Stand Against Racism

Posting this on behalf of our friends at the YWCA: Please join the staff, board, students, and other members of the YWCA community as we  STAND AGAINST RACISM Friday, April 24 Ways to participate: Wear the YWCA “persimmon” (i.e. orange) colors Sign the … Continue reading

Orme_Park_Snapping_Turtle_Rescue_2015s Surviving Orme Park Turtles Thriving, Release Event Set for Sunday

Last June, Paige Cucchi and her husband Sean discovered a buried turtle nest during one of their regular walks through Orme Park. Concerned residents – including Cucchi, her husband and VHCA board member Lola Carlisle – set up a protective … Continue reading

DSC_0004 Inman Middle School Expansion Meeting Set for May 5

What: Inman Middle School Expansion Meeting When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Inman MS Auditorium, 774 Virginia Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 April 16, 2015 Dear Inman Middle School Family, In February, we met as … Continue reading

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A Call for Volunteers By Lola Carlisle I’m not sure if all who live in the neighborhood know how much the Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) does to help maintain the quality of life we all enjoy. That’s OK – we’re … Continue reading

logo-atlantaJazzFestival Jazz in John Howell Park!

Mark your calendars now for Sunday May 3: jazz in John Howell Park! Thanks to District 6 Councilperson Alex Wan for hosting and the Atlanta Jazz Festival for presenting! And thanks to NPU-F Chair Debbie Skopczynski for making sure we … Continue reading

IMG_0560 APD Officials Listen and Respond to Resident Safety Concerns

The first portion of this month’s regular meeting of the VHCA held on April 13th was devoted to a special discussion of neighborhood safety.  District 6 Councilperson Alex Wan (who organized the meeting and arranged the speakers), APD Asst. Chief … Continue reading

clarissa-mullig Local Teen Wins Second National Writing Award

In May 2013 we posted this article about VaHi resident and then 8th grader Clarissa Mullig who had just won a Gold Medal in the national Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards, the largest and longest-running recognition program for creative teens … Continue reading

wan_190 City Council District 6 Newsletter: April 1, 2015

Click here to read the latest updates from Councilperson Alex Wan’s office, including: Atlanta Voters Approve 2015 Infrastructure Bond Referendum Olmstead Plein Air Invitational: April 22-26 CHaRM Grand Opening: Saturday April 18 Spotlight on City of Atlant Government: Department of … Continue reading

Atlanta_VaHi Voice_April-June_160x160 Ten Thousand Villages

Virginia-Highland’s Fair Trade Retailer for 20 Years Ten Thousand Villages has been a Virginia-Highland staple since 1993. Located at 1056 St. Charles Avenue, the neighborhood shop has seen the ebb and flow of the local business community and, at one … Continue reading

VaHi Safety Team Report: March 28, 2015

By John Wolfinger I know, I know that I am way behind in getting a new report out to you – but life events got in the way with the death of my mother in Ohio and I was gone … Continue reading

Photo Credit: Eric Cash John Wolfinger: 2015 Creative Loafing Neighborhood MVP

Virginia-Highland’s own John Wolfinger was named to Creative Loafing’s list of 11 Neighborhood MVP’s for 2015. Click here to read the CL story announcing this year’s award winners. Congratulations, John. Thanks for all you do for VaHi! Tweet

20150307_122713 Lighting and Plumbing Improvements Continue at John Howell Park

The progress that the City of Atlanta Parks Department has made at restoring the lighting in John Howell Park is increasingly visible (pun intended). The park’s interior lights have been substantively rewired and many globes have been replaced, so the odd … Continue reading

No. 19 Station VHCA Encourages Support for Tuesday Bond Referendum

Fire Station 19 repair funds confirmed on list Anticipated light voter turnout means your vote matters more than ever Atlanta City District 6 Councilmember Alex Wan confirmed this week that repair funds for Fire Station 19 are included in the … Continue reading

Publix_Georgia_Marathon_Logo_copy_2012 Traffic Alert: Georgia Publix Marathon and Half Marathon Pass Through VaHi on March 22

Expect traffic delays, road closings along the course on Sunday March, 22 between 7AM-2PM More than 12,000 participants, 2,500 volunteers and 30,000 spectators will be along the course from downtown Atlanta to Decatur and back. Runners will pass through Centennial … Continue reading

wan_190 City Council District 6 Newsletter: March 4, 2015

Click here to read the latest newsletter from City Councilmember Alex Wan’s office, including updates on: Renew Atlanta 2015 Infrastructure Bond Referendum Spring Citizen’s Police Academy Love Your Block Application Available Morningside Mile to Benefit Fire Station #19 Spotlight: Atlanta … Continue reading

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