Decatur Dispatch -December 2018

• LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Volume 28, No. 12 • DECEMBER 2018 Decatur Dispatch Covering Decatur, Druid Hills, Emory, Sage Hill and Toco Hill PRICELESS ISSUE! Escape the Holiday Frenzies at the Oglethorpe Museum No matter how much we might love the frenzied activities of the holiday season, an escape is often wel- come and even essential to our mental well-being. For me, that can mean a quiet and relaxing visit to a local art show or museum for the quiet contemplation of creative works. One of the best exhibitions this year is the “East Meets West” show at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art [OUMA]. The full title is “East Meets West: Three Centuries of Artistic Discourse” and covers artists in Japan and Europe from the 1600s to the 1900s. The stated purpose is “to illus- trate the rich cross-cultural influences” between artists in Japan and the West. Continued on page 24 Buying a Piece of Furniture Helps Families in DeKalb By Angela K. Walker Have you ever heard about or shopped at a Habitat for Humanity Restore? It’s a non-profit organization owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity International. The Habitat ReStore Doraville location accepts tax deduct- ible donations of new or gently used household items and building materials. Proceeds from items sold at the store go to Habitat for Humanity DeKalb, where families can purchase affordable housing. Imagine buying quality items ranging from appliances, furniture and flooring to home decorations, lighting and plumbing supplies for a good price. Then, imagine that the items you buy will go toward supporting Habitat for Human- ity for DeKalb families who have opportunity to live in decent and safe homes. There are three ways to connect with this ReStore; as an individual or business you can donate quality items, as a consumer, you can find needed household items for your home or you can volunteer. Either way you are contributing to your community. As a valuable member of the community, they are always looking for quality items as well as people who are interested in volunteering. The ReStore is located off of the I85 and Shallowford Road exit at 3740 Dekalb Technology Pkwy B, Doraville, GA 30340.