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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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