Mead Road Mardi Gras Is This Saturday!!

From Mead Road Mardi Gras Co-Founder Emily Berg…

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is a homegrown carnival festival and fundraiser that raises money to fund music and arts grants in the Decatur City schools.

Since 2014, we’ve raised $20,000 that has bought instruments for the Renfroe and Decatur High School band programs.
Choral arrangements for Renfroe and DHS; African drums for the 4/5 Academy; instruments for Glennwood and Westchester Elementary schools and costumes for the DHS Drama program.

This year is our 5th year as fundraiser and our parade is on Saturday, Feb. 10 @ 1pm.

It begins at the 4/5 Academy at Oakview and 5th Ave and ends at The Imperial at W. College and Mead rd.

The festival lasts all afternoon with performances by the Black Sheep Ensemble, Seed & Feed Marching Abominibles, Wasted Potential, the DHS Chorus and cast of “Grease” as well as the FAVE African drum students.

The community is invited to sport the purple, green and gold, grab their beads and masks and come join us for the fun.

Happy Mardi Gras and laissez les bon temps rouler!

Photo courtesy of Emily Berg

UPDATED: Decatur Market Now Open on East Howard Avenue

UPDATE:  Renee at Decatur Market tells us they’ll only be open until 8p for the next few days, as they continue to get up to speed.  Also they’re having a Grand Opening event this Friday with free bite sized deli samples samples around lunchtime, as well as sandwiches for purchase.  At 6p they will host a few vendors who will offer samples (beer, wine, snacks, etc).

Have you checked out the new Decatur Market on East Howard yet?   (If you’ve followed this site for a while, you probably are aware of my love of markets and grocery stores.)

Looking at their Facebook feed, it seems like they’ve been in a “soft opening” mode for a few weeks, but are now are abiding by their official hours posted on their door.  (Mon- Sat 7a-10p, Sun 10a-6p).

Recent posts show they already have lots of local items in stock, including eggs, cheese, spreads, beer and wine.

Have you been yet?  What do you think??

Oakhurst Wine Crawl Returns on Saturday, March 3rd

Join this cute owl couple for the 17th annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl on Saturday March 3rd!

Tickets are $30 in advance on FreshTix or at Oakhurst Market and $35 at the door, according to those who know such things.

And as if you needed another reason to join, the Oakhurst Wine Crawl benefits Oakhurst Porchfest, the MLK Service Project and Oakhurst Jazz Nights.

At Home: February To-Dos, Georgia a Top LEED State & Good Vibes at Home

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Photo by burlanes interiors via Houzz. 

How Can the Methodist Children’s Home Property Best Serve the People of Decatur?

The kick-off Visioning meeting for the Methodist Children’s Home property will take place on Sunday, February 11th.

But that’s just the beginning.  There are a lot of ideas to work through for this unique 77 acre property – as the video above showcases – so the city has extensive plans to collect and work through all of those options.

Learn about all the upcoming workshops and “Civic Dinners” over in a new post on DecaturNext.com!

Decatur PD: Pedestrian Killed in Hit & Run on College Ave Early This Morning

From Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross…

On Friday, February 2, 2018 at approximately 3:24 am,  Decatur Police responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of East College Avenue. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.  The pedestrian’s identity is not being released at this time.  The incident is being investigated as a hit and run.  The Decatur Police Accident Investigation Unit, Criminal Investigations Division and the Georgia State Patrol are investigating the incident. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Decatur Police Department at 404/373-6551 or contact Crime Stoppers at 404/577-TIPS (8477).

Free-For-All Friday 2/2/18

Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.