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Priest who works with L.A. gang members visits Decatur church

Posted by Dena Mellick August 23, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor A California priest, known nationally for his work with gangs in the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, spoke at a Decatur church Sunday night. Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and author of “Tattoos on the Heart,” told funny and inspiring stories to a large crowd in the school […]

Decatur’s Half Price Books opens Thursday

Posted by Dena Mellick August 22, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Half Price Books opens in Decatur this week with a four-day celebration. The nearly 7,000-square foot bookstore opens its doors Thursday, Aug. 25, and employees will offer prizes and discounts through the weekend. “If you’re one of the first 100 people to show up on each of the days of […]

Louisiana Bistreaux plans to open next week

Posted by Dena Mellick August 19, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Louisiana Bistreaux, a Cajun restaurant, will open its doors next week in Decatur’s Suburban Plaza. Owner Fred Delawalla said Louisiana Bistreaux will open for business on Thursday, August 25 at 11 a.m. He said a grand opening party is in the works as well. A manager for the Decatur location […]

Decatur’s Ebrik Coffee Room on track to open this summer

Posted by Dena Mellick August 2, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor The owners of Ebrik Coffee Room hope to open the Decatur location later this summer. Owner Basel Nassri told Decaturish in January that he hoped to open this past June. In an email to Decaturish, Nassri explained he and his partners had experienced delays in the permitting process. “But once we got […]

Q&A with Decatur founder of Banner Butter

Posted by Dena Mellick May 3, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Decatur has a way of attracting food artisans, and that includes the owners of Banner Butter. Elizabeth and Drew McBath live in downtown Decatur and create small-batch, cultured butter. “We start with cream from Georgia, grass-fed cows, and then we let the cream ripen before we churn it, so that good […]

Viral video leads to new downtown Decatur children’s academy

Posted by Dena Mellick April 15, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor A new children’s academy that focuses on video and audio production is moving into the historic Houston House in downtown Decatur. The Märchen Sagen Academy for Visual Storytellers will be an afterschool program for third-graders interested in learning how to produce audio and video projects. Couleen LaGon, who goes by […]

Decatur conference looks at food and faith

Posted by Dena Mellick April 11, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Christians concerned about the environment congregated in Decatur over the weekend to discuss food and how it intersects with faith. About 120 people met at Decatur First United Methodist Church Friday, Apr. 8 through Sunday, Apr. 10 for the ninth annual National United Methodist Church (UMC) Caring for Creation Conference. […]

Pickleball picks up fans in Decatur

Posted by Dena Mellick April 6, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Pickleball, a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong, is picking up fans in the city of Decatur. Decatur Active Living Program Supervisor Portia Langley brought the sport to the city last year and said it has taken off. “It is gaining a lot of interest, not just here […]

Avondale Towne Cinema concert to raise album funds for Atlanta’s L’Arche Community

Posted by Dena Mellick April 5, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor David Robert King is known around Decatur as a teacher, working in special education at Decatur High School. But he’s also a singer/songwriter who has performed at venues including Nashville’s Bluebird Café, The Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, and Decatur’s Eddie’s Attic. King will be performing at Avondale Towne Cinema on Saturday, May […]

Emory prepares to host Shakespeare’s First Folio

Posted by Dena Mellick March 30, 2016

Emory University is preparing to host William Shakespeare’s First Folio this fall with a number of Shakespeare at Emory events. It was announced in 2015 that Emory was chosen to be the Georgia site to display “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.” It’s a national traveling exhibition of the 1623 book that gave us […]

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