We now have a new little library in our neighborhood on the corner of Calumet and Harvard Street. Thanks to John Perelli for his construction talents, Tom Pastecki for his talents in preparing the site and those that donated construction materials. Now let’s make good use of this wonderful neighborhood resource. For more information please take a look at this document: Little Library Arrives in ABC Streets Neighborhood
Some neighbors have been telling me that they have signed up for Greenlight service but they were not asked to enter a credit card number for the $10 deposit. Note that if you were not prompted to choose a monthly plan ($50, $75 or $100 level) and make a $10 deposit, then you are NOT signed up for Greenlight. Here’s how to choose a plan and make the $10 deposit.
(1) Click on this link and fill out all information (including your address) and click “Check Availability” at the bottom of the page.
(2) Once you click “Check Availability,” you will either get a congratulations screen saying you are in a Greenlight district or a message that your e-mail address is already in use. Follow the appropriate instructions below based on this message.
(2) (a) Congratulations: Greenlight will send an e-mail to the address you entered in step 1. That e-mail will include a sign up link and password for you to use to pick a plan (the $50 one is sufficient) and put down the $10 deposit.
(2) (b) E-mail already in use: If you enter your e-mail address and get a prompt that the e-mail address you entered is already in use, then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to reset the password (be sure to include the e-mail address that is associated with the account).
(3) Once you get the new password, go to Greenlight’s home page at https://greenlightnetworks.com/. Log into your account using the e-mail address and new password they gave you. This time you will be able to log into your account and choose a plan and enter a credit card for the $10 deposit.
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- Matt, Elizabeth and Maisie Alexander for the use of their backyard and their home and all that they did to make everyone feel very welcome
- Kristin & Paul Liotti for the use of their driveway for BBQ’ing and the beer tent
- Tom Pastecki for BBQ’ing the hot dogs and hamburgers on a very hot afternoon
- Peter Schreiber for wowing us again with his BBQ’d chicken
- Brian Sears for supplying the audio and music
- John Martello, who made a generous donation to the NA Association
- To all of the neighbors who supplied a wonderful array of food and drinks
- And to Marianne Pastecki who, again, organized an excellent event and sweated all of the small details that make our events special !!
- Kelvin McKnight from NSC at Village Gate Square for the shovels, rakes, brooms and gloves!
- Brian Sears for “animal control services” and photo’s!
- Dave Burnet for drone shots!
- Jackie Salsbury, Principal Engineering Technician from NYS Dept. of Transportation for helping to coordinate our project and, of course, FOR THE AWESOME OUTFITS!!!!
Beautiful summer weather brought out huge crowds to the Park Avenue Fest. The ABC Streets Neighborhood Association benefited from the hot days with a complete sell-out of bottled water (over 600 bottles). Also very popular, was our 2015 version Pint Glasses with the Rochester Skyline. If you didn’t get a chance to buy one, we will have them for sale at the Picnic on 8/30. Thanks to all the neighbors and friends who stopped by to make a donation or support our fantastic volunteers in the booth!! Photos Here.
On August 5th, National Night Out was celebrated all over Rochester. The ABC Streets NA decided this year to combine this event with our traditional ice cream social down at Morrison Park. Despite the threatening rain clouds about 25 neighbors showed up to meet with local fireman, police officers, elected officials and our bomb sniffing canine – Ram. The kids (and even some adults) had a great time climbing on the firetruck and running the lights and sirens in the police car as well learning about Ram’s role in neighborhood policing. Make your own sundaes made it all the more festive. You’ll see in the additional pictures that everyone got a ceremonial fire hat, Photos Here.
Our thanks to:
Matt Balch and Ram-canine unit
Captain Cuyler-Goodman Section
Lt. Frank Alberti-Goodman Section
Truck #4- Firefighter Wikowski
Kelvin Knight-NSC office
Harry Bronson-NYS Assembly Person
Commander List-Goodman Section
Thanks to the garden hosts; to the planning committee: Kathy Gardner, Carrie Riley, Ellen Rosen, Aaron Rosen, John Rudy, Nancy Sears, Esther Brill; to volunteers Maureen Duggan, Marie McEneaney, Betsy Kubick, Sarah & Katie Pastecki, Marianne & Tom Pastecki; to East Avenue Dentistry: Drs. Harry and Aaron Rosen, Bruce Davie: Useless Objects, Michael Hannen Plants, Chris Froehlich: Rochester Civic Garden Center; and appreciation for all the support and encouragement we received from the City of Rochester: Nancy Johns-Price, Sara Scott and Jim Farr.
We received a full-page photo spread in the Democrat & Chronicle: Nancy Sears is quoted: “This is our neighborhood – we wanted to do something to promote our neighborhood as walkable, cycle-able… We have a very strong neighborhood association – we do a lot of events just to get all the neighbors knowing each other and building a sense of community.” http://www.
ABC garden photo greeting cards and Park Avenue 2015 pint glasses (thanks Jim Hondorf and Kevin Hamblin!) were offered at the event, and are still available for sale. Photos from the garden walk are HERE.
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR THIS INAUGURAL EVENT
Stroll (or bike) the ABC Streets neighborhood and experience the variety of creative approaches for city front, side and back yard spaces, perennials & annuals, inviting porches, patios & decks, shade gardens, grassless yards & tree-lawns, found objects, water features.
DATE: SUNDAY JULY 12, 2015
TIME: 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, rain or shine
PROGRAM: Garden Talk 1:00 pm – East Avenue Dentistry, 1641 East Avenue
Sara Scott, City of Rochester, Coordinator of Horticultural Programming
LOCATION: The ABC Streets Neighborhood is bounded by Culver Road, Park Avenue and Harvard Street
CHECK-IN: OBTAIN GUIDE MAP at
Morrison Park: Culver Rd & Harvard St
East Avenue Dentistry: 1641 East Ave (at Park Ave)
PARKING: Park Avenue and alternate-side street parking
East Avenue Dentistry parking lot: 1641 East Ave
OFFERING: Garden photo-greeting cards, collectible pint glasses, bottled water, snacks for sale
Vice President – Dave Burnet
Board Member – Jim Hondorf
Board Member – Marianne Pastecki
Board Member – Tom Pastecki
Board Member – Nancy Sears
I think we will all agree that this winter has been one for the record books. Well at least I think so! I went out this morning and braved the elements for you all so that you can see what our wonderful part of the world looks like on February 15th 2015. Near the end of the walk by face froze briefly to the back of my camera. Photos Here.