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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 […]

An Invitation to Attend the Neighborhood Association’s General Meetings

Neighbors, all of us have chosen to live in the unique urban village that is Corn Hill. This is a social, diverse and connected community which invests its time, talents, and resources for the care of this neighborhood and each other. Our neighborhood has been governed by the Corn Hill Neighborhood Association for 50 years! […]

Arts Festival Food Committee Seeking Volunteers

The Food Committee needs volunteers to plan and coordinate vendors for this year’s Arts Festival. Responsibilities involve pre-festival planning, vendor recruiting and communication, as well as on-site coordination during set-up and through festival weekend, July 11 & 12. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jeff Holdsworth at [email protected]

Corn Hill: Through a Six-Year-Old’s Eyes

Six-year-old Jena Fraver, a first-grader from Wake Forest, North Carolina, was in Corn Hill over the holidays visiting her grandparents, Joanie and Pete Fraver. She brought her camera with her, just as any aspiring photojournalist would—an interesting goal for one so young. At the age of six, I was planning to run away and join […]

A Greenwood Street Tradition

Irving Rosenstein of Greenwood will celebrate his 92nd birthday this month. Professionally, he’s had a rewarding career as an insurance broker. In 1969, the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America lauded him as “A new leader in our old tradition.” Their advertisement in the Democratic and Chronicle reported that Irv “has established himself as a […]

Charles Mulford Robinson

I became the Corn Hill historian in October 2014. I knew little about our neighborhood’s past and immediately set about reading everything I could find. The first significant fact I learned was that, for most of our history, this was Rochester’s Third Ward. Over the years, I’d become aware of the Corn Hill Arts Festival […]

Rob Goodling Featured on New Recording

Rochester tenor, Mark Daniels and Corn Hill resident/pianist, Rob Goodling have released a compact disc recording: The Lyric Tenor in Recital (click here to listen on Spotify). The disc features favorite opera arias, musical theater, and Neopolitan song selections they have performed in various New York State and Florida recitals. The cost of purchasing the […]

A Holley Haven on Eagle Street

“This house has given me a lot of stability. It needs a lot of work but it’s been a good house for me.” The house that means so much to Elizabeth Holley is a duplex located at 18-20 Eagle Street. The stability she feels dates back to 1930, well before she was born, when her […]