- And related – From last year, but this interactive tour of the Pullman Yard is pretty awesome [CL]
- Bonefish Grill at Emory Point closes [TNT]
- New Beltline plaza planned near North Ave intersection [Curbed]
From Sgt. Violante of the Decatur Fire Department…
Special Needs Informational Meeting
Wed. March 12
10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Fire Station #1, 230 E. Trinity Pl.
The City of Decatur Fire Department would like to meet with any families with children with special needs or medical issues. We want to continue responding in the best way possible to care for all families, including those with special needs. The meeting will discuss medical care, large scale events, and fire scenarios with families. In addition, we want to inform families about the benefits of using Smart 911 and exchange ideas on how to better dispatchers’ responses to emergency calls from families with special needs.
We need your participation and input to do the best job possible. Please join us on March 12 at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Decatur Fire Station #1.
The address for Fire Station #1 is 230 E. Trinity Pl., Decatur, GA 30030. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Sergeant Violante at Ninetta.Violante@decaturga.
com or via phone, at 404-457-3289.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition announced their annual awards last week and one of Decatur’s commissioners received a notable honor. From the press release…
This year, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Blinkie Awards launched The Inaugural Fred Boykin Lifetime Achievement Award: Fred Boykin, Decatur City Commissioner and owner, Bicycle South. Commissioner Boykin has been a dedicated public servant committed to making it safe for kids to bike and walk through the Safe Routes to School initiative. Through his leadership, Decatur schools now support higher rates of biking and walking to school than any other metro Atlanta school system, attracting new residents while helping children stay healthy and active. He is also the owner of Bicycle South, Inc., a Decatur-area business since 1972.
The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild is excited to announce our first annual Southeastern Craft Brewers’ Symposium. This awesome event is a one-day conference featuring 10, 45 minute seminars from the leaders of the craft brewing industry. For avid homebrewers there will be seminars on the science of brewing from brewmasters, suppliers, and experts on topics such as yeast, adjunct grains, and recipe development. For the next generation of southeastern brewery owners we’re offering a unique series of seminars on the business of brewing. These seminars will cover everything from how to raise money to how to write a business plan.
Stay tuned to this page for updates to the seminar schedule and other events we’ll be planning around the conference.
From the Decatur Education Foundation…
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for the Tour deCatur ENDS FEBRUARY 28th!! Register now!The 12th Annual Tour deCatur 1-mile Fun Run and 5K will be run on March 15 - only 2 1/2 weeks from now! Register now at the early-bird registration fee of $25 for adults, $20 for CSD faculty/staff and City of Decatur employees, and $15 for youth (18 and under). The rate goes up to $30 for ALL AGES after Feb 28th. New this year – timing chips for all 5K runners! For further details and to register go to TourdeCatur.com
Bill Bibb and Vicki Elders are confronting the stages of their grief.
Bibb is closing The Seen Gallery on Church Street in Decatur where Elders is the gallery’s manager, but he hasn’t made the official announcement yet. He hasn’t set a closing date, but said it will probably be gone within a month. Most of the art in the store is on sale.