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Art on the Ave 2015 Host Revealed

We have a winner!  The Art on the Ave Committee would like to congratulate Amy & Terry Campbell on the 400 block of 11th Ave SE (one block south of St Francis Catholic Church off of 4th Street SE) This will be the first Art on the Ave on the east side of the river!

Amy & Terry’s name was drawn at the Art on the Ave Reveal party this past Wednesday night.

We would like to thank the other four potential for throwing their name in the hat!

Slatterly Park Community Garden Discussion

Tuesday, September 16th,

7:00 pm 

Slatterly Park Shelter.

Join us to discuss the future of the community garden in Slatterly Park. Should we continue with the garden? What do you want to see in the space? What’s working and what’s not? Meeting is open to all gardeners and neighbors. We’re looking for volunteers for the garden committee too.

Questions or Comments contact


Art on the Ave Reveal Party

Art on the Ave Reveal Party

Aka: Art on the Ave Host Drawing

Wednesday September 17


Slatterly Park Shelter

BYOB/W (Bring your own beer or wine) Light snacks will be available

This year five qualified hosts came forward to be considered to be host of the 2015 Art on the Ave event, and the Art on the Ave Committee is hosting a Revel Party to do the drawing to find out who will
be the host, and seek public input for the upcoming event!

DMC Public Forum 9/11/14

Third Community Public Forum

Date: September 11, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00pm

Mayo Civic Center, Presentation Hall

This event is the third in a series of public forums and one of
many steps to engage the public in the DMC development plan process over the
next year. The forum’s purpose is to update the community on the planning
progress. The DMC planning consultants will provide an overview of what
information they have gathered so far as well as more detailed insights into
the DMC development plan. There will be time for public feedback during this


Call for Art on the Ave 2015 Host

The AoA “Art on the Ave” Committee is seeking potential hosts for the 2015 Art on the Ave event, which will be held Saturday May 16.   The event host not only gets an awesome sculpture installed, but they get to help define the theme for the sculpture to be installed.  That theme is then sent out as an RFP to artist who have a chance to make a bid on the design for the sculpture that will permanently get installed on your boulevard.

This year’s preference will be given for a location north of 9th Street SE, or east of the river in an effort to move the event around the neighborhood, but other locations will be considered.

Host Responsibilities

  1. Hold monthly meetings at your house starting in September leading up to event (you can help dictate night of week/time)
  2. Be willing to communicate with your neighbors on the block about the upcoming event, and act as a liaison.
  3. Have available for committee members, wine glasses and plates and napkins
    1. The committee is a fun group and we all bring an appetizer, or a  bottle of wine/beer to share, which makes us a fun foodie and craft beer/wine group.

Art on the Ave Mission Statement:

Art on the Ave is a neighborhood initiative to promote the arts, to revitalize Slatterly Park with progressive beautification projects, and to foster conscientious community in SE downtown Rochester. Annually in May, Art on the Ave hosts a festival showcasing local artisans and art-based organizations, food, musicians, and fine arts performers. Our event welcomes all-comers and is committed to maintaining an environment without religious or political polarity. Through our efforts, we seek to champion creativity as a vehicle for peace, humanism, and prosperity.

Please send a statement of interest, and why you would like to host Art on the Ave via email by August 26th to be considered as a 2015 Host.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.


Art on the Ave Committee



Slatterly Music & Movie the Park

Music & Movie the Park

(Live Music & Outdoor Movie)

Saturday August 9th

5:30pm – 10:30pm


The Naymes

“Fresh sounding Rock N’ Roll group, who’s paving the way to that radiating  ‘Rick n’ Rack’ sound!! Check it out!!!”

The Goonies

Outdoor Movie

This is a free event, no carry in food or beverage.  Food and drink available for sale to support the event!

Thanks to these great neighborhood businesses:


Slatterly Park street mural re-paint

Rescheduled for:

Saturday July 19

9:00am – 12:00pm

Join us Saturday July 19, at 9:00am – 12:00pm to help re-paint the Slatterly Park street mural adjacent to the Hawthorne Education Center at the intersection of 7th Street & 5th Ave SE.  This is a family friendly activity, and all you need to do is show up, as all of the paint and supplies are provided, thanks to RNeighbors!


Summer Quarterly Meeting/Picnic

Join us for our Summer Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting/Picnic, a short meeting will be preceded by a potluck dinner!  Look for fun activities for the kids!!!!

Tuesday July 22


Slatterly Park Shelter


DMC Public Forum #2

Second Community Public Forum

Date: July-10-2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Join us! Don’t miss the second community public forum!


Home Security System Salesman-Alert 7/28/14

Official Crime Alert

Rochester Police
Department Crime Prevention

To request more
information please e-mail the incident number to 

Special Alert sent on
July 28, 2014

  During the past week the
police department has received numerous complaints about door to door salesmen
selling alarm systems.Currently,  there are 27 people in town selling
alarm systems and have “peddler’s permits” through the city clerk’s
office.  The city is revoking three of those permits from the complaints .
If you have complaints please call the police department’s non-emergency number
328-6800 and report it.

 Benefits of Using a
Local Security Company

1.  The owners and employees live in your community and have a personal
desire to do a good job in the community. They are engaged and invested and
support your community. They will provide a high  level of service because
it is important to have a good reputation.
1.  When you work with a local company you know they will be there if you
have an issue,you know exactly where to find them. You know you can drive over
and walk into their office and see someone.  There is a higher level of
expectation for service when the company is local.
1.  Choosing a local company to provide your security and monitor your
alarm system is important because they work with the local Law Enforcement
Centers and Fire Departments to respond to calls and  actively work with
them to prevent nuisance alarms from taking time from the police and fire
departments unnecessarily.
1.  A local security company knows where you are when you call. They know
the name of your town (large or small) and know where it is located. They
monitor LOCAL weather conditions. They are up to  speed with what is going
on in your community, weather, crimes, and other community related issues so
they can provide the best service.
1.  A local company typically deals with a smaller number of customers
than the large national security companies. Dealing with a smaller number of
customers allows the security company to get to know  their customers. And
the customer get to know the company, when they call they can request to talk
to the person who has helped them before, not a different person every time.
This allows the company to provide a higher and more personal level of service.


What to Consider When
Choosing a Security Company

1.  Look for a local company with a good reputation, one that is willing
to share testimonials and offer references. Look at how long they have been in
business. If a company has a solid foundation  and has been in business
for a long time it would suggest they won’t disappear anytime soon.
1.  Make sure the company has proof of applicable state and/or local
licenses and is bonded and insured. They should be responsible for repairs if
any damage occurs on your property when they are installing  your home
security system.
1.  Look for a full service company one that can design, sell, install,
service, inspect and monitor your system. Some companies install the system
then sell your account to someone else. When there  is a problem it is
more difficult to troubleshoot when you are dealing with two separate
companies. With one company, the people who installed the system are just down
the hall from the people who are monitoring the system or providing service.
All the players  talk to each other and if there is a question on your account
they can all work together.
1.  Make sure the company providing your monitoring is UL® (Underwriters
Laboratories) listed. These standards are extensive and very strict; this
organization sends a representative to inspect annually  keeping the
monitoring station on the top of their game. A UL listed monitoring station has
built in redundancies and back ups in place for unexpected power outages.
1.  Look for a company that offers 24-hour service. Bottom of Form
1.  Look for a company that has longevity with their employees and has a
pre-hiring process in place like a background check and/or drug test screening.
1.  When someone comes into your home to sell you a product, you have a 3 day
grace period to cancel any contract you sign. Make sure you read through any
paperwork so you know what to do in the event  you want to cancel within
the three days of signing the contract.
1.  Know the right questions to ask such as: where is the system
monitored? Does the monitoring company know if my system stops testing/working?
Does the monitoring station know if one of my sensors  stop working and do
they contact me?