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Bob Coomes: A Life Well-Lived

August 28, 2015

By John Becker Editor’s Note: John Becker is a former VHCA board member and Voice editor who recently moved to Poncey-Highland. John remains involved in the neighborhood and is a close friend of the Coomes family. Longtime Virginia-Highland resident Bob Coomes passed away recently, finally succumbing to the cancer monster he fought for an incredible seventeen…

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It’s Time to Summerfest!

June 2, 2015

Who’s ready for some Summerfest? The 32nd edition of VaHi’s summertime celebration of art, music and food is just days away. Here’s the 411 on this year’s event: Friday It all gets kicked-off Friday June 5 with resident-only events, starting with the Community Parade (this year’s theme is “Rock Stars and Divas”) which kicks off…

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Spice Up Your Summer at Red Pepper Taquería 

June 1, 2015

Who isn’t a fan of Mexican cuisine? These days, it seems like there’s a new taco stand opening on every corner, and with so many options it can be difficult finding those with any real hint of creativity or originality. Then, there are those that far exceed expectation, like Red Pepper Taquería. With two locations…

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Reptile and Amphibian ‘Critter Camp’ at Friends School this Summer

May 31, 2015

Those of us who were there will never forget the look of wonder on the faces of the children who witnessed the release of the five baby snapping turtles into the Orme Park creek this spring. The turtles were five out of thirty who survived against the steepest of odds, thanks to the efforts of…

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Final Commemorative Bricks at North Highland Park Go on Sale

May 28, 2015

Dedicated in 2013, North Highland Park has quickly become one of our neighborhood’s most popular features. Residents and visitors alike can be seen enjoying the wonderful green space – reading a book, relaxing under the trees, walking a dog, or eating lunch at one of the picnic tables along North Highland Avenue. Click here to…

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