From the Decatur Heights Neighborhood blog…
Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association – January 27th, 2015 at 7:15pm
Plans for Suburban Plaza
Special guests, the Selig team, will showcase the plans for Suburban Plaza, including offsite street improvements.
Streetscape Improvements, etc
Learn about the traffic calming committee’s proposed streetscape improvements plan for Sycamore Drive and the top ends of Hillcrest Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue… to include intersection bulb-outs, a mid-block crosswalk, and median islands. Updates on the speed reduction efforts will also be provided.
Decatur’s Lifelong Community Coordinator LeeAnn Harvey wrote in late last night…
MONDAY is the last day of the Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. We have a lot of important repairs of our senior citizens’ homes that we would like to complete. We have a shortage of carpenters and skilled volunteers. We would love your help! If you’re available or know someone who is, the volunteer shifts are 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm. Volunteers meet at the Solarium, 321 W. Hill St. in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur (30030). We’ll have breakfast, lunch and dinner available. Information about the Project is available at http://www.mlkserviceproject.com. Call Lee Ann Harvey at 770-652-8593 or email .
Thank you for being a Decatur Volunteer!
Related – Decaturish has some great pics from the event over the weekend.
Photo from 2012 event courtesy of MLK Service Project website
Each year, the Decatur Craft Beer Festival issues grants to local organizations stemming from the proceeds of the latest Beer Fest. The latest issue of the Decatur Focus lists this year’s recipients.
Below you’ll find the Decatur Focus summary of how each group will use their grant, along with a logo/photo and a link to the org’s website if you’d like to learn more about them.
Community Farmers Market, Inc. To expand access to fresh, locally grown food for Decatur residents, with an emphasis on reaching low-income families.
Decatur arts alliance. To commission artists to design and create three benches and three bicycle racks for the Oakhurst neighborhood; to offset the costs of work- shops and marketing for the second annual Decatur Lantern Parade.
Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). To support the Family Transitional House (FTH) program, which provides six-month interim housing for families seeking to establish stable housing and self-sufficiency. Participants also receive job counseling, case management, financial education, life skills, and personal budgeting sessions.
Decatur’s Biggest Loser Contest is back for a 3rd year. Marcia sends along the details and how to register…
The contest kicks off with a weigh-in at Pinnacle Fitness Center, 141 Sams St, Suite B1 in Decatur on Saturday Feb. 7, 8-10:30 am. Registration is $30 (must be 18 to participate), and includes a weight loss information packet. Five dollars from each registration benefits the Decatur Education Foundation. All body measurements will be kept private, and progress will be tracked via percentage. Participants interested in one-month promotion can sign up for fitness classes at Pinnacle Fitness Center for only $40. Be among the first 10 to register, and CertaPro Painters of Atlanta will pay fitness class registration fee (new customers only). Early weigh-in is available on the preceding Wednesday, Feb 4, 6-8 pm.
Owner Jeremy Rhett of CertaPro Painters of Atlanta says, “The reason I like being a part of the Decatur Biggest Loser is because we get to see people make lifestyle transformations. David’s approach is not a quick-fix diet, his program helps people reach their goals with changes that can be sustainable throughout their lifetimes.”
To view the testimonials from the winners of the 2013 and 2014 Decatur Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenges visit: www.PinnacleFitnessCenter.com
Decatur’s Lee Ann Harvey sent out this note earlier today with details on how to sign up for this year’s Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project…
Sign up to volunteer for the 13th annual Decatur Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project on the weekend of January 17-19. Volunteers will work on senior citizens’ homes in Decatur, making greatly needed repairs, weatherization, and doing yard work that the elderly homeowners have been unable to afford. There are volunteer opportunities available for skilled, unskilled and everyone in between. Volunteers who are comfortable with carpentry or with doing repairs at their own homes are especially crucial.
There are several other positions available, including transporting Materials from Edgewood Lowes (truck necessary), Gutter cleaning (truck helpful), organizing Tools, and Volunteer Check In. We would love more volunteers who can help with Materials transport! There are also opportunities to help with set up on Friday afternoon the 16th.
Volunteers may sign up to work one or more of the following shifts:
- Saturday, January 17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, January 18: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, January 19: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Denise sends along this announcement…
The Decatur Bulldog Boosters invites the dog-loving and running communities to join us for the 10th Annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters 5K “Run with the Dogs” next Saturday, January 10 at 9:00am. The weather forecast looks great! Register online at www.active.com and search “Run With The Dogs.”
Come on out and run off a few of those Holiday calories. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you!
Event details and schedule
This run/walk event begins and ends in front of Decatur High School, on North McDonough St., and traverses a scenic, if challenging, course. The RWTD5K will again feature a single 5K race where runners/walkers and dog-owners can run/walk with (or without) their dogs. T-shirts, awards, and treats will be available to participants as well as a sporty “race-kerchief” for canine companions. All proceeds go to funding the uniforms, equipment, and awards for our student-athletes at the middle and high schools.
Cotton, long-sleeved T-shirts are once again designed by local artist, Adam Pinsley, and will only be guaranteed to pre-registered participants. Limited free parking is available in the DHS upper parking lot off Howard Avenue. Plenty of free parking in the DeKalb County Courthouse parking deck on W. Trinity.
The race will be held RAIN OR SHINE. However, in the event of hazardous weather conditions (i.e., lightning or ice) the race may be cancelled. ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.