SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 7-8, 25TH VA-HI TOUR OF HOMES

By Amanda | November 4, 2019

It’s Almost Time To TourOur committee has been working hard all year to make this 25th anniversary Tour a special one. Eight, beautiful properties will be featured on this year’s tour, as well as a pop-up history exhibition. Extend your tour of VaHi with the addition of a docent led history tour of our wonderful neighborhood. We…

VISIT NORTH HIGHLAND PARK! – CITY OF ATLANTA PARK RULES AND GUIDELINES

By Amanda | November 4, 2019

For your safety and the safety of others please abide by these rules and guidelines at North Highland Park. https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/office-of-parks/park-use-rules-and-guidelines City of Atlanta parks are public spaces, and visitors to them should be respectful of themselves, others, and park property. There are some specific regulations governing behavior in parks that we would like to emphasize.…

Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought – Calls for water conservation

By Katie Voelpel | October 22, 2019

Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought – Calls for water conservation   Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). This means public water utilities in 103 counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better…

INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL “EAGLES” SOAR WITH SUPPORT OF FOUNDATION

By Ida Centner | September 22, 2019

By Melanie Bliss, Inman Foundation board member and parent When some of us imagine middle school, we picture dark years wedged between bright fun of elementary school and experiential learning of high school. However, a walk through Inman Middle is illuminating and surprising – there is brightness, fun, projects, and experiences. Energized students learn an…

OFFICIAL BALLOT 2019-2020 (ABSENTEE & IN-PERSON)

By Ida Centner | September 6, 2019

VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION ABSENTEE AND MEETING BALLOT BOARD of DIRECTORS 2019-2020 Following is the list of candidates for the Board of Directors of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association who offered to serve and declared their candidacy prior to September 3, 2019, following our By-Laws that require that candidates must announce their intent more than fifteen (15)…

CANDIDATE BIOS FOR SEPT 19TH ELECTION

By Ida Centner | August 6, 2019

These are the candidate bios that we have received thus far. If you live in the neighborhood and would like to run, please email a short bio with your name, contact info, and a brief statement of what you would like to accomplish as a VaHi Board member to communications@vahi.org. In no particular order: Barry…

VHCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – SEPTEMBER 19TH @7PM

By Ida Centner | August 3, 2019

Join us on Thursday, September 19th at the Virginia-Highland Church to enjoy pizza, music by the Springdale choir, grant awarding, elections, and hopefully by-law voting!  If you would like to be a candidate and run for the 2019-2020 VHCA Board of Directors, please email communications@vahi.org: Your name, contact information, a short bio, and a brief statement…

KEEP ATL BEAUTIFUL – LAST RECYCLING EVENT IS AUGUST 3

By Ida Centner | August 1, 2019

Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Inc. (KAtlB) is phasing out our monthly recycling event. Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM will move into the Buckhead area with a more comprehensive menu of recyclables to offer, including hazardous materials. Their goal is to open a permanent location in the Buckhead! The CHaRM monthly event is on the last Saturday of…

THE NORTH HIGHLAND CORRIDOR SURVEY – RESULTS ARE IN

By Ida Centner | July 1, 2019

Thanks to the 349 residents of Morningside Lenox Park and Virginia-Highland that responded to the survey to help with visioning for North Highland through the two neighborhoods.  As advertised, everyone that took the time to provide input was entered into a drawing for a dining gift card.  Congratulations to Lori Peterson, the winner. The survey found there…

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK

By Ida Centner | June 15, 2019

Free Yoga in the Park is coordinated by the VHCA & Highland Yoga every first Sunday of the month. Due to rain in April and May, June 2 was our first vinyasa flow with instructor Inna Milko and it was a great turnout. About a dozen people walked, scooted, and rode to North Highland Park…

FREE PARKING IN THE VA/HI INTERSECTION – TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!

By Ida Centner | June 13, 2019

You might remember in March, when the City & Atl Plus did a month-long trial period of “bagged” meters, well it worked! The metered parking at the Virginia-Highland intersection has officially (& finally) been removed, an effort on behalf of our Councilwoman Jennifer Ide as well as feedback from the community residents and landlords. Councilwoman…

SUMMERFEST SUCCESS!

By Ida Centner | June 13, 2019

Another Summerfest is in the books! The VHCA would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers who made the festival possible. The weekend was kicked off with a circus themed parade and showing of “The Greatest Showman” at our annual neighborhood dinner. Bright and early Saturday morning over 800 runners turned out…

HOW TO REPORT A POTHOLE

By Ida Centner | June 3, 2019

Are you tired of hitting the same potholes every day? Do you wish the city would fix those potholes?  Well, you can be part of the solution.  Let the city know about the potholes you encounter so they can prioritize them as they work to fix our streets.  It is quick and easy.  VaHi residents…

SUMMERFEST PARKING PASSES FOR AFFECTED RESIDENTS

By Ida Centner | May 20, 2019

Information letters and parking passes were mailed on May 20, 2019 to residents of streets that will be completely closed to traffic during Summerfest (such as Virginia Avenue from N. Highland to Park), Greencove, parts of Crestridge accessed from alley).  If your neighbor receives their letter and you don’t, please wait for another day to receive…

CW Focus Atlanta – Women-owned business spotlights in VaHi

By Katie Voelpel | May 8, 2019

Follow the link! Focus Atlanta April 21, 2019

SUMMERFEST 2019

By Katie Voelpel | May 8, 2019

The 36th Annual Summerfest (5/31 – 6/2) is right around the corner!  Summerfest kicks off on Friday, May 31 with the neighborhood parade, neighborhood dinner and movie for residents of Virginia-Highland.  The movie this year is The Greatest Showman and the parade has a fun circus theme.  We’ll have a few circus-related surprises this year at…

Annual Street Captain Mtg. Notes – May 4, 2019

By Katie Voelpel | May 8, 2019

SPEAKERS Atlanta Police Dept’s Sargent Brian Wilkes and Captain Antonio (Tony) Clay Representing Atlanta Police Dept. were Sargent Brian Wilkes who has been on the force for 22 years and with Zone 6th since 2012, and Captain Antonio (Tony) Clay also came by to field questions. Sgt. Wilkes talked about use of the body cameras. After…

Sign up to be a ‘Host Home’ to end Youth Homelessness

By Katie Voelpel | May 8, 2019

Inspiritus Introduces New Thrive! Host Home Program Inspiritus, formerly Lutheran Services of Georgia, has launched a new program focused on ending youth homelessness in Atlanta. The first program of its kind in Georgia, the Thrive! Youth Host Home program provides supportive, short-term housing in residential homes for youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness.  The Thrive! Youth…

May 8 Planning Committee Meeting – CANCELED

By | May 6, 2019

They monthly Virginia-Highland Planning Committee meeting that was scheduled for May 8 at the Ponce Library has been canceled. Please email planning (@) vahi.org with any questions or matters to bring to the committee’s attention. Thank you for your continued interest in Virginia-Highland Civic Association.  

Call for Local Artists! – Paint NHP utility box

By Katie Voelpel | April 7, 2019

Hey neighbors! We know some of you are talented beyond belief…cough cough Stephanie Coffin cough cough.. So the VHCA is hosting a ‘Call for Local Artists’ for one lucky winner to transform a utility box into a work of art. As part of the VHCA beautification funding, we will be sponsoring a local Artist to…

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