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Corn Hill Gazette | February – March 2016

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“Walk the Walk” Evening at AME Zion Church

Walk the WalkAt 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, February 11th, a free evening of theater, “Walk the Walk: Encounters With Rochester’s African American Ancestors” will be presented at Corn Hill’s Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street.

Share the experiences of Rochesterians from the past as they come to life in this entertaining and moving performance. You’ll meet notables such as Frederick Douglass, Austin Steward and Bessie Hamm.

This presentation, which includes musical performances, is appropriate for adults and families and free on-site parking is also available. All are Welcome!

CHNA Meet & Greet–February 15

CHNA SocialThe CHNA Social Committee will be presenting a “Meet & Greet” evening for Corn Hill neighbors at our newest restaurant, “The Black Sheep,” in the Corn Hill Landing on Monday evening, February 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Beat the winter blahs and socialize with your neighbors by enjoying Hors d’oeuvres and a featured cocktail tasting. All attendees are requested to RSVP to no later than February 12.

Identity Theft Suggestions from the RPD

Rochester Police DepartmentThe Rochester Police Department has provided a list of suggestions and techniques to assist Corn Hill neighbors in preventing theft of personal identity information.

Click this link to view.

Amending our CHNA Certificate of Incorporation

Corn Hill Neighbors AssociationNow that the Corn Hill neighborhood has ratified a revision of our By-Laws, an amendment of our Certificate of Incorporation is also necessary before we can petition to change our Not-For-Profit organization from a 501-C4 to a 501-C3 status.

These changes, required by the recent New York State Revitalization Act, were voted on and passed by the CHNA board of directors at their December meeting but still require a neighborhood vote, which will occur on January 11, 2016 at our General Meeting in the lower level conference room of 133 S. Fitzhugh Street at 7:30 p.m.

Neighbors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the changes in this amendment so that they can offer an informed vote at this meeting.

You can read the amendment changes online by clicking this link.

“Memories of a New Year’s Day” Tour

New Years Walking Tour Corn HillOn Sunday, December 27th, CHNA Historian Jim DeVinney will lead a “Memories of a New Year’s Day” walking tour, starting in Avery Mall (Adams & Frederick Douglass Streets) at 2 p.m.

This free-of-charge holiday event will feature a script performed by a group of actors and singers who will portray personalities of the 19th century—Samuel Hopkins Adams, Katherine Rochester Montgomery Osgood, Virginia Jeffrey Smith, and a Third Ward bachelor.

Bundle up and spend an hour celebrating “Auld Lang Syne.”

Corn Hill Neighbors Association Wins Reshaping Rochester Award

Rob Goodling Corn Hill Neighbors Association President Receives the Betty Strasenburgh Honorable Mention Award for Activism for Reshaping Rochester AwardOn Wednesday, December 9, the Community Design Center of Rochester announced the winners of its fifth “Reshaping Rochester” awards during a luncheon at Temple B’rith Kodesh. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association was presented with the “Betty Strasenburgh Honorable Mention Award for Activism” among a field of nine exceptional nominees.

CHNA President Rob Goodling accepted the award “on behalf of my colleagues on the board of directors, our fourteen Committee Chairpersons, and the more than three hundred volunteers who work throughout each year to preserve, maintain and improve Corn Hill, Rochester’s oldest historic neighborhood.”

The board especially offers its appreciation to the Development & Outreach Committee and its Assistant Chair Bonny Mayer for preparing and submitting our application, and thanks Wayne Goodman of the Landmark Society of Western New York and Elaine Lennox of Archer Communications for their gracious support of our petition.

The Corn Hill Gazette – December 2015 | January 2016

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2016 City Reassessment of Corn Hill Properties

Historic Corn Hill Home, Rochester, NY on Greenwood StDuring 2016 all city properties will have their values reassessed. In order to compare your property with other similar city properties, to view the timetable for this process and to understand how you can request a hearing to have your new assessment reviewed, check out the following brochure:

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CHNA Annual Holiday Open House, December 13

Corn Hill Holiday PartyOur Annual CHNA Holiday Open House will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 13.

All Corn Hill neighbors are invited free of charge to a sumptuous feast, carol sing around the piano and the opportunity to share holiday cheer with friends and neighbors in the ambience of the historic Hervey Ely House at 138 Troup Street.

Guests are also permitted for a $10 fee (paid at the door) but all must be registered by December 6 at

Everyone is requested to bring an unwrapped children’s gift to be placed underneath the Christmas tree.

These will be distributed by our neighborhood SPCC (Society for the Protection and Care of Children) on S. Fitzhugh Street.