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Voice of the Finger Lakes, Local Resident

There is a great article in the current edition of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine, featuring 19th Ward resident Michael Warren Thomas.  "His velvety rich voice fills the airwaves every weekend."  The article details how he offers "an unparalleled knowledge of all things food, wine, and gardening in the Finger Lakes... His Saturday and Sunday morning radio shows on WYSL-1040 AM are often required listening for folks who like to keep up with the region's wine and restaurant…


Added by Mark Sweetland on January 25, 2018 at 4:12am — No Comments

Music @ The Arnett Branch Library Today!

Added by Bruce Tehan on January 6, 2018 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Keuka Day Trip


Added by Mark Sweetland on October 20, 2017 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Rapids Cemetery

During River Romance this coming weekend, visit Rapids Cemetery on Congress Ave.  John Curran has spearheaded a long invigoration of this historic area, which few know about.  Major work has been done in cooperation with a number of volunteer groups.  Check it out from Noon to 4 PM, 10/8/17.  

Here is an older description from City newspaper, interesting from an historic point of view.  John has recruited many to help transform and preserve this hidden treasure for all to see.  …


Added by Mark Sweetland on October 6, 2017 at 3:01am — No Comments

Ali's Tailor Shop on Thurston featured on Ch. 13 News

Ali's Tailor Shop, now in the former Hunts Hardware, was featured in a segment on Ch. 13 on Friday night.  To view, follow link:  http://13wham.com/news/local/alis-tailor-shop-continues-family-tradition-in-rochester

Ali has long been on Thurston Rd. from his first shop opposite Rite Aid, to one across from Thurston Garage, and now in the old Hunts building.  He has invested in the…


Added by Mark Sweetland on July 29, 2017 at 12:14am — No Comments

News From the Arnett Block Association

Added by Bruce Tehan on June 1, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Dirt Bikes on City Streets

There are an increasing number of dirt bikes being driven on City streets.  This is illegal.  They are meant to be driven in isolated areas on tracks or paths, not in the City, which is dangerous to pedestrians and other vehicles.  The noise is also offensive as they drive back and forth in front of your house. 

You can sign a petition urging the Mayor to enforce the law against driving these and ATVs on City streets.  See:  …


Added by Mark Sweetland on April 25, 2017 at 1:10am — 1 Comment

Music starts at 12:00 pm today at the Arnett Branch Library!

Added by Bruce Tehan on April 22, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

You can nominate a 2017 Library of the Year!

Today is the last day to nominate your favorite library for Library of the Year 2017! Grownups and kids can both nominate at the link below. Southwest Rochester pubic libraries (Arnett and Phillis Whealtey) are both found under found under the Monroe County heading at this link: https://rrlc.org/services/advocacy/libraryoftheyear/

In addition to nominating a public library you can also nominate a school and…


Added by Bruce Tehan on April 15, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

Library of the Year Nominations!

It is time to nominate libraries for the 2017 Library of the Year Contest!  Arnett was named Public Library of the Year in 2015.  Maybe it is our year again.  So, let’s say you love all our entertainment programs for kids, teens, and adults (music, storytime, arts, games, etc.) or you love our educational activities (computer classes, Literacy Volunteers programs, high school equivalency exam prep,    homework tutoring, etc.)  or perhaps you just love that…


Added by Bruce Tehan on April 2, 2017 at 10:36am — No Comments

Library Closed March 15 2017 Due to Snow

The Arnett Branch and all other Rochester Public Library locations are closed today. Are you staying home today? If so, are you doing a project around the house? If you are, why not borrow an audio book or music to listen to from an online library resource?…


Added by Bruce Tehan on March 15, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

The Arnett Branch Library will be closing at 3:00 pm today.

The Arnett Branch Library and all other City of Rochester Public Library locations will be closing at 3:00 pm today due to inclement weather. Are you in need of some books and DVDs? If so, visit this site and borrow things on line: …


Added by Bruce Tehan on March 14, 2017 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Baseball Registration at the Arnett branch Library Today

Parents can register their boys and girls for baseball at the Arnett Branch Library today with help from volunteers from the Genesee Valley Little League. The volunteers will be here today until 1:00 pm. The registration deadline is March 25th and it can also be done online at http://www.gvlittleleague.org/…


Added by Bruce Tehan on March 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Home Plans for my house

Can anyone tell me how I might find the original floor plan for my home. I am at 57 Evangeline St., between Brooks and Ellicott St. It would be much appreciated.

Added by Lawrence Floyd on March 9, 2017 at 8:42pm — 3 Comments

Greetings from the Arnett Branch Library

A big thank you goes out to the Arnett Branch Library Cleaner Extraordinaire, Mary Santiago, who has our grounds in tip top shape following yesterday's windstorm! Another big thank you goes out to Jasper Battle from nearby New Life Fellowship Church who came by with a truck and hauled away lots of debris for us! The library will be open 11 am -7 pm today. We hope to see you here!…

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Added by Bruce Tehan on March 9, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Spelling Scholars at the Arnett Branch Library!

Rochester City School students are working with University of Rochester Sigma Phi Epsilon volunteers today in preparation for annual 19th Ward Community Association's Spelling Beet that will be taking place this spring!  A big thank you goes to the fine team led by our John Laing that makes this wonderful event possible.…


Added by Bruce Tehan on February 11, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments



Greetings Neighbor!


Over the past few months, Mr. Hawkes and I have been talking about a new training opportunity for those of you who are out there tirelessly giving of yourselves to make our community great.


During this time, we have worked with our partners from Monroe County, The College at Brockport's Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development,  Neighbor Works and The Rochester Area Community Foundation to create a pilot program that…


Added by john mcmahon on February 1, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Greenlight Networks in 19th Ward

Sometime ago I seem to remember an effort to get Greenlight in the 19th Ward/SW Quadrant. Is that a dead issue now?

Added by Lawrence Floyd on January 30, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

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SW Merchants

Information Links

These links plus others can also be found under the Links tab.


19th Ward Community Association
Rochester City Living



To report animal cruelty, call 911 or  THE ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500

Coupon offers from Pet Saver Superstore

City of Rochester Low-income Spay/Neuter for pet Dogs and Cats

Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

PAWS, Inc.Providing Animal Welfare Services

Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions - Petco Clinics

City of Rochester Adopt a Dog or Cat

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 



Brooks Court New Homes


City of Rochester Property Information

Rochester City Living

Trulia Listed Homes For Sale

UR Home Ownership Program

Zillow listed homes for sale


Arnett Public Library

Brooks Landing

City Councilman  Adam McFadden

City Councilman  Dana Miller

City of Rochester 

County Legislator 25th District John Lightfoot

County Legislator 27th  District  Willie Lightfoot

Craigslist 19th Ward Search

Genesee Valley Park

Metro Justice

RGRTA Bus Information

Minority Reporter

Rochester Green Living


Sector 4 Comm. Developmant Corp

SWAN Community Band

Savor Life Radio Show

Teen Empowerment

WRUR 88.5 U of R Radio

Southwest Family YMCA

UR Gov. & Community Relations



Rochester Prep Charter School

U.S. Dept. of Education



St. Monica Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church



Brue Coffee (on RocWiki)

El Latino Restaurant
D and L Groceries
Hand Crafted Wrought Iron
Jim Dalberth Sports
Menezes Pizza
TOPS Friendly Markets
Staybridge Suites


Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP)

Dealing with Lead
Drug Activity
Healthy Blocks
HEAP NY Home Heating Assistant
Home Safety Tips    LifeTimesAdultDay Health Care
NeighborWorks Rochester
Parking / Abandoned Vehicles
2-1-1 Social Services
ACT Rochester


Genesee Co-op FCU

3/50 Project

South Wedge Ning

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