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Wegmans Wellness Passport Gift Card Drawing

Wegmans passport to family wellnessAt this year’s Corn Hill Arts Festival on Sunday, July 13, one Wegmans Wellness Passport owner will be selected at random to receive a $100 Wegmans Gift Card.

A drawing will be held between performances on the Delta Air Lines Main Stage in the Food Court at approximately 1:45 p.m., where the winner will be announced but need not be present to win. If absent, the winner will be notified by e-mail or by phone.

Anyone who has visited all ten Corn Hill Historic Trail sites and completed each rubbing should then include the requested contact information and mail their passport to CHNA, 133 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, 14608. Completed passports may also be dropped off at the office by placing them though the office door mail slot.

To be eligible for the arts festival drawing, your passport must arrive at the CHNA office by noon on Friday, July 11.

If you have not yet gotten a Wellness Passport, contact our CHNA office at 262-3142 or pick one up at the service desk of the East Avenue Wegmans store.

It’s not too late to participate in this fun, informative and calorie-burning activity. So get to know our Corn Hill neighborhood better and become eligible to win $100 worth of groceries.

The Corn Hill Gazette – June 2014

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

The-Corn Hill Gazette Cover June 2014


Board Candidate Meet & Greet–June 4

Wine and cheese

Source: Jon Sullivan, Wikimedia Commons

Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee Chair Cheryl Arena and her energetic committee are actively seeking candidates for the board of directors election that will be held in September.

On Wednesday, June 4, they’ll host an informal “Meet & Greet” at 7 p.m. in the back yard of 123 Troup Street.

Potential candidates will have the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments, to ask questions, and to talk with current board members about their experiences on the board. Any neighbor considering the possibility of becoming a candidate is invited to attend. In case of rain, the “Meet & Greet” will be held indoors at 116 Troup Street.


Friday Evenings at Avery Mall

Avery Mall Fridays Corn HillBeginning on Friday, May 30 and continuing through the end of September, impromptu 6 p.m. Friday get-togethers will occur at Avery Mall, located between Adams Street and S. Plymouth Avenue. This assembly of Corn Hill neighbors is not sponsored by any organization or specific group of neighbors, but is a totallly informal opportunity for neighbors to connect, chat and enjoy each other’s company. We have this beautiful park in our midst, which most of us only see in passing as we hurry through or on our way elsewhere. Also, many of us lament that we don’t see our neighbors and friends as often as we’d like.

Tables will be set up for snacks, so feel free to bring something to share (munchies, appetizers, etc.) as well as a lawn chair and something to drink. If you have a lightweight fold up table, feel free to bring that as well. This is the third year for this successful and fun neighborhood activity. Some nights we’ve had many people in attendance, other times we’ve had less. After what seemed a difficult and endless winter this year, here’s a way to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones. So remind your neighbors and plan to attend as many of these Friday evening events as you can.

Tragic Corn Hill Neighborhood Death and College Fund

Debbie and Alissa Joy McDonaldOur condolences go out to the family and friends of Edinburgh Street’s Debbie McDonald, who was killed recently in a tragic automobile accident. Debbie was a beautiful, talented and wonderful young woman who leaves behind a six year old daughter, Alissa Joy McDonald. Neighbors wishing to donate to Alissa’s college fund may do so at the site: Send Alissa to College.


Presentation at the Flying Squirrel: Climate Disruption is Real, is Now, is Affecting All of Us.

When: Thursday, May 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 265 Clarissa St.

Image of Earth

Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks via Compfight cc

The Headlines in the New York Times on Wednesday, May 7th make it very clear:

U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Stop by the Flying Squirrel, 265 Clarissa Street for a provocative, stimulating presentation and talk on this very important topic.

Dr. George (Sandy) Lawrence is a retired physician from Bellingham, Washington who has studied, taught, and been active in the issues surrounding the state of our earth and the role that humans are playing in the disruption of the climate, something of which we are all increasingly aware. Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Stanford University, Medical School at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and has maintained a Residency in Family Practice at the UC San Francisco. He has practiced for many years in both California and Washington.

Our children and grandchildren are going to live in a very different world than the one that we grew up in. At this point there is no doubt about this fact. We need to find out as much as we can about these changes and how they are going to affect everything about the life that we live. The state of our agriculture, weather extremes, heat, cold, drought, floods, hurricanes, sea level rise, migration of flora and fauna, these are only some of the many changes that are slowly happening right now. These effects are no longer speculation or “sometime in the future”, they are happening right now. What are the facts? What options do we face? How can we make a difference? Stop in on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of this timely topic.

The Corn Hill Gazette – May 2014

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


The Corn Hill Gazette Cover May 2014

Important CHNA Committee Chairperson Sought

Corn Hill Neighbors AssociationThe CHNA board of directors is looking for someone to chair an Ad-Hoc Committee that will examine the advisability and/or viability of changing our CHNA not-for-profit status from a 501-C4 to a 501-C3 organization.

Several neighbors have already indicated their willingness and eagerness to serve on this committee, which would meet for a few short months only.

Such a change could impact the future of Corn Hill in many significant ways, so if you would be interested or know of someone who would be qualified to chair this committee, please let our board President know by sending an E-mail to .

RPD Reorganization Community Input Meetings

Rochester Police DepartmentJoin Mayor Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Department staff to learn more about the five section model and how to create stronger relationships within the community.

Dates and Locations: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

May 6: Ryan Center, 530 Webster Ave.
May 13: Staybridge Inn Hotel, 1000 Genesee St.
May 15: Patrol Division East Office, 630 North Clinton Ave.
May 20: Public Safety Building Auditorium, 185 Exchange Blvd.
May 22: Aquinas High School, 1127 Dewey Ave.


Questions? Call 311 • Outside the city call 428-5990


You may download the flyer for these meetings here.


Corn Hill Wants You


To Join Us In The


On Saturday, June 21st, 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 over 20 people turn out for an enjoyable morning (We promise not to work anyone too hard!!)

Never volunteered before?

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.