New Life for North Highland Park Bike Rack at IMS

The bike rack at its original location at North Highland Park. Photo courtesy Jack White.

The bike rack at its original location at North Highland Park. Photo courtesy Jack White.

Rarely Used Bike Rack at NHP Repurposed for Use at Inman Middle School

By David Brandenberger

The bicycle rack that has lived at the northeast corner of N. Highland and St. Charles at North Highland Park – likely since the days of the public library – has a new home. Due largely to its obscured location at the park, the rack has received very little use since the lot was converted to greenspace. After noting the increasing use of pedal-power as a mode of transport for students heading to and from Inman Middle School (even more so now that the weather is getting nicer)—and the reality that IMS’ existing bicycle racks were often filled to capacity – the idea of relocating and donating the rack to the school was circulated with IMS staff and the LSC. Several staff members both acknowledged the need for another bike rack and resoundingly supported the gift.

Workers prepare the bike rack's new site at Inman Middle School. VHCA Board member David Brandenberger shovelling at far left. Photo courtesy Jack White.

Workers prepare the bike rack’s new site at Inman Middle School. VHCA Board member David Brandenberger shovelling at far left. Photo courtesy Jack White.

On a fine February Saturday two weekends ago, several neighborhood volunteers and Board members dug up the 10’ long, heavy steel structure, hoisted it into a truck, transported, and then installed the ‘new’ bike rack at Inman next to the portables. We are happy to report that the rack is now experiencing unprecedented use in its second career and new location!

The repurposed bike rack at its new location at Inman Middle School. Photo courtesy of Jack White.

The repurposed bike rack at its new location at Inman Middle School. Photo courtesy of Jack White.

We note that Inman now has five bike racks (up from two a year ago), a measurable reflection of the growth of cycling in VaHi. It’s also a reminder to us all to drive appropriately and be on the alert for cyclists of all ages at all times – and let’s please double our attention around schools.


Summerfest Tribute Ride: In Memory of Warren Bruno

SummerfestThere could be no better way to celebrate the man and avid cyclist who made Virginia-Highland Summerfest happen than with a celebratory ride through Atlanta’s favorite intown neighborhoods. That’s just what the staff of Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar and Ormsby’s is doing.

profile_warrenbruno122010.jpgIn fitting Warren Bruno style, the restaurants are hosting a bicycle ride during this year’s Summerfest. The ride starts at North Highland Park, at the corner of N. Highland and St. Charles Ave’s. The course continues to Little Five Points, through Old Fourth Ward and onto the BeltLine, into Piedmont Park and over to the Ansley Park Loop. The ride ends, of course, “at home” in Virginia-Highland just in time to enjoy the second day of the annual summer arts and music festival. Riders can take their choice of three loops – anywhere from 9.5 to 19 miles in total. To make sure the course is fun (and just a bit challenging) for all skill levels, the ride starts in waves according to ability, with plenty of markings to follow as well as ride leaders to help along the way.

As an owner of the flagship Atkins Park restaurant and now Ormsby’s, Warren Bruno was one of the founders of Virginia-Highland’s Summerfest. This annual tribute was created to honor and celebrate the man who never missed a chance to bring family, friends and community together – or the chance to enjoy the city by way of bike.

warren_bruno_sidewalk_spray_265hTo participate, riders must be registered with a number. To do so, register online. Fees are $5 for children and $20 for adults. Donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are welcomed in honor of Bruno, and go directly to the Georgia Chain Gang team fundraising efforts. Founded by Bruno, the Georgia Chain Gang team rides in his honor to raise awareness for blood cancer research. Riders are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles, as refills along with food will be provided along the route.

Number pick-up and sign-in for the ride begins at 6:45 AM and the ride starts at 8 AM on Sunday, June 8. To register as a rider, visit the Warren Bruno Summerfest Celebration Ride website or visit the Facebook event page for more information. And, of course, get ready for the perfect celebration of Summerfest, community and the life of Warren Bruno!



IMG_5835For those who didn’t see resident Jett Marks’ post on VHLIST about the great cycling Saturday his family had this weekend, we wanted to share it with you. We thought Jett did a great job describing why he and his family love living in the Virginia-Highland area so much. You don’t have to be an avid cyclist  – as Jett and his family are – to appreciate his narrative. If you have thoughts on why you love living in VaHi that you’d like to share with your neighbors, send them to us at Here’s Jett’s post:

My wife, daughter and I ran some errands today by bicycle. We took the BeltLine from Virginia through Old Fourth Ward and followed Edgewood next to the streetcar tracks over to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. We couldn’t find an item or two there, so on the way back, we popped into Trader Joe’s. (There was also a side trip to Paris on Ponce, but we left there empty-handed; we made up for it by picking up some impulse ice cream at Trader Joe’s.)

We weren’t wearing a suit or a dress, but Atlanta does have its fair share of days where you can wear nice clothes. We were peeling off the layers today.

We did have traffic stuck behind us at one point, but where the streets are wide (Virginia), or there are bike lanes (Edgewood), traffic had no problem getting around us and more than one neighbor shouted out in greeting. One of the things we love about VaHi is seeing our neighbors when we’re out and about — thanks for putting your top down so we can see your face.

Folks on the BeltLine had their tops ALL the way down. Kids learning how to ride, families in a six-seat pedal-mobile, runners, dog-walkers, elderly pedestrians out for some sunshine. Us versus them? This is the true majority — not limited to those who are licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

We took nobody’s space in the parking lot, but the bike racks were full near the BeltLine. Although there were a lot of folks on the BeltLine, there weren’t as many as last weekend when we joined another couple to find dinner by bicycle in Inman Park. Snaking through the slow-moving crowd made us long for 20-foot wide pavement instead of just 14.

Perhaps we’ve underestimated how popular getting out of the car might be. Atlanta Streets Alive comes to mind.

It doesn’t appear that real-estate developers along the BeltLine intend to make the mistake of underestimating. New buildings and activity were everywhere along our route. Indeed, 60% of new development over the past five years has been in walk-able communities. This fits a trend of younger adults driving much less — per capita vehicle miles has fallen the past decade — and more focus on livability and local community.

Maybe we should pay attention to the trend developers and investors see.

Maybe we should notice we’re next door to the city’s best park, the city’s best multi-use trail, and yes, maybe we should notice that we’re already recognized as one of the most walk-able neighborhoods in the city.

Maybe we should notice that we’re situated directly between the only two bike-friendly universities in the country within the same city (Georgia Tech and Emory).

Maybe we should notice that Briarcliff and North Decatur were taken from four lanes down to three lanes and traffic flow and safety improved. (Safety for motorists as well as pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users.)

Maybe we should take note that when Virginia-Highland is ranked as a livable community, that the ability to drive 50 MPH down Monroe isn’t one of the criteria.

Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Midtown have noticed. They’ve noticed what it takes to draw youth and talent. They “get it” — errands in a car are just another chore, errands on a bike is building community, it’s keeping money local, it’s healthy, and it’s just plain fun.

~ Jett Marks


Warren Bruno Memorial Bike Ride

The VHCA joins in those supporting the first annual Warren Bruno Memorial Ride to honor the legacy of a man who enriched the lives of so many in our community.

As the owner of flagship VaHi restaurant Atkins Park, Warren was one of the founders of Summerfest, and there’s no way we’d be having a 30th anniversary festival without his incredible support through the years. Warren was also an avid cyclist, so this tribute is fitting for a man who never missed a chance to bring family, friends and community together.

The ride will take place the morning of Sunday June 2 and start at the New Highland Park (corner of N. Highland Ave. & St. Charles Pl., across the street and just south of Atkins Park). Riders should sign in at 6:45 AM, the ride will start at 8 AM.

Registration is required. Register at When registering, donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Association in Warren Bruno’s name.

Ride on, Warren!


Traffic Advisory: Atlanta Moon Ride Passing Through VaHi May 10 at 10 PM

The inaugural Atlanta Moon Ride – a 6.5 mile nighttime benefit ride open to all levels of cyclists – will pass through VaHi around 10 PM on Friday May 10. The APD will provide rolling road blocks for the group so traffic may be disrupted temporarily as cyclists pass through the neighborhood.

The ride is scheduled to start at Park Tavern at 10 PM. Riders will proceed east on Virginia Avenue, then turn right on N. Highland Avenue. The group will exit VaHi as they continue on N. Highland past Ponce De Leon Avenue.

Here’s some additional information on the ride from the event’s website:

To all you riders, bike enthusiasts and Atlanta bicycle community, come participate in our inaugural Atlanta Moon Ride, a 6.5 mile night bike ride through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods. Gear up your bikes with a head lamp, bust out the flair and get ready to ride the streets. (Costumes encouraged!)

This is a chance to safely cruise through Atlanta neighborhoods at night without having to battle traffic as our good friends with the  APD will be blocking our route. This event is open to anyone who wants to hit the streets, whether you’ve got a street bike, a mountain bike, a wheel chair or a good ole cruiser. Bring the family! This is a fun ride, and is appropriate for any skill level so come ride with us!

Most importantly, 100% of the proceeds from this ride go to an awesome local charity, Bert’s Big Adventure.  Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. So get your bike, grab some friends, REGISTER online, and head down to the Park Tavern on May 10th.

For more information – including a route map – or to register for the ride, click here.


Bike lanes, turn lane coming to Ponce

by Brian Gross

On Feb. 7, John Wolfinger and I attended the City and BeltLine’s Open House about the planned improvements to Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Here were the improvements discussed: note, #3 is a very big change!

1. Resurfacing of Ponce between Juniper and Briarcliff/Moreland (GDOT)

2. Pedestrian safety improvements between Piedmont and Briarcliff/Moreland (GDOT)

3. Improvements from Boulevard/Monroe to Freedom Parkway. (BeltLine)
This would reduce the number of traffic lanes from three in each direction, to two wider lanes in each direction but add:
a) a center lane for turns and with some pedestrian islands and
b) as far east as Ponce de Leon Place, a bike lane in each direction. The bike lanes will be buffered from the car traffic by barriers approx. 1 to 2 feet wide. Unfortunately, the road is not wide enough so that the bike lanes can stretch as far east as Freedom Parkway.

The City rep told us there is not a fixed date, but he expected the work to be completed in the summer.

4. Ponce City Market Plaza Interface (BeltLine)
– A plaza that will let pedestrians walk between the BeltLine and the rail shed along the east side of Ponce City Market. (The rail shed will be turned into retail and food outlets). The BeltLine is hoping that funding will also allow for a ramp at North Avenue.

Well, that will connect Ponce City Market – but what about access from Ponce itself, without going through the Market? (I asked). The City planning rep told me that there are plans for a ramp to the BeltLine from the CVS on Ponce and also the Ponce City Market is considering an elevator from the top level of the rail shed down to street level.

On a related note, here are some links to some additional projects underway in Midtown:  project descriptions on the Midtown Alliance website and a recent progress report published on the Midtown Patch site.

Please also see the full handout from the event below, and the map presented:
(note: a “HAWK” signal is a signal at a mid-block pedestrian crossing)


Kidical Mass Comes to VaHi

The 4th Kidical Mass Atlanta, sponsored by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and the Sopo Bicycle Coop, is coming to John Howell Park on Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m.

Kidical Mass is a family-friendly, law-abiding bike ride. The purpose is to teach kids, parents and caregivers safety skills and provide a ride in which to practice them. Organizers from the Sopo Bicycle Co-op and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition hope to build awareness of the growing presence of kids and families on bikes, as well as the need for all road users to respect others. Kidical Mass brings together families who bike to build a supportive bicycling community. Kidical Mass rides are comfortable for families just starting out and biking on city streets for the first time but don’t completely avoid traffic.  There is safety in numbers, not just on a group ride like this but also in the day to day world of riding in the city.  This ride helps families experience that comfort, and hopes participants will grow to incorporate biking into their transportation menus in the future.

The first ride in May 2011 was a hit, with 60 children and family members biking about 2 miles from Oakhurst to Downtown Decatur. Neighborhood residents on their porches fired up cell phones to photograph and film the “kidical” riders, who ranged widely in age, from toddlers on their parents’ bikes to older children and teens.

The Virginia-Highland neighborhood Kidical Mass will start at 10:00 a.m. at John Howell Park, at the corner of Virginia Ave and Barnett St. The ride will be a 1 to 2 mile slow-paced, family-friendly social ride. The route will combine residential and connector streets to raise awareness. No road closures are planned for the event.

This is a very slow-paced ride (avg. 1-10 mph). Riders are encouraged to share the fun by ringing bells, bringing noise makers, and waving to all. All types of bikes, trailers, trail-a-bikes, Xtracycles, longtails, bakfiets, long johns, tandems, folders, trikes, and whatever rolls are welcome. Organizers will give away Kidical Mass spoke cards andstickers  at the ride start location at  9:30 a.m as the group gathers.

By law in Georgia, all children 16 and under must wear a helmet.  Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to model that behavior as well as safe riding practices. The ride will stop as many times as necessary to make sure the group stays together. Streets will not be closed. Riders can join or leave the group at any point.

Guidelines for participants include personal responsibility (obey traffic laws and no group movements through stop signs and traffic lights), and parental responsibility for their own children by being aware of their location at all times.

Additional volunteers are welcome – to get involved, volunteer, or ask questions email

Kidical Mass Atlanta information is available at and, or visit to learn more about this national initiative.


BeltLine Master Plan for Sub-area 6

The BeltLine Master Plan for “sub-area 6” includes the western edge of Virginia-Highland along Piedmont Park and Monroe Drive. These include proposals for improvements to the intersections of Monroe and 8th; Monroe and 10th/Virginia/Kanuga; and for converting Monroe to two lanes with a median/turn lane. Diagrams cover proposed bike access and transit.

The download can take a while as it’s 45 MB large: download main document here; there are also appendices (72 MB).

BeltLine master planning homepage

Here are some pictures from the document:


Streets Alive: Part II

Streets Alive returned to Virginia-Highland on Sunday October 7 for another four hours of closed streets and pedestrian-related activities. This time around not only was N. Highland Avenue closed to motorized traffic during the vent, but so, too, was Virginia Avenue.

A highlight of the event this time was the opening of the Eastside BeltLine trail to pedestrians and cyclists. For many, it was a chance to experience firsthand a part of what has been concept only for so long, but is now becoming reality. For more information on the trail’s official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for October 15, click here.

Here are some photos taken in and around VaHi during what most seemed to consider a very successful second installment of Streets Alive.


Opening Ceremony for BeltLine Eastside Trail Set for October 15


The long-awaited BeltLine Eastside Trail will be officially dedicated in an October 15 ceremony recognizing the generous donors who made the trail possible.

The ceremony will take place on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail next to the Historic Fourth Ward skate park (830 Willoughby Ln., Atlanta, 30312). Parking locations are TBD.  Organizers are encouraging attendees to walk or bike to the event.

Click here for more information as it becomes available.



Voice – Winter 2007-8

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– Phase II Streetscape plans finalized
– President’s Corner
– 2007 Tour of Homes recap
– Area homes included on tour of kitchens
– Zipcar comes to VaHi
– VaHi Safety Team report
– Neighborhood preservation initiative gains steam
– Trees Atlanta visits VaHi
– The Bus Stop: school news
– Col. Mustard reviews La Tavola
– Intown cycling: family style
– Orme Park master plan takes shape, by Jack White


Voice – Spring 2005

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– President’s Address, by Keving Cronin: preparing for Summerfest
– Summerfest 2005 needs you!
– Volunteer in our green spaces, by John Wolfinger
Our survey says, by Chip Gallagher (results of community survey)
– Summer sizzles at Zoo Atlanta, by Helen Grebe
Summerfest twenty years ago, by Tinka Green
– Strong academics and achievements at Inman Middle School
– 2005 state legislative actions
– Visit Piedmont Park for two new activities (Saturday safari for kids, Historic tours)
– Gear up for National Bike Month, by Mike Goodman
– Home Tour builds on 2004 success
– The Green Market at Piedmont Park returns
– School rezoning in our future? by Chip Gallagher
– If you love ’em, leash ’em by Officer W.J. Butcher


Voice – Winter 1995

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– VHCA Goals
– President’s Corner: Entertainment complex at site of Colgate Mattress warehouse remanded to BZA
– Profiles on 1995-96 board members
– Biking to the Olympics, by Dennis Hoffarth
– Tree News, by Stephanie Coffin, Parks co-chair
– Survey form: change in the Voice?
– Recycling pays off, by Nan Hunter
– Col. Mustard reviews Chow (1026 1/2 N. Highland) and Dark Horse Tavern
– Green with energy (how to decrease exposure to indoor pollutants), by Sarah Tomaka
John Howell Park project: Felix deWeldon (who designed Washington, D.C.’s Iwo Jima Memorial) has donated design for sculpture “HOPE (International AIDS Monument)”


Voice – Summer 1995

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– Showtime again, Summerfest ’95 just around the corner, by Deborah Cox
– Many thanks, Steve Jagger (profile of Steve Jagger) by Debbie Skoczynski
– President’s corner: Storage facility at Virginia and Kanuga turned down, permit vetoed for “Hilan Billiards” at 800 N. Highland
– Atkins Park thanks supporters of landscaping of gate area
– Bike Stuff by Mike Goodman
– Girl Scouts do more than sell cookies, by Roberta and Sarah McQuade
– Neighbors and city team up to clean up (Ponce at St. Charles)
– Environmental potpourri
– Col. Mustard reviews Harry and Sons
– Green with energy (tips to lower water use), by Sarah Tomaka
– John Howell Park project, by Tinka Green
– Easter egg hunt at John Howell Park, by Sunny Williams
– Ponce Coalition update, by Jett Marks
– VaHi tree planting continues, by Stephanie Coffin


Voice – Winter 1994

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Board members each answer 6 interview questions (J.D. Christy, Debbie Skopczynski, Winnie Currie, Tom Austin, Bruce Taylor, Arnold Gross, Amy Waterman, Steve Jaggers, Mary Jo Peed, Melanie Davenport, Paul Concannon)
– Everything you wanted to know about zoning but were afraid to ask, by Stephen Jagger and Debbie Skopczynski
– President’s Corner, by J.D. Christy
– Annual meeting seats new board, by Beth Marks
Photos from annual meeting
– Bike Stuff
– Environmental potpourri, by Nan Hunter
– Col. Mustard reviews Camille’s
– Happy (1st) birthday, Virginia-Highland Business Association
– Art supports A.I.D.S., by Shelley Scher
– Local group (CAUTION) makes a difference, by Shelley Scher
– School news
– Tips from the trade: Review of The Common Pond, which sold environmentally friendly products
– John Howell Park project, by Tinka Green
– Greening up for the gold, by Stephanie Coffin, co-chair Parks
– Letters of thanks from recipients of VHCA grants


Voice – Fall 1994

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– The Greening of the Neighborhood, by Stephanie Coffin, co-chair Parks
– SummerFest ’94, by Arnold Gross
– President’s Corner, incl. “the croissanting of VaHi”, by J.D. Christy
– Summerfest 1994 financial report (pre-tax profit $36,242)
– Post office changes inside and out, by Shelley Scher
– Bike Stuff, by Mike Goodman
– St. Charles-Greenwood proposed downzoning spawns task force, by Melanie Davenport
– Environmental potpourri, by Nan Hunter
– Highland herbalist: Tarragon
Col. Mustard reviews and ranks seven places to have “a fancy cup of coffee”: Virginia’s Koffie House, San Francisco, The Dessert Place, Red Light Café, Chef, Aurora, and Highland Coffee
– Tips from the trade: profile of The Herb Shop Prevention Center
– Helping children at risk (for crime; discusses “CAR” program), by Paula Miller
– John Howell Park project, by Tinka Green
– A shopping tail (bringing your pets with you shopping), by Shelley Scher
VaHi security patrol update (neighborhood-wide patrol was not started), by Beth Marks


Voice – Summer 1994

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– Summerfest time again
VaHi Security Patrol (neighborhood-wide) set to start July 1, only $150 per year, by Beth Marks
– Mayor Bill Campbell addresses growing VaHi Business Assn., by Susan Guerroro, VHBA president
– The times, they are a-changin’ (Superior Foods closes its doors), by Swan McKnight
– Green facelift planned for N. Highland, by Stephanie Coffin and Kathy Couch
– Summerfest volunteers confess they did it for fun, by Bryan Hendrix
– The Highland Herbalist: Basil
– Bike stuff, by the Bike Guy
– Col. Mustard reviews Savage Pizza
– John Howell Park update (photo: Commissioner Boxill congratulates VaHi), by Tinka Green
– Recycle today, by Nan Hunter


Voice – Spring 1994

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– Board action (Summerfest will be a fundraising even in June similar to last year’s), by Mary Jo Peed
– Highland Hardware, since 1978, by Deborah Cox
– Intown Bicycles moves
– VaHi Business Association, by Beth Marks
– FBAC update
– Recycle today, by Nan Hunter (Murphy’s goes totally non-smoking!)
– Bike trail news, by Mike Goodman
– Col. Mustard reviews Capo’s Café
– The Highland Herbalist: growing rosemary
-40 out of 4,000 (VaHi residents that belong to the VHCA), by Amy Waterman
-John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright
-First Union Grand Prix comes to VaHi, by Jett Marks
– Freedom Park master plan nears completion, by Jett Marks
– Crime statistics


Voice – Winter 1993

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the fate of Summerfest will be decided at the December VHCA meeting: Should we enlarge it, make it smaller? Should we move it from John Howell Park?
– Meet your new board (bios of all board members)
– Having a bad hair day? (Review of VaHi hari salons), by Deborah Cox
– Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
– “B.A.T.”, bicycle quiz by Mike Goodman
– John Howell Park Project (update) by Jerry Bright
– School news
– Shop for a good cause, Window to the World, Mennonite church shop opens


Voice – Fall 1993

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– Summerfest contest was a piece of art
– My home, my castle and my office (profile of residents who work at home), by Deborah Cox
– Crime down sharply in FBAC area
– More B.S. (that’s bike stuff), by Michael Goodman
– Col. Mustard reviews Red Light Café at Amsterdam Walk
Full text of updated VHCA bylaws
Olympic trees, going for the green. Profile of Stephanie Coffin and her tree planting. By Kathy Couch
– Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
– John Howell Park fundraising update, by Jerry Bright
– Kidsfest successful 3rd straight year
– By-laws committee completes its work


Voice – Summer 1993

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– Volunteers needed for Summerfest success
– Tim Shirley’s neighborhood outreach
– 911…operator this is an emergency (how to use 911), by Joyce Gross
– Keep your lights on (for safety), by Swan McKnight
– Buy a brick for John Howell Park, by Jerry Bright
A guide to buying art in VaHi (review of VaHi’s galleries), by Tinka Green
– Mike’s rules on buying a bicycle, by Michael Goodman
Col. Mustard reviews Fleeman’s Drugstore
– Help make our neighborhood beautiful
– Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
– Crime statistics
– Kidsfest ’92 (photo essay)
– A neighborhood-wide off-duty police patrol (will not happen for now), by Yvette Weatherly


Voice – Spring 1993

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– Property tax season: VaHi is on first list (of assessment mailings) to homeowners
Friend, board member (Ed Neal) passed away
– President’s Corner: Summerfest success, DOT property on Ponce (now The Carlton condos, ed.) released, Murphy’s still in court
– Bicycles Require Care, Maintenance, Year Round Many Adjustments will Require Bike Mechanic, by Mike Goodman
– Your City Council, By Sheilll Martin-Brown, councilperson-at-larg
– Remember Your 3 R’s… Redvce. Reuse. Recycle. By Nan Hunter
– Parking Survey Received Huge Response, by Jett Marks
Piedmont Park has Become the Main Course on the Table, by Kathy Couch
– Gardening Volunteers Can Gain Hours for a Chance to Volunteer forthe 1996 Olympics, by Kathy Couch
– VaHi Can’t Flee from the Crime without Everyone’s Help, by Joyce Gross
– Don’t Be Shy To Your Own Neighborhood, by J .D. Christy, VP VHCA
– Col. Mustard reviews American Roadhouse
– Suitable Site For CSO (combined sewer overflow) Still Under Debate, by Jett Marks
Sidewalks throughout the Virginia- Highland area are due for a facelift, by Ellen Kates


Voice – Winter 1992

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– VHCA amends its bylaws
– Parking survey opinion
– Planning Summerfest ’93
– Get “street smart” about safe bicycling
– Officially speaking: Handgun control, by Mayor Maynard Jackson
– Recycle today: save your “waste”, by Nan Hunter
– Home sweet Virginia-Highland home: portrait of longtime residents, by Jeni Evans
– John Howell Park renovation plans still under review, by Jerry Bright
– Col. Mustard reviews Neighbors Pub
– You can HELP! (fight crime), by Joyce Gross
– Neighborhood profile: Inman Middle School, by Betty Wells and Joan Walters
– Neighbors join to protect our streets: how to get off-duty police patrol coverage for your block, by Yvette Weatherly
– Crime statistics
– Personal safety tips from Pro-Tech Security Systems
– Learn about composting
– Traffic islands get make-over by Kathy Couch
– Parking survey


Voice – Fall 1992

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– Annual meeting brings BIG crowd
– The PATHway for bicycling
– Ponce Task Force has new plan
– School report by Joe Martin, Atlanta School Board
– Recycle today, you can make the difference, by Nan Hunter
– Summerfest ’92 a success! by Beth Marks
– What are we doing to our parks? by David Robertson
– Col. Mustard reviews Everybody’s Restaurant
– Ponce property under discussion (disposal of 6 lots facing Ponce between Barnett and Bonaventure), by Jerry Bright
– Profile of Morningside school, by Mary Joe Peed
– Parks committee needs flower power, by Kathy Couch
– VHCA gets new phone service, by Nyna Gentry
– Murphy’s restaurant update
– Crime statistics


Voice – Fall 1991

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– The taming of Piedmont Park – traffic and illegal activity around perimeter of park
– Piedmont Park’s combined sewer overflow controversy – the anatomy of a setback, by I. E. Saporta, architect
– Letter to the editor by Ruthie and Tom Penn-David in cautious support of Summerfest (and not “Drunkfest”)
– A day in the life of Orme Park, by Vicky Favorite and Yvonne Weatherly
– Summerfest opinion – residents and businesses speak out
– Adopted highway “Ponce” needs your help
– Moving right along with (John Howell Park) plans, by Jerry Bright
– Schools update
– What a weekend! Summerfest ’91. Over $2100 raised!
– Doing your share: recycling is so easy in VaHi, by Nan Hunter
– Carefree vacations, by Maggie Baron
– Library forced to reduce hours, services, by Kathy Couch
– The new YWCA offers relief, renewal, by Vicky Favorite
– Report to taxpayers on financial issues affecting the Atlanta Public Schools, by Joseph G. Martin, Jr., president
– Morningside PTA fundraiser has something for everyone, by Ginny Connelly
– Home Alone: Security for children with working parents, by Ken Lavine
– Better bicycling