Posts tagged with "Avondale Estates"

Avondale Estate’s Second Life celebrates its five-year anniversary

Posted by Dena Mellick February 17, 2016

Second Life thrift shop in Avondale Estates just celebrated its five-year anniversary. The business, which opened in 2011 on North Clarendon Ave., is a 501(c)(3) organization that donates to animal-related charities. Second Life has provided more than $600,000 in grants to animal charities and spay and neuter programs since it first opened. It thanked supporters […]

Avondale Estates announces major Western Gateway plan

Posted by Dena Mellick February 10, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Avondale Estates has announced a major redevelopment project at the western entrance to the city which borders Decatur. A city email said award-winning South City Partners approached the city with a plan to redevelop the 3.17-acre parcel of East College Ave. between Hillyer Ave. and Sams Crossing. The city of Avondale Estates […]

Avondale Estates home will be on HGTV

Posted by Dena Mellick January 27, 2016

An Avondale Estates home will be featured on a new HGTV program called “Wise Buys.” An email from the city said the pilot episode features a home on Wiltshire Drive. “The home was renovated by local home remodeling company Green House Renovation owned by resident Tom Colquitt,” the email said. “The City congratulates the team […]

Avondale Estates to hold Active Shooter Preparedness training

Posted by Dena Mellick January 26, 2016

Avondale Estates and the city’s police department will hold a training session on active shooter preparedness. The two-hour event is part of the Avondale Citizens Safety Series, according to a city email. It’s being held Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates on 47 Covington Rd. […]

Pallookaville to temporarily close in February

Posted by Dena Mellick January 21, 2016

Pallookaville Fine Foods is going on a little sabbatical. Owner Jim Stacy told Decaturish the Avondale Estates restaurant will close on Sunday, Jan. 24 and reopen in March after some improvements. In an email he said, “February is one of our slowest months, and it seems like the perfect time to do some pressing mechanical repairs.” Stacy […]

The Museum School holds open house for next year’s enrollment

Posted by Dena Mellick January 20, 2016

The Museum School in Avondale Estates is holding two open house days ahead of the 2016-2017 academic year. The charter school said in a press release that the open house days will include a presentation by the school’s principal, Katherine Kelbaugh. The dates are Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 26 at […]

Jeep stolen in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dena Mellick January 13, 2016

Police in Avondale Estates responded to a vehicle theft Wednesday. A city email said a resident on Hampshire Court found their 1997 white Jeep Cherokee was gone. It happened between 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The tag number is BAU 1526. The city email said,”At the time of the report, there were […]

Avondale Estates’ Willis Park gate closure extended

Posted by Dena Mellick January 8, 2016

The Willis Park gate in Avondale Estates will be closed longer than the city initially expected. The gate closure began Friday, Jan. 8 for construction and will continue until Tuesday, Jan. 26, according to a city email. The city had initially planned for the gate to reopen on Monday, Jan. 11. A city email said, “Due […]

Avondale Estates will stop accepting glass for recycling

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 21, 2015

Residents in Avondale Estates will no longer be able to recycle glass products through the city. The city made the announcement via email on Dec. 21. “Starting Jan. 1, 2016 Latham Home Sanitation will stop picking up glass from Avondale Estates homes,” the city says. The city gave the following reasons for the decision: – The […]

Avondale Estates, Decatur judge best Christmas and holiday decorations

Posted by Dena Mellick December 16, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates awarded seven homes and one business with the Christmas and Holiday Spirit Awards. A city email sent out Wednesday says, “Judges drove around the City last night looking for a variety of traits including attractive use of light and color; overall effect; originality and creativity; creative display of theme; animation; […]

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