There is a great article in the current edition of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine, featuring 19th Ward resident Michael Warren Thomas. "His velvety rich voice fills the airwaves every weekend." The article details how he offers "an unparalleled knowledge of all things food, wine, and gardening in the Finger Lakes... His Saturday and Sunday morning radio shows on WYSL-1040 AM are often required listening for folks who like to keep up with the region's wine and restaurant…Continue
Added by Mark Sweetland on January 25, 2018 at 4:12am — No Comments
During River Romance this coming weekend, visit Rapids Cemetery on Congress Ave. John Curran has spearheaded a long invigoration of this historic area, which few know about. Major work has been done in cooperation with a number of volunteer groups. Check it out from Noon to 4 PM, 10/8/17.
Here is an older description from City newspaper, interesting from an historic point of view. John has recruited many to help transform and preserve this hidden treasure for all to see. …Continue
Added by Mark Sweetland on October 6, 2017 at 3:01am — No Comments
Ali's Tailor Shop, now in the former Hunts Hardware, was featured in a segment on Ch. 13 on Friday night. To view, follow link: http://13wham.com/news/local/alis-tailor-shop-continues-family-tradition-in-rochester
Ali has long been on Thurston Rd. from his first shop opposite Rite Aid, to one across from Thurston Garage, and now in the old Hunts building. He has invested in the…Continue
Added by Mark Sweetland on July 29, 2017 at 12:14am — No Comments
Added by Bruce Tehan on June 1, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments
There are an increasing number of dirt bikes being driven on City streets. This is illegal. They are meant to be driven in isolated areas on tracks or paths, not in the City, which is dangerous to pedestrians and other vehicles. The noise is also offensive as they drive back and forth in front of your house.
You can sign a petition urging the Mayor to enforce the law against driving these and ATVs on City streets. See: …Continue
Added by Bruce Tehan on April 22, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments
Today is the last day to nominate your favorite library for Library of the Year 2017! Grownups and kids can both nominate at the link below. Southwest Rochester pubic libraries (Arnett and Phillis Whealtey) are both found under found under the Monroe County heading at this link: https://rrlc.org/services/advocacy/libraryoftheyear/
In addition to nominating a public library you can also nominate a school and…Continue
Added by Bruce Tehan on April 15, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments
It is time to nominate libraries for the 2017 Library of the Year Contest! Arnett was named Public Library of the Year in 2015. Maybe it is our year again. So, let’s say you love all our entertainment programs for kids, teens, and adults (music, storytime, arts, games, etc.) or you love our educational activities (computer classes, Literacy Volunteers programs, high school equivalency exam prep, homework tutoring, etc.) or perhaps you just love that…Continue
Added by Bruce Tehan on April 2, 2017 at 10:36am — No Comments
The Arnett Branch and all other Rochester Public Library locations are closed today. Are you staying home today? If so, are you doing a project around the house? If you are, why not borrow an audio book or music to listen to from an online library resource?…
Added by Bruce Tehan on March 15, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments
The Arnett Branch Library and all other City of Rochester Public Library locations will be closing at 3:00 pm today due to inclement weather. Are you in need of some books and DVDs? If so, visit this site and borrow things on line: …Continue
Parents can register their boys and girls for baseball at the Arnett Branch Library today with help from volunteers from the Genesee Valley Little League. The volunteers will be here today until 1:00 pm. The registration deadline is March 25th and it can also be done online at http://www.gvlittleleague.org/…Continue
Added by Bruce Tehan on March 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
Can anyone tell me how I might find the original floor plan for my home. I am at 57 Evangeline St., between Brooks and Ellicott St. It would be much appreciated.
A big thank you goes out to the Arnett Branch Library Cleaner Extraordinaire, Mary Santiago, who has our grounds in tip top shape following yesterday's windstorm! Another big thank you goes out to Jasper Battle from nearby New Life Fellowship Church who came by with a truck and hauled away lots of debris for us! The library will be open 11 am -7 pm today. We hope to see you here!…
Added by Bruce Tehan on March 9, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Rochester City School students are working with University of Rochester Sigma Phi Epsilon volunteers today in preparation for annual 19th Ward Community Association's Spelling Beet that will be taking place this spring! A big thank you goes to the fine team led by our John Laing that makes this wonderful event possible.…Continue
Added by Bruce Tehan on February 11, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Over the past few months, Mr. Hawkes and I have been talking about a new training opportunity for those of you who are out there tirelessly giving of yourselves to make our community great.
During this time, we have worked with our partners from Monroe County, The College at Brockport's Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development, Neighbor Works and The Rochester Area Community Foundation to create a pilot program that…Continue
Added by john mcmahon on February 1, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Sometime ago I seem to remember an effort to get Greenlight in the 19th Ward/SW Quadrant. Is that a dead issue now?
Added by Lawrence Floyd on January 30, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments
Registration for the 2017 Little League season is ready to begin. Online registration will begin this Saturday, January 21 and will continue to March 25. Walkup registration will again be at the Arnette Library each Saturday in March. Registration fees for T-ball thru minors remains at $57.00. Registration fees for majors division is $60.00. Birth certificate and proof of residency are required of each NEW child registering to play. WE WELCOME EVERY ADULT PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO SIGN…Continue
Added by Lawrence Floyd on January 19, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments