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2016 Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster Unveiling

Rachel Cordaro - 2016 Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster ArtistThe 2016 Arts Festival Poster will be unveiled at ESL Headquarters, 225 Chestnut Street on Wednesday the 8th of June at 2:20 p.m.

Rachel Cordaro, a long time arts festival artist vendor, has been chosen as this year’s poster artist. The unveiling of this poster is a much-anticipated event by all in our Corn Hill community and everyone is encouraged to be present to witness this year’s outstanding poster revealed.

Candidates Sought for CHNA September Election

Corn Hill Neighbors AssociationAt its April meeting, the Corn Hill Neighbors Association Board of Directors appointed Janet Irwin to chair the Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee that will be seeking candidates for September’s election of board members.

Elected directors serve two-year terms and play an extremely important role in the welfare of our community.

This year, six board positions are available. We would like to give a rousing thank you to current board members whose terms are concluding –

  • Melissa Barrett
  • Ginny Browne
  • Rob Goodling
  • Paula Kuempel
  • Irv Rosenstein
  • Ira Stole

Thank you for your innovation, expertise, and devotion to our Corn Hill community.

The committee will soon be contacting many Corn Hill neighbors, asking them to consider becoming candidates. ALL Corn Hill neighbors including anyone who lives in or owns property in Corn Hill, are encouraged to become more involved in our association and to consider serving a term on our board.

For more information, questions, etc., feel free to contact Janet Irwin at or call 585-319-8920.

Corn Hill Gazette | May 2016

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

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover May 2016

Rochester Central Library Survey

Survey Link:

Corn Hill residents are requested to respond to this survey in an effort to better meet the needs of our greater community. The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County’s Programming Team is seeking community feedback about Central Library programs and would greatly appreciate our assistance. Please respond to:

The Notorious Fox Sisters–Main Topic At CHNA May General Meeting

The Notorious Fox SistersThe May 9th CHNA General Meeting will feature guest speaker Tracy Lee Murphy, Caretaker of the Hydesville Memorial Park–Birthplace of Modern Spiritualism. Her fascinating presentation relates the details of those mysterious rappings first heard on the night of March 31, 1848. The teenage Fox sisters interpreted these knockings as messages from the spirit of a peddler who said he’d been murdered some years earlier and his body was hidden in the basement. After that night, men began digging in the basement’s dirt floor but found no human remains. Shortly afterward, they moved into the Third Ward and were living at the corner of Troup and Sophia Streets (now Plymouth Avenue) when they presented their first large public demonstrations at Corinthian Hall. An impressive obelisk stands here today on Troup Street to commemorate the Fox Sisters and is now a part of our Corn Hill Historic Wellness Trail. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about this important connection to our neighborhood’s history. The 7:30 p.m. CHNA meeting will be held in the lower level conference room at 133 S. Fitzhugh Street.

Corn Hill Gazette | April 2016

The April 2016 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to Download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover April 2016


Tuesday Tech Help at Phillis Wheatley Library

Wheatley-LibraryEvery Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m., adults who need assistance with basic computer and mobile device issues can join us to learn tips and tricks to improve digital literacy and to use their digital devices.

The Phillis Wheatley Community Library at 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way is accessible to people with disabilities.

To request specific accommodations, call 428-8304 at least 10 days prior to a program.

Early Reading Program at the Phillis Wheatley Library

Every Child Ready to Read at the Phillis Wheatley Community LibraryOn Wednesdays, April 6,13, 20, 27 and May 4 a series of early reading programs for families with children ages up to 5 years, “Every Child Ready To Read,” will be held at the Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Samuel McCree Way.

This FREE program has a maximum attendance of 50 (adults and children) at each session, so register now at 428-8212.

Parents will learn about the importance of reading to their children using the tools of playing, singing, talking, reading and writing.

Families will receive a free, nutritious meal at each session, have a chance to win a $25 Wegmans Gift Card at each session as well as a chance to win a $150 Wegmans Gift Card at the completion of the sessions.

Country Line Dancing at the Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel Community SpaceOn Sunday, April 17, the CHNA Social Committee will host a neighborhood Country Line Dance at the Flying Squirrel Community Center, 285 Clarissa Street from 1-4 p.m.

Neighbors are asked to bring a dish to pass and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The committee will provide all other amenities. RSVP to no later than Friday, April 15th. Sadly, plans for the March Euchre Tournament did not materialize as hoped so that event had to be cancelled. The committee looks forward to rescheduling another Euchre event at some future date.

“July ‘64” Film to be shown at CHNA General Meeting, April 11

The 7:30 p.m. April 11th CHNA General Meeting will be held in the fellowship hall at the Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street. The agenda will feature a showing of the one-hour film, “July ‘64” presented by the film’s director, Carvin Eison. This film, produced by Chris Christopher, boasts a score by Duke Ellington and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (“Night Creature”) and is narrated by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Roscoe Lee Browne. “July ‘64” contains historic archival footage, news reports, interviews with witnesses and tells the story of the three-day rioting in sections of Rochester (including Corn Hill’s Clarissa Street) when our northern, mid-sized US city made national news. This film reveals new information and provokes the question of why race, and the entitlement it does or does not carry, remains a potentially destructive issue today. The CHNA offers its sincere appreciation to Memorial AME Zion’s pastor, Kenneth James, and to its Board of Trustees for their gracious hospitality of this very important neighborhood meeting.