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.
- Hold monthly meetings at your house starting in September leading up to event (you can help dictate night of week/time)
- Be willing to communicate with your neighbors on the block about the upcoming event, and act as a liaison.
- Have available for committee members, wine glasses and plates and napkins
- 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
Music & Movie the Park
(Live Music & Outdoor Movie)
Saturday August 9th
5:30pm – 10:30pm
“Fresh sounding Rock N’ Roll group, who’s paving the way to that radiating ‘Rick n’ Rack’ sound!! Check it out!!!”
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:
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!
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
Time: 7:00 pm
Join us! Don’t miss the second community public forum!
Official Crime Alert
Department Crime Prevention
To request more
information please e-mail the incident number to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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?
Predatory Notification for
August 12, 2014
Level 3 Predatory Offender
Level 3 Registered Predatory
Offender, ROBERT JAMES TOLBERT 10/16/1976, has recently updated his address
within the City of Rochester. Specifically he has changed his registered
address from the 400 block of 10 Ave SE to “homeless” in the vicinity
of Slatterly Park, a few blocks south of his previous address. As you may
recall, Offenders that are no longer currently under probationary supervision
are allowed to register as homeless in MN.
For additional information on Mr.
Tolbert or any other Level 3 predatory offender within the State of MN, please
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Lt. Craig Anderson #2192
Lieutenant – Department Support
Rochester Police Department
Third Floor of University Square
Thursday June 12
Session 1 5:15–6:45 p.m.
- Livable City
- Sports, Recreation and Nature
- Hospitality and Conventions
- Learning Environment
Session 2 7:15–8:45 p.m.
- Health and Wellness
- Entrepreneur, Small
Business, Commercial Research and Technology
If you can’t join us in person or via Twitter, email your questions or ideas to email@example.com.
We will add them to the DMC ideas database to share with the DMC planners.
Stay at one table or visit them all. You choose which conversations you would like to join.
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.
Event Poster: AoA Flier
Event webpage: http://slatterlypark.org/art-on-the-ave
Good Morning Bedlam 9:30-10:15am
Voice That Lied 10:30-11:15am
Take Two and Friends 11:30-1:00pm
Jeremy Jewell 1:15-2:30pm
1422 2:45 – 4:00pm
Other Live Entertainment (North performance area)
Words Players: 9:30 -10:30am
Crystal Phonenix 11:00am
Crystal Phonenix 3:00pm
Other Live Entertainment (South performance area)
Naomi Thrune: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Connect with Art on the Ave!