Posts tagged with "Decatur"

Q&A with Decatur founder of Banner Butter

Posted by Dena Mellick May 3, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Decatur has a way of attracting food artisans, and that includes the owners of Banner Butter. Elizabeth and Drew McBath live in downtown Decatur and create small-batch, cultured butter. “We start with cream from Georgia, grass-fed cows, and then we let the cream ripen before we churn it, so that good […]

Decatur holding session on homestead exemptions

Posted by Dena Mellick February 17, 2016

The city of Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board is holding an information session on homestead exemptions and saving money on your taxes. It is taking place Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Decatur Recreation Center at 231 Sycamore St. The city said on its blog, The Decatur Minute, “Russ Madison, Decatur Revenue and Technology Director, […]

Google Expeditions virtual reality program visits Decatur schools

Posted by Dena Mellick February 11, 2016

City Schools of Decatur (CSD) says the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program recently visited Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. A CSD email said, “Expeditions is a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life and give students a deeper understanding […]

Biz Bits: Vivid Boutique on the move; Jamba Juice sign installed

Posted by Dena Mellick February 11, 2016

Your latest area business news… Vivid Boutique in Decatur is moving, but not far. The jewelry, stationary, and gift shop is closing its location next to Starbucks at 133 E. Court Square and is moving to to 308 West Ponce de Leon Ave. near Cafe Lily. The owners tell Decaturish that no date has been […]

Biz Bits: Atlanta best city for web developers, Mama’s Bath + Body is hiring

Posted by Dena Mellick January 14, 2016

In today’s Biz Bits, some hiring news and Atlanta’s gaining a reputation as a place for web developers. Atlanta has been named the best city in the U.S. for web developers. An Austin, TX-based company called SpareFoot Blog said it teamed up with the job site Indeed to rank the top 10 metro areas for web […]

MLK Day of Service projects in Kirkwood, Decatur

Posted by Dena Mellick January 12, 2016

There are several MLK Day of Service projects taking place this weekend. In Kirkwood, volunteers are needed at the historic Clay Cemetery at 31 Clifton Street, NE on Monday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. Project organizer Earl Williamson said, “We’ll be placing 25 cast cement gravestones to identify unmarked graves located by ground penetrating radar. […]

Run with the Dogs 5K fundraiser set for Saturday

Posted by Dena Mellick January 6, 2016

The 11th annual Run With the Dogs fundraiser is set for Saturday, Jan. 9. The 5K race raises money for the Decatur High and Renfroe Middle School athletic programs. Organizers say the “dogs” in the title initially referred to the Decatur Bulldog athletes, but over the years, the race has turned into a canine-friendly event with runners […]

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; […]

Glennwood Elementary Chime Choir performs for Decatur staff

Posted by Dena Mellick December 10, 2015

Decatur police officers, school administrators, active living staff, and parents got a special treat Thursday morning. The Glennwood Ringers, a choir of third graders from Glennwood Elementary, performed a holiday bell concert at Beacon Terrace, according to Be Active Decatur. Music teacher Tanya Rodriguez led the Chime Choir. The students performed four songs for the crowd. […]

Decatur asks for bonfire marshmallow count

Posted by Dena Mellick December 9, 2015

The city of Decatur is asking people to register for the annual bonfire on the Square to get a count on marshmallows. The bonfire takes place Thursday, Dec. 17 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. A post on the city’s blog, The Decatur Minute, says, “We’re trying something new this year for the annual community […]

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