Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

Dear Decaturish – Wild Heaven owner tells Avondale commissioners, ‘The only pathway leads to yes’

Posted by July 3, 2018

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Atlanta Regional Commission approves over $30 million in transportation projects in DeKalb County

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 3, 2018

The Atlanta Regional Commission Board has approved $31.29 million in transportation projects for DeKalb County through 2023, according to an ARC press release. ARC developed the list of projects in close consultation with local governments to meet the DeKalb community’s needs, the release said. All projects are scheduled to be under construction or complete by […]

(SPONSORED) Specs Appeal opens on Blackmon Drive

Posted by June 27, 2018

Specs Appeal, a new eye doctor’s office on Blackmon Drive in Decatur, is open for business. It is a truly the most technologically advanced eye doctor’s office in the greater Atlanta area, bringing eye care into the 21st century. Specs Appeal offers: – Optomap – dilation free exam: An ultrawide view inside the back part of the […]

The Decaturish podcast asks, ‘What’s so unbelievable about DeKalb’s water bills?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 26, 2018

Star McKenzie thought her DeKalb County water bill was an anomaly when it suddenly skyrocketed. Soon she heard similar stories from other residents and founded the Unbelievable DeKalb Water Bills Facebook group for people to share their experiences. The group now has about 3,500 members who work to shine a light on the dysfunction in […]

Avondale Towne Cinema to screen water-themed short films

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 25, 2018

The Avondale Towne Short Docs Festival is kicking off its second season of community screenings with a showing of seven short films about water on Monday, July 2nd. “What could be better on a hot summer night than watching cool films about water?” festival organizer Hal Jacobs said. The short documentaries look at the Chattahoochee […]

Avondale Estates Elementary foundation members to serve as grand marshal in Fourth of July Parade

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 25, 2018

This story has been updated.  This year, Avondale Estates’ annual Fourth of July Parade will change things up with five people serving as grand marshal. The grand marshals will be the executive board of the Avondale Elementary School Education Foundation (AESEF), according to a city newsletter. “This dedicated group of individuals has the vision to ensure […]

What’s it to Utz? – Depth and taxes Part 2: Explaining your new tax bill

Posted by June 25, 2018

Editor’s note: Hans Utz has lived in and around Atlanta for 25 years and formerly served as the Deputy COO of the City of Atlanta.  He writes about local and national politics. He and his family currently reside in Decatur. By Hans Utz In a previous column, I broke down the components of your tax bill […]

Avondale Estates receives grant ‘road diet’ between Ashton Place and Sam’s Crossing

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 24, 2018

Avondale Estates is one of 19 recipients of the highly competitive grants for transportation infrastructure projects across the state through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB), the city announced in a press release. The grant is a part of approximately $18.1 million in funding by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). According to the […]

LifeLine Animal Project seeking two-week foster homes for pets

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 18, 2018

With the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters now caring for more than 1,000 animals, LifeLine Animal Project is looking for 50 temporary foster homes, the organization announced. The two-week fostering is ideal for those who are considering a pet but aren’t ready for a long-term commitment or anyone who can make room for an […]

Editor’s note: The publisher is taking a ‘vacation’ this week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2018

Due to a planned trip, the editor will be taking some time off this week but it won’t be a true vacation in the sense that I will stop checking email or stop posting stories. I just won’t be posting as much as I usually would. My assistant editor, Ellie Ritter, will still be contributing […]

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