Possible Scam Alert: Solicitations for Police Association

From RPD Crime Prevention Officer Brian Bannerman:

Our Police Locust Club has advised us  that they have heard reports of a company or individuals seeking phone solicitations for the “PBA” (Police Benevolent Association).  Please be advised that none of our local PBA’s (Police Unions) conduct phone solicitations.  This is more than likely a scam.  Police Organizations rarely , if ever solicit donations. If you are contacted by anyone for this purpose, ask for a contact name and phone number so that I can investigate the matter further. If you get contact information from a “PBA” solicitor, please forward that information to Officer Bannerman using his contact information below. Thank you.

Brian Bannerman
Crime Prevention Officer
Rochester NY Police Department
East Division / SENSC
846 S. Clinton Av.
Rochester NY 14620
Office: 585-428-7647

2012 Holiday Party

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2012 Open Houses and Holiday Party.  The crowds grew in numbers at each open house and we approached around 70 attendees at the Holiday Party.  Also, a special “Thank You” to our hosts: Ed & Ellen Haak, Linda, Sam & Abigail Hasman, Jim Hondorf & Susan McNeil and John Rudy & Becky Simmons.  Our esteemed photographer Dave Burnet was on hand to take pictures.  Below is our “cover photo” of Ed & Ellen Haak – our hosts for the first open house.

For the complete set of photos go HERE.

Holiday Open House on Ericsson St.

ABC St. Member Susan Glenz is kicking off her new businesses “Susan Glenz Homes.”  She is celebrating with a holiday open house at her residence – 36 Ericsson St. on December 20 from 5:00-9:00 pm.  RSVP are not required but are helpful – you can RSVP by e-mailing Susan at susanglenz@hotmail.com or calling her at 356-1618.  She will also be collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House & Lollypop Farm.  Please see this PDF flier for more details on the event including the items she is collecting for charity.

Door to Door ESCO Solicitors

With the cold weather returning, crime Prevention officer Brian Bannerman wants to remind everyone that this is the time when we see an increase in ESCO solicitors.  Officer Bannerman has created a document that residents are encouraged to read that will address many questions and concerns about these sales people.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair to Support City Branch Libraries

The Monroe, Highland and Winton Branches will be holding a Bookfair at the Barnes & Noble store in Pittsford (3349 Monroe Ave.) on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 9 am to 10 pm.

Rochester Public Library Press Release:
Thinking of buying books, DVDs, music or children’s games or even a Nook for a holiday gift? Why not do it and contribute to a worthy cause? If you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble on December 7th and mention you’re there to support Monroe, Highland or Winton Branch at the checkout, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the libraries! This percentage will be used to purchase new materials for each of the branches. There will be a full day of programming at the store to make your shopping trip even more fun— multiple story times in the morning for the little ones, a real Knight in Shining Armor, holiday crafts for all ages, and more.

If you can’t make it to the store on the 7th, you can still support Monroe, Highland and Winton Branches by purchasing online with Barnes & Noble December 7th to 12th. Just enter Bookfair ID 10898443 at checkout. The more sales that are made in the libraries’ name, the bigger percentage we will receive back from Barnes & Noble, so please consider purchasing something on our behalf. Every little bit helps!

You can access a flier with these details here

ABC Streets Sign evolution

Today we have added yet another way to keep our neighbors informed as to happenings in the neighborhood. Note the small sign below our ABC Streets Neighborhood sign. When nothing special is going on you will see a sign that has our website address. Keep your eye on this spot over time and we will be using it to announce various activities within the neighborhood. Thanks Jim for evolving our sign and for all your hard work on the park in general.