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Photo of Todd Cemetery Memorial taken by Andrew Wood in 2008. Todd Cemetery Memorial Destruction and Restoration

by Jack White, for the VHCA Board In December of 2014 the Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) Board was notified that new homeowners had installed a fence that blocked free access to the Todd Cemetery Memorial. (VHCA is no stranger to … Continue reading

vahi-logo-mobile It’s Time to Fix Monroe!

The City of Atlanta and City Councilmembers Kwanza Hall, Alex Wan and Natalyn Archibong will host a community engagement meeting next week to discuss the upcoming Monroe Dr./Bouevard Dr. Complete Street Project. The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2016, … Continue reading

13962498_10154457888812661_4581286269742336452_n Celebrating the Life of Diamond Lil

There will be a night of singing, good food and good times in honor of Diamond Lil tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 16) from 8-12 pm at the Virginia-Highland Church. There will be a potluck supper and an open mic. The … Continue reading

Atlanta-Streets-Alive-200x200 Opportunity for Event Planning With Atlanta Streets Alive

By Jess Windham, VHCA Board Vice President Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) hosts another Atlanta Streets Alive this fall on the North Highland corridor through Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. On September 25th, the street will be closed to … Continue reading

No. 19 Fire Station c. 1920s Worthmore Anniversary Celebration to Support Fire Station #19

Come celebrate Worthmore Jewelers 23rd anniversary on Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and help support the No. 19 Fire Station. Drinks and treats will be available all day at the Midtown Store in Amsterdam Walk, 500 L-3 … Continue reading

vahi Reaction to Resident Comments on Briarcliff Terrace

By Jack White, VHCA Board President and Lola Carlisle, VHCA Planning Committee Member A few residents have asked what the Planning Committee’s reaction might be to the concepts they heard at the meeting the potential developers of Briarcliff Terrace held.  … Continue reading

City_of_Atlanta_Police1 APD Zone 6 Commander Pens Letter to Residents

Atlanta Police Department Zone 6 Commander Lt. Timothy D. Peek wrote the following letter this week to Zone 6 residents: Dear Zone Six Communities: In recent times, our nation has experienced some very trying times as it relates to the … Continue reading

An unidentified, greasy sludge flows down Orme Creek. Photo by George Petsch. Orme Creek Fouled by Grease, City’s Stormwater Recon Crew Responds

By Jack White, VHCA Board President In the week of July 11th, some local citizens observed that the water in the creek running through Orme Park was discolored – ‘milky white’ was an early description – and had a bad … Continue reading

Welcome_To_Virginia_Highland VHCA Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers

The Virginia-Highland Civic Association Annual General Meeting will be held September 22 at the Inman Middle School Cafeteria from 6:30 – 9:00pm. Grants will be awarded and the 2016/2017 Board of Directors will be elected.  The Springdale Park Elementary Advanced Chorus, led by Music … Continue reading

vahi-logo-mobile VHCA Grant Application Deadline Approaching

By Peggy Berg, VHCA Board Member and Safety Chair VHCA Grant & Community Gift Program The Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s grant program supports not-for-profit organizations and public initiatives that benefit the Virginia-Highland community.  Funding: In its annual budgeting process, VHCA establishes … Continue reading

Westmoreland APS Update from Matt Westmoreland

By Matt Westmoreland, APS School Board Representative for District 3 As we prepare for the start of a new school year on August 3, I want to update you on a few fronts: A sincere thank you to those who supported … Continue reading

image012 Atlanta BeltLine Hosts Meeting to Discuss Eastside Trail Extension, Road Closures

The Atlanta BeltLine invites you to attend a meeting this week where an update will be given on the Eastside Trail extension project, including a review of road closures on Wylie and Irwin Streets. Information will also be shared about the … Continue reading

RenewATL_Monroe_Blvd Flyer.pdf Meeting to Discuss Monroe Dr. Complete Street Project Set for August 23

Based on previous community planning studies, the corridor will be transformed into a complete street that is safe and efficient for all users and modes of transportation.  The City of Atlanta and City Councilmembers Kwanza Hall, Alex Wan and Natalyn … Continue reading

IMG_5449 Stephanie Coffin Unveils New Mosaic “The Crack of Dawn”

Stephanie Coffin unveiled her latest mosaic – a work titled “The Crack of Dawn” that now adorns the western-facing wall of the corner planter at Intown ACE Hardware – at a small ceremony last Sunday. The work depicts the sun … Continue reading

DSC_0003 Inman, Grady Students Excel in Acedemics, Arts, Atheletics

By Susan Rose Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of The Candler Park Messenger and is reprinted with the kind permission of the author and the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization.  As the 2015-2016 school year … Continue reading

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