OK, we agree, the new holiday decorations don’t measure up to our standards. Rather than looking like swags, they look like upside down trees and they just don’t work on the street lamps. Many of our holiday wreaths date back to 1996 and were starting to look shabby. We thought it would be a good idea to trade them out for something different and replace the oldest wreaths with an updated design. Boy were we wrong! So, when you mess up, admit it, take responsibility and fix it. The good news is that our old wreaths are still in storage. Our decorating company will begin switching them out but it may take a week as they fit us into their installation schedule. The “experiments” will be traded in for new wreaths next season and we will put this down as a lesson learned. In the meantime, just tell your friends that they are festive arrows pointing you in the direction of great shopping and wonderful food and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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Its time for the Decatur Old House Fair again! In its 5th year, this event is a one of a kind event in the Southeast and offers owners of historic homes the chance to learn from experts on all sorts of old house issues like basement moisture, restoring historic chimneys and fireplaces, energy efficiency, and tax credits for older homes. In addition, we have our short bites and style bites (30 minute sessions) that will explain electrical, plumbing, wood floors, aging in place along with delving into styles of homes like Craftsman, American small, American Foursquare, and Ranch. So many sessions with so much information!
But wait! There’s more! We have an exhibit area filled with craftsmen, contractors, and specialty tradespeople that love old houses and provide great services to historic homeowners. Meet, greet, and walk away with a treat at the Decatur Old House Fair
The event is this Saturday, Feb 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.decaturoldhousefair.com and they are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Today is the last day to take advantage of the Living Social Deal-buy one get one free. So, don’t wait! Go to https://www.livingsocial.com/events/569782-2013-decatur-old-house-fair-tickets and score your deal!
If you are running out of ideas for home cooked meals, Universal Joint in Oakhurst just posted on their Facebook page that they have some new, limited-time menu items right now.
Limited time specials menu:
Marinated hanger steak with garlic mash and mixed garden vegetables. Blackened chicken with penne past and tomato basil cream sauce served with ciabatta garlic bread. Fried pork chop with garlic mash and mixed garden vegetables. Also just put on tap Decatur’s own Blue Tarp Brewery. We’re pouring their Bantam Weight, which is their irish red ale.
I don’t know about you, but they had me at Ciabatta Garlic Bread!
Happy New Year! Today is the first Wednesday of January so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 3 January 2013.
If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.
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Pickup services for both Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, will be Wednesday, Dec. 26
Pickup services for both Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, will be Wednesday, Jan. 2