United Way Day of Caring 2016!

What an amazing group from the University of Rochester Library, who are now becoming mainstays during the United Way of Greater Rochester‘s Day of Caring with the Swillburg Neighborhood Association!
We replaced a planter in Otto Hendernerg Square Park and tidied and mulched several community gardens for this beautiful Spring growing season.
What a fantastic day. Many thank yous to the staff, neighborhood volunteers, and Salvatore’s Pizza for once again providing lunch for us.
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Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter is out!

Dear Neighbors,

The Swillburg Neighborhood Association (SNA) 2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter is hot off the virtual press! There is much to check out, so please give it a look.

In the coming weeks, your neighbors in the SNA will be delivering these to your doorstep. They are the best – don’t forget to thank them. 🙂

Download/View Newsletter: SNA Spring Summer 2016

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Swillburg Night Out: Zemeta (Mon, Feb 29)


Dear Swillburg Neighbors:

Please join us for some Ethiopian food at Zemeta Restaurant on Monday, February 29 at 6:30 pm.

They will have a buffet style meal for us. It is always a delicious, affordable, and enjoyable evening. Hope to see everyone there!

RSVPs and details are, as always, on swillburg.nextdoor.com.

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Swillburg goes Fiber


Construction is currently underway on providing all Swillburg residents with the option to sign-up for high speed fiber access to the internet. We think it’s a great thing to provide additional speed and choice options for residents and small businesses in our neighborhood.

More information is available at greenlightnetworks.com. Construction updates, as always, are posted on our online community for residents at swillburg.nextdoor.com.

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40th Anniversary of the Salvation of Swillburg

Last night, almost 100 neighbors and friends of Swillburg gathered in Artisan Church to celebrate and learn about the historic shutdown of a proposed highway expansion through our little neighborhood 40 years ago!

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Shockingly, the activists prevailed and our neighborhood rebounded and is stronger than ever. The whole story is fascinating and last night we listened to speakers who actually had a hand in our survival!  This included:

Mike Henry — Swillburg historian; Joe Yatteau — longtime resident; Luke Parisi — City Councilman at the time; Ed Simmons — businessman; Elaine Spaull — current City Council person.  Swillburger Judy Hay as emcee tied the whole program together beautifully.

Neighbor, Joyce Nakada (Nelson St), created an informative documentary with interviews and the highlights. That video can be viewed right here:


Also in attendance were past Swillburg President and Treasurer who were behind the revival in the 2000’s, David Chappius and Matt Perdue as well as Artist Maria Friske, the creator of the gorgeous Pembroke St. art panels!

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A special thank you to The Owl House / Swillburger for catering the event with amazing sandwiches and beverages!

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A video of the program/speakers can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/dp7a0Zbq0gI

To view photos from the event, provided by Nelson St. resident Heather McKay, check out our Flikr stream right here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98323776@N05/

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