(SPONSORED) Humble beginnings for local Restaurateur

Posted by Decaturish.com November 1, 2017
Cajun food is spot on in Decatur It might seem an odd history that a chemical engineer would be in the restaurant industry. Fred Delawalla, a graduate of Georgia Tech, began opening restaurants in the 1970’s with the Steak & Ale group. He...

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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 […]

(PHOTOS) 2018 Decatur Christmas tree lighting

Posted by Decaturish.com 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 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 considers response to ‘Bird’ swarm

Posted by Decaturish.com 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 […]

Decatur Fire Department provides holiday fire prevention tips

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

The Decatur Fire Rescue Department recently released some fire prevention tips for the holiday season. Home fires across the U.S. are common in the holiday season. Cooking, burning candles, and setting up Christmas trees are common ways fires start during the holiday season. According to a recent press release, home fires are “more likely to […]

Woodlands Garden says to keep your bird feeders filled for the cold weather

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

The city of Decatur recently published a few recommendations for winter bird care, provided by Woodlands Garden. “If you have feeders in your yard, now would be a good time to clean them thoroughly, and be sure to keep them stocked through the winter,” Ralph Smith, a Master Birder at the Atlanta Audubon Society and […]

How will Democratic sweep of DeKalb’s legislative delegation affect annexation and cityhood?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  There are no more Republicans in the DeKalb County delegation following a Democratic sweep in the Nov. 6 election. That means cityhood bills have lost their greatest champions, notably state Sen. Fran Millar, who lost his seat to Sally Harrell. Annexation, the process of expanding current city boundaries, is a […]

Agnes Scott grad students to launch interactive Transmedia Storytelling project

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

From Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8, Agnes Scott Graduate Studies’ Writing and Digital Communication students are “going live” with Found Prophecies, a project produced by a Transmedia Storytelling project team. According to a recent press release, Found Prophecies is described as “an original digital storytelling experience” that interweaves the fictional stories of three […]

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