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Morelle for Congress? City readers sound off Our endorsement of Joe Morelle in the Democratic Congressional primary brought numerous responses from readers, most of them disagreeing with us. A selection of those comments follows. You’ll find more on our Facebook page and in the Comments section under our endorsement article. Due to the volume of responses, readers’ feedback is taking the place of Urban Journal this week.
My first reaction to seeing that CITY is endorsing Joe Morelle for the 25th Congressional district? Disappointment. Disappointment that you chose not to take the opportunity to advocate for an alternative to the status quo. Disappointment that you bought into the fear that the establishment relies on to keep people in line; fear that “the money” won’t show up for the candidate, fear of losing the seat, fear of losing clout. Disappointment that you appear to have forgotten that you’re Rochester’s “alternative” newspaper. I was hoping that you would look to the future when making your endorsement. Instead you chose to overlook Morelle’s gaping flaws because he has connections and those connections bring money. Idealistic and naive it may be, but I had hoped that you would endorse the candidate that you felt would best represent our district and support a progressive vision for the country, not the one that you felt had the best chance to win. We look to CITY to have be a platform for alternatives, and to show problems in a different light. You failed to shine that light this time around. KARL BERGER
Your endorsement rests on the faulty premise that the 25th district has even a
chance of being competitive. Louise Slaughter may have had a close scrape in 2014 (which, by the way, was a Republican wave year) but that means nothing. She won by at least 15 points in almost every other election, which is the same amount that Hillary won this district. There is no way that a Republican nobody will be competitive in a district like ours, even if he has a lot of money. Republicans are defending over 70 seats this year; they will not have the money or motivation to target ours. If anything, Morelle’s time in Albany will make him a target for Republicans eager to portray Democrats as untrustworthy and corrupt. Any qualified Democrat can win this seat. If that’s true, why should we vote for the “safe” candidate who epitomizes the corruption and lack of judgment of Albany? Louise Slaughter was effective not because she spent time in office before Congress and had experience; she was effective because she had convictions, put Rochester’s interests ahead of her political career, and was a fighter. I’m deeply disappointed that a newspaper that I respect so much would use such a weak argument to justify the endorsement of a candidate like Joe Morelle. Rochesterians deserve better.
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Court date on tenants’ request is postponed
Tenants of a westside apartment building will have to wait a few more weeks to learn whether they can join the city’s suit against their landlord. The city is pursuing legal action against Thurston Road Realty, which is owned by New York City investor Peter Hungerford, for numerous outstanding code violations at 447 Thurston Road and 967 Chili Avenue. Judge Maija Dixon had been scheduled to hear the request from an association of tenants at the Thurston Road property last Friday, but the date was postponed to Tuesday, July 3.
Divinity school has a new buyer
Local developer Angelo Ingrassia plans to buy the campus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Ingrassia said last week that he hasn’t closed on the property yet and doesn’t have a design, but he plans residential development that may include town homes and condominiums. Much of the 24-acre property near Highland Park has been designated a city landmark, which means that new
construction or exterior changes to the existing historic buildings would have to be approved by the city. Ingrassia said he was aware of the landmark status and that he is interested in preserving the buildings, particularly the chapel and the library, though he is considering converting them to offices. Ingrassia said he wasn’t sure about the future of the two dormitories and the parking area at the north end of the campus. While some neighborhood residents want much of the south lawn of the campus to remain undeveloped, Ingrassia said that’s unlikely. Some of it may need to be developed to make the project financially feasible, he said. Top Capital attempted to purchase the property, but the agreement fell apart earlier this year. Ingrassia is also the owner of the former Medley Center, which he and his partners are redeveloping into Skyview on the Ridge, a mix of commercial uses, office space, and a community center for the Town of Irondequoit. Divinity School leaders had already decided to relocate the school off campus before the end of the year. No new site has been announced.
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Rochester officials are in the early stages of a plan that will shape how people get around the city — and possibly how they choose to do that — for years to come. The city is starting to put together a Comprehensive Access and Mobility Plan, which will tie into the city’s broader Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan. CAMP, as it’s being called, is all about transportation, and some parts of it will be extremely important to people who live and work in the city. The plan will focus on five main areas: bicycling, walking, public transit, the movement of goods and emergency services, and transportation demand management. And in the course of developing the plan, city officials will pick a priority project from each category to start designing, says Erik Frisch, a transportation specialist with the city. The bicycling section will, in some ways, be an update of the city’s 2011 bicycle master plan,
Frisch says. It’ll emphasize the importance of creating a “low stress” bike network within Rochester. To that end, the city has built out its trails and started to develop bike boulevards, which are formalized routes along side streets that more or less parallel major roadways. “Most potential riders are not comfortable riding on Monroe Avenue, even if there’s bike lanes,” Frisch says. The plan will likely recommend continuing those efforts, but will also probably include strategies to work more protected bike lanes and cycle tracks into city projects, Frisch says. CAMP will also likely include a pedestrian plan, which is intended to make the city a more welcoming and pleasant place to walk, Frisch says. It’ll tie into Reimagine RTS – the regional transit agency’s ongoing effort to overhaul its public transportation continues on page 10
Rooms at the Hotel Cadillac weren’t cheap, and the living conditions weren’t good. But the Cadillac provided low-barrier housing for people who often couldn’t find shelter elsewhere and served as a last-resort option for social workers trying to help people in crisis.
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The Hotel Cadillac is closed. Now what? The Hotel Cadillac’s doors are now locked shut. The neon green cable that secures its front entrance and the “no trespassing” signs stuck to its façade convey that the iconic building’s days of housing people living at society’s margins are over. The owner, DHD Ventures, wants to redevelop it into something more upscale; the last public plans from the developer called for apartments and commercial space, but they date to 2015. Activists pressured and protested DHD in the weeks leading up to the hotel’s June 12 closure. Advocates for the homeless occupied the vestibule in the hotel’s Chestnut Street entrance starting Friday, June 8, which is when a resident who had been hospitalized returned to find that she’d been locked out. Among those holding vigil were Sister Grace Miller and Sister Rita Lewis of the House of Mercy. Rochester police broke up the occupation after DHD requested their assistance, according to the RPD. But the protests weren’t just about the Cadillac. The city is already dealing with a lack of truly affordable housing, an alarming number of evictions, and a seemingly growing homeless population, housing activists and advocates for the
homeless have noted. The loss of the hotel’s 90 rooms could exacerbate those problems, they argue. “This is just one small part of a much bigger conversation we need to have about housing, and we’re not going to stop pushing that issue any time soon,” says Pat Dupont, a Catholic Worker at St. Joe’s House of Hospitality. During a press conference last week, advocates including House of Mercy founder Miller and Ryan Acuff, a Catholic Worker at St. Joe’s, called on DHD to renovate the Cadillac and make the units available to very lowincome people. They also called on the city to develop a comprehensive plan for affordable housing in the community, especially addressing housing for people living in extreme poverty. Leading up to the hotel’s closure, activists criticized the city for providing substantial government incentives to developers — including DHD — to build expensive apartments in the city with no requirement that they build units lowincome people can afford, too. The closure also removes a low-barrier, last-resort option for social workers and organizations who needed to find housing
for people, says Nick Coulter, co-founder of Person Centered Housing Options. It was an option for housing people who tend not to do well in a shelter environment, he added. But the Cadillac wasn’t cheap, with the monthly cost of a room hovering around $700, he said. And it had problems with pests and vermin, he said. “All things considered, The Hotel Cadillac is closed and its doors were secured last even though the Cadillac week, despite protests over its closing. PHOTO BY JEREMY MOULE was not a great place for people to stay,” Coulter says, it did provide a roof homeless and housing services providers over the heads of people who didn’t have find placements for homeless people. other options. Most of the former tenants moved Around 40 people had been living into apartments around the city, although at the hotel in recent months. Because two people relocated to Elk Place, of the transient nature of people at the another downtown hotel. Coulter says Cadillac, any tally will be inexact. All DHD provided some financial assistance but two of the recent residents have been to relocate Cadillac residents. placed into other housing arrangements, says Connie Sanderson, executive director at the Continuum of Care, an agency that, among other things, helps
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Morrelle responses It is difficult to accept that Joe Morelle supports universal health care when he has voted, with the Republicans, against the New York health bill, an equivalent of Medicare for All on the state level. He has consistently resisted the call to end the private-for-profit insurance-company stranglehold on health insurance, even while chair of the Assembly insurance committee or as majority leader. Insurance and other financial corporations have contributed significantly to his campaigns. And now he favors a new approach. Why does he not support HR676, the “Medicare for All” bill that Louise Slaughter cosponsored? Why does he not stand with Physicians for a National Health Plan with 50,000 members advocating HR676? And what has private, for-profit health insurance done? Millions of bankruptcies and health status in the United States that ranks so low it is to our shame. We don’t need insurance companies overruling doctors. We need Medicare for All. BILL AND SALLY MCCOY
City: the alt-news weekly that is as alternative and newsworthy as a Sinclair TV channel. As predictable and cowardly as an industry shill. Who could have ever guessed that City, that bastion of independent intellectual political thought, would pick the most entrenched, corporate lame-duck in the running. Oh, right: anyone paying attention. So many opportunities over the years to endorse the change candidate, and you consistently refuse and stump for the insider. Out of one side of your mouth you say we desperately need change to upset the status quo, and out of the other you endorse one of the most establishment, corrupt, 6 CITY
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conservative, tone-deaf Democrats in the area. Rachel Barnhart is the obvious endorsement for this seat. She’s the clear choice to carry Louise’s mantle. She’s shown dogged loyalty to the area, she speaks her mind, hunts down the truth, and advocates and endorses policies based on her own research and analysis. Perhaps the sorriest part of this endorsement is that in 2018, in the face of the #MeToo movement, City Newspaper would choose the one candidate who called a woman a liar for calling out her abuser. He never even properly apologized. It seems to me that a paper like City survives only by having its finger on the pulse, yet this endorsement shows how numb and out of touch this paper is. BEN KIERAN
City’s analysis of the situation regarding the seat left vacant by Representative Slaughter is excellent as always. The conclusion – not so much so. Democrats can’t afford to lose the seat – check. Morelle and Wilt are the two candidates who would be most effective in Congress – check. People (at least some) are tired of Washington insiders – check. Congress needs more women and more people of color – check. Morelle represents where the Democratic party has been; Wilt represents where the party needs to go – check. It seems the endorsement of Morelle over Wilt is based on the proposition that Morelle has more money and name recognition than Wilt. We live in a culture where white men can pretty much be assumed to have more money than women of color, and it makes my heart sick that anyone might choose to vote against Wilt on that basis. Democrats can’t afford to lose this seat, and I think they will be willing to pony up for the Democratic
candidate. Low name recognition will be an issue for both Wilt and Maxwell, but again the argument is that the white man has more money and thus will be a more viable candidate. No wonder we have so few women and people of color in elected office! The point was also made that Republicans are better at turning out the vote than Democrats. If Joe Morelle is the candidate, I think this will be true. But look how Democrats turned out to vote when Barack Obama ran! Morelle against Maxwell, white male insider versus white male outsider. Wilt against Maxwell paints a very different picture, doesn’t it? Maybe if a smart, articulate, coalition-builder like Wilt is on the ticket, people of color, women, fed-up Democrats, and even independents will turn out in a way they wouldn’t for a white male Washington insider. Maybe the entire community will be energized by someone who represents the future, and will turn out to vote for her with passion and enthusiasm. NAOMI PLESS
You made a wise choice of Joe Morelle for the Slaughter seat. Morelle’s whole public life is a rejoinder to Ronald Reagan’s philosophy that “government isn’t the answer, it’s the problem.” The school districts of Rochester, Irondequoit, and Brighton have been well supported by the state during Morelle’s tenure. Thousands of seniors, teens, and youngsters play softball, soccer, football, and field hockey at McAvoy Park in Irondequoit, constructed with ample state funding added by Morelle. On bigger issues, Morelle has been a consistent supporter of broad healthcare coverage, women’s reproductive rights, and workers’ rights. I have had a couple of disagreements with Morelle, but he has had hundreds of votes and public positions which I agree with, and from which this community has benefitted.
In contrast with the other candidates, Morelle knows how to work with others and how to thwart the dangerous positions of a well-funded opposition. JIM KRAUS
Your logic fails me, and the inconsistency of the article belies the endorsement. If the qualifications for election to and work in Congress include having name recognition, being progressive, being a “fighter” and not being the status quo, the choice is clear: Rachel Barnhart. 1) You open by implying that a “fighter” is needed to balance Trump and the GOP. Rachel Barnhart has two decades of publicly asking the tough questions and calling out lack of transparency and accountability in politics. She is the clear fighter of the four. Morelle only plays the game and doesn’t challenge power, even when clearly the power is bad. 2) You pick and choose significance of legislative experience. While a coalition builder for a number of years within the activist community, Wilt has just a little bit of time in elected office. You praise her time there but dismiss Adam McFadden by saying his many years on City Council don’t compare to Morelle’s experience, which means you have inconsistent yardsticks. 3) You claim all four are “progressives.” While three are consistent in that regard, Morelle has a mixed history when not politically beneficial to him. He voted “no” on the NY Health Plan, then claimed it was a poorly written bill when he should have helped shape it. All while he gets a ton of money from insurance companies. He offhandedly dismissed a woman’s claim of sexual attack. 4) Working in the current House is very different from all the candidates’ current work. Morelle is majority leader in a Dem-controlled legislature, McFadden is in Dem-controlled City Council, Wilt is in Dem-controlled town council, and they
don’t have records of tough negotiations for bills. Rachel Barnhart has a history of studying, challenging, and reporting on both parties in many different settings. 5) The work in Congress often is in committees, asking probing questions with opposition party doing same. Rachel Barnhart clearly has the smarts, skills, experience, and qualities to ask questions that are tough. 6) You don’t consider who can represent the whole of NY-25. Rachel Barnhart knows the whole district, both city and suburbs. She’s been to every corner of it for years, covering news and studying both sides of politics and issues. The other three are in areas that are only slices of the larger district. 7) Morelle’s fundraising skill is a major quality? If the seat is important for the Dems and progressives, whoever wins the primary will be able to secure funding from many sources, so one candidate’s history of gathering lobbyist money won’t be the deciding factor. You missed the opportunity to help the community see how Democrats can move forward. With smarts, love of Rochester, knowledge of the whole district, clear fighter qualities, and not being “status quo,” the endorsement should have been Rachel Barnhart.
seat, and Morelle has the best chance to make that happen. Wilt has a lot of promise locally, but she hasn’t gotten her name out there and done the legwork that was needed for people to vote for her. Morelle is riding on his experience and name recognition, but in the end will still be better than Maxwell.
The primary reason that I am a member of the Democratic Party is Joe Morelle. When did experience become a negative? I like and respect Robin Wilt and the others competing for this seat, but Joe’s experience and knowledge make him my choice. I respect all of the candidates and will support whoever wins the June 26 primary.
Morelle is the career politician, far from progressive but very close to Albany corruption. The comparisons between Morelle and Wilt take me back to 2016 with Clinton and Sanders, Morelle and Clinton being the proclaimed frontrunners, with Wilt and Sanders having the better ideas and true progressive vision. Please note frontrunner Clinton lost. My endorsement goes to Robin Wilt. TOM JANOWSKI
My initial reaction was “Ugh!” but we desperately need a Democrat to hold this
SEANA CHRISTINE CATHERMAN
Disappointed beyond belief in City Newspaper. In addition to intelligence, ability, and willingness to listen to others, Robin Wilt has a deep history of activism. She could carry into Congress her ability to build coalitions between groups as she has between the city of Rochester and the suburbs. With her tenacity, she’d be the strongest of the four candidates vying for the seat to combat the Trump administration. GERRY MINERD
I’ll be voting for Robin Wilt. Joe Morelle is a good man, but we ran on the status quo in 2016 and we lost, and also many times before that over the course of my lifetime with nondescript go-along, get-along candidates. I’m tired of losing with establishment politicians. We need someone who can speak to the heart and soul of the party. JIM ZACCARIA
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Ridiculous. Have a damn backbone and support who you know is the right candidate for the job. Progressive change is the only way forward, and Morelle is nothing close to progressive. #Wilt2018. DONALD MARTELL
LGBTQ RIGHTS | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Trump and the dismantling of LGBTQ rights Donald Trump was no stranger to the LGBTQ community prior to his presidential campaign. And during the campaign, he addressed the community directly. “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens,” Trump said at the National Republican Convention in July 2016. And a month earlier, he tweeted: “Thank you to the LGBT community. I will fight for you while Hillary will bring in more people that will threaten your freedoms.” So what happened to that Donald Trump? It’s hard to know whether he meant what he said at the time or that was campaign rhetoric aimed at anti-Hillary Democrats. Trump himself was a Democrat for many years, but he has also referred to himself as a traditionalist when it comes to marriage. He may have had more in common with conservatives – including opposition to LGBTQ rights – than anyone realized. As the country celebrates Pride month and Rochester prepares to celebrate ROC Pride 2018, July 14 to July 21, it may be a good time for the LGBTQ community to access where the movement is and strengthen its resolve. Because one thing is clear: many of the gains made in the last decade are under attack by the Trump administration. “Donald Trump said he would be an ally to the LGBT community, but he has completely abandoned the rights of LGBT people,” says Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, senior attorney and health-care strategist for Lambda Legal. “He’s actually done everything possible to reverse and attack the rights of LGBT people.” Two of the top people in the Trump administration have a history of anti-gay actions. As governor of Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence pushed through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, causing a national backlash and costing the state millions in lost revenue. As a member of Congress, Pence voted against strengthening hate-crime bills and against repealing the military’s policy of “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell.” As attorney general of Alabama in the 1990’s, Jeff Sessions represented the state in a court case involving the Alabama’s attempt to deny funding to student organizations that advocated for LGBT rights. As senator, Sessions voted against adding sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes and he voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act. Soon after becoming US attorney general, Sessions began issuing memos that either overturned or weakened protections set in place by Obama. Among them: permitting faith-based organizations with federally funded grants and contracts to 8 CITY
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The prospect of rights eroding is new for many younger members of the LGBTQ community, says Rowan Collins, communications director for OUT Alliance. FILE PHOTO
be selective about the services they provide, based on religious freedom. There have been many policy changes in the short time Trump has been in office that have gone against LGBTQ rights and protections, says Diana Flynn, litigation director for Lambda Legal. Some are more high profile than others, such as Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. Several related cases are tied up in multiple courts. But Flynn says the one that bothers her most is the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, no friend of civil rights laws, that transgender people are not protected by laws that ban workplace discrimination based on sex. The decision essentially wipes away the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Flynn says, which leaves some of society’s most vulnerable people without protection. The Trump administration is essentially reshaping the justice system through the nomination and confirmation of ultraconservative judges, says Gonzales-Pagan. Nearly one-third of Trump’s judicial nominees have anti-LGBTQ records. “These are people who would never be confirmable under Reagan or Bush,” he says. “Their opposition to civil rights, racial equity, and LGBT rights is a prerequisite to be on the federal bench.” Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s appointee to the Supreme Court, made his anti-LGBTQ-rights position known early on. Shortly after joining the court, he wrote the minority dissent to
Trump is taking the country backward, says Harry Bronson, an attorney and state Assemblymember from Rochester. FILE PHOTO
the court’s decision requiring states to include same-sex parents on birth certificates. What’s happening in the courts is especially alarming to Bess Watts. Both Watts and her wife Anne Tischer are longtime Rochester area LGBTQ activists. The recent Supreme Court case favoring the Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple was disturbing on many levels, Watts says. The Trump administration sided with the baker. “What good is having marriage equality,” says Watts, “if you can go into a store and be refused service? What if I get hit by a car and the doctor in the hospital says he refuses to provide care? Until we are a protected class, I don’t think we’ll be fully protected.” Some people say that the couple could have gone to another vendor who wanted their business, but they’re missing the point, Watts says. “That’s like saying if Woolworths won’t serve you, then go to another counter,” Watts says. “This isn’t just about LGBTQ rights. It’s about civil rights.” We’ve seen a fairly consistent pushback from Trump, says Rowan Collins, communications director for Out Alliance, formerly the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. “We’re seeing an erosion of LGBTQ rights, and for many of us, it’s something that we haven’t really seen before.” Many people in the LGBTQ community, particularly younger people, became accustomed to seeing significant advancements during the Obama era, Collins says. However, a big problem for the
community is that many of Obama’s executive decisions protecting LGBTQ people were never codified into law, which makes the reversals easier for Trump and his allies. Trump reinstated the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. He rescinded the Obama-era rules for K-12 schools allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. Overturning even some of the most important legal milestones, such as marriage equality, isn’t farfetched, Collins says. Collins and many LGBTQ advocates worry that Trump may be able to appoint another Supreme Court justice like the staunchly anti-LGBTQ conservative Neil Gorsuch. If that happens, the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality could be reversed, Collins says. Much of the pushback Collins sees from Trump’s supporters goes beyond a rejection of gay or lesbian sexual orientation. That’s particularly true of the evangelical right he says. “I think so much of the fear comes from the play on gender, pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable as gender behavior,” Collins says. “This is the way to behave. This is what women do. And this is what men do.” Trump’s explanation for his transgender ban in the military was the high cost of health care for transgender people, something that shouldn’t be the military’s responsibility, he said at the time. But the cost of medical care for transgender service members is minuscule, not even near 1 percent of the Pentagon’s budget, Collins says. Trump’s reasoning is more likely to be tied to the religious conservative view that gender is not fluid, and that gender expression, like sexual orientation, is a lifestyle choice, Collins says. “What a narrow view of the LGBTQ community, especially the transgender community,” Collins says. “It relies on old assumptions of what people are going to look like, be like, and what kind of work they can do. That’s really dangerous.” State Assembly member Harry Bronson says Trump has a particular view of what masculinity means that’s reflected in his treatment of women and his constant references to other men as strong or weak. “If you come to this with a certain perspective of masculinity, then genderexpansive ideas or that we have same-sex couples, all of this is a threat to you,” Bronson says. In trying to eviscerate President Obama’s legacy, Trump has resorted to autocratic tactics that are taking the country backward, Bronson says. “If you’re different, then you’re the other,” Bronson says.
Authoritarian regimes have historically relied on marginalizing and sometimes targeting certain groups of people, he says. “It’s an us-versus-them way of thinking,” he says. Bronson himself has a pink triangle on his car, as a reminder that Nazis forced gay men to wear an inverted pink triangle in concentration camps as a badge of shame. “Certain groups were attacked, and it was acceptable,” Bronson says. “I never expected, never had a hint of belief that this America is possible.” The attack on LGBTQ rights isn’t coming solely from the Trump administration. It was a problem at the state level before Trump was elected, and it is continuing. Last year, several states – including Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina – had bills contesting marriage equality. And at least three states had bills that would prevent LGBT individuals or couples from adopting children. Bias isn’t limited to red states. Bronson points to the GENDA, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act which would include gender identity and expression as a protected class under New York State’s hate crimes law. And it would protect against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. GENDA has passed in the state Assembly eight times. But, says Bronson: “It’s never even come to the floor in the Republican-held Senate. There’s no support for it.” Local Senate Republicans Joe Robach and Rich Funke have shown no interest in it, Bronson says. “We have a ban on conversion therapy that the Senate won’t approve, either,” Bronson says. The American Psychiatric Association describes conversion therapy as unethical. But with Trump in the White House, there’s little chance that state leaders on the right will support the legislation out of fear of retaliation, he says. One minor victory: for the first time, Monroe County officials will display a Pride flag on the County Office Building during ROC Pride week. Both Out Alliance’s Collins and Bronson say that the LGBTQ community needs to recognize the importance of intersectionality. The LGBTQ community is wide and diverse, and it intersects with many different communities that share many of the same concerns about Trump: people of color, Muslims, immigrants, women, educators, and health care workers. “We aren’t just talking about protecting LGBTQ rights,” Collins says. “We have to talk about racism. We have to talk about Islamophobia. We have to talk about antiimmigration. We have to talk about poverty and disability rights.”
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system — and will lay out ways the city can support transit use, he says. And it’ll look at incentives or programs that could encourage people to use forms of transportation other than singleoccupancy vehicles. The latter falls under the category of demand management, an approach aimed at lessening congestion during peak travel periods by reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the roads at those times. The plan will also explore ways to balance commercial traffic and the needs of emergency service vehicles with growing community interest in narrower streets that better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, Frisch says. “We have increasing conflicts between trucks and community goals,” Frisch says. The plan will also include an official City of Rochester street design manual, which everyone from the state, county, and city planners to private developers can reference when designing, reconfiguring, or rebuilding roadways, Frisch says. The city has already compiled a lot of data through the comprehensive-plan process, and much of the CAMP work will be based on that information, Frisch says. The city is, however, conducting an additional survey to better inform the process. It’s available at the plan’s website, www.cityofrochester.gov/camp. The city has scheduled several community meetings about the Comprehensive Access and Mobility Plan. Next up: • Saturday, July 21, times and locations to be determined, in conjunction with HealthiKids’ PlayROCS initiative; • Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at the Puerto Rican Festival, 333 Plymouth Avenue. A committee with members from groups including Reconnect Rochester, the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, and Common Ground Health is guiding the plan’s development. The plan should be completed by early spring 2019.
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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.)
Doctors, Cuba, and the poor
Cuba and the Latin American School of Medicine will be the focus of the Rochester Committee on Latin America’s meeting on Tuesday, June 26. The program will include a showing of “Dare to Dream,” a short documentary about the Latin American School of Medicine, which is known for preparing students from poor communities to become doctors who want to serve the poor. The guest speaker will be Cheryl LaBash, who writes for Workers World newspaper and works with Doctors4Detroit, which supports students at the medical school in Cuba. The meeting will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church,
121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 6 p.m.
Bus chartered for DC event
The New Poor People’s Campaign will conclude several weeks of activism across the country with a rally in Washington, DC, on Friday, June 23, and 1199SEIU labor organization is sponsoring a bus to take area residents interested in attending the event. There’ll be no charge for the bus trip. The bus will leave Rochester late in the day on Friday, June 22, departing from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East parking lot, at 259 Monroe Avenue. To register, contact Demond Meeks as soon as possible, at 750-6320 or email email@example.com, so he knows how many buses are needed.
Fighting racism in city schools
The Take It Down Planning Committee, Faith Community Alliance, and Movement for Anti-racist Ministry and Action Coalition will meet on Thursday, June 21, and every Thursday through the summer, to discuss ways to address racism in the Rochester school district. The group will also be working with House of Mercy and St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality on ways to address homelessness in Rochester. The Thursday meetings, will be in the Fight Village Community Room, 186 Ward Street, at 6 p.m., and are open to the public.
Dining & Nightlife
Beyond burgers — LDR's menu offers a Rochester Turkey Reuben and 'famous' onion rings. PHOTO BY JACOB WALSH
LDR is A-OK LDR Char Pit 4753 LAKE AVENUE DAILY, 7 A.M. TO 9 P.M. 865-0112; LDRCHARPIT.COM [ REVIEW ] BY DAVE BUDGAR
I’d long thought of the venerable LDR Char Pit — on Lake Avenue in Charlotte since 1945 and named after the original owner’s children (Linda, Donald, and Richard) — as a classic beach-side burger joint. While I wouldn’t dismiss that appellation, LDR also fits squarely in CITY’s ongoing series exploring local diner institutions. Is it friendly? Check. Legions of regulars? You bet. Long-time servers? Indeed — some have been there for decades. Convivial? Yup. Basic, home-cooked, fresh food, for good value? For sure. Rice pudding as a dessert option? It’s there. Breakfast, not only on the menu, but served all day? That’s a clincher. Through years of burger-binging, I can attest to the deliciousness of those at LDR, which are first cooked over charcoal (putting the “Char” in Char Pit), then
finished on the flat-top grill. This method augments LDR’s commitment to cutting and grinding its own beef, as the sign on the front of the building prominently and proudly proclaims. But my visits for this story needed to go beyond burgers. Once inside LDR you immediately encounter a long counter with about 20 stools, and beyond the counter is an assortment of tables and booths. Everything is surrounded by walls festooned with a collection of vintage Charlotte artifacts including black-and-white photos of landmarks, maps, lighthouse blueprints, and framed newspaper articles. Sitting at the counter affords diners a look at two large menu boards — one for breakfast items, one for everything else — along with a view of the entire cooking area and the opportunity to take in the repartee between servers and cooks. No matter where you sit, all ordering and payment takes place at the counter, except for a Friday-night tradition of table service (and fish frys). At each end of the counter is a condiment bar with mustard, ketchup, relish, both dill and sweet pickles, sliced
banana peppers, chopped onion, and a meaty homemade Rochester-style hot sauce (kept warm) that I found delightfully tangier and spicier than many. On the first visit, I ordered one of LDR’s signature menu items: the steak bomber ($9.75): LDR’s “famous” ribeye steak (chopped) on a grilled Di Paolo hoagie roll, topped with finely chopped bacon, mushrooms, and mozzarella, with a side of French fries, to which I added a side of gravy for dipping delight. Requiring a bevy of napkins, this sandwich is a hot, mouthwatering mess. My girlfriend, Molly, had a Rochester Turkey Reuben ($7.95). LDR roasts its own turkey, which is thickly-sliced and browned for this sandwich, and assembled with Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Thousand Island dressing on expertly-browned rye bread, creating a Reuben that is on par with any in our fair city. The “Famous Homemade” onion rings ($4.15) she ordered are “famous” for good reason and among the best I’ve had anywhere. Large in diameter, thickly hand-cut, and made with LDR’s
own batter, they are crisp, hot, and importantly, when bitten the batter and onion come away in equal proportion. On an ensuing breakfast visit, Molly had raisin French toast ($5.45), and the cook staff agreeably accommodated her request for well-done toast. She declared the dish “nicely eggy and light.” LDR uses real, fresh-cracked eggs, rather than the eggs from a carton used by others. I opted for the homemade corned beef hash ($7.55), which comes with two eggs, home fries, and toast. With my over-easy eggs served on top of the pleasantly salty and finely-ground hash, next to chunky home fries, my meal resembled a breakfast-y garbage plate. Our third visit included Molly’s daughters. LDR offers seven versions of Rochester “Plates,” and the Red Plate ($8.05) was perfect for Jocelyn, who likes her hot dogs sans-bun. She chose French fries and baked beans for her two sides, and called the restaurant “cozy and lively.” Norah savored a grilled cheese sandwich ($4.15), with French fries ($3.05) on the side, which she described as “crisp and delicate.” Seeing as it was Memorial Day (and that I was seriously hungry), I opted for the Red, White & Blue Plate ($10.75), which features a Ground (LDR’s parlance for burger), a Zweigle’s Texas (red) hot, and a Zweigle’s white hot, and I chose the traditional home fries and mac salad to complement my meats. This was a heaping helping of food, with nicely charred hots. The only quibble I had was that the plate home fries are the same as the breakfast home fries — big and chunky, not the more familiar small, crisp dice. Unique to the Rochester Plate scene, the plates at LDR come unadorned; the typical mustard, ketchup, onions, and hot sauce are all applied at will at the condiment bars. Manager Darcy Pusey believes that people have been coming back to the Char Pit for more than 70 years for the handcut steaks for sandwiches, the freshly cutand-ground mix of top round and ribeye for burgers, the specially spiced batter for onion rings, the all-day breakfast service, and the friendly faces. The location by the beach doesn’t hurt, either, at least during the warmer months. But business drops by more than 50 percent in the winter, and it’s the regulars (whose orders many of the servers know by heart) who keep things afloat during the bleaker months. Combine a visit this summer with a day at the beach, and head back in the winter when the pace slows down. Each time, you’ll enjoy both a familiar comfort and a tasty meal at a good value. And don’t forget the onion rings. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
Upcoming [ ACOUSTIC ]
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Tuesday, June 26.
CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 7:30 p.m. $45.50-$125. cmacevents.com; davematthewsband.com. [ REGGAE ]
Party in the Park: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.
Thursday, July 5. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 353 Court Street. 5:30 p.m. $5. cityofrochester.gov; livepanda.com. [ METAL ]
Slayer. Friday, August 30. Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Road. 7:30 p.m. $22-$99. darienboxoffice.com; slayer.net.
Saturday, June 23 CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive 7 p.m. | $30-$85 | cmacevents.com; zztop.com [ ROCK ] Thankfully, the last couple of ZZ Top records found the band back at its roots: pure, unadulterated, high octane albums. The band has managed to maintain its cool even in the dark ages of early Empty-V, from which ironically, ZZ Top had its biggest hits. Live, the trio unleashes deceptively simple rock ‘n’ roll. And they ain’t gonna stop. I sat down with Billy Gibbons, the guitarplaying hombre in the group back in 2012 and asked him how will it end? What will be the legacy of ZZ Top? “How will it end?” he said. “C’mon, we’re just getting started. Ask that question in another 43 years. The legacy, one hopes, will be one that highlights the band’s three Ts: tone, taste, and tenacity. Oh yeah.” — BY FRANK DE BLASE
To Live and Shave in L.A.
Tuesday, June 26 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue 9 p.m. | $10 | bugjar.com; toliveandshaveinla.com [ NOISE ] To Live and Shave in L.A. is an experimental music collective based in Germany that incorporates aggressive noise, avant-garde, and post-punk textures. Founded in the early 90’s by composer Tom Smith and producer Frank Falestra, TLASILA creates haunting and violent electronic soundscapes using elements of heavy dub, musique concrete, and psychedelia. The music feels improvisational while an underlying pulse keeps the listener tied in, like watching an accident about to happen but not being able to look away. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN PHOTO PROVIDED
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[ WED., JUNE 20 ]
“High Hopes” Self-released lowerexpectationsband.bandcamp.com
Make Music Day
Thursday, June 21 Various locations 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Free | makemusicroc.org [ SPECIAL EVENT ] Marking the summer solstice with
music sounds almost too picturesque. Make Music Rochester on Thursday is organizing an afternoon and evening of free music performances, events, and lessons at various locations around the city. More than 20 events are currently listed on the Make Music Rochester website. Disclosure: CITY’s Best Busker Contest is also a Make Music Rochester event; that takes place 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the South Wedge. — BY JAKE CLAPP
Abilene’s Late Night Sessions
Friday, June 22, through Saturday, June 30 Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way 9:30 p.m. | Free | abilenebarandlounge.com [ NOT JAZZ ] While downtown is under the Jazz
Festival’s spell for nine days straight, there will be a pocket of renegades contributing to the sound of music wafting skyward. Abilene Bar and Lounge will have music every night during the XRIJF with its late night sessions. Music starts at 9:30 p.m.; no cover charge. Abilene’s lineup includes The Buffalo Brass Machine on June 22; The Observers on June 23; The Old Main on June 24; Big Martha on June 25; The Lustre Kings on June 26; The Plate Scrapers on June 27; Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers on June 28; The Fox Sisters on June 29; and Grand Canyon Rescue Episode on June 30. Also, look out for an Abilene on the Road show, June 23, with Miller & The Other Sinners at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (8 p.m.; $15-$20). And I’d like to go on the record to say we need more buskers. Bring it to the street, people. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Max Muscato,The Forest Dwellers. Funk ‘n Waffles,
I didn’t have any expectations — low or otherwise — when I gave Lower Expectations’ debut album, “High Hopes,” a couple of spins. Consequently I was surprised, pleasantly, in fact, when it came barreling out of my headphones. The twin guitar attack found here stops just short of being too saccharine or too poppy, even though it’s laden with hooks over an unstoppable rhythm section. There is an ominous quality lurking in the grooves as indicated best in the fourth and last cut, “Dead to the World,” where singer Keegan Johnston prowls and positively growls the melody like a hungry jungle cat. And come to think of it, Johnston’s big, bad baritone voice dominates, in a good way, this whole damn project with all its astute attitude and menacing tone. “High Hopes” reminds me of the Beasts of Bourbon. I’m tellin’ ya, this type of gunslinger bravado is what’s been missing in rock ‘n’ roll lately. You just need Lower Expectations. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
204 N Water Street. 4480354. 8 p.m. $5/$7. Upward Groove. Temple Bar & Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. CLASSICAL
Irondequoit Community Orchestra. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave. 3366062. 7 p.m. Conducted by Russ Thomas. JAZZ
EZM Trio. Little Theatre Café,
240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m. R&B/ SOUL
Garden Vibes: Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics. George
Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. eastman.org. 6 p.m. $8-$12. Renee Dion. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 7 p.m.
“Heatin’ Up” Self-released stickybun.bandcamp.com
While Stickybun is a relatively young band, the musicianship on its debut EP, “Heatin’ Up,” makes it clear these players weren’t born yesterday. The local funk rock band came together in winter 2016 after bassist Shawn Rotolo and singer-songwriter Aaron Shewan turned their weekly jam sessions into a project with drummer Ian Shoenberger. The group later added Joshua Meyer on trumpet and Will Zimmer on trombone. Stickybun fires off with syncopated guitar riffs, echoed by punchy brass lines, on high-energy tracks like “Boomerang” and “Stickybun Song.” All the songs use abstract and not-so-serious lyrical concepts as metaphors for subliminally existential topics, while the use of modulations in the music keeps the listener pleasantly surprised. The EP paints a picture of sauntering down a boardwalk on a hot summer day, thinking you’re the coolest person in town — and actually being the coolest person in town. While the timbre of Shewan’s voice sounds almost too clean compared to the instruments, it cuts through the mix with a fun and easy-going vibe, kinda like Daryl Hall. Stickybun whips up funky rock music that’s light-heartedly mischievous, with a golden crust that turns buttery smooth when you bite in.
— BY KATIE HALLIGAN
JD WIlkes with The Shack Shakers, Chuck Mead.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $20/$25. POP/ROCK
Bike Night: Diggler’s Bridge. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079. 6:30 p.m. The Fox Sisters. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 5-8 p.m. Jumbo Shrimp. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. 6-9 p.m. Weirwood, Embers, Fish God. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6/$8. continues on page 17
Fresh Cut: Diluted’s newest EP, “Legitimate Bastard,” will be released in August, and it finds
the band revisiting some of its earliest material. The earworm-y new single, “Spintech,” is the oldest of the EP’s four tracks. Check it out online at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
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(Above) A group from Girls Rock! Rochester at Pride 2017. (Right) Kaci Smith and a group of volunteers started Girls Rock! Rochester in 2011, and the first camp was held in 2012.
Amplifying voices Queer Rock Camp MONDAY, AUGUST 6, THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 GIRLSROCKROCHESTER.ORG [ FEATURE ] BY KATIE PRESTON
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They did it all themselves. The band members, who only met a week ago, take to their instruments in matching shirts, sporting their new screen-printed logo. The audience goes wild as the band of girls and non-gender-conforming youth break into their original song. Anyone who has witnessed a Girls Rock! Rochester showcase has probably noticed the overwhelming sense of encouragement in the air and, in turn, confidence coming from the bands on stage. Girls Rock! Rochester has been running music camps every summer since 2012, and in August, the group will start a new session: Queer Rock Camp. At the weeklong camp, the voices of queer, gender variant, gender non-conforming, and allied youth, ages 12 to 18, will be amplified — literally — with microphones, guitar amps, boost pedals, and drum kits. Kaci Smith, a musician and teacher, and a group of volunteers started GR!R in 2011. The camp is part of the larger Girls
Rock Camp Alliance, which has chapters all over the world. Smith was inspired to start Queer Rock Camp after seeing that GR!R no longer felt like the right fit for some of the older participants. “Even though Girls Rock is open to gender expansive and trans youth, some didn’t feel like Girls Rock was for them,” Smith says. It is the goal of the volunteers, Smith says, to embolden and empower these young people to use their voices, taking what they’ve learned about selfacceptance, social change, and compassion with them beyond camp. And, Smith notes, there will be educational opportunities for the campers, like a social justice workshop led by KaeLyn Rich, Assistant Advocacy Director for Chapters of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and another workshop on self-love and identity acceptance. Emma Forbes-Jones, a psychologist who specializes in gender issues, became active in helping organize the two camps after her daughter began attending GR!R. She believes that coming out as nonconforming at a young age can be isolating. “I hope that kids find connection with each other and with adults who truly get them,” Forbes-Jones says. “I hope that the kids find their voices and lift them
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together and realize how much power, both personal and communal, there is in this experience.” Over the course of a week, campers can pick up and learn an instrument, form a band, and write a song. Local musicians and members of the LGBTQ community will work with the kids to help bring each band to life. And the camp ends in an electric grand finale: the showcase. Forbes-Jones says she’s impressed with the climate at Girls Rock! Rochester and expects Queer Rock to be the same. “The camp really ‘walks the walk’ and goes beyond ‘welcoming’ and ‘accepting’ to provide an affirming environment for gender expansive kids,” she says. Queer Rock Camp starts Monday, August 6, and ends with a showcase on Friday, August 10. The camp will be held at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. Full tuition is $300, and financial aid is available. Between now and August, Girls Rock! Rochester is seeking volunteers and donations, as well as accepting camper applications. More information can be found online at girlsrockrochester.org.
[ THU., JUNE 21 ]
Music on the Lawn: Trio East. St. Thomas’ Episcopal
ACOUSTIC/FOLK Big Blue House. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m.
Church, 2000 Highland Ave. 442-3544. 7-8 p.m. Trio East. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8-10 p.m.
Xerox International Jazz Festival 2018. City of
Eastman at Washington Square. First Universalist
Church of Rochester, 150 Clinton Ave S. 546-2826. esm. rochester.edu/community. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Hornist Erin Futterer & her quartet.
Rochester, N/A. See CITY Newspaper coverage with full schedule, interviews, previews, & nightly reviews at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
Hochstein at High Falls: Boss Nova Bradley Brothers. Granite
Mills Park, 82 Browns Race. 12-1 p.m. The Jake Svendsen Quartet. The Spirit Room, 139 State St. 397-7595. 10 p.m. $5. Luke Norris. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. 319-5279. 9 p.m. $5.
Mel Henderson, Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. 7 p.m. REGGAE/JAM
Root Shock, Buddha Council.
Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 448-0354. 8 p.m. $10. POP/ROCK
awakebutstillinbed, California Cousins, Alleys, Slumbers. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $8/$10.
Party in the Park: Get the Led Out, Personal Blend. Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. 5 p.m. $5.
Ray Paul & RPM, The Foreverlys. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 7:30 p.m. $ 5.
Sunset Cocktail Series: Travis Fitch. The Penthouse at One
East Avenue, One East Avenue. 752.2575. 6 p.m. $5.
[ FRI., JUNE 22 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK People Like You. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. BLUES
Freightrain. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 8 p.m. DJ/ELECTRONIC
Datcyde, Silly Cutty, Roland Owens, Union vs React, Kahncept, Meek, Owen the Soy Boy. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.
9 p.m. JAZZ
The Buffalo Brass Machine. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202.
Jazz Jam w/ Jon Seiger & The All Stars. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204
Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. 7 p.m. JAZZ
Cousin Vinny. Salvatore’s
Pizzeria & Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-9420. 8-11 p.m. Matt Bent. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. 319-5279. 9 p.m. $5. REGGAE/JAM
The Diplomats. Main Street
Eric “The” Taylor. House of
Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. 8:30 p.m. $60-$75. No Country! .. But Old Men.. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. POP/ROCK
Alex Goettel. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 3153003. 5-7 p.m. Duration. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. Fairport. 377-2452. 7-10 p.m. Escape Terrain, Walter Chatman Experience, Passive Aggressives Anonymous.
Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 448-0354. 8 p.m. $10.
Fox 45, Periodic Table of Elephants. Lux Lounge, 666
South Ave. lux666.com. 9 p.m. James Draudt. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. 6-9 p.m.
Jungle Steve & the Gypsophelias, Brian Koehler.
Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Vinyl. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079. 8:30 p.m. $5.
[ SAT., JUNE 23 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Banjo Therapy. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio. com. Fourth Saturday of every month, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ponder, Mother Funkin’ Planets, The Freeway Revival. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 448-0354. 9 p.m. $10. AMERICANA
The Observers. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. POP/ROCK
Auld Lang Syne. Little Theatre
Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8-10 p.m. Heartstruck. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079. 8:30 p.m. $5.
BLUES Hill Mansion, 3373 New York 96A, Geneva. 315-789-5151. 5-8 p.m. $35.
The Debbie Kendrick Project. Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn, 1 Main St. Le Roy. 768-6007. 8 p.m.
Miller & The Other Sinners, Darick Campbell, Cinnamon Jones. The Penthouse at One East Avenue, One East Avenue. 752.2575. 8 p.m. $15/$20. CLASSICAL
Orchestra in the Pines. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 374-6160. rmsc.org. 1-5 p.m. Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra performs amid the red pines. Rain date: June 24. $25-$29.
The Old Main. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8:30 p.m. METAL
Epicenter, Graviton, Diluted, New Riot Act. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. POP/ROCK
The Lustre Kings. Marge’s
Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. 4-8 p.m.
[ MON., JUNE 25 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK
Songwriters in the Round with Katie Preston. Funk ‘n Waffles,
204 N Water Street. 448-0354. 7 p.m. $5. BLUES
The Honey Smugglers, The Forest Dwellers, Zack Rabbet Futt. Flour City Station, 170 East
Big Martha. Abilene Bar &
LIVE Scene / Emo Night: Cut Me Up Genny & Guest DJs. Bug
Steve Grills & the Roadmasters. Little Theatre
Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$10.
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5. Meg Gehman Trio. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. 5-7 p.m.
Scare Tactics, Behind Closed Doors, Wilkes Booth. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. 9 p.m.
[ SUN., JUNE 24 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Sam Nitsch. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m. No cover. Trevor Hall, Mihali. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 448-0354. 8 p.m. $25/$30. CLASSICAL
Beethoven & Brats in the Barn.
Blues, Brews, & BBQ. Rose
N Water Street. 448-0354. 3-5 p.m.
Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Rd. Geneva. 315-7817007. FingerLakes-Music.org. 1 p.m. Finger lakes Chamber Music Festival. $25. Pops on Pipes: Jerry Nagano. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 234-2295. rtosonline.org. 2:30-5 p.m. $15. COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band, Mark O’Connor Band, Darrell Scott.
Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd. Darien. 599-4641. livenation.com. $28-$200. VOCALS
Black Women Roc! Open Mic & Performing Arts Showcase. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street. 420-8439. 540westmain.org. 6-8 p.m. $7.
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8:30 p.m. Allman Bros. tribute.
Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m. Stormy Valle. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 5-8 p.m.
PHOTO BY KARL HANAFIN
CLASSICAL | ORCHESTRA IN THE PINES
There are a lot of summer concerts that give music lovers the chance to get outdoors, and if you keep your eyes open, you’ll find almost every landscape put to use, from Ontario Beach Park to the garden at the George Eastman Museum. The annual Orchestra in the Pines concert throws classical music into an idyllic forest setting. The Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of pops and classical works among the red pines at the Cumming Nature Center. Snacks, along with wine and beer for purchase, will be available during the event, and there will be a meet the orchestra segment just before the concert. The Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra will perform its Orchestra in the Pines program on Saturday, June 23, at RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; concert begins at 3 p.m. $25 adults; $20 RMSC members; Free for ages 12 and under. 697-1942; rmsc.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP
Jessica James. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave. 336-6062. 7-8 p.m.
[ TUE., JUNE 26 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Paul Strowe. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 342-3030. 6-10 p.m.
Songwriters in the Round with Katie Preston. Funk ‘n Waffles,
204 N Water Street. 448-0354. 7 p.m. $5. BLUES
Carla Denise Stinson with Hanna & the Blue Hearts Duo. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7-9 p.m. POP/ROCK
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds. CMAC, 3355 Marvin
Sands Drive. Canandaigua. cmacevents.com. 7:30 p.m. $46-$125. The Lustre Kings. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m.
Poison, Cheap Trick, Pop Evil. Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd. Darien. 5994641. livenation.com. 7:30 p.m. $30-$100. The Saplings. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. $5.
PHOTO BY EMORY HALL PHOTOGRAPHY
FOLK | TREVOR HALL
Colorado-based singer-songwriter Trevor Hall’s music is as spiritual as he is. While studying classical guitar at an arts academy in California, Hall was introduced to meditation and yoga, spiritual practices that he would carry with him throughout his musical career. Hall has a scratchy and airy voice with a soulfully tender vibrato, and his music is dreamy and meditative, blending elements of hip-hop, folk, and pop. It sounds like a sonic exhibition of an honest human heart that is sometimes upbeat and uplifting, sometimes languid and longing. Trevor Hall will perform Sunday, June 24, at Funk ‘N Waffles, 204 North Water Street. 8 p.m. $30. funknwaffles. com; trevorhallmusic.com. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17
Reenah Golden has opened a community theater on Joseph Avenue. “The patrons of the arts in Rochester don’t necessarily reflect all of what Rochester’s population is. Mostly that’s because people get priced out at the door.” PHOTO BY KURT INDOVINA
Rising culture on Joseph Ave The Avenue Blackbox Theatre 780 JOSEPH AVENUE 491-6730; AVENUETHEATRE.ORG; THEAVENUEBLACKBOX@GMAIL.COM [ PROFILE ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Joseph Avenue’s arts and cultural scene continues to grow with the recent opening of The Avenue Blackbox Theatre, a new venue in a stand-alone building at 780 Joseph Avenue that formerly housed Your Local Pharmacy. At the helm is Rochester-based artist, writer, and performer Reenah Oshun Golden, who says her vision has been to create a community theater that serves the Joseph Avenue neighborhood and incorporates the “culture that already exists here, not just imposing something on the space, but actually allowing the community to be a part of it.” The space is already hosting theatrical and multimedia performances as well as programming for children. Golden anticipates being ready to launch a full, premiere season in the fall, but says that the space will keep 18 CITY JUNE 20 - 26, 2018
offering programming throughout the summer. Until then, renovations will keep rolling out in segments that won’t interfere with the performances. The Avenue is partnered with the Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance, which has been working to fund arts along Joseph Avenue, and use the arts to beautify the neighborhood. The alliance purchased the synagogue down the street, which is being developed into a performing arts center as well. Golden’s previous efforts to manifest her vision for this neighborhood theater and community space began at PUC Achieve Charter School off of Hudson Avenue, where she helped build a theater. But when the school’s new administration came through the momentum didn’t last. She moved out of that space last July, and began looking for another space. “I didn’t want to go to the Neighborhood of the Arts, or the East End to create something like this,” Golden says, adding that the 14621 neighborhood needs more cultural programming. The opportunity on Joseph Avenue arose in early fall 2017 through a connection with
Annette Ramos, who Golden has worked with creatively for years, and who is on the board of the Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance. Golden’s first walk through of the current space was in November. The more than 2,000 square-foot space’s capacity is 72 seats, with the audience facing a white staging wall and with its back to the opposite wall’s large windows. “We’re a black box with a white wall,” Golden says. “We can do projection, multimedia, and multidisciplinary stuff, the type of work I like to do and want to curate in the space.” At the moment the stage is a floor-level instead of elevated, but the team is designing a custom sprung floor “so it’s more comfortable for performers and especially dancers,” Golden says. Handy friends have helped renovate the space, Golden says. The bones of the theater are complete, with a box office, lobby, and gallery. Golden is also working with architect Rich Rosen, who is volunteering his time to design ways to use the upper spaces of the lofty theater to install lighting and sound apparatuses, a recording booth, and storage space for props and sets. Dressing rooms
and a new bathroom are also in the works. Home Depot donated almost all of the paint the space needed. What was the central pharmacy area of the former store will house a community room that will host workshops, a smart classroom for youth, readings, community meetings, a literacy center, and a concessions area during shows. In early June the venue held a fourday Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Weekend, with both free and ticketed events that included live community art making, music, theatrical performances, a gallery exhibit opening, and a parade with interactive storytelling featuring Annette Ramos and Rochester Latino Theatre Company, which is The Avenue’s first resident group. Other resident groups include More Than Rebel Noise and Breathing Fire Teen Poetry Slam. The Avenue is also working with Avenue Children’s Theatre Project, which is free theater for children. “Kids will never have to pay to come to see a show, or get involved in acting classes,” Golden says. The space will host travelling shows as well. Golden says she’s got tons of national and international connections, and has begun talking to friends about connecting with the space. “One of my partnering organizations on the national level is The Living Word Project run by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, who is the artistic director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco,” Golden says. “And they have amazing touring productions that include some of the young poets we’ve both worked with over the years. I’m just so excited — I’ve already had one of them in town as a resident for some of the community work I was doing.” Fundraising is ongoing — Golden is writing grants and seeking new opportunities for partnerships with foundations and private donors, and there’s a crowdsource fundraiser going on. Additionally, she says the goal is to have the subscription base of the theater come predominately from the 14621 and 14605 neighborhoods. “My vision is the idea that theater shouldn’t just be for folks who have disposable income, who can afford theater,” Golden says. “So the idea of underwriting for this space really has to take into consideration that 60 to 70 percent of our subscription base — they didn’t pay for the subscription. Their address makes them a member of the theater. I want the seats full every time, and to have that not be contingent upon whether or not people can afford the show.”
Arts & Performance Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Resident Art Show. June 25-Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 546-8400. Makers Gallery & Studio, 34 Elton Street. Underpants & Overbites: A Gallery Show. Fridays, Saturdays. Opening reception June 22, 6-10pm. 507-3569. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Journey of Love: Expressions of Devotion. Fri., June 22, 6-8 p.m. and Mon., June 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m. Ink Paintings by Jaci Ayorinde. 271-9070. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Reflections & Reminiscences. Through June 24. 770-1960. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Beyond the Surface (The Spiritual Beauty of Abstraction). TuesdaysSaturdays. Paintings by Carey Corea. axomgallery.com. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 New York 332. Group Photography Exhibit. MondaysFridays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 398-0220. Create Art 4 Good, 1115 E. Main Street, Suite #203, Door #5. Jonathan Schnapp: Uncharted Tails. Thu., June 21, 4-6 p.m. 210-3161. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Birds in Art. Through Aug. 12. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Cumming Nature Center Hurst Gallery, 6475 Gulick Rd. Naples. The Great White Oak. Through Sep. 2. Over the course of a year, photographer Gale Karpel documented the effect of the changing seasons on a solitary oak located in a field in Pittsford. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Brenda Cretney: Animal Watercolors. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. 637-5494. differentpathgallery.com/. DL Home + Garden, 283 Central Avenue. Bob Kolbrener: Photographer of the American West. Through July 14. 225-4663. Firehouse Gallery at Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. Imprinted: New work by Kelly Justice. Through June 28. New slipcast porcelain vessels & wall pieces. 271-5183. rochesterarts.org. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. The Walkers: Photographs by Alyssa M. DeWitt. Through June 23. In the Photography Gallery. 2441730. rochesterarts.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Artworks by Fine Arts Majors at MCC. Through June 24. Ganondagan Visitor Center, 7000 County Road 41. Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation. Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Exhibiting the ways Hodinöhsö:ni’ women have appeared and worked to sustain their culture of equity, justice, & the power of thinking. $3-$8. 621-8794. ganondagan.org.
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PHOTO COURTESY ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER
MUSEUM | ‘DISCOVER MARTHA’S MAGIC’ The words entrepreneurship and invention in Rochester’s history are nearly synonymous with the names Eastman and Kodak. There are other individuals and companies that we associate with those words, but our town also has some early inventors and business people whose names have fallen into obscurity. This weekend Rochester Museum & Science Center will present a one-day program, “Discover Martha’s Magic,” in celebration of the 19th-century inventor, immigrant, and entrepreneur Martha Matilda Harper and her successful haircare franchise in Rochester. A Canadian immigrant from humble roots, Harper saved her earnings and moved to Rochester in 1882, where she began selling a hair tonic she invented and eventually opening a string of salons and beauty schools. She invented the reclining shampoo chair that is still used in beauty salons today, and she was a social entrepreneur — of her 500 salons around the world, the first 100 were given to poor women.
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RMSC’s Discover Martha’s Magic features activities for all ages, including an afternoon lecture for adults and older children, hands-on beauty products creation, a display of items that belonged to Harper, and a story time with the authors of “Martha’s Magical Hair” and “Martha the Hairpreneur.” Discover Martha’s Magic” will be held at RMSC, 657 East Avenue, on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The programming is included in regular museum admission: $13-15, free to members and kids under age 3. 6971942; rmsc.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Geisel Gallery, Second Floor Rotunda, Legacy Tower, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Shane Durgee. Through June 29. shanedurgee.wixsite.com/gallery. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Dreaming in Color: The Davide Turconi Collection of Early Cinema. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through June 24. A unique collection of more than 23,000 original nitrate frames of 35mm films from the early years of cinema (1897–1915). $5-$15. eastman.org.; David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire. TuesdaysSundays. $5-$15. eastman.org. GO ART!, 201 E Main St. Batavia. Peru Children by Daniel Cotrina Rowe, Ty’s Painted Poles. Thursdays-Saturdays. Reception June 21 6-8 pm.; Unworldly: Members’ Challenge Show. Thursdays-Saturdays. Reception June 21 6-8 pm.
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Diners, Drive-ins & More: Photographs of Americana in Upstate NY. Tuesdays-Sundays. 271-2540. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Margaret Reule: Women in Color. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Summer In The City: Recent Works by members of The Arena Art Group. MondaysFridays. Opening reception June 22, 5:30-8pm. 271-5920. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Magnolias & Crows. Through June 29. Paintings of flowers & animals by Lucinda Storms. 258-0400. continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Any Hidden Indication. Through June 30. Mixed media works by Ash Hrim & Nathan Tomlinson. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Land & Sea. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, & photographs by 28 artists inspired by the natural world. 315-462-0210. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Bill Viola: Martyrs–Earth, Air, Fire, & Water. Tuesdays-Sundays. Four hi-def monitors, each featuring a single figure who sustains the impact of one of the four classical elements. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu.; Wards of Time: Photographs of Antiquities by Larry Merrill. Wednesdays-Sundays. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. MuCCC Gallery Space, 142 Atlantic Ave. Photography by Jones Hendershot. Through June 30. muccc.org. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Photographic Montages & Assemblages by Roslyn Rose. Through July 8. NuMovement, 716 University Avenue. Photographic Landscapes by Andrew E. Jurman. Through July 6. Closing reception July 6, 6-9pm. 704-2889. numvmnt.com. Ontario County Historical Society Museum, 55 North Main St., Canandaigua. Art in Bloom. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 394-4975. ochs.org. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Main Street Artists. MondaysFridays. firstname.lastname@example.org. Perinton Historical Society & Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St. Fairport. David Marsh, A Life of Courage. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. 223-3989. PerintonHistoricalSociety.org. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 6x6x2018. WednesdaysSundays. 6,743 artworks from around the world. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Queer Territories: Staking a Claim in US History. Through Aug. 1. The Village Gallery, 3119 Main Street. Caledonia. Painting Caledonia. Fri., June 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., June 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., June 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A painting exhibit by members of The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. Landscape paintings from the region. 294-3009. caledoniagallery.com. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, 166 Lomb Memorial Dr. Interior / Exterior: Carl Chiarenza & Roger Bruce. MondaysSaturdays. Reception June 23, 4-6pm. Photographic explorations of structures & landscapes. 475-2866. rit. edu/fa/gallery. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Hernease Davis: A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development). Tuesdays-Fridays. Through June 29 in the VSW Gallery. 442-8676. 20 CITY JUNE 20 - 26, 2018
Little Shop of Horrors. Wed., June 20, 2 p.m., Thu., June 21, 2 & 8 p.m., Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., Sat., June 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 24, 2 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St $26-$34. bvtnaples.org. Million Dollar Quartet. Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 3 & 8 p.m Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd $34-$71. Swans. Thu., June 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Fri., June 22, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sat., June 23, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd $15-$20. 232-4382.
THEATER | ‘SWANS’
KIDS | THE WHALEMOBILE
The world premiere of Rochester playwright Maria Brandt’s new work, “Swans,” will be presented this week at Geva’s Fielding Stage. In the era of #MeToo, Brandt’s story tackles the still under-acknowledged incidences of domestic violence. The play explores this through one family that’s been torn apart by abuse. When the mother returns after a ten-year absence, her son must confront both the reasons she left and his own individual role in a world unsafe to women. “Swans” is directed by David Henderson of Method Machine and the cast features Spencer Christiano, M.J. Savastano, Judy McCaffrey, and Kevin Sweeney. Discretion is advised due to adult subject matter.
It’s never too early to get kids thinking about the health of the oceans and the creatures that inhabit it. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will this weekend host a fun interactive exhibit that allows kids to explore and appreciate the ocean using the humpback whale as an entry point — literally. Cynde McInnis, Education Director at Cape Ann Whale Watch, will share her Whalemobile, a 40-foot replica of a real whale named Nile. Visitors can go inside the replica, hear the sounds of different whale species, touch real whale parts, and learn how to help protect whales.
“Swans” will be staged at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard, on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. (followed by a talkback with RESOLVE & Stand Up Guys); Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (final performance ASL-interpreted). $17$20. 232-4382; gevatheatre.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. Anything Goes!. ThursdaysSaturdays, 12-3 p.m. Art made made with found materials & anything else. wayne-arts-com. Whitman Works Co., 1826 Penfield Road. Penfield. Deep Lines: Uncovering Our Inner Truths. Wednesdays-Sundays. Works by local artist Molly O’Riley of The Darling Rage. whitmanworks.com.
Call for Artwork [ WED., JUNE 20 ] “Beer Is Art” Contest. Through July 1. Sager Beer Works, 46 Sager Dr Suite E Sager Beer Works, a Rochester brewery-pub opening in fall 2018, seeks art for permanent display 245-3006. email@example.com. sagerbeerworks.com. Initial Stages & Fine Lines. Through 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.
Play/Ground. Through June 24. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Seeking proposals for interactive, multi-sensory, experiential installations for an event organized by RESOURCE:ART taking place in a former Medina high school $25. 4612222. artplaygroundny.com.
Call for Participants [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Genesee Valley Arts Grants. Through Sep. 20. Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, 4 Murray Hill Dr Mt. Morris Applicant must be a nonprofit organization (or an artist working in partnership with a nonprofit), located in Livingston or Monroe County. Program development & grantwriting assistance available. See website for schedule 2436785. melissa@gvartscouncil. org. grants.gvartscouncil.org. GO ART!’s Picnic in the Park. Through June 30. GO ART!, 201 E Main St . Batavia Artisan & Craft vendor applications due June 30 343-9313. info@ goart.org. goart.org. Night of 10s. Through June 30. Mood Makers Books, 274 Goodman St. N The Sankofa Theatre Fest seeks entries for an evening of 10-minute plays. Works should be comedic, use 1-3 actors, & pertain to some aspect of African American life moodmakersbooks.com.
The Whalemobile will be at Central Library, 115 South Avenue, on Saturday, June 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. 428-8150; roccitylibrary.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Young Scientist Video Contest. Through June 30. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. Kids of all ages may submit a video demonstrating their own experiment for a chance to perform it live at RMSC on Young Scientist Day, July 12 rmsc.org. [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] Community Mosaic Project. 1-3 p.m. Spotted Rabbit Studio, 115 Metro Park Collaborative woodland themed mosaic murals for a touring exhibit around Rochester. Registration required 430-9877. sarah@ spottedrabbitstudio.com.
Art Events [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Art Show & Sale. Through June 30. Maplewood Family YMCA, 25 Driving Park Avenue 787-4086. Softly Spoken: The Art of Karen Frutiger. Through June 30. The Gallery at Creativ Framing & Editions Printing, 510 State Street Through June 30 545-1723. [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] South Clinton Avenue Playful Sidewalk Paint Day. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. Help paint part of a Monopoly board at Averill & Clinton, a cat theme at Cinema Theater, and a Twister board near Kitty Box Press. Food, movie, & giveaways 271-1785. seacrochester.org.
[ SUN., JUNE 24 ] Public Critique. Last Sunday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market $5. attheyards.com.
Comedy [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Laugh Your ALZ Off. 7 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, featuring local comics Joel Lindley, Malcolm Whitfield, & Todd Youngman $15. [ THU., JUNE 21 ] Carly Aquilino. 7:30 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $15-$20. [ FRI., JUNE 22 ] Student Improv Showcase. 8-9:30 p.m. Focus Theater, 390 South Avenue, Suite C 666-2647. [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] Ride With Us. 8 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $15. [ SUN., JUNE 24 ] Comedy Cocoon. 6:30 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com.
Dance Events [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Dances at MuCCC. Through June 23. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through June 23. A festival of contemporary dance by local, regional, & visiting artists with performances, classes, & workshops $8/$10.
Community Activism [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] Food Not Bombs Sort/Cook/ Serve Food. 3:30-6 p.m. St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave. 232-3262. [ SUN., JUNE 24 ] 42nd Summer Solidarity Anniversary Dinner. 4-7 p.m. St. Kateri Parish Center, 445 Kings Highway South $3-$7.50. 654-9640. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festivals [ SUN., JUNE 24 ] Acoustic City Music Festival. 12-8 p.m. American Legion Post 330, 691 Trimmer Rd . Spencerport Local songwriters & acoustic musicians, seminars, food trucks $5/$10.
Frederick Douglass [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Frederick Douglass’s Rochester: Mapping His Tracks in Our City. Through Aug. 31. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 4288150. rochistory.wordpress. com. Frederick Douglass’s World. Through Aug. 31. University of Rochester, River Campus rochester.edu.
Kids Events [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park. Through June 25. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square $4/$5, plus museum admission. 2632700. museumofplay.org. Science + You. Through Aug. 5. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. rmsc.org. [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] 4-H Expo. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave geneseelighthouse.org. Discover Martha’s Magic. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. With museum admission. Jigsaw Puzzles: Putting It All Together Exhibit Opening. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square With museum admission. 2632700. museumofplay.org.
The Whalemobile!. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8110. libraryweb.org.
African Drumming. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Youth: 9:30-10:30am; Adults: 10:45am-12:15pm. Telescope Viewing. Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Avenue Views of the night sky offered from dark to 10pm. Weather permitting; call after 7:30pm to confirm evening’s viewing 697-1945. rmsc.org/ strasenburghplanetarium.
Recreation [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] Home to the Prosperous & Penniless: Walking Tour of Mount Hope Cemetery. 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue $10. 461-3494. fomh.org. Weekend Wild Walks. 11 a.m.12:30 p.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 3746160. rmsc.org. [ SUN., JUNE 24 ] Jewish Roots in Rochester: A Walking Tour of Mount Hope Cemetery. 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue $10. 4613494. fomh.org. Winona Woods Garden Tour. 12-4 p.m. Trinity Communion Church, 759 Winona Blvd. $8. 266-5018. [ MON., JUNE 25 ] Maker’s Lab Drop-In. 6-8 p.m Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 336-6062.
Meetings [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Monthly Talking Circle. 2-4 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave This month’s topic: Living Alone, Together in Community 3366060. irondequoitlibrary.org.
[ SUN., JUNE 24 ] Community Garage Sale. 8 a.m.2 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 428-6907.
ART BY RAY RAY MITRANO
ART | ‘I AM A NAKED PERSON’ TOUR LAUNCH
ART | ‘BIRDS IN ART’
This Friday night Small World Books will host a gathering in celebration of the 10th anniversary of “I Am a Naked Person,” a short and sweetly humorous illustrated story about being naked by Rochester-based artist Ray Ray Mitrano. The party also serves as a tour kick off — Mitrano will travel throughout the summer to various venues, events, and gatherings across the country. The Small World gathering will feature an interactive reading, potluck (bring a dish!), a bonfire in the garden, and guest accompaniment from other local artists.
On view at Cumming Nature Center this summer is “Birds in Art,” a touring exhibit featuring 60 works by international artists, drawn from the 42nd annual exhibition of the same name held at Wisconsin’s Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Visitors can check out avian interpretations by contemporary artists working in an array painting and sculptural media. And the nature center is offering some companion programming, including Wooden Bird Carving, Birds in Culinary Art, and Bird Identification seminars; more information at rmsc.org.
“I Am a Naked Person” 10th anniversary tour kickoff takes place at Small World Books, 425 North Street, on Friday, June 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. More info and opportunity to support Mitrano at rayraymitrano.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
“Birds in Art” continues through Sunday, August 12, at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples. $5 per person, includes admission to the nature center and access to its trails and programs. Trails are open Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 374-6160; rmsc.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Special Events [ WED., JUNE 20 ] Tavern Takeover. 6:30-9 p.m. Stone-Tolan House Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. $15. landmarksociety.org. Technology Help with Teen Tech Tutors. 4-6 p.m Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 336-6062.
[ THU., JUNE 21 ] CITY Newspaper’s Best Busker Contest. 5-9 p.m. South Wedge, South Wedge . Patio Party. 5:30-8:30 p.m Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd Fairport Live music, food trucks, craft beer, & wine $10. 223-4210. casalarga.com.
Summer Solstice DeTOUR. 6-7:30 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. [ FRI., JUNE 22 ] ZooBrew. 5:30-9 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $8/$10. 336-7200.
[ SAT., JUNE 23 ] 1812 Weekend. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford $14-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org.
Adoption Event. noon. Pet Adoption Network, 4261 Culver Rd. 338-9175. petadoptionnetwork.org.
[ SAT., JUNE 23 ] Introduction to Zen Meditation. 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park Vegetarian lunch included $45-$60. 473-9180. rzc.org.
Literary Events [ SAT., JUNE 23 ] “She Came, She Saw, She Conquered”. 3 p.m. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street Poetry slam $5. 448-0354.
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We are family “Incredibles 2” (PG), DIRECTED BY BRAD BIRD NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
One of my all-time favorite film viewing experiences at the theater was seeing Brad Bird’s “The Incredibles” during its opening weekend. Watching the film, I instantly fell in love with its gorgeously-designed animation and exciting superhero action, combined with a sweet message about family. By the time the movie ended, my boyfriend and I were both so blown away by what we’d seen that we immediately ducked right back into the theater to watch it again. And it was just as wonderful a second time around. All this to say that any sequel to “The Incredibles” had a lot to live up to. The first film
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was released back in 2004, when Hollywood was still in the early stages of its current superhero movie obsession. Fourteen years later, “The Incredibles” remains one of the great animated films, and one of the best superhero movies of all time. So when I’d first heard Pixar was planning a follow-up to the original, I was apprehensive. Happily, fans had nothing to worry about. While it doesn’t quite match the first movie’s mix of heart, adventure, and style (though really, what could?), it’s still an immensely satisfying continuation of the story. The sequel, once again written and directed by Pixar genius Brad Bird (whose credits also include the masterpiece “The Iron Giant” and “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”), picks up exactly where the first film left off. We check back in with superhero family, the Parrs: there’s Bob AKA super-strong Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), Helen, AKA extra stretchy Elastigirl (Holly Hunter),
their children, invisible teen daughter Violet (Sarah Vowell), super-speedy son Dash (Huck Milner), and baby Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile). In the film’s world, superheroes have been made illegal and are forced to live by their secret identities, keeping their powers hidden from the population at large. But things begin to turn when Helen is recruited by corporate tycoon Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) and his tech-savvy sister Evelyn (Catherine Keener) to be the public face of their campaign to bring superheroes back into the limelight. Meanwhile Bob is left to care for the kids and Jack-Jack, a task made more difficult as the infant starts to manifest a variety of unexpected powers, including the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes, combust without warning, and suddenly vanish into other dimensions. As you might expect, caring for such a child is a challenge. As with the first film, the family dynamic is just as important as the super-
powered action, as the script weaves in ideas about gender dynamics and the challenges of parenting in its many forms. In keeping with the sequel requirement, “Incredibles 2” is larger in scope than its predecessor, and Bird’s script has too many ideas tumbling around that don’t entirely gel into a coherent whole. Without the first film’s solid emotional core as an anchor, it feels busier and less focused than the original. Helen’s first mission pits her up against a baddie known as The Screenslaver, who’s been hypnotizing citizens through their own monitors and television screens. Continuing Bird’s interest in examining the role that elites play in any society, the villain’s ultimate plot hinges on their belief that the existence of superheroes allows the public to grow complacent, secure in the knowledge that someone more powerful will swoop in and fix their problems for them. It’s an intriguing idea, though it doesn’t help that the Screenslaver’s true identity is evident fairly early on. But the film’s highlights come in its many ingeniously conceived action sequences. Bird is a master at staging inventive superhero battles, taking clear delight in seeing how various superpowers interact with one another. “Incredibles 2” takes great advantage of the huge leaps forward in detail of animation since the previous film; these sequences put those in its live-action counterparts to shame. The influence of the James Bond film series shines through: the “Incredibles” film are spy movies as much as they are superhero movies. It’s also reflected in the beautifully realized 60s-inspired retro futurist design, an aesthetic that carries over to Michael Giacchino’s energetically jazzy, John Barry-influenced score. Battling against the weight of expectation, “Incredibles 2” doesn’t have quite the power of the original, but with plenty of humor, excitement, and heart, it’s still an exhilarating ride. An extended review is available online. For additional film listings check out the calendar at rochestercitynewspaper.com
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from WBS Capital Inc for a site known as Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences 1A, site ID #C8282.07. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1447 St Paul St. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than July 13, 2018. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave, Rochester 14621. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to Danielle Miles, Project Manager, NYSDEC-Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414; email@example.com; or call 585-226-5349. To have information such as this notice sent right to your email, sign up with county email listservs available at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from WBS Capital Inc for a site known as Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences - 1 B, site ID #C828208. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1447 St Paul St. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than July 20, 2018. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave, Rochester 14621. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to Danielle Miles, Project Manager, NYSDEC-Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414; firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 585-226-5349. To have information such as this notice sent right to your email, sign up with county email listservs available at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html. AVISO PÚBLICO El Departamento de Conservación Ambiental del Estado de Nueva York (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC) ha recibido una solicitud para el Programa de Limpieza Brownfield (Brownfield Cleanup Program, BCP) de WBS Capital Inc en relación con un complejo llamado Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences - 1A; número de identificación: C828207. Dicho complejo se encuentra en la ciudad de Rochester, en el condado de Monroe, y está ubicado en 1447 St Paul St. La fecha límite para enviar comentarios relacionados con esta solicitud es el 13 de julio de 2018. Hay una copia de la solicitud y otros documentos relevantes en el repositorio de documentos ubicado en Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave, Rochester 14261. Puede encontrar información sobre Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences y sobre cómo enviar comentarios en http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html. También puede transmitir sus comentarios a Danielle Miles —gestora del proyecto, NYSDEC-Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414— a través de correo electrónico (email@example.com) o mediante llamada telefónica al 585-226-5349. Si desea recibir notificaciones como esta por correo electrónico, regístrese en las listas de correo electrónico del condado, disponibles en www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.
AVISO PÚBLICO El Departamento de Conservación Ambiental del Estado de Nueva York (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC) ha recibido una solicitud para el Programa de Limpieza Brownfield (Brownfield Cleanup Program, BCP) de WBS Capital Inc en relación con un complejo llamado Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences – 1B; número de identificación: C828208. Dicho complejo se encuentra en la ciudad de Rochester, en el condado de Monroe, y está ubicado en 1447 St Paul St. La fecha límite para enviar comentarios relacionados con esta solicitud es el 20 de julio de 2018. Hay una copia de la solicitud y otros documentos relevantes en el repositorio de documentos ubicado en Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave, Rochester 14261. Puede encontrar información sobre Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences y sobre cómo enviar comentarios en http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html. También puede transmitir sus comentarios a Danielle Miles —gestora del proyecto, NYSDEC-Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414— a través de correo electrónico (firstname.lastname@example.org) o mediante llamada telefónica al 585-226-5349. Si desea recibir notificaciones como esta por correo electrónico, regístrese en las listas de correo electrónico del condado, disponibles en www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.
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be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to 7 Woodcliff Terrace, Fairport, NY 14450. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Brucato Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/20/2018. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Charles Brucato, 455 Western Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Compass Evaluation and Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/02/18. 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, 15 Sandpiper Lane Pittsford NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] DEJOY CHIROPRACTIC PLLC (PLLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 5/8/2018. PLLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 95 Allens Creek Road, Bldg. 1, Ste. 313, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Dutchman Holdings LLC filed 2/9/18. Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to Isaiah Dutcher 329 Field St Rochester, NY 14620 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Emandsee, LLC filed 3/1/18. Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to 117 W. Commerical St Po Box 187 E. Rochester NY 14445 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Hazel Transmedia Lab, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 5/4/18. 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 21 Van Cortland Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.
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the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 1525 Monroe Orleans County Line Road, Kendall, NY 14476 [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Albion BTS Retail, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/2018. Office location, County of Orleans. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 14600 Detroit Ave., Ste. 1500, Lakewood, OH 44107. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of C&CJ TRANSPORTER, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/19/2018. 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 12 Ludwig Pk Rochester, NY 14621 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CALLOWAY’S MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/07/18. 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 54 Knollbrook Rd Apt 33 Brighton, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CHIMAERA PROPERTIES LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 05/07/2018. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CHIMAERA PROPERTIES LLC, C/O THOMAS S. GRAFF, 31 TYNEDALE WAY, NORTH CHILI, NY 14514. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Comfy Art LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/08/2018. 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 127 Roslyn St., Rochester, NY,
14619. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Crossroads IT L.L.C. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 06/11/2018. 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 77 Glasgow St., Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dream Team17 Properties LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/4/18. 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 296 Genesee Park Blvd. Rochester, Ny 14619 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ENEROC Custodial, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/7/18. 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 510 Clinton Square Rochester NY 14604 .Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Fit With Melanie, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/2/18. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 14 Autumn Wood, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FLOWER CITY CLARK, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/10/2018. 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 1271 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Flower City Marriage and Family Therapy PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on
5/31/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: practice psychotherapy under the profession of marriage and family therapy. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Flower City Threads, LLC Art of Org. filed with SSNY 3/23/2018 Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 32 Meadowlark Drive, Penfield, Rochester, NY 14526. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREEN ZEBRA CATERING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/18. 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, 3 Moss Creek Ct., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HIGH POINT FINISHERS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on June 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 3245 Latta Rd PO Box 16793, Rochester, NY 14612 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J R Thomas Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/18/18. 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, 682 Arnett Blvd., Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KOVAC’S Transport, 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: 273 Ford Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ladybugs Play, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/30/18. 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 55 Aspen Drive, Rochester, NY 14625 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LINCOLN INDUSTRIAL PARK LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/10/2018. 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 121 LINCOLN AVE; ROCHESTER, NY 14609 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lou Blu Properties LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/23/2018. 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 17 Washington Ave Pittsford NY 14534 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lumantek Global LLC amended to Lumentek Global LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/13. 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, 1649 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Manuse Services, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/9/18. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Mill Stream Run, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Legal Ads [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of McWingo Property, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 0216-18. 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 Harrington Ent., llc, 4078 Flakes Mill Rd, Decatur, GA. 30034 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NCL AUTO BODY LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) MAY 15, 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 the LLC at 1692B LYELL AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Paychex Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/30/18. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 911 Panorama Trail South, Rochester, NY 14625, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Qazi’s Kitchen, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/16/2018. 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 1289 Calkins Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Roberts Real Estate LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 06/06/18. 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 520 East Ave, APT 407 Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of ROCHESTER THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY
(SSNY) on 3/6/2018. 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, PO Box 46, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Roctricity LLC, Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5-1-18. Office, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process copy to 758 South Ave. Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RWAC Associates LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) May 9, 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 P.O. Box 301, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SA Haulers, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 06/04/2018. 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 596 Chambers St, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Salon Industry LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 31, 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 30 S. Main Street Pittsford, NY 14534 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SimmonsField LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/15/18. 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 1466 Creek St, Rochester, NY 14625 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE PRESCOTT TEAM LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 5/11/2018. 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 530 VOSBURG ROAD, WEBSTER, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tiver Design LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/29/18. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 50 State St., Bldg H, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of V.MOLONGO, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 8 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 3240 Winton Road S. Apt F34, Rochester, NY, 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WH&M ENTERPRISE, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/05/2018 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 491 Hudson Avenue, Rochester, New York 14605. Purpose: any lawful activites. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Sea Her Shine, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/29/18. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 15 South Main St., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC formed in DE on 5/25/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Nixon Peabody LLP, Attn: Stephanie Seiffert, Esq., 1300 Clinton Square, Rochester, NY 14604. DE address of LLC: Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Rd., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of
Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] O.P.M Marketing, LLC filed 3/19/18. Monroe Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to 21 Magnolia St Rochester, NY 14608 RA: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13 Ave #202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] PETER TEALL, LCSW, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/30/2018. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 945 East Henrietta Rd., Ste. A-6, Rochester , NY 14623, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: To practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Work. [ NOTICE ] QKA Partners LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/30/17. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to 216 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] T&T Lawn and Landscaping, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/30/2018. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Tina Schuth, 4317 Canal Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. General Purpose. [ NOTICE } Notice of Formation of CTC Cleaning Services, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/18/18. 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, 682 Arnett Blvd., Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: DT CULVER HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/10/2018. Office
Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O DT CULVER HOLDINGS LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: HARRISON STREET BONEYARD LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/07/2018. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O HARRISON STREET BONEYARD LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] New York Paralegal SVS LLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec. of State on 03/19/18. Office Loc: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 93 Chesterfield Drive, Rochester, NY 14612. The purpose of the company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of formation of JRN HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/9/2018. 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, c/o 2505 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Tech Buyers Group LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 5/9/18. 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 1157 Fairport Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE OF FORMATION LLC ] Notice is hereby given that Natural ReLeaf, LLC, a Limited Liability Company, filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on May 17, 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: 2 Kings Lacey Way, Fairport, New York 14450. 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 LLC ] Tapin2art, LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 5/23/18 with an effective date of formation of 5/22/18. 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 12 Cathworth Circle North, Fairport, New York 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 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of Formation of Banitskas Properties LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on May 21, 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 58 West Forest Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY ] Notice of Formation of 1379 Long Pond Road LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on December 22, 2006. 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 1379 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of PHAMILIAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/25/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Greg Franklin, 150 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful activity [NOTICE] Notice of formation of OPTIMIZER SERVICES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/2018. 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, 1890 Harris Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 81’) on the building at 1001 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY (20180976). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-8091202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at Online Public Auction pursuant to New York State lien law section 182 beginning on Fri, June 29, 2018 and ending on Thurs, July 5, 2018 at www.bid13.com. Sale per order of River Campus Storage located at 169 Flanders St, Rochester, NY. All sales are subject to prior claim. The personal property described as household goods heretofore stored with the undersigned by Brittany Beard, Unit #137. Sale is subject to postponement and/or cancellation. [ SUMMONS ] Index No. E2018001827 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit
Union, Plaintiff, vs.Yvonne S. Maxim f/k/a Yvonne S. Ashton, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs or distributees of Yvonne S. Maxim f/k/a Yvonne S. Ashton, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as maybe deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Brian C. Maxim, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs or distributees of Brian C. Maxim, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Jason Ashton; Joseph Maxim; Kellie Judd; Doris Maxim; Kathi Johnson; Beth Beeles; Scott Maxim; Town ) of Greece; United States of America; People of the State of New York “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 3259 Dewey Avenue, Town of Greece, Monroe County, New York TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the
Legal Ads mortgaged premises. NOTICE: YOU MAY BE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving a copy of the Answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the Answer with the Court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your property. Speak to an attorney or go to the Court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: March 19, 2018 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ. Lacy Katzen, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address The Granite Building 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION: The object of the above action is to foreclose a consolidated mortgage held by Plaintiff recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on October 28, 2009 in Liber 22692 of Mortgages, page 432 in the amount of $63,800.00. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, The plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action except for Yvonne S. Maxim f/k/a Yvonne S. Ashton and Brian C. Maxim. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. J. Scott Odorisi, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated June 1, 2018 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage. The premises is described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known and described as Lot No. 2 of the tract known as
Brookridge as shown on a map of said subdivision, dated April 6, 1925 and filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Case A-18 of Maps, a copy of said map also being filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 64 of Maps, at page 8. Said Lot No. 2 fronts 46 feet on the westerly side of Dewey Avenue and extends back 119.44 feet on its southerly side of lot line and extends back 112.96 feet on its northerly side lot line and is 46.26 feet wide in the rear, all as shown on said map above referred to.Tax Acct. No.: 060.72-4-7 Property Address: 3259 Dewey Avenue, Town of Greece, Monroe County, New York [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 2015002600 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, -vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF ANDREA J. RIVOLI A/K/A ANDREA RIVOLI, DECEASED, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; THERESA OLCOTT, ANDREA JO HAMMOND, MICHAEL RIVOLI A/K/A MICHAEL J. RIVOLI A/K/A MICHAEL J. RIVOLI, SR., DEBRA DELVECCHIO, JENNIFER RIVOLI, SUSAN CLAWSON, THOMAS RIVOLI, AND MICHELLE RIVOLI, AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF ANDREA J. RIVOLI A/K/A ANDREA RIVOLI, DECEASED; WORLDWIDE ASSET PURCHASING LLC ASI CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, NA; SUMMIT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT REGION 1B; MAIN STREET ACQUISITION CORP.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being
fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendants. Mortgaged Premises: 50 DONNA ROAD, ROCHESTER NY 14606 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer to the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. That this action is being amended to include the Heirs at Large of Andrea J. Rivoli a/k/a Andrea Rivoli, deceased, and Theresa Olcott, Andrea Jo Hammond, Michael Rivoli a/k/a Michael J. Rivoli a/k/a Michael J. Rivoli, Sr., Debra Delvecchio, Jennifer
Rivoli, Susan Clawson, Thomas Rivoli, and Michelle Rivoli, as possible heirs to the Estate of Andrea J. Rivoli a/k/a Andrea Rivoli, deceased. That this action is also being amended to include Worldwide Asset Purchasing LLC ASI Chase Manhattan Bank, NA, Summit Federal Credit Union, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Civil Enforcement - Region 1B, United States of America, and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as necessary parties to the action. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: March 5, 2018 Mark K. Broyles, Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 103.07 Block: 1 Lot: 1 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of MONROE, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of HON. J. SCOTT ODORISI, Justice of the SUPREME Court of the State of New York, dated March 14, 2018 and filed along with the supporting papers in the MONROE County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as Lot R-44 of the Ruby Gates Subdivision as shown on a map filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 155 of Maps, page 45 on September 25, 1962 SAID Lot No. R-44 is situate on the north side of Donna Road and is of the dimensions as shown on said mao. Mortgaged Premises: 50 DONNA ROAD, ROCHESTER NY 14606 Tax Map/Parcel ID No.: Section: 103.07 Block: 1 Lot: 1 of the TOWN of GATES, NY 14606
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Ninety-six-year-old Barney Smith of Alamo Heights, Texas, is known around those parts as the King of the Commode for his life’s work: more than 1,300 decorated toilet seats, all displayed in the retired master plumber’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. But now, he concedes, it’s time to put a lid on it: “I’m beginning to feel like I’d rather be in an air-conditioned home in a chair, looking at a good program,” Smith, who is bent with arthritis and uses a cane, told the Associated Press on May 22. Inside the metal-garage museum the collection includes toilet lids decorated
with a chunk of the Berlin Wall, a piece of insulation from the Space Shuttle Challenger, Pez dispensers and flint arrowheads, along with the toilet lid from the airplane that carried Aristotle Onassis’ body back to Greece after his death. Smith told his wife, Louise, that he would stop at 500 pieces, but that was 850 lids ago. “If I would have just read my Bible as many hours as I spent on my toilet seats, I’d be a better man,” Smith said. Louise died in 2014, and Smith took a fall recently and broke some ribs. Now he’s looking for someone who will keep the museum intact: “This is my life’s history here.” rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 27
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