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There are many issues facing us today, among them are terrorism, mass murder, poverty, hunger, and immigration. However, we cannot as a nation live in fear and allow it to direct the way we react to these issues. As F.D.R. said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Yet we overreact, as seen by the actions of Congress to stop the refugees from entering the United States. Looking back on our history, we have welcomed thousands of people seeking safety in this country. Many of these people went on to contribute to the well-being of the nation through the discovery of cures for illness and new technology. We have acted wrongly, too, as in 1939 when we would not allow the Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany to enter our country, forcing them to return to Germany to meet uncertain fates. Among them might have been someone who could’ve found the cure for cancer. And after Pearl Harbor we acted out of fear and rounded up the JapaneseAmericans and put them into camps. The members of Congress and the governors who want to stop the Syrian refugees from entering this country have forgotten where they came from. Can Paul Ryan say that his forefathers were born here? Can Donald Trump trace his ancestry back to a Native
American? Can Louise Slaughter show proof that her family did not come here from Europe? We are a nation of immigrants and have always been a nation of immigrants. My parents passed through Ellis Island and I have visited there many times. You cannot image how fearful those immigrants were. Yet thousands made it to this country, raised their families, and contributed in so many ways. I am a first-generation American, the first in my family to go to college, and it just so happens that I am totally deaf. I would not have the opportunities I have anywhere else but in America. I am so thankful that my parents fled Eastern Europe. Let us not be governed by fear. DR. ROBERT MENCHEL
Nuanced viewpoints are critical
Thank you for being brave enough to publish the Mara Ahmed guest commentary (Opinion, December 2). This kind of tell-it-like-itREALLY-is perspective, compared to The Good Guys vs. The Bad Guys brainnumbing mentality that we are spoon-fed by most of the US media, is more than needed; it is essential. SUSAN STOLL
Fetal tissue has been invaluable
Research will sadly lack if fetal tissue is not available. Fetal tissue has helped create breakthroughs in some heinous diseases. But if people rather fetal tissue be thrown away or buried where it does no good, so be it. And as for you who suffer from diseases for which cures could have been found, well, remember you might have been helped or healed, were it not for narrow minds. GINI DENNINGER
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
After San Bernardino: fear, guns, and politics Fourteen people dead, another 21 injured: husbands, wives, parents. Three were immigrants who had fled violence in their own country. Their names, like their faces, reflect a diverse community in an increasingly diverse nation: Robert Adams, Isaac Amanios, Bennetta Betbadal, Harry Bowman, Sierra Clayborn, Juan Espinoza, Aurora Godoy, Shannon Johnson, Larry Daniel Kaufman, Damian Meins, Tin Nguyen, Nicholas Thalasinos, Yvette Velasco, Michael Wetzel. They went to work December 2 at an agency that helps people with developmental disabilities. And they lost their lives there. The FBI is treating the San Bernardino killings as an act of terrorism, and it certainly appears that it was. But if what we’ve learned so far is an indication, this wasn’t a massacre designed and directed from abroad. It seems to have been carefully planned and committed by a young married couple whose warped religious and political views led them to believe they had an obligation to kill innocent people. How this country responds will tell us a lot about what kind of nation we’ll be in the future. And so far, the signs are troubling. I don’t underestimate the seriousness of terrorism and the need to protect us from it. But there are intelligent ways to deal with terrorism, and there are horribly misguided ones. And as we should have learned after 9/11, fear, ignorance, prejudice, and political agendas can do enormous harm, eroding privacy rights and shaping disastrous foreign policies. All of that can feed terrorism, rather than combatting it. Once again, sadly, American Muslims are a target of suspicion. Both Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were Muslims, and Muslims in this country say they’re receiving threats. Among the incidents reported in Saturday’s New York Times: vandals breaking windows, overturning furniture, and leaving blood stains in the Islamic Center in Palm Beach, Florida; death threats left on voice mail at a Manassas, Virginia, mosque, and threats received at a mosque in San Bernardino. The threats are nothing new, though. The Times also noted earlier incidents: women and children harassed; gunshots aimed at a mosque in Meriden, Connecticut; feces thrown at a mosque in Texas; rifle-carrying protesters gathering outside an Islamic Center in a Dallas suburb. The fact is that Muslims have caused very, very few of the gun deaths in this country. But with gun violence, facts don’t seem to matter.
“Muslims have caused very, very few of the gun deaths in this country. But with gun violence, facts don’t seem to matter.”
Another fact: mass shootings are a very small percentage of this nation’s gun violence. The vast majority of US gun deaths are suicides. Many others are individual homicides. It took no time after the San Bernardino shooting for muscle-flexing Republican politicians to call for tough action. There was none of that after the mass shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on November 27. None after the massacre at the African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. None after those precious children were killed in Newtown, Connecticut, three years ago. None after the horror in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. But now Republicans want action. They want all-out war against ISIS. Maybe that’ll resonate: fear, apparently, has a grip on many of us. The day after last week’s mass shooting, the Times quoted one after another American who said they worry every day about being shot. Some seemed overwhelmed by fear. If politicians really want to protect us, there’s certainly something they can do – because there’s one more fact to add to the list: Guns caused the carnage in San Bernardino. Guns caused it in Colorado Springs, Charleston, Newtown, Aurora…. No matter. The day after the San Bernardino tragedy, while their presidential candidates were calling for tough action against ISIS, every Republican senator but one voted against the mildest of guncontrol measures: barring sales of guns and explosives to people on the government’s terrorism watch list. Calling for war in another country is apparently easier. And it won’t upset the NRA. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Frontier and county play ball
Frontier Communications bought the naming rights to Frontier Field for another 10 years. The company will pay Monroe County, which owns the stadium, $275,000 the first year, and the county will pay Frontier $75,000 a year to run free stadium-wide Wi-Fi, according to media reports. Frontier’s payment to the county will increase by 5 percent or the rate of inflation each year, whichever is lower.
O’Flynn may get his raise
A draft report from a county compensation policy committee recommends raising Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn’s pay to $149,376 from $136,700 on January 1, 2017, and then increasing the pay each year he returns to the job, capping the salary at $174,000. O’Flynn is up for re-election in 2017.
Reassessment notices arriving in the mail
The City of Rochester has started mailing 2016 reassessment letters to city property owners. The mailings will continue through the end of December. The new values
will be used for the July 1, 2016, school tax bill, and the January 1, 2017, county tax bill.
Poverty keeps growing in Rochester
New Census data shows that poverty in the City of Rochester continues to rise, says the Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester. The groups analyzed Census data from 2010 to 2014, and it showed a slight increase in Rochester’s overall poverty rate, and a more significant increase in child poverty. Child poverty, the groups say, increased from 50.1 percent to 52.5 percent in the five-year period.
POLITICS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Phone poll asks about Barnhart, Warren
What in the world is going on here? A telephone poll making the rounds asks respondents their opinion of a number of people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, City Council member Adam McFadden, and Rachel Barnhart. Wait, what? Why is Barnhart, a journalist at WROC-TV8, included in a poll about politics?
State, UR reach deal on info breach
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached a settlement with the University of Rochester Medical Center. It requires URMC to train its workforce on policies and procedures regarding protected patient information and to pay a $15,000 fine. The settlement is the result of a breach of patient information that occurred when an employee shared information without obtaining prior consent from patients.
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A new telephone poll wants to know if the recent TV ad campaign changed your opinion of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. FILE PHOTO
“I had no idea I was being polled,” Barnhart says. OK, our astonishment is a bit of a feint. We heard that Barnhart may be considering a run for State Assembly member Harry Bronson’s seat, but were having a hard time believing it. Bronson’s a Democrat. It’s not clear whether Barnhart would run as a Democrat or a Republican, but every other person mentioned in the poll is a Democrat. Barnhart says that she was approached about the Bronson race – she declined to say who approached her — but that she’s committed to WROC through the end of her contract in May 2016. “I can’t keep my day job and run,” she says. “And I don’t want to compromise my integrity when I may
remain in my job for years to come. It’s nice other people want to plan my life, but I’m the one who has to live it.” The poll will undoubtedly further fuel speculation about Mayor Lovely Warren’s plans. A recent TV ad campaign featuring the mayor caused some to wonder if Warren is gearing up for a run for higher office, although the group that paid for the ads, the Friends of Lovely Warren, said they are just a way to draw attention to the city’s progress. Interestingly, the telephone poll asks how likely the respondents are to vote to re-elect Warren, if they’ve seen the TV ads, and if the ads changed their opinion of the mayor. It also asks people to rate the job that Warren has done in improving Rochester’s schools and in bringing in new jobs.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
Officers are trained to speak to trans people in a way that is consistent with the gender they present, and to use their chosen names, which may differ from their legal names. And transgender individuals who have been arrested and are transported or confined need to be separated from other prisoners.
PUBLIC SAFETY | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
RPD trains for transgender safety The Rochester Police Department is one of the few in New York State that has protocols for interacting with the transgender community, says City Council member Matt Haag. “This is pretty unusual,” he says. “I think it’s something we should be proud of in Rochester, that our police department initiated this kind of leadership.” The trans-inclusive protocols offer a roadmap for police officers when they come in contact with trans individuals either as victims of crime, Haag says, or as suspects The protocols were developed in 2012 and then revised earlier this year in conjunction with the reorganization of the RPD. Officers are trained, for example, to speak to trans people in a way that is consistent with the gender they present, and to use their chosen names, which may differ from their legal names. And transgender individuals who have been arrested and are transported or confined need to be separated from other prisoners. Haag, who is also a member of City Council’s committee on public safety, youth and recreation, says that trans-inclusive protocols are more than just progressive thinking; they represent good policing.
And special protocols for police interaction with certain groups of people are not unusual. Police also have protocols for working with Rochester’s deaf and refugee communities, since both may experience communication issues. “You could look at this as the heart of community policing,” Haag says. “This is a tool to help police work more effectively with members of our community.” Haag says that when police are called to a home or business, the situation is usually tense and stressful. Having protocols for engaging people respectfully can help defuse the problem, he says. “Why make that already tense environment worse and escalate?” he says. “The police don’t want things to spin out of control. They don’t want to put themselves or someone else in danger.” The trans protocols help provide safety for a vulnerable segment of the community, says Scott Fearing, executive director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. Transgender individuals in the US, particularly trans women, he says, are frequently the victims of verbal attacks and physical assaults. Fearing says that there is a lot of fear in the transgender community. They are often
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afraid of going to the police for help and afraid of being out in many public places because they don’t feel safe. Fearing and Haag also met recently with members of the district attorney’s office to better inform the justice system about the transgender community. Haag says that Mayor Lovely Warren and the RPD are receptive to the needs of Rochester’s LGBT community, including the need for trans-inclusive protocols. “I give Mayor Warren a lot of credit,” Haag says. “From the moment she came into office she has wanted to make Rochester a more LGBT-inclusive city.”
Council awaits payday It’s a pivotal moment for the region’s economy. The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council will find out on Thursday if it won one of three state awards of $500 million. “We’re ready,” says Greater Rochester Enterprise CEO Mark Peterson. “We’re excited about the opportunity that’s been presented to us.” If the Finger Lakes region wins, it’ll use the money to help the region’s promising companies grow, Peterson says. Seven Upstate regions are competing for the awards through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, which is supposed to help the regions rev up their economies. The regions’ URI applications were basically pitches. The councils focused on how they’d invest the state-provided bonanza more so than the specific projects they’d fund; they’ll come up with plans for spending the money after they get it. If the Finger Lakes Council wins, it’ll accept applications, review them, and prioritize them, Peterson says. In its application, the Finger Lakes region emphasized the agricultural and food production, high-tech manufacturing, and photonics and optics industries. All of the state’s regional economic development councils have also developed their yearly list of priority economic development projects for which they’re seeking state funding. Those awards will also be announced on Thursday.
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of Maggie Brooks’ 12 years as Monroe County executive POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE
ounty Executive Maggie Brooks is fond of saying that the only special interest that matters is the taxpayers; it’s a somewhat condescending platitude that says as much about county voters and residents as it does Brooks’ legacy. In a few weeks, Brooks concludes her 12-year stint as county executive, fixating all that time on the tax rate. Brooks, a Republican, made flat taxes the central theme of her 2003 exec run and during her re-election bids in 2007 and 2011. Voters ate it up each time, even when presented with credible challengers who had broader visions. Regionalism, stronger social services, transparency in government — voters just didn’t respond to any of it. Collectively, we need to own what that means: the administration’s fiscal policies have undoubtedly benefited some homeowners and businesses, but they’ve hurt other members of the community, particularly some of the county’s most vulnerable. The Peterkin family provides a recent, and tragic, example. Wanda Peterkin died in an October 4 fire and her mother, 6 CITY
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Vera Hooks, died less than a month later. Their grieving family members were left to figure out how to cover an estimated $10,000 in funeral and burial expenses. Monroe County provides $1,250 toward burials for poor people, and the assistance only makes a dent in the overall burial costs; House of Mercy gave $3,500 to the family, which allowed relatives to bury Peterkin. When family members spoke to media outside of the County Office Building in early November, Vera Hooks’ children and grandchildren were still trying to find the money to bury her. “We’re out here trying to get the county to support the poor people so they don’t have to struggle to bury their loved ones,” said Gregory Peterkin, Vera Hooks’ son and Wanda Peterkin’s brother. Advocates for the poor say that the county used to provide enough funding for a decent burial, but that changed. Now, the county’s assistance barely covers the cost of cremation, they say, which many families object to for either religious or personal reasons.
Peterkin says that the funeral director pushed for cremation for his sister, but that the family didn’t want that. It was important to him to be able to visit his sister’s grave and talk to her. “Why should you be forced to do that when it’s beyond your belief?” said Natasha Chatmon, who traveled from Georgia for her Aunt Wanda Peterkin’s funeral. Brooks came into office offering a sharp contrast from her
predecessor, Republican Jack Doyle, who was constantly at war with city officials and occasionally ticked off members of his own party. During her campaign, Brooks said that she wanted to be a partner in the community. She wanted to work with other governments, elected leaders, nonprofits, and businesses, she said, to make Monroe County a more vibrant, healthy community. Shortly after voters handed her the exec seat, Brooks reached out to Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson, her Democratic opponent in the race and no fan of Doyle, and offered reconciliation. Johnson says that he appreciated that she wanted to find ways to govern and work together.
“She managed to end all of the drama that existed between the city and the county,” he says. Brooks also took a “bold and courageous step,” Johnson says, by advancing Renaissance Square, a massive project that he says would have revitalized a struggling corridor on East Main Street. The project would have combined a bus station, a performing arts center, and Monroe Community College’s Damon City Campus at the corner of Main and Clinton. “Maggie Brooks was someone who tried within the confines of the political constraints that were placed on her to do what she could to work to improve at least the downtown section of the city,” Johnson says. “As far as I’m concerned, that should never be forgotten.” After a few fits and starts as well as political and personality clashes, Renaissance Square fell apart. Brooks continued to work with Johnson, though, to attract companies to downtown. But Brooks also had some skirmishes with city officials. One of her budgets eliminated county funding for downtown policing, and another imposed new charges for the county’s housing of the city’s unarraigned prisoners. Former Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, City Council, and Democratic county legislators also resisted MCC’s plan, backed by Brooks, to move the college’s downtown campus to a Kodak building on State Street. Lej Democrats ultimately came around on the idea, however. Brooks has found a partner, though, in Mayor Lovely Warren, whom Brooks endorsed in Warren’s 2013 mayoral run. When Legislature Democrats held up a borrowing measure that would clear the way for Costco to be built at CityGate, Warren intervened and convinced them to relent. More recently, Brooks and Warren announced that the city and county would partner on an effort to open up their fiber networks, possibly for business and residential use. Brooks presented her 2016 budget to the County Legislature last month, characterizing it the same way she’s framed each of her spending plans over the past few years: as a statement of priorities. And for Brooks, the priority always circles back to taxpayers and her initial 2003 pledge not to raise taxes. Her 2016 budget again keeps the tax rate at $8.99 per $1,000 assessed value, the same as it’s been since her 2008 budget, when it decreased from $9.10 per $1,000 (Legislators were set to vote on the budget on Tuesday, and the Republican majority will make sure it passes.) “Here we are, 12 years later, and I’m proud that the 2016 county budget honors that bold promise,” Brooks told legislators when she introduced her proposal. When Brooks took over as exec, she inherited a money problem. Doyle’s vision of flat taxes meant holding county tax revenue flat for much of the time he was in office. When he eventually proposed sharp cuts to some key services, some GOP legislators broke from him and ushered through a small tax increase. Nobody was quite sure how the county was going to keep paying the bills without raising taxes. Brooks’ “bold promise” was a subtle departure from Doyle. Early in her administration, Brooks clarified that when she said she’d keep taxes flat, she was talking about the rate, not the levy, which is the total amount that the county collects in taxes. The approach allowed for some growth in tax revenue, she said, which provided stability for taxpayers while allowing the county to improve its finances. In her final State of the County address, which she delivered earlier this year, Brooks outlined the county’s
progress. When she started in 2004, the county had no money in its reserve accounts, she said, and was looking for ways to quickly raise money to plug budget gaps. Now, she said, the county has $20 million in its reserves. Still, Monroe County is the most financially stressed municipal government in New York, according to the State Comptroller’s Office. Each year, county officials have to figure out how to close a budget gap that, while smaller than when Brooks took office, still totals tens of millions of dollars. And officials continue to use oneshot revenues, such as selling property and tax liens, to partially plug the hole. “There’s just an absolute denial that there are fiscal problems, because any facing up to that reality would require a tax increase,” says Democratic Legislator Paul Haney, a vocal critic of the county’s financial policies. “And of course that would be a total violation of the Holy Grail.” Brooks’ budget policies have meant sacrifice. For example, the county hasn’t increased its contribution to the Central Library in downtown Rochester in over a decade, which forced library officials to eliminate Sunday hours this year. But it’s the county’s social service programs that have been hit particularly hard. The county cut funding for indigent burial services and hasn’t filled empty social worker positions; the remaining public assistance and child services caseworkers have heavier caseloads. Public assistance recipients and their advocates often complain that it’s next to impossible to get caseworkers on the phone. “There are people in our community who are really hurting and who are not in any better position now than they were 12 years ago,” says Carrie Andrews, leader of the County Legislature’s Democratic minority. “The county is such an important player in social services and leading the conversation about community health and public policy. We could do so much and, unfortunately, I don’t think we’ve made gains in those areas, and that to me is quite sad.” But Brooks’ decision to reduce county funding for child day care subsidies received the most public blowback. For several years, children’s advocates, clergy, and Legislature Democrats called on the Brooks administration to devote more resources to the subsidies. But between the 2014 and 2015 budgets, the county cut its contribution by $1.7 million. The average number of children served each month by the subsidies has dropped from around 10,000 a decade ago to a projected 7,000 this year. Brooks defends the decision. The county has always contributed far more to child care than it’s required to, she says, and the state needs to step up with additional funding. And when she summarized her 2016 budget for legislators, she said that she’s had to balance programs such as child care with other quality-of-life services, including parks and the sheriff’s office road patrol. (The 2016 proposal does not decrease county spending on child care.) “Good decisions are not always easy decisions,” she told legislators. But you could argue that Brooks may have, at times, made easy decisions over good ones. By insisting that the tax rate stays the same, she’s shut down any conversation about whether a small tax increase, even a few cents, might help preserve important and effective social service programs, for example. To keep the tax rate promise, the Brooks
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County Executive Maggie Brooks during an interview. FILE PHOTO
Brooks speaks during this year's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
A display board from a Brooks budget presentation. FILE PHOTO
At press conferences, Brooks is typically flanked by groups of "community partners" or local elected officials. FILE PHOTO
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Those efforts weren’t always well-received. Her 2008 FAIR Plan, which included a reduction in the property tax rate, also cut the amount of sales tax to be distributed to suburban school districts. Residents were angry and the districts sued the county, which eventually settled and agreed to restore the funding. The FAIR Plan also included a new scheme to cover the county’s contribution to MCC; property owners now pay a charge based on how many people in their community attend the college. In subsequent years, the Brooks administration implemented similar chargebacks for traffic signal maintenance, snowplowing, and indigent burials. All of the maneuvers could be seen as stealth ways to raise money lost due to Brooks’ stubborn attachment to her tax rate pledge. One of the county’s most troubling experiments has been the administration’s use of quasi-governmental local development corporations. The entities and the way they work aren’t easy to describe; a government forms them to handle specific projects and, on paper, they are supposed to operate independently. Monroe County formed its first LDC during the Doyle administration, and the Brooks administration formed several others. One LDC assumed the ownership and operation of a parking garage; Upstate Telecommunications Corporation leases office and technology equipment to the county; and Monroe Safety and Security Systems took ownership of and upgraded the county’s emergency communications systems, which it leases back to the county. Brooks characterizes the LDC’s as publicprivate partnerships that allow the county to perform essential duties more efficiently and at a lower cost. But the State Comptroller’s Office disagrees. In a series of audits spanning a few years, the comptroller said that the county used the LDC’s to generate short-term revenue and to move borrowing for large projects off its books. Legislature Democrats have long argued that the LDC’s not only obscure county business, but create an opening for backroom dealing. And it turns out that they may be right. In 2013, the Attorney General’s Office charged four men in an alleged bid-rigging scandal tied to two of the county’s LDC’s. One defendant is the county’s former chief information officer, Nelson Rivera, and another is Brooks’ husband, Robert Wiesner. Initially, all four defendants pleaded not guilty, and trials for three of them are pending. But one defendant, accountant John Maggio, recently signed a plea agreement with prosecutors that indicates that he might testify against Rivera and another defendant, Daniel Lynch. Maggio and Lynch worked as consultants for the LDC’s. 8 CITY
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Incoming County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, a Republican, appears to want nothing to do with LDC’s and during her campaign vowed to dissolve all of them and bring their operations back in house. She hasn’t said how she’ll dismantle the entities, though, only that her legal advisers tell her that it can be done. The LDC scandal was never going to force Brooks from office, especially since she was at arm’s length from the alleged activities. But it left a mark on her record, as did previous scandals involving two airport directors, and a separate scandal involving a now-defunct partnership between the county and building trades. But Brooks has done plenty of good during her time in office, too, and even her harshest critics can point to things that they think she’s gotten right. Legislator Haney, for instance, gives Brooks credit for refusing to privatize Monroe Community Hospital; many other counties have sold off their nursing homes and public hospitals. When Irondequoit officials got fed up with Medley Centre owner Bersin Properties’ failure to live up to its end of a tax incentive agreement, Brooks backed them up. The county industrial development agency terminated the incentive agreement and filed a lawsuit to try to get the developer to pay its back taxes. In Henrietta, a Seneca Nation of Indians affiliate bought land with the intention of pursuing a casino, a proposal which drew vocal opposition from town residents and officials. Brooks, in turn, wrote to state and federal officials to spell out her objection to any tribal casino in Monroe County. And her administration’s record on the environment gets frequent praise. Monroe County was one of the first governments in the state to sponsor prescription drug takeback events to help keep pharmaceuticals from leaching into aquatic ecosystems. The county helped General Motors test out hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology, and it invested in ethanol, compressed natural gas, hybrid, and electric vehicles for its own fleet, as well as alternative fuel stations for them. Under the Brooks administration, the county recycling facility began accepting a wider variety of plastics and converted to singlestream sorting, a shift that officials say will boost local recycling rates. The county has also embraced solar power, installing rooftop systems on the County Office Building and the new crime lab. And most recently, the county put its resources behind a much larger solar effort by leasing land at a defunct county landfill and next to a west-side stormwater treatment plant to Solar Liberty, which will build solar farms at the sites. The county has pledged to buy all of the electricity produced by the panels for $1.2 million a year, an estimated $400,000 a year
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less than the cost of buying it from the grid. The savings fit in with Brooks’ costcutting mantra, but more importantly, the arrangement means that the county will buy clean energy and that Solar Liberty will recoup its investment in a renewables project. During this year’s county executive race, Green Party candidate Rajesh Barnabas, who agrees with little that the Brooks administration has done, said that the county is setting a good example with the solar project. He said that the county should push its environmental efforts even further and partner with the city on some projects. “We could be the first carbon neutral city in the United States if there was political will between politicians and the business people, because it makes sense cost-wise and it makes sense business-wise,” Barnabas said. Whether Dinolfo will follow the Brooks’ administration’s lead on environmental projects is unclear.
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here. The handful of scandals during Brooks’ exec term dinged her up a bit, but to many county residents and bigwigs, she’s still Maggie, the respected, influential leader with a knack for getting people to work together. Her image and name recognition will definitely open doors. Brooks has said that she’s looking at public- and private-sector opportunities, but she hasn’t elaborated. It’s logical to speculate that she could pursue higher office, especially since she’s shown an interest in that path. Brooks took on Democratic House Representative Louise Slaughter in 2012, the only race in her political career that she lost. Gates Supervisor Mark Assini is taking on Slaughter in 2016, but Brooks could run for a State Legislature seat, or even a US Senate seat; Democrat Chuck Schumer is seeking re-election in 2016 and Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand’s term is up in 2018. But Brooks is also rumored to be a possible replacement for Bill Carpenter, CEO of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. Word is that some members of the agency’s board are unhappy with Carpenter’s leadership and may try to usher him out. Recently, however, RGRTA also posted an opening for a newly-created vice president position. The position’s duties center around government and public outreach, and Brooks seems suited for that job. Of course, the only person who really knows what’s in Brooks’ immediate future is Brooks herself. But after 20 years in government, first as county clerk and then as county exec, it’s unlikely that Maggie Brooks will fade from the public eye anytime soon.
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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.
Farming for food justice
The Downtown Presbyterian Church will hold “Food Justice: the Right to Good, Clean, Local Food,” a Human Rights Day celebration at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 10. Local activists will discuss what they call the food system, and what they are doing to promote healthy soil, address local food needs, and growing locally. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass using local ingredients if possible. The event will be held at Downtown Presbyterian, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Leaders to discuss Rochester’s future growth
Rochester Downtown Development Corporation and the Rochester Rotary Club will present “Vision-Future” as part of an economic
growth luncheon discussion series from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 10. The event will feature Mayor Lovely Warren, County Executive Maggie Brooks, and County Executive-elect Cheryl Dinolfo. Tickets: $40, RDDC members; $60 nonmembers. Reservations: Carly Cross at reservations@rddc. org or 546-6920.
Workshop to teach conflict resolution The MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will hold “Transforming Conflicts: Nonviolence 101,” a workshop on peaceful and respectful dispute resolution, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. The event will be held at the Gandhi Institute, 929 Plymouth Avenue South.
Dinner will benefit refugees
Peace Action Geneseo will hold a “Benefit Dinner for the European Refugee Crisis” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9.
The purpose of the dinner is to help provide direct aid to victims through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Ground the Drones activist Judy Bello is the guest speaker. The event will be held at Interfaith Center, 11 Franklin Street, Geneseo. Tickets: $5 for students and faculty; $7 for general public. All proceeds from the event will go to UNHCR.
Rare Douglass image on display at UR
The University of Rochester has been loaned one of the earliest known images of Frederick Douglass. This unique, pocket-sized daguerreotype portrait is available for public viewing through February 29, 2016, in the Plutzik Library of Rush Rhees Library. Douglass, a former slave, writer, and abolitionist, lived in Rochester for about 25 years and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Guacamole focuses on authentic, no frills, Mexican dishes such as (left) al pastor, pollo a la parrilla, and cochinita pibil tacos; (middle) chips and guacamole; and (right) hearty sandwiches called tortas. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Mexico close to home Guacamole Authentic Mexican Taqueria 144 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET, EAST ROCHESTER MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M.; SATURDAY, 12 P.M. TO 9 P.M. 485-0560; GUACAMOLETAQUERIA.COM [ REVIEW ] BY DAVE BUDGAR
Even though there are local institutions serving respectable Mexican food that have stood the test of time, authentic Mexican cuisine has long been an inconsistent commodity around Rochester, and you would need to travel east to Canandaigua (Rio Tomatlán) or Sodus (El Rincón Mexicano), or west to Medina (Mariachi De Oro), to find the real deal. The latest independent to try to establish local legitimacy is Guacamole in East Rochester. Guacamole, the realization of owner Gareth Aylett’s dream, opened in August, and sits squarely in East Rochester’s business district. It distinguishes itself from competitors by positioning itself as an “authentic Mexican taquería,” which suggests simplicity in its menu, primarily with tacos. Guacamole expands on that concept just a bit by also offering burritos, tortas, and salads. The restaurant’s intimate space features vibrant and cheerful green and orange décor, about 20 seats and six tables, and eye-pleasing
menu boards that walk diners through the ordering process, which takes place at the counter. A glass partition separates guests from the appetizingly arranged containers of beans, meats, and toppings that fill and adorn Guacamole’s offerings. Although Guacamole doesn’t yet make its own tortillas, the business heats them — either corn or flour — on a press prior to preparing tacos. I was happy to see flexibility offered for taco (or burrito) meals, which include three tacos: Diners are able to mix and match tortilla types and meats to custom-construct meals. Guacamole’s meat choices transcend the typical and accentuate the authentic. Aylett sought to share his passion for the simple flavors of central Mexico and employed his mother, who hails from Mexico City, to help create the menu. Pork offerings include al pastor (pork shoulder marinated in chiles, achiote, pineapple, and onions, and roasted on a vertical rotisserie) and cochinita pibil (pork shoulder marinated in citrus juices, achiote, and other spices). For those who favor beef, Guacamole offers carne asada and picadillo (ground and cooked with spices in a pasilla chile sauce). On the fowl side, you can get your tacos, burritos, or tortas filled with pollo a la parrilla (grilled chicken marinated in lime and cilantro). The dishes can also be prepared to satisfy vegetarians, who may choose from black beans, pinto beans, rice, and grilled peppers and onions.
There are several things to like about Guacamole. No dish exceeds $7.25, and although this is not fast food, wait time between ordering and eating is minimal. And it’s hard to argue with freshly prepared meats, most of which have been marinated overnight to take on distinctive flavors. The toppings are similarly fresh, and include chopped onions, cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream (Ayeth’s concession to American palates), sliced jalapeños, three degrees of salsa (I liked combining the hottest one with the tangy tomatillo-based medium), and guacamole ($1.85 extra). I love that it offers lime wedges for squeezing onto food. I don’t love that the lime wedges (and salsa) are served in disposable plastic cups. Among the tacos, I appreciated the earthy flavors of al pastor; the piquancy of cochinita pibil; and the way picadillo’s infused spices distinguished it from run-of-the-mill ground beef. My favorite item, however, was the carne asada torta I ate on my final visit. Tortas — hearty sandwiches on crusty, billowy buns (Guacamole’s come from Baker Street) made crispy through grilling on a sandwich press and filled with the kinds of things you’d expect to find in a taco or burrito — are finally starting to work their way into our Mexican food scene. Recently, the Los Angeles Times said “tortas trump tacos in portability, heft, and most of the time, value, because they offer more of your favorite taco filling for your
hard-earned buck.” All true. On many days, one of Guacamole’s tortas would be good for one-and-a-half to two meals for me. Additionally, and I can’t say why (could it be the mayonnaise and refried beans that come as the standard base layers?), the flavors melded more harmoniously on the torta than the tacos. On my first visit, three separate workers — including Aylett — stopped by to ask me how I was enjoying my meal. This approach was consistent across my three visits. I also appreciate the metal taco trays with V-shaped notches on which tacos are served to keep them upright and intact. That Aylett supports local businesses by sourcing as much as possible from them also earns points on my scorecard. Also, and importantly, Guacamole’s guacamole was fresh and flavorful. Less successful are the tortilla chips, which although freshly made in-house, have an off-putting texture that, despite their freshness, give them a stale sort of bite. However, after finishing my final meal and then introducing myself to Ayeth, I was impressed with his earnest interest in my assessment of these chips and how he might improve them. It became clear to me that he employs a commitment to caring that permeates all aspects of his business, one that is a recipe for success. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
Upcoming [ ROCK ]
New Politics. Friday, January 29. Main Street Armory,
900 East Main Street. 7 p.m. $20. mainstreetarmory.com; newpoliticsrock.com. [ METAL ]
40 Below Summer. Saturday, February 6. Montage
Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $15-$17. themontagemusichall.com; 40belowsummer.tumblr.com.
[ POP-ROCK ] R5. Saturday, March 5. Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. $29.50-$49.50. rbtl.org; r5rocks.com.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 MONTAGE MUSIC HALL, 50 CHESTNUT STREET 6 P.M. | $17-$20 | THEMONTAGEMUSICHALL.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BATTLECROSSMETAL [ METAL ] You don’t want to pigeonhole Battlecross
— just know that these guys play fast. Really fast. The Michigan-based metal band tosses thrash, melodic death, and a pinch of modern metalcore into a blender and hits the “liquefy” button. Battlecross is out on tour now for its third studio album, “Rise to Power.” Havok, Nekrogoblikon, and Black Fast will also play.
— BY JAKE CLAPP
Eastman New Jazz Ensemble: The Music of Gil Evans MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE, 60 GIBBS STREET 8 P.M. | FREE | 274-1100; ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU [ JAZZ ] When the repertoire is selected for student jazz
ensembles there are plenty of excellent arrangements to choose from. But only the best bands can tackle the works of perhaps the greatest jazz arranger of all, Gil Evans. His collaborations with Miles Davis included masterpieces like “Miles Ahead,” “Porgy and Bess” and “Sketches of Spain.” You can bet there will be selections from this oeuvre and some lesser-known works when Dave Rivello leads the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble in The Music of Gil Evans. — BY RON NETSKY
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
[ BLUES ]
Watkins and the Rapiers “Sticky Mittens” All Time Records rapiers.org
The Black Lillies FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 9:30 P.M. | $12-$15 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM THEBLACKLILLIES.COM [ BLUEGRASS ] I suppose you’ve gotta classify them
some kinda way, but Knoxville, Tennessee’s The Black Lillies don’t park in one stable long enough to come out sounding like others that rely on singular influence to jettison a specific sound. The instrumentation is bluegrass; the vocalization is country; the steady drive is rock. And the pervading sheen on the periphery? Well, that’s jazz. The band expertly leans on these musics solamente or blended together: a la carte or all alone. If I weren’t taking a hiatus from the word I might be tempted to call The Black Lillies Americana. Come see them and decide for yourself. It’s good music, y’all. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Martin Barre Band TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 LOVIN’ CUP, 300 PARK POINT DRIVE 8 P.M. | $20-$25 | LOVINCUP.COM; MARTINBARRE.COM [ ROCK ] You may not immediately recognize the name Martin Barre but it’s a safe bet you’ve heard his music. Starting in 1969, Barre played lead guitar in the great band Jethro Tull. For the next 43 years, Barre’s distinctive solos were as much a part of the group’s signature sound as the flute and vocal work of Ian Anderson. “Aqualung,” “Thick as a Brick” — you name it, he played on it. Now touring with his own band, Barre revisits the classics of the Jethro Tull catalog. — BY RON NETSKY
Who wouldn’t like to have their stocking stuffed with this salute to a cool Yule? Watkins and the Rapiers is a brilliant wisenheimer ensemble of musical mirth — just dig the Rolling Stones-inspired cover starring Dick “Tripod” Storms. On “Sticky Mittens,” the band proves it can still turn out a beautacious gem like “All The Stars At Christmas” — Dylan wishes he wrote this one, I’m certain — a paranoid salvo to Santa with “The Santa Clause Parade,” or the fact that the jolly old elf is running in the black at “Santaland.” This whole album should become a holiday staple (it’s the band’s second Christmas album, don’t cha know), and used to purge some of the putrid Yuletide saccharin pop from the airways. With musical chops and heaps of humor, Watkins and the Rapiers attack the holiday’s foibles and mind-numbing carols. God rest these merry gentleman and all their irreverence. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Noble Vibes “On the Radio” Self-released noblevibes.com
Man, this is some rockin’ rocksteady. Rochester’s roots-reggae renegades, Noble Vibes, have kicked into high gear with “On the Radio,” its follow-up to its eponymous 2014 release. Groovin’ under the big reggae umbrella, Noble Vibes still ventures out into the neighboring strains of dub, dancehall, and Ska — done more Studio One-style than the flipped acceleration the punks have co-opted. This record is a double edged sword: it can pick you up or mellow you out often within the confines of the same spin. It’s enlightening and downright cool with a universal appeal. Something for you and me.
The Geezers. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-2266473. thebealegrille.com. 7-9 p.m. Sauce Boss. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque. com. 10 p.m. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Live from Hochstein: Madrigalia. Hochstein
School of Music & Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein. org/Calendar/Live-fromHochstein. 12-1 p.m. free. Project Ludwig #4. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 585-461-2222. amendaquartet.org. 7:30 p.m. Rsvp, $5-$20. [ JAZZ ]
Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:309:30 p.m. Mary Wojciewchowski. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 2929940. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m.
Stardust Ballroom Dance Series: Johnny Matt Band. Stardust Ballroom,
41 Backus St. 28-6755. cityofrochester.gov/ ballroomdanceseries. 7-9 p.m. $2.
— BY FRANK DE BLASE
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The joint was packed and jumping. It was shoulder to shoulder on a hot Rochester night when McKinley James took the Harro East Ballroom stage. The crowd came on like a groundswell. There was nothing standing between James and the nearly 1,000 voracious spectators except for his red guitar. He had missed freshman orientation at Webster Schroeder High School for this. James looked left, he looked right, he licked his lips, and tore into a killer version of Link Wray’s “The Black Widow.” The crowd went bananas. James settled into the groove with Eddie Cochran’s “My Way.” From there on it was a rapid-fire blur of roots-rock tinged with swinging rockabilly, blues, and stompin’ R&B. James and his drummer — and dad — Jason Smay did nothing to 14 CITY DECEMBER 9-15, 2015
soothe the savage beast, but rather, they set its ass on fire. You see, most kids starting out in the rock ‘n’ roll racket, with a guitar and a dream, wind up playing sub-par gin-mills and juke joints to less than attentive fans. This gig opening for JD McPherson at the Harro was a start at the top, a trial by fire. James was nervous as hell. “It was very nerve-wracking,” says the 14-year-old guitar slinger. “I had to start with an instrumental because I’m less nervous when I just play. It’s like, ‘Okay, I got this going. I just hope not to screw anything up.” James says he really started playing when he was 10. “I started on Hammond organ first,” he says. “I took lessons for a little while, but I got bored with the organ.” It was apparent to his dad: there was a guitar player in his midst. “Two or three years ago, he learned Link Wray’s ‘Rawhide.’” Smay says. “And it was like, ‘Oh my God, he’s gonna be a guitar player.’ I didn’t want him to be a play guitar. I wanted him to play
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the Hammond. I wanted him to be a Hammond player.” At first it was guitarist Steve Cropper from Booker T. and the M.G.’s that got James heading down the sixstring highway — a band he devoured during his Hammond days. But before long, he was spending hours with his guitar, parked in front of a record player, devouring the signature sounds of players like Jimmie Vaughan, Eddie Angel, Nick Curran, and Link Wray, to name a few. And the boy can sing, too. He cites Ritchie Valens as his vocal hero. James’s tone and attack are raunchy and strong as he navigates through a yesteryear of classic styles and influences. And he can add “video vixen” to his blossoming resume. Country musician Eric Church included James in his recently released video for the song “Mr. Misunderstood” after Church’s manager saw James with his everpresent guitar while James and his family were on vacation in Nashville. The video has had well over one million hits. “We shot it at an old school house in Nashville,” he says. “It was pretty
fun.” But was it as fun as playing to a huge crowd? This young man was born for the live stage and jumps at the idea of tour dates. Though Smay is a drummer and knows the thrills and call of the road, he helps keep it real. “I’m not sure how much he can do now,” Smay says. “He’s in the ninth grade. I think it’s great he works really hard.” This work includes a single he is recording with JD McPherson, some gigs in the region, and attending high school where he’s the only one in the ninth grade with a greasy DA and Buddy Holly glasses. But he’s not jamming with ninth graders. “No,” James says. “Because they’re not experienced players.” Dad steps in to clarify, “It’s more like you haven’t found any that like the music you like.”
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C’est Bon’s Facebook page says its “hard-rockin, foot-stompin, girl-powered Cajun dancehall music,” and I don’t know how to put that any better. The five-woman band formed in 2010 and has been consistently hitting the road along the East Coast since. If your band from New York State can get a Cajun old-schooler like Jesse Lege to say you’re “one of the best things out of the Northeast, if not the recent best in Cajun music,” then you know you’re on the right path. It’s all good.
“Home Alone” — that 1990 holiday season classic that taught kids how all you really need to protect your home are some clever booby traps — really has a charming score that can still stand alone from the movie during the snowy months. The score was composed by John Williams (just a year after his work on “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. The film’s touching, recognizable main title, “Somewhere in my Memory,” was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Rochester Oratorio Society (directed by Eric Townell), will screen the film with live orchestral accompaniment this Saturday. Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct.
C’est Bon plays The Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network’s holiday party on Sunday, December 13, at the Harmony House, 58 East Main Street, Webster. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (4:15 for Cajun dance lessons). $10-$12. rochesterzydeco.com; facebook.com/cestboncajunband. — BY JAKE CLAPP
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 [ KARAOKE ]
Lead Singer Karaoke Challenge . BLU Bar & Grill,
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Ice Nine Kills. Record
Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. recordarchive.com. 6 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
473-6140. bernunzio.com. Second Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Roots Night. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-271-4650. oldtimehoedown.com. 7:3010:30 p.m. Serge & Friends. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. nashvillesny. com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Susanna Rose & Jon Lewis. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 7 p.m.
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Perfect Pussy, Fielded, Green Dreams, and Lamby. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $10-$12.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Bluegrass Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave.
[ BLUES ]
Industrial Blues Band and Carol Green. Dinosaur Bar-B-
Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman Faculty Series.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre. org. 8 p.m. $10, Free for UR students, faculty, staff. [ JAZZ ]
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The RPO will present “Home Alone” on Saturday, December 12, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. 7 p.m. $12-$91. 454-2100; rpo.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP [ POP/ROCK ]
Ray Paul & RPM. Abilene
Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 585-232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $3.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Black Lillies. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $12-$15.
Bob White, David Russell, Dave Shaver, and Marshall Smith. The Greenhouse Café,
2271 E. Main St. 585-2266473. ourcoffeeconnection. org. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis . Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza. com. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Deep Blue. The Beale,
693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 9 p.m. The Earthtones. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 5 p.m.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Geneseo Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir and Saxophone Quartet.
Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo,, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 585-2455824. 8 p.m. RPO Holiday Concert. Canandaigua Academy, 435 East St, Canandaigua. canandaiguarotary.org. 7 p.m. $10-$25. [ COUNTRY ] Guy Smiley. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ VOCALS ]
Snow Carols. Nazareth
College Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 5853892700. naz.edu/ music. 7:30 p.m. $10. [ JAZZ ]
Deborah Branch. Amaya
Indian Cuisine, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. 241-3223. amayabarandgrill.com. 6:309:30 p.m.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m.
Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free. The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
B-Side Karaoke. Bug Jar,
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The Seabreezers’ 5th Annual Holiday Bash. Skylark
Lounge, 40 South Union St. 270-8106. facebook.com/ theseabreezersmusic/. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $5. Teagan & The Tweeds. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 9 p.m.
The Tip, Hot Mayonnaise, and Danger Troll. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $5.
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Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 6 p.m. Ugly Sweater Party.
havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ] Hey Red. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. [ COUNTRY ] Flint Creek. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ VOCALS ]
Lyric Chorale Holiday Concert. St. Louis Church, 60
South Main St. Pittsford. 5865675. lyricchorale.org. 7:30 p.m. $13-$15. Winter Night of A Capella. Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo,, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. (585)-2455516. hipsnharmony.weebly. com/. 7-9 p.m. $5. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
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Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5-8 p.m.
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The Music of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas: The Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $10.
Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: Season of Light.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. Penfield. goldenlink.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m. High Falls Drifters. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic. com. 8 p.m. Late Night Jazz Jam Session. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
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Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. Jumbo Shrimp. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn. com. 7 p.m. Mr. Mustard Holiday Party. Shooters, 1226 Fairport Rd. Fairport. 385-9777. shootersny.com. 8 p.m. $5.
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Eastman Faculty Series: Jan Opalach and Ksenia Leletkina. Kilbourn Hall,
26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre.org. 3 p.m. $10, Free for UR students, faculty, staff.
RPO Trombones: Joy to the World. Trinity Episcopal
Church, 520 South Main Street. Geneva. 315-7892919. 4-5:30 p.m.
Masterpieces of Chamber Music. University of
Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 585-2759898. rochester.edu. 7-8:30 p.m.
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Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 585-4909351. brightonsymphony.org. 3-5 p.m.
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. 442-3544. concentus.org. 3 p.m. Snow Carols. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. 442-3544. concentus.org. 3 p.m. $10.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas: Karl Stabnau Quartet.
RTOS December Theater Organ Concert. Rochester
Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. 585-325-4370. downstairscabaret.org. 7-8:30 p.m. $10-$20.
Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 585-234-2295. rtosonline.org. 2:30 p.m. $15, 12 & under and students free.
Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel &
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Darwin Deez, Charly Bliss, and Hawker M. James. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $14-$16.
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Battlecross, Havok, Nekrogoblikon, and Black Fast. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 6 p.m. $17-$20.
Geneseo Percussion Ensemble. Wadsworth
Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo,, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. (585)-245-5516. geneseo.edu. 8 p.m. [ R&B/ SOUL ]
Nick Tangorra and Dylan Holland. California Brew
Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 6 p.m. $20-$60.
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Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m.
P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
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Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2713354. lovincup.com. 8-11 p.m. $20-$25. Mike Allen. Vino Lounge, 7 W Main St. Webster. 872-9463. akingofsoul.com/.
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Wilxy & Crump and Ryan Sutherland. Bug Jar, 219
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Real-life husband and wife Stefan Cohen and Jodi Beckwith play Mr. and Mrs. Abramowitz in the JCC CenterStage production of “Coney Island Christmas.” Their daughter, Tali Beckwith-Cohen, is also in the production as Shirley Abramowitz. PHOTO BY STEVEN LEVINSON
With loudest voice “Coney Island Christmas” REVIEWED SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER 20 ROCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER CENTERSTAGE, 1200 EDGEWOOD AVENUE THURSDAYS AT 7 P.M.; SATURDAYS AT 2 P.M. AND 8 P.M.; SUNDAYS AT 2 P.M. TICKETS START AT $15 JCCCENTERSTAGE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY LEAH STACY
When a “Christmas” play is presented at a Jewish Community Center the weekend before Hanukkah begins, it’s going to cause some head scratching. But for those who know that “Coney Island Christmas” is based on a short story by Jewish writer and activist Grace Paley, it makes a little bit more sense. Paley’s work focused on everyday life — the mundane human interactions that cloak a treasure of truth or a divine learning experience. In 1978, she told The New York Times, “I’m not writing a history of famous people. I am interested in a history of everyday life.” The Jewish Community Center’s CenterStage has a history of presenting a surprising, virtually unknown holiday show each year, and it’s delightful to see what 20 CITY DECEMBER 9-15, 2015
production artistic director Ralph Meranto chooses. He’s well known for selecting new works, and “Coney Island Christmas” is no different. This is the show’s East Coast premiere (it opened in 2012 as a commission for the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles). Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies (“Dinner with Friends”) takes Paley’s short story about a Jewish girl who is cast as Jesus in her school’s Christmas pageant and crafts a heartwarming tale that hits all the right notes for the holidays: family, finding joy, and of course, tradition. “Coney Island Christmas” begins in modern-day California, but spends much of the plot on a story set in 1930’s Coney Island, a veritable melting pot where young Shirley Abramowitz lives with her shopkeeper parents in a three-room apartment. To inspire that time period, scenic designer Eric Williamson created a gorgeous tableau of enlarged black and white photos that fly down from the rafters of the stage. The photos are enhanced by pieces of furniture and props, but they provide quick transportation back to the Cyclone roller coaster, boardwalk, and Nathan’s hot dogs (as several audience members remarked out loud throughout the show). The costume design by Heather Fox rounds out the nostalgic feel with giant hair bows, knickers, and boxy wool coats.
Director David Henderson skillfully guides the cast — most of whom are under the age of 18 — through a plot that, for better or worse, shows the similarities between today’s world and 1930’s Coney Island. Here, too, is racial tension, and a hesitation to learn about the story of another culture. Of course, none of this would work at all if the cast members weren’t talented. In a post-show talkback on Sunday, Meranto and Henderson discussed how they lowered the ages of the youth ensemble to between 10-13 years old, whereas the West Coast premiere featured older teenagers. The young middle school students in this production are still baby-faced and just a bit awkward — it’s absolutely charming. This is an ensemble cast that truly shines, from the smallest role to the largest. One particularly fun dynamic is that of the lead character, young Shirley Abramowitz (Tali Beckwith-Cohen), and her onstage parents, who also happen to be her real-life parents (Jodi Beckwith and Stefan Cohen). Tali is a true typecast for Abramowitz’s character. Her energy informs her peers throughout the show, and she impressively carries dialogue and emotion — she’s one to watch as she continues to perform. The other youngsters in the show have their own shining moments, and many are laugh-out-loud funny, especially during the “pageants” that take place in the play. The adult ensemble is also strong, led by Stefan Cohen (Mr. Abramowitz), who hides a razor-sharp wit beneath his gentleness. And audiences at the JCC will recognize Jodi Beckwith from her many local roles. Here, Beckwith expertly plays a strict Jewish mother: lots of vinegar, with a little sugar just before she makes things too sour. Davida Bloom, who plays adult Shirley, is unrecognizable in her grey wig and aged makeup, but perfect in the wise narrator role. (Her character voices throughout the show are a hoot as well.) Rounding out the adult ensemble are Nancy Berg (Miss Glacé) and Gary “Turk” Thomas (Mr. Hilton), who have an adorable chemistry with both the youth ensemble and one another. The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission, and it’s a sugary treat from start to finish, but there’s still a few lessons tucked away within the glitter. And if a community theater has one primary role, it is to stay true to its name by bringing together the community. “Coney Island Christmas” does that beautifully, melding actors of all ages, holiday spirit, nostalgia and cultural differences.
Culture On their WAY-O WAYO WILL BE LIVE ON AIR AT 104.3 FM STARTING JANUARY 4 CURRENTLY STREAMING ON THE WEB AT WAYOFM.ORG [ INTERVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
In March 2014, City ran a story about the groups vying for the new spaces the FCC opened up on the FM dial for lowpower community radio stations. Some of these stations have since gone on air or are streaming online, including WXIR-FM (100.9), an alternative news station run by Rochester Community TV; a SpanishEnglish bilingual station, WEPL-FM (97.1); and a station run by a pastor in Fairport, WZNY-FM (98.3). WAYO-FM is a volunteer-run, noncommercial radio station located in the Fedder Industrial Park on East Main Street and affiliated with the Multi-use Community Cultural Center. Its more than 100 music and talk-radio programs focus on Rochester’s local arts and cultural community. WAYO will go live on air at 104.3 FM on January 4, but until then, you can stream the programming at wayfm.org or through the TuneIn Radio app. And the public can support WAYO through a Kickstarter campaign to raise money towards the first year of operations. City caught up with WAYO operations leader Mike Yates about their programming and process of creating a by-the-community, for-the-community radio station from scratch. An edited transcript follows. City: What have you learned about running a radio station since we last spoke? Mike Yates: The things we’ve learned have, I
think, less to do specifically with running a radio station than with lessons learned developing and managing a large, complex organization. One of the things we’ve learned is to be patient and do something right rather than fast. When we last talked, our estimate was that the station would be operational by the fall of 2014 and as that date approached and it became very clear there was more work to be done. Rather than try and broadcast in a limited capacity, we had an honest conversation with our programmers about the reasons for the delay and move the launch dates back. Since then we’ve proposed and pushed back other launch dates, but we’ve always been able to clearly demonstrate a thoughtful process as well as continued progress every step of the way.
We’ve always been constructive and enthusiastic about the station’s current status and next steps, and I think that has helped to keep enthusiasm high among our volunteers —even those whose program applications were accepted in April 2014 and have been waiting 17 months to be on air. You’ve said WAYO would be eclectic in its programming — in what ways is it eclectic? What’s the demographic of DJs and programmers like? How do their shows reflect Rochester’s diverse audiences?
Our programming consists of all different types of music as well as all the things radio can do so well: comedy, drama, interviews, talk, and experimentation. The approach of the shows are also very eclectic; some people do painstaking preparations piecing the shows together and some people show up with a bag full of music and make the show up as they go along. Some people play each song individually allowing each work breath and presence while some mix back and forth between songs or play two things on top of each other to smash together textures and meanings (like a memorable pairing of an instrumental Cabaret Voltaire song and a recording of the Mercury Theatre’s War of the Worlds broadcast). Some people talk after every one song, some people barely talk at all. There is no “house style.” As for demographics, our programmers are a vibrant mix of people. From people just out of school to recently retired people living out a dream to be on the radio, there is a wide range of ages among our programmers. Roughly 25 percent of our programs are hosted or co-hosted by women and roughly 20 percent are hosted or co-hosted by people of color. While that gives us representation of people of different genders and race and ethnicities, there is certainly room for improvement in those numbers. We’ve also tried to ensure there is a mix of social classes. When reviewing programming applications, we’ve tried to keep in mind the class aspects that often underpin music connoisseurship such as money to purchase music and leisure time to listen. Rather than only selecting applications with the most obscure music known only connoisseurs, we’ve looked for thoughtfulness of the applicants’ ideas and their enthusiasm for what they would be doing. Other shows will reflect the diversity of Rochester through a focus on specific populations such as the Bhutanese and East African communities. Created by members
WAYO operations leader Mike Yates. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
of these communities, these shows will provide a means of internal communication and also a way to share information about their culture, history, and religion with the community at large. What are your goals in the short and long term for the station?
Our short term goals are largely internal. We want a station that has a highfunctioning leadership team; programmers who are comfortable and competent with the equipment; a programming schedule that we consistently execute; and fiscal stability through revenue streams that maintain our independence and integrity. We’d also, of course, like people to listen and enjoy our programming. Long term, we want WAYO to be an organization that outlasts us as founders and becomes a pillar of the arts and cultural community. To me that means a couple of things. It means people look to the station as a place to hear new, old, rare, classic,
crazy music of all types. It means the station functions as an amplifier for Rochester-based creativity — music, literature, art, and so on. It also means it is a platform for people to create new things that wouldn’t have existed without the station. The idea of “success” I have in my head is this: in 20 years we get a programming application from someone who writes that they grew up listening to WAYO and it shaped how they think about music, creativity, and their community and now they want to be a part of it. I think that would be the best. Check out the online version of this article for more Q&A as well as a lineup of WAYO’s programming. Some programming slots remain open: to learn how to contribute, call 203-9296 or visit wayofm.com.
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RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences will present the second part to a tribute to the late Keith Howard, a printmaking pioneer and RIT associate professor who passed in February 2015, with the exhibition “Flux: Keith Howard and His Legacy.” Howard was well-known in the printmaking community for his contributions to the development of nontoxic printmaking techniques, and he helped shape the current program at RIT — Howard was the head of Printmaking and Research at the School of Art. “Flux” features selections of Howard’s work, including a set of intaglio-type prints, and a portfolio of prints created by other printmakers and former students. The first part of “Flux” opened at the Bevier Gallery (Booth Hall, RIT Campus) on November 20. Part two opened December 4 at Gallery r (100 College Avenue). Both exhibitions are on display through January 10. Gallery r is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 256-3312 or visit gallery.rit.edu. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Carlson Cowork, 60 Carlson St. Embrace Every Angle. Through March. Work from 12 different photographers/artists. 6245510. lizasavagekatz.com. Phillips Fine Art, Door #9 The Hungerford Building. Holiday Sale and Show. Through Dec 26. Opening reception Sat. Dec. 12, 2-5 p.m. The Art of Joe Hendrick, Tarrant Clements, George Wegman, Peter Monacelli, Jose Trujillo, and Kurt Pfeiffer. 232-8120. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Reflections on 2015. Through Jan. 1. Watercolors by Pam LoCicero. 585-546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. Large Scale Prints. Through Jan. 3. Photos by Carl Chiarenza. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Ramon Santiago: Living with Art. Through Jan. 9. Paintings, mixed media drawings on paper, a serigraph, and a hand colored poster by Santiago. 232-6030. axomgallery.com. Damiani Wine Cellars, 4704 Rt. 414, Burdett. Work by Adam Baker. Through Jan. 15. 607546-5557. damianiwinecellars. com. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Our Vision. Through Jan. 12. Student drawings and paintings from
Works Road Studio. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Adirondack Memories. Through Dec. 30. Oil paintings by David Shuttleworth. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. 2015/2016 Member Showcase. Through Jan. 25. Opening reception Wed. Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. Artists talk and music by Jimmy Highsmith Jr. Wed. Jan. 6-8 p.m. Juried exhibition of a variety of current work by 19 Arts & Cultural Council artist members. 3255010. artsrochester.org. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Partners Anniversary Show. Through Jan. 9. Photos by Gallery partners George Wallace and Paul Zachman, and George and Bonnie Wallace. thegallery96.com. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. FLUX | Keith Howard and His Legacy. Through Jan 10. Part one includes a variety of Keith Howard’s work, including a portfolio of prints created by fellow printmakers, with intaglio-type prints selected from Howard’s studio. 585246-3312. galleryr.rit.edu. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Three Views. Through Dec. 31. Works by Stephen Merrett, photographs by Jonathan Merrett, and mixed media works by Christina Laurel. thegeiselgallery.com. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Farm to Table: The
Migrant and Seasonal Worker. Through Jan. 30. Work from photography class, Social Reportage: Migrant Workers, taught by Arleen Thaler. 2715920. rochesterarts.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Holiday Show 2015. Through Dec. 23. The work of gallery partners, artistsin-residence, and 10 guest photographers. 271-2540. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Nutcrackers. Through Dec. 31. Original work by Sam Paonessa. 585-264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. com. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. Irondequoit Art Club Show. Through Jan. 29. Various media including acrylic, oil, and watercolor for view and for sale. irondequoitartclub.org. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. LUCKY 13 / What’s New with ARENA. Through Dec. 14. 13 artists from Arena Art Group. 271-5920. cityofrochester.gov. Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Lumiere Showcase: John Chrissos. Through Dec. 31. lumierephoto.com. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. Attack of the Killer Dudes. Through Feb. 29. Funky and freaky works by members of “Dudes Night Out.”. 2329030. lux666.com. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Arena Force. Through Jan. 29. Opening reception Sat. Dec. 12, 4-7 p.m. Work by members of the Arena Art Group steering committee or who have volunteered with the group since 2012. 315462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail. com. mainstreetartsgallery. com.; Small Works 2015. Through Dec. 29. 260 national juried small works of art by 148 artists from across the country. 315-462-0210. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Arts for the People; Rick Hock: Codices. Arts for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals, through Jan 3. Rick Hock: Codices, three codexes of images from books, posters, how-to manuals and the like, through Jan. 21. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. 201516 Members Exhibition. 40 artist members. 582-1830. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Peaceful Universe. Through Dec. 13. Photography by Jackie Albarella. 585-546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Roots Out of a Dry Ground: The Life and Work
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of Andrew Foster. Through Dec. 18. A biographical exhibit of deaf missionary Andrew Foster. rit.edu.; Unfolding the Soul of Black Deaf Expressions. Through Feb. 27. More than 100 works of art from more than 30 Black Deaf artists. rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts/. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Winter Harvest. Through Dec. 29. 624-4730. ockheesgallery.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Holiday Exhibit. Through Jan. 8. Work by over 45 painters, sculptors, and graphic artists in a wide variety of styles and media. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S. Main St. Canandaigua. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan. 9. Miniature paintings, mixed media, drawings, pastels, jewelry, glass, sculptures, ceramics and hand-crafted tree ornaments. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 25th Annual Members Exhibition. Through Dec. 24. Artists Talks Sat. Dec. 12, 1-5 p.m. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. rochestercontemporary.org. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Of Niagara. Through Dec. New works from Niagara Country artists, on loan from Gerald Mead. 343-0055 x 6490. geneseo.edu. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Fredrick Douglass Daguerreotype. 276-6264. ur,rochester.edu. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Quilts=Arts=Quilts. Through Jan. 3. 76 Quilts from 68 artists from around the world. 315255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. schweinfurtharcenter.org.; Traditions Made Modern: Double Wedding Ring Quilts. Through Jan. 3. Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. schweinfurtharcenter.org. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. First Friday and Second Saturday. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts. com. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Immovable Camera. Through Dec. 11. An exhibition curated by Robert Hirsch, Tom Carpenter, and Kitty Hubbard. 395-2805. brockport.edu/ finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Milton Glaser: Posters from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Archive. Through Feb. 26. Opening reception Thurs. Dec. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. Graphic design work. 475-2866. jleugs@ rit.edu. finweb.rit.edu/gallery. VB Brewery, 160 School St #4. Victor. Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters 2015 Group Show. Opening reception Sun. Dec. 6, 12-4 p.m. (585) 902-8166. thevbbrewery.com. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Aesthetic
Art Events [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Art Night With Ken Karnage. 6 p.m. Triumph Tattoo Studio, 127 Railroad St. Bring your art supplies and an open mind Free 270-4772. KenKarnage@gmail.com. triumphtattoostudio.com.
FILM | “JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD”
Directed by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” tells the story of the famed New York City painter and how he handled being a black artist in a predominantly white field. Released in 2010, the documentary also explores Basquiat’s growth in the art world and follows his journey as an artist. “The Radiant Child” will be screened Thursday, December 10, at Main Street Arts, 20 West Main Street, Clifton Springs. 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit mainstreetartsgallery.com or call 315-462-0210. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ Technologies: Works by Philip Mallory Jones. Through Dec. 18. Moving image works by Philip Mallory Jones. 4428676. vsw.org.; The Curious Reality of Images. Through Dec. 18. Photos by Rick McKee Hock. 442-8676. vsw. org.; Meredith Davenport. Through Dec. 18. A project based on medical images made at Beth Israel hospital in NYC. 442-8676. vsw.org. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. Points of View. Through Dec. 22. 2D and 3D works by Bill Finewood. 315-331-4593. waynearts.wordpress.com/.
Call for Artwork [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Call for Artists. Ongoing. 4614447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Call for Artists - Holiday Merchandising. 2-10 p.m. Experience Tattooing, Body Piercing and Fine Art Gallery, 506 Long Pond Rd Greece Varies by artist 453-8000. firstname.lastname@example.org. vincentjtosto.com/. Calling All Local Artists. Through Jan. 31, 2016. Lori’s Natural Foods, 900 Jefferson Rd 424-2323. stephanie@ lorisnatural.com. lorisnatural. com. Fast Forward Film Festival Call for Entries. Through Feb. 8, 2016. email@example.com fastforwardroc.org/. Fine Art Retail Consignment Gallery. Ongoing. Experience Tattooing, Body Piercing and Fine Art Gallery, 506 Long Pond Rd Greece Mon-Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-10 p.m 453-8000. firstname.lastname@example.org. vincentjtosto.com. Go Art!. Ongoing. The GeneseeOrleans Regional Arts Council is seeking artists interested in
exhibiting their work in four galleries 343-9313. info@goart. org. goart.org. Kodak Super-8 Film Award. Through Dec. 11. highfallskodakcontest@gmail. com. New Works Show 2016. Through Dec. 16. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. 730-7034. brainerysubmissions@gmail. com. Rochesterbrainery.com. New York Filmmakers Quarterly. Ongoing. Films must have been produced within NYS in the past 2 years. No fee. No honorarium. Max length 30 minutes. To be screened at Little Theatre last Wednesdays and Saturdays in January, April, July, and October. Send DVD screener + cover letter with 1 sentence bio and one sentence film description to Karen vanMeenan, Programmer, New York Filmmakers Quarterly, Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester NY 14604 emergingfilmmakers@ yahoo.com.
Call for Participants [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] 2016 Sokol High School Literary Awards Contest. Through Jan. 29, 2016. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8350. sokol.ffrpl.org/. 2nd Annual Bronze Collective Theater Festival. Through Jan. 9, 2016. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave 585-748-7727. bronzecollective.webs.com. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] First Person Singular: Live True Storytelling. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. Donations accepted. 585730-7034. facebook.com/ firstpersonsingular14607/.
[ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. 7-9 p.m. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs Free. 315-4620210. email@example.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Tapas with Max at the Gallery. 5-8 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 1/2 price admission. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] Almost Famous: Showcase of Dream/Visual/Create (DVC). Dec. 11-12. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Dec. 12. Fri. Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 12, 3 & 7 p.m $6-$8. muccc.org. Black and White Photographs. 7-10 p.m. Before Your Quiet Eyes, 439 Monroe Ave. Photos by Jim Eldred and voice interpreted performance by Vicki Nordquist from 8-8:30 585-563-7851. BFYQUE@aol.com. Glass Flameworking and Metal Art Exhibition. 5-10 p.m. Roc Arc & Flame Center, 125 Fedex Way 349-7110. roccafc.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Artist Next Door Open Studios. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. artistnextdoor.org. The Days the Artists Spoke. Dec. 12. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 585-461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. rochestercontemporary.org. Deck the Halls and Table at The Tea Pottery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. 585-469-8217. firstname.lastname@example.org. Holidays at the Hungerford. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. thehungerford.com. Jacquelyn O’Brien Open Studio. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Meddlesome lab, 289 Griffiths St. Sculpture, 2D mixed media, fiber arts, and fiber rafts 764-3561. jacquelynmarieobrien.com/. Second Saturday Open Studios. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Meet 20+ artists in their studios. Enter at Door #2. Many studios will be giving demonstrations Free 4698217. Second Saturdays. noon. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. 585-473-
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& Dance, 34 Elton St. All levels welcome $15 drop in fee 210-2044. colleen@ bushmangodrumdance.org. bushmangodrumdance.org. Line Dance Lessons. 6-8 p.m American Legion Hall, 1707 Penfield Rd $8. joeship1@ yahoo.com.
Art Events 0070. andersonalleyartists. com Second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. Cornerstone Gallery, 8732 Main St., Honeoye. A variety of open venues in Honeoye Falls baierpottery.com. Studio Open House and Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Richard Aerni Studio, The Hungerford Bldg. 1115 E. Main St. #106. 585-429-0211. richard@ richardaerni.com. \ichardaerni. com. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Art Hunters Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale. 10 a.m.7 p.m. Art Hunters, 555 State Street 585-338-2621. ArtHunters2015@gmail.com. Easel Does It! Painting Party. 11 a.m.-1 p.m Longhorn Steakhouse, 7720 . Victor $18-$36. 888-272-7762. easeldoesit.org.
Comedy [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Best Friends Comedy Showcase. 7:30 p.m. A weekly comedy showcase of local Rochester comedians! Sign up the week before on the “Rochester Comedy” Facebook page. Hosted by Vasia Ivanov bouldercoffeeco.com. Open Mic: Comedy. 7:30 p.m. Arrive a little early to sign up Free bouldercoffeeco.com. [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Jamie Lissow. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $12-$20. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] Boarding Pass. 9 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. $5- $8. 454-7140. boardingpass. brownpapertickets.com. Mood Swing Comedy: Boarding Pass. 9-11 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. $5-$10. 585-454-7140. boardingpass. brownpapertickets.com/. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Open Mic: Comedy. 8 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. Come a little early to sign up Free. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. [ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] Monday Night Raw. 10 p.m. Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar, 682 South Ave. Open mic comedy, hosted by Uncle Trent. Cash prize Free 4730345. banzairochester.com. banzairochester.com. [ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Backdraft II: Laughdraft, a Free Comedy Open MIc. 8 p.m.-midnight. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. Free, donations accepted 9022010. https://facebook.com/ groups/465479543498778/.
Dance Events [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Salsa lessons. 7-8:30 p.m Itacate, 1859 Penfield Rd Penfield Free. 585-586-8454. itacate.net. Lindy Jam: Weekly Swing Dance. 8:45 p.m. Lindy Jam is a weekly swing dance on
Festivals [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Mystical Gateways Psychic Faire. Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m Mythic Treasures, 274 N Goodman St #B131 2668350. firstname.lastname@example.org. mythictreasures.com. LECTURE | THE OTHER WOMEN
The Susan B. Anthony Museum and House on Monday, December 14, will present a lecture on a topic contrary to the usual message associated with Anthony. Bruce Klee, former chair of the department of dramatic arts at SUNY Geneseo, will present a lecture entitled, “The Other Woman: Alice Hay Wadsworth, President of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.” The lecture will explore Wadsworth and her opposition to Anthony’s cause. Formed in 1911, the NAOWS believed that woman suffrage would negatively impact women’s work in communities and their ability to effect societal reforms. The lecture is part of the Monday Lectures Series at The Carriage House behind the Visitor Center at 19 Madison Street. The lecture will take place at noon, as a catered lunch, and again at 2 p.m. for an informal tea. The luncheon program is $25; the 2 p.m. tea is $15. Reserve seats online at the susanbanthonyhouse.org or call 279-7490 x 10. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ Wednesday nights, 8:4511pm, hosted by Groove Juice Swing. Friendly atmosphere. Beautiful ballroom. Free beginner dance lesson at 9pm. No partner or experience necessary. Admission is free if it’s your first time!. $4 (or free if it’s your first time!). lindyjam.com. [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Contra Dancing. 8-11 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd $2$9. cdrochester.org. Dance Contest. noon & 1 a.m. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave 232-9030. lux666.com. DANCE/Strasser. Dec. 10-12, 7:30 p.m. Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport $8.50-$16. 3952787. fineartstix.brockport. edu. Dancing on the Edge. Dec. 10-Nov. 13. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. $10. 245-5873. bbo.geneseo.edu. Live Argentine Tango Music. 9:30-11 p.m Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St With Uptown Groove Trio $5. 2714930. tangocafedance.com. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] Friday Night Salsa Party. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St Introductory Lesson @9 p.m., open dancing with DJ Freddy C 10 p.m.-1 a.m $5 admission. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com. Groove Juice Swing Holiday Ball. 7-11 p.m. The German House Theater,
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315 Gregory St. 442-6880. GrooveJuiceSwing.com. New York State Ballet’s: The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Robert F. Panara Theatre, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. $12 - $25. 800-838-3006. NewYorkStateBallet.org. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Nutcracker Ballet 2015. 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Calkins Road Middle School, 1899 Calkins Road . Pittsford $9- $11. 585-248-6280. strongholdwax.com. Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret: A Holiday Burlesque Sensation. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. $7-$20. 319-3832. facebook.com/ SirensStilettosCabaret/. West African Drumming and Dance Classes with Fana Bongoura. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Saturdays at Baobab, Sundays at DancEncounters, 215 Tremont St $10-$15 per session. 503679-3372. kerfala.bangoura@ gmail.com. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] English Country Dancing. 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd $8-$9, under 17 free with adult. 442-4681. cdrochester.org/. Israeli Folk Dancing. 6:30-9 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $6, free for members. 461-2000. jccrochester.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Guinean Dance Class. 7:15 p.m. Bush Mango Drum
Film [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Be A Part of the Change: The Raising of America. 7-9 p.m. Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave. naz. edu/shults-center/. Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco. 7-9 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue $12-$15. 603-209-5010. imathlete.com.
Kids Events [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Lego Club. Second Wednesday of every month, 4 p.m. Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Ave Listen to a story and then build something special with LEGOs! Ages 6 & up. No registration necessary Free. 428-8202. libraryweb.org. Preschool Story Time. 11:30 a.m. Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave. Preschoolers and their caregivers, come enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and movement with children’s librarian Ms. Marcia!. Free. 585-4288220. margaret.paige@ libraryweb.org. maplewoodcommunitylibrary.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org 10:3011 a.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport . 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org 12-12:45 p.m. Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester, 1305 Mt. Hope Ave. 2754012. bksurochester@ bncollege.com. urochester. bncollege.com/. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] Home School Nature Series: Feederwatch. 10 a.m.-noon. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89 . Savannah $8. 315-365-3580. email@example.com. audubon.org. Life Skills-Sewing for Teens. Every other Friday, 3:30-5 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Free, Registration is required 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Ages 1-4. Free. 6372260. patkutz@liftbridgebooks. com. liftbridgebooks.com. ZooClass: Lovable Lizards. 10:15 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $11 - $17. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org.
[ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] American Girl - Maryellen Larkin. 11 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St $5, registration required 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com. Cub Scouts Workshop. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $15, registration required 585-3367213. senecaparkzoo.org. Edgerton Train Room Holiday Open House. 11 a.m.-2 p.m Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Donations accepted 585-428-6769. edgertonmodelrailroadclub. com. Girl Scout Workshop: Junior & Cadette. 2-4:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $15. 585-336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Second Sunday Family Tour. Second Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Super Candy Land. 1-3 p.m. Seymour Public Library, 161 East Avenue. Brockport Registration required 585-637-1050. libraryinsight.com/eventdetails. asp?cnf=1&lmx=754856. [ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] Toddler Time. 10:30-11 a.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Widget the Reading Dog and her Pal Joey. 3-4 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org 3-4 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Babies and Books. 10:30-11:15 a.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org 10:3011:15 a.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Preschool Activity Club. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org 11:3012:30 a.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Storytime. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. Free. 227-4020. bn.com. Teen Tuesdays. 2:45-4:15 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Almost every Tuesday afternoon throughout the school year. Grades 9-12 340-8720 x4020. ZooClass: Animal Opposites. 10:15 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $11- $17. 585-336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org. ZooClass: Awesome Amphibians. 11:30 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $11 -$17. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org.
Holiday 34th Annual Alternative Fair. Fri., Dec. 11, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metro Justice, 803 West
Ave $5 suggested donation. metrojustice.org. 6th Annual Bells on the Hill. Sun., Dec. 13, 4-5 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 S. Goodman St 585-340-9643. crcds.edu. Benefit Concert for LINC Rochester Ministries. Sat., Dec. 12, 5-8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 Nichols Street . Spencerport $5-$10, suggested donation. 585-3179276. sldmbrown@frontiernet. net. tlcspencerport.com. Breakfast with Santa. Saturdays, Sundays, 8:3011:30 a.m Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $17.50 (ages 12+), $12.50 (ages 3 to 11), $5 (ages 2 and younger) 3367200. senecaparkzoo.org. Celebrate the Holidays. Through Dec. 12. The Seward House Museum, 33 South St, Auburn $8-$15. 315-2521283. sewardhouse.org. Central Library Fiction Sale. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m Central Library, 115 South Ave. 585-428-8322. ffrpl.org. Chanukah Pot Luck. Fri., Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Etz Chaim, 2 Mountain Rise, Fairport Rsvp appreciated 223-5344. congregationEtzChaim.org. Christmas Gala Ball. Sat., Dec. 12, 5-9 p.m. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. Canandaigua $55. 394-4922. sonnenberg.org. Deck the Town. Sat., Dec. 12, 4-7 p.m. College Town, 1331 Mt. Hope Ave 746-2576. collegetownrochester.com/. East Rochester Christmas Festival. Sat., Dec. 12, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m. erchamber.or. Festive No-Bake Cookies and Candy. Sat., Dec. 12, 3-4 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 585-340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Frederick Douglas Foundation of NY Holiday Party. Thu., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. Victory Church, 32 Wildbriar Rd $10 suggested donation. 8807580. fdfny.org. Holiday First Responders Mass. Wed., Dec. 9, 8 a.m. Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd 6635432. motherofsorrows.ne. Holiday Giving Expo. Sun., Dec. 13, 2:30-8 p.m. Root 31 Cafe and Eatery, 3349 Monroe Ave Artwork by Cordell and Rachel Cordaro Rsvp. holidaygivingexpo.com. root31.com. Holiday Home Tour 2015. Sat., Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m. Cora Venishel, 100 Henderson Dr Penfield $4. 585-233-0569. gardentouch@rochester. rr.com. Holiday Homecoming Celebration. Thu., Dec. 10, 5-8 p.m. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave.
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Included w/museum admission. 271-3361. eastman.org. Holidays at the Market. Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. cityofrochester. gov/holidaysatmarket/. Holly Trolley. Sundays New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd 533-1113. nymtmuseum. org. Annual Holiday Gala. Tue., Dec. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. $20. 585-473-0503. thekingfishertheater.org. Pop Up Chanukah Shop. Through Dec. 13. 2852097. jewishpittsford.com/ dreidelhouse. Rochester Academy of Music & Arts. Sat., Dec. 12, 1-5:45 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 13, 12-4:45 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square 263-2700. museumofplay.org/. Stokoe Farms Christmas Tree Season and Festival. FridaysSundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m Stokoe Farms, 656 South Rd, Scottsville 585-889-0770. stokoefarms.com. Strong West Holiday Party. Sat., Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Seymour Public Library, 161 East Avenue . Brockport 585-637-1050. libraryinsight.com/eventdetails. asp?cnf=1&lmx=754088. Tabletop Tree Display & Auction. Through Dec. 17. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through Dec. 17. Pre-lit trees decorated in various themes available for purchase via silent auction 271-3361. eastman.org. Ugly Sweater Party: The Abominable Snowband. Thu., Dec. 10, 5-10 p.m. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 263-9200. geneseebeer.com. Wigilia, A Polish Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. Sat., Dec. 12, 5-8 p.m. St. John
Fisher College, 3690 East Ave $15-$35. Rsvp by Dec. 4 585-230-0363. polishheritagerochester.org. Yuletide in the Country. FridaysSundays, 5-8:30 p.m Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford $23. 294-8218. gcv.org.
Lectures [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Chanukah Discussion: Menorah & Mysticism. 7:30 p.m. Kessler Family Chabad Center, 1037 Winton Rd. South Rsvp appreciated nvogel@ chabadrochester.com. Cyber Security is Hot Topic of Israel Series: Viva Press. 7:30-9 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue 585-461-0490. jewishrochester.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Science on the Edge: Are We Wired to Think or Just Thinking of Wires?. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Presented by John O’Donnell, MS, Ph.D. Candidate $7-$15. 697-1942. rmsc.org. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Wish You Were Here: Tom Tischer. 2 p.m. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. $6. eastmanhouse.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Sunday Forum: Kwanzaa. 9:4510:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street 585-325-4000. downtownpresbyterian.org. [ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] The Other Woman: Alice Hay Wadsworth, President of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. 12-1:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St Presented by Bruce Klee $15-$25. 279-7490 x 10. susanbanthonyhouse.org.
[ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] African World History Class. 7:30 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145. thebaobab.org.
Literary Events [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Breathing Fire: Teen Poetry Slam. 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave 473-2590. wab.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Poetry Oasis. 12-1 p.m. Central Library, Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Ave. 585428-8375. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic. 7:30-10 p.m The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. https://facebook.com/groups/ pure.kona.productions.cheval. morty/. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. Reading and Book Sale. 7-9 p.m. Community Christian Church, 2647 Chili Ave . 733-7121. cccopentoall@ aol.com. facebook.com/ CosmographiaBooks/. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Author Event: Dr. David Hursh. 5-6 p.m. Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester, 1305 Mt. Hope Ave. 585-275-4012. email@example.com. urochester.bncollege.com. Book Launch and Reading to Honor Rick McKee Hock. 3-5 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. 442-8676. vsw. org. Book Signing: Daniel Beaumont. 3 p.m. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. Saturday Author Salon: Marlene Burling. 2-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com 2-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop,
45 Main St 585-637-2260. liftbridge.com.
St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com.
[ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Local Author Extravaganza. 1-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Local Author Showcase. 1-3 p.m. Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester, 1305 Mt. Hope Ave. 585-275-4012. firstname.lastname@example.org. urochester.bncollege.com.
[ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Role Playing Gamers Club. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org.
[ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Top Shelf Book Club. Third Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org 7-8:30 p.m. Seymour Public Library, 161 East Avenue . Brockport Free. 585-637-1050. libraryinsight.com/eventdetails. asp?cnf=1&lmx=740912 Top Shelf Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m Stoneyard Bar and Grill, 1 Main St Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibrarywe,org.
[ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Spirituality and Philosophy. 1:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. [ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Psychiatric Center, 1111 Elmwood Ave Free, registration required 325-3145 x100.
[ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Adirondack Mountain Club Chapter Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 987-1717. gvc-adk.org/. Evaluating & Selecting an E-learning Development/ Authoring Software. 7:309:15 a.m. MCC Economic & Workforce Development Ctr, 1057 East Henrietta Rd. $15$25. 292-3770. roctd.org. Flower City Pickers Casual Meeting. 5:30-7 p.m Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 574-3909. flowercitypickers. com.
[ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] 25th Annual Miniatures and Dollhouse Exhibit. Through Feb. 14, 2016. Glenn H, Curtiss Museum, 8419 Route 54, Hammondsport Through Feb. 14. More then 100 displays from Victorian to farm to modern, and themes like trains, ships, and more glennhcurtissmuseum.org. Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Through Jan. 10, 2016. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through Jan. 10. Discover the adaptations of a wide variety of live frogs and uncover the clues they offer about our environment Included w/museum admission. rmsc.org. Collecting Shadows: Alvin Langdon Coburn. Ongoing. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Collecting Shadows: The Legacy of James Card, celebrate Card’s roles as collector, educator, and showman, through photographs, film clips, and his own writings, through Oct. 18. Alvin Langdon Coburn, the complete collection, through Jan. 24 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.
[ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Abundance Theory. 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main
[ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Our Town In World War II. 1:30-4 p.m Greece
Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Free. 585-225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety@ yahoo.com. greecehistoricalsociety.net. Sunday Trolley Rides. 11 a.m.5 p.m. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd $8 adults, $6 under 12 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org.
Recreation [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Roc Cirque presents Whirly Wendsday. 7 p.m. Join the fun at Rochester’s premier spin toy meet up. Hooping, poi, juggling, fire performances, and much more. Live DJ’s are playing during the session to help you stay moving. Extra hoops and poi are available 683-5734. facebook.com/ WhirlyWednesdays. Yoga. 7, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 a.m. Sanford Street Yoga, 237 Sanford St., Side Entrance, II Floor. This Yoga class lasts 75 minutes. It is appropriate for any level of skills. By holding yoga poses for 1 to 3 minutes, we develop strength and balance $11 for drop in class, $60/month and $160 for 3 months unlimited classes. 4618336. studioartcorporation@ hotmail.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Guided Hike. 10 a.m.-noon. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road 340-8651. penfieldrec.org/. Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s continues on page 26
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Rochester’s Gothic Cathedral. 2 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, 869 N. Clinton Ave Canned food donation 482-8183. sfxcrochester.org. Universal Worship. 10:30 a.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW Candle lighting ceremony honoring all the world’s religions together on one altar, promoting the unity of religions ideals. All are welcome No charge. 2480427. email@example.com. sufiorderofrochester.org.
ride schedule or visit. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. 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. 3363035. westirondequoit.org/ HelmerNC. Winter Woodpeckers. 1 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd 315-9476143. firstname.lastname@example.org. cayugacounty.us. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Community Yoga Class. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m Yoga Vibe Rochester, 80 Rockwood Place Sliding scale or pay what you can 507-1167. yogavibe585@ gmail.com. yogavibe585.com. South Wedge Mission: Beer & Carols. 7 p.m. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. 473-0503. southwedgemission.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Balanced Yoga with Megan. 7:45-8:45 p.m. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. $12. 7042889. tinydancerdeuel@gmail. com. numvmnt.com/signup/ balanced-yoga-with-megan. Cardio Charleston. 6-7 p.m. Groove Juice Swing, 389 Gregory St. $7. 845-706-2621. cardiocharleston.com. Pacesetters: Holiday Lights & Decoration Walk. 6:30 p.m. 249-9507. huggersskiclub.org.
Special Events [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Annual CEO Conference. 8:30 a.m.-noon. City Grill, 384 East Ave Rsvp, Free for B2B and/ or Sales Executives. 585-3990653. WorldLeadersSales.com. Caregiver Support Meeting. Second Wednesday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m. This group is specifically a support group for those caring for someone with memory loss. The group offers social interaction, educational discussions and a supportive environment. This is not a therapy group. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at Quail Summit, 5102 Parrish St. Extension, Canandaigua Free. 396-1010. Drink. Dress. Donate. 5-8 p.m. West Edge Restaurant and Lounge, 284 Exchange Blvd. 585-319-3388. contact@ westedgerestaurant.com. westedgerochester.com. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Italian American Karaoke. 7:30-11 p.m Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way 594-8882. iaccrochester.org. Reshaping Rochester Awards. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Temple Beth El, 139 S Winton Rd $50. 473-1770. CDCRochester.org. Turning Points. 3:30-5 p.m. An information Center for families whose lives have been touched by Incarceration. Join us to share information, resources, and support Free. 328-0856. turningpoints4families@ frontier.com.
THEATER | “RENTED CHRISTMAS”
Not everyone is lucky enough to have the exact people they would like to spend the holidays with. In “Rented Christmas,” a man decides not to rent a tree or decorations for his Christmas celebration, but a whole family to celebrate the season with. Middle-aged bachelor John Dale challenges the proprietor of a local rent shop, Anne Weston, to hire actors to play his family. However when the actors fall ill, Anne must assume the role of John’s wife herself. “Rented Christmas” will be performed by Spectrum Showstoppers, performers from Spectrum’s music education, music therapy, art, and theater departments. “Rented Christmas” takes place on Tuesday, December 15, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased online at muccc.org or by calling 866-811-4111. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] Candlelight Night. 6:308:30 p.m Deer Run Winery, 3772 West Lake Road . Geneseo $12. 585.346.0850. email@example.com. deerrunwinery.com. Food Justice: The Right to Good, Clean, Local Food. 5-9 p.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street 315-7687. rochesterhumanrights.org. Geeks Who Drink Trivia. 8-10 p.m ButaPub, 315 Gregory Street 563-6241. evan@ butapub.com. butapub.com 8-10 p.m. ButaPub, 315 Gregory Street 563-6241. firstname.lastname@example.org. yelp.com/ events/rochester-geeks-whodrink-trivia-every-thursday-atbutapub. Hamlin Libertarian Committee. Second Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Hamlin Town Hall, 1658 Lake Rd. All are welcome to attend Free 8024971. mglogowski08@yahoo. com. Labyrinth Walk. 7-9 p.m. Unity Church of Greater Rochester, 55 Prince Street Love offering. 585-473-0910. unityrochester.org. Lincoln Tours. 1 & 3 p.m. Seward House Historic Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. 315-252-1283. sewardhouse.org. Vision ~ Future. 11:15 a.m.1:30 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St $40-$60. rddc.org. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] Annual Bake & Raffle Sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 5443203. email@example.com.
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Gift and Give Back with Gilda’s Club. 6-8 p.m. Athleta, 174 Eastview Mall . Victor 585-2236045. facebook.com/nina. piccini. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Adoption Event. noon. Pet Adoption Network, 4261 Culver Rd. (585) 338-9175. firstname.lastname@example.org. petadoptionnetwork.org. Holiday Cookie and Goodies Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Rd North 585-223-8069. trcroc.org. Let the Wookiee Win: A Star Wars Quiz. 4-6:30 p.m. Butapub, 315 Gregory St. $5. 303-532-4737. geekswhodrink.com. RIT Tiger Tracks Train Show and Sale. Dec. 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RIT Gordon Field House, One Lomb Memorial Drive $5. 475 - 4121. ritmrc. org/tigertracks/. Rochester Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month. Cook and serve free meals rorkenstein86@gmail. com. Wine n’ Game Night. 5-7 p.m The Barrel Room, 72 W Main St, Victor 869-5028. facebook. com/TheBarrelRoom. [ SUN., DECEMBER 13 ] Ceremony of Remembrance. 6:30-8 p.m. Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Road . Pittsford 585-248-2427. childrenneverforgotten@ gmail.com. Ms. Kurvie NY Pageant. 6-8:30 p.m. Gallery One Fine Arts, 2575 E. Henrietta Rd. $15- $25. 585-337-0827. email@example.com.
[ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] Holistic Moms Network of Rochester. Second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 36 S Main St . Pittsford Come check out two meetings to decide if HMN is a good fit for you!. 586-1226. firstname.lastname@example.org. christchurchpittsford.com. Rochester Gay Men/Friends Crochet and Knitting Circle. Oct. 13. Various, Locations 585-354-6232. info@ reconnectrochester.org. Thinkin’ & Drinkin’: The Bug Jar’s Trivia Night. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 21+. Prizes: $20 / $10 / $5 bar tabs for the first, second, and third place teams. Doors at 7:30 p.m Free. bugjar.com. [ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Balanced Yoga with Megan. 9:30-10:30 a.m La Vie Salon Spa Wellness, 4 Elton St 8 classes for $70.00; Drop in $12.00. 978-7813. megan.eisermann@yahoo. com. facebook.com/groups/ BalancedYogaWithMegan. Free STD Screenings for Women ages 13+. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Ave. Free. 545-7200. trilliumhealthny.org. Locally Curated Trivia Night. 8-10 p.m Dicky’s, 791 Meigs St. 730-8310. Top Shelf Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m Stoneyard Bar and Grill, 1 Main St Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibrarywe,org. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. Lots of giveaways, including hats, t-shirts, drinks, tacos - come alone or come with a team! $1.50 Beef Tacos, $2.50 Chicken Tacos, $2.50 Drafts except Guinness, $3 Bacardi Flavors 232-6000. templebarrochester@gmail. com. templebarandgrille.com.
Theater A Christmas Carol. Through Dec. 27. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Dec. 27. Sun. Dec. 12 & 4:30 p.m., Wed. and Thurs. Dec. 9 & 10, 7 p.m., Fri. Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Dec. 12, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun. Dec. 13, 12 & 4:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. Dec. 15-17, 7 p.m., Fri. Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Dec. 19, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun, Dec. 20, 12 & 4:30 p.m., Mon. Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Tues. Dec. 22, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wed. and Thurs. Dec. 23 & 24, 12 & 4:30 p.m., Sat. Dec. 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m $25+. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Coney Island Christmas. Through Dec. 20. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Dec. 20. Thurs.
Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 12, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Thurs. Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 19, 2 & 8 p.m., and Sun. Dec. 20, 2 p.m. A young Jewish girl in the 1930’s is cast to play the role of Jesus in her school Christmas play 4612000. jcccenterstage.org/. The Games Afoot. Dec. 11Jan. 3. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Jan. 3. Thursdays, Dec. 17 and 31, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Dec. 11, 18 and Jan. 1, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 12, 19, 29 & Jan. 2, 8 p.m. and Sundays, Dec. 13, 20, 27 and Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. Glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays $28.50-$36.50; $40 New Yearâ€™s Eve, drinks and light snacks included 454-1260. blackfriars.org. Mary Poppins. Through Dec. 13. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St Through Dec. 13. Fri. Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 12, 2 & 7, p.m., and Sun. Dec. 13, 5 p.m $8-$10. 242-7682. sotarochester.org. Rented Christmas, the Musical. Tue., Dec. 15, 6 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Tues. Dec. 15, 6 p.m. A middle-aged bachelor who wants to rent a Christmas $6. 383-1999. muccc.org. Richard III. Tue., Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Dec. 15-20. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Through Dec. 20. Tues. -Thurs. Dec. 15-17, 7:30 p.m., Fri. Dec. 18, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 19, 2 & 8 p.m., and Sun. Dec. 20, 1 & 6:30 p.m Call for more info 800-745-3000. rbtl.org. A Twist of Lemmon. Dec. 1020. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Through Dec. 20. Thurs. Dec. 10 & 17, 7 p.m., Fri. Dec. 11 & 18, 8 p.m., and Sat. Dec. 12 & 19, 4 & 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 13 & 20, 2 p.m. The journey of Chris Lemmon and his world famous father, actor Jack Lemmon $36-$39. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. Urinetown. Dec. 11-13. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St $13-$16. 935-7173. mjtstages.com. Wildlife Educators Coalition. Sun., Dec. 13, 2 & 4 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Sun. Dec. 13, 2 & 4 p.m $5$10. 259-7112. muccc.org. Yerma. Through Dec. 13. Todd Theatre, University of Rochester, River Campus Through Dec. 13. Wed. -Fri. Dec. 9-11, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 12, 6 p.m. One woman’s struggle against the status quo $8-$15. 275-4088. rochester. edu/theater.
Theater Audition [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Sound of Music Children’s Theatre Auditions. Every other day, 1-3 p.m. Best Foot Forward, 100 Cobblestone Court Dr. Ages 4-9 and 10-17 $220. 585-398-0220. Vanessa@ BestFootForwardKids.com. bestfootforwardkids.com.
[ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] Proof Auditions. 7 p.m. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St 585-454-1260. blackfriars.org.
Workshops [ WED., DECEMBER 9 ] Be Your Own Expert Dream Interpreter. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $25. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Divination Tool Time. 12-2:45 & 5-5:45 p.m. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $5. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com. Healthcare Navigator Sessions. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 585340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Knit Clique: Knitting/Crocheting Drop-In. noon. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Snacks are welcome free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Open Weekly Group Meditation. 5:30 p.m. The TRU Center, 6 South Main St Pittsford This meditation group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30pm. Renewal, deep relaxation and decompression in the ways you need most. The themes vary week-byweek and include guidance in areas such as totems, angels, guides, singing bowls, oils, drums, visualization and more $12, registration required 3810190. email@example.com. trubynicole.com. Peace Meditation Circle. 7:15 p.m. Beyond Center for Yoga, 67 Main Street, 3rd floor, Brockport. An open, inclusive community to promote world peace by practicing meditation 690-9714 OR 637-3984. firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com. brockportyogapilates.com. Rochester Hope for Pets Presents: Pet Parent Boot Camp. 6-7 p.m Duncan’s Center for Veterinary Education, 825 White Spruce Blvd Free, but $5 suggested donation per session. 271-2733 x89. rochesterhopeforpets@gmail. com. rochesterhopeforpets.org/ pet-parent-boot-camp/. Taxation for Small Businesses. 5:30-7 p.m. College Town Community Office, Canandaigua National Bank, 1341 Mt. Hope Ave 585-2955703. vlpsrochester.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 10 ] The Art of Chocolate. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Essential Oils Holiday Gift Make & Take. 7-8:30 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua $15. 585-3941381. woodlibrary.org. Foundation Class. Second Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Sufi Order of
Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW No charge. 248-0427. firstname.lastname@example.org. sufiorderofrochester.org. Meditation. 7-8 p.m. Grow2bu, 595 Blossom Rd $15. 9530503. grow2bu.com/. Neighbor Next Door: Alzheimer’s Workshop Series. 7-8:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. free. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23 Bring a project to work on or something to show others, help work on the space, or just get to know the venue Free. 210--0075. rochestermakerspace.org. Sushi 101. 6-8 p.m. Wegmans Pittsford, 3195 Monroe Ave $65. 585-249-0278. wegmans. com. Watercolor Lettering. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Yoga. Eastside Wellness Center, 625 Ayrault Rd. Monday Vinyasa Flow 4:30 p.m., Restorative 6 p.m. Thursday Vinyasa Flow 5:30 p.m $14 drop-in, $60 5 classes, register. cindy@ relaxreleaserestore.com. [ FRI., DECEMBER 11 ] Foodlink SNAP Clinic. Second Friday of every month, 10:30 a.m. Cameron Community Ministries, 48 Cameron St. 328-3380. foodlinkny1@ gmail.com. Intro to Yoga with Tate. 10:30-11:30 a.m Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 585-336-6060. email@example.com. IrondequoitLibrary.org. Spirit Tutoring. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $1/ minute, $5 minimum. 4278110. purpledoorsoulsource. com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 12 ] Candlemaking. 1-3 p.m. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Donations accepted 820-6619. rochesterbeekeepers.com/. CPR/AED Training Class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cardiac Life Training Center, 349 West Commercial Street . East Rochester $45, registration required 585-286-3811. training@cardiaclife. net. cardiaclife.net/cprcertification-ny. Saturday Demos at Hyatt’s!. noon. Hyatt’s All Things Creative, 937 Jefferson Road Saturday Demos at Hyatt’s! Hyatt’s will be having free demos of various products every Saturday during the month of September! Come into the store anytime from noon until close to test these products, see sample creations and ask our knowledgeable staff questions. September 21st- Watercolor: Various techniques explored in detail! September 28thInktense: Richly pigmented and versatile mixed media pencils!. Free. 292-6500. firstname.lastname@example.org. hyatts. com/art.
SPECIAL EVENT | METRO JUSTICE’S ALTERNATIVE FAIR
Metro Justice’s 34th annual Alternative Fair will feature affordable fair trade, earth-friendly, and locally produced goods, including pottery, textiles, jewelry, art, toys, games, ornaments, and more. There is suggested donation of $5 for admission to the fair for all those over 12 years of age. Free child care will be provided for young children and babies. Metro Justice’s Alternative Fair will take place Friday, December 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two-day fair will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. For more information, visit metrojustice.org. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ Second Saturday. Second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m Marriot Courtyard, 33 Corporate Woods Drive $35. 585-292-1000. womensfinancialeducation. org. Divorce Advice Workshop. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marriot Courtyard, 33 Corporate Woods Drive $35. 310-7232. womensfinancialeducation. org. Snowmobile Safety Certification Courses. 9 a.m.5 p.m. Hamlin Beach State Park, 1 Hamlin Beach Blvd. West Registration required 658-4692. nysparks.com. Transforming Conflicts: Nonviolence 101. 9:30 a.m.1 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. Rsvp, donations appreciated. 463-3266. email@example.com. gandhiinstitute.org. [ MON., DECEMBER 14 ] Comedy Improvisation: ‘Yes And’…Then What?. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Healing Universal Worship. 5:15 p.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave (behind AAUW mansion). Facilitated by Basira Maryanne Karpinski, Associate Cherag. A candle lighting ceremony honoring the world’s religious traditions together on one altar, with a focus on healing Free. 7481361. firstname.lastname@example.org. sufiorderofrochester.org. Motivation Breakthrough. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. The Science of Parenting. 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery,
Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Scratched Egg Christmas Ornament. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23 $20. 210-0075. eventbrite. com/e/scratched-eggchristmas-ornamenttickets-19305950618. [ TUE., DECEMBER 15 ] Don’t Make Me Say It Again. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Guinean Drum Class with Mohamed Diaby. 6 p.m. Bush Mango Drum & Dance, 34 Elton St. Instruments available for student use. For all levels $15 drop in fee. 820-9213. colleen@ bushmangodrumdance.org. bushmangodrumdance.org. Health Insurance Open House for Rochester’s Uninsured. 2-5 p.m. Threshold at the Community Place, 135 Parsells Ave Fidelis Care representatives will be onsite at Threshold at the Community Place, 145 Parsells Avenue, Rochester, every Tuesday from 2 – 5 PM to answer questions about health insurance options, and to help eligible residents apply to enroll in Fidelis Care programs. Current Fidelis Care members may also receive assistance completing their annual recertification at these events 1-888-3433547. fideliscare.org.
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For those unfamiliar with the Krampus legend, the horned beast is a character from Germanic folklore who represents the dark side of the Christmas holiday: while Santa rewards the good kids, Krampus punishes the bad, ladling out punishment with birchen rods and burlap sacks. And if the children are especially naughty, he drags them straight to hell. Historically, Krampus has always been more popular overseas than in the US, but in the last few years, America has begun to get in on the fun. Krampus has become something of a trend, and now he’s inspired his first major studio
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film, Michael Dougherty’s spirited horror-comedy, “Krampus.” The script, co-written by Dougherty, Todd Casey, and Zach Shields (a Rochester-native), uses the Christmas classic “Gremlins” as its most obvious touchstone, delivering holiday horrors with seasonally cheerful glee. The film begins with an upper-middle class family — Tom and Sarah (Adam Scott and Toni Collette), their son, Max (Emjay Anthony), and daughter, Beth (Stefania LaVie Owen) — as they prepare for Christmas and the annual visit from Sarah’s sister and her uncouth, redneck, gun-toting family. Pulling up to the house in a Hummer is Linda and Howard (Allison Tolman and David Koechner), their awful children (Maverick Flack, Queenie Samuel, and Lolo Owen), and crabby Aunt Dorothy (Conchata Ferrell), just for good measure. Max is at that age when it’s a little awkward that he still believes in Santa Claus, but believe he does, and his cousins give him hell for it. After a chaotic dinner and some particularly harsh teasing from his cousins, he rips up his letter to Santa and tosses it out the window. Almost immediately, a winter storm descends on their town, knocking
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gets a number of laughs from the characters’ own incredulity at the circumstances they’ve found themselves in (Adam Scott’s impeccable deadpan reactions are a treasure), but the traditional humor could have been sharper. The families are drawn with broad strokes, and the film pokes some fun at them using some easy red state versus blue state humor; Howard and his brood get teased for being gun nuts, but of course, once shit starts to go down, those guns come in mighty handy. While “Krampus” works to avoid coming across as campy, it’s never particularly scary either. A couple months back, I praised “Goosebumps” for being a good introduction to horror films for younger viewers, and “Krampus” often feels like the progressive step up from that film; the horror is much more intense, while still keeping things at a bloodless PG-13 level. There’s no actual onscreen deaths, with family members disappearing one-byone, almost “Willy Wonka” style. As a longtime fan of the Krampus legend, there’s no way I wasn’t going to at least have fun at a movie like “Krampus” (plus, any film that manages to work in a killer “Calvin and Hobbes” reference is aces in my book). Whatever faults it may have, “Krampus” has definitely got a distinctive personality, which is more than you can say for most of the anonymously-directed horror films released into theaters each year. It’s rare to see something this offbeat and weird get released by a major studio, and it’s bound to become a holiday staple for those with an appreciation for the dark side of the holidays.
Two years after capturing the adrenalinefueled world of Formula One racing with thrilling panache in “Rush,” director Ron Howard attempts to do the same for the 19th-century whaling industry with “In the Heart of the Sea.” Reteaming with his “Rush” leading man, Chris Hemsworth, as well as a number of the major behindthe-scenes crew — including director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle and editing team Mike Hill and Dan Hanley — Howard succeeds in capturing some good performances and a few exciting moments, but ultimately there’s not much we haven’t seen before. An old-fashioned seafaring adventure tale, “In the Heart of the Sea” tells the true story of the Essex, a Nantucket whaling ship that set sail in 1820 on a two-and-half-year voyage around the coast of South America, but while en route, suffered a catastrophic attack by a monstrous sperm whale. The story served as one of the major influences on Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick.” Working from Nathaniel Philbrick’s
Chris Hemsworth in “In the Heart of the Sea.” PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.
award-winning 2000 book, the script by Charles Leavitt (“Blood Diamond”) incorporates a framing story set 30 years later, in which Melville (Ben Whishaw) interviews one of the last remaining survivors of the Essex, Tom Nickerson (played by Brendan Gleeson). The sadeyed Nickerson has refused to tell his story to anyone, resorting to a life of hard drinking in an effort to assuage his long-held guilt over the extreme measures he and his fellow seamen had to take in order to survive their ordeal. When Melville offers money in exchange for a chance to interview him, Nickerson is reluctant until his wife (Michelle Fairley, “Game of Thrones”) convinces him to accept — both for the money and the catharsis that it will provide her husband. As Nickerson recounts his story, we see it unfold in flashback when he was a greenhorn cabin boy (played by Tom Holland) aboard the Essex. Much of the character drama aboard the ship revolves around the rivalry between the ship’s captain, George Pollard Jr. (Benjamin Walker), and his more experienced first mate, Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth). Chase’s anger at being passed over for command of the vessel in favor of the owner’s son touches on the period’s class divisions; as one character puts it, one man was born to be a captain, the other was simply born into it. Captain and first mate butt heads throughout the voyage, but their squabbles take a backseat once a whale-sized problem swims their way. Their encounter with the massive mammal leaves the Essex a fiery wreckage, leaving the surviving crew lost at sea. Howard and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle give the film a distinctive look, and one of the most interesting aspects of the film is the obvious influence of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s 2012 experimental documentary, “Leviathan.” The camerawork of “In the Heart of the
Sea” often calls that earlier film to mind in the way it incorporates fisheye lens and POV shots into its action sequences. It is characteristic of the way films can feed off one another, but it succeeds in adding an immersive energy to the nautical adventure. The screening I attended was in 2D, and while I imagine those POV shots work like gangbusters in 3D, I suspect the film’s palette — filled with impressionistic dark blues and greens and fiery oranges — will be too murky to survive the dimming effect of the format. The effects are impressive throughout, and that behemoth of a whale is convincingly deadly, but the film suffers from a dearth of character development. Each actor is only given one or two characteristics to play, leaving little to latch onto. Hemsworth delivers a rugged yet uncharacteristically bland star turn, but for most of the performers the emphasis is on the physical — displaying brute strength in their prime, then alarming gauntness once things turn dire. The enduring power of “Moby Dick” lies in Melville’s ability to wring layers of meaning from his story of obsession, greed, and consequence. Far less existential, “In the Heart of the Sea” aims for a simple tale of survival, and there’ only so much compelling cinema to be found in watching miserable sailors waste away, drifting through the ocean, and waiting for death to claim them. The film attempts to add its own layers, getting rather heavyhanded in portraying the hubris of men underestimating nature in their all-consuming quest for oil — in this case, whale oil, but by the final scenes, a pretty clear connection has been made to our modern day addiction. The story it tells may have served as inspiration for a complex and timeless classic, but “In the Heart of the Sea” is content to stick to much shallower waters.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] FAR FROM POLAND (1984): Utilizing cinema verite style, reenactment, melodrama, this documentary attempts to deconstruct the form’s claims to objectivity, as it examines the oppression of the Polish people. Dryden (Wed, Dec 9, 8 p.m.) HER SISTER’S SECRET (1946): This melodrama follows the conflict that arises between two sisters when one allows her child to be raised by her married sibling. Dryden (Fri, Dec 11, 8 p.m.) IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (PG13): Based on the 1820 event that inspired “Moby Dick,” a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. Starring Chris Hemsworth. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster KILL BILL: VOL. 2 (2004): An assassin continues her quest for vengeance, making a death list and hunting down the former colleagues who tried to kill her. Starring Uma Thurman. Dryden (Sat, Dec 12, 8 p.m.) MACBETH (R): The Scottish play gets a gritty new adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Little, Pittsford NIGHT TERRORS (2013): A devious older sister fills her
brother’s head with bizarre tales of terror, blood soaked memories, and nightmares of perversion after finding out that she has to babysit and miss the party. Little (Fri, Dec 11, 8 p.m.) THE PIRATE (1948): Judy Garland is engaged to a wealthy gentlemen, but dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco, whom traveling singer Gene Kelly impersonates to win her heart. Dryden (Sun, Dec 13, 2 p.m.) SANTA CLAWS (1996): A B-horror movie actress is stalked by a deranged fan bent on claiming her for himself. Little (Fri, Dec 11, 10 p.m.) SNOW WHITE (1916): This early adaptation of the classic fairy tale served as the direct inspiration for the animated Disney masterpiece. Dryden (Tue, Dec 15, 8 p.m.) SPRING NIGHT, SUMMER NIGHT (1967): The eldest daughter of a coal miner-turned-farmer, has a fling with her half-brother, which complicates things when she becomes pregnant. Dryden (Thu, Dec 10, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] BRIDGE OF SPIES (PG-13): Steven Spielberg directs the true story of an American lawyer who’s recruited by the CIA to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Starring Tom Hanks. Culver BROOKLYN (PG-13): Saoirse Ronan stars as a young woman who emigrates from Ireland to America in the 1950s, and finds
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herself torn between her new life and the one she left behind. Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown CREED (PG-13): The son of champion fighter Apollo Creed enlists Rocky Balboa to train him in this “Rocky” series spinoff. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, and Tessa Thompson. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE GOOD DINOSAUR (PG): Pixar’s newest is an epic journey into a world where dinosaurs never went extinct, following an apatosaurus named Arlo who makes an unlikely human friend. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 (PG-13): In the epic conclusion to the popular series, the war of Panem escalates to the as Katniss must bring together an army against President Snow. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster JURASSIC WORLD (PG-13): Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and um, screaming. But this time Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are there. Movies 10 KRAMPUS (PG-13): Santa’s mirror, a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas, gets his cinematic due in this
horror-comedy from the director of “Trick ‘r Treat.” Canandaigua, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown, Webster THE LETTERS (PG): This biopic explores the life of explores the life of Mother Teresa. Starring Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, and Max von Sydow. Canandaigua, Henrietta, Tinseltown LOVE THE COOPERS (PG13): Four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, but a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down. Starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, and Anthony Mackie. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE MARTIAN (PG-13): Matt Damon is an astronaut left behind on Mars when the rest of his crew mistakenly believe he’s died after a NASA mission goes wrong. Adapted from the novel by Andy Weir. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Webster THE NIGHT BEFORE (R): Three pals plan a last hurrah when they realize their encroaching adult responsibilities mean that their annual tradition of spending Christmas together may be coming to an end. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster
THE PEANUTS MOVIE (G): Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang comes to the big screen in an all-new animated feature. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, 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. Little, Pittsford SECRET IN THEIR EYES (PG13): A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is torn apart when they discover that one of their own’s teen daughters has been brutally murdered. Starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Canandaigua, Culver, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster SPECTRE (PG-13): James Bond goes up a mysterious and sinister organization in his latest adventure. Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, and Ralph Fiennes. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster SPOTLIGHT (R): The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo.
Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster SUFFRAGETTE (PG-13): Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade prosecution by the State. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep. Cinema TAMASHA (NR): A young girl stranded on the island of Corsica meets a backpacker, and they spend a magical week together. Four years later, they reunite, but struggle to recapture the spark that drew them together. Henrietta TRUMBO (R): The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anticommunist HUAC committee and is blacklisted. Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and Louie C.K. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford TRUTH (R): A behind-the-scenes drama about the controversial 2004 “60 Minutes II” segment that effectively ended the career of veteran CBS anchorman Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes. Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, and Topher Grace. Cinema VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13): James McAvoy stars as eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein who, along with his faithful assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Henrietta, Tinseltown
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Rochester’s 19th Ward Neighborhood has a rich history that stems from when James and William Wadsworth purchased 4,000 tracts of land for fifty cents an acre in 1790. By the late 1800s the settlement was one of the first “streetcar suburbs.” During the automobile era it transitioned into an area for professionals to build grand homes. The 19th Ward Community Association was established in 1964 to preserve and better the community. Part of the appeal of living in this area today is the 19th Ward motto, “urban by choice.” High quality historic housing stock surrounds the home at 107 Burlington Avenue. Within just a few blocks is a small commercial hub at the intersection of Thurston Rd. and Brooks Ave. where you will find a handful of local businesses, a pharmacy, and the Southwest Family YMCA. The history of the 19th Ward affords the area a variety of house styles from cottages to mansions. Built in 1920, 107 Burlington Ave. is an attractive 1,401 square foot home that is located minutes from the University of Rochester, the award-winning Arnett Branch Library, Genesee Valley Park, and Brooks Landing, a major redevelopment project. The exterior of the house features a large, inviting front porch, a fully-fenced backyard, and a two-car garage (a rarity for a city home). The interior of the house has beautiful period details. The living room features a bay window, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, and leaded glass bookcases
flank and accentuate an ornate brick fireplace. The adjoining dining room has a bay window that overlooks the spacious backyard. The previous owner added a pass-through from the dining room to the kitchen, which created valuable space for serving and conversation. The adjacent kitchen has newer cabinets, counters, and vinyl flooring. While these details lack the authenticity found throughout the rest of the house, it affords a new owner the opportunity to customize the space. The second floor of the house has three bedrooms with hardwood floors and spacious closets. The original, wood doors of the six built-in linen closets located in the upstairs hallway are in remarkable condition. There is also a large full bath. An unfinished third floor provides expansion space and might make for a retreat-like master suite or office. While a few areas of the home could use some polishing, it boasts recent upgrades such as a new high efficiency furnace and fresh paint. Listed at $69,900, 107 Burlington Avenue proves an affordable investment opportunity for someone interested in a character-filled home in a vibrant, historic neighborhood. Call Nothnagle realtor Sam Morreale at 585-451-0140 for a tour. by Michelle Parnett-Dwyer Michelle is Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at The Strong and is an admirer of historic Rochester homes.
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Boev Medical, PLLC filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on November 2, 2015. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 7 Gambin Hill, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: practice of medicine. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rochester-Michaels, LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/23/15. Office loc.: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is John J. O’Donnell, 3 East Stow Rd., Ste. 100, Marlton, NJ 08053. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROBINSON LANDSCAPE DESIGNS, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/12/2015. 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 251 BLACKWELL LANE, HENRIETTA, NY 14467. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Management PO Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General purpose [ NOTICE ] BLACK HORSE PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. Filed w/SSNY on 10/26/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 14 Brimsdown Cir., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: all lawful. [ NOTICE ] Bray hill club and lodge LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/15/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 2601 Lac De Ville Blvd Rochester NY 14618 General purpose [ NOTICE ] Cadance Advisor, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/28/15. 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, 2290 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] CHJH Property Management LLC, a domestic, 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 Ernie Horkheimer, 1490 Providence Dr., Webster, NY 14580. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Dew It Fitness LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/18/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY is desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to 29 Ronald Cir., Spencerport, NY 14559. General purpose.
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Dux with Grace LLC Authority filed SSNY 10/27/15 Office: NY Co LLC formed DE 8/26/15 exists c/o NRAI 160 Greentree Dr #101 Dover DE 19904. SSNY design agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served & mail copy to 4445 Clover St Honeoye Falls NY 14472 Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS 401 Federal St #4 Dover DE 19901 General Purpose
[ NOTICE ] 80 Ellicott LLC Arts of Org filed SSNY 11/2/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson
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the SSNY on 11/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Josh Netsky, 24 Westwood Dr., E. Rochester, NY 14445. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] NBC INVESTORS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/13/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 62 Castle Rd., Rochester, NY 14623, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number pending, for a beer & wine license has been applied for by Ming Hua LTD. dba , Chopsticks Restaurant 125 White Spruce Blvd., Suite 300 Rochester, Town of Brighton NY 14623, County of Monroe, for a restaurant under the alcohol beverage law. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number pending, for a beer, wine and Liquor license has been applied for by Back To My Place LLC dba , Back To My Place, 3024 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467, County of Monroe, for a tavern under the alcohol beverage law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of MAYA BROW STUDIO, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 11/3/15. 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 the LLC, 178 Grecian Gardens Dr, Apt C, Rochester NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of RKM MEDICAL, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/15. 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 the LLC, 9 Shelter Creek Ln, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROC N PAWS LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/24/15 to be formed on 01/01/16. 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 PO Box 26478, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 10 Prince Street Realty LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/26/15. 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 1775 Buffalo Rd., LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/2015. 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, 325 Mt Read Blvd., Rochester NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 250 ESPLANADE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/15. 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, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623, Attn: Paul Adams. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 30 Werner Park LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/21/2015. 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 1 East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 3IN1 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed
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Legal Ads > page 35 Sec’y of State (SSNY) 07/07/15. 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 C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC. 7014 13TH AVENUE SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of All Lines Service, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 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 P.O. Box 753, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Avon Real Property LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/26/15. 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 105 Knollwood Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Big Mama’s Hm. Cooked Dinners LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/13/15. 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 51 Jerold St. Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Boehly Chiropractic, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on November 16, 2015. 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 779 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BOXWOOD BARN LLC. Arts. of Org. were filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 11/13/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall
mail copy of process to the LLC at 66 S. Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of C3 Masonry & Contracting LLC filed Articles Of Organization with the Secretary Of State on 9/25/2015. The office is located in Monroe County. The secretary Of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary Of State shall mail copy of process to 325 S. Union Street Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: Masonry & Contracting. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Charlotte SSDC-CDT JV, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/2/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 33 Silver St., Suite 200, Portland, ME 04101. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Charlotte-Rochester GP, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/13/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 33 Silver St., Suite 200, Portland, ME 04101. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Chase and Militello, LLP. Certificate of Registration filed with the New York Secretary of State on October 29, 2015. The office of the LLP is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLP upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 6 South Main Street, Pittsford, New York 14534. The LLP is formed to engage in the practice of law.
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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at email@example.com [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CLT-ROC Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/15. 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, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of D3M LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/15. 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, 262 Park Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of E-Z Tree Services LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) November 30, 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 1108 Howard Rd, Rochester NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GCR Services LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/19/2015. 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 215 Tremont St Door #2 Rochester, New York 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of GLTI HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/2015. 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, 36 East Blvd., Rochester NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Graham Acquisition LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/16/2015. 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 2294 Manitou Road, Rochester NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Grooveyard Records LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/13/15. 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 2865 Saint Paul Blvdl Roch NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of IPAC, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/3/15. 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 30 Periwinkle Dr., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JJRN Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/15. 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, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JSC Home Solutions, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/02/15. 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 52 East Avenue, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of K & G Joint Ventures, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/2015. 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, POB 22742, Rochester, NY 14692. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KRV Enterprises LLC.
Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/29/15. 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 40 Sedgley Pk. W. Henrietta NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY Dewey Ave Gardens LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on October 22, 2015. Its office is located in Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process will be mailed to the LLC, at 11 Sturbridge Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534. Its business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Act.
Notice of Formation of Morgan Woodland Acres LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/28/15. 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 LPF Management Services, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/6/2015. 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 144 Fairport Village Landing, #241, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LuceAir LLC. Art.of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/06/2015. 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 35 Beverly Dr, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Map Shop, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/29/2015. 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, 275 Bay Village Drive, Rochester, NY 14609 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MC Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Oak Hill Business Services LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/01/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to16 Oak Hill Terrace, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PANORAMA LANDING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1890 S. Winton Rd., Ste. 100, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Raven Ventures, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/02/15. 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 52 East Avenue, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of REM Management Services LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) November 16, 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 120 Boughton Hill Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley Commercial Put Receiver LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/15. 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 Sibley Commercial Put Receiver MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/15. 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 Sibley Commercial Sub-MT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/15. 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 Sibley Development Company Limited Partnership. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LP 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. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2100. Purpose: any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley Mixed Use Put Receiver LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/15. 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 Sibley Mixed Use Put Receiver MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/15. 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 Sibley Mixed Use Sub-MT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/15. 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 Sibley MT Commercial LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/9/15. 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 Slash Guard Technologies LLC. Arts. of Org. were filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 9/22/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent
Legal Ads of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 2423 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SMILEKNG, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 670 Attridge Road, Churchville, NY 14423. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SUNNKING SHREDDING SYSTEMS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/2015. 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, 4 Owens Rd., Brockport NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Badzin Group, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on October 27, 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 20 Bayard Street, Apt. 4E, Brooklyn NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of US Learning Systems, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/28/15. 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 C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS INC 7014 13TH AVENUE STE 202 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Victoria Visiko, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/9/15. 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, 610 Edgemere
Drive, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Will Cup Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/18/15. 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, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF YouPolicy LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 11/23/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to YouPolicy LLC, C/O CHRISTOPHER DOAK, 75 SAMANTHA’S WAY, PITTSFORD, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of CRE Ventures LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 8/27/15. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 6/8/15 as Care Realestate LLC. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 16192 Coastal Hwy. Lewes, DE 19958, the principal office addr. of the LLC. Art. of Org. on file: 340 Lake Ave Rochester NY 14608. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Hi Ho Silver, LLC, with a fictitious name of Hi Ho Silver of Rochester, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/27/11. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 1/4/11. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1000 Hylan Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. DE office addr.: 40 E. Division St., Ste. A, Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of AVALON ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY)
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org on 10/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/14. Princ. office of LLC: 3405 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 200, Tampa, FL 33607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of ERH Walgreens LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/3/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 17140 Bernardo Center Dr., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92128. LLC formed in DE on 10/26/15. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Eyemart Express LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 13800 Senlac Dr., #200, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. LLC formed in DE on 10/31/14. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of VetCor of Brockport LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/2/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 350 Lincoln Place, Ste. 111, Hingham, MA 02043.
LLC formed in DE on 11/18/15. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Prime Home Inspection Services, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/28/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to RA: Incorp Svcs 99 Washington Ave #805-A Albany NY 12210 General purpose [ NOTICE ] RCH ENTERPRISES OF ROCHESTER LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/24/2015. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 1474 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Romus Labs, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/8/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 26 Brickston Dr Pittsford NY 14534 General purpose [ NOTICE ] RVR-ROC Technologies LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/10/15. 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, 13245 Piney Grove Ct., Richmond, VA 23238. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] SHALOM BAYIT PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/21/15. 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, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE ] SPS Pool Services, LLC Articles of Organization filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/01/2015. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Specialty Trade Contractor. Principal Office: 78 Rocmar Drive, Rochester NY, 14626 [ NOTICE ] SRC ACQUISITIONS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. Filed w/SSNY on 10/26/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: PO Box 16383, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: all lawful. [ NOTICE ] Stuart Bedasso, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/19/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to RA: David Sutliff-Atias 121 Kansas St Rochester, NY 14609 General purpose [ NOTICE ] TMBRS DODGE LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/31/2015. LLC was organized in UT on 7/30/2015. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 7500 Jonquil Ct., Wilmington, NC 28409. Required office at 50 W. Canyon Crest Rd., Alpine, UT 84004. Cert. of Org. filed with Utah, Director of Div. of Corps., and Commercial Code, 160 East 300 South , 2nd Fl, Salt Lake City, UT 84114. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Tuggy, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/20/15. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 530 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE } Notice of Formation of Infinidata, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/12/2015. 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 P.O. Box 403 East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] THREE SPRINGS PROPERTIES, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 7, 2015. Principal office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 125 Canal Landing Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14626. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] TJ Property Invest LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 11/19/2015. 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 OF LLC ] Hanna Georgia Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 23, 2015 with an effective date of formation of November 23, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 21 McCoord Woods Dr., Fairport, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 21 McCoord Woods Dr., Fairport, New York 14450. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] MDCAPMD LLC has filed articles of
organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 4, 2015 with an effective date of formation of November 4, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 2640 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 2640 Ridgeway Ave. Rochester, New York 14626. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STEPHEN W ARCHER LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Stephen W Archer LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 10/05/2015. 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 William R. Alexander, Esq., Forsyth, Howe, O’Dwyer, Kalb & Murphy, P.C., One Chase Square, Suite 1900, Rochester NY 14604. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2015-1044 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Eunice M. Peck; ESL Federal Credit Union; Regions Bank; GE Money Bank; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 5, 2015, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on December 16, 2015 at 11:00 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 Parma, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 315 North Avenue, Hilton, NY 14468; Tax Account No. 016.03-1-25 described in Deed recorded in Liber 6745 of Deeds, page 151; lot size .96 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: $119,555.07 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: November 2015 Vincent Arcarese, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF Monroe, Green Tree Servicing LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Stephen J. Givens, Kathleen G. Givens a/k/a Kathleen Givens, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on April 14, 2015, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY on January 06, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., premises known as 1291-93 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. 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 Monroe and State of New York, Section 107.69, Block 2 and Lot 2. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 2514/14. James A. Valenti, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff [ NOTICES ] Notice of Qual. of Trelevate, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/30/15. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in AZ 9/18/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be
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Legal Ads > page 37 served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 4636 E. University Dr., #275, Phoenix, AZ 85034, the principal office addr. of the LLC. Art. of Org. on file: AZ Corp. Commission, 1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85007. Purp: any lawful activities. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 2015-9249 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE HSBC BANK USA, N.A. Plaintiff, -vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF ARTHUR MAPES A/K/A ARTHUR H. MAPES, deceased, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; JENNIFER MAPES, PATRICIA KALETA, AND AUDREY ENFONDE, AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR MAPES A/K/A ARTHUR H. MAPES, DECEASED; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to
designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendants. Mortgaged Premises: 86 WISCONSIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14609 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer to the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at email@example.com be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT That this action is being amended to include THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF ARTHUR MAPES A/K/A ARTHUR H. MAPES, AS SAID INDIVIDUAL IS DECEASED, AND JENNIFER MAPES, PATRICIA KALETA, AND AUDREY ENFONDE, AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR MAPES A/K/A ARTHUR H. MAPES, DECEASED. That this action is also being amended to include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE as necessary parties to the action. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: OCTOBER 20, 2015 Mark K. Broyles, Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 107.80 Block: 3 Lot: 13 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION
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The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of MONROE, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the HON. FRANCIS A. AFFRONTI, a justice of the Supreme Court of the State of N.Y., dated NOVEMBER 13, 2015 and filed along with the supporting papers in the MONROE County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. The premises is described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as distinguished as Lot #3, as shown on a map of Thomas Heberle’s Re-subdivision of Lot#21B of Allen L. Wood, Subdivision, and Lot #24 of John Maier’s Subdivision, which map is filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 77 of Maps, page 15. Said lot #3 is situate on the east side of Wisconsin Street, its south lot line intersecting the east line of Wisconsin Street at a point distance 587.04 feet northerly measured along east line of Wisconsin Street from the north line of Atlantic Avenue, is 36 feet wide in front and rear and extends back a distance of 125.95 feet on its north side lot line and 126.17 feet on its south side lot line, all as shown on said map. Premises known as 86 WISCONSIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14609 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 2015009327 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE HSBC BANK USA, N.A. Plaintiff, -vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF EDWARD ULRICH A/K/A EDWARD J. ULRICH, JR. A/K/A EDWARD T. ULRICH, DECEASED, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; MARIE CHEESBRO, ERICA ULRICH, AND SAMANTHA ULRICH, AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD ULRICH A/K/A EDWARD J. ULRICH, JR. A/K/A EDWARD T. ULRICH, DECEASED; DIRECTOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES; BOARD OF MANAGERS OF LINDEN EAST CONDOMINIUM; CAPITAL ONE BANK; NEW CENTURY FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; PROFESSIONAL INV. & FINANCE INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE CIVIL ENFORCEMENTCO-ATC; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendants. Mortgaged Premises: 263 EAST LINDEN AVENUE, EAST ROCHESTER, NY 14445 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer to the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not
stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. That this action is being amended to include THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF EDWARD ULRICH A/K/A EDWARD J. ULRICH, JR. A/K/A EDWARD T. ULRICH, DECEASED, AND MARIE CHEESBRO, ERICA ULRICH, AND SAMANTHA ULRICH, AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF EDWARD ULRICH A/K/A EDWARD J. ULRICH, JR. A/K/A EDWARD T. ULRICH, DECEASED. That this action is also being amended to include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE CIVIL ENFORCEMENTCO-ATC as necessary parties to the action. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: OCTOBER 22, 2015 Mark K. Broyles, Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 139.62 Block: 2Lot: 2./3 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of MONROE, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the HON. ELMA A. BELLINI, a justice of the Supreme Court of the State of N.Y., dated OCTOBER 29, 2015 and filed along with the supporting papers in the MONROE County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. The premises is described as follows: ALL that tract or parcel of land, together with the improvements thereon, situate and being a part of a condominium in the Village and Town of East Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known and designated as follows: (a) Unit No. 3 in Building No. 2 of the Linden East Condominium as shown on the survey prepared by Sear, Brown Schoenberger
and Costich, Licensed Surveyors, and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 185 of Maps, page 3, and as further described, defined and set forth in the Declaration of Linden East Condominium dated the 15th day of December, 1971, and recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 4194 of Deeds, page 260; and (b) an undivided one twohundredths (1/200) interest in the common elements as shown on the aforesaid survey and as defined in the Declaration and improvements thereon, except for the units. The description of the land on which the said unit and building are located, and in which said common elements are situate are bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the north highway boundary of Linden Avenue (50 feet wide) and the westerly highway boundary of Lincoln Mills Road (66 feet wide) thence 1. S 81° 15’ 38” W, along the northerly highway boundary of Linden Avenue, a distance of 401.19 feet to a point; thence 2. N 08° 44’ 22” W, along lands retained by the Louis J. Maccio estate, a distance of 350.37 feet to a point; thence 3. S 85° 03’ 22” W, along lands retained by the Louis J. Maccio estate and Richard Maccio and wife, a distance of 338.25 feet to a point; said point being on the easterly line of Village Edge Estates Subdivision as shown on a map filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 173 of Maps, page 42; thence 4. S 08° 44’ 22” E, along said subdivision, a distance of 252.76 feet to a point, said point being the northeast corner of Lot R 4 of said Village Edge Estates Subdivision; thence 5. S 81° 15’ 38” W, along the northerly line of Lot R 4 through DePaul Drive and along the northerly line of Lot R 2, a distance of 290.00 feet to a point; thence 6. N 08° 44’ 22” W, along the easterly line of lands now or formerly owned by Anthony DeCiantis, a distance of 145.20 feet to a point; thence 7. S 81° 15’ 38” W, the northerly line of lands now or formerly owned by Anthony DeCiantis, a distance of 140.00 feet to a point; thence 8 S 40° 45’ 35” W, along the northwesterly line of lands now or formerly owned by Andrew Barberio and wife, a distance of 121.92 feet to a point; thence 9. N 49° 15’ 32” W, along the northwesterly line of lands now or formerly owned by Emidio DiGiuseppe and
wife, a distance of 261.42 feet to a point, said point being on the southeasterly highway boundary of Washington Street; thence 10. Northeasterly, along the southeasterly highway boundary of Washington Street, on a curve to the left, having a radius of 921.47 feet, a distance of 316.73 feet to a point; thence 11. N 34° 50’ 30” E, along the southeasterly highway boundary of Washington Street, a distance of 45.72 feet to a point; thence 12. N 77° 17’ 38” E along lands retained by Schuyler F. Baldwin and wife, a distance of 468.58 feet to a point; thence 13. S 09° 32’ 22” E, along the easterly line of lands formerly of Schuyler F. Baldwin and wife and the westerly line of lands now or formerly owned by John Peregrim and wife, a distance of 25.04 feet to a point; thence 14. N 77° 17’ 38” E, along the south line of lands now or formerly owned by John Peregrim and wife and the north line of lands of Village Edge Estates Subdivision, a distance of 386.69 feet to a point; said point being in the westerly highway boundary line of Lincoln Mills Road; thence 15. S 35° 21’ 22” E, along the westerly highway boundary line of Lincoln Mills Road, a distance of 781.69 feet to the place or point of beginning. Excepting from above described premises all that tract or parcel of land known as Lot R 10 of the Village Edge Estates Subdivision as shown on said map, filed in Liber 173 of Maps, page 42, containing 0.197 acre, more or less. Also excepting all that portion of DePaul Drive and Milrace Drive as shown on said subdivision map and map prepared by Sear, Brown, Schoenberger, Costich & Maletta – Drawing No. 1527.00-02 and containing 1.414 acres, more or less. Together with and subject to the benefits, rights, (including exclusive use rights of “Restricted Common Elements”), privileges, easements, covenants, restrictions, liens, charges, uses and other terms and conditions set forth in the aforesaid Declaration and the By-laws, rules, regulations, resolutions, and decisions of the Linden east condominium, and as amended from time to time, which are made a part hereof and expressly imposed on the realty with the same effect as though fully set forth herein Premises known as 263 EAST LINDEN AVENUE, EAST ROCHESTER, NY 14445
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
After certain takeoffs and landings were delayed on Nov. 7 at Paris’ Orly airport (several days before the terrorist attacks), a back trace on the problem forced the airport to disclose that its crucial “DECOR” computer system still runs on Windows 3.1 software (introduced in 1992). DECOR’s function is to estimate the spacing between aircraft on fog-bound, visually impossible runways, and apparently it must shut down whenever the airport scrambles to find an available 3.1-qualified technician.
Weird Japan (continued): Sony manufactured a robot dog (“Aibo”) from 1996 to 2006 for a legion of pet-fanciers, but now that supplies of spare parts and specialized repairers are dwindling, many of the beloved family “canines” are “dying” off. Not to worry, though, for many “surviving” owners are conducting elaborate, expensive — and even religious — burials with widely attended funerals for their Aibos. (A March 2015 Newsweek report offered a dazzling photographic array of Aibo funerals.) Aibo support groups proliferate online because, said one repair service director, “(W)e think that somehow, (Aibos) really have souls.”
Leading Economic Indicators
— Art Basel, the annual weeklong festival for “One-Percenters” in Miami Beach, is scheduled for Dec. 1 to Dec. 6, and among the many excesses is the sale of on-demand caviar, available by text message, to be delivered in person within the hour, at $275 for
a 125-gram tin. Miami New Times calls Art Basel “ComicCon for the world’s moneyed elite,” and among the extravaganzas is an “exotic dance club sheltered inside a greenhouse.” Four thousand artists, from 32 countries, are participating. — New World Order: “Crowdsourcing” start-ups (such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter) raise money online for projects such as underappreciated entrepreneurial ventures or families needing help with medical expenses. Day-trading dabbler Joe Campbell went online in November to beg for assistance after being crushed by a bet of the type that many say wrecked the U.S. economy in 2007-08. He held a pessimistic “short” position in his account on KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO) — hoping to exploit traders overly optimistic about the company. However, overnight NASDAQ trading awakened him with news that KBIO’s price had skyrocketed in frenzied trading and that Campbell now owed his broker $131,000 — and Campbell’s new GoFundMe post stoically asks strangers to please help him pay that off.
More Things to Worry About
(1) Carrie Pernula, 38, was arrested in Champlin, Minnesota, in October after a perhaps too-aggressive strategy for quieting raucous neighbor kids. According to the police report, Pernula, at wit’s end, apparently, wrote the kids’ parents by mail: “(Your) children look delicious. May I have a taste?” (2) Robinson Pinilla-Bolivar, 24, was arrested in Midland, Texas, in November, accused of threatening a woman at knifepoint because (according to the police report) she would not “smell his arm pit.”
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will heat up quickly when it comes to one-on-one encounters. Let your imagination run wild and your playful personality take over. Don’t hold back when it comes to love and romance; take a passionate approach and enjoy the time you spend with someone you think is special. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It won’t hurt to show off your attributes. Speak up and enjoy friendly banter with someone you find appealing, and before you know it, you will discover you have a bond with this person who you want to explore not only mentally, but emotionally and physically as well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take time to consider all the pros and cons of a serious relationship. If you aren’t up for the ride, don’t flirt with someone who is. Don’t be secretive about your feelings or your attitude toward commitment. It’s honesty that will help you find the right partner. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be afraid to be different or to gravitate toward people who aren’t the same as you. You’ll blend in well with those who have something unusual to offer and share with you. Love has no boundaries. If you feel it in your heart, express your desires. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Socializing will make a difference
to your love life as long as you don’t set unrealistic expectations. It’s good to want variety, but when it comes to love, you are best to choose someone who is just as playful, flirtatious and fun-loving as you to avoid jealousy and discord. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may feel amorous, but the emotional problems that surface will make personal relationships difficult. Don’t give in to demands or individuals trying to entice you into a relationship that has stipulations. If someone flirting with you is involved with someone else, take a pass. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel and getting together with old
friends or people you don’t get to see very often will lead to an interesting discussion with someone you always felt had the potential to be a lifelong partner. Don’t let distance or differences stop you from exploring the possibility. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You won’t lack in opportunity when it comes to love and romance, but before you jump on that bandwagon, make sure you consider other factors. It isn’t likely that a physical attraction will last long if you don’t make a mental connection as well. Work on friendship before you tackle intimacy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
You’ll be drawn to secret affairs and getting involved with people who are not good for you. Don’t fall into a relationship with someone who encourages poor habits or a lifestyle that is indulgent or built on melodrama. Aim for stability and security in whatever partners you choose. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone you share both personal and professional interests with will gain your confidence and your attention. Consider the advantages of being in a partnership that encompasses all aspects of life, and you’ll find someone who has everything you could possibly want in a life partner.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let emotional matters stand in your way. Love relationships will not run smoothly and should not be allowed to interfere with your ability to earn money or take care of your responsibilities. Put love on hold if someone tries to play with your emotions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Love will develop in an unusual way, or you will meet someone special through someone or something you’d least expect. Don’t hesitate when the love bug bites; be quick to step up and make your move. Your proactive approach will come across as romantic and exciting.
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