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City Schools of Decatur recognized for Farm to School program

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 18, 2018

In recognition of its Farm to School program, City Schools of Decatur has received another Golden Radish Award. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for “best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in […]

High Museum of Art commemorates 50th anniversary of historic Olympics protest

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 16, 2018

In honor of the 50th anniversary of a historic 1968 Olympics Black Power protest, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is featuring an exhibition of collaborative art from one of the protestors himself and Glenn Kaino. The protest took place during an Olympic medal ceremony on Oct. 16, 1968. African-American Athletes Tommie Smith and […]

DeKalb County hosting hazardous waste disposal event for residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 15, 2018

This Saturday, Oct. 20, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a household hazardous waste recycling event for county residents. The event will give people an opportunity to properly dispose of dangerous household items that they no longer need, a county press release said. Those hazardous materials can include aerosols, batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn care products, […]

City of Decatur to host community summit on affordable housing next month

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 15, 2018

The city of Decatur will host an affordable housing summit early next month, allowing the community to discuss and understand the city’s efforts toward improving housing options, the city announced. According to the city, the day-long summit will “establish a shared understanding of Decatur’s housing context, define the often subjective term ‘affordability’ as it relates to […]

Kids Open Mic taking place at Kavarna Sunday

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 10, 2018

This Sunday, Oct. 14, the Atlanta Music Education group will host a free Kids Open Mic at the Kavarna coffee shop in Oakhurst. According to the Facebook event, the yearly event invites kids to sing on-stage to their favorite songs. There will be showtimes at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with the earlier show for […]

Avondale Towne Cinema screening new documentary next week

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 10, 2018

Next week, Avondale Towne Cinema will screen a new indie documentary titled “The Brainwashing of My Dad” for Avondale’s Fright Night. Created by award-winning filmmaker Jen Senko, the documentary takes an “up-close look at how constantly watching Fox News changed [Senko’s] father’s personality from an open-minded person to someone who became angry and intolerant,” according […]

Community gathers to remember, celebrate boy killed in car accident

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 7, 2018

Yesterday, the family of Miles Jon Jenness, a 5-year-old who was killed in a Sept. 27 car accident, held a community celebration in Miles’ memory.  The “Popsicle Pokémon Dance Party Celebration,” as his parents Sam and Leah Jenness called it, took place at McKoy Park. Hundreds of people – friends, family, classmates, teachers and community […]

Decatur Makers posts job opportunity for manager position

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 4, 2018

Decatur Makers, a local maker space, is currently seeking applicants for a “Makerspace Manager” job position. In the position, the manager will work part-time to assist with all aspects of managing the maker space and the organization as a whole, according to the job listing. They will help with member management, coordinating use of the space, volunteer […]

Comprehensive plan presented for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 2, 2018

The city wants public feedback on a new comprehensive draft of the plan for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property. City Commissioners heard a presentation on that plan during a recent work session. The new draft – along with its accompanying presentation – are now available for public review and comment. With a final draft […]

DeKalb Watershed department educating students on fats, oils and grease clogs

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 1, 2018

DeKalb County’s Department of Watershed Management recently partnered with Georgia Piedmont Technical College to develop a “No FOG, No Clog” program, helping students learn how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease (“FOG”).  FOG occurs when cooking fats are poured down drains and coat the inside of pipes to eventually form a blockage. According to a […]

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