Saturday, December 8, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Brookhaven and Chamblee, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Brookhaven Post Office location, 1920 Dresden Drive, or the Chamblee post office location, 3545 Broad Street. TELL US: Do your children or children in …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Here's everything you need to know about the holiday season in our communities.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Let everybody know about your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa activities, such as 5K races, Christmas tree sales, fund-raising candy sales and Nativity scenes. It's free.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Patch wants to help keep Brookhaven and Chamblee connected. That's why we encourage you to post information about Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa events and activities on the website. This can include Thanksgiving luncheons at your kid's school, fund-raising activities for churches and civic groups, holiday pageants or neighborhood celebrations. The good thing is that it's all free--and easy. To post something on the calendar of events, go to the "Events" section of the page. It should be self explanatory from there. To post an announcement, go to the "Announcements" section of the page. You can also check out this video tutorial on posting announcements.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Our Patch Question of the Week wants to hear your heartwarming, or horrifying, Thanksgiving memories.
Other than July 4th, Thanksgiving is probably the most unique of American holidays. I'm not aware of any nation in the world that has set aside a day devoted to being grateful for the good things in life. The links between Thanksgiving and our American history came together for me about 10 years ago, when my wife and I were vacationing in Washington, D.C., over the Thanksgiving holiday. We spent the day after Thanksgiving in Ford's Theater, watching a live production of "A Christmas Carol." Yes, Ford's Theater is still a fully functioning stage, and you can easily imagine one of our greatest presidents enjoying the performance from his hallowed box. Patch wants to hear about your Thanksgiving memories? Do you love or loathe this uniquely …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Christmas trees, sleigh rides, artists and jewelers will all be part of the development's Holiday on the Town celebrations.
Town Brookhaven will have its own Christmas tree lighting ceremony this year, as part of the development's Holiday on the Town events. Lighting of the Tree Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:30pm- 9:00pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the tree, located in the center's greenspace, on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:30-9 pm. Carolers and musical performers from local schools will also be present. Tradition Trees Tradition Trees will be selling Christmas trees, garland and wreaths on the following dates and on the evening of Holiday on the Town. Fridays, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 - 4:00-9:00pm Saturdays, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8 – 9:00am-9:00pm Sundays, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 – 9:00am-9:00pm Thursday, 12/6 – 4:00-9:00pm Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS)- Free …
Our ongoing series on everything you need to know for this holiday season.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Georgians are part of a national movement to keep holiday cash at home.
“Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” – Lucy van Pelt to Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Americans have worried about losing the true meaning of Christmas since at least 1965, when Charlie Brown lamented the holiday’s commercialization in a Peanuts special. This year, there’s a movement afoot to bring Christmas closer to home. An apparently anonymous essay circulating on the Web has drawn the attention of people in Georgia. It calls for buying local services as gifts instead of products manufactured in foreign countries: You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city…