December 2008 Blog Posts (14)

Supporting our neighbors on Trafalgar St.

On a bitterly cold, snowy night, with only a few hours notice, neighbors came together in a gathering of more than a dozen to show solidarity for the family and express our deepest wishes for a better tomorrow. Another group of neighbors from up and down that street will be gathering in a few days to talk about what happened and to figure out how to prevent it in the future.

The family has lost their home and nearly everything in it. However, many people are coming forward with… Continue

Added by Georgia NeSmith on December 31, 2008 at 9:44pm — No Comments


Mayor Robert J. Duffy today unveiled the City’s official request for Federal Economic Recovery funding, reflecting Rochester’s participation in the federal proposal to revive the economy by creating jobs through investments in the nation’s infrastructure and environmental sustainability.

“This request will rejuvenate the Rochester economy by creating meaningful jobs,” Mayor Duffy said. “It represents a down payment on our city’s future by accelerating the pace of some of our most… Continue

Added by Shawn on December 31, 2008 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Without Hope, Change is Impossible

I originally posted on my gnesmith weblog on the D&C back in March, and re-posted it in August. I know there are lots of folks who don't even go to the D&C website any more, so I thought I'd post this here as well.

It seems especially fitting as we close out the old year and enter the new.


One of the people I learned much from in graduate school in Iowa was Juanita. No, she wasn't Hispanic, she was Norwegian. Not sure exactly how she came by that… Continue

Added by Georgia NeSmith on December 31, 2008 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Keep it positive in 09!

Old Rail Road Depot, Mount Upton New York

Afternoon 19th Warders, and supporters! After spending several days in Chenango County, one of the poorest counties in New York State, it is great to be back in Rochester.

I grew up in Chenango County in a little Hamlet called Mount Upton on the Unadilla River. I have not lived Mount Upton in 10 years. The last decade has not been kind to my hometown. I have seen the economy bottom out,… Continue

Added by Shawn on December 31, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Here we go again! Taxed aka "Stinks" is at it again!

Well, here we go again. RochesterStinks, AKA TaxeduptheWazoo, along with his "hate Rochester" cronies, are at it again, responding to today's story about the fire at the house on Trafalgar that was shot at the other day.

Jump into the fray if you can, folks. Just stay on topic and don't let the turkeys lure you into personal attacks.

Added by Georgia NeSmith on December 30, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments


Tony and anyone else who has never walked PACTAC ---- give it a try and walk with some of your neighbors. Saturation is a night when a group comes together with a Crime Prevention Officer and all walk together. Meet at the NSC on Genesee .

Added by Mark Sweetland on December 30, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Check out new posts on my main weblog, Random Acts of Love...

See my latest posts on my main weblog, Random Acts of Love...

My Perfect Day: Part 1 -- Picture Taking and Christmas Shopping

My Perfect Day: Part 2 -- Walking the 'Hood

My Perfect Day: Part 3 --… Continue

Added by Georgia NeSmith on December 26, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Check out my vid of Peter Evans' Holiday Party!

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Added by Georgia NeSmith on December 25, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

Holiday Clean Up

Good afternoon 19th Warders! I am headed over to Chili and Thurston Rd for the Holiday Street Clean Up @ 1pm. There is still time to come out and join us, and enjoy a brick December day in the 19th Ward! Bring a rake, shovel, plastic lawn and leaf bags, gloves and warm cloths!

I believe the HSBC parking lot will be open to park, if your driving.

Hope to see you there!

Added by Shawn on December 20, 2008 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Countdown to Christmas at the Arnett

So who says you have to leave the neighborhood to get a nice gift? Not anymore! Kingdom Ventures @ The Arnett offers you the chance to find unique gifts right in the 19th Ward. From now until Christmas Eve, the hours have been extended to include Mondays and Tuesdays. So we're open SIX days a week from 10-6 (closed Sunday, and closing at 5pm on Christmas Eve.)

Each day until Christmas features a 10% off special on items in the store. Stop by to see what's on sale.

Kingdom… Continue

Added by Glenn Fadner on December 15, 2008 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Boulder Coffee

i just started working at Boulder Coffee on Genesee Street thanks to Sarah and Dan. I will start working there this week. Boulder is cool. I have played Boulder(on Alexander) and Boulderfest with my bands, THE VEINS and THE QUITTERS and we may be playing Boulder(on Genesee) on December 23rd(The Veins)...

Added by Rob Filardo on December 14, 2008 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Building a loving community, one neighbor at a time

Hey everybody, wish I could have joined you yesterday. That looks & sounds like a lot of fun!

Here's something else you can do to help build a more loving community: join "Our Beloved Community" on FaceBook! (I'm gonna put up a "ning" site, too, but that will take a bit more work.)

About the organization:



Added by Georgia NeSmith on December 14, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Connecting, Cleaning and Collaborating

Today was a great day of community connection, and collaborating. Several groups of folks got together and did some trash pick up along Thurston Road and Genesee Street this afternoon.A HUGE thank you to Boulder Coffee Company for the surprise donation of coffee to warm us up! It's truly wonderful to have an amazing community minded business like Boulder in the Ward.

Plus watch for an article from the Democrat and Chronicle in… Continue

Added by Shawn on December 13, 2008 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Freshening up the Site

I have grown tired of the bright blue that was the old site colors. So if things seem a bit different, it's just me playing around with the colors.

Added by Shawn on December 11, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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