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Unveiling of the 47th Arts Festival Poster

2014-Corn-Hill-Arts-Festival-Poster-UnveilingThe public is invited to the official unveiling of this year’s Corn Hill Arts Festival poster unveiling on Wednesday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Tony D’s annex location at the Corn Hill Landing.

This year’s nationally celebrated artist will be present to unveil his poster–one that has been described as “a work of fine art!”

Our sponsors ESL will be present to announce the winners of their “Color Corn Hill” contest and Glenora Winery will offer wines to accompany Tony D’s appetizers.

This promises to be a great start the 47th year of our arts festival and all neighbors are encouraged to attend.

Broad Street Preventative Maintenance & Improvements Project

Broad Street Bridge Rochester, NYThis meeting will be an open house forum with presentation boards, visual displays and pamphlets explaining the various elements of the design and construction phases. The design team will be on hand to help explain the proposed project, answer questions, and record public input.

The project includes the following:

  • Preventative maintenance repairs to the Broad Street Bridge
  • Localized full and partial depth deck repairs with a new asphalt overlay
  • Rehabilitation to structural steel framing members
  • Removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk with geometric alterations of sidewalk widths.
  • Placement of new striping patterns (incorporating bike lanes)
  • Upgrades to the street lighting system
  • Streetscape and Historic enhancements

Monday, June 1, 5:00-8:00pm
Kate Gleason Auditorium
Rochester Central Library


Corn Hill Wants You


To Join Us In The


On Saturday, June 20th, just three short weeks before the Corn Hill Arts Festival, the Beautification Committee is sponsoring the CORN HILL CLEAN-UP BLITZ
modeled after the city’s Clean Sweep efforts that take place in May.

This is an opportunity to get outside, meet some great neighbors and spend the morning putting the “shine” on our beautiful neighborhood! Last year we had two dozen neighbors turn out for an enjoyable morning (We promise not to work anyone too hard!!)

Never volunteered before? …… then this is for you!

Consider giving just a 1-time 3 hour commitment (9AM – Noon) to the area you call home!

Meet at Joanie and Pete Fraver’s house at 187 S. Fitzhugh Street at 9:00AM for a light breakfast. Wear a Corn Hill T-shirt if you have one; otherwise one will be provided. Grab a pair of work gloves and trash bags. Some tools will be available – you are welcome to bring your own as well. Work teams will pick up litter, rake, sweep, and trim in the various sections of our neighborhood.

We’ll wrap up at noon and gather again at Joanie and Pete’s for lunch, relaxation, a visit with neighbors, and a chance to win a door-prize or two!

Please consider lending your time for this community effort. We’ll need to know an approximate number for food and supplies, so fill out the form below.

If you would like to take part in the Blitz, please provide the following information or contact the Beautification Committee at: Beautification and Joanie or Pete will get back to you.

The Corn Hill Gazette – May 2015

The May 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover May 2015

Friday Evenings at Avery Mall

Avery Mall Fridays Corn HillStarting on Friday, May 29th and continuing every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. (June 26 and July 10 excepted due to the Pre-Fest Picnic and Arts Festival) through September, Corn Hill neighbors are invited to impromptu get-togethers at Avery Mall.

Bring a drink, a bag of munchies or an easy-to-throw-together appetizer, maybe a lawn chair (although there are many benches) and show up at Avery Mall. Some nights we’ll have a few people, other nights we hope we’ll have many.

Please mark your calendars and remind your friends. This is a great way to reconnect with neighbors we haven’t seen over the long winter, to meet new neighbors, and to enjoy this beautiful neighborhood park.

The invitation is open to all!

Rochester Clean Sweep in Corn Hill

Rochester Clean SweepOn Saturday, May 2nd, Corn Hill will join with other city residents in an official “Clean Sweep Day” here in Corn Hill along Exchange Boulevard and the Genesee Riverfront.

Corn Hill neighbors are encouraged to meet at the Water Spirit Sculpture on Exchange Boulevard (not Lunsford Circle Park as previously advertised) at 9 a.m. to join in this important activity.

Participants are urged to bring gloves, tongs, etc. but trash bags will be provided.


Corn Hill Yard Sale–Calling all neighbors!

Corn Hill Yard Sale

Source: Flickr, IntangibleArts

Get ready for the upcoming Corn Hill yard sale on Saturday May 30, 9am-3pm with a rain date of Sunday the 31st.

Set up on your street or at the gazebo, where we will have food and entertainment.

Our aggressive advertising efforts will help to insure your success!

For additional information, contact Social Committee Assistant Chair: Keith Rawlins at 585.750.6040


CHNA Social Meet & Greet

Front entrance to Nathaniels Pub located in historic Corn Hill, Rochester, NYSpring is finally here! No reason to stay inside any more, so come on out and join your Corn Hill neighbors for some quality schmoozing at Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard on Thursday, May 14 from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m.

As usual, drinks are at “happy hour” prices, and we’ll provide the appetizers.

We’re hoping for warm, sunny, deck weather, so we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

The Fast & The Furriest® 2015 – June 6th Road Closings

Rochester NY Fast and the Furriest 2015Rochester Animal Services wanted to notify all Corn Hill Neighbors of the upcoming event to benefit Rochester Animal Services. We hope the event will not cause you any significant inconvenience. Through this event we are once again hoping to promote the City’s animal shelter and its programs and to boost adoptions and volunteer recruitment. We also invite you to participate in this event to raise awareness and funds for the animal shelter or just come out to cheer on the runners.

Thank you for your support.
NAME: The Fast & The Furriest® 10K, 5K, Dog Walk, & Pet Fest
DATE: June 6, 2015
TIME: 7:55 am-9:30 am (10K race 8 am, 5K at 8:15 am)
MAPS: 10k map | 5k map
INFO: Call 727-2533 or visit and
CONTACT: Diedra Kirk at or email

Streets Closed:

  • Verona St. (Smith to Morrie Silver Way)
  • Jay St. (Plymouth to Oak)
  • Brown St. (State to Oak St.)
  • Plymouth Ave. (Closed from Inner Loop to Jay St. and from Broad to Exchange Blvd) Open southbound from Inner Loop to Main St.
  • Spring St. (at Plymouth)
  • Atkinson (at Plymouth)
  • Exchange Blvd. (Main St. to Ford St.) Open southbound Fitzhugh to Ford
  • Troup St. (Plymouth to Exchange)
  • Court St. (South Ave. to Exchange)
  • Broad St. (Exchange to Plymouth Ave.)
  • Main St. (State St. to Plymouth Ave.)
  • Fitzhugh St. (Main to Church St.)
  • Fitzhugh St. (Troup to Plymouth)

Note: 5 am – 3 pm Verona St. closed (Jay to Brown) for Pet Fest

The Verona Street Animal Society, Inc. (VSAS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established to help support the mission and programs of the City of Rochester’s Animal Services Section.


10K Written Route

  • Starts at Plymouth Ave between Brown St. and Morrie Silver Way;
  • South on Plymouth to Exchange Blvd;
  • South (right) on Exchange Blvd to Genesee River Trail at Corn Hill Landing;
  • South on River Trail to pedestrian bridge at U of R;
  • Cross bridge;
  • North (left) on River Trail to South Ave;
  • South Ave. to Court St;
  • West (left) on Court St. to Exchange Blvd;
  • North (right) on Exchange to Broad St;
  • West (left) on Broad St. to Plymouth Ave;
  • North (right) on Plymouth to Morrie Silver Way;
  • West (left) on Morrie Silver to Verona St;
  • North (right) on Verona St to finish line just north of Brown St.

5K Written Route

  • Starts at Brown St. between Oak St. and Verona St;
  • East on Brown St. to Plymouth Ave;
  • South (right) on Plymouth to Exchange Blvd;
  • South (right) on Exchange Blvd to Genesee River Trail at Corn Hill Landing;
  • South on River Trail to Ford St;
  • Bear right off Trail and follow sidewalk and cones around turn looping back onto Exchange Blvd
  • North on Exchange Blvd to Plymouth Ave.
  • West (left) on Plymouth and then follow Plymouth north to Morrie Silver Way;
  • West (left) on Morrie Silver to Verona St;
  • North (right) on Verona St to finish line just north of Brown St.

Dog Walk Route

  • Start on Verona St between Jay St. and Brown adjacent to Brown Sq Park;
  • North on Verona St to Jay St;
  • East (right) on Jay St to State St;
  • South (right) on State St. to Morrie Silver Way;
  • West (right) on Morrie Silver Way to Oak St;
  • North (right) on Oak St to Brown St;
  • East (right) on Brown St to Verona St;
  • North (left) on Verona St to finish line adjacent to Park.


DAR Tea & Talk, “De-Mystifying Lineage Societies

Daughters of the American Revolution - Rochester, NYLineage Societies–what are they?

Who joins one?

Why join a society?

Learn the tricks of completing a successful application to any society. Every lineage society has it’s own requirements for membership but proving your lineage is basic for most.

Come enjoy the benefit of learning from two experienced genealogists who have served as registrar for two major societies and helped over 100 people join lineage societies. Learn why joining a lineage society can be a benefit for future family members. They’ll be time for questions and discussion at the session’s end so bring along your genealogy questions to the Hervey Ely House, 138 Troup Street on Sunday April 26 from 2-3 p.m.

Reservations are free but attendees are requested to RSVP to (585) 385-3068 or to A $5 donation is suggested.