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If you or someone you know have school age children and are food-insecure, here is a list of free lunch locations for children this summer:

http://www.healthikids.org/EatHealthy/SummerMeals.aspx

The 2015 Flower City Garden Contest is upon us!  If you’d like to enter your private or community garden OR nominate another garden in your community, please check out the link below.

 

LINK:  http://www.cityofrochester.gov/gardencontestform/

 

Spread the word!  Please share this link widely with fellow City residents that garden in your neighborhood.

 

Submission to the 2015 Flower City Garden Contest are due by July 29.  Winners in each category will be honored at the 2015 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in October 2015.

Plentiful street trees are some of Maplewood’s finest assets. A good street canopy increases property values, reduces crime, cools houses and cars, decreases street noise and absorbs car pollution. If you currently don’t have a tree in front of your house between the sidewalk and the road, you can request that the City plant one by calling 311- they plant through June. If you have a recently planted tree by your house- show it a little love by giving it water!

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589936632

Lake Avenue Reconstruction Project Public Meeting

The City of Rochester will be hosting a public meeting regarding the Lake Avenue Reconstruction Project on June 10, 2015, 7:00 PM at the Abelard Reynolds School No. 42 Cafeteria.  This new design keeps two lanes in each direction, and adds protected bike and pedestrian lanes for River Trail users.  Please attend and give your input!

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Post it on your refrigerator and attend!

Rosefest schedule sign

It’s not too late to register for Clean Sweep this Saturday- click the link below or just call 311. The Maplewood Clean Sweep projects are:
-Clean up the Rose Garden and trails in Maplewood/Lower Falls Parks
-Clean up LaGrange Park
-Clean up the Lake/104 area
-Clean up the Cemetery at Lake/Maplewood Drive
-Clean up LaGrange Park
-Community Garden at Flower City & Dewey
-Clean up Dewey Avenue from Driving Park to Flower City
HELP MAKE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BETTER!

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/cleansweepsignup/

Celebrate the 193rd Birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted with music, food and fun!

Rochester will celebrate the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, revered as a visionary landscape architect and designer of several of Rochester’s majestic parks on Sunday, April 26.

The Olmsted Birthday Bash on the Bridge will run from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the pedestrian bridge between Seneca and Maplewood Parks. (Rain location: Wegman Lodge in Seneca Park).

The afternoon features refreshments, music, sidewalk-chalk drawings and a display of historic Seneca and Maplewood Park pictures from the Albert Stone collection. The event is sponsored by the Friends and Neighbors of Seneca Park, Highland Park Conservancy and The Landmark Society of Western New York with additional support from Hart’s Local Grocers.

Parking is available at Maplewood Park (off Bridgeview Dr.) on the west side of the River or in Seneca Park (near the playground) on the east side. For those wishing to travel on two wheels, a group bicycle ride will depart from the Roundhouse at Genesee Valley Park at 12:00p.m. and travel to the Birthday Bash through Highland Park and Maplewood Park before arriving at the bridge.

Rochester is just one of four cities nationwide that boasts an entire park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, best known for his design of New York’s Central Park. Olmsted designed Highland, Genesee Valley, and Seneca Parks for Rochester. He and the firm that continued his work after his retirement also designed several parkways and small neighborhood parks.

In 1888, Rochester’s Board of Park Commissioners selected Olmsted to design a network of parks and parkways for the city. Olmsted encouraged the Commissioners to set aside generous amounts of open space as the city’s first major public parks and proposed a system focused on the city’s great natural asset – the dramatic Genesee River in all its glorious variety.

Mary Stevenson

With great sadness we’ve heard about the passing of Mary Stevenson, the “grand dame” of Maplewood. We’ll miss you Mary! Bob Stevenson, we mourn with you.   Read More →

2015 Rose Festival Arts & Crafts Application

Do you need financial help repairing or replacing your roof, gutters or downspouts? The City has a new program that may be able to help you!  There is a special portion of the grants set aside for senior citizen homeowners, and another portion is set aside for northwest quadrant homes.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/roofrelief/