Dunwoody Dispatch East - June 2018

Dunwoody Dispatch Covering Dunwoody East & Surrounding Areas • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Volume 3, No. 6 • JUNE 2018 EAST PRICELESS ISSUE! Donaldson-Bannister Farm Open After Years of Blood, Sweat & Tears It’s taken twelve years but thanks to excellent leadership from the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, a lot of dedicated volunteers and the City of Dunwoody, the Donaldson-Bannister Farm located at the corner of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Vermack Road is now open. “Just take a look at it, it’s beautiful.” Said Dun- woody Preservation Trust Past Co-President Dolores Lauderdale after a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1. The 2.9-acre property has six structures in all including a two-story house dating back to 1870 that was built by William James Donaldson after he returned from ser- vice in the Civil War. Lauderdale said the house has been stabilized and modern windows have been installed along with fresh paint and a new roof. The historic barn has also been upgraded to include ADA compliant rest rooms, a multi- purpose room and a terrace which can be covered with a tent and used for outdoor events. Dunwoody Preservation Trust Executive Director Suzanne Huff said “We’re very excited to have the park open for all Dunwoody citizens to come out and just enjoy.” Continued on page 3 Heather Gillis Band to Rock Dunwoody Nature Center Group is seriously good: young but experienced, energetic, talented and original, with a confident stage presence. The music scene in the ATL is the best in the south- east and among the tops in the nation and when summer comes and warm sultry nights become the norm, out- door music is beckoning throughout the Metro. There’s many good acts still not widely known yet but already Big Time, and one is the awesome Heather Gillis Band, which is playing at the Dunwoody Nature Center Satur- day night, June 23. There’s a lot to like about the Dunwoody Nature Cen- ter (DNC) Summer Concert series: convenient location on Roberts Drive, easy parking at the Center or Austin Elementary construction site, nominal cost (free for Nature Center members, $5 otherwise, $3 for kids), 6 pm picnic, craft beers available, concert 7-9 pm as sun goes down, Continued on page 5