Archive for July, 2017

Decatur Police: Slow down for start of school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2017

City Schools of Decatur and Atlanta Public Schools students return to classes tomorrow, Aug. 1, and police are warning commuters to slow their roll. DeKalb County Schools will start on Aug. 7. “There will be more traffic to include vehicles, buses and big and little pedestrians and cyclists on main roads and neighborhood streets,” Decatur […]

Decaturish hosting Subscriber ‘Thank You’ event at Wild Heaven on Aug. 20

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2017

Decaturish will be honoring its more than 400 paid subscribers on Aug. 20 during an event held at Wild Heaven brewery in Avondale Estates. Subscribers can join us for beer, light refreshments and an update on where we’re headed in 2018. Our subscribers are an important part of what we do. They help Decaturish provide […]

Atlanta removes bike lane and raises a lot of questions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2017

By STEPHANNIE STOKES, WABE The city of Atlanta recently removed a bike lane on the westside of town, and it’s left the community and cycling advocates with questions. To see the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Subscribe to our daily email for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch on Aug. 21! (For contest rules, […]

Global Growers and the City of Decatur to host Decatur’s Dinner Party event

Posted by July 31, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor On Saturday, Sept. 9, the city of Decatur and Global Growers, a local nonprofit organization, will present their fifth annual Decatur’s Dinner Party event at the historic Decatur Cemetery. Celebrating the city’s “vibrant” food community, the Dinner Party combines the fresh and healthy food harvested from Global Growers’ local farms with […]

Community garden founder wins 2017 Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award

Posted by July 31, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Decatur resident Walter Kellar was recently awarded the Wylde Center and City of Decatur’s 2017 Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award. The award, which was named for the late activist Sally Wylde, is given to community members who make significant local environmental changes. Kellar was recognized for helping to conceive and create […]

Feminist comedy group Critical Crop Top to perform at Village Theater

Posted by July 31, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Ellie Ritter, contributor  This August, the feminist comedy group Critical Crop Top will return to The Village Theatre with a live comedy show featuring everything from sketch comedy and music to spoken word poetry. Critical Crop Top, which was founded by three women, creates comedy shows based around women’s […]

Professional Standards Commission investigating Decatur High teacher

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2017

The state Professional Standards Commission, which certifies teachers, has opened an investigation into a Decatur High journalism instructor who resigned after being accused of sexually harassing students. Depending on the outcome, the teacher could lose his license. In response to a Decaturish story about how the school investigated the allegations against the teacher, City Schools […]

Atlanta Urban Design Commission officially nominates Pullman Yard as landmark district

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 28, 2017

The Atlanta Urban Design Commission has officially voted to make the Pratt-Pullman Yard in Kirkwood a Landmark District. The commission determined the site should be a land mark due to its “cultural and architectural significance to the city of Atlanta’s history.” “The Pratt-Pullman Yard is not only unique in its architectural character but it reflects […]

Georgia Power recognizes Agnes Scott College for being energy efficient

Posted by July 28, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Agnes Scott College’s efforts toward energy efficiency have earned it recognition from Georgia Power. On July 25, Georgia Power presented the college a $100,000 rebate check in recognition of the completion of energy efficiency upgrades at  its Decatur campus, according to a Georgia Power press release. The school has updated lighting […]

Check out City Schools of Decatur’s new website

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 28, 2017

The City Schools of Decatur website just received a major overhaul. Here’s what it looked like before … And here’s what it looks like now … The new website menu list includes a translation option and easier access to the school calendar, which is planted on the home page. The individual school websites are now […]

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