Cub Scout Pack 17 Selling Mistletoe to Raise Funds

image1For its annual fundraiser, Haygood Cub Scout Pack 17 will again be selling fresh artisan mistletoe in decorative artisan containers for $10 ($15 online) from November 26 to December 17. 

Our scouts will be selling mistletoe on Saturdays at five locations in Virginia-Highland and Morningside including Half-Moon Outfitters, the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center, the Morningside Farmers Market, San Francisco Coffee, and Haygood United Memorial Methodist Church. You can also purchase your mistletoe online at  Bulk mistletoe orders for shipment in December can be placed by contacting

The Scouts thank you for your support!


Tour of Homes Committee Adds Touch of Holiday Color to VaHi’s Main Intersection

IMG_6360We want to give a shout out to Angelika Taylor and the rest of the 2013 Tour of Homes committee who helped add some holiday color to the neighborhood by hanging big red Christmas bows from the light posts and the main VaHi sign at the intersection of Virginia and N. Highland avenues.

Taylor says the team had to be out hanging TOH banners anyway, so adding the beautiful touch of holiday color was a no-brainer.

“We’re very pleased with the hint of Christmas the bows provide,” Taylor says, “and we hope it helps get people into a festive holiday mood as the tour approaches this coming weekend.”

IMG_6362Taylor says she hopes to get local businesses involved next year and expand the effort to decorate the neighborhood’s business nodes for the holidays.

Thanks, Angelika and TOH committee – and Happy Holidays, everyone!


Santa, Caroling Coming to Orme Park


On Friday afternoon November 30 residents will gather at Orme Park from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for a visit from Santa Claus! Skip the crowds at the mall and come on out to have your picture taken with Santa for a $5 donation to the Friends of Orme Park. Friends of Orme Park pays for new sand for the sandbox and general upkeep of the park and playground. Residents will also decorate the Critter Tree so come out and join in the holiday fun for kids of all ages.


On Sunday evening December 2 residents will gather at 6:30 for a dessert pot-luck and caroling around the Critter Tree. Hot chocolate and song sheets will be provided!  Please bring a dessert to share with your neighbors.