Cool Sweep is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program to help city residents who have limited opportunities to find relief from summer heat. A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for a day to reach 85 degrees.
Cool Sweep hours are normally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The operation employs the use of a cooling spray from fire hydrants and extended hours at City pools and Durand Eastman Beach. The use of City spray parks and pools in certain city high schools are also available to the public.
When hot summer days creep in make sure to watch the news and check the newspaper for a possible Cool Sweep day announcement.
Cool Sweep Hydrant locations are:
• School No. 41 parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Road (map)
On Tuesday, August 3rd, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., join Senator Robach at the 2010 National Night Out Against Crime at the Dewey Avenue Family Festival.This year’s event will feature carnival games courtesy of the Northwest YMCA, prizes and giveaways from Target and the NorthGate Neighbors, police and safety displays, free haircuts for children 10 and under from House of Hair, and a performance by the Greece Marching Band. Admission is FREE. There will be plenty of food, with $1 hot dogs and $1 cold drinks to benefit Two Doors Community Resource Center, plus Abbott's Frozen Custard and a candy bar & snack sale by Troop 195. Click on the .pdf below for all the information!
On Saturday, July 24, Senator Robach joined the Chili Avenue Business Alliance for the Taste of Chili Ave Festival.The event featured numerous activities for children and youth, including a bouncy house, face painting and a basketball competition at Gardiner Recreation Center.In addition, there was live music from Noon until 6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, July 24, the Simmons' Youth Enrichment Center at Upper Room Family Worship Center hosted a free community festival. During the festival, Senator Robach announced the winner of a free bicycle.
Senator Robach joins the women of Katie Shirley's Closet. Stephanie Shirley, the mother of one of the five "Fairport Angels" who died in a car accident in 2009, started the business as a tribute to her daughter, Katie. The group donates procees from their jewelry sales to the Daystar Program for Medically Fragile Infants.
On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.
On Thursday, July 22, Senator Robach welcomed residents and their guests to the Town of Greece Summer Picnic for Seniors. The annual event was held at Greece Town Hall. Senator Robach provided remarks to the crowd prior to lunch and thanked them for all that they do for the Town of Greece. Following lunch, seniors were treated to entertainment by Johnny Matt Band.
On Tuesday, July 20, Senator Robach took part in 'Annual Reading Day' at the Harley School. Horizons at Harley is a summer Student Enrichment Program that provides low-income Rochester children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life. One hundred twenty five children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School.
On Thursday, July 15, Senator Robach made remarks to the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association. The remarks came during the chapter's annual picnic, held at Webster Park. For more information on the Genesee Valley Chapter, click here.
On Wednesday, July 14th, Senator Robach introduced Herb Gross & The Invictas to the crowd at Ontario Beach Park prior to the latest Concert by the Shore. The group played from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Concerts by the Shore is a free event, supported by Senator Robach, that provides great fun and entertainment for the entire family. Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Concerts by the Shore takes place at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on The Invictas, visit their website.
Concerts by the Shore continue through August 25th at Ontario Beach Park. All concerts begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00 p.m, except for August 11th, which features a pair of guests from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The entire summer schedule is available by downloading the .pdf file. The concerts are free to the public and parking is available around Ontario Beach Park. Wegmans will be selling food and beverages each Wednesday night. For more information on Concerts by the Shore, you can call the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee at (585) 865-3320.
On Tuesday, July 13th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Robert Judd and Jim Genthner from EPIC Advisors, Inc.; City Councilman Dana Miller; and Bret Garwood from the City of Rochester; to cut the ribbon on EPIC Advisors' expanded company headquarters in downtown Rochester.
Senator Robach, on Thursday, July 8, helped break ground on the new Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. REOC provides career training and college-readiness courses to 1,500 local residents each year. Affiliated with the State University College at Brockport, the center is one of 10 such programs in the SUNY system. The building is expected to be ready for use by late 2011. For more information, visit http://www.reoc.brockport.edu/.
On Thursday, July 8, Senator Robach, along with Tracey Aiello (far left), Jody Michael Wolfanger of Evening Star Coffee Roasters (second from right), and Paul Hawkins of CrimeStoppers promoted four new 'charity coffee blends' at Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Proceeds from the sales of each of these bags will benefit CrimeStoppers. Evening Star Coffee Roasters offers 24 premium and flavored coffees including four "charity coffee blends" that benefit local non-profits. For more information, click on the web sites below.
On Sunday morning, July 4th, Senator Robach took part in the Grandview Beach Neighborhood Association's Annual July 4th Parade. This was the 20th year for the parade, which travels down Old Edgemere Drive in Greece.
Senator Robach provided remarks at the Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration at Grace and Truth Sportspark in Hilton. During his remarks, Senator Robach thanked all of those who have served, and continue to serve, for our country. The Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration has been taking place since 2002. For more information, visit http://www.thespiritofamerica.info/.
With temperatures forecasted to be in the 90s over the next several days coupled with high humidity, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and County Health Director Dr. Andrew Doniger are cautioning residents to be alert for symptoms of heat-related illness and to take common sense measures. Particularly at-risk from very hot weather are infants, young children and older people.
55 World War II veterans returned home to Rochester from Washington, D.C. on Father's Day. Senator Robach welcome them back home at the Rochester International Airport following their Honor Flight. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit www.honorflightrochester.org.