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,