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Make your way around Decatur this Saturday and stop into all of the participating shops for chance to win giveaways and learn about secret sales.

Decatur Boutique Crawl

 

Participating shops:

Happenings:

  • Vivid Boutique is hosting Cheeky Maiden in the store. The all-natural, local company will be giving out free samples.
  • HomeGrown is giving away certificates to Butter and Cream.
  • Sq/Ft will have a live DJ.

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Missed last night’s work session about the updated Tree Conservation Ordinance draft? You can see  it (as well as a summary and last night’s PowerPoint presentation) online here.

trees square

 

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neworleanssnoball

  • New Orleans Snoball Cafe is making chocolate and mint snoballs for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The Marlay House’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash includes face painting, live music, Irish dancers and a performance by Moira Nelligan & The Dexie Jigs, Monday, March 17, 11:30 AM – midnight.
  • Boogaloos Boutique is offering 15-30 percent off all merchandise for its St. Patrick’s Day Sale Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16.
  • Steinbeck’s cancelled its Sunday celebrations due to inclement weather, but will be open Monday morning at 11:30am serving corned beef and “all the St. Pat’s fixins!”
  • Mac Gee’s, Leon’s and Brick Store are celebrating this weekend. Call head at each location for more info.

Tip: Atlanta Checkered Cab is offering a free ride home this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Saturday, March 15 at midnight through 6 am on Tuesday, March 18. Have fun and stay safe!

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Depending on the weather, Reeves Contracting will start the last phase of the downtown storm drainage improvements at 7 p.m. tomorrow night (Sunday, March 2). Due to the volume of daytime traffic on Church Street, work during this period will be at night  between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. The initial challenge will be to cross the intersection at East Trinity Place. At times, traffic on East Trinity will be reduced to one two-way lane with traffic control provided by police officers and flaggers. This will be adjusted as work progresses.

Once across East Trinity, Reeves will lay drainage pipe in Church Street up to the area just north of the entrance to the parking lot at 320 Church Street. During this period, the 300 block of Church Street will be open to local traffic only at night between 7 pm and 5 am.  Access to businesses and parking will be maintained during the evenings. Church Street will be open as usual during the day.  A flyer is attached describing the work and suggested detour routes.

This phase of the work should take about four weeks to complete. We appreciate everyone’s patience and good will during this project.

East Trinity-Church Street Intersection Traffic Control Plan

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A Google Fiber installation van (pictured in Kansas City) could be coming to Decatur, Ga.

A Google Fiber installation van (pictured in Kansas City) could be coming to Decatur, Ga.

Yesterday’s announcement of Decatur as one of 34 cities under consideration for the next round of Google Fiber expansion resulted in an outpouring of enthusiasm from residents, business owners and, well, just about everyone. City leaders and staff are busy taking the next steps in the joint planning process, and updates will be posted here as they become available.

Google wants to know that there is grassroots support for Google Fiber in Decatur. Here’s what you can do to help:

1)      Visit https://fiber.google.com/newcities/ and click on the “Get Updates” button. The more people who sign up for updates that live or work in Decatur the better, so be sure to use a City of Decatur address.

2)      On Twitter? Tweet your enthusiasm to @GoogleFiber and @Google using the hashtag #DecaturGA

3)      Express your support on the Google Facebook page in a comment that tags the Downtown Decatur Facebook page.

4)      Follow the Fiber Google+ page.

5)      Get creative! Google has a corporate culture that values forward thinking, so reaching out to the company in creative and innovative ways is encouraged. How would Google Fiber improve your life, your business or the entire Decatur community? Let Google know “Decatur wants Google Fiber!”

The city would like to hear how you creatively told Google “Decatur wants Google Fiber!” Share in the comments or email casie.yoder@decaturga.com

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Polar bears photographed by the NOAA's National Ocean Service (not in Decatur)

Polar bears photographed by the NOAA’s National Ocean Service (not in Decatur)

UPDATE: Please bring a lunch for each child you drop off at Polar Camp.

It’s still really cold out, and City Schools of Decatur will be closed tomorrow. For City of Decatur residents looking for something for the little polar bears (aka children) to do, there will be a special Polar Camp tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Polar Camp is first-come, first served for a limited number of City of Decatur students in Kindergarten through fifth grade only. There is no cost for Polar Camp for Decatur residents. Parents will need to fill out registration and health forms when dropping off campers who are not already enrolled in after school programs.

For more information, please call Children and Youth Services at 404-378-1082.

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It’s cold out today in Decatur and set to get colder by evening, but tonight’s work session about the draft tree ordinance at 6 p.m. and the regular City Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. will still take place as scheduled at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St.

Don’t feel like braving the weather but want to see what happens? You can live stream both meetings on the City of Decatur website’s City Commission page by clicking on “streaming video.”

The Decatur City Commission

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storm waterWeather permitting, Reeves Contracting plans to start installing the new storm sewer on Church Street south of East Maple on January 2.  The new storm sewer will extend from East Maple down Church Street towards the CSX railroad and then east on East Howard Avenue.

Businesses on Church Street between East Maple Street and East Howard Avenue should notify patrons that once work begins, traffic will be limited to one-way in the southbound direction, so they will have to approach this area from East Trinity Place.

On-street parking on Church Street will be limited in the immediate area of construction. A schematic plan illustrating temporary traffic changes can be viewed here.

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This is a cross-post from the Be Active Decatur blog.

Why not take the family out for a healthy meal on Tuesday night and be rewarded for it? Decatur Active Living and Decatur Tourism have partnered to promote healthy eating with the Eat Well Indie-Catur campaign happening in October. Eat out at any of the participating restaurants, choose the special healthy meal offered on Tuesday, get your tracker card signed by the wait person and you are on your way to earning a recipe collection! How easy is that?

Eat out any three Tuesdays, get those three signatures on your card and then turn your card in at the Decatur Visitors Center to earn your FREE recipes.

There are three Tuesdays left in the month, so get started this week! Cards are available at the participating restaurants.

This is a great opportunity to try some new dishes.

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