City Of Rochester Celebrates Arbor Day at Elizabeth Park

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission (CBC) celebrated Arbor Day by planting Autumn Blaze Maple on April 28 at Elizabeth Park. Members of the CBC were on hand for the celebration along with Rochester City Administration, City Council members and the Parks Department. The celebration began with a welcome, and a few Arbor Day Trivia facts, from Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Russell followed by the tree planting lead by Kim Russell and City Manager Blaine Wing. The CBC has planted trees in the … [Read more...]

Rochester Looking for Volunteers for Howlett Park

  The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers to help with the removal of invasive plants in Howlett Park on Saturday, May 21st and possibly Sunday May 22nd. Sunday work will only be scheduled if all of the removals are not completed by the end of the day on Saturday. The park is located at the corner of Inglewood and Romeo Road. Approximately 15 to 20 volunteers are needed to assist the Parks Department staff with the removal of these plants specifically in … [Read more...]

Daughter’s of the American Revolution receive Good Neighbor Award

Daughter’s of the American Revolution - Stony Creek Chapter - named recipients of the Rochester Good Neighbor Award The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently announced the winner of the first quarter Good Neighbor Award is the Daughter’s of the American Revolution-Stony Creek Chapter. The Good Neighbor Award program was created by the CBC to allow residents of Rochester to nominate an adult or youth for their good neighbor work. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rochester … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Looking for Volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2015 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year’s project is being deemed “Mulch-a-Palooza.” Please come out and help spreading mulch, pulling weeds and spruce up our Municipal Park and around the City Hall complex. Individuals and families are welcome (over the age of 15, please). Please … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for Howlett Park Clean-Up Day on Sunday, July 27, 2014

On Sunday, July 27th, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, the Rochester City Beautiful Commission will be having a Clean-Up Day at Howlett Park. We are looking for volunteers to help build a pedestrian bridge with the Fire Department and Department of Public Works staff members. We will also be placing wood chips, removing invasive species and cleaning up the park and removing any kind of debris. We will gather on the sidewalk on the east side of Inglewood near Terry Street and then proceed from … [Read more...]

City of Rochester looking for volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2014 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year's project is "Mulch-a-Palooza." Please come out and help spreading mulch, pull weeds and paint the benches in the park. Individuals and families are welcome (over the age of 15, please). Please dress for garden work and bring your work … [Read more...]

Mark Olin named recipient of the Rochester “Good Neighbor Award”

The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently announced the winner of the 1st Quarter Good Neighbor Award is Rochester resident Mark Olin. The Good Neighbor Award program was created by the CBC to allow residents of Rochester to nominate an adult or youth for their good neighbor work. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rochester residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The program is designed to honor those who make a … [Read more...]

Introducing Rochester’s City Beautiful Commission

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is a group of enthusiastic, creative, earth-loving volunteers working to preserve the beauty of their city and give back to the place they all call home. The CBC was established in 2009 to develop plans for the beautification of Rochester and promote public interest in the general appearance of the city. Projects include the establishment of a new community garden and improvements to Howlett Park and Elizabeth Park. The committee is chaired by Lynn … [Read more...]