View of new docks, boardwalk, landscaping in front of Beach House.

Decatur City Council: The Beach House and Neighborhood Improvements

The December 15th, 2014 meeting held by the Decatur City Council voted on a variety of different agenda items but two discussions stood out to me.  It was also city…

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Out With the Old and In With the New: Decatur Business Development

County Market is about to open on Decatur’s west side on the corner of Grand and 48.  I wasn’t sure how all the planned buildings would fit on that lot…

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Christmas Shopping Memories in Decatur

Shopping downtown at Christmastime brings back a lot of old memories – not of shopping downtown but other locations in Decatur.  I remember the turnstiles that I had to walk…

Tips for the Non-Traditional College Student

Next week I’ll be walking across a stage at Columbia College in Missouri to receive my first associate degree. I started in March of 2013 at the age of 42. …

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Review of the Gin Mill

Since Tuscany’s closed a couple years ago, I’ve been without a favorite birthday dinner destination in Decatur, so I was happy to hear that a new restaurant had recently opened…