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Shelter’s not the only problem facing the poor

On “Homeless Shelters Already Crunched,” regarding the increase in people seeking help from local homeless shelters: There’s

a further situation with how government deals with poor people in general. The powers that be are perfectly content to have people, on a continued basis, get their food from the churches – whether it’s groceries or meals. Let’s talk about the SNAP program, for instance. The piddling amount is less than $150 a month for food for a single, able-bodied person without dependents. The way the program is run is designed to engender self-sufficiency, in and of itself a laudable goal. However, the way they do it is to have a set of extremely unrealistic job contacts and interviews on a daily basis. And if, for whatever reason, you fall short of those unrealistic metrics, you can be sanctioned for two- and four-month periods, which means no food for you. There are also a great deal of middle-aged men needing help, because discrimination against people in their 50’s is rife in this community. Employers in this region have a holier-than-thou judgment of people who have periods of unemployment because of this type of discrimination. This mindset perpetuates poverty and other social ills we are all too familiar with. DAVID HENNELLY

The problems at College Town

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people had surely wondered about its status. Quotes from the director of marketing and events were interesting, but lacked insight into the effects of so little planning for other than foot traffic. Parking is a puzzle for many, and paying for it may send people elsewhere. The area is simply not very inviting, even to those who have wanted to explore it. At this point, it needs help to assure survival. BYRNA WEIR

The Democrats choose a sheriff

On our election coverage and the Democrats’ success in the race for sheriff: As a loyal

local Democrat who works full time and has a family, I depend on the local party leadership to properly research and recruit the candidates they put forward for our support. It would be nice if we all had the time and resources to do it ourselves, but we don’t. We rely on party leaders to keep our best interests and shared values in mind when they ask us to commit our time and money to a candidate. I am hurt to have learned that was not the case with MCDC’s candidate for sheriff. To ask us to support and vote for a candidate who shares no values with common Democrats was a breach of trust. BEATRIX DAVIS

Democrats are clearly a diverse lot of human beings, who agree and disagree with each other on the whole gamut of issues facing our community, our nation, and the world. The quest to find only “true Democrats” to run for office is a key factor for many of our recent defeats. Our efforts should be expansive, both within our current ranks to heal our broken trust, and outward to bring others into the party. Bravo to all Democrats who are making that happen. LARRY CHAMPOUX

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

A question for City Hall: who is downtown for? Last week, City Council bucked the mayor a bit and said no to loaning $1.5 million to one of developer Robert Morgan’s companies for a project on Court Street in downtown Rochester. I could be wrong, but I’d bet that one way or another, the project will be built anyway. Whatever happens, though, the discussion about it – like the discussion about an RBTL theater on Parcel 5 – has pushed an extremely important question in front of city officials, and in front of the public: What do we want downtown Rochester to be in the future? Who is downtown for? Who should live there? Work there? Play there? The Court Street project had gotten attention because of reports that the FBI is investigating the financing of a Morgan project in Buffalo. But that didn’t seem to be the concern for Rochester’s City Council members. Some of them questioned the timing. Work on the site has already begun; if the developer knew he needed a loan, why wait this late to ask for it? Other Council members focused on the issue of rents in the project’s apartments. Most of the units will be market-rate: too expensive for many Rochester residents. And that’s the case with most of the apartments and condos being developed downtown right now. In the negotiations with Morgan about the loan request, Mayor Lovely Warren had gotten an agreement that 10 percent of the 111 apartments would be “affordable”: half for households with incomes less than 120 percent of the federal “median family income,” and half for households with incomes less than 80 percent of the median family income. But even that is out of range for many people. And 11 units isn’t a lot of units. It’s time to talk about this issue. A good many of downtown’s older buildings are being converted into apartments and offices, and new ones are being built. All of that will boost the city’s tax base, and those new people will patronize businesses downtown. But the developers have gotten a good bit of public help, in the form of tax incentives and loans. While that’s had its critics, I think it’s been necessary. Is it now? And what about the development itself? Do we care whether all of the new housing is for the relatively affluent? In cities like San Francisco and New York, housing and commercial space for small, independent businesses have been priced out of reach for many people. We don’t have the wealth, the business concentration, and the demand for city housing that those cities have. But lack of affordable housing – decent, actually affordable housing in good neighborhoods – is a problem, too.

Downtown developers have gotten a good bit of public help, in the form of tax incentives and loans. Is that still necessary?

A recent CityLab article focused on the impact of the strong development taking place in Minneapolis and Atlanta, where housing prices have shot up – and many residents have been driven out of their neighborhoods as a consequence. The Brookings Institution, the Urban Land Institute, and others have been studying this problem. And in Toronto, Alphabet – Google’s parent company – has embarked on a unique project, developing an 800-acre site along downtown Toronto’s waterfront as an example of what cities could be in the future. Called Sidewalk Toronto, the project “will blend people-centered urban design with cutting-edge technology to achieve new standards of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity,” says its promotional material. Alphabet plans to create mixeduse, walkable, diverse, and affordable neighborhoods; vibrant parks and other public spaces that are in use year round. It promises a “suite of design and infrastructure innovations” that will “dramatically reduce building energy consumption, landfill waste, and carbon emissions – creating a blueprint for truly climate-positive neighborhoods.” Rochester’s not Toronto (or San Francisco or Atlanta). But we have the same problem, for different reasons, on a different scale. And we have a responsibility to solve it. The issues surrounding the Morgan development are a good place to start. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Village and developer are still at odds

Pittsford village trustees approved a controversial year-long development moratorium last week. Village officials say the hiatus will allow them to review and overhaul the outdated village code. But it also coincides with a Wilmorite proposal to redevelop a section of Schoen Place into a boutique hotel, spa, restaurant, and mixed-use office and retail space. Wilmorite representatives say they think the village is targeting the project, though village officials say the moratorium has nothing to do with it.

Dinolfo’s budget funds services for children

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has released a $1.2 billion county budget proposal for 2018, which legislators will review in coming weeks and vote on next month. The budget includes a $1.7 million increase for several preventive services, including the Nurse-Family Partnership and Parents as Teachers home-visitation programs. It also includes a $1.6 million increase in funding for child daycare subsidies, covered almost entirely by a state

grant. And it funds a plan to enhance Child Protective Services that includes filling all vacant caseworker positions in the department, hiring 30 additional caseworkers on top of that, and increasing caseworker salaries to help attract and retain employees. The proposal keeps the tax rate flat at $8.99 per $1,000 assessed value and doesn’t add any new “below the line” fees or chargebacks to tax bills, Dinolfo says. The county found the money for these additional efforts, she says, by evaluating its operations from top to bottom, streamlining services and finding efficiencies, and identifying “sustainable savings.”

Monroe left out of FEMA designation

The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a major disaster declaration for the Lake Ontario communities hit by flooding this past summer, except for Monroe and Cayuga counties. Some elected officials criticized the federal government over the omission, and even more vowed to worked to get Monroe and Cayuga included in it. The designation allows counties to receive federal funding to offset recovery costs.

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STREETS | BY JEREMY MOULES

Group wants the city to lower speed limits The faster a vehicle is going, the more potential it has to injure or kill someone. And that, in a nutshell, is why the Healthi Kids Coalition, a children’s advocacy group, is asking City of Rochester officials to lower the speed limit on neighborhood streets from 30 mph to 25 mph. Prior to the push, coalition staff asked parents across the city about what prevents them from letting their children walk to school or playgrounds. One of the most common reasons

they gave was traffic, says Mike Bulger, healthy communities coordinator for the coalition. Healthi Kids isn’t the first group to ask the city to lower the speed limit on its neighborhood streets. Reconnect Rochester, some neighborhood leaders, and cycling advocates have also raised the idea. State Assembly member Harry Bronson and Senator Joe Robach have introduced bills that would give the city the authority to

broadly set 25 mph limits on roads, but City Council needs to pass a resolution requesting the Assembly and Senate to act, Bulger says. Street design and traffic enforcement are also critical to addressing neighborhood traffic woes. But most drivers will take a cue from lower limits and slow down. In doing so, they’ll give themselves more time to spot and react to unexpected situations, such as cars suddenly backing out of driveways, cyclists dodging road hazards, or children stepping into streets when they shouldn’t. Slower moving vehicles can also stop quicker. And in the event that a car hits a person, it’s less likely to cause serious or fatal injuries if it’s travelling at 25 miles per hour than if it’s going 30.

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“Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide,” says University of Rochester professor Ray Dorsey. “And Parkinson’s growth is outpacing Alzheimer’s disease.” The prevalence, disability, and deaths related to Parkinson’s more than doubled from 1990 to 2015.

HEALTH CARE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Researchers warn of a major Parkinson’s increase A pandemic is typically seen as an infectious disease that spreads easily across geographic boundaries, often having a worldwide impact. Influenza and HIV are prime examples. But Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist with the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Dr. Bastiaan Bloem, with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, are warning public health officials about a looming pandemic that doesn’t fit the usual definition: a Parkinson’s disease pandemic. Public health officials need to ramp up preparations for treatment and care of a large population of people with the immobility and health issues frequently associated with the disease, Dorsey and Bloem wrote in the latest issue of JAMA Neurology. “Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide,” Dorsey says. “And Parkinson’s growth is outpacing Alzheimer’s disease.” The prevalence, disability, and deaths related to Parkinson’s more than doubled from 1990 to 2015, Dorsey says. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative

disorder, and as it progresses people may develop tremors, rigid limbs, and problems with balance. About 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s, with about one million of them in the US, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. That number is expected to double during the next 20 years, Dorsey says. Men are more likely to develop the disease than women, and although it is often associated with aging, about 4 percent of people with Parkinson’s are now diagnosed before age 50. About 3,000 people in the Rochester area are living with Parkinson’s disease, Dorsey says. Disabilities were historically the result of violence, trauma, and infections like polio, Dorsey says. But the change to neurological disorders as the main cause of disabilities is particularly alarming, because Parkinson’s disease diagnoses will increase exponentially as the US and global population ages, Dorsey says. Rising costs of care is the other concern. A 2010 study showed that the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

alone was costing the US about $14 billion annually, a figure that is sure to skyrocket, according to the study. Public health systems could easily be overwhelmed when other neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s are included in those costs. Parkinson’s disease is treatable, but for many patients access to treatment isn’t easy, because many have problems with mobility and transportation, Dorsey says. That leads to additional problems. “You have a lot of people who are driving-impaired,” he says. “About 40 percent of patients over 65 have medical insurance coverage through Medicare, but don’t receive the medical attention they need,” he says. That means people with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to fall and fracture a hip, and they’re more likely to be placed in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, he says. Dorsey is urging the Parkinson’s community to be much more assertive about advocating for more research funding. “Activism in the HIV community is the playbook for being heard,” Dorsey

University of Rochester neurology professor Ray Dorsey: “About 3000 people in the Rochester area are living with Parkinson’s disease.” PHOTO PROVIDED

says. “They were absolutely right when they said, ‘Don’t suffer in silence.’ We’re not moving quickly enough to meet the needs of what’s ahead with this disease.”

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STORIES THE CORPORATE MEDIA MISSED OR UNDERREPORTED

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n America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself, and limits on the power of government to restrict it. But the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted in the aftermath of World War II, presents a broader framework. Article 19 reads, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” By highlighting the right to receive information and ideas, Article 19 makes it clear that press freedom is about everyone in society, not just the press, and that government censorship is only one potential way of thwarting that right. That’s the perspective that has informed Project Censored from the beginning, more than 40 years ago. Begun by Carl Jensen, a sociology professor at California’s Sonoma State University shortly after Watergate in 1976, it’s become an institution involving dozens of faculty members and institutions working together to come up with an annual list of the Top 25 Censored Stories of the Year. Even though Project Censored’s annual list focuses on specific censored stories, the underlying issue has never been isolated examples. They serve to highlight how far short we fall from the fullyinformed public that a healthy democracy requires — and that we all require in order to live healthy, safe, productive, satisfying lives. It’s the larger patterns of missing information, hidden problems and threats that should really concern us. Each Project Censored story provides some of that information, but the annual list helps shed light on these broader patterns of what’s missing, as well as on the specifics of the stories themselves. Among this year’s top 10 stories, three main themes seem evident: threats to public health; threats to democracy, both at home and abroad; and an out-of-control military. The top 10 for 2016-17:

WIDESPREAD LEAD CONTAMINATION THREATENS CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND COULD TRIPLE HOUSEHOLD WATER BILLS After President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Michigan, based on lead contamination of the city’s water supply in January 2016, Reuters reporters MB Pell and Joshua Schneyer began an investigation of lead contamination nationwide. What they found was shocking. Although many states and Medicaid rules require blood lead tests for young children, millions of children were not being tested. Using data they assembled from 21 states, Pell and Schneyer showed that 2,606 census tracts and 278 zip codes across the United States had levels of lead poisoning more than double the rates found in Flint at the peak of its contamination crisis. Of those, 1,100 communities had lead contamination rates “at least four times higher” than Flint. In Flint, 5 percent of the children screened high blood lead levels. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 2.5 percent of all U.S. children younger than six — about 500,000 children — have elevated blood lead levels. But Pell and Schneyer’s neighborhood focus allowed them to identify local hotspots “whose lead poisoning problems may be obscured in broader surveys,” such as those focused on statewide or countywide rates. They found them in communities that “stretch from Warren, Pennsylvania ... where 36 percent of children tested had high lead levels, to ... Goat Island, Texas, where a quarter of tests showed poisoning.” “In some pockets of Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia, where lead poisoning has spanned generations,” they wrote, “the rate of elevated tests over the last decade was 40 to 50 percent.”

In January 2017, Schneyer and Pell reported that, based on their previous investigation, “From California to Pennsylvania, local leaders, health officials and researchers are advancing measures to protect children from the toxic threat. They include more blood-lead screening, property inspections, hazard abatement and community outreach programs.” But there’s a deeper infrastructure problem involved, as Farron Cousins reported for DeSmogBlog in January 2017. “Lead pipes are time bombs” and water contamination is to be expected, Cousins wrote. The US relies on an estimated 1.2 million miles of lead pipes for municipal delivery of drinking water, and much of this aging infrastructure is reaching or has exceeded its lifespan. In 2012 the American Water Works Association estimated that a complete overhaul of the nation’s aging water systems would require an investment of $1 trillion over the next 25 years, which could triple household water bills. And that, Cousins wrote, could result in “pricing a third of United States citizens out of the water market.”

OVER SIX TRILLION DOLLARS IN UNACCOUNTABLE ARMY SPENDING In 1996, Congress passed legislation requiring all government agencies to undergo annual audits, but a July 2016 report by the Department of rochestercitynewspaper.com

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staff at one point; and its media operations in Iraq cost more than $100 million per year on average.

VOTER SUPPRESSION IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Defense’s inspector general found that the Army alone has accumulated $6.5 trillion in expenditures that can’t be accounted for over the past two decades. As Dave Lindorff reported for the online news site This Can’t Be Happening!, the DoD “has not been tracking or recording or auditing all of the taxpayer money allocated by Congress — what it was spent on, how well it was spent, or where the money actually ended up.” And the Army wasn’t alone. “Things aren’t any better at the Navy, Air Force and Marines,” he added. The report appeared at a time when “politicians of both major political parties are demanding accountability for every penny spent on welfare.... Ditto for people receiving unemployment compensation,” Lindorff wrote. In March 2017, after Trump proposed a $52 billion increase in military spending, Thomas Hedges reported for The Guardian that, “the Pentagon has exempted itself without consequence for 20 years now, telling the Government Accountability Office that collecting and organizing the required information for a full audit is too costly and time-consuming.” 8 CITY

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The most recent DoD audit deadline was September 2017, yet neither the Pentagon, Congress, nor the media seem to have paid any attention.

PENTAGON PAID UK PR FIRM FOR FAKE AL-QAEDA VIDEOS Concern over Russian involvement in promoting fake news during the 2016 election is a justified hot topic in the news. But what about our own involvement in similar operations? In October 2016, Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith reported for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on one such very expensive — and questionable — operation. The Pentagon paid a British PR firm, Bell Pottinger, more than $660 million to run a top-secret propaganda program in Iraq from at least from 2006 to December 2011.

The work consisted of three types of products: TV commercials portraying al-Qaeda in a negative light, news items intended to look like Arabic TV, and — most disturbing — fake al-Qaeda propaganda films. A former Bell Pottinger video editor, Martin Wells, told the Bureau that he was given precise instructions for production of fake al-Qaeda films, and that the firm’s output was approved by former General David Petraeus — the commander of the coalition forces in Iraq — and on occasion by the White House. They reported that the United States used contractors because “the military didn’t have the in-house expertise and was operating in a legal ‘grey area.’” The reporters “traced the firm’s Iraq work through US Army contracting censuses, federal procurement transaction records, and reports by the Defense Department’s inspector general, as well as Bell Pottinger’s corporate filings and specialist publications on military propaganda,” as well as interviewing former officials and contractors involved in information operations in Iraq. Documents show that Bell Pottinger employed as many as 300 British and Iraqi

The 2016 election was the first election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965. In Shelby County v. Holder (2013), a 5-4 conservative majority in the Supreme Court struck down a key provision requiring jurisdictions with a history of violations to “pre-clear” changes. As a result, changes to voting laws in nine states and parts of six others with long histories of racial discrimination in voting were no longer subject to federal government approval in advance. Since the Shelby case, 14 states, including many Southern states and key swing states, implemented new voting restrictions, in many cases just in time for the 2016 election. These included restrictive voter-identification laws in Texas and North Carolina, Englishonly elections in many Florida counties, as well as last-minute changes of poll locations, and changes in Arizona voting laws that had previously been rejected by the Department of Justice before the Shelby decision. Ari Berman, author of “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” was foremost among a small number of non-mainstream journalists to cover the suppression efforts and their results. In May 2017, he reported on an analysis of the effects of voter suppression by Priorities USA, which showed that strict voter-ID laws in Wisconsin and other states resulted in a “significant reduction” in voter turnout in 2016 with “a disproportionate impact on African-American and Democratic-leaning voters.” Berman noted that turnout was reduced by 200,000 votes in Wisconsin, while Donald Trump won the state by just over 22,000 votes. Nationwide, the study found that the change in voter turnout from 2012 to 2016 was significantly impacted by new voter-ID laws. In counties that were more than 40 percent African-American, turnout dropped 5 percent with new voter-ID laws, compared to 2.2 percent without. In counties that were less than 10 percent African-American, turnout decreased 0.7 percent with new voter-ID laws, compared to a 1.9 percent increase without. As Berman noted in an article published by Moyers & Co. in December 2016, the topic of “gutting” the Voting Rights Act did not arise once during the 26 presidential debates prior


to the election, and “[c]able news devoted hours and hours to Trump’s absurd claim that the election was rigged against him while spending precious little time on the real threat that voters faced.” The story continues. In May 2017, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law identified 31 states that have introduced 99 bills in 2017 to “restrict access to registration and voting,” with significant action (meaning committee votes or more) on 35 bills in 17 states. “The majority of states acting to restrict voting are legislating on topics where courts previously acted to protect voters,” the Center noted.

BIG DATA AND DARK MONEY BEHIND THE 2016 ELECTION

When Richard Nixon first ran for Congress in 1946, he and his supporters used a range of dirty tricks aimed at smearing his opponent as pro-Communist, including a boiler-room operation generating phone calls to registered Democrats, which simply said: “This is a friend of yours, but I can’t tell you who I am. Did you know that Jerry Voorhis is a Communist?” Then the caller would hang up. In 2016, the same basic strategy was employed, but with decades of refinement, technological advances, and massively more money behind it. A key player in this was right-wing computer scientist and hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, who contributed $13.5 million to Trump’s campaign. And as Carole Cadwalladr reported for the Guardian in February 2017 Mercer also funded Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics company that specializes in “election management strategies” and uses “psychographic” microtargeting — based on thousands of pieces of data for some 220 million American voters. After Trump’s victory, Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Alexander Nix said, “We are thrilled that our revolutionary approach to datadriven communication has played such an integral part in President-elect Trump’s extraordinary win.” “Pretty much every message that Trump put out was data-driven” after they joined the campaign, Nix said in September 2016. On the day of the third presidential debate, Trump’s team “tested 175,000 different ad variations for his arguments” via Facebook. This messaging had everything to do with how those targeted would respond, not with Trump’s or Mercer’s views. In a New Yorker

profile, Jane Mayer noted that Mercer has argued that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a major mistake, a subject never hinted at during the campaign. “Suddenly, a random billionaire can change politics and public policy — to sweep everything else off the table — even if they don’t speak publicly, and even if there’s almost no public awareness of his or her views,” Trevor Potter, former chair of the Federal Election Commission, told Mayer. With the real patterns of influence, ideology, money, power, and belief hidden from view, the very concept of democratic self-governance is now fundamentally at risk.

ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT “SUPERBUGS” THREATEN HEALTH AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN MEDICINE

The problem of antibiotics giving rise to more dangerous drug-resistant germs (“superbugs”) has been present since the early days of

penicillin, but it’s now reached a crisis, with companies creating dangerous superbugs when their factories leak industrial waste, Madlen Davies of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported in September 2016. Factories in China and India — where the majority of antibiotics are manufactured — have released “untreated waste fluid” into local soils and waters, leading to increases in antimicrobial resistance that diminish the effectiveness of antibiotics and threaten medicinal progress. “After bacteria in the environment become resistant, they can exchange genetic material with other germs, spreading antibiotic resistance around the world, according to an assessment issued by the European Public Health Alliance, which served as the basis for Davies’s news report,” Project Censored said. One strain of drug-resistant bacterium that originated in India in 2014 has since spread to 70 other countries. Superbugs have already killed an estimated 25,000 people across Europe — globally posing “as big a threat as terrorism,” according to the UK National Health Service’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies. “At the heart of the issue is how to motivate pharmaceutical companies to improve their production practices. With strong demand for antibiotics, the companies continue to profit despite the negative consequences of their actions,” Project Censored noted. “The EPHA assessment recommended five responses that major purchasers of medicines could implement to help stop antibiotic

pollution,” said Project Censored. “Among these recommendations are blacklisting pharmaceutical companies that contribute to the spread of superbugs through irresponsible practices, and promoting legislation to incorporate environmental criteria into the industry’s good manufacturing practices.” Superbugs are especially threatening modern medicine, in which a wide range of sophisticated practices — organ transplants, joint replacements, cancer chemotherapy and care of pre-term infants — “will become more difficult or even too dangerous to undertake,” according to Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization.

THE TOLL OF US NAVY TRAINING ON WILDLIFE IN THE NORTH PACIFIC

The U.S. Navy has killed, injured or harassed marine mammals in the North Pacific almost 12 million times over a five-year period, according to research conducted by the West Coast Action Alliance and reported by Dahr Jamail for Truthout. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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More broadly, Kiera Butler reported for Mother Jones that doctors rarely warn patients of the potential for serious injuries and complications that can occur following birth. “Women have a right to make informed decisions about their bodies and serious medical situations; however, when it comes to birth and its aftereffects, Butler found that doctors simply are not providing vital information,” Project Censored summarized. “All told, according to a 2008 study by researchers at the California HMO Kaiser Permanente, about one in three women suffer from a pelvic floor disorder (a category that includes urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and prolapse), and roughly 80 percent of those women are mothers,” Butler reported. “Women who deliver vaginally are twice as likely to experience these injuries as women who have a cesarean or who have not given birth. For one in 10 women, the problem is severe enough to warrant surgery.” “The corporate news media have paid limited attention to maternal mortality and morbidity in the US,” Project Censored notes. There have been scattered stories, but nothing remotely close to the sort of sustained coverage that is warranted.

DNC CLAIMS RIGHT TO SELECT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE The affected mammals include whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, and other marine wildlife such as endangered species like humpback whales, blue whales, gray whales, sperm whales, Steller sea lions, and sea otters. The number was tabulated from the Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing environmental impact statement and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Letter of Authorization for the number of “takes” of marine mammals caused by Navy exercises. “A ‘take’ is a form of harm to an animal that ranges from harassment, to injury, and sometimes to death,” Jamail wrote. “Many wildlife conservationists see even ‘takes’ that only cause behavior changes as injurious, because chronic harassment of animals that are feeding or breeding can end up harming, or even contributing to their deaths if they are driven out of habitats critical to their survival.” As the Alliance noted, this does not include impacts on “endangered and threatened seabirds, fish, sea turtles or terrestrial species” due to Navy activities, which have expanded dramatically, according to the Navy’s October 2015 environmental impact statement, including dramatic increases in the firing of torpedoes, air-to-surface missile exercises (including Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary), drone aircraft usage, and sonar testing in inland waters. 10 CITY NOVEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

“It is, and has been for quite some time now, well known in the scientific community that the Navy’s use of sonar can damage and kill marine life,” Jamail reported. “With little oversight on Navy training activities, the public is left in the dark regarding their environmental impacts, including especially how Navy operations impact fish in the North Pacific and marine life at the bottom of the food chain,” Project Censored noted. “There has been almost no coverage of these impacts in the corporate press.”

MATERNAL MORTALITY A GROWING THREAT IN THE US The US maternal mortality rate is rising while it’s falling elsewhere across the developed world. Serious injuries and complications are even more widespread, with shockingly little attention being paid. “Each year over 600 women in the US die from pregnancy-related causes, and over 65,000 experience life-threatening complications or severe maternal morbidity,”

Elizabeth Dawes Gay reported in Women’s eNews, covering an April 2016 congressional briefing organized by Women’s Policy Inc. “The average national rate of maternal mortality has increased from 12 per 100,000 live births in 1998 to 15.9 in 2012, after peaking at 17.8 in 2011.” “The US is the only nation in the developed world with a rising maternal mortality rate,” Representative Lois Capps stated at the meeting. “Inadequate health care in rural areas and racial disparities are drivers of this maternal health crisis,” Project Censored summarized. “Nationally, African American women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related causes, with rates even higher in parts of the US that Gay characterized as ‘pockets of neglect,’ such as Georgia, where the 2011 maternal mortality rate of 28.7 per 100,000 live births was nearly double the national average.” The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health has developed safety bundles of ‘best practices, guidelines, and protocols to improve maternal health care quality and safety,’” Gay wrote. “These ‘bundles’ include equipping hospital labor units with a fully stocked cart for immediate hemorrhage treatment, establishing a hospital-level emergency management protocol, conducting regular staff drills, and reviewing all cases to learn from past mistakes, among other things.”

A key story about 2016 election has mostly been ignored by the media — a classaction lawsuit alleging that the Democratic National Committee broke legally-binding neutrality agreements in the Democratic primaries by strategizing to make Hillary Clinton the nominee before a single vote was cast. The lawsuit was filed against the DNC and its former chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in June 2016 by Beck & Lee, a Miami law firm, on behalf of supporters of Bernie Sanders. A hearing was held on suit in April 2017, in which DNC lawyers argued that neutrality was not actually required and that the court had no jurisdiction to assess neutral treatment. As Michael Sainato reported for the Observer, DNC attorneys claimed that Article V, Section 4 of the DNC Charter — which instructs the DNC chair and staff to ensure neutrality in the Democratic presidential primaries — is actually “a discretionary rule” that the DNC “didn’t need to adopt to begin with.” In addition, DNC attorney Bruce Spiva later said it was within the DNC’s rights to “go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way.” Sainato also reported that DNC attorneys argued that specific terms used in the DNC charter — including “impartial” and


“evenhanded” — couldn’t be interpreted in a court of law, because it would “drag the Court ... into a political question and a question of how the party runs its own affairs.” Jared Beck, representing the Sanders’s supporters, responded, “Your Honor, I’m shocked to hear that we can’t define what it means to be evenhanded and impartial. If that were the case, we couldn’t have courts. I mean, that’s what courts do every day, is decide disputes in an evenhanded and impartial manner.” Not only was running elections in a fair and impartial manner a “bedrock assumption” of democracy, Beck argued earlier, it was also a binding commitment for the DNC: “That’s what the Democratic National Committee’s own charter says,” he said. “It says it in black and white.” Much of the reporting and commentary on the broader subject of the DNC’s collusion with the Clinton campaign has been speculative and misdirected, focused on questions about voter fraud and countered by claims of indulging in “conspiracy theory.” But this trial focuses on documentary evidence and questions of law — all publicly visible yet still treated as suspect, when not simply ignored out of hand.

2016: A RECORD YEAR FOR GLOBAL INTERNET SHUTDOWNS In 2016, governments around the world shut down internet access more than 50 times, according to the digital-rights organization Access Now, “suppressing elections, slowing economies, and limiting free speech,” as Lyndal Rowlands reported for the Inter Press Service. “In the worst cases internet shutdowns have been associated with human rights violations,” Rowlands was told by Deji Olukotun, of Access Now. “What we have found is that internet shutdowns go hand in hand with atrocities.” Kevin Collier also covered the report for Vocativ, noting that Access Now uses a “conservative metric,” counting “repeated, similar outages” — like those which occurred during Gabon’s widely criticized internet “curfew” — as a single instance. The Vocativ report included a dynamic map chart, designed by Kaitlyn Kelly, that vividly

depicts internet shutdowns around the world, month by month for all of 2016, as documented by Access Now. “Many countries intentionally blacked out internet access during elections and to quell protest. Not only do these shutdowns restrict freedom of speech, they also hurt economies around the world,” Project Censored noted. “TechCrunch, IPS, and other independent news organizations reported that a Brookings Institution study found that internet shutdowns cost countries $2.4 billion between July 2015 and June 2016” — a conservative estimate according to the study’s author, Darrell West.

As Olukotun told IPS, one way to stop government shutdowns is for internet providers to resist government demands. “Telecommunications companies can push back on government orders, or at least document them to show what’s been happening, to at least have a paper trail,” Olukotun said. (Although Project Censored did note some coverage of Internet shutdowns from CNN and the New York Times, it concluded that “corporate coverage tends not to address the larger, global scope of Internet shutdowns — and, unlike independent news coverage, these reports tend not to address how Internet providers might resist government demands.”) Paul Rosenberg is senior editor of Random Lengths News, a Los Angeles-area alternative newspaper and website. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11


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Events focus on education

A pair of events sponsored by a coalition of education advocates and teachers will focus on two current education issues: privatization of urban schools and using research to provide high-quality education. The first event is a free screening of the documentary film “Backpack Full of Cash” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30, at the Little Theatre. The film, which is narrated by actor Matt Damon, argues that vouchers, charters, and privatization are having an adverse effect on traditional public schools and communities. The second event, “Creating Great Schools and Students through Research-based Policies and Practices,” will be held at

7 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the World of Inquiry School, 200 University Avenue. Regents Betty Rosa, Wade Norwood, and T. Andrew Brown will discuss the issue with Dena Swanson, University of Rochester associate professor of counseling and human development; Richard Ryan, UR professor of psychology; David Hursh, UR professor of teaching and curriculum; and Shawgi Tell, associate professor of education at Nazareth College. Sponsors of the events are Metro Justice, the Rochester Teachers Association, the Alliance for Quality Education, and several other groups.

Weathering winter

Reconnect Rochester’s next Street Films event – at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29 – will be a group of short films that might serve as inspiration for how Rochester could capitalize on its snow and

cold-weather months. The feature film follows Mona Seghatoleslami, WXXI radio host, as she commutes to downtown Rochester by bike and bus during the winter. The films will be followed by a panel discussion with several community leaders. The event will be held at the Little Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 to $25.


Dining & Nightlife Another spin on Orbs [ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY

In the three years Orbs has been open, the menu has almost completely changed and now includes a popular brunch selection, including a bone marrow dish. PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSON

When we first took a look at Orbs Restaurant & Bar (758 South Avenue) back in 2014, the menu was heavy on the meatballs and not much else. A lot can happen in three years. The menu has evolved from small spheres of meat to an ode to fresh ingredients and farm-to-table fare, with the help of the restaurant’s former executive chef Steven Lara and former sous chef and new executive chef Matt Adrian. Katharina Jackson has been with Orbs since pretty much the beginning. “I bartend, I serve, I do a little bit of everything,” she says, adding that the transition from Lara to Adrian in the kitchen has been pretty seamless — Adrian had been making menu changes and creating new dishes for some time. The menu started to evolve with the addition of brunch service with a playful menu full of tongue-in-cheek terms. You can order the Morning Wood breakfast special (eggs, Berkshire bacon, two sausage balls, biscuits and gravy, and chorizo hash) and bring your leftovers home with you in a paper “Ball Sack.” The Vermonster ($15), Orb’s spin on chicken and waffles, adds Berkshire bacon, beer cheese, egg, and a spiced maple syrup. “We realized how well the brunch menu was doing and we wanted to pull in dinner to be just as updated, fresh, interesting, and unique,” Jackson says. Changes to the dinner menu happened slowly but significantly, to the point where the only balls on the menu are in a dish called the O.G. ($12), which features Angus beef meatballs, tomato, pecorino, basil, ricotta, and baguette. “We still get people asking about the balls, and we will ‘special’ things back on the menu,” says Jackson. For example, a falafel ball that used to be on the menu has returned with a new twist that includes Sumac yogurt, fresh pomegranate, and a mint chimichurri. Also on the updated menu is bone marrow ($8), marinated with mushrooms and Cipollini onion, and served in the bone with marrow-rendered breadcrumbs and rustic bread. Orbs has always featured craft cocktails and has recently added to its staff Chrystal Wiegand, who brings an extensive knowledge of craft beer and whiskey. They have a rotating wine list and always feature prosecco on tap.

“The farm-to-table concept extends to the bar,” Jackson says, adding that the cocktail lineup incorporates seasonal fixings such as shrubs and the ingredients used in the simple syrups. Orbs Restaurant & Bar is located at 758 South Avenue, and is open Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday for brunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 471-8569. orbsrestaurant.com.

Quick bites

If you’re one of the brave — or insane — that ventures out shopping on Black Friday, fuel up beforehand at Joe Bean Coffee Roaster’s (1344 University Avenue) Black Friday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, November 24. Selections from the menu include Savory Scones with Egg cream Sauce and a Gingered Pear Stuffed French Toast with Caramel Sauce. After that, head on over to The Lost Borough Brewing Co. (543 Atlantic Avenue) for its 3-Year Celebration and Can Drop, held from noon to 11 p.m. There will be beer and food specials throughout the day and the brewery will release two different canned beers at 4 p.m. The Genesee Brew House (25 Cataract Street) will hold its annual Keg Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature beer, food, and live music. The Seneca Park Zoo (2222 St. Paul Street) will host ZooBrrrew on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Zoo members and $35 for non-members and include Zoo admission, live music, food, and a ticket to a Summer ZooBrew. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available to purchase at the gate. The event is 21 and older and all proceeds benefit the Seneca Park Zoo Society.

Openings

Living Roots Wine & Company (1255

University Avenue) is now open. K2 Brothers Brewing Co. (1221 Empire Boulevard) will hold its grand opening on Saturday, December 2, with a ribbon cutting at noon. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13


Upcoming [ METAL ]

Music

Suicide Silence. Saturday, December 2. German House, 315 Gregory Street. 6 p.m. $23-$25. tecshows.com; suicidesilence.net. [ ROCK ] G3. Tuesday, February 20. Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. 7:30 p.m. $39 and up. rbtl.org; g3tour.com. [ ROCK ]

Queens of the Stone Age. Friday, May 25. Dome Arena, 2695 East Henrietta Road. 7 p.m. $45. therocdome.com; qotsa.com.

Joe Policastro Trio

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | BOPSHOP.COM; THEJPTRIO.COM [ JAZZ ] The Joe Policastro Trio has all of the ingredients of a typical jazz trio, with Policastro on bass, Dave Miller on guitar, and Mikel Patrick Avery, drums. But this Chicago-based outfit has a sound all its own. Each musician is a phenomenal player capable of reinventing his instrument and expanding its horizons. Even the repertoire is nicely crazy, with songs no jazz group in its right mind would touch, like the Bee Gees’ “More Than a Woman.” And they even make that sound great. $15 donation; $10 students. — BY RON NETSKY

Shlump FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 PHOTO CITY IMPROV, 543 ATLANTIC AVENUE 9 P.M. | $17-$19 | PHOTOCITYIMPROV.COM; SHLUMP.BANDCAMP.COM [ BASS ] Michael Petzel, aka Shlump, made his musical

start on classical guitar, but in 2009 began an electric portion of his career. His production and composition style resonates a balance of electric-pop, glitch-hop, and even hardstyle — subtly reflecting a sound design like duo Dodge & Fuski. His Soundcloud profile proclaims the moniker “Alien bass music.” Also on the bill is Basha, Ayahuasca Jones, Festy Callin, R Hop, and SkyWalker; dancers from Extraordinary Arts; and lasers and UV lights by JWI. Fans of local parties by Signal > Noise and Soul Rehab will undoubtedly find palettes with which to transcend on this loaded show. — BY SUNNY ZAMAN PHOTO PROVIDED

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[ WED., NOVEMBER 22 ]

Néstor Torres

ACOUSTIC/FOLK

“Jazz Flute Traditions” Alfi Records nestortorres.com

The Medicinals FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 FLOUR CITY STATION, 170 EAST AVENUE 8:30 P.M. | $5 | FLOURCITYSTATION.COM; THEMEDICINALS.COM [ REGGAE ] This will be The Medicinals’ last show

before the regional reggae favorites head into the studio to carve out a new record for 2018. This year proved to be a busy one for the band, with shared shows with The Wailers and The Majestics. The Medicinals is an all-star band really, featuring artists from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Mosaic Foundation, the Honey Smugglers, Funknut, Burn It Up, Personal Blend, and The Level 7 Experience. I mean how can you go wrong? Playing with Kevin Kinsella’s Bead ‘N’ Bone and DJ 2-Way. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Magpie WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 DOWNSTAIRS CABARET, 20 WINDSOR STREET 7 P.M. | $10 | DOWNSTAIRSCABARET.COM; MAGPIEMUSIC.COM [ FOLK ] Multi-instrumentalists Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have been performing together as Magpie for more than 40 years, a testament to the staying power of their 1960’s-era folk revival sound. Grounded in Artzner’s dependable acoustic guitar work, the music really takes wing with the duo’s impassioned vocal harmonies. Armed with its new album “When We Stand Together: Songs of Joe Hill, the IWW, and Fellow Workers,” Magpie boasts an engaging live show highlighting timeless music that’s rooted in love, unity, and social justice. Part of the Rochester Folkus music series. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

RocCityProJam Thanksgiving Hootenanny.

Maybe it’s a macho thing. Saxophones are bigger and bolder and trumpets are downright brash, but there have been relatively few great jazz flautists. Perhaps that’s why one of today’s reigning flute champs, Néstor Torres, has recorded a tribute to his predecessors, “Jazz Flute Traditions.” The album is a wide-reaching survey of more than half a century of the modern jazz flute sound. Along the way Torres honors some of the great players of the recent past: Herbie Mann, Eric Dolphy, Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Hubert Laws, Torres’ mentor. Throughout the album, Torres employs his extraordinary technique and soulful sensibility to demonstrate his instrument’s expressive possibilities. Highlights include a medley of Chick Corea’s “Spain” and the Adagio from the piece it was inspired by, Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.” Torres has some excellent assistance from Silvano Monasterios on piano; Jamie Ousley, bass; Michael Piolet, drums; and Jose Gregorio Hernandez, percussion. Special guests include Ian Muñoz, saxophone; Marcus Grant, drums; and Miguel Russell, percussion. — BY RON NETSKY

Butapub, 315 Gregory St. 230-5971. HerbHeins.com. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Rochester Folkus. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. $10.

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

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

The Buddhahood ”Give Thanks”. Three Heads

Tobias Meinhart “Silent Dreamer” ENJA Records tobiasmeinhart.com

One of the best things about reviewing music is putting on a disc by an artist I’ve never heard of and being blown away by it. “Silent Dreamer,” by German saxophonist Tobias Meinhart, is one of the best CD’s I’ve heard this year. Meinhart had racked up a host of awards in Europe before moving to the United States to study with some of New York’s top saxophonists. He now resides in Brooklyn and works with a variety of groups. His fourth album, “Silent Dreamer,” is not only a vehicle for his bold tenor style, it’s also a showcase for his adventurous compositions and gorgeous arrangements. The album is also brimming with superb solos and group playing by some familiar players, like trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and bassist Orlando Le Fleming, and some less familiar but equally powerful musicians. Yago Vazquez is excellent on piano, and Justin Carroll makes the synthesizer wail. Charles Altura crosses over into rock-fusion territory on every guitar solo, and Phil Donkin and Jesse Simpson are a formidable rhythm section on acoustic and electric bass and powerhouse drums. — BY RON NETSKY

Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. 244-1224. 7-10 p.m. $5. Kids In The Basement. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving Hometown Throwdown. POP/ROCK

East End Drifters.

B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 585-315-3003. fairportbside.com. 7-10 p.m. Katie and The Prestones. Radio Social, 20 Carison Road. 7 p.m.

Night Before Thanksgiving Party. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. Live music with Dangerbyrd, The Fox Sisters, Thunderbody. $12. continues on page 18

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The Crooked North is (from left to right) Ben Proctor, Rita Proctor, Jordan Kleiman, and Jon Itkin. PHOTO BY STEPHEN S. REARDON

Dark and pretty The Crooked North FIND THE MUSIC AT THECROOKEDNORTH.COM [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

The Crooked North blends bluegrass and old-time folk with a diesel kick that is both sharp and clean. It’s yesterday played today, and it comes on like a veritable freight train. But The Crooked North is playing with you. It candy coats its lyrical darkness in the light of its exuberant bluegrass. Bluegrass by its nature is high energy. And yet it is has a celebrated dark side. “We put a twist in just about every tune,” says guitarist Jon Itkin. “We put in lyrical twists which take you down to some places of ambiguity or darkness. There’s some wickedness; some dirtiness.” Banjo and Dobro player Ben Proctor rattles off a sordid list: “Murders, people disappearing, dysfunctional relationships, heroin addiction,” he says. There’s a tug of war between the music’s joy and the lyrical anguish. “We enjoy that tension,” Proctor adds. “For me,” Itkin says, “there’s an attraction to the darker veins that run through American music and folk storytelling. And we totally get off on that. We love the spooky, deeply lyrical songs that take you on a bit of a journey and tell a story. I feel story is a huge ingredient for us. And if you’re gonna go dark, make it pretty.” 16 CITY NOVEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

Without necessarily celebrating the good and evil cocktail to the extent The Crooked North does, other acoustic, old-time outfits are popping up throughout the region. And according to Ben Proctor there is a lot of young blood. “I think it’s a generational thing to some degree,” he says. “Because there has always been, in this area, bands and musicians that are older and more established in the style. But the bands we’ve seen pop up now are all people in their 20’s and 30’s.” “It sort of borders on that new-grass-y sound, but without being glossy,” says singer and mandolin player Rita Proctor. “I definitely think there’s a resurgence, with bands like Dirty Blanket, A Girl Named Genny, The Honey Smugglers. They are Americana, but they have that bluegrass-y thing going on. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that people want to grab onto something roots-y.” The Crooked North — which put out its debut full-length earlier this year — recently recorded “Unquiet Grave,” an EP of re-tooled and re-imagined traditional bluegrass and oldtime tunes, like “Blackest Crow” and “John Henry,” at Mike Brown’s Temperamental Studios in Geneseo. While listening to playback they didn’t always pick the perfect take, but they did pick the right one. “I think we picked the takes with more mistakes in them,” Ben says, “because they felt right, and you get that gut feeling

that’s the feeling of that song. When we listened back to the tapes, the takes were all different.” Everything that goes into its music is imperative to The Crooked North’s overall sound, attitude, search, and sustain. “We try so hard to pay a deep and respectful homage to the roots of American music,” Ben says. “We tell the stories with our instruments and even with how we choose a set list, which goes to a deeper meaning to the songs. We’re looking for that elusive quality, something magical there.” There’s always the burning question of tradition and authenticity. “With the parameters we have for ourselves,” Ben says, “we want to be acoustic; we want to have traditional instrumentation. We experiment within those ingredients and we’re trying to do more things with them. We’re still discovering what The Crooked North is.”


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[ THU., NOVEMBER 23 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Steve West. Brown Hound Downtown, 500 University Ave. 506-9725. brownhoundbistro.com. 6-8 p.m. CLASSICAL

Eastman at Washington Square. ,. esm.rochester.edu/

community. 12:15-12:45 p.m. POP/ROCK

Deke Dickerson. Abilene

Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $15-$20.

[ FRI., NOVEMBER 24 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Group Sing-Along. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. 7-9 p.m. Featuring Nora Bradbury-Haehl, Dean Santos, Allen Hopkins, and Val Fowler. King Cardinal. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7:30 p.m. $5. BLUES

Freightrain. B-Side, 5

Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 585315-3003. fairportbside.com. 8-11 p.m. VOCALS

The Jersey Tenors. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. 3254370. downstairscabaret. com. 8-9:30 p.m. Through Dec.9. An Opera/Rock mashup that blends Opera classics alongside Queen, Journey, Elton John, and more. $3033. JAZZ

Chris Ott. Prosecco Italian

Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 6-9 p.m.

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

Al Beaman Band, Snaggletooth, Section 8, Fledgling Death. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $8. The Jane Mutiny. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 8-10 p.m. Me & the Boyz. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 5852470079. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5.

Record Store Day at The House of Guitars. House of

Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Live music all day happening between two stages; store sales; exclusive releases; and more.

Ryan Sutherland, The Good Enoughs, Stephen Walter. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S.

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SPECIAL EVENT | DMC IN-STORE

It’d be hard to overstate the impact Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rev Run, and Jam Master Jay had on music as Run-DMC. The first rappers on MTV, the first on “Saturday Night Live,” and the first on the cover of Rolling Stone, Run-DMC built on the foundations of musicians like Afrika Bambaataaa and Grandmaster Flash and blasted hip-hop culture into the mainstream, dominating the 80’s. PostRun-DMC, McDaniels has had an interesting career: He released a solo album in 2006 and has been featured on several projects, but he’s been really active in charity work for foster care and adoption causes, is vocal about his past alcoholism and depression (his memoir “Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide” was released last year), and started his own comics company, Darryl Makes Comics. As part of Record Store Day Black Friday, DMC will release a new, 4,000-copy four-track EP, “Back from the Dead: The Legend Lives,” and is doing a small series of in-store signings and talks this weekend, including at the Record Archive. DMC will be in-store at the Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood Street) on Sunday, November 26, at 3 p.m. Pre-order of the album ($21.99) is required to get into the event. 244-1210; recordarchive.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP

Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5.

Sam Nitsch Happy Hour Show. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge

Lane. Fairport. 585-315-3003. fairportbside.com. 5-7 p.m. Tobey Village House Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $5.

[ SAT., NOVEMBER 25 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Banjo Therapy. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio. com. Fourth Saturday of every month, 9:30-11 a.m. Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 2580400. thelittle.org. 8-10 p.m. ROC City Writers Festival. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 2708603. ourcoffeeconnection. org. 5-9 p.m. Eight music performances and art Vendors. VOCALS

The Jersey Tenors. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place,

3450 Winton Place. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. 8-9:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Through Dec.9. An Opera/ Rock mash-up that blends Opera classics alongside Queen, Journey, Elton John, and more. $30-33. JAZZ

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

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. Three Leaf. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. 532-7942. joebeanroasters. com. 8-11 p.m. $8. POP/ROCK

Barbarosa, Brotherless, Oh Manitou. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $7.

Dr. Moxy. 585 Rockin

Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 5852470079. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5.

Jimmy Mac’s 60th Birthday Bash. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $5. JUMBOshrimp. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 585-


315-3003. fairportbside.com. 8-11 p.m. Savoy Brown. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 9 p.m. $25-$30.

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Compline, performed by the Schola Cantorum. Christ

The Jersey Tenors. Downstairs

Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. 3254370. downstairscabaret. com. 3-4:30 p.m. Through Dec.9. An Opera/Rock mashup that blends Opera classics alongside Queen, Journey, Elton John, and more. $30-33. POP/ROCK

Kasador, Ivy’s Panic Room, Tandygrey. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $8-$10.

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Amidst the helicopter kick drum and the requisite heavy guitar chug and squeal, Finland extremists Children of Bodom manage to bring some melodic mania to its metal. And it’s been at it — along with confounding adjective-seeking journalists — for 20 years in its native land (where the band has sold 250,000 records) and around the world. It’s gonna be a tight fit at Anthology… a loud one, too Children of Bodom plays with Carach Angren, Lost Society, and Uncured on Sunday, November 26, at Anthology, 336 East Avenue. 7 p.m. $25-$30. anthologylive.com; cobhc.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m. Three pianists of different styles come together to share new songs. Bill Tiberio Band. Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. (585)-245-5516. 8 p.m.

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Literature

Ibram X. Kendi. PHOTO COURTESY JEFF WATTS/AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Replacing racist policies Ibram X. Kendi TALK AND BOOK SIGNING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 WARSHOF CONFERENCE CENTER, MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1000 EAST HENRIETTA ROAD VIDEO OF THE TALK WILL ALSO BE STREAMED ON THE MCC DOWNTOWN CAMPUS, ROOM 320A 11 A.M. | FREE, BUT TICKET REQUIRED | 292-2544; MONROECCTICKETS.COM [ FEATURE ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Author Ibram X. Kendi argues that racist ideas, used to justify racist policies that are created out of economic and political self-interest, produce ignorance and hate, not the other way around. He also identifies a group between segregationists and anti-racists: Assimilationists, as he calls them, are well-meaning people who don’t think they are racist and who fight inequality, yet still in part blame those who are oppressed for their plight. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations at American University, 20 CITY NOVEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

provides historic evidence for these ideas in his brick of a book, “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The 600-page work frames the origins of those ideas and the push and pull between action for equality and the racist policies made in response through the eras of five historic figures, from Cotton Mather to Angela Davis. He’ll visit Rochester on Thursday, November 30, to give a talk and sign copies of the book at Monroe Community College. In a phone interview with CITY, Kendi said that “Stamped from the Beginning” shows not only a simultaneous chronicle of racial progress and anti-black discrimination, but “a dueling history in which both those who are trying to make racial progress and those who are trying to make racist progress are fighting for the soul of America.” Kendi points, for example, to the election of Barack Obama, which drew an unprecedented number of people of color and young people to the polls, but also led to a more sophisticated set of suppression policies in the form of a proliferation of

voter ID laws justified by the concept of the corrupt voter. The seeds of Kendi’s meticulous chronicle are found in 2012 — and true to his thesis, this was a time when the dream of racial progress was symbolized by Obama’s reelection, but a series of killings of unarmed black people by law enforcement was starting to gain national attention. The bigoted celebrity who would follow Obama in office was leveling attacks about the president’s birth certificate, and some Americans insisted that the black victims of police violence must have done something to deserve it. Simply put, Kendi argues, racist ideas are used to pull our focus away from policies that are the true cause of the inequities we see. During an interview on “The Tavis Smiley Show” in late-2016, Kendi said that there’s only two ways to explain racial disparities: “Either there’s something wrong and inferior about black people, or there’s racial discrimination. And because so many Americans refuse to acknowledge the persisting legacy and enduring prominence of racial discrimination, instead they say there’s something wrong or inferior about black people.” To create genuine and lasting progress, Americans need to identify and disassemble systemic racism, Kendi says. For example, the 13th Amendment abolished chattel slavery, but it legally allowed for slavery to continue in the case of imprisonment. And the mass-incarceration of black and brown people creates massdisenfranchisement in states where felons aren’t allowed to vote. Kendi says that one reason Republicans continue to push mass incarceration, even as the country begins to turn against it, is because of the political gain they accrue from it. Disenfranchisement of one-in-four black men in Florida, he says in example, has made it a swing state, when it otherwise would be blue. “I think that people are starting to realize that the racial inequities in their communities are actually not normal, are not the fault of ‘inferior’ black people,” he says. And that’s causing people to look for the discriminatory policies at the root, and driving a larger racial justice movement in the country. Kendi points to the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement as examples of genuine antiracist advocacy. “There’s a disproportionate number of black people who are being killed as result of racist ideas, and their killers are being freed as a result of racist policies,” he says. Unlike the “Blue Lives

Matter” group who imagine that there’s a war on cops — which is not statistically correct — or those who say “All Lives Matter,” BLM activists are not saying that black people are the problem, “just like they’re not flippantly saying that cops are the problem without describing that within the context of a racist criminal justice system.” Black Lives Matter and the subsequent Take a Knee movement have raised discussion about police violence to a national level. But both movements are vulnerable to distortion, Kendi says. The reaction to Colin Kaepernick and others taking a knee “has misrepresented what they were doing, and stated that they were basically disrespecting the flag and the troops, and then they critiqued the misrepresentation,” he says, adding that this strategy of misrepresenting anti-racist protest has a long history. For example, during the Civil Rights Movement, segregationists stated that Civil Rights activists were outside agitators seeking to eliminate the positive, friendly relationships between the races in the South, and that they were against states’ rights. “The critique of Black Lives Matter as anticop is indicative of the critique of those who are opposed to Confederate monuments as antiSouth,” Kendi says. “Neither of which are true.” Kendi is currently writing his next book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” which he says is a memoir of his journey toward antiracist thought. “I try to not only talk very deliberately about what it means to think and act as an antiracist, but I also try to take the reader to that point of understanding through a series of steps. And those series of steps are really stories in my life and my own personal evolution.” He’s also the founding director of the inprogress Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University, which will soft-launch in the spring and hard-launch in the fall. The center will primarily focus on “creating knowledge for change’s sake, uncovering discriminatory policies, developing corrective egalitarian policies, and executing innovative campaigns of change to get those policies instituted,” Kendi says. It will be organized around six areas — education, economy, environment, health, politics, injustice — and will draw leading scholars, policy experts, journalists, and advocates who will work together on everything from discovering inequity to instituting egalitarian policies, he says.


Arts & Performance Art Exhibits [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. ‘Tis the Season. Through Jan. 1. Artwork and crafts by Cheryl and Don Olney. 546-8400. 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. 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. Davis Gallery at Houghton House, 1 King’s Lane. Geneva. Thread Bare. Through Dec. 15. Mixed media by Kate Kretz. Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Angle of Repose. Through Dec. 16. Artwork by Colleen Buzzard. 594-6120. roberts.edu. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Paper, Fabric and Sisters. Through Nov. 30. Artwork from two sisters. 637-5494. differentpathgallery.com. 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.; Good Things.. Come in Small Packages. Through Dec. 21. An exhibit and sale dedicated to small, finely crafted ceramic art. 271-5183. 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. 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. 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 artist Issa Shojaei. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com.

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DANCE/MUSIC | ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s and Rochester City Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” has been a lot of people’s introduction to the orchestra, to ballet, or to Tchaikovsky’s Christmas tale about a young girl, her toy turned prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. RCB is now marking 30 years of “The Nutcracker” performances, the 18th staged in collaboration with the RPO, and the show has grown into a major community event. The RPO (conducted by Michael Butterman) and RCB (led by Artistic Director David Palmer) with Bach Children’s Chorus (Karla Krogstad, director) will stage “The Nutcracker” on Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. $24-$104 (discounts for those 17 and under. 454-2100; rpo.org). — BY JAKE CLAPP

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THEATER | ‘ANNIE’ The Broadway musical “Annie” has been a pop culture mainstay for nearly four decades: The show has been continually produced around the world; you’ve probably seen one of the three movie adaptations; and the songs “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life” (thanks, Jay-Z) have been hits in their own right. RAPA opened its main stage season last weekend “Annie,” which stars Lea Mancarella in the title role, and Sara Reynolds — who played Annie on a national tour of the show in the 1980’s — as Miss Hannigan. “Annie” continues Friday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26, at 2 p.m., at Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Road. $29.50-$49.50; discounts for seniors, students, and kids 12 and under. A portion of the proceeds will go to the nonprofit Children Awaiting Parents. 254-0073; rapatheatre.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21


Literature The language used on social media is a weird and exciting intermediary between public writing and private communication, which means that people are a little looser on social media than they would be in a printed format. So we get to see all these specimens of English that we wouldn’t see otherwise. Some people respond with panic — “OMG, the Internet is killing English” — but lexicographers and linguists love it. You get to see the natural progression and track of language in real-time. You also call English “this wild, vibrant whore of a language.” What do you mean by that exactly? Are there languages you’ve encountered that are comparatively more chaste?

Lexicographer Kory Stamper will discuss her work at The College at Brockport on Wednesday, November 29. PHOTO PROVIDED

Words’ worth Kory Stamper WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 COOPER HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, THE COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT, 350 NEW CAMPUS DRIVE 8 P.M. | FREE | 395-2503; BROCKPORT.EDU [ INTERVIEW ] BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

Early on in Kory Stamper’s new book, “Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries,” the author and lexicographer describes her life’s work and that of her fellow editors at Merriam-Webster in a way that is somehow both mundane and fascinating. It reads like the beginning of some strange, bookish version of a “Law and Order” episode: “In that unassuming brick building in Springfield, there are a couple dozen people who spend their workweek doing nothing but making dictionaries — sifting the language, categorizing it, describing it, alphabetizing it. They are word nerds who spend the better part of their lives writing and editing dictionary definitions, thinking deeply about adverbs, and slowly, inexorably going blind. They are lexicographers.” 22 CITY NOVEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

You’d almost expect the line that follows to read: “These are their stories.” With energetic zeal, refreshing humor, and healthy irreverence, Stamper draws back the curtain to reveal the entertaining and tedious, mind-numbing and stimulating work that is sculpting the English language. Stamper will speak at The Writers Forum Series at The College at Brockport on Wednesday, November 29, at 8 p.m. In a recent email interview, Stamper talked with CITY about her reasons for writing a book about lexicography, why lexicographers love the Internet, and why she sees the English language as a whore. An edited version of the interview follows.

Why write a behind-the-scenes look at how dictionaries are created now?

Over the last few years, lexicographers have seen a renewed interest in language and specifically how words are assigned meanings. Who gets to give words a particular meaning? How quickly do words change meaning? Are you going to change the meaning of “fact” to allow for “alternative fact,” or the meaning of “fake” to allow for mainstream media to be “fake news”? People look to dictionaries to be objective, but they really have no idea how dictionaries are made, or even how the language itself shifts around naturally. In the book’s preface, you refer to humanity as “linguistic hoarders.” As the landscape of

CITY: How does someone get into

language continues to shift amidst the ebb

lexicography in the first place?

and flow of colloquialism and social media,

Kory Stamper: It’s not the most common career

do we value words differently than we did

path, I will admit. Most of us got into it by dint of being in the right place at the right time — the only requirements for the job are that you be a native English speaker, that you have a college degree in anything, and that you have a good grasp of the English language.

20 years ago?

I don’t know that I’d say that — I mean, quibbling over the meaning of the word “is” led to the impeachment of a sitting president about 20 years ago. But I do think that we’re more aware of different types of language, thanks to social media.

English has always stolen vocabulary or syntax or weird little phrases from other languages — even as far back as the early Middle Ages. People often think of English as somehow pure, but really, it’s just as happy to steal words from any and all languages that it comes in contact with and line the linguistic nest with them. There are languages that are what linguists call “more conservative” — they just don’t borrow words from other languages as much. Icelandic is definitely one, and Finnish is another. In most European languages, the word for “telephone” is some variation on “telephone.” In Finnish, it’s “puhelin” (which means “that which is talked on”). That’s so great. Suomi forever. There are some really interesting anecdotes in this book, including the fact that the use of gender-neutral pronouns is not a recent phenomenon, but a practice prevalent in the 14th century. What is the biggest lesson you learned from studying the history of lexicography? Is there one big takeaway?

You’re never going to “fix” English, and you probably shouldn’t try. So many people for hundreds of years have tried to clean English up and make it logical, and if their changes succeed at all, the only thing they’re doing is mucking it up. English is wild and messy and complicated, just like its speakers. Kory Stamper’s blog “Harmless Drudgery” can be found at korystamper.wordpress.com.


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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. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Indigenous Environmental Activism in Art. Through Dec. 14. Showcases how Indigenous artists are raising awareness of environmental issues. 2922021. monroecc.edu. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Remembrances. Through Dec. 10. A display of watercolors by Pam LoCicero. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Continuum. Through Dec. 2. Artwork by Jean K. Stephens and Chris Baker. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. ELEMENTS. Through Jan. 5. Recent works by Jappie King Black, Bill Stephens and Bill Judkins. 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. RIT Bevier Gallery, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr., Booth Building 7A. After the Ball. Through Jan. 6. Exhibition focuses on selected costumes from the annual Beaux Arts Ball.

The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality, 1101 Clover St. The work of Carl Chiarenza. Through Jan. 1. Also featuring work by Connie Hindero, Neal McDannel, and Anne Marcello. 473-3200. clovercenteroffice@ gmail.com. theclovercenter.com. 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.

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DANCE | GARTH FAGAN’S HOME SEASON After more than four decades of dance, Garth Fagan continues to create new works that dazzle. Fagan effortlessly merges African and modern dance with classic ballet techniques, resulting in emotionally inspiring and toe-tappingly fun works of art. His company will perform at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Avenue) as part of the center’s 50th season. Fagan and choreographer Norwood Pennewell will debut new works. The dancers will also revisit some familiar routines from the company’s 45th anniversary year. Wednesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday November 30, Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday December 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. $40 to $55. 389-2170; boxoffice.naz.edu. The show is appropriate for all ages. — BY KATHY LALUK

[ MON., NOVEMBER 27 ] Sing with the Rochester Oratorio Society. 6:30-9 p.m Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave 4732234. rossings.org.

Art Events [ FRI., NOVEMBER 24 ] Preview: Lost & Found II. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E. Main St., door 5, suite 201. 210-3161. Susan@createart4good.org. createart4good.org/.

Comedy [ WED., NOVEMBER 22 ] Dr. Dirty John Valby. 8 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $20. carlsoncomedy.com. Talent’s Ladies Own Laughter. 8 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Featuring

Toni Byrd, Stiletto, and Monique Latiste $20-$25. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 24 ] Kevin Farley. 8 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd Fri. & Sat., Nov. 24, 25, 8 p.m. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 28 ] Backdraft II: Laughdraft. 8-11 p.m Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 902-2010. thefirehousesaloon.com.

Dance Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 22 ] 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. Thanksgiving Eve Silent Disco. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Penthouse at One East Avenue, One East Avenue $10. 752-2575. brittany@penthouseroc.com. penthouseroc.com. [ MON., NOVEMBER 27 ] 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. USA Dance: Ballroom and Latin. Fourth Monday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd DJ’d ballroom and Latin music. Singles and couples of all skill levels are

welcome $7-$10. 244-2468. flowercityballroom.org.

Theater Annie the Musical. FridaysSundays RAPA, Kodak Center, 200 W. Ridge Rd. Through Nov. 26. Fri. Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Nov. 25, 26, 2 p.m 2540073. RAPAtheatre.org.

Community Activism [ SAT., NOVEMBER 25 ] Food Not Bombs Sort/Cook/ Serve Food. 3-6 p.m. St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave. 585-232-3262. Pitty Love Rescue Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road 5852470079. 585rockinburgerts@gmail.com.

Kids Events [ SAT., NOVEMBER 25 ] Shortsville Santa Train Excursions. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station Museum, 8 E. High St . Shortsville $18. 2899149. lvrrhs.org.

Holiday Black Friday Meet & Mingle. Fri., Nov. 24, 6-8 p.m. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street Buffet style vegan friendly-gluten free dinner. Advanced registration required $15-$18. 420-8439. info540westmain@gmail.com. 540westmain.org.

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Community Holiday Bazaar. Sun., Nov. 26, 1-4 p.m. M4300 Bar and Grill, 4300 Culver Road 467-2750. ms4300barandgrill.com.

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[ WED., NOVEMBER 22 ] 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. 363-2340. info@ flowercityfoodtours.com. flowercityfoodtours.com.

Special Events [ THU., NOVEMBER 23 ] 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. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 24 ] Don’t Get Malled: Shop Small. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. 749-4485. Record Store Day: Black Friday. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Exclusive releases, dollar records, food trucks, special offers, live music and family fun 2441210. recordarchive.com. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 25 ] Paradigm Shift. 7-10 p.m. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place . Pittsford 641-0340. vgwinebar@gmail.com. viagirasole.com. Rochester Makers & Small Business Market. 11 a.m.3 p.m. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street 420-8439. 540westmain.org. Small Business Saturday at Record Archive. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. TourRoc Brewery Tour. 12:305:30 p.m. Swiftwater Brewing Company, 378 Mt. Hope Ave $68. 210-3697. tourroc.com. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 26 ] Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. 3 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. In celebration of Record Store Day Black Friday release of “Back From the Dead, The Legend Lives!” 2441210. recordarchive.com.

Museum Exhibit [ WED., NOVEMBER 22 ] The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. Through Jan. 2, 2018. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through Jan. 2. Collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. rmsc.org. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer. Through Jan. 1, 2018. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Through Jan. 1 410-6365. museumofplay.org.

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[ SUN., NOVEMBER 26 ] Winning the Vote: The Women of Greece. 1:30-4 p.m Greece Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Through Dec. 17.

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ART | EXHIBIT ROUND-UP The bleak season is upon us, so here’s a little round-up of shows that focus, in one way or another, on diminished light and bits of nature. Most of the shows end soon, so be mindful of the provided end dates. And check with each venue for holiday hours before visiting. Admission is free unless otherwise stated. Celebrate the season of shorter days with Ira Srole’s photo exhibit, “Gathering Darkness: Nightfall Views of Rochester and Beyond,” which is on display at The Little Theatre Café (240 East Avenue) through November 27. The exhibit is the result of a three-year labor of love, focusing on how scarce light makes subjects of shadows and shifts our sense of familiar places. The café is open Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 258-0400; thelittle.org. Oxford Gallery (267 Oxford Street) through Saturday, December 2, is presenting “Continuum,” an exhibit of work by Chris Baker and Jean K. Stephens. Baker is known for his crisp gouache depictions of Rochester’s buildings and street scenes, and Stephens’ work ranges from epic sweeps of rock formations to careful studies of natural minutiae that often contain subtle narratives. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. 271-5885; oxfordgallery.com. Textile artist Evelyn Kitson through December 11 has a solo show of recent work, “Perennial Reflections,” at the Kinetic Gallery (MacVittie Student Union room 209, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo). Kitson grows many of the dye plants that she uses in her work, and creates leaf prints and marks on fabrics through an eco-print technique. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. 245-5000; artsandexhibits@geneseo.edu. The Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery (Skalny Welcome Center, St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue) through January 5 is exhibiting “Elements,” a group show of recent work by Jappie King Black, Bill Stephens (pictured), and Bill Judkins. Each of the artists has created abstractions inspired by their impressions of the natural world. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 323-2711; sjfc.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Exhibit focuses on women of Greece who supported women’s suffrage 225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety.org.

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A blisteringly dark comedy from writer-director Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”), “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is fueled by the righteous anger that burns within Frances McDormand’s incredible lead performance. McDormand plays Mildred Hayes, a single mother living in small-town Missouri. We learn

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that her daughter, Angela, was brutally murdered seven months prior, and with no leads and no suspects, the police have allowed the investigation grow cold. As the hope of any resolution dwindles, Mildred decides to rent three billboards on the outskirts of town, putting up a message calling out the local law enforcement and shaming them for their inaction. It doesn’t take long for people to take notice, and the attention her campaign earns pits Mildred against the town’s police department, led by the respected Chief Willoughby (a wonderful Woody Harrelson) and his deputy, the doltish, bigoted Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell). The billboards don’t sit well with the rest of the town either, and the situation quickly spirals, eventually having deeper ramifications on the lives of everyone involved. Before writing this review, I had the rare opportunity to see “Three Billboards” twice. The first time I saw it — back in September at the Toronto International Film Festival — I

was sure I’d seen one of the very best films of the year. And I still thought it was great the second time around, but something had shifted slightly. The seams in its storytelling began to show: the overly constructed screenplay, the way characters are treated merely as props, and the way the plot hinges on a number of far-too-neat plot contrivances. “Three Billboards” tells a story of anger, grief, and regret wrapped up in the timely issues of racism and police brutality. That McDonagh intentionally raises those topics while making the decision to sideline any characters of color makes it all the more frustrating. There are several black characters throughout the film, all with varying degrees of importance, but no real significance to the plot. They remain mostly in the background, and to a one, they’re singularly virtuous, existing only to bear witness to wrongdoing, or cheer Mildred on in her crusade. It might have helped McDonagh’s script to extend to them just a fraction of the complexity he gives to the major characters. But for the most part, McDonagh makes sure that no one is entirely good or evil; the best of them have flaws and worst of them are allowed moments of redemption. That McDonagh isn’t going for complete realism with his tale is most evident in how much Mildred is able to get away without being arrested (even considering the fact that she’s a 60ish-year-old white lady). Though the

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film remains on Mildred’s side, it does question her methods at times, particularly as they take a turn for the vigilante. It considers the toll her quest for vengeance takes on those close to her, including her teenage son (Lucas Hedges). The cast is uniformly excellent, and the film wouldn’t work nearly as well without a trio of great performances from Harrelson, Rockwell, and McDormand. Whip-smart and tough as nails, Mildred is a role that showcases everything McDormand excels at, and she locates the emotion and vulnerability behind all the anger. It’s as strong a role as her Oscar-winning turn in “Fargo,” more than twenty years ago (though in many ways Mildred feels like the direct inverse of Marge Gunderson), and the performance will no doubt be part of any end-of-the-year awards discussion. Rockwell has an even more difficult task, playing a role that comes perilously close to caricature but making sure it never tumbles over that line. He’s fantastic. Brutal, funny, and sad, “Three Billboards” is a great but flawed movie that functions best as an exorcism of the deep-seated anger that’s permeated our society. As a culture, we’re deeply screwed up, but McDonagh suggests that if we can accept that and simply try to screw up in the right direction together, things might someday, eventually be OK. Despite my minor reservations, that alone might make it the film of the year. See it with someone you can have a long discussion (or maybe even a heated argument) with afterward.

Meant to be the culmination of DC’s film universe so far, “Justice League” has had a bumpy journey to the screen. A personal tragedy forced director Zack Snyder to step away from the film in its final stages, leading to Joss Whedon being brought in to usher the film across the finish line. Whedon ended up making enough changes to earn a cowriting credit, and the finished film does feel like the product of two, sometimes competing, artistic visions. Split between the two filmmakers’ sensibilities, “Justice League” continues the course-correction that started with “Wonder Woman,” and Whedon’s quippy humor counteracts Snyder’s dour, more self-serious tendencies. Still, considering the behind-the-scenes shakeups, it’s a minor miracle the film is even half as coherent as it is. The film opens with Superman dead, and we get a gloomy montage showing

Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot in “Justice League.” PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.

the world in mourning — that’s despite the fact that based on the previous films, humanity seemed to hate Superman when he was around. I guess it’s a case of not knowing what you’ve got until it’s gone. With Superman out of the picture, Batman (Ben Affleck) brings together Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) to form a “special fight team” meant to protect the planet from threats too big for the heroes to handle individually. I’m not entirely clear on how Batman made these personnel decisions: We know he learned of the other heroes through Lex Luthor’s secret files in “Batman v Superman,” but this film establishes that he’s not entirely sure what powers several of the new members have (or in Cyborg’s case, if he’s even still alive), so it’s a little unclear what makes him so trusting of Luthor’s intel. A new threat does indeed arise in the form of Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), an evil, all-powerful being on a mission to locate and bring together the Infinity — err, sorry, the Mother Stones. These boxes of mystical energy will imbue him with the ability to transform the world into his own personal hellscape. The problem is that as a villain, Steppenwolf never feels like much of a threat. Even with his army of bug-like Parademons, he’s mostly silly looking, a CGI monstrosity straight out of a video game cutscene. Any sort of performance Hinds might have been giving on set gets lost in the transition to the screen. Jumping so quickly into the big teamup film feels a bit slapdash, and the story suffers by being forced to introduce us to three of the five members of the team. It’s typical of DC’s films to have ambitions that frequently exceed their grasp. In previous cases, those ambitions at least

made things interesting (if not entirely satisfying), but here the storytelling is a bit more conventional. I can’t know for sure what was altered when the film changed directing hands, but the aspects I enjoyed the most were ones that felt like Whedon’s touches. The film still contains the same old DC problems — murky CGI, massive plot holes, and bafflingly ugly production design — but there are some nice character moments, and the film is at its best when the team is together as a group. Gadot is still wonderful, imbuing Wonder Woman with all the power and goodness that the character requires. The Flash ends up providing much of the film’s comic relief, and Miller’s likeable enthusiasm makes him the film’s MVP. Affleck’s Batman was one of the things I liked about “Batman v Superman,” but now he’s locked into playing that particular characterization (“brooding” isn’t the half of it) and the few jokes he has here feel odd coming out of his mouth. As Cyborg, Fisher has the most hurdles to overcome, being both a new character and saddled with a hideous character design. That he manages to make a decent impression is a testament to his skill as a performer. Momoa can swagger with the best of them — but while I understand his appeal (I mean, look at him), I don’t find him a terribly charismatic screen presence. As a film, “Justice League” is just fine. It’s better than “Batman v Superman,” but not nearly as good as “Wonder Woman” (and it’s certainly not as godawful as “Suicide Squad”). Even if it does feel a bit like several movies cobbled together, it manages to show a few faint glimmers of a franchise I might even be interested to see continue.

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543 Hazelwood Terrace Located in the North Winton Village neighborhood, Hazelwood Terrace is a pleasant landscaped parkway with a central median and lined with early 20th century houses of various architectural styles. The handsome American Foursquare residence at number 543 was built in 1918 and is distinctive for its elegantly crafted front porch featuring molded square posts, ionic columns, and arched openings, as well as a decorative balustrade. The wide overhanging eave matches that of the main house, which is topped by four wide dormers, promising plenty of light into the third floor. The side entrance is no less impressive, with its hefty hood supported by bold consoles.

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In the Historic High Falls District of Downtown Rochester

THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL WANT TO LIVE! Unique and Contemporary Floor plans | TOWNHOUSES AND FLATS Heat Included • Call 454-5710 for Application and Tour

Greece; 3065 Mt Read Blvd. $84,900 Townhome, part of Pine Ridge Townhome development. Features; Private Driveway, ATTACHED GARAGE, Bright/Open floor plan, Living room w/cathedral ceilings, skylights & corner fireplace. Updates; 2007 thermopane windows/sliding glass patio doors. New counter tops 2013. New Furnace, A/C, & Water Heater (2016). All kitchen appliances included. Patio doors lead to large private fenced-in patio. Remax Realty Group 585-218-6802

The 1,804 square foot interior features more architecturally-crafted gems. Enter through a vestibule into the bright foyer and notice the staircase balusters, which match those on the front porch. Two pairs of wood and glass French doors open to the right into a dining room and to the left into the living room. Stretching across the front, with access to the main porch, the living room features hardwood floors and natural woodwork framing the doors and windows, and along the frieze, as well as on the beamed ceiling. An impressive wood-burning fireplace, with a carved, architectural oak mantel and a sparkling red tile surround is flanked by leaded and stained glass windows, and, on one side, a built-in bookcase with crafted wood and glass doors. The light-filled dining room contains a grouping of three windows, as well as another leaded glass window. The

spacious eat-in kitchen is bright and mostly white with up-to-date granite countertops, appliances, and plenty of cupboards. The rear deck and stone terrace are accessed from here. The staircase landing to the second floor features a decorative leaded and stained glass double-hung window. Hardwood floors continue into the three bedrooms, all of which have walk-in closets. The master bedroom spans across the front, while a second bedroom has access to a small summer porch overlooking the backyard. The full bath has been attractively updated. The well-lit, partially-finished attic can serve as a bedroom or office as well as for storage. Outside, the front and back yards are well landscaped with gardens, mature trees and shrubs, and beautiful stone terraces—no need for a lawnmower here. The driveway leads to the original two-car detached garage. Hazelwood Terrace runs between Culver and Merchants Roads and is close to a variety of choice restaurants, shops, and other amenities. The North Winton Village association is an active group that has organized beautification projects and events, such as the Festival of the Arts held in September. This property has much to offer and is available at $149,000. Contact Rich Testa (585-739-3521) at HUNT Real Estate. by Ann Parks Ann is a Landmark Society volunteer.

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Employment AIRLINE CAREERS START Here –Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM for free information 866-296-7094 Systems Management Planning, Inc. seeks Principal Collaboration Systems Engineer. Bach or equiv degree in Comp Sci, IT or rltd tech field. 5 yrs engg exp w/: Unified Communications/Cisco Collaboration tech, advanced systems analysis techniques and methodologies, quality of service rltd to IP Telephony/Video, system level troubleshooting, and relevant exp serving as lead implementation engineer for large accounts. 3 yrs exp designing, implementing relevant Unified Communications and Collaboration environments on global level. CCIE Collaboration cert, background/ref checks, driver’s lic reqd. Up to 50% travel to customers in New England and NY State reqd. May telecommute and report as needed to headquarters in W. Henrietta, NY. Submit resume to: http://smp-corp.hrmdirect.com/ employment/job-opening.p?req=645 884&&internal=2819&nohd#job VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Of Media Management at St. John Fisher College. We invite applications for a full time faculty member to teach applied media research, analytics, media economics, advertising, strategic communication, and business communication at the undergraduate and graduate level. Qualifications: Doctorate preferred. M.S., M.A., or M.B.A. considered. Previous industry and teaching experience also preferred. Position begins Fall 2018. Applicants from diverse groups encouraged to apply. Apply: https://jobs.sjfc.edu/applicants/ jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset. jsp?time=1510194408469 or https://jobs.sjfc.edu/

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BECOME A DOCENT at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Must be an enthusiastic communicator, Like working with children. Learn more at http://www. rmsc.org/Support/Volunteer Or call 585-697-1948 CARING FOR CAREGIVERS Lifespan is looking for volunteers to offer respite to caregivers whose loved ones have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. For details call Eve at 244-8400 CATHOLIC FAMILY CENTER is seeking a volunteer with graphic design experience to help with fliers and signage for multiple events this summer and fall. Flexible schedule. Please contact cgill@cfcrochester. org or call 262-7044. Contact Urban League Of Rochester today to become a mentor to the youth in our community! Email Charisma Dupree at cdupree@ulr. org to get started. MEALS ON WHEELS needs YOU to deliver meals to YOUR neighbors in need. Available weekdays between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM? Visit our website at www.vnsnet.com or call 274-4385 to get started! OPERA GUILD OF Rochester needs a volunteer to assist with newsletter publication, and event helpers for the annual recital and opera presentations. For details see home page at operaguildofrochester.com. SENECA PARK ZOO Society seeking volunteers and docents for ongoing involvement or special events. Roles available for all interests. Contact Volunteers@senecazoo.org to learn more.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to New York’s self-service storage facilities lien, NY Lien Law § 182 et Seq., on November 28th, 2017, at 2:00 PM, PS Orangeco Inc. will sell at a public auction to be held at Public Storage facility located at 605 Lee Rd, Rochester, NY 14606. The following units: A017 Brishae Smith - Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes A019 - Tanya Oharo – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes A043 - Pauline Harvey – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B031 - PALMA PUGH – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B050 - David Sharp – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B051 - Patricia Howard – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B057 - Arnice Tatum – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes C033 - Colby Austin – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes C064 - Constance Henry – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D038 Latiki Peterson – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D052 - Kennitha Johnson – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D060 - Nafaran Scott – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D068 - Joseph Calloway – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D080 Darian Adams – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D095 - Tahjanae Jones – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D099 - Martika Davis – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D111 Ciera Smithers – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes E010 - Tiffany Porcelli - Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes All sales are subject to cancellation. Public auction terms, rules, and regulations will be made available prior to the sale. PURCHASES MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF THE SALE WITH CASH ONLY. All goods are Sold “AS IS” and must be removed at time of sale. Notice posted November 22nd, 2017 PS Orangeco Inc., a California corporation, 701 Western Avenue, Glendale CA 91201, (818) 244-8080.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to New York’s self-service storage facilities lien, NY Lien Law § 182 et Seq., on November 28th, 2017 at 12:30pm, PS Orangeco Inc. will sell at a public auction to be held at Public Storage facility located at 1693 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610. The following units: A022 - Otis Allen – 2003 GMC Envoy – Last 4 of VIN #: 3241 A031 - DANIEL MOSKOWITZ – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B019 - adele arberger – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B026 - Tim Sawyer – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B030 - Ann Carbonell – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B048 - Frisnel Oscar – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B065 - Theresa Gee – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes B089 - Jeffery Crowder – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D010 - Dayna Harris – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D020 - Kenny Scott – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D022 - Angela Bryant – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D024 - Renee Hardaway – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D043 Aleisha Reyes – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D061 - Tricia Lall – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D091 - Shaquanda Lewis – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D120 Tim Bailey – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D124 - D.Michelle Avant – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D131 - Windie Knight – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes D139 - Shiona Thornton – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes E032 Ruby Sinkler – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes E059 - Brooklynn Tisdale – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes E094 - Windie Knight – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes E152 - Beatriz Miranda – Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes E159 - Lydia Brown - Bedding Clothing Boxes Bags Totes All sales are subject to cancellation. Public

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 auction terms, rules, and regulations will be made available prior to the sale. PURCHASES MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF THE SALE WITH CASH ONLY. All goods are Sold “AS IS” and must be removed at time of sale. Notice posted November 22nd, 2017 PS Orangeco Inc., a California corporation, 701 Western Avenue, Glendale CA 91201, (818) 244-8080. [ 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 ] 750 PANNELL ROAD, LLC Arts of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on Nov 3,2017. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 9 Little Spring Run, Fairport, N.Y. 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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. [ 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 [ NOTICE ] 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. [ 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 ] GRAY-BLEIBERG INVESTMENTS VIII, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP filed an Application for Authority with the Department of State of NY on 10/19/2017. Jurisdiction: CA, and the date of its formation is 6/1/1991. Office location in NYS: Monroe. The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: c/o Andrew Tickle, 793 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 The address in its jurisdiction if required or the office address: 793 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620. A copy of the Arts. of Org. may be obtained from CA Secretary of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. The list of names and addresses of all general partners is available from the Secretary of State. The purpose of the LP is any lawful act [ 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 ] KAD Specialty Foods LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/18/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 17 Lianne Dr., Rochester, NY 14626. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] 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 [ 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 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 ] 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 AND BRIEF STATEMENT OF NATURE OF ACTION CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTION SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. 2017004721 M&T Bank, Plaintiff, -againstILONA D. MATTHEWS, individually and as heir-at-law to the Estate of HELEN D. MATTHEWS (deceased); LEON MATTHEWS, III, individually and as heirat-law to the Estate of HELEN D. MATTHEWS (deceased); VERITA MARY MATTHEWS, individually and as heir-at-law to the Estate of HELEN D. MATTHEWS (deceased);

ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF HELEN D. MATTHEWS AND ANY OF HER SUCCESSORS IN RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST; et al., Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT(S): LEON MATTHEWS, III, individually and as heir-at-law to the Estate of HELEN D. MATTHEWS (deceased) and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF HELEN D. MATTHEWS AND ANY OF HER SUCCESSORS IN RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST, et al. 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 delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Trial is desired in the County of MONROE. The basis of venue designated above is that the real property, which is the subject matter of this action, is located in the County of MONROE, New York. 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. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon. Daniel J. Doyle, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on the 18th day of October, 2017 in Rochester, New York and to be duly entered in the MONROE County Clerk’s Office, in Rochester, New York. The Nature of this action pertains to a note and mortgage held by Plaintiff on real property owned by the above named defendants as specified in the complaint filed in this action. The above named defendants have failed to comply with the terms and provisions of the said mortgage and said instruments secured by said mortgage, by failing and omitting to pay the balance due and owing and the Plaintiff has commenced a foreclosure action. Plaintiff is seeking a judgment foreclosing its mortgage against the real property and premises which situates in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York and is commonly known as 58 Cheshire Lane, Rochester, New York 14624 and all other relief as to the Court may seem just and equitable. DATED: October 27, 2017 SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP BY: WILLIAM B. SCHILLER, ESQ. Attorneys for Plaintiff 950 New Loudon Road Latham, New York 12110 Telephone: (518) 7869069 49775-1 [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that an alcohol beverage license, pending, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor, Beer & Wine retail in a Restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at: 27 W Main St Webster NY 14580 - On Premises Consumption Liquor License for

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Notice of Formation of GDK Consulting LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/11/2017. 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 315 Westminster Road Rochester, New York 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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

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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 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 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 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 Autumn Winds LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/08/17. 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 116

[ 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 ]

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 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.

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 ] Notice of formation of CRAZY MO GUITAR LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 11/14/2017. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 80 Guinevere Dr., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JG AG & TURF, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/25/17. 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 508 RUSH-HENRIETTA TL RD, W. HENRIETTA, NY 14586 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]

[ 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 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

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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 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.

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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FLATIRON FARM, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/24/17. 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 508 RUSHHENRIETTA TL RD, W. HENRIETTA, NY 14586 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

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 ] 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

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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

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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

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 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 NAPWEST LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/2/17. 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, 186 Vineyard Drive, Rochester, NY 14616. 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 ]

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Notice of Formation of Sixpack​ V ​ olleyball 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​R ​ d., Hamlin, NY 14464. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of TL Properties, LLC, Art of Org filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/3/2017. 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 292 Hamlin Center Road, Hilton, NY 14468. [ NOTICE ]

[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Ogden Heavy Equipment, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/26/2017. 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, c/o 4 Turner Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.

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

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Notice of formation of River Fox, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/2017. 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, 54 Valley View Dr., Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful act.

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.

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[ 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 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 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 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.

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 PUBLIC AUCTION being held at Chester’s Self Storage 600 W Broad St. Rochester NY 14608 on Wednesday November 29 at 1:00 pm. The following customers’ accounts have become delinquent so their item (s) will be auctioned off to settle past due rents. NOTE: Owner reserves the right to bid at auction, reject any and all bids, and cancel or adjourn the sale. Name of tenant: , Unit 23 Kiana Johnson $448, Unit 58 Sulina Miller $522, Unit 52 Henry Reed $343, Unit 39 Kowanda Anderson owes $348, Unit 34 Tashara Seawright Owes $368. [ 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 198081674. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G.


Legal Ads > page 42 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 St., Old Revenue Bldg. Complex, Raleigh, NC 27603. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] 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 ] 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 ] Rochester Property Services LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 2/12/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 228 Miramar Rd Rochester, NY 14624 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] ROXANNE A. LOWENGUTH, DDS, MS, PLLC (PLLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/12/17. PLLC’s office

is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to PLLC at 2401 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ 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 ] Value Management Solutions, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on October 12, 2017. 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 145 Culver Rd., Suite 100, Rochester NY 14620. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE } Notice of formation of Klein and Coh LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/09/17. 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: Alyssa Cohen, 110 Covington Rd, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful act [ Notice of Formation ] 17 Lockwood LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 11/8/17. 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 417 Sundance Trail, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Bernard Birnbaum Companies - LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of

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 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 ] 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 Borderland Advisors LLC, Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on November 3rd, 2017. Office location: Ontario County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is C/O the LLC, 66 Cobble Creek Rd. Victor, NY 14564. Term: perpetual. Purpose: any lawful act or activity for which LLC’s may be organized under the NY LLC Law. [ 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

service of process to 2500 Whitney Road East, Fairport, NY 14550. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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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.

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

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[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is CP 671 Park Ave LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 11/3/17. The LLC office is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 135 Corporate Woods Ste 300 Rochester NY 14623. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is NP 671 Park Ave LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 11/7/17. The LLC office is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 135 Corporate Woods STE 300 Rochester NY 14623. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business.

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 49 Bay Street, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 11/3/2017, with an effective date of formation of 11/3/2017. 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 49 Bay St., Rochester, NY 14605. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE 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 is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Joseph R. Properties L.L.C. has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 10/11/2017, with an effective date of formation of 10/11/2017. 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 100 Timarron Trail, Rochester, NY 14612. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law.

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TAG ALLIANCE, LLC ] Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/3/2017 Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 91 CLARDALE DRIVE, ROCHESTER, NY 14616. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE GARDENS AT FIELDSTONE 1-38.11 LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is The Gardens at Fieldstone 1-38.11 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 11/8/2017. 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 procesds to 2833 Ridge Road West, #26461, Rochester, NY 14626.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 WILBOS, LLC ] Wilbos, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 11/1/17. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 3 Fitzmot Glen, Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3 Fitzmot Glen, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ 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 [ Notice of Service by Publication ] North Carolina, Mecklenburg County District Court Division 17-CvD-15980 Kathy Owens-Vs- Robert Hector Owens TO: Robert Hector Owens, Defendant TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the aboveentitled action, wherein the plaintiff is seeking an absolute divorce. YOU ARE required to make defense to such pleading not later than January 11, 2018, exclusive of said date, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for summary judgment for the relief

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Legal Ads > page 43 sought on or after the week of January 29, 2018. This November 13, 2017. John G. Walker,(State Bar ID # 4520), PO Box 472344, Charlotte, NC 28247 [ SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. E2017000218 TOWER DBW II TRUST 20122, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO TOWER DBW II TRUST 2013-1, Plaintiff, v. The heirs-atlaw, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successorsin- interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through LAWRENCE C. BUTTACH, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective wives, or widows of his, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to plaintiff; EDWARD T. LINDSAY II; ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY; CITY OF ROCHESTER; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; TERESA R. APSEY, AS PRESUMPTIVE HEIR-AT-LAW OF LAWRENCE C. BUTTACH and “JOHN

DOE #2” THROUGH “JOHN DOE #100”, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on Plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: November 15, 2017 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Daniel J. Doyle, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated November 6, 2017, and filed with supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose tax liens encumbering the property known as 113 Frey Street, City of Rochester, New York and identified as tax

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account no.: 060.441-8 (the “Tax Parcel”). The relief sought is the sale of the Tax Parcel at public auction in satisfaction of the tax liens. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $5,996.76, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the Tax Parcel. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Anthony J. Iacchetta Attorneys for Plaintiff Tower DBW II Trust 2012-2, successor by merger to Tower DBW II Trust 2013-1 28 East Main Street Suite 1400 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone: (585) 238-2000 [ SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. 2017-6612 ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. David E. Carson, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs or distributees of David E. Carson, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; ESL Federal Credit Union; B&L Wholesale Supply Inc.; North Star

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Capital Acquisition LLC; United States of America; People of the State of New York; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 152 Daley Boulevard, Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County, New York TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. NOTICE: YOU MAY BE 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 property. 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: June 26, 2017 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ. Lacy Katzen, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address The Granite Building 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. 2017-5857 ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Lillian D. Snell, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs or distributees of Lillian D. Snell, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; United States of America; People of the State of New York; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 211 LaVerne Drive, Town of Greece, Monroe County, New York TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30 days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60 days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. NOTICE: YOU MAY BE 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 property. 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: June 5, 2017 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ. Lacy Katzen, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address The Granite Building 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585 324-5767 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION: The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by Plaintiff recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on November 17, 2008 in Liber 22083 of Mortgages, page 221 in the amount of $85,500.00. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, The plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action except for Lillian D. Snell. 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 of the State of New York, dated October 24, 2017 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage. The premises is described as follows: All that tract or parcel of land situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, in Lot #12 of the Second Division of Lots, Township 2, Short Range, being designated as Lot #54 on a map

of Dewey Meadows Section 3 which map is filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 100 of Maps, Page 71. Said Lot #54 is situated on the east side of LaVerne Drive, is 70 feet front and rear and 111.97 feet deep, all as shown on said map. Tax Acct. No.: 060.49-1-13 Property Address: 211 LaVerne Drive, Town of Greece, Monroe County, New York [ 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, -againstVEVILYN 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 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. 091.310-0001004.000). 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


Legal Ads > page 44 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, 585-4547145, 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 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

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 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 516-280-7675 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 2017005701 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, -vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF DOREEN EWELL A/K/A DOREEN F. EWELL, deceased, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; LYNDA EWELL-LANSBERRY; KELLY ELLSMORE; JILL ST. JOHN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendants. Mortgaged Premises: 91 POMONA DRIVE, GREECE NY 14616 A/K/A ROCHESTER NY 14616 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is

complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer to the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. That this action is being amended to include the Heirs at Large of Doreen Ewell a/k/a Doreen F. Ewell, as said individual is deceased, and Lynda Ewell-Lansberry, Kelly Ellsmore, and Jill St. John, as possible heirs to the Estate of Doreen Ewell a/k/a Doreen F. Ewell, deceased. That this action is also being amended to include United States of America and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as necessary parties to this action. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: August 7, 2017 Mark K. Broyles,

Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 060.80 Block: 3 Lot: 2 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of MONROE, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of HON. DANIEL J. DOYLE, Justice of the SUPREME Court of the State of New York, dated September 6, 2017 and filed along with the supporting papers in the MONROE County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, being part of subdivision of lots, numbered two and three on Town Lot No. 57, said laid down and described on a map of “Pomona Gardens” made by Bryan and Corkhill, Surveyors, in August, 1924, and filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office on August 21, 1924 in Liber 60 of Maps, page 6, and particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 125, as the same is laid down on said map of Pomona Gardens and situate on the south side of Pomona Drive. Mortgaged Premises: 91 Pomona Drive, Greece NY 14616 a/k/a Rochester NY 14616 Tax Map/Parcel ID No.: Section: 060.80 Block: 3 Lot: 2 of the TOWN of GREECE, NY 14616 [ 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 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

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Legal Ads > page 45 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 516-280-7675 [ 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 INDEX NO. 2017-7889 U.S. BANK NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff Vs. RONALD CAVIGLIANO, 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; TOWN OF IRONDEQUOIT; ROBERT CAVIGLIANO; RALPH CAVIGLIANO JR, ‘’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

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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 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 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 6, 2017 RAS Boriskin, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: HEDVA D. HAVIV, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF MONROE – NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, against SUSAN GUY, AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF STANLEY C. LAMPERT, JR.; RONALD LAMPERT, AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF STANLEY C. LAMPERT, JR., PATRICIA BULMER, AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF STANLEY C. LAMPERT, JR.; UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF STANLEY C. LAMPERT, 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 name, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE #1 through #7, the last seven (7) names being fictitious and unknown to the Plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or parties, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the mortgaged premises described in the complaint, Defendants-Index no. 17-6219. Original filed with Clerk June 16, 2017 Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. The Basis of Venue is that the subject action is situated in Monroe County Premises: 52 New Gate Dr. Henrietta, NY 14467 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 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 may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; 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 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. We are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable Daniel J. Doyle dated October 20, 2017. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage and covering the premises known as 52 New Gate Dr., Henrietta, NY 14467 located at Section 176.15, Block 2, Lot 23 Pincus Law Group, PLLC, George J. Weissinger, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 425 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556, 516 699-8902 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No.2017-3196 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION

(“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, -againstANDREW YOUNG AS HEIR AT LAW TO THE ESTATE OF LEO YOUNG A/K/A LEO H. YOUNG, BRIDGET HARRIGAN AS HEIR AT LAW TO THE ESTATE OF LEO YOUNG A/K/A LEO H. YOUNG, KELLEY MILLER AS HEIR AT LAW TO THE ESTATE OF LEO YOUNG A/K/A LEO H. YOUNG, MONROE COUNTY DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW TO THE ESTATE OF LEO YOUNG A/K/A LEO H. YOUNG , WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS, INC., CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) NA AND SACOR FINANCIAL, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF NATIONAL CREDIT ACCEPTANCE, INC., and “John Doe” and/ or “Jane Doe” # 1-10 inclusive, the last ten 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. Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial based on the location of the mortgaged premises in this action. We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 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 attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) or within (60) days after service of this summons if it is the United States of America; 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. To: KELLEY MILLER AS HEIR AT LAW TO THE ESTATE OF LEO YOUNG A/K/A LEO H. YOUNG The foregoing supplemental summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Daniel J. Doyle, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Monroe County, dated the 18 day of October, 2017 and duly entered in the office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe, State of New York. 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. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT This is an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on the premises described herein. The object of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $54,000.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Monroe County on March 20, 1998 in Book 13687, Page 143, which mortgage was assigned to CitiMortgage, Inc. by assignment of mortgage dated November 19, 2012, which was recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Monroe County on December 3, 2012 in Liber 1718, Page 682, which mortgage was further assigned to Federal National

Mortgage Association by assignment of mortgage dated February 20, 2014, which was recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Monroe County on February 27, 2014 in Book 1750, Page 580, which mortgage was modified by a Loan Modification Agreement dated August 14, 2003, to modify said mortgage to an amount of $55,912.51 (said Loan Modification Agreement is not in a recordable form and the taxes will be duly paid under 258(a) of New York State’s Tax Law), covering premises known as 203 ELECTRIC AVENUE, ROCHESTER, COUNTY OF MONROE, STATE OF NEW YORK 14613 (SECTION 090.580, BLOCK 1, LOT 2). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above. Premises situate lying and being in the City of Rochester, designated on a map the McKee Place as Lot 272 which map is filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 9 of Maps at page 37. Said lot 272 fronts 40 feet on the south side of Electric Avenue, and is the same in width through and 119.5 feet deep. Dated: Roslyn Heights, New York DAVID A. GALLO & ASSOCIATES LLP Rosemarie A. Klie, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 99 Powerhouse Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11374 (516) 277-6900 [ 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.


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Walk of Shame

A presumably humiliated opossum “ran off” in late October after three Pennsylvania men posted photos on social media of themselves giving it beer and kissing it. The Pennsylvania State Game Commission was unamused by the antics of Michael Robert Tice, 18, of Newport; David Mason Snook, 19, of Reedsville; and Morgan Scot Ehrenzeller, 20, of McAlisterville, and charged them on Nov. 2 with unlawful possession of wildlife and disturbing wildlife. According to TribLive, Tice kissed and held the animal while Snook poured beer on its head and into its mouth. The men couldn’t be reached for comment.

Be Kind to Animals

Donna Byrne, 53, of Polk County, Florida, was charged with driving under the influence on Nov. 2, but it was her mode of transportation that earned her an animal neglect charge. Byrne was riding her horse, Boduke, down a busy road in Lakeland in the middle of the afternoon. When officers reached Byrne, she was staggering and had red, watery eyes -- explained by her breath alcohol level, which was more than twice the legal limit, Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brian Bruchey told the Orlando Sentinel. Boduke got a ride to the sheriff’s Animal Control livestock facility, but Bruchey said he’d most likely be returned to Byrne, whose rap sheet includes cruelty to animals and drug possession. In Darmstadt, Germany, police detained a 19-year-old man on Nov. 7 after they noticed “a significant bulge in his trousers” and discovered he was carrying a baby python in his pants. The unnamed man was carrying on a loud, drunken argument with another man when police

were called, reported The Guardian. Officers took the man and the snake to the police station, where the snake was put in a box, and authorities considered whether the “non-species-appropriate transport” could be a violation of animal protection laws.

Nakedly Weird

A family of three were taken from their home and forced into a car on Nov. 7 in Leduc County, Alberta, Canada, by five naked people. The man, who was placed in the trunk, quickly escaped, and his wife and baby also managed to get away, according to The Canadian Press. A passing truck driver picked up the three victims, but then the naked kidnappers’ car rammed his truck from behind, sending it into a ditch. Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught up with the criminals; of the five, two were minors and were not charged. The adults faced charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest. The RCMP gave no explanation for why the five kidnappers were naked, but posited that drugs or alcohol may have been involved.

Smooth Reactions

Tempers flared in Minot, North Dakota, before 33-year-old Cornelius Marcel Young was charged with terrorizing after attacking his fiancee’s brother at a trailer park on Nov. 3. The Minot Daily News reported that Young yelled at the brother, punched him in the face and knocked him into a wall after he had turned up the thermostat in the trailer, according to a Minot Municipal Court affidavit. When the brother threatened to call police, Young brandished a knife, as his fiancee jumped on his back and bit his ear “to distract him.” Two children were in the trailer during the fight but were uninjured.

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[ LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION ON PAGE 38 ]

[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Mixed emotions can lead to disappointment. Stop making comparisons or feeling that you are missing out. Recognizing imperfections and dealing with them will help you find true happiness. Life and relationships are about compromise, and once you are willing to meet halfway, loving relationships will unfold. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are in the zone when it comes to love and romance. Your serious but enticing demeanor will spark interest from someone who is not only intriguing but also passionate about a lot of the same things you are. Don’t hesitate if you meet someone interesting. Hot pursuit is encouraged.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll have trouble being honest about your true feelings. If you cannot make up your mind or are having second thoughts, make your concerns known and move on. A make-it-or-break-it situation needs to be handled openly, not ignored. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Someone you least expect is pursuing you. A chance to discover all sorts of new dynamics about life and love are within reach. Don’t fear the unknown when you should be embracing happiness and a fulfilling relationship. Say yes and enjoy what’s being offered.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change in your social scene will lead to new and exciting opportunities to meet someone special. You’ll be taken by surprise by the intensity and seriousness with which someone approaches you. Listen carefully, and you’ll discover something unique that stimulates your imagination and leads to a romantic encounter. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your desire to find true love will make you vulnerable to someone who wants to take advantage of you. Take your time and let a friendship build before you allow someone to convince you to fast-forward into an intimate relationship based on chemistry.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll be tempted to make a backward move when it comes to love and romance. Don’t revert to a past relationship that didn’t work the first time around. Sweet talk and empty promises are likely to lead to emptiness and heartache. Look forward, not back. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding love. The romantic candidate who offers something different will be the one who captures your heart. See who entertains and stimulates your mind, and everything else will fall into place. A slow and intimate courtship is favored.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be attracted to people who are not available or who are carrying too much emotional baggage. Keep your guard up and your heart protected until you are sure that what’s being offered is in your best interest and has the potential to go the distance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your stamina and drive will attract a lot of attention. People you work with or encounter through business and who share your passion to achieve success, ambition and a prominent lifestyle will be readily available to share more than just facts, figures and professional growth.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Participation will be your thing. Getting involved in a challenge that brings out the best and worst in you will attract the interest of someone who is willing to share vulnerabilities and eager to experiment in a relationship with you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll face plenty of interference from those who want to run your life when it comes to whom you should or shouldn’t spend intimate time with. Make it clear that when it comes to romance, you want to make your own choice and experience what life and love have to offer.

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