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Thanks to Our Newsletter Editors & Contributors

The PHCA newsletter is crafted with love by neighborhood volunteers! A special thank you to current and former editors and contributors:

  • Meg Anderson (Flagler), Current Editor
  • Debra Gibson Welch (Rock Springs Rd), Former Editor
  • Fabricio Moraes (Montgomery Ferry), Former Editor
  • Elaine Murphy (former Flagler), Former Editor
  • Helen Kacur (Rockridge Pl), Key Contributor
  • Bill Seay (Rock Springs Rd), Key Contributor
  • Susan Kanellos (Piedmont Way), Key Contributor
  • If you know of others we've left out, let us know.
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  • 12 Feb 2021 6:02 PM | Anonymous


     

    Fresh Harvest

    With Fresh Harvest, it's easy to shop local and eat local while supporting Georgia farmers focused on sustainability.

    And, they deliver! 

    Mention "Piedmont Heights" when you join to save $20 on your first Fresh Harvest basket!

    Choosing farm-fresh produce, meat, seafood, dairy, prepared meals, and other artisan goods is a snap with Fresh Harvest!

    Thank you to Fresh Harvest for supporting Piedmont Heights as one of our newest Annual Impact Sponsors!


     


     

    What's Next for the Hedgewood Homes Development at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church?

    Big news—Learn more!



     

    PiHi Resident Spotlight!

    Meet Jim Hardy & Shelley Riden of Rockridge Place in Piedmont Heights, plus their cute pups, Calliope and Penelope. Read the spotlight written by their neighbor and PHCA Board Member Helen Kacur.



     

    Get Ready for Valentine's Day!

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant has some lovely Valentine's specials, including a gorgeous Strawberry Sweetheart Cocktail! 



     

    FoodSmith Lisa Dwyer is making Heart Tarts for Valentine's Day. Order by 2/12 online. 

    A light butter cookie filled with pillowy whipped cream cheese and decorated with fresh flowers, chocolate, gold-dusted berries, chocolate wafers, and sprinkles.



     

    The Buttery ATL has a special Let's Celebrate Love Valentine's menu to delight your special someone.



     

    Support PiHi Through Your IRA

    You (or your parents or grandparents) may be eligible to make a tax-deductible donation to Piedmont Heights directly from your IRA retirement account.  Learn more!



     

    More Bits & Bites in Piedmont Heights


    NEW Recycling & Yard Trimming Pickup Schedule as City of Atlanta workers are impacted by COVID-19 cases. Trash is still weekly, while recycling and yard trimming alternate weeks. Type in your address on their website to see the schedule for your home.


    Casting Call for a new home renovation TV show in Atlanta!




     

    Atlanta BeltLine Updates

    With the recent rainy weather, the Atlanta BeltLine section that runs under Montgomery Ferry and between Flagler Ave and Ansley Golf is now set to open mid-February. See more Construction Updates on their website.

    Plus a virtual meeting on 2/23 about a Special Service District along parts of the Beltline. And, they have fitness class videos online!


  • 27 Jan 2021 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    Virtual Yappy Hour

    Thursday, February 11 at 6pm
    RSVP Today! 

    Meet your neighbors and party online with your pets!

    Thanks to Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital for partnering with us to bring  this purr-fectly delightful event to Piedmont Heights!



     

    Piedmont Heights Needs YOU! – In just five or ten minutes, there are many ways you can make your community better. 

    Atlanta Parks & Recreation – New virtual public input sessions for the future of Atlanta Parks are coming up in February. 

    Atlanta Tree Protection Ordinance - Get the latest updates on their website. 



    Savings for Piedmont Heights!

    Make the most of your home – with beautiful shelving solutions from ShelfGenie Atlanta that maximize every inch of space. 

    Click here to check out what Julie from ShelfGenie Atlanta has to offer for residents of Piedmont Heights! 

    At least one PiHi homeowner has already worked with Julie from ShelfGenie Atlanta. Let us know if you'd like us to put you in touch so that you can learn more about their great experience!

    And – ShelfGenie is hiring!



    Our friends at The Buttery ATL have a delicious menu planned for Valentine's Day! Treat your special someone with something yummy from The Buttery ATL's Let's Celebrate Love menu.


    PHCA Members-Only Giveaways

    DEADLINE TO ENTER: January 31!

    We are thrilled to host two members-only giveaways this month, thanks to our sponsors: Kefi and Xander Coffee. 


    $150 at Xander Coffee: Xander Coffee offers Counter Culture blends, Emerald City bagels, Alon's pastries, Lucky Lotus smoothies, lunch options, and more. Curbside pickup is also available.

    1 Month Free Membership at Kefi: Kefi is on a mission to help families live happier lives by providing enriching play for kids and empowering experiences for parents. You can recharge and take advantage of collaborative workspaces and fitness classes while your kids enjoy fun & games with Kefi's "Playsmiths."

    Click here to enter the drawing for either or both of these fantastic giveaways from Kefi and Xander Coffee!



     

    Grady High School Auction

    They're going virtual this year! Learn more about this fundraiser, and get ready for the event on February 21-25.

  • 20 Jan 2021 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    Piedmont Heights Needs YOU!

    Whether you have five minutes or fifty, join us for a no-pressure-to-commit forum to learn about some ways that you can make a difference in your community. 

    RSVP for January 26 at 10am 



     

    Send Us Your ATL311 Reports

    We had a great ATL311 info session last week - we'll post the video soon. In the meantime, send us your recent ATL311 requests so that we can help track and escalate issues that affect our community. The best ways to report an issue are via Facebook, the ATL311 mobile app, and email.


    PHCA Members-Only Giveaways

    We are thrilled to host two members-only giveaways for January, thanks to our new sponsors: Kefi and Xander Coffee. Both are located near The Container Store in Buckhead.

    $150 at Xander Coffee: Xander Coffee offers Counter Culture coffee blends, Emerald City bagels, Alon's Bakery pastries, Lucky Lotus smoothies, lunch options, and more. Curbside pickup is also available.

    1 Month Free Membership at Kefi: Kefi is on a mission to help families live happier lives by providing enriching play for kids and empowering experiences for parents. You can recharge and take advantage of collaborative workspaces and fitness classes while your kids enjoy fun & games with Kefi's "Playsmiths."

    Click here to enter the drawing for either or both of these fantastic giveaways from Kefi and Xander Coffee!



     

    City of Atlanta Announces Housing Affordability, Racial Equity Initiative

    Learn more about this recent announcement from this great article by Ben Hirsh. We will be on the lookout for formal opportunities to provide input; as always, your PHCA Board welcomes your thoughts on this and other topics.



     

    Grady High School Auction

    The Grady Auction is going virtual this year! Learn more about this fundraiser, and get ready for the event on February 21-25.


    Save the Date! Virtual Yappy Hour

    February 11 at 6pm

    Meet your neighbors and party with your pets!

    RSVP for this purr-fectly delightful event


  • 14 Jan 2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    OnePoint Physical Therapy

    PHCA 2021 Community Sponsor

    OnePoint PT is owned by Collin & Erin Eggebrecht of Piedmont Heights (see below on the left)! 

    They're both physical therapists and started OnePoint PT in 2016.


    It's time to start feeling better –today!

    Visit Erin, Collin, and the OnePoint PT team at their beautiful location in Virginia Highland.

    They specialize in the prevention, treatment, and management of orthopedic, pediatric, and pre/post-partum conditions.

    Unlike many physical therapy practices, OnePoint PT takes insurance, and you may not even need a doctor's referral to get started!

    OnePointPT.com

     



     

    Progress at Gotham Way Park

    The Gotham Way Park staircase re-staining is almost complete! 

    A huge thank you to Piedmont Heights neighbors Kate Buchacz for leading the project and to Jeff Whitney for finding a high-quality contractor that could work with our budget. 

    To everyone who contributed to this special project, THANK YOU!

    FYI: Donations to the Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated any time, all year long, and at any amount.



    The 2020 Jean Johnson Award

    The PHCA Board of Directors proudly presents the 2020 Jean Johnson Award to PHCA President Jim Hardy. Learn more

     about this special award and Jim's long service and stewardship of Piedmont Heights.



    Tuesday, January 26 at 10am ONLINE

    Community-Compassion-Action:
    Piedmont Heights Volunteering Info Session

    Even if you just have five minutes, there are always opportunities to support your community. Learn more – there's no pressure to commit.


     

    Councilmember Ide's Newsletter

    Jennifer Ide, our Councilmember representing us in District 6 has been hard at work! Check out her latest newsletter for important updates on street racing, liquor licensing, street re-striping, school safety, and much more.


     

    Spalding Nix Fine Art – New Exhibition Opens This Weekend

    Out of Place features new work by five Southeastern contemporary artists who explore human relationships to place using a range of media including ceramics, photography, paint, and colored pencil. These artists explore these relationships through various lenses: physically, psychologically, historically, culturally, and economically.

    Check out their socially distanced openings on Friday and Saturday. Learn more.

  • 06 Jan 2021 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021!

    Check out the video by Loveless Melvin, featuring our Beautify PiHi 2020 Traffic Box Art and their artists.


    Thank You to our 2021 Board Members and Officers! Read more about the neighbors representing you through the Piedmont Heights Civic Association. We welcome your input and how you can be part of the solution as we strive to always improve our "Small Town in a Big City."

    Upcoming Events

    January 13 – ATL311 Task Force Info Session. Join us to learn how to be more efficient and effective when you file an issue with the ATL311 system. 

    January 26 – Piedmont Heights Volunteering Info Session. This is a no-pressure-to-commit forum for learning about areas where Piedmont Heights could use some help. 

    February 11 – Virtual Yappy Hour. Bring your pet—it’s time to pawty (online) in Piedmont Heights. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital!


     

     

    Welcoming Our 2021 Sponsors!

    Thank you for your support as Annual, À La Carte, and In Kind Sponsors!

    Additional Opportunities Still Available



     

    Gift Card Giveaways

    • THANK YOU to Little Rey for contributing a $20 gift card and holiday pancake mix in December for our Instagram gift!

    • Congrats to Clara on Pelham, our Members-Only December giveaway recipient! 

    • For January, stay tuned on Instagram for a $50 giveaway, thanks to our friends at The Buttery ATL!

    • PHCA Members are automatically entered into the January $25 "Winner Chooses" gift card.


     

    Congratulations to Mason Fine Art & Events!

    Mason Fine Art & Events was voted "Best Gallery" in the Atlanta Magazine 2020 reader's choice! We're so proud of our neighborhood art gem. They have been tremendous neighborhood partners year after year, and we thank them for their continued support! 



     

    Final Days for Ensemble at Spalding Nix Fine Art

    January 8 is the final day, so don't miss out on the amazing Ensemble exhibition at Spalding Nix Fine Art


    Recycling is the CHaRM! For specialty recycling items, such as paint, electronics, styrofoam, mattresses, etc., it's easy to make an appointment with CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) and drop them off.

    Renaming Grady Stadium. Grady High School is now Midtown High School. Learn more about the next step: renaming the stadium and how to voice your opinion.

    Short-Term Rental Legislation. We haven't heard any updates on the recent proposed legislation regarding short-term rentals, including AirBnb and VRBO, in Atlanta. What are your thoughts?

    We've also heard mention of upcoming legislation to address Atlanta nightclubs posing as restaurants. Stay tuned!



     

    News You Can Eat!

    The Queso Truck is open for business! Check out their delicious menu; it's just around the corner from The Buttery ATL

    Grindhouse is serving up Salted Caramel Shakes this month with Ghirardelli caramel. 

    Take a look at the many restaurants in Piedmont Heights! So many options for pickup, delivery, outdoor dining, and more.


    Hello from Pedro in Piedmont Heights!

    Pet photos welcome – communications@piedmontheights.org


  • 30 Dec 2020 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Ready for 2021!


    Happy Holidays, Piedmont Heights!


    It's Not Too Late To Show Your Appreciation!

    LAST CHANCE! As a special thank you to our Security Patrol officer, help us shower Captain Singh with a special holiday bonus! Give today and learn more about PHCA's Security Patrol & Home Away Watch services. 


     

    Happy Holidays to APD!

    Thanks to PHCA Safety Chair Susan Kanellos for leading the charge to thank our Atlanta Police officers with some special holiday gifts! 

    • Chick-fil-A gift cards for APD Zone 2
    • DBA BBQ luncheon for APD Zone 6


    Rock the Vote! Early voting through December 31 or the final day is Tuesday, January 5. Learn more

    Winterize Your Pipes. Baby, it's cold outside! Be sure to keep your plumbing happy, especially your outdoor water spigots and your irrigation system. Google it for easy instructions.


    Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!


     

    Seeking 2021 Annual & À La Carte Sponsors

    Help connect us to businesses who would like to be a sponsor with Piedmont Heights!

    Sponsors receive tangible marketing benefits.

    You can help by introducing us to potential sponsors or by sharing our 2021 PHCA Sponsorship Packet PDF with your contacts.


    IRA Rollover Contribution


     

    Another Way to Support Piedmont Heights

    If you (or your parents or grandparents) are required to take a distribution from your IRA, consider setting up this distribution as a tax-deductible, rollover donation to benefit the Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation. Learn more!


    2020 in the Rearview


     

    Never a Dull Moment, But Lots to Celebrate!

    It's been a crazy year, but Piedmont Heights stayed active and engaged! New art boxes, funds raised for our community Foundation, Luminarias Night for our Healthcare Heroes, BeltLine progress, neighborhood cleanup days, and more. So many reasons to celebrate and be thankful for our "Small Town in the Big City"—check out Piedmont Heights' year in review.

    Looking to 2021... Steve Saenz of Explore Atlanta wants your opinion for his ATL 2021 SURVEY! Steve led our 2019 Piedmont Heights Walking Tour (in person!), and he leads amazing tours all over the City, so take a moment to lend him your thoughts!




  • 17 Dec 2020 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Happy Holidays, Piedmont Heights! The holiday hustle is here—lots going on in the neighborhood, between Atlanta BeltLine updates, NEW proposed short-term rental legislation, Security Patrol Bonus, Doc Chey's fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, specials with our restaurants and retail shops, The Colonnade restaurant's GoFundMe campaign, gift card giveaways, City of Atlanta planning, sponsorships for 2021, our Year in Review, and more!

    Traffic Art Box on Monroe Drive by local Atlanta artist Angie Jerez



     

    BeltLine Update

    On December 8, the Atlanta BeltLine presented updates about the Northeast Trail section that runs through Piedmont Heights. Read the summary.


    NEW Short-Term Rental Legislation

    To replace the previous proposed legislation, there's a new proposal from Councilmembers Ide, Westmoreland, and more regarding short-term rentals (including VRBO, Airbnb) in Atlanta. Let us know what you think!

     

    Giveaways

    Congratulations to our November winners, presented via video by Drew Niess and Lisa Dwyer, both PHCA residents! 

    This month, PHCA is giving away a Members-Only gift card and a special Instagram giveaway thanks to local Piedmont Heights' restaurant Little Rey! Check it out.


     

    Save the Date!

    The Mobile Voting Van will be in Piedmont Heights at the Morningside Baptist Church parking lot on December 23.

    Or you can vote early in person until December 30 at nearby places like the Ponce de Leon Library, Buckhead Library, Northside Library, High Museum or Art, State Farm Arena, and other locations. Here's the schedule. 

    Last day to vote is Tuesday, January 5. Double check your polling location and voting status on the My Georgia Voter page or on their mobile app.


     

    In Sympathy, Paul Coleman of Two Minit "Gorilla" Car Wash

    This business has been a staple in Piedmont Heights for almost 50 years. Learn about the history and the legacy of late owner, Paul Coleman, in a piece written by PiHi resident Bill Seay.


     

    Bits & Bites

    Doc Chey's - Their dine out fundraiser for Piedmont Heights raised more than $180! And, you can help with their December fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Learn more.

    Foodsmith Lisa Dwyer is taking orders for holiday charcuterie boxes

    Nakato: Buy a $50 Gift Card, get 20% MORE! The 20% extra will be added after the purchase, and a confirmation will be sent out to the purchaser once the gift card is purchased. And, check out Nakato in Atlanta Magazine!

    ASW Distillery: New whiskeys and more

    The Buttery ATL's new in-person shop + holiday menu

    Atlanta Parks' New 10-Year Master Plan

    Ansley Wine: Delivery now available

    The Colonnade: At risk of closing; check out their GoFundMe campaign

    Cook's Warehouse: New winter classes are available (and make a great holiday gift!)

    Grindhouse: Two new boozy Milkshakes of the Month


    Security Patrol Bonus


    It's Not Too Late to Show Your Appreciation! As a special thank you to our Security Patrol officer, help us shower Captain Singh with a special holiday bonus! Give today and learn moreabout PHCA's Security Patrol & Home Away Watch services. 


    2020 in the Rearview


    Never a Dull Moment, But Lots to Celebrate!

    It's been a crazy year, but Piedmont Heights stayed active and engaged! New art boxes, funds raised for our community Foundation, Luminarias Night for our Healthcare Heroes, Beltline progress, neighborhood cleanup days, and more. So many reasons to celebrate and be thankful for our "Small Town in the Big City"—check out Piedmont Heights' year in review.


    Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!



    Seeking 2021 Annual & À La Carte Sponsors

    From as little as $50 to $2,500, our Annual Sponsorships and À La Carte offerings provide great marketing opportunities for local businesses while allowing PHCA to do more! More benefits, community outreach opportunities, neighborhood celebrations, and more. Help us spread the word with your employer or other business connections by introducing us or by sharing our 2021 PHCA Sponsorship Packet PDF.


  • 07 Dec 2020 10:49 PM | Anonymous

    Dine Out Fundraiser at Doc Chey's!

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

    nullMention "Piedmont Heights" when you place your takeout order by phone or online with Doc Chey's, and they'll donate 25% of proceeds to PHCIF!

    Call 404-888-0777 or order online for pickup at DocCheys.com. FYI: Delivery orders are not eligible. Hungry to support your community? Check it out!


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    Security Patrol Bonus


     
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    'Tis the Season for Giving!

    As a special thank you to our Security Patrol officer, help us show our appreciation to APD's Captain Singh with a special bonus! Give today and learn more about PHCA's Security Patrol & Home Away Watch services. 


    Thank You to a Few of Our 2020 Sponsors!

    Contact us for more info about our 2021 Annual Sponsorships.


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    Check out our amazing 2020 sponsors! Say thanks by shopping local—and often!



    Volunteer Spotlight


     

    nullRepost Email Newsletter on Nextdoor or Twitter

    If you want to help out but don't have much time, this volunteer opportunity is perfect for you. It takes just minutes but has a big impact!

    Interested? Get in touch. Or, see more volunteer ideas here


    BeltLine Update: Tuesday, 12/8


     

    nullTuesday, 12/8 at 6:30 p.m. online - RSVP now

    Learn the latest about "our section" of the Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Trail.


    Atlanta Parks' New 10-Year Master Plan

    ActivateATL is the project name for the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation new 10-year Comprehensive Master Plan.

    Learn more.


    Upcoming Events


     

    nullDec. 21: NPU-F Monthly Meeting

    Jan 5: PHCA Monthly Board Meeting


  • 30 Nov 2020 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    Ready for #GivingTuesday
    in Piedmont Heights!

     

    Tuesday, December 1

    Do good, right in your neighborhood!

    Help us maintain our special gem Gotham Way Park, owned by the Piedmont Heights Civic Association. We do not receive funds or other assistance from City of Atlanta to keep our park beautiful for all our residents and guests!

    FYI: All donations are tax deductible.


    Save the Date: December 7–9
    Dine Out Fundraiser at Doc Chey's

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

     

    Mention "Piedmont Heights" when you place your takeout order by phone or online with Doc Chey's, and they'll donate 25% of proceeds to PHCIF!

    Call 404-888-0777 or order online for pickup at DocCheys.com. FYI: Delivery orders are not eligible. Check it out!


    BeltLine Update: December 8

     

    6:30–8:00 p.m. online

    Learn the latest about "our section" of the Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Trail.

    RSVP now


    #ShopLocal for the Holidays

    Supporting our local PiHi businesses as the pandemic continues is critical for our community!

    Need some ideas for local retailers? A few suggestions... including Mode Marche, ASW Distillery Giftshop, Framing by Design, The Lamp Shoppe, Sweetwater Brewery Gift Shop, Cook's Warehouse, Richard's Variety Store, High Country Outfitters, Phidippide's and more...

      


    Atlanta Parks' New 10-Year Master Plan

    ActivateATL is the project name for the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation new 10-year Comprehensive Master Plan.

    Learn more.


  • 18 Nov 2020 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Thanksgiving at the Firehouse: Let's thank our firefighters at Atlanta Fire Station 29! Sign up to bring a dish during the Thanksgiving holiday to say thanks: https://bit.ly/3nvDlLa


     

    Home Away Watch Service: If you're going out of town for Thanksgiving, remember the Home Away Watch service is a great Piedmont Heights Civic Association membership benefit. To request Home Away Watch service, click here: https://bit.ly/35L1qrT


     

    Giving Tuesday: This Giving Tuesday, donate to  Gotham Way Park, owned by the Piedmont Heights Civic Association. We do not receive funds or other assistance from City of Atlanta to keep our park beautiful for all our residents and would love your support! More info:  https://bit.ly/2Fp2UNK



     

    Last Call: PiHi T-Shirts: Celebrate being home and healthy in Piedmont Heights with the 2020 PiHi T-shirt, designed by local designer, Elliott Strauss, a resident in the Piedmont Heights Alliance business district. Click here to buy yours before 11/22: https://bit.ly/35BQ5bD


     

    PiHi Alliance Clean Up Day: Last Saturday, the PiHi Alliance rallied to clean a historic area surrounding the abandoned Intown Suites Motel. Watch our 11Alive feature! https://bit.ly/3lEfxEs


     

    Walker's Mill: Learn about the genesis of the Piedmont Heights neighborhood from resident historian Bill Seay. Click the link for more info: https://bit.ly/3lFVsxf


     

    Runoff Elections: Early voting for the December 1 Runoff Election has begun. This runoff election will fill the 39th District seat. Click here for more info: https://bit.ly/35C8OFg

     

    LAMP Project Update: The LAMP Project (Lindbergh-Armour Master Plan) is a work in progress by the City of Atlanta and MARTA to create a master plan that will build a sense of identity and integrate planning for transit, trails, ecology, and housing. See the latest here: https://bit.ly/3pFzddh


     

    Annual Meeting Recap: Thanks to our special guests and everyone on the board who made our Annual Neighborhood Meeting an engaging, informative experience! If you missed this event, you can watch the recording & see the presentation here: https://bit.ly/2Uy0CQh


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