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January 14th Corn Hill General Meeting – 2020 Budget Ratification

Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm Location: Adams St Recreation Center (School 3), 85 Adams St Topics: City Assessor, Recent City Home Assessments Ratification of 2020 Corn Hill Neighbors Association Budget

Corn Hill Gingerbread House

As part of the George Eastman Museum’s Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display, the Corn Hill Gingerbread House is on display until December 15th. Corn Hill residents are encouraged to visit the Museum to view this wonderful creation! More information can be found by visiting the George Eastman Museum web site.


CHNA has an opening for our Office Manager. Multitasking individual needed with excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Fixed public office hours and needs to be present in the office much of the time during the two weeks leading up to the festival and during the festival. Watch for more details or drop off resumes […]

A Bear’s First Christmas

During last year’s Holiday Tour of Homes, new owners Acacia and Dylan Semler proudly showed off their four-story home on South Fitzhugh Street. When Acacia heard that this year’s tour was canceled, she was ready to volunteer their house again if that would help. “We’ve finished the second floor—that would be new.” If you went […]

Rob Goodling Endows RPO Chair

Rob Goodling of Adams Street and a dedicated supporter of all things Corn Hill, has a love beyond our neighborhood: music. During a recent concert in the Eastman Theatre’s Kodak Hall, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra saluted Rob for endowing the Principal Tuba Chair, henceforth to be known as the Rob W. Goodling Chair, funded in […]

Wanted: Photographers, Writers for the Corn Hill Gazette

The Corn Hill Gazette circulation may not rival Time magazine or Vanity Fair, but it has a very dedicated readership— the residents of Corn Hill. Give in to your creative impulses and help out the new Gazette editor. Contact Jim DeVinney. Email: [email protected] Tel: (585) 489-7250.

Corn Hill Mourns the Loss of Officer Manuel (Manny) Ortiz

Corn Hill mourns the loss of Officer Manuel (Manny) Ortiz of the Rochester Police Department. Officer Ortiz died November 2, 2019. He was 52 years old and a 22-year veteran of the RPD. Manny was the Crime Prevention Officer assigned to Corn Hill. He was a great friend to us, assisting with the PAC-TAC program, […]

“It Was God Calling”

The Reverend Derrill A. Blue, pastor of Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, grew up in Lee County, North Carolina, an area filled with reminders of the South’s past. The county is named for Civil War General Robert E. Lee and, indirectly, so is Lee County High School where he graduated in 2001. It was in that […]

Corn Hill Arts Festival named Best Local Arts Festival

The 2019 Best of Rochester awards were announced in the October 23rd edition of CITY Newspaper and the Corn Hill Arts Festival was named Best Local Arts Festival, finishing ahead of the Clothesline Exhibit, the Lilac Festival (is that an arts festival?), and the Park Avenue Summer Art Festival. Congratulations to Bill Kelly, festival chairman […]

Memories of a New Year’s Day

It was a New Year’s Day tradition in the 19th century for families in the Old Third Ward, now known as Corn Hill, to hold extravagant open houses, especially if those homes had daughters of a marketable age! Young swains wore top hats and fine clothing as they traveled through the neighborhood, paying court to […]