Free-For-All Friday 10/20/17

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  1. To my fellow traveller on Spaceship Earth who parked the silver PT Cruiser in the Dancing Goats lot so that it was totally blocking not only parking spaces, but the entire way through the lot: May you have a gastrointestinal emergency and find all available facilities either locked, occupied, or overflowing. Thanksyerapeach!

  2. I’m sure it will come up again, but make note that, even though there are four people running for one City Commission seat, the City Charter provides that the winning candidate only needs to receive a plurality of the votes, not a majority. There will be no run-off.

      1. Does anybody have any rough idea of how long Church and Trinity will be closed? We had planned to meet friends who don’t live in the area at Twain’s at 5:45. Obviously, that’s not going to work…don’t want them driving into a total quagmire. I’ve seen many a DHS Homecoming parade, but I can’t recall how long they typically last.

        Thanks!

        1. It’s pretty short. As in you better have your camera out, focused, and settings already selected or you may miss it.

  3. Homecoming! Good luck Decatur Bulldogs! If you and/or your students are planning on attending tonight’s Homecoming game, it’s not too late to sign up as a Bulldog Booster. Use their convenient sign up form at https://decaturbulldogboosters.org/membership Student/Bulldog boosters ($100) and receive a Bulldog pass providing free admission to all sports & seasons home games (except playoffs.). Family memberships provide passes for 2 adults and up to four household children. Sign up by 3 p.m. and your name will be on a list at the game tonight. Go Bulldogs!

    1. I spoke with a Costco Brookhaven employee at an office outreach event earlier this week. He said that Costco N. DeKalb would likely not be in existence until 2020. :-/

    2. According to Commissioner Rader a couple of days ago, there are still multiple possible plans for the mall, of which Costco is a part of one such plan.

  4. Fourth Annual Avondale Tree Walk Takes Place October 28, 2017

    WHAT: 4th Annual Avondale Tree Walk, “From Clearing to Canopy”
    WHO: Presented by the Avondale Estates Garden Club
    WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 28, rain or shine
    WHERE: Lake Avondale near the gazebo, 59 Lakeshore Dr. 30002
    COST: Free and open to the public

    The Avondale Estates Garden Club presents the 4th Annual Avondale Tree Walk, a conservation project, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28th. This free event includes all members of the public, including children and families. The walk takes place rain or shine.

    The registration area is in front of the gazebo, which is just steps away from our “Tree Huggers in Training” talks for children. Other tree talks for adults are also close by. The tree walk will begin after the talks. Arborists and landscape architects will lead six different routes in Avondale Estates. One of those is a walk around Lake Avondale for those who prefer or require a short walk.

    Children who participate will receive a ‘Tree Hugger in Training Button’ and have the opportunity to “guess how many acorns are in the jar” for a chance to win a book about trees. All who go on a tree walk will receive a booklet, “75 Native Trees of Georgia,” from the Georgia Forestry Commission along with many other educational materials. In addition, Trees Atlanta will have a table with resources, too. Of special interest to residents with homes that date to the 1920’s will be vintage photographs of the early development of Avondale, then called Ingleside. Residents will want to come and try to identify their homes in these pictures made available courtesy of The DeKalb History Center.

    Special thanks to: City of Avondale Estates, the Avondale Estates Tree Board, the Avon Garden Club ,Arborguard Tree Specialists, Trees Atlanta, and Fred Mobley of The DeKalb History Center for their contributions to the 2017 Avondale Tree Walk.

  5. Has anyone heard why the Haints and Saints parade has been cancelled? It was one of my favorite Decatur festivities!

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