Posts tagged with "Mary Margaret Stewart"

Decatur is finalist for grant, plans to build ‘bike bus’

Posted by August 8, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  The City of Decatur earned a spot as a finalist in KaBOOM’s Play Everywhere Challenge (PEC). PEC is a $1 million competition for cities in the United States, and grants are awarded to “outside-the-box ideas to make play easy, available, and fun for kids and families.” Decatur’s idea for PEC […]

Housing trends on Beltline difficult to track, experts say

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 6, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  Atlanta’s BeltLine touches 45 neighborhoods, each area experiencing different levels of investment. That makes housing trends along the Beltline difficult to track, according to local realtors. Jon Effron, Associate Broker with Keller Williams in Atlanta, said that the majority of people know the Beltline as Inman to Piedmont Park, since […]

Air conditioning repairwoman keeps her cool while running growing business

Posted by August 4, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  Almost seven years ago, Jennifer Beato’s husband started RAM, Retro-Active Mechanical, an air conditioning repair company. But when her husband unexpectedly died, Beato had to step up and learn the business. She worked with an employee her husband hired for a while, before finding a friend who taught her the […]

Trail project could link Brookhaven to the Beltline

Posted by August 4, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  For the past three years, an advocacy group has been urging Brookhaven’s government to help develop “a multipurpose linear park along the North Fork of Peachtree Creek.” Brookhaven’s 2.7-mile trail would be a part of the proposed Peachtree Creek Greenway. Chamblee, DeKalb County and Doraville are also part of the […]

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival returns Aug. 13

Posted by August 2, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  The annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival will return for its 16th year on Saturday, Aug. 13. Advance tickets sell for $12. The festival will be a day of fun, from 12 p.m.  to 8 p.m., benefiting local Decatur charities. It will be held in and around Harmony Park […]

Big turnout for Tiny House festival in Decatur

Posted by August 1, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  Decatur saw a big turn out this weekend for a festival celebrating tiny houses. By 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 30, the first day of the two-day Decatur Tiny House Festival, a line of people wound around the fenced-in grass lot on the corner of West Trinity Place and Commerce […]

ArtLot brings public art to Avondale

Posted by August 1, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  On Sept. 1 a ribbon-cutting and kickoff party will open Avondale’s temporary, pop-up park, The ArtLot. It will be located at 70 North Avondale Rd, next to Finder’s Keepers. While Atlanta is home to the up-and-coming Beltline art installations and Decatur features new public art projects throughout the city, public art […]

Druid Hills alum, Chamblee High student compete in trials for 2016 Olympics

Posted by July 13, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  Jackson Ford, a 2016 Druid Hills alumnus, and Liam Bell, a 16-year old from Chamblee Charter High School, recently competed in the Olympic trials for swimming. As two of the nation’s top 200 swimmers, both were invited to try out for the U.S. team competing in Rio next month. Ford’s been […]

Fourth of July festivities planned in Decatur, Avondale Estates, Druid Hills

Posted by July 1, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor Avondale Estates, Decautr and Druid Hills are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4. The city of Avondale Estates is gearing up for its must-see Fourth of July Parade. Avondale’s City Hall writes: “From costumed characters, boisterous bands, and red, white, and blue residents floating and gloating down […]

Town Hall meeting planned to discuss alcohol, drug use by Decatur students

Posted by April 27, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor In conjunction with Decatur’s Alcohol Awareness Month, the Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI) is holding a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Ebster Recreation Center, located at 404 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA, 30030. DPI was created with a vision “to promote a healthy Decatur community, […]

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