The VHCA published a quarterly print edition of the Virginia-Highland Voice until May 2012.
You may choose from the summary table of available PDFs below, or further down, you may browse the tables of contents for all available past issues.

Summary table of PDF files

For 1995 and previous, Winter editions were published at the end  of the year indicated, e.g. Winter 1995 was published in December 1995.
After 2006, Winter editions were generally published in November of the year prior to the year indicated below, e.g. Winter 2011 was published in November 2010.

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Voice – Summer 2012

Last edition of the Voice (print edition) published!
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- It’s festival time! Summerfest 2012
- New Highland Park construction to begin soon
- Reflections on redistricting, by Nicole Foerschler-Horn
- Dr. Leila Denmark, by Lola Carlisle, Karri Hobson Pape and Judy Potter
- Graffiti in Virginia-Highland
- Planning for the 2012 VaHi Tour of Homes is underway, by Jack White and Lola Carlisle
- A walking community, by Peggy Berg
- Goin’ Coastal, a great catch, by Brent Schnee
- How to choose a contractor, by Phillip Pettis

Voice – Fall 2011

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- Summerfest success
- President’s corner: volunteer for the board!
- Safety update: street captains, graffiti removal
- New Highland Park brick purchases
- 2011 Gold List of neighborhood businesses
- Street tree do’s and don’ts
- Patrols expand in VaHi and Old Fourth Ward
- VaHi history book published
- Parks update: Orme and New Highland
- Bella Cucina
- Repairs coming near Chevron and The Cavern
- Garrison Afterschool expands

Voice – Summer 2011

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- Summerfest
- Recent accomplishments of VHCA
- Maintaining curb appeal
- Funding received to benefit Orme and New Highland parks
- Rosedale Dr./N. Virginia intersection improvements made
- New businesses (Catalyst, Genki)
- History Part XI

Voice – Winter 2010-11

Published late November 2010
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- Get ready to do the tour (Tour of Homes)
- President’s corner by Aly Higgins
- Group works to rid VaHi of graffiti, by Victoria Hathcox and Laura Voisinet
- Planning continues for construction of New Highland Park, improvements to Orme Park: Both projects could see groundbreaking in early 2010, by Pamela Papner
- Green Dream fundraising
- VHCA wants Atlanta Gas Light to repave streets adversely impacted by recent line work: Gas company meets some, not all, of neighborhood’s cleanup requests
- Spotlight on public safety: keep your dollars at home! by John Wolfinger
- History of Virginia-Highland, Part IX
- Restaurant review: Goin’ Coastal
- New burger joint opens in VaHi

Voice – Fall 2010

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- Summerfest success
- President’s Corner: VHCA achievements of past 12 months
- Historic designation interest survey results to be presented
- Atlanta’s oldest fire station seeks funds for renovation
- Green Dream – New Highland Park fundraising
- Osteria 832
- Gas main replacement project nears completion
- History part VIII
- Public safety update: city codes and code violators
- Java Jive
- 2010 Tour of Homes with Design Forum
- Membership

Voice – Summer 2010

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- Summerfest 2010 – It’s festival time!
- President’s Corner
- Spotlight on Grady High School
- Garrison Afterschool plans expansion
- Parking in Virginia-Highland: City moves to redeploy paid street parking; considers changes to permit parking ordinance
- Restaurant review: A taste of Murphy’s
- New businesses in the neighborhood: Goin’ Coastal and Yeah! Burger
- Neighborhood safety update
- Orme Park renovation planned
- DeKalb County proposes new solution for Callanwolde drainage problem

Voice – Spring 2010

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- Triangle island renovation nears completion
- Home Tour recap
- Local Haiti relief efforts continue
- President’s Corner: Callanwolde silent auction results
- SPARK students introduced to debate
- Spotlight on Grady High School
- Grow fruit in your garden
- Streetscape update
- Green Dream silent auction a success
- Safety update: Reed administration and the APD
- Orme Park Phase One improvements
- How healthy are your trees?
- History part VI
- Col. Mustard reviews Rosebud

Voice – Winter 2009-10

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- VaHi Green Dream silent auction
- 15th annual Tour of Homes
- President’s Corner
- SPARK opens its doors
- Spotlight on Grady
- VaHi’s Green Dream
- Spotlight on public safety
- Spotlight on businesses: Atlanta Activewear and Knitch relocates
- City responds to streetscape project concerns
- Col. Mustard reviews George’s
- Update on Callanwolde drainage concerns

Voice – Fall 2009

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- Summerfest success
- Safety: our neighborhood connection VHList with 331 members
- President’s corner: past year’s achievements
- Streetscape Phase II (Triangle area) update
- Neighborhood arboretum coming to VaHi
- History part IV
- School news: MES, Inman
- New Highland Park fundraising update
- Join the New Highland Park Conservancy
- Neighborhood feels impact of Callanwolde construction
- New afterschool program (Garrison)
- City Storage
- Col. Mustard reviews D.B.A. Barbeque

Voice – Summer 2009

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- Summerfest
- Neighborhood preservation committee update
- Planning for 2009 Tour of Homes
- Historic Fourth Ward Park under construction
- President’s Corner: fundraising for new park
- News from MES and Inman
- SPARK gets name and principal
- Join New Highland Park Conservancy
- New businesses: Glamour Paws, D.B.A. Barbeque, Silverstein, Thomas & Carter
- VHCA wants you!
- Rufus Henry Stansell (1929-2009) neighborhood folk artist
- Col. Mustard reviews Belly General Store
- History of Virginia Highland Part III

Voice – Spring 2009

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- Civic Association acquires land for neighborhood green space: new passive park to feature eco-friendly rain garden
- President’s Corner
- Joggers, runners, traffic safety
- Forces combine to clean up BeltLine
- Notice about dogs at Inman Middle School
- 2008 Home Tour raises the bar
- Progress made on new elementary school: doors to open for 2009-2010 school year
- New business profiles: Paper Source, Half-Moon Outfitters, Le Tux Shop
- Neighborhood preservation committee hold community meeting
- City ramps up for phase II of VaHi streetscape improvements
- Col. Mustard reviews The Original El Taco
- New Piedmont Park aquatics center to open in this Spring

Voice – Winter 2008-9

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Published November 2008

- 14th annual Tour of Homes
- President’s Corner
- Safety Update
- The Bus Stop, news from schools
- VHCA attemps to purchase former library lots, by Pamela Papner
- More delays for Phase II of VaHi streetscape improvements, by John Becker
- New elementary school to open in August 2009
- Neighborhood commercial (NC) zoning initiative gains momentum by John Peak and Pamela Papner
- VHCA 2008-2009 membership Q&A
- Street smart by Drew Baughman
- History of Virginia-Highland, Part I
- Buy a brick in the new VaHi park

Voice – Fall 2008

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- Summerfest success! 25 years of art, food and fun
- Callanwolde to restore 80 year old batch house, renovate surrounding grounds
- The Bus Stop: news of interest from Inman and Morningside
- Recreational commuting
- Illegally placed signage: my pet peeve
- Enthusiastic feedback at Summerfest for historic designation
- City prepares for Phase II of VaHi streetscape improvements: construction to begin in late September
- Landscaping begins around Georgia Power facility
- Col. Mustard reviews Diesel

Voice – Summer 2008

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- It’s Festival Time!: Summerfest 2008, celebrating 25 years of art, food and fun
- Warren Bruno: Summerfest’s Founder Looks Back at 25 Years of Festivals
- The Bus Stop: News of interest from Inman and Morningside schools
- New elementary school to serve VaHi, surrounding area
- New business spotlight: Urban Cottage
- Public safety update
- The trip to work – on two wheels

Voice – Winter 2007-8

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- Phase II Streetscape plans finalized
- President’s Corner
- 2007 Tour of Homes recap
- Area homes included on tour of kitchens
- Zipcar comes to VaHi
- VaHi Safety Team report
- Neighborhood preservation initiative gains steam
- Trees Atlanta visits VaHi
- The Bus Stop: school news
- Col. Mustard reviews La Tavola
- Intown cycling: family style
- Orme Park master plan takes shape, by Jack White

Voice – Spring 2007

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- It’s festival time!
- President’s Corner
- Georgia Power proposes substation for VaHi
- Community safety update
- Neighborhood Commercial Zoning update
- Col. Mustard reviews Murphy’s and Moe’s and Joe’s
- The future of Orme Park
- VHCA files motion to intervene in Hilan Theatre Liquor License Dispute
- VaHi discussion group hosted on Yahoo!

Voice – Winter 2005

Published November 2005
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- 2005 Tour of Homes
- VHCA funds awarded
- Art in Freedom Park comes to an end, by Eric Dusenbury
- Greetings from the VaHi Business Association, by Tinka Green
- Environment leadership skills offered to teens
- President’s address, by Kevin Cronin
- You think your sidewalk is bad? Take a picture, by Brian Pilger
- Morningside Elementary School, rezoning and you, by Chip Gallagher
- Rep. Gardner sponsors electronic waste recycling day

Voice – Summer/Fall 2005



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- President’s Address, by Kevin Cronin: Summerfest success
- Atlanta Development Authority (ADA) announces BeltLine transit panel
- Virginia-Highland Historic District listed in National Register, by John Craft
- About Virginia-Highland Historic District, from the Georgia Dept. of Human Resources
- Highland Hoer: Gardens and parks around the neighborhood, by John Wolfinger
- Renovation of the Piedmont Park Active Oval begins
- VHCA Board opposes school rezoning, by Chip Gallagher
- Take steps to protect your family — and your computer, by John Stanford
- City begins online water/sewer bill payments
- Be a neighbor: sponsor and win (donate for Tour of Homes)

Voice – Spring 2005


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- President’s Address, by Keving Cronin: preparing for Summerfest
- Summerfest 2005 needs you!
- Volunteer in our green spaces, by John Wolfinger
- Our survey says, by Chip Gallagher (results of community survey)
- Summer sizzles at Zoo Atlanta, by Helen Grebe
- Summerfest twenty years ago, by Tinka Green
- Strong academics and achievements at Inman Middle School
- 2005 state legislative actions
- Visit Piedmont Park for two new activities (Saturday safari for kids, Historic tours)
- Gear up for National Bike Month, by Mike Goodman
- Home Tour builds on 2004 success
- The Green Market at Piedmont Park returns
- School rezoning in our future? by Chip Gallagher
- If you love ‘em, leash ‘em by Officer W.J. Butcher
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Voice – Winter 2004

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- Find out how the Joneses live and support your community (Tour of Homes)
- Civic Association award more than $40,000 to local organizations
- Letter from the President, by Kevin Cronin (opposing Piedmont Park parking deck)
- Orme Park drainage problems to be addressed
- MARTA oughta to be smarta, by Chip Gallagher
- Tour of Homes 2004 (description and picture of each picture)
- This could be you: sad shamed and sued, by Chip Gallagher
- Five taxi stands should reduce traffic problems
- Civic association offers funds for off-duty police patrols, by Jean Ellen Jones
- The Good Neighbor (portrait of Cynthia Gentry, who led efforts to build Cunard playground at John Howell Park), by Nonie Daniel
- The Highland Hoer: Time for outdoor cleanup, by John Wolfinger
- Community survey form

Voice – Fall 2004

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- Vote for your Board of Directors on September 13
- Water restrictions underway
- Tour of Homes update
- President’s address, by Kevin Cronin (Summerfest success)
- Proposed amendments to VHCA bylaws
- Why we don’t use MARTA, by Chip Gallagher
- Highland Hoer: A gardener’s heart, by John Wolfinger

Voice – Spring 2004

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President’s Address, by Kevin Cronin
- City council honors Aaron Gross for his leadership
- City council passed sewage and water bill
- Sidewalk reimbursement program
- Grand opening of Cunard Memorial Playground March 28, 2004

Parking and transportation are major issues for the business community, by Tinka Green, VHBA president
- permit parking may be introduced in Atkins Park

- What’s happening at Inman Middle School (renovation), by Liz Coyle
- Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes planned
- Remember to recycle, by Nan Hunter

Why cities don’t matter and why Virginia-Highland does, by Chip Gallagher
- Cities are losing out to suburbs in political power
- VaHi and intown neighborhoods will weather the fiscal storm due to social organization

- Atkins Park Garden Club celebrated 75th anniversary, by Tinka Green
- The Southeastern Flower Show provides great landscaping ideas, by John Wolfinger
- Anatomy of a property tax assessment challenge
- Cunard Memorial Playground park cleanup and grand opening
- How can I remove graffiti?

Voice – Winter 2003

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- Build a playground at John Howell Park
- Meet your new board of directors (bios)
- Dramatic transformation of Piedmont Park continues with the help of VHCA challenge grant
- Public menorah lighting, by Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman
- President’s address, by Kevin Cronin (Summerfest funds raised; $46K in grants to neighborhood)
- Highland Hoer: Gardening in Virginia-Highland has come a long way since the ’70s, by John Wolfinger

Voice – Fall 2003


Sidewalk memorial to Cunard family

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- Vote for your Board of Directors on September 3
- President’s Address by Steven Kushner (criticism of Atkins Park resident parking)
- Proposed amendment to VHCA bylaws
- Security patrol update, by Officer B. Miller, Jr.
- Virginia-Highland by the numbers, by Chip Gallagher
- Meet congressman John Lewis
- Pictures from Summerfest 2003
- Highland Hoer: Late summer gardening, by John Wolfinger
- First person: Barrel of Fun, by Robert Ramsay
- Picture of sidewalk memorial to Cunard family
- City arborist suggests ways to check on your trees’ health

Voice – Winter 2002

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- Lighting the home for the holidays, by Darrah Horgan
- Letters to the editor – safety
- President’s address, by Steve Kushner (Summerfest, Hilan Theatre, Atkins Park parking)
- Safety during the holidays, by Officer Nicole Rabel
- Money magner misses mosquitos, by Chip Gallagher
- Broken sidewalk? We can help, by Chip Gallagher
- Public safety, traffic and cleanliness, by Steve Luben
- The Highland Hoer, by John Wolfinger

Voice – Fall 2002

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- VaHi gets first Jewish outreach center (Chabad Intown)
- Letter to the editor from Ben Northrup: “New urbanism is not mere nostalgia”
- Child and infant CPR classes
- Fundraiser for Piedmont Park off-leash dog park
- Officer Dave gives advice
- President’s corner: Summerfest success
- The 100 crape myrtles of Highland Ave., by Stephanie Coffin
- It’s high time for tea, by Jenn Ballentine (drink tea and talk to each other more)
- Mosquito madness meets match, by Chip Gallagher
- Pearls of wisdom from Highland Hoer, by John Wolfinger

Voice – Spring 2002

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- VHCA unveils new web site for the new year and years to come, by Gina Davis
- PEDS update, by billie jo
- Summerfest committee introduces new chair of the Summerfest Artists’ Market, by P.K. Trettel
- President’s Address
- Ask Officer Dave
- Intown Women’s Group to host charity fundraiser, by Laurie Dugoniths
- Taking care of the trees in your neighborhood, by Kenyetta Lindsey
- Fire Station #19 dedicated new state of the art engine, by Jenn Ballentine
- THe history and future of John Howell Park, by Stephanie Coffin
- Taste great, less filling: population density and Virginia Highland in context, by Chip Gallagher
- The Highland Ho-er by John Wolfinger
- Fight Back Against Crime, by Beth Marks

Voice – Winter 2001

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- Make holiday shopping fun in the Highlands
- Defining Virginia-Highland: urban, village, or urban village – by Chip Gallagher
- Think globally, shop locally, by Conne Ward-Cameron
- Help keep our neighborhood green, by Kevin Cronin
- Message from the President, Steven Kushner
- Ask Officer Dave
- PEDS, by billie joe
- Pushpush Theater, by Jenn Ballentine and Krista Miller
- Great gardening tips and ideas from the Highland Ho-er, by John Wolfinger
- Trees Atlanta, by billie joe
- Insert: A nostalgic history of John Howell Park by Tinka Green

Voice – Fall 2001

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  • Jules Burt, artist and creator of artwork for Summerfest incl. t-shirts
  • Planning update by Betty Baumann and Winnie Currie: Eats ‘n’ Sweets location, 830 Ponce (case to save the trees was lost)
  • PEDS
  • Summerfest 2001 was success
  • Park and tree news: GA Power line clearance, 817/821 Brookridge trees, Final defeat at 830 Ponce
  • Overview of VHCA committees

Voice – Fall 1999

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  • 780 N. Highland (as of 2012, Glamour Paws) – Doug Landau bought building and plans to demolish to make parking structure – help stop this
  • Cotton Club (capacity: 700, parking: 0) coming to Hilan Theatre – help stop this
  • Piedmont Park master plan update
  • Maintaining street tree diversity
  • Summerfest news

Voice – Winter 1995

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- VHCA Goals
- President’s Corner: Entertainment complex at site of Colgate Mattress warehouse remanded to BZA
- Profiles on 1995-96 board members
- Biking to the Olympics, by Dennis Hoffarth
- Tree News, by Stephanie Coffin, Parks co-chair
- Survey form: change in the Voice?
- Recycling pays off, by Nan Hunter
- Col. Mustard reviews Chow (1026 1/2 N. Highland) and Dark Horse Tavern
- Green with energy (how to decrease exposure to indoor pollutants), by Sarah Tomaka
- John Howell Park project: Felix deWeldon (who designed Washington, D.C.’s Iwo Jima Memorial) has donated design for sculpture “HOPE (International AIDS Monument)”

Voice – Fall 1995


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- Summerfest ’95
- President’s Corner: city Zoning board did not issue exceptions to Cartel Properties to build a 27,000 ft2, 2000-patron restaurant/entertainment complex, the largest in the city, on the site of the Colgate Mattress warehouse at 712 Ponce de Leon Place. Access was only via 2-lane Ponce Place and parking would be all-valet with only 3 spaces on-site.
- Tips from the trade (review of Kliphph Where? clothing store)
- John Howell Park Project: playground is finished! Outwrite Bookstore donates $3000 earned from Greg Louganis book signing event.
- Tree news: new tree ordinance protecting trees takes effect
- School roundup
- Finally, an intown farmer’s market
- Environmental potpourri
- Col. Mustard reviews St. Charles Deli
- Green with energy (weatherization tips), by Sarah Tomaka
- Summerfest 1995 photos (2 pages)

Voice – Summer 1995

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- Showtime again, Summerfest ’95 just around the corner, by Deborah Cox
- Many thanks, Steve Jagger (profile of Steve Jagger) by Debbie Skoczynski
- President’s corner: Storage facility at Virginia and Kanuga turned down, permit vetoed for “Hilan Billiards” at 800 N. Highland
- Atkins Park thanks supporters of landscaping of gate area
- Bike Stuff by Mike Goodman
- Girl Scouts do more than sell cookies, by Roberta and Sarah McQuade
- Neighbors and city team up to clean up (Ponce at St. Charles)
- Environmental potpourri
- Col. Mustard reviews Harry and Sons
- Green with energy (tips to lower water use), by Sarah Tomaka
- John Howell Park project, by Tinka Green
- Easter egg hunt at John Howell Park, by Sunny Williams
- Ponce Coalition update, by Jett Marks
- VaHi tree planting continues, by Stephanie Coffin

Voice – Winter 1994

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- Board members each answer 6 interview questions (J.D. Christy, Debbie Skopczynski, Winnie Currie, Tom Austin, Bruce Taylor, Arnold Gross, Amy Waterman, Steve Jaggers, Mary Jo Peed, Melanie Davenport, Paul Concannon)
- Everything you wanted to know about zoning but were afraid to ask, by Stephen Jagger and Debbie Skopczynski
- President’s Corner, by J.D. Christy
- Annual meeting seats new board, by Beth Marks
- Photos from annual meeting
- Bike Stuff
- Environmental potpourri, by Nan Hunter
- Col. Mustard reviews Camille’s
- Happy (1st) birthday, Virginia-Highland Business Association
- Art supports A.I.D.S., by Shelley Scher
- Local group (CAUTION) makes a difference, by Shelley Scher
- School news
- Tips from the trade: Review of The Common Pond, which sold environmentally friendly products
- John Howell Park project, by Tinka Green
- Greening up for the gold, by Stephanie Coffin, co-chair Parks
- Letters of thanks from recipients of VHCA grants

Voice – Fall 1994

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- The Greening of the Neighborhood, by Stephanie Coffin, co-chair Parks
- SummerFest ’94, by Arnold Gross
- President’s Corner, incl. “the croissanting of VaHi”, by J.D. Christy
- Summerfest 1994 financial report (pre-tax profit $36,242)
- Post office changes inside and out, by Shelley Scher
- Bike Stuff, by Mike Goodman
- St. Charles-Greenwood proposed downzoning spawns task force, by Melanie Davenport
- Environmental potpourri, by Nan Hunter
- Highland herbalist: Tarragon
- Col. Mustard reviews and ranks seven places to have “a fancy cup of coffee”: Virginia’s Koffie House, San Francisco, The Dessert Place, Red Light Café, Chef, Aurora, and Highland Coffee
- Tips from the trade: profile of The Herb Shop Prevention Center
- Helping children at risk (for crime; discusses “CAR” program), by Paula Miller
- John Howell Park project, by Tinka Green
- A shopping tail (bringing your pets with you shopping), by Shelley Scher
- VaHi security patrol update (neighborhood-wide patrol was not started), by Beth Marks

Voice – Summer 1994

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- Summerfest time again
- VaHi Security Patrol (neighborhood-wide) set to start July 1, only $150 per year, by Beth Marks
- Mayor Bill Campbell addresses growing VaHi Business Assn., by Susan Guerroro, VHBA president
- The times, they are a-changin’ (Superior Foods closes its doors), by Swan McKnight
- Green facelift planned for N. Highland, by Stephanie Coffin and Kathy Couch
- Summerfest volunteers confess they did it for fun, by Bryan Hendrix
- The Highland Herbalist: Basil
- Bike stuff, by the Bike Guy
- Col. Mustard reviews Savage Pizza
- John Howell Park update (photo: Commissioner Boxill congratulates VaHi), by Tinka Green
- Recycle today, by Nan Hunter

Voice – Spring 1994

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- Board action (Summerfest will be a fundraising even in June similar to last year’s), by Mary Jo Peed
- Highland Hardware, since 1978, by Deborah Cox
- Intown Bicycles moves
- VaHi Business Association, by Beth Marks
- FBAC update
- Recycle today, by Nan Hunter (Murphy’s goes totally non-smoking!)
- Bike trail news, by Mike Goodman
- Col. Mustard reviews Capo’s Café
- The Highland Herbalist: growing rosemary
-40 out of 4,000 (VaHi residents that belong to the VHCA), by Amy Waterman
-John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright
-First Union Grand Prix comes to VaHi, by Jett Marks
- Freedom Park master plan nears completion, by Jett Marks
- Crime statistics

Voice – Winter 1993

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- the fate of Summerfest will be decided at the December VHCA meeting: Should we enlarge it, make it smaller? Should we move it from John Howell Park?
- Meet your new board (bios of all board members)
- Having a bad hair day? (Review of VaHi hari salons), by Deborah Cox
- Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
- “B.A.T.”, bicycle quiz by Mike Goodman
- John Howell Park Project (update) by Jerry Bright
- School news
- Shop for a good cause, Window to the World, Mennonite church shop opens

Voice – Fall 1993

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- Summerfest contest was a piece of art
- My home, my castle and my office (profile of residents who work at home), by Deborah Cox
- Crime down sharply in FBAC area
- More B.S. (that’s bike stuff), by Michael Goodman
- Col. Mustard reviews Red Light Café at Amsterdam Walk
- Full text of updated VHCA bylaws
- Olympic trees, going for the green. Profile of Stephanie Coffin and her tree planting. By Kathy Couch
- Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
- John Howell Park fundraising update, by Jerry Bright
- Kidsfest successful 3rd straight year
- By-laws committee completes its work

Voice – Summer 1993

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- Volunteers needed for Summerfest success
- Tim Shirley’s neighborhood outreach
- 911…operator this is an emergency (how to use 911), by Joyce Gross
- Keep your lights on (for safety), by Swan McKnight
- Buy a brick for John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright
- A guide to buying art in VaHi (review of VaHi’s galleries), by Tinka Green
- Mike’s rules on buying a bicycle, by Michael Goodman
- Col. Mustard reviews Fleeman’s Drugstore
- Help make our neighborhood beautiful
- Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
- Crime statistics
- Kidsfest ’92 (photo essay)
- A neighborhood-wide off-duty police patrol (will not happen for now), by Yvette Weatherly

Voice – Spring 1993

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- Property tax season: VaHi is on first list (of assessment mailings) to homeowners
- Friend, board member (Ed Neal) passed away
- President’s Corner: Summerfest success, DOT property on Ponce (now The Carlton condos, ed.) released, Murphy’s still in court
- Bicycles Require Care, Maintenance, Year Round Many Adjustments will Require Bike Mechanic, by Mike Goodman
- Your City Council, By Sheilll Martin-Brown, councilperson-at-larg
- Remember Your 3 R’s… Redvce. Reuse. Recycle. By Nan Hunter
- Parking Survey Received Huge Response, by Jett Marks
- Piedmont Park has Become the Main Course on the Table, by Kathy Couch
- Gardening Volunteers Can Gain Hours for a Chance to Volunteer forthe 1996 Olympics, by Kathy Couch
- VaHi Can’t Flee from the Crime without Everyone’s Help, by Joyce Gross
- Don’t Be Shy To Your Own Neighborhood, by J .D. Christy, VP VHCA
- Col. Mustard reviews American Roadhouse
- Suitable Site For CSO (combined sewer overflow) Still Under Debate, by Jett Marks
- Sidewalks throughout the Virginia- Highland area are due for a facelift, by Ellen Kates

Voice – Winter 1992

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- VHCA amends its bylaws
- Parking survey opinion
- Planning Summerfest ’93
- Get “street smart” about safe bicycling
- Officially speaking: Handgun control, by Mayor Maynard Jackson
- Recycle today: save your “waste”, by Nan Hunter
- Home sweet Virginia-Highland home: portrait of longtime residents, by Jeni Evans
- John Howell Park renovation plans still under review, by Jerry Bright
- Col. Mustard reviews Neighbors Pub
- You can HELP! (fight crime), by Joyce Gross
- Neighborhood profile: Inman Middle School, by Betty Wells and Joan Walters
- Neighbors join to protect our streets: how to get off-duty police patrol coverage for your block, by Yvette Weatherly
- Crime statistics
- Personal safety tips from Pro-Tech Security Systems
- Learn about composting
- Traffic islands get make-over by Kathy Couch
- Parking survey

Voice – Fall 1992


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- Annual meeting brings BIG crowd
- The PATHway for bicycling
- Ponce Task Force has new plan
- School report by Joe Martin, Atlanta School Board
- Recycle today, you can make the difference, by Nan Hunter
- Summerfest ’92 a success! by Beth Marks
- What are we doing to our parks? by David Robertson
- Col. Mustard reviews Everybody’s Restaurant
- Ponce property under discussion (disposal of 6 lots facing Ponce between Barnett and Bonaventure), by Jerry Bright
- Profile of Morningside school, by Mary Joe Peed
- Parks committee needs flower power, by Kathy Couch
- VHCA gets new phone service, by Nyna Gentry
- Murphy’s restaurant update
- Crime statistics

Voice – Summer 1992

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- Letter to the editor from Douglas W. Jones, president of the Ponce de Leon Corridor Association, urging action to oppose Grady Hospital from expanding onto Ponce
- Rep rap, by Rep. Jim Martin
- Reduce, reuse and recycle: participating streets, by Nan Hunter
- New parking committee comes to life, by Elmo Colburn
- Col. Mustard review of Mid City Fish
- Update on Murphy’s move, by Jeni Evans
- Ponce Task Force focuses on reducing risk to investors, by Jett Marks, VaHi rep to PTF
- Piedmont Park Conservancy by city councilmember Mary Davis
- John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright
- Plan to save your life in case of fire, by Ken Lavine
- School update
- Crime graphs and statistics
- Composting comes home, by Nan Hunter
- Summerfest ’92
- Danny’s Run 5K and fun run

Voice – Spring 1992


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- Atkins Park traces its past, by Tinka Green
- Murphy’s Law #92: more parking. Finding parking for Murphy’s new location at Virginia and Todd. By Jeni Evans
- Rep rap: Easy access to guns is killing us, by David Scott, State Senator
- Heart Strings: volunteers needed for Atlanta’s largest AIDS fundraiser
- A tale of two neighbors and a wild boar, Wild Boar beer at George’s, by Yvette Weatherly
- Making music in VaHi, a profile of Michael Moore (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) and Paula Peace-Moore by Alison Nelson
- The zoning and variance review process, by Ed Neal and Nyna Gentry
- Finally, Virginia-Highlanders can build snowmen (photos)
- Ponce Task Force update
- Many residents perturbed over parking, by Vicky Favorite
- Schools update
- Recycling: we need more VaHi curbside recyclers in ’92, by Nan Hunter

Voice – Winter 1991

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- Christmas caroling in John Howell Park, by Jim Little
- VaHi shops are just right for the holidays, by Vicky Favorite
- Rep Rap by councilmember Mary Davis: proposed sewage facility at Piedmont Park
- Paideia fine arts and crafts show
- Recycle…because we have to: (Recycling is for Republicans too), by Nan Hunter
- Update on planning process for John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright
- Living AIDS Memorial Park project update, by Jim Little
- Better bicycling
- The newsletter needs you, by Beth Marks
- School news
- Holiday safety tips, by Ken Lavine, including this piece of advice: “If you drive a lot, or at night, install a car phone.”

Voice – Fall 1991

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- The taming of Piedmont Park – traffic and illegal activity around perimeter of park
- Piedmont Park’s combined sewer overflow controversy – the anatomy of a setback, by I. E. Saporta, architect
- Letter to the editor by Ruthie and Tom Penn-David in cautious support of Summerfest (and not “Drunkfest”)
- A day in the life of Orme Park, by Vicky Favorite and Yvonne Weatherly
- Summerfest opinion – residents and businesses speak out
- Adopted highway “Ponce” needs your help
- Moving right along with (John Howell Park) plans, by Jerry Bright
- Schools update
- What a weekend! Summerfest ’91. Over $2100 raised!
- Doing your share: recycling is so easy in VaHi, by Nan Hunter
- Carefree vacations, by Maggie Baron
- Library forced to reduce hours, services, by Kathy Couch
- The new YWCA offers relief, renewal, by Vicky Favorite
- Report to taxpayers on financial issues affecting the Atlanta Public Schools, by Joseph G. Martin, Jr., president
- Morningside PTA fundraiser has something for everyone, by Ginny Connelly
- Home Alone: Security for children with working parents, by Ken Lavine
- Better bicycling

Voice – Summer 1991

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- A VaHi Summerfest you won’t want to miss, by Nan Hunter
- Block watch, a success story, by Joyce Gross
- Letter to the editor from Anne Taylor Hendry in defense of services for the homeless on Ponce
- Ponce Task Force survey results
- Grady students speak out – poems and essays by Grady 9th and 10th graders
- Rep Rap by Fulton County commissioner Nancy Boxill: demolishing the Highland library, settling the Presidential Parkway, property reappraisal
- John Howell Park plans approved
- Who says it’s a piece of junk? Many of our contemporary icons are threatened. By Steve Jagger
- Neighbor profile: The VOICE staff. Jett and Beth Marks, Kala Marks, Kathy Couch, Nan Hunter, Sarah Tomaka, Jeni and Rob Evans, Mickey Lawson, Terry Tuley
- Helpful hints for the Highland homeowner: fire safety, by Virginia Temple
- First annual VHCA/Summerfest “Sweat” 5K Run and Family Run – 1 mile
- Recycling: why not add your stuff to the curbside pick-up brigade?, by Nan Hunter
- Liquor store at Ponce and Barnett closes
- Host a student from France! By Carol Sleeth

Voice – Spring 1991

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In part one:
- A VaHi pioneer (Richard C. Todd) and his legacy to this neighborhood, by Jeni Evans
- Franklin Garrett speaks at March meeting. He will be presenting a history of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.
- Being a security-conscious neighbor, by Ken Lavine, VHCA public safety co-chair
- Grady students speak out: Essays by Grady 9th and 10th graders on homelessness, war and other current issues
- The VOICE – ten years ago, by Beth Marks
- Variances and how to get one, by Steve Jagger
- Inman Middle School, by Ellen England and Janice Giddens
- New playhouse at library
- Good neighbor policy, by Kathy Couch
- St. Patrick’s Day 5K race, by Doug Sligh
- About the Ponce de Leon Task Force survey

In part two:
- Ponce de Leon Task Force survey form
- Inman wants more tutors
- CINS awards mini-grants to area teachers, by Laurie Del Martin
- Grady High School news, by Laurie Del Martin
- Help support CINS when you get your emmision test
- Top sellers at Morningside Elementary gift wrap sale
- And the pick-up goes on…recycling in 1991! By Nan Hunter
- Help for the Highland homeowner, by Virginia Temple
- Be on the lookout for the “ACORN” man!

Voice – Winter 1990

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- Neighbor profile: Foot patrolman Officer Chris Clark, by Beth Marks
- Ponce de Leon task force to speak at December meeting
- Historic preservation presentation update, by Burn Sears
- Front porch living, by Yvette Weatherly
- Holiday entertaining like a pro, by Shelley Pedersen, director of catering at Murphy’s
- Historic designation – what is means to you
- John Howell Park update (by Jerry Bright) and events (by the L.A.M.P. project)
- Historic designation survey form
- Outline of City zoning preservation ordinance
- Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS), by Barbara Van Dyke
- Grady students to author VOICE articles
- Morningside Elementary volunteers
- Inman needs tutors too
- Recycling, it’s habit forming, by Nan Hunter
- The road that was almost built (Georgia 400/I-485), by Warren Pritchard with Charles Longley
- Building permits, by Steve Jagger
- Ponce de Leon Task Force gains momentum in reaching for a consensus
- Interview with Chief Eldrin Bell, by V. Evans
- Personal safety (reprinted from ProTech Security Systems newsletter)

Voice – Fall 1990

Special issue dedicated to understanding and improving Ponce de Leon Avenue

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  • Annual meeting (photo) and results
  • America’s Stop Crime Program to speak
  • Ponce de Leon Task Force sets goals for Ponce Corridor
  • Union Mission will not pursue acquisition of building in 900 block of Ponce
  • Neighborhood school achieve many honors
  • Friends of the Library
  • Pastor of Baptist Church introduces himself
  • The Compost Man
  • Recycling Update
  • Interview with Ed Loring of Open Door on Ponce
  • Grassroots effort to improve Ponce
  • How I handle a stranger at my door
  • Parks and recreation
  • Sidewalk repair
  • Survey of inexpensive hotels along Ponce
  • Neighborhood watch, “if you hear a whistle blowing”
  • D.O.T property at St. Charles
  • Would a burglar find your home attractive?

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Voice – Summer 1990

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- Meet with the Police about forming a PAC (Partnership against Crime)
- Neighbor profile: Joyce Gross, VHCAA head of public safety
- The VOICE says fight crime
- VOICE mission statement
- Summerfest 1990
- Preservation update, by Nina Gentry
- Council of Intown Neighbors and Schools (CINS), by Barbara Van Dyke
- Ponce de Leon taskforce, by Susan Carroll
- VaHi’s annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race
- The Voice wants to announce the results of your efforts to thwart crime (streets with neighborhood watches)
-Things are picking up: the sequel (recycling), by Nan Hunter
- VaHi color: Mark Draper and Mother’s Tire Company, by Warren Pritchard
- The YWCA comes to VaHi
- What VaHi merchants are doing to deter crime

Voice – Spring 1990

- Preservationists Karin Huebner (Urban Design Atlanta) and Ann Farrisee (Atlanta Preservation Center) to speak March 7th
- Profile of Nyna Gentry, chairman VHCA Preservation Committee and St. Charles Greenwood rep
- The VOICE says “Preservation”
- VaHi: Atlanta’s bungalow neighborhood, by Tim Crimmins
- More of everything at the new VaHi library, by Kathy Couch
- Support your neighborhood schools – CINS, by Barbara Van Dyke
- John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright: sidewalk replacement
- VaHi’s annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race
- Things are picking up (recycling), by Nan Hunter
- Volleyball, heads up!
- A letter from Rep. Jim Martin (on privacy, abortion, state budget)
- No parking? By Burn Sears
- Crime stats for VaHi (beat 610)

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Voice – Winter 1989

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- Adair Ave. residents led by Nan Hunter help raise awareness of recycling
- Voice starts publishing again after two year hiatus
- Council of Intown neighborhoods and schools (CINS), by Barbara Van Dyke
- First annual VaHi Christmas 5K run
- Update on John Howell Park: parkland dedicated, within City parks system, plan being developed
- Preserving VaHi’s character; possible historic district designation
- Wanted: nosy neighbors: neighborhood watch, SCGNA enters into PAC with police Zone
- Report from Highland View neighborhood watch

Voice – Year-end 1988

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- John Howell Park planning update
- In memoriam: John Howell
- Graphic (2 pages): John Howell Park plan

Updates:
- 764-784 Ponce Place development to be limited to townhomes and condos, not high-density rental units
- YWCA coming to stie of Spanish Baptist Church
- Thanks to Sharon Bagby and Highland Hardware for revitalizing Triangle,
- Thanks to Shemin Nurseries for donating 10 cherry trees to park
- Virginia-Highland Designer Showhouse was held October 1988 at 1166 St. Charles Place, sponsored by TWIGS, benefiting VaHi Civic Fund and Egleston Hospital
- L.A.M.P. (Living AIDS Memorial Park) aims to develop a national shrine in John Howell Park, where memorial services can be conducted.

Voice – May 1973

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  • May 8 meeting
  • VHCA’s first birthday party to be held in June
  • Working together with Morningside to fight I-485
  • Home Improvements Committee
  • Planned neighborhood garage sale and art fair
  • Zoning help from GA Tech
  • Banners for restored homes
  • 1973 Tour of Homes
  • Groundbreaking for “Virginia Park 485″
  • Zoning committee
  • Enforcement of housing codes