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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.

The Corn Hill Gazette – April 2015

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

Corn Hill Gazette April 2015

Ira Srole presents “Rochester: Then and Now Through City Photographs”

Erie Harbor North End Rochester NY Rundell Library Circa 1934 -1950On Sunday, April 12, from 2-3 p.m., CHNA board member Ira Srole will present a talk, illustrated with images from the collection of the Communications Bureau Photo Lab.

This will be presented on the 3rd floor of the Rundel Memorial Central Library, 112 South Avenue.

Did you know that Rochester is one of a handful of cities in the United States to employ its own photographer? Ira has been a City of Rochester photographer for over 35 years. During that time, he has had the opportunity to observe and experience contemporary Rochester history as it was being made.

In this presentation he’ll look at Rochester’s history through the lens of his background in sociology, and ask some important questions.

  • Just how important was the construction of the Erie Canal aqueduct to the early development of Rochester?
  • Why was Rochester a stop on the Underground Railroad?
  • How has public safety, education, and economic development affected Rochester’s contemporary history?

For further information about this fascinating presentation, call 585-428-8370.


Corn Hill Adopt a Pot

Yes, Spring IS coming and what better way to celebrate than by volunteering to take part in Corn Hill’s successful Adopt-A-Pot program. Begun as a Beautification Committee pilot project with flower pots in Avery Mall in 2012, this season will be the third summer that neighbors have been invited to care for large flower pots distributed throughout Corn Hill. The blooming pots have become a signature part of our neighborhood and look so beautiful when well-maintained. So once again, we ask for volunteer “parents” who will commit to plant and maintain each of the 24 flower pots in the neighborhood.

Here’s how it works:

  • Pots, soil, and stones purchased by the Beautification Committee
  • Flowers and accent plants provided by the city’s spring flower give-away
  • Sites for pots determined by CHBC in accordance with the city guidelines for pedestrian safety
  • Pots will be set up and/or beds ready for planting by mid-May
  • A May weekend will be chosen for pick-up of flowers and accent plants at Avery Mall – volunteers may also add their own flowers to the pots they’ll plant and tend
  • Joanie or Pete will contact you regarding your commitment, pot-or- flower-bed site and flower pick-up

Adopt-a-Pot Signup

If you would like to be a part of this project, please provide the following information or contact Beautification Committee at: Beautification and Joanie or Pete will get back to you.

DAR “Tea & Talk” on Hervey Ely, Rochester Pioneer

A summer photo of the Hervey-Ely house in Corn Hill, a historic community in Rochester, NY.On Sunday, March 29, the ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host another “Tea & Talk” at the Hervey Ely House, 138 Troup Street.

This talk from 2-3 p.m., will feature the house’s first owner, Hervey Ely, who helped shape the early days of our city.

Join the DAR ladies for an insightful look into his life and times, followed by a tour of his historic, prominent reminder of a glorious era that has been cared for by the Irondequoit chapter of the DAR for 95 years.

Please register in advance at 585-383-3068 or by E-mail to

A $5 donation is suggested.


Front entrance to Nathaniels Pub located in historic Corn Hill, Rochester, NYAll Corn Hill neighbors are invited to a Meet & Greet at Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard on Sunday afternoon, March 15 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Appetizers will be provided.

This winter has seemed especially long and snowy, so if you haven’t seen much of your neighbors lately and you’re suffering from “cabin fever,” get out of the house and spend a few hours socializing.

Genesee Valley Little League Registration – 2015

Little League Baseball logoGenesee Valley Little League President Larry Floyd announces that the League is now registering youths for the 2015 Season.

The league has been serving Rochester’s Southwest Quadrant for 60 years and played last season’s well-received opening game on the Adams Street Recreation Field.

Several games are scheduled there this season and Corn Hill parents are encouraged to register their children for this year’s season at