Summer Events

This coming weekend, many neighbors are having individual Garage Sales from 9-3 (May 31 & June 1)! Feel free to have your own sale or just walk the neighborhood looking for some good deals.

Coming up in two weeks, we are having our Annual Swillburg Neighborhood Potluck meet & greet in Otto Henderberg Park, right in the middle of our neighborhood. Please bring a dish to pass or help setup/cleanup. There will be membership information as well as Swillburg merchandise for sale during the party. Sunday, June 8th from 2-5 PM!


2014 Swillburg Flyer can be downloaded and shared right here.


A wonderfully successful Day of Caring

We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather and a better group of volunteers.

Employees of Kodak and Kodak Alaris helped stain the palisade fence in Otto Henderberg Park…


…beautify our Bloom Garden…


…and beautify our neighborhood. Thanks to the United Way, JoAnn for coordinating, our great volunteers, and our generous donations from Home Depot and our neighborhood Salvatore’s. The park looks beautiful with the tulips in bloom, don’t you think?


United Way Day of Caring: THIS Thursday, May 8.


This Thursday at 9:30am in Otto Henderberg Park (off Field St. between Avon and Sycamore), Swillburg neighbors and employees from Kodak Alaris will team up to beautify our park: we’ll be staining, painting, repairing, and raking.

Won’t you join us? We can always use a few extra hands (and rollers, and trays).

RSVP and get more details at

The Theater Around the Block


Through thick and thin, our beloved Cinema Theater on the corner of Clinton and Goodman has kept its lights on.

More than a place to catch a film, it’s been a place to gather, to reconnect, to laugh. More than a few engagement rings have been hidden in the bottoms of popcorn bags. More than a few tears were shed when Princess the Cat passed away.

We couldn’t imagine a Swillburg without a Cinema. Even if we could, we wouldn’t want to.

Here’s JoAnn Morreale, hamming it up on her way to change titles back in 1985. JoAnn, a public school teacher, rescued the Cinema from disrepair and lovingly nurtured it for three decades. John Trickey, the Cinema’s new owner, continues that tradition.

Happy 100 years, Cinema Theater!

Help the Cinema: Donate to it’s campaign to raise funds for the mandatory upgrade to digital at–4

For more great Cinema Theater history, check out:

Mark your calendars!

Upcoming dates to remember (don’t worry, we’ll remind you when we get closer):
1. Sat, May 3: City of Rochester 2014 Clean Sweep
2. Thurs, May 8: United Way Day of Caring
3. Sun, June 8: Swillburg Neighborhood Annual Potluck

As always, details are on We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to getting OUTSIDE!