March 2013


The Walls of Dunwoody


Informal windshield surveys of the Buzz beat reveal that no community or town in the area features extended walls as much as does Dunwoody. Seemingly everywhere along main and sometimes secondary roads, they project a distinctive look. These walls are obviously for privacy, but perhaps there is an outward resemblance to other eras in history.


Decatur Holds Annual Touch-a-Truck on March 9

Touch Truck

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles. Many other types of vehicles will be on display. Touch-a-Truck takes place in the Callaway Building Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place, Decatur. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 20.


More Than Six Decades In Brookhaven

Six Decades

Few people have lived as long in Brookhaven or seen it change as much as Nelle Kee Earley, who first arrived around 1948. Born in Luthersville, Georgia, Earley graduated high school and came to Atlanta during WW II to study business at the Atlanta School of Commerce downtown. She became a bookkeeper at Sinclair Oil on West Peachtree, a company vital to the U.S. war effort. At Sinclair, Nelle met John Earley in the company treasury department. When asked if it was love at first sight, she says “Not exactly, but he was handing out the paychecks!” They dated and went to movies in Atlanta and outings at Stone Mountain.


Norcross Station Cafe

Norcross Depot

Of all the many restaurants in greater Atlanta, I think the Norcross Station Café is the one I could easily see myself visiting several times a week — if only I didn’t live in Decatur. Located in the beautifully restored 1909 train station, it has a welcoming rusticity with its dark colors and rough, wide plank floors. Add to that the pleasant rumble and clatter of an occasional passing train and you have just the place to appeal to this historian and almost anyone else who likes good food in a relaxing atmosphere.


Opening of Lilburn Community Garden

Lilburn Garden

The newest addition to Lilburn will be a community garden to open on April 20, 2013. Applications for plot rental are now available at or Find more detailed information on our Facebook page. Like us at lilburncommunitygarden. The garden will be located near the Lilburn City Park, just on the other side of the railroad tracks. There will be over 65 plots available for rental, with a 4×8 space for $40 and 4×12 space for $60.


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