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Some East Lake residents seeing red over Blackhall land swap proposal

Posted by December 15, 2018

By Cathi Harris, contributor  A proposal by Blackhall Studios to swap three pieces of property it owns along Bouldercrest Road for a portion of DeKalb County-owned greenspace along Constitution Road is raising red flags for a group of nearby residents. “The biggest concern is the [potential] loss of beautiful woods and trails that were thought […]

History remains in Decatur Cemetery

Posted by December 13, 2018

This story has been updated. By Cathi Harris, contributor  Both older and larger than its better-known counterpart to the west, the metro area’s oldest municipal burial ground houses a complex record of the city’s past. Just inside the pedestrian entrance to Decatur Cemetery on Commerce Drive sits a stately granite tombstone bearing the name Dr. […]

Decatur School Board names Talley Street School…Talley Street Upper Elementary

Posted by December 12, 2018

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor In a move that surprised no one, the City Schools of Decatur unanimously voted in favor of officially naming a new school on Talley Street after its location. The educational facility will officially be named “Talley Street Upper Elementary,” which won an online poll by a […]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Atlanta’s Christmas bars

Posted by December 10, 2018

By Heather Karellas, contributor  Where did it come from, and where will it strike next? The “Christmas bar” trend is in full, festive swing in Atlanta, with at least eight restaurants and bars serving up seasonal fare alongside kitschy, instagrammable décor. Miracle on Monroe kicked off the Christmas bar phenomenon in Atlanta in 2015. The pop-up, […]

(PHOTOS) 2018 Decatur Christmas tree lighting

Posted by December 6, 2018

Decatur continued its tree lighting tradition on Thursday, Dec. 6, this time on the Decatur Square MARTA Plaza. Attendees enjoyed hot cocoa, “snow,” carols, and a guest appearance by Santa. Don’t miss the latest news from Decaturish. Join our mailing list! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Zip Code

Decatur considers response to ‘Bird’ swarm

Posted by December 6, 2018

By Cathi Harris, contributor  They seemed to show up overnight – dropped onto city sidewalks like “caterpillars from the sky” in the words of one Decatur resident. Dockless electric Birds – scooters that customers rent for 15 cents a minute and can leave anywhere when they are finished – have popped up all over the […]

Burn off the holiday treats on the PATH Foundation’s new Emory connector

Posted by December 5, 2018

By Heather Karellas, contributor The PATH Foundation in October opened its new Emory Connector trail, linking Emory’s Clairmont Campus with the nearby Medlock Park, Mason Mill Park, and their surrounding neighborhoods. This new path routes pedestrians and cyclists from Emory’s Clairmont Campus safely underneath Clairmont Road and along Clairmont Lake before connecting directly to the scenic […]

Chabad Decatur holds Ice Menorah Lighting in Avondale Estates

Posted by December 5, 2018

Chabad Decatur, a Jewish Community Center in Decatur, celebrated Chanukah on Dec. 4 with an Ice Menorah lighting in Avondale Estates. The event featured a chocolate gelt drop, hot cocoa and donuts, music, and light up gifts for everyone who attended. Don’t miss the latest news from Decaturish. Join our mailing list! * indicates required Email […]

UPDATE: Atlanta issues city wide boil water advisory

Posted by December 3, 2018

Reports of outages and low water pressure across the city have prompted Atlanta officials to issue a city-wide Boil Water Advisory. The problem, according to city materials, is due to a control issue at the Hemphill Pump Station.  The Department of Watershed Management called for immediate water restriction so the pressure in the system can rebuild once […]

Dear Decaturish – Opportunities abound in entertainment for DeKalb residents

Posted by November 29, 2018

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