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THE BOUNDARY PUSHER Innovative architect James Johnson, designer of the Liberty Pole downtown, died last week. TRIBUTE, PAGE 8

LGBT radio program debuts MEDIA, PAGE 4

RPO announces 2016-17 season MUSIC, PAGE 16

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Jim Crow Museum could take carousel panel

Recently, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo determined that any decisions on the Ontario Beach carousel rest with the City of Rochester, i.e. the City Council and the mayor’s office. Many ideas have been proposed: leaving the panel as it is, adding an explanatory text, moving the panel to storage, donating the panel to a local museum, or destroying the panel. There is another option. The internationally known Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, has offered to take the panel, free of charge, and display it. As explained to me by the museum’s founder, Dr. David Pilgrim, the museum is constructing new showcases ideally suited for the panel. Furthermore, Dr. Pilgrim says that the panel could be returned to Rochester anytime in the future. The panel is not suitable for the MAG collection. And RMSC hasn’t made a proposal to take the panel. I have repeatedly told officials about the Jim Crow Museum option and received no responses. Supposedly, decisions on the panel are to be made before the spring. I can foresee the worst case: the panel gets dumped in some storage space and forgotten, and we miss the chance to loan the panel to the Jim Crow Museum. Come on, City Council and the mayor’s office, give Dr. Pilgrim a call. DAVID KRAMER

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A big opportunity in Penfield

Towns rarely get a “do-over.” Usually they grow, cancer-like, over years of boomerang reactions to housing-roads-shopping strip requests. Officials may draw up zoning restrictions and daydream

about a perfect scenario, but usually by that time, the die is cast. Traffic is a spaghetti-tangle and dreams of charming neighborhoods are instead mind-numbing nightmares. By a miraculous stroke of luck, Penfield is being handed a giant do-over. Smack in the center of this suburban housing sprawl, nearly 700 acres suddenly loom large and empty. Two golf courses have hit the market and undoubtedly will go for the highest $$$. Sitting squarely between these two gigantic pieces of real estate is a huge quarry that will become a sizable lake as soon as the pumps are turned off and it is allowed to fill with underground spring water. Just imagine this gift! With a little finesse, purchase of the quarry to add to the land mass opens a gem that could become the pride of Monroe County. Town officials enacted a building moratorium, the first step in halting another subdivision, while they look for additional information. I hope they get the community involved in discussions and bring in professional facilitators such as Project for Public Spaces and our own Community Design Center of Rochester. State representatives need to be involved. What if, for example, they decided to build a high-end hotel with nine-hole golf course, hiking and bike trails that fade into unique housing choices? Or what about building a brand new Town Center? Penfield residents are concerned about change and maintaining property values, but nothing in Upstate New York compares to the increased property values in a wonderfully designed community such as Seaside, Florida, and a prizewinning community in Davidson, North Carolina, that incorporates various levels of housing with a dog park, playground, churchperformance center, and a block or two of mixed-use commercial. Property values have surpassed anything in the CharlotteMecklenburg County area over the last 10 years. Bravo to the Penfield Town Board and supervisor for recognizing the importance of this opportunity. Now the community must get behind, beside, or if necessary, in front and insist on exciting change. SHIRLEY DAWSON

The uncertain future of single-payer Single-payer health care has been the centerpiece of the progressive agenda for over 70 years. In the words of Dr. King: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” To sacrifice that vision over misguided notions of pragmatism is not only a failure of imagination, but a grave disservice to the 30 million Americans who are still uninsured (and the millions more who remain underinsured). Secretary Clinton seeks to paint herself as the pragmatic candidate, but even more modest proposals will struggle for purchase in our current Congress. Until we insulate our political system against the corrosive influence of outside money (and that includes pharmaceuticals and private insurers), very little real progress can be made. RAVI MANGLA

Incubators not good at growing business You’ll notice that most of the innovative entrepreneurial businesses that the story mentions grew organically (Creating downtown, part two: Business grows in the center city, January 27). The notion of

business incubators is great in that they put lots of people in buildings doing stuff. But they are not especially successful at actually growing businesses.

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Residents are important, too

An alliance of neighborhood groups is fighting a proposed apartment complex on East Main Street.

The issue is not a few apartments for people with developmental disabilities or the repurposing of an existing building (News, January 27). This proposed complex would destroy the entire character of a whole neighborhood that is currently a stable, working-class community that has put enormous effort into building itself. The rights and needs of homeowners and longtime residents should be of equal importance to the desires of developers. OUR HOME

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

Politics as blood sport: Is this what we want? There’s a lot to bemoan about this presidential election campaign, but one thing sits at the top of my list of offenses against democracy: the behavior of the media. This campaign has become simply another form of entertainment, and the media bear the blame. I’ve gotten used to the sins of television news, but those folks have nothing on the print media this year. It’s hard to know where to start in this discussion, but a good place might be the coverage of Donald Trump. Trump probably would have been a phenom no matter what the media did. Journalists can’t ignore him; his pronouncements are newsworthy, as harmful for the country as they are outrageous. But if we based our coverage on real news value rather than entertainment and online click value, the coverage would have been more balanced, less prominent. Instead, the media have obsessed over him, flooding him with free publicity. Every outrageous Trump statement ramps up the coverage. His every thought is given major play. At one point on January 28, all of the following were on the homepage of the New York Times website: “The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults,” “Looking Ahead to a Republican Debate Without Donald Trump,” “Watch Live: Skipping Debate, Trump Holds Event,” “Donald Trump Says He Has Been Talking to Roger Ailes,” “Donald Trump’s Childish Debate Boycott.” Equally problematic: the inaccurately named “debates,” which have been a travesty. Candidates’ position on stage, the number of questions they get, the amount of time they can talk: all of it is based on polls. The debates and the debate coverage then feed new polls. And poll standings affect the candidates’ fundraising. The debate smack-downs and the outrageous pronouncements are more fun to watch and read than policy discussions, though. So they’re dominating the media coverage; the selection of the president of the United States is treated like a sports competition. And we didn’t get a chance to learn much about some of the less outrageous candidates and where they stand. On January 27, the Washington Post published a column by Harvard political scientist Danielle Allen, with this headline: “It’s Time to Take a Serious Look at Martin O’Malley.” Indeed it was. O’Malley, Allen wrote, is “a serious person, with serious things to say, and it’s a travesty that he hasn’t gotten more coverage.” And yet O’Malley could scarcely get a word in edgewise in the debates. And in the

Debate smackdowns and outrageous pronouncements are more fun to watch and read than policy discussions. So they’re dominating the media coverage.” early morning hours of February 2, less than a week after Allen urged that we take a serious look at him, O’Malley ended his campaign, having been ignored by voters in that most unrepresentative of states, Iowa. There are months to go before the election, but there’s little reason to hope that the media will change. Journalistic ethics, the commitment to providing what voters need to exercise their civic duty, have been replaced by a fascination with entertainment and a quest for online clicks. In her Wall Street Journal column on Saturday, Peggy Noonan described the people she was seeing at town halls in New Hampshire. Among them, a young black woman leaving a Bernie Sanders event. “Are you for Bernie? I asked. ‘Have you seen my T-shirt?’ she replied and opened her jacket: ‘Carson 2016.’ I laughed and asked if she was trolling. She was startled. ‘No, we just go see all the candidates.’” She wasn’t unusual. “Every adult in New Hampshire seems to go hear every candidate at least once,” wrote Noonan. “They listen and take their measure; they give it the most precious thing they have, time. They take their duty seriously, not because they’re jerky and self-important but because they have self-respect.” They take their duty seriously also, I think, because they respect our democracy. It’s a shame that so much of the media have so little respect for it – and for the voters. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Mass shooting on Another blow to former Medley State Street Eight people were shot owner early Sunday morning following a fight that started inside the Mexican Village bar, 547 State Street, police say. The shooting occurred outside. A 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the rest taken to area hospitals.

Arena needs a spruce job

The Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial needs more than $16 million in upgrades, says a consultant hired by the City of Rochester. The list includes a courtside restaurant, club seating, and “super suites.” Without updating, the report says, the city risks losing attendance, and money, at the arena.

MCC enrollment slips

Enrollment at Monroe Community College has dropped more than 20 percent in the last five years, raising questions about the college’s capacity for its new Damon Campus downtown, which is scheduled to open next year. Getting students to complete their degree program is another challenge for MCC.

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After cryptic tweet, Duffy clams up

Local delegates named for Clinton, Sanders

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders filed petitions to get their candidates on the New York primary ballot. The petitions also include slates of delegates, grouped by Congressional district, who will represent the candidates at the nominating convention. In the 25th District, which represents Monroe County, Clinton’s delegates are Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, Hilda Escher, Assembly member David Gantt, Margie Brumfield, and Thaddeus Mack; Sanders' delegates are Carrie Gilroy, Kevin Sweeney, Maryagnes Lupien, William Benet, Liliana Ruiz, and Christopher Roesch.

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A State Supreme Court justice tossed out Bersin Properties’ lawsuit against Monroe County, the Town of Irondequoit, and the East Irondequoit School District. And as part of the ruling, the justice said that the developer owes the parties approximately $6 million in back tax payments, fees, and legal costs. Bersin is the former owner of Medley Centre.

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Nothing deleted from social media is ever truly gone, as former Rochester mayor Bob Duffy is finding out.

Former Rochester mayor Bob Duffy had an interesting Twitter exchange with a local Republican over the weekend. FILE PHOTO

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, @BobDuffyRBA sent a tweet he called “Note to candidates.” In it, he advised candidates to stop talking and start practicing their faith. “Actions speak louder than words,” he wrote. This prompted a response from Rich Tyson, a Rochester real estate broker and a Republican who ran for City Council in 2011. Tyson needled Duffy for “running away to Albany” when things got tough at City Hall. Duffy, a Democrat, resigned as mayor to become lieutenant governor in 2011. He declined to run for a second term, however, and returned to Rochester in 2015 to head up the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Rochester Business Alliance). Tyson and Duffy volleyed over Twitter for a bit. Duffy said that he loved being mayor of Rochester, while Tyson accused him of running out

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“Our organization hopes to save as many buildings as we can. However, we consistently weigh historic significance alongside economic benefit and try to strike balances that benefit the entire community.” [ WAYNE GOODMAN, LANDMARK SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]

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Brewery asks permission to demolish historic building North American Breweries’ five-year plan to expand and modernize the Genesee Brewery campus in northeast Rochester includes tearing down a historic building at 495 St. Paul Street and removing the large, iconic tanks with Genesee Beer labels on them. The tanks are set back from St. Paul. The project has the support of George Moses, executive director of the North East Area Development neighborhood organization. He says it’s a great project and it’s important that people now want to invest in underused properties along the river. North American Breweries’ application will be heard by the city’s Zoning Board on Thursday, February 18. It needs a variance to tear down 495 St. Paul because the structure is listed as a Designated Building of Historic Value with the City of Rochester. Cynthia Howk, architectural director of the Landmark Society, says that the building and the tanks are the most visually interesting parts of the brewery’s 27-acre campus, and that the building has an important place in Rochester’s history. But the building is not a priority for preservation, says Wayne Goodman, the society’s executive director. “Our organization hopes to save as many buildings as we can,” he says.

“However, we consistently weigh historic significance alongside economic benefit and try to strike balances that benefit the entire community.” The building is currently being Beer tanks on the Genesee Brewery campus. PHOTO BY TONY PALERMO used for storage, says brewery manager Mark Minunni. demolish the building, over the objection of The brewery’s five-year plan includes some preservationists. a new brewing facility, he says, and a new This time, Minunni says, the brewery tank farm with smaller tanks. The brewery reached out to the community early on in has 116 active brewing recipes, he says, and the process. the new tanks will let them brew faster and The Landmark Society’s Howe says that more efficiently. part of 495 St. Paul was a Greek Revival “We are going to save so much water, style private home. It was built in 1892, electricity, and natural gas,” he says. according to the brewery. Eventually it The project also includes an expansion housed a wagon and carriage company, of the Genesee Brew House and the Howk says, likely to service the area around addition of event and classroom space. it, which was transitioning from primarily Minunni says that the company learned residential to much more industrial. The from the outcry that occurred a few years building, she says, stands as a monument of ago over its plan to tear down another that transition. historic structure on the campus, the old Cataract brew house. The company did eventually get permission from the city to

Strong expansion could be in the works Rumors have been circulating for weeks now that the Strong museum is considering an expansion. It makes sense, given the land that will be available once the nearby section of the Inner Loop is filled in and ready for development. Strong Director of Development Shane Rhinewald says that an expansion is possible, but that the museum hasn’t decided whether it’ll respond when the city starts soliciting development proposals this month. Strong representatives met members of the Park Meigs Neighborhood Association, area landlords, and other interested parties recently to discuss the Inner Loop land, says Thomas LaDuca, president of the Park Meigs group. LaDuca says that Strong seemed to be trying to take the neighborhood’s temperature on a possible expansion. One issue that LaDuca and others raised is the “asphalt city” that surrounds the museum. An expanded museum would obviously need even more parking, he says, which would exacerbate the issue. Meeting participants also brought up the perils of crossing Monroe Avenue and Chestnut Street on foot to get to the museum. It’s dangerous, LaDuca says, and something needs to be done.

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The unusually mild winter has allowed Monroe County, meaning both the community and the government, to dodge a serious, ongoing problem regarding a hard-to-serve segment of the area’s homeless population. When the temperature drops below a certain point, homeless people need to get indoors to stay safe; the National Coalition for the Homeless says that hypothermia can set in at temperatures as warm as 50 degrees. But some of the chronically homeless might not seek housing for several reasons, advocates say, ranging from fear to mental illness. “There's a segment of people that are going to live off the grid forever and always,” says Kelly Finnigan, social worker at the House of Mercy. “And then there’s a segment of people that have had severe mental illness and probably aren't able to think rationally enough to make a decision to go to shelter when they need to. But I think those are fairly small populations.” Others may be under temporary sanction by the county Department of Human Services. When social service recipients are sanctioned, typically for not reporting to a caseworker or failing to comply with one requirement or another, they can’t get any sort of county benefit, including housing assistance. Sanctions often last from 30 days to 180 days. Workers from the House of Mercy and St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, two shelters that regularly work with the hard-to-serve homeless, say that they hoped that a recent order from Governor Andrew Cuomo would help the population. But Monroe County hasn’t made any noticeable changes to help the chronically

homeless, they say, and so the population remains at risk in the cold. (A January 16 county survey found 86 homeless people who are not in shelters. It also noted that many shelters are over capacity.) Cuomo’s order is meant to keep homeless people from freezing to death. It says that Upstate counties have to give homeless people access to warm, safe, indoor spaces any time the temperature or wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Counties have to find ways to extend shelter hours and to identify homeless people and find shelter for them, including those who can’t or won’t find it on their own. But James Murphy, a Catholic worker at St. Joe’s, recalls a cold night in January when the shelter was over capacity and he needed help placing sanctioned people and called a designated county after-hours line. It didn’t go well, he says. “The order says everyone, and to me that means whether you’re sanctioned or not,” he says. “But they refused to place anyone anywhere. It seemed everyone on the phone had no idea what I was talking about.” The governor intended his executive order to expand shelter access, but what it has actually done is create a bit of a mess. Shelter operators aren’t sure what they’re supposed to do to comply, and county officials, who provide shelters with guidance or rules, are trying to figure it out, too. (Counties and providers across the state are in similar situations.) No one knew that the Cuomo’s order was coming, so there was no time to prepare or plan, says Laurie Jones-Prizel, executive director


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at Dimitri House. She initially “hit a state of panic,” she says, when the order came down. The seven-bed shelter worked to make room for more beds on some cold nights; staff and volunteers moved furniture so mattresses could be placed on the floor, even though they didn’t know how the actions might impact, for example, the shelter’s compliance with city building codes. County officials have been gathering questions and concerns from local shelter operators and are trying to get clarification on the order from the state, county spokesperson William Napier said in a written response to an interview request. Local shelters and county government work

together under a Code Blue initiative developed and led by Open Door Mission. Open Door calls a Code Blue when forecasts predict temperatures below 19 degrees and other shelters respond by increasing outreach efforts and adding as many beds as they can. Monroe County social workers are part of Code Blue, Napier says. And the county works with shelter providers, specifically the 17 with which it contracts, to try to find beds for people during a Code Blue event, he says. But that still leaves the problem of the sanctioned homeless; without a plan from the county, the shelters don’t know where to send them. Workers or volunteers end up calling around to other facilities looking for open slots. Often, it’s the shelters that don’t get county funding that end up housing the sanctioned homeless, at their own cost. Jones-Prizel says that Dimitri House takes in some sanctioned individuals on cold nights, when shelters see higher demand for services. And that complicates efforts to provide emergency housing to people who need it, she says. Many people with sanctions would otherwise be able to use benefits to get into

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longer-term housing, she says. Instead, they occupy shelter beds that could go to people who have nowhere else to turn. “The executive order is very clear where they say the county needs to have a plan to address every aspect, every segment of the homeless population,” says Ryan Acuff, a social worker at House of Mercy. “That means people that are severely mentally ill, that means people that are struggling with addiction, that means people that have no money and are sanctioned, all the different situations.” The House of Mercy, St. Joe’s, and others have repeatedly called on the county to develop

a plan to support and house members of the hard-to-serve homeless population. The issue came to a head in the winter of 2014 after the homeless who had been sheltering in the Civic Center Garage were thrown out. House of Mercy helped establish Sanctuary Village, a tent city under the Douglass-Anthony bridge to shelter the chronically homeless and to protest county policies. City of Rochester crews ultimately razed the site and fenced it off. House of Mercy representatives say that the county should stop sanctioning homeless social service recipients. The county should move to a “housing first” approach, they say, where the homeless are placed in longer-term supportive housing and given services such as mental health counseling or chemical dependency treatment. “The system needs much more compassion,” says Sister Grace Miller, House of Mercy’s founder and director. County officials say that they routinely reach out to the hard-to-serve homeless, but many don’t want the help.

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Marrying nature and concrete: Johnson’s organic pods known as the Mushroom House. FILE PHOTO

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James Johnson, an innovative architect who gave the Rochester region some of its most distinctive structures, died last week at the age of 83. ARCHITECTURE | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

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purpose – the architect’s basic task – creating interior spaces for our use and enjoyment,” says architectural historian Jean France. For centuries, buildings were made from what existed in nature: wood, stone, and clay, France notes. And the materials’ limitations limited the design of the buildings and their interior spaces. “With the development of modern construction, buildings were no longer constrained by gravity,” says France. “They could swoop and nestle.” “Swoop” and “nestle” might not be words we’d use to describe buildings made of concrete, but Johnson’s buildings do just that. In an interview with Johnson published as part of his studies at BU, Christopher Brandt asked him what interested him about concrete as a building material. “It flows through my veins,” Johnson said. “I don’t know; I just love concrete. If someone said to me, ‘I want a magical material that will bend, curve, and do all these various things, and if I could just shoot it with a hardener, and it would all just hard as I moved it along, and I just built with a crane or something… wouldn’t that be the best material in the world?’ And I thought, and I said, ‘Yeah, that’s concrete. I’ve got it.” “It will do anything you want it to do,” Johnson told Brandt. “It just takes a bit of knowledge of how to work it.”

or many Rochesterians, James Johnson’s isn’t a household name. But unless you’ve never been downtown, you’ve seen his work. You’ve seen it if you’ve entered Powder Mills Park from the east, driven down West Ridge Road near the Mall at Greece Ridge, or through the village of Naples. The Liberty Pole in downtown Rochester is Johnson’s. So is the organic pod construction in Perinton known as the Mushroom House. St. Januarius Church in Naples, St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece, Temple Sinai in Penfield, the Phillis Wheatley Library on Dr. Samuel McCree Way and the AME Zion Church In interviews and e-mails over the on Clarissa Street in Rochester: past week, Rochesterians familiar all unusual, unboxy structures, all with Johnson and his work shared Johnson’s. their reflections of a man who Architect James H. Johnson. Johnson was a superb, versatile PHOTO BY WILLIAM SAUERS was supremely talented, daring, designer, and his commissions reserved, “barrier pushing,” devoted included homes for wealthy clients as to collaborating with clients, well as affordable housing. But what enabled him to humble, and modest – “the antithesis of Frank Lloyd construct some of his most innovative creations was Wright,” said Cynthia Howk, architectural research the material he used: concrete. coordinator at the Landmark Society. “I just love it,” he told architecture student “Jim understood most importantly that successful Christopher Brandt, now an architectural intern with architecture, as he put it, ‘was not begot merely Bero Architecture, in 2011. “I think it’s the greatest from pushing a pencil around,’” said Brandt, “but material God ever invented for us.” instead grew out of an intimate relationship and “He used modern materials for an ancient understanding of the site, building, client, and


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Among Johnson’s major public works: •O  ur Lady of Mercy Parish Hall & Rectory – Greece

• St. John the Evangelist Church – Greece • The Liberty Pole – Rochester • Penfield Presbyterian Church – Penfield • St. Januarius Church – Naples

In the interior of the Mushroom House. FILE PHOTO

• Temple Sinai – Brighton • St John the Baptist – Lockport • Phillis Wheatley Library – Rochester • AME Zion Church – Rochester • Temple Beth Am – Henrietta • St. Christopher Church – Chili • Baptist Home Senior Housing – Fairport •P  edestrian Bridges – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

A Naples showpiece: St. Januarius Church. PHOTO BY CYNTHIA HOWK FOR THE LANDMARK SOCIETY OF WESTERN NEW YORK

collaborators. This is terrifically illustrated by photographs of Jim, even in his old age, working the concrete on site for the 2002 addition to the Mushroom House. There he was, helping with carving the petroglyphs into the sand and dirt mold and then in another photo in tall muck boots spreading the concrete.” While his construction materials weren’t “natural,” nature was often at the heart of his designs. Johnson’s architecture, said Rochester architect Craig Jensen, “is an outgrowth of a movement sometimes called Organic Modernism, a reaction to the technology, precision, and uniformity of International Style Modernism that was thought to be conquering the world in the first half the 20th century.” “Organic Modernism seeks to develop and celebrate architectural forms and spaces derived from nature,” said Jensen. Organic Modernist buildings are usually “pure geometrical exercises,” Jensen said: the Sidney Opera House, Dulles Airport near Washington, the TWA Terminal at New York’s Kennedy Airport. But Johnson’s architecture “takes this idea to a new level, and celebrates not only these forms but also their imperfections – the ultimate beauty of nature being not only in the forms, but in the subtle variations that are the result of the complex relationships between the form, its growth, and its environment.” “In both nature and Mr. Johnson’s architecture,” said Jensen, “it is the imperfections that make it perfect.” Examples? They’re “apparent in everything,” Jensen said, “from Mr. Johnson’s choice of structural solutions to his smallscale details. The 10 concrete roof sections

Temple Sinai in Brighton: Concrete panels and a wall of soaring glass. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER M. BRANDT

that enclose the sanctuary of Temple Sinai were poured in earth-formed trenches on the ground before being lifted into place. Although the sections are similar, they each capture unique ‘imperfections’ from their individual, natural excavations. These subtle variations add greatly to richness of the overall form.” And the tile work at the Mushroom House “was created from many broken, ‘imperfect’ pieces of tile,” Jensen said. “The ‘imperfect’ pieces are aggregated together to form an abstract mosaic that is richer than if the individual tiles within it were all pure forms.” “Jim’s public buildings are remarkable,” said Jean France, “innovative, sure, but practical and above all, communicating a

message.” But France also notes the importance of Johnson’s ”domestic buildings, his response to the challenges every architectural contract represents.” Architects must first respond to their clients, said France. Second, “but equal,” they must respond to the site the work will inhabit. As examples, France said, “I like to compare two houses of nearly the same date, the early 70’s,” one designed for Robert and Marguerite Antell – the Mushroom House – and the less well known house in Pittsford designed for Dorothee Schwartz. The Antell house is built above a creek. For Schwartz’s house, the client “maximized what could have been an ordinary lot by siting the house away from the road and close to existing

Johnson’s architectural rendering of system-cast concrete residences designed for the Baptist Home in Fairport. PHOTO BY IRA SROLE

woods.” The two, France said, are “equally imaginative and responsive to the client and the site.” “The Mushroom House is one of the sights of local architecture, visible from a welltraveled road,” said France. “The Schwartz house is hidden, a good way the other side of a weedy field on the edge of some woods. France describes the Schwartz house as a structure whose “tall roof spirals up like a sail bending in the wind, shielding a living space that reaches three stories.” “It defines,” she said, “the word ‘lofty.’” And yet if you can get a view from the road, France said, “all you’ll see is that tremendous roof spiraling above the base. Inside that is a space is entirely open to a wall of glass. It’s overwhelming.” Rochester is fortunate in that so many of Johnson’s works are easily accessible to the public, at least on the outside. But with Johnson’s designs, the outside is just the beginning. The Landmark Society’s Cynthia Howk offers two examples: “St. Januarius and Temple Sinai are two houses of worship that I’d known since they were built, as I’d driven by them many times over the years. They’re situated in two very different settings. Temple Sinai is nestled in a wooded site off Penfield Road, while St. Januarius sits front-and-center on Naples’ Main Street corridor and is certainly the most distinctive building in that village.” “However,” Howk said, “it wasn’t until I experienced them from their interiors that I came to fully realize what remarkable buildings they are. continues on page 10 rochestercitynewspaper.com

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The Phyllis Wheatley Library on Clarissa Street in Rochester. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER M. BRANDT

The exterior of St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece. PHOTO BY WILLIAM SAUERS

The dramatic interior of St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece.

Looking upward in St. John the Evangelist.

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER M. BRANDT

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER M. BRANDT

Temple Sinai’s towering glass walls allow the wooded setting to ‘come indoors’ into the sanctuary – giving you the feeling that you’re actually sitting outdoors. This feeling is further enhanced by the trailing vines that are growing upwards on the inside – not outside – of the pre-cast concrete walls of the sanctuary.” “At St. Januarius,” Howk said, “the ‘outdoors’ comes into the sanctuary via the many colored glass portals. It was an overwhelming surprise to see the light-filled sanctuary, which I’d expected to be rather dark, with little natural lighting. Instead, it absolutely glowed, as the mid-day sunshine poured through those distinctive portal windows.” St. Januarius is also a favorite of Christopher Brandt’s. With it, Brandt said, Johnson combined “a gothic architectural ideal – the maximization of stained glass windows to light the interior space – with a strong metaphorical reference to the surrounding vineyard landscape.” St. Januarius has the shape of a grape leaf, with walls that are stained glass windows, “each color representative of a different varietal of grape,” Brandt said. “When the morning light pours through the walls of this church, the effect is truly beyond words.” Often equally compelling in Johnson’s interiors: the sense that the space soars upward. “A building could be the incarnation of an emotion,” said Jean France, “as is most evident in his religious buildings. It could be sculpture on a gigantic scale, as is the Liberty Pole. It is always the response to the needs and wishes of the client, as is most evident in two of his remarkable houses.” “In a way,” said France, “his buildings are all more than shelter. They are human values and feelings given architectural form. The form is innovative – modern techniques and modern materials – but the gesture behind the form is eternal.” And in his religious buildings, France, said, “there is an almost sub-liminal connection to tradition: St. Januarius church overflowing with glowing stained glass, Temple Sinai lifting its tent-shaped walls in the woods. Each incorporates echoes of reinterpreted traditional form; each recognizes and celebrates the emotional connection of religious commitment.” “We wrap our buildings around our useful spaces,” France said. “New forms only underline the continuity of human use. By using startlingly innovative forms and materials, Jim Johnson made us look again at our world.” Services for Johnson will be in one of Johnson’s dramatic settings, Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Road, at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 11.

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

Lecture on Iraq war lessons

Nazareth College will present the lecture, “Keeping Hope in the Desert: What our brothers and sisters in Iraq can teach us,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, by preacher, speaker, and writer Timothy Radcliffe. Radcliffe is director the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars Hall at University of Oxford. Pope Francis appointed him as consultor to the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice. The event, part of the William Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies series, will be held at the Nazareth College Shults Center.

Correcting ourselves

Chisholm doc to show at Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel Community Space will show the documentary film, “Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 25. Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968 and the first black woman to run for president in 1972. But she was considered by many to be a fringe activist and her views were often shunned by the political establishment of the time. The film will be shown at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.

Confronting Islamophobia on film

A coalition of peace activists will present “My Name is Khan” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16. It’s a Bollywood film about an immigrant and his family. After a racist attack raises fears of Muslims, Khan sets out on a journey to show the world that he is an ordinary person and not a terrorist. The film will be shown at the Irondequoit Town Library, 1290 Titus Avenue.

A letter-writer’s name was misspelled in our February 3 issue. The correct spelling is Sam Palermo.


Dining

The Playhouse/Swillburger is finally open on South Clinton Avenue. Along with burgers made with New York State beef, fries, and a full bar, the space has a host of arcade games. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

A new place to play [ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY

As anyone who has opened a business knows, the best-laid plans often go awry. This held true for Brian Van Etten and Jeff Ching, coowners of The Playhouse/Swillburger (820 South Clinton Avenue). “We’ve both opened restaurants. We thought we had anticipated all the pitfalls and delays. We spent two years planning this,” says Van Etten. But followers of Playhouse/ Swillburger’s plans know that it was supposed to open last year. Both Ching and Van Etten had experience opening restaurants. Ching, with help from Van Etten, opened The Owl House. Van Etten relocated to Boston and assisted in opening a few places there, and then, after moving back to Rochester, he and Ching started scoping out potential spots for what is now The Playhouse/Swillburger. They happened upon the abandoned former church on the corner of South Clinton and Meigs and saw a diamond in the rough. “The place was beat up,” says Van Etten. “It was bad.” They both really liked the concept of a burger joint, but wanted to up the ante when it came to the quality of the ingredients. With the space being so large, however, a burger joint alone was not going to fill it. The concept of a bar with an arcade is not a new one; Barcade in Brooklyn and Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago have been around for years. And being children of the 80’s and 90’s, Van Etten and Ching grew up in arcades at the mall.

“I thought, where do I want to hang out?” says Van Etten. “This was something that we thought we could do and do well.” When it came to the menu, Van Etten started with more options, but found that simplicity worked best. Patrons can choose from a beef burger made with 100 per cent New York State beef or a veggie burger consisting of beets, brown rice, and black beans. A myriad of toppings are available for free, from standard lettuce, tomato, and onion to more complex toppers like hot jam or Van Etten’s father’s homemade pickles. Shoestring French fries or Vampire Fries, covered in garlic and parsley, are available as sides, as well as milkshakes. When Ugly Duck Coffee sets up shop on Fridays and Saturdays, espresso milkshakes are made to order. The building has no parking lot, so if you park in a nearby lot, you’re gonna get towed. About 40 spots of on-street parking are available on the Meigs Street overpass, and there is also parking on surrounding streets. Just be sure to pay attention to parking signs. The Playhouse/Swillburger is located at 820 South Clinton Avenue. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 2 a.m.; burgers are available until 10 p.m. The bar is currently open Monday evenings, but no burgers… yet. 442-2442. Information: theplayhouseroc.com.

Quick bites

Whether you are pro or anti-Valentine’s Day, there’s no point in denying yourself the fun

food and drink events going on around town. Treat yourself! Mullers Cider House (1344 University Avenue) is hosting a Pre-Valentine’s Day Weekend event with cider and truffles from Kaneb Orchards and Affaire de Chocolat on Friday, February 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Right next door, Joe Bean Coffee Roasters (1344 University Avenue) will host an Ommegang Valentines Food Pairing on Saturday, February 13, at 6 p.m. Sample Cheese and Black Pepper Ravioli, or Sardine Mousse on Crostini, among other selections, paired with beers from Ommegang Brewery’s extensive roster. Both Black Sheep (280 Exchange Boulevard) and Lux Lounge (666 South Avenue) will be hosting anti-Valentine’s Day parties. On Saturday, February 13, Black Sheep will have (Anti) Love Potions like a Bleeding Heart Cocktail. Lux’s party is on February 14 at 9 p.m. and will feature Shots Through the Heart drink specials and snarky sugar cookies. I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with Andie and Duckie since they are re-releasing the 80’s teen drama Pretty in Pink in theaters. Black Button Distilling (85 Railroad Street) will offer its three-day course “The Craft Distilling Experience” February 26 to 28. Black Button’s head distiller, Jason Barrett, will share his knowledge on how to make the jump to commercial distillation. Participants should have a basic understanding of spirits and distillation. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and the cost is $950 per person. Sign up at blackbuttondistilling.com.

Pour Coffee Parlor (23 Somerton Street) has officially changed its name to Glen Edith Coffee. Same owners, same coffee, different name. Correction from the last Chow Hound: The Blossom Road Pub (198 North Winton Road) will hold its grand opening on February 24 – it is not currently open.

Openings

Brown Hound Downtown, an offshoot of Bristol’s Brown Hound Bistro, has opened in the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue). The restaurant will serve lunch Wednesday through Friday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as running a bakery from Tuesday through Sunday.

Closings

Constantino’s Market in College Town

announced last week that they would be closing. Developers are currently reviewing replacements for the 20,000 square foot space. Texas de Brazil and Bar 145 will be opening in College Town soon. Aladdin’s Natural Eatery at Park Point (200 Park Point Drive) has closed. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.

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Upcoming [ FUSION ] Tauk. Saturday, March 5. Anthology, 336 East Avenue. 12 p.m. $12-$32. anthologylive.com; taukband.com. [ ROCK ]

The Sword. Sunday, April 10. Montage Music Hall, 50

Chestnut Street. 7 p.m. $17-$20. themontagemusichall.com; theswordofficial.com.

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Dru Hill. Saturday, May 14. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange

Boulevard. 8 p.m. $70.50-$92.50. ticketmaster.com; facebook.com/druhill4real.

Juilliard String Quartet

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 KILBOURN HALL, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 26 GIBBS STREET 3 P.M. | $20-$30 | 454-2100; EASTMANTHEATRE.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] Now in its 70th season, the Juilliard

String Quartet brings a well-balanced program spanning multiple musical eras to Kilbourn Hall on Sunday as part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series. Violinists Ronald Copes and Joseph Lin, cellist Joel Krosnick, and violist Roger Tapping seem to possess an intuitive synchronicity with one another. This quality will serve them well during the harmonically rich, frequently chorale-like “Dissonance” Quartet by Mozart, as well as in the mercurial rhythms and evocative timbres of Debussy’s Quartet in G Minor. The program also includes a newly commissioned string quartet by Richard Wernick. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

Midwestern Swing FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8:30 P.M. | $10-$15 | 271-3354; BOPSHOP.COM [ JAZZ ] When Cameron Cochran starts picking his pedal steel, and Nick Fryer and Brad Myers join in on their guitars, I defy you to say who plays the best. With fingers flying all over the fret boards, these guys are all monsters on their instruments. And the music they play — at once part of the great Western Swing Band tradition and as contemporary as tomorrow — is as infectious as it gets. — BY RON NETSKY

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Tommy Brunett. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com/. 7-9 p.m.

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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AUDITORIUM THEATRE, 885 EAST MAIN STREET 7:30 P.M. | $35-$70 | RBTL.ORG [ ORCHESTRAL ] Star Wars? Schmar Wars. It all started

with “Star Trek.” OK, there’s Buck Rogers, but come on, Star Trek was epic just in the way it has permeated our vernacular for the last 50 years. You could say it has lived long and prospered. This concert is set to stun with a lush orchestral performance of music from the TV series which ran 79 episodes and spawned multiple spin-offs on TV as well as the big screen. Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage -promises to cover it all while beaming up iconic clips on a big, 40-foot-wide screen. To miss this show would be illogical. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Amenda Quartet, Opus 127. The Rabbit Room, 61

If you’ve ever wondered where all of those great musicians in Eastman School of Music jazz ensembles go, saxophonist Kirsten Edkins can serve as one answer. After studying with Walt Weiskopf, Ray Ricker, Bill Dobbins and others at Eastman, she’s played with jazz greats like Arturo Sandoval and Albert “Tootie” Heath and pop legends like Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. She brings all of that experience to the table on her wonderful debut album, “art & soul.” In addition to her prowess on tenor, alto, and soprano saxes, Edkins is a top-flight composer and arranger who explores a range of styles, from funky organ-based works to more complex, hard-bop tunes. (The one gorgeous cover is Mal Waldron’s “Soul Eyes.”) While her core group includes the album’s second star, Larry Goldings, on piano and Hammond B3, Mike Valerio on bass and Mark Ferber, drums, there are superb solos on various cuts by Larry Koonse on guitar; Mike Cottone, trumpet; Ryan Dragon, trombone and her mentor and producer Bob Sheppard on sax and bass clarinet. — BY RON NETSKY

The Dirty Bourbon Blues Band

Eastman Jazz Café with Tom Christensen FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 SPROULL ATRIUM, MILLER CENTER, 25 GIBBS STREET 7 P.M. AND 8:30 P.M. | $10 | 274-1100; ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU [ JAZZ ] After graduating from the Eastman School of

Music, saxophonist Tom Christensen played with many top big bands. Currently a member of The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, he has also performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and Ryan Truesdell’s “The Gil Evans Project.” But he’s no jazz snob, also having shared the stage with Cheap Trick, Aretha Franklin, and Diana Ross. — BY RON NETSKY

“Top Shelf Booze, Red Hot Blues” Self-released dirtybourbonblues.com

The hometown homeboys in the Dirty Bourbon Blues Band kick things off dirty and blue on “Top Shelf Booze, Red Hot Blues” like a second date, primed and willing. The opening track, “Biker Blues” grinds all greasy-like. The second song cuts up the funk, and the rest of this ragged indigo affair bops between these goal posts with mucho heat. Solo duties are carved up between saxophonist Willie White Shoes and guitarist Seth City. These two cats are spread liberally throughout. The same could be said for Uncle Pete, who pulls double duty on drums and lead vocals, and the deep-dish groove of bassist Adam Bone. The title track claims that “Top Shelf Booze, Red Hot Blues is all I need.” Same could be said just about all of us, don’tcha think? — BY FRANK DE BLASE

N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. 7:30 p.m. $20 donation, $48, includes dinner. [ JAZZ ]

Al Biles and GenJam. Little

Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

Caspian, Defeater, and O’Brother. Montage Music

Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 6 p.m. $15-$17.

Kinky Rhino, Composition Be, Cavalcade, and Roscoe’s Basement. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8. David Miller Duo. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. James Draudt. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Monkey Scream Project. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 586-1640. 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dave McGrath. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6-8 p.m. [ COUNTRY ]

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B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. continues on page 16

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on December 6. PHOTO BY JASON BELL

Yo-Yo Ma headlines RPO’s new season [ PREVIEW ] BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s 201617 season has been announced, and like the current season, it has its share of crowd-pleasing classics, American and contemporary works, and notable guest performers. But the big coup here is the presence of famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will join conductor Ward Stare and the RPO for a special concert in December. If that were the only huge news, it would be sufficient, but there’s a lot more. Halfway through this inaugural season of Stare’s as music director of the RPO, a shift in programmatic focus is already apparent. American composer Samuel Barber has been given the spotlight on multiple occasions, and the performances of new works by contemporary composers such as Aaron Jay Kernis, Stephanie Berg, and Patrick Harlin point to Stare’s interest in new contributions to the orchestral repertoire. The orchestra’s 2016-17 season also continues programming that gives previously underrepresented the attention they are due. That said, audience members who have come to enjoy certain RPO traditions won’t be disappointed, either. For example, the season opens on September 15 and 17 with beloved guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The next Philharmonics concert on October 13 and 15 finds the orchestra welcoming back Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman for a performance featuring Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 2. The music of Beethoven will be prominent on both programs. 16 CITY FEBRUARY 10-16, 2016

The season closes in grand fashion on May 25 and 27 with an opera-in-concert rendition of Giacomo Puccini’s classic “La Bohème.” Between those strong bookends, here are some of the highlights of the upcoming season: “American Music: Stage & Screen,” October 27 and 29: Ward Stare leads the RPO in a power-packed evening of works never before performed by the orchestra. American icons including George Gershwin (“I Got Rhythm” Variations) and John Williams, with “For New York (Variations on Themes of Leonard Bernstein)” – as well as contemporary classical composer John Adams (“Dr. Atomic” Symphony – all get their RPO premieres. Bernstein himself is also represented, as is the often-neglected maverick Charles Ives. Pianist Andrew Russo guests. This concert is a dynamic blend of favorites, and for some listeners, the unfamiliar. “Higdon, Copland & Barber,” November 3 and 5: The celebration of American composers under Stare’s baton continues. Samuel Barber gets his due once again, this time with “Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance,” a piece last performed here more than 20 years ago. No longer relegated to a seven-minute concert opener, as in the 2013-14 RPO season, Jennifer Higdon gets top billing with her mesmerizing Percussion Concerto, performed by soloist Colin Currie. The concert closes triumphantly with Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Yo-Yo Ma, December 6: Undoubtedly what will be the most anticipated concert of the season, this one-night-only performance features American treasure Yo-Yo Ma, arguably the most important cellist today. Here he

teams up with Stare and company for Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. Ma’s sensitivity and musical intuition are unrivaled, making him one of the most riveting performers of modern times. The program also boasts the instantly recognizable Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” by Franz Schubert. “Mozart’s ‘Requiem,’” February 2 and 4, 2017: Typically, scheduling W.A. Mozart’s masterpiece “Requiem” would be enough to entice audiences to a performance. But Stare has gone above and beyond here, programming Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements (a long-time staple of the New York City Ballet) as well as Alan Hovhaness’s Prelude and Quadruple Fugue, both in their RPO premieres. The Eastman-Rochester Chorus also performs. “Debussy’s ‘La Mer,’” May 11 and 13: Since the 2013-14 season, guest conductor Fabien Gabel has delighted RPO audiences with his nuanced approach to harmonic texture and his ability to channel the ensemble’s best musical qualities – cohesion, balance, poise, and intensity – into truly magical performances. Having wowed in his RPO debut with the music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, Gabel returns with Debussy’s impressionistic marvel “La Mer.” The program only ups the intrigue with Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, interpreted by Concertmaster Juliana Athayde. For fans of American music and contemporary composers in particular, then, there is plenty to love about the 2016-17 season. But fans of legendary composers and their works will be pleased as well. Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler, and Dmitri Shostakovich all get a nod. Mozart devotees will also want to mark down January 22 on the calendar, when conductor Michael Butterman leads the RPO in Symphony No. 39, as part of the Sunday Matinee Series at the Performance Hall at Hochstein. Another matinee worth investigating is the pairing of Bach and Stravinsky on June 4. The RPO also continues its offerings for video games fans and film aficionados. These include “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest” on November 11, which will feature video projections to accompany the score. Following this season’s “Home Alone,” live film accompaniment returns with a January 6 presentation of 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” featuring the music of John Williams. Ultimately, Ward Stare and the RPO have put together another engaging season, with enough variety to please a wide range of audience members while still progressing toward bolder program choices. In with the old, and in with the new. The RPO’s full 2016-17 program is available on our website, rochestercitynewspaper.com, along with links to videos of some of the featured performers.

International Fridays. Taylor’s Nightclub, 3300 Monroe Ave. Pittsford. 585-738-4599. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. [ POP/ROCK ]

Lost Cousins, Gentleman Raptor, and The Straw House Uncertainty. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7. One Child Born. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. 7 p.m. $26-$29.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Honey Smugglers. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. firehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5. [ BLUES ]

Dave Riccioni & Friends. The

Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. ogdenny.com. 6-9 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]

Nazareth College Wind Symphony. Nazareth College

Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 389-2700. naz.edu/music. 7:309 p.m. RPO: Heart and Soul. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. rpo.org. -13, 8 p.m. $22-$99. [ COUNTRY ]

The Midwestern Swing. The Bop

Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 2713354. bopshop.com. 8:30 p.m. $10-$15. These Guys. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

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

1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] Maserati Slimm. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 9 p.m. [ METAL ] Caged. V-Pub at the Villager, 245 South Main St. 394-2890. FaceBook.com/cagedNY. 9 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ] 5 Head. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Inside Out. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:3011:30 p.m.

Jumboshrimp’s 10th Anniversary Show. Johnny’s Pub & Grill,

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Little Paw, Danimal Cannon, B.C. Likes You!, and SBTREE.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $6. One Child Born. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. 8 p.m. $26-$29. Pleistoscene. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8 p.m. Rise Again. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ riseagainrocks. $5.

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The Official Blues Brothers Revue. Nazareth College Shults

Center, 4245 East Ave. 3892170. artscenter.naz.edu. 8 p.m. $25-$50. [ CLASSICAL ]

Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra: Nancy Strelau, conductor. Nazareth College

Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 389-2700. naz.edu/music. 4-5:30 p.m. RPO: Heart and Soul. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. rpo.org. 8 p.m. $22-$99. [ COUNTRY ]

Wasted Whiskey. Nashvilles,

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Bob Sneider Trio. Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 4916649. 7:30-10 p.m.

HIP-HOP | MIGOS

Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos rocketed into hip-hop stardom with its 2013 single/de facto advertising campaign, “Versace.” Made up of rappers Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset, the members of Migos have lived up to their “Three Amigos” inspired moniker quite well since the group’s inception, dodging gunfire and bouncing in and out of prison while still managing to release wildly popular records along the way. Migos have the remarkable ability to bring the Atlanta trap scene with them wherever they go. Migos will perform on Saturday, February 13, at the Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street. 8 p.m. $40-$50. mainstreetarmory.com; migosonline.com. — BY ALEXANDER JONES and The Cage Kings. Firehouse

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Busted Valentine. Tango Cafe,

Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. firehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5.

Fat City. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke

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Chisato Eda Marling, saxophone. Nazareth College

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Migos. Main Street Armory,

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The Felice Brothers. Montage

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Jacoby, Lupis, The Bournes, and Attic 39. California Brew

Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 7 p.m. $6. One Child Born. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. 4 & 8 p.m. $26-$29.

Passive Aggressives Anonymous. Little Theatre Café,

240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8 p.m.

Shakin’ Bones & Rescue 11. Johnny’s Pub & Grill,

1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 7 p.m. TrYsT. AJ’s Tap and Steak House, 2235 Empire Blvd. Webster. 671-4880. trystband. com. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. $5.

X The Sky, The Electric Dream,

[ CLASSICAL ] Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. naz.edu/ music. 3-4:30 p.m.

The Genesee Symphony Orchestra: Mid Winter Concert.

Stuart Steiner Theatre Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia. genesee.edu. 4-6 p.m. $7-$15.

Pegasus Early Music: The Sun King. Downtown United

Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 703-3990. pegasusearlymusic.org. 4 p.m. Laura Heimes, soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; Vita Wallace, violin; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Deborah Fox, theorbo. Salon Series Concert #3. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050. asburyfirst.org. 2 p.m. Beethoven Piano Trios, Op.1 #2 and Op.70 #2. $30-$35. Stringplicity. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7 p.m.

[ JAZZ ] 35 South Washington St. 2714930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. The noir beatnik spoken word jazz ensemble. Donations appreciated. I Love You, I Hate You. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7 p.m. $25. [ POP/ROCK ]

One Child Born. Downstairs

Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. 3 & 7 p.m. $26-$29.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 [ CLASSICAL]

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage. Auditorium Theatre,

885 E. Main St. 800-745-3000. cbsconsumerproducts.com/. 7 p.m. $32.50-$67.50. [ POP/ROCK ]

Lanthan Mire, Patti-Feldman, and Acuity Void. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com/calendar/. 8 p.m.-midnight. $6-$8.

[ COUNTRY ]

Alyssa Gram and Jeff Riales & the Silvertone Express. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint,

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Theater

Art Exhibits

Kyle Hatley as The Poet and Raymond Castrey as The Musician in “An Iliad,” on stage now at Geva Theatre Center. PHOTO BY RON HEERKENS JR.

The art of war “An Iliad” REVIEWED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 GEVA THEATRE CENTER’S FIELDING NEXTSTAGE, 75 WOODBURY BOULEVARD CHECK GEVA FOR TIMES | $35 GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY LEAH STACY

In the last century, photography, video, and the Internet provided the world with astounding visuals of war, but unless a person has experienced war, it’s difficult to fully grasp. It can be argued that only those who fight on a battleground understand the depth of that journey. A modern, award-winning adaptation of “The Iliad,” Homer’s epic poem, “An Iliad,” which opened at Geva Theatre’s Nextstage last weekend, exposes war in all its grisly horror, mourns its heroes, and emphasizes how easily it all begins. Even though many audience members will remember (or know) little of Greek literature and “The Iliad,” save a name here and there — Helen of Troy, Paris, Zeus, Apollo — the poem has been condensed from its original 15,000 lines into 100 minutes of comprehensive storytelling. Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, who adapted the poem for the stage, have done an admirable job filling a fictional tale from the Bronze Age with relatable analogies for 20 CITY FEBRUARY 10-16, 2016

death and war: A phone call or knock on the door at 3 a.m.; a family member who never returns home; a beloved friend who dies too young; a battlefield filled with lost souls — was that Flanders or Hiroshima? Antietam or Thermopylae? The message is clear: War is no slave to time, race, or status. Kyle Hatley (The Poet) delivers the analogies to the audience in a way that’s at first abrasive, but begins to feel necessary. He enters the stage with meekness, begging the Muse to inspire him with the inspiration to tell the story, and his energy amps up with each scene. Hatley is described in the program as a “theatre artist that used to play football.” He’s an imposing physical presence who has a firm command over the stage (vital to a show that only has one speaking role). He paints the battles and bodies in startlingly vivid ways — in broken, beautiful tones, through whispers and shouts. He yells, sweats, drinks, cries, and swears, telling the story with such commitment that at times it’s hard to tell if he’s acting at all. By the end of the show, he is emotionally spent. Every ounce of him is left on stage. He forces the audience to partake in his suffering – everyone in the theater is exhausted, and they haven’t done a thing except observe from their seats. But even though Hatley has a commanding presence, the story would be nearly powerless without Raymond Castrey (musician, music director), who provides auditory cues and thematic music

on stage for the entire show. Though he never speaks a word, he is the supporting character — and perhaps the very Muse that The Poet pleads with — in every way. He seems to send strength to The Poet during the most emotionally draining moments of the show. There were some minor speaker issues in the first few scenes of the show, but they seemed to straighten out by the time Josh Horvath’s sound design began to shine (notably, his use of an echo for the gods). The instruments used in the show are fascinating additions, from a ukulele that Castrey plays in place of a more time-appropriate lute to a dulcimer and a large xylophone. There’s also an instrument made from PVC pipe and played with a flip-flop. (The show’s playbill provides an insightful interview about the instruments with Castrey.) Both the scenic design by John Haldoupis and the costume design by Georgiana Londré Buchanan are multipurpose, and transcend a specific time period or place. The set most resembles a ship, with rigged ropes on both sides of the stage, several levels of deck-like platforms and a host of wooden crates that Hatley rearranges as he moves through the plot. Scattered around stage are various instruments for Castrey. Though it’s subtle, a landscape of rolling hills and a bright blue river is woven into a large tapestry that hangs behind the set. Grant Wilcoxen’s mood-inducing lighting designs depict not only the change from day to night, but also the fiery blaze of battle. To accompany the ship-like surroundings, director Jerry Genochio captains a show that rides its climactic moments like waves on the ocean, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats with emotional lurches and suspense. A famous quote often linked to Joseph Stalin states, “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Near the end of the show, Hatley stands on a dim stage tinged with red lighting and cries out the names of the wars fought in the last three thousand years. As he recites them in chronological order, it seems impossible that so many wars were fought in such a short time. That so many men were lost. That so many generations lived under the farreaching shadows of war. At the end of “An Iliad,” there is a collective sigh. It is finished, now comes the time for rest and reflection. Not so different, perhaps, from a battle.

[ OPENING ] Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E. Main St., door 5, suite 201. Leap Into Art. Through Feb. 27. Two and three dimensional work created by students from 1-12th grade. 210-3151. Susan@createart4good.org. createart4good.org. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Delving. Through Feb. 21. Showcase of rigorous and creative research at the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences. 2563312. galleryr.rit.edu. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Seconds Sale. 244-1730. rochesterarts.org. Makers Gallery and Studio, 34 Elton Street. Diptych-A Valentine’s Group Show. Through March 13. Artist reception Sun. Feb. 14, 3 p.m. Couples artwork. 585-5073569. makersgalleryandstudio@ gmail.com. Nan Miller Gallery, 3000 Monroe Ave #200. In Love with Art. Through Feb. 27. Reception and chocolate tasting Feb. 13, 1-4 p.m. New artwork by Linda Bigness, Ruth Bloch, Elena Lobanowa, Red Wolf, Brian O’Neill, Michael Rozenvain, and Aleksandra. 2921430. nanmillergallery.com. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. One Cubic Foot: The Genesee River. Through March 13. Artist talk Thurs. Feb. 25, 7 p.m. More than 60 images captured in the Genesee River in summer 2015. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. rochestercontemporary.org. William Harris Gallery, Lomb Memorial Dr. in(ter)dependence. Through Feb. 16. A collaborative display by 12 RIT senior photojournalism students. 475-2884. cias.rit.edu/william-harris-gallery. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Memories in Paint. Through Feb. 14. Oils, acrylics, and watercolors by Dick Kane. 585.546.8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Penfield Art Association 2016 Winter Show. Through Feb. 28. 50 paintings in a variety of media. 586-5815. penfieldartassociation.com/. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Then and Now. Through Feb. 12. A retrospective of paintings by Betty Jane Evans. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Frozen View of Mirror Lake. Through March 31. Watercolor paintings by Tracie Doerner. 385-0298. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Celebrating Youth Art Month. Through March 28. Artist reception Tues. Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m. A variety of media created by 6-8th grade students from five area schools. 325-5010. artsrochester.org. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. The Nature of Things. Through Feb. 20. Photos by Chris Cove, Tom Kredo, Gil Maker, and Betsy Phillips. thegallery96.com. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Refuge. Through Feb. 14. By Ellie Honl. blogs.rochester. edu/hartnett. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Size Matters. Through Feb. 21. Large images by David Bleich. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Spirit of


DANCE | FLOWER CITY FOLLIES “DREAM OF YOU”

Rochester’s all-female, authentic jazz dance troupe, The Flower City Follies, will present a special Valentine’s Day-themed stage show, “Dream of You,” on Saturday, February 13, at 7 p.m. Vintage chorus girls and local jazz musicians will share the stage at this debut show at The Historic German House (315 Gregory Street). The production includes a wealth of guests, including music from local musicians, dance numbers from Stilla Dance Company, and rare black and white movies from the private collection of local jazz era expert and Groove Juice Swing instructor Mike Thibault. After the show, join in on the dancing with a free beginner swing dance lesson from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Groove Juice Swing instructors, followed by The Sweetheart Ball with The Swooners, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets for “Dream of You” are $20, and the dance with The Swooners are $20 when purchased separately, but if you plan to attend both and pre-order, the price is $30. Visit groovejuiceswing.com to preorder tickets, or call 415-3714 for more information. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY America. Through Feb. 29. Original work by American artist Marcella Gillenwater. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com/. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Storyteller. Through Feb. 27. Paintings by Nils R. Caspersson. thelittle.org. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Wondrous Nature. Through March 6. A display of photographs by Joseph Woody. 546.8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org.

Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Flow. Through March 6. Reception Fri. March 4, 6-9 p.m. Oil paintings by Lynette Blake. 704-2889. lynetteblake.com/. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. A Heroine Sample. Through Feb. 26. Large acrylic and oil paintings of the modern heroine, figure work by Stephen Harkola. 2327340. sharkx77.wix.com/harkola. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. A Measured Silence. Through Feb. 27. Paintings in oil and acrylic by

Ray Easton and Thomas Kegler. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. The Arena Group Collaborates. Through Feb. 26. Works made in collaboration with other Arena artists. arenaartgroup.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Fredrick Douglass Daguerreotype. Through Feb. 29. 276-6264. ur.rochester.edu. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Milton Glaser: Posters from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Archive. Through Feb. 26. Graphic design work. 475-2866. jleugs@rit. edu. finweb.rit.edu/gallery. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Monitored or Recorded. Through Feb. 19. Found material of interrogations, witness interviews, and jail phone calls by Luna Galassini. 442-8676. vsw.org.

Art Events

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Impractical Jokers and The Tenderlions. 7 & 10 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $52.50. 222-5000. ticketmaster.com. Zack Johnson. 9 p.m. Photo City Improv & Comedy Club, 543 Atlantic Ave $20. photocityimprov.com. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 14 ] Eat Me - An All-Lady Comedy Revue. 8-11 p.m. Photo City Improv & Comedy Club, 543 Atlantic Ave $10- $15. 4829778. photocityimprov.com. THEATER | “I LOVE YOU BECAUSE”

Dance Events [ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Dream Of You: A Stage Show by the Flower City Follies. 7-8 p.m. The Historic German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street $20-$30. 585-563-6241. evan@peerless.events. groovejuiceswing.com.

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Amour, Dieliebe, Dragoste.. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Open studios 469-8217. thehungerford.com. Enjoy the Warmth and Feel the Love. 9-3 a.m. Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio, 1115 E. Main St. The work from 18 artists 2335645. suzizeftigkuhn@gmail.com. mainstreetartistsgallery.com.

Festivals

[ TUE., FEBRUARY 16 ] Artist Demonstration: Kathryn Bevier. 6 p.m. Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center, 176 Anderson Ave $5 suggester donation. nyfigurestudyguild.com.

[ THU., FEBRUARY 11 ] Love is a Verb. 6:30 p.m. Tinseltown Gates, 2291 Buffalo Rd. 800-326-3264. tccrochester.com. To Kill a Mockingbird. 7:30 p.m. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St . Geneva $5. 315-789-5151. genevahistoricalsociety.com. Turn the Page. 7:30 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue $25-$75. thelittle.org.

Comedy [ WED., FEBRUARY 10 ] Jeff Dunham. 7:30-9 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $50.50. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 12 ] Etta May. 7:30-9 p.m. $5-$8. genesee.edu.

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] NY Ice Wine and Culinary Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd Fairport $55-$65. 585-2234210. casalarga.com/events.

Film

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Black History Film Series: BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. 3 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue $5. thelittle.org.

The energetic crew behind the OFC Creations and RAPA collaboration will launch “I Love You Because” this weekend at the Kodak Center Executive Theatre. The show, which is loosely based on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” is the story of high-strung greeting card writer Austin Bennett who falls for whimsical photographer Marcy Fitzwilliams. With the support of their friends and family, the couple learns how to love someone because they aren’t perfect — not in spite of the fact that they aren’t perfect. “I Love You Because” plays at Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 14, and again Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20. 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on February 14. Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Road. Tickets start at $22. 254-0073; kodakcenter.org. — BY LEAH STACY

Kids Events

Holiday

[ SUN., FEBRUARY 14 ] 2016 Rochester Polar Plunge. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave $60-To Plunge. 585-586-7400. polarplunge.net.

Conversations, Cookies, and Crafts. Sat., Feb. 13, 11 a.m.3 p.m. Seneca Art & Culture Center, 7000 County Road 41 $3/project, museum admission for Wagner presentation. 7421690. ganondagan.org. DIY Valentine’s Day Card Workshop. Sat., Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. 244-1730. rochesterarts.org. continues on page 22

[ MON., FEBRUARY 15 ] Spring Break Makers Camp. Feb. 15-19, 9-11 a.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $80. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery.com.

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LECTURE | “A SUSTAINABLE WORLD OF EQUALITY AND PEACE”

Two women will revisit the impact Haudenosaunee women had on the 19th century women’s rights movement during a special presentation at the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan. Onondaga Clan Mother Freida Jacques (pictured) will join Women’s Rights Authority Sally Roesch Wagner to present “A Sustainable World of Equality and Peace” on Saturday, February 13. Together, the two speakers will talk of the inspiration the Haudenosaunee women — who lived in equality — gave to Euro-America women who struggled to gain their own rights. A Haudenosaunee woman, Jacques is a Clan Mother and member of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Wagner is an adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University and founder of one of the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States, at CSU Sacramento. The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. at the Seneca Art & Culture Center, 7000 County Road 41. The presentation is free with museum admission. For more information, visit ganondagan.org or call the center at 398-6151. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ

Holiday Kopps, Komrads, and Sirens & Stilettos. Sat., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8$10. 454-2966. bugjar.com. Parents Night Out. Sat., Feb. 13, 5-8:30 p.m. Brighton Presbyterian Church, 1775

East Ave. Registration is encouraged 585-473-5876 x3009. k.e.luddy@gmail. com. Feb13parentsnightout. eventbrite.com. Groove Juice Swing: The Sweetheart Ball. Sat., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.-midnight. The Historic German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street $16-$20.

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585-563-6241. evan@peerless. events. groovejuiceswing.com. Sweetheart Snowshoe and Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting. Sat., Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 St Rt 89, Savannah $8-$10. 315-365-3580. clajewski@audubon.org. Ny.audubon. org/montezuma. Valentine Schmalentine. Fri., Feb. 12, 9 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. $12. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. A Valentine to Die For. Sat., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St $40$125. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga. Sun., Feb. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. $20. 585-704-2889. https:// numvmnt.squarespace.com. Valentine’s Day Blessing of Relationships. Fri., Feb. 12, 5-5:15 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 S. Goodman St 340-9643. crcds. edu. Valentine’s Day Dance Party. Sat., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd, Irondequoit Music by the Pawuk Bros. $10 for dinner $10. 748-4202.

Lectures [ WED., FEBRUARY 10 ] Mountain of Destiny. 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Presented by Stewart Weaver 987-1717. gvc-adk.org. [ THU., FEBRUARY 11 ] William H Shannon Lecture. 7-9 p.m. Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. Presented by Timothy Radcliffe Free. 389-2728. naz. edu. Stage Whispers: An Iliad. 10 a.m. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. 3952787. brockport.edu/finearts. Trovato Lecture: Mary Walsh. 7 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave sjfc.edu.

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] From Mammy to Madea: “Race Films” and Racial Representation. 2 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Presented by Barbara Tepa Lupack 428-8350. libraryweb. org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 16 ] Traveling the Erie Canal Through Postcards. 7 p.m. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St Presented by Frank Sadowski perintonhistoricalsociety.org.

Literary Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 11 ] Visiting Poets: Jennifer Grotz & Elizabeth Gray. 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave $3-$6. 473-6140. wab.org.

Meetings [ WED., FEBRUARY 10 ] Retired Men and Women’s Club of Rochester, New York. 9:30-11 a.m. Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 E Main St. 266-7405. clcharles1@gmail.com. [ THU., FEBRUARY 11 ] 8th Annual School Choice Meeting. 6:30-8 p.m. Artisan Church, 1235 South Clinton Ave. 944-3433.

Recreation [ FRI., FEBRUARY 12 ] Damselflies. 7:30 p.m. Burroughs Audubon Nature Club, 301 Railroad Mills Rd. bancny.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Indoor Hike. 10 a.m. Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Ave. 340-8655. Saturday Snowshoeing. 1-3 p.m Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave Excluding Dec. 26 & Jan. 16 $3-$5, includes snowshoe rental and hot chocolate. 336-3035. westirondequoit. org/HelmerNC.

THEATER | “THE HIT FACTORY 2”

For the second season in a row, Ralph Meranto of JCC CenterStage and Sandy Foster of the Harley School are debuting the world premiere of a musical production. Following the success of last season’s sell out “The Hit Factory,” the original 10-member-cast and creative crew returns for “The Hit Factory 2.” This show is again focused on New York City’s renowned Brill Building and the hits it churned out in the 1950’s and 60’s, with more emphasis on the later decade. Audience members can expect to hear beloved songs from The Monkees, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Carole King, and more. “The Hit Factory 2” will run Saturday, February 6, through Sunday, February 21, at the JCC CenterStage, 1200 Edgewood Avenue. 8 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays; and 7 p.m. on Thursdays. There’s an additional 2 p.m. show on Saturday, February 20. $27-$29. 461-2000; jccrochester.org. — BY LEAH STACY

Special Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 11 ] Autism Up Opportunity Awards: 10th Anniversary of J Mac’s Miracle Game. noon. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St $60. autismup. org/opportunity-awards/. Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s AfricanAmerican Ancestors. 7 p.m. Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St. facebook.com/ TheLandmarkSociety/.

[ FRI., FEBRUARY 12 ] Dutch Connection. Feb. 12-28. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] 32nd Annual Lakeside Winter Celebration. 1-6 p.m. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave cityofrochester.gov/. Free Mammogram Screenings. 8 a.m.-noon. Highland Breast Imaging Center, 500 Red Creek Dr. 487-3304. urmc. rochester.edu.


Heart Bombing. 1-2 p.m. Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave .

Sports [ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Roc City Roller Derby Recruitment Meeting. 4-5:30 p.m. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. rocderby.com.

Theater Blue Man Group. Through Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $39.50-$77.50. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com. The Case of the Star Trek Lovers. Thu., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Dolomite Lodge, 1600 Jackson Rd. Thurs. Feb. 11,

6:30 p.m. Dinner theater $35$65. 340-8655. penfieldrec. org/. Come Fly With Me. Feb. 12-14. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Fri. Feb. 12, 8 p.m., Sat. Feb. 13, 4 & 8 p.m., and Sun. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. The music of Frank Sinatra $26-$29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. The Hit Factory 2. Through Feb. 21. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Feb. 21. Thurs. Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Sat. Feb, 13, 8 p.m., Sun, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Thurs. Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Sat. Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Sun. Feb. 21, 2 p.m $20-$27. 461-2000. jccrochester.org. Hot August Night. Feb. 14-28. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place

Through Feb. 28. Sun. Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Mon. Feb. 15, Fri. and Sat. Feb. 19 & 20, 8 p.m. A Neil Diamond tribute $30-$33. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. I Love You Because. Feb. 1220. RAPA, Kodak Center, 200 W. Ridge Rd. Through Feb. 20. Fri. and Sat. Feb. 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m., Sun. Feb. 14, 2 & 6 p.m., Fri. and Sat. Feb. 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. Wacky musical comedy 254-0073. kodakcenter.org. An Iliad. Through Feb. 21. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Feb. 21. Opening Fri. Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Performances Sat. Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m., Tues. Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Wed. Feb. 10, 7 p.m., Thurs. Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Fri. Feb. 12, 7

p.m., Sat. Feb. 13, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun. Feb. 14, 3 p.m., Wed. Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Retelling of Homer’s epic classic spanning three millennia of love, battle and honor $35. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. PUSH Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde. Through Feb. 11. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Feb. 11. Thursdays 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. The physical illusions of PUSH, along with cutting-edge light and sound design that features three-dimensional video $31.50-$39.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. The Shadow Box. Through Feb. 13, 7:30-10 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Feb. 13 7:30 p.m. Thurs.- Sat.

Feb. 11 - 13, 7:30 p.m. Three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds $13-$20. 866-811-4111. muccc.org/ events/?cat=3. Sour Grapes of Wrath. Sun., Feb. 14, 1 p.m. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place . Pittsford $35. 641-0340. vgwinebar@gmail. com. viagirasole.com.

Workshops [ WED., FEBRUARY 10 ] Bill Holman. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St 274-1000. eastman.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 13 ] Never Buy Bees: Swarms, Bait

Hives, Cutouts, and Splits. 1-3 p.m. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. $5 donation suggested 820-6619. RochesterBeekeepers.com. [ MON., FEBRUARY 15 ] Artistic Self-Improvement Methods 101. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $20. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coen all the way “Hail, Caesar!”

and molding their performers’ personas to suit the public’s appetites for glitz and glamour. (PG-13), DIRECTED BY JOEL AND ETHAN COEN Mannix’s official title is “head of physical NOW PLAYING production” for Capitol Pictures (the same studio that employed the Coen brothers character Barton [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW Fink), though his actual job is to keep things running smoothly, preventing any potential scandals from spreading outside of the studio’s guarded gates. Imagining an alternate history of the Golden “Hail, Caesar!” pokes fun at Hollywood as much as Age of Hollywood, Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest it honors it, but it’s first and foremost a celebration cinematic treasure, “Hail, Caesar!” observes a of the old movie magic — though anyone without day in the life of studio “fixer” Eddie Mannix. an appreciation for this specific era of filmmaking Though Mannix was a real executive for MGM may be left scratching their heads. during the 1950’s, the Coens offer a fictionalized As played by Josh Brolin, Mannix is a version of his life. Set in the studio era, the film brutish man with a good heart. He’s more takes place at a time when Hollywood suits than willing to smack those stars around if he essentially owned their stars, carefully managing thinks it will help knock some sense into them, but he’s conflicted about it. When we catch up with Mannix, he’s having a crisis of faith, both in his religion as a devout Catholic, and in his career, where he finds himself losing sight of the value in such a frivolous business. He’s also fielding a lucrative Josh Brolin in “Hail, Caesar!” The Hollywood farce is the latest film from Joel and job offer from the Ethan Coen. PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSAL PICTURES

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Lockheed aviation company, and it’s one of the film’s best underlying jokes that a job within the military industrial complex sounds appealing to Mannix for the relative relaxation and stress-free life it would offer. As Mannix hops from set to set putting out fires, his visits to the studio’s soundstages provide the Coens with an excuse to stage elaborate film recreations, from water ballets to cheesy westerns and sailor musicals, changing aspect ratios and shuffling through various genres with obvious glee; “Hail, Caesar!” is a cinephile heaven. The title picture, a biblical epic whose full title is “Hail, Caesar: A Story of the Christ,” is the focus of the extremely loose plot, which involves the kidnapping of the film’s star, Baird Whitlock (an amiably doltish George Clooney), by a mysterious group who call themselves “The Future.” The film’s trailers emphasized this plot, advertising a madcap caper in the vein of a Hollywood-set “Ocean’s 11,” but this line is entirely secondary. Aside from Brolin and Clooney, the film is chock full of performers clearly having the time of their lives: Scarlett Johansson appears as a notso-sweet Esther Williams-esque starlet; Channing Tatum in Gene Kelly mode for an extended songand-dance number; Frances McDormand as a no-nonsense editor who demonstrates the dangers of working with a Moviola; Ralph Fiennes as a frustrated director; and Tilda Swinton in a dual role as Hedda Hopper-like rival gossip columnists who just happen to be twin sisters. But it’s Alden Ehrenreich who walks off with the movie as Hobie

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Doyle, the drawling young star of goofy westerns who’s been tapped by the studio to transition into more serious dramatic roles. Ehrenreich caught my attention back in 2013 with a small role in the great gothic thriller, “Stoker,” and the lead in the not-sogreat supernatural “Beautiful Creatures,” and it’s about time someone capitalized on his talents. Beautifully shot by the masterful Roger Deakins, it’s a joy to see Hollywood Golden Age filtered through his impeccably composed lens. Occasionally the computer-assisted special effects distract from the overall retro design of the film, and I couldn’t help wishing the filmmakers had kept to period-appropriate methods to achieve them. “Hail Caesar!” is a trifle: it doesn’t add up to much, but it’s always a joy to watch — particularly in the standalone film sequences. There’s an exuberance to these scenes that’s somewhat lacking in the story the Coens have cobbled together to support them, though as with many of the Coen’s films, I suspect the disjointedness will improve with repeat viewings. Mannix’s doubts about career and religion call to mind the existential angst and ennui that powered “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “A Serious Man” (Mannix often seems like a Catholic counterpoint to that film’s Job-like Jewish protagonist). Faith has always been a subject that preoccupies the brothers, and Eddie Mannix is another in a long line of Coen heroes whose earnest search for meaning in an absurd and indifferent world only leads to trouble. But with “Hail, Caesar!” the brothers suggest that the best place to conclude that search is often at the movies.

“The Lady in the Van”

“How to Be Single”

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In the charming “The Lady in the Van,” Maggie Smith stars as the ornery Miss Shepherd, a homeless woman who meanders her way into playwright Alan Bennett’s upscale North London neighborhood. He allows her to temporarily park her home in his driveway, only for her to end up staying for 15 years. Scarred by events early in her life and possibly on the run from the law, Shepherd sees something of a kindred spirit in Bennett (played sympathetic by Alex Jennings), who’s also an outsider among his proper, middle class neighbors. Whether her long-term residency in his life is a result of his own timidity, guilt over his relationship with his mother, or simply a desire to use this fascinating character as writing material is never certain (even to Bennett himself ). A silly device allows us to watch Bennett bicker with himself onscreen, but Smith is terrific — is she ever not? — finding the deep pools of regret beneath the cantankerous exterior.

Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings in “The Lady in the Van.” PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

“How to Be Single” begins with Alice (a charismatic Dakota Johnson), explaining that this story takes place entirely in the times between romantic relationships when, as she puts it, “real life happens.” Her statement is a bit silly, since that’s when most romantic-comedies take place — not many revolve around established relationships — but no matter, the film is still an immensely appealing entry in the genre. As the movie opens, Alice breaks off a long-term relationship with her college boyfriend after realizing she’s never been single long enough to figure out exactly what she wants out of life. In no time at all, her new office coworker (Rebel Wilson, in typical Rebel Wilson mode) takes it upon herself to act as Alice’s guide through life as a single woman in the sexual playground that is New York City. Meanwhile, Alice’s older sister (Leslie Mann) makes the decision to have a baby on her own, just as a relationship with a younger man (the ever-charming Jake Lacy) unexpectedly develops. We also follow Lucy (Alison Brie) in her attempts to meet Mr. Right, a vision of perfection that no man seems to live up to. She tells her romantic woes to the caddish bar owner (Anders Holm) who becomes Alice’s f*** buddy, and whose establishment resides directly below Lucy’s apartment. It doesn’t break any new ground, but “How to Be Single” is filled with likeable people doing funny things (in addition to those already mentioned, there’s also a good role for Damon Wayans Jr. as a single father and the most promising of Alice’s succession of new boyfriends), and director Christian Ditter brings some style to a genre not typically known for such things.

In British director Andrew Haigh’s startlingly intimate marital drama, “45 Years,” veteran actors Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay play Kate and Geoff, a happily childless couple a week away from commemorating their 45th wedding anniversary with a lavish party among friends and family. But amid all the arrangements, Geoff receives a letter informing him that the body of his lost love, Katya, who disappeared nearly 50 years prior after a tragic accident during their vacation in the Swiss mountains, has been recovered from a glacier. The revelation sends their happy marriage tumbling headlong into crisis, upending the delicate balance they’ve maintained over four-and-a-half decades together. Adapted from a short story by David Constantine, “45 Years” doesn’t contain any supernatural elements, but it is a ghost story of sorts, about a marriage haunted by specters of the past. The resurrection of Katya, whom Geoff imagines has been preserved in ice, forever young, raises feelings of guilt and longing in him, while for Kate, she becomes symbolic of an alternate life in which she and Geoff were never together. “45 Years” sidesteps explosive emotional outbursts for something altogether subtler and more lingering. Rampling and Courtenay deliver a masterclass in acting as jealousy and unspoken thoughts bring chaos with them. Rampling (who earned a well-deserved Oscar nod) in particular delivers a largely internalized performance in which the tiniest of actions become hugely significant. Throughout, Haigh creates a sense of quiet tension, building to the quietly devastating final moments as he examines what it really means for a couple to have accumulated a lifetime of history together.

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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] 45 YEARS (R): Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as a married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives. Little, Pittsford ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD (1991): The lives of a reclusive composer and his daughters are altered by the arrival of a young musician hoping to learn from the master. Starring Gérard Depardieu. Dryden (Thu, Feb 11, 8 p.m.) BADDDDD SONIA SANCHEZ (2015): The doc explores the life of poet, playwright, teacher, and activist Sonia Sanchez, mixing live performances with Sanchez’s own recollections of her life and experiences as an influential figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. Little (Sat, Feb 13, 3 p.m.) CLEOPATRA JONES (1973): Tamara Dobson is a black female secret agent tasked with cracking down on drug-trafficking in the U.S., a mission which pits her against a notorious drug lord known as Mommy (Shelley Winters). Little (Fri, Feb 12, 10 p.m.) DEADPOOL (R): A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers,

adopting the alter ego Deadpool. Starring Ryan Reynolds. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster HOW TO BE SINGLE (R): A group of modern women learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN (2015): A pair of married documentary filmmakers face some difficult decision when the husband takes a mistress in the latest of the great Philippe Garrel. Dryden (Sat, Feb 13, 8 p.m.) THE LADY IN THE VAN (PG-13): Playwright Alan Bennett forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway. Starring Maggie Smith. Little, Pittsford LE BONHEUR (1965): A young carpenter lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife and their two small children, but one day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office. Dryden (Wed, Feb 10, 8 p.m.) LITTLE WOMEN (1933): George Cukor’s classic adaptation of the beloved Louisa May Alcott novel. Starring Katherine Hepburn and Joan Bennett. Dryden (Tue, Feb 16, 8 p.m.)

A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1985): When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie SMith, Judi Dench, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Dryden (Sun, Feb 14, 11:30 a.m.) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962): Gregory Peck stars as Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South who defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his children against prejudice. Dryden (Fri, Feb 12, 8 p.m.) WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (R): To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer. Little ZOOLANDER 2 (PG-13): Derek and Hansel are modeling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown [ CONTINUING ] 2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS PROGRAMS (NR): Four separate programs featuring each of the Academy Award-nominated Documentary, Live Action, and Animated short films. Little THE BIG SHORT (R):The true story of the men who predicted the housing market meltdown, and made millions off it. Starring

Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt. Pittsford, Webster THE BOY (PG-13): A nanny is shocked that her new employer’s boy is actually a lifesized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is alive. Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown BROOKLYN (PG-13): Saoirse Ronan stars as a young woman who emigrates from Ireland to America in the 1950s, and finds herself torn between her new life and the one she left behind. Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown CAROL (R): In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk falls for an older, married woman. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Chandler. Cinema THE CHOICE (PG-13): In the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, neighbors in a small coastal town wind up in a relationship that’s tested by an unexpected tragedy. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster DADDY’S HOME (PG-13): A mild-mannered executive strives to become the best step dad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster DIRTY GRANDPA (R): Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his

grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break. Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, and Aubrey Plaza. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK (R): An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship, in this parody of… well, you can figure it out. Starring Marlon Wayans. Culver, Tinseltown, Webster THE FINEST HOURS (PG-13): The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana. Canandaigua, Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster HAIL, CAESAR! (PG-13): Studio “fixer” Eddie Mannix tries to discover what happened to a famous cast member who vanishes during filming. From the Coen brothers, and starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, and Tilda Swinton. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster KUNG FU PANDA 3 (PG): The continuing adventures of Po, who must now face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. Brockport,

Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster NORM OF THE NORTH (PG): Displaced from their Arctic home, a polar bear named Norm winds up in New York City, where he becomes the mascot of a corporation he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland. Canandaigua PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (PG-13): Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel “Pride and Prejudice” gets a new adaptation. Also there’s a zombie invasion. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, TInseltown, Webster ROOM (R): A young woman puts on a brave face for the young son she’s raising, as they live as captives in a windowless 10-by-10 shed. Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue. Starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H, Macy. Henrietta, Pittsford SISTERS (R): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play two sisters who decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Cinema, Webster SPOTLIGHT (R): The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and coverup within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo. Canandaigua, Culver, Pittsford, Tinseltown

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Colossal Cobblestone in the Country 4929 West Ridge Road, Parma Stretching over 360 miles, the Erie Canal was a feat of civil engineering unlike any seen before. Along its path many villages and towns grew and prospered. Some such as Rochesterville grew so considerably that they became cities within a mere decade or two. In the 1820s, a farmer named Ralph Thrall, attracted by the fertile lands of the Genesee region, likely emigrated from his home in Connecticut to the Town of Parma near the Village of Spencerport and the Canal. He soon married, started a family, and established a successful farm of some 140 acres. In 1845, after years of success, he built the substantial Greek Revival style home seen today. Lovingly cared for by the current family since 1972, the Thrall House is one of about 200 cobblestone structures in the greater Rochester region still standing. The entirety of its 3,320 square feet was built at once, with the finest and most regular stones used for the imposing front façade. A generous entry porch provides cover to the vault-like original walnut front door, complete with original hardware and doorbell pull. Stepping over the broad stone threshold, a grand foyer with soaring ceilings, abundant woodwork, and graceful staircase greets you. Directly ahead, a paneled door with broad Greek moldings leads to the large dining room. To either side are the front parlors, the more formal of which features an original colonnade leading to a smaller sitting room. In nearly every room light streams in from the large windows onto glowing pine plank

floors. The dining room is the first room of the rear wing of the house and is the heart of the home with doors at front to the parlors and foyer, at rear to the pantry/laundry and kitchen, and to the wide, open side porch. Passing by a large arched alcove and powder room, the kitchen has plentiful storage and access to the original carriage doors, cellar stair, and rear patio. A more recent servant’s stair leads to a partially finished storage room above. The second floor features five bedrooms, many with generous closets, glowing pine floors, high ceilings, and multiple large windows, and a shared full bath. The two front bedrooms are nearly as gracious as the parlors beneath them. The walk-up attic is vast and showcases the house’s heavytimber internal structure. The basement is tall and dry with beautiful stone walls, updated mechanicals, and the original window shutters awaiting reinstallation. A carriage house with loft and original cobblestone smokehouse complete the property. From its sandstone foundation and corner quoins, to the six-over-six double-hung windows and plentiful original millwork, the Thrall property has aged gracefully and awaits its next steward. Contact Eve Meagher, Remax Realty Group for more information 585-7377937, and make it yours for $239,000. by Christopher Brandt Christopher is a longtime Landmark Society volunteer and blogs about his own historic home at www.myperfectlittlemoneypit.com.

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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] IMPERIAL RENOVATIONS OF ROCHESTER LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 25, 2016. NY office location: MONROE County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to THE LLC, 1065 WEST SWEDEN ROAD, BROCKPORT, NY 14420. General purposes. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] SEALED BIDS FOR 2009 FIRE TRUCK AND FIRE EQUIPMENT The Village of Macedon is accepting bids for the following items, A. Crash Kit, B. Stearns Ice Rescue Suit(s), C. Rescue Jacks and related items (4 piece kit) ,D. K12 Rescue Saw, E. 50’Rope Bag , F. 150’ Rope Reel , G.300’Rope Reels , H. Misc Ice Rescue Equipment board, I. Bullard T3 Max Thermal Imaging Camera and charger, J. Auto Crib Stabilization Device, K. Complete air bag set and related items, L. Electric ventilation fan, M. Gas power PPV fan, N. Small portable Honda Generators , O. 6 portable radios and all in one charger, P. Rescue Training Doll/Prop. and Q. 2009 Sutphen SL75, low mileage (as is) fire truck Site inspection of these items can be arranged with Deputy Mayor Kelly through the Village office by calling 315-986-3976. The bids for the fire equipment are as follows: The minimum bid for the 2009 Sutphen SL75, low mileage (as is) fire truck is $311,290.00. Sealed bids must be received at the Village Hall located at No. 81 Main Street, Macedon, New York 14502 by 3:30pm on February 22, 2016. The envelope shall clearly state “sealed bid for fire equipment” on the envelope. Bids on items of which multiple items are available must state the bid amount per item. The Village reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Dated: February 4, 2016 By order of the Village of Macedon Village Board of Trustees William Brock, Clerk/Treasurer [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION Upstate Led LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on January 14, 2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 34 Kirklees Rd. Pittsford,

NY 14534. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] 1201 Bay LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] 15 ROTTERDAM LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/02/15. 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, 30 N. Union Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] 206 Park LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] 33 Briggs LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/19/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson Management PO Box 30071 Rochester NY 14603 General purpose [ NOTICE ] 35 Williams LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] 41 Williams LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of

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Chili Pepper LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/3/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 59 Requa St., Rochester, NY 14621. General purpose.

G. DOMINGUE #1 WELL, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/31/2015. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 51 Lac Kine Dr., Rochester, NY 14618, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 80 Lyndon Rd., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE ] 690 Garson LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/7/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson Management P.O. Box 30071 Rochester NY 14603 General purpose [ NOTICE ] 74 Park LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] 82 Meigs LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] 9 Wisteria, LLC, Art of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/2016. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2 Wisteria Lane, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: Any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Crib Management LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/7/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 235 Carmas Dr Rochester NY 14626 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Custom Comfort Performance 3D Printing, LLC filed Articles of Organization with NYS on December 11th, 2015. Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. The principal business location is 732 Pittsford Victor Rd Pittsford, NY 14534. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o Custom Comfort Performance 3D Printing, LLC 732 Pittsford Victor Rd Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] English Pines Management, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 12/15/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to1687 English Rd Rochester NY 14616 General purpose [ NOTICE ] Everblak Equipment, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Joseph Dibattisto, Manager, 995 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Freedom Cribs LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 12/7/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 235 Carmas Dr Rochester, NY 14626 General purpose

[ NOTICE ] MKSM Associates, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/1/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to John D. Moffitt, 46 Ontario St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Boma Tax and Consulting, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/18/15. 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 16 Goodman St N., Rochester NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 221 GOLDEN RD, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 227 Golden Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 23 JONES AVENUE ASSOCIATES, LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 1/27/2016. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 506 W. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 748 MARINER CIRCLE LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/28/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 748 MARINER CIRCLE LLC, 748 MARINER CIRCLE, WEBSTER, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC: ROBERT MORGAN LIMIT III LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NYS Dept. of State: March 16, 2009. Office of the LLC: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NY Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 184-B Seasons Trail, Webster, New York 14580. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ALL-DONE OFFICIAL LAWN HOME MAINTENANCE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/01/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Branca Midtown, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/22/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 791 Mile Square Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Case Canoe, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 01/06/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 705 Roosevelt Road, East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Chem E Water Management, LLC. Arts.

of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. shall mail process to the principal business address of the LLC: 18 Timber Ln, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Chess Unleashed, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CHRIS HARRIS & ASSOCIATES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on May 5, 2014. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 274 Goodman St N unit 616, Rochester NY 14607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CLASS A CONSTRUCTION LLC. Arts. of Org. were filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/18/2015. Office in Wayne County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 817 Whitney Rd, Ontario, NY 14519. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dadstache Records, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Excel Managed Services, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secretary of State (SSNY) on 11/05/2015. Office Location: Monroe County. The SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the

LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: 3111 Rivermill Dr. Columbus, OH 43220. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of FLOY-MAR FARMS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/2015 with an effective date of 1/1/16. 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, 1891 Salt Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of GB AJ PROPERTIES IV, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/2016 with effective date of 1/15/2016 and dissolution date of 12/31/2045. Office location Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to and the registered agent at that address is: Andrew Tickle, 793 S Goodman Ave, Rochester NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hall 1379 LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/12/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 470 ScottsvilleChili Rd., Scottsville, NY 14546. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Health Monkey, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on December 30, 2015. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 412 Linden Avenue, Rochester, New York 14625. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hong Rong, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/05/2016 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY

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Legal Ads > page 31 shall mail copy of process to 115 Pattonwood Dr., Irondequoit, NY14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Josh Kramer Development, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/17/15. 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 7014 13th Ave Ste 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Katie & Delaney, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/26/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 176 Westminster Rd., Apt. 3, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MADDOX DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/26/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 4 Colten Ct., Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rudy Neufeld at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MC Webster Land LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MCE Solutions II LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/24/15. 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 3 Elmbrook Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MICHELLE ROCHESTER PROPERTIES, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with

the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/02/16. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 162 Campbell Park Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MOTORCAR AUTO SALES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/15. Office location: Monroe County, NY. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process will be mailed to The LLC, 132 Southland Dr, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Moxley Transportation LLC. Art. of Org. filed Dept. of State (SSNY) 12/21/2015. 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 181 Rodessa Rd Rochester NY 14616 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Multiverse Properties LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/10/2015. 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 11 Henley Place, Fairport, NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mutual Reserve LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/11/2015. 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 3885 Culver Rd Irondequoit, NY 14622 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NEW YORK NATURE CHOICE LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/04/15. 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 18 JACKSON ROAD EXT, PENFIELD, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of Open Ice Sports Center, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Shawn O Photo, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/6/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY Shawn Orlowski designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8 Alonzo St. Rochester, NY 14612 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Parkview Place, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 150 Willow Ridge Trail, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Partners Laboratories, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/02/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 Frederick Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Picknick, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/22/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 791 Mile Square Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pilosi Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/15. 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, 937 Little Pond Way, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rochester Main Event Productions, LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 1/11/16. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 136 Minnesota St, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley Capital Leverage Lender LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/25/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SRIVAS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1331 Mt. Hope Ave., Apt. 400, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Steadfast Driving Services, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/22/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 791 Mile Square Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SUMKET DEVELOPMENT LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/08/14. 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 1001 Lexington Avenue Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tandem Running, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 8, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Tandem Running, 31

Notice of Formation of TIMBER WIND LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Jan 4, 2016. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Drive, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Highlands, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Formation of Transformative Energy, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/5/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 31 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of GENIE SOLAR ENERGY LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/07/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

High Point Dr. Spencerport, NY . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ViewSignage LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Department of State on 10/20/2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 138 Penhurst St, Rochester NY 14619. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WHAT BOX? EVENTS, LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 1/7/2016. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3D, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GESUND & PAILET, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Louisiana (LA) on 07/18/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Alger Dr. Rochester, NY, 14624. LA addr. of LLC: 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 805, Metairie, LA, 70002. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of LA, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-912. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]

FinCo S.a.r.l. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/14/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1001 US Route 202 North, Raritan, NJ 08869. LLC formed in Luxembourg on 4/2/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Luxembourg addr. of LLC: 5 rue Heienhaff, L-1736 Luxembourg. Cert. of Form. filed with Registre de Commerce et des Societes, 5 rue Heienhaff, L-1736 Luxembourg. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rochester Airport Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSYN) on 1/26/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/13/13. SSYN designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSYN shall mail process to c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 1925 Lovering Ave. Wilmington, DE 19806. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NYOCON LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/15/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Devin Floyd, 1157 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, NY 14609. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Out Vest Rochester LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/11/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 550 Latona Rd, #D419 Rochester NY 14626 General purpose

Notice of Qual. of DRT Power Systems, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/14/16. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in OH 5/23/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 618 Greenmount Blvd., Dayton, OH 45419. OH office addr.: 33 W. First St., Ste. 600, Dayton, OH 45402. Art. of Org. on file: SSOH, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purp: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of HORSEHEADS NCP, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/1/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/16/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12206. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Qualification of Alden GP-Rochester

Notice of Qualification of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics

Randi Barrell Mental Health Counseling, PLLC

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[ NOTICE ] QKA Property Preservation LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business.

Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/28/15. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 722 Weiland Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Mental Health Counseling [ NOTICE ] ROC ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/14/2016. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 91 Harwin Dr., Rochester, NY 14623, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Skillful Communications Media, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/21/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Martin A. Philippone, Esq., 31 E. Main St., Ste. 4000, Rochester, NY 14614. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Sunvestment Energy Group NY 60, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Secretary of State (“SOS”) on January 5, 2016. LLC office is in Monroe County. SOS was designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail copy of any process served to 125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Tompkins Enterprises of Rochester LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 1-21-2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] Upstate New York Real Estate Information Services LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on December 23, 2015. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Upstate New York Real


Legal Ads Estate Information Services LLC, 3445 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Waiwai New York, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/12/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporate Direct, Inc., 2248 Meridian Blvd., Ste. H, Minden, NV 89423. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Oxy Living LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Incorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plz., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805-A, Albany, NY 12210. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Global Patent Solutions, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in AZ on 5/25/05. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. AZ and principal business address: 1375 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 330, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Cert. of Form. filed with Executive Director, AZ Corporation Commission, 130 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 818 West Bloomfield Rd., Honeoye Falls, New York 14472. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] AdBixo Ultd LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 01/25/2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 6445 Citation #F Clarkston MI 48346. The purpose of the Company is Real Estate Investment. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of 3930 St Paul LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on August 12, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 22 Glenville Drive, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Nical, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on October 1, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 28 Limerick Lane, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity

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[ Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company ]

Pythia Properties LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 02/04/2016. Its office is located in Erie County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 6445 Citation #F Clarkston MI 48346. The purpose of the Company is Real Estate Investment.

Name of LLC: ROCHESTER PROTECTIVE COATINGS, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the NY Dept of State: May 29, 2014 Office of LLC: Monroe County The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 90 Meadow Farm N., North Chili, NY 14514 Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THISTLE HILL FARM LLC ] Thistle Hill Farm LLC filed Articles of Organization with New York State on February 1, 2016. Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TRANSPARENT WEALTH CONSULTING LLC ] Transparent Wealth Consulting LLC filed Articles of Organization with New York State on January 6, 2016. Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State has been

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 4 Toby Court, Pittsford, New York 14534. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2015-7086 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Josephine Cameron; Alexis Howell; Jonathan Cameron, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 21, 2016, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on March 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Henrietta, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 1497 Calkins Road, Town of Henrietta, NY; Tax Account No. 177.05-1-10 described in Deed recorded in Liber 4642 of Deeds, page 194; lot size .41 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $130,728.30 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: January 2016 George H. Gray, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION Diverse Assets LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on January 14, 2016. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 34 Kirklees Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity

[ SUMMONS ] (Termination of Parental Rights)

Docket No.: B-14381-15 Sec. Serv. Law§ 384-b TPR-1a F.C.A.§ 631 (Summons –Termination of Parental Rights) (9/2006) FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ERIE In the Matter of the Commitment of Guardianship and Custody pursuant to § 384b of the Social Services Law of Kyra Thomas, DOB: 3/8/06 A Child Under the Age of Eighteen Years Alleged to be abandoned by: Respondent: Kevin Thomas IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK To: Kevin Thomas Address: Unknown A petition having been filed in this Court dated the 30th day of September 2015, alleging that the above-named child in the care of THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES should be committed to the guardianship and custody of THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at 1 Niagara Plaza, Buffalo, New York, on March 15, 2016, at 11:00 o’clock, Part 1 in the forenoon of that day to show cause why the Court should not enter an order committing the guardianship and custody of the child to the petitioning Agency as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if guardianship and custody of the child are committed to the petitioning Agency, the child may be adopted with the consent of an authorized agency, without your consent or further notice to you. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and if the Court finds that you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court. If you fail to appear on the abovestated date or any future adjourned date, a default hearing will be held on that date in which the Court may determine the petition as provided by law. Dated: 1/29/16 By Order of the Court Frank J. Boccio Clerk of the Court [ SUMMONS ] FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Docket No. NN-2256914 In the Matter of a Proceeding Under KENNETH HARRELL Article 10 of the Family Court Act MONIQUE WILLIAMS RESPONDENT CHILD NEGLECT CASE NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN

THE LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. ALSO, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY CLEAN AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. TO: MONIQUE WILLIAMS A petition under ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT having been filed with this Court and annexed hereto: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this court at 15120 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432, Part 8; on March 14, 2016 at 9:00 o’clock of that day to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT. On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. BY ORDER OF THE COURT HON. JUDGE STEPHEN BOGACZ JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT Dated: 02/01/2016 FURTHER NOTICE: Family Court Act 154 (c) provides that petitions brought pursuant to Articles 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of the Family Court Act, in which an order of protection is sought or in which a violation of an order of protection is alleged, may be served outside the State of New York upon a Respondent who is not a resident or domiciliary of the State of New York. If no other grounds for obtaining personal jurisdiction over the Respondent exist aside from the application of this provision, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the respondent is limited to the issue of the request for, or alleged violation of the order of protection. Where the Respondent has been served with this summons and petition and does not appear, the Family Court may proceed to a hearing with respect to issuance or enforcement of the order of protection. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW

YORK – COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX# 537/15 FILED: 1/13/2016 Plaintiff designates MONROE County as the place of trial. The Basis of Venue is that the Subject of the Action is situated in MONROE County. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, against Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. as Guardian ad Litem for the respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through Edward L. Ashford a/k/a Edward Ashford who may be deceased by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, UNITED STATE OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, CLORA ASHFORD, heir-atlaw to the Estate of Edward L. Ashford a/k/a Edward Ashford, TYRONE ASHFORD, heir-at-law to the Estate of Edward L. Ashford a/k/a Edward Ashford, COLLIE REDDEN, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s)

within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is the foreclosure of a Mortgage, dated September 5, 2012, executed by Edward L. Ashford a/k/a Edward Ashford, as mortgagor, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as mortgagee, to secure the sum of $73,081.00, which mortgage was duly recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on September 11, 2012, in Book 24575 at Page 619, covering premises known as 306 Aldine Street, Rochester, NY 14619 (Section 120.650, Block 0003 and Lot 059.000). The relief sought within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Renee Forgensi Minarik, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on December 29, 2015. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of the Monroe and State of New York, designated as Section 120.650, Block 0003 and Lot 059.000, said premises known as 306 Aldine Street, Rochester, NY 14619. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned Note and Mortgage, or their agents has elected and does hereby elect to declare the entire principal balance to be due and owing. By reason of the foregoing, there is now due and owing from the Mortgagor to plaintiff the principal

sum of $66,647.95 plus interest and late charges. At the time of the default, the interest rate was 3.500%. Said rate has been calculated from June 1, 2014, the first date of the month before the default date of July 1, 2014. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are

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Legal Ads > page 33 individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING

AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Stiene & Associates, P.C., Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 201401376 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX# 2436-12 FILED: 12/23/2015 Plaintiff designates MONROE County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises are situated. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER SECURITIZATION SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JULY 1, 2005 STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE1, Plaintiff(s), against RICHARD A. YOUNG A/K/A RICHARD YOUNG; if living, and if she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally

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persons or parties, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the mortgaged premises described in the Verified Complaint, Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); the United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear or answer within (60) days of service thereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe on 12/14/2015. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York (Section 121.710, Block 0002 and Lot 063.0). Said premises known as 179 Sanford Street, Rochester, NY 14620. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Clarfield, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. 425 RXR Plaza, 4th Floor, UNIONDALE, NY 11556 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX# 7687/15 FILED: 1/12/2016 Plaintiff designates MONROE County as the place of trial. The Basis of Venue is that the Subject of the Action is situated in MONROE County. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, against Seema Ali Rizzo, Esq. as Guardian ad Litem for the respective heirs-atlaw, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees,

devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through Trevor J. Gatewood a/k/a Trevor Gatewood, who may be deceased by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, ERIC GATEWOOD, heir-at-law of Trevor J. Gatewood a/k/a Trevor Gatewood, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is the foreclosure of a Mortgage, dated September 30, 1997, executed by Trevor J. Gatewood a/k/a Trevor Gatewood, as mortgagor, to Intercounty Mortgage, Inc., as mortgagee, to secure

the sum of $66,865.00, which mortgage was duly recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on September 30, 1997, in Book 13478 at Page 0577. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on September 30, 1997, in Book 01194 at Page 0093. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on May 7, 1998, in Book 01233 at Page 0204. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on August 11, 1999, in Book 01309 at Page 0316. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on January 9, 2001, in Book 01379 at Page 0258. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on February 27, 2009, in Book 1609 at Page 141, covering premises known as 474 Birr Street, Rochester, NY 14613 (Section 090.65, Block 2 and Lot 64). The relief sought within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Elma A. Bellini, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on December 24, 2015. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of the Monroe and State of New York, designated as Section 090.65, Block 2 and Lot 64, said premises known as 474 Birr Street, Rochester, NY 14613. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned Note and Mortgage, or their agents has elected and does hereby elect to declare the entire principal balance to be due and owing. By reason of the foregoing, there is now due and owing from the Mortgagor to plaintiff the principal sum of $47,272.35 plus interest and late charges. At the time of the default, the

interest rate was 8.250%. Said rate has been calculated from January 1, 2015, the first date of the month before the default date of February 1, 2015. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/ DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure

actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Stiene & Associates, P.C., Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 201501058 [ WOODS HOLE VENTURES LLC ] Notice of filing of Application for Authority of limited liability company (LLC). Name of foreign LLC is WOODS HOLE VENTURES LLC. The Application for Authority was filed with the Sec. of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/23/2015. Jurisdiction: Delaware. Formed: 12/9/2015. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 43 Wenham Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534. The address of the office required to be maintained in Delaware is its registered agent: Corp1, 28 Old Rudnick La., Dover DE 19901. The name and address of the authorized officer in Delaware where the Articles of Organization are filed is: Secretary of State, State of Delaware, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any and all lawful activities.


Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD

Frontiers of Fashion

Even though concealed-carry gun permit-holders in Texas can now “open carry,” pistol-packing women concerned with fashion are not limited to traditional firearms in ordinary cowboy holsters. An online company, The Well Armed Woman, offers such carry options as stylish leggings, lace waistbands and an array of underarm and bra holsters (even an in-cup model, the “Marilyn”) in leopard-print and pastel colors. However, a woman’s body shape and size may be more important shopping considerations, according to the company’s founder. “A 32A bust could not conceal a Glock 19 very well — nor would a 42DD-or-larger (front) allow for effective cross-draw carry.”

Democracy Blues

In January, Robert Battle took the oath of office for his second term as a city councilman in East Chicago, Indiana — administered at the county lockup, where he is being held without bail, charged with a cold-blooded murder during a drug deal. The crime made news in October (i.e., before election day), yet Battle still won his race. According to law, he cannot be forced out of office unless he is convicted or admits the crimes, and he had the right to vote for himself in the election (except that he failed to request an absentee ballot).

Canonical Marijuana

(1) The Albany, New York, company Vireo Health told reporters it would soon offer the world’s first certified Kosher marijuana, announcing that

the Orthodox Union of New York had authenticated it as having met Jewish dietary laws (e.g., grown with insect-free plants). (Other Kosher-validating officials complained that the approval should apply only to marijuana that is eaten, not smoked.) (2) Two habit-wearing nuns were scheduled to ask the Merced (California) City Council in January to decline its prerogative under state law to ban dispensing or cultivating medical marijuana. The nuns’ order makes and sells salves and tonics for pain management, using a strain of cannabis containing only a trace of psychoactive material.

Bright Ideas

— Since the (naturally insulated) uterus can be a lonely space, Institut Marques of Barcelona, Spain, recently demonstrated a tampon-like “speaker” to carry soothing, specially selected, 54-decibel (“hushed tone”) rhythms that supposedly improve fetal growth. In the Babypod’s first “concert,” the singer Soraya performs Christmas carols. (However, documented evidence for such a device was limited to success of in-vitro fertilization when music was wafted through during the first 48 hours of sperm-egg union.) — The Job of the Researcher: Taiwanese scientists recently announced the availability of their Infant Cries Translator (iPhone and Android app), which they say can, with 77 percent accuracy (92 percent for those under 2 weeks old), tell what a baby wants by its screeches and wailings. The National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin doctors first had to create a database of 200,000 crying sounds.

[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll be taken advantage of if you are too accommodating when it comes to romantic relationships. Bide your time and hold back until the partner of choice shows as much enthusiasm toward you as you want to show to him or her. Equality is the road to a successful union. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone you work alongside or who you met at a work related event is likely to capture your heart. Proceed with caution until you find out if this relationship is possible without jeopardizing your position or damaging your reputation. Don’t disregard an old friend waiting to be noticed.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Finding love won’t be the problem, but attracting someone with stellar qualities and who is unattached or free of emotional baggage will not be so easy. Don’t let a flawless impression cloud the existing problem. Ask questions before you jump into a relationship that has a hidden agenda. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Open your heart to new romantic possibilities. Don’t avoid someone who seems different from you. Opposites attract and can fit together like a puzzle when both share similar values and respect for each other. Your hospitality will be inviting and lead to an outstanding connection.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel and educational pursuits will bring you in touch with someone who is looking for a similar lifestyle. A long-distance romance can work and lead to an interesting decision regarding your living arrangements, current professional position and future prospects. Don’t say no to love due to geographical differences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look around you and consider the person you enjoy doing things with the most. Your perfect lover is closer to you than you realize. Hiding your true feelings will lead to torment. Make your move and see what happens. Find out where you stand and what the future holds.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone will hide his or her past. Before you fall hard and fast, take the time to find out this person’s current status and living arrangements. If convenience is the excuse for still being with an ex, cut this rendezvous short while you are still in control of your heart. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your personal affairs separated from your business connections. The people you meet in your community, at the gym or at another activity you participate in will be far better suited to stand by your side. Your productivity will suffer if your emotions carry over into your work.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t look back or consider reconnecting with someone you were with in the past. The same problems will surface, leaving you in a worse position than before. You need a change, not a repeat performance. Look for someone who has enough self-confidence to give you the freedom you need. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Love, romance, marriage and commitment are all up for grabs. Take a chance on someone who shows you dedication and commitment to achieve similar goals, and you can build a strong and fruitful future. A proposal will seal the deal and get you one step closer to your dreams.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a pass if someone you meet is too possessive, pushy or insecure. Gravitate toward the person who is just as experimental and adventuresome as you, and you won’t feel confined or the need to put up your guard for fear of being controlled. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your whimsical behavior will attract someone who is creative, enticing and passionate. Before you jump into a romantic maze, consider the practicality and potential this relationship has. You may want to enjoy the moment and keep looking for a practical partner who can offer greater stability.

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