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

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

by Peggy Berg 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 … 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

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