Paideia School’s 36th Annual Art Visions Artists Market – This Weekend

By | November 5, 2018

  The Paideia School’s 36th Annual Art Visions Artists Market starts this weekend. The sale features more than a 150 local artists, makers, crafters and designers. Every year we receive several applications from artists to be part of the show and we are proud to present new fine artists, ceramicists, jewelry and fashion accessory designers.…

A Tree Grows in Virginia-Highland

By | November 1, 2018

Trees Atlanta, Georgia Power, commercial property owners and VHCA teaming up to plant trees in the neighborhood   On November 10th Trees Atlanta will lead a planting effort in the neighborhood along Rosedale Drive, Rosedale Road and North Highland Avenue to install 75 trees. We will be filling in Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’) along…

Tour of Homes Recognizes 2018 Sponsors – Get Your Tickets Today!

By | October 29, 2018

By Robin Ragland, 2018 Tour of Homes Co-Chair The Tour raises needed funds for our much-loved neighborhood through ticket sales and sponsorships. We hope many of you decide to kick off your holiday season and celebrate our community  by attending this year’s tour Dec 1st and 2nd!  Get your tour tickets online NOW at the Tour of Homes website. Tickets…

Volunteer for Tour of Homes and Get Two Free Tickets!

By | October 29, 2018

By Brittany Thacher, VHCA Tour of Homes Volunteer Co-Chair This is an excellent deal. We have eight very interesting homes on tour this year in VaHi on Dec 1st and 2nd, and anyone who volunteers for a 2-3 hour shift gets two free tickets—up to a $60 value. The rest of the weekend is yours to tour the seven…

BIG Lake Cleanup in Piedmont Park

By | October 29, 2018

  An iconic feature of Piedmont Park, Lake Clara Meer is in the center of the Park. Unfortunately, this also means that most of the litter and debris eventually ends up in our beautiful water landscape. After a very busy summer season, the Piedmont Park Conservancy and its partners will be doing a BIG Lake Clara…

CINS Data Dig: State of the Grady Cluster

By | October 23, 2018

From the Council of Intown Neighborhoods & Schools (CINS) Curious how schools in the Grady Cluster compare to those across town and around the state? Wondering where we excel and what needs work? Trying to understand how our student body has changed and what the future may hold? If so, please join CINS and Atlanta Public Schools’…

Tour of Homes Giveaways

By Ida Centner | October 15, 2018

Do you follow the Tour of Homes on Facebook?  Many people have discovered a wonderful facet of the Tour that’s been growing in popularity since its inception in 2014–giveaways from many of our sponsors. Free tickets for the tour as well as a number of gift certificates for local businesses will be given away via…

Volunteers Needed for 2018 VaHi Tour of Homes

By | October 15, 2018

One of the most helpful things you can do for your neighborhood is to volunteer at the Tour of Homes. It benefits you, too. You get two free Tour of Homes tickets for working one shift in one of our beautiful neighborhood homes. And it’s also a great opportunity to meet other neighbors who will…

It’s Almost Time to Tour!

By | October 15, 2018

YES! It’s finally Autumn in VaHi and the air is cooler, the leaves are falling AND the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes committee is in FULL SWING preparing for our neighborhood’s next big event. The 2018 Tour of Homes is set for the first weekend in December, Saturday and Sunday the 1st and 2nd. Our committee…

The Todds in Virginia-Highland

By | October 11, 2018

William Zachry of Columbia County Georgia and War of 1812 veteran acquired Land Lot 17 of the 14th District during the Georgia Land Lottery of 1821. He sold the 202 ½ acres a year later (for almost five times what he paid for it) to Richard and Martha Todd. The lot’s boundaries were today’s Barnett…

The Todd Memorial at Todd and Adair

By | October 11, 2018

Join members of the VHCA Preservation & History Committee and landscape architect Peter Frawley on Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 pm or Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 pm at the intersection of Adair Avenue and Todd Road to hear details about and provide input to the project. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Ragland at robin_ragland@bellsouth.net.…

2018 North Highland Candy Crawl Returns Bigger than Ever

By | October 11, 2018

Monday, Oct. 29, 5:30-7:30 PM Virginia-Highland Civic and Business Associations are teaming up with the Morningside Lenox Park Association and Morningside Village businesses to host the 2018 Candy Crawl. This event was a rousing success in Virginia-Highland in 2016, so we have decided to expand the fun to include Morningside businesses along North Highland for 2018!…

Anna Jensen featured in OPENspace Gallery Project

By | September 28, 2018

A special installation by Anna Jensen is featured at 1048 N Highland (formerly Savory Spice) as part of the OPENspace Gallery Project thru October 17. Anna Jensen was born in Atlanta, GA.  She began making portraits of teachers and classmates to entertain herself and friends in grade school.  Anna went on to attend the University of…

Hillside’s 130th Anniversary

By | September 24, 2018

This year, Hillside celebrates 130 years of service to the community. Since 1888, they have been a place of healing and hope for children and adolescents in need of a safe and caring environment. Hillside began as a shelter for homeless women and children, arranging foster care placements and adoptions wherever possible. By the 1920s,…

Annual Meeting Election Results and Grant Recipients

By | September 24, 2018

The Virginia-Highland Civic Association is proud to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Elected at last Thursday’s annual meeting, this group will lead neighborhood committees ranging from Safety to Planning to Summerfest. Thank you to all neighbors who took time to vote, either in person or via absentee ballot. These board members will assume their positions…

Board of Director Candidate Bios and Voting Instructions

By | September 10, 2018

The Virginia-Highland Civic Association annual meeting will be held Thursday, September 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Inman Middle School cafeteria. Please try to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to sign in and receive your ballot. Grants will be awarded and the 2018-2019 Board of Directors will be elected. The SPARK Chorus, led by…

VaHi Annual Association Meeting

By | September 5, 2018

Annual Association Meeting – September 20, 6:30 PM – Inman Middle School Cafeteria Grants will be awarded and the 2018/2019 Board of Directors will be elected. The Springdale Park\ Elementary Chorus, led by Music Director Brianne Turgeon, has been invited to perform at the meeting, so be sure to arrive early to hear them!

Trees Atlanta Virginia-Highland Yard Tree Program

By | September 5, 2018

Intown Atlanta is known for its tree-lined streets. But we’re losing the old growth quickly due to the loss of old trees and so much new construction. Trees planted by residents in their yards are important in helping maintain our tree canopy, creating a healthier environment for all of us including the wildlife that calls…

NOW OPEN: NOMINATIONS FOR 2018/2019 VHCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

By Ida Centner | August 27, 2018

Your VHCA is powered by the many volunteers who organize fundraisers such as Summerfest, the Tour of Homes and the Highland Mile, participate on the Safety Committee, Budget Committee, Parks Committee, Communications Committee, Grants Committee, Planning Committee and much, much more. Each fall, the neighborhood elects the VHCA’s Board of Directors (10 members and 1…

INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL THRIVES WITH CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY

By | August 27, 2018

As another great academic year begins at Inman – our second under the outstanding leadership of Dr. Kevin Maxwell – we are proud to report that the Inman Middle School Foundation experienced a record year in 2017/2018, raising nearly $100,000 that was put to direct and immediate use in our Inman classrooms. The Inman Foundation…

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