Archive for September, 2016

Report: Seven Hens closes, will be replaced by Korean street food restaurant

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2016

Seven Hens, a restaurant that specialized in chicken schnitzel, has closed the doors at its North Decatur Road location, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. Seven Hens’ other location in Sandy Springs is also closed. Both locations will reopen as Bull Gogi, which specializes in Korean street food. “The existing, and currently only Bull-Gogi restaurant opened this past March in […]

‘Fairies in the Garden’ returns on Oct. 1

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

Woodlands Garden in Decatur says fairies will descend upon Woodlands on Oct. 1. The annual event begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The event is free to attend. Woodlands is located at 932 Scott Blvd in Decatur Fairy costumes are welcomed. “During the event, the Garden will host storytelling with Little Shop of […]

Downtown Decatur Food Tours launching Oct. 1

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

There’s a new opportunity for locals and visitors to do a deep dive into Decatur’s food scene. Downtown Decatur Food Tours launches Oct. 1. The tours will run every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. “The tours visit some of the award winning eateries and specialty stores in Downtown Decatur,” tour organizer Tracy Reddick said. “You […]

DeKalb County holding ‘Fire Safety Festival’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

People interested in learning more about fire safety, take note. “The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department will host the 14th Annual DeKalb Fire Safety Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon to 4 p.m., at The Gallery at South DeKalb (South DeKalb Mall), 2801 Candler Road, Decatur,” the Fire Department said in a press release. […]

Concert will raise money for nonprofit serving children with reading disabilities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

A tribute concert in downtown Atlanta will benefit a Decatur-based nonprofit. Reading is Essential for All People (REAP) was established to help children become better readers by giving teachers the tools to help them in the classroom. REAP’s fundraiser is Oct. 1 and begins at 7 p.m. The Tiger Kings will perform covers of songs […]

Decatur High’s student media program receives national recognition

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

Decatur High’s convergence media program has received the George H. Gallup Award. According to a press release, it’s the highest honor Quill and Scroll, an international honorary society for high school journalists, bestows. “The award is presented to programs that score superior in each section of a comprehensive annual critique,” a press release from the […]

No final plans for DeKalb Avenue crossing as community discussion continues

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

The conversation about how the Beltline trail should be built to cross DeKalb Avenue continues. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. staff has discussed plans with community members in two different meetings. ABI has held citywide conversations recently talk about the streetcar program, but also included information about the DeKalb Avenue crossing. The crossing presents a challenge with the complicated […]

Atlanta sees second hottest summer on record

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

True to its nickname of ‘Hotlanta,’ Atlanta experienced the second hottest summer on record in 2016 with an average temperate of 82.4. The record was 82.7 degrees set in 1980. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.

Drink beer and support a Decatur charity

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016

Red Brick Brewery will be hosting a fundraiser for a Decatur charity, All About Developmental Disabilities, on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event begins at 6 p.m. and the brewery is located at 2323 Defoor Hills Road, Atlanta. Tickets are $20, but spokesperson Casie Yoder said there’s a $3 discount available. “They just need to click […]

U.S. Department of Education: Decatur’s St. Thomas More is a ‘blue ribbon’ school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 28, 2016

St. Thomas More Catholic School in Decatur is one of only 50 private schools nationwide to be named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on Sept. 28 named National 329 Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016. According to the Education Department, “The National Blue Ribbon […]

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