2017

Home » 2017

Volunteer Now for Summerfest 2017!

March 28, 2017

By John Becker In 1983, MASH ended an 11-year, 251-episode TV run, Vanessa Williams became the first African-American crowned Miss America and McDonald’s introduced the Chicken McNugget. Did you know ‘83 was also the year a group of Virginia-Highland merchants – led by late Atkins Park owner Warren Bruno – got together and threw a block party…

Read More

New Plaza Honors One VaHi Woman’s Church Membership of Almost a Century

January 15, 2017

By Sue G. Collins When Blanche Reynolds turned 90-something (she’ll never tell!), more than 120 friends sang to her in three-part harmony with an organ backing them up.  It was glorious and she beamed. Their gift to her wasn’t quite complete yet, though, and couldn’t be wrapped anyways. Her friends, the diverse congregation of Virginia-Highland…

Read More

Survey Reveals VaHi Residents’ Key Concerns, Sources of Contentment

January 11, 2017

The recent survey of Virginia-Highland residents shows that public safety, the commercial district, public infrastructure, and neighborhood parks are the top policy issues we care about.  And while the commercial mix and safety are high on the list of activities that residents rated as important, there is room for improvement. Read the full report to…

Read More
Virginia-Highland Logo

Two New Members Join VHCA Board of Directors

January 11, 2017

By Jenifer Keenan, VHCA Board President We had several strong candidates interview for two open positions on the board and last night confirmed Micah Stringer, Director and Troy Murray, Alternate Director to serve out the balance of the 2016/2017 term. Micah Stringer and his family have been Virginia Highland residents for almost two years.  Micah…

Read More

Local Police Officers Will Soon Be Wearing Bodycams

January 8, 2017

By Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Board and Safety Committee Chair By the end of January, police officers in Zone 6 of the Atlanta Police Department (APD), which includes Virginia-Highland, will be using body cameras on each shift.  As officers report for duty, they will pick up fully-charged camera units and attach them to the front of their…

Read More