June 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Giant Hogweed Plant May Cause Blindness, Severe Skin Irritation And Scarring

Introduced in the early part of the 20th century as an ornamental, the toxicity of this plant can't be over-emphasized. At first glance it looks like Queen Anne's Lace on steroids.  For details on identifying and eradicating it, go to the New York State Department of Conservation's site:…
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Added by Marian Boutet on June 24, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Cool Sweep @ The Arnett Branch Library!

Cool Sweep is in effect today at the Arnett Branch Library!  The Arnett, Lincoln, Maplewood and Winton branches, will be open until 9:00 p.m. so people will have an air conditioned place to go to get relief from the heat.

 

Cool Sweep—presented by RG&E—is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program to help city residents who have limited opportunities to find relief from summer heat.

Added by Bruce Tehan on June 24, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments

DOOR-TO-DOOR SCAM

From Ofc. Kris Runyon:

Keep your eyes out for a suspicious guy going door to door offering to upgrade your alarm system, or sell you one. 

He is described as a light skinned male black, 19-21 years of age, 5’9”, 160#, short hair, no facial hair, no visible tattoos. He was wearing a “GE Security” shirt with some sort of hanging ID.  I spoke to him at an out of town cell number and he was very defensive and evasive.  He gave his name to a resident as Cameron and there was a red…

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Added by Marian Boutet on June 21, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Take Me Out To The Ballgame Contest For Kids!

 

This fun reading program, sponsored by Woods Oviatt Gilman law firm and the Monroe County Children’s Librarians, is open to kids who have completed grades K-12 as of Ju...…
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Added by Bruce Tehan on June 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Arnett's 40-Year-Old Library Building Had A Birthday Today!

A big thank you to the Arnett Friends, including Susan Morehouse, Rora Rice, Carol Kramer, Ron Stallworth, Jay Ross, Dan Ross and Mitzie Collins, who sponsored our building’s birthday party today!  Your hard work, your baking skills, your donations and your music was much appreciated!

 

Check out the Arnett Branch Library's facebook page for more pictures:…

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Added by Bruce Tehan on June 18, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Development at Brooks Court

This is great news for neighborhood development.  I could not believe the committed units and price.  For more info http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=195204

Added by Mark Sweetland on June 17, 2013 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

A Literacy Navigator is @ The Arnett Branch Library

The Literacy Navigator is in the house! We have someone who can provide help with paperwork, health forms, school forms, job and housing applications, understanding your bills, and finding community resources here at Arnett Branch Library from 12-3 pm. The Navigator can help with paper forms or with computer forms. So, if those online forms are just too much for you, come on in! This service is provided by the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester…
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Added by Bruce Tehan on June 17, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Summer Reading @ the Arnett Branch Library

Hey parents, are you and your kids coming to the library this week to borrow books, CDs, and DVDs? Are you going to join us for our building's birthday party? Are you going to participate in storytime, LEGO Club or any of the other fun things we have going on this week? If so, your kids can also sign up for our Dig Into Reading summer program.…

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Added by Bruce Tehan on June 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ribbon cutting at On the Road Again children's store

Check it out!  Gently used children's items:  clothing, toys, games.
428 Jefferson Avenue at Dr. Samuel McCree Way.

Added by Marian Boutet on June 14, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

A Literacy Navigator is @ The Arnett Branch Library!

The Literacy Navigator is in the house! We have someone who can provide help with paperwork, health forms, school forms, job and housing applications, understanding your bills, and finding community resources here at Arnett Branch Library from 12-3 pm. The Navigator can help with paper forms or with computer forms. So, if those online forms are just too much for you, come on in! This service is provided…
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Added by Bruce Tehan on June 10, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Foodlink's Curbside Market truck is coming at the YMCA on Thurston Monday mornings, 10:30-11:15am

Just heard from Cheryl Bertou:  Foodlink's Curbside Market truck will be selling fresh produce at the YMCA on Thurston Monday mornings, 10:30-11:15am, July through September!

The Curbside Market is an 18 foot truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables at…

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Added by John Boutet on June 7, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Summer Meals are Back!

Summer in the SouthWest means more than just sun and fun – it also means the return of the Summer Meals program!  Thanks to a free program sponsored locally by the City of Rochester, the Rochester City School District, and Foodlink, all kids 18 and under can access free, healthy meals at locations right in their neighborhood.…

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Added by Lauren Morelle on June 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

SW Quadrant & ROC Transit Day

ROC Transit Day is Thursday, June 20. This event encourages thousands of Rochesterians to use public transportation instead of driving and to shop at local businesses like yours. On June 20, anyone who takes the bus and has a RTS fare card will be able take advantage of exclusive deals and offers at participating shops and …
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Added by Mike Governale on June 6, 2013 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

#10 School Garden NEEDS YOUR HELP

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Student-Offers-Lesson-To-Never-Give-Up/YgOfhpzFxUyqlFgSlLbsKA.cspx

My little boy is a 3rd Grader at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy on Congress Avenue. Last year as part of his grade's expedition (it is an expeditionary learning school) the class planted and cared for a garden. This year's 2nd graders recently added to it and planted…

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Added by Tamara Leigh on June 5, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

LiteracyNavigator @ The Arnett Branch Library.

The Literacy Navigator is in the house! We have someone who can provide help with paperwork, health forms, school forms, job and housing applications, understanding your bills, and finding community resources here at Arnett Branch Library from 12-3pm. The Navigator can help with paper forms or with computer forms. So, if those online forms are just too much for you, come on in! This service is provided…
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Added by Bruce Tehan on June 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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