Monday, January 7, 2013
Starting Monday, Jan. 7, that's where you go to make payments or sign up for classes.
Decatur Active Living's move back to the remodeled Decatur Recreation Center is under way. Starting Monday, Jan. 7, the Active Living front desk relocates to the rec center at 231 Sycamore St. That's where the public should go for registrations, payments and general information. The front desk had been operating at the Beacon Hill Center since spring 2011, when rec center renovation began. On Feb. 4, recreation programming and the after-school programs will move back into the rec center.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Active Living staff moves next week. Kids and adults should be taking classes and playing ball in the renovated building in early February.
The renovated Decatur Recreation Center at 231 Sycamore St. should be ready for the public in a little more than a month. Starting Jan. 7, the front desk opens in the rec center for registrations, payments and general information. However, kids and adults should not show up ready to play basketball and take classes because the renovation work is not complete, said Cheryl Burnette, assistant director for Active Living. Rec and after school programs will continue in the Beacon Hill Complex at 430 W. Trinity Place until the rec center is ready. That should happen on Feb. 4. Active Living plans to being programming in the renovated building on that date. The Active Living and after-school administrative staffs move to the renovated rec center …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The city and Bike Decatur worked together on the map.
The City of Decatur has been trying to make the city streets friendlier for bicyclists. New bike lanes have been created and sharrows painted on streets. Now a big step has been taken with the publication of a "Bicycle Suitability Map" that color-codes streets and intersections. For instance, South Cander Street and much of East College Avenue are red routes, meaning they have the most difficult conditions for bike riders. Most of the city streets, incuding South McDonough Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, are yellow routes, meaning they have "medium conditions." The green routes are the best for bikers. This would include Oakview Road, Ponce de Leon Place and Avery Street. The maps also have icons showing spots for bike parking and …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Residents need to sign up by Jan. 9 for the first tour.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Decatur Active Living recently put out this information: Decatur Active Living is happy to announce that the popular Kroger Supermarket Tours will continue in 2012 the second Saturday of each month at 10am at the downtown Kroger. The tours, led by Nutrition Graduate Students at GA State, teach participants about food labeling, making healthy choices and share healthy recipes. The students have also chosen a theme for each months tour. A recent participant said, “The tour turned out to be very helpful. I really like the fact that Lori taught us how to read the labels correctly. She also took the time to answer questions very patiently. I am into healthy living and eating, yet I learned so much especially during the tour of the dairy and …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Get your pets blessed or buy mugs for jugs.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ellen Howle
Thursday, September 29, 2011
HELP YOUR KIDS GET FIT AT THIS FESTIVAL Where/When: Decatur High Stadium, 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur, Saturday, October 1, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Why go: The Decatur Fitness Festival was created by a committee made up of the Decatur Bulldog Booster Club, Decatur Active Living and the Farm to School Initiative to get kids fit. This event is open to all Decatur children in grades 6–12 and will have healthy snacks, fitness demonstrations, and carnival-type games and activities available to help children get moving. Pricing: Free GET YOUR PETS BLESSED Where/When: Avondale Pattillo United Methodish Church, 3260 Covington Hwy., Avondale Estates, Sunday, October 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why go: This “Doggone Good Pet Festival” will be fun for …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Learning to read labels a big part of the tour organized by the grocer and Decatur Active Living.
How much sodium is in chicken broth? What’s the difference between free-range and cage-free eggs? You can learn answers to these and other nutrition questions at your downtown Decatur Kroger. The grocer has partnered with the City of Decatur Active Living Department to offer free nutrition tours. According to nutrition tour guides, Ben Xie and Christi Cannon, the most important thing for a grocery shopper to know is how to read nutrition labels. “You need to watch for sodium, cholesterol, fat, fiber and carbohydrates,” Xie said. He added that the first thing a shopper should start with on the nutrition label is the serving size. “The sodium, cholesterol, etc. are for one serving size, but most people eat more than one serving,” he …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The group's 256 members helped bring home the prize in Thursday night's Kaiser Permanente Corproate Run/Walk in downtown Atlanta.
We may look middle-aged, but my husband and I helped our city win an athletic trophy Thursday night. Dressed in neon-green t-shirts, we were part of Team Decatur and we walked, ran (but mostly walked) and helped our city win a ginormous trophy as the fittest city at the 5K Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk and Company Picnic Thursday night. Decatur has won the trophy two years in a row now. Take that, Roswell! Team Decatur nearly doubled in size to 256 members from about 140 last year, when the group was formed by Decatur's Active Living department and the Decatur Business Association. Team members ranged in age from 10 to 81, according to Active Living Assistant Director Cheryl Burnette. Runners and walkers -- and one participant in a…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Team Decatur is recruiting anyone who lives, works, shops or plays in Decatur to do 5k run-walk.
Decatur has removed whatever excuse you have for not exercising. Team Decatur, recruiting members for the September 8 Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk in downtown Atlanta, will kick off an eight-week series of free training events next week. No gym membership necessary, and you’ll be able to exercise with neighbors of similar running or walking style or speed. Last year, lured by the city’s ambition of putting together a municipal team, I joined Team Decatur. Running really isn’t my thing, but they promised me that I could walk the 3.1 miles of the “race.” And that’s what I did, along with many, many other people. I finished way at the back of the pack, but I wasn't last!. What I didn’t expect was the huge hoopla that accompanies this …