Upper Monroe Neighborhood Harvest Fest is Coming

Neighborhood Potluck at Wide Water Gardens

Save the Date:  Saturday, September 30 | 4:00 – 7:00

Details to follow

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8/25 – Join the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Garage Sale!

Join the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Garage Sale!

Friday & Saturday | August 25th & 26th | 9:00- 3:00

You are invited to participate in the UMNA’s annual neighborhood garage sale on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th , 9am- 3pm.

The sale will be widely advertised through a variety of newspapers, social media, and signage, ensuring a strong turnout. We’ll also create an interactive Google Map advertising the location of your sale once you register.

WE NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WILL PARTICIPATE:  As Soon As Possible Please Go To the following website to register and write a brief description of your sale: https://goo.gl/forms/93odT4Gr9dTRYl ns2

Contact John Snyder at johnsnyder65@gmail.com with any questions.

More information, including the registration link, will be up on the UMNA website soon at www.uppermonroeavenue.org.

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Monroe Village Farmers Market

DON’T FORGET!!

http://www.monroevillagefarmersmarket.org/index.php/about/newsletter/newsletter-vol10-nbr09-2017-07-30/

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Continuing: Flower City AmeriCorps

Continuing: Flower City AmeriCorps is recruiting for the 2017-2018 program year

Start date: October 2, 2017

End date: September 15, 2018

Accepting applications through August 2017 with rolling admission

Living Allowance:

Full Time Living allowance: $12,530 for the year. $501.20 bi-weekly.

Half-time Living Allowance: $6265 for the year. $250.60 bi-weekly

Hours per week: 40 FT or 20 HT

Areas of focus:

Urban Issues, Family, Poverty and hunger, Youth, Community Engagement  and Development, Human Services, Civic Engagement, Education, Healthy Lifestyles

Interested?  Go to www.cityofrochester.gov/americorps

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Continuing: Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens 

Summer Meals is back, offering kids 18 and under a fresh, healthy, and free meal that fits in with their on-the-go style.  Provided by the City of Rochester, Foodlink, or the Rochester City School District, kids can eat food that will keep them full and satisfied without spending a dime or leaving their favorite activities!

Summer meals can be found at R-Centers, schools, churches, neighborhood programs, and lots of other places kids spend the summer.  Continuing this year, kids can visit the traveling Summer Meals Food Truck at 9 locations, 540WestMain, Conkey Corner Park, Samuel Torres Park, Arnett, Lyell, Lincoln, Maplewood, Phyllis Wheately Libraries, and the corner of Northland and Goodman streets. New this year, Rec-On-The Move will be serving meals at each of their stops this summer. Best of all, parents don’t have to take extra steps to get their kids involved – just drop in during the designated mealtime.

To find a location, look for yellow banners with the brightly colored “Summer Meals” logo around your neighborhood! For a complete list of locations and meal times visit http://www.SummerMealsRoc.org or dial 2-1-1.

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Continuing: Foodlink’s Curbside Market

Continuing: Foodlink’s Curbside Market: Bringing Healthy Food to You

The Curbside Market will be visiting over 85 unique sites across 8 counties in Foodlink’s service area this season. The summer site schedule includes Wednesdays, 12:15 – 1:00 at Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Avenue. Curbside Market offers an incentive program for SNAP uses: Double Up Food Bucks. Every dollar that a customer spends with their SNAP benefits will be matched by a dollar’s worth of coupons (up to $10/person/day). This program has helped stretch the food budget of over 1,500 SNAP customers last year, a number we hope to double in the coming year.

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Neighborhood Fire Hydrants

Neighborhood Fire Hydrants Now Sporting Blue, Green, Yellow & Red Poles

Inquiring minds have asked:  The colors of the markers signify the approximate flow capacity of the hydrant, in accordance with American Water Works Association recommendations. Blue indicates an approximate flow capacity in excess of 1,500 gallons per minute (gpm); green indicates a capacity between 1,000 and 1,500 gpm; orange (or yellow) indicates a capacity between 500 and 1,000 gpm and red indicates a flow capacity less than 500 gpm.

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Update from RPD: Increase in Car Larcenies

The Goodman Section (which includes Upper Monroe) has seen a recent uptick in car larcenies.  RPD reminds us:  Don’t leave valuables in your vehicles in plain view, lock your vehicle doors, properly secure your windows, arm car alarms, and if you observe any suspicious activity promptly report it, via 911.

Additional Safety Notes:

Bicycles continue to be a target, whether in a garage or porch, even when locked.  If you can, take your bike inside.

We’ve heard reports of “sales people” going door to door.  If you see something that feels suspicious – report it!  Call 911.

Did you know:

City parking ordinance prohibits and tickets are pricey:

  1. Parking within 5 feet of a driveway
  2. Parking within 15 feet of a hydrant
  3. Parking on “front lawns” – if you are between the street and front setback of the house, your vehicle must be entirely on a driveway.  No front lawn, nor sidewalk, parking is permitted.

Speaking of front sidewalks:

With all this rain – have your bushes or hedges encroached on the front sidewalk???  If so it’s time to trim.

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Grate Lakes… and Adopt a Drain!

Did you know that the stuff that goes into our neighborhood storm drains causes 80% of the pollution problems in Lake Ontario?

  1. Clean up after your pet.      2.    Recycle used motor oil.      3.    Use zero-phosphorus lawn fertilizer.

Be an H2O Hero.  Find our more at www.H2OHero.org

AND: Keep Our Storm Drains Clear!  Help alleviate flooded streets and basements! Check out the storm drain near YOUR apartment or home.  If leaves and debris are on, or in, the grate, please be a hero — Won’t you take a few minutes (and a pair of gloves!) to clean it off?

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Dog Park @ Cobb’s Hill is Open!

Continuing: Dog Park @ Cobb’s Hill is Open!

Register your dog today! 


The new Dog Park at Cobb’s Hill Park is ready for you and your pooch.  Note:  You must first register your dogs to play in the park.   You’ll need to have a City dog license and proof of rabies vaccination. Learn more at: www.cityofrochester.gov/dogpark/

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