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Animal Traps Available

Free Animal Traps for Corn Hill NeighborsMonroe County Rodent Control Center, located at 111 Westfall Road (map),has large cages available for trapping nuisance wildlife.

Corn Hill neighbors who are in need of traps can call 753-5171 or stop by between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

These are free to area residents and may be borrowed up to 2 weeks at a time.

Once an animal is trapped on a property, neighbors can call Rochester Animal Control at 428-7274 to have the unwanted animal removed.

November Meet-n-Greet

Corn Hill Meet 'n GreetPlease join us at the next Corn Hill Neighborhood Meet-n-Greet!

This will be a Brunch-style event- great for the whole family!

Saturday November 14, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the West Edge Restaurant and Lounge.

Located at 284 Exchange Blvd., in the Landing.

Come out and mingle with neighbors and enjoy a service station brunch with beautiful fall views of the Genesee River and the city skyline.

Please RSVP to: as there are a limited number of seats available.

Brought to you by your Corn Hill Neighborhood Association Social Committee.

Become a Corn Hill “Hydrant Hero” this Winter!

Corn Hill Hydrant HeroWe all know that keeping our fire hydrants snow and ice free makes the job of our firefighters easier and saves precious minutes when an emergency arises. Shoveling the snow from around a hydrant only takes a few minutes, time well spent to save a home and possibly lives.

This winter, the Corn Hill Security Committee is launching the Hydrant Heroes program to help keep the fire hydrants throughout the neighborhood snow free.

If you would like to become a Hydrant Hero, please complete the form below or contact Security at This will help us keep track of which hydrants are being maintained.

See which hydrants have already been adopted and which are available.

View the Hydrant Hero Map

  • Please describe the location of the hydrant you are adopting (nearest street address or specific description, e.g. north end of Avery Mall).





The Corn Hill Gazette – October 2015

The October 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to Download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover October 2015

Nuisance Wildlife in Corn Hill

Raccoons in Corn HillRecently the Corn Hill neighborhood has been experiencing an unprecedented influx of wildlife problems with skunks, raccoons, groundhogs, etc.

There are many things we can all to do ensure that unwanted wildlife have little reason to hang around our properties

  • keep trash can areas secured;
  • keep garages, sheds, outside areas free of debris;
  • secure areas under porches to eliminate nesting areas.

For assistance with problems, neighbors are urged to call the Rochester Animal Control Center at 428-7274 and to acquaint themselves with the information provided here: Information Bulletin – Nuisance Wildlife

“East Vs. West” Tour During Rochester River Romance Weekend

Rochester River RomanceOn Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, CHNA Historian James DeVinney will host a special “East Vs. West” tour along the Genesee River.

These “mini tours” start at 11 a.m. and leave from the Water Spirits sculpture on Exchange Boulevard.

Historian DeVinney will describe the Genesee River’s history from the Pre-Ice Age through Col. Nathaniel Rochester’s creation of a village on the original “One Hundred Acre Tract” of land he purchased in 1803 with his partners William Fitzhugh and Charles Carroll.

He foresaw economic opportunity in using the swift current to power mills, but he allowed eight years to pass before returning to this site to lay out his village of Rochesterville. By then a group of merchants from Canandaigua had already begun developing a 1,000 acre tract of land along the east side of the river by the lower falls. Their village of Carthage had numerous advantages over Rochester’s enterprise.

We might all be living today in a city called Carthage if two engineering marvels hadn’t intervened, one successful and one disastrous, to give Rochester the upper hand.

Cornhillers especially will want to learn this fascinating history and its relevance to the area later known as the Cornhill tract.

Rochester Firefighter Applicants Sought

Rochester Fire Department LogoThe Rochester Fire Department is seeking new recruits to take the required Civil Service Exam on October 2 and become a member of our city’s firefighting force.

Starting salary is $41,327 and increases to $72,168 within five years.

Interested applicants should call 428-3690 or visit Website:

The Corn Hill Gazette – September 2015

The September 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to Download.


Son House Blues Monument Dedication

Sonhouse3On Friday, August 28, a Mississippi Blues Trail monument to Corn Hill’s Blues legend Eddie “Son” House will be installed and dedicated at a 5 p.m. ceremony on the corner of Greig and Clarissa Streets.

Presenters will include Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, nationally known bluesman John Mooney, CHNA Historian James DeVinney and Corn Hill author Richard Shade Gardner.

Once installed, this marker will be one of thirteen trail markers outside the state of Mississippi which pay homage to the great legends of the Delta Blues.

Corn Hill neighbors will want to be present for this important, national event.

Corn Hill Evening at Rochester’s Lyric Theatre

Rochester Lyric Opera - photo courtesy of Mark Druziak)

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2015 in Lyric Theatre,  photo courtesy of Mark Druziak

Rochester Lyric Opera has extended a gracious invitation for Corn Hill neighbors to attend a preview event especially arranged for them on Saturday, September 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. in their new performance hall, Rochester Lyric Theatre at 440 East Avenue. Development Consultant Lauri Van Hise states, “Having had the opportunity to admire Corn Hill’s architectural heritage during its Holiday House Tours, I felt that the residents of Corn Hill would especially appreciate this architectural gem that is becoming Rochester’s newest concert venue.”

This “well-kept secret” to many of us did not escape the notice of George Eastman when it was built in 1915. It was obvious that this building, with its gilded Palladium ceiling, had been the inspiration for his Eastman Theatre when it opened in 1922. The Lyric Theatre’s $6.5 million renovation, slated to begin in January of 2016, will provide a main hall with an approximate seating of 900 as well as a Cabaret Theater area that will accommodate 150 patrons at tables. Already the venue has been the scene of performances for the 2015 Rochester Jazz Festival and will again be utilized during the upcoming Rochester Fringe Festival.

Members of the company will treat Corn Hill residents to a complete tour of the facility as well as to a sample of its amazing acoustics by offering a short performance. It is essential that those wishing to participate in this opportunity RSVP to CHNA President Rob Goodling by E-mailing: no later than Wednesday, September 16.