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52nd Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is Canceled Due to COVID-19

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Corn Hill Arts Festival due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. We would like to thank ESL Federal Credit Union, the more than 200 volunteers, our event sponsors and vendors and of course the 300-plus artists that work year-round […]

UR Handmade Surgical Mask Donations

Thank you for generously offering to sew handmade surgical masks to support UR Medicine as we work to meet the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents to our community and health care system. Before You Start Please go to for instructions on how to make masks. Please Note: When making these types of masks, it is […]

Remembering Robert “Bob” Trout

Back in 1970, an absentee landlord owned two properties on Atkinson Street: the Greek Revival house at #53 and a two-story frame cottage behind it at #51 (now 32 Eagle Street). Both houses had been chopped up in to tiny apartments, violating city codes. The landlord realized bringing each one up to code would greatly […]

The Chemist in the Basement

On August 27, 1960 the Democrat and Chronicle reported “Twelve American Negroes, including one from Rochester, have been ordained Catholic priests this year, bringing the number of Negro priests in this country to 106.” Sixty years later, it’s a bit startling to see African-Americans referred to in such manner, but it was the term of […]

Charles Mulford Robinson, part 2

As mentioned in February’s column, Charles Mulford Robinson arrived in the Third Ward as a two-year-old child when his parents moved to Rochester from Rockland County in 1871. He grew up in the house at 67 South Washington Street. As a student at the University of Rochester, he demonstrated a talent for writing, serving one […]

Corn Hill Gazette | April 2020

The April 2020 Corn Hill Gazette is now available for Download.

Call for Volunteers: 2020 Arts Festival Security Team

We need volunteers to staff the security team for this year’s art festival. The security team works hand- in-hand with the Rochester Police Department and Monroe Ambulance to ensure that all of our visitors have a safe and enjoyable time. Please note that our committee does not get directly involved with any dangerous situation; our […]

Covid 19 Message from the Corn Hill Neighbors Association

Neighbors, These past few days, we received news that have changed our lives. Businesses implementing work from home, schools closing for an unforeseeable time, gyms, libraries, restaurants, places of worship, all closed to help prevent the spread of this infectious virus. No one knows how long the global disruption from Covid-19 will last. Every one […]

Message from John Lightfoot about Monroe County Resources During COVID-19

Hello Neighbor, I am sharing with you information that our County Executive has provided through periodic conference calls. Leaders have been encouraged by Dr. Mendoza, Public Health Commissioner to disseminate information as it is shared with local leaders. I am asking you to communicate this information to our neighbors who are unable to access the […]

Calling all Street Managers!

-by Joanie Fraver The 52nd Corn Hill Arts Festival is scheduled for the weekend of July 11th and 12th and will be here before you know it! This is a call for some additional Festival street managers for the festival weekend. The first volunteering my husband and I did when we moved into the neighborhood […]