Community Links: Decatur’s Brick Store, Atlanta’s Porter Beer Bar make top 100 list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2014

Draft Magazine has named Decatur’s Brick Store Pub and Little 5 Points Porter Beer Bar as among the 100 best in America for 2014.

To read the full article, click here.

Some other news of note:

– Our friends Decatur Metro posted a couple of items today that are worth mentioning. Colin Meloy, a member indie rock band The Decemberists, and artist Carson Ellis will stop by Kavarna Coffee in Oakhurst on Feb. 7 to host a special event with a nonprofit called Poverty is Real! Meloy and Ellis will be reading from their books series “The Wildwood Chronicles.” To learn more about the event and how you can get tickets, click here.

Metro also reported that the SunTrust building in downtown Decatur recently sold for $7.7 million. To read that article, click here.

–  Mitch Leff, with PR firm Leff & Associates, sent along this press release about workshops for families who have a loved one with a developmental disability. There are two more workshops you can attend this month. Here is the full press release:

All About Developmental Disabilities Offers Three Life Challenge Workshops in January

ATLANTA, January 13, 2013 — All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will host a series of workshops at its Family Support Center in Decatur (125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030) starting January 14, 2014. Each workshop will assist families living with developmental disabilities to deal with a specific issue, including “Dating, Relationships and Sexuality,” “Self Direct Discussion Group” and “Transition Readiness.”

AADD’s Family Support Center (FSC), designed to serve individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, offers assistance during various life challenges.  Workshops offered include:

Self Direct Discussion Group – Families that self direct their NOW or COMP waiver meet to discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions so that they can make the most of their waiver.

●        When: Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 6 – 8 pm

●        Cost: Free

●        Who: For families that have the NOW or COMP waiver and self-direct their services.

●        Where: This group will meet quarterly in 2014 and will alternate between AADD’s Family Support Center and the Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338                               

●        Registration:

Transition Readiness – A presentation on how a family can determine a young adult’s level of independence by assessing their readiness to transition to the next phase of life post high school (post-secondary education, work, independent living, etc.).

●        When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, from 6 – 8 pm

●        Cost:  $10/person or $15/family or agency

●        Who: Aimed at parents and providers of young adults ages 18-22 making life or home transitions

●        Where: AADD Family Support Center

●        Registration:

For more information about the workshops, please email Elayne Powell at

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