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Pelham's invention in action. Courtesy of ezbabysaver.com.
Igor July 2, 2014 at 04:53 pm
How about you pay attention. Course maybe if the baby was shaped like a cell phone (they never seemRead More to forget those).
Ellen R Majewski July 11, 2014 at 03:56 am
Already this summer there are far too many incidents of children and pets being left to die in hotRead More cars. Make a statement. Be alert. Let others know that this negligence is unacceptable. Buy a shirt, form a team, grab your friends and volunteer some time to do a car check the next time you are in a hot parking lot. Bring a hammer or crowbar just in case. This is a two tier project. First, preorder your t-shirt, tank top or hoody at http://teespring.com/windowbreaker T-shirt sales goal = 50 shirts in 20 days. For those who not familiar with teespring. com, pre-order your shirt on reserve. When the goal of 50 shirts is met or exceeded, shirts will be shipped to you by the company. If the goal is not met, the order is cancelled and no money is charged to you or your credit card. Proceeds from shirt sales will be reinvested to purchase bumper stickers that will be available locally and online. Bumper stickers will spread the message to a greater audience and remind the ignorant that we are paying attention - even if they are not! It is our moral obligation to protect those who cannot protect themselves. There comes a time when we are called to act. The time to act is now before another victim headlines the news. Will you choose to be part of the answer? I did. I ordered my shirt last night. Join this worthwhile cause TODAY! Please share
Craig Zac July 16, 2014 at 11:09 am
Great idea and kudos to this kid who invented this but this poor kid is in for a rude awakening whenRead More some moron tries to sue him because he put it in his car and it broke or fell off and the person didn't get reminded that his baby was in the car and it died. Sorry but this is the society we have raised!
Tammy September 6, 2012 at 09:37 am
I have noticed the tag NERSHA on the old Bellsouth building at North Druid Hills and I-85. I alwaysRead More assumed it was some sort of sausage made with Nerf products.
John Wolfinger September 6, 2012 at 10:23 am
Graffiti makers like to brag about their vandalism - see more NERSHA pix atRead More http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidsi/6949841258/?q=nersha
Chris February 26, 2014 at 08:30 am
The building with the "NERSHA" graffiti was originally a 19 story hotel called theRead More "Executive Park Motor Motel" built in 1971. It was recently purchased by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. (see http://o2.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/quality/82/resize/743x779%5E/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/e0df984f592bc400f9038f517d0ea383)
Mike June 25, 2012 at 04:44 pm
A lot of the street lights are broken/do not work and simple things make a huge difference... likeRead More MOWING. The park needs to be mowed much more often... it doesn't look very nice when the weeds start growing high...
Brian Gross June 25, 2012 at 06:21 pm
I find Freedom Park barren - wide expanses of grass. Could do with more trees (and some shade), andRead More some features of interest such as there are in Piedmont or Historic Fourth Ward parks... Of course that costs lots of money. Pehaps they could sell and develop the park land along N. Highland (which originally was houses and businesses until they got bulldozed)... The park interrupts the streetscape and urban fabric there and makes it seem desolate.
Tim Smith June 26, 2012 at 11:32 am
an enclosed space for dog running would be nice!
David E. February 7, 2012 at 06:04 pm
Greg's points are well taken. And I'd add that plenty of people do not like what vhlist has becomeRead More and their views are not represented in this article. Said one of my neighbors on my street about this article: “Really vhlist has become a parody of itself. The article does not characterize vhlist honestly. I've never felt one person should have 100% of the authority based only on his opinion.” That one person serves as judge, jury and executioner, with no transparency and accountability back to the neighborhood, is troubling.
Dan K February 14, 2012 at 02:25 pm
The concept of vhlist is great. The problem with it, as others have indicated, is the way StephenRead More moderates it. He regularly blocks my messages - I assume because he has a difference of opinion. I never attempted to post anything inappropriate. Vhlist is NOT an open forum, and it is not representative of our community. I'm tempted to create "vhlist2", and watch all the current members switch over to it. It's just natural that people want a free and open forum for dialogue (as long as it's appropriate), rather than one that has filtered material based upon the whim of an overzealous "moderator".
David E. February 14, 2012 at 04:50 pm
DanK, I couldn't agree with you more. For these reasons, Greg and I created an alternate e-list forRead More the neighborhood, called "vhgroup". It has 400+ people on it already. You can apply for membership here: https://www.bigtent.com/groups/vhgroup The requirements for membership are that you need live or work in Virginia-Highland. And include your first and last name on the registration request form. On vhgroup, you don't have to worry about getting banned for expressing an opinion that a moderator doesn't like. You won't hear a moderator say "this topic has been discussed enough, no further discussion on this topic is allowed". You won't hear a moderator saying that humor is prohibited. In a nutshell, we believe people in the neighborhood are fundamentally good. And if we treat people like adults instead of like children, then things will work out well. And they have. More info about vhgroup is here, and available for public comment: http://virginiahighlandconnect.org/2012/02/some-thoughts-and-background-about-vhgroup-e-list/
David Eckoff December 12, 2011 at 02:33 pm
A big thank you to all the folks who pitched in Saturday to plant trees in the neighborhood! YourRead More efforts are noticed and appreciated.
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