Some 2010 motivation
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here's a video from local Decatur blogger Dave Kell.
When making plans for a live Christmas tree, please consider the official “Bring One for the Chipper” event on Saturday, Jan. 2. Residents can drop off live Christmas trees at the Christmas Tree Recycling Center in the Agnes Scott parking lot. The entrance is between 184 and 206 S. Candler St.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
At the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville
395 West Crogan Street
Entry fee includes long sleeve T-shirt and DINNER AT FINISH LINE PARTY!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Welcome, hope you like the new site.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Decatur, Ga., Decatur High School
All proceeds will be used by the Decatur Bulldog
Athletic Booster Club to help fun the sports program
at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School
Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School, Glenwood Academy
and City of Decatur elementary school students, parents, alumni, friends,
neighbors and runners of all levels are invited to participate.
Saturday, January 9 - rain or shine
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration
9:00 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.
(Clicking on link will open a new window to display a printer friendly application.)
Pre-registration (by December 26) - $20
After December 26 & Race day registration - $25
City of Decatur Students or Teachers
Pre-registration (by December 26) - $15
After December 26 & Race day registration - $20
5K Run/Walk & Tot Trot
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Atlanta, Ga, Inman Park
- Sunday, December 13
9:30 a.m. - Race day registration and packet pick-up: 9:30 – 10:20am at corner Waverly Way/Euclid Ave (large vacant lot by the Path)
10:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.
11:15 a.m. - Tot Trot (ages 5 & under).
11:30 a.m. - awards ceremony.
Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome, but please line up behind runners for safety.
Pre-registration - by December 7 - $20
After December 7 and Race day registration - $25
Tot Trot - $8
All post-expense proceeds from this event fund the Inman Park Security Patrol,
which is helping to take a bite out of crime in Inman Park.
Race will go on rain or shine - no refunds.
5K Holiday Hustle for Hope Benefiting The Elaine Clark Center & Heart of Hope Academy
Saturday, Dec 12 9:30a
at St. Pius X Catholic High School, Atlanta, GA
5K Holiday Hustle for Hope on Saturday, December 12th at St. Pius X High School benefiting The Elaine Clark Center & Heart of Hope Academy. People of all abilities can participate by running, walking, strolling or rolling. Registration, Hustle and Fun Zone begin at 930am; 5K begins at 1030am. For more information and registration visit www.elaineclarkcenter.org
Friday, December 4, 2009
Friday & Saturday
December 4 & 5 • 5:30-9:30 pm
Take a look inside some of Decatur's most interesting homes and tour two points of interest. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Decatur Youth Fund and the Decatur Preservation Alliance.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Register by December 1 and save $10! Half Marathon GA08024WC 10K GA08025WC 5K GA08026WC
DATE: Saturday, March 6, 2010
TIME: 8:00 am
LOCATION: Berry College, Rome, GA
MORE: For more information and to register, go to
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Take a Stroll and Explore Oakhurst's History
Meet at One Step at a Time, 650-B East Lake Drive
3 p.m. Friday, November 27
Have you been meaning to take one of our historical walks of Oakhurst in the past but haven't been able to make it? Well, here's your chance. Some people who couldn't come in October have asked for another tour. So another one is coming up -- the day after Thanksgiving. It's a good opportunity to work off that Thanksgiving dinner while learning about some interesting events in our neighborhood. And if you've been wondering what to do with your visiting relatives, take them along.
A lot has happened in the Oakhurst area over the years, going back to the Civil War. The walk takes about an hour and a half, and it's free. Just send Jack Krost an RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're interested.
The Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
Number and T-shirt Pick up
3315 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305
Tuesday, November 24 – Wednesday, November 25
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Expo is open to the general public, with close to 11,000 runners and their friends and families attending to pick up race numbers and T-shirts. While you’re there, you can mingle with fellow runners while browsing for great deals on the latest gear and clothing, choose your next goal race at an exciting destination, or consult with an expert on runner’s healthcare. Be sure to pick up a MARTA Breeze ticket to make race-day transit easy. You might even win a great door prize!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Decatur, Ga. - Oakhurst
A 5K run and walk to benefit Atlanta Legal Aid Society
NEW LOCATION! Meet in front of One Step at A Time,
650-B East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
In celebration of America Recycles Day, Keep Atlanta Beautiful is setting the pace for zero waste with the 3rd annual Race 2 Recycle. Make an impact by rallying your club, co-workers, family and friends to run the 5k or 1 mile fun run, around beautiful Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta on Saturday, November 14. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Register online at www.KeepAtlantaBeautiful.org.
Honorary Chairs for this event include:
Jovita Moore, WSB-TV Anchor
Clair Muller, City of Atlanta Councilmember
Jack Perko, Area President, Republic Services
Joseph Basista, Commissioner of Public Works, City of Atlanta
Phil Martens, President and COO, Novelis Inc
Yvette Bowden, President and CEO, Piedmont Park Conservancy
Lisa Marucci, Environmental Management, IKEA Atlanta
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We will have plenty of food supplied by Lara Bars and Luna Bars, Krispy Kreme, Highland Bakery, Caribou Coffee, Fuze Beverage and more. There will be face painting and the Goody Happy Hair Station for kids as well as interactive games provided by the title sponsor, the Atlanta Spirit. The founder of Girls on the Run, Molly Barker, will be in attendance to give some inspirational words and motivation to the runners too. So there will be lots of fun for everybody that morning and the whole post race party is near/on the Arizona Soccer Fields so bring your soccer ball and frisbee to throw around while you enjoy the morning.
The race application is attached as well as information about volunteer opportunities. Applications postmarked by 11/9 are $20 and $25 after that and on race day.
Register in person at: Phidippides Ansley Mall,
Monday, November 2, 2009
This race caps at 1,000 runners.
For those that already know they want to run, go straight to Active.com and sign up here. There is a flyer attached to this e-mail as well. Check it out to get an idea of the T-shirt, brought to us again by a top-notch graphic designer, Mark Kirby of Mark Kirby Creative. Feel free to print and mail in with the $25 check. You can also register at any of four Big Peach locations - Kennesaw, Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur - and receive your race number! www.bigpeachrunning.com.
Here are the key details.
Start of the race: 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7
Cost: $25 (race day is $30)
Registration location: Milltown Arms, 180 Carroll Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30316. Park at Agave lot -- corner of Boulevard and Memorial Dr. on the south side of Cabbagetown. From I-20 take the Boulevard/Zoo Atlanta exit. North on Boulevard to Agave lot. From I-85 take Freedom Parkway Exit. Right (south) on Boulevard to Agave parking lot.
Preregistration: Pick up race packets early on Thursday and Friday at Milltown.
Awards: Three deep for each age group.
Contact: Rompandstomp5k@gmail.com (preferred) or Mike Benzie 828-712-9766. You can also e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll try to help you out.
The Route: The 3.1-mile route starts at Tennelle Street at the far end of Carroll and enjoys a nice wide 3/4-mile straightaway to loosen up the crowd. The route in general is fast and flat and covers most of this unique and historic neighborhood. Run by the park, up Carroll Street and yes, through the world famous Krog Street Tunnel. Feel free to come get an idea of the area and run with the Cabbagetown Run Club at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Tim Sullivan for more information about the run club.
MAP MY RUN: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/us/GA/Atlanta/917125148926946660
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Oakhurst Community Garden Project Worm Compost: The Basics of Great Worm Poop!
435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Oakhurst Community Garden Project features indoor classroom space. To register, go to http://www.oakhurst
Build a Beehive
Lasagna Gardening: Not Cooking, but Gardening!
Create a Holiday Glass Dish
Cheap and Healthy Food
Gluten-Free Desserts for the Holidays
Winter Sowing a Perennial Garden
Oakhurst Community Garden Project
Worm Compost: The Basics of Great Worm Poop!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Introducing a new concept in Halloween Night partying from the dudes who brought you "Man Day". Ink & Dagger Tattoo is teaming up with Twain's Billiards & Tap to bring you
The first dang annual
Hillbilly Halloween Hootenanny.
Saturday October 31st, 2009
10pm till 2am
Twain's Billiards & Tap
211 E Trinity Pl
Decatur, Ga. 30030
Live music from "Uncle Daddy and the Kissin Cousins"!!!
Brick Store Pub will be hosting their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31st which they claim is “the biggest and best halloween costume contest in Decatur” ! They decorate the bar and the staff dresses up so join them for one heck of a good time! Cash prizes and local celebrity status awarded to the best costumes.
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Historic Oakland Cemetery
For an exciting Halloween experience, come run through the monuments and mausoleums of Atlanta’s most historic cemetery where notables such as Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and Maynard Jackson are buried. Proceeds benefit historic Oakland Cemetery which experienced downed trees, destroyed monuments and millions of dollars in damages during Atlanta’s March tornado. For more information on Oakland and it’s recovery, visit www.oaklandcemetery.com.
Ed Williams - 404-327-7738.
- Saturday, October 31
- Race Day Registration and Packet pick up - 8 am
- 5K - 9 am.
- 1K - 10 am
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE OAKHURST COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL
Saturday, October 31
8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration
9 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.
View race map here.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
A Hillbilly Halloween Hootenanny Saturday, October 31st at 9:00pm
Twain's Billiards and Tap
Halloween Night won'tcha put on yer bestest Sundeey clothes, gas up the truck and hed out to Twain's for a spell. We gotcha whole romantic evenin planned up with plenty of fixins. Dusty's gonna put some brand new strings on the banjo and Aunt Sue-Anne is makin a batch of her prized pigs in blankets. Thars gonna be plenty of alcoholical libations a flowin too. OOOH- WEEE! I betcha might even find someone to take home with ya that ain't yer cousin.
The Christ Covenant MCC on Hibernia has a free, open to the public, yoga class on Monday, at 7:00 pm. Location: Davis Hall
Recession proof fitness program - no expense equipment needed, no gym membership required. You can practice yoga in the comfort of your own home with no cost. You can take your practice on the road with you - traveling? Out of town? Tired of looking for an out of town gym or safe running area? Yoga is portable and you can practice it anywhere you have a large enough space to stretch out in!
Friday, October 9, 2009
All 4th and 5th grade students in Decatur public schools attend Glenwood Academy and will benefit from the proceeds. Carnival sponsorships are available with tax, advertising, and community benefits. For more information contact Lori Leland-Kirk, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lori Siver, email@example.com.
Welcome To The DECATUR GHOST TOUR In Historic Downtown Decatur Ga.
Discover Decatur's Spirit Community with tales of...
MURDER, PASSION, VICE, WAR AND TRAGEDY.
Your tour begins in the heart of Downtown Decatur's Historic Town Square. A diverse enclave of quaint shops and restaurants that share common space with the ghosts of Decatur's exciting past. A stop at the oldest two story homes in Decatur where it's been said spirits haunt the walled up fireplaces and move freely about the grounds. We will travel down small streets untouched by time to the old train depot where late at night... the cries of the wounded soldiers might be heard, or the ghost of the station master might stare back from across the tracks. You will never forget the twilight visit to Old Decatur Cemetery... some of the city's most notable citizens are interred here. Be sure to bring your camera and don't be surprised if you capture orbs and apparitions. Decatur's dead are pretty restless.
FALL 2009 Event Scheduled for October 24, 2009
Decatur High School Parking Lot
(Corner of N. McDonough Street and Howard Avenue
TV's will be recycled for $10 cash only with exact change.
Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Decatur's Fall Electronics Recycling event. This semi-annual event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. Batteries will be accepted.
TV's will be recycled for a minimal fee of $10 cash only per TV set with exact change. There is no charge to recycle other items.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 8 am to 12:30 pm* (Registration: 8 to 8:15 am)
Food and live entertainment follow the work session.
Dearborn Park • Deerwood Drive at Midway Road
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This celebration which has roots in pre-hispanic times in Mexico is marked by making altars to honor and remember those who have passed, feasting and celebrating life and its end.
We have everything you may need to get into the spirit.
Muertos for all occasions and occupations!
Monarch butterfly skeletons, winged devils,
skulls hinged and magnetized, molds for sugar skulls, cards, papel picado for festooning, dangly skeleton earrings,
and yes, Virginia, there is a Michael Jackson!
We are also heaped with wonderful Mexican folk art-- Frida and Mexican luchadora wrestlers, jaguars, saints and demons galore!
Featuring work by Vicki Ragan
Saturday, October 10
Black and white photos taken at fiestas in Mexico by artist-photographer Vicki Ragan. Her works are in international museum collections and permanent installations nationally. Ragan and husband Shepard Barbash have several books in print about Mexican art and artists, including Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees (1993) and Changing Dreams: A Generation of Oaxaca's Woodcarvers (2008).
Signed copies of the latest book are available at Mingei.
Save The Date!!
You are cordially invited to attend the
18TH graduation ceremony of the
City of Decatur Citizens’ Public Safety Academy
Thursday, October 29, 2009
7:00pm until 8:00pm
City Hall – Commission Meeting Room
509 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
We welcome you to come and help all of us celebrate a program that has proven beneficial to the Decatur Community and its Police and Fire Departments.
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
Halloween may be a fun day for children, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. To make Halloween a treat for all, follow these safety tips:
Atlanta Pagan Pride Day
Saturday, October 10th 2009 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or Shine
*** NEW LOCATION***
Atlanta Friends Meeting
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
We will be having: merchants, Food by Outta the Way Cafe, and a Coffee Shop & Bake Sale, and informational booths; entertainment from: Emerald Rose, Bhakti Messenger, Cross Cultural Dance Company and Friends, and Bellcurve; a Mabon Ritual; and plenty of time to mingle with your Pagan community. Se a list of vendors on our website:
***Transportation notes: Marta and carpooling are recommended. There will be some on-street parking and some lot parking but MARTA is smarta. There is a bus stop in front of the Atlanta Friends Meeting Hall, and it is .4 miles from the East Lake Marta Rail Station. There is a covered walking bridge over College and Howard Avenues that allows one to take the sidewalk toward Decatur where the Hall is located.
Our Fundraiser - Green Man Water Bottles for sale: $6 for one; two for $10! with water refills donated by Fontis Water
Fall is upon us and that means it is time to get your tickets for the Decatur Education Foundation's Low Country Boil!
It's Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solarium. Tickets are $50 each.
Once again this year promises to be a great party with great food prepared by Badda Bing chefs Michael Condon and Ray Allen, great beer provided by our sponsor Victory Brewing Company and great music by The Dammages featuring Tammy Dammann and all for a great cause - the children and youth of Decatur!
To purchase tickets online visit www.decaturlowcountryboil.com.
Don't forget to tell your friends!
To purchase tickets by mail send a check payable to:
Decatur Education Foundation
315 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
In order to be responsible stewards of our fiscal and environmental resources we will not be sending paper invitations this year - so please help us spread the word!!
(Editor's note: Go Green!)
If you care to read it, I wrote this piece for the Cabbagetown Newsletter below. Ben’s family is looking to collect all personal recollections, stories, photos etc. to create an album. Please submit any you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org –Tim
About Ben 10/6/2009I had a sinking feeling late Saturday afternoon when Jake Herrle knocked on my door. He was Ben Sklaver’s next door neighbor on Berean and his best friend in Cabbagetown so the worst immediately leapt into my mind. Then just as quickly I talked myself out of it. Maybe it was just a neighborly drop-in?? Ben did that all the time. But then I could tell Jake was shaking a little bit and my heart bungee jumped. I grabbed him a beer and braced myself for what I knew was coming. Ben was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 8:30 AM local time
One Step at a Time Running Store - 650 E. Lake Dr. #B
650 E. Lake Drive
$19 until October 1st, $24 thereafter
5K Run/Walk through Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur, GA. Starts and finishes at One Step At A Time running store. Walkers, Strollers and Dogs on Leash Welcome! Plan to stay and enjoy the annual Oakhurst Arts Festival after the race. Proceeds to benefit the SDCDC. For more information please check out the website at www.sdcdc.org
Age Groups/ Prizes:
Overall M & F; Masters M & F; and 1 st Place in the following age groups : 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over. Special awards/gift certificates to Overall M & F and Masters M & F.
Drawings for Prizes!
Registered participants eligible for prize drawings immediately following the race. Must be present to win! 100% Cotton t-Shirt with Oakhurst theme.
(404) 327-7738 or email@example.com Or Charles Cope (404) 377-1030
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here are five ways to lace your running shoes and relieve that nagging foot pain.
By Susan Rinkunas
PUBLISHED 11/27/2007 You went to a running specialty store, tested out several models, and bought a pair that felt great. So why are your new running shoes rubbing you the wrong way? Even if you are fitted with a pair that suits your arch type and weekly mileage, your feet may have characteristics that make the seemingly perfect shoe less than comfortable over the long haul. Luckily, the solution could be as easy as relacing your shoes, says Richard Bouché, D.P.M., of the Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, who provided the techniques below. "Before you get a new shoe, try adjusting the lacing to enhance the fit," Bouché says. "It's a small change that can make a big difference."
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here's the flyer
And here's the menu (Yummy!)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Oakhurst's 1st Annual Dogtoberfest!
DATE: Sunday, October 4
TIME: 2PM - 6PM
LOCATION: The Solarium (321 West Hill St., Decatur GA 30030)
MUTT STRUTT & COSTUME CONTEST:
Registration begins at 1:45 at Taj Ma-Hound
(707 D East Lake Dr., Decatur GA 30030)
Join us for a day of fun filled activities for you and your dog!
We're kicking things off at 2pm with a Mutt Strutt starting at the Taj Ma-Hound Bakery for Dogs and ending on the Solarium lawn. Costumes are welcome with prizes for Scariest, Goofiest, Prettiest, Funniest, Best Group Costume and Most Original.
Get your dog Microchipped by Animal Action Rescue.
Adopt a new family member from a local rescue.
Learn from the professional trainers at Frogs to Dogs. They'll be taking your questions and introducing the Emergency Animal Transport Vehicle, the first of its kind in GA.
And don't miss The Marketplace for cool new collars and leashes, delicious dog treats, doggie photography, apparel and lots more.
We even have fun events for the kids so please come out and support our first annual event!
Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for food, beverages and Dogtoberfest activities. Proceeds will benefit improvements to the Oakhurst Dog Park. For more information call Taj Ma-Hound at 404-377-9220.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Best Neighborhood – Decatur
Best Local Blog – Decatur Metro
Best down-to-earth-place in Atlanta – Decatur
Best neighborhood to live in – Decatur
Best suburb – Decatur
Poets, Artists & Madmen
Best Book Event – Decatur Book Festival
Best Place to Hear the Spoken Word – Java Monkey
Best Book Event – Decatur Book Festival
Best Acoustic Music Club – Eddie’s Attic
Best Pool Hall – Twain’s
Best Neighborhood Bar – Brick Store Pub
Best Patio Dining – Wahoo! Grill
Best Tacos – Taqueria de Sol
Best Fried Chicken – Watershed
Best Veggie Meal at a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant – Watershed
Best Brew Pub – Brick Store Pub
Best Beer Selection – Brick Store Pub
Best Jewelry – Worthmore Jewelry
Best Nail Salon – Jazmin Spa
Best Kids Clothing – Wiggle
Welcome To 13.1 Atlanta™
13.1 Atlanta™ is one of the latest craze in themed half-marathons so come ready to experience some of the best Southern Rock and Southern cooking. This race is about the run, the fun, the sights and the experience. It will be truly one of a kind and the most fun running experience of your life! Don't miss out on this inaugural event, register now to insure you will be one of the first to start, finish, and rock 13.1 Atlanta™...Where the Party meets the Pavement!
Thanks for your support last year and we hope you are ready to join us again in 2009. Online registration is now available and we would love to have you on board. All volunteers, pre and race day, will receive a red windbreaker jacket embroidered with the Atlanta Track Club logo in white. It is going to be another big year as are registration numbers are above those in 2008. Just click on the link below and it will take you directly to the registration page and feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. Thanks again! http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/jobs-by-date.tcl?event_id=196828
Senior Manager, Technology and Volunteer Services, Atlanta Track Club, 3097 E Shadowlawn Ave, Atlanta,
Since it is Halloween.... We are going to have some fun! We are encouraging Halloween Costumes! 3 "Fun" awards for the top 3 'Team' Costumes and the top 3 individual costumes will be awarded!!! Volunteers and vendors alike will be sporting some interesting 'new looks :)'
Atlanta Nurse Uses iPod to ID Patient
Updated: Saturday, 26 Sep 2009, 2:49 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 25 Sep 2009, 7:02 PM EDT
- Mark Hyman
- Edited By: Leigha Baugham | myfoxatlanta.com
ATLANTA (MyFOX ATLANTA) - A young Atlanta woman went for a jog Wednesday and was struck by a car. The woman wasn't carrying identification at the time, so a resourceful nurse used the woman's iPod to learn her identity.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Please join us this Saturday, September 26th, for a big day at the Oakhurst Dog Park! At 9 am, Trees Atlanta will be teaching a beginner pruning class, meeting at the dog park. Bring a pair of gloves and learn proper pruning technique from the experts of Trees Atlanta.
From 9:30 am to 12 pm, please join the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association for a cleanup day at the dog park. We'll be removing fallen branches and debris, removing ivy off trees, etc. Bring a pair of gloves, pruning shears or other tools. Coffee, ice water and snacks will be provided. The dog park will be closed on Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm during the events.
Decatur Active Living staff sincerely appreciates the work and dedication of volunteers who assist us with care of our parks!
And don't forget the upcoming Dogtoberfest on Sunday, October 4th at The Solarium.
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
Please visit our blog! http://decaturactiveliving.blogspot.com
Decatur - a vibrant city that is clean, green, active & attractive
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Just want to say thanks...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So the rains came and at around 6:40pm; it was really pouring down. I rode over to One Step at a Time. People must have thought I was crazy. I was drenched but I knew the streak would continue. So Gail, Charles, and I watched as the rain slowed and then stopped. Soon others came, first Jere, then Emily, then Sarah, and new runner Glenn. We waited around and Deb and Scott showed up. Deb brought treats. Thanks to texting, runners came out to run. So we started.
There was some running through puddles and running water. We got splashed on by cars. A little over halfway along Katie Kerr, the rain started again. And it poured. The rest of the run pretty much finished like that. Running uphill with the water rushing the opposite way was a surreal feeling. Even running on the sidewalks, places were ankle deep of rushing water.
Everyone finished, wet, and happy. It was a fun run like kids playing in the rain. Once your soaked, a little more rain isn't going to make a difference. We took some pictures. We had to take 2 because what we didn't know was that Betsy and Bill ran also. They started a couple of minutes behind the first 6 but they still ran in the pouring rain.
After the run we were treated with Deb's brownies.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Registration is still open. Registration is $20.00 before the 19th and $25.00 day of the run.
Tickets for the Tot Trot and Prize Drawing are $5.00 each. Prizes include YMCA free 3 month memberships, ballet, gymnastics classes, gifts from Hoopla and Little Shop of Stories and certificates from SalonRed Kids, Natural Bath and Body and more!
The Decatur-DeKalb YMCA Fall Five, a 5K and Tot Trot and Prize Drawing on September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. benefits its Partner With Youth program with proceeds going directly to College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Oakhurst. To learn more about this fundraiser and register please visit, www.fallfive.com.
Volunteers needed. Sponsorships appreciated. Race runs rain or shine.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
10/31 - 9th Annual Silver Comet Half Marathon & 2 Mile Fun Run (special offer valid for ½ marathon only). Taking place (where else?) at the beautiful, flat . This race always sells out, so be sure to take advantage of such a great offer.
11/8 - Zooma Women’s Half Marathon & 5K (special offer valid for ½ marathon only). Great way to check out Atlanta’s wonderful downtown our favorite way, on foot! Challenging but fun course, with lots to see including Piedmont Park and Turner Field!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
First on the food opportunity was a Jucy Lucy at Matt's Bar. The home that I was staying at was only 2 blocks away. So Friday night I made my way over to Matt's Bar. To my surprise there was a line out the door and a 30 minute wait. Seriously, half an hour to try a hamburger that I saw on TV. It's no ordinary hamburger. This one is special to Minneapolis. It is 2 burger patties flattened together with a chunk of cheese in between. I was going to wait.
I ordered 2 Jucy Lucy's (and by the way, that's how Matt's Bar spells Jucy) and a half order of fries which was as big as a full order. I was sitting next to the grill and upon being served, the cook suggested I let the burger cool a little bit or risk molten cheese burning my mouth. The wait was well worth it from the time in line to letting the burger cool.
Next was the challenge, the Meterbratwurst from Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit. Basically it a meter of Bratwurst; that's 3 feet. Both sides have to be finished also, my choices were rice and saurkraut. I wanted to finish the meal so my server Daniel helped me out with the choices of sides. The potato options would have been tasty but filling so I had to skip those. 3 feet of Bratwurst may not sound like much to some, but it was a tough eat. The first 2 feet flew by but that last foot was pretty hard to swallow (pun intended).
In the end I finished the Meterbratwurst in 17 minutes. Adam Richman finished his in 31 minutes. To celebrate I ordered a Sundae which the other diners around me were amazed I was still hungry after eating a meter worth of sausage. How did they know I just ate a meter of sausage? At the end of your conquest the server announces to the whole restaurant your accomplishment then you get your cheers. Here's how the cheers went.
Server: Ziggy Zaggy Ziggy Zaggy Ziggy Zaggy
Everyone: Oui Oui Oui
Repeat twice more, getting louder each time!
That was pretty awesome!!!
Minneapolis is super nice and the friendliest people I have ever met while travelling. This is why I run. I run to eat!
But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to "normal" life. When people get out of their cars, they should stay out of their cars. It is up to us, it is up to our cities, and our governments to help create permanent change to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, and other people who do not drive cars.
Let World Carfree Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.
As the climate heats up, World Carfree Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.
Join us for intown Atlanta's best 5k! This is our 4th year and we've grown by leaps and bounds each year. Flat, fast course great for first timers or PR's. Awesome, long sleeve tee to all participants. Free entry to all participants for the Chomp and Stomp Chili and bluegrass festival later that day.
4th Annual Cabbagetown Romp and Stomp 5K
Chomp and Stomp website
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
You can register for the race at www.tedsmontanagrill.com/bisonstampede or complete the attached application. See the attached brochure for complete details. You can visit us on Facebook too, http://www.facebook.com/tedsmontanagrill.
Tour-goers will enjoy “art in the garden,” as the creations of local artists further enhance the outdoor environments. Other highlights include a Japanese-style garden featured in Backyard Living magazine and the renowned “garden rooms” of noted author and designer Ryan Gainey’s private home. The tour features Saturday evening hours, during which visitors can explore two gardens along with live music and wine.
The tour is a benefit for the Decatur Preservation Alliance, a non-profit citizens’ group dedicated to preserving
Tour hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour. For questions regarding group discounts ($15 for eight or more), call (404) 371-4444. Information is also available at www.decaturgardentour.com. Proceeds from the Garden Tour support the programs of nonprofits, the Decatur Preservation Alliance and the Oakhurst Community Garden Project.
For details of each garden,
Thursday, August 20, 2009
In other news, I got 2nd place in the wing eating contest. The wings were provided by Fox Bros which was a great smoky treat. Then the wings were covered in a super hot sauce spice concoction. 10 people started and 4 remained when the first one of us finished all 20 wings.