Monday, July 22, 2013


Hi, Everyone!
This is a great time of year to get out and meet our neighbors, while holding a positive event in our area!
I hope everyone will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
It's always a good idea to find a new home for our unwanted items, as we don't want to see useful things filling our landfill. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is the mantra in our home, and having a fun yard sale is a terrific way to make a few dollars while helping someone discover and repurpose our hidden treasures!
I also hope that by holding our event at the same time as Maplewood's, we can help them to get more people to attend their sales, as well as ours.
Cooperation is a wonderful thing... and no one does it better than Rochester's NW area residents!
Have a great week!
~ Pamela Davis, LONA PR
PS - If you do choose to hold a sale, please feel free to post your street on LONA's facebook page in the comments section of the flyer/picture .
That way, the buying public will be able to plan their shopping route right to your sale! :)
Click on the flyer to make it larger to read. :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

You're Invited, as always!!!!

LONA's Next Meeting:

Monday, May 13th, 2013
at the Lyell Branch Library
located at 956 Lyell Avenue
from 6:30pm to 7:45pm

~ And please invite other Cameron Street area neighbors to join us as well! ~
We will have updates from: RFD's Engine 5,
NSC's/RPD's CPOs, and by other local elected officials.

Parking is available in two adjacent lots.

Positive media attention is always welcome!

For more information or clarification,
please call Bob Van Sice, LONA Vice-President, at (585) 458-3784
or email Pamela Davis, LONA Public Relations Coordinator, at
We welcome you to come and join in our efforts!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

LONA meeting: April 8th, 2013

Come join in the discussion!
The next LONA meeting:
Monday, April 8th, 2013
from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
at the Lyell Branch Library
956 Lyell Avenue
See you there!

CLEAN SWEEP - APRIL 27th, 2013

Hey, Cameron Street friends!
Let's participate on Saturday, April 27th, 2013!
Our street is the best,
so let's make sure it looks great!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Summer Sunday Sundae Storytime has begun!

I've placed a pink plastic tote on my porch, and filled it (and refilled it) with reading books of various grade levels and interests, as well as coloring books and crayons that the children are welcome to use at any time. (However, I'm discovering that crayons will melt easily in the sun when placed in this tote, so I have been giving the kids bags of crayons for them to keep indoors, to use on the coloring books at their leisure.)

Our storytimes are not relegated to only happen on Sundays. We've been known to get together for a quick bedtime story on more than one occasion, but I let the children know that we must get inside when the street lights come on... or when the mosquitoes are finding us too tasty! Ouch!

I encourage the children to share the books with each other, or to add them to their own bedroom book collections at home.
They do not have to return the books.
It is important that they learn to appreciate the incredible and wonderful value of books, and of learning, early on.
The amazing skill of reading, which needs to be practiced daily, is their passport to a successful future!
These two photos are a very, very, very small representation
of the books that we are reading this summer.
I've also given the children a fun coloring placemat that has games and puzzles that they can fill-in with crayons, and then wipe the mat clean with a paper napkin, so they can play again and again!
I'll be happy to post some of the beautiful photos of the children reading, but only after getting their parents' permission!
This photo shows how great these children are, and how they work well together!

This Storytime Porch is zoned for
Peace, Respect, and Kindness!

I am also encouraging the children to get plenty of exercise!
I've supplied jump ropes, hula hoops, and sidewalk chalk to create hopscotch boards. The kids really know how to have fun in the sun!

Children can earn a FREE BOOK from Barnes & Noble simply by reading 8 books over this summer! I'm so glad the bookstore is at The Mall at Greece Ridge, right on the bus line! I hope every single child gets a ride there to collect their book by September 4th, 2012 (the last day to bring the completed reading journal into the store)!

It's easy to participate in the
RCSD's Summer RocRead Program!
Your child will earn a free book,
as well as other nice prizes! 
 The books you read for the "Earn a FREE BOOK" Barnes & Noble program also count towards the Rochester Public Library's Summer Reading and the Summer RocRead programs as well!!!
Plus, the BEST REWARD will be your child's improved reading skills,
as that will make it easier to learn in school... which will brighten your child's future!

Print out and turn in this form at the Red Wings game on August 16th. If you turn it in at the game, you will get two (2) free tickets to the game and a book! (That is so cool!)

This brochure has some good info, and I wanted to share it!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

2nd Block Party is coming up soon!

The Cameron Street Block Club
is happy to add our support
to Valerie's wonderfully fun
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
from 9am to 9pm

I will donate my face-painting skills from
9:30am to 11:30am!
We have a birthday party to attend on that same day...
but I didn't want to miss out on all the fun!

Valerie will have "bouncy castles"
for the young children! Hurray!
(Parents - please stay and watch your child!:)
We all want to have a great time, and help insure
that there are no injuries! Thanks!)

Please bring a dish to pass,
as well as a fun-loving attitude! :)

A great time was had by all!
I face-painted in two sessions that day, and the children were very well-behaved, as expected! :)

Ms. Valerie arranged another wonderful party, and we are all very grateful to have her as a good neighbor on our street!
THANK YOU, Ms. Valerie!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You're Invited! (As always!)

The next LONA meeting will be on
Monday, May 14th, 2012
from 6:30pm - 7:45pm
at the Lyell Branch Library.
We will continue to brainstorm ideas to present
to our city's mayor at a future LONA meeting.

We will also discuss our upcoming LONA events,
that we hope will help change our area's perception.

Parking is available in two adjacent lots.
Library staff will be on-hand to read with the children.
Please plan to attend, as we need and value your input!