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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

car_stolen New Monthly Snapshot of Crime Statistics in VaHi

by Peggy Berg Did you know that the VHCA website carries a running report of crime statistics in our area? We have just revamped the monthly report to make it easier to read. Here is the link. You will note … Continue reading

LFL_Cooledge Little Free Libraries in VaHi – Second in a Series

by Robin Ragland Many of the Little Free Libraries in our neighborhood have their own charming stories. For those of you who missed the first article in this series, a Little Free Library operates on the concept of a “take … Continue reading

VaHi-FB-Profile VHCA Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers set for September 17

by Lola Carlisle The Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s annual general meeting and election of officers will be held Thursday September 17th in the Inman Middle School cafeteria, starting at 6:30 PM. Please be sure to bring your ID or recent utility bill in … Continue reading

Hillside_Sign_LRes What is Hillside? – Part 2

by Stephen Cohen Conclusion of a 2-Part Series In the August 1 edition of The Voice, I described how, after 32 years of driving by Hillside at the bottom of Courtney Drive and wondering what it was, I was recently … Continue reading

Volleyball Improvements Exploring Improvements to John Howell Park

By David Brandenberger Completing the major structural improvements around the volleyball court at John Howell  (see below for a history, along with its funding and execution) has provided us a chance to step back and take a look at how … Continue reading

Inman Crossing 2 Pedestrian and Safety Improvements Coming to Inman

by Jack White From December of 2013 through the following spring, local parent and resident Mary Stouffer chaired a multi-neighborhood PTO effort to promote pedestrian safety at Spark. It resulted in the school’s selection as one of two Georgia sites for a … Continue reading

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive returns to North Highland Avenue on Sunday, Sept 27th from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Road closures begin at 1:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm. North Highland, Boulevard, and North Ave will again host this popular event. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and its partners … Continue reading

VHCA Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers

VHCA Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers set for September 17 The Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s annual general meeting and election of officers will be held Thursday September 17th in the Inman Middle School cafeteria, starting at 6:30 PM. Please be sure … Continue reading

5K Legal Runaround Charity Run

About the Race “Come join us for the 15th Annual Legal Runaround in John Howell Park. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Bar Foundation Police Scholarship Fund which provides college scholarships to the children of Atlanta police officers who are killed or … Continue reading

atlstreets_highland Streets Alive Returns Sep 27 – Road Closure Alert

By Jess Windham Atlanta Streets Alive returns to North Highland Avenue on Sunday, Sept 27th from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Road closures begin at 1:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm. North Highland, Boulevard, and North Ave will again host this popular event. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition … Continue reading

Hillside_Sign_LRes What is Hillside?

By Stephen Cohen Part 1 of a 2-Part Series For 32 years I have driven by Hillside, seemingly a small cluster of cottages around a green at the bottom of Courtney Drive, and had no clue what it was.  Never … Continue reading

Repaired_Sidewalk City Council Takes First Steps on Sidewalk Ordinance

by Jack White As many people know, VHCA and Virginia-Highland property owners made a tremendous investment in sidewalks over the last 2.5 years. This was possible because neighbors and VHCA stepped up financially, and because VHCA was able to bundle over 200 improvements to … Continue reading

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