Posts filed under "Decaturish updates"

Stakeholders ask: Can the United Methodist Children’s Home be saved?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

On an unusually warm Saturday morning in January, Mike Haynie stood in front of the United Methodist Children’s home on South Columbia Drive in Decatur. He’s been here before, standing by himself holding signs warning about the potential sale of the orphanage he called home off and on between 1969 until he graduated high school in […]

Report: Blaze Pizza, Starbucks replacing Evans Fine Foods

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 9, 2017

A California-based pizza chain and a Starbucks will take over a space formerly occupied by Evans Fine Foods, a longtime local favorite that closed in 2015. Tomorrow’s News Today reports that Blaze Pizza will share space with Starbucks in the former Evans space, and a space that housed a dry cleaning business. The company’s website […]

Surveillance video captures burglary at Tucker home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 20, 2016

An elementary school teacher was working when her surveillance camera captured a burglary in progress at her Tucker home. The video shows three men entering a vehicle. One of the men is loading a stolen TV into the back seat. WSB-TV reports that three other homes within the same area were burglarized. The burglars stole […]

Decatur School Facilities Task Force: overhaul K-5 or build two 4/5 academies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2016

This story has been updated.  A task force created to study City Schools of Decatur’s long-term building needs presented two options to the School Board on Monday. The first option would reconfigure CSD’s K-5 schools into a group of three year schools: five K-2 schools and three 3-5 schools, in addition to Renfroe Middle and […]

Porchfest, Comet Pub & Lanes, Fernbank win Atlanta Magazine awards

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2016

“Atlanta Magazine” has released its annual “Best Of Atlanta” list and three local favorites made the cut. Oakhurst’s Porchfest was named the best neighborhood festival. The Comet Pub & Lanes made the list for bowling. And the Fernbank Museum of Natural history was named the best place for “rain-or-shine” fun. To see Atlanta Magazine’s full […]

Decatur Craft Beer Festival tickets go on sale Sept. 15

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 15, 2016

Tickets for Decatur’s popular Craft Beer Festival will go on sale Sept. 15 at noon. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets usually sell out soon after they become available. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $90. There’s a four-ticket limit for the event. The event will be held on Oct. […]

Decatur Fire Department holding 9/11 ‘Memorial Stair Climb’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2016

The Decatur Fire Department is planning a 9/11 observance that’s a little more physical than some of the other ceremonies being planned in the Decatur area. On Sept. 11, at 9:59 a.m., Decatur firefighters will ascend the stairs at station No. 1 training tower at 230 East Trinity Place 35 times, for a total of 2,071 […]

Intersections – Arlington

Posted by August 31, 2016

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor  The first time I visited Arlington National Cemetery, I was 12 years old. I’d never been in a cemetery before. I’d driven past plenty of graveyards. I knew to hold my breath. There is no way to hold your breath in Arlington. I walked into that vast cemetery feeling hesitant and […]

Decatur’s Revival, Staplehouse in Atlanta make ‘best new restaurants’ list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2016

Southern Living has named Revival in Decatur and Staplehouse in Atlanta as two of Southern Living’s Best New Restaurants of the South in 2016. Revival is the brainchild of celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie. It opened in 2015. It offers a family-style dining experience based on Gillespie’s family traditions. Southern Living said of Gillespie, “Revival might be […]

Ryan Gravel: Beltline is part of an international movement

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 3, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  Ryan Gravel, a Georgia Tech student in 1999, wrote his master’s thesis about the idea of a Beltline in Atlanta. Fast-forward 17 years and his college paper has sprung to life. But, the Beltline is more than a local novelty. It’s more than a nationally recognized shift in Atlanta’s infrastructure. […]

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