Orange_Logo_small 5Arts FEST in Little Five Points Looking for Volunteers, Financial Support

Editor’s Note: We’re passing along the following from our friends at the 5Arts FEST. This festival is not affiliated with the VHCA or Summerfest, but we support organizers in their efforts to bring this first-year festival in a neighboring community … Continue reading

VAHI-LOGO City Council Adopts Virginia-Highland Master Plan

The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved the Virginia-Highland Master Plan at its Monday July 21 meeting. With the adoption, the plan becomes part of the City of Atlanta’s Comprehensive Development Plan. The VHCA thanks the many residents whose input shaped … Continue reading

HighlandTap Highland Tap Gets a Makeover

Grand Re-Opening and Fire Station #19 Dine Out Benefit Set For August 20 In 1989, NightCap Food & Spirits opened Highland Tap, an underground hideaway, on the soon-to-become-fashionable corner of Virginia & North Highland avenues. Nestled between what was then … Continue reading

Olivia Smile smaller Atlanta Young Singers Holds Auditions for New Members

Atlanta Young Singers is looking for the best young voices in Virginia-Highland! Since 1975, AYS has been at the forefront of choral art in metro Atlanta and the U.S., thrilling audiences all over the world with innovative programming, professional performance, … Continue reading

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

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