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Welcome Back Elizabeth Holley

Please welcome back our CHNA Office Manager Elizabeth Holley. Following a four-month medical leave, Elizabeth will now be back in the office part-time starting the week of August 11. For the month of August, her public office hours will be Monday 3-5 p.m., Thursday, 3-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

These public office hours may change once Elizabeth is back to work full time. We also extend a big thank you to our Interim Office manager Jeanine Stewart, who has been with us since the end of March.

We wish Jeanine all the best in her new position of employment.

Public Design Workshop – West River Wall Study

West River Wall StudyCorn Hill neighbors are invited to attend join a Public Design Workshop to discuss Rochester’s West River Wall.  

We are seeking public input to better understand the needs and visions of the community as they relate to the site.  Using material produced for the 2012 Corn Hill Neighborhood Charette, we hope to further solidify and align design concepts with the needs of the community.

The Public Design Workshop is scheduled as follows:

September 9, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Church of Love Faith Center
700 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, New York  14613

Please accept this invitation to join us on September 9, 2014.  It is important that this study reflect the needs and visions of the community, therefore we would like to hear from each and every one of you, your voice is important to us.

The study will develop and strengthen the framework for conversion of this space into one that connects and engages the surrounding neighborhoods, businesses, and educational institutions with our vibrant riverfront. This community based study will serve to promote and guide us as we continue to discuss and define the next chapter.

Should you require additional information prior to the September 9th meeting, feel free to call Thomas Hack at (585) 428-6852 or via email  With your continued help, we can truly make a difference.

Click here to view the study.

2014 Fairy Houses Tour Winners Announced

2014 Fairy Houses TourRochester, NY July 16, 2014 – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Fairy Houses Tour at the 46th Corn Hill Arts Festival.

Over 50 creative Fairy houses built by Rochester area families, individuals and teams were submitted, displayed and judged. Awards were given in three categories, “Most Unique,” “Most Whimsical,” and “Best Use of Natural Materials.” A “People’s Choice” winner was decided based on votes by visitors who viewed the exhibit.

The winners are as follows:

Most Unique

  • Foehner and Leupold
  • Lyla & Violet Grills
  • Brett Family

Most Whimsical

  • Liza Sommers
  • Natalie Banister & Barbara Swinton
  • Marshall Family

Best Use of Natural Materials

  • Fen Hailfrost
  • Suzi Poluzi
  • Alyssa & Jose Fernandez & Family Ann

People’s Choice

  • Destiney & Douglas Schultz

The winning Fairy Houses will be on display at The Strong, from Tuesday, July 15 to Sunday, July 27, 2014.

For a complete look at the winning Fairy Houses, click here.

Additional photos from the tour can be seen by clicking here.

The Corn Hill Gazette – August 2014

The August 2014 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover August 2014


Neighborhood Events at Clarissa’s Café Lounge




Calling All Skiers and Snowboarders

Corn Hill Recreation Ski 2014All the talk about Christmas in July is a reminder that it isn’t too early to start planning for the upcoming ski season. August is a big month for ski shops to kick off their retail season with promotional sales and ski centers offer their best discounts in the summer.

Corn Hill Neighborhood Recreation will be sponsoring neighborhood ski outings to Bristol Mountain and Holiday Valley during the 2014-2015 ski season. We need a minimum of 15 people to qualify for discounted lift tickets and a minimum of 35 people to make bus transportation affordable. Don’t downhill? Bristol and Holiday Valley have cross country trails for you to enjoy.

Lift ticket prices are $52 for weekend and $40 for weekday. Bristol Nordic passes are $12. Holiday Valley trails are free but there is a $14 lift fee to get to the trails. Prices are subject to change. Bus transportation will be $20 or less depending on the number of participants.

For more information including dates, sign up and deadlines visit the Corn Hill Neighborhood Recreation Facebook page at or email Marty Petrella at

National Night Out in Corn Hill

National Night Out 2014National Night Out in Corn Hill will take place on August 5th from 5 p.m. until dark.

The official National Night Out parade will come down Clarissa Street from Troup to Dr. Samuel McCree Way sometime between 5-5″30 p.m. Corn Hill neighbors are urged to line the street for the parade and are then invited to attend the 6 p.m. Southwest Quadrant Picnic at the Canalside Shelter in Genesee Vally Park or they may gather to in their own yards to show solidarity for this “Night Out Against Crime.”

All Corn Hill neighbors are invited to meet at the Lunsford Circle Park gazebo for a free, old fashioned Ice Cream Social at 7:30 p.m.

Guided Corn Hill Historic Trail Tour

Bonny Mayer, Corn Hill Historian and Tour GuideOn the first four Sundays of August, CHNA Historian Bonny Mayer will lead guided tours of our Historic Trail.

These tours begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Avery Mall trail marker and will conclude at the Lunsford Circle trail marker just in time to enjoy our 4 p.m. Gazebo Concert Series.

Historian Mayer has researched additional information about these sites and about our neighborhood that she will share along the way.

Bring your Wellness Passport to make rubbings on the markers or a Passport will be provided for you at the start of the tour. This is an opportunity to get some exercise, learn about our neighborhood and enjoy a wonderful concert.

The Corn Hill Gazette – July 2014

The July 2014 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover July 2014



Bicyclist in Corn Hill | Rochester, NYA Plymouth Avenue Trail connection will be created to establish both off-road and on-road trail connections between the Genesee Riverway Trail and Plymouth Avenue by utilizing sidewalks and roadways of Troup Street, S. Fitzhugh Street and Exchange Boulevard. The other 4 connectors that are part of this project (see drawing by clicking here) are currently being built and the Corn Hill connection is scheduled to begin shortly after the Corn Hill Arts Festival wraps up. Unfortunately this will disrupt traffic for a short time in order to make roadway improvements, but this is a very exciting way to increase participation on our Corn Hill Historic Wellness Trail.