Dunwoody Dispatch East -December 2018

Dunwoody Dispatch Covering Dunwoody East & Surrounding Areas • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Volume 3, No. 12 • DECEMBER 2018 EAST PRICELESS ISSUE! Atlanta History Center’s Candlelight Nights Evoke Traditions of Holidays Past Strolls along candlelit wooded trails connecting decorated historic homes, character encounters, festive activities, a Holiday Market, and a visit with Santa are among highlights December 14 and 21 The Atlanta History Center invites guests to step back in time and experience Christmases past during Candlelight Nights on the Friday evenings of December 14 and 21, 2018. During these family-friendly events, presented by Georgia Power Foundation Inc., visitors can stroll wood- ed trails illuminated by the sweet glow of candlelight, connecting to the spirit of simpler holiday pleasures. Guests will be welcomed by Santa Claus and a lively Holiday Market filled with local crafts, artist creations and vintage holiday decoration finds. Then they can visit each of the three historic houses to experience holiday tradi- tions during the Civil War era (Smith Family Farm), 1930s (Swan House), and pioneer days (Wood Family Cabin). Timeless holiday music will fill the air, and interpreters will bring characters from the pages of history to life at these historic abodes, each handsomely dressed in period holiday decorations and featuring activities of the season. Continued on page 10 Diverse Dunwoody Includes All InWinter Holiday Spirit Light Up Dunwoody truly fulfills its name at historic Cheek- Spruill Farmhouse in its familiar location in the heart of the city, a comforting image connecting community past and present. Dunwoody always demonstrates a wonderful spirit at end-of-year holidays that manages to include every- one in the joy and cheer of the season. In the symbolic and historic center of the city, the old Cheek-Spruill Farm House, often surrounded both day and night with holiday traffic, sets the tone. Standing at the busy inter- section of Chamblee Dunwoody and Mt. Vernon, the historic old building is especially spectacular at night. Light Up Dunwoody, it’s called, and its community efforts are unified. Light Up Dunwoody began in the early 1990s at the site called The Triangle at Mt. Vernon and Ash- ford Dunwoody Roads, connected by Nandina Lane. Continued on page 15