Salt, sand and snow plows give our street murals quite a beating during tough Minnesotan winters. But have no fear, we’re ready to help neighborhoods spruce up their street murals. Everyone is welcome to these street mural paintings, each start at 9 am. Just wear your painting clothes and we’ll provide everything else! You do not need to live in the neighborhood or have any painting skill at all to help in these fun community-building projects.
More about the RColorful Corners street mural program can be found on our website.
Come out and help add some color to our neighborhoods!
RColorful Corners 2013 Street
Do some areas of Downtown Rochester look a little bit cleaner this morning? The “Butt Kickers” of John Adams Middle School were out in the rain yesterday picking up cigarette butts and they have quite the bounty to show for their efforts. The John Adams “Butt Kickers” with Mayor Ardell Brede
The “Butt Kickers” were in action for 6 hours and picked up the following:
19,959 cigarette butts (which was less than the 24,811 picked up in 2012)
June 29, 2013 9:00 – Noon
Looking for a unique way to get exercise, take in some free entertainment, activities and visit with your neighbors?
Civic Center Dr SE/W Silver Lake Dr NE from E Center St to 7th St NE will be open to human powered traffic only–no motor vehicles allowed.
- Bike Safety Rodeo
- Bike/Helmet/Face Decorating
* Hip Hop Dance Instructions
* Rochester Phys Ed Workout
To make this event especially fun and eco-friendly consider riding, walking, running to the event. It’s easy to get to from the city bike path. Pack up the family, bicycles, tricycles, strollers, running shoes,
Representatives from RNeighbors attended the Neighborhoods USA Conference on May 22 – 25, right in our own home state of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Along with getting to learn from the over 600 neighborhood and city leaders from all over the United States and even farther, we presented a workshop to a room full of interested and enthusiastic attendees.
To those of you who attended our workshop, we thank you for letting us share the story of Rochester neighborhoods with you. As promised, a PDF of the entire PowerPoint presentation is posted here, along with direct links to specific projects and resources
This guide will assist you in the process of discussing an issue, concern, proposal with your elected official(s). A PDF of the guide can be accessed here. Outlined are steps to help you effectively communicate with elected or appointed officials in writing, through e-mail, phone, or in person. With neighborhood issues, most likely you’ll need to deal with your local elected city or county officials, but the following tips should apply to all levels of government.
Keep your communication simple, concise, and to the point.
Don’t raise questions that you aren’t prepared to answer.
Don’t ask questions to embarrass or otherwise put
Anyone who parks in the 4th street parking lot and walks along the river trail to the game OR rides their bikes to the Honkers Bike racks before 1:00pm gets into the game for FREE! Look for the staff in bright yellow shirts for your ticket.
Olmsted Sponsored by Olmsted County Public Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Program.
Learn more at facebook.com/makingitbetterolmstedcounty
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Louise Hill’s life will be celebrated by friends and family due to her passing on January 5th. Her family asked if the awards and award winner could be tied in with their plan to hold an event on May 18th. I felt that this is a one time opportunity to both celebrate the great achievements of Louise and to recognize those that have followed in her footsteps. It is with great honor that the committee has chosen Kevin Lund to be the next Louise Hill Individual Achievement Award recipient.
The Rochester Heritage Preservation Committee invites Rochester residents to participate in an
The record heavy snow (“http://www.crh.noaa.gov/arx/?n=may0213″) that fell on Rochester impacted trees throughout the city. Work on fallen trees continues in the days and weeks ahead. While some tree debris is the responsibility of the city, other tree debris removal falls upon individual owner. How can you tell the difference?
Public trees are along the curb in the public right-of-way, in a boulevard, or in park land. Private trees are in yards (behind the sidewalk), or other “non-public” sites. Homeowners often handle their own tree debris. If help is needed, be sure to contact a licensed tree professional (see Parks website for
Photo: The 2012 Trash Mountain piled up at Waste Management.
Join Us for the A Litter Bit Better! Trash Mountain Results!
Have you noticed the sudden appearance of green trash bags and blue recycling bags along roadsides, at parks, and in the hands of litter pickers?
This year, over 3,000 volunteers trolled for litter at over 200 locations in Rochester during the 7th annual A Litter Bit Better! city-wide clean-up event. How much litter and recycling was plucked from our City grounds?
Join us at the big weigh-in at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30th at the Waste Management scale house in Rochester (6670
Pick it up on April 20-27
During the week of April 20-27, 2013, volunteers from Rochester neighborhoods, businesses, groups, and individuals will once again, be joining together to pick up the litter in our community. Last year 5.96 tons of litter was picked up across 78% of Rochester by 226 groups, a total of 3116 total volunteers. Check out the stats from last year on our website.
You can help by volunteering to pick up Rochester. Register on our website or by calling 507-328-2431.
Groups collect litter across Rochester
We need your help!
Check our website for more about A Litter Bit Better! and