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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.
  • 18 Mar 2021 4:40 PM | Anonymous

    Hi neighbors! If you're not already on the email list for Piedmont Heights (it's free to sign up), here's the latest newsletter. 

    Read this week's newsletter

    Highlights include:

    • Fresh Harvest (PHCA Impact Sponsor)
    • Fatalities in Piedmont Heights
    • Safety & Street Lights
    • March Madness Bracket - your chance to win a PHCA T-shirt!
    • New Art Exhibit at Spalding Nix Fine Art
    • Half-Priced Bottles of Wine Every Tuesday at Atmosphere Bistro!
    • ASW Distillery at The Battery Atlanta - Grand Opening March 27 (PHCA Impact Sponsor)
    • Help Our Migratory Birds with the Lights Out Georgia Campaign
    • 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament Presented by Armour Yards!
    • In Case You Missed It... More Recent News: Special Offers from Our 2021 Sponsors, Stay Updated About Your COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility, What's Next for Our Local Schools?, Beware Atlanta Pine Straw Scam, What's Next for Rock Spring Presbyterian & the Hedgewood Homes Development?
    • Walk Your Neighborhood History


  • 11 Mar 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    Smith's Olde Bar

    Pet-friendly outdoor heated patio.

    Delicious new food menu with online ordering for to-go orders.

    Soul cover band every Friday night!

    Open from 3pm Friday–Sunday / Open from 5pm Monday–Thursday

    Check out the latest at Smith's Olde Bar!

    Thanks to Smith's for supporting Piedmont Heights as one of our newest Annual Impact Sponsors!


    COVID-19 Vaccine

    Stay updated about your COVID-19 vaccine eligibility with this new website: MyVaccineGeorgia.com


    What's Next for Our Schools

    Get the latest updates from the Council of Intown Neighborhoods & Schools (CINS)


    Grand Opening on March 27

    Congratulations to ASW Distillery as their third location opens later this month!

    Get your timed tickets to the grand opening before they sell out!
    Plus the release of their new Bustletown Vodka.



    Help Us Get the Word Out

    Is your significant other on our email list?

    Email communications@piedmontheights.org to add your special someone to the PHCA email newsletter list.

    1st Annual Cornhole Tournament

    Presented by Armour Yards!

    Friday, March 26

    Learn more & register



    2021 PHCA Community Sponsor

     

    The Buttery ATL: Better & Better!

    As time goes on, there's more and more to love about The Buttery ATL, the latest from Gina and Chef Linton Hopkins.

    Morning Pastries & Coffee

    Hot Dinners Every Night

    Excellent Cheese & Charcuterie Selections

    In-Store Shopping, Curbside Pickup, & Delivery

    Open Mon to Fri 7am–7pm / Sat & Sun 8am–7pm

    Shop The Buttery ATL


    Help Restock the Pantry

    Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon

    Lost N Found / Free99Fridge
    2585 Chantilly Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

    Non-parishable, unexpired items are needed!

    Pantry staples like oil, spices, rice, dried beans, and canned soups.

    Lost N Found/Free99Fridge Pantry Restock & Community Cleanup Day


    Give Back, March Forward

    This month, you can help fundraise for three amazing charities - The Giving Kitchen, Japanese Red Cross, and CURE Childhood Cancer - when you eat at Nakato!

    Learn more!

    More Upcoming Events

    The Latest Spalding Nix Art Exhibit: Ends 3/13

    Virtual Neighborhood Watch Training: 3/13

    Craft Crawl in Morningside: 3/14

    Virtual Coffee with a Cop: 3/15

    NPU-F Meeting: 3/15



    Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!


    Check out the special promotions from our sponsors
    for Piedmont Heights residents!


  • 04 Mar 2021 10:32 AM | Anonymous
     

    ASW Distillery

    PHCA 2021 Impact Sponsor

    Our neighborhood distillery is a great place to have some fun – even during the pandemic!


    Safety Updates

    Read the latest safety updates from our friends at APD, including info about NBA All-Star Weekend, weapons stolen from vehicles, police reform survey, and more.

    Plus two upcoming virtual events:
    - Neighborhood Watch Training - 3/13
    - Coffee with a Cop - 3/15


    Grants for Historic Small Restaurants

    Three Piedmont Heights restaurants are eligible for a special grant – Nakato, Smith's Olde Bar, and The Colonnade. 

    The "Backing Historic Small Restaurants" grant helps with exterior and online presence and is presented by American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Nominate a Piedmont Heights restaurant by the March 9 grant deadline!


    Dine Out for Piedmont Heights!

    March 8-10 (Monday thru Wednesday)
    Doc Chey's Morningside

    We raised almost $200 last year, thanks to Doc Chey's.

    Get ready to eat for a cause!



    Monthly Gift Card Giveaways!

    Congrats to Andrew P., winner of February's social media giveaway from Smith's Olde Bar.

    This month, all PHCA Members are automatically entered into a $25 giveaway where they can select from our list of local businesses.

    Be on the lookout later this month for a social media giveaway sponsored by ASW Distillery!

    More Recent News

    NPU-F Meeting coming up March 15

    Morningside Craft Crawl coming up March 14

    Recycling & Yard Trimming Pickup are on alternate weeks


    Morningside Farmers' Market Moves

    After more than 25 years at Morningside Village, the only organic farmers market in Atlanta is now in the parking lot at Morningside Presbyterian Church (1411 N. Morningside Drive).

    The Saturday market is open year-round from 8-11:30 a.m. rain or shine and has some of the freshest produce from locally owned, Georgia farms. Shop the Morningside Farmers Market.

    Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!


    Check out the special promotions from our sponsors
    for Piedmont Heights residents!


  • 25 Feb 2021 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    Helen Kacur

    PHCA 2021 Impact Sponsor

    Buying or selling a home is a big deal – get expert help and advice from Helen Kacur, your neighbor in Piedmont Heights! 

    Helen and her husband have lived in Piedmont Heights for nearly 20 years. She recently joined the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA) and volunteers with our Communications Committee.

    And, Helen is a realtor with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty – she’s sold more than a dozen homes in Piedmont Heights alone, plus many more all over Atlanta.

    Learn more about Helen's expertise if you're in the market to buy or sell a home.


    Virtual Coffee with a Cop

    Friday, February 26 at 11 a.m.
    Join your neighbors for coffee and engaging conversations online. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. 

    RSVP online



    Hail to the Fire Chief!

    Congratulations to Rod Smith, the new head of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department! He and his family live right here in Piedmont Heights, and he's been with the fire department for more than 24 years. 

    With the help of his wife, Dawn, and several friends, his neighbors surprised Rod with an outdoor celebration to commemorate the occasion! Thank you for your service, Chief Smith!



     

    News from Nakato

    Celebrate Girls Day & Dolls Day on March 3 with some Kids Eat Free specials - learn more!

    And, Nakato needs your help!

    Nominate them for a special grant – "Backing Historic Small Restaurants" to help with their exterior and online presence. This program is presented by American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Nominate Nakato by the March 9 grant deadline!




     

    ShelfGenie of Atlanta

    PHCA 2021 Impact Sponsor

    Spring cleaning is just around the corner — maybe some new shelves are in order, too!

    Get inspired:

    Save 50% on installation when you purchase 4 or more Glide-Out shelves. Be sure to mention Piedmont Heights when you speak with Julie at 770-380-1994. 

    Learn more about ShelfGenie



    Monthly Gift Card Giveaways!

    Check out the winners from our January giveaways from Play Kefi and Xander Coffee!

    This month, all PHCA Members are automatically entered into a $25 giveaway where they can select from our list of local businesses

    Also, be on the lookout soon for a social media giveaway for a $50 gift card in February from Smith's Olde Bar, one of our 2021 Impact Sponsors.

    Smith's Olde Bar was also featured on WSBTV when Yelp and Vivid Seats named it one of the top small music venues in the country!



    More Recent News

    Morningside Craft Crawl coming up March 14

    New Recycling & Yard Trimming Pickup Schedule 

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


    Morningside Farmers' Market Moves

    After more than 25 years at Morningside Village, the only organic farmers market in Atlanta is now in the parking lot at Morningside Presbyterian Church (1411 N. Morningside Drive).

    The Saturday market is open year-round from 8-11:30 a.m. rain or shine and has some of the freshest produce from locally owned, Georgia farms. Shop the Morningside Farmers Market.


    Atlanta Nuisance Properties

    Thanks to Councilmember Ide for the update regarding the City of Atlanta's new legislation to curb nightclubs posing as restaurants. Learn more.


    An old postcard featuring Morningside Baptist Church, located in Piedmont Heights. Learn more about this neighborhood landmark, including the history behind its name...


    Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!


    Check out the special promotions from our sponsors
    for Piedmont Heights residents!



  • 18 Feb 2021 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    Parker's Auto Detailing, a PHCA 2021 Community Sponsor


     

    Get the cleanest, shiniest car on the block with Parker's Auto Detailing!

    Parker's Auto Detailing is a local mobile detailing service that provides an exceptional experience for every client and every vehicle.

    atlcarwash.com

    @prkrsdetailing on Instagram


    Enter Parker's Detailing Raffle & Support Grady High School!

    As a sponsor of the Grady High School PTSO Virtual Auction fundraiser, Parker's is raffling off two auto detailing packages.

    A portion of the proceeds will help fund school supplies for families in need, teacher supplies and appreciation, educational workshops for staff, and more.

    Two lucky winners will be drawn to receive a full auto detail ($185 value). Deadline to purchase raffle tickets is 3pm on February 21, and the winners will be notified via email on February 22.

    Get your raffle tickets and support Grady High PTSO by scanning the image below with your smartphone camera or via the Venmo app (@Bysim-Parker). $10 per ticket / $25 for 3 tickets / $40 for 5 tickets



     

    Public Safety Meeting

    Thursday, February 18 at 6pm


    Join online to voice your concerns with the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB) Public Safety Committee. Learn more/register or dial in to the meeting by calling 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID 839 9331 0003


    FYI - there was an attempted carjacking at the Chevron at Ansley Mall earlier this week. Luckily, the driver yelled at the men and scared them off. Be safe, neighbors – review our Safety FAQs.


     

    Monthly Gift Card Giveaways!

    This month, all PHCA Members are automatically entered into a $25 giveaway where they can select from our list of local businesses

    Also, be on the lookout soon for a social media giveaway for a $50 gift card from Smith's Olde Bar, one of our 2021 Impact Sponsors.

    Grady Virtual Auction Fundraiser

    So many items to choose from, plus wine pulls, cabin getaway raffle, and more!

    February 21-25 online


    In Sympathy

    Our deepest sympathies on the death of Joy Morrissey, former PiHi resident and PHCA Board member. 

    Also, we commemorate another longtime PHCA Board Member, Jean Johnson - hard to believe it's been a year since her passing. Her spirit of volunteerism lives on in the neighborhood through the annual Jean Johnson Award



     

    More Recent News

    Atlanta Pine Straw Scam 

    New Recycling & Yard Trimming Pickup Schedule 

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

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

    PiHi Resident Spotlight! Meet Jim Hardy & Shelley Riden of Rockridge Place

     

    Send Us Your ATL311 Reports

    ATL311 has fixed several issues in Piedmont Heights recently!

    Help us stay on top of any outstanding issues you've reported. 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.


    Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!


    Check out the special promotions from our sponsors
    for Piedmont Heights residents!



  • 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


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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