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Replacement Water Tower Not Sitting Well With Neighbors

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The city council voted last night in favor of a decision that will put a large water tank near St. Mary's park. The decision was not one neighbors in the area wanted to hear.

"It's a beautiful neighborhood, it's a historical neighborhood, it's too bad it has to be ruined by a concrete monster," said resident Josephine Camilleri.

The idea of the brand new water tank being built across the street from Camilleri’s home has been making her sick to her stomach. She was just one of the residents that attended Monday night’s city council meeting. 

"We were hoping they would take consideration of the other sites, but they were not willing," said Camilleri.

The city council voted 5-1 in favor of upholding a decision to build a 3.5 million gallon water tank across from St Mary's Park.

Comedy Show to Benefit At-Risk Youth

Comedy Show to Benefit At-Risk Youth

There are still tickets available for the Dinner and Comedy Benefit the LINK program is hosting May 14th at Goonies Comedy Club in downtown Rochester. Doors open at 6 PM, dinner served at 6:30 and comedy is from 7:30 to 9 PM. All of the proceeds raised from this benefit will go to Lutheran Social Service LINK Program and Street Outreach Program to serve a youth in our community.  Tickets are 30 dollars and must be bought by May 10th.  For ticket information please contact Josh Hameister at 507-226-3811 or via email Josh.Hameister@lssmn.org.   The two comics performing are Mark Poolos and Michael Callahan (Please see below for bios).

Headliner:  Mark Poolos

Details Released for St.John's Summer Block Party

Details Released for St.John's Summer Block Party

The Church of St. John the Evangelist will host the 10th and final St. John’s Block Party on Saturday, July 13, from 3:00 to 11:30 p.m. in downtown Rochester. This nonprofit community event is open to people of all ages and is packed with great live music, entertainment, food and friends. 

Trash Mountain Tops 10 Tons

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- For seven years community members have been helping to make Rochester “A Litter Bit Better”. Tuesday we got an idea of what kind of impact that has on the area.

With 230 different groups and more than three thousand volunteers Rochester is now a much cleaner community.

"Sports teams, scouts, faith groups, businesses, they all got together and just picked up the trash," said Megan Duffey-Moeller.

Duffey-Moeller with Rochester Public works says the week of cleaning up as part of A Litter Bit Better has many benefits for the community.

"It helps prevent people from littering it also helps that we have a lot of kids in the program and they learn that littering is not okay," said Duffey-Moeller.

On Tuesday all of the trash collected from the area ditches and parks was weighed. In total more than ten tons was collected.

Tree Planting In Honor of Byron Student

(ABC 6 News) - Friends and classmates of DeeJ Logan gathered outside Bryon High School, on this Arbor Day, to plant a tree in her memory.

As we've reported the 17-year-old was killed on the first day of school when the car she was driving smashed into the back of a school bus.

As we've reported, a wood-working shop owned by her parents, was also destroyed in a fire last month.

More on today's tree planting ceremony coming up tonight on ABC 6 News at 6.

 

New Exhibits at Rochester Art Center

New Exhibits at Rochester Art Center

On Friday, April 26, Rochester Art Center will celebrate the opening of new exhibitions by three talented women artists.  Henny Linn Kjellberg of Uppsala, Sweden will present Critical Mass, a ceramic installation in RAC’s Wells Fargo Atrium; Katie Hargrave, a Minneapolis-based artist, will present How to Fold L’Étoile du Nord in the 3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series; and Rochester Artist Nicole Havekost will present Mend and Measure in the RAC Local Artist Series. For more information, go to http://www.rochesterartcenter.org/exhibitions/upcoming.html<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Comedy Show to Benefit Homeless Youth

Comedy Show to Benefit Homeless Youth

The Lutheran Social Service LINK Program, which helps homeless and at-risk youth, is hosting a Comedy and Dinner Benefit show May 14th from 6 to 9 PM.  Doors open at 6 PM, dinner served at 6:30 and comedy is from 7:30 to 9 PM. All of the proceeds raised from this benefit will go to Lutheran Social Service LINK Program and Street Outreach Program to serve a youth of our program.  Tickets are 30 dollars and must be bought by May 10th.  For ticket information please contact Josh Hameister at 507-226-3811 or via email Josh.Hameister@lssmn.org.