Make new friends, a grant opportunity, upcoming political forum and more...
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Neighborhood Social at gusto! July 20th
Join your neighbors and make some new friends! VHCA is hosting a neighborhood gathering on the patio at gusto! on Thursday July 20th at 7pm, you can sample a bit of their fast fresh food served up with signature sweet potato chips.

Buy a beer and chat with VHCA board members. Stay for supper and support this Kidsfest presenting sponsor. gusto! has already become an integral part of the Ponce de Leon corridor and the Virginia-Highland community.

This is a rain or shine event, but there will be some cover on the patio, so hope to see you all on the 20th!
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VHCA Grant Applications Due Aug 25th
Time to get your VHCA grant application submitted. Every year VHCA provides grants to schools, community services organizations, non-profits and other community initiatives and benefit the entire community. These grants are funded through Summerfest, Tour of Homes and other fund-raisers.

This year applications are due August 25th and recipients will be announced at our annual meeting in mid-September. Click below for more information and to complete an online application.
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District 6 Political Forum on Sept 19th
In the end, all politics is local.  Recognizing this, VHCA is joining with nearby neighborhood groups,
Morningside Lenox Park Association (MLPA), and Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA) to
present a forum of the candidates for the Atlanta City Council 6th District seat currently occupied by Alex Wan.

This forum presents the perfect opportunity to hear the candidates' visions for the city and get answers to our questions.  It will be held at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 19, so mark your calendars now and plan to attend.  The discussion will be moderated by Tom Baxter, retired AJC Political Editor and contributor to the Saporta Report.

While several groups are presenting forums featuring mayoral candidates, this is the only one we are aware of that will give neighbors a chance to hear the 6th District Candidates’ stance on issues that concern us.  Our neighborhoods have enjoyed great communications and assistance from Alex Wan’s  office—and we wish to form the same sort of relationship with the next office holder.  We hope our neighbors will take the opportunity to learn more about the people who are running to replace him.

We have commitments from all three of the announced candidates including Tracey Austin, Jennifer Ide, and Kirk Rich. Lock Whiteside also announced but withdrew on May 28th.  As more candidates join the race, we will also include them.  If you have .specific issues you’d like to hear the candidates address, please contact We hope to cover everyone's concerns during the forum.
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July Calendar
7/4/17- 7:00 - 1:00 pm- AJC Peachtree Road Race
7/5/17- 7:00 pm - VHCA Planning Meeting
7/8/17- 10:00 - 3:00 pm - Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Event
7/10/17 - 7:00 pm VHCA Monthly Meeting
7/13/17 - 6:30 pm BeltLine Northside + Northeast Study Group Meeting
7/17/17 - 7:00 pm - NPU F Meeting
7/20/17 - 7:00 pm - VHCA Social at gusto!
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Neighborhood Deals & Specials
VaHi businesses! Do you offer 1/2 price wine, tacos or burgers on a certain night? Give a special discount to residents? Host a happy hour or regular trivia event? Beginning next month, your regular special or deal can appear here. As a service to residents and local businesses alike, this feature is free to VaHi businesses. Target the length of a normal Tweet - 140 characters - and you know what we are looking for. Email your submission to for inclusion in the August 1st issue of our newsletter.
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