Free-For-All Friday 2/2/18

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Children’s Home Visioning Process Begins Sunday, Feb 11th

From the City’s Renae Madison…

As you may remember, in August of last year, the City of Decatur completed its purchase of the 77 acre United Methodist Children’s Home on South Columbia Drive.

I am excited to announce that the time has come for the community to come together and create a vision for this property. On Sunday, Feb. 11 we will host a kick-off celebration and visioning workshop from 1-5 p.m. at the Children’s Home location (500 South Columbia Dr. Decatur, GA 30030). You are invited to join us as we imagine the possibilities.

Updates and workshop schedules will be posted on and via our social media channels. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Photo courtesy of Google Streetview

Decatur Touch-A-Truck Returns Saturday, March 17th!

From Decatur Active Living…

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels.  The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display. This year we will even have a solar panel display truck!

Ride the train! This year’s Touch a Truck event will be held in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH lot. We encourage visitors to ride the train to the event and make this a family field trip!

Register your bike!  We encourage folks to ride their bike to the event to have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. All those who ride their bike to the event will also receive a special bike pin!

Food Drive! March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. All items will be delivered to DEAM, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.

Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH parking lot on DeKalb Avenue. Parking is limited so consider riding the train, walking or biking to the event. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or [email protected]. Be sure to visit for up-to-date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of Decatur and MARTA

Photo courtesy of Decatur Active Living

At Home: Home Sales Highest Since 2006, December Market Snapshot & Where are Americans Moving?

Brought to you by Michelle Cavaliere – Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta.  Find us on Facebook!

Infographic courtesy of North American Moving Services.

Free-For-All Friday 1/26/18

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Decatur Schools Announce One Make Up Day

Got this note from our Elementary School this morning…

Last night, the board decided to only have us make up one day.  The teacher work day on March 12th will now be a regular school day. You will have the full February break (as of today).

New Balance Store and Nail Salon Coming to Clairmont / North Druid Intersection

If you’re like us, you’ve been wondering what’s going up in Toco Hills at the intersection of Clairemont and North Druid Hills Road – where the Exxon Station used to be (see above).

Well, apparently Tomorrow’s News Today gave us the skinny back in December

New Balance and a nail salon are reportedly the two tenants coming to the new development at the corner of Clairmont and North Druid Hills Roads on the site of the former Exxon gas station and convenience store.

Thanks to the FFAF commenter, PMcG,  who pointed this out!

Photo courtesy of Google Streeview