Voice – Fall 2010

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– Summerfest success
– President’s Corner: VHCA achievements of past 12 months
– Historic designation interest survey results to be presented
– Atlanta’s oldest fire station seeks funds for renovation
– Green Dream – New Highland Park fundraising
– Osteria 832
– Gas main replacement project nears completion
– History part VIII
– Public safety update: city codes and code violators
– Java Jive
– 2010 Tour of Homes with Design Forum
– Membership


AFR Station # 19 Open House

I had been hearing about the planned renovation efforts for our VaHi Firehouse – but had no idea how big of a project it will be til Firefighter Ian Allum made a presentation at the VaHi  monthly meeting Monday evening.  Ian was accompanied by the architect with her drawings – this ambitious project will restore the building to essentially how it looked in the late 1920’s.  I knew that there was some termite and rot damage to the building – but again did not realize how serious this damage was and how much has to be done to stabilize the structure and make it last for another 80 some years, til Ian made his pitch.  I’m sure many of you already know Ian – as he is the storyteller.

There will be an open house this Saturday from noon til 4 where you can meet the architect, see the plans and the damage that has to be corrected.  You’ve got to make time this Saturday to attend this event at Atlanta’s oldest functioning fire station to meet Ian, and also to see the 1925 American LaFrance fire truck that he has bought to keep at the station.  There will also be a brand new 85th Anniversary t-shirt for sale that features a 1920’s picture of # 19.  They are terrific!

If you are in a group that is looking for a cause to support – this might be your answer.  All donations towards this project go through the Atlanta Fire Foundation which is a 501c3 group.

On a related subject, Kelvin Cochran, is to be our Fire Chief again – http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/cochran-to-return-as-544493.html


Summerfest June 6th and 7th

This is our neighborhood’s chance to show off to the metro area – be sure you are part of this wonderful celebration of summer. Volunteers are still needed for a variety of activities – go to www.vahi.org and click on Summerfest to put down your name for the slot of your choice. This is the economic engine that will be used to make mortgage payments on the new parkland at North Highland and St. Charles Place. Don’t forget that Virginia Avenue will be closed as of Friday morning – so plan your trips accordingly.

That same weekend our Fire Station # 19 will be holding an open house – so make time during this busy weekend to meet the folks who are on duty to protect us. Hope they will have plenty of # 19 t-shirts to sell this weekend.


Voice – Spring 2002

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– VHCA unveils new web site for the new year and years to come, by Gina Davis
– PEDS update, by billie jo
– Summerfest committee introduces new chair of the Summerfest Artists’ Market, by P.K. Trettel
– President’s Address
– Ask Officer Dave
– Intown Women’s Group to host charity fundraiser, by Laurie Dugoniths
– Taking care of the trees in your neighborhood, by Kenyetta Lindsey
– Fire Station #19 dedicated new state of the art engine, by Jenn Ballentine
– THe history and future of John Howell Park, by Stephanie Coffin
– Taste great, less filling: population density and Virginia Highland in context, by Chip Gallagher
– The Highland Ho-er by John Wolfinger
– Fight Back Against Crime, by Beth Marks