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CHNA General Neighborhood Meeting – Monday, November 14, 2016

Corn Hill Neighbors AssociationOn Monday, November 14th, the CHNA board of directors will present a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room of 133 S. Fitzhugh Street. This meeting will focus on Corn Hill security issues.

Members of the Rochester Police Department have offered to update our neighborhood on their latest initiatives. The CHNA Security Committee will discuss their PAC-TAC, Neighborhood Watch Block Captain, and Court Watch programs—ways in which neighbors can join together to assist in keeping our neighborhood safe and secure.

Steering wheel clubs will be offered free of charge to prevent neighborhood cars from being stolen and a limited number of free motion detector light systems will be offered to residents at this meeting.

Representatives from the Adams Street Recreation Center are also planning to attend and discuss their latest program offerings as well as various changes that will be coming to our neighborhood center.

This important meeting promises to be highly interesting and informative and all Corn Hill neighbors are urged to attend.

PAC-TAC Training Session in November

PAC-TAC LogoAt 6 pm on Wednesday, November 9th, the next training session for new Corn Hill PAC-TACers will take place at the Central RPD Headquarters, 30 N. Clinton Avenue.

Our PAC-TAC team is very much in need of increased membership and neighbors who are interested in the security of Corn Hill are encouraged to take this one-hour training session to become part of the solution to neighborhood problems.

Those of us who continue to schedule our 2-hour months walks find that winter PAC-TAC patrols are especially beneficial because they get us out of the house for much needed exercise during these long months.

Contact CHNA Security Chair Ryan Brandt at [email protected] and sign on for this next training session.

New Public Art: “Plant Happiness” Art Pole

plant happiness public art pole corn hillNeighbors are encouraged to check out the latest art installation in the Corn Hill neighborhood.

This decorative art pole at the intersection of Eagle Street/Livingston Park/Troup Street is adorned with the words, “Plant Happiness.”

For many years, neighbors have shown a strong interest in adding public art to our neighborhood—the neighborhood that produces a nationally acclaimed Arts Festival.

Hopefully, this is just the latest example of many more to come.

Corn Hill Gazette | October 2016

The October 2016 Corn Hill Gazette is now available for Download.

October 2016 Corn Hill Gazette

RPD Assistance with Infant Car Seats

car seat installationCorn Hill’s RPD Crime Prevention Officer, Vincent Agnone, wants Corn Hill residents to be aware that he’s available to assist with installation, inspection, or information about infant car seats at no charge to residents.

He also has a limited number of free car seats available.

Any neighbor in need of information or assistance regarding this important area of infant safety should contact officer Agnone at: [email protected] or by calling 428-6880.

Conversations on Race & Poverty at Phillis Wheatley Library

Conversations on Race:


  • Wednesday, September 21, 6 – 8pm

Conversations on Race with Poverty:

  • Wednesday, September 28, 6 – 8pm

Free, facilitated whole-group and small-group conversations about race, awareness of racial identity, segregation in our individual lives, racial privilege and the connection of race to poverty.

Each two-hour conversation is unique and everyone participates

Phillis Wheatley Community Library

Presented by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) in collaboration with: Jim Berger; Velverly Caldwell, Metro Justice; Renee Frazier, Marketing A La Renee, Inc.; Donna Goldberg, FFRPL; Jerry Ingram; Steve Jarose, The National Coalition Building Institute; Ann Johnson, ACT Rochester; Rebecca Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology; Kit Miller, The M K Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence; Lori Nolasco-Martinez; Jim Thompson; Judy Toyer; MacClurg Vivian; Sherry Walker-Cowart, The Center for Dispute Settlement

For more information

Contact Rebecca Fuss, FFRPL Director of Programming & Outreach, at 428.8350 or [email protected]

CHNA Euchre Tournament – Nov. 12, 2016

CHNA Euchre TournanmentAttention Euchre players!

The CHNA Social Committee is sponsoring a Euchre Tournament at the Ely House on Saturday November 12th starting at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up using the online registration form below with or without a partner by November 8th in order to be included.

Dinner and refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winning teams.

This is a revival of a former neighborhood favorite activity, so sign up below as soon as possible and join in the fun!

3rd Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest and Parade

Dog in Halloween Costume dogCorn Hill’s 3rd Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest and Parade will be held on Saturday October 29th, 1:30 at Lunsford Circle Park (weather permitting).

Prizes will be awarded for the best pet costumes and refreshments will be provided.

Lots of spooky fun is guaranteed!

CHNA October Meet & Greet

Corn Hill Meet 'n GreetThe CHNA Social Committee will present a neighborhood Meet & Greet on Tuesday, October 25th from 5-8 p.m. at The Exchange at Corn Hill, 251 Exchange Boulevard.

Come and meet your neighbors at this popular gathering spot, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Appetizers will be provided and The Exchange will provide $3.00 beer and well drinks for purchase. See you there!

East versus West Tour—October 8

Historical Map of Rochester, NY

Source: World Maps Online

In 1803, when Nathaniel Rochester and his partners bought a 100-Acre Tract of land at the Falls of the Genesee River, he foresaw economic opportunity by using the swift current to power mills along its west bank.

But his dream of establishing a village that would dominate the surrounding area was threatened when a group of merchants from Canandaigua began developing a 1,000 acre tract of land by the lower falls on the east side of the river—an enterprise that had numerous advantages over Rochester’s tiny village.

Today, we might be living in a city called Carthage if two engineering marvels hadn’t intervened, one successful and one disastrous.

CHNA Historian Jim DeVinney will lead this free tour starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Water Spirits sculpture where Plymouth Avenue meets Exchange.