Repaired_Sidewalk City Council Votes for Sidewalks

By Peggy Berg On July 14, 2015, the Atlanta City Council changed the way Atlanta will take care of its sidewalks when it revised its Municipal Code. Councilwoman Mary Norwood initiated the legislation and it was supported by the entire … Continue reading

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

This year’s Piedmont Park Arts Festival is on August 15-16, 2015. For general information: Tweet

Mosaic_Intow_Hardware VHCA Grant Applications for 2015 Now Open

VHCA’s grant program supports not-for-profit organizations and public initiatives that benefit the Virginia-Highland community. Applications for 2015 are due by August 15, 2015. Successful applicants in past years have included the College and Career Center at Grady High School, SPARK … Continue reading

Emilia_LFL What Are Those Cute, Colorful “Little Free Libraries” You See Around Here?

by Robin Ragland Before you download that next book or magazine to your e-reader for vacation, a long weekend at the beach or just an afternoon at the pool, consider visiting one our local Little Free Libraries in the neighborhood. … Continue reading

Georgia_Works Georgia Works! in Virginia Highland

by Jack White Residents who have occasion to be on North Highland Avenue on many Monday mornings may have seen a number of men in bright blue T-shirts cleaning the commercial areas, with a particular emphasis on the street trash … Continue reading

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Pedestrian “Hybrid” Beacons — How They Work

by Stephen Cohen The first one in our neighborhood went up on Monroe near Piedmont. Now there is one on 10th opposite The Children’s School. There are more on the way. Because they are relatively new and unfamiliar, many motorists … Continue reading

Moon Ride 3 Atlanta Moon Ride Raises $45,000 for Terminally, Chronically Ill Children

by Stephen Cohen On Friday, June 19, 2015, nearly 4,000 people of all ages from across Atlanta participated in the third annual Atlanta Moon Ride benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure, a local nonprofit organization. This photo, courtesy Joseph Wong Photography, shows … Continue reading

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

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