IMG_5777 Park Pride Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Free King of Pops at Orme Park

Park Pride’s 25th anniversary is this year and they’re celebrating by giving away FREE King of Pops at 25 different parks around the city. Thank you, Park Pride, for choosing Orme Park to help you celebrate!  Come to the park’s … Continue reading

DSC_0010 PEDS to Host July 30 Sidewalk Maintenance Forum

Passing along the following from our friends at PEDS. Unfortunately, this meeting is the same night as the BeltLine overlay district meeting for the VaHi area so you’ll have to pick your poison. The VHCA plans to have representation at … Continue reading

ASA_FALL-2014_MAP_071014-67-1024x765 Streets Alive Returns to VaHi September 28

Save the date for the next Atlanta Streets Alive: Sunday, September 28 from 2-6 pm. The proposed route (see map below) is a 5 mile loop on N. Highland + Highland + Boulevard + North Avenue — similar to the … Continue reading

in-memoriam-kaarsen Longtime VaHi Resident billie jo Passes

Mother, Teacher, Artist, Poet, Virginia-Highland Activist July 31, 1936 – July 7, 2014 By: Jack White, VHCA President Longtime Virginia-Highland resident billie jo – she spelled her name with all lowercase letters and had legally changed it years ago to … Continue reading

DSC_0008 Work Commences on John Howell Park Renovation

By: The VHCA Parks Committee (John Becker, David Brandenberger, Lauren Wilkes Fralick, Colleen Lysen, and Jack White) Contractor Hutcheson Horticultural has begun the renovation of the western end of John Howell Park. The project will substantially alter the look of the park … Continue reading

2014 Summerfest t-shirt logo A Thank You for Summerfest 2014

By: Jack White, VHCA President On behalf of Virginia-Highland Civic Association, I’d like to personally thank this year’s Summerfest leadership team, volunteers, artists, vendors and sponsors for serving up another outstanding festival. I can’t tell you how many positive comments … Continue reading

DSC_0010 Atlanta City Council Utilities Committee Schedules Study Session on Changes to Sidewalk Policy

By: Jack White, VHCA Planning Committee The City Utilities Committee began consideration this past Tuesday July 15th of a bill introduced by nine members that would place legal responsibility for sidewalk repairs and maintenance upon the city instead of adjoining … Continue reading

BeltLine/Streetcar Transit Study Group to Meet in VaHi

Sorry for the late notice but we just found out about a meeting you might want to attend. The Federal Transit Administration, in cooperation with the City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., is conducting environmental assessments for … Continue reading

GA_EPAHearing_resized Atlanta Clean Power Plan Rally and Hearing Set for July 29-30

You can help make clean power and climate change history in Atlanta on July 29-30. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever national plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA has announced public hearings to … Continue reading

photo 2a Maiden Trail Workday Recap

The alleyway that runs parallel to St. Charles and Ponce de Leon avenues, between Frederica and Barnett streets, received a big dose of TLC from local residents and student volunteers this past weekend.  A group of 30+ worked from 9AM … Continue reading

photo 2 Atlanta City Council to Consider Changes to Existing Sidewalk Policy

By: Peggy Berg, VHCA Safety Chair Nine Atlanta City Council members are co-sponsoring legislation to remove a city ordinance that requires homeowners to pay to repair sidewalk abutting their property. This legislation will be considered at the July 15 meeting … Continue reading

IMG_5835 Virginia-Highland BeltLine Overlay Information Session Set for July 30

By: Jess Windham, VHCA Planning Committee A significant element in the vision for a successful, vibrant BeltLine is the land use of the parcels surrounding it: land use and zoning guide usage (residential, commercial, etc.), building size, and density. Specific parcels … Continue reading

treesatlantalogo Trees Atlanta Announces TreeKeepers 2014 Program; Fruit and Nut Tree Panel Discussion

Registration is now open for Trees Atlanta’s 2014 TreeKeeper Program. Trees Atlanta education coordinator Kate Baltzell says this is the 8th year for the TreeKeepers certification program and it’s sure to be the best program ever. The educational program includes … Continue reading

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES United Methodist Children’s Home Auxilliary Hosts Flea Market

The United Methodist Children’s Home Auxilliary will host a flea market July 11-12, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at their location at 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, 30030. Come find treasures including furniture, jewelry, china, clothing (vintage, too), baby gear, … Continue reading

DSC_0009 City Utilities Committee Holds Sidewalk Repair Price Increase

By: Peggy Berg VHCA Safety Committee Chair Peggy Berg, VHCA President Jack White, and PEDS President Sally Flocks appeared at the Council Utilities Committee on June 24th asking that pending legislation 14-O-1240 be held. The proposed legislation reflected the Department of Public Work’s … Continue reading

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