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10th and Monroe: Still (and Always) on the Radar

by Jack White For many years, VHCA has paid a lot of attention to the corner of 10th Street and Monroe. When Wayne Mason bought the land that later became the BeltLine, he proposed an infamous pair of 38 and 42-story … Continue reading

VHLogo_color_horiz_letterhead VHCA Announces Candidates for 2015-2016 Board of Directors; Absentee Ballot Available

by Jess Windham and Lola Carlisle     The nominating committee of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association presents the following list of candidates, all of whom have declared their candidacy. Click here to go to a page with candidate bios. Peggy … Continue reading

Welcome_To_Virginia_Highland VaHi: Loved to Death

by Jack White Virginia-Highland’s Master Plan became part of the city’s Comprehensive Development Plan in July of 2014. The plan was the result of a great deal of work in the community. Click here to see the Plan. The initiatives … Continue reading

Inman_Bulbouts Second Stage of Inman Pedestrian Safety Project Installed

by David Brandenberger The second part of the pedestrian safety project at Inman – a new bulb-out adjacent to the volleyball courts on Virginia at John Howell Park – was installed last weekend. Designed to shorten the time needed to … Continue reading

Why I Serve on the VHCA Board (and Why I Don’t Like Social Media)

by Jenifer Keenan I have been a proud member of the VHCA Board for three years.  People often ask why I do this “thankless job” and the answer is always the same – I love Virginia-Highland and want to give … Continue reading

City_of_Atlanta_Police Latest Monthly Safety Report

by Peggy Berg VHCA’s monthly safety reports track crime incidents reported by the Atlanta Police Department for Zone 6, Beat 601 (Virginia-Highland). Here is the July 2015 Safety Report. The number of incidents reported by category for July is shown in … Continue reading

Pink Barre Pink Barre Opening Event to Benefit North Highland Park

By David Brandenberger Pink Barre is joining the Virginia-Highland community! One of Atlanta’s top barre studios will be opening its fifth location in Virginia Highland at the intersection of Virginia and North Highland Avenue, with plans to open its doors … Continue reading

Legal_Runaround Legal Runaround 5K Sep 12 Benefits Children of Atlanta Police Officers; Street Closures

By Stephen Cohen, Voice Editor You cannot, absolutely cannot, beat the outstanding name for this race: “The Legal Runaround”, sponsored by The Atlanta Bar Foundation. About the Race “Come join us for the 15th Annual Legal Runaround in John Howell … Continue reading

VHCA Street Captain Meeting

The annual Virginia-Highland Street Captain meeting will be held Saturday morning September 19th from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at Church of Our Savior church on N. Highland. Entrance to the hall is from Los Angeles. We will meet and … Continue reading

2015-16 VHCA Board of Directors Candidate Bios

Peggy Berg I moved to Virginia Highland in 1984 and have a home, rental property and had a business in the neighborhood. My husband and I raised our two sons here and I served on PTAs for Morningside Elementary, Inman … Continue reading

DSC_0099 Latest Monthly Safety Report

by Peggy Berg VHCA’s monthly safety reports track crime incidents reported by the Atlanta Police Department for Zone 6, Beat 601 (Virginia-Highland). Here is the July 2015 Safety Report . The number of incidents reported by category for July is shown … Continue reading

Bob Headshot for Obit Bob Coomes: A Life Well-Lived

By John Becker Editor’s Note: John Becker is a former VHCA board member and Voice editor who recently moved to Poncey-Highland. John remains involved in the neighborhood and is a close friend of the Coomes family. Longtime Virginia-Highland resident Bob Coomes … Continue reading

John_Howell Park Sign Walk-through at John Howell Park to Discuss Enhancements

In the latest edition of the Voice, there is an article about proposed enhancements to John Howell Park.  The Virginia-Highland Civic Association invites you to a walk-through of the park with Landscape Architect Peter Frawley, who will review and discuss … Continue reading

Cat_And_Bowl On the Prowl in Virginia-Highland

By Lola Carlisle It started with a feral cat, now named Virginia, and you’ll never guess where she was found. We first spotted her slinking around the house across the street from my office on Virginia Ave–slinking because she was … Continue reading

john_howell_park_sign_closeup The Rehabilitation of John Howell Park

by Jack White Four years ago, the VHCA Parks Committee undertook a thoroughgoing renovation of John Howell Park.Designed on two levels a quarter-century ago by local landscape architect Peter Frawley, John Howell is really two side-by-side parks, each complementing the … Continue reading

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