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River Romance!

RIVER ROMANCE is back! The very popular tour of the Lower Falls Hydro plant and guided canoe tour of the Lower Genesee River are offered again this year, along with the regular Lower Gorge tours.  October 2-4.  Check out the full schedule of events at the City’s web page for River Romance:


River Romance 2015

Help the Marathoners AND show that Maplewood is a fun and friendly place!

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NW City Council Candidates Forum Coming Up!

This is your chance to ask the City Council candidates questions before the primary and elections- all candidates are invited.  It will take place during the regular MNA Town Hall meeting.

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School Board Candidates forum coming up!

Do you have concerns about the state of Rochester Public Schools? Do you want to see change? All the positions on the Rochester School Board are up for election this year. The Northwest Neighborhood Associations are sponsoring a School Board Candidates forum on Monday night- August 24th, at 6:30 in the Edgerton Ballroom. This is your chance to ask questions of the candidates!

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The signs redirecting westbound traffic on Ridgeway are starting to go up; construction will be starting in a couple of weeks. The City will be mailing this letter regarding the Ridgeway reconstruction to residents on that street. However, many more residents of Maplewood and other neighborhoods will be affected by the temporary one-way use of Ridgeway (eastbound ONLY) during the reconstruction. Recommend you start scouting out your alternate routes!

Ridgeway reconstruction letter 2015

Assemblyman Joe Morelle is again sponsoring an annual Health & Wellness Fair. The Fair will feature helpful information about how to protect your health, enhance your life, and save money.


DATE:                 Thursday, July 23, 2015


TIME:                   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


LOCATION:        Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY
14618 (near light at Eastland Ave.)


There will be representatives from the NYS Attorney General’s Office, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Monroe County Office for the Aging, LIFESPAN, Rochester Gas & Electric, and much more. In addition, the Fair will offer free hearing screening, glucose screening, computerized infrared nerve scans, and nutritional information.

National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out Against Crime 2015 is coming up August 4th- come join your neighbors and show the community that you’re standing up against crime in your neighborhood!National Night Out flyer color mgp 2015-final-page0001 (1)

If you know anyone who is short on food money, Foodlink will be selling healthy food at wholesale prices at City Recreation Centers this summer. LaGrange Rec center will host it on 8/27, but if you have transportation you can get food at any of them.

An announcement from Kodak:
“Please be advised that Eastman Kodak intends to demolish part of building 53 on Eastman Avenue by means of implosion. The event will take place on July 18, 2015 at 08:00 am. In the event of high winds or lightning it will be postponed till the following day. This work will be performed by Moses B Glick LLC and Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp. It is important to understand that the scope of this work is limited to the core of the building and the exhaust stacks. The remaining perimeter will be demolished by conventional methods.

Noise and vibration from the implosions should be brief and moderate. There will be a concrete dust cloud in the vicinity of the building for a relatively brief period after the implosion. Every effort will be made to manage dust afterwards during the removal of debris. Prior to actual implosion of the building, all hazardous materials and combustibles are removed. Work is currently ongoing with monitoring by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In all phases of the demolition, we are committed to taking the appropriate steps to protect the health and safety of both employees and the community.”

Dewey/Driving Park Intersection Public Meeting

July 20th, there will be a public meeting to decide on public amenities included in the new Dewey/Driving Park intersection. What would you like to see there- gardens, a performance space, chess boards? Come give your opinion! 6:00 PM, Aquinas Cafeteria

DDP Intersection meeting notice