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2017 Neighborhood Project Grant Winners

2017 Neighborhood Project Grant Winners

We understand the value and benefits of these grants and are once again applying for this year’s grant. Our proposal continues on the theme of ‘neighborhood identity’. The members of our association seek to help create a ‘neighborhood identity’ that will assist in creating a stronger sense of ‘place’ within the community.” – Dennis Davey, Historic Southwest Neighborhood Association I’m thrilled for this opportunity. I know both of the Kutzky grants will be loved and all the rest on the list look…

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Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Registration Now Open 2017

Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Registration Now Open 2017

So far, over 122 tons of litter has been collected by thousands of citizens since the program began in 2007. This year’s event will be April 22-29 and registration is now open. Volunteers are encouraged to collect litter anytime during that week. Trash and recycling bags are provided, all you need to do is pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up! Registration information, maps and more can be found at www.RNeighbors.org/litterbitbetter. Litter makes our city look bad…

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Mayor’s Council on Neighborhoods Meeting – February 2017

Mayor’s Council on Neighborhoods Meeting – February 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the Mayor’s Council on Neighborhoods (MCN) held their thirteenth official meeting. Representatives from the Sunnyside, Historic SW, Eastside, Slatterly Park, Northwest, Kutzky Park, Folwell, and Indian Heights neighborhood associations were in attendance, as well as representatives from Public Health and an undefined neighborhood on Folwell Drive. Guests included Megan Moeller, City of Rochester Public Works, and Beth Bartz, SRF Consulting Group. The agenda included information, discussion and input about the Integrated Transit Studies effort. Mission…

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2017 Spring Neighborhood Tree Grant Available

2017 Spring Neighborhood Tree Grant Available

Photo: The Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association received our 2016 fall tree grant. Thanks to RNeighborWoods partners Rochester Park & Recreation and Maier Tree & Lawn, as well as all of the fabulous neighbors (a few pictured here) who came out to help green up their streets. Trees make good neighbors. Since its creation in 2004, RNeighborWoods has organized 6,037 volunteers to plant 6,755 trees on Rochester boulevards. These trees provide multiple ecological and other public benefits including reducing Rochester’s carbon footprint. Once…

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2017 RNeighbors Neighborhood Grants

2017 RNeighbors Neighborhood Grants

What is the Neighborhood Project Grant? These grants reimburse up to $1,000 in costs for neighborhoods to complete projects that enhance a neighborhood’s livability and involvement, benefit the entire neighborhood and promote a strong sense of community. We encourage you to be creative. These non-revenue producing projects can include, but are not limited to, identification signage, butterfly & rain gardens, native plantscaping and public art projects. You can check out results from the 2016 grants here. Are you specifically interested…

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2016-17 A Litter Bit Better! Poster Contest Winners

2016-17 A Litter Bit Better! Poster Contest Winners

For the tenth year, we challenged all fourth grade students in Rochester to draw a brightly colored picture that displays: Why it is important to not litter How you will make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! There were 305 entries from 13 schools across Rochester. With all of these fun and colorful entries it was a tough choice but our team of judges narrowed it down to one winner per school (who submitted entries) and one Grand Prize winner. 2016-2017 A Litter…

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2016 Neighborhood Project Grant Results

2016 Neighborhood Project Grant Results

  Results are in for the second year of the Neighborhood Project Grants and the completed projects are pretty impressive. In total $6,868 of funds were distributed between eight different neighborhood projects through seven different grants. Over 440 hours of volunteer time was put into these projects, a value of $10,150.80 to our neighborhoods. This RNeighbors program was developed from requests from neighborhood association for access to small amounts of funding in which to carry out improvement projects. We started off in…

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Spark Transformation – Jay Walljasper Event

Spark Transformation – Jay Walljasper Event

Over 60 people came out on Thursday, October 13, at the Rochester Public Library, to hear what writer and speaker Jay Walljasper had to say about “25 Ways to Spark Creative Transformation in Your Community.” Many ideas and stories came from his book, The Great Neighborhood Book, a Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking. As Jay progressed through his presentation he shared stories from different communities and the neighborhoods in them and how they have achieved increased cohesiveness through sometimes simple, sometimes complex solutions….

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RNeighbors’ 2016 City Council Update

RNeighbors’ 2016 City Council Update

On October 3, 2016, RNeighbors presented their annual update to the City Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting. We shared what we’ve been working on with Rochester neighborhoods in 2016, including quite a few statistics from the year. A PDF of the entire PowerPoint presentation is posted here, along with direct links to specific projects and resources at the bottom of this post. Presentation Title 2016 RNeighbors Year in Review PDF of Presentation Links Covered in Presentation About…

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2016 OAKtoberfest Neighbor Award Winners

2016 OAKtoberfest Neighbor Award Winners

The OAKtoberfest Neighbor Awards will be presented along with the Mayor’s Urban Forestry Awards winners at OAKtoberfest 2016. Green Initiative Award: Neighbor who spearheaded and developed green initiatives within their neighborhood, as a means to make Rochester a more environmentally sustainable place to live. Sam Hilt, Historic Homestead Addition Neighborhood Association Nominated by Eileen Zirbel, Historic Homestead Addition Neighborhood Association In addition to participating with his neighbors on their 7 pm dog walk throughout their neighborhood, Sam has been an…

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