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photo_ponce-city-market_rendering 19 Restaurants Confirmed for Ponce City Market this Fall

We have learned that Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall, which opens this Fall, has 19 confirmed restaurants. (Some of these will actually open a little earlier than Fall—it’s a on a rolling schedule). The full list is below, where … Continue reading

Council Member Alex Wan remembers Rick Porter Alex Wan’s Moving Tribute to Rick Porter

by Jack White A circle of Rick Porter’s friends and relatives gathered in John Howell Park on June 20th for a remembrance celebration. Council member Alex Wan eloquently framed Rick’s accomplishments, the context in which they occurred, and what they meant … Continue reading

Citizen open houses on the Connect Atlanta Plan Appendices

Citizen open houses on the Connect Atlanta Plan Appendices, including the Cargo Atlanta Citywide Freight Study, the Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0 Study, the Atlanta Transit Oriented Development Study, and the Move Atlanta Design Manual for Active Streets. All from 6-7:30 … Continue reading

Rick Porter Our Debt of Gratitude to Rick Porter

Our Debt of Gratitude to Rick Porter By Jack White, VHCA President A couple of weeks ago we reported in this space the death of longtime VaHi resident and activist Rick Porter.   (A link to his obituary in the AJC … Continue reading

DSC_0036 A Great Summerfest 2015

A week before, a giant oak fell on John Howell Park. The week after,  our first broiling heat wave of the summer arrived. And in between those two unpleasant events, we had one of our most enjoyable Summerfests ever. As … Continue reading

Mix_Parking_Lot Update on The Mix

An article in the June 4th Creative Loafing is the first public report that the longstanding imbroglio about the zoning classification at 841 North Highland Avenue is over. (As shown in the photo, it is the parking lot opposite Osteria … Continue reading

Rick Porter The Passing of Rick Porter

We learned with great sadness this week of the passing of longtime VaHi resident and activist Rick Porter.  Rick made many contributions to this neighborhood, but his special passion was John Howell Park, to which he devoted years of effort.  … Continue reading

wan_190 City Council District 6 Newsletter: June 4, 2015

Click here to read the latest newsletter from City Council member Alex Wan’s office, including updates on: Virginia-Highland Summerfest 2015 FY 2016 Budget Update An Explanation of Annexation Methods PARKatlanta Parliamentary Procedure Workshop Spotlight:  Department of Finance Tweet

11165072_978523358877685_1823068065588305904_o It’s Time to Summerfest!

Who’s ready for some Summerfest? The 32nd edition of VaHi’s summertime celebration of art, music and food is just days away. Here’s the 411 on this year’s event: Friday It all gets kicked-off Friday June 5 with resident-only events, starting … Continue reading

_MG_0419 Spice Up Your Summer at Red Pepper Taquería 

Who isn’t a fan of Mexican cuisine? These days, it seems like there’s a new taco stand opening on every corner, and with so many options it can be difficult finding those with any real hint of creativity or originality. … Continue reading

IMG_5835 Virginia-Highland’s Dynamic and Developing Transportation Infrastructure

By Jess Windham Looking back, much of Virginia-Highland was built in a series of developments at the end of a street car line in a time when few people owned automobiles. Looking forward, Virginia-Highland sits as one of the most … Continue reading

critter-camp_media_square Reptile and Amphibian ‘Critter Camp’ at Friends School this Summer

Those of us who were there will never forget the look of wonder on the faces of the children who witnessed the release of the five baby snapping turtles into the Orme Park creek this spring. The turtles were five … Continue reading

DSC06114 Final Commemorative Bricks at North Highland Park Go on Sale

Dedicated in 2013, North Highland Park has quickly become one of our neighborhood’s most popular features. Residents and visitors alike can be seen enjoying the wonderful green space – reading a book, relaxing under the trees, walking a dog, or … Continue reading

Champion Leadership Bon Voyage (Sort Of), John Becker!

By Jack White (on behalf of the VHCA BoD) This is an article that could have been written a few weeks ago, but wasn’t for a specific reason – no one was very happy about the subject matter. John Becker – … Continue reading

Latest Zone 6 Crime Stats

Click here to view a pdf of the latest crime statistics for APD’s Zone 6, which includes Beat 601 (Virginia-Highland). Tweet

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