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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!”

Project T.I.P.S. and Free Rabies Clinic

Project TIPS Free Rabies Clinic (pdf)
Project TIPS - Free Rabies Clinic

“Eyes on the Prize” Showing

Selma Poster

City Council to Host Public Input Forum on Outdoor Public Storage

The Rochester City Council will host a public input forum to discuss Outdoor Public Storage Rochester on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers, and Rochesterians are invited to provide input regarding the City’s Zoning Regulations concerning Outdoor Public Storage.

Legislation submitted to the Council regarding Outdoor Public Storage in February 2015, has been held in Committee for further review. As part of the review process City Council is reaching out to constituents in an effort to gather further input on this policy. The proposed legislation is an attempt to address problem properties that create hazards to neighbors and create unsanitary conditions in neighborhoods.

“Citizen input is essential in forming policy that effects the condition of our neighborhoods. We want to ensure every neighborhood in our City is clean and safe for all citizens, and we will work with members of the community to make sure that happens,” said Councilwoman Carla Palumbo, Chair of the Neighborhood and Business Development Committee.

Individuals wishing to speak at the forum do not need to sign up in advance. Here is a link to Int. No. 2015-74, also here is a link to the proposed amendments that the Council is considering to the original legislation on Outdoor Public Storage. Anyone wishing to share their input on Outdoor Public Storage who is unable to attend the public input forum may email or call (585)428-7538.




Akoma Gospel Choir at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Akoma Gospel ChoirOn Saturday, June 13, The Akoma Women’s Gospel Choir will perform a free concert at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street (Adams & Clarissa) at 6 p.m.

This group aims to connect generations of African American women through the history of spirituals.

Donations will be accepted for Nona Patterson scholarships which will be presented to eight young women at the concert.