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March 4, 2010

Articles in this newsletter:
19th Take Back the Night 5K and 1 Mile Planned for April 24, 5 p.m.
Berklee College of Music Visits Decatur Music Center
Decatur Old House Fair - Sat, March 6 from 9am - 5pm
Free Energy and Environmental Consultation for DBA Members
Live at Eddies Attic
Energy Ace Rents More Space in Decatur
Garden View Massage in Downtown Decatur adds Asian Bodywork
Extended Homebuyer Tax Credit To Expire April 30, 2010
Experience True Health with Chiropractic
TerraCotta Properties Celebrates 5 Years of Business
City of Decatur Child Car Seat Event on March 27
The Decatur Beach Party Planning Committee Wants You
WicksteadWorks Named EarthCrafts Renovator of the Year

19th Take Back the Night 5K and 1 Mile Planned for April 24, 5 p.m.
Join Big Peach Running Co. and DeKalb Rape Crisis Center for the 19th Take Back the Night 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at historic Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, in Decatur. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and working together, we can raise awareness, change attitudes and help prevent sexual assault.

Race day registration opens at 2:30 p.m. The 1 Mile begins at 5 p.m. and the 5K starts at 5:30p.m. Rain or shine.
Register in person at one of the four convenient Big Peach Running Company locations or online at

Berklee College of Music Visits Decatur Music Center
In 2009, the Berklee College of Music invited the Community Music Centers of Atlanta to join the internationally acclaimed college's City Music Network. A site visit on February 25 is the final step in the process. A positive outcome will yield a variety of great resources for Music Center students, including ones enrolled at the Decatur Music Center.

Network membership provides learning tools for students and faculty, opportunities for local collaboration with faculty from Berklee and other member schools, and generous scholarships for Center students to enroll in summer programs and undergraduate studies at Berklee's Boston campus.

Decatur Old House Fair - Sat, March 6 from 9am - 5pm
On Sat, March 6, the City of Decatur, in partnership with the DeKalb History Center and the Decatur Preservation Alliance, will hold the second annual Decatur Old House Fair at the Holiday Inn Select. This day-long celebration will feature new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for owners of older homes.

Homeowners can attend how-to seminars and workshops on restoring old windows, creating a maintenance plan, tax credits for rehabilitation, historic landscapes, researching an old house, and much more. Jane Powell, noted author of the books will be speaking.

Free Energy and Environmental Consultation for DBA Members
DWCE, llc performs energy and environmental reviews for small businesses. We review your business looking for ways to reduce energy use and lower environmental impact. We then analyze and discuss ideas with you to tailor changes to fit your needs. Once you have selected changes we help you implement those changes.

We are offering a free energy and environmental consultation for your business if you are a DBA member. We will sit down with you, review your operations and site and show you how you can reduce your energy use and environmental impact.

Call or email Dave Waggoner at 678-777-5922 or

Live at Eddies Attic
Mar 5 - Folk-Guitar Legend, AL Stewart
Mar 6 - Caroline Aiken (folk)
Mar 7 - Jeremy Aggers & Andy Zipf (folk rock)
Mar 8 - Over The Rhine (two shows)
Mar 9 - Peter Mulvey & Meg Hutchinson (folk)
Mar 10 - Rebecca Loebe, Robby Hecht, A.J. Roach & Raina Rose (folk)
Mar 12, 13 & 14 - Shawn Mullins
Mar 16 - David Ford & Matthew Ryan (folk)
Mar 17 - St. Patty's Day Extravaganza featuring, The Buddy O'Reilly Band!
Mar 18 - Kristina Train & The Civil Wars (soul/folk)

515-B N. McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404-909-4157, ext. 0

Energy Ace Rents More Space in Decatur
Energy Ace, Inc., an 18-person sustainability consulting firm in Decatur, is doubling its space as it prepares to move into the Fidelity Bank Building. Energy Ace plans for the space to be certified LEED Gold, the first Gold project in Decatur.

Energy Ace, founded by Decatur resident Wayne Robertson in 2002, has become the regional leader in building sustainability consulting with over 100 LEED projects to its credit. Energy Ace's Green GuaranteedTM program is unprecedented anywhere in the US. Visit to learn more.

Garden View Massage in Downtown Decatur adds Asian Bodywork
Garden View Massage announces this March the addition of Asian Bodywork!

Rachel Beth Dorfman, LMT and Jacalyn Brull, LMT, both certified Massage and Asian Bodywork therapists, join our team.

Our Asian Bodywork menu includes: Integrated Asian Bodywork Sessions, Integrated Hot Stone Massage, Shiatsu Sessions, Thai Massage Sessions, Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure, Hot Stone Pregnancy Massage, CranioSacral Therapy and more.

Visit our website for full bios on new therapists, as well as full descriptions for each of the new services.

Pre-booking for all of the above listed services begins today.

Extended Homebuyer Tax Credit To Expire April 30, 2010
The Federal Homebuyer Tax Credit is set to expire April 30, 2010. The credit is available to both first time homebuyers and repeat buyers. The calculation is 10% of the sales price up to a maximum credit of $8000 for first time buyers, and $6500 for repeat buyers.

Income limits apply. A signed purchase agreement must be signed by April 30, 2010 and close no later than June 30, 2010.

For more information on the credit, and to ensure your financing is in order to close by the June 30 deadline, call Debbie Saulsberry with HLM Mortgage Co. located in downtown Decatur. Decatur Business Association member discounts available. 404-402-6286

Experience True Health with Chiropractic
Expect a Miracle - Experience True Health!

Lotus of Life Chiropractic offers a unique, progressive healing experience in a relaxed, comfortable setting. We work with tensional patterns that develop in your body due to stressful life experiences, whether physical, chemical, emotional or spiritual. Experience Chiropractic with Lotus of Life!

Free Classes:
March 13: 2:15pm-Optimal Food Choices for Infants/Kids
March 16: 7:15pm & 27 2:15pm-BGI HandsOn Workshop
March 18 & 25: 6-9pm-Hypnobabies
March 20: 2:15pm-Finding Stillness
March 30: 7:15pm-Your Toxic Life

To reserve your spot call 404-377-7743.

TerraCotta Properties Celebrates 5 Years of Business
Time flies when you enjoy what you do for a living. It is difficult to believe that it has been 5 years since we began TerraCotta Properties. The City of Decatur is a wonderful place to live and work.

In celebration of our 5th anniversary, we wish to offer a 15% discount on our Color Palette Selection Services and our First Impressions services. These are perfect for homeowners getting ready to place their house on the market or if you simply wish to get ideas to give your home a fresh new feel.

Please visit our website for a complete list of services and a downloadable pricing brochure.

City of Decatur Child Car Seat Event on March 27
The City of Decatur Fire Department has scheduled a Child Car Seat Event to be held in conjunction with the Easter Egg Hunt on March 27. The event will be held from 10am until 1pm at the Callaway Parking lot on Commerce Drive.

Firefighters encourage you to stop by to find out if your child’s car seat is the correct one for their size and if it is properly installed. Safety information will also be available.

The Decatur Beach Party Planning Committee Wants You
This fun committee has begun planning for the 2010 Beach Party to be held on Friday, June 18 from 5 pm until midnight. Key committee positions include:

Décor committee members: assist with decorating during set up, organizing the take down, help to enhance the ambiance of event by making it look as fun as it is

Souvenir chair and committee: order souvenirs, organize t-shirts for sale, orient and oversee the volunteers

Children’s Boardwalk Games co-chair and committee: Organize carnival games, inflatables, arts and crafts

Next meeting, Thursday, March 18, 12:30pm at Decatur City Hall. Contat Cheryl at

WicksteadWorks Named EarthCrafts Renovator of the Year
Southface and The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association named WicksteadWorks its 2010 Renovator of the Year, the second straight year the Atlanta-based remodeler has earned this honor.

The Renovator of the Year award recognizes an EarthCraft House renovator that has gone above and beyond established measures to decrease energy consumption in an existing home.

“We are extremely humbled to be recognized with this award two years in a row,” said Frank Wickstead, president of Wickstead Works. “We have remained very active despite the economy, and we attribute that success in part to our partnership with the EarthCraft program.”

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