Archive for May, 2015

Sunday Morning Meditation – When in roam

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 31, 2015

Over Memorial Day weekend, we took our first family vacation. We loaded up JP and the baby circus and headed to beautiful Tybee Island, Ga. While driving on I-16, we were amazed at the bleakness of it. I’m from Alabama, so you know I have credibility when I say this: there ain’t jack out there. It makes […]

Mama Bath + Body captures neighborhood scents

Posted by Dena Mellick May 29, 2015

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Are people who live in the same neighborhood attracted to similar scents? That question is what led Mama Bath + Body owner Emilie Sennebogen Bryant to come up with specific scents to represent individual Atlanta neighborhoods. Before opening her Avondale Estates business, Sennebogen Bryant sold her candles, soaps, and lotions […]

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation is back to business as usual after a Memorial Day respite and I-285 will feature heavily in its weekend construction plans. GDOT says, “Motorists again are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285. Projects there will require lane closures, which, in turn, are likely to result in delays.” Clear […]

Kirkwood personal care home operator refutes allegations about home’s closing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2015

This story has been updated.  After 35 years, Lee’s Personal Care Home in Kirkwood is going out of business and is relocating the residents who live there. But one local organization that provides services to the residents is accusing the operator of misconduct regarding the placement of the home’s residents. Public records show the home was investigated […]

Former LaVista Hills co-chair joins fundraising group, new maps revealed, WABE story contested

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 28, 2015

Things have cooled off a bit since the end of the 2015 Legislative session when lawmakers approved a referendum to incorporate a new city of LaVista Hills. Heading into summer, things will be heating up again before the November vote on whether to create the new city. Last month, former LaVista Hills YES co-chair Mary […]

Owners of Twain’s purchase Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley

Posted by Dena Mellick May 28, 2015

This story has been updated. By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley, once in danger of closing permanently, has been sold to new owners. What’s more, those owners are quite familiar with doing business in Decatur. Ethan and Uri Wurtzel and General Manager Ben Horgan own Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards. They announced on the pub’s website […]

Tidbits: Cakes & Ale’s latest venture, Pallookaville’s super fan and Doggy Doggs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 28, 2015

Cakes & Ale, based in Decatur, recently opened its new bakery, Proof, in Inman Park. According to the city’s Decatur Minute blog, the bakery, “ships fresh baked goods to the Decatur cafe every day.” According to Atlanta Eater, the bakery will also service another Cakes & Ale venture, Bread and Butterfly. Bread and Butterfly was […]

Oakhurst Elementary recognized for providing ‘Safe Routes to School’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 28, 2015

People are taking note of Oakhurst Elementary’s efforts to make it safer for students to walk or bike to school. The Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center has recognized the school as its 2015 “Partner of the Year” for the Metro Atlanta area. “Winners of this award are chosen based on the progress of their […]

GDOT gets green light on I-285/GA400 project

Posted by Dena Mellick May 27, 2015

GDOT has received the green light to move forward on a project to improve the I-285/GA400 interchange. A press release from GDOT says it has secured environmental impact clearances from the Federal Highway Administration. The approval of two environmental documents clears the way for the project to move forward. GDOT explained in the release, “Estimated at $1.1 billion for […]

Avondale Estates to host Tudor Square Wine Stroll

Posted by Dena Mellick May 27, 2015

The date is set for the Tudor Square Wine Stroll in Avondale Estates. Businesses in Tudor Square are teaming up to “bring you a night of sipping, shopping, dining and strolling through downtown City of Avondale Estates” on Friday, June 26, according to the Tudor Square Facebook page. The announcement explains, “since our Winter 2014 wine stroll […]

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