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Champion Leadership Bon Voyage (Sort Of), John Becker!

By Jack White (on behalf of the VHCA BoD) This is an article that could have been written a few weeks ago, but wasn’t for a specific reason – no one was very happy about the subject matter. John Becker – … Continue reading

Latest Zone 6 Crime Stats

Click here to view a pdf of the latest crime statistics for APD’s Zone 6, which includes Beat 601 (Virginia-Highland). Tweet

Fifth generation beekeeper Jon Caylor dons his protective suit to work with the SPARK bees. SPARK Garden Center Bees: A Great Learning Opportunity

By Lola Carlisle On May 6, we heard there was a swarm of bees at Springdale Park Elementary (SPARK), then heard that they were part of the school’s garden center. So, where did we go? Over to watch Jon the … Continue reading

logitec_alert_750e-11372307 Some Thoughts from My Own Business Experiences with Security Cameras

By: Peggy Berg, VHCA Safety Committee Using security cameras to provide additional information for police investigations came up at the Atlanta Police Department safety presentation at the VHCA meeting in April. We’ve had cameras at our business for a while, … Continue reading

virginia_highland_pillow-rf0a80da6e5df465287c9946220daf0b9_i5fbw_8byvr_512 Show Your VaHi Pride – Shop at Our New Zazzle Store!

After creating the new VHCA logo last year, our design team has been working to apply the new branding across all of our messaging channels. Last summer we created fun Virginia-Highland posters that were received very well at Summerfest. And … Continue reading

IMG_6321 “May With Mary” Stop at John Howell Park Set for May 10

Mark your calendars now for 3 PM Sunday May 10 when City Councilperson Mary Norwood’s May with Mary tour of Atlanta’s parks makes its stop at VaHi’s John Howell Park. Click here for your personal invitation from Mary. Tweet

DSC_0272 Orme Park Turtle Release a Success!

We had a successful release of five turtle hatchlings at Orme Park today. With a crowd of about 40 on hand (including many fascinated children) Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Mark Mandica led the event, allowing the children to touch and handle … Continue reading

Stand Against Racism

Posting this on behalf of our friends at the YWCA: Please join the staff, board, students, and other members of the YWCA community as we  STAND AGAINST RACISM Friday, April 24 Ways to participate: Wear the YWCA “persimmon” (i.e. orange) colors Sign the … Continue reading

Orme_Park_Snapping_Turtle_Rescue_2015s Surviving Orme Park Turtles Thriving, Release Event Set for Sunday

Last June, Paige Cucchi and her husband Sean discovered a buried turtle nest during one of their regular walks through Orme Park. Concerned residents – including Cucchi, her husband and VHCA board member Lola Carlisle – set up a protective … Continue reading

DSC_0004 Inman Middle School Expansion Meeting Set for May 5

What: Inman Middle School Expansion Meeting When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Inman MS Auditorium, 774 Virginia Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 April 16, 2015 Dear Inman Middle School Family, In February, we met as … Continue reading

DSC_0012 Help!!

A Call for Volunteers By Lola Carlisle I’m not sure if all who live in the neighborhood know how much the Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) does to help maintain the quality of life we all enjoy. That’s OK – we’re … Continue reading

logo-atlantaJazzFestival Jazz in John Howell Park!

Mark your calendars now for Sunday May 3: jazz in John Howell Park! Thanks to District 6 Councilperson Alex Wan for hosting and the Atlanta Jazz Festival for presenting! And thanks to NPU-F Chair Debbie Skopczynski for making sure we … Continue reading

IMG_0560 APD Officials Listen and Respond to Resident Safety Concerns

The first portion of this month’s regular meeting of the VHCA held on April 13th was devoted to a special discussion of neighborhood safety.  District 6 Councilperson Alex Wan (who organized the meeting and arranged the speakers), APD Asst. Chief … Continue reading

clarissa-mullig Local Teen Wins Second National Writing Award

In May 2013 we posted this article about VaHi resident and then 8th grader Clarissa Mullig who had just won a Gold Medal in the national Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards, the largest and longest-running recognition program for creative teens … Continue reading

wan_190 City Council District 6 Newsletter: April 1, 2015

Click here to read the latest updates from Councilperson Alex Wan’s office, including: Atlanta Voters Approve 2015 Infrastructure Bond Referendum Olmstead Plein Air Invitational: April 22-26 CHaRM Grand Opening: Saturday April 18 Spotlight on City of Atlant Government: Department of … Continue reading

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