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The new plans for Cobbs Hill Village
Lama” is not a household term, and it pains us to see opponents misrepresent our compliance with a complex affordable housing program administered by New York State. To suggest that the income mandate for the property will change in any way under our plan is inaccurate and misleading. Every unit in the modernized complex will continue to be affordable under state guidelines. The current apartments are very small and open directly into parking lots. They lack basic amenities any senior housing built in the last 20 years would have, like individual heat controls, wheelchair accessible bathrooms, or gathering space to prevent isolation. No level of renovation can create the space needed to add these basic amenities. Rochester’s seniors deserve better. We appreciate the passion that many people have for our great city and respect their right to speak out. We simply ask that they do so in a way that respects our right to advocate for modern senior affordable housing in this location, free from false and misleading statements. For more information, please visit www. housingupstate.org.
Cobbs Hill Park’s visitors may never have noticed the senior housing community located along Norris Drive since 1957. But you might be hearing about it now. As members of the all-volunteer board of Rochester Management, the nonprofit that manages this community, we want to address some of what’s been said about our plans. Savings & Checking • Loans • Financial Education We share city residents’ love for Cobbs Hill Park. We understand that a project in its vicinity should be undertaken with great care and 395 Gregory Street (between Clinton & South) extensive input, so we’ve engaged in www.genesee.coop • 585-461-2230 active dialogue with representatives from several neighborhood groups and city departments for well over a year, sharing project information and modifying plans based on their input. Despite these efforts, some MAGGIE BRINGEWATT, JIM COSTANZA, individuals are actively promoting AND HARRY MESSINA a variety of falsehoods. We object Bringewatt, Costanza, and Messina to efforts to mislead the public and are members of the all-volunteer our residents – so here are the facts. board of the non-profit housing There is an affordable housing agency Rochester Management, which EXCLUSIVE USE NOTICE: in Rochester. The Cobbs ADVERTISING PROOF: PLEASE REVIEW shortage IMMEDIATELY! Genesee Coop FCU operates Cobbs Hill Village. This ad is designed for EXCLUSIVE USE DON'T DELAY! If there are any necessary corrections, please call at once. Hill Village modernization plan 1-8V in the City Newspaper. Any illustrations, photographs, will increase the number of copy writing, design 5-2-18 or any other contentCarousel art affordable units fromiselements 60 to 104. DW the SOLE PROPERTY of City OR FAX 244-1126 and may not be usedOn in plans to design a new panel for Further, the propertyNewspaper has long been Locally Grown This ad will run as shown unless we are advised any other publication without the the Charlotte carousel, replacing zoned for high-densityconsent residential RW of City Newspaper. by noon of the Monday preceding publication. one offensive to African Americans: use. With affordable housing sites Rochester has a large Africanhard to find and even harder to get American population, and approved, we think utilizing land they are well represented in the dedicated for that purpose since the political arena, but I don’t see any 50’s makes sense. substantial effort (by either white While Cobbs Hill Village is or black) community leaders to adjacent to the park with which build bridges between the two. it shares its name, it is on a separate parcel dedicated for senior Replacing a carousel panel showing a black child (admittedly a housing by deed. Our proposed caricature) with something depicting development will be located black power will satisfy some, but is entirely on the current parcel, not use any park land, and continue to not going to engender love between races, any more than removing be for affordable senior housing. statues of historical figures. Since its inception, Cobbs If there is a need to replace the Hill Village has been governed by panel, let me suggest one showing New York State Mitchell Lama racial harmony. program guidelines for low-toALEX GONCAROVS middle income housing. “Mitchell
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On Urban Journal’s column on Rochester losing the fight against poverty: The word “losing”
implies that there is an actual effort underway to change these circumstances. That’s only a view from a perch in The Land of Make Believe.
Here’s a suggestion: Stop ignoring the plight of black people in your city. It’s going to require more attention than many in Rochester think is worth giving those areas or people, but you’re gonna have to do it, or things are just going to get worse. EDWARD MOODY
More tech startups in downtown Rochester will help. And City Hall needs to do what it takes to get existing businesses to move out of suburban office parks and into downtown. ANDREW ANISSI
Poverty is not confined to the inner city. There is also lot of poverty in the suburbs and out in the country. Nobody likes poverty or the fact that there is so much poverty in this area. People of different color moved out to the suburbs because they didn’t want their children accosted by gangs and drug dealers. They got tired of having their home and car burglarized. I am responsible for nothing that happens in the inner city of Rochester. You’re one of those fools that wants to blame people for something they had nothing to do with. There is opportunity out there, but you have to work for it. Stop playing the race card. You say America’s post-Civil War history is one of deliberate segregation; what idiocy. Ever heard of Brown v Board of Education? How about the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Did you know we elected a black president, not once but twice? You want to spew divisive rhetoric, cast blame, and fan the flames of hatred. Shame on you for writing such an ugly piece of fear mongering and race baiting. PATRICK STUNDTNER
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Will our new development meet everybody’s needs? This month, Seattle’s City Council will consider imposing a new tax on that city’s biggest employers. The purpose: to raise money for affordable housing and services for the homeless. Rochester isn’t Seattle, where the growth of companies like Amazon has led to a housing crisis. But Rochester has its own problems with affordable housing, development, and homelessness, as current news stories are making clear. And over the next few months, our own mayor and City Council will be making decisions about still more proposed development. Maybe now’s a good time to think about some bigger, broader issues. Rochester has been in dire need of development. As suburban sprawl exploded and big industry imploded, the city lost a lot of its tax base. Taxes that had previously paid for teachers, police, firefighters, and important services dropped. At the same time, Rochester’s poverty rate grew, leaving the city with bigger needs and less money to meet them. New development, then, has been welcome, both for its taxes and the jobs it has created. But a lot of the new development has been housing, and a good bit of it has: A) gotten tax subsidies, and B) been designed for middle and upper-income people. The projects tend to come up one at a time, so they may not always be considered in the context of all of the city’s needs. Next up, for instance, is City Council’s decision about Cobbs Hill Village, a group of 1950’s-era apartments for seniors. Currently, residents there are paying very low rental rates. The owner of the complex, the non-profit Rochester Management, wants to replace the 60 current apartments with 104 new ones. The apartments will still be for low- and middle-income seniors, but rates in many of the apartments won’t be as low as they are now. Current tenants will be able to live in the new apartments at their current rent, but once they leave, rates for all but 20 of those units will increase. Last week, Mayor Lovely Warren endorsed the project, sending legislation to City Council asking for its approval. Her request is on Council’s May 15 agenda. Rochester has a serious shortage of quality housing classified both as lowincome and Affordable, so among other issues, City Council members will have to weigh the addition of Affordable units against the eventual loss of some very lowincome units. Cobbs Hill Village isn’t the only lowincome housing facing change. DHD Ventures, one of several developers creating
Rochester has a serious shortage of quality housing for low-income residents and for the homeless. What’s our plan to deal with that?
market-rate housing downtown, has bought the Cadillac Hotel, which has housed lowincome tenants for decades. Its current tenants have been told they have to leave, and while DHD hasn’t announced specific plans for the Cadillac, it’s reasonable to assume they won’t include low-income housing. Just outside of Rochester’s Central Business District, controversy continues over a tent encampment of homeless people on property belonging to Spectrum. It’s private property, and Spectrum isn’t in the business of providing shelter for homeless people. But as with low-income and Affordable housing, Rochester has a shortage of housing and services for the homeless. And so far, we haven’t been able to meet all of their needs. Meanwhile, downtown development continues. Some of it is for moderate-income housing, but much of what we’re seeing is market rate. And sometime in late summer, presumably, the big, big development plan will hit City Council’s agenda: Parcel 5 at Midtown. The proposal is for a new theater for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League and more apartments, most of which are expected to be market rate. At some point, we need to do an assessment. Does market-rate development still need tax incentives? Who’s going to provide housing for people who can’t afford the new apartments? Do we want to perpetuate economic segregation? How do we meet the needs of the homeless – and who should do that? We can’t wait much longer to answer questions like that. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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On the heels of this season’s record-breaking 50th anniversary lineup, Nazareth College Arts Center has announced its 2018-19 season lineup of 19 shows, including one-off performances by three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Branford Marsalis (October 25), Billboard World Music Chart-topping Irish quartet We Banjo 3 (January 27), Bessie Award-winning Bridgman | Packer Dance (February 9), and a magic show with CW series “Masters of Illusion” star Jason Bishop (March 2). Some of the new season’s shows will be staged in the Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center, a new $15.5 million venue located adjacent to the Arts Center. The new center includes a 550-seat performance hall with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics designed to accommodate large instrumental ensembles. This season’s lineup included several sold-out events and drew nearly 30,000 attendees. The coming season features established artists and rising stars as well as Rochester favorites, including new works by Garth Fagan Dance (December 5-9), three different shows by Rochester City Ballet (“Tutus & Tango” September 28-30, “Dangerous
Liaisons” March 22-24, and “Sleeping Beauty” May 17-19), and the annual New Year’s Eve performance by the political satire group Capitol Steps. Family-oriented shows, including some sensory-friendly performances, feature storybook theater presentations, puppetry, and circus performers. Cirque-tacular’s “Art of Circus” features dancers, acrobatics, and a live band, bringing an art museum to life in a show that references masterpieces by Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Warhol, and others. And Theatreworks USA’s “Rosie Revere, Engineer” is a new musical that follows three inquisitive students and encourages curiosity and out-of-thebox thinking. Musical performances span a wide variety of genres and traditions, from Irish and Americana banjo tunes to jazz, contemporary gospel, pop, and musical theater hits. Velvet Caravan (October 13) is a high-energy quintet that’s equal parts gypsy jazz and low country swing, and jazz piano virtuoso Aaron Diehl puts a new spin on classical works and jazz favorites in “Paradoxes in Performance” (April 6). The full 2018-19 season line-up and ticket information are available at artscenter.naz.edu/season (or by calling 389-2170).
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking a tougher stance with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. In a cease-and-desist letter sent last Wednesday, Cuomo called out ICE on recent actions in the state and announced modification of an executive order to prohibit ICE from making arrests in state facilities without a warrant. ICE must direct agents “operating in New York to follow the clear constitutional requirements attendant to searches and arrests,” the letter says, “stop illegally targeting individuals based on their constitutionally protected speech, and properly engage state and local law enforcement when performing any enforcement action within the State of New York.” “If you fail to do so,” the letter continues, “I will explore and pursue all available legal recourse, taking any such action that is necessary to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers.” The letter came after reports of a raid on a Rome dairy farm, which resulted in the detention of farmworker Marcial De Leon Aguilar. The letter also cites a
recent sweep in Staten Island and an accusation that ICE is targeting immigrant activists. “We applaud the governor on the recent measures,” Alianza Agricola, a regional farmworkers group said in a statement, “and yet we know we need strong legislation that more truly protects Upstate New York’s immigrant community.” The letter also had support from Richard Ball, Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner. Many of Upstate’s farms depend heavily on undocumented farm workers. “What is happening today has not only shaken the agricultural community, but these actions also have a real potential to impact our agricultural economy with the loss of farms, jobs, and production,” Ball said. During an immigration rally last Thursday outside of the Syracuse ICE office, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon said Cuomo’s actions were late and don’t go far enough. Cuomo should order various departments to stop sharing information, like fingerprints and biographical information, with ICE and not honor detainer requests, Nixon said.
Every year, thousands of Rochester residents are evicted from their homes, something that results in personal trauma and keeps people trapped in poverty. Local housing advocates are pressing for more affordable housing and for services to help people stay in their homes.
HOUSING | BY JAKE CLAPP
Want to talk poverty? Talk evictions. Matthew Desmond gets straight to the point in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Evicted.” “We have failed to fully appreciate how deeply housing is implicated in the creation of poverty,” he writes in the book’s prologue. “Not everyone living in a distressed neighborhood is associated with gang members, parole officers, employers, social workers, or pastors. But nearly all of them have a landlord.” In the book, Desmond, a professor of sociology at Princeton University, profiles eight families in Milwaukee, following their struggles with finding, and keeping, housing. To do this, in 2008, he first moved into a trailer park and then into a rooming house and took a full-time job as a fieldworker. Desmond — who’ll be in Rochester May 9 for a sold-out lecture hosted by PathStone — paints a deep picture of how eviction leads to poverty, and how that cycle keeps people trapped. Last year, Desmond and a team of researchers at Princeton started The Eviction Lab, a database collecting eviction data, the first of its kind in the country. To date, 83 million records from 48 states and the District of Columbia have been added. The lab wants to make the data
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accessible to the public, and there are easyto-use tools that allow you to look at local eviction rates, demographic information, and make comparisons with other municipalities. The Eviction Lab doesn’t yet have data on Rochester, but New York State reported 38,055 evictions in 2016. And according to Rochester City Court information, there were 3,510 evictions in Rochester in 2017. In reality, the number of evictions in Rochester is probably higher, says Susan Boss, executive director of the Housing Council at PathStone, since that number reflects only evictions that went through the court process. The only legal way for a landlord to evict a tenant is through a court process, but techniques like changing the locks, removing furniture, or even just threatening court action are often used to get people to move. The Housing Council, which runs a hotline for housing issues, received 1,167 calls in 2017 related to eviction, from tenants and landlords regarding everything from threats of eviction to what a family can do once it’s been evicted. Numerous problems lead to eviction, but most of those calls to PathStone involve non-payment of rent, Boss says. A
Rochester needs more truly affordable housing units, Boss says. When a person is spending less on rent each month, they’re less likely to fall behind when an emergency happens. But if they do fall behind, a local organization or program’s ability to intervene early, like through financial counseling, could help people get back on track. Temporary bandages aren’t the solution, Boss says; “we’re looking at permanent stable housing and what that looks like.”
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bad storm is swirling in Rochester: 64 percent of households in the city are renters; the median monthly rent in the city is $779; but the median tenant-household income is $22,000. This is leaving a lot of people with a high rent burden — paying more than 30 percent of their income in rent — and not a lot of wiggle room. “Typically it’s a loss of income or something happened catastrophically to their budget, and they fall behind on their rent,” Boss says. And eviction leaves a mark on a person’s renting history, making it tougher to find adequate housing in the future. “Eviction’s fallout is severe,” Desmond writes in “Evicted.” “Losing a home sends families to shelters, abandoned houses, and the street. It invites depression and illness, compels families to move into degrading housing in dangerous neighborhoods, uproots communities, and harms children.”
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If you live in the Rochester area, want to get a job, but don’t have a car, you’re in a tough spot. That’s been the conventional wisdom in Monroe County for some time, perpetuated through individual experience, anecdotes, and public discussions. And a new report commissioned by Reconnect Rochester, a local transportation advocacy group, confirms that line of thinking and backs it up with some firm numbers. Ultimately, the analysis points out that there’s a disconnect between where many people live and work in Monroe County, as well as employees’ means of actually getting to their jobs. In particular, the report shows that people who have access to cars also have much better access to jobs. And lowincome workers who can’t afford cars can have a hard time just getting to their place The county’s bus system could help address economic disparities in Greater Rochester, but instead it’s reinforcing them. FILE PHOTO of employment. The report, “Transportation and Poverty in Monroe County: How Land Use, have to commute to jobs in the city. Only that’s equitable and works for everyone,” Job Locations and Commuting Options one in four county residents work in the same Governale says. Affect Access to Jobs,” was drafted by the municipality they live in, the report says. Where people live and work, and how Center for Governmental Research, which they get there, should count heavily in local And how workers get to their jobs Reconnect Rochester hired. decisions about land use and development, matters. Transportation can help lift people out and in the region’s economic development For the most part, people drive to work if of poverty, but the report shows that it’s also policies and decisions, Governale says. And they have a car; only 4 percent of car owners a structural barrier, says Mike Governale, the report should serve as a call to action for choose to commute by bus, the report says. president of Reconnect Rochester. In a coordinated public and private investment in But car ownership costs such as insurance, way, the region’s transportation system transportation, economic development, and maintenance, and gas top $3,000 a year, forces people into owning cars, a situation anti-poverty initiatives, he says. according to the report. Those expenses, that’s been exacerbated by increased along with the actual cost of buying or decentralization of job locations, he says. leasing a vehicle, put car ownership out of The report builds out a narrative piece by Here’s how that works. reach for many low-income workers and piece, starting with countywide population The largest share of the county’s lowsome middle-income workers. shifts, continuing into some details about income jobs – 30 percent – is located in the how job locations have changed, and then Public transit is a lot cheaper than car city, and 45 percent of those jobs are held by pulling in some facts about how people get ownership, with a $672-a-year cost for city residents. Another 12 percent of Monroe to their jobs and what obstacles they face, someone who buys monthly adult bus County’s low-income jobs are in Henrietta, including prohibitive car ownership costs passes, the report says. And low-income and Greece has an additional 10 percent. and long bus commutes. workers rely heavily on the bus system. More Workers from across the county fill these than half of bus riders have incomes that The city’s always been Monroe County’s jobs, the report says. fall below 150 percent of the poverty level, population and job center, but over time In contrast, Rochester had 46 percent of both people and jobs have sprawled outward. which works out to $17,820 for one person the county’s high-income jobs – defined as and $36,450 for a family of four. Three-quarters of Monroe County’s anything paying above $39,999 – but only People of color make up 68 percent of bus residents lived in the city in 1910, says the 20 percent of those positions are filled by commuters on a countywide basis and 74 report. The population grew through the city residents. (Those figures, as well as those percent of city residents commuting by bus, 1950’s, when it peaked above 330,000, but on the low-income jobs, are from 2015.) according to the report. then residents began moving to the suburbs. Low-income workers are heavily The city’s population is now 208,880, and But the bus system has fixed routes and dependent on transit, and they have as of 2015, it had only one-quarter of the schedules, so where low-income earners live substantially longer commute times, if buses county’s residents. and work matters a little more than it would even reach their jobs. On average, people in for people who own cars. But the city is still home to 40 percent of cars in Monroe County get to work in 21 the county’s 288,000 workers as well as 40 minutes, while bus riders have a 42-minute percent of the county’s jobs. Still, many city Public transit users – again, a group that’s commute, the report says. residents have to travel out to the suburbs to predominantly low-income – have a much “To really address this problem, we work, and many people living in the suburbs harder time getting to work than car owners. have to build a transportation system
The 42-minute average commute time for Monroe County bus riders is really only part of the picture. Car owners may have an average commute of 21 minutes, but they’re also able to reach all jobs in Monroe County – whether low-, middle-, or high-income – within 40 minutes, says the report. Bus riders in low-income city neighborhoods can reach only 8 percent of the county’s jobs within 20 minutes, 36 percent of the jobs within 40 minutes, and 63 percent of jobs within an hour. (The report doesn’t say how long it takes to reach the remaining 37 percent of jobs by bus, or if they can even be reached by bus.) RTS, for its part, has acknowledged that the bus system could work better for a lot of its users, as well as for potential riders. The agency is currently going through a comprehensive process to analyze and overhaul its bus system, an initiative officials have dubbed Reimagine RTS. That’s good, since the report from Reconnect Rochester – which is also heavily involved in Reimagine RTS – states clearly that transit has a substantial role to play in addressing poverty. “The state of the transportation options in Monroe County and Rochester pose an equity issue for the community, both in terms of race and income. Drivers (who are whiter and wealthier than transit riders) face easy commutes and a wide access to jobs,” says the report’s conclusion. “Those who ride the bus face very long commutes and limited access to jobs. Given these differences, the transportation system writ large reinforces the disparities that already exist in the community rather than helping to reduce them.” Reconnect Rochester, the Anti-Poverty Initiative, CGR, the City of Rochester, Regional Transit Service, Genesee Transportation Council, Connected Communities Inc., ESL Charitable Foundation, United Way of Greater Rochester, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation are also working together on a broader initiative around the relationship between transportation and poverty. The report will tie into those efforts. “With a better understanding of this connection, our community can work to advance changes and create a more robust transportation system that will effectively address current inequities in access to employment,” Rashid Muhammad of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative said in the press release for the report.
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UR lab survives Trump threat and keeps its foot in the energy race ENERGY | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is one of the most important scientific research facilities in the country. As one of several facilities that test the United States’ nuclear stockpile for readiness, it plays a critical role in deterring adversaries from attacking the country. And its work on developing a new clean energy source puts it in an elite group of laboratories trying to head off a looming global energy shortage. Roughly 350 people, mostly engineers and physicists, work there. But this key asset of the UR, not to mention the country, came dangerously close to being defunded. The Trump administration targeted the laser lab for a series of budget cuts earlier this year that would have meant the end of the lab and its highly-respected Omega lasers by 2021. UR officials were obviously relieved last March when the $70 million in federal funding for the lab was restored, and bumped up to $75 million. The lab has faced funding cuts before, “but nothing this Draconian,” says Michael Campbell, the laser lab’s director. “This was going to be a phase out and shut down.” Despite its prestige, the laser lab isn’t much to look at. Built in 1970 on East River Road in Brighton, just south of I-390, it’s over a mile from the UR’s main campus. The plain-looking brick building hardly looks like it would house one of the country’s most powerful lasers, and it goes largely unnoticed in Rochester. Unless you’re interested in energy science or you’re pursuing a degree in engineering or science at the UR, you may not have heard more than a passing mention of it. Campbell agrees that people can relate better to research in cancer, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS, for example. Medical research, even to the science-phobic, is often sexier partly because we’re more familiar with the benefits of newer procedures and treatments. And that familiarity may shape our attitude about the value of supporting some types of research over others, Campbell says. Nor is public opinion always positive about nuclear energy and defense spending. The laser lab has two main responsibilities, says Campbell.
The primary one: supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration, which, he notes, “is responsible for
maintaining a reliable nuclear deterrent for this country.” The US hasn’t tested or built new nuclear weapons since 1992, and in 1996, it signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban, hoping that less testing would discourage proliferation of nuclear weapons. “Yet we have thousands of these weapons,” Campbell says. “And, unfortunately, the world has not become friendlier. We have North Korea, a more assertive Russia, and then there’s China. The world is more complicated and these weapons are an ultimate deterrent in complicated times.” So how do we know that the weapons in our nuclear stockpile still work? All of the weapons went through extensive testing when they were created, Campbell says, “but we want to make sure that they still work in the same way they should as they age.” Every nuclear weapon was built using computer models, Campbell says. In conjunction with the Lawrence Livermore Lab in California, the computer codes and the physics of those models are checked and rechecked to see how the weapons’ parts will perform under every kind of condition. Testing always comes down to people knowing what to look for, Campbell says. “That takes a certain type of expertise that ensures that they would work in the event that they have to,” Campbell says. “We pray that never happens. But we also have to maintain the expertise that helps us know what North Korea is doing in its nuclear program. When we see Kim Jung Un standing next to what looks like a nuclear weapon, how do we know whether it’s real? If we detect some type of seismic activity, how do we know what level of nuclear weapon is being tested?” The expertise the laser lab staff uses to test and maintain this country’s weapons is the same expertise needed to know what other countries are doing in their nuclear programs, says Campbell. While the laser lab’s role in US defense makes up much of
In a quest to create fusion, the laser’s beams are directed at tiny fuel pellets, or targets. PHOTO BY JACOB WALSH
its day-to-day work, the lab is one of a handful of research facilities designed to try to create fusion. The lab continues that work today and is widely regarded as the best in the world in university-based fusion research, Campbell says. Fission and fusion were both discovered in the 1930’s by studying the activity of stars. Both processes are nuclear
reactions that produce enormous energy. Fission occurs when an atom’s nucleus is broken into smaller parts. This is the power behind an atomic bomb, and it’s used in nuclear reactors to produce electricity. Recreating fusion in a lab, however, is another matter, Campbell says. Fusion occurs when two nuclei are combined into one. In a presentation he made on fusion last year, Campbell referred to it as making a star on earth. The temperature and compression inside a star is so great that it causes nuclear fusion, and when this reaction happens, energy is released. The sun is a good example of fusion. Fusion as a source of power offers the possibility of infinite clean energy. But the challenge has been finding a way to produce the controlled pressure and extreme heat – roughly 50 million degrees Celsius – needed to cause hydrogen isotopes to meld or “fuse” together in a laboratory. The main entrance to the laser lab leads to a long rectangular
lobby with oddly high ceilings. But that’s because much of the interior is built around the large, three-story area housing the Omega lasers. It takes three flights of stairs to reach the viewing area. The lasers are contained in a massive clean-room environment large enough hold a mid-size plane, and anyone entering the area has to suit up in white garment that’s sealed from head to toe. The high-powered lasers send pulses of light through tubing about 40 feet long. If you were to photograph a single pulse of light, Campbell says, it would be about three feet long. At the end of the tubing is a container with tiny fuel pellets, usually made of deuterium and tritium, forms of hydrogen. The lasers are aimed at the pellets to heat them and try to cause a reaction intense enough to create fusion. The process, which is referred to as inertial confinement fusion, is much more challenging than fission, Campbell says. “One of my hobbies is history,” he says. “If you look at the history of how nuclear energy is made, you’ll see that in the 1930’s, nuclear fission was discovered, and within three years you had nuclear reactors. Now, 20 percent of this country’s electricity is made by nuclear fission.” rochestercitynewspaper.com
The Omega 60 was the lab’s original laser and is still in use. PHOTO BY JACOB WALSH
But fusion as an energy source will be “a long time in coming,” he says. “Anyone who says it’s only 30 years away is probably smoking dope, because it is really, really hard.” And yet the need for clean energy is one of the most vexing issues facing world leaders. The shortage of energy is already a driver of regional conflicts. The world population is expected to grow from seven billion in 2010 to nine billion by the beginning of the next century, according to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. And the demand for energy is going to increase precipitously. Harnessing the power of fusion would lead to an abundant clean source of electricity without the dangers posed by current day nuclear fission reactors. It’s no wonder that scientists in almost every advanced country in the world are in hot pursuit of what many refer to as the Holy Grail of energy. Many of the scientists who rushed to the laser lab’s defense with letters to Congress referenced its role in maintaining the country’s nuclear defense technology. But they also emphasized that the lab has served as one of the most important training grounds for researchers in the highly specialized science of fusion, sometimes referred to as high-energy-density physics. “Omega’s closure would have irreversible and disastrous ramifications for maintaining the safety and reliability of our nuclear stockpile,” Richard Petrasso, senior scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center said in a letter to Representative Joe Kennedy III (which was also published in the March 2018 issue of Science magazine). “Such an action would be calamitous for the field and would largely eliminate, not only for MIT, but for all other universities, the training and education of Ph.D. scientists working in high energy density physics.” One hundred students are working on their degree programs at the laser lab, with 10 CITY MAY 2 - 8, 2018
70 from various departments at the UR, such as optics, says Campbell. Another 30 are from other institutions like MIT and the University of Michigan. “About 500 students have earned their PhD’s from here,” Campbell says, and they often went on to work in the national labs. “This is a major education facility for this field. I think this is specifically one of the most important things that this new administration and its leadership didn’t know or understand.” Shutting down the laser lab could put the US at great risk, he says, and one of his biggest concerns is China and Russia’s work in fusion research. “China especially is very, very interested in this technology,” Campbell says. The laser lab is in a league of its own when it comes to funding, receiving the single largest federal funding at the UR annually. The majority of its funding comes from the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the lab is among a handful of organizations in New York State to have a line item in the president’s budget. Moving forward, Campbell says the laser lab clearly needs to work on its public image, both in the Rochester area and in Washington, because many people, including some who control funding, don’t really know what the lab does. He’s doing everything he can, he says, to make sure officials in the Trump administration and Congress know the importance of the lab and the work it does. The danger of closing has passed for now. But the fact that it was seriously being considered and that it caught officials at the UR and the lab a bit by surprise means there is a lot of lobbying to do. “One of the problems we had was having a new administration that wasn’t that familiar with the science that supports the NNSA,” Campbell says. “We will be spending a lot of time in Washington, DC.”
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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Talking ourselves into war
The Flying Squirrel will show the documentary “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death” for its Monday Mayhem event on May 7. Actor Sean Penn describes how presidents from Johnson to George W. Bush led the US into war, aided by media. David Dornford, a longtime local peace activist and member of Veterans for Peace, will lead a discussion following the film. The event takes place at 285 Clarissa Street, at 7 p.m. Donation: $5.
Explaining the Poor People’s Campaign
Interfaith Alliance of Rochester will present
“Hope for the Poor and Vulnerable: Poor People’s Campaign,” a talk by social-justice activist Emily McNeill on Sunday, May 6. McNeill is director of the Labor-Religion Coalition and co-chairs the New York State Poor People’s Campaign. McNeill will describe the Poor People’s Campaign’s plans and discuss how showing poor people how to organize can increase their political power. The event will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Behind the #MeToo movement
The Atheist Community of Rochester will present “The #MeToo Movement: It’s No Joke,” a talk by Barbara Moore on Sunday, May 6. Moore, who is a former president of the Greater Rochester Chapter of NOW, will give an analysis of the movement and the changing public
attitudes about sexual harassment and assault. The event will be held the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, at 1:30 p.m.
Medical aid in dying
The Finger Lakes Guild of the Catholic Medical Association will hold a day-long conference on “Catholic Perspectives on Modern Day Health Care” on Saturday, May 5. Among the programs will be two discussions of “Medical Aid in Dying” by attorney Wesley Smith, who opposes assisted suicide, euthanasia, and human cloning (9:40 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.) The conference will be held at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: http://www.fingerlakescma.org/2018-meeting/.
Dining & Nightlife
Mother's Day Brunch Citrus Gin with Fiz’s Blueberry Tonic. The wine program is focused on quality, but affordable wines, and the current selection includes reds and whites from Portugal, Spain, and New Zealand. Steadfast (200 East Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 270-5914. Find them at rocsteadfast.com. Quick bites
The Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich adds pimento cheese to the classic combination of buttermilk-fried chicken, coleslaw, and pickles. PHOTO BY JACOB WALSH
A new spin on the classic sandwich [ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY
I’ve learned many life lessons from watching the TV show “30 Rock,” like to never follow a hippie to a second location and the theory that all anyone wants in life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich. If the latter is true, then Steadfast (200 East Avenue) will be a welcome addition to the East End. Executive Chef Chuck Previte has put his own spin on classic sandwiches, says owner Nick Garofoli. “He’s taken the core of the sandwich concept and turned it on its head.” Steadfast officially opened on April 30, but previewed its menu and was open for business during Rochester Restaurant week. Formerly occupied by Matthew’s East End Grill, the space has been renovated to be much lighter and more welcoming, “modern rustic — kind of like an Ikea store meets a barn wedding,” Garofoli says with a laugh. This includes a new private event room that is available to rent. Previte’s menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, and appetizers, but will expand in the next few months to include what Garofoli calls a choose-your-ownadventure dining experience. The focus is on what is fresh and in season and diners will be able to choose from seven to
eight main courses that include a protein (fish, shellfish, pork, or beef ) and then choose from 10-12 different sides. Plenty of vegan and vegetarian items will be available as well. Evidence of Previte’s own spin on the classics include the Braaibroodjie Style Grilled Cheese ($10), his version of a style of sandwich that originated in South Africa, which adds pulled pork to cheddar, provolone, and fontina cheeses, and is topped with an apple chutney. The Southern Fried Chicken sandwich ($10) adds pimento cheese to the classic combination of buttermilk-fried chicken, coleslaw, and pickles. After receiving feedback from a customer from the South (known to be the authority on pimento cheese) they are also looking to add a spicy version of pimento cheese to the menu. The bar program was created with a walk-before-you-run mentality. “Across the board Steadfast is about quality” Garofoli says. “And one way of making sure that things are quality is being conservative with what you take on.” The bar will have sixteen taps that will rotate both local and national craft beers. What’s unique about the Steadfast bar experience is their partnership with Fiz soda. A new spin on a gin and tonic includes using Southern Tier Distilling’s
The Seneca Park Zoo (2222 St. Paul Street) will host Cinco de Rhino on Saturday, May 5, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The craft beer and cider tasting event will feature more than a dozen craft breweries and cideries including Stoneyard Brewing Company, Cider Creek Hard Cider, and Lagunitas Brewing Company. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of and a portion of each ticket sold will go to the International Rhino Foundation. The event is 21 and over and there will be no entry after 7 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information visit senecaparkzoo.org. Tapas 177 Lounge, Lake Beverage, and Apogee Wine Bar have teamed up to present a pop-up dinner with esteemed wine maker, Luís Duarte, at Apogee Wine Bar (151 Park Avenue) on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The four course meal will be paired with Luís Duarte wines and Duarte will talk about his experience in winemaking. Reservations are required and are $60. Call 755-0457 to make a reservation. Rohrbach Buffalo Road Brewpub (3859 Buffalo Road) will host Food &
May 13th 11am - 2pm At The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Featuring carved Prime Rib and Turkey Breast, Omelet and Egg station, and many additional hot entrees. Shrimp Cocktail, Bagels and Lox, a variety of Salads, Fresh Fruit, assortment of Breakfast Pastries and Chef's selection of Cakes, Pies and Dessert Petit Fore's. $27.95 Adults $14.95 Children 6-12
Call 585-454-3999 for Reservations 155 East Main Street
Beer Pairing: American Craft Beer Week Edition on Tuesday, May 15, from 6 to 8
p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. Five southern-style courses will be served along with an ale or lager pairing. Purchase tickets and see the menu at rohrbachs.com/events/. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.
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Upcoming [ HIP-HOP ] Warren G. Tuesday, June 12. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $30-$75. themontagemusichall.com; warreng.com.
[ ROCK ]
Japanese Breakfast. Monday, July 16. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Avenue. 8 p.m. $13. bugjar.com; japanesebreakfast.rocks. [ BLUES ]
Thornetta Davis. Tuesday, August 14. Funk ‘N Waffles Music Hall, 204 North Water Street. 8 p.m. $10. rochester.funknwaffles.com; thornettadavis.com.
FRIDAY, MAY 4 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | $12-$15 | BOPSHOP.COM; AMYRIGBY.COM [ ROCK ] Singer-songwriter, and former Sham, Amy Rigby takes the weight of her wryly written songs and gives them a kick in the pants. She’s done it as half a duo with her second husband Wreckless Eric and more so as a solo performer where she intones relaxed and pretty, belying the storm brewing beneath. Rigby is touring in support of her new album, “The Old Guys.” Casual and captivating.
— BY FRANK DE BLASE
The Big Lonesome TUESDAY, MAY 8 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 9 P.M. | $7-$9 | BUGJAR.COM; THEBIGLONESOME.NET [ ROCK ] The Big Lonesome gives off the vibes of that sophisticated indie band you fell in love with in college. Fans of seminal rock groups from the 1990’s and beyond, like Built to Spill and Pavement, can find plenty to latch onto with this quartet. The Big Lonesome’s frontman Chad Gosselin knows his way around a catchy melody, too, but there’s enough muddy guitar ambiance to keep the band’s grungy sensibility from devolving into pop. The Boston band is touring behind the strength of two engaging EPs, including “Fascination” from 2017, with a full-length album in the works. Coping Skills, Vinyl Orange Ottoman, and The Strangers round out the bill.
— BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER PHOTO BY TED BARON
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[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
[ WED., MAY 2 ]
“Irregardless” Self-released supertydupes.bandcamp.com
Diane Walsh SUNDAY, MAY 6 FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 220 SOUTH WINTON ROAD 7:30 P.M. | $15 | 271-9070; FIRSTMUSE.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] Pianist Diane Walsh has the two essential
musician traits that can’t be taught: charisma and musical sensitivity. Her command over melodic phrases feels effortless, and she conveys the mood of a composition in a way that transcends the notes on the page. As part of the First Muse chamber music series, Walsh will be joined by violinist David Brickman and cellist Stefan Reuss for a performance Sunday. The concert opens with César Franck’s evocative, heart-wrenching Sonata in A Major and closes with the Romantic eloquence of Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 3, but not before the world premiere of Marek Harris’s “Serenade for Cello and Piano.” Twenty-five percent of ticket sales will benefit First Unitarian Church’s UU/Schools Partnership Task Force. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group SUNDAY, MAY 6 LOVIN’ CUP, 300 PARK POINT DRIVE 7 P.M. | BOPSHOP.COM; LOVINCUP.COM [ JAZZ ] Saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Liebman was
just getting started in the 1970’s when his John Coltranelike style caught the ear of Coltrane’s former drummer, Elvin Jones. It wasn’t long before Liebman was turning heads at the top of the jazz world with Miles Davis’s band. With Expansions, Liebman and veteran bassist Tony Marino continue the tradition of recruiting a new generation of great players, including Bobby Avey on piano; Matt Vashlishan, reeds; and Alex Ritz, drums. $25 door; $20 in advance; $15 students. — BY RON NETSKY
B-Side Blues & Roots Night. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge
While the lyrical concepts on Superty Dupes’ new album, “Irregardless,” aren’t so serious, the music is no joke. Right off the bat, Superty Dupes slaps the listener in the face with a big, fat stack of funk on “Pancakes.” Throughout the album, Jim Watkins rips solos on his guitar and wails into the microphone, complemented by the slick bass lines of Greg Caggiano. Hannah Weidner opens up a serious can of whoop-ass on the drums while singing tandem harmonies with keyboardist and melodica player Kara Maillie. Maillie and Weidner’s voices are so in sync that it sounds like one angelic voice echoing Watkins’s hilarious intentions. Jennie Osborne completes the sound by adding a boisterous energy to the music with her trombone. Superty Dupes creates incredibly well-composed and well-arranged party music, crossing genres like blues, funk, hillbilly rock, and more. “Irregardless” will have you laughing and dancing the entire time. Even the album’s less upbeat tunes, like “EBT” and “Peeing Indiscreetly,” offer their own transcendent moments. Michael Maier recorded, mixed, and mastered the 14-track album, and the clarity of the recording showcases the excellent musicianship and fun energy of the band’s live musical soirees.
Live from Hochstein: Antara Winds. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Musica Nova. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm.rochester. edu. 8-10 p.m. Featuring the work of Reich, Boulez, Adams, Ligeti, Birtwistle, Rihm, Haas, and more. JAZZ
— BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org. 7 p.m.
Just One More “Just One More” Self-released justonemore.bandcamp.com
REGGAE/JAM Weirwood. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m.
Just One More’s new, self-titled EP explores existential questions, but it stays fun and keeps a not-too-serious vibe, all in a classic punk format. Just One More is the brainchild of singer and guitarist Brandin Ross, created when he was on hiatus from the punk band Preemptive Strike in 2016. After some initial lineup changes, Ross found himself frequenting Watchmen Studios with Ricky Rotten on bass and Mikey Fitz on drums. With the help of producer Doug White, they created this six-track debut and released it in March. With White’s excellent production quality, Fitz’s drums are clear and crisp, all frequencies of Ross’ agile vocal range are supported, and Rotten’s bass lines cut through the mix like a fine blade. There’s a lot of interplay between Ross’s and Rotten’s vocals, like the call and response found in the track “Ms. Enthrope,” and their hilarious “Father’s Day.” Sometimes the lyrics feel too squeezed into their given melodies, but the underlying message still comes through. Just One More creates punk anthems that audiences can sing along to, hopefully swaying back and forth together and finishing out in an upbeat frenzy. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN
Soulfly, Nile. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 6 p.m. $25-$28.
[ THU., MAY 3 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Mike & Julie. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079. 5 p.m. Mike Pullano. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 7 p.m. Old Timey Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. bernunzio.com. Every third Thursday, 6:30 p.m. continues on page 15
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Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. fairportbside.com. 7 p.m. Big Martha. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. Allman Brothers Band tribute. $10. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille. com. 10 p.m.
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Hamid Drake (left) and Adam Rudolph (right) will perform together as Karuna at the Bop Shop on Saturday, May 5. PHOTO BY HIROSHI TAKAOKA
He’s got the beat Karuna: Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph SATURDAY, MAY 5 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | $20 GENERAL; $15 STUDENTS 271-3354; BOPSHOP.COM [ FEATURE ] BY RON NETSKY
The names at the top of DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll are constantly changing in most
categories from year to year. But, in recent years, one name has been stuck at the top in the percussion category: Hamid Drake. Whether he’s playing a hand drum or a full set, Drake’s dexterity, subtlety, and precision are aurally and visually thrilling. Over the decades, Drake has lent his talents to Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Yusef Lateef, and dozens more. He is especially well known for his work with cutting-edge, improvisational groups. A master of African and Indian rhythms, reggae and Latin beats, and much more, Drake will be appearing in Karuna, a duo with another top percussionist and long-time collaborator, Adam Rudolph, at the Bop Shop on Saturday. As the Bop Shop celebrates 30 years of concerts, it’s especially appropriate to have Drake playing. In 1988 he was a member of the Pierre Dørge Quartet, the first group to appear at the Bop Shop. 14 CITY MAY 2 - 8, 2018
Growing up in Chicago, Drake got into percussion by accident when, in grade school, he wanted to play in the stage band. He had his eye on the trombone section, but there weren’t any trombones left. The only open slots were playing the bass and snare drums, so Drake reluctantly signed on. “At first I didn’t like it too much but as time went on a love affair occurred between the drums and myself,” Drake says. “Years after that, studying different percussive traditions from other parts of the world, the flame was fanned even more. “I began realizing that the drum was one of the first instruments outside of the voice and the flute, and there were so many amazing drumming traditions throughout the planet, from India to Africa to Asia to Europe and so on.” His skills have taken him all over the world, but Drake still lives in his hometown, a fertile ground for musicians. Chicago is well known for organizations like The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and progressive groups like the Art Ensemble of Chicago. “Chicago is one of the centers of the improvised music world,” Drake says. “There are a lot of artist- and musician-operated things here. It’s a little less competitive than New York and the cost of living is better.” Drake also says he feels lucky to have grown up in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. “It was an amazing time socially and politically,” he says, “and the music and the arts in general played a role in elevating political and social, even spiritual and religious consciousness.”
Drake came of age playing rock ‘n’ roll and R&B in garage bands. As a teenager he admired drummers like Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters; Bernard Purdie, who played with soul greats like Aretha Franklin; and Al Jackson Jr., Al Green’s drummer. He was fascinated by big band drummers and jazz drummers like Shelly Manne, but he also admired the way The Band’s Levon Helm could play and sing at the same time. He feels fortunate to have come along at a time when there was a lot of experimentation going on in everything from folk music to jazz and was enamored of innovators like Ornette Coleman. Drake’s horizons were expanded at Rose’s Records, a Chicago store with an extensive international section and listening booths where he could sample the records. “At first I became very attracted by the covers,” Drake says, “and then you start listening and it’s something you’ve never heard before. So you buy it and take it home and check it out, and after a while it becomes part of your musical DNA. It starts to affect you in an unconscious way. “Then you start to consciously explore as far as playing these instruments and discover similarities and differences. Then you wonder, how can I incorporate this into what I do, still maintaining the integrity of the tradition but also making it my own? My curiosity just got piqued.” Drake used to collect drums in his travels but space got tight. He’s currently interested in frame drums — wooden hoops with skin draped over them — from different cultures. He’s acquired Turkish, Moroccan, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, and Inuit drums and various tambourines. When Drake plays with Rudolph in Karuna (the word means compassion in Buddhism), it looks and sounds like two men having a conversation, only they’re communicating with drums. That doesn’t surprise Drake. “It’s just an extension of the conversations we have all the time,” says Drake. “We have a lot of philosophical discussions so when we get behind our instruments it’s just a continuation.” Drake and Rudolph met at Frank’s drum shop in Chicago and started playing together when both were 14 years old. “We came up studying some of the same drumming traditions,” Drake says. The two musicians played together in Mandingo Griot Society, the first group in the West to use the Kora, a West African 21-string lute-bridge-harp, “and connect it with all of the African traditions that were part of the diaspora: R&B, reggae, funk, and stuff like that.” Now a leading proponent of drumming traditions, Drake feels fortunate and blessed to be able to make a living through the art of percussion. “You find it all over the world, so if I can be associated with that I’m grateful,” he says. “There’s a great Native American chief who said the drum is the heartbeat of the universe. That can be taken on many levels. The number one drum that all creatures have is the heart. The heartbeat is the drum that continues to play and when it stops playing, that’s it.”
Eastman at Washington Square.
Sub Sentry, Nobody’s Marigold.
First Universalist Church of Rochester, 150 Clinton Ave S. 546-2826. esm.rochester.edu/ community. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Hornist Erin Futterer and her quartet.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8:30 p.m. $5. POP/ROCK
Absolute Leppard. 585 Rockin
Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Def Leppard tribute. $10.
The Djangoners. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7 p.m.
BOBS, Ugly Sun, Nostalgic Stereo, Ghost Righter. Bug Jar,
RIT African Percussion and Dance Ensemble. Fireside
Lounge, Student Alumni Union at RIT, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive. 475-4292. rit.edu/music. 7-9 p.m. AMERICANA
David Olney. Abilene Bar
& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 p.m. $15/$20. POP/ROCK
Archimedes, The Sugargliders, Glenwood, O’s Pipa. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $6/$8. Rich DePaolo, Kara Fink. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. A party for the release of his second solo album, “Killed for Kings.”. $5.
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BLUES | GUY DAVIS
It sounds simple. He makes it look so easy. But rest assured, it’s not. It’s the blues, and Guy Davis has got ‘em. Davis plays it low down and greasy from the heart and from even further down into his guts. It’s not fair: we all have the blues in us to a certain degree; it’s the getting it out that poses a problem. As an actor, Davis played Robert Johnson Off-Broadway. But I think you’ll dig this cat even more when he plays Guy Davis. Utterly righteous and utterly cool. Guy Davis plays Saturday, May 5, at Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 South Winton Road. 7:30 p.m.. $10-$18. cafeveritas.org; guydavis.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Dave Viterna Group. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Hanna & Alex. Lake Drum Brewing, 16 E Castle St. Geneva. 315-789-1200. 9:30 p.m.
Ed Iseley CD release show. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $5. Mike Pappert. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 7 p.m. BLUES
Hanna & the Blue Hearts Duo.
Faculty Artist Series: Bill Dobbins, piano.. Eastman East
Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. EastmanTheatre.org. 8-10 p.m. $10.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. Trio. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. 5:30-7 p.m. In the Pavillion. Trio East. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 7 p.m.
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AMERICANA | THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND
Southern Indiana’s pre-eminent purveyor of blues, stomp, and vintage country freakout, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band sounds like it predates FM radio. The Reverend Peyton’s booming yet inflected voice and his finger-picking guitar style are the keys. Both lend rootsy qualities to the tunes while his band — which isn’t big — creates an authentic backbone. It’s a guitar, washboard, and drums trio that parties like its 1939. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will also make a free in-store appearance at The Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood Street, on Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band plays Thursday, May 3, at The German House, 315 Gregory Street. 8 p.m. $20. www.historicgermanhouse.com; bigdamnband.com.
Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10/$20. Meg Gehman Trio. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill. com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, The English Project. Anthology, 336 East
Fuego Coffee Roasters, 45 Euclid St. 315-244-2415. 6 p.m. Part of Ekphrasis 2.0. Veterans of Bad Presidents. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. $5.
Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. EastmanRochester Chorus, Eastman Chorale, & the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra.
Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 9 p.m.
Small Houses, Calicoco, MD WOODS, The Delta Burkes.
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Bob Sneider Trio. Little Theatre
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6. Boss Tweed. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6 p.m. Duration. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. Fairport. 3772452. eaglevale.com/argyle-grill. 7-10 p.m. Hawker M. James, Ben Morey. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9 p.m. $5. Mike Speranza. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 3153003. fairportbside.com. 5 p.m. Mud Creek. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. fairportbside.com. 8 p.m. Nuthin Fancy. The Overtime Grill, 610 North Greece Road, Hilton. 392-4141. 8:30 p.m.
Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8 p.m. VOCALS
Love in Bloom. Tower Fine Arts
Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. 395-2787. brockport. edu. 7:30 p.m. Brockport College Community Chorus. $9-$17. JAZZ
Crossroads, Chrome. Lovin’
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Dave Mancini: A Spring Musicale. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 7:30 p.m.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. continues on page 18 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15
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Cinnamon Jones & Eternal Soul. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge
Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. fairportbside.com. 8 p.m.
AMERICANA Eilen Jewell. The Historic German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street. 563-6241. historicgermanhouse.com. 8 p.m. $35/$30. POP/ROCK
The Band Last Night. 585
Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079. 8:30 p.m. $5.
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Mr. Mustard. Stoneyard Bar and
Grill, 1 Main St. Brockport. 6373390. stoneyardbarandgrill.com. 7-10:30 p.m. Otter Space Wranglers. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m.
Start Making Sense: A Tribute to Talking Heads, Ruby Dear.
Anthology, 336 East Ave. 8 p.m. $20-$23. Teagan & the Tweeds. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Tryst. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 2475225. trystband.com. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5.
Ruben Moreno the Zydeco RE-evolution. Harmony House, 58 East Main St. Webster. 727-4119. 7:15 p.m. $10-$18.
[ SUN., MAY 6 ]
Opera Scenes. Opera Studio
804, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-3000. 2 p.m. Tickets sold through Eastman Theatre box office. Trio Slavia. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave. raom.org. 2 p.m. $30.
Born of Osiris, Fit for a King, Gideon, Currents, Aphasia.
Classical Guitar Night. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7 p.m. Eastman Organ Community Concert. St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way. Fairport. 248-5993. 4-5 p.m. Features short organ recitals by Eastman students.
Tragedy & Triumph. Atonement Lutheran Church, 1900 Westfall Rd. 442-0766. atonementrochester.org. 7 p.m. JAZZ
Jazz Jam w/ Jon Seiger & The All Stars. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204
N Water Street. 448-0354. funknwaffles.org. 3-5 p.m.
Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7 p.m.
Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 6 p.m. $18/$20.
[ TUE., MAY 8 ]
[ MON., MAY 7 ]
Kinloch Nelson. Little Theatre
Eastman Philharmonia. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8-10 p.m.
Penfield Symphony Orchestra’s “A Little Russian”. Penfield
Grove Place Jazz Project.
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7 p.m. Featuring a different set of Eastman School of Music Students and other area jazz artisans every Tues. $10.
High School, 25 High School Dr. Penfield. 7:30 p.m. $12/$15.
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Composition No. 3: Opening Reception at Norchar and Haus Norchar Real Estate 389 Park Ave. 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Allendale Columbia Student Show Gallery 4 – 8 250 North Goodman St. #4-8 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Harley: A Work in Progress Community Design Center of Rochester 1115 E. Main St, Rochester NY 14609 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Anderson Alley Artists Celebrate the Month of May Anderson Alley Artists 250 N. Goodman St. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Continuous and Contiguous Lumiere Photo 100 College Ave. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Landscapes by Constance Mauro Constance Mauro Studio 1115 East Main St., Hungerford Building 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Makabre Art by Kristen Meyer Nox Cocktail Lounge 302 North Goodman St. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Masks, Spirits & Dreams featuring Steve Levinson Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Ave. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Meet our Newest Member! Main Street Artists Gallery & Studio 1115 E. Main St., Studio 452-458 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Mystery Guest The Gallery 321 East Avenue 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Art for Action - Hungerford United! FUNgerford 1115 East Main St. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
David Gardner: Solo Show Rochester Art Club 1115 East Main St., Studio #437-439 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Work by local artists (from left to right): Brittany Williams, Marcus Conge, and Bradd Addison Young. FILE PHOTOS
A collector’s collective [ FEATURE ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
There’s no safety net for artists. Makers are gonna keep making, but there’s no guarantee they’ll sell their work, there are too few gallerists and dealers helping them out, and funding for individual artists is scant. An often overlooked part of the capital conversation is how much support on local levels comes from individual patrons of the arts. But collecting art is for the rich, right? A new grassroots collective, the Rochester Art Collectors, aims to grow the local base of art buyers and create a stronger, more efficiently networked art scene. Rochester Art Collectors is an independent, non-commercial group organized to promote collecting art, but they also hope, in the long term, to help “Nike of the Forest” sculpture by Jason Tennant. increase opportunities for curators and FILE PHOTO grow the number of commercial galleries in Rochester. A small number of the group gathered last Thursday at Richard something thematic. A collector is not Margolis’s Anderson Alley studio for one necessarily someone who is on the board of its informal introductory meetings. of trustees at the Museum of Modern Founding member and co-organizer Sarah Art. A collector is simply someone who Webb led a short conversation about chooses to live with art.” the group’s aims and goals, and I left the Founding member, realtor, and art discussion feeling like this effort has a real collector Rome Celli began meeting with chance at sustained success and growth. various players in the local art scene last “You don’t have to be afraid of the fall, putting out feelers for interest and word ‘collector,’” Webb says. “You putting heads together to pool collective might begin by purchasing work by your knowledge of resources. After about eight friends, and then it begins to expand into weeks of meeting at different galleries 20 CITY MAY 2 - 8, 2018
and studios, the group’s membership is currently at more than 160 people; their new goal is to have 200 people by June 30. Right now, Webb says, the breakdown in membership is a cross between artists, collectors, and gallerists, with some individuals fitting into multiple categories. Membership is free and gives you access to the resources the group has gathered, which includes a comprehensive list of commercial and non-commercial galleries, artist spaces, collectives, and coops in the region, art organizations, and information about different media outlets that cover the arts. The group also wants to provide education and support for collectors, and promote best practices in art collecting. Part of their definition of best practices is developing a personal relationship with artists — visiting makers’ studios or workspaces and getting to know them personally can foster the desire to support them and their work — and resisting the urge to ask artists to lower the prices they’ve set for their art. If you can’t afford a certain piece, perhaps the artist would work out a consignment or payment plan with you, Webb says. The group’s leadership also discourages collecting art purely as an investment — buying in hopes that it’ll appreciate in value and you can flip it for a profit. It’s truly more about
finding what is unique and interesting in this scene and helping artists thrive. “We’re not interested in having our name affiliated with anything that’s about the financial reward of investing in art,” Webb says. “This is really about buying work because you love it.” Rochester Art Collectors is planning a series of talks, tours, and social mixers, which will be promoted through its Facebook page. The group will host an informal talk, “Living With Art,” at the Rochester Brainery on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ($5 suggested donation). The following event is “Think globally. Create, experience & collect locally,” a conversation with gallerists Louis Perticone (Artisan Works), Nan Miller (Nan Miller Gallery), and Bradley Butler (Main Street Arts) on Friday, May 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rochester Contemporary (free, registration required). Group members are currently engaged in a social media campaign to gain visibility and promote local art. They’ve been posting images on Instagram of work they’ve collected with the artist’s name, sometimes with descriptions of why they love the work, and include the hashtag #ROCTHEART and the handle @rochesterartcollectors. More information can be found at rochesterartcollectors.org.
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street. Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty. Works by May featured artist Mike Kraus. 732-0002. 540westmain.org. Create Art 4 Good, 1115 E. Main Street, Suite #203, Door #5. Dwellings..remnant memories. Nancy Radzik’s collage & assemblage work. 210-3161. CreateArt4Good.org. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. George Wallace: Especially Trees. Reception May 4, 7-8:30pm. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Eastman Entertains: At the Movies. 23 styled table settings & floral arrangements inspired by films screening at the Dryden. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Full Circle:. A Retrospective of Zanne Brunner’s art work spanning the last 5 decades. Artist reception May 20, 2-4pm. 258-0400. Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road. Fairport. Be Kind to Animals Art Show. 223-1330. email@example.com. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Mount Morris. The Healing Properties of Art. Jim Burns, photography; Rich Della Costa, mix media. Reception May 3, 5-7pm. 243-6785. NuMovement, 716 University Avenue. Photographic Landscapes by Andrew E. Jurman. Opening Reception June 1, 6-9pm; closing reception July 6, 6-9pm. 704-2889. numvmnt.com. Out Alliance, 100 College Ave. Eric Bellmann: Just This. Through May 24. Watercolors, drawings, etc. 40 years, 40+ works. Reception and artist talk May 4, 6 to 9 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Ode to Joy. Featuring interpretations of “Ode to Joy” by more than 50 artists. Reception May 19, 5:30-8pm. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Artifaks of the Artist’s Imagination. Reception and artist talk May 17, 5-8pm. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. #ART too. Through may 20. Juried student exhibition. Receptions May 3, 12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. genesee.edu/gallery. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. William DeMott: A Newer Kite. Opening reception May 12, 6-8pm. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. It’s on My Mind: Work by Antonia Orlando. Through June 4. Reception May 4, 6-9pm. 8200085. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. Resident Member Showcase. Reception May 4, 6-10pm, with live music by Evil Hearted You. email@example.com. attheyards.com.
Call for Artwork [ WED., MAY 2 ] Initial Stages & Fine Lines. May
ART | ‘A WOMB OF ONE’S OWN’ Visual Studies Workshop’s Summer Institute, running May 19 through June 29, offers intensive workshops by visiting artists, including Brooklyn-based creator Hernease Davis. Davis will be in town in early June to teach “Imaging Empathic Possibilities,” which will examine how empathy can be used by artists to create worlds that challenge complexity in community structures, systems, and their own artistic practices. But this week you can catch Davis’s solo show, “A Womb of One’s Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development)” on view at VSW’s Gallery through June 29. The exhibit includes photograms, cyanotypes, sound pieces, crocheted pillows and blankets, and performance elements. Davis uses her own body to create much of her work, transferring her form onto photo-sensitive paper and recording myriad emotional gestures. “A Womb of One’s Own” opens Friday, May 4, at Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. The First Friday opening runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A performance and artist talk will be held Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 442-8676; vsw.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
2-Aug. 15. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St Brockport All age groups & styles are eligible (mediums restricted to pen & ink, graphite, charcoal, and pastel) to exhibit work that features Initial Stages ( preliminary sketches) & Fine Lines (finished work). Deadline August 15 $20. 637-5494. differentpathgallery.com. Portfolio Showcase 2018, a Juried Exhibit. Through June 3. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through June 3. Each entrant to submit a portfolio of eight images on CD or online to be selected for the exhibit running Aug 7-Sept 2 ImageCityPhotographyGallery. com. Replacing the Dentzel Carousel Panel. Through May 13. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Due May 13. To be considered, artists should deliver sketches of their proposed design and samples of other finished work to RMSC. Proposed designs must include a black panther and should be consistent with other carousel panels and unsigned rmsc.org/ carousel.
Call for Participants [ WED., MAY 2 ] BOA Short Fiction Prize. Through May 31. BOA Editions is
accepting submissions through May 31. Winner receives publication in Spring 2020, plus a $1,000 honorariom $25. boaeditions.org. ImageOutWrite Literary Journal. Through June 15. ImageOut, 274 North Goodman Street LGBTQ authors & allies invited to submit original literary works. Submissions due June 15 2712640. firstname.lastname@example.org. imageout.org/press.php. Visit ROC Ambassador Volunteers. Through May 11. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. Needed For 2018 Lilac Festival. Other festival volunteer opportunities as well at visitrochester.com. [ MON., MAY 7 ] Sing with the Rochester Oratorio Society. 6:30-9 p.m Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave 473-2234. rossings. org.
Art Events [ FRI., MAY 4 ] Agitation Cycle. May 4, 5-9 p.m. Cat Clay, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 242 New paintings by Jeana Bonacci-Roth. Donate cat food & spare change for Pet Adoption Network, a no-kill shelter 4145643. catclay.com. Anderson Arts Open Studios. First Friday of every month, rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21
6-9 p.m. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. andersonartsbuilding@gmail. com. andersonartsbuilding.org. Art for Action: Hungerford United. May 4, 5-9 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. A building-wide event championing social causes and charities 414-5643. Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master. May 4, 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Brothers Alan & Paul Singer will lecture on their book about painting a scientific catalog of North American birds 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Ekphrasis 2.0: A Photography Opening + Show. May 4. Fuego Coffee Roasters, 45 Euclid St An interactive art opening featuring the works of Tim Avery, Joseph Paladino, & Derek James Sapienza 315-244-2415. First Friday at Gallery Q. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Q, 100 College Ave . First Friday at the Paula Crawford Gallery. First Friday of every month. Paula Crawford Gallery, 11 Goodman Street North 7495329. email@example.com. paulacrawford.com. Pop-Up Fine Art & Craft Show. May 4, 5-8 p.m. The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality, 1101 Clover St 473-3200. firstname.lastname@example.org. theclovercenter.com. Softly Spoken: The Art of Karen Frutiger. May 4-June 30. The Gallery at Creativ Framing and Editions Printing, 510 State Street Through June 30. Artist reception May 4 6-9pm 545-1723. creativframingeditionsprinting@ gmail.com. [ TUE., MAY 8 ] Awakening. May 8, 6 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Juried art exhibit curated by Mental Health Association’s Creative Wellness Opportunities. Opening night celebration of the Reel Mind film series 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu.
Comedy [ WED., MAY 2 ] Dolph Ziggler. May 2, 7 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $25. [ FRI., MAY 4 ] A Night with Awkwards Anonymous. May 4, 8 p.m. Focus Theater, 390 South Avenue, Suite C 585-666.2647. Ben Bailey. May 4-5, 7:30 & 10 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $15-$20. Ride With Us LIVE. May 4, 8 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd In the Rickles Room, starring Chaz N’ Dash. Special Guest “Oh $#it” of VH1’s Black Ink Crew $15. [ SAT., MAY 5 ] Long Form Improv Show. May 5, 8 p.m. Focus Theater, 390 South Avenue, Suite C With The Applicators, Unleashed! Improv, & UR’s In Between the Lines $5. 585-666.2647. Nuts & Bolts Cinco De Mayo Fiesta. May 5, 8 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $10. [ SUN., MAY 6 ] 22 CITY MAY 2 - 8, 2018
KIDS | ‘TREASURE ISLAND’ RAPA Family Theatre concludes its 2017-18 season this week with the final stretch of “Treasure Island.” The classic story, based on the adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, follows 16-year-old Jim Hawkins as he sets sail with Doctor Livesay and Squire Trelawney in search of secret treasure. Jim learns about the treachery of pirates and must save his shipmates and salvage their mission. RAPA staple performer Hunter Ekberg performs as Long John Silver, and Hayden Levine hits the stage as Jim Hawkins. “Treasure Island” continues through Sunday, May 6, at Kodak Center Studio Theater (200 West Ridge Road). Friday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (the final performance is sensory-friendly). All shows are about an hour long plus a short intermission, and kids can meet the characters after each performance. $20 adults; $18 for seniors and students; and $10 for kids. 254-0073; rapatheatre.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Comedy Cocoon. 6:30 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com.
Theater The Bridges of Madison County, The Musical. Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m JCC of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Avenue Through May 20. Live open-captioned performances on May 13, 2pm; May 17, 7pm; & May 19, 2pm $20-$29. 421-2000. jcccenterstage.org. A Comedy of Tenors. Through May 5, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 6, 2 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield Through May 12 $12-$15. 3408655. An Evening of One Acts. May 3-5, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 6, 1 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Presented by Everyone’s Theater Company. Peter & The Starcatcher. Fri., May 4, 7 p.m., Sat., May 5, 7 p.m. and Sun., May 6, 2 p.m. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St $5-$10. 324-3535. The Pinter Plays. Through May 5, 7 p.m. Todd Theatre, University of Rochester, River Campus $8-$15. 275-4088. rochester.edu/theatre. RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour. Through May 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. TBA. 222-5000. email@example.com. rbtl.org.
Rhinoceros. Fri., May 4, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., May 5, 7:30 p.m. Bread & Water Theatre, 172 West Main St $8-$14. 5389684. breadandwatertheatre. org. Steel Magnolias. Tue., May 8, 7:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through June 3 $25-$59. Til Death Do Us Part . You First!. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 7 p.m., Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Through May 6 $30-$33. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. The Uncle Louie Variety Show: “FaCoffee”. Fri., May 4, 8 p.m. and Sat., May 5, 8 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place $20/$25. Young Writers Showcase. Sat., May 5, 3 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Free, but registration required. 2324382.
Activism [ SAT., MAY 5 ] Clean Sweep. May 5, 8 a.m.noon. Frontier Field, 333 Plymouth Ave N. 262-2009. cityofrochester.gov/cleansweep. Young Men’s Symposium: No Excuses. May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Edison Career & Technical High School, 655 Colfax St Mentorship conference featuring workshops, skills training, &
keynote speaker Cory Johnson. Breakfast & lunch provided roccity48.com. [ SUN., MAY 6 ] Hope for the Poor & Vulnerable: The Poor People’s Campaign. May 6, 3-5 p.m. JCC of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Avenue With speaker Rev. Emily McNeil, NYS co-chair of the Poor People’s Coalition Campaign; followed by a panel discussion 421-2000. tiar.org. The #metoo Movement: It’s No Joke.. May 6, 1:30-3 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave With Barbara Moore, women’s rights activist & past president of the Rochester Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) 227-4693. aholland@ libraryweb.org. [ MON., MAY 7 ] “War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”. May 7, 7-9 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Monday Mayhem film screening followed by discussion with Veterans for Peace member David Dornford $5 suggested. [ TUE., MAY 8 ] Our Homeless Crisis: A Community Epidemic. May 8, 7-9 p.m. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street Advance RSVP online, pay at the door. 50% of proceeds will support House of Mercy. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to House of Mercy $10. 7320002. info540westmain@ gmail.com. 540westmain.org.
Festivals [ WED., MAY 2 ] Rochester Cocktail Revival. Through May 6. Various, Locations 50 events at various venues. Proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club Rochester Varies. 585-354-6232. info@ reconnectrochester.org. rochestercocktailrevival.com.
Film [ WED., MAY 2 ] Gollin Film Festival. May 2, 7:30 p.m. University of Rochester Goergen BME and Optics Building, 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd. Featuring student-made films in the Sloan Auditorium 275-2121. [ FRI., MAY 4 ] The 4th Nitrate Picture Show. May 4-6. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Screenings of vintage nitrate prints, lectures, workshops $20-$250. eastman.org/nps. [ SUN., MAY 6 ] Impulse III: A Program of Avant-Garde Films & Music. May 6, 3:30 p.m. Eastman East Wing 415, 433 East Main St A partnership with the Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany, featuring Ballet Mecanique, Entr’acte, & Inflation, with live musical performance. [ TUE., MAY 8 ] Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 & selected shorts from OC87 Recovery Diaries. May 8, 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery,
COMEDY | TREVOR NOAH There’s a lot to love about South African comedian Trevor Noah’s concise and bitingly hilarious political commentary. The current host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” also has a must-see special, “Afraid of the Dark,” streaming on Netflix. In the hour-long show Noah makes smart observations on power dynamics and fear as he deftly swings between various global accents. He’s also the author of the memoir “Born a Crime,” that recounts stories of growing up in South Africa. Trevor Noah’s Friday, May 4, show at 7:30 p.m. is sold out, so a 10 p.m. performance has been added. Kodak Center Theater, 200 West Ridge Road. Tickets are $49.50-$79.50 and are available via livenation.com; ticketmaster.com; or by phone at 800-745-3000. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY 500 University Ave. Opening night of the Reel Mind film series, with Gabe Nathan, editor-in-chief, OC87 Recovery Diaries $8. 423-1593. mag. rochester.edu.
Kids Events [ SAT., MAY 5 ] Mother’s Day Card Printing. May 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Pig-A-Palooza & Farm Day. May 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road . Fairport $5. 223-1330. firstname.lastname@example.org. Pinkalicious, The Musical. May 5, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Sensory-friendly performance at 11am 3892170. email@example.com. World Video Game Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend. May 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square With admission. 263-2700. museumofplay.org. [ SUN., MAY 6 ] Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails!. May 6, 12-5 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Closing weekend With admission. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.
Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. A walking tour with guide Dennis Carr $10. 4613494. fomh.org. I Love My Park Day. May 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Genesee Valley Greenway, PO Box 42 . Mt.Morris, NY Meet at Little Black Creek Park, just north of 84 Lumber on Scottsville Road to pick up debris & plant trees. Bring water, gloves, & hand tools. Register: ptny.org/ ilovemypark 658-2569. National Ranking Event. May 5, 10 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile Hosted by the Rochester Orienteering Club. Advance registration required 493-3625. roc.us.orienteering.org.
Special Events [ WED., MAY 2 ] Flower Show: Celebrations of May. May 2, 12-3 p.m. Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Rd. Presented by 7th District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State 2482660. burgundybasin.com. Rochester, New York Voices of LGBT History. May 2, 5:308 p.m. Out Alliance, 100 College Ave. Launching the archive that includes audio and video recordings used for “Shoulders to Stand On,” the documentary film about Rochester’s largely unknown LGBT history.
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Artist Mindy Alper, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary short “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” screening Tuesday, May 8, as part of The Reel Mind film series. PHOTO PROVIDED
Visions of Healing The Reel Mind series TUESDAY, MAY 8, THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 26 REELMINDFILMFEST.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
For the past ten years, The Reel Mind series has been fighting the stigma of mental illness with empowering stories of advocacy and psychiatric wellness told through film, live theater, and art. Beginning this week and continuing through June 26, Reel Mind has been a labor of love for founders Dr. Larry Guttmacher, Clinical Director of the Rochester Psychiatric Center, and co-producer Ruth Cowing, who joined forces with former JCC Artistic Director Herb Katz to create the event series. Drawing on their collective personal
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and professional experience with issues surrounding mental health, Reel Mind was born out of their shared desire to educate the public about the realities of living with mental illness and further the message that recovery is possible. A community-wide event seemed an ideal way to break through the isolation felt by many who suffer with mental illness and prove to them that they’re not alone. The unique ability of film to generate a sense of empathy in viewers made it the perfect medium to help educate the public. As the search for films began, the team decided early that they weren’t interested in what Guttmacher calls “survivor’s stories” — films that dwell on the hardship and injustice faced by those suffering with mental illness. While those films can be powerful tools, the team behind Reel Mind were much more interested in sending a message of hope: that
while recovery is often a lifelong process, a happy and fulfilling life is within reach. “It was very important from the beginning that these not be depressing films,” Cowing says. “We don’t people to walk into a film and leave feeling worse. We want them to see stories of people who had gone through a journey, worked through it, and come out the other side.” Though the series began by screening a mix of narrative and documentary films, it gradually shifted to focus almost exclusively on nonfiction films. “We found that there’s something about documentaries — where you’re watching a real person — that’s feels so much more authentic,” Cowing says. “And especially if that person can then be present after the film’s over, there’s an emotional connection that’s formed with the person up there on screen.” Reel Mind will kick off on Tuesday, May 8, with a program of short films, featuring “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short earlier this year. The evening’s events also include an art show at the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue). The feature films being screened this year cover a wide spectrum of subjects, and include the Western New York premiere of “Deej” on May 22, which focuses on a young man with autism whose passion for filmmaking and poetry offers him a means to communicate; the powerful “Alive Inside” on June 5, documenting the restorative effect of music therapy on patients with Alzheimer’s; the awardwinning “God Knows Where I Am” on June 19; and “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on June 26, which documents the journey of director Kevin Hines, transitioning from his own suicide attempt to a career as a mental health advocate. Those films will all show at the Cinema Theatre (957 South Clinton Avenue).
Also on the docket this year is a live stage reading of “Depression: The Musical,” a work by Herb Katz chronicling his lifelong battle with depression through stories, jokes, and song. That reading is on Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the JCC, and will be followed by a Q&A with Katz and performer Ralph Meranto. Each screening is followed by a panel discussion, some with the filmmakers and — whenever possible — the subjects themselves. The panels always include a facilitator from a local mental health organization, providing them the opportunity to speak about their organization and the resources they provide. The discussions generated by the films can often be the most important and rewarding part of the evening. “Rochester is amazing in terms of mental health services offered here; we’re very, very lucky, but not everyone knows it,” Cowing says. “So it’s an opportunity for these organizations to get their message out.” Whether those who attend Reel Mind have a personal connection to mental illness, or are simply lovers of film, their participation helps to break down barriers and create an environment conducive to healing. That receptive atmosphere is crucial, Guttmacher says, in sending a message that “recovery is possible, that there is hope, and that the support of friends, family, and community is vital.”
Series tickets to The Reel Mind are $35; individual tickets are $8 ($10 for the “Depression: The Musical” stage reading). More details can be found at reelmindfilmfest.org.
[ THU., MAY 3 ] Annual Community Luncheon. May 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St A fundraiser for Teen Empowerment Rochester. Honorees are Rosemary Rivera & Ajamu Kitwana for their dedication to Rochester youth $60. teenempowermentroc.org. [ FRI., MAY 4 ] Craft Beverage Fest. May 4, 6-9 p.m. Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Rd $20/$30. 742-1476. May the 4th Be With You. May 4, 9 p.m.-midnight. Central Library, 115 South Ave. For adults 21 and older. Geek out to Star Wars themed screenings, games, activities, costume contest & libations. Part of the Libraries After Dark series $10. 428-8150. [ SAT., MAY 5 ] Cinco de Rhino. May 5, 5:30-9 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St A celebration of craft beer and cider, all in the name of rhino conservation $35-$40. 336-7200. senecaparkzoo.org. Community Campfire. May 5, 8:30-11 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Flower City Park Clean-Up Day. May 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Seth Green Park, St. Paul and Norton St. Meet in the parking area at intersection of St. Paul Blvd. and Norton St. Tools, gloves, and snacks will be provided. Please dress for the weather and bring water to stay hydrated 336-7213. email@example.com. Free Comic Book Day. May 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Two Kings Comics, 171 W. Main Street . Victor 398-8021. twokingscomics@rochester. twcbc.com. ROC Game Fest Spring Showcase. May 5, 12-5 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 336-6062. firstname.lastname@example.org. rocgamefest.com. Rochester Activism Fair. May 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. 442-8676. Sweet Retreat. May 5, 11 a.m.6 p.m. Lake Ontario Wine Trail, 4287 Jersey Rd., Williamson Sweet treats paired with award winning wines, spirits, & ciders on a self-guided tour $20. 315-986-4202. email@example.com. lakeontariowinetrail.com. Turning Wine into Water: A Fundraiser for Ugandan Water Project. May 5, 2-6 p.m. Roam Cafe, 262 Park Ave. 360-4165. [ SUN., MAY 6 ] Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration. May 6, 12-5 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Art activities, music & dance demonstrations, storytelling, & many cultural displays $5. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tours. 2-4 p.m Durand Park, Zoo Rd. lot 261-1665. bob.bea@gmail. com.
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Rochester musician Jake Bellissimo’s new musical, “More Than Just A Night,” follows the story of a young songwriter as she finds herself living in a foreign city after graduating from college. Through her experiences, the musician, played by Eastman graduate Cassidy Thompson, comes face to face with matters of identity, queerness, and mental illness and begins to write an album that becomes the soundtrack to the show. “More Than Just A Night” remarks on the touchstone question many artists end up asking, “What is the difference between happiness and fulfillment?” Thompson is joined in her performance by instrumentalists Jesslyn Gunawan (piano) and Raina Arnett (violin). “More Than Just A Night” premieres Wednesday, May 2, at Downstairs Cabaret, 20 Windsor Street. 9 p.m. $20 general; $10 students. 325-4370; downstairscabaret.com. — BY KATIE PRESTON
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Lectures [ SAT., MAY 5 ] Ian Downey: “Bubblegum for Karl Marx”. May 5, 6:30 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. $5. [ SUN., MAY 6 ] Night Lights in Alaska. May 6, 2-4 p.m. Burroughs Audubon Nature Club, 301 Railroad Mills Rd Victor A photographic presentation by Bill O’Neill about the Northern Lights, as well as Mary Shields, the first woman to finish the Iditarod. [ MON., MAY 7 ] Monday Lecture Series: May. May 7, 12-3:30 p.m. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St Presented by Dr. Joan Marie Johnson, historian $15-$30. 279-7490. susanbanthonyhouse.org.
Literary Events [ FRI., MAY 4 ] First Friday. May 4, 6-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave With bookstore discounts & Wide Open Mic hosted by Norm Davis at 7 pm wab.org. [ MON., MAY 7 ]
The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities. May 7, 2-3:30 p.m. Brickstone’s Wintergarden at St. John’s Independent Living Community, 1325 Elmwood Ave. With author Thelma Reese 272-1000.
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[ TUE., MAY 8 ] Books Sandwiched In: Walter Isaacson’s “Leonardo da Vinci”. May 8, 12-1 p.m. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Avenue Reviewer: Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, President of Keuka College Free. 428-8451. teen.central@ libraryweb.org. ffrpl.org.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., MAY 2 ] Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism. Ongoing. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. This exhibit shows how pickaninny art perpetuates racism by denying the humanity of black children. Presented in partnership with the City of Rochester 2714320. rmsc.org.
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against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 300 Densmore Rd Rochester NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Dasgupta consulting group LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/12/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 7 Woodgreen Dr Pittsford NY 14534 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Fitzgerald Solutions LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/5/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 46 Briggsboro Ln Fairport, NY 14450 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] GRAND OAKS GLN, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/12/2018. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 1 Fishers Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] HUMMINGBIRD YOGA, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/6/2018. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1803 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Living colour beauty LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/18/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 3244 Lyell Rd Rochester NY 14606 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Lte Consulting Services LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/12/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 21 Pepperwood Ct Pittsford, NY 14534 General Purpose [ NOTICE ]
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Ma Maison Du Lac LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/4/18. 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 333 Andrews St, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity
Boocha Babe Kombucha LLC filed Art. of Org. with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/27/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
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[ NOTICE ] Aom Consulting Group LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/13/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 290 Chelsea Meadows Dr West Henrietta, NY 14586 General Purpose
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serve beer and wine at retail in a tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 604 Pittsford Victor Rd, Pittsford, Monroe County for on premises consumption. (Lock 32 Brewing Company LLC, DBA: Seven Story Brewing) [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that an alcohol beverage license, pending, has been applied for to consume beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a restaurant, under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, at 372 MANITOU ROAD T/O GREECE HILTON, NY.. In Monroe County for on premises consumption *372 THE BAY, LLC* *DBA* BRADDOCK BAY TAVERN AND GRILL [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Auberon Group, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/23/18. 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 23 Bending Creek Rd., Apt. 2, Rochester NY 14624 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bell DataComm LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/11/17 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 60 Parish Road Churchville NY 14428 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bostley Properties LLC; Art of Org filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/14/2018; 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 2151 Ireland Road, Brockport, New York 14420. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Gallup LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/2018 . Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 644 Gallup Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 144 ALEXANDER ST. LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/2018. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of
the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 375 Averill Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 2079 BHTL RD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 2320 LYELL AVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/04/18. 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, 48 Running Brook Ln., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 291 Millstead Way, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/18. 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, 571 Vanalstyne Road, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 674 Ridge Road, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/18. 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, 674 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 7 Utica Street, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 3/19/18. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to P. O. Box #444, Brockport, NY 14420. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of A Jar Of Clay Enterprises LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State
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(SSNY) 03/14/2018. 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 175 Clay Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Confident Couriers Company, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/23/2018. 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 140 Lozier st Rochester NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Notice of Formation of Amitas Properties of Wellsville, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/22/18. 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 4 Epping Wood Trl, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Notice of Formation of AVO Resource Solutions LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/10/18. 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 165 N. Water Street., Rochester, NY 14604 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]
FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS PURSUANT TO TITLE 4 OF PART E OF ARTICLE IX OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.
LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF JULY 1, 2017 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 25, 2018, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk a list of parcels of property on which the City of Rochester holds a lien for taxes, assessments, fees or other charges which is at least one year old and which the City of Rochester intends to foreclose by an action in rem pursuant to Title 4 of Part E of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Rochester. A copy of that list was published on April 25, 2018. The foreclosure list contains as to each such parcel: 1. The tax account number and address; 2. The name of the last known owner; 3. The amount of each tax lien, except for a $250.00 charge which has been added to each tax lien pursuant to Section 9-123(A)(3)of the City Charter but which is not reflected on the printed list. All persons having an interest in the real property described in the foreclosure list are hereby notified that the filing of the list constitutes the commencement by the City of Rochester of an action in the Supreme Court, Monroe County, to foreclose the tax liens therein described by an action in rem and that the list constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by the City of Rochester against each parcel of land therein described to enforce the satisfaction of such tax liens. This action is brought against the real property only. No personal judgment will be entered in this action for the delinquent taxes, assessments, fees or other charges.
A copy of the foreclosure list has been filed in the office of the City Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including October 11, 2018, which is the redemption deadline date. Any person may on or before that date redeem any parcel on the foreclosure list by paying to the City Treasurer the amount of all delinquent taxes, assessments, fees and other charges stated on the foreclosure list, plus the $250.00 charge referred to above, plus accrued interest and late payment charges. Any person having any interest in any parcel on the foreclosure list may, at any time up to the redemption deadline date, serve a verified notice of interest or an answer upon the Corporation Counsel setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest or any defense or objection to the foreclosure. The notice of interest or answer must also be filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk. Where a valid notice of interest is served, the parcel will be held for a foreclosure auction pursuant to Section 9-143 of the City Charter. Any person who fails to redeem or to serve a notice of interest or an answer by the redemption deadline date shall be barred thereafter from asserting his interest in the pending foreclosure action, and judgment in foreclosure may be granted without regard for, and in extinguishment of, the interest of any such person.
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Notice of Formation of BRASS BELL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/05/18. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1018 Bay Rd., Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bucci Creative Studios, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/4/17. 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 P.O. Box 16187, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Cleaning Services of Western NY, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 2/16/18. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to 134 Van Stallen Street, Rochester, NY 14621. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CUTTING EDGE EXPERTS, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/12/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 780 N. CLINTON AVE ROCHESTER NY 14605 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dei-Dei’s Love Baskets & Things LLC Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/12/2018. 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 1 East Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DV LOGISTICS, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03-192018. 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 222 MILLFORD CROSSING PENFIELD, NY 14526 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Engaging Diversity & Inclusion Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/17. 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, 3660 Monroe Avenue, #54, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GAXIL LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/12/2018. 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 Brook Hill Lane, Apt A, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hayward Rentals, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed
with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James G. Davis, 50 Ramsey Park, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hempsol, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/21/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 12 East Jefferson Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hippity Hip, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/1/2017. 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 131 Gregory Street, Rochester NY 14620 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Increase Sales Digital, LLC Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) March 13, 2018. Office location. Monroe County. SNNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 850 St. Paul St, Suite 30, Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lehmann Digital Arts Publishing, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/08/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o 27 Clarkes Crossing, Fairport NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Marketview336 LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/15/2018. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as Agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1, #86, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MMJC CAPITAL, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/16/18. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 15 Loch Loyal Ct., Penfield, NY 14526.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mobile Craft Canning LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/16/2018. 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 761 Hightower Way Webster, NY 14580 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NewEdge Hockey, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/07/2018. 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 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road Rochester, NY 14623 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ontario Homes Sales, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/26/2018. 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 160 Despatch Dr., East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Patriot Industries LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/27/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 451 Baker Rd. Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of R&L Development and Design, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/2018. 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 858 Dewitt Road, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Raise The Bar Designs, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/21/18 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 104 Allandale
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Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WATER CHEMISTRY CONSULTANTS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/2018. 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, 292 Coolidge Rd., Rochester, NY 14622. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION being held at Chesters Self Storage1037 Jay St,. Rochester NY 14611 on Thursday, May 24th at 12:00 am . 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: , Steve Rodriquez Unit 347 owes $286; Leanne Castleberry unit 402 owes $228. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of AVALON ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/18. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/14. Princ. office of LLC: 3405 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 200, Tampa, FL 33607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Avalon
is a technology-enabled laboratory benefit management (“LBM”) company. Avalon’s LBM services include utilization review, claims payment, claims editing and network management services. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Hamlin Solar 1, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/18. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/16/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of SAREKON LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/18. Office location: Orleans County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/15/18. Mr. William Northrup designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served at 2227 Center Road, Kendall NY 14476. DE addr. of LLC: 1201 Orange Street, Ste. 600, Wilmington, DE 19801. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PATTERSON HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/16/2018. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 23804, Rochester, NY 14692. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 1767 Clover St., Rochester, NY 14618.
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Railogic Consulting Services, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/6/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 3071 Griffin Rd Churchville, NY 14428 RA US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13 Ave #202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] REMOTE CLIENT SERVICES, LLC Arts of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on March 6, 2018. 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 155 Benson Rd., Victor, N.Y. 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Shipping Resources Group LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/19/18. 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 25 Sunleaf Dr., Penfield, NY 14526. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] SUNRISE SALES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/13/18. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2117. 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, 566 Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Titan Motorworks of Rochester, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/15/18. 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 2975 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Rd., Suite 170, Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Victor Consulting LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/16/2018. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 510 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. General Purpose. [ Notice of Formation ] 10th Fairway LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 4/26/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated
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copy of such process to78 Schuyler Baldwin Dr., Fairport NY 14450. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law.
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Apex Gaming LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 3/15/18. 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 207 Bull Saw Mill Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Fox Meadow Properties LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/19/18 Office location: /Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served, SSNY shall mail process to Fox Meadow Properties LLC, 2104 County Line Road, Holley, NY 14470. General Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Royal Wash Webster LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 27, 2018. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2851 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Urgent Care Now Medical PLLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Dept of State on 9/08/11. 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 60 Barrett Dr, Suite A, Webster, NY 14580. The purpose of the Company is medical services. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 78 SCHUYLER BALDWIN DRIVE, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 78 SCHUYLER BALDWIN DRIVE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 03/21/18. 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
Notice of Formation of Buntsy’s Neighborhood Food & Drink LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on April 18, 2018. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC at 8 Pierce Street, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Feathers Tribe Entertainment, LLC filed articles of organization with the New York State Secretary of State on 04/10/2018 with an effective date of formation of 04/10/2018. 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 44 Laurelcrest Drive, Spencerport, NY 14559. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Jay’s Dry Bulk, LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 4/11/18 with an effective date of formation of 4/11/18. 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 1869 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. 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 ] Notice is hereby given that Rock Beach Aquatics, LLC a Limited Liability Company, filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on April 13, 2018. The principal office is located in the County of Monroe, State of New York, and the Secretary of State was designated
as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company is: 80 Rock Beach Road, Rochester, NY 14617. The purpose of the company is to engage in any lawful activity for which a company may be organized under §203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. [ Notice of Formation of OD DOODLE BUGS LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 23, 2018. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Drive, Ste 200 Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of VICTOR EAST AUTO GROUP LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on April 16, 2018. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Drive, Ste 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to Article 18-A of the New York State General Municipal Law will be held by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency d/b/a Imagine Monroe Powered By COMIDA (the “Agency”) on the 11th day of May, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., local time, at the Ebenezer Watts Conference Center, 49 S. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, New York 14614, in connection with the following matter: QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL INC., a New York corporation, or an entity formed or to be formed (collectively, the “Company”) has requested that the Agency assist with a certain Project (the “Project”), consisting of: (A) the construction of: (i) an approximately 4,180 square-foot steel building on the south side of the complex to house a new CNC Mill and a Surface Grinder; (ii) an approximately 16,000 square-foot warehouse to house, on-site, materials needed to build the Company’s products; and (iii) an additional 43-vehicle parking
area (collectively, the “Improvements”) all to be situate at the Company’s existing complex located at 850 Hudson Avenue in the City of Rochester, New York [Part of Tax Map No.: 091.8100003-032]; and (B) the acquisition and installation therein, thereon or thereabout of certain machinery, equipment and related personal property (collectively, the “Equipment” and, together with the Improvements, the “Facility”). The Facility will be initially operated and/or managed by the Company. The Agency will acquire a leasehold interest in the Facility and lease the Facility back to the Company. The Company will operate the Facility during the term of the lease. At the end of the lease term the Agency’s leasehold interest will be terminated. The Agency contemplates that it will provide financial assistance (the “Financial Assistance”) to the Company in the form of sales and use tax exemptions. The Agency will, at the above-stated time and place, present a copy of the Company’s Application (including the Benefit/Incentive analysis) and hear all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the location or nature of the Facility, or the proposed financial assistance being contemplated by the Agency. In addition, at, or prior to, such hearing, interested parties may submit to the Agency written materials pertaining to such matters. Dated: May 2, 2018 COUNTY OF MONROE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY D/B/A IMAGINE MONROE POWERED BY COMIDA By: Jeffrey R. Adair, Executive Director [ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to Article 18-A of the New York State General Municipal Law will be held by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency d/b/a Imagine Monroe Powered By COMIDA (the “Agency”) on the 14th day of May, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., local time, in Community Room B at the Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, New York 14612, in connection with the following matter: DVL 3, LLC, a New York limited liability company, or an entity formed or to be formed (collectively, the “Company”) has
Legal Ads requested that the Agency assist with a certain Project (the “Project”), consisting of: (A) the acquisition of a leasehold interest in a portion of an approximately 6.74-acre parcel of land located at 20, 40 and 60 Greece Center Drive in the Town of Greece, New York 14612 (the “Land”); (B) the construction thereon of an approximately 14,642 square-foot medical services building (the “Improvements”); and (C) the acquisition and installation therein, thereon or thereabout of certain machinery, equipment and related personal property (the “Equipment” and, together with the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”); all for sublease to University of Rochester (the “Tenant”), for use as a primary care, audiology, otorhinolaryngology and lab draw facility. The Facility will be initially operated and/ or managed by the Company. The Agency will acquire a leasehold interest in the Facility and lease the Facility back to the Company. The Company will operate the Facility during the term of the lease. At the end of the lease term the Agency’s leasehold interest will be terminated. The Agency contemplates that it will provide financial assistance (the “Financial Assistance”) to the Company in the form of sales and use tax exemptions and a mortgage recording tax exemption, consistent with the policies of the Agency, and a partial real property tax abatement. The Agency will, at the above-stated time and place, present a copy of the Company’s Application (including the Benefit/Incentive analysis) and hear all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the location or nature of the Facility, or the proposed financial assistance being contemplated by the Agency. In addition, at, or prior to, such hearing, interested parties may submit to the Agency written materials pertaining to such matters. Dated: May 2, 2018 COUNTY OF MONROE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY D/B/A IMAGINE MONROE POWERED BY COMIDA By: Jeffrey R. Adair, Executive Director [ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to Article 18-A of the New York State General Municipal Law will be held by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency d/b/a Imagine Monroe Powered By COMIDA
(the “Agency”) on the 14th day of May, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., local time, in the Webster Room at the Webster Town Hall, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, New York 14580, in connection with the following matter: SETON PROPERTIES NEW YORK LLC, a New York limited liability company, or an entity formed or to be formed (collectively, the “Company”) has requested that the Agency assist with a certain Project (the “Project”), consisting of: (A) the acquisition or retention of a leasehold interest in an approximately 8.97acre parcel of land located at 1700 Boulter Industrial Parkway in the Town of Webster, New York 14580 [Tax Map #: 066.030-0001006.116] (the “Land”); (B) the construction thereon of an approximately 56,000 square-foot addition (the “Improvements”) to the existing Companyowned building; and (C) the acquisition and installation therein, thereon or thereabout of certain machinery, equipment and related personal property (the “Equipment” and, together with the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”); all for continued sublease to Studco Building Systems US, LLC (the “Tenant”), for use in its manufacturing business. The Facility will be initially operated and/or managed by the Company. The Agency will acquire a leasehold interest in the Facility and lease the Facility back to the Company. The Company will operate the Facility during the term of the lease. At the end of the lease term the Agency’s leasehold interest will be terminated. The Agency contemplates that it will provide financial assistance (the “Financial Assistance”) to the Company in the form of sales and use tax exemptions and a mortgage recording tax exemption, consistent with the policies of the Agency, and a partial real property tax abatement. The Agency will, at the above-stated time and place, present a copy of the Company’s Application (including the Benefit/Incentive analysis) and hear all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the location or nature of the Facility, or the proposed financial assistance being contemplated by the Agency. In addition, at, or prior to, such hearing, interested parties may submit to the Agency written materials pertaining to such matters. Dated: May 2, 2018 COUNTY OF MONROE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
AGENCY D/B/A IMAGINE MONROE POWERED BY COMIDA By: Jeffrey R. Adair, Executive Director [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST DOUGLAS N. DUMOND, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated October 05, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Foreclosure Auction Area, Hall of Justice - Lower Level Atrium, 99 Exchange Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14614, on May 16, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 6 PACKET BOAT DRIVE, FAIRPORT, NY 14450. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Perinton, Village of Fairport, County of Monroe and State of New York, SECTION 152.12, BLOCK 2, LOT 7. Approximate amount of judgment $94,008.67 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2013-1112. Sarah E. Wesley Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 53300 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Franklin American Mortgage Company Plaintiff, against Alan C. Dunavent, as Heir to the Estate of Bryce Bybee Dunavent a/k/a Bryce B. Dunavent, Bryce Bybee Dunavent a/k/a Bryce B. Dunavent’s respective heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, United States of America Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. Index #: 11817/2017 Filed: 03/20/2018 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of
trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): 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 attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; or within sixty (60) days if it is the United States of America. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: Bayshore, New York March 15, 2018 FRENKEL, LAMBERT, WEISS, WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP BY: Linda P. Manfredi Attorneys for Plaintiff Main Office 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969 3100 Our File No.: 01 086129 F00 NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $58,736.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Monroe County Clerk on April 29, 2016, in Book 26594 page 660, covering premises known as 33 Almay Road, Rochester, NY 14616. 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.
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What’s in a Name?
In Ohio in 2004, 6-year-old Alex Malarkey spent two months in a coma after a car accident, awaking as a quadriplegic and telling his family he had visited heaven, seeing angels and meeting Jesus. Alex and his dad, Kevin Malarkey, co-wrote a best-selling book in 2010, “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” but in 2015, Alex admitted he had made up the story to get attention. “I did not die. I did not go to heaven,” Alex told The Guardian. In a recent effort to set the record straight, Alex filed a complaint April 9 in DuPage County,
Illinois, against the book’s publisher, Tyndale House, alleging that “any reasonable person would have realized that it was highly unlikely that the content of the book was true.” The Washington Post reported that while Kevin Malarkey is not a party to the suit -- which cites several Illinois statutes regarding the right to privacy, defamation, and financial exploitation of a person with a disability, among others -- it does allege that Alex’s dad concocted and sold the story to Tyndale. The younger Malarkey did not receive any royalties from the sales of the book. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 31
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