Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Join Team Decatur for the KP Kick Off Event Monday, July 26

Join Team Decatur for the KP Kick-off event on the Square Monday, July 26 from 6 until 8 pm. World-class runner and former Olympian Jeff Galloway will be sharing fitness and running tips. Visit with local businesses including Decatur Boxing Club, Big Peach Running, FleetFeet Decatur, One Step At A Time, Phidippides, DeKalb Jazzercize, Kick in the Fit and more.

Singer songwriter Morgan Rowe will be entertaining the crowd as well!

Enter a drawing for prizes and gift certificates from local businesses.

See you on the Square, and remember to "Be Active Decatur"!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fleet Feet Decatur Celebrates 2 Years With Fun, Free Activities

Fleet Feet Sports Decatur will celebrate its second anniversary this weekend, July 17-18, and invites the entire community to join in the celebration. They’re offering free activities and sales to mark this milestone. Owned and operated by Decatur residents, the store specializes in running and walking shoes, apparel and accessories.

From owners Clay and Karen Scarborough: “We've had such a wonderful time serving you and being a part of the Decatur community, and we hope you'll help us make our birthday weekend a festive one!”


- Waffle Fun Run/Walk: Saturday, July 17, at 8:00 a.m. Join Fleet Feet for a 2-4 mile fun run/walk followed by waffles and juice!

- Ice Cream Social & Games on the Lawn: Saturday, July 17, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Enjoy ice cream sundaes and games on our front lawn. Pets and children are welcome!

- Cookies & Lemonade: Sunday, July 18, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Enjoy cookies and lemonade all day! Children welcome!


- Receive 10-25 % off all purchases: It's luck of the draw - pull your discount from a bowl upon entering.

- Super Clearance: Great deals on select apparel, shoes and accessories. All must go!

- And More!

Fleet Feet is located at 431 W Ponce de Leon Ave in downtown Decatur.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beat the Heat

Glenlake Pool was featured in the recent issue of the DeKalb Neighbor (Wednesday, July 7). Glenlake Pool was listed as one of the five inexpensive or free solutions to cool things down. Pictured- Dynamo staff member Antoinette Redwine and pool patron. To view the article visit For more information on Decatur pools call 404-377-7231 or

Join Team Decatur for the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5k

The City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association invite you to join “Team Decatur” as we participate in the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, September 16th.

What’s in it for you?
• 8 weeks of Fitness Tips
• Training schedules for beginners and experienced walkers and runners
• Free runs and walks around the City of Decatur offered by Big Peach, One Step at a Time, FleetFeet Decatur, Decatur Active Living and more!
• Fitness related discounts
• An evening of fun, and fitness
• Free t-shirt
• Race refreshments and more at the Team Decatur tent at the World’s Largest Office Party

Visit the KP Corporate Run/Walk site today at and go to the registration page to sign up to be a part of Team Decatur. Be sure to click on Team Decatur so you can run or walk with our great community, colleagues and friends.

Be sure to join us for the metro-wide Kick-Off Event on the Old Courthouse Square on Monday, July 26th from 6 until 8pm. Visit with local fitness related businesses, listen to music by Morgan Rowe, and meet Mayor Bill Floyd and former Olympian Jeff Gallaway. There will be information on how to sign up as well as information on free runs and walks around the city.

For more information contact Cheryl Burnette, or 678-553-6541.

Children Youth Services Summer Day Camps Move Indoors 7/8/10

Glenlake Discovery and McKoy Safari Camps moved inside due to Code Orange. Glenlake Discovery camp has moved to Clairemont Elementary School. McKoy Safari Camp has moved to Oakhurst Elementary School. Campers should be picked up from the schools today. If you have additional questions please call Children and Youth Services at 404-378-1082.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The City of Decatur Police Department will host a charity softball tournament on Sunday, July 11, 2010 on behalf of Officer Amy Hall whose hosue burned down in May. Following the tournament the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association will sponsor a cookout and auction at The Solarium, 321 W. Hill Street from 11:30 am until 2 pm. The community is invited to both events.

The softball tournament is an open tournament and begins at 8 am. It is single elimination with a one hour maximum time limit. Games will be played at Oakhurst and McKoy parks with the championship game ending at 12:30 pm. There is a $200 application fee per team that must be paid on the day of the tournament. To register your team contact Lindsey Struck by 1 pm on Wednesday, July 7th at 678-553-6550 or email

The cookout will be held from 11 am until 2 pm and features plenty of food and beverages and a live band. There is a $10 entrance fee to the cookout for all non-softball players and $5 fee for the team participants.

All donations raised by the softball tournament and cookout will be given to the Amy Hall Fund at Decatur First Bank.

For more information contact Marc Brennan

Friday, July 2, 2010

Walkable Decatur Neighborhoods- Oakhurst

Decatur communities are great places to walk, bike and meet your neighbors. (Pictured) are Decatur residents walking to McKoy Pool. The more active people are, the more inclined they are to walk throughout their life and the longer they will live. According to CDC research adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle-training activities on two or more days a week. For children the guidelines are set at 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day.

New Staff Members Join Decatur Active Living Department

Decatur Active Living has some new faces that will make a difference in our great Decatur community. Cheryl Burnette will take on the responsibilities of the Interim Assistant Director for Active Living, Kati Abel has been hired to handle Special Events for the City of Decatur on a part-time basis and Erin Bailie is the Active Living Intern who will be responsible for several bike projects. Stop by the recreation center to meet these dynamic individuals who are working each day to make Decatur active and bike friendly. For more information on Decatur Active Living visit or call 404-377-0494

Glenlake Pool Closed Today

Glenlake Pool will be closed today, Friday July2 until 5 pm for necessary sanitation procedures. Please visit McKoy or Ebster pools to stay cool!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Decatur Red Hatters Go Shopping

The ladies of the Decatur Red Hat Club went shopping at the Red Hat Store this week. Who knew they had their own special store? This is just one of the many activities for Seniors that the Decatur Active Living Department offers. Thanks to Stacy Green for heading up this great group of ladies.
If you like to wear red and have a lot of fun, this may be the group for you to join. They meet monthly at the Decatur Recreation Department. For more information, call Stacy at 678-553-6549.