cantina To Become a Special Event Space

From Communion Cantina’s Facebook page… Starting this week, Communion Cantina is a special event venue only. An increased demand for private parties coupled with unpredictable weather frequently caused us to closed to the public this summer, unfortunately. By transitioning to private events, we can maximize use of the space and alleviate disappointing our guests who […]

Eye on the Street

Erin sent in this lovely pic on Saturday.. “Ryan Gainey Hydrangea” on West Parkwood Road with one new bloom on the one year anniversary of the death of world famous gardener and Decatur resident, Ryan Gainey.

Free-For-All Friday 7/28/17

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City To Evaluate City-Owned Trees

If you start seeing Xs spray-painted on trees around town in the coming weeks, here’s what’s up according to the Decatur Focus… City of Decatur arborist Kay Evanovich is working with the Urban Forestry Management Plan team to mark certain city-owned trees for either tree health care or removal as part of the city’s Urban […]

Oakhurst Porchfest Update: Registrations exceed 80% full, limited time left

Well, friends, we asked for your enthusiastic participation and you did not disappoint. In our first week of registration for the Oakhurst Porchfest we’ve amassed 180 performers and 162 porch hosts. As we mentioned when we launched, our intention is to cap this year’s event at 200 which really just means one thing: If you’re […]

Paving of N. McDonough and Other Downtown Streets Begins Today

In a race to avoid paving during the looming school year (1 week away! Where can I get 20 Ticonderoga pencils?!), the City of Decatur is planning to pave a bunch of the under-construction streets of downtown this week, including the city’s biggest street project of late, North McDonough. Other streets due for the ol’ […]

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