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The Corn Hill Gazette – August 2015

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CHNA Sunday Gazebo Concerts, August 2015

Corn Hill GazeboDuring the month of August, the CHNA Social Committee will present four exciting concerts at the Lunsford Park Gazebo.

Concerts begin at 4 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.

Bring your lawn chair, blanket, picnic supper, etc. and invite your neighbors and friends.

August 2nd: Amanda Ashley

Singer-songwriter Amanda Ashley is a national touring/recording artist from Long Island, NY.  Amanda began playing live as a teenager and decided to make it her life; she completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from Fredonia State University and is currently based in Rochester. Amanda can be found frequenting the Western NY music scene as a soloist and in a duo and TRIO. Her Trio’s 2014 Album release “Metamorphosis,” the most recent, is one of three independently released albums from this artist.

In her quest to find balance between art, music, and a passion for community, Amanda has founded Local Visionaries, an organization that strives to acknowledge and create innovative opportunities for young, emerging talent within the Western NY region.

August 9th: Dan Lopata with the Genesee Johnny Trio

The Genesee Johnny Trio is currently made up of Aleks D. on Guitar, Dan Lopata on bass and John Sacheli on vocals. The band has branched off from its strict revival of Mississippi Delta Blues and now incorporates blues, folk, early country and rock and roll. They are comfortable performing at places like The Beale and Sticky Lips BBQ.

August 16th: Marty Roberts with Donny C.

Marty is a local singer/songwriter, born in Rochester. He is a regular on the local music circuit and can be caught laying down summer vibes at places like Schooners, Marge’s Bar and Hedges with his friend Donny C. on congas. Marty has made three CDs to date: “First Time, at Last,” released in 2002; “Second Chances,” released in 2004; and “3rd Times a Charm,” released in 2012.

August 23rd: Fatima’s Mosaic Journey

Fatima was born in Mostar, Bosnia and currently lives in Corn Hill and has a BS and MS from RIT in Information Technology. Fatima has a lifelong passion for music and dance and was recently heard performing at Rochester’s 4th of July Main Street Fireworks Jam! An accomplished piano player, as well as being a singer/songwriter, she has assembled a band that includes Jimmy Highsmith and is recording her first album, due out in 2016.

2015 Artist Award Winners – 2015 Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Arts FestivalCongratulations to our 2015 Award Winners!!

Featured Poster Artist – Jim Mott

★ 1st Place: Victor Silva ★
2nd Place: Dana Stenson
3rd Place: Oscar Rivero
★ 1st Place: Laura Wilder ★
2nd Place: James & Amy Greenwald
3rd Place: Sherry Davis
★ 1st Place: John T. Baun ★
2nd Place: Joshua Dukeman
3rd Place: Robert Garrett
Pottery & Ceramics
★ 1st Place: Christopher Parris ★
2nd Place: Julianna Drumheller
3rd Place: Moi Dugan
★ 1st Place: Richard G. Nolan ★
2nd Place: Cheryl Cenzi
3rd Place: Mary Catherman
Weaving, Leather & Textile Design
★ 1st Place: Gail Tower ★
2nd Place: Lucinda Snyder
★ 1st Place: Chris Goodenbury ★
2nd Place: Philip Pantano
3rd Place: James Neiss
Mixed Media/Other
★ 1st Place: Chuck Adams ★
2nd Place: Jennifer Born
3rd Place: Kevin Serwacki

Landmark Society Wins Arts & Cultural Award

landmark-society-logoCongratulations to the Landmark Society of Western New York on being named the 2015 Arts and Cultural Outstanding Organization by Rochester’s Arts & Cultural Center.

Over the past four decades the Landmark Society has been instrumental in supporting the Corn Hill Neighbors Association, its annual Arts Festival, our House Tours and so many renovation aspects of our historic neighborhood.

The CHNA rejoices with the Landmark Society, its staff and board of directors on this well-deserved honor.

$100 Wegmans Gift Card Drawing at 2015 Arts Festival

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 on the Cadillac Main Stage at the Food Court in the Adams Street athletic field, CHNA Wellness Committee Chairperson Walter Getz will draw the winning Corn Hill Wellness Trail Passport from all completed passports that have been received at the CHNA office by noon on Friday, July 10. The winner will receive a $100 Wegmans Gift Card and will be notified if not in attendance to receive their prize. If you have completed your visits to all 10 Corn Hill historic sites, made the rubbings on your passport, and have filled in all contact information on the back, please make sure your passport is dropped into the CHNA office door slot by noon on the 10th of July.

The Corn Hill Gazette – July 2015

The July 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to Download.

The Corn Hill Gazette July 2015

A Thank-You to Adams Street Recreation Center Director Joe DiLiberto

Joe-DiLibertoThe Corn Hill neighborhood is saying good-bye to Adams Street Recreation Director Joe Diliberto. In a note to the CHNA, Joe offered these remarks: “I would like to thank the Corn Hill Neighborhood for 16 years of friendship and making me part of this wonderful community. I have made many friends and enjoyed working with youth, teens and adults over the years. Working here has been a blessing. I will be moving to the South Avenue Recreation Center starting July 1st and look forward to working with a new community, staff, and participants. Again, thank you for letting me be part of this wonderful and 1st class neighborhood!”

Corn Hill neighbors will remember the many improvements Joe has brought to our Rec. Center. During his tenure we have appreciated his willingness to listen to our concerns and to follow through with changes and programs that have made our center a positive gathering place for youth as well as for adults. We wish him well and will look forward to meeting and working with our new director, Sheila Keterly. Thank you Joe for 16 years of dedicated service to our Corn Hill neighborhood!



Dear Downtown Stakeholder,
Downtown Rochester is growing rapidly, for the first time in more than 50 years.  Many decisions will be made about new residential designs and pricing, and about what kind of retail mix is best for our evolving center city.

YOUR OPINION MATTERS.  You are the potential market, and what you think will impact investment and leasing decisions.  Please express your views by taking a short survey that will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey.  If you leave your e-mail address at the end, you will be entered in a drawing for one of two $25 gift certificates – one for Drifter’s at the new Hilton Garden Inn, and one for City Grill at the corner of East and Alexander.

Please note that the survey can be accessed on any mobile device.  Thanks – your feedback is so important to us!

National Night Out in Corn Hill

National Night Out“The CHNA security committee is excited to announce that Corn Hill will be participating in the National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th. This event is in its 32nd year and routinely exceeds 35 million participants across the country. The main goal of National Night Out is to “promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.” Corn Hill has taken part in the celebration in the past and will once again celebrate this exciting and worthy cause this summer.

The two most fundamental components of the evening involve residents spending time outside in their yards and turning on their outside lights in support for neighborhood watch and safety practices. Communities can also choose to show participation in their own ways, and the Corn Hill security committee has concentrated our efforts on a neighborhood gathering to proclaim our solidarity.

All Corn Hill residents are invited to come to Lunsford Circle Park, in the heart of Corn Hill, at 7:30 on August 4th to enjoy a free ice cream social. You can meet or reconnect with your Corn Hill community neighbors while you enjoy a catered treat from Bruster’s famous ice cream. Most of all, we hope you see this as a chance to have a fun night out in Corn Hill with your spouse, significant other, kids, and friends. We hope to see you on August 4th, and we thank you for your diligent efforts to keep Corn Hill a safe community!”

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