Help Fight Cancer: Bark for Life Relay Walk on August 11

Get Involved ♦ Fight Cancer ♦ Pet-Friendly
Cancer doesn’t discriminate against pets!
Ways to Get Involved with Bark For Life
Volunteers and Participants are needed to make this year’s Bark For Life in Rochester the BIGGEST one yet!
♦ Join the Planning Committee
 Help the event Planning Committee with a variety of tasks ranging from Logistics and Sponsorships to Marketing and Entertainment!
♦ Volunteer the Day of the Event
 Sign up to help with day of event tasks, including registration, activities, and event setup/cleanup!
♦ Start or Join a Team
 Start or join a team with your pet, raise money, and come out and walk to support the fight against cancer!

Go to for more information.  You can also access the event flier here.

Crime Prevention Information from RPD

From Crime Prevention Officer Brian Bannerman:

The link below provides valuable instructions on how to receive important information through our Hyperlink system on your cell phone.

The link below provides valuable information on how to avoid becoming a victim when buying or selling on Craigslist.

“Color Brighton Green” Bike Week May 12-18

The local environmental advocacy group “Color Brighton Green” has invited Corn Hill and other neighborhoods in our community to join with them in their “Curb your Car Week” initiative, May 12 – 18.  This program encourages the use of cheaper, healthier, and more earth-friendly transportation alternatives.  During one week in spring and one week in fall, participants who would normally use an automobile for daily transportation switch to walking, biking, car pooling, or riding the bus as alternatives.  Last fall, 57 participants reported saving over 6000 miles of automobile travel: more than 250 gallons of gasoline saved, and 2 1/2 tons less CO2 in the atmosphere.  Go green along with your Corn Hill neighbors and curb your car for one week!  Register at

Filming for Spiderman 2 will close parts of Main St. – April 30 to May 9

Spider-mania will descend upon downtown Rochester, and specifically Main Street, when a 300-person production crew arrives on April 30 to film “action sequences” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie.  Filming will require stretches of Main Street to be closed each day during the 10-day span [April 30-May 9]. Portions of the road will be closed daily, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Side roads will be closed to traffic intermittently. Some areas will also become off-limits to pedestrians.

Pathstone Corporation Energy Efficiency Program

Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) is a statewide program, that promotes energy efficiency, reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, supports sustainable community development, and creates job opportunities through free/reduce cost energy audits and program incentives such as On-Bill Recovery!

PathStone Corporation is operating the Green Jobs – Green New York Outreach program in the Finger Lakes Region to provide outreach, education, financial assistance, technical assistance, and enrollment into New York State Energy and Research Development Authority energy programs.

The following outreach program goals are below:

1. Increase the number of residents, businesses, NFP owners, and multi-family building owners making energy efficiency improvements
2. Increase energy efficiency knowledge in Finger Lakes Region
3. Increase awareness of GJGNY audit and financing programs
4. Increase availability of programs to communities
5. Increase accessibility to GJGNY programs

Pathstone is currently helping home owners access free/reduced cost energy audits, identify energy loss areas, address health issues, and education of the programs.  They are hosting a workshop at the Housing Council at 75 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 on March 28 and April 25.  See this flyer for more details.