Little Library

20151216-0811_MG_5970We 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

How to sign up for Greenlight Internet Service

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 support@greenlightnetworks.com 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up?
Click on the following link.  Create an account, provide your address and use a credit card to put down the $10 deposit.  Click Here
What is the installation fee and price of the service?
There is a $100 installation fee to bring the fiber into your house.  After that you, pay $50 a month for the service (includes taxes and fees).  They also have $75 and $100 options but the speed you get with the $50 option is more than enough.
Are there any other costs?
You do need to provide your own router.  On the plus side, you won’t have to pay a monthly router fee to the DSL or cable company anymore.
Is the whole neighborhood eligible?
Almost.  There is a small section that Greenlight is making a part of the Douglas-East neighborhood.  To see if your house is included, check the map of their coverage Click Here.
When will I get service?
As soon as we get enough sign ups, Greenlight will install the fiber which will take 40-90 days.  Once you’re hooked up, you can do a big dance while you cancel your current Internet service.
Do I need to sign a contract?
No, Greenlight does not require a contract and there is no penalty should you decide to cancel the service in the future. That said, once you see the speed of fiber, you will probably never go back to DSL or cable Internet.

 

 

Garden Walk 2015

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Hundreds of visitors strolled the neighborhood Sunday afternoon July 12th for our first annual Garden Walk – featuring 15 locations hosted by our gracious Garden Walk hosts – who shared their garden spaces and chatted with the steady stream of interested visitors from throughout Monroe County and even served refreshing lemonade and cucumber water.

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.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/07/12/abc-streets-garden-tour-park-avenue-rochester-new-york/30053709/

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.

Quite a Winter

_MG_6755I 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.

2014 Halloween Parade

20141026-_MG_7548The ghosts and goblins – and, superheroes, princesses, ninjas, witches and wizards — of the ABC Streets gathered on Sunday, October 26th for an afternoon of parading and merriment. The festivities started at David and Irene Burnette’s house for the Harvard Street Halloween parade. Then everyone moved onto Barb Kraus’s spooktacular graveyard for family photos. All of the heroes and villains then made their way over to the Hasman Haunted House, to warm their bellies on a feast of donuts and warm mulled cider (cold cider was also available for the non-adventurous types).  Go HERE for a gallery of photos of the event.

Susan on House Hunters

Tonight at 10pm on HGTV our Neighborhood president Susan Glenz will be showcased on House Hunters.  Susan is a realtor for Keller Williams and over the last year worked with a couple, who were renting in the ABC Streets, find a home for their growing family.  Seeing the energy and skill that Susan puts into her career as a realtor this is a deserving honor.  If you see here in the neighborhood say hi and congrats.

Tune in tonight, February 26th, 2014 at 10pm.

Susan

Halloween Parade 2013

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šGhouls and goblins swooped in Saturday last to Castle Alexander for their annual parade through the town.  The leaves were swirling and the winds carried the witches, fairies, dragons, princesses, super heroes and their guardians down the cobbled street toward the foggy Kraus family cemetery where their images were captured for all eternity.  The howling hound called them to Herr Hasman’s cozy Inn for a feast of mulled cider, mummified remains, newt’s eyes, and sweet black spiders.  View their images, if you dare…….  .  šPhotos HERE