Monday, May 20, 2013
Despite early thunderstorms and intermittent rain, Oak Grove's first festival launched Sunday afternoon.
After the event was canceled two weeks ago due to anticipated inclement weather, Sunday's Oak Groove Festival was to go on – rain or shine. And that's what it did. The festival, with musical performances from local groups and more than 40 vendors, opened in Vista Grove Shopping Center in Oak Grove at 1 p.m. Sunday in the middle of a thunderstorm. But, within about an hour, the rain stopped, a crowd of hundreds arrived and the festival seemed to go off as planned. (Patch was there talking to readers and enjoying the festival. Feel free to upload your photos to our above slide. But we also want to know: What did you think of the first Oak Groove Festival? What would you like to see next year? Tell us in the comments section below.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Oak Grove's first festival will be held this Sunday.
The first annual Oak Groove Festival is set for this weekend, and Patch has a cool way for you to upload your photos of this very fun event. It's simple: from your mobile phone, take your photos and videos in Instagram, and post them using the hashtag #oakgroove. Your Instagram images will appear in this nifty grid. The festival in Vista Grove Shopping Center will run from 1-7 pm on Sunday, May 19. Read also:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nasty weather forced the event's organizers to reschedule Saturday afternoon.
Sunday's Oak Groove Festival in Vista Grove Shopping Center has been postponed until Sunday, May 19 due to the liklihood of nasty, wet weather. The event's organizers announced the rescheduling on the festival website Saturday afternoon: We are pleased to announce that all the musical acts have agreed to play on the new date. We’re betting on better weather, but regardless, the Oak Groove Music, Arts, and Food Festival will go on RAIN OR SHINE on May 19th. Read the full post for more information. Read also:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Oak Grove's first festival will be held this Sunday.
The first annual Oak Groove Festival, to be held this weekend, announced its music schedule this week. The festival in Vista Grove Shopping Center will run from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday. Read also:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thirty-five people attended the Monday night fundraiser at Napoleon's restaurant.
The Lakeside City Alliance added about $2,000 to its coffers at a Monday night fundraiser in Oak Grove, the alliance's chairman said Tuesday. Thirty-five people attended the event at Napoleon's restaurant, said Mary Kay Woodworth, alliance chairman, in an email to Patch. The alliance is studying the creation of a new municipality in north DeKalb County that would stretch from North Druid Hills to parts of north Tucker. Money from the fundraiser will go toward a state-mandated study by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia that will investigate the feasibility of the alliance's proposed city. That study can cost as much as $30,000. Monday's event was rescheduled from April 2 when it was to be held at Marlow's …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The event will now be held at Napoleon's restaurant in Oak Grove on Monday.
The Lakeside City Alliance will hold a meet and greet and fundraiser at Napoleon's restaurant in Oak Grove on Monday. The event will go from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to the alliance's website. The event was rescheduled from April 2 when it was to be held at Marlow's Tavern in Northlake. The alliance initially said it was rescheduling the event so it could be held after spring break, but it later blamed the event cancellation on boycott and protest threats posted to two Tucker-related social media sites. Here are a series of Patch stories on that: For more information about cityhood efforts in our community.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Barbara Taylor, the widow of Paul Taylor, says the ride "will be a wonderful tribute to Paul and I hope that it will help in the efforts to raise the awareness of motorists."
A memorial ride will be held May 5 to honor the memory of Paul Taylor, a Decatur area cyclist who was killed on the road a year ago. The Paul Taylor Memorial Ride will start at 9 a.m. May 5 at the old DeKalb County Courthouse on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur. It's organized by BikeFriendlyATL, a group Dave Mathews of Decatur formed to make the roads safer for cyclists. Patch asked Taylor's widow, Barbara Taylor, for a comment. This is what she said in an email: I continue to be touched at the level of support from our neightbors and friends but even more amazed at the support from the cycling community. The memorial ride will be a wonderful tribute to Paul and I hope that it will help in the efforts to raise the awareness of motorists…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to take land near Oak Grove Center for right-of-ways and construction easements.
An Oak Grove business and some nearby residents are gearing up to protest DeKalb County's plans to condemn land for a series of right-of-ways and temporary construction easements as it prepares to redesign the intersection of Lavista and Oak Grove roads. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners is slated to consider a series of proposals Tuesday from the public works department to take small slivers of land near the center and the intersection. Melissa Connor, co-owner of Ella Guru Record Shop in the center, emailed nearby residents this week, asking for help to pressure the county. From the board of commissioners' agenda: D3. Resolution, Order and Declaration of Taking – SR236/Lavista Road and Oak Grove Road, 2741 and 2747 Lavista Road; 0…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The new DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander toured the county Monday, including Oak Grove Market where he visited with residents.
New DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander said Monday his department must do everything it can to decrease crime in the community and the county as a whole. The new chief, hired in February, was sworn in Monday morning and spent the day touring parts of the county, including Oak Grove Market. Alexander and county CEO Burrell Ellis met with lunchtime diners and local political figures who stopped by for the event, including District 4's DeKalb County Board of Education member Jim McMahan and his predecessor H. Paul Womack, both nearby residents. In an interview with Patch before he left, Alexander talked about his policing priorities, and Ellis addressed a comment by District 5 county Commissioner Lee May at a recent Lakeside City …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Cedric Alexander will stop by Oak Grove Market Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
DeKalb County’s new police chief Cedric Alexander will make his debut before the the Oak Grove community on Monday, April 1. It's part of the county's recognition of National County Government Month, a month-long celebration to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year’s theme is “Smart Justice: Creating Safer Communities.” Following the swearing-in ceremony in downtown Decatur at 8:30 a.m., county CEO Burrell Ellis and Alexander will visit Oak Grove Market, 2757 Lavista Road, from 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Here's some background about Alexander from a county statement: Prior to joining the DeKalb County Police Department, Dr. Alexander held the position of Federal Security …