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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

The nation under Trump Happy anniversary. A year ago, Americans did what had been considered both unthinkable and impossible and elected Donald Trump president. Since then, one head-spinning news development has been followed by another, and it’s hard to tell what kind of country we’re living in now. The latest in a series of gun-caused tragedies, in a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, left 26 people dead – including eight from a single family – and 20 more injured. Predictably, President Trump blamed “mental illness” rather than guns, as if he had access to the health records of the gunman, as if all mentally ill people are violent, as if all violent people are mentally ill. As if he had been pushing for adequate insurance coverage and adequate funding for research and treatment of mental illness. And the National Rifle Association and conservative Republicans continue to promote a bill requiring every state to recognize concealed-carry permits of gun owners from states where concealedcarry is legal. In international news, on Sunday the Times’ Nicholas Kristof quoted several Korea experts who warn that the odds of a US war with North Korea are much higher than most of us think. One of them – Richard Haas of the Council on Foreign Relations – puts the odds at 50-50. Senator Lindsey Graham, Kristof wrote, has said that if North Korea continues to test its intercontinental ballistic missiles – which it surely will – war is “inevitable.” A few days earlier, the Times informed us about yet another scientific report confirming that global warming is happening and saying that “there is ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ that anything other than humans – the cars we drive, the power plants we operate, the forests we destroy – are to blame.” The same week, the Secretary of Energy for the United States, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, talked about Africa’s serious need for better access to energy – and said fossil fuels are the solution. “It’s going to take fossil fuels to push power out into those villages in Africa,” Perry said at a forum. He cited a girl who told him she needed electricity so she wouldn’t have to read by the light of a fire. Then Perry added his own touch: electricity is also important, he said, to prevent sexual assault, by shining “the light of righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts.”

Guns, climate change, war: the facts are available. But for much of the American public, truth is what we want it to be.

Republicans try to take access to affordable health care away from people, and craft a tax bill that rewards the rich and penalizes the middle class. The president complains about not being able to influence the Department of Justice and the FBI. I’d like to think this is not the kind of country that most Americans want. And indeed, while Trump’s base still supports him, his overall approval ratings are extremely low. But we’re a long way from the next presidential election. Most Republicans in Congress apparently figure they’re getting enough of what they want that they’ll continue to tolerate him. Impeachment is no solution, because Mike Pence would promote many of the same policies from a less volatile West Wing. The carnage that guns are causing, the causes and catastrophic effects of climate change, the risks of Donald Trump’s ill-informed approach to foreign policy: the facts are available, and credible news media are reporting them daily. But for too much of the American public, truth is what we want it to be, and social media and Fox News are as credible as the Times. A year and a day ago, I could hope that the country was better than this, that the election results would shock political leaders of both major parties, that we would all pull together and get back on track. Now, I’m not so sure. Donald Trump didn’t spring up out of nowhere. The Republican leadership knows what it is doing. And the Democrats are fragmented and seem thoroughly confused. Happy anniversary. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Jaime Saunders will lead United Way

United Way of Greater Rochester’s board of directors selected Jaime Saunders as the agency’s next president and CEO, replacing Fran Weisberg, who is retiring at the end of the year. Saunders was previously president and CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center, a 49-bed emergency shelter. She also served as associate director for the Center for Governmental Research and COO for Foodlink. She begins at United Way on January 10, 2018.

MCC campus gets green honor Monroe Community College’s new Damon City Campus received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. The school earned the sustainable building recognition by incorporating a green roof, a double-pane wall of windows on the structure’s State Street frontage, and other features. Contractors diverted 80 percent of all construction waste away from landfills, and 15 percent of the construction material purchased

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Photonicslinked tech firm is expanding

ON Semiconductor plans to expand its high-tech testing and assembly operations in the Eastman Business Park, creating 34 jobs in the next two years. The expansion is supposed to be complete by December 2018. The company is also home to the AIM Photonics headquarters and the consortium’s testing, assembly, and packaging facility. It’s receiving a $4.3 million grant from Empire State Development and $1.7 million in tax credits tied to job creation, says a press release from Empire State Development. The company plans to invest $1.6 million in facility and equipment upgrades.

EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

School 41’s future uncertain

Hurlbutt is new GRE leader The board of Greater Rochester Enterprise picked Matt Hurlbutt to serve as the economic development organization’s next president and CEO. Hurlbutt previously served in the position on an interim basis.

School board President Van White: Closing School 41 would be “the nuclear option.” FILE PHOTO

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The Rochester school board is once again faced with the question of what to do with one of its lowest performing schools. School 41, in the Kodak Park area, was one of two statewide that didn’t meet performance goals last year. (Buffalo school district’s Build Academy was the other.) Last week State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia intervened and set the stage for possibly removing the school from the district’s supervision. The Rochester school board has 60 days to give her a plan for the school’s future. The school board has several choices, says board President Van White: close the school and send its students to other city schools, close the school and open a new one, or give Elia a recommendation for a “receiver,” someone besides the superintendent to manage the school. Closing the school, which could create hardship for students and families, “would be the nuclear option,” White says. “But nothing has been ruled out.”

School 41 has about 500 students, many with special needs such as autism spectrum disorder. If it closed, the district would have to find places for all 500 students in other schools, White says. White says the board will meet sometime this month to discuss the school’s future. The State Education Department listed School 41 and 13 other city schools as “receivership schools” three years ago. Since then, three have improved enough to be removed from the Education Department’s list. A fourth, Charlotte High School, was closed, and East was placed under the University of Rochester’s management. Aside from School 41, the others have been making enough progress to avoid being closed or placed under new management. Elia’s announcement about School 41 wasn’t a complete surprise, White says. “Progress was being made, but it just wasn’t happening fast enough,” White says.

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It’s not unusual for the city to loan money to developers, and the loan covers a small portion of the project’s $33.6 million cost. But some Council members are asking when Morgan requested the loan and how affordable the “affordable” units are.

ANALYSIS | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

Council considering loan for Morgan development Should Rochester taxpayers loan one of the region’s biggest developers $1.5 million? That issue is on the agenda for City Council’s November 14 meeting. Mayor Lovely Warren is asking Council to approve the loan to one of the Morgan development companies for apartments it’s building at the corner of South Avenue and Court Street. The building is part of a major project that includes a riverfront public walkway. Morgan’s development will have 111 apartments – 11 of them classified as “affordable housing” – underground parking, and commercial space. Morgan is currently a huge player downtown. It’s involved with the Alliance Building, Legacy Tower, the Hyatt and Riverside hotels, the Gannett Building, and Tower 280, plus two projects not yet under way: Parcel 2 at the Midtown site and apartments on the Inner Loop infill between East Avenue and Charlotte Street. And within the next few months, Warren may ask City Council to approve another Morgan development at Midtown: apartments at the back of the proposed RBTL theater. It’s not unusual for the city to loan money to developers, and $1.5 million is a

small portion of the project’s $33.6 million cost. But this particular loan has made the news because of an unrelated controversy involving Morgan. In September, the Buffalo News reported that the FBI is investigating Morgan’s financing practices related to a development in that city. Former television reporter Rachel Barnhart, who unsuccessfully challenged Warren in the September Democratic Primary, raised the issue on the blog of the new activist group Rochester for All, which Barnhart helped found. Barnhart urged City Council not to approve the loan. That’s not likely. The mayor needs only five votes, and odds are, she’ll get them. And Council members don’t seem particularly concerned about the FBI story, saying it doesn’t affect Morgan’s Rochester projects. But some of them have raised other questions. Among them: When Morgan requested the loan, how affordable the “affordable” units are, and why Council wasn’t told about the loan when it approved other legislation associated with the development. City officials say the loan request came up during discussions with the developer last summer. As part of the loan negotiations, says Warren spokesperson

James Smith, Morgan agreed to set aside 10 percent of the apartments for affordable housing – about half for tenants with incomes less than 120 percent of the federal Median Family Income figure, half for those with incomes less than 80 percent of the MFI. In addition, the agreement requires construction contractors to hire minority and women workers. Morgan will pay 3 percent interest on the loan. The Morgan loan, Smith says, “is not extraordinary or out of the way in any way.” When they consider loans to a private business, city officials, like banks, look at its track record: previous projects, loan repayment history. In those areas, Morgan is said to get high marks – from banks and from City Hall. (M&T Bank has committed $27 million to the 103 Court Street project.) Still, developers are profit-making businesses, and many of downtown’s recent developments have received public subsidies. Several candidates in this year’s campaigns questioned whether that should continue. And some criticized the high rents in many of the new apartments. On the other hand, projects by Morgan and other developers are helping

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boost downtown’s residential population, which supports businesses and arts and entertainment venues. In addition, Rochester and its school district are heavily dependent on city property taxes, and taxes on new development are helping offset the loss of Kodak and other businesses. Council members will have to decide whether the Morgan project provides enough benefits to warrant taxpayers’ investment. See Morgan's downtown projects online: Rochestercitynewspaper.com

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HOUSING | BY JEREMY MOULE

Homeless shelters are already crunched Year after year, homeless shelters in Rochester face a dilemma. On many days, they see more people who need shelter than they can accommodate. That leaves them with two choices: turn the people away or methodically search for available beds in other shelters. Typically, they do the latter, and usually to little success. Normally, this goes on during the winter as nighttime temperatures dip to the point where it’s unbearable – and unsafe – to spend the night under overpasses or in tents pitched on empty lots. But this year, several shelters are already overwhelmed. Night after night, more people arrive seeking beds than the facilities can safely house. St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality on South Avenue opened for the season on October 8, and for all but a couple of nights since, it’s faced overflow, says Pat Dupont, one of the Catholic Workers who lives and works at the shelter. Officially, the shelter has 19 beds but most nights, roughly 30 people have shown up at its doors, Dupont says. And that doesn’t include the 25 people workers have found sleeping outside when they checked areas within a mile of St. Joe’s, he says. Dimitri House, located a few neighborhoods to the northeast, just opened for the season on Sunday. But people had already started reaching out to the seven-bed shelter before then. “I sit on a number of committees here in Rochester, and I can tell you that a multitude of the shelters that are open have been full already, and we haven’t even started the cold weather,” says Laurie Jones-Prizel, executive director for Dimitri House. And with forecasters predicting a brutal winter ahead, shelter workers and administrators are worried about these early overflows. “I do think that it might end up getting worse because they’ve started so high,” says Annie Horras, also a Catholic Worker at St. Joe’s. Nobody knows exactly how many homeless people need shelter or aren’t seeking it. A survey led by the Monroe County Department of Human Services on a single day this past January identified 69 people without shelter. But shelter workers and directors say the number is probably higher. None of the shelter workers and operators know why they’re seeing so many people in need right now. There are, however, some likely contributing factors. They know that the problem is most pronounced among the hard-to-serve, 6 CITY

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chronically homeless. Many of these people have severe mental-illness or chemicaldependency problems and may not even be capable of complying with the social services requirements, the shelter workers say. And many have been sanctioned, which means they’re cut from public assistance for anywhere from 30 days to roughly 6 months and shelters can’t get reimbursed by the county for housing them. Public assistance recipients can be sanctioned for something as simple as missing an appointment or failing to submit paperwork. St. Joe’s, House of Mercy, Open Door Mission, and Dimitri House are generally the only shelters that will work with sanctioned homeless people. And a high number of Monroe County’s homeless currently have sanctions against them, Jones-Prizel says. Dimitri House also been approached by a few people from Puerto Rico who came here seeking refuge after Hurricane Maria, JonesPrizel says. Ryan Acuff, a Catholic Worker at St. Joe’s, says some groups plan to start pressing the state to overhaul its laws related to public-assistance sanctions. Acuff says the state should move away from the practice of sanctioning people for defined periods of time and instead should allow them to receive benefits again once they comply with requirements. Acuff says that Monroe County should also change how it funds shelters. The county currently pays shelters for every unsanctioned person they take in each night, while Onondaga County just gives shelters a broad, annual allocation, he says. Onondaga’s approach allows shelters to take in whoever they need to, without worrying about whether a person comes with money behind them, Acuff says. (St. Joe’s takes no government funding.) “You’re penalizing people for having a disability, whether it’s mental illness or another form of disability,” Acuff says. “It should be the opposite. People who have severe mental illness or disabilities should be given more care and more compassion and more services, not less. But in the current system, they’re given less services.” Acuff also sees housing as a contributing issue since, generally, a substantial number of people get tossed out of their apartments each year. Some are evicted, some get kicked out of month-to-month apartments for complaining about conditions, and others can’t afford rent increases, he says. Some of those people show up at shelters if they can’t find a new place to live, he says. Rochester also lacks truly affordable housing for low-income residents, which can keep some people on the streets, he says.

Some of Rochester’s homeless spend their nights in tents on empty lots, but with cold weather arriving, more of them may head to shelters. PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSON

It’s the hard-to-serve and chronically homeless,

however, who struggle most with finding shelter. REACH Advocacy formed in 2015 to tackle the bed shortage faced by that population. The prior winter, the city bulldozed Sanctuary Village, a tent community established to respond to the bed-shortage crisis and to draw attention to it. REACH ran temporary emergency shelters the following winter and again last winter. The first year, it placed about 50 people in permanent housing; the second, somewhere around 40. “The long-range answer is for us to get more permanent housing for the homeless,” says Sarah Peters, REACH Advocacy’s secretary. “And there aren’t a lot of people that want to rent apartments to people who could potentially still have some kind of mental health issue or a drug issue.” The group wants to buy some buildings – it hopes at low prices – and convert them into permanent apartments for the chronically homeless. And it wants to bring in social workers and volunteers to support the residents and help them get access to services they need. The group planned to put its energy and resources toward that vision in lieu of opening a shelter this year. But when it saw the problems other providers were facing, it changed course. REACH is fixing up a property on Union Street for use as a 21-bed shelter. It had hoped to open it on November 15, but it’s still working to get building ready and needs money to operate the place. The group isn’t

receiving any city or county funding and is trying to raise somewhere north of $80,000 for the project. (Information on what REACH needs, and how to donate, is available under the “Donations” tab at reachadvocacy.org.) The property is owned by Dimitri House and has been unoccupied for several years; REACH is renting it for the season. Dimitri House has plans to eventually convert the building into six permanent apartments for the chronically homeless, Jones-Prizel says. The Catholic Workers at St. Joe’s have also appealed to local churches – Catholic parishes in particular – to open their doors to people who need shelter. On Sunday, October 29, St. Joe’s was again over capacity. Horras and Dupont, as well as two homeless guests who volunteered, set up tents on the lawn of St. Mary’s church, just across the street from Washington Square Park. They called it Pope Francis Field Hospital, a reference to the pope’s remarks that he sees Catholic churches as a field hospital after battle. That means that the churches should not just engage in moral debates, but open their doors to people who need help and healing, he said. So far, the St. Joe’s workers have only had one organization step up, and it asked to remain anonymous. “It’s a sin that our society is allowing people to remain homeless and not have access to shelter,” Dupont says. “So we’re trying to challenge churches and citizens of the entire community to kind of wake up to this problem and to do something about it.”


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

A focus on water quality and phosphorus

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association will present a discussion on Wednesday, November 8, on phosphorus and its potential to harm to water quality. The speaker will be Tony Prestigiacomo, a research scientist with the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Finger Lakes Watershed Hub. The event will be held at Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, at 6:30 p.m.

Lecture and panel look at oppression

The University of Rochester will host a program focusing on worldwide oppression and the need for solidarity at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. The speaker is Khury Petersen-Smith, a Boston-based activist, contributor to Socialist Worker, and co-author of the 2015 Statement of Black Solidarity with Palestine. His lecture will be followed by a panel discussion. The event, which is sponsored by UR Students for a Democratic Society and Christians Witnessing for Palestine, will be held in Dewey Hall on the River Campus. Parking is $3; parking instructions are available at the Wilson Boulevard information kiosk.

Design Center event features Buffalo expert

Keynote speaker at the Community Design Center Rochester’s annual Reshaping Rochester awards luncheon this year is Robert Shibley, director and dean of the University of Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning. Shibley, author of more than a dozen books, founded the Urban Design Project, which played a vital role in developing plans for downtown Buffalo, supporting its recent resurgence. The event takes place at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased by Friday, November 10, online at rrcdc.org or call 271-0520. (Tickets won’t be sold at the door.)


Dining & Nightlife The Beer Market (1401 Mt. Hope Avenue) has continued to be a popular happy hour destination for University of Rochester employees and students. With craft beer still all the rage in Rochester, and the Beer Market having more than 500 different selections, it hopefully won’t be going anywhere for a while. Mexican chain Moe’s Southwest Grill (1377 Mt. Hope Avenue) is still open, despite being directly across the street from a Chipotle. Two other national chains, Texas de Brazil and Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, both have locations on Celebration Drive. If you want to stay on top of the comings and goings of College Town, the location’s website is collegetownrochester. com, and there is a newsletter that goes out to subscribers about new places opening as well as special events.

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College Town has seen several food and drink businesses close over the last two years, including Bar 145, Corner Bakery, Constantino's Market, and most recently Saha Med Grill. Grappa, Insomnia Cookies, The Beer Market, and Moe's are still in the area. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RYAN WILLIAMSON

Are you there, College Town? [ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY

Last week, I decided to make a rare healthy decision for myself and head to Saha Med Grill in College Town for one of its bangin’ Greek salads. I paid the $1.50 to park on Mt. Hope Avenue, only to find a sign indicating that Saha’s College Town location was closed (the University Avenue business is still open, though). As I made the profanity-laden trek back to my car, a tumbleweed blew across my path, and I wondered: What food and drink businesses are still open in College Town? Along with Saha Med Grill, Corner Bakery Cafe, Constantino’s Market, and Bar 145 have all closed over the last two years. I spoke with Cass McCrory, director of marketing and events for College Town, about why these businesses aren’t succeeding in what by all accounts is a prime location, considering its proximity to the University of Rochester and the up-and-coming neighborhoods surrounding it. College Town, which opened in 2015, does put a lot of thought into what goes into the retail space based on viability, McCrory says, but despite best efforts,

there’s always a mix of things that can dictate whether or not a business will work. “Unfortunately, the perception is that people think we just ask companies to come to College Town, and that’s not how retail works,” McCrory says. “The business has to be seen as viable — and our leasing agents are looking at market research for things like foot traffic and to see if College Town is supported enough locally. The decision is not made on a whim.” Part of the issue could be slow foot traffic. McCrory’s office is in College Town and, she says, she sees a daily lack of people walking over from the University of Rochester (both from the River Campus and the medical center). Consumers have expressed interest in businesses like Urban Outfitters or an Apple store, but it could be risky for those shops if there’s a lack of foot traffic in the area. Still, there are businesses slated to go into the vacant storefronts. A to-beannounced bar and restaurant will take over the Bar 145 space on Celebration Drive. Tai Chi Bubble Tea will open another location in early 2018 where Corner Bakery Café once was and will debut ramen on the location’s menu. The University of

Rochester will expand its patient care services next year into the space where Constantino’s Market was located.

So what is still open in College Town? With a built-in clientele from the Hilton Garden Inn and the University of Rochester, it’s no surprise that Grappa (30 Celebration Drive) is still going strong. The restaurant and event space, which opened June 2015, is run by the Del Monte Hotel Group, and has an upscale, modern Italian menu. The restaurant has also added a brunch on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there’s a business that has been fueled mostly by stoned college students and neighborhood folk, it’s Insomnia Cookies (1333 Mt. Hope Avenue). The cookie and ice cream delivery service has a (way too) convenient mobile app and the delivery is typically super-fast.

Boxcar (127 Railroad Street) and Three Heads Brewing have teamed up to present “A Night of Southern Hospitality” on Monday, November 13, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Boxcar. The event includes a four-course Southern cuisine dinner and beverage pairing. Only 30 tickets will be sold for this event and can be purchased for $50 on eventbrite.com. Hart’s Local Grocers (10 Winthrop Street) will host a Thanksgiving Showcase on Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recipes using local ingredients from Schutt’s Apple Mill, Guglielmo’s, and others will be available for sample as well as a tasting of holiday beers and ciders. The first 50 guests will receive gift bag with holiday coupons and samples. Blu Wolf Bistro (657 Park Avenue) will be celebrating its fourth anniversary on Friday, November 24. The restaurant will open at 9 a.m. on Black Friday and celebrate with a tap takeover of most of its 34 lines — new beers will be announced gradually on the days leading up to the event. Blu Wolf’s brunch menu will be also be available. RSVP to the event on Facebook. Also on Black Friday, Mullers Cider House (1344 University Avenue) will be serving Thanksgiving Leftover panini and $5 Kaneb Cranberry cider draughts.

Openings

Morton’s Steakhouse (125 East Main Street) has opened downtown.

Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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EMERGING ARTISTS 2017 [ ART FEATURE ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY // PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATION BY RYAN WILLIAMSON

There’s a lot of unseen labor and stress that goes into making a go of living the artist’s life. There’s no guide book, but there seem to be plenty of rules — rules that if broken just-so can make all the difference between brilliance and baloney. Each year, CITY spotlights four emerging artists who are creating engaging work, but haven’t hit the household-name stride. This year’s set — Shawnee Hill, Patrick Kinz-Thompson,

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Rebecca Lomuto, and Margaret Storms — all shirk traditional modes of working and push their chosen materials out of conventional bounds, while sussing out what they want to say. Each artist has been buffeted by the winds of the “real world” for a few years, away from the relative shelter of the classroom studio, cutting paths through the weeds, taking chances, and taking advice from mentors and peers.

Hill’s illustrations of women are a collage of her memories and have started to dip into the territory of identity. Lomuto’s photo-based installations choreograph a dance between her personal past and her present audience. Storms makes maddeningly clever digital collages that simultaneously rip and celebrate Millennial culture. And Kinz-Thompson does whatever the hell he wants, hyper-focusing on details and

letting one process lead him to the undiscovered next. None of them have it all figured out, but they keep moving forward and uncovering new opportunities. And while they’re not all certain they want their art to be the thing that earns their bread, they are each ultimately driven by the need to make art as a way to explore their lives. We picked this set for the heartening — and amusing — irreverence involved in their methods of just going for it.


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SHAWNEE HILL // THE FAMILIAR AND THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD Illustrator Shawnee Hill traces her love of art and travel to growing up in her grandmother’s Bloomfield studio, watching her elder make porcelain dolls for a living, and joining her on annual summer trips to Washington, DC, for doll and teddy bear expos. The studio has a distinctive smell, Hill says, and “a powder that gets all over everything when you leave. She would have shelves and shelves of doll parts. It was kind of creepy, but at the same time, I super loved it, and I think that was the birth of my dark curiosity.” You can see the aesthetic influence her grandmother’s doll-making has had on Hill’s work, too: it’s in the gentle gestures of the hands and the impassive expressions of the women Hill draws. These stylized muses are adorned in rich patterns and ever-present snakes, crescent moons, and other associations of dark and feminine sensuality. Hill describes her style as “memory collage,” and says she rarely uses references. “I kind of look at it in an abstract sense, where I’m trying to find balance in a composition, and those pieces that I use to create that balance are almost always women, or snakes, or leaves,” she says. Though she has a background in sculpture,

Hill now prefers the more immediate work of drawing — using pens, gouache, watercolor, and acrylics on paper — but she can still access her grandmother’s kiln whenever she wants. For a recent show at Makers Gallery and Studio Space, Hill supplemented her drawings with a necklace of tiny porcelain hands — she constructed them in clay first, and her grandmother created a mold from those for the casting process. “There’s one that has the palm open. It was her classic hand that she always did, and that was kind of my take on that. And when you put your thumb in it, it almost feels like a worry stone,” Hill says. “Like you’re holding a hand; this tiny being that makes you feel comforted. And it’s just like, I guess a lot of my work is based on feeling comfortable. Things that are familiar are comfortable.” Hill says that drawing helps her work through things; the meditative repetition

of drawing the lines of flowing hair that characterizes her work is particularly cathartic. “It helps me relax,” she says. “Anytime I’m in a situation where I’m stressed, you’ll probably see me drawing, and it’s probably going to be hair.” After graduating from Pratt in 2008, and thinking that she’d pursue a career in advertising, Hill bounced around for a while between home in Canandaigua and a short stint at a print shop in California, before moving back to New York State. She currently works in medical records at an orthopedic office and makes art in her free time — out in the real world, she realized that she didn’t really want to have a full-time job in art. “Pulling the creative stuff out for someone else doesn’t really work for me, I have a hard time with it,” she says. “It’s a struggle to produce something that I am happy with.” Through some mutual friends, Hill became acquainted with primary organizers of Rochester’s emerging tattoo-skater-low brow art scene, including Erich Lehman, owner of the since-closed 1975 Gallery, and illustrator and tattoo artist Lea Rizzo. Brought into the art fold by this new group of friends, Hill participated in the first “Boys vs. Girls” collaborative show held at 1975 Gallery and The Yards, and began volunteering with the WALL\THERAPY crew in 2013 — the pandemonium year that the event featured more than 30 artists. “That was huge,” she says. “It was just this swarm of creativity with a family mentality.” Hill was invited to create a mural for WALL\THERAPY 2014; she painted one of her women for the first time in large-scale on the side of the building on Liberty Pole Way that used to house Fuego Coffee. She traveled with the team in spring 2016 to Berlin, where she created another mural. Painting walls “pushed me in a direction I wasn’t expecting,” she says, adding that working at mural-scale is a freeing experience. She’s begun to incorporate more diverse features into her portraits of women, which until recently had been heavily influenced by the overwhelmingly white standard of beauty found in fashion magazines. Her newer drawings and paintings are adorned with masks and face paint, reflecting her search to better understand her Mohawk and Hopi heritage. “It’s an emotional journey, because I grew up being ashamed of being Native American my whole life,” she says. Hill is currently working on a long-distance collaboration with Ian Kuali’i — a Californiabased 2017 WALL\THERAPY alum who creates portraits with intricately cut paper in both his mural and studio practice.

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PATRICK KINZTHOMPSON // RIGIDITY AND RESISTANCE TO RULES Hilton native and sculptor-painter-bookmakermetalsmith Patrick Kinz-Thompson accidentally went to art school. Having only taken one studio art course in high school, he never thought that he’d end up earning a BFA from RIT. “I was visiting my aunt, and I got pulled through the door — as I was looking into the metals department — by a student and thrusted quickly thereafter at a professor,” he says. One portfolio review with artist-professor Len Urso and a week later, Kinz-Thompson was enrolled in the school’s metals program. Throughout his youth, Kinz-Thompson was exposed to art by his mother, whose figurative sculptures and 2D artworks are peppered around his Hungerford basement studio. “And I always fiddled with things on my own,” he says in a rumbling baritone that oscillates between coolcasual and animated. Kinz-Thompson’s work is a lot of things. He makes unisex jewelry that strikes an effective balance between weighty and delicate, with an emphasis on engraved texture. But he’s not strictly a metalsmith; he has an absorbing fascination for different materials for their own sake, and makes books and installations, and paints and draws. “I’ve never felt limited, I guess, by material,” he says. “A little bit of this sort of played into being the poor kid always.” He recalls being astounded by other students who would buy a square foot of silver for a project — which at the time would set you back about $700, he says. “I was like, ‘pfft, I have $40 left after paying tuition this month, working full time and attending school full time. So there’s a street sign over there that I’m going to strip the paint off of and turn into something.’” He says that almost every work he made in art school was “just a reactionary, rebellious sort of ‘fuck you’ kind of thing.” Tasked with making a self-portrait for a 3D design class, Kinz-Thompson waited until the night before the project was due, then took all of the ceiling tiles from the classroom down and used a bucket of red paint to write “NO” as many times as he could fit on each tile, then reinstalled them. “I finished 20 minutes before critique, and just sat there and waited,” he says. Then, taking a deep breath, continues: “It went over really well with the teacher, not so much with the dean.” Kinz-Thompson says his ideas began to coalesce around texture during junior year,

when he began to cover everything in finely

“It definitely plays a little bit into automatic writing,” he says. “You know, where you shut your brain off so entirely it gets to the point where it keeps doing the same thing, but with really weird, sometimes beautiful variations.” Some of the lines of inked script are weightier, and when you back away from the work it resembles the subtle movement of waves.

engraved text and script. The fixation stuck with him and developed into some compelling, process-oriented work — not just in the discovery-as-you-do-the-thing way, but also in the hyper-focus-on-the-labor way. Pinned and taped to Kinz-Thompson’s studio walls are drawings of grids, and drawings that are just columns of text, each a single word repeated over and over, tiny and illegible. Squinting at one column and another, after a minute he utters “dissonance” and “tobacco,” but adds that he doesn’t always remember what he wrote. It isn’t about legibility.

After graduating in 2013, Kinz-Thompson wasn’t sure what was next. Coming off of a killer thesis show that earned a “most outstanding undergraduate” award, “I kind of got out and didn’t know what the fuck I was doing,” he says. “You go from having all of the resources and tools, and then like, ‘HEY REAL LIFE.’ And you’re like, ‘shit.’” Kinz-Thompson worked at Park Ave Bike and generally floated around, until Urso called him for help on a commission for a giant copper head of Robert Mondavi, founder of the Mondavi Vineyards in California. In addition to his studio practice, he does metal fabrication work for Interstellar Motorcycles and Staach, and still assists with production work for Urso, who he says has been an important mentor since the beginning. “He doesn’t quite dad me, but — kind of like dads do sometimes — steps in and is like, ‘This is a really stupid idea,’” KinzThompson says with a chuckle. “With life, art … he’s very involved and has helped me out immensely.” He is currently assisting with production of Urso’s line of statement jewelry with the up-andcoming NYC fashion house Simon Miller, and

in September, traveled with Urso to New York City for the Fashion Week launch of the line. Kinz-Thompson’s bookmaking resulted from

prodding by his friend and former professor Cory Card, who he says is another excellent don’t-be-stupid pep talk provider. Card noticed that he spent a lot of time reading and writing, and suggested he make books. “And I was like, ‘That’s fucking dumb, I’m not going to make books,’” KinzThompson says. “And then I made a book. And then I made five books. And then I made these wall pieces and sort of designed a show around them.” The wall pieces, displayed at Geisel Gallery in 2015, extrapolated and highlighted certain aspects of bookmaking, such as a wood, paper, and metal work that resembles a complex textile but is an homage to the interior guts of book bindings. In the wall-mounted work, “500 Tales,” scores of knotted cords hang from a copper and leather rack, a nod to quipu, a Mesoamerican knot-based recording system. Another deconstruction work titled “A Book is Not a Book” is made of handmade paper pages, each coiled into a grid of fabricated metal rings that are attached to a piece of wood. It looks like a reliquary for multiples of something, but it doesn’t really have a purpose. As with much of his work, it’s a study in rigidity, repetition, and form. You can find Kinz-Thompson’s work at patrickkinzthompson.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13


REBECCA LOMUTO // RESIDUE OF OBSCURE IMPRESSIONS Experimental printmaker and photographer Rebecca Lomuto’s work began to move away from traditional territory when she was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. As an undergrad at SUNY Purchase, “I was really gung-ho about being this traditional black and white analog photographer, and printing in the darkroom,” she says. But while taking intaglio and lithography classes at Florence’s SACI College of Art and Design, she cast aside the traditional crayons and tusche and began drawing with grease on the stone — inspired in part by the emotion behind Jasper Johns’ 1963 print, “Skin with O’Hara Poem,” which was created using imprints of the artist’s hands and face. A professor took note of the ways Lomuto was pushing the medium, and encouraged her to keep it up. She moved from Florence to the Rochester area in 2014, drawn to the amenities at the Flower City Arts Center’s Community Darkroom and the prospect of volunteering with its Studio 6-7-8 program. In 2014 she was an artist-in-residence at Flower City’s Printing and Book Arts center (where she currently teaches printmaking and bookbinding classes), and spent a year getting facilities to make etchings up and running, teaching classes, and working on her own etchings — which tend to be illustrative, with figures floating within distorted, dream-like fields. Since then, Lomuto’s work has been shifting more and more into installation territory. In 2015 she made her first works on fabric for a show that Luna Galassini curated at The Yards. Lomuto set up a makeshift darkroom in her attic, where she melted photo emulsion and painted it onto fabric, and experimented with printing processes — pushing and pulling the fabric under the photo enlarger, throwing negatives out of focus, and exposing the fabric to the flashlight on her phone. In some of her newer pieces, a printed

image is floated in the center of a sheer curtain hanging from a suspended hoop, so the viewer must part the circular column and enter the veiled chamber in order to view the image up close. Those were the first works in the direction of making pieces that Lomuto calls “obstacles in the space.” She created 14 CITY NOVEMBER 8 - 14, 2017

a series of fabric panels for a show held at VSW in July, which were suspended, she says, “like your linens would be,” on a twine line using clothespins, in a way that created “a maze for people to navigate.” These were displayed in collaboration with Joe Clark’s tiny tape loops of sound positioned in different spots in the room. Lomuto says she’s fascinated by watching people interact with the pieces, seeing their hesitation to walk in and among them “and kind of dancing with them.” Some of these panels are now strung across the open side of the studio she’s been renting at The Yards for about a year, not quite obscuring the space. Light from the opposite bank of windows highlights the fabric’s milky semi-opacity; the panels glow where the fabric is unmarked by the shifting layers of shadowy figurative forms

and scraps of environments printed on them. They give this intimate impression of confronting someone’s laundry that has picked up not only the dirt and the grime of living but also the dreams and the dread. An echo of her own presence, the work is simultaneously intensely private and inviting. It’s calming and open with an undercurrent of something heavy. “I feel like there’s a lot of quiet rage in the way that I make work,” she says. “I realized I was trying to dig deeper and discover myself in some sort of way. And a lot of it has to do with trying to fill in the gaps of memory, specifically growing up.” Lomuto was adopted as an adolescent, and while she doesn’t disclose specifics about it, she talks about the impact it’s had on her life and art. “My life with my biological parents was erased, and it’s something that as an adult I’m trying to cope with,” she says. “Being an adopted child, and being displaced from the origin of my body, is super important to the story and the reasoning behind the work, I just haven’t figured out how much of that I have to share.” Lomuto’s working title for the series is “We See Ourselves in Shadows,” “something I had thought up late at night in the wintertime, smoking a cigarette on my porch, you know, and maybe something had scurried past,” she says with a note of delight raising her voice slightly.

Rather than seeking to explain the unresolved, the work invites viewers to brush up against private moments; it shares sense impressions and their lingering moods. “I’ve been using this title for all of these works that are not necessarily images on paper, and moving to a more three-dimensional realm,” she says. “But I don’t know what the final product will look like in the end.” The context changes slightly each time she shows the work — Lomuto also displayed the work in the late summer at the outdoors Dusklit festival in Chester, New York, and she and a friend did a dance performance around the installation. Lomuto participated in the Sonnenberg Arts in the Gardens festival last summer and won the Emerging Artist award. She binds books on a freelance basis for poets and for private clients, and is a member of the feminist Politits Art Coalition that formed about two years ago. She continues experimenting with a variety of materials and is specifically focused on moving mark-making away from only two dimensions. Toward that end she’s working with folded and crumpled papers and lightsensitive materials; using diluted paper pulp as paint; and creating small fragile sculptural works using twigs, wire, paper, and thread. “I’m also super into the idea of casting paper,” she says. Lomuto will be part of the artist residency at The Yards in January. See her work at rebeccalomuto.com.


MARGARET STORMS // CACKLING INTO THE VOID Anytime you chat with Margaret Storms, you’re gonna get an encyclopedic education about the wild worlds of pop culture, memes, and conspiracy theories. And you’ll need to keep up — she speaks at a rapid, effervescent clip, gushing and giggling and rolling her eyes at the hilarious absurdity of it all. The digital collage artist’s work tightrope walks the wires connecting those subjects, forming a vortex of witty Millennial nihilism. Storms deifies characters from memes and a specific brand of celebrity that she calls “unrepentant weirdos” by framing them in what looks like the exploded background of some French court painting seen through the lens of an acid trip. There’s a semi-terrifying, overwhelming, “what is happening” aspect that’s off-putting but also hypnotic. Branded as “STORMYMADE,” her work is sold in sticker and button form at pop-up shops around town and through online customizable product shops such as Redbubble and Society6. If you need an insane Guy Fieri shower curtain, Dr. Phil leggings, a Doge comforter, or a Justin Timberlake skirt, you’re covered. But she emphasizes that the object existing online is its primary artistic form. Storms was born and raised in Rochester and attended School of the Arts before heading to Alfred University to study printmaking and photography. She graduated in 2011, and her training in historic process photography — daguerreotypes, tintypes, all of the pre1900 photographic processes — earned her an internship at George Eastman Museum. She loved the job, but had a hard time finding a paying gig in the field. Storms rejected the post-art school pressure

to pursue gallery shows, or take part in the museum or academic system. “I tried playing that game and I hated it; I realized that the goal for me with art isn’t necessarily getting famous with it,” she says. “I think I borrow a lot from the punk DIY-ethos of just ‘do the work and get it out there.’ If it doesn’t work out, you still had fun.” She spent some time trying to figure out how to make art that made her happy, at home, without an expensive darkroom, and landed on making digital collages on the

Storms has a particular fascination with celebrities at their most ridiculous and unrefined, and has honed in on Nicolas Cage’s crazed, gonzo expression (you know the one); ramen-hair era Justin Timberlake; and Britney Spears at the moment of her 2007 meltdown — which Storms says is one of the most punk rock things she’s ever seen. “I like working with her both as the pop teen idol and the meltdown-Britney because I think it shows the duality,” she says. “It’s still the same person — in a weird feminist light, it shows, ‘Yeah, that’s still Britney Spears.’ Women are so much more than candy-coated pop stars — we’re complicated, terrifying creatures.” computer. As an active Tumblr user, she’d seen various Vaporwave format and web art that was stylistically similar to her tastes, and decided to put her own spin on it. “My goal is just to make myself crack up when I’m done with them,” she says. “In art school they teach you to pull on the things that make you sad to be where you make your art from — it’s kind of a hack to make meaningful art — but that made me miserable.” Storms’ art blends irreverent intellectualism and trash culture, but also visually taps her art history minor, drawing on religious symbolism, Rococo art, and Eastern psychedelic art — a synthesis of aesthetics “smashed together with all of the stupid things I saw on the Internet,” she says.

Storms defines her work as a sort of religious art for the future, or for the church of the Internet. In this pantheon, Guy Fieri is a Dionysus figure: He’s emblematic of the hedonism in American culture, but also jovial and pretty decent — he recently set up a barbecue rig and grilled for the firefighters and survivors who lost their homes during the California wildfires. Working from her home-grown library of hijacked Photoshop cut-outs, Storms has featured Bjork, Prince, Bowie, and Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord — “She’s like a trashy nihilist alien and I love it,” Storms says. There’s also a fascination with celebrity scientists: turtleneck-weed-science bae Carl Sagan; total charmer Neil deGrasse Tyson; woke Bill Nye; and even “Ancient Aliens”

star Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. “It fascinates me that someone as ludicrous as the ‘Ancient Aliens’ guy can occupy the same echelon of celebrity as fucking Carl Sagan,” Storms says. Though she’s been hit with ceaseand-desists from the handlers of Justin Timberlake, Nickelback, Britney Spears, Grumpy Cat, and Lil’ Bub, she shrugs it off. “As with many collage artists and pop artists, I pray to God that parody is enough to cover my ass with this,” she says. “But there’s another part of me, when I first started, that had a goal of getting sued by Guy Fieri, because it would be really good press: ‘Local artist in litigation with Food Network Star for ridiculous portraiture.’ “If I got a handwritten letter from Justin Timberlake saying, ‘knock it off,’ I would stop. If it actually hurt his feelings, I would stop. But that’s probably what it would take for it to happen. Or getting crippled by a frivolous lawsuit that my hubris got me into.” Storms occasionally makes show posters for bands such as Green Dreams, and gets commissioned to deify people’s pets. She works at her family’s biz, the Record Archive, at Little Button Craft and Press in the Wedge, moderates a bunch of shit-posting groups on Facebook, and co-produces a popculture and conspiracy theory podcast, Real Eyes Realize Real Lies. See STORMYMADE’s work at Lux through March and on Instagram: @stormymade. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15


Upcoming [ ELECTRONIC ] Eprom. Friday, December 8. Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Avenue. 8:30 p.m. $22. facebook.com/ photocityimprovcomedyclub; eprom.bandcamp.com.

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Pale Lungs. Monday, January 29. Vineyard Community

Space, 836 South Clinton Avenue. 7 p.m. $5. facebook.com/ vineyardcommunityspace; palelungsband.bandcamp.com. [ COUNTRY ]

Scotty McCreery. Sunday, February 11. Kodak Center, 200 West Ridge Road. 7 p.m. kodakcenter.org; scottymccreery.com.

Paul Lewis

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 KILBOURN HALL, EASTMAN SCHOOL, 26 GIBBS STREET 8 P.M. | $19-$54 | EASTMANTHEATRE.ORG; PAULLEWISPIANO.CO.UK [ CLASSICAL ] English pianist Paul Lewis is what you

could call a Beethoven specialist. An expert interpreter of the classical music master, Lewis plays with an engaging combination of exactitude and finesse, communicating all the power of Beethoven without diminishing any of the composer’s melodic flourishes. On Monday, Lewis comes to Kilbourn Hall as part of the Fernando Laires Piano Series, performing Beethoven’s “Six Bagatelles” alongside two Haydn sonatas and Brahms’s “Sechs Klavierstücke.” This is top-flight chamber music, in all its poignancy and sonic intimacy. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

Rochester Folkus WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 DOWNSTAIRS CABARET THEATRE, 20 WINDSOR STREET 7 P.M. | $10 | DOWNSTAIRSCABARET.COM; FACEBOOK.COM/ROCHESTERFOLKUS. [ FOLK ] A new music group, Rochester Folkus, is here to promote acoustically based music — whether it’s bluegrass, Celtic, folk, or whatever. And this will be on a semi-regular basis on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Downstairs Cabaret. The maiden voyage takes place this week with Sally Rogers, whose storied lyrics are rivaled only by an amazing voice that can’t be caged. Rogers will be joined by claw hammer, five-string banjo maniac Howie Bursen. In the following weeks, Folkus will be bringing in Americana singer-songwriters Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner (November 29) and local favorites, The Dady Brothers (December 13). — BY FRANK DE BLASE PHOTO BY MOLINA VISUALS

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Jon Lewis Band

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“Baby Brother” Self-released jonlewis.bandcamp.com

‘How Did We Get Here?’ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 HOCHSTEIN PERFORMANCE HALL, 50 NORTH PLYMOUTH AVENUE 7:30 P.M. | $15-$20 | 454-4596; HOCHSTEIN.ORG. [ SPECIAL EVENT ] The premise is simple: What if

different Rochester musicians all wrote songs with the same exact title? More than 20 local songwriters will give that a shot, including Connie Deming, Maria Gillard, Madeleine McQueen, Mike Muscarella, Scott Regan, and Jeff Spevak. Actor and comedian Michael Koldan will serve as host. “How Did We Get Here?” marks the third such “If All Rochester Wrote the Same Song” showcase; previous song titles were “Don’t Go Drinking on an Empty Heart” and “You’ll Thank Me Later.” — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

John Gorka SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 CAFÉ VERITAS AT FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 220 SOUTH WINTON ROAD 7:30 P.M. | $10-$18 | CAFEVERITAS.ORG; JOHNGORKA.COM [ FOLK ] With widespread accolades, John Gorka has been one of folk music’s brightest stars, though he seems to stick to solo outings and the intimate venues of the coffee-house circuit. The thing that separates Gorka, besides his rich baritone, is the scale of his storytelling, which makes snapshots of everyday life seem as if epic tales are unfolding. Adding to the Minnesota-based troubadour’s thoughtful lyrics are expert melodies that have been his calling card ever since emerging from the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1980’s. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR

The way the Jon Lewis Band puts the pedal to the metal on “Let Me Go,” the opening track to “Baby Brother,” its new release, doesn’t give you much time to get out of the way of the rest of the album, laying there coiled and waiting. There’s an overall 1970’s, AOR bigness to the five-track disc, as if it’s being fired off of a turntable — or out of a cannon. There’s some mighty mean guitar here in comparison to Jon Lewis’s previous six recordings — and well, there’s just some mean guitar in general. Of course, it’s a great deal heavier than the music for children that Lewis performs as his quirky alter ego — and Steve Bannon favorite — Mr. Loops. With “Baby Brother,” the songs are so good that the speedy crunch on the gravel from the guitars doesn’t distract, detract, or get in the way of the good time the band promises. The songs are unpredictable and dynamic; they don’t telegraph any punches, but everything is linear and makes perfect sense once you hear them, making for a pleasurable spin of this record. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Spanish Guitar with Daniel King. Ox and Stone, 282 Alexander street. rochester ny. 287-6933. oxandstone.com. 6-9 p.m. BLUES

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

Friends of Historic Two Saints Building Fundraiser. The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene, 17 S Fitzhugh St. 518-596-6634. twosaints. org. 7-9 p.m. $20.

Tom Guarna “The Wishing Stones” Destiny Records tomguarnamusic.com

Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m.

There is no shortage of excellent young guitarists on the scene today, but few of them are as distinctive as Tom Guarna. Guarna’s new album doesn’t rely on reinterpreting standards or pop tunes. “The Wishing Stones” is full of original tunes that explore new harmonic ideas, varied time signatures, and solos that reveal more with every listen. Guarna’s excursions range from languid melodies to mile-a-minute, breakneck romps. The common denominators are fluid runs and gorgeous tone. Guarna’s tunes, many of which were inspired by a trip to Aruba, are unique flights to different musical worlds. The title tune is so catchy, it could have been a hit single back in the days when instrumentals had a chance. No small part of the album’s success is due to the excellent support Guarna receives from Jon Cowherd on piano and Fender Rhodes; John Patitucci, bass; and Brian Blade, drums. They are seamless as a unit, but all of them have opportunities to stretch out and they never disappoint when they do. — BY RON NETSKY

Rochester Folkus. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. 7-9 p.m. $10 Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. Second Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. $10.

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Thunder Body. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $8.

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Bluegrass Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. Second Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. continues on page 19

It’s been a long year since election night 2016. Say “fuck that” with a playlist of protest and anti-Trump songs curated by alt-weekly newspapers around the country. Online at rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Explain the following quote a little, please: “I straddle the fence between two mindsets — 1. The world is completely fucked and 2. The universe is inside you.”

The outside world is a reflection of the insides of the people that make it up. It’s all one thing. People love to look outward and blame everything else for their suffering, but the truth is that a good portion of that suffering is selfinflicted, based on attachment or how we choose to see things.

Nashville’s Ron Gallo is playing the Bug Jar next Wednesday with Naked Giants and Dangerbyrd. Might be a good show to keep the phone in the pocket. PHOTO BY TOM BEJGROWICZ

Spare change from within Ron Gallo WITH NAKED GIANTS AND DANGERBYRD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | $12-$14 | BUGJAR.COM;

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questions at Gallo, who fired right back. We discussed a world where Iggy Pop is king, Andy Kaufman as an influence, and change that’s coming from within. An edited transcript follows.

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[ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

Everything about Nashville’s Ron Gallo is “utter”: utterly chaotic; utterly fractured; and his bio describes a man who is not afraid to call utter bullshit on the most disappointing human norms. He shines bright despite being a sort of anti-rockstar. Musically, Gallo — who fronted Philadelphia’s Toy Soldiers before the band parted ways in 2014 — straps himself to a six-string muscle car, playing music that is somewhat related to garage rock in its roots-y fuzz and drive. The progressions he employs are refreshingly weird, but Gallo seems to know where it’s all headed. Gallo and his two bandmates, bassist Joe Bisirri and drummer Dylan Sevey, are on the road for a string of dates for the band’s album, “Heavy Meta,” released back in February. We here at CITY were curious, so we fired a few

CITY: Your music is unconventional yet very accessible. Is this something you try to do or does it just happen naturally? Ron Gallo: It’s just how it happens, being a

hyperactive, probably pretty strange guy who also happens to like good songs and song structure. Growing up what did you listen to?

Blink-182. Frank Sinatra. In your world, who is king, musically?

I will say that Iggy Pop is a rare, untouchable force. You’ve been quoted that you are more interested in the audience than the audience should be of you. What have you learned from that?

A show is a gathering of a bunch of people in a room all doing a thing together, and both parts are equally necessary to make the thing happen fully collaborative. Some bands, you feel there is a pedestal or wall between them and audience.  I like it to all be one thing.

Everything is everything. When you realize that, it causes someone to turn inward and find that the things that trouble them about the world actually only exist within them. It’s a sense of personal responsibility for the world that I find liberating because that means if you want to change the world all you have to do is change yourself. It’s all perspective. What makes for a good Ron Gallo show?

For me, a carelessness that allows me to just be in the moment and have fun with it. People and decent sound help, too. What do you offer musically, that nobody else does?

Evoking really fucked up sounds from the guitar as result of not really knowing how to play. What do you do for fun?

Skateboard. Silence.


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Steve West. Brown Hound Downtown, 500 University Ave. 506-9725. brownhoundbistro. com. 6-8 p.m. BLUES

Jimmy Thackery. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $20-$25. PHOTO PROVIDED

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Eastman at Washington Square. ,. esm.rochester.edu/ community. 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Third Thursday Concerts. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Every third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Made possible by Rippey Endowed Trust. Included w/ museum admission. JAZZ

Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 7-10 p.m. POP/ROCK

Ben Morey and the Eyes. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m.

[ FRI., NOVEMBER 10 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK

Charlie Ellis. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 4-7 p.m. Happy Birthday Joni. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m.midnight. A celebration of Joni Mitchell’s birthday. Featuring Lauren Faggiano, Connie Deming, Maria Gillard, Scott Regan, and more. $10.

CLASSICAL | RPO’S BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

As Schroeder said to Lucy, “Beethoven is IT, clear and simple! Do you understand?” When it comes to the title of “King of Classical Music,” Ludwig van Beethoven remains the heavyweight champion (Western European Division). This week and next, Ward Stare and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra salute Beethoven with programs featuring two of his works which, as they say, need no introduction. This Thursday and Saturday, popular soloist Olga Kern will perform in the “Emperor” piano concerto; next weekend, it’s the Ninth Symphony, with four vocal soloists and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus in this ever-audacious work. And while you’ll be there for the Beethoven, the other works on the programs are of more than passing interest. This week features Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” as orchestrated by several arrangers, from Ravel to Leopold Stokowski. Next week the Ninth is prefaced by the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” still the most sensual beginning and ending devised for any opera. There are free discussions about the music, beginning one hour before each concert, in Kodak Hall. The RPO will perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” on Thursday, November 9, and Saturday, November 11; and the Ninth Symphony on Thursday, November 16, and Saturday, November 18. All performances in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m. $24-$104. rpo.org. — BY DAVID RAYMOND Songs of the Valiant: A Veteran’s Day Concert. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 325-4000. empirefilmmusicensemble.org. 7-8:30 p.m. JAZZ

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Free Friday Lunchtime Concert Series. Cobblestone Theatre, 1622 State Route 332. Farmington. 398-0220. cobblestoneartscenter.com. 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Olga Kern plays Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Geneva. 315-789-7716. genevaconcerts.org. 7:309:45 p.m. $10-$30.

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Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com.

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The Jane Mutiny. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 8-10 p.m. Jester’s Alibi. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 5852470079. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5. continues on page 20

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New City Slang, Ghost Righter, Primitive Screwheads, Brandin Ross. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon. com. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $5.

Silversun Pickups. Anthology, 336 East Ave. anthologylive. com. 7 p.m. Sold Out. Total Yuppies, Dogmath, Small Signals, Salary Jones. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $6.

[ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK

John Gorka. Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. 7:30 p.m. $18. CLASSICAL

Andrew Bergevin, Violin Faculty Recital. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 245-5529. 6 p.m.

Nazareth College Choirs. Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 3892700. naz.edu. 4-5:30 p.m.

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SINGER-SONGWRITER | JONI MITCHELL BIRTHDAY PARTY

Joni Mitchell’s impact is two-fold in that her message of peace and love is carried further by the legions of artists she has influenced over the years, like Rochester belter Lauren Faggiano. Faggiano and her band will be the hosts to an army of Mitchellites, including Connie Demming, Maria Gillard, Scott Regan, Sara Rogers, and Opal Rose. And look out for the live painter, interpreting and immortalizing the event. Joni Mitchell’s 74th birthday bash takes place Friday, November 10, at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. 8 p.m. $10. lovincup.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE REGGAE/JAM

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Love For local Bands. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Featuring Archres, Bryan Price, Jaynie Crash and The Tall Men, Lonesome Road, and Ayla Huff. $5.

Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters. Abilene

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Singen und Sagen: Music for Hope in a Time of War. Christ

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com.

Guitars In the Round: Bob, Petar, Kinloch. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. bernunzio.com. 7 p.m. $12$18.

Herb Smith with Freedom Trio. Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT, One Lomb Memorial Drive. 475-4292. rit. edu/music. 2-4 p.m.

Jimmie Highsmith Jr.. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The White Hots. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 8-10 p.m.

The Buddhahood, The Big Takeover. Funk ‘n Waffles,

Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9 p.m. $12-$15.

The Dirty Pennies, River Lynch & the Spiritmakers. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. Also features Punch Drunk Tagalongs, and The Cosmodemonic Telegraph Co.

How Did We Get Here?. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4544596. hochstein.org. 7-10 p.m. A show that celebrates Rochester’s creativity. Hosted by actor/comedian Michael Koldan. $15-$20.

Institute for Creative Music present the Bjork Project. Bop

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Compline, performed by the Schola Cantorum. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 4543878. christchurchrochester. org. 9-9:30 p.m.

A Concert for Reconciliation. Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 271-6513. thirdpresbyterian.org. 7:30-9 p.m.

Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concert. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N

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SUNY Geneseo Wind Quintet. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 245-5529. 3 p.m. The program features guest performances by pianists Chiao-Wen Cheng and Jon Gonder.

Ying Quartet with Roman Rabinovich, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-3000. eastmantheatre.org. 3 p.m. JAZZ

Brian Charette Trio. Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 8 p.m. $10-$15. POP/ROCK

All Them Witches, King Buffalo. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $12-$14.

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Great Lakes Guitar Society Showcase. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m.

Paul Lewis, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-3000. eastmantheatre.org. 8 p.m. REGGAE/JAM

Roc City Pro Jam: Wil Mckenna & Tony Gallicchio. ButaPub, 315 Gregory Street. 230-5971. facebook.com/ RocCityProJam. 9 p.m.-midnight.

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JAZZ | BJÖRK PROJECT

Of all the singers who have emerged in the last few decades, perhaps none fits the term “unique” better than Björk. The Icelandic vocalist’s range covers everything from fragile, ethereal beauty to wonderfully crazy primal screams. Perhaps that’s the reason Björk has inspired musicians in a variety of genres. The Institute for Creative Music, known for its workshops on improvisational jazz, will be exploring her work in the Björk Project. The group consists of some of Rochester’s finest players: Nick Finzer (trombone), Nick Weiser (piano), Doug Stone (saxophone), Kyle Vock (bass), and Chris Teal (drums). The Institute for Creative Music’s Björk Project performs Saturday, November 11, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $15; $10 students. 737-0137; bopshop.com. — BY RON NETSKY JAZZ

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Darren Stevenson as the terrifying Dracula in a collaborative production between PUSH Physical Theatre and Blackfriars. PHOTO BY ANGELA JOHNSON

Revamping the Count [ REVIEW ] BY LEAH STACY

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Although Christmas decorations quickly replaced any remnants of Halloween in stores, a large harvest moon hangs low in the sky and the weather has just begun the transition from temperate to bone chilling. With the opening of its second 2017-18 season production, “Dracula,” on Halloween, Blackfriars Theatre isn’t in a rush to move past the season. “Dracula,” which runs through November 12, is a collaboration between Blackfriars and PUSH Physical Theatre, an award-winning troupe that mixes dance with movement and mime to create performance art. Blackfriars Artistic Director Danny Hoskins has created a few other shows with PUSH over the last decade, including a retelling of “Jekyll and Hyde” during the 2015-16 season. “Dracula” is a reprisal of an adaptation performed at Geva Theatre Center in 2009 (then, Hoskins played Renfield). The two-hour show, written for the stage by Hoskins, completely reimagines Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel in ways countless past film and stage adaptations have not. In addition to making more of Renfield’s and Dracula’s backstories and

changing all the other character names to vague monikers — such as “The Man,” “The Maiden,” and “The Chosen One” — the entire narrative in this version is told with voiceover and movement. Because there’s still a lot of plot to get through even with these simplifications, video projections and an elaborate web of sound and music cues help drive the narrative forward. Interestingly, the PUSH founders — and husband and wife team — Darren and Heather Stevenson co-direct the production with both Hoskins and Virginia Monte of WallByrd Theatre Co. Monte was brought in both for fresh perspective and for her design chops, specifically when it comes to costumes and props. (It’s worth noting that she also worked on a different workshop version of “Dracula” during the 2016 Rochester Fringe Festival.) And while four co-directors may seem like overkill, there was no sense of micromanagement at any point during “Dracula.” The six-person PUSH team is a wonder. Not only is each member a stunning mime, dancer, and performer, but each one has a firm grasp on stage presence. PUSH recently finished touring a version of “Dracula” throughout the United States over the last month, and their deep connection to the production is apparent. There is no low energy, no weakest link, and no lack of passion; rather, PUSH moves as one pulsing unit, supporting and spotlighting one another throughout the performance. Rick Staropoli, who previously appeared in “Death of a Salesman” (as Howard) and “Annapurna” (Ulysses), plays the manic Renfield to perfection, showing each step of the professor’s rapid unraveling into

madness. He is the only non-PUSHer in the show, and consequently, the only actor onstage who has a speaking role. Staropoli makes a valiant effort with movement, but he’s not a dancer — the most impressive part about his role is that much of it feels like a one-man show (and not in a scenestealing fashion, but in a strong-enoughto-carry-it way). The other characters are portrayed through movement and voiceover only, which means some of the greatest roles in the show are those the audience never sees. This is especially true of the Voice of Dracula, played by Jonathan Ntheketha, a local actor and Rochester Institute of Technology staffer. Ntheketha’s command of Dracula’s authority and menacing timbre are truly chilling, and in turn empower Darren Stevenson’s intensity and stage presence in the physical role. The staging, costumes, and technical aspects of the show are all tailored to an experience that’s non-traditional for most theatregoers; this is a show that concentrates on physical artists rather than actors and a minimal set design bursting with video clips, sound effects, and lighting cues. Sound, especially, is crucial to the production’s success, and designer Dan Roach — who also designed the projections — has done a spectacular job creating the world of “Dracula.” In the booth, DJ Stevenson has the important task of hitting every video and sound cue, and he does so without a hitch. But over and over again, the audience will have to suspend expectation and give in to imagination. The dancers become desks, coat hooks, and armchairs. Windows are magically created from shadow and light. Blood is intimated through sound effects. The only odd moment in the show was during a dance between The Man (Avi Pryntz-Nadworthy) and The Maiden (Heather Stevenson) set to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” in the first act. Most of the other songs aren’t recognizable and don’t have lyrics, so the song seemed out of place and the scene clunky, overall. In act two, a similar scene — this time between Dracula and The Maiden — takes place, but this time the music is more thematic, and the scene between the two, who have such a powerful chemistry, is gripping. Since the administration of Hoskins and Development Manager Mary Tiballi Hoffman began at Blackfriars Theatre, there has been a noticeable turn in the type of theater performed at the space – under Hoskins, the seasons have felt more cutting edge. “Dracula,” with all its experimentation, collaboration, and technical bells and whistles, is a testament to that turn.


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Arts & Performance Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Angle of Repose. Through Dec. 16. Opening reception Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m. Artwork by Colleen Buzzard. 594-6120. roberts.edu. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Paper, Fabric and Sisters. Through Nov. 30. Opening reception Fri. Nov. 10, 12 p.m. Artwork from two sisters. 637-5494. differentpathgallery.com. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. Good Things.. Come in Small Packages. Through Dec. 21. An exhibit and sale dedicated to small, finely crafted ceramic art. 2715183. rochesterarts.org. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Indigenous Environmental Activism in Art. Through Dec. 14. Opening reception Fri. Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. Showcases how Indigenous artists are raising awareness of environmental issues. 2922021. monroecc.edu. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. ‘Tis the Season. Through Jan. 1. Opening reception Fri. Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. Artwork and crafts by Cheryl and Don Olney. 5468400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street. The Art of Briell Giancola. Through Nov. 30. 2D and 3D mixed media by Briell Giancola. 420-8439. 540westmain.org. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 5th Annual Rochester Crop Circle. Featuring work by Brian Blatt, Jesse Amesmith, and Rachel Farley. 454-2966. bugjar.com. Central Library, Children’s Center, 115 South Ave. 2017 Art of the Book Exhibit. Through Dec. 31. Featuring the art of the book: artists books and altered books. Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E. Main St., door 5, suite 201. Sphere in the Box. Through Nov. 18. Photographs by Bart Howard. 210-3161. Susan@createart4good.org. createart4good.org. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. From the Seeds of Cucumber Alley. Through Dec. 21. Celebrating 40 Years of Photography. A display photographs by volunteers and staff. 271-5920. rochesterarts.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Visions are in the Eyes of the Beholders. Through Nov. 26 Visual arts media by Lisa Cook, Tim Fuss, Margaret Miyake, Jeno Horvath, and more. Geisel Gallery, Second Floor Rotunda, Legacy Tower, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Photogenic Rochester. Through Nov. 27. Opening reception Fri. Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m. Photography by Sheridan Vincent. thegeiselgallery.com. GO ART! Seymour Place, 201 E Main St. Batavia. Cabel and Zen. Through Feb. 3, 2018. An exhibit of Photography and Illustration by Jim Burns. 343-9313. ghallock@ goart.org. goart.org.

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LECTURE | ZANELE MUHOLI ON VISUAL ACTIVISM South African artist Zanele Muholi works in photography, video, and installation, and is dedicated to increasing representation through her breathtakingly gorgeous black and white portraits of black lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex people. Despite policy changes — South Africa legalized same-sex marriage in 2006, for example — discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people persist. Artists-as-activists play an undeniably important role in shifting culture. Muholi will speak on Tuesday, November 14, about her work at the annual Two Icons Lecture, which focuses on the intersection of race and gender, and honors the legacy of social justice champions Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. She will discuss her series of portraits of lesbians, “Faces & Phases,” and her ongoing self-portrait series, “Somnyama Ngonyama.” The event is co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. The lecture takes place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities Center Conference Room D at Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester (755 Library Road), and will be followed by a reception. Muholi’s books will be available for purchase. Free. 275-8318; events.rochester.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

iGalleryKathyClem, Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. Destiny. Through Dec. 1. Multimedia installation by Kathy Clem and Martha Schermerhorn. 764-5589. iGalleryKathyClem.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Backroads. Through Nov. 26. Photography by Phyllis & Gary Thompson and more. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Iconic Women. Through Nov. 30. Original figurative work by Contemporary artis Issa Shojaei. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Loud Cow, 13 Pine Hill Road. Spencerport. Place Makers. Through Nov. 18. Art by Jappie King Black and Allen Topolski. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Sacred Curiosities. Through Nov. 17. Sculpture, painting, and drawing by 13 regional artists. 315-462-0210. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Wendell Castle: Remastered. Through Dec. 31. The first to showcase

the digitally crafted works of Wendell Castle. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Remembrances. Through Dec. 10. Opening reception Thurs. Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m. A display of watercolors by Pam LoCicero. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Print Club of Rochester Annual Members Exhibition. Through Nov. 17. printclubofrochester.org. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. HOAG/25 YEARS. Through Nov. 18. Multiple media, retrospective exhibition of artwork by Lee Hoag. 4755333. rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Continuum. Through Dec. 2.Artwork by Jean K. Stephens and Chris Baker. Penfield Arts Center, 2131 Five Mile Line Rd. Tree Hugs. Through Dec. 14. Through Pen and ink artist Kristina Hutch Matthews. 764-3493. penfieldartscenter@gmail.com. penfieldartscenter.com.


Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Witness: Paul Dodd & Leo Dodd. Through Nov. 12. Contrasts Paul and Leo Dodd’s shared impulse to document and catalog different aspects of Rochester. 585-461-2222. info@rochestercontemporary. org. rochestercontemporary.org. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Thinking About Drawing. Through Dec. 8. Curated by Jim Morris. Work that demonstrates ideas and processes related to drawing. 395-2787. brockport.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Embedded. Through Nov. 11 Art work by Cathryn Smith, chronicling her journey through the landscape of sleep. 442-8676. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. Developed: Images on Film. Through Nov. 11. A variety of photography by Hillary Livingston, Jon Merritt, James Northrup, and more. 315-3314593. wayne-arts.com. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. Screen Saviors. Through Nov. 11. Opening reception Fri. Nov. 3, 6 p.m. A two person art exhibition featuring the work of Denton Crawford and Jackie Spaventa. attheyards@gmail.com. attheyards.com.

Call for Participants [ MON., NOVEMBER 13 ] Sing with the Rochester Oratorio Society. 6:30-9 p.m Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave 473-2234. rossings.org.

Art Events [ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] Anderson Alley Artists Open Studios. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. 201-910-1603. andersonartsbuilding@gmail. com. andersonalleyartists.com. Second Saturday as Hungerford. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Meet 20+ artists in their studios. Enter at Door #2. Many studios will be giving demonstrations 469-8217. Second Saturdays. Second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. Cornerstone Gallery, 8732 Main St., Honeoye. A variety of open venues in Honeoye Falls baierpottery.com.

Comedy [ THU., NOVEMBER 9 ] Brian Regan. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $39.50. 2225000. mail@rbtl.org. rbtl.org. Michael Colyar. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thurs.Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Nov. 10, 11, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m $20-$25. 671-9080. theitsjustcomedyclub.com. Steve Byrne. 7:30 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd Thurs.Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Nov. 10, 11, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m $12-$17. 426-6339. carlsoncomedy.com.

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THEATER | ‘CORIOLANUS’ Shakespeare’s plays captured the essence of humanity so effectively that his plots and characters can don the skin of any era, and the audience will collectively nod their heads and bark a wry laugh in response. The Bard’s tragedy “Coriolanus” tells of a Roman warrior returning home to political unrest. The ruling class’s foreign military campaigns have dipped severely into the grain stores depended upon by the commoners, so the 99 percent take to the streets. Under the direction of John Jaeger, Shakespeare Players of Rochester will present “Coriolanus,” set in the current world’s political hellscape and 24-7 news cycle, in a two-week run at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Avenue). Performances take place on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, and Thursday, November 16, through Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults; $9 for ages 24 and younger; and $14 for seniors. An opening night reception held after the show will feature commentary from Jaeger, refreshments, and door prizes (pay $6 at the door to attend the reception). muccc.org; rochestercommunityplayers.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

[ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] Benefit For Willow: Oh Watta Night!. 7:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Benefit for Willow Domestic Violence Center in Rochester $15-$20. 232-4382. politeink.com. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 14 ] Backdraft II: Laughdraft. 8-11 p.m Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 902-2010. thefirehousesaloon.com.

Dance Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 8 ] Kizomba Dance Classes. 6:307:30 p.m Roc Kizomba Studios (Fedder Building), 1237 E Main Street $15-$50. 7381782. rochesterkizomba@ gmail.com. rockizomba.com. [ THU., NOVEMBER 9 ] The Story of Beauty and the Beast. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Robert F. Panara Theatre, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Through Nov. 12. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m $5-$12. 4754121. rittickets.com. [ MON., NOVEMBER 13 ] International Folk Dance Club of Rochester. 7:30-10 p.m. JCC of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Avenue Located in JCC’s Dance Studio. Circle line

couple dances from around the world. Beginners welcome $7-$8. 315-926-5652. jccrochester.org.

Theater The Agitators. Through Nov. 12. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Nov. 12. Times vary. The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Bearing Witness. Nov. 10-11, 8-9:15 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 12, 3-4:15 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St $25. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Come As You Are. Thu., Nov. 9, 7-8 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave $8. wab.org. Coriolanus. Nov. 10-18. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Nov. 18. Thurs.-Sat. Nov. 10, 11, 16-18, 7:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12, 2 p.m $19. muccc.org. Dracula. Wed., Nov. 8, 7:309:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 10, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 11, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 12, 2-4 p.m. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Nov. 12. Tues.-Thurs. Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 10, 11, 8 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12, 2 p.m rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 25


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

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

Let the good times roll “Thor: Ragnarok” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY TAIKA WAITITI NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

It has taken three movies to get here, but Marvel has fully embraced the transformation of Thor into a genuine comedy star. There’s always been a sly sense of humor to the studio’s stories centered around the Norse thunder god, even in Kenneth Branagh’s more operatic first outing. But with each subsequent installment, tongue was wedged further and further into cheek. “Thor: Ragnarok” is helmed by gifted New

Zealand director Taika Waititi (“What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”), and the filmmaker injects his unique brand of humor into the proceedings, making it the first “Thor” film to qualify more as an outright comedy than an action flick. With a candy-colored aesthetic and a joke-a-minute tone, the film is frequently hilarious. But that jovial, slapstick-y attitude too often seems to come at the expense of its story, which finds Thor imprisoned on the planet of Sakaar, where he’s forced to compete in a deadly gladiatorial contest against his old friend the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). In his absence, Hela, the Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett, clearly having a time), sets about her plans to lay waste to Asgard. Naturally, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is also back, alternately ready to help or hinder his heroic brother as it suits him. The motivations and machinations involved in all of this are the weakest aspect of the script, credited to Eric Pearson, Craig

Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Ragnarok.” PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES

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Kyle, and Christopher Yost. There are certainly stakes in the film’s multi-stranded plot, but they lack weight. The potential destruction of Asgard doesn’t feel like any more serious than Thor’s flowing locks being shorn off during his gladiator makeover. The result is plenty fun, but in the end, this feels like the least of the three Marvel movies released this year — after “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “SpiderMan: Homecoming.” The scenes set on Sakaar are obviously where Waititi’s heart truly lies, and that section finds the film at its freewheeling best. The planet is ruled over by The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), a droll and arbitrarily sadistic leader. Goldblum has a knack for the film’s jokey dialogue; he and Waititi are a natural fit, and I hope the two work together on something else down the line. The film’s other key player is Tessa Thompson (“Dear White People,” “Creed”) as another denizen of Sakaar, the hard-drinking, warrior-turned-mercenary Valkyrie — a role that should finally turn the gifted actress into a household name. And Waititi himself nearly walks off with the film, providing the voice of Korg, a daftly good-natured rock beast who’s one of The Grandmaster’s prisoners. Blanchett is a slinky joy, hamming it up as Hela (and looking amazing in her goth eye makeup and antler headdress), though the character lacks the shading the actress was


able to bring to the Wicked Stepmother in “Cinderella,” her last outing as a deliciously overthe-top Disney villain. Hela talks a good game and definitely brings the carnage, but she doesn’t add up to much. Hemsworth has proved himself to be an exceptionally adept comedic actor, after “Vacation” and the “Ghostbusters” reboot. A performer with the pleasing ability to poke fun at himself, his goofy charisma holds the film together. He’s in on the joke of his ridiculous, practically inhuman perfection, and that makes him somehow even more charming. It’s delightful to watch him play off Thompson, Ruffalo, and Hiddleston in any and all of their various pairings. The film is filled with striking visuals and inventive production design inspired equally by comic artist Jack Kirby and “Flash Gordon.” Valkyrie’s gorgeously stylized flashback to a previous encounter with Hela is a particular highlight. Mark Mothersbaugh’s score, combining typical Marvel bombast with the musician’s signature synths, adds a zippy energy, and the soundtrack also makes excellent use Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” at several key points. “Thor: Ragnarok” doesn’t take itself too seriously, but there are a few intriguing ideas bubbling under the surface, including the idea that Hela represents a reckoning with Asgard’s colonialist past — implications that it’s not hard to imagine may have sprung from the filmmaker’s Maori heritage. The film doesn’t dwell on those details, though; it’s much more interested in providing a good time. The film’s ability to poke fun at itself is only a problem when it deflates any attempt to build up tension: It’s hard to get too worried about the fate of our heroes when they themselves don’t appear concerned. Under the guidance of Waititi, “Thor: Ragnarok” achieves it modest aims, even if in the grand scheme of the extended Marvel Cinematic Universe, it sometimes feels like it’s treading water. Visit rochestercitynewspaper.com on Friday for additional film coverage, including a review of the “Wonderstruck,” from director Todd Haynes.

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Journey westward “Stories of Indian Cinema” THROUGH MAY 2018 [ BONUS FEATURES ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

In the fall of 2014, the George Eastman Museum acquired a massive archive of 775 35mm Indian film prints (representing 597 titles) made between 1999 and 2013. Discovered in an abandoned multiplex in Southern California, the films had been shipped from India for release in specialized theaters in the United States. It’s the largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema in the world. “It’s a collection of immense cultural value, because it really tells us volumes about this particular industry, about life in India, about the tastes of the country’s audiences,” says Jurij Meden, the museum’s curator of film exhibitions. With Indian film studios not actively preserving their prints after theatrical and home video release, the conservation of those titles became incredibly important. “And then once it was here, we thought ‘why not do something with them?”

“Devdas” will screen in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum on Thursday, November 9. PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOFEST

And so the idea for the “Stories of Indian Cinema” film series was born. The series will screen seven titles from the collection, giving Rochester audiences the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the films at the Dryden Theatre. To help narrow down the titles into such a streamlined series, The George Eastman Museum team consulted with a dozen Indian film experts: scholars, historians, critics, curators, archivists, and filmmakers. They were asked to send a list of titles included in the archive which they believe were the most important or most representative films of that collection. Three years in the making, the resulting program provides a snapshot of some of the essentials of contemporary Indian cinema. The film series begins on Thursday, November 9 with “Devdas,” one of the most iconic recent Bollywood films, then “Om Shanti Om,” on December 7. A Bollywood film about Bollywood, “it’s sort of the ‘La La Land’ of Bollywood cinema,” says Meden. The series continues with five more titles — spanning a variety of genres and styles — which will screen through May of 2018. Running concurrently with the film series, the “Abandoned and Rescued” exhibit gives a behind-the-scenes look into exactly what occurs when the museum acquires a new collection, tracing the path of the Indian film archive from the time is was found, through its journey to Rochester where it became part of the Eastman Museum collection. Meden says he’s excited about the exhibit’s unique presentation. “The Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum has existed since 1949, and this is the very first time that we are actually opening up ourselves and showing the day-to-day operations of how we inspect and preserve these films.” In addition, 150 Indian movie posters

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will be displayed, out of the nearly 6,000 that were found alongside the film prints. Also on display at the museum is a complementary photography exhibition, “Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House,” a series of black-and-white photographs of single-screen cinemas in India that were abandoned as, much like in the U.S., the country’s movie-going habits shift toward gleaming multiplexes. The Indian film series, “Stories of Indian Cinema: Abandoned & Rescued,” and “Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House,” will be on display at the George Eastman Museum through May of 2018.

Coming Attractions:

The touching doc “Dina” examines issues of autism and intimacy as it follows the life of a woman in the weeks before her wedding to man who’s also on the autism spectrum. The screening is sponsored by Move to Include, a program designed to spotlight people with intellectual and physical disabilities. “Dina” screens on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m. at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue). Admission is free. African-American artist, filmmaker, and DJ Ephraim Asili gets a showcase in “Forged Ways: Films by Ephraim Asili,” which will present the artist’s work exploring social iconography, identity, geography, and architecture through the lens of media culture. The show will be held at the Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince Street) on November 18, 8 to 10 p.m. vsw.org. The Italian Film Series will screen “The Medicine Seller,” a timely drama about a pharmaceutical salesman involved in the corruption of the Italian medical assistance and welfare state system, on Tuesday November 28, at the Little Theatre. 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$12. ameritalroc.com.

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SPECIAL EVENT | ‘COME AS YOU ARE’ After covering the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, “Come As You Are” was my top pick for the show I’d like to see again. During the hour-long spoken word production, four women shared their personal stories dealing with identity and acceptance — topics varied from the experience of being a single mother to being the child of immigrant parents — and I left feeling connected to both the performers and the other audience members in a way that I definitely did not expect. Writers & Books (740 University Avenue) will host an encore performance of “Come As You Are” on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8. Check facebook. com/ComeAsUR2017 for more details and pre-sale ticket information (tickets are also available at the door). — BY KATIE LIBBY

$36.50-$39.50. 454-1260. blackfriars.org. Fun Home. Nov. 14-19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. TBA. 222-5000. mail@rbtl.org. rbtl.org. Impact Theatre & The In Your Face players. Sat., Nov. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Impact Theatre, 1180 Canandaigua St. 315597-3553. impactdrama.com. The Mikado, or the Town of Rochacha. Nov. 10-11, 8-11 p.m. and Sundays, 2-5 p.m Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St Through Nov. 19. Fri. & Sat. Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18, 8 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12, 19, 2 p.m. Directed by Wayne Vander Byl 232-5570. off-monroeplayers.org/. Placebo. Sat., Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Presented by the Hourglass Play Reading Series. By Melissa James Gibson. Directed by Jeffery D. Siuda. Red Herring. Through Nov. 11. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield Through Nov. 11. Fri. & Sat. Nov. 10, 11, 8 p.m. Presented by the Penfield Players $12$15. 340-8655. penfieldrec.org.

Theater Audition [ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] The Devil, the Witch, and the Blacksmith. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bread & Water Theatre, 172 West Main St 454-9371. thekingfishertheater.org/news.

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Community Activism [ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] Food Not Bombs Sort/Cook/ Serve Food. 3-6 p.m. St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave. 585-232-3262.

Film [ WED., NOVEMBER 8 ] The Happiness of the World. 7-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A part of the Polish Film Festival $9. 275-9898. sas. rochester.edu. [ THU., NOVEMBER 9 ] Stars. 7-9:30 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A part of the Polish Film Festival $9. 275-9898. sas.rochester.edu. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 10 ] The Last Family. 7-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. $9. 275-9898. sas.rochester.edu. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] The Art of Love: The Story of Michalina Wisłocka. 3-5 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A part of the Polish Film Festival $9. 275-9898. sas.rochester.edu. Volhynia (aka Hatred). 7-9:15 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A part of the Polish Film Festival $9. 275-9898. sas.rochester.edu. Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent”. 8-10:30 p.m. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. warrenmiller.com. $18. 2225000. mail@rbtl.org. rbtl.org. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 12 ] A Little Poland in India. 3-4 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A part of the Polish Film Festival $9. 275-9898. sas.rochester.edu. Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge. 7-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A part of the Polish Film Festival $9. 275-9898. sas.rochester.edu.

Kids Events [ FRI., NOVEMBER 10 ] Day Off Zoo Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $30-$40. 3367213. senecaparkzoo.org. Music, Dance, and Storytelling. Nov. 10. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Performances by members of the Rochester City Ballet and Geva Theatre Center 263-2700. museumofplay.org.

Recreation [ WED., NOVEMBER 8 ] Park Avenue Food Tours. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-5:15 p.m Park Avenue Food Tours, Park Avenue Three hour walking food tours in the Park Avenue neighborhood $57-$59. 3632340. info@flowercityfoodtours. com. flowercityfoodtours.com.

Special Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 8 ] Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley Grant Awards Lunch. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. $25. 242-0940. womensfoundation.org.

723-9938. Canandaigua Treaty Rededication. 1:30-8 p.m. Canandaigua Primary School, 96 W. Gibson St. 742-1690. ganondagan.org. Ellen Gans at New Manifestations Psychic & Wellness fair. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin Streey . Watkins Glen $60. 315-759-9565. cindynewcomb.com. National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend. Nov. 11. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Honor the newly inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame 263-2700. museumofplay.org. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 12 ] Rochester Woman Expo and Fashion Show. 12-5 p.m. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. Premiere of the elite Kurvie Kueens and designer Mahogany Weaver. Featuring vendors and music by DJ Key-yo $5. 820-3818. rochesterwomanonline.com.

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[ THU., NOVEMBER 9 ] Pittsford Food Tours. 11 a.m.-2 p.m Schoen Place, 10 Schoen Place Walking food tour in Pittsford Village/ Schoen Place $57. 363-2340. pittsfordfoodtours.com.

[ WED., NOVEMBER 8 ] SEL and the Brain: What’s the Connection?. 5:30-7:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Ave $10. 295-1000. childrensinstitute.net.

[ FRI., NOVEMBER 10 ] Wayne County Winter Shopping Fling 2017. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Rd 315-986-4202. longacrefarms.com.

[ SUN., NOVEMBER 12 ] We the People! American Populism from Jackson to Trump and Sanders. 9:4510:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street 325-4000. downtownpresbyterian.org.

[ SAT., NOVEMBER 11 ] 35th Candlelight Holiday Tour: Maplewood Gens & Beyond. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Church of the Ascension, 2 Riverside St. (corner of Lake Ave.) $20.


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1043 St. Paul Street From 1890-1920, Rochester experienced explosive population growth, expansion, and the development of many industries. The city continued a series of annexations, including large sections of the then rural Town of Irondequoit and the former industrial Village of Carthage to its north. Near the intersection of Clifford Avenue and St. Paul Street, within walking distance of the new factories of Bausch and Lomb and a short streetcar ride to several others, several leaders of these companies built the opulent homes that make up the unique enclave known as Huntington Park. Out of the fifty homes that comprise this neighborhood, a queen reigns as one of the fairest of them all. Built in 1890 for William S. Hale, an English immigrant and successful furrier, this quintessential Queen Anne style home with its medina sandstone foundation, Flemish brick walls, and elaborate gable millwork presides over its large corner lot overlooking the Genesee River. The ornate front door sheltered by the front porch gives way to an entry foyer that will take your breath away, with a grand staircase outfitted in oak paneling, carved newel posts, and stained glass windows ascending all the way to the third floor, elaborate double-mantel fireplace, oversized pocket doors, and gleaming oak floors with a broad mahogany inlay. These resplendent details carry throughout the first floor, including the large formal dining room directly ahead enhanced by four of the home’s many oversized quarter-sawn oak windows and an ornate plaster ceiling. The light-filled parlors to the

left of the foyer also feature ornate plaster ceilings and an intricately detailed slate fireplace. The large kitchen to the rear of the house has newer cabinetry but retains its original chestnut paneling, tin ceiling, unique curved cupboard, two butler’s pantries and maid’s stair. A large side porch, entry hall, and powder room round out the first floor. The second floor of the grand foyer is filled with light from original French doors to the roof of the front porch, and provides access to the four large bedrooms, walk-in linen closet, and the shared bathroom with its original wood paneling. All of the bedrooms feature large closets, bay windows, and parquet oak floors, with the master enhanced by a fireplace. The third floor has three additional bedrooms, one with a private porch, and a large storage room reached by either staircase. The basement is large, dry, and abnormally tall, has original brick floors and updated mechanicals. A detached whimsical three-car garage built in the 1910s at the rear of the lot completes the property. This 4,067 square foot historic manse has been impeccably maintained, and was available at $175,000 for only 24 hours before it sold. Contact realtor Nathan Wenzel of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 585-7461117 for more information. by Christopher Brandt Christopher is a longtime Landmark Society volunteer and blogs about his own historic home at www.myperfectlittlemoneypit.com.

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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. Vans. Any condition, running or not. Always free pick up and usually same day service. Call 585-305-5865 WOODED UPSTATE NY land with DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For LAKES, PONDS & STREAMS Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. being liquidated NOW! 20 We offer free towing and your tracts! 2 to 41 acres! 50-60% donation is 100% tax deductible. below market! No closing costs! Call 917-336-1254 Today! Owner terms! 888-905-8847 NewYorkLandandLakes.com

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17” COMPUTER MONITOR Dell flat screen and keyboard, $20 Tom 585-266-3518

HOPALONG CASSIDY - Topper Color “Life size stand-up w/copy of sales as $44 Hoppy med metal clothes hamper w/full decal $50, or both $80 585-489-2120

2 TECHNIC SPEAKERS SBCR77, 3 speaker system in each 30” with cabinet. $35 each Tom 585266-3519 BICENTENNIAL COIN SET Eisenhauer $, Kennedy 1/2$, quarter & bonus V nickel, 19 aughts, nice kid’s starter set $10, or 2 for $17 585-489-2120

KID’S BIKES - one with training wheels $8 each or BO 585-2255526

BLUE OYSTER CULT T-shirts (2) XL new $15 each, $25 for both. Nintendo DS Guitar Hero on tour, MIB $10 2585-266-7398

METAL DESK - on wheels, as hole for computer or lamp cords. 32” w. also lower shelf, room for a chair $15 585-880-2903

BRAND NEW KEURIG Elite Gourmet, single cup coffee maker. Never used. Brand new in box $40 Tom 585-266-3518

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BROWN WOOD SHELF open in back. 3 ft long, 28” high $15.585-880-2903 CHRISTMAS WINDOW / MIRROR. Use/w BonAmi or glass wax. 1957-NOS unopended $9. Diapers, unopened LUVS 16-28lb w/nightlock 104 count $10 585-266-7398 COFFEE POT - 6 cup French press Bodum. never used $10 585259-9590 DUKES OF HAZARD die-cast, “General Lee”, 1981 Ertl MOC ( Warner Bros ) $19, BSA Norman Rockwell 540 piece puzzle, sealed MIB $10 585-266-7398 END TABLE - Living room, real wood, wicker bottom shelf, great sixe $45 585-880-2903 EXOTIC HOUSE PLANTS, indoor, 10 plants 2 for $3 585-4905870 GRACO INFANT SEAT good condition - like new $20 or best offer 585-436-7726

MAGAZINE (3) 11/2001 Vol 42 #’s 9, 16 & 23 $11 or will sell separate 585-489-2120 PHONE FAX PRINTER Machine $20 Tom 585-266-3518 SNOW TROWER - Brand new never used John Deere, dual staged 1028E, Original cost $1,500 sell for $1000.00 Divorced. 585-293-1115 STROLLER - GRACO Coach ride model, very good condition $40 or best offer 585-436-7726 TAN WOOD SHELF DVD, book, has a ledge in back to hold DVD, 28” lomg, 29” tall, shiny finish $15 858-880-2903 TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS - A complete set of NY State, For hiking, hunting or finding your house on them! $8 each or BO for set. 585-746-7054 TOSHIBA DVD 5-DISC changer. VG condition with remote $25 Other musical equipment available Tom 585-266-3518

Thinking about peace & social justice? Looking for a quiet place? Try Quaker meeting. Sundays at 11:00 am Rochester Friends Meeting 84 Scio Street (downtown) Rochester NY 14607 325-7260 • rochesterquakers.org

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INFANT ARM’S REACH Cosleeper, attaches to side of parents’ bed, excellent condition $49 pr best offer 585-436-7726

TRANSFORMERS BUMBLE BEE SPEAKER, lights up, dances. New MIB $21. ET collection $19 call for details on both 585-266-7398 USED INSPIRON 3650 PC for sale, like new, no warranty. Home computer w/keyboard and mouse, Windows 10. Lock/table additional cost, negotiable. $375 Grant 585-413-3971

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OUR TEACHERS ARE MISSION-DRIVEN The Rochester City School District is hiring, now for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. If you are driven to transform lives of urban students, join us for a recruitment event:

Saturday, November 18, 2017 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE PARKING

131 W. Broad Street, Rochester, New York 3rd floor Conference Room 3A/B • Meet the Superintendent and other District leaders to learn about the District’s work to build equity by helping all students achieve • Learn about the joys of working in city schools and supporting every student by face and name

Every student by face and name. Every school, every classroom. To and through graduation.

• Interview and present lesson plan to hiring personnel showcasing your skills and passion to be an urban teaching professional. • Meet principals, teachers, mentors and leaders

Jobs will be offered on the spot to qualified candidates! Apply now at www.rcsdk12.org/employment Interested candidates seeking employment for the 2017-18 or 2018-19 school years must complete or update the RCSD online application by Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 to confirm attendance to this event and to receive an invitation to schedule an interview on the same day. Upon Completion of the online application, applicants will receive a confirmation email providing more details. Questions? Call Anne Brady at 585-262-8585.

Why Rochester? Every new teacher is assigned a professional mentor Competitive salary and benefits NYS Teacher’s Retirement System Student loan forgiveness A vibrant community with a unique blend of history, innovation, and world-class cultural offerings  The community is our classroom, with many partners and families who support our educational mission     

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EMPLOYMENT / CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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 SAWMILLS From only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own

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Adoption LOVING FAMILY - from Europe, looking to adopt a baby into home filled with happiness, security, unconditional love. We wholeheartedly welcome a child of any race/ethnicity. Please contact Chantal, Geoffrey and big brother Noah, through our NY adoption agency! 1-914-939-1180 adopt@ foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Call us first. Living expenses, housing, medical, and continued support afterwards. Choose adoptive family of your choice. Call 24/7. 877-362-2401

CITY is hiring a freelance Special Sections Editor Eager applicants should have editing and writing experience and a knack for edgy, often thoughtful stories.

Email jclapp@rochester-citynews.com with a resume and 2-3 writing samples

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HR POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Human Resources, at The University of Rochester, is currently recruiting for two open positions in its Administrative & Employment Services area.

Sr. HR Assistant – Disability Coordinator • Interprets & communicates leave policies & procedures (STD, LTD, WC, FMLA, PFL, Sick Leave, Vacation & PTO) to faculty and staff; • Provides administrative and customer service related to Leave processes • Evaluates eligibility & entitlements • Produces reports and audits claims • Requires an Associates’ degree and three years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination HR Assistant – Data Entry Team • Responsible for data input of hires, transfers, promotions, and other life cycle changes in HRIS for University • Requires strong computer skills (HRIS preferred), excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. • Requires 2 years’ post HS education and 2 years’ HR experience, or equivalent combination. Data entry and HRIS experience preferred Apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp Disability Coordinator: Apply to Job Posting 204783 Data Entry Team: Apply to Job Posting 204266 EOE • Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Hospitality Jobs At Our Rochester Travel Plazas Delaware North at our Victor & Scottsville NY locations

We're hiring full and part time associates 16 years old and up • Flexible morning, evening and overnight positions starting at $11.00 - START IMMEDIATELY!! • HOLIDAY PAY and REFERRAL BONUS • We also offer 50% on employee meals INTERESTED? Request an application from mjelks@delawarenorth.com Or interview on the spot at one of our two locations Seneca Plaza - 7029 Aldridge Road, Victor, NY 14564 Scottsville Plaza – 20 Erie Station Rd. W. Henrietta, NY 14586 EEO/M/F/V/D

THE BAY VIEW YMCA IS HIRING! Before & After School Program Assistants

Must have experience working with children. Ability to work in a team environment and positive attitude required. Must be 18 years or older. For more information contact Terrence McElduff at 341-3215 or terrence.mcelduff@rochesterymca.org

Lifeguards

YMCA or Red Cross certified lifeguards needed for permanent shifts. For specific times and more information contact Phil Baretela at 341-3218 or phil.baretela@rochesterymca.org

Custodians

This position is accountable for maintaining the cleanliness, sanitary conditions and general maintenance of the facility, both inside and outside. Must be 18 years or older. For more information contact Curtis Angel at 341-3225 or curtis.angel@rochesterymca.org

THE BAY VIEW FAMILY YMCA

1209 Bay Road, Webster, NY 14580 • 585-671-8414 www.rochesterymca.org/bayview EOE/M/F/O-V

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PSST. Out of touch? Out of tune? See our music reviews from Frank De Blase. / MUSIC

Secretary: Pupil Personnel Services Belfast Central School is seeking qualified applicants for a Secretary: Pupil Personnel Services.

CUSTODIANS/ CLEANERS

For more details and how to apply visit: www.caboces.org

FOR B OR C SHIFT POSITIONS.

“Regional Recruitment” | EOE

We have multiple full time openings.

B shift (2:30 -10:30) or C shift (10:30 -7:00).

12 months per year

$10.00/hr. plus a shift differential of $.65/hr. (B Shift) or $.90/hr. (C Shift). Excellent health, dental and retirement benefit package.

Apply online at http://www.eastiron.org (Employment) - EOE

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Legal Ads [ NOTICE ] 122 Winterroth LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/3/17. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to POB 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] BBPY Properties LLC Filed 10/4/17 Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 30 Embassy Drive, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE ] Christopher Haitz LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/19/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 5549 Clinton Street Rd., Bergen, NY 14416. General Purpose.

mail process to 2 Ryder Cup Circle, Pittsford, NY 14534. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Groskin Group LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/14/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 400 Oakdale Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. General Purpose [ NOTICE ] HILTON GRANGE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/12/17. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 20 West Beach Drive, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ]

Craul Properties LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/13/17. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to Christopher L Ruff 12 Southcross Trl Fairport, NY 14450 General Purpose

JANADEEL LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/23/2017. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 550 Latona Rd., Ste. D419, Rochester, NY 14626, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Creme De La Creme Diamonds LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/17/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 2250 West Ridge Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14626. General Purpose., Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/17/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 2250 West Ridge Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14626. General Purpose.

Kr Partners, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 9/27/17. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 90 State St #700-40 Albany, NY 12207 RA: S I Mahalakshmi Cheruvu 146 Greystone Ln #5 Rochester, NY 14618 General Purpose

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[ NOTICE ] ERPilates, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/31/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Ethan Richardson, 21 Lynwood Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] GJH Investigation Services, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/21/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall

[ NOTICE ] LEGAL NOTICE CBETHNK CONSULTING, LLC notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 28, 2017. Office location County of Monroe, New York. SSNY designated as Agent of LLC upon whom Process against it may be Served and post office address SSNY shall mail copy of process to CBETHNK CONSULTING LLC, 247 Wyndham Rd, Rochester NY 14609. Purpose: Any lawful purpose permitted under LLC Law. [ NOTICE ] Maars Traders LLC Authority filed SSNY 8/10/17 Office: Monroe Co LLC formed DE 6/28/17 exists 16192 Coastal Hwy Lewes, DE 19958. SSNY

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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 design agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served & mail to 1036 Tallgrass Ln #C Webster, NY 14580 Cert of Regis Filed DE SOS 401 Federal St #4 Dover DE 19901 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] MDJ Advantage LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/15/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Law Office of Anthony DiNitto, 2250 West Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14626. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Monet Lighting LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/21/17. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] MONTRALLO KAMEN ASSOCIATES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/03/17. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 20 West Beach Drive, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Name: CJC PIZZA LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/17/2017. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O CJC PIZZA LLC, 45 Exchange Blvd., 6th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number 3159970 for beer, wine and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in a hotel under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 120 East Main Street, Rochester, County of Monroe for on premises consumption. 120 EMS Management, LLC d/b/a Rochester Riverside Hotel d/b/a Legends [ NOTICE ]

Notice is hereby given that a license, Serial Number pending for beer and wine only has been applied for at retail in a hotel under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 400 CENTER PLACE DR. T/O Greece, ROCHESTER NY in Monroe County for on premises consumption. GLOBAL HOSPITALITY OF GREECE LLC. DBA HOMEWOOD SUITES [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, Serial Number pending for beer, and wine has been applied for by the undersigned *to sell beer and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at, 1000 Hylan Dr. Suite B3, Rochester, NY 14623 in Monroe County, Town of Henrietta for on premises consumption. *Japanese Tokyo Restaurant Inc dba Tokyo Japanese Restaurant [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lago Trucking, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY)10-06/17 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 780 N. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Campany Group LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/28/2017. 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 916 Works Rd Honeoye Falls NY 14472 . Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 215 Norris Drive, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/21/17. 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, 215 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610, Attn: Lloyd Theiss, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 296 HAZELWOOD DM LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/2017. 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, 35 Rolling Meadows Way, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 362 BROADWAY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/2017. 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, 375 Averill Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 44 FALSTAFF DM LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/2017. 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, 35 Rolling Meadows Way, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of biko LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/14/17. 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 240 Ambassador Drive, Rochester NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Blue Collar CoWork, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/2017. 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, 2548 Manitou Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brighton Consulting Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brighton Property Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CLOUD GRIFFIN HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/2012. 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: 45 Exchange Blvd., 3rd Fl., Rochester NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of Community Learning Systems LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/2017. 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: 113 Gregory Park, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EDGEVIEW DENTAL, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/03/17. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: 2384 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Dental practice. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of ERNISST-LEE JOY FARM, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/06/17. Office in 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, 3318 Washington St Churchville, NY, 14428. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ESTransport LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02-15-17. 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 P.O. Box 93007 Rochester, NY 14692 . Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FAIRPORT CANAL, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/17. 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, 16 N. Main St., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Flower City Psychiatry, PLLC, Art of Org filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/19/2017. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 75 North Main Street, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: profession of medicine. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HUMUS BELT LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/25/2017. 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 378 ROCKINGHAM ST, ROCHESTER, NY 14620 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of INTED- International Student Recruitment Group, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Department of State on September 29, 2017. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to: 3349, Monroe Ave, Suite 102, Rochester, NY 14618. The purpose of the company is any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JONIC, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/14/17. 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 70 Emery Run,

Rochester, NY 14612 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of JRB Properties, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/2017. 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, 2548 Manitou Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KASSY LABORIE CONSULTING, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) June 23, 2017. 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 130 WESTLAND AVE. ROCHESTER, NY 14618 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KROEGER DRIVES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/17. Office location: Orleans County. Princ. office of LLC: 249 Ingersoll St., Albion, NY 14411. 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 LANKA WEB SERVICES LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY, 10/10/17. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to, 1270 Thistlberry Ln, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LATTA HOME IMPROVEMENTS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/2017. 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: 2474 Latta Rd., Rochester NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LLC: MDnest LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on September 21, 2017. Office location:


Legal Ads > page 34 Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 153 Pollet Place, Rochester, NY 14626 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MCG Helping Hands LLC Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) February 21, 2017. 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 325 South Union St. Spencerport NY 14559 Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MELVILLE GREELEY DM LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/2017. 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, 35 Rolling Meadows Way, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Michael Farrell Home Repair Services LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/25/2017. 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 41 Commonwealth Rd, Rochester, New York, 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Monroe Acquisitions, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/21/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Napora Property Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/17. 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, 762 Maple

Drive, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NOVAT SHORELINE LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 10/12/2017. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to NOVAT SHORELINE LLC, 8 NORTH MADISON PARK, ROCHESTER, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RITZ VERNON HOLDINGS, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/11/17. 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 174 Griffith St Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester Kettle Corn LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/25/2017. 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 36 Cranbrooke Dr Rochester NY 14622 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RONSON TRUCKING LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/17. Office location: Orleans County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley Lofts LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley Lofts MM LLC.

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 Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sixpack​ ​Volleyball LLC.​ Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) August 14,​​ 2017​. 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 1049​​Hamlin​​ Center​​Rd., Hamlin, NY 14464. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SLAY BEAUTY BAR, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/2016. 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, 346 East Ridge Rd., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SMART START CHILDCARE & SAFETY TRAINING LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/31/17. 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 633 Ridgeway Av. Roch. Ny 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Root Seller LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/02/17. 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 2361 Wait Corners Rd Panama, NY 14767 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THORN STREET PROPERTIES LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/20/2017. 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 530 VOSBURG ROAD, WEBSTER, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of formation of TIM HARRINGTON ASSOCIATES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/23/2017. 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, 1586 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act

NSRE Holdings, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/20/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3485 Big Ridge Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. General Purpose.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Your Barber, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/24/2017. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 37 Faraday Street, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of MYRDDIN PARTNERS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/17. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/02/16. Princ. office of LLC: 125 Tech Park Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808-1674. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: To provide product development support to independent software vendors, e-device OEMs [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of THE OPEN SKY GROUP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/17. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 02/14/06. NYS fictitious name: TOSG-NY, LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. NC addr. of LLC: 1421 E. Broad St., #305, FuquayVarina, NC 27526. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 2 S. Salisbury

[ NOTICE ] Raz Vicerabin LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/19/17. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 178 Waverly Pl #2F New York, NY 10014 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] RNR Renovation, LLC Filed 9/28/17 Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 465 Parma Center Rd, Hilton, NY 14468 Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE ] Secret Ingredient Cupcakery, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 6/28/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 16 Derrick Drive, West Henrietta, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Sesto Synergy LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/27/17. 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 936 Exchange St., Rochester, NY 14608. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Skiplinks, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 8/31/17. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to Ronald B. Sellers 39 Furman Cresc Rochester, NY 14620 General Purpose [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] 370-374 Park Avenue LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 9/14/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be

served and shall forward service of process to 7398 Lakeside Road, Ontario, NY 14519. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Bernard Birnbaum Companies - LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/22/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 2850 Clover Street, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Birnbaum Real Estate LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 7/19/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 2850 Clover Street, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] CADA Group LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 9/14/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 2950 Clover Street, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Hops and Hemp - LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/10/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 2850 Clover Street, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Frank’s Auto Service, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/26/2017. 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, c/o 7065 Kellerman Road, Conesus, NY 14435. Purpose: any lawful

activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Zapzter, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on October 11, 2017. 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, 128 Chadbourne Road, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Redemption Management Services, LLC filled articles of organization with the New York Department of State on 01/17/17. Its office is located in Monroe County. Recardo Cunningham is designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to PO box 23372 Rochester New York 14692. The purpose of the Company is any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Rite Care Child Development Center L.L.C. filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on October 16, 2017. 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 32 Yorktown Dr, Rochester, NY 14616. The purpose of the Company is daycare. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Venture 8, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 8/29/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 2850 Clover St., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Whitney Hill Farm LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/17/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall

forward service of process to 2500 Whitney Road East, Fairport, NY 14550. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 337 UNIVERCITY LIVING, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 337 UniverCity Living, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 10/16/07/2017. 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 process68 Meadow Cove Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. 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 LIABILTY COMPANY ] Notice of Formation of 585 Homes LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on June 20, 2017. 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 LLC at 1462 Marchner Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY ] Notice of Formation of Sunny Brook Farm Mobile Home Park, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on October 9, 2003. 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 LLC at 11 Blue Pine Circle, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Advantiv Group Consulting, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 10/10/2017, with an effective date of formation of 10/10/2017. 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 110 Thornell Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. The purpose of the LLC

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Legal Ads > page 35 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 Intent to Acquire Property ] Under Article 5, Section 233.aa of the New York State Education Law, The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester hereby asserts its intent to acquire title to the following property: Objects: American or European, three partial flutes, wood with metal fittings; American, framed photo of Edward G. Miner, 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 9/16 in.; American or European, neogothic style four-panel folding screen, wood; American or European, relief panel with angels, plaster, 12 x 39 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.; American, three-pronged hay fork, American, wood; seated female figure, Mexican (Colima?), ceramic, 7 11/16 x 5 1/4 x 3 11/16 in.; Egyptian, mummy mask, wood, 17 5/8 x 11 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.; American or European, upholstered swivel chair, wood with fabric seat, 29 7/8 x 17 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.; American or European, butter knife, silver plate, 7 1/2 x 15/16 x 1/4 in.; American or European, carved figure of Jesus, wood, 11 13/16 x 9 3/8 x 6 1/16 in; American or European, table with arched supports, wood, 30 5/8 x 69 5/16 x 26 9/16 in.; Homer Ledford (American), two dulcimers, 1968, butternut and walnut, 33 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 3 in. and 33 ½ x 6 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.; European, platter or paten with embedded 1737 scudo from Italian States, brass, 18 3/16 diam. x 1 15/16;

American, four string ukulele, 1960s?, cherry wood, 33 3/16 x 9 5/8 x 3 ¼ in.; Middle eastern? two-panel hinged screen, wood with inlay, 64 15/16 x 35 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.; American or European, octagonal column, grey marble, 48 1/8 x 17 1/2 x 13 3/8 in.; Pre-Columbian, rattle vessel with figure, ceramic, 19 5/8 x 15 3/8 x 15 3/16 in.; American or European, toy candelabrum, glass, 2 9/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.; American or European, cross and beads, ivory, 21 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.; American or European, relief with satyrs and putti, plaster, 12 13/16 x 19 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.; J. Guernsey Mitchell (American), Bust of a Man, bronze, 8 7/16 x 3 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.; Royal Worcester (British), melon-pattern creamer, 1886, porcelain, 2 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 4 in. (7 x 13.6 x 10.1 cm); Taylor Brothers (American) barometer, metal and glass, 14 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in.; American or European, After JeanAntoine Houdon, bust of Louise Brongniart, ceramic, 18 1/4 x 11 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.; American or European, bookstand, wood, 9 3/16 x 12 7/16 x 12 in.; Nymphenburg (German) plate, porcelain; American, long-beaked decoy on a stick, wood, 9 9/16 x 5 9/16 x 9/16 in.; Gien (French) bowl, 1868-1871, ceramic, 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.; American or European, miniature china cabinet, wood, 15 7/16 x 9 x 4 1/8 in.; Italian, Thorwaldsen cameo “book” collection, plaster in paste-board cases; Pre-Columbian, effigy head vessel, ceramic, 13 5/16 x 10 in.; American, standing easel in Eastlake style, ca. 1875, ebonized wood with light-wood inlay and

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gilt decoration, 82 5/16 x 26 7/16 x 6 13/16 in. Paintings: Russian, Virgin and Angels, tempera and gilt on panel, 11 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 7/8 in.; American, twelve paintings of houses on glass; Mourges, still life of sheet music and fruit, oil on board, 8 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.; Robert Schulze (American), The Duel, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in.; Andrews (American or European), The Fortune Teller, oil on canvas, 27 13/16 x 32 7/8 in.; August Kutterer (German), Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, 1929, oil on canvas, 20 15/16 x 25 13/16 in.; American, landscape with figure seated on a rock, oil on canvas, 24 15/16 x 29 15/16 in.; J. Whitehorne (American), portrait of a man, 1873, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 29 5/16 in. Works on paper: Various artists, American and European, 103 World War I posters and 4 World War 2 posters; American or European, fan with classical figures, gouache on paper with mother-of-pearl sticks, 11 5/16 x 20 9/16 x 13/16 in.; American or European, three fabric labels, paint and embossing on paper; Charles Goodall & Son (British), two sets English Cathedrals Quiz Cards, each 13 1/2 x 3 7/16 in. (34.3 x 8.8 cm); Terry Haass (Czech), Forges du Diable, 1959, etching; Haag (American?), Warrior, 1954, woodcut or linocut; Hilda Morris (American), Tuesday’s Guest, 1962, lithograph; Carl Morris (American), Red Floe, color lithograph; Oliver Herford (American), Study for “How the Lion Became King,” ink and graphite drawing; John Sartain (American), George Washington

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and his family (after Edward Savage), 1840, engraving; Currier & Ives (American), The Life of a Fireman, 1861, color lithograph; Kurt K.Feuerherm (American), Mendon, 1962, pastel, ink and paint on paper; seven color lithographs by William Nicholson (British), ca. 1900: Sir Henry Hawkins, Prince Bismarck, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Cecil Rhodes, Lord Roberts, W. E. Gladstone, H. M. the Queen; 32 photomechanical reproductions after drawings by Charles Dana Gibson (American), ca. 1902; Nicolas de Staël (French), Mediterranée, serigraph; Arthur Willmore (American), A Halt in Yosemite Valley (after Albert Bierstadt), engraving; European, Milano - Corso Vittorio Emanuele, aquatint and etching; Gino Severini (Italian), Composition, 1955, color lithograph, 21 15/16 x 15 1/16 in.; Spanish missal page, ink and color, 20 1/4 x 14 7/8 in.; Simkha Simkovitch (American), Island Beach #1, 1933, lithograph Asian art: Chinese, lantern, wood, painted glass, tassels, and metal armature, 26 15/16 x 22 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.; Chinese or Japanese, relief carving of Buddha and attendants, stone, 24 15/16 x 13 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.; Japanese, pair of six-panel folding screens (mountain landscapes with houses and figures), paint on fabric, 60 11/16 x 133 1/4 x 9/16 in. and 41 x 177 in.; Chinese or Japanese, two-panel folding screen, carved and painted lacquered wood, 72 3/8 x 63 15/16 x 5/8 in.; Thai, head of Buddha, bronze, 6 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.; Indian or Sri Lankan, seated Buddha, bronze, 8 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.; Japanese, miniature weapons and instruments, ivory, each 4 5/16 in.; Japanese, circular box, ivory, 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (2.2 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm); Japanese?, pair of triangles, ivory, each 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/16 in.; Japanese, mace head, ivory, 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 in.; Chinese, gaming chips, mother of pearl, each 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/8 in.; Chinese or Japanese, picture frame, ivory, 4 3/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/8 in.; Japanese, four-case inro, lacquered wood, mother of pearl, ivory inlay, metal disk, and silk cord, 10 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 13/16 in.; Japanese, nineteen fabric stencils (katagami), 19th century, mulberry paper,

each about 10 x 16 1/2 in.; Japanese, pair of tall vases with floral design, porcelain, 14 7/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.; Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese), graphite drawing of a temple, 1940, and Ogura, a Mill, graphite with watercolor If you claim and can demonstrate ownership to this property, you must contact the museum in writing to make arrangements to collect the property; send correspondence to Kerry Schauber, Curatorial Department, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester NY 14607 (or kschauber@mag. rochester.edu). If you fail to do so within one hundred eighty (180) days, the museum will commence proceedings to acquire title to the property. If you wish to commence legal proceedings to claim the property, you should consult an attorney. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST DOUGLAS N. DUMOND, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated October 05, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Foreclosure Auction Area, Hall of Justice- Lower Level Atrium, 99 Exchange Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14614, on November 27, 2017 at 1:00PM, premises known as 6 PACKET BOAT DRIVE, FAIRPORT, NY 14450. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Perinton, County of Monroe and State of New York, SECTION 152.12, BLOCK 2, LOT 7. Approximate amount of judgment $94,008.67 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2013-1112. Sarah E. Wesley, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 49477 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Eastman Savings and Loan Association, Index No. 2017-3832 Plaintiff, Dave W. Kane a/k/a David W. Kane; ESL Federal Credit Union, Defendants

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 23, 2017, 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 November 30, 2017 at 10:00 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 46 Lyncrest Drive, a/k/a 10 Southampton Drive, Rochester, NY 14616; Tax Account No. 075.571-39. 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: $57,271.02 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2017 Deborah Indivino, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. 2013-12554 Date Filed: 10/3/17 Citibank, N.A., Trustee for the Registered Holders of the PHH Mortgage Corporation Mortgage Pass Through Certificate Series 2003-A, Plaintiff, -against- Monroe County Public Administrator, as the Limited Administrator of the Estate of Abdul Hasan a/k/a Abdul M. Hasan a/k/a Abdul Malik Kasan a/k/a Abduh Malik Hasan a/k/a Melvin Huff; Sanura Aziz a/k/a Sanura Amour Aziz: Umar Ali Hasan, if he be living or dead, his spouse, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors in interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Rodney Hasan, if he be living or dead his spouse, heirs, devisees,

distributees and successors in interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff, Ramona Hasan; County of Monroe’, State of New York; Defendants, PROPERTY ADDRESS: 6 Sweet Vernal Court, Rochester, NY 14623 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive. of the days of service, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if the summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Daniel J. Doyle, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Monroe County, entered October 3, 2017 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $87,000.00 and interest, recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on May 12, 2003, in Book 17421 of Mortgages, page 160 covering premises known as 6 Sweet Vernal Court, Rochester, NY 14623 a/k/a Section 161.14, Block 1, Lot 33. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. 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 ON 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 A 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. Dated: August 16, 2017 Frank M. Cassara, Esq. Senior Associate Attorney SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (585) 247-9000 Fax: (585) 247-7380 Our File No. 12-018030 #93166 [ SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ] Index No. I2016014378 RJI No.: Assigned Judge:Hon. Daniel J. Doyle, J.S.C. SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE CITIZENS BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, -against- VEVILYN ANDREWS a/k/a VEVILYN GASSER, MICHAEL GASSER a/k/a MICHAEL D. GASSER, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK by and through the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, THE CANANDAIGUA NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, and “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12”, the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiffs, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint, Defendants TO VEVILYN ANDREWS a/k/a VEVILYN GASSER and MICHAEL GASSER a/k/a MICHAEL D. GASSER: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon plaintiff’s attorneys an answer to the complaint in this action within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if the summons is not personally served upon you within the State of New York. The United States, if designated a


Legal Ads > page 36 defendant on this action, may appear or answer within sixty (60) days of service. In case of your failure to answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. The basis of the venue designated is that the mortgaged property is located in Monroe County. Dated: October 27, 2017 COOPER ERVING & SAVAGE LLP Albany, New York BY:/s/Michael A. Kornstein Michael A. Kornstein, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 39 North Pearl Street, 4th Floor Albany, New York 12207 (518) 449-3900 TO: VEVILYN ANDREWS a/k/a VEVILYN GASSER and MICHAEL GASSER a/k/a MICHAEL D. GASSER: 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 the 19th day of October, 2017, and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Office of the Clerk of Monroe County. This is an action for foreclosure of a mortgage made by Vevilyn Andrews a/k/a Vevilyn Gasser and Michael Gasser a/k/a Michael D. Gasser, to Citizens Bank, N.A. in the original amount of $64,000.00 with interest, dated November15, 2001, recorded November 15, 2001, in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 15791 of Mortgages at Page 42. The relief sought is the foreclosure of the mortgage lien and the public sale of the mortgaged premises and in case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you extinguishing any interest or judgment lien you may have in the mortgaged premises. The premises indexed in this action are described and commonly known as 225 Long Acre Road, City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York (Tax Map No. 091.3100001-004.000). A complete legal description is as follows: **See Schedule Annexed** Dated: Albany, New York COOPER ERVING & SAVAGE LLP October 27, 2017 BY:/s/Michael A. Kornstein Michael A. Kornstein, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 39 North Pearl Street, 4th Floor Albany, New York 12207 (518) 449-3900 SCHEDULE A DESCRIPTION OF MORTGAGED PREMISES All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, which in a certain subdivision map recorded in the Monroe County

Clerk’s Office in Case A-3 of Maps and known as “Seneca Ridge Tract” is distinguished as Lot No 56, said lot fronts 43 fet on the south side of Long Acre Road as shown on said map. [ SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION ] SURROGATE’S COURT, MONROE COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent File No. 2015-1116/D TO: Terrance Brett-Cordell, whose whereabouts are unknown, if living, but if dead, his distributees, legal representatives, assigns, and all persons who by purchase or inheritance or otherwise, claim or claim to have an interest in the Estate of Irvin LaPaul Bennett, Jr. A petition having been duly filed by Elena F. Cariola, Esq., on behalf of Frank B. lacovangelo, Esq. Monroe County Public Administrator, who is domiciled at 10 Autumn Wood, Rochester, New York 14624, United States. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County, at Room 541, Hall of Justice, 99 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, New York, on December 14, 2017, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why the account of Frank B. lacovangelo, Esq. Monroe County Public Administrator a copy of which has been served herewith, as Administrator, DBN of the estate of Irvin LaPaul Bennett, Jr., should not be judicially settled and fees and commissions be approved accordingly. Dated, Attested and Sealed,November 3, 2017 Hon. John M Owens, Surrogate, Mark L. Annunziata Chief Clerk, Frank B. Iacovangelo, Esq., Gallo & Iacovangelo, 585-454-7145, 180 180 Canal View Boulevard; Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14623 NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Plaintiff designates MONROE as the place of trial situs of the real property

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 Mortgaged Premises: 47 CHURCH HILL ROAD HENRIETTA, NY 14467 Section: 189.2 Block: 1 Lot: 16 INDEX NO. 20176910 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ERNESTO ORTEGA, if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12, “the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff the persons or parties intended being the tenants occupants persons or corporations if any having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above-named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default

for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHTTHE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $133,816.00 and interest, recorded on June 10, 2011 in Official Record Book 23701 at Page 464, of the Public Records of MONROE County, New York, covering premises known as 47 CHURCH HILL ROAD, HENRIETTA, NY 14467. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 on 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 a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the 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. Dated: November 1, 2017 Westbury, New York RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: DANIEL GREENBAUM, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516280-7675 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No.: 20176889 Date of Filing: September 26, 2017 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF Monroe U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, -against-RENEE VANGALIO AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RICHARD S. BELLOMIO; RICHELLE MANNARA AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RICHARD

S. BELLOMIO; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” 1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD S. BELLOMIO WHO WAS BORN IN 1945 AND DIED ON APRIL 4, 2016, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF MONROE, WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS 160 BAY VILLAGE DRIVE, IRONDEQUOIT, NEW YORK 14609, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF”; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. ; BOARD OF MANAGERS OF BAY VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM; ‘’JOHN DOES’’ and ‘’JANE DOES’’, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 on 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 a 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. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Daniel J. Doyle of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on September 12, 2017, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe, State of New York. RICHARD S. BELLOMIO to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. bearing date September 15, 2006 and recorded in Book 20743 of Mortgages at Page 0124 under Control Number 200609150906 under Mortgage Number M#CX018850 in the County of Monroe on September 15, 2006. A second mortgage from RICHARD S. BELLOMIO to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. was made on February 17, 2011 and recorded in Book 23563 at Page 347 under Control Number 201103080435 under Mortgage Number MDB033714 in the County of Monroe on March 8, 2011. Said mortgages were thereafter consolidated by agreement dated February 17, 2011, and recorded in the County of Monroe on March 8, 2011 in Book 23563 at Page 363 under Control Number 201103080436 under Mortgage Number MDB033715, creating a single lien of $123,400.00. Thereafter said mortgage was assigned to FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION by assignment of mortgage bearing date July 18, 2016 and recorded in Book 1808 of Mortgages at Page 168 under Control Number 201612150272 in the County of Monroe on December 15, 2016. Said premises being known as and by 160 BAY VILLAGE DR, IRONDEQUOIT, NY

14609. Date: August 22, 2017 Batavia, New York Andrea Clattenburg, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1877-226-5697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state. ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Plaintiff designates MONROE as the place of trial situs of the real property Mortgaged Premises: 125 SARANAC STREET ROCHESTER, NY 14621 Section: 091.69 Block: 4 Lot: 14 INDEX NO. 2017-005384 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN LEISTEN SR. AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOLENE A. LEISTEN, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and

their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; MATTHEW LEISTEN AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOLENE A. LEISTEN; JEFFREY RUST AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOLENE A. LEISTEN; SABRINA LEISTEN AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOLENE A. LEISTEN; JOHN LEISTEN, “JOHN DOE #2” through “JOHN DOE #12, “the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff the persons or parties intended being the tenants occupants persons or corporations if any having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above-named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $45,979.00 and interest, recorded on July 9, 2002, at Liber 16394 Page 0359, of the Public Records of MONROE County, New York, covering premises known as 125 SARANAC STREET ROCHESTER, NY 14621. The relief sought

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Legal Ads > page 37 in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 on 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 a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the 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. Dated: August 11, 2017 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY Hedva D. Haviv, Esq. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516280-7675 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Plaintiff designates MONROE as the place of trial situs of the real property Mortgaged Premises: 79 WESTCHESTER AVENUE ROCHESTER, NY 14609 Section: 107.39 Block: 2 Lot: 53 INDEX NO. 17-3199 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY L. JOZWIAK, AS ADMINISTRATOR AND AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT MOYER A/K/A ROBERT A. MOYER, JR.; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees,

creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SCOTT L. MOYER AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT MOYER A/K/A ROBERT A. MOYER, JR.; STEVEN P. MOYER AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT MOYER A/K/A ROBERT A. MOYER, JR.; JACK D. MOYER AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT MOYER A/K/A ROBERT A. MOYER, JR.; JAY A. MOYER AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT MOYER A/K/A ROBERT A. MOYER, JR., if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; BRIANNA HEAGNEY; JOHN DOE (REFUSED NAME), “JOHN DOE #3” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons

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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 or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above-named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $73,638.00 and interest, recorded on June 1, 2001, at Liber 15424 Page 0146, of the Public Records of MONROE County, New York, covering premises known as 79 WESTCHESTER AVENUE ROCHESTER, NY 14609. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 on 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 a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the 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. Dated: August 22, 2017 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: Hedva D. Haviv, Esq. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516280-7675 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX #11746/2015 FILED: 10/6/2017. Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-WMC1 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-WMC1 Plaintiff(s), against, KEMBERLAR SMITH A/K/A KIM SMITH, MAKEISHA ANDERSON, CALVIN SMITH, ELLIS RANDALL, ENOCH RANDALL, MOTASHIA SMITH and any possible unknown heirs at law of KAY SMITH and if they be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of who and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICAINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; CAPTIAL ONE BANK; PALISADES

COLLECTION AAO CHRYSLER FINANCIAL and “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12”, the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: 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 ON THE ATTORNEYS 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 A 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 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-WMC1 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-WMC1 AND FILING THE ANSWER WITHIN THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff`s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT:

THE OJBECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded on the office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe where the property is located on October 11, 2006 recorded in Liber 20795 of Mortgages at page 597, in the office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe. Said mortgage was then assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-WMC1 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-WMC1, by assignment of mortgage which was dated April 27, 2007 and the assignment of which was recorded on June 27, 2007 at the Clerk`s office where the property is located covering premises known as 76 Elwood Drive, Rochester, NY 14616 (Section: 75.49 Block: 1 Lot: 36). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above to the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Daniel J. Doyle, an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York dated September 1, 2017 and filed along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Monroe and State of New York. SECTION: 75.49 BLOCK: 1 LOT: 36 said premises known as 76 Elwood Drive, Rochester, NY 14616. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness

immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded. Entire principal Balance in the amount of $117,425.23 with interest from September 1, 2008. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBT OR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME, ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with our lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by

New York State Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department`s website at www.banking.state. ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on 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 may 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 a 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 AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504. Our file #Smith [ Talle Contracting, LLC ] Talle Contracting, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 4/20/17. 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 Terrell Prince 437 Columbia Ave Rochester New York 14611. The purpose of the Company is Any lawful purpose.


Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY THE EDITORS AT ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION

Traditions

The 72nd annual Yellville (Arkansas) Turkey Trot, which took place on Oct. 14, is famous for its Turkey Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low-flying airplane and then chased by festivalgoers. This year, KY3.com reports, several turkeys were dropped during the afternoon despite animal-rights activists having filed a formal complaint with the sheriff’s office, saying the pilot “terrorized” the birds. But pharmacist and past pilot Dana Woods told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “We treat the turkeys right. That may sound ironic, but we don’t abuse those turkeys. We coddle and pet those turkeys. We’re good to them.” Wild turkeys can fly, but in 2016, about a dozen turkeys were dropped and not all survived the fall. According to The Washington Post, over the past several years, local sponsors and the chamber of commerce have distanced themselves from the Turkey Drop, now more than five decades old. The Federal Aviation Administration is checking to see if any laws or regulations were broken, but said it has not intervened in past years because the turkeys are not considered to be projectiles.

‘Tis the Season

Could turkeys be sensing the peril of the season? Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, tweeted a warning to the town’s residents on Oct. 15 about aggressive wild turkeys, WBZ-TV reported. As proof, an accompanying video showed four turkeys chasing a Bridgewater police cruiser, but police were not as amused as their Twitter followers. “Aggressive turkeys are a problem in town,” the department tweeted. “State law doesn’t allow the police or (animal control) to remove them.”

Update

In 1990, Marlene Warren, 40, answered her door in Wellington, Florida, and was shot in the face by a clown bearing

balloons (one of which read “You’re the greatest!”) and flowers. On Sept. 26, Palm Beach County Sgt. Richard McAfee announced that Warren’s widower’s current wife, Sheila Keen Warren, 54, had been arrested for the murder, 27 years after the fact, and taken into custody in Abingdon, Virginia. Sheila Keen married Michael Warren in 2002, NBC News reported. (Warren went to prison in 1994 for odometer tampering, grand theft, and racketeering in connection with his car rental agency.) Sheila had worked for him, repossessing cars, and they were reportedly having an affair when the murder took place. While Sheila had always been a suspect, new technology finally allowed prosecutors to retest DNA evidence and build a case against her.

Sex Therapy

Zookeepers believe China’s 4-year-old giant panda Meng Meng, currently on loan to the Berlin Zoo, displays her displeasure with her surroundings, food, or caretakers by walking backward. “Meng Meng is in puberty,” zoo director Andreas Knieriem explained to the Berliner Zeitung newspaper on Oct. 22. “The reverse walk is a protest.” To address the situation, zookeepers will introduce Meng Meng to Jiao Qing, a male giant panda three years older, who presumably will ease her frustration by engaging in sexual activity with her.

Lucky!

Kenyans Gilbert Kipleting Chumba and David Kiprono Metto were among the favorites to win the Venice Marathon on Oct. 22. Instead, Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel, 25, a local running in only his second marathon, took the prize after the lead runners were led several hundred meters off-course by an errant guide motorcycle. Faniel is the first Italian man to win the Venice Marathon in 22 years. “Today’s race shows that the work is paying off,” Faniel said following his victory. Uh, sure.

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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Tread carefully when dealing with affairs of the heart. Heated arguments will take over if you don’t channel your energy into love and peace instead of competition and suspicion. Taking a methodical approach to relationships will help you raise issues that may cause doubt if uncertainty takes over. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Romance will be plentiful — all you have to do is be charming, receptive and willing to participate in functions happening through work or in your community. Don’t waste time if you see someone who interests you; make the first move. Love at first sight will take you by surprise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Proceed with caution when it comes to love and romance. Your flirtatious personality will attract someone who wants you all to him- or herself. Be wary of anyone who comes on too strong or tries to ward off any other suitors trying to make a move on you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have a vibe that will invite the most unusual people into your hemisphere. Don’t be reluctant to venture out with someone because he or she comes from a different background. Only time will tell if you have enough in common and a strong enough bond to make it work.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your desire for change and adventure will frighten some potential partners. If you truly want to find love, it will be important to make your intentions and what you have to offer clear. Focus on those willing to take a chance on love with someone exciting like you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll be inclined to attract partners who have as much to offer as you do. A match made in heaven is within reach if you are upfront about the goals you want to reach and what it will take as a couple to reach your destination.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions will skyrocket when it comes to love. You’ll be attracted to someone who appears to be secure, stable and accomplished, but before you say yes, consider what you will have to give up in return. Slow down before you make a commitment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll have trouble making up your mind when it comes to starting a serious relationship. There will be several welcoming partners to choose from, each offering something unique and inviting. Consider developing friendships until you discover the person who fits into your lifestyle best.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your outgoing, chatty personality will help you attract the interest of someone who is just as ready as you are to start a new chapter in life. Give this person a chance to air his or her thoughts, ideas and intentions as well. Equality should be your goal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An emotional connection can be made that is also practical and equally beneficial. Search for someone who shares common interests personally, financially and professionally. The more in tune you are with one another’s lifestyle and standard of living, the easier it will be to move forward.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Confusion will set in if you are attracted to one person but have more fun with another. Don’t feel you have to make a decision quickly. Anyone who isn’t willing to give you the time to figure out what you want long-term isn’t worth your while. Let love unfold naturally. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Say little, but do a lot. Your willingness to please will help you attract someone equally as willing to do for you. Romance is on the rise, and a meaningful relationship will lead to a commitment. A joint venture will lead to prosperity and happiness.

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