SummerfestLogo16 Summerfest Committee Seeks Additional Committee Members

by John Becker Who’s ready for some Summerfest? Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a few more months for this year’s weekend of art, music, food and neighborhood fun. Our 33rd festival is set for June 4-5, but the Summerfest committee … Continue reading

at-the-corner-of-9.5X24-MECH A Long and Winding Road to a Better Zoning Code

by Lola Carlisle The Virginia-Highland Master Plan was adopted in July of 2014 by Atlanta City Council and is now part of the City of Atlanta’s Comprehensive Development Plan. (You can see a copy of the Master Plan here.) During … Continue reading

Elizabeth Cohen 10-Year-Old VaHi Student Honored for Efforts To Save Rhinos

by Robin Ragland Each January, Atlanta INtown Paper recognizes its 20 UNDER 20–twenty students that give back to their communities in a significant way. For the second time in three years, a resident of Elmwood Drive has been recognized as … Continue reading

Prototype front_lr Order Custom Virginia-Highland House Number Signs

by Lola Carlisle Signs are available to order here. These signs are really nice-looking. But more importantly, identifying your house with its number is an important safety concern – it helps emergency services like Police, Fire Department and Emergency Medical … Continue reading

Liddell Family Photo Ramona Liddell, Wife of Heyward Todd Liddell Jr., Has Died

By Lola Carlisle We have Ramona Liddell to thank for a significant portion of this neighborhood’s historic archives. Several years ago, Karri Hobson-Pape, Judy Potter, and I had the pleasure of meeting Ramona while working on our book, Virginia-Highland, Images … Continue reading

wan_190 Alex Wan’s Latest Newsletter Anticipates Piedmont Traffic Resolution at New Development in 2-3 Weeks

by Stephen Cohen In his latest newsletter, Alex Wan notes that many of you have contacted his office regarding the lane configuration on Piedmont Road in front of the Modera Morningside/Sprouts development. He goes on to say, “I share everyone’s … Continue reading

Recycling_Bin Recycling in a Tough Spot Right Now

by Peggy Berg Recycling is a good idea, but it’s in a tough spot right now. Oddly, recycling is one of the things that is negatively affected by the low price of oil. Local glass companies are rejecting glass materials … Continue reading

Angelika_Taylor VaHi and Angelika Taylor Star in Southern Weekend

by Stephen Cohen This summer, VHCA Board Member Angelika Taylor was invited to be the guest star for a visit by the website, “Southern Weekend”. This online magazine launched in 2015 looks across the south for interesting things to see … Continue reading

Atlanta Contact Point Dine Out with Contact Point

by Stephen Cohen On Tuesday Jan 12th, Atlanta ContactPoint is partnering with YEAH! BURGER in VaHi at 1017 N. Highland Ave for their “Feel Good” Tuesday.  They will share 10% of their evening’s proceeds to help support Atlanta ContactPoint’s work … Continue reading

Hot_Little_Biscuit A Visit to Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

by Peggy Berg Carrie Morey and Callie (her Mom) have been in the biscuit business in Charleston for ten years – supplying tender buttery biscuits via an on-line store and through outlets including Fresh Market. They opened their first shop … Continue reading

City_of_Atlanta_Police1 Latest VaHi Safety Report

by Peggy Berg Here is the latest snapshot of key statistics through November 28, 2015. Reports for prior months are also available here. Peggy Berg is a VHCA Board Member and chairs the Safety Committee. Tweet

TOH_House_1_2MB Tour of Homes–Another Great Celebration of VaHi

by Robin Ragland What a fabulous weekend we all enjoyed for this year’s Tour of Homes. Incredible weather, beautiful homes, tasty food, and approximately 200 volunteers who pitched in to help make it the most successful Tour to date. The … Continue reading

Tree_Lighting_2015_Knock_Music_2MB Songs and Warmth at First Tree Lighting in NHP

by Robin Ragland It was fun! 175-200 people gathered for our first annual (joint VHCA and VHBA) Tree Lighting event in North Highland Park last week. Our unusually warm weather held, and made for a beautiful evening in the park. … Continue reading

Santathon_2015_1 2015 Santathon a Huge Success

by Jess Windham The 2015 Santathon – a fundraiser put on by VHCA and Tailfin for  Fire Station 19 – was a huge success this year. We raised about $4,500 toward the renovations needed at Station 19. In this instance, … Continue reading

Tipple + Rose Cookie Swap Tipple & Rose First Annual Cookie Swap and Neighbor Meet n’ Greet

by Robin Ragland with Doria Roberts Do you have a sweet tooth, or are you one of those people who can usually resist treats . .  unless it’s the holidays when mom’s or grandma’s traditional favorites are creating that delicious … Continue reading

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