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Replace the Electoral College

Regarding Ms. Towler’s Urban Journal, “Now should we get rid of the Electoral College?” (December 21, 2016) The answer is a loud, clear, and unqualified “Yes !” The case for retaining the EC boils down to nothing more than that this is the way we’ve always elected our presidents. Claims that moving to a direct election will disadvantage small states don’t stand up to scrutiny. For example, 57 percent of the 2016 campaign events were held in just four electoral vote-rich swing states (Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio). And a whopping 94 percent of these events were held in just 12 states, of which only one, New Hampshire, was a small state. Thus there’s far more reason to assume that a candidate will ignore states with small electoral counts than they would in a direct election where EVERY voter’s ballot, regardless of which state it came from, would have equal value. Interestingly enough, even President-elect Trump has stated that, “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy. ... A total sham and a travesty.” And, “I would rather see it, where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes, and somebody else gets 90 million votes, and you win. There’s a reason for doing this. Because it brings all the states into play.” As to claims that a direct election will breed horrific nationwide recounts, even close elections tend to be the result of narrow votes in only a few states. And as all states have rules to implement recounts if vote differentials fall within set percentages, such recounts would not be triggered any more frequently under direct election

than they have been under the Electoral College. Finally, while a constitutional amendment would eliminate the Electoral College, a viable alternative, the National Popular Vote plan, is closer to hand. Under the NPV, signatory states agree to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote rather than for the winner of their state contests. The plan will take effect once states with a total of 270 electoral votes have signed on. To date, 10 states totaling 165 electoral votes, including New York, have agreed to the plan. ROBERT PATTERSON

Good luck! There have been over 700 proposals introduced in Congress to reform or eliminate the Electoral College. In 1969, an amendment that passed overwhelmingly in the House (338 to 70) and had the endorsement of President Richard Nixon was filibustered and killed in the Senate. Not going to happen, unfortunately. JEFFREY LONGCORE

Segregated schools fuel racism

Regarding the opinion presented in “Charters create a separate, unequal system,” (Feedback, December 21, 2016), the author suggests that the emergence of charter schools has led to the type of segregated school system that the 1953 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling sought to eliminate. However, charter schools exist precisely because the issue of unequal schools has not been addressed since the Brown decision. In fact, the segregation we now see in cities such as Rochester is often more severe than it was in the 50’s. This race-based opportunity gap is undoubtedly one of the drivers of the racism that continues to pervade our country, and consequently has become the target of many well-meaning and strong educators. Of course we would all love to have a public education system that as the author said includes “all Americans equally.” Many in our city have, and continue to make, great efforts toward this goal.

However, we cannot wait around for people to “get together to fix it” while our children are passing through schools without realizing the amazing potential they have. Charter schools serve the same population as our city schools, and it would be great if we could someday have one strong school system. However, if we are ever going to see the end of educational inequity as was proclaimed in the Brown decision, we cannot waste time with political arguments and must invest in what works. The students are already there ready to learn, and each one deserves the best we can give them. ABBY KMIECINSKI

Uber Upstate?

The State Legislature seems to be getting closer to allowing ridesharing Upstate (“Waiting for Uber dreams to come true,” December 28, 2016).

These services add some convenience, but don’t do much to reduce the number of cars on the road or address causes of climate change. A better idea and actual solution to more problems would be an amazing public transportation system. For nearly 15 years, I have tried to make RTS my ride to and from work. I imagined reading a good book on the bus and arriving to work relaxed. In 15 years I could never make the bus schedule work for me. A mile walk at either end of my commute and times that didn’t come close to meeting my schedule were total roadblocks for me. Imagine if Rochester had kept and continually improved the subway it had. Just imagine what an amazing public transportation system Rochester could have today. TOM JANOWSKI

As much as I would like better mass transit, the sprawl in the area has created a problem. Coverage vs. quality. Also, RTS doesn’t run past bar-closing times, which is a major part of Uber. The taxis would have nothing to fear from Uber if they ever showed up when you call their office. I’ve waited for taxis that have never shown multiple times. That’s what people want from Uber: dependability. ROCHESTERROB

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

Trump voters and jobs: gains haven’t been equal How could this have happened? The economy has been getting better. Barack Obama managed to bring about things like the Affordable Care Act, which help Americans economically. But enough voters in enough places apparently didn’t care, and Donald Trump is now the president-elect. Why did so many Americans vote against their own interests? Actually, says New York Times business columnist Eduardo Porter, they didn’t. “Yes,” Porter said in a thought-provoking assessment in mid-December, “the economy has added millions of jobs since Mr. Obama took office. Even manufacturing employment has recovered some of its losses.” But, Porter wrote, Trump’s lower-income, less-educated voters “had a solid economic rationale for voting against the status quo: Nearly all the gains from the economic recovery have passed them by.” While the country now has almost 9 million more jobs than it had in 2007, right before the recession hit, Porter wrote, that growth hasn’t benefited everybody: “Despite accounting for less than 15 percent of the labor force, Hispanics got more than half of the net additional jobs. Blacks and Asians also gained millions more jobs than they lost. But whites, who account for 78 percent of the labor force, lost more than 700,000 net jobs over the nine years.” And the picture is even worse “among workers in their prime,” Porter wrote. “Whites ages 25 to 54 lost about 6.5 million jobs more than they gained over the period.” Jobs grew by about 3 million among Hispanics in the same age group, about 1.5 million among Asians, and about 1 million among blacks. The country’s racial division also shows up. The growth in jobs and family income were heaviest in metropolitan areas, which have higher percentages of non-white residents. Porter cites a Brookings study showing that in non-metropolitan areas, about 78 percent of residents are nonHispanic whites; in small cities, the figure is about 71 percent. Those areas haven’t had the job creation that the denser metropolitan areas of the country did. And that’s where Donald Trump got many of his votes. His supporters there weren’t voting against their own interests. The economy in the left-behind areas wasn’t the only issue that helped Trump. The antagonism against East Coast-West Coast elites was real, because the elitism itself was often real. Hillary Clinton’s made her “basket of deplorables” comment not at a rally full of unemployed and under-employed Middle

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Americans; she made it at a fundraiser in New York City. Certainly there was plenty of antiimmigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Hispanic, antiblack sentiment among Trump supporters, and Trump stoked it. But those sentiments are easier to overcome when everybody is benefiting from the economy, and when people who want jobs can get them. For too many people, in too many places in America, there is little prospect of ever having a good job. That’s true in the nation’s predominantly black and Hispanic metropolitan neighborhoods, and it’s true in the predominantly white small towns and rural areas of the country. And, as the headline on Eduardo Porter’s article in the Times put it, as he looked for support among white Americans, Donald Trump “found votes where the jobs weren’t.” In parts of what became Donald Trump’s country on November 8, coal miners, farmers, factory workers in small towns, and the people who worked in the stores, restaurants, schools, churches, car dealerships, repair shops, and professional offices that served them: all of these people had formed strong communities, raised families, and done well. But that was years ago. The jobs disappeared. Retail centers hollowed out. And there’s been no sign that things will get better. While Donald Trump apparently offered people hope, he won’t bring back the kinds of jobs he has promised. Jobs are desperately needed, though – jobs that pay decent wages – and they’re needed in all areas of the country, not just in the communities where the economy is now doing well.

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[ NEWS FROM THE WEEK PAST ]

Trial postponed

The trial of a man accused in a 2015 mass shooting on Genesee Street has been postponed until June. Michael Mathis was one of three men charged in the case and will be the last to be tried. Three people were killed in the shooting and four others were injured.

Cuomo hits the road

Governor Andrew Cuomo will take his State of the State address on the road. Instead of delivering one message to the State Legislature, as is tradition (and some say the law), Cuomo will give a series of regional addresses. The idea landed with a thud, and at least one legislator has worked up a bill that would require governors to give the State of the State address in Albany.

Irondequoit recovering from fire

A Christmas Eve fire caused heavy damage to Irondequoit’s Department of Public Works building, and the plow trucks parked inside. The town has temporarily moved its DPW operations to the former McGraw library at 2180 Ridge Road. Municipalities across the

county have loaned or offered to loan plow trucks to the town; the county will loan sanitation trucks to Irondequoit on an as-needed basis.

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Letter attempts to talk sense to Trump

A coalition of state attorneys general from across the country, led by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, wrote to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to defend the federal Clean Power Plan, which Trump has vowed to gut. The letter warns Trump that if he undoes the Clean Power Plan, his administration will almost assuredly face lawsuits.

Daniele Family Companies continues to pursue its plan for a Whole Foods store and retail plaza along Monroe Avenue in Brighton. FILE PHOTO

DEVELOPMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE

Henrietta considers Frontier

The Town of Henrietta may join the list of Monroe County communities in line for cable television service from Frontier Communications. The town will hold a public hearing on a proposed franchise agreement with Frontier at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, at Town Hall, 475 Calkins Road.

Daniele: Delay is Wegmans' fault The Daniele family’s getting a little edgy about its proposed Whole Foods store and retail plaza on Monroe Avenue. The Brighton Town Board decided last week not to put the proposal’s latest traffic analysis and environmental statement up for public comment. The decision amounts to another delay for the controversial project, which the developers originally hoped to open in summer 2017. Danny Daniele, president of Daniele Family Companies, blamed Wegmans for the delay. Wegmans has a store on Monroe and the company told Brighton officials that it’s concerned about the impact that Whole Foods Plaza could have on area traffic.

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But Daniele says that Wegmans is worried that Whole Foods would cut into its business. “The town of Brighton has now become very scared of a well-funded lawsuit which would inevitably delay the development and cost the taxpayers money to defend,” Daniele said in a statement. “Whenever you bring in competition, it’s inevitable other stores will want to retaliate and fight back.” A Wegmans representative says that its concerns remain, but that the company has no additional comment. Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle says that the board rejected the study and statement because they were incomplete. The company provided

an updated traffic analysis, which incorporates a recent timing change in the Monroe-Clover traffic signal, as well as responses to a previous round of public comments. But it didn’t synthesize the information into a narrative explaining what the numbers mean, Moehle says. The Danieles can submit revised documents, he says. Neighbors say that the project – not necessarily the Whole Foods store itself – is too much for the location. Residents, commuters, town officials, and some nearby businesses are worried about the development’s potential impact on Monroe Avenue traffic, particularly during the already crushed commute hours.


POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE

James Sheppard says that he’s talking to Democratic committee members, the public, and others about a possible run and that his decision will be based on their feedback. He says he’ll make an announcement this month; his term in the Legislature ends in 2019.

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Sheppard, former police chief, considers mayor run The 2017 Democratic primary for mayor is shaping up to be one hell of a fight. The latest: former Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard confirmed last week that he’s considering a run. He joins Rachel Barnhart, former WROC-TV8 reporter and anchor, who announced that’s she’s exploring a bid last month. To be clear, no one has officially declared his or her candidacy yet, not even Lovely Warren, the sitting mayor — but you have to assume she’s running unless she says otherwise. Sheppard, a Monroe County legislator, says that he’s talking to Democratic committee members, the public, and others about a possible run and that his decision will be based on their feedback. He says that he’ll make an announcement this month; his term in the Legislature ends in 2019. Sheppard retired as police chief in 2013, a month after Warren won the mayor’s race; the speculation was that Warren intended to replace him. Though Warren and Sheppard never publicly clashed, it was clear that Warren was not completely happy with the operation of the department. Warren was also rumored to be the driving force behind Mitch Rowe’s decision to run for County Legislature in 2015 — for the same

seat that Sheppard was seeking. The word among some Democrats was that Warren wanted to solidify or broaden her influence in the Lej and knew that Sheppard wasn’t a guaranteed ally. Sheppard handily defeated Rowe who, at that time, was the city’s director of planning and zoning. Rowe has always maintained that running was his decision, alone. Barnhart is expected to announce her decision about the mayor’s race in either January or February. She lost a hard-fought primary battle for State Assembly to Democrat Harry Bronson, the incumbent, last year. A battle between Barnhart and Warren would be fascinating — and undoubtedly ugly. The two have quarreled publicly in the past and neither is known for backing down or is afraid of rocking the boat. Adding a Shakespearian splash to the whole thing is the involvement of lobbyist Robert Scott Gaddy. Gaddy and Warren are protégés of State Assembly member David Gantt, and Gaddy has been a major Warren supporter. But Gaddy is now backing Barnhart. Unless you believe the theory among some Dems that it’s an elaborate con; that Gaddy and Warren are manipulating Sheppard and Barnhart so that they split

the anti-Warren vote, giving Warren enough votes to win the primary. It’s not an easy theory to believe, though, and Barnhart’s team says James Sheppard that it’s not true. FILE PHOTO “The theory that Rachel’s possible campaign is subterfuge meant to support the incumbent says more about Rachel’s strength as a candidate than the viability of Warren and Sheppard,” says a statement from Joe Rittler, spokesperson for Barnhart’s exploratory committee. The statement accuses Warren and Sheppard of being beholden to high-ranking politicians: Gantt for Warren and State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle for Sheppard, and chides Warren for not coming out and saying whether she’s running. “That’s not the level of transparency we expect from our officials,” Rittler says. “Perhaps those peddling conspiracy theories should focus more on building a better community than trying to subvert the democratic process.”

Paladino hanging by a thread It is said that cockroaches can survive anything: earthquakes, famine, nuclear fallout, and so on. They shared this trait, until recently, with Carl Paladino, the conservative blowhard who ran for governor and lost, then landed a seat on the Buffalo school board. He also played a central role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in New York. Paladino’s in trouble because of his answers to a survey from Buffalo alt-weekly Artvoice. He wished for President Barack Obama to catch mad cow disease by sexing up a Hereford, getting caught in the act, and dying. And that was just the top line. (While initially defending his answers, Paladino later said he sent them to Artvoice by mistake.) Paladino’s ugliness finally caught up with him, though. Members of the Buffalo school board voted 6-2 last week to give Paladino 24 hours to resign – he didn’t and says that he won’t – and have since asked State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to remove him. Elia is reviewing the request; the department has to make sure there are appropriate legal grounds to boot Paladino from an elected office. Saying disgusting things might not be enough, though some school board members say that Paladino basically broke a state law that targets bullying in schools.

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As a nation, the United States draws strength from our diversity, from treating each other with dignity and kindness, and from our steadfast commitment to our shared values of inclusion and equality for all. We share deep concerns about recent blatant acts of bigotry taking place in our own Rochester community and our schools. This is not about politics or philosophies, as there is no place for hatred and intolerance of any kind in this community, or anywhere in our country, nor for those who espouse and foment it. Today, we stand with those who are engaging in constructive dialogue, strengthening the civic and social fabric of our community and our country, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable among us. As organizations committed to strong interfaith relationships, we take our responsibility to lead by speaking out against hatred extremely seriously because our moral values as Americans demand it. Our organizations will continue to fight for equal rights, tolerance, and respect for all, any time that actions are threatened or taken in contravention of these values. Moreover, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the rise in incidents of hate crimes and hate speech here, in our region, and across the country. We are united in our work to combat bigotry in all its forms. We stand together for the rights of people of all faiths, ethnicities, cultures, languages, races, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic levels, and political leanings. We will not tolerate the incitement of fear or violence against our neighbors. As we look to the future, we draw inspiration from the words of Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, when he said, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” Meredith Dragon, CEO, Leslie Crane, President, and Julie Nusbaum, Chair of Community Relations, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester - Bishop Salvatore R. Matano and the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester - Cary Jensen, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Mohammad Rumi, MD, Chairman, Interfaith Committee, and Sareer A. Fazili, Esq., President, Islamic Center of Rochester - Muhammad Shafiq, Ph.D., Professor & Executive Director,Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, IIIT Interfaith Studies Chair, and Dr. Susan E. Nowak, Professor and Chair, Religious Studies Department, Nazareth College Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., President and Professor of Church Leadership, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School - Sanjay Mathur, The Hindu Temple of Rochester - Rabbi Alan J. Katz and Rabbi Debbi Till, Temple Sinai - Rabbi Peter Stein, Temple B’rith Kodesh - Rabbi Rachel Smookler, Temple Beth David - Rabbi Dr. Sandra Katz, Board Certified Jewish Chaplain - Rabbi Leonardo Bitran, Temple Beth El - Rabbi David E. Abrahams, Congregation Etz Chaim - Rabbi Drorah Setel, Temple Emanu-El - The Rev. Gordon Webster, Secretary, Interfaith Steering Committee - Rev. Amy Williams Fowler, Presbytery Leader, Presbytery of Genesee Valley - Rev. Dr. William Huston Wilkinson, President, Greater Rochester Community of Churches/Faith in Action Network - Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, Eighth Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester - The Reverend Robert A. Picken, Rector, and The Rev. Jay Burkardt, St Paul's Episcopal Church - The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough, Director, Religious and Spiritual Life,University of Rochester - Rev. Marilyn R. Cunningham, Chair of the RocACTS Clergy Caucus - The Rev. John S. Macholz, Bishop, Upstate New York Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Rev. Alan G Newton, Executive Minister, ABC Rochester/Genesee Region - Bishop Mark J. Webb, Upper New York Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church - Sister Patricia Schoelles, Sisters of St. Joseph - Reverend Mary Ramerman, Pastor, and Father Jim Callan, Associate Pastor, Spiritus Christi Church Paid for by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and partners. www.JewishRochester.org

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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Protest Trump’s inauguration

The Rochester International Action Center and a group of local activists invite everyone to “Get on the Bus!” to Washington, DC, to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, January 20. Thousands of people are expected to travel to Washington to show opposition to Trump’s and the Republican Congress’s agenda: repealing the Affordable Care Act, reducing and privatizing benefits, interfering with women’s reproductive health, and stacking the Supreme Court with conservatives. The bus will leave Rochester at 11 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, and arrive in Washington at 6:55 a.m. on Friday, January 20. It will leave

DC at 6 p.m., and return to Rochester on Sunday, January 21, at 1:50 a.m. Tickets are $60 per seat. Information or to reserve seats: 436-6458. Scholarships and subsidized seats may be available. If you are unable to attend, consider sponsoring someone else.

Fisher takes on human trafficking

St. John Fisher College will host “Human Trafficking: a Rochester Problem Too” on Wednesday, January 25, and Thursday, January 26. The documentary film “Sold” will be shown at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, in Fisher’s Basil Hall. The film is based on the book by Patricia McCormick. A series of lectures and panel discussions on topics ranging from law enforcement to health care for survivors will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. on Thursday, January 26. For more information, email Maureen Barry at mbarry@

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Doc examines migration of Latinos

The Rochester Committee on Latin America and Veterans for Peace Chapter 23 will present “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,” a documentary film, on Wednesday, January 4. The film, which was directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo López, is based on the book by Juan Gonzalez. The film explores the link between US intervention in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador and the huge migration of Latinos to the US. The film also examines US wars with Latin America and its relationships with some of history’s most notorious dictators. It will be shown at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 7 p.m.


HEALTH CARE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Global health hits close to home High rates of infant mortality and mothers dying during childbirth remain formidable problems in the developing world, where resources are limited. Roughly 150,000 women die during childbirth every year just in Sub-Saharan Africa. But two medical professionals with ties to Rochester have created a health care model that seems to counter the trend. The approach that Dr. Moka Lantum and Lynne Davidson have taken in rural Kenya can be replicated in other regions of the world, they say. But even more striking is how their experience has shaped their views on global health and on the patient and doctor relationship. Lantum’s and Davidson’s work recently caught the attention of Foreign Policy magazine, where they were included in a list of “100 Global Thinkers for 2016.” They share the recognition this year with Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. Lantum lives in Rochester and is the founder of the city’s Baobab Cultural Center. He founded the nonprofit 2020 MicroClinic Initiative in 2011 with a mission to improve newborn and maternal health in developing countries, beginning in Kenya. Davidson, formerly vice provost and assistant professor of health services research at the University of Rochester, is the organization’s executive director. It’s fairly common for women in rural Kenya to have their babies in unsanitary conditions, Davidson says. “Mothers and infants die at alarming rates, but so many of the deaths are related to treatable and preventable problems,” she says. “Women just don’t come into the health centers to give birth.” In many developing countries, the health care facilities are rudimentary, underfunded, and understaffed. Lantum and Davidson knew that they had to get more women to travel to one of their seven participating facilities to give birth if 2020 MicroClinic was going to be successful. Lantum assumed that women weren’t coming because they couldn’t pay or lacked transportation. But the main barrier was status, he says. “The status concern for most mothers with newborns is what new clothes they have for the new child,” he says. “For example, if President Obama called and asked me to come and visit him in the White House, my first reaction would be to go home and put on a suit so that I would be accepted. It’s the same psychology with these mothers; they feel

Let’s not treat the person as someone who has a disease with a 15-minute slot and who we must get the insurance company to tell us what we can and can’t do.” - DR. MOKA LANTUM

Dr. Moka Lantum. PHOTO BY KEVIN FULLER

like they don’t fit in and they need to stay out of the way.” Lantum found that by promising the mothers new clothes for their babies, they would come to the facilities give birth. Lantum and Davidson also knew that they had to educate the mothers on how to care for their newborns after leaving the facility. So on Davidson’s kitchen table they created a card game that the mothers could play while learning about specific issues such as the importance of immunization. “A presentation telling them about immunization for your child because of this or that is not the same as a game to process knowledge,” Lantum says. “The game will ask questions like, ‘Your child has measles at nine months; what will you do?’ If they have the vaccine card, then they can play that card. If they don’t, then the child dies. It becomes very real for them.”

Five-thousand babies have been delivered since 2020 MicroClinic began five years ago, and all but one survived. And no mothers have died under their care, Davidson says. Funding for 2020 MicroClinic comes mostly from grants and private donations. Lantum and Davidson have just applied for their first National Institutes of Health grant; they need the funding to expand to 30 facilities in Kenya within the next year or two. Lantum says that the importance of global health is rising. “Diseases know no boundaries,” he says. “Disease surveillance and monitoring is essential policy.” The Zika virus outbreak is a recent example. The work at 2020 MicroClinic caused Lantum to re-evaluate the conventional relationship between patients and medical professionals. The traditional paradigm is a hierarchy with the doctor at the top; Lantum

has flipped that dynamic. “What if we get out of our comfort zone and see the patient as a customer?” he says. “What would we do differently? That’s a very simple question, but very profound. In a sense, it bucks every single thing we think about when we think of doctor and patient.” Working with the Kenyan mothers and treating them as consumers means listening to them and figuring out what they really want, he says. It’s something that should be given more consideration in the US where the health care system is built around a feefor-procedure model, he says. “Let’s not treat the person as someone who has a disease with a 15-minute slot and who we must get the insurance company to tell us what we can and can’t do,” he says. “The human context gets completely lost.” He cites a talk that Dr. Brad Berk gave after a bicycle accident left Berk, a professor and former CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, with a spinal-cord injury. “I was struck when he said one of the most memorable moments of his recovery was when a nurse came and shampooed his hair,” Lantum says. “Now there is no part of Medicare Part A, B, C, or D that talks about washing the patient’s hair, but it just made him feel good.” Something so simple and inexpensive can completely transform a person’s attitude about their own health and impact outcomes, Lantum says. “’That person cares about me and I’m willing to listen to what they tell me,’” he says. “You might say it’s compassion, but I say if you treat them like a consumer, you’re now asking them, ‘What should we be doing to uplift the spirit?’ And that’s different.”

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BY PAUL ROSENBERG WITH TERELLE JERRICKS | ILLUSTRATIONS BY JUSTYN IANNUCCI

STORIES THAT THE MEDIA MISSED IN 2015-16 Throughout its 40-year history, Project Censored has covered a lot of ground that the corporate mainstream media has missed. Begun by Carl Jensen, a sociology professor at California’s Sonoma State University shortly after Watergate in 1976, it’s become an institution involving dozens of faculty members and institutions working together to come up with an annual list of the Top 25 Censored Stories of the Year.

As with the Watergate story, these stories aren’t censored in the overt heavy-handed manner of an authoritarian dictatorship, but in the often more effective manner reflecting our society – an oligarchy with highly centralized economic power pretending to be a “free marketplace of ideas.” It may give people what they think they want in the moment, but it leaves them hungry for more, if not downright malnourished in the long

run. The missing stories concern vital subjects central to the healthy functioning of our democracy. The problem is that we may not even realize what we’re missing. Another way to think about it is as censorship of what the people as a whole can hear, rather than what any one individual can say. More than 220 students and 33 faculty members from 18 college and university campuses across the United States and Canada

1. US MILITARY FORCES DEPLOYED IN 70 PERCENT OF WORLD’S NATIONS The top censored story deals with the massive expansion in the number of countries where the officially unnamed war on terror is now being waged by US special operations forces — 147 of the world’s 195 recognized nations, which is an 80 percent increase since 2010. This includes a dramatic expansion in Africa. The majority of the activity is in “training missions,” meaning that this expansion is promoting a coordinated worldwide intensification of conflict, unseen at home, but felt all around the globe. Writing for TomDispatch, the Nation, and the Intercept, Nick Turse exposed different aspects of this story and its implications. Turse’s story focused on the development of a single base, Chabelley Airfield, in the East African nation of Djibouti. It’s an “outof-the-way outpost” transformed into “a key hub for its secret war…in Africa and the Middle East.” In the Nation, Turse tackled the question of mission success. Project Censored noted that, “Turse [had] reported skepticism from a number of experts in response to this question, pointing out that “impacts are not the same as successes.” In Vietnam, body counts were mistaken for signs of success. “Today, tallying up the number of countries in which special operations forces are present repeats this error,” Vietnam veteran and author Andrew Bacevich told Turse.

2. CRISIS IN EVIDENCEBASED MEDICINE The role of science in improving human health is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but the profit-oriented influence of the pharmaceutical industry has created a crisis situation. Research simply cannot be trusted.

“Something has gone fundamentally wrong,” said Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, commenting on a UK symposium on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research: [M]uch of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest,

were involved in the latest Project Censored installment. A panel of 28 judges consisting of media studies professors, professional journalists, and a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission also participated. Paul Rosenberg is the senior editor for Random Lengths News at the Port of Los Angeles, California, and is a contributing columnist for Salon.com. Terelle Jerricks is the managing editor who contributed to this article.

together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards (sic) darkness…The apparent endemicity of bad research behaviour is alarming. Horton’s conclusion echoed Marcia Angell, a former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, who went public in 2009. A classic case was Study 329 in 2001, which reported that paroxetine (Paxil in the United States) is safe and effective for treating depressed children and adolescents, leading doctors to prescribe Paxil to more than two million US children and adolescents by the end of 2002, before being called into question. The company responsible (now GlaxoSmithKline) agreed to pay $3 billion in 2012, which is the “largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history,” according to the US Department of Justice. Nonetheless, the study has not been retracted or corrected, and “none of the authors have been disciplined,” Project Censored points out, despite a major reanalysis which starkly contradicts the original report’s claims. The reanalysis was seen as the first major success of a new opendata initiative known as Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials. While Project Censored noted one Washington Post story on the reanalysis, there was only passing mention of the open-data movement. “Otherwise, the corporate press ignored the reassessment of the paroxetine study,” and beyond that, “Richard Horton’s Lancet editorial received no coverage in the US corporate press.” continues on page 10

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3. RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS THREATEN TO PERMANENTLY DISRUPT VITAL OCEAN BACTERIA Systemic changes associated with global warming threaten human welfare and all life on earth through a multitude of different pathways. These remain largely hidden from public view. One potential pathway — directly dependent on carbon, not temperature — is through the catastrophic overproduction of Trichodesmium bacteria, which could devastate the entire marine food chain in some regions. It lives in nutrient-poor parts of the ocean, where it fixes atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium, an essential nutrient for other organisms — from algae to whales. A five-year study by researchers at the University of Southern California and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that subjecting hundreds of generations of the bacteria to predicted CO2 levels in the year 2100 caused them to evolve into “reproductive overdrive,” growing faster and producing 50 percent more nitrogen. As a result, they could consume significant quantities of scarce nutrients, such as iron and phosphorus, depriving the ability of other organisms to survive. Or the Trichodesmium bacteria could drive themselves into extinction, depriving other organisms of the ammonium they need to survive. “Most significantly, the researchers found that even when the bacteria was (sic) returned to lower, present-day levels of carbon dioxide, Trichodesmium remained ‘stuck in the fast lane,’” Project Censored noted, a finding that one researcher described as “unprecedented in evolutionary biology.”

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4. SEARCH ENGINE ALGORITHMS AND ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES COULD SWING ELECTIONS Social media has played an important role in recent social movements, from the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter, but technology can potentially undermine democracy as well as empower it. In particular, search engine algorithms and electronic voting machines provide opportunities for manipulation of voters and votes. Mark Frary, in Index on Censorship, describes the latest research by Robert Epstein and Ronald Robertson of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology on what they call the Search Engine Manipulation Effect. Their study of more than 4,500 undecided voters in the United States and India showed that biased search rankings “could shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more” and “could be masked so that people show no awareness of the manipulation.” In an earlier article for Politico, Epstein wrote that the Search Engine Manipulation Effect “turns out to be one of the largest behavioral effects ever discovered… [W] e believe SEME is a serious threat to the democratic system of government.” Because courts have ruled that their source code is proprietary, private companies that own electronic voting machines are essentially immune to transparent public oversight, as Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis documented. In 2016, about 80 percent of the US electorate voted using outdated electronic voting machines that rely on proprietary software from private corporations, according to a September 2015 study by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. The study identified “increased failures and crashes, which can lead to long lines and lost

votes” as the “biggest risk” of outdated voting equipment, while noting that older machines also have “serious security and reliability flaws that are unacceptable today.” “From a security perspective, old software is riskier, because new methods of attack are constantly being developed, and older software is likely to be vulnerable,” Jeremy Epstein of the National Science Foundation noted. On Democracy Now! and elsewhere, Wasserman and Fitrakis advocated universal, hand-counted paper ballots and automatic voter registration as part of their “Ohio Plan” to restore electoral integrity. While there has been some corporate media coverage of Epstein and Robertson’s research, the transparency and reliability advantages of returning to paper ballots remain virtually unexplored and undiscussed.

5. CORPORATE EXPLOITATION OF GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS MASKED AS HUMANITARIANISM The world is experiencing a global refugee crisis (60 million worldwide according to a June 2015 report: 11.5 million of them Syrian). This has been covered in the corporate media — though not nearly enough to generate an appropriate response. What hasn’t been covered is the increasingly well-organized exploitation of refugees, particularly those displaced in Syria. An AlterNet article by Sarah Lazare warned of the World Bank’s private-enterprise solution to the Syrian displacement crisis. “Under the guise of humanitarian aid, the World Bank is enticing Western companies to launch ‘new investments’ in Jordan in order to profit from the labor of stranded Syrian refugees,” Lazare wrote. “In a country where migrant workers have faced forced servitude, torture, and wage theft, there is reason to be concerned that this capital-intensive ‘solution’ to the mounting crisis of displacement will establish sweatshops that specifically target war refugees for hyper-exploitation.”

A World Bank press release touted “the creation of special economic zones or SEZ’s,” but “Myriam Francois, a journalist and research associate at The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, told Lazare that the development of SEZ’s in Jordan “’will change refugee camps from emergency and temporary responses to a crisis to much more permanent settlements.’” The SEZ proposals, Francois said, are “less about Syrian needs and more about keeping Syrian refugees out of Europe by creating (barely) sustainable conditions within the camps, which would then make claims to asylum much harder to recognize.” Another story, by Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report, described a related agreement between Turkey and the European Union to keep millions of refugees from entering Europe as “a deal between devils,” adding that Turkey has “cashed in on the people it has helped make homeless.” In addition to the $3.3 billion in EU money, Project Censored noted: Turkey has also sought admission to the European Union and, with this, the right for 75 million Turks to enter Europe without visa restrictions as a condition for controlling its refugee population. Thus, according to Ford, Turkey has engaged in a “vast protections racket trap,” effectively agreeing to protect Europe from further incursions by “the formerly colonized peoples whose labor and lands have fattened Europe and its white settler states for half a millennium.” “Europeans will never accept Turkey into the fold, because it is Muslim and not-quite-white,” Ford concluded.

6. MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION AMERICAN FAMILIES LIVE ON $2 PER PERSON PER DAY Even the working poor receive scant attention, but those living in deep poverty — less than $2 per day — are almost entirely absent.


Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, sociologists and authors of the book “$2.00/a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” state that in 2011, more than 1.5 million US families—including three million children— lived in deep poverty at any given month. Their depiction of what poverty looks like reads “like a Dickens novel,” Marcus Harrison Green wrote in YES! Magazine. While in The Atlantic, economist Jared Bernstein noted that their research highlights the problematic long-term consequences of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 welfare reform initiative, with its “insistence on work without regard to job availability.” Project Censored notes that Edin and Shaefer proposed three policy changes to address extreme poverty in the United States: First, policy must start by expanding work opportunities for those at the very bottom of society; Second, policy must address housing instability, which Shaefer described as both a cause and a consequence of extreme poverty. “Parents should be able to raise their children in a place of their own”; Third, families must be insured against extreme poverty, even when parents are not able to work. William Julius Wilson, a leading sociologist in the study of poverty, described their book as “an essential call to action,” in a New York Times book review, but this was a rare recognition in the corporate press.

has been released into the Pacific Ocean. Such nuclear disasters “never end,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president told Jamail. Project Censored also cited Linda Pentz Gunter, writing for The Ecologist, about the Japanese government’s ongoing coverup. “In order to proclaim the Fukushima area ‘safe,’ the government increased exposure limits to 20 times the international norm,” Gunter wrote, in order to force refugees to return home, despite medical or scientific evidence to the contrary.

Muhawesh and Ahmed both point to, in particular, Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s choice between competing pipeline proposals. He refused to sign a proposed agreement for a pipeline from Qatar’s North field through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and on to Turkey in 2009, because it would have hurt his ally, Russia. “The proposed pipeline would have bypassed Russia to reach European markets currently dominated by Russian gas giant Gazprom,” Project Censored notes. Instead, Assad pursued negotiations — finalized in 2012 — for a pipeline through Iraq from Iran’s

10. CISA: THE INTERNET SURVEILLANCE ACT NO ONE IS DISCUSSING

7. NO END IN SIGHT FOR FUKUSHIMA DISASTER Five years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, the nuclear disaster continues to unfold with the ongoing release of large quantities of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean, in turn affecting ocean life through “biological magnification.” Meanwhile the Japanese government has relaxed radiation limits in support of its efforts to return the refugee population — a move that younger people, prime working-age taxpayers, are resisting. A media analysis by sociologist CelineMarie Pascale of American University found that just 6 percent of articles on the disaster reported on risk to the general public, and most of those “significantly discounted those risks.” She concluded: The largest and longest-lasting nuclear disaster of our time was routinely and consistently reported as being of little consequence to people, food supplies, or environments…. In short, the media coverage was premised on misinformation, the minimization of public health risks, and the exacerbation of uncertainties. In contrast, Dahr Jamail’s reporting for Truthout pointed out that the cooling process — still ongoing after five years—has produced “hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tons” of highly radioactive water, much of which

“including policy on patents and trademarks, management of Medicare and Medicaid, and international trade.” The last item includes pressuring other countries to suppress the manufacture of lifesaving generic AIDS drugs in India, to cite just one example. “Pharmaceutical lobbyists also consistently lobby to prevent Medicare from negotiating drug prices,” Project Censored noted. Coverage of their spending is scant, and virtually never tied directly to the issues that Big Pharma itself is lobbying on.

8. SYRIA’S WAR SPURRED BY CONTEST FOR GAS DELIVERY TO EUROPE, NOT MUSLIM SECTARIANISM The Syrian war and its resulting refugee crisis have repeatedly gained headlines over the past five years, but the origins of the conflict, control of oil and gas, are rarely considered — the politics of which have dominated the region since before World War II. Project Censored cites a single September 2015 story by Mnar Muhawesh for MintPress News, but that story cites others as well, notably an August 2013 story in The Guardian by Nafeez Ahmed. “The 2011 uprisings, it would seem – triggered by a confluence of domestic energy shortages and climate-induced droughts which led to massive food price hikes – came at an opportune moment that was quickly exploited,” Ahmed wrote, as part of a broader strategy to undermine governments in the region, as well as to manipulate social movements and armed factions for the purpose of maintaining control of oil and gas.

South Pars field, which is contiguous with Qatar’s North field. Muhawesh cites US cables revealed by WikiLeaks as evidence that “foreign meddling in Syria began several years before the Syrian revolt erupted.” Ahmed came to the same conclusions by drawing on multiple sources, including a RAND corporation document, “Unfolding the Future of the Long War.”

9. BIG PHARMA POLITICAL LOBBYING NOT LIMITED TO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS The pharmaceutical industry spent $51 million in campaign donations in the 2012 presidential election, and nearly $32 million in the 2014 midterms. But there’s more to it, as reported by Mike Ludwig of Truthout. For every $1 made in direct contributions in the 2014 midterms, the industry spent another $7 on lobbying. “The $229 million spent by drug companies and their lobbying groups that year was down from a peak of $273 million in 2009, the year that Congress debated the Affordable Care Act,” Project Censored noted. Legislation influenced involved all of the industry’s top concerns,

In July 2015, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to attach the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act as an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act. However, the Senate blocked this by a vote of 56-40, in part because, unlike an earlier version, it essentially enabled intelligence and law enforcement officials to engage in surveillance without warrants. Yet, on December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed CISA into law as part of a 2,000-page omnibus spending bill, amid media silence — with notable exceptions at Wired and The Guardian. The act authorized the creation of a system for corporate informants to provide customers’ data to the Department of Homeland Security, which would share this information with other federal agencies — the National Security Agency, FBI, Internal Revenue Service, and others — without privacy-protecting safeguards. In one sense it followed a familiar pattern. As The Guardian reported, civil liberties experts had been dismayed when Congress used the omnibus spending bill to advance some of the legislation’s most invasive components, making a mockery of the democratic process. But this one was different, because censored stories usually do not stifle powerful voices. Project Censored observed: [Andy] Greenberg’s Wired article noted that tech firms including Apple, Twitter, and Reddit — as well as 55 civil liberties groups had opposed the bill, and that, in July 2015, DHS itself warned that the bill would “sweep away privacy protections” while inundating the agency with data of “dubious” value. In April 2016, Jason R. Edgecombe reported for TechCrunch on the glaring inadequacies of interim guidelines to deal with privacy and civil liberties concerns, while the corporate media silence continued. And in May, Violet Blue wrote for Engadget about candidates’ positions on cyber issues. Only Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul opposed CISA, but it never became the subject of any broader media discussion. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11


Dining

MARKET MADE The first in an occassional, seasonal series

[ WINTER SOUP FOR UNDER $20 ] BY KEVIN FULLER AND RYAN WILLIAMSON

If dollars were only made of elastic. The holiday season means stretching dollars and the Rochester Public Market can help extend your hard-earned coin a little further. Fresh produce is abundant at the Rochester Public Market — and it’s affordable. While the summer months usually offer a better selection of local produce, winter at the market still offers plenty to fill your basket. The challenge: Buy the goods to make a hearty winter meal to feed two for under $20. The results? A sweet potato soup sure enough to warm your bones. Check out the ingredient list below and photo essay of the challenge. Visit rochestercitynewspaper.com for a video on how to make the soup. Note thyme was not used and cooking onions were substituted for shallots. Also, a slight amount of ginger was added to the recipe. The soup’s recipe is vegan. The bread, however, is not.

THE GOODS: SWEET POTATO SOUP • 12 medium sized sweet potatoes

On the side

• Five large carrots for vegetable broth

• Loaf of Flour City sourdough bread

• Large celery stalk for vegetable broth

• Three parsnips (Roasted for bonus side dish. Not photographed)

• Five cooking onions (Two for soup, three for broth) • Four heads of garlic (Four cloves for broth, four cloves for the soup

• Olive oil

with plenty leftover for your pantry)

• Salt & Pepper

• Bundle of ginger (Sparse shaving for soup; plenty leftover for freezer)

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Ingredients you probably already have:

• Paprika


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Upcoming [ TRIBUTE ]

Music

Satisfaction. Friday, February 3. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $15-$18. themontagemusichall.com; rollingstoneshow.com. [ FOLK ]

Aztec Two-Step. Saturday, March 4. Café Veritas at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. cafeveritas.org; aztectwostep.com. [ METALCORE ]

The Devil Wears Prada. Thursday, April 6. Harmony House, 58 East Main Street, Webster. 6:30 p.m. $20-$22. ticketfly.com; tdwpband.com.

Amy Grant with the RPO SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE, 60 GIBBS STREET 8 P.M. | $40-$104 | 454-2100; RPO.ORG

[ POP ] Amy Grant has been a star since the mid-1970’s,

when she released her first record when she was a college student. In the 40 years since, she has had many Top 10 singles and albums, won six Grammys, sold 30 million records, and done as much as any singer to bring Christian and gospel music into mainstream popularity (and to keep it there). She is riding her continued popularity into her first appearance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest conducted by David Hamilton. — BY DAVID RAYMOND

Café Veritas: “Songwriters in the Round” SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 220 SOUTH WINTON ROAD 7:30 P.M. | $10-$18 | 271-9070; CAFEVERITAS.ORG [ SINGER-SONGWRITER ] There is no shortage of talented

Rochester musicians with songs to share. What’s rare is the opportunity to hear the stories behind those songs directly from the storytellers themselves. That’s why Café Veritas’s “Songwriters in the Round” concert this Saturday is so worthwhile. Local mainstays in the music scene — bluegrass and folk artist Maria Gillard, rock and retro-pop auteur Ben Morey, folk singer Susanna Rose, and Scott Regan of Watkins and the Rapiers — will take turns playing their tunes and spinning their tales. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

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WED., JANUARY 4

The JD Blues Experiment

[ BLUES ]

Upward Groove . Temple

“Live” Self-released facebook.com/theJDbluesexperiment

Hochstein Alumni Orchestra FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 HOCHSTEIN PERFORMANCE HALL, 50 NORTH PLYMOUTH AVENUE 8 P.M. | FREE; DONATIONS ACCEPTED | 454-4596; HOCHSTEIN.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] Founded by Evan Meccarello in

2010, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra is made up of players who have studied at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance. On Friday, Meccarello will conduct the orchestra in a rich program that pairs Franz Schubert’s Symphony in B minor, famously known as the “Unfinished” symphony, with Richard Strauss’s thrilling Horn Concerto No. 1. The latter composition features soloist Brooke Hettinga on the French horn. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

Soul Passenger FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 ABILENE BAR AND LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 7 P.M. | FREE | 232-3230; ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ BLUE-EYED SOUL ] Moving seamlessly between its

own material and that of the masters that came before, the veteran musicians in Soul Passenger own whatever song they play. When they do cover other’s material, the band’s tightness affords them a little wiggle room to lay claim to its groove. Although the band shines note for note on stuff as intricate as Steely Dan, my hope is for the tight pop of the quartet’s original stuff to take hold and take us all for a ride. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

ROCHESTER

Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m.

Age ain’t got nothing to do with it. Sure, Penfield’s Jason “JD” Dodson is a tad on the young side — 17 to be exact — to be rippin’ up the blues in assorted joints around town. But that’s exactly what he’s doing with his band, The JD Blues Experiment, on the trio’s new album, recorded live at the Angry Goat by Saxon Recording’s Dave Anderson. Dodson takes on the masters, like Freddy, Stevie, and Louis, as any blues band is wont to do, but the young man is serving up his arsenal like a telegraph punch, showing us the blues that is to come — especially on tunes penned by his father and bass player, Walt Dodson. The playing is on the flashy side (just dig his re-telling of Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile”) as Dodson let’s fly with guitar leads that’ll leave listeners tongue-tied and slack-jawed. I would however, like to see him get a little dirtier, grittier, and gut-bucket. I’m not worried, I’ve got a feeling he’s got that in the wings. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

[ JAZZ ]

The Laura Dubin Duo .

Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m. Margaret Explosion . Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle. org. 7-9 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

The Bradley Brothers Duo . Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. recordarchive.com. 5:30-7 p.m.

THU., JANUARY 5

Bobby Henrie “Doc Remembrances: Flatpick Tunes and Songs” Self-released facebook.com/bobbyhenrieandthegoners

The late Doc Watson is the undisputed master of flatpicking, and in paying him tribute, an artist risks being trampled beneath the lightning flurry and fury found in his style. However, there is another hero in our midst: southpaw guitar slinger from the Southern Tier, Bobby Henrie. Known for his old-time work with the Henrie Brothers and his rockabilly bop and twang with the Goners, Henrie really swings for the fences on his new Doc Watson tribute CD, “Doc Remembrances: Flatpick Tunes and Songs.” This disc is 12 songs deep and includes tunes made popular by Watson, like “Blackberry Rag,” as well as some Henrie originals which shine in the same light. “Doc Remembrances” focuses on Watson’s tone and output from the mid-60’s to the mid-70’s, where the man escaped being pigeon-holed by blending fiddle tunes with slick delivery and a subtle, jazzy undertone. This is all well within Henrie’s wheelhouse as he digs in face first and flawless. It’ll help you relax, when it’s not giving you vertigo. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Brothers Blue . Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle. org. 7-9 p.m. Jim Lane . Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 3426780. 8 p.m. Kevin Fuller . B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 364-0688. fairportbside. com. 7-9 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]

Eastman at Washington Square . First Universalist

Church of Rochester, 150 Clinton Ave S. 546-2826. musicaspei.org. 12:15-12:45 p.m.

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Music

Anthony Nero

Do you put out records for the sake of advancing the musicians or the love of the music?

(formerly at Pasquale Salon)

I think it’s both, I tried to run this like a business, but the numbers don’t show as a business. I’ve easily sunk $10,000 into this in the past five years. I have never seen a profit; I’ve been in the red forever. It’s not a money making endeavor. I’ve tried to run it professionally like a business the best I can. It’s definitely a labor of love. I’m not trying to lose money, but it’s inevitable when you’re in a small town and you’re dealing in small quantities.

Warmly invites you to join him at

How many records and tapes do you sell annually?

Jolie Salon & Spa

I give a portion to the band or artist to sell, and then there are 30 review copies I send out. The amount of retail copies I sell is negligible.

1647 Monroe Ave 271-5450

What do you look for in a band?

BROWSE

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Brett Kucharski started his local music labels Reet Time Records and Jelly Music in 2010 PHOTO BY KEVIN FULLER

Lo-fi for your hi-fi Reel Time Records FIND MORE ABOUT THE LABEL AT REELTIMERECORDSS.BIGCARTEL.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

The pieces are there to shape a local music scene into a discernable sound. The artists in Rochester are already in place, and so is the audience. But the whole affair can seem transient and temporal, gone too soon. Bands come and go, often with their brief trip around the sun undocumented. To remedy this conundrum, record labels spring up to breathe life and to perhaps prolong the fleeting longevity. Rochester musician and impresario Brett Kucharski has, since roughly 2010, been putting out vinyl releases on his Reel Time Records label and cassettes under Jelly Music. It’s lo-fi for your hi-fi. The music on these antiquated mediums is a pure blast of unadulterated analog joy. The label currently represents about 15 outfits. Bands like The Televisionaries, Hot Mayonnaise, and Harmonica Lewinski — to name a few — are all unofficial members of an unofficial punk scene known for its lo-fi rage and pervading sleaze factor within the rock ‘n’ roll. Unlike a lot of bands who lose their hard on in the studio, these Rochester groups — through their adherence to Reel Time’s aesthetic — actually sport a rockin’ sound where the spirit of analog becomes a contributing member: music plus analog equals hit. It f***ing rocks. Kucharski sat down in real time with CITY to

discuss the Zen of analog, releasing records with bologna in the artwork, and forever being in the red. Here’s what he said. An edited transcript of the conversation follows. CITY: What made you want to start a label? Brett Kucharski: I work at the library; I’ve worked

Soul, passion, a band that’s doing it because they need to do it. And talent obviously. I’m working with punk bands, hardcore bands, rock ‘n’ roll bands. I’ve worked with the Lake brothers and have profound respect for them as musicians and as friends. They’re some of the most talented people I’ve met. What style of music best defines the local scene currently?

Rochester’s scene is so big and diverse it’s hard to nail it down to just one thing. That’s what I love about it, but that’s also its pitfall. What is your most ambitious release to date?

there forever. It’s in my blood to document stuff. I was seeing so many bands come and go, great bands, amazing talent. They’d put out a CD-R that only a couple of their friends would get, or online tracks. You know, just really transient mediums for their music. I wanted to document all these great bands that were coming and going.

I put out a record by a band called Brain Car with a real slice of bologna in it with the words “rock ‘n’ roll” stamped in every single one. And like the Velvet Underground record, you peeled the bologna back and underneath it said, “Where’s the bologna?”

Why analog?

Too many. I actually burned a bunch of them up on Pinnacle Hill a long time ago. We cut down on the numbers a little bit, made it more collectable.

Because I feel like the imperfections of analog go perfect with the medium of rock ‘n’ roll. I try to do analog as much as possible, right down to the graphic design work. I do traditional rub on transfer lettering; I use traditional photography whenever possible. I do all my layouts by hand, 50 percent enlarged. I do all my basic black and white work on a photo copier. I just feel when you try to do something perfect and fail, it’s in essence more human and perfect than a computer doing it right every time. That’s the charm of analog. But every record and tape I put out includes a digital download card. Are we experiencing a cassette resurgence?

I think so, yeah. They sell really well — better than the records actually. There are more songs on them; they’re easy to carry around.

How many did you press of that one?

How far have your records and tapes gone?

All over the world: Australia, Japan, England, France … And you’ve traveled the US preaching the Reel Time gospel?

Yeah, and those people that I’ve met along the way are really special people, so if I’m connecting with those people — the real freaks and weirdos that really get it — I’m doing something right because that’s how some of the greatest stuff has worked its way into mainstream consciousness over the years. It wasn’t popular when it came out. I mean look at The Stooges — best band in the world.


Concert . Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 274-1000. linkagesrochester.org. 7:30-9 p.m.

FRI., JANUARY 6 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Crooked North . Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. 244-1224. threeheadsbrewing.com. 8-10 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ]

Hanna and the Blue Hearts .

Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 8-10 p.m. Juke Joint Slim . JB’s Smokehouse, 211 Main Street. East Rochester. 3182859. jbsmokehouse.com. 8-11 p.m.

Soul Passenger and Our Own Worst Enemy . Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $5. [ CLASSICAL ]

Hochstein Alumni Orchestra . Hochstein

Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 8 p.m. Works from Schubert & Strauss. [ JAZZ ]

Deborah Branch . Amaya Indian Cuisine, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. 241-3223. amayabarandgrill.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

Dead Fountain & Ryan Sutherland Band .

Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5. Greg Townson . Fanatics Pub & Pizza, 7281 West Main Street. Lima. 624-2080. fanaticspub.com. 7 p.m. Rockhouse Riot . Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9-11 p.m.

Verona Street Animal Shelter Benefit Show .

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. Performances by Temptators, Druse, Claude Bennington’s Fever Dream, and Michael Tuberdyke art opening.

SAT., JANUARY 7 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Marty Roberts . Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. 9 p.m. The Prestons . Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 2580400. thelittle.org. 8-10 p.m.

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VOCAL | WILLIAM WARFIELD SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, this Sunday the Eastman School of Music will present a concert featuring current scholarship recipient and mezzo-soprano Alicia Rosser (pictured). The program also includes performances by baritone Lawrence Craig, singer and pianist Thomas Warfield, previous scholarship recipient Jason Alexander Holmes, and others. The William Warfield Scholarship Fund — named for the renowned singer and Eastman graduate — helps African-American students pursue a career in vocal performance. By providing Eastman School of Music scholarships for highly skilled singers in need of financial assistance, the Warfield fund has kickstarted the careers of opera singers like sopranos Julia Bullock and Nicole Cabell, who will appear as a soloist with the RPO later this month. The William Warfield Scholarship Concert, an annual fundraising event for the scholarship, takes place Sunday, January 8, at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. 4 p.m. $10-$20. 2743000; eastmantheatre.org; williamwarfield.org. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER Girl Named Genny . Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 & 9 p.m. $6.

Tempest . Sticky Lips BBQ

Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m.-midnight.

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The Mojo Benders . JB’s

Smokehouse, 211 Main Street. East Rochester. 3182859. jbsmokehouse.com. 8-11 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

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141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester. org. 9-9:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. [ VOCALS ]

Warfield Scholarship Benefit Concert . Kilbourn

Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 2473000. eastmanhouse.org. 4 p.m. Performances by Alicia Rosser, Dr. Paul Burgett, and more, including special guest Lawrence Craig. $10-20. [ POP/ROCK ]

Where’s Walden?, Astraea, and Tandygrey . Bug Jar,

219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $6-$8.

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JAZZ FUSION | CRAIG SNYDER

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Whether he’s unleashing a furious melodic solo or tapping an impossibly complicated string of notes, Craig Snyder transforms his guitar into a rocket of musical exploration. Fusion is the term used to describe it, but his style traverses many genres along the way. At Lovin’ Cup, Snyder will be playing tunes by Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Jeff Beck, and Wayne Shorter along with a host of originals. His power trio features Ron C. Broida on seven-string bass and Frank Quagliata on drums.

Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers . Little Theatre

Café, 240 East Ave. 2580400. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m.

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ACOUSTIC/FOLK BCW . Fanatics Pub & Pizza, 7281 West Main Street. Lima. 624-2080. fanaticspub.com. 7 p.m.

Craig Snyder performs Saturday, January 7, at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. 8:30 p.m. $5. 292-9940; lovincup. com. — BY RON NETSKY

[ BLUES ]

Miller and the Other Sinners . Abilene Bar

& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 p.m. $5. [ CLASSICAL ] Tuesday Pipes . Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 4543878. esm.rochester.edu. 12:10 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Grove Place Jazz Project.

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7 p.m. Featuring a different set of Eastman School of Music Students and other area jazz artisans every Tues. $10. [ POP/ROCK ]

Bowie Tribute Night Featuring Hunky Dory. Photo City Improv & Comedy Club, 543 Atlantic Ave. 288-9355. photocityimprov.com. 8 p.m.midnight. $6. Nick Schnebelen Band. Fanatics Pub & Pizza, 7281 West Main Street. Lima. 6242080. fanaticspub.com. 7 p.m. $10.

MODERN FOLK | DEREK KNOTT

Derek Knott lays it down slick with an effortless giddy-up and serious subtext a la John Prine. His guitar chops and bops beneath the stories he paints on the canvas in the listener’s head. As I’ve said before, this Ithaca-based troubadour creates the mood with songs that serve as secular prayers. There’s always a little boogie lurking within the soul. Derek Knott plays Wednesday, January 11, at Sticky Lips Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road. 6:30 p.m. Free. 2881910; stickylipsbbq.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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Lionel Bayol-Themines’s “High Land,” part of Visual Studies Workshop’s “Land Form” exhibit, re-imagines the altered terrain of the Alps. PHOTO PROVIDED

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THROUGH MARCH 18 VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, 31 PRINCE STREET TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 12 P.M. TO 7 P.M.; SATURDAY, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. FREE | 442-8676; VSW.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Visual Studies Workshop’s current exhibit, “Land Form,” is full of fascinating vistas that reject classical depictions of landscapes in favor of reflecting the rapid, and at times disturbing, shifts in physical, cultural, and psychological terrain. When you take the staircase up from the workshop’s main entrance on Prince Street, you’re immediately confronted by what appears to be a pixelated black and white forest of pines that fill the opposite wall. Step closer to this mural-sized work by Katie Efstathiou, and the monumental forms dissolve into a prismatic dot matrix that overlaps to create a twinkling, patterned field of wheels and stars. “Bridger Range” is named for the subsection of the Rocky Mountains where Efstathiou shot this image with a camera mounted to a remote control helicopter. 20 CITY JANUARY 4-10, 2017

Provided information points out that her technique poses a unique challenge — she’s photographing without the benefit of being able to see what she’s shooting. “Efstathiou simply steers her imaging device over topography in hopes she will capture details not otherwise available to her,” the wall text states. Turn to the right to encounter Carolyn Janssen’s epic cyberscapes, which combine landscape, self-portraiture, religion, science fiction, and digital kitsch. Three fantastical, digital composite images feature mountains and bodies of water made up of hundreds of snapshots and crowded with cloned images of the artist. “Massive Failure” strikes a keen balance between utopian dream world and a bizarre dystopia — plants and objects ring a reflective pool where tiny figures frolic in the shadow of towering peaks, but upon closer inspection, the ranges resolve into veritable trash heaps. Turn around and head toward the gallery proper, outside of which you can check out work by Thomas Albdorf, who reduces the mighty Austrian Alps as the staging and backdrop for his true subject: constructed forms.

Nearby, a computer monitor is available for visitors to scroll through Martin Brink’s “2014 Walks,” a PDF photobook that pairs simple black and white photos taken on daily walks with URL headlines containing the word “walk,” corresponding to the day each image was shot. Brink’s concept and execution are wonderfully uncomplicated. His images range from bleak coastal pathways to sun-andshadow dappled wood trails, and each gains a new connotation from the headlines, which by turns allude to health tips, concepts of freedom (“Michigan Cop Stops Black Man for Walking With Hands in his Pockets in the Freezing Cold”), environmental concerns (“China Asks Citizens to Walk and Ride Bikes to Cut Smog”), political matters, and this gonzo tech world of ours (“‘Walk’ Your Drone With a Dog Leash”; “Walk and Work in This Human-Sized Hamster Wheel). Inside the gallery space itself is a roomwrapping installation of a selection of photographs from “Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint,” Gary Metz’s significant 1970’s oeuvre. Metz sought to challenge the first 100 years of landscape photography, “which had placed a major emphasis on depicting nature as sublime, heroic, and unspoiled,” the provided information states.

Metz was less interested in the glorification of nature than in depicting everyday American vernacular. Stacked rows of small, grayscale images picture piles of industrial material set against the backdrop of hills; a stray dog running along a high, frame-dominating cinderblock wall; automobiles; and rural landscapes disrupted by mismatched structures. Metz’s undramatic framing of the mundane focuses on the shapes and patterns of man’s presence, though people themselves aren’t pictured. Wall text states that while his contemporaries were recognized for “similar investigations” and featured in the Eastman Museum’s 1975 exhibition “New Topographics: Photographs of a ManAltered Landscape,” Metz never received that level of acknowledgement. By contrast, the four images from Anastasia Samoylova’s “Landscape Sublime” project read as highly dramatic crashes of weather and terrain. To create each photograph, Samoylova printed images onto 3D table top assemblages, which are then styled with studio lights, mirrors, and other commercial photography tools, “forming a multi-layer interrogation of ‘picturesque’ aesthetics,” the wall text states. Folds in the rephotographed images, which are clustered and staged in a dark room, lend the illusion of multiple realms coming into close proximity with one another in the vacuum of space. A wall-mounted screen shows Mark Dorf’s videos “Untitled #56” from the series “//_PATH” and “Untitled GIFS” from the series “Emergence.” In each, a still image of a copse of tall trees is by turns interrupted by a contrasting digital element: a twirling topographic map, a color-shifting house shape, and an angled mirror or portal with a scrolling scene of ferns. Dorf’s work, which utilizes applied charting and graphing of visual data, “offers a poignant metaphor for the control we impose upon the physical world,” the provided info says. Situated on the floor in the center of the space, Lionel Bayol-Themines’s “High Land” is a playful if ominous hybrid of photo and sculpture. His digitally altered images of the snowy Alps are pasted to thick board, which is positioned to resemble the peaks of a mountain range. Echoing the possibly ineffectual response to global climate change, Bayol-Themines counteracts the changes he induces to the imagery by re-creating the physical arrangement of the mountains,” the provided info states. The act is “a symbolic and futile attempt of resuscitating the land from the damage that human activity has wrought upon it.”


Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. 4 Directions. Through Feb. 17. Opening reception Jan. 12, 5-8 p.m. Photography and images by Constance Mauro, Elizabeth Durand, and (sic) Sheller. [ CONTINUING ] ART EXHIBITS 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. A Little Bit of Everything. 546-8400. episcopalseniorlife.org. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters Annual Art Show. Awards and reception Jan. 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Works of boats, rural barns, landscape vistas, gardens, cityscapes and waterscapes. 586-6020. gvpap.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. In My Neck of the Woods. Through April. Dessert reception Thurs. Jan. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Work by local artists. 275-3571. bit.ly/ bridgeartgallery. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Art Invitational. Through Jan. 29. Variety of work by John Kosboth, Paula Sentirocco, Bill Fricke, and more. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Near and Far. Through Jan. 7. Photography from Tom Kredo, George Wallace, and Paul Zachman. thegallery96. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Parisian Afternoon. Through Jan. 31. Original paintings by Brazilian artist, Monteiro Prestes. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. com. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. Art Walk. Through Jan. 31. 467-8840. irondequoitartclub.org. Makers Gallery and Studio, 34 Elton Street. Todd Stahl: American Voices. Through Jan. 20. Portraits done in honor of iconic Americans whose visions have pushed the country forward. Mixed mediums. 5073569. toddstahlart.com. Metro Justice, 1115 E Main St. Open House. Celebrate First Fridays Open House at the Hungerford Building with Metro Justice. 397-3540. metrojustice.org. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Squared Off. Through Jan 6. Opening receptions Jan. 6. 6-9 p.m. 704-2889. numvmnt. com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S. Main St. Canandaigua. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan. 7. Work by regional artists in several mediums. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Phillips Fine Art, 1115 East Main Street. Collector’s Show & Sale. Through Feb. 28. Opening reception Sun Jan. 1, 1-4pm. Market pieces to private collections. 232-8120. RIT Bevier Gallery, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr., Booth Building 7A. Norman Ives Retrospective. Through Jan. 8. Letterforms curated by John T. Hill. rit.edu. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Pulse by

FILM | RPO PRESENTS “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” John Williams is arguably the greatest living film composer. He’s responsible for the most memorable music to some of the most beloved movies of all time, and his work on Steven Spielberg’s action masterpiece, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” is no exception. The theme for adventurer Indiana Jones unquestionably ranks among the most iconic pieces of film music ever (admit it, you’re already humming it to yourself, aren’t you?). The first film adventure of Harrison Ford’s whip-cracking archaeologist will screen in Rochester on Friday, January 6, with accompaniment from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performing Williams’ classic score, led by guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran. Audiences will be able to hear some of our city’s best musicians and cheer on Indy as he searches for the Ark of the Covenant and kicks some Nazi butt. Dun da dun duuun dun-duuun! Dun da dun duuuun dun-da-dundun-dun! (Now you’re definitely humming.) The RPO will present “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Friday, January 6, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $23-$103. 454-2100; rpo.org. — BY ADAM LUBITOW Fitzhugh Karo. An exhibit of sculptures. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. rochestercontemporary.org. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, 166 Lomb Memorial Dr. Norman Ives: Construction and Reconstruction. Through Jan. 8. 475-3469. jleugs@rit.edu. rit.edu. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Doug Coffey. Through Jan. 17. rochesterunitarian.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Bill Stephens: Drawing from Within. Through Jan. 20. 7851369.

Call for Artwork [ WED., JANUARY 4 ] 6x6 International Call for Entries. Through April 16. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Entries due April 16, 2017 461-2222. info@rochestercontemporary. org. roco6x6.org. All You Need is Love. Through Jan. 16. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St Brockport

All ages, styles, and mediums. Seeking work that represents interpretations of what love and relationships. Submission deadline: January 16 6375494. differentpathgallery.com. Call for Submission: Black Lives Have Always Mattered. Through Feb. 1. Seeking a essays, poems, and personal narratives. Submission deadline Feb. 1 blacklivesmatter@2leafpress. org. 2leafpress.org. Envisioning the Future 2017 - Call for Art. Through Jan. 28. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. May submit 2 works completed in the last three years. Entries must be made online. $1000 reward for Best of Show $5-$35. 315255-1553. minyentry.org. Geva Theatre Calls for Local Writers. Through Jan. 31. Geva continues on page XX Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Seeking plays and playwrights for its Regional Writers Showcase. Plays must be submitted between Jan. 1-31 420-2034. gevatheatre. submittable.com. continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21


Hedonist Valentine’s Day Design: Call for Artist. Through Jan. 5. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, 674 South Ave Hedonist Artisan Chocolates is seeking a local artist to design the artwork for their specially created truffles for Valentine’s Day. Accepting design submissions through January 5. 461-2815. bit.ly/ hedonistvday. High School Writing Contest. Through Feb. 12. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave 20 line poem or 250 word prose piece, based on Maya Angelou’s “And Still I Rise” 473-2590. writingcontest@ wab.org. wab.org. Sokol High School Literary Awards Contest. Through Jan. 31. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8350. Rebecca.Fuss@libraryweb.org. Sokol.ffrpl.org.

1382 Culver Rd. Free. 607760-0422. brokencouch.com.

Theater Kadan Bart Rockett & Brooklyn. Jan. 5-8. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Through Jan. 8. Thurs. Jan. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 6, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat. Jan. 7, 3-4:30 p.m. & 8-9:30 p.m. Sun. Jan. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Recognized as the youngest professional magician/illusionist in the world $13-$29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. This Last Tempest. ThursdaysSaturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 7, 2 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 8, 2 p.m MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Jan. 8. Thurs.Sat. Jan. 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Jan. 7 & 8, 2 p.m. Presented by ShakeCo $10. 866-811-4111. muccc.org.

Art Events

HOLIDAY | TRULLA NAVIDEÑA

ART | “PARISIAN AFTERNOON”

[ FRI., JANUARY 6 ] “Art de la Vie” Opening. 6-9 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Work from Jerry Alonzo, Phil Bliss, Richard Harvey, Olivia Kim, and Chris Kolupski free. 5077154. rochesterartclub.org. First Friday Open Studios. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. Explore 4 floors of art studios andersonartsbuilding@gmail. com. andersonartsbuilding.org. Hungerford Open Studios. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Enter Door #2 Free.

Celebrating the New Year and Three Kings Day (January 6), the Rochester Puerto Rican Festival will host its annual Trulla Navideña party on Saturday, January 7. Trulla Navideña is a festive Christmas season tradition with its roots in Puerto Rico (among other Latin American countries), where a small group of revelers gather with instruments to play and sing folk Christmas songs at the doorstep of a friend. The musicians are normally invited in for refreshments, and after a while the party will move on to the next home, and on through the night. The group Carrion y los Parranderos will lead the music during the PR Festival’s party.

If the Rochester winter weather starts to get you down during January, you may find an escape at International Art Acquisitions. The gallery, through this month, is displaying “Parisian Afternoon,” an exhibition of paintings by contemporary Brazilian artist Monteiro Prestes that depict the iconic, romantic hustle and bustle of Parisian life. Prestes is also known for his vivid landscapes and still life paintings.

[ SAT., JANUARY 7 ] Art Demonstration: Cheryl and Don Olney, wood art. 121:30 p.m. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Avenue 428-8180. teen.central@libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org.

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The Puerto Rican Festival will host its Trulla Navideña event on Saturday, January 7, at Ray Ray’s Bar and Grill, 2260 Clifford Avenue. 7 p.m. Free. Ages 21 and older only. 234-7660; prfestival.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP [ SUN., JANUARY 8 ] Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters Group Exhibition

Opening Reception. 1-4 p.m. VB Brewery, 160 School St . Victor 902-8166.

“Parisian Afternoon” is on display through January 31 at International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Avenue. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 264-1440; internationalartacquisitions.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP thevbbrewery.com.

Comedy [ WED., JANUARY 4 ] Dirty Drink Nite. 6:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire

Blvd Webster Admission gets you a Terrarium and first drink for free $40. 671-9080. jardinterrariums.com. The Improv Plate. First Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m Johnny’s Pub & Grill,

Community Activism [ SAT., JANUARY 7 ] Food Not Bombs Sort/Cook/ Serve Food. 2-6 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. [ SUN., JANUARY 8 ] Peace Rally. 1:30-3 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. 428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/mlkmp.

Film [ SUN., JANUARY 8 ] Film Screening: Eating You Alive. 4 p.m. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave A documentary about the American health care system and the healing powers of a plant-based diet $15. eatingyoualive.com. Opera Guild of Rochester “Beat the Blahs”. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. $10 suggested donation. 244-7060.


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Kids Events [ SAT., JANUARY 7 ] Under the Sea Weekend. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square $14.50. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.

Holiday Trulla Navideña. Sat., Jan. 7. Ray Ray’s Bar & Grill, 2260 Clifford Ave. Music by Carrion y los Parranderos 413-1661. prfestival.com. The Twelve Cheers of Christmas. Fri., Jan. 6, 7 p.m. I-Square Conference Center, 400 Bakers Park . Irondequoit Beer and wine tasting with festive pairings $40. 266-1068 x204. i-square.us.

Special Events

ART | “4 DIRECTIONS”

SPECIAL EVENT | WINTER PARAFEST

[ SUN., JANUARY 8 ] 2017 Winter ParaFest. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd Henrietta Event includes vendors, horror actress Genoveva Rossi, and lectures on BigFoot, UFO, Cryptology, psychics, and more $5-$10. 217-1123. Gvpi.org. White Stone Ceremony for 2017. 10-11 a.m. Unity Church of Greater Rochester, 55 Prince Street 473-0910. unityrochester.org.

Four Rochester artists — Constance Mauro, Elizabeth Durand, g.a. Sheller, and Jim Barclay — draw on their personal travel experiences, and unique art styles, for the new exhibit “4 Directions,” now hanging in St. John Fisher’s Ross Art Gallery. On display are Mauro’s monoprints and encaustic paintings of Iceland; Durand’s collographic monoprints of the US and Ireland; gum bichromate works of the US, Greece, France, and Italy by g.a. Sheller; and atmospheric color photographs of Ireland by Jim Barclay.

For its 3rd annual Winter Parafest, paranormal team Genesee Valley Paranormal Investigators will host a stacked lineup of lectures for those fascinated by — or even just curious about — the unknown. Other paranormal teams, psychics, and authors from across the country will give short talks about everything from investigating Sasquatch and the Rolling Hills Asylum to research into the spiritual realm. Among those presenting is Scream Queen Genoveva Rossi; Jack Kenna, an investigator with SPIRITS of New England, and featured expert on the TV show “Paranormal Survivor”; and “Ghost Hunters Academy” former cast member Rosalyn Brown.

Sports [ FRI., JANUARY 6 ] Rochester Americans vs. Syracuse Crunch. 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $12-$26. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 7 ] Rochester Knighthawks vs. New England Black Wolves. 7:30 p.m. Blue Cross

“4 Directions” is on display January 9 through February 17 at St. John Fisher’s Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery, 3690 East Avenue. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. sjfc.edu. — BY JAKE CLAPP Arena, One War Memorial Square $10-$31. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com.

[ WED., JANUARY 4 ] America at Play. Ongoing. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square 263-2700. museumofplay.org. Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road. Through Jan. 8. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through Jan. 8. Intimate photos of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor’s home and mementos $12-$14. 2713361. eastman.org. The Force at Play: Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns Exhibit. Through Jan. 8. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Through Jan. 8. Explore the evolution of “Star Wars” and view dozens of artifacts from The Strong’s collections 2+ $14. 263-2700. museumofplay.org. A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age. Through Jan. 29. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through Jan. 29. Curated by Hostetler, and includes photos by more than thirty artists eastman.org.

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The Winter Parafest will take place Sunday, January 8, at Nashvilles, 4853 West Henrietta Road. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $10 for those 15 and older; $5 for those under 14. gvpi.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP

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Movie Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.

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Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com

Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com

Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com

Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit  544-1140, regmovies.com

Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org

Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com

Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com

Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com

Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com

The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org

Lonesome enough “Passengers”

(PG-13), DIRECTED BY MORTEN TYLDUM NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

A new year may have already started, but the films of 2016 will keep trickling into Rochester theaters throughout the next month. But while they make their way here, I’m still catching up on the massive number of new movies released over Christmas week (eight in total), including “Passengers,” from director Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”). The movie has been in development for years, in fact its script made it to the Black List — the yearly survey naming the best unproduced screenplays currently making the studio rounds

Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com

Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com

Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com

Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com

Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com

— all the way back in 2007. “Passengers” is set aboard the starship Avalon, a ship making a 120year journey to a new planetary settlement called Homestead II, when two of its thousands of passengers are awakened far too early. The film would be a perfectly fine entry in the big-budget, sci-fi action genre, but there’s an essential element of the basic premise that’s been excluded from the film’s marketing. This detail raises some intriguing moral questions that the filmmakers clearly don’t know how to handle, as they settle for transitioning “Passengers” into a big, silly action movie to avoid actually dealing with them. But in order to get into some of these issues, I’m going to have to reveal some major plot points. So if you don’t want the movie spoiled for you, read no further. A malfunction in the ship’s sleep chamber causes Jim (Chris Pratt) to be awakened 90 years before the Avalon reaches Homestead II. With the rest of the passengers and crew still in cryostasis, Jim knows he will end up dying long before reaching the ship’s final destination. He tries everything he can to fix his situation, but is ultimately unsuccessful.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in “Passengers.” PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES

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He spends an entire year completely alone, save for an android bartender (Michael Sheen) that’s his only companion. As desperation and loneliness eat away at him, Jim begins to consider suicide. Then one day, he sees Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence), another passenger still in her sleep chamber, and he’s captivated by her. Reading her files and watching her personal videos, he learns that she’s a journalist. Eventually Jim convinces himself that he’s in love with her, so he decides to wake her up. Jim spends time wrestling with this decision, knowing that waking Aurora up will doom her to the same fate that he was so desperate to avoid, but he goes ahead with it anyway. Once awakened, Aurora goes through the same desperation that Jim did a year prior, but eventually settles down, because at least they have each other. For a time, Tyldum treats the film’s premise with intelligence. As Jim and Aurora fall in love (not that they have many other options), we wonder how things will play out if she finds out their relationship is based on one unforgivable act. When she does eventually learn the truth — not from Jim, but because Arthur accidentally tells her — her reaction is given the proper seriousness. Aurora calls him a murderer, and she’s absolutely right: Jim may have been desperate, but his ultimate decision amounts to “I don’t want to die alone, so I’m making you die with me.” But then the film abruptly shifts gears. Unbeknownst to Jim and Aurora, crucial systems on the Avalon have continued to malfunction,

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spelling disaster for everyone on board. Suddenly the film becomes a race against time as the pair must work together to save the day. The film’s interesting ethical questions are swept aside in favor of turning the plot into something much more conventional. These developments serve to negate Jim’s terrible actions, but it’s a cheat. The character of Aurora is treated like a rat in a maze, as writer Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”) gradually closes off every narrative pathway available to her. From the moment Aurora learns about Jim’s deception, everything about the plot is designed in a way to justify what he did and make her fall in love with him anyway. He may have cyber stalked her and manipulated her into spending eternity with him, but the film rewards him for his actions. But Pratt and Lawrence are movie stars, and “Passengers” only works as well as it does because they’re charming and appealing — Pratt’s charisma is the major reason that Jim doesn’t immediately come across as a complete monster. It’s always going to be at least somewhat enjoyable to watch gorgeous people do interesting things in gorgeously designed sets (and the production design by Guy Hendrix Dyas is pretty fantastic), but all that prettiness still can’t cover up the film’s inherent ickiness. Visit rochestercitynewspaper.com on Friday for additional film coverage, including a review of the crowd-pleasing drama “Hidden Figures.”

[ OPENING ] CLOSE-UP (1990): This fictiondocumentary hybrid from Abbas Kiarostami uses a sensational real-life event as the basis for a stunning, multi-layered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence. Dryden (Fri., Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.) FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953): In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second in command are falling in love. Dryden (Wed., Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.) FROM WHAT IS BEFORE (2014): This epic tale relates the strange, perhaps supernatural, occurrences that befall a remote village in the Philippine countryside. Dryden (Sun., Jan. 7, 2 p.m.) HIDDEN FIGURES (PG-13): Based on the true story of the team of African-American women who provided NASA with the mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner. Culver, Pittsford, Webster JOHNNY GUITAR (1954): After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob. Starring Joan Crawford. Dryden (Sat., Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.) A MONSTER CALLS (PG-13): A young boy attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping to a fantastical world. Pittsford A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES 100 YEARS AGO: Discover what it was like to go to the movies a hundred years ago with a program featuring a newsreel, a drama, a comedy, a documentary, a cartoon, and a western. Dryden (Tue., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m.) UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (R): Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

Theaters TBA THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953): The original classic screen adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel about invaders from Mars. Dryden (Thu., Jan 5, 7:30 p.m.) [ CONTINUING] THE ACCOUNTANT (R): As a math savant cooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, and John Lithgow. Movies 10 ALWAYS SHINE (NR): On a weekend trip, two actress friends try to reconnect with one another, but suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise. Little ARRIVAL (PG-13): Amy Adams stars as a linguist who’s recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. With Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Canadaigua, Eastview, Webster ASSASSIN’S CREED (PG-13): Michael Fassbender stars as a criminal who discovers that he’s descended from an ancient secret society of assassins. Based on the popular video game series. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (PG-13): Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. Movies 10 COLLATERAL BEAUTY (PG-13): After suffering a great loss, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, and Edward Norton. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster EVOLUTION (NR): The only residents of a seaside town are women and young boys, but when one of those boys spots a corpse floating in the ocean, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Little FENCES (PG-13): A workingclass family struggles against the heightened racial climate

of 1950s Pittsburgh. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Tinseltown, Webster FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG-13): Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the U.S. with a suitcase full of magical creatures, but when they escape the wizarding world is thrown into chaos. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster HACKSAW RIDGE (R): The true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Culver, Tinseltown INFERNO (PG-13): After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot. Starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. Movies 10 JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (PG-13): Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name and uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Movies 10 JACKIE (R): Following the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) fights through grief and trauma to define her husband’s historic legacy. Little, Pittsford LA LA LAND (PG-13): Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who fall in love against the backdrop of modern-day Los Angeles in this swooning musical romance. Pittsford, Webster LION (PG-13): A 5-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, and survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Little, Pittsford MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (R): After his older brother passes away, a man is forced to return home to care for his 16-yearold nephew. Little, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown MOANA (PG): In this animated adventure, a young woman sets sail for a fabled island with the

assistance from the legendary demi-god Maui. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (R): An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. Starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Tinseltown OCEAN WAVES (PG-13): As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down. Little OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (R): When the uptight CEO threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Kate McKinnon. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster PASSENGERS (PG-13): A luxury spacecraft on a 120 year trek to a far off interstellar colony suffers a malfunction to its sleep chamber, causing two of its 5,000 passengers to be woken up 90 years early. Starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (PG-13): The first spin-off story of the “Star Wars” film franchise follows a team of resistance fighters on a dangerous mission to steal plans for the Death Star. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster SING (PG): A koala bear decides to hold a singing competition in order to raise money to save his theater from closing. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster WHY HIM? (R): An overprotective father forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend. With Bryan Cranston and James Franco. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster

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All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it unlawful, “to make, print, or publish, any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. Call the local Fair Housing Enforcement Project, FHEP at 325-2500 or 1-866-671-FAIR. Si usted sospecha una practica de vivienda injusta, por favor llame al servicio legal gratis. 585-325-2500 - TTY 585-325-2547. in the Central/Finger Lakes and Catskills Regions of NY State. Brokers welcome. For immediate LAND WANTED : Cash buyer confidential response, call seeks large acreage 200+ acres

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Jam Section CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our website. For further info: www.rochestermusiccoalition. org info@rochestermusiccoalition. org 585-235-8412 CONGA PLAYER - / percussionist, looking for work in J jazz, Afro Cuban Jazz or any other musical group. Peter 585-820-0586 FLOWER CITY PRIDE BAND LGBTQ community marching and pep band. No auditions, all are welcome. Email info@ flowercitypride.com for details. NEW ROCHESTER NY Internet forum for amateur musicians. Read and post messages. Find other amateurs to practice with, find venues to perform at, etc. http://www.amrochester.info

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CARING FOR CAREGIVERS Lifespan is looking for volunteers to offer respite to caregivers whose loved ones have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. For details call Eve at 244-8400 Interested in Volunteering? The Genesee Country Village & Museum involves many volunteers in dynamic and engaging opportunities for programs and events. For more

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69 Colgate Street

I found 69 Colgate Street to be charming and lovingly maintained. Built in 1920, the Craftsman style architectural details found throughout its 1,415 square feet create a homey atmosphere. Located in the city’s 19th Ward neighborhood, Colgate Street runs south from Arnett Boulevard, between Thurston Road and Post Avenue. Lined with other well-kept homes, sidewalks, and streetlamps, the street was quiet on a late Thursday morning. Colgate Street empties into a parking lot at John Walton Spencer School No. 16, which is currently closed for renovations, but expected to re-open upon completion. Other bonuses include an alarm system, laundry chute, access to public transportation and Aberdeen Square Park. Grants totaling up to $9,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance, made possible through the University of Rochester and the City, are available to UR employees who purchase a home in the 19th Ward.

Find your way home with TO ADVERTISE CONTACT CHRISTINE TODAY! CALL 244-3329 X23 OR EMAIL CHRISTINE@ROCHESTER-CITYNEWS.COM BROCKPORT VILLAGE: 97 WEST AVE. $114,900 COMMERCIAL - Great investment opportunity. Several uses under current zoning. Great location, near Hospital. Parking in front/rear lots. Remodeled in 2010. Located across from Strong West (formerly Lakeside Hospital). Ryan Smith @ Remax Realty Group 585-218-6802

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Listing agent Amy Merrill of Keller Williams Realty and I entered the side door from the paved driveway, up a few steps into the kitchen. While cozy, with linoleum flooring and newer cabinetry, the original butler’s pantry adjacent to it provides ample food-prep and storage space. There is an easy flow between the rooms on the first floor: the stately dining room off the kitchen, with original leaded-glass window and woodwork, leads into the living room with a view of the street. The corner fireplace in this room

allows for an open design plan with this unique feature as the focal point. The front door opens from a welcoming porch to original tile floor and the stairway to the second floor. From this foyer one can access the kitchen from a pass-through closet lined with original coat hooks, completing the easy flow mentioned above. Before we leave the first floor, of additional note is a small room off the dining room which looks out over the backyard and would make a lovely office or hobby room. One of the best features of 69 Colgate Street is the fully-fenced backyard, accessible from the kitchen. Complete with deck, it’s a large grassy space that is both family and pet friendly! The home boasts one full bathroom, a hallway linen closet, and three bedrooms, all located on the second floor. These rooms are bright with natural light, each has its own closet, and one opens onto a serene sleeping porch overlooking the green backyard and beyond. There is an unfinished, walk-up attic, also with lots of natural light, for storage or expansion, and an unfinished basement with more storage options. Contact Amy Merrill of Keller Williams Realty about this home, listed at $69,900, at 585662-3363. by Mindy MacLaren Mindy is a Landmark Society member and volunteer, and lives in Penfield.

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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com St #4 Dover DE 19901 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Compass Canvas LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 8/22/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 68 Walnut Park Rochester, NY 14622 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Drunken Taco LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 9/26/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 207 Lawnview Dr Webster, NY 14580 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] EAGLES WINGS CREATIVE BRANDING LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/30/16 Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Registered Agent: Karen Ball 1785 Athena Drive Avon, NY 14414. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Fitzsimmons Electric LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/12/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process The LLC, 9 Warrington Dr., Fairport, NY 14450. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Great Simon Properties, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on November 1, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 105 McLaughlin Road, Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Green Amazon LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 12/7/16. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 75 S. Clinton Ave., Ste. 510, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Lao Management LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 11/23/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to

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POB 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] LucidityWorks, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 12/17/04. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 100 Linden Oaks, Suite 202, Rochester, New York 14625. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 11/30/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 22 Dickinson Crossing, Fairport NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1175 Henrietta LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/2/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1400 Mt. Hope Ave LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Be Walters, 54 Mountain Road, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1636 Monroe, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/2/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]

Notice of Formation of BCP Holdings I LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BCP Holdings II LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BCP Holdings III LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Broader View, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/17/2016 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 12 Tobey Court, Pittsford, NY. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CHAMP KARTER LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/8/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1841 LYELL AVE., ROCH. NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CHARLES BRESLAWSKI FARMS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served.

SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 501 Priem Rd., Hamlin, NY 14464. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CHASING DREAMS AND LITTLES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/02/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: Jaclyn Mellone, 73 Copper Woods, Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 73 Copper Woods, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Commercial Capital Sources LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CONNIE FRASER MEDIATION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Constance M. Fraser, 278 Pinebrook Dr., Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hinsdale Road Apartments LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/18/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Japanese Tokyo Restaurant LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/8/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228,

Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Joyhan International Trading, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 06/20/2016 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Universal Registered Agents, Inc, 99 Washington Ave, Ste 805A, Albany NY. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Land Lady Professional Services, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secretary of State on 11/30/16. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 233 Leonard Road, Rochester, NY 14616. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: MSH Capital Partners LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 29, 2016. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: P.O. Box 30278, Rochester NY 14603 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Murray Street Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 15, 2016. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: P.O. Box 30278, Rochester NY 14603 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Steko Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY)

on December 2, 2016. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: P.O. Box 30278, Rochester NY 14603 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Major Key Real Estate LLC, Art of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 360 Lake Ave Hilton NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MC Mornings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/18/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan 1238 Ridge LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/18/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan FP Apartments LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/7/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Realty Development LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful


Legal Ads activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MSH Custom Fabrications LLC, Art of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1747 Hilton Parma Corners Rd Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PremJay Research LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Sec’y of State(SSNY) on 09/20/2016. Office Location, County of Monroe. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF QLUMI LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 11/25/2016. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to QLUMI LLC, 300 COUNCIL ROCK AVE., ROCHESTER, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RCM Fulton LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RCM LaGrange LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of

RCM Webster I LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RCM Webster II LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RITCHIE NV PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/07/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2176 Lake Rd., Ste. 1, Hamlin, NY 14464. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of ROC Pawn Brokers, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secretary of State on 11/29/16. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 559 State St., Rochester, NY 14608. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ron Hillengas Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/7/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com of S & D Properties of Rochester LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/14/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2394 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626, Attn: David E. Simpson, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Simple Technology Services LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/14/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 46 Ballard Avenue, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TPW MEDIA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 144 Ellingwood Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Zito Drone Services, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 8/4/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to John Zito, 111 Worthing Terrace, E. Rochester, NY 14445, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION being held at Chester’s Self Storage 600 W Broad St. Rochester NY 14608 on Thursday January 12thh at 1:00 pm. The following customers’ accounts have become delinquent so their item (s) will be auctioned off to settle past due rents. NOTE: Owner reserves the right to bid at auction, reject any and all bids, and cancel or adjourn the sale. Name of tenant: Kenneth Broadhurst Unit #18 owes $308. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Brighton Gardens

Apartments LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/1/16. Off. loc: Monroe Co. LLC org. in DE 11/17/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE off. addr.: 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Glenbrook Manor Apartments LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/1/16. Off. loc: Monroe Co. LLC org. in DE 11/17/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE off. addr.: 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Lake Vista Realty LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/1/16. Off. loc: Monroe Co. LLC org. in DE 11/17/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 1 4534. DE off. addr.: 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Morgan Kings Realty LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/1/16. Off. loc: Monroe Co. LLC org. in DE 11/17/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE off. addr.: 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Waverly Wood Apartments LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/1/16. Off. loc: Monroe Co. LLC org. in DE 11/17/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534.

DE off. addr.: 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Aramco Performance Materials LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/14/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9009 W. Loop South, Houston, TX 77096. LLC formed in DE on 10/12/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of FBM Logistics, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Indiana (IN) on 8/21/02. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2741 Walnut Avenue, Ste. 200, Tustin, CA 92780. IN address of LLC: 3310 Busy Bee Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Arts. of Org. filed with IN Secy. of State, 200 W. Washington St., Room 201, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of FBM Wholesale Builders Supply LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/7/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2741 Walnut Ave., Ste. 200, Tustin, CA 92780. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Kingsland Capital LLC, name amended to: Kingsland Advisors LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/23/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC

formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/04/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Address to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of MIG Building Systems of East Syracuse, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/15/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 495 S. High St., Suite 50, Columbus, OH 43215. LLC formed in DE on 10/4/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of MIG Building Systems, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/15/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 495 S. High St., Suite 50, Columbus, OH 43215. LLC formed in DE on 10/4/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Nettime Solutions, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/14/16 Office location: Monroe County. LLC organized in AZ on 1/18/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Principal office address: 911 Panorama Trail South, Rochester, NY 14625. Cert. of Org. filed with Executive Director, AZ Corporation

Commission, 1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Nujourni LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/13/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process The LLC, P.O. Box 247, Spencerport, NY 14559. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Ol Invest LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 11/22/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to POB 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Rochester Real Estate Exchange LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/13/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process The LLC, 33 Crystal Springs Ln., Fairport, NY 14450. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Rocstar Development II LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 11/21/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to PO Box 26449 Rochester, NY 14626 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Serenity Massage By Jodi, PLLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 11/10/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 12 Dona Lea Fairport, NY 14450 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Stunz Properties LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/27/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process The LLC, 62 Stunz St., Rochester, NY 14609. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Vanessa Velez Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 22, 2016 with an effective date of formation of December 22, 2016. Its principal place of business is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may

be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 136 Gibbs Street, Apt. 3, Rochester, New York 14605. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] VY Express, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on October 28, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 227 Hilltop Lane, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] XL Construction Supply, LLC. Filed 11/9/16 Office: Monroe co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to:5 Sheldon Dr. Spencerport, NY 14559 Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE } Eini F Holding LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/25/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to P.O Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] BNR Engineering, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on August 8, 2015. Its office is in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to Jeron Rogers 67 Marion St. Rochester, NY 14610. The purpose of the Company is engineering services [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Ellman Restaurants LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 11/1/16. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 1042 Ravenside Lane E Webster, NY 14580 . The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ]

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Legal Ads > page 29 Notice of Formation of 2835 Monroe Hotel, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2851 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-NS Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 24, 2016. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at PO Box 17408, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 10DOLLARTEECLUB, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is10DollarTeeClub, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 12/20/2016. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 12 Beverly Street, Rochester, NY 14610. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] TKL Photography LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organizations of the LLC were filed with Secretary of State NY (“SSNY”) on November 14, 2016. LLC’s office location is to be in Monroe County, State of NY. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is: Tasneem Luto, 775 Park Ave, Floor 2 Apt

1, Rochester, NY 14607. The LLC is to be managed by its members. No members of the LLC shall be liable in their capacity as members of the LLC for debts, obligations, or liabilities of the LLC. Purpose of the LLC: any and all lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 585 Supplements, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 28, 2016 with an effective date of formation of November 28, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 128 Citation Drive, Henrietta, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 128 Citation Drive, Henrietta, New York 14467. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Get Slim Rochester, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 2, 2016 with an effective date of formation of December 2, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 215 Spencerport Rd., Rochester, NY in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 215 Spencerport Road, Spencerport, New York 14606. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Hyperspectral Solutions LLC was organized in the state of Ohio on 6/30/15 and has filed an application for authority with the New York Secretary of State on 10/25/16. Its principal place of business is located at 125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, New York 14626. The

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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com address of the office required to be maintained in the jurisdiction of its organization is InCorp Services, Inc., 9435 Waterstone Boulevard Suite 140, Cincinnati, OH 45249. The name and address of the authorized officer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its certificate of organization is filed is Ohio Secretary of State, 180 East Broad Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] LCMJ Holding Company LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 2, 2016 with an effective date of formation of December 2, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 5 Cardinal Forest Lane, Spencerport, NY in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 5 Cardinal Forest Lane, Spencerport, New York 14559. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MMPO, LLC ] MMPO, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 12/14/16. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Notice is hereby given that Suzanne Allphin Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on December 2, 2016. The principal office is located in the County of Monroe, State of New York, and the Secretary of State was designated as agent upon whom process

against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company is: 46 French Creek Drive, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the company is to engage in the profession of Registered Professional Nursing. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WILHUSKY HOTEL, LLC ] WilHusky Hotel, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 12/9/16. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WILHUSKY STUDENT HOUSING, LLC ]

WilHusky Student Housing, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 12/9/16. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WILRELAX, LLC ] WilRelax, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 12/20/16. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2016-1803

SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs.Tracey M. Jackson f/k/a Tracey M. Davis; Advantage Federal Credit Union; Justin Banks, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 28, 2016, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the Foreclosure Auction Area, Hall of Justice - Lower Level Atrium, 99 Exchange Boulevard, Rochester, New York, in the County of Monroe on January 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 23 Flanders Street, Rochester, NY; Tax Account No. 135.25-1-2 Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $39,047.79 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2016 Vivian Aquilina, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2016-2622 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Klemens Leskovics’ Living Trust, dated September 25, 2006, Plaintiff, vs. Gergely Gyorfi; James Bianchi; Julia Bianchi; Gergely Gyorfi, d/b/a G&G Garge; Seanknequa Miller; Linda Murray, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 30, 2016, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the Foreclosure Auction Area, Hall of Justice - Lower Level Atrium, 99 Exchange Boulevard, Rochester, New York, in the County of Monroe on January 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein

described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 1220F and 1220R Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY; Tax Account No. 105.62-1-8./HOME and 105.62-1-8./NHOM. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $60,725.14 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2016 Sara Stout Ashcraft, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ PLLC NOTICE OF FORMATION ] The name of the professional service limited liability company is Passero Associates Engineering & Architecture, PLLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 11/10/16. The office of the PLLC is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the PLLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 242 W. Main St., Ste. 100, Rochester, NY 14614. The PLLC is managed by 1 or more managers. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice engineering and architecture. [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of INSURGENCE GROUP, LLC. Authority filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/16/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/03/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at 70 Linden Oaks, Third Floor, Rochester, NY 14625. DE Address of LLC, c/o NRAI Services, LLC, 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Certficate of Formation filed with DE Secretary of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ SUPPLEMENTAL

SUMMONS ] Index No. 20163568 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, -vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF JOSEPHINE HULL A/K/A JOSEPHINE M. HULL, deceased, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributes and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; MARY VAN ROO; MICHAEL HULL; SAMANTHA HULL; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendants. Mortgaged Premises: 66 TOMAHAWK TRAIL, HENRIETTA, NY 14467 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer to the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court,

a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. That this action is being amended to include MARY VAN ROO, MICHAEL HULL, and SAMANTHA HULL, AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE HULL A/K/A JOSEPHINE M. HULL, deceased. This action is being amended to also include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: OCTOBER 3, 2016 Mark K. Broyles, Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 176.15 Block: 5 Lot: 66 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of MONROE, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the HON. DANIEL J. DOYLE, justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated NOVEMBER 15, 2016 and filed along with the supporting papers in the MONROE County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Henrietta, County of Monroe and State of New York, known and described as Lot 211 as said lot is shown on a map of Indian Hills, Section VI, which said map is on file in Monroe County Clerk’s office in Liber 164 of Maps, at pages 56 and 57. Mortgaged Premises: 66 TOMAHAWK TRAIL, HENRIETTA, NY 14467.


Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD

Oh-So-Sweet Dreams

The Hastens workshop in Koping, Sweden, liberally using the phrase “master artisans” recently, unveiled its made-toorder $149,900 mattress. Bloomberg News reported in December on Hastens’ use of superior construction materials such as pure steel springs, “slow-growing” pine, multiple layers of flax, horsehair lining (braided by hand, then unwound to ensure extra spring), and cotton covered by flame-retardant wool batting. With a 25-year guarantee, an eight-hour-a-day sleep habit works out to $2 an hour. (Bonus: The Bloomberg reviewer, after a trial run, gave the “Vividus” a glowing thumbs-up.)

The Job of the Researcher

Humans are good at recognizing faces, but exceptionally poor at recognition when the same face’s features are scrambled or upside down. In December, a research team from the Netherlands and Japan published findings that chimpanzees are the same way — when it comes to recognizing other chimps’ butts. That suggests, the scientists concluded, that sophisticated recognition of rear ends is as important for chimps (as “socio-sexual signaling,” such as prevention of inbreeding) as faces are to humans.

Suspicions Confirmed

Humanity has accumulated an estimated 30 trillion tons of “stuff,” according to research by University of Leicester geologists — enough to fit over 100 pounds’ worth over every square meter of the planet’s surface. The scientists, writing in the Anthropocene Review, are even more alarmed that very little of it is ever recycled and that buried layers of tech-

nofossils that define our era will clutter and weigh down the planet, hampering future generations. (Don’t just think of “garage sale” stuff, wrote Mother Nature News; think of every single thing we produce.)

Finer Points of the Law

A federal appeals court agreed with a jury in December that Battle Creek, Michigan, police were justified in shooting (and killing) two hardly misbehaving family dogs during a legal search of a house’s basement. Mark and Cheryl Brown had pointed out that their dogs never attacked; one, an officer admitted, was “just standing there” when shot and killed. The officers said that conducting a thorough search of the premises might have riled the dogs and threatened their safety. (Unaddressed was whether a dog might avoid being shot if it masters the classic trick of “playing dead.”)

Sounds Like a Joke

(1) Spencer Hanvey, 22, was charged with four burglaries of the same MedCare Pharmacy in Conway, Arkansas, in October and November, using the same modus operandi each time to steal drugs. (Bonus: Oddly, the drugs were not for obsessive-compulsive disorder.) (2) If You See Something, Say Something: Hamden (Connecticut) High School was put into lockdown for an hour on Dec. 15 when a student was seen running in the hallway, zig-zagging from side to side, swinging an arm and leaping into the air. Police were called, but quickly learned that it was just a 12th-grade boy practicing a basketball move and pretending to dunk.

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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make sure whomever you decide to pursue to is free and clear of a commitment to someone else before you begin to use your flirtatious Aries charm to worm your way into his or her heart. A secret affair will not bring you the happiness or stability you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Remembering past relationships will help you make better choices in the future. Equality should be a determining factor when choosing a partner, especially when dealing with emotional, domestic and financial matters. Consider what’s important

to you, and don’t settle for anything less. You’ll find love when you least expect it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take a couple of steps back, and consider what you really want. Settling down has to be for the right reason. If you choose to be with someone because of who they are or because you don’t want to be alone, you should reconsider heading into a committed relationship. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let emotions or differences you have with someone stop you from experiencing true love. Let down your guard, and you’ll find a way to mix what you and your partner of choice have to

offer. Bringing the best of both cultural backgrounds will lead to good fortune and happiness. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you love someone, say so. Put your heart on the line, and make a promise to stand by his or her side. Travel, retreats and social events will all lead to someone special. Don’t let an opportunity for love pass you by; participate and be ready to make the first move. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let anyone stand between you and someone you love. Take care of your responsibilities, but don’t let demands keep you from getting out and meeting new people. Love is in

the stars, but if you sit at home, you aren’t likely to meet that special someone. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lighten up and have some fun. Don’t settle for someone who wants to control what you can do. Get out and take part in events and pursuits that interest you, and you’ll meet someone who wants to live life with you instead of tell you how to live your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you want to make changes to your status, look for the partner who is willing to take the road less traveled and stand by your side during the good and the bad times. Aim for a relationship

that offers the freedom to grow as well as equality. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t be fooled by what someone tells you. You’ll attract a chameleon eager to morph into whoever and whatever he or she thinks you want. Dig deep and find out more about this person before you make a promise to someone you don’t really know. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll connect with someone you meet at a reunion or gathering of people who come from a specific background or culture. A chance to discuss what you’ve been through and how you have overcome obstacles will attract someone who relates to your story.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need to look back before you move forward. If there is someone you still have a thing for, you are best to address that situation, find out where you stand and decide what you have to do to make it work or to let it go. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Uncertainty will work against you. If someone is looking for greater stability and a promise from you, consider whether you are ready, and offer an honest answer and the likelihood of you ever making a commitment. Truth will keep you in the game until you make up your mind.

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