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Avondale Estates resident in need of kidney transplant

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 17, 2018

On November 19, 2016, Avondale Estates resident Will Phillips found out his kidneys were failing. Now, over two years later, he is still in need of a transplant. Phillips, who is currently 20 years old, attended Druid Hills High School but had to leave during the fall of his senior year after his diagnosis. According […]

Bridgepoint Church hosting Christmas celebration this weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 11, 2018

This Sunday, the Bridgepoint Church at Toco Hills will host a Christmas celebration for members of the community to get into the holiday spirit. According to the event organizers, the celebration will offer Christmas carols, a reading of the Christmas story, crafts, s’mores, fire pits and hot chocolate. The event, which is replacing the annual […]

Amplify Decatur music festival returning next spring

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 10, 2018

The lineup for the 2019 Amplify Decatur Music Festival, taking place next spring, has been announced. Among the musicians featured are Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples and two-time Grammy award winner Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, an event press release said. The lineup also includes Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin and the […]

DeKalb History Center hosting book talk with André Joseph Gallant

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 6, 2018

A new author’s program from the DeKalb History Center will debut next week on Wednesday, Dec. 12, a city newsletter said. Author André Joseph Gallant will speak about his new book, “A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster.” Gallant, who lives in Athens, Ga., is an independent journalist whose writing has appeared […]

Decatur Arts Alliance adds five new sculptures throughout city

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 6, 2018

As a part of the Decatur Artway rotating sculpture collection project, the city has recently installed six new sculptures across town, according to a city newsletter. After debuting in 2015, the project is now in its fourth phase. Each year, the city adds five more sculptures, which are on loan for two years at a […]

Decatur’s Bee City USA program accepting donations for pollinator-friendly plants

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 6, 2018

Throughout the holiday season, the Bee City USA program in Decatur (also known as “Beecatur”) will offer a “Gifts that Grow” program. Through the program, Beecatur will install one pollinator-friendly native plant, shrub or tree in one of Decatur’s dedicated pollinator habitats for each donation of donation of $15, $25 or $50. “Help nourish and support […]

Decatur to be recognized as “City of Excellence” by Islamic Speakers Bureau

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 29, 2018

During the Decatur City Commission’s Dec. 3 meeting, the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta will present its “City of Excellence Award” to Mayor Patti Garrett and her fellow commissioners, honoring Decatur’s efforts to support diversity. The ISB describes itself as a local community-building organization that serves as a resource for faith and civic cooperation. According […]

Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe returning to Clairemont early next month

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 27, 2018

The annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe will return early next month, featuring hundreds of handmade gifts for the holiday season. Now in its 27th year, the event “offers a local alternative to crowded shopping malls and big box stores,” an event press release says. This year’s marketplace will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 […]

UPDATE: DeKalb County offering residents opportunity to exchange recycling bins

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 27, 2018

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host its final recycling roll cart exchange event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, offering recycling customers a chance to exchange their recycling bins for new roll carts. The event will take place at the North DeKalb Mall, located at 2050 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur. “Due to inclement […]

Decatur crossing guard receives award from Georgia Safe Routes to School

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 19, 2018

This week, Decatur crossing guard Charlene Germany was named the 2018 Crossing Guard of the Year for the metro Atlanta area by the Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center. According to a city press release, Germany received 10 nominations for her friendly manner as well as her professionalism in crossing children safely. The nominations commented […]

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