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Dear Decaturish – Responding to allegations about transgender students

Posted by Decaturish.com October 18, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Atlanta Pagan Pride Day will be celebrated in Decatur on Oct. 20

Posted by Decaturish.com October 18, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Atlanta Pagan Pride Day 2018 will be held Saturday October 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Decatur Friends House 701 West Howard Avenue in Decatur.  Attendees are requested to bring non-perishable food which will be donated to the Atlanta Area Food Bank. The Atlanta event is an affiliate […]

(PHOTOS) 2018 Oakhurst PorchFest

Posted by Decaturish.com October 14, 2018

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor On Saturday the Oakhurst neighborhood hosted the fourth annual Porchfest. For seven hours, from noon until 7 p.m., 200 or so musical acts performed on porches around the neighborhood filling the streets with singing, dancing and a close sense of community. Attendees could walk from porch to porch throughout the day to sample […]

Java Monkey’s poetry scene approaches 18th year, has national reputation

Posted by Decaturish.com October 11, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  A weekly poetry open mic is held every Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Java Monkey patio at 425 Church St, in Decatur, and has been for almost eighteen years. Second Sundays of the month are slam competitions; the rest are traditional open mics. “Java Monkey Speaks, every Sunday night!” is the […]

Decatur School Board discusses racial inequality, gender identity policy, new school names

Posted by Decaturish.com October 9, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor The October 9 City Schools of Decatur School Board meeting began with a moment of silence for Miles Jenness, a Winnona Park kindergarten student who died from injuries sustained in a car accident last month. The Spotlight on Glenwood Elementary included a presentation on early intervention programs intended to prevent achievement […]

Dear Decaturish – What messages are Decatur parents sending to kids about alcohol?

Posted by Decaturish.com October 9, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Musical variety a hallmark of Oakhurst Porchfest

Posted by Decaturish.com October 8, 2018

Editor’s note: The author of this story is a journalist who is also a member of The Bitteroots, and he will be backing up another band at this year’s Porchfest.  By Michael Davis, contributor  If it’s October in Oakhurst it’s time for Porchfest. An all-day event designed to put performers on porches throughout the Decatur neighborhood,  […]

(PHOTOS) The 2018 Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby

Posted by Decaturish.com October 6, 2018

By Tami Chappell, contributor  The annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby rolled through Decatur on Saturday, Oct. 6. Hundreds of spectators watched the racers in their colorful and creative soapbox race cars. Proceeds from the 2018 derby go to support Decatur Education Foundation and City Schools of Decatur Special Education PTA. Don’t miss the latest news from […]

Obituary: Miles Jon Jenness, age 5

Posted by Decaturish.com October 2, 2018

From the Jenness family: Miles Jon Jenness, age 5, died September 29, 2018. He succumbed to injuries sustained when our car was violently struck by another car two days before, a block from his house, on the way home from an after school program with his dad. His too-short life was full of love, fun, […]

‘Imagining’ a new Memorial Drive: Traffic, affordable housing are top concerns

Posted by Decaturish.com October 1, 2018

By Cathi Harris, contributor  Southeast Atlanta residents living and commuting along Memorial Drive didn’t need encouragement to share their ideas about how to improve the busy urban corridor. A three-day “Pop-Up Design Studio” hosted Thursday through Saturday at Alonzo A. Crim High School yielded thousands of comments on everything from pedestrian safety and improved transit access […]

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