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I really think the Rochester school board should seek professional help finding a new superintendent. When some of the past criteria used is “a person of color” (News, December 2), there should be outrage that such a statement is even used. It makes one wonder what the mindset is of the present board, how openminded are they? Would they pass up a qualified white person just because of color? And given the results of past appointments, Brizard ousted from Chicago schools, Janey ousted from D.C. schools, it should be clear that the board is not capable of making an unbiased, qualified recommendation. MOON MAN

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Regarding the Peterkin family’s tragic loss (News, December 9), I am truly sorry. I tend to agree with the $1,250 provided by the county toward burial expenses. We Americans and county residents are generous. The needy causes in our community are too numerous to mention. So I feel that although some may feel that the amount offered by the county is minimal, it is still an offer of taxpayers’ money. WAYNE SPITZ

Readers react to the December 2 guest commentary on the Paris terrorist attacks by Mara Ahmed:

The guest commentary, “Should France rain flowers?” is obnoxious and inaccurate. The author, Mara Ahmed, seems to ignore history in

an attempt to strengthen her argument. In referring to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris she asks, “Why is Paris the city of love and lights rather than the capital of the brutal French Empire?” Could it be that Ahmed doesn’t realize that the French Empire no longer exists? The author also ignored the longstanding cultural ties between Europe and the United States. Ahmed asks, “Why do Parisians represent humanity more than the Lebanese whose lives were extinguished in suicide attacks the day before?” Perhaps Ahmed failed history in high school and doesn’t realize that there are close ties between American society and French society, but that there are very few ties between American society and Lebanese society. THOMAS MANGAN

I just wanted to write in to say that Mara Ahmed’s guest commentary gave an intellectually vigorous voice to things I have been thinking for a long, long time but haven’t been able to articulate as well as she does. Why is it that we constantly “transfer violence from the center,” from ourselves, to the other? Why is it that when bombs rain down on Syria, we think nothing of it? And when we arm ourselves to the teeth and violence ensues week after week, and day after day, we still say nothing about the truth of why it happens, but instead seek, as Ahmed says, “generic revenge?” PAMELA JEAN KINCHELOE

Mara Ahmed is accurately attuned to the historic roles of Western empires still immersed in the conflicted Middle East. The transference of First Word agendas onto the Two-Thirds World continues to pass on the sins of the fathers. The United States’ complicity in “the childish (and violent) binaries of good and evil” continues to create an “us” versus “them” world and is anything but peace-making. Ahmed’s article deserves wider distribution. REV. PAUL D. GONGLOFF

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What Trump’s support says about the country There’s a risk that I’m overreacting, but I’ll ask this anyway: In Donald Trump’s continuing strength, are we witnessing the rise of a disturbing new political movement rooted in nationalism and ethnic hatred? I’ve been concerned about Trump’s rantings for months, but until recently I thought he had no chance to be nominated, let alone be elected. Now, despite Ted Cruz’s recent surge, I wouldn’t bet against Trump. And just as scary is the racism and xenophobia that Trump’s candidacy has unleashed. Thousands of people are cheering him on at campaign events. In Iowa, in New Hampshire, in Arizona, South Carolina, Alabama. How real is that support? It’s hard to tell. But Trump is leading in nearly all the polls. And until this past weekend, none of Trump’s outrages had dented his poll numbers – not his mocking of John McCain’s Vietnam War record, not his slurs against Mexicans, not his call for keeping Muslims out of the country. And late last week, the New England Police Benevolent Association – which represents about 200 local police and corrections-facility unions – endorsed Trump for president. Will all of this translate into the Republican nomination? I still think not. Trump isn’t the first American who has captured public enthusiasm by capitalizing on fear and bigotry. Usually, in the end, we come to our senses. And surely, one way or another, that’ll happen before next November. But that won’t undo the immense damage Trump is doing, to the Republican Party, and to the entire country. And it won’t cork the hatred he has set loose. In the New York Times last weekend, Timothy Egan noted that several white supremacist leaders are publicly praising Trump. Those few extremists “probably don’t amount to a hill of beans,” said Egan. “But what about the 35 percent of Republican voters, in the New York Times/CBS News poll, who say they’re all in with the man sieg heiled by aspiring brownshirts and men in white sheets?” “What he’s done is to give marginalized Americans permission to hate,” Egan said. “Donald Trump isn’t the problem,” said the headline on a Slate article. “It’s time we face the fact that he’s just channeling the bigotry of the Republican Party’s base.”

Donald Trump may not become our next president, but that won’t cork the hatred he has set loose.

Actually, Trump seems to be channeling the bigotry – and the hatred and anger – of people of all political persuasions. It’s hard to calculate how much deeper his support runs than the crowds turning out at his rallies. But we have no reason to think they’re all Republicans. No reason at all. “Well, if the media would just quit paying attention to him,” more than one person has said to me. On the contrary, the media need to keep up the coverage, and all of us need to pay attention – to what Trump says, how the public is responding, and what that says about this country. Trump’s rivals seem paralyzed, trapped between wanting to pull the campaign in a saner direction and not wanting to offend his supporters. Republican Party leaders are apparently taking him seriously, at last, and are discussing ways to keep the nomination out of his hands. But their goal is just to keep him from destroying their party’s reputation and its chance to win the presidency and keep control of the House and the Senate. Hardly any are speaking out against the language – and the man himself – as contrary to American values. Hardly any are warning that Trump’s rants can inspire violence and hatred. Hardly any have noted that he is a threat to the country, its citizens, and its reputation abroad. Their silence speaks volumes, about them, and about their principles. And their silence, like the roars of the crowds at the Trump rallies, suggests a danger every bit as scary as the terrorism they’re obsessed with. Note that it’s the xenophobic Cruz who is gaining on Trump.

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[ NEWS FROM THE WEEK PAST ]

Guilty verdicts for Skelos and son

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted on several bribery, extortion, and conspiracy charges. The men conspired to use the elder Skelos’s official position to get Adam Skelos jobs with companies that relied on state funding. Dean Skelos has been booted from his Senate seat.

Major growth planned in the beer belt

North American Breweries announced a five-year plan to create a Genesee Eco-Brewery District on its St. Paul Street campus. It will include an expansion of the Genesee Brew House with the addition of event and classroom space, and construction of an interactive museum on the state’s brewing history. Cost will be between $50 million to $60 million.

Some RIT officers to carry arms

Rochester Institute of Technology will deploy some security officers who are armed and specially trained starting in 2016. RIT cites an FBI study showing that once a shooter is confronted by an armed response, that no other innocent people are killed. The guns will not be visible and no students, faculty, or other staff will be allowed to have firearms on RIT property.

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District considers new RTS deal

The Rochester City School District and the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority have reached a tentative agreement to bus city high school students from September 2016 through June 2020. The agreement, which doesn’t include busing for summer school students, would cost the district $45.4 million in total.

POLITICS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

City festivals to get fairness check

Three RCSD cabinet members are out

Rochester is known for its festivals, and the annual Jazz Festival is the undisputed jewel in the crown. But some people, including a member of City Council, say that the festival is treated like a favorite child and that it’s time to insist on more transparency.

William Ansbrow, the Rochester school district’s chief financial officer; Ed Lopez, the district’s general counsel; and chief of staff Patricia Malgieri will leave the district at the same time as outgoing superintendent Bolgen Vargas. Vargas’s last day is December 31. Daniel Lowengard takes over as interim superintendent on January 1, 2016.

VanStrydonck gets deputy post

County Executive-elect Cheryl Dinolfo named Thomas VanStrydonck as her deputy county executive. VanStrydonck will be responsible for putting Dinolfo’s “integrity agenda” into place. He’s a former chief administrative judge for the state’s 7th Judicial District.

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The City of Rochester will put together a committee to review all of the festivals that get city funding, including the Jazz Festival. And groups for the first time will have to fill out an application to request that funding. The city’s process up until this point has been much more informal, says City Council member Elaine Spaull, and that has led to questions of fairness. Spaull chairs council’s Arts and Culture Committee, which will be involved in the festival review. Of particular interest are the in-kind services that the city provides to some festivals, such as police, fire, and cleanup, and whether some festivals get more assistance than they should. “That’s really the scope,” Spaull says, “to find out if there is inequity and how we’re going to deal with it.” The review committee’s findings are due in February.

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The committee will also look at transparency, Spaull says. Some people say, for example, that since the Jazz Festival gets money and support from the city, that festival organizers should reveal how much money the festival makes each year. “My issue is that they’ve never done that, and they’re a for-profit entity,” says City Council member Adam McFadden. “I respect what they do. I respect the Jazz Festival. But the accommodations that we make for them, we don’t do for anybody else. If you look at something like SummerFest, we have that information.” Marc Iacona, the Jazz Festival’s coproducer and executive director, says that the city’s support, including police services, is critical to the event. “We simply cannot deliver free shows that attract these large audiences to our city without the city’s support,” he says.


But this big win raises a lot of concerns, such as the possibility of squandering the money on the wrong projects and on ill-conceived ideas that won’t produce jobs. How will projects be approved for funding and who determines which ones get the green light? And what’s the next step?

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Next step: making sure we don’t blow $500 million It sounds like a lot of money, but in terms of government spending, $500 million really isn’t, which is why careful investment in projects that move the Finger Lakes economy forward and finally shake off the region’s Rust Belt past is so important. The Finger Lakes is one of the three regions to win $500 million in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative. The Rochester-Finger Lakes area will receive a minimum of $100 million in economic development aid each year over the next five years. But this big win raises a lot of concerns, such as the possibility of squandering the money on the wrong projects and on illconceived ideas that won’t produce jobs. How will projects be approved for funding and who determines which ones get the green light? And what’s the next step? Mark Peterson, president and CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise, says that the first public meeting on how the process will move forward is on Friday, January 8. The exact time and location will be announced later in the month. The real work is just beginning, Peterson says. Winning the competition simply allows various organizations and ventures to apply for URI funds through the Regional

Economic Council. The council will review applications, which should include detailed plans about proposed projects. If an application meets the council’s standards, Peterson says, it will then go to the state for another evaluation before it’s approved. The Finger Lakes application zeroed in on several areas that some officials describe as the region’s economic pillars: agriculture and food production, advanced manufacturing and technology, and the emerging field of optics-photonics-imaging. The types of projects and ventures being discussed cover a wide range, from an expansion of the University of Rochester’s Laboratory of Laser Energetics to creation of a microbrewing hub downtown. Another pillar of the Finger Lakes’ winning application is Pathways to Prosperity, a concept that links workforce development with the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Many officials including Peterson, Assembly member Joe Morelle, and Fran Weisberg, president and CEO of United Way, say that a focused approach to reducing the area’s welldocumented issues with poverty may have been what clinched the deal.

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Making sure that the poor are ready for emerging jobs is critically important to reducing poverty in the area, says Anne Kress, president of Monroe Community College. MCC is heavily involved in workforce development, she says, citing its precision machining and tooling program. But it is also exploring accelerated programs that reduce the training period and guide people more quickly into the workforce. MCC is also focusing on fields with career potential, she says. “It’s jobs to sustaining careers, not pathways to a job,” Kress says.

EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Calling for Cala A petition to draft Bill Cala as the next Rochester schools superintendent is on Change.org. It’s not clear who is behind the effort. The petition is directed at the Rochester school board, and the goal is to gather 500 signatures. Cala is former superintendent of the Fairport school district and is also a former interim superintendent of the city school district. The petition says that Cala is a creative natural leader, a dynamic social entrepreneur, and an ambassador for education. “We should select a person who uniquely embodies qualities of leadership and compassion, as well as someone who will be a gladiator, agitator, and spokesperson for children and their education,” it says. “Cala is that person.” Cala also has the enthusiastic support of Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski, who calls Cala a strong and courageous leader. School board President Van White says that he receives notifications from Change.org about the petition. The website enables individuals to create a petition that can be easily accessed by large numbers of people. White says that he’s aware of Cala’s qualities and achievements. “But we have a process in place,” he says. “We can’t pick a person based on popularity.”

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CRITIC'S PICK: “Rachel” by Jenn Libby Jenn Libby has been working with the wet-plate collodion process for more than ten years. “I love how the wet-plate process shows a 19th century translation of each sitter,” she says. “The long exposures and sensitivity to the blue end of the spectrum contribute greatly to this aesthetic.” This striking image was one of only five ambrotypes Libby was able to create during a two-hour sitting with her model. “It’s a slow, hands-on process,” Libby says. “Imagine how many shots a digital photographer would be able to get in two hours. Luckily, I was very happy with my results.” Libby dressed her subject in early 20th century clothing, but didn't alter her modern hairstyle. “I’m not trying to re-create the past — it’s more of a mash-up,” she says. “I like the contrast and incongruity.”

See “Rachel” at “The Big Picture: 25th Annual Members Exhibition,” at Rochester Contemporary through January 17. For more information, visit rochestercontemporary.org. Learn more about Libby's work and process at geneseelibby.com.

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

Library to hold series on photonics

The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will tackle the subject of photonics during its Tuesday Topics in January, starting on Tuesday, January 12, with “the science of photonics.” Paul Ballentine, executive director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University of Rochester, will demystify the word and explain how photonics will impact our lives. Tuesday, January 19, is “the politics of photonics” with Democrat and Chronicle reporters David Riley and Khristopher

Brooks. And on Tuesday, January 26, “the future” will be presented by Kent Gardner, principal and chief economist at the Center for Governmental Research. Gardner will talk about the economic impact of locating the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics in Rochester. All of the Tuesday Topics meetings are held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. The events are free and open to the public and participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

Metro Justice event supports Afghan Peace Volunteers

will present an evening of holiday music and poetry in support of the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Quilt Project at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. The Afghan Peace Volunteers make and distribute duvets to poor families in Kabul, including those in refugee camps. Activist, poet, and musician Jack Bradigan Spula will play classical music fitting for the season. The event will be held at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. Admission: $20 with a sliding scale to $10, with all funds going to the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Dessert, tea, and coffee will be served during the intermission. Information: 313-6674.

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Dining

Nicolas Grammatico recently opened Black Sheep in Corn Hill Landing, with a focus on French cuisine using fresh, house-made ingredients. Pictured above is the Bouillabaisse, which will always be on the menu, but will change ingredients based on what is fresh and available. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Food, drink, and rock ‘n’ roll On a recent trip out West, a guy asked where I was from. After divulging that I was from Rochester, he immediately shouted out, “Wegmans! Kodak! Lou Gramm from Foreigner!” Lou Gramm is Rochester’s favorite son, so it is only fitting that his own son, Nicolas Grammatico, recently opened a restaurant in Corn Hill Landing called Black Sheep (280 Exchange Boulevard), an homage to his father’s first band before Foreigner came calling. Black Sheep, the band, got its name because the members refused to play cover songs and would only play their own material at clubs in Rochester, much to the club owners’ dismay — so they referred to themselves as the black sheep. This is not Grammatico’s first dalliance in the restaurant game: He was the owner of Piranha, a sushi bar on Park Avenue. For Black Sheep, Grammatico wanted to go in a different direction, swapping sushi for French and American cuisine and craft cocktails. Along with sous chef Joe Kannel, Grammatico has created a menu that focuses on high-quality, homemade ingredients. “Everything is made in-house, right down to the condiments,” Grammatico says. The Black Sheep Burger ($17) is made with a mixture of chuck, brisket, and sirloin

that is ground in-house, topped with local cheddar, roasted garlic aioli, and house-made pickles. The menu will change about every three months to keep the offerings seasonal and fresh. A few items, like the Bouillabaisse (market price), will always be on the menu, but the ingredients will change based on what is fresh and available. Grammatico hired mixologist, Paul Milne, to create a cocktail menu that includes classics, like the Tom Collins and Side Car, and also come up with unique cocktails — like the Hibiscus of Life ($13), which is comprised of Gran Centenario Roseangel tequila, figenza (fig-flavored vodka), lime, lychee puree, sage, frankincense oil, and finished with hibiscus tea smoke. Black Sheep features live jazz every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and every Sunday there are specials for service industry workers and University of Rochester students. And yes, Lou Gramm will be making a few appearances at Black Sheep — check its website for updates. Black Sheep is located at 280 Exchange Boulevard in Corn Hill Landing. It is open for lunch on Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner is served on Friday and Saturdays from

4 p.m. to 11 p.m. A rotating small plate menu is available on Sundays. For more information call 434-4734 or visit rocblacksheep.com.

Quick bites

Knucklehead Craft Brewing (426 Ridge

Road, Webster) will celebrate its one year anniversary on Saturday, December 19, from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. The brewery will release an Oak Bourbon Aged Russian Imperial Stout for the first time. The kitchen will be open, and live music will be provided by Marty Roberts. For those that want to nail down those New Year’s Eve plans early, there are plenty of options. The Old Toad (277 Alexander Street) will host a New Year’s Eve Beer Dinner that includes a three course meal and beer pairings. Reservations are required ($60 with beer pairing, $50 without) and will be available from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Contact The Old Toad at 232-2626. Paddington’s Pub and Plate (3208 Latta Road) will host a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Countdown Party. Guests can choose from a special fixed price menu or choose from their regular menu. Book your reservation by calling 227-8658. The Tap and Mallet (381 Gregory Street) will host a New Year’s Eve Beer Tasting and Soiree

starting at 9 p.m. featuring tastings from some of their favorite selections and music from the Fox Sisters. Tickets for the beer tasting are $15 and can be purchased at the Tap and Mallet.

Openings

McAlister’s Deli has opened at 3020 Winton Road. The “fast, casual chain” plans to open five additional locations in the Rochester area. Warfield’s Bistro has opened at 207 High Point Drive across from Eastview Mall.

Closings

Itacate has closed its North Chili location inside the Arrow Mart (4179 Buffalo Road). The Penfield location (1859 Penfield Road) is still open. The Little Bleu Cheese Shop (684 South Avenue) will be closing its doors at the end of the year to focus more on its catering and events business. Those interested in ordering artisan cheese displays can continue to contact the shop at 730-8296.

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STARTING E ARTISTS

[ ART FEATURE ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

ach year, City Newspaper highlights four young Rochester-based artists who are

beginning to come into their own. The following emerging artists — Chara Dow, Evyn

EMERGING ARTISTS 2015

Morgan, Johnnie Smith, and Kurstie Grimble — come from diverse origins and work in a range of media, but all share the drive to generate and sustain artful lives.

Those who want to be professional artists can’t follow a pre-mapped course, so some of our conversations touched on the process of clarifying why they do what they do. And the artists expanded on their thoughts about Rochester’s imperfect support of its artists, long-term goals and making moves to achieve them, and how to keep art from languishing on the back burner, so that

CHARA DOW:

it doesn’t become something that they used to do.

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Chara Dow. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN 8 CITY

DECEMBER 16-22, 2015

At 28 years old, Chara Dow has already established her own woodworking business. She’s enabling herself to explore a love of travel, and has purchased her own home in East Rochester with an attached studio space. The 720-square-foot, twostory, three-car garage (now a workshop) was actually the reason she bought that particular house. “The house itself needed a lot more work than I initially thought,” she says, so fixing it up before the winter sets in has been her priority. Before breaking out on her own, Dow shared a workshop that she helped build with her father, and assisted him on rustic furniture projects. Dow’s own imaginative furniture is created from twisting, wending branches, and exploiting the natural strength of the wood. “Right angles don’t appeal to me that much,” she says. “You can argue that working with the natural forms is a better way of building. If you’re using a branch, that’s the way the grain has grown. You’re not altering it at all, or asking it to be anything that it isn’t already. You’re just using the shapes the way they grew, which are going to have the most strength.”

Dow creates rustic furniture from scavenged wood. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Dow sees her process as connected to the freedom she experienced growing up in a family that home schooled its children. “We all kinda got to think outside of the box, and play a lot, and be in the woods a lot,” around her family’s home near Linear Park, she says. “I think that was a big advantage.” Because of the way Dow works, each piece of furniture is unique, and she’s known for her beautiful, hand-carved, freeform spoons. It’s easy to envision each thing she creates becoming a treasured heirloom.

Dow sources her materials sustainably and locally: she uses branches scavenged from fallen or pruned trees, driftwood from Lake Ontario, and Oriental bittersweet, an invasive vine that she has permission to take out of the parks. “It’ll kill 100-year-old oak trees,” she says. For outdoor furniture, she uses rot- and decay-resistant woods like black walnut, cedar, or black locust. Dow has nicknames for identifying species, based on qualities and appearances. “I’m not a pro, I didn’t go to college for forestry,” she says. “There’s a type I call salmon wood, because of its salmon-y color flesh and silvery exterior. It’s great for interior pieces, it’s really beautiful.” Dow attended Monroe Community College for a few years off and on, before dropping out for the last time in 2009. “I wasn’t really happy, and have too many interests to pick a direct path,” she says, “which I think is very normal.” In 2014, she quit her last part-time job, though she still occasionally works for Root Catering during the summers and about once a week. “To me, success means being able to maintain a place to live and work here, and the ability to travel,” Dow says.


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Though 24-year-old artist Evyn Morgan has four part-time jobs, she’s selected ones that employ her creativity and put her in contact with other creators who keep her inspired. She works as an exhibition preparator at George Eastman Museum, is a staff photographer at POST Magazine, models for Lives Styled, and makes sandwiches at Java’s Cafe. “Even though Java’s, it’s a food service job, everybody who works there is creative in one shape or form,” Morgan says. “You can always bounce ideas off of them, or collaborate with others.” Originally from the Batavia area, Morgan graduated from RIT in 2014 with a BFA in Fine Art Photography. Her personal work takes the form of books of seemingly disparate but engaging images, with moody and ephemeral tones. “I mostly make personal work based on my own experiences,” she says. “Whatever I root from the inside, I then make images that connect to that mood. I’m always trying to psychoanalyze myself, and I feel that a lot of people are always dealing with things they don’t want to come right out and talk about.”

Morgan uses her work to connect herself, and others, to ways of approaching intangible subjects like loss and grief, when talking about it doesn’t necessarily do the trick. For her senior thesis project, “Happenstance,” she did this for her family. “There was this string, following down my dad’s bloodline, of people getting in freak accidents and dying,” she says. First, her father’s oldest brother, at age 28. Then, her cousin, the daughter of her dad’s middle brother, at age 21. “It was a subject that was pretty suppressed in my family,” Morgan says. “I didn’t know either of these people existed until I was 21 years old.” She made two books, each her own interpretation of who her uncle and cousin were as people. “They visually represented them either physically, or through story, or metaphors for how they died,” Morgan says. “Traci” is filled with images of water, and shores, and a tense nostalgia is conveyed through hot light causing dreamcatcher silhouettes to appear through a curtain, and a hand presenting a thin ring. In “Ron,” a dollar lay crumpled and forgotten on

Her recent trip to Iceland was her first experience “outside of the Western, US mentality, and that was really refreshing,” she says. “I’m also really drawn to places in the world that have stark, dramatic natural elements.” The trip has influenced the furniture she’s made in the last six months, such as a chair made with driftwood and Icelandic sheepskin for the seat upholstery. Dow would like to tackle more installation work, such as custom railings, and create sculptural, larger-scale pieces that could be placed in public spaces and restaurants. She also aims to participate in shows on a national level, such as the Western Design Conference, and develop more stylized, conceptual furniture. “I have a lot of designs that I think the materials lend themselves to,” she says. “And I think that will come, down the road, once I have myself and my business more organized. I have confidence that I could do these things.” See Dow’s work at charadowrusticworks.com, charadow. bigcartel.com, at RIT’s ShopOne in the Global Village, and at The Yards’ Holiday Art Bazaar on December 19.

Pages from Morgan's artist books, which include her photography and some text. PHOTOS PROVIDED

Evyn Morgan. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

a couch cushion, downy cloud cover sits heavily atop a post-harvest field, and the world whips by as though seen from a fast-moving vehicle. She says when her family came to the show and saw the work, “there was almost this giant sigh of relief that they were finally able to acknowledge this together.” “I just finished a little project called ‘I don’t know what to tell you,’ that taps into the idea of emotional dependence and ‘perpetual okayness,’” she says. The latter term

is an idea Morgan conceived from witnessing how people won’t com mit to saying they feel either good or bad, just “okay.” Like many young artists, Morgan feels the tug to travel outside of Rochester for opportunities. She echoes the common lament about the arts scene in Rochester: Our city is talent rich and prospect poor. “Everybody is so supportive of each other, but the opportunities just aren’t there,” she says. “I’ve been in a few situations where I’ve had photo editing

work offered to me, but when you get to the point where you’re discussing price, they’re like, ‘Oh…’” Morgan is considering graduate school, and says her dream job “would definitely be working in NASA’s Photography Archive. More realistically, I’d really love to teach. I was a teaching assistant in college for some photography classes and I really enjoyed it,” she says. “Or ya know, make a living off my work? That’d be cool right?” See her work at evynmorgan.com

KURSTIE GRIMBLE: EDGY COUTURE

Kurstie Grimble at work in her Hungerford studio. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Kurstie Grimble is a self-made seamstress, and under the title Khaos by Design, a smith of sexy, unique adornments. She has no formal training, but her can-do attitude is unsurprising, considering the 32-yearold grew up on a school bus. “My mother was a gypsy-esque sort of a person who liked the woods and didn’t conform to a conventional society,” she says. “She decided to pack us all up and we bought a 42-foot school bus, and moved into it.” Grimble changed schools often, dropped out, and developed an individual spirit. “School really isn’t for me,” she says. “I’m a hands-on learner, I need to figure it out myself, make mistakes, pretty much take the hard way around to perfect anything I’m trying to do.” The use of animal bones in her jewelry stems from a youth spent collecting in the woods. Grimble mixes natural elements with found, forged, or cast metal objects,

A necklace using bullet casings made by Grimble. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

resulting in an elegantly dark, earthyyet-industrial look. She’s in the process of learning more metalsmithing techniques, and sort of accidentally started a clothing line. “I’m very particular about what I like,” she says. “I started making my own clothes, and people said, ‘Oh, I would totally wear that.” So I started making clothes for friends, and people said, ‘Oh, I would totally buy that,’” she says with a laugh. “So I started making little ready-to-wear things, little dresses. One night a few years ago, I just decided to make a gown.” continues on page 10

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Grimble spent the next four months making a couture, fitted frock with a high-neck, mermaid hemline, and corseted back, using material sourced from sheer curtains with velvet filigree details. She made her second dress, featuring a very low-plunging neckline, for drag queen Wednesday Westwood to wear in Grimble’s Anti-

Fashion Week show during fashion week a few years ago. Grimble favors working with textured fabric like brocade, garment leather, and lace. She’s made a few custom wedding gowns, as well as custom jewelry for entire wedding parties. Grimble bartends at Dicky’s one night a week to socialize, but can mostly be found in

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Though he had dabbled in making T-shirts and drawing from a young age, 26-yearold painter and clothing designer Johnnie Smith cites his move to the suburbs from Rochester’s west side as the opportunity that set him on the art path. When he was in high school, he and his mother moved to Pittsford and in with his elderly uncle. Pittsford Sutherland High School not only offered art and music in its curriculum, but participation in one or the other was mandatory. After seeing the self-portrait Smith made at school, his mother asked if he would paint a portrait of her uncle, who had Alzheimer’s and was dying of prostate cancer. Seeing his family’s reaction to the painting gave Smith an interest and purpose to pursue art, he says. Since then, he’s received a lot of commissions to memorialize people. “It feels good to be able to use my skills to help someone else cope with the feeling of someone passing away,” he says. Today, Smith is mostly known for his powerful portraits of past and present black leaders, which have been presented to speakers at a variety of RIT’s annual events and printed on T-shirts and sweatshirts. A supportive art teacher encouraged Smith to go to art school, and he attended Pratt MWP for two years. He describes this experience as humbling, “because now I’m in an environment 10 CITY DECEMBER 16-22, 2015

where everybody’s an artist, and I’m no longer the great artist in the school,” he says. He briefly pursued commercial photography at Fashion Institute of Technology, but ultimately found it was not a good fit and dropped out. Smith returned home to family and portraiture, trying to relocate his own reasons for creating. He created his own clothing brand, J Smith, featuring artwork from his evergrowing Black Leadership series: paintings of such heroes as Malcom X, Angela Davis, and Sojourner Truth. “It’s cool to be able to drive around downtown and see someone wearing my shirt,” he says. His most recent sweatshirt features Frederick Douglass, which were popular with members of the Frederick Douglass Leadership House at the University of Rochester. They’ve since asked him to design the house hoodie. In 2013, Smith was invited by Stephanie Paredes, who works at RIT’s Office of Diversity, to paint portraits of that year’s Expressions of King’s Legacy speakers, which featured Cornel West, Garth Fagan, and poet Joshua Bennett. The following year, Smith planned to sell his leadership sweatshirts at RIT’s Black History Month kickoff, and offered to paint the portrait of featured guest Maya Angelou. Though illness prevented her


her Hungerford studio she shares with Alyssa Radwick of Gruntwerk. This winter, she’ll spend time planning and sewing a new clothing line, to be ready for the fall 2016 season. Grimble also plans to partner with another artist and opening a storefront after the New Year. See Grimble’s work at etsy.com/shop/ KhaosByDesign and instagram.com/ khaosbydesign. visit to Rochester, the portrait became part of a care package sent to Angelou. Smith was also commissioned to paint King Speech speaker Soledad O’Brien, and will paint this year’s Expressions of King’s Legacy speaker, Andrew Young. “To be able to say I’m going to be able to meet someone who walked with Martin Luther King is amazing,” Smith says. He says he treats his personal work “like a diary” that he uses to reflect on his progress on his path. “The Struggle” is an ongoing series of large pieces with a personal narrative of overcoming obstacles. He’s also working on a “Good Hair” series. “I have two young nieces,” he says. “My oldest niece would watch ‘Hannah Montana’ — which is terrible, I don’t think she should have ever watched that — and she suddenly wanted her hair to be straight. I want to depict the beauty of natural hair and help improve self-image.” Smith works as an art instructor at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop, and has also mentored youth through Rochester Works’ Summer Youth Employment Program. “I was able to learn a lot and see the mindset of the youth in the city,” he says. “And it’s kind of bad. So many kids want to be basketball players or rappers, but they don’t really have any goals. Kids I talked with want to be in the NBA, but they don’t even play for their high school basketball team.” Smith sees a need for mentors who can impart realistic goals and strategies for success. Before he went to college, Smith himself was connected by a cousin with Rochester artist David Haygood, and learned about his life and experiences as an artist. “I someday plan to have my own art program,” he says. “Art in the city is limited, and not too many youth have an opportunity to explore or pursue art. If I never came from the city to Pittsford, where there was a better art program, I might not have seriously considered it. So to have a program, and to give back some day, is something I want to do.” Check out Smith’s work at everythingjls.com. READ THE FULL STORY AND SEE MORE PHOTOS OF 2015'S EMERGING ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK ONLINE AT ROCHESTERCITYNEWS.COM

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 CALIFORNIA BREW HAUS, 402 WEST RIDGE ROAD 6 P.M. | $20-$55 | TICKETFLY.COM; GHERBO.COM [ HIP-HOP ] G Herbo’s voice carries the weight of

a man well past his years. The 20-year-old rapper grew up in a violent part of Chicago’s East Side — an area horrifically nicknamed Terror Town — and well, they say write what you know. Herbo’s music can be called drill — a Chicago hip-hop subgenre that uses trap beats and usually ultradark lyrical content — but takes it a step further with deep storytelling and a knack for cinematic production. In November, Herbo put out “Ballin Like I’m Kobe,” named for his murdered friend, Jacobi Herring. — BY JAKE CLAPP

40 Rod Lightning FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 ANGRY GOAT, 938 SOUTH CLINTON AVENUE 10 P.M. | THEANGRYGOATPUB.COM 40RODLIGHTNING.COM [ COUNTRY ] Though they were laying low for a spell, the boys in Rochester’s only true insurgent country band, 40 Rod Lightning, are back with the hammer down. Songs about sleeping single, drinking double, domestic bliss, and murder help the alcohol go down. David Allan Coe would be proud. Don’t let the tongue-in-cheek humor distract you from the boot-inbutt boogie. Yee-f***in’-haw! — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) presents Winterfest, an all-day extravaganza packed with performances by ECMS students. And with a diverse range of ensembles from a flute choir and brass ensembles to jazz groups, you’re sure to find the right concerts. If you’re interested in something a bit off the familiar path, you’ll have the option of hearing Baroque ensembles and a hammered dulcimer ensemble. The concerts will feature plenty of festive tunes to get you in the holiday spirit. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

Hey, who remembers Haircut 100? Who remembers 5Head? I open with these questions because those are two bands The Beaumonts remind me of on its brand new CD, “Letting Go of the Dial.” Haircut 100 was pure brit pop confection. 5Head — as I’m sure you are all aware — liberally shares members and sidemen with The Beaumonts as if they were singles at a wife-swapping party. The horn section helps solidify the similarities. However, the comparisons stop there. The Beaumonts aren’t as nuts as 5Head, and the guitar takes a front seat (and I f***ing love it) with a casual and lovely lush and lope. There’s an instant classic feel to the music without calling yesterday into play. There’s a gentleness that doesn’t interfere with the good time at hand. The band is tight, tight, tight beneath the melodic vocal swirl. So the new question is who remembers The Beaumonts? I mean who could possibly forget them? Who would ever want to? — BY FRANK DE BLASE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 FLOUR CITY STATION, 170 EAST AVENUE 8:30 P.M. | $7.50-$10 | FLOURCITYSTATION.COM [ FUNK ] Rochester-rooted electro, hip-hop, and soul

troupe, Filthy Funk, is reuniting to rock a rendition of its 2009 album, “Eklectric.” Starting in 2002, the band played its funky beats and soaring vocals on stages around the Northeast. FF took a bit of a hiatus the last few years while its core three members were igniting other music projects. Vocalist Danielle Ponder, along with Nick Murray, John Viviani and Devon Tramell will take the stage Saturday with a few featured guests. Subsoil and DJ Tim Tones also play. — BY TYLER PEARCE

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It only takes a few good bands to turn a scene into a scene. Yes there are more than a few competent rootsrockers pouring it out nightly on the Rochester stage, but it is constants like Woody Dodge with its longevity that truly define this town’s stake in Americana anywhere and everywhere. “Better Angels” kicks off cautiously with dreamy licks on “Barns,” but by the time it hits “Without” things pick up a bit only to be dynamically dashed against the rocks with the a cappella teaser at the front of “Hard To Imagine.” The album — and the whole band for that matter — circles its wagons around its songs’ power and simple beauty. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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Beautiful music is even more so when born of an ugly world. Singer-songwriter Fatima Razic has a gorgeous voice: It aches, it evokes, it emotes, and it delivers a truck load of goosebumps. It is the sound of the artist crying out from within. There is no casual way to dig this 14 CITY DECEMBER 16-22, 2015

34-year-old Rochester-based musician. She’s all in … and as a listener, so are you. The heartache Razic taps into is epic. As a refugee from the Bosnian War in the 1990’s, she has experienced suffering, fear, and hatred. But the woman that emerged on the other side of this horror isn’t bitter or damaged — she radiates optimism and hope. Her talent as a musician helps her seek and find the good hiding underneath. To fully understand her music you need to know the woman.

“I am a citizen of the world,” Razic says. “I grew up in Bosnia. The war started when I was 10. My sister and I fled the city and were jumping on the buses trying to get out. At one point we got separated. We went to Croatia for three and a half years. My parents stayed back because they wanted to protect everything they’d built their whole life.” Both of Razic’s parents were sent to concentration camps simply for being Muslim. Razic says she identifies as Muslim out of respect for her parents’ ordeal, though her spirituality strikes a wider chord. “I’m very spiritual,” she says. “I identify with all sorts of religions as long as they’re good people.” At 16, Razic and her two sisters came to America as refugees, arriving in St. Louis before ultimately landing in Rochester. She had a clear cut mission: finish college and get a job. She got her masters at RIT and landed a job in predictive analytics. Yet as exciting as that sounds, Razic wasn’t thrilled. For here was a person who, as a child, would wait for everyone to leave the house so she could sing in front of the mirror. Now she was 28 and stuck in a cubicle eight hours a day. “I wasn’t happy,” Razic says. “Something was missing in my life. I started taking piano lessons and going to open mics at Lovin’ Cup, the Landing, Boulder Coffee. I quit my job. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I needed to find myself. When I started writing that’s when it really hit me that I could express something I’d wanted to express my whole life. I never had for some reason.” Razic understands that it can be hard for listeners to draw a similar parallel to her own life experiences. The average person hasn’t experienced her level of hardship, but Razic is able to turn it around and into art. “Artists in general,” she says, “I think we like to dwell on hardships in order to express it in a way that people will understand. It’s cathartic for her it’s cathartic for all who get a chance to listen. If I’m able to express something and I’m emotional about it, then people connect with it and understand it.” War, persecution, cruelty, ignorance — Razic has experienced it all. It used to make her mad. “But now, for me it’s a teaching moment.” The question is how to fix it with music within that moment.


“I’m still sort of finding that out for myself,” Razic says. “I’m not an activist, I’m not a feminist; I try to be me. This is who I am. I’m not going to try and persuade you, but listen, I grew up in war and this is what happens. Maybe war isn’t the answer.” Razic’s songs are little vignettes of truth; simple, direct, and emotional. Her first song — “When Will I See You Again” — was written from a letter she wrote to her father when she was 10 and they were half a world apart. She still gets misty when recalling it. Hearing her perform it live, you see the emotion as she wrings the words and tears out of her body. Her words go everywhere she does, ready for lightning to strike. “I have my book with me at all times,” she says. “Usually it starts with words. I’ll sit down at the piano — sometimes I get a riff going, a progression — and then open the book. It just depends where the book opens.” Razic won’t let the song go until the song is right. “When I can feel it, I can project it,” she says. “If I believe the song, the audience will too.” Her songs will continue to enchant as she goes along. Razic is about halfway through recording her first album, and adding regional and local dates with artists like Jimmie Highsmith Jr. to her calendar. So you’ve got plenty of opportunities to hear her wonderful music … music that’s accessible but deeper than just plain old plastic pop. “I can’t do something that’s an inch deep,” she says. “It has to be a couple of feet deep for me. If I don’t have anything to say then I won’t say anything at all. Why waste my breath?”

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Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $7-$9. Rob Gioia Experience. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Ubiquitous Snyergy Seeker. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8 p.m. $7-$10.

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The upcoming concert “HEX” at Studio 180 is the end of the beginning for the contemporary classical collective Sound ExChange. Formed by Eastman School alumni in 2011, the chamber ensemble has long been engaging the community with innovative programming that rejects the traditional concert paradigm in favor of a more interactive experience with audience members. For the final concert presented through its Creative Collision Project grant, Sound ExChange offers an immersive, interdisciplinary program of works by Kurt Fedde, Matt Evans of Tigue, and Arcade Fire bassist Richard Reed Parry in a “living room” set featuring visual art by Amy Zhang, staging by Nigel Maister, and lighting design by Seth Reiser. Much of the music melds strings, electronics, and percussion with sounds made by mason jars, coins, and bike wheels. The compositions also draw from on the everyday sounds of cell phones, birds, rustling leaves, and even the human heartbeat.

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Bob White, David Russell, Dave Shaver, and Marshall Smith.

The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 585-226-6473. 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.

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz and Folkfaces.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $6.

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Steve Grills and The Roadmasters. The Little

Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 8 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]

Festive Organ Music and Carols. United Chutch, 11

Gibson St., Canandaigua. uccdga.org. 7 p.m.

[ COUNTRY ] Goodness. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9:30 p.m. $5. These Guys. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

DJ NaNa: The Music of Quentin Tarantino. Bug Jar,

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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. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]

Slap Weh Fridays with Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge, 372 Thurston Rd. 235-9409. Call for info.

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Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show. Lovin’ Cup,

300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $20-$25.

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Bobby Militello was working his magic on saxophone and flute with the Maynard Ferguson band in the late-1970’s when he caught the ear of an audience member. It was Dave Brubeck who had recently lost his long-time saxophonist Paul Desmond to lung cancer. After joining the legendary quartet in the early 1980’s, Militello toured and recorded with Brubeck until the pianist’s death in 2012. Anyone who witnessed his performances with Brubeck at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival can attest to Militello’s prowess. Bobby Militello performs Sunday, December 20, at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. 7 p.m. $10. 292-9940; lovincup.com; bobbymilitello.com. — BY RON NETSKY

Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m.2 a.m. $3. Inside Out. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Mansfield Avenue Band. Knucklehead Craft Brewing, 426 Ridge Rd. Webster. 585-3476236. knuckleheadcraftbrewing. com. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $5.

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Holiday Concert: The Dady Bros., Kinloch Nelson & Friends. Bernunzio Uptown

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In its 22nd year, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Gala Holiday Pops performance is likely a wellknown tradition for a lot of Rochester families celebrating the season — but it’s still worth highlighting for the orchestra’s engaging and beautiful performance. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik will lead the performance, which will feature the Festival High School Chorale (Amy Story and Harold McAulliffe, co-directors) and the Community Children’s Chorus (directed by Karla Krogstad). A few RPO musicians will also be highlighted: trumpet player Herb Smith will appear as a vocalist, and principal trombonist Mark Kellogg, his wife, flutist Joanna Bassett, and their son Rob Kellogg (vocalist) will be featured. The RPO will perform its Holiday Pops concert on Friday, December 18, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 19, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, December 20, at 2 p.m. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. $22$109. rpo.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP

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Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ]

Compline, Christ Church Schola Cantorum. Christ BLUES | DELBERT MCCLINTON

In the early 1960’s, singer-harmonicat Delbert McClinton’s band The Straitjackets backed up numerous blues heavyweights like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Jimmy Reed. These legendary artist are what helped cultivate McCinton’s blue collar blues full of a ragged roar and keen chops on the harp. Live shows are unbeatable sweat fests. Not to be missed.

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HEX: Sound ExChange’s Creative Collision Project Culminates with Performance at Studio 180. Studio 180, 180 St Paul St #201. seppresentshex. brownpapertickets.com. 6:307:30 p.m. $10 -$15. [ VOCALS ]

Delbert McClinton plays Friday, December 18, at the German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street. 8 p.m. $36.50$40. ticketfly.com; delbert.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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Double Cross and West of the Mark. Nashvilles, 4853 W

Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Supper Time with DJ Bizmuth.

Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5-8 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Chris Ott, solo piano.

Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. proseccoitalianrestaurant. com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Eastman Community Music School Winterfest. Eastman

School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. esm.rochester. edu. 9:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley

Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 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.

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Christmas Bash with the Skycoasters. BLU Bar & Grill,

250 Pixley Rd. 585-247-0079. blurochester.com. 9 p.m.midnight. $5.

Courtney Yasmineh and Woody Dodge CD Release.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $5.

Danielle Ponder, Subsoil, and DJ Tim Tones. Flour

City Station, 170 East Ave. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $7.

Haewa, The Honey Smugglers, and Wavefield.

Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8 p.m. $5-$7. Hardwood. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. $5. Hey Mabel. McKenzie’s Irish Pub, 3685 W. Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. mckenziesirishpub. com. 9 p.m. Lou Gramnn. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 5-7 p.m.

Megalodonis, The Dirty Pennies, and the Sunshine Group. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe

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Nerds In Denial, Chanz, and Josh Sauberan . California

Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook. com/thecaliforniabrewhaus. 7 p.m. $10. Teagan & The Tweeds. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m.

Ann Mitchell and Kerri Lynn Slominski: A Christmas Together. First Universalist

Church of Rochester, 150 Clinton Ave S. 585-797-4967. annsings. com. 3-4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Christmas Choral Concert. Brighton Presbyterian Church, 1775 East Ave. emsworth. wordpress.com/tag/robertshewan-chorale/. 4 p.m. Lessons & Carols. Mendon Church, 936 Cheese Factory Rd. 520-6949. mendongospelchoir. org. 6:30 p.m.

Robert Shewan Chorale’s Christmas Concert. Brighton

Presbyterian Church, 1775 East Ave. 746-4414. brightonpresby. org. 4 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch).

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com.

Bobby Militello, Matt Michaud, Danny Ziemann & Mike Melito. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $10.

Christmas Jazz Fundaraiser Featuring Cabo Frio & Nancy Kelly. Holiday Inn Downtown, 70 State St. 585-857-6352. cabofriomusic.com. 7-9:30 p.m. $45.

Community Big Band Christmas Concert. First Baptist Church of

East Rochester, 119 West Elm St. 586-5287. greecejazzband.org/. 12:30 p.m. Canned/Dried food donation. Dave Brubeck. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. $10. Maybird. The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 4-5 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

Brit Floyd: Space & Time Continuum. Auditorium Theatre,

885 E. Main St. 800-745-3000. britfloyd.com/. 7:30 p.m. $47.50$157.50.


Holiday Concert. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. 3 p.m. Rash, Nod, Martin Freeman, Crust the Junta, and PattiFeldman. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8.

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Home for the Holidays: George Demott. Penfield High School,

25 High School Dr. Penfield. GeorgeDeMott.com. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. [ JAZZ ]

Roger Eckers’ Little Big Band.

Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main St. 586-7991. flowercityjazz.org. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12, $37 including buffet. Watkins and the Rapiers. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 7 p.m.

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Grove Place Jazz Project.

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On paper, “The Game’s Afoot,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, has all the trappings of an enjoyable play — a lighthearted parody of the murder mystery genre in a Christmas setting. On stage, in a Blackfriars Theatre production directed by Kerry Young, the reality is disappointing. With the alternative title of “Holmes for the Holidays,” the play focuses on the quirky actor and playwright William Gillette, who has made a name for himself portraying Sherlock Holmes on the stage. After a failed attempt on his life during a New York City performance, Gillette — played by John Forrest Thompson — retreats to his swanky Connecticut home to recuperate. His recent misfortune does not prevent him from inviting his fellow cast members over for a small Christmas Eve party, however. Years of playing the iconic detective has blurred the line between fact and fiction for Gillette, and fancying himself a real-life

Holmes, he enlists his guests in helping him solve the crime. But things take a grisly turn when one guest, the theater critic Daria Chase (a pitch-perfect Jillian Severin), is found with a knife embedded in her back, and a real detective (Abby DeVuyst) arrives on the scene. Those looking to take in a Christmas play should go elsewhere. The fact that the setting is a holiday party is a superficial detail, a pretense for all the characters to be assembled in one place, and nothing more. In order to be entertaining satire, tongue-in-cheek self-awareness is a must. And with regard to the acting profession, Ludwig’s script contains a hearty dose of knowing self-deprecation. The problem is that the cast’s intentionally hammy acting is so stylized and overwrought that it became stilted and irritating. The characters’ every breath is meant to be bravado and artifice (no one is exactly what he or she seems), and yet a more natural delivery would have made the colorful characters more engaging and endearing, rather than just thespian caricatures. Only Severin’s depiction of the haughty, condescending, and manipulative Daria resonated with the right tone and provided the proper dramatic motivation for her demise. In this case, the over-the-top approach to Daria was justified to match her extreme unlikeability as a character. The other characters were simply not relatable, from the emotionally unfaithful Aggie


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ART | “EMBRACE EVERY ANGLE”

Artistry and athleticism is the focus on “Embrace Every Angle,” a group photography exhibit and fundraiser currently on view at Carlson Cowork (60 Carlson Street). Eleven photographers have collaborated with artist and yoga and fitness instructor, Liza Savage-Katz, in creating unique images of people engaged in yoga poses in various environments of Rochester. The project has served a journey toward body acceptance and self-love for Savage-Katz, who has struggled with an eating disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder for years. The exhibiting photographers are Jasna Bogdanovska, Vashon Jamal Broyld Sr., Kris Dreessen, Tracy Grier, Jen Facteau, Teri Fiske, Lindsay Kathryn Jewett, Bailey Johnson, Darren Miller, Nitin Sampat, Janine Susz, and Amy Vena. In addition, “Filling the Void,” a 6-foot collaborative painting by Savage-Katz and Facteau, will be exhibited. A quarter of proceeds from sales will support a variety of charities, including Verona Street Animal Shelter, The Friends Project, Moonshadows Spirit, The Lost Boys of South Sudan Fundraiser, Living Water, Pachamama Alliance, ARC of Monroe, Heal the Bay, Rochester Community Rowing, Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, and Synthesis Collaborative. The show remains on view through the beginning of February. The cowork’s hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 624-5510 or visit embraceeveryangle.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Art Exhibits [ 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. Opening reception and meet the artist Fri. Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m. 607-546-5557. 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. 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. 585-2463312. 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

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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. 271-5920. rochesterarts.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Holiday Show 2015. Through Dec. 23. The work of gallery partners, artists-in-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. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. Faces in the Places. Through Dec. 31. Photos by Cheryl Amati. thelittle.org. 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.”. 232-9030. lux666.com. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Arena Force. Through Jan. 29. 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. mstreetarts@gmail.com. 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. 2015-16 Members Exhibition. 40 artist members. 582-1830. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Watercolor Connection. Through Jan. 24. Watercolors and acrylics by Hiroko Jusko and Sherry Davis. 585.546.8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Roots Out of a Dry Ground: The Life and Work 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. Phillips Fine Art, Door #9 The Hungerford Building. Holiday Sale and Show. Through Dec 26. The Art of Joe Hendrick, Tarrant Clements, George Wegman, Peter Monacelli, Jose Trujillo, and Kurt Pfeiffer. 232-8120. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 25th Annual Members Exhibition. Through Dec. 24. 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. 315-255-1553. 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. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Milton Glaser: Posters from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Archive. Through Feb. 26. Graphic design work. 4752866. jleugs@rit.edu. finweb.rit. edu/gallery. VB Brewery, 160 School St #4. Victor. Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters 2015 Group Show. (585) 902-8166. thevbbrewery.com. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Aesthetic Technologies: Works by Philip Mallory Jones. Through Dec. 18. Moving image works by Philip Mallory Jones. 442-8676. 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/.

Art Events [ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] 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. Cat Clay Pop Up. 2-7 p.m. West Elm Rochester at the Armory, 145 Culver Rd catclay.com.

THEATER | “SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA”

In 1983 Spalding Gray played in the movie “The Killing Fields” — and, being Spalding Gray, he later wrote a long dramatic monologue that wandered among his experiences making the film, his memories of the Vietnam Era, and his life in New York in the 1980’s. “Swimming to Cambodia” was a great success in numerous venues (including Rochester’s Pyramid Arts Center, where Gray performed it in 1990) and was made into a movie itself (with Gray) in 1987. It may be difficult to separate Spalding Gray from this work, but local actor Justin Rielly gave “Swimming to Cambodia” a try last fall in a staged reading at the Rochester Fringe Festival, with great success; he’s bringing it back to MuCCC this weekend for another look. After the Saturday night performance, MuCCC hosts a discussion with Gray’s widow, Kathleen Russo. Aspie Works presents “Swimming to Cambodia” on Friday, December 18, and Saturday, December 19, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. 8 p.m. both nights. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. muccc.org. — BY DAVID RAYMOND Positive Negative Edition 9 Release Party. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology University Gallery - University Services Center, 158 Lomb Memorial Drive 475-2411. positivenegativemagazine.com/. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] 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 18 ] The Nightshow. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley $10-$20. 585305-7093. facebook.com/ bodybagsallday/. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] 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 16 ] 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. Open Mic Night with Woody Battaglia. 7:30-10 p.m. Photo City Improv & Comedy Club, 543 Atlantic Ave 585-482-9778. photocityimprov.com. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Owen Benjamin. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd

Webster $12-$17. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] 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 21 ] 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 22 ] 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 16 ] Salsa lessons. 7-8:30 p.m Itacate, 1859 Penfield Rd Penfield Free. 585-586-8454. itacate.net. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Contra Dancing. 7:30-10:30 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. 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 18 ] 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. [ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] Dance to Awaken the Heart. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tru Yoga Rochester, 696 South Ave. $5-$10 donation. 585-7891865. truyoga@gmail.com. awakentheheart.org/dance. Snowkus Pocus. 7 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Sat. Dec. 19. 7 p.m. Winter-themed circus and variety show $25-$35. 3892170. artscenter.naz.edu. 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 20 ] 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 22 ] Guinean Dance Class. 7:15 p.m. Bush Mango Drum & 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.

Film [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead. 6:45 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 2768950. alternativemusic.com/film.

Kids Events [ FRI., DECEMBER 18 ] Anonymous Otaku -Anime Club. Every other Friday, 3:30-5 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org.

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.

Holiday SPECIAL EVENT | “SNOWKUS POCUS”

While the prospects of a white Christmas in Rochester are looking slim — a good or bad thing depending on who you ask — Cirque-tacular Entertainment will create its own winter wonderland with its show “Snowkus Pocus.” The winterthemed circus and variety show will feature aerial acrobatics and feats, dance, comedy, and visual storytelling, like a snowball battle between the North Wind and Jack Frost. Cirque-tacular Entertainment will present “Snowkus Pocus” at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Avenue) on Saturday, December 19. 7 pm. in Callahan Theatre. $25-$35. 389-2170; artscenter.naz.edu. — BY JAKE CLAPP Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Ages 1-4. Free. 637-2260. patkutz@liftbridgebooks.com. liftbridgebooks.com. ZooClass: Animal Opposites. 10:15 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $11- $17. 585336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org. ZooClass: Awesome Amphibians. 11:30 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $11 -$17. 3367213. senecaparkzoo.org. [ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] 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. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 11 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Spectrum Creative Arts Presents: A Holiday Hop. 6-8 p.m. Artisan Church, 1235 South Clinton Ave. $10. 585-383-1999. spectrumcreativearts.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] Girl Scout Workshop: Brownies. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $15. 585336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org.

Girl Scout Workshop: Daisies. 2-4:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $15. 585-3367213. senecaparkzoo.org. [ MON., DECEMBER 21 ] Teen Writing Group. Every other Monday, 7-8:30 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. 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 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 22 ] 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 637-1050. 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,

Adult DIY Craft Club. Wed., Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m. Seymour Public Library, 161 East Avenue . Brockport Registration required 585-637-1050. libraryinsight.com/eventdetails. asp?cnf=1&lmx=764064. Art Hunters Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale. Sun., Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Art Hunters, 555 State Street 585-338-2621. ArtHunters2015@gmail.com. Breakfast with Santa. Saturdays, Sundays, 8:30-11:30 a.m Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $17.50 (ages 12+), $12.50 (ages 3 to 11), $5 (ages 2 and younger) 336-7200. senecaparkzoo.org. Celebrate the Holidays. Through Dec. 19. The Seward House Museum, 33 South St, Auburn $8-$15. 315-252-1283. 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. Christmas in the Village. Sat., Dec. 19, 12-5 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 4744116. booksetcofmacedonny. com. Cookie Decorating for Adults. Mon., Dec. 21, 6-7 p.m. Seymour Public Library, 161 East Avenue . Brockport Registration required 585-637-1050. libraryinsight.com/eventdetails. asp?cnf=1&lmx=764043. Deck the Halls and Table at The Tea Pottery. Sat., Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. 585-469-8217. tpotter51@hotmail.com. Drive Through Live Nativity. Sat., Dec. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Summerville Presbyterian Church, 4845 Saint Paul Blvd 342-4242. office@ summervillechurch.org. SummervilleChurch.org. Fa-la-la-lapalooza. Sat., Dec. 19, 12-3 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile

Point Rd . Penfield 233-5936. grossmans.com. Holiday Open House. Sun., Dec. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Studio 34 Creative Arts Center, 34 Elton Street in the Neighborhood of the Arts 585-737-5858. info@studio34artists.com. studio34creativeartscenter.com. Holidays at the Hungerford. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. thehungerford.com. Holly Trolley. Sundays New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Last Minute Mini Mayday! Underground. Sun., Dec. 20, 11 & 11:30 a.m. The German House Theater, 315 Gregory St. 442-6880. maydayunderground. wordpress.com. John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Christmas. Tue., Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place With Jim Curry & Band $30-$33. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. 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. 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. Toys For Guns. Wed., Dec. 16, 4-8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Crime Victims Resource Center, 244 S. Plymouth Ave 585-624-5555. pmartello@campgooddays.org. campgooddays.org. Ugly Sweater Party: The Abominable Snowband. Sat., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Winter Solstice. Sat., Dec. 19, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org. Yuletide in the Country. FridaysSundays, 5-8:30 p.m Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford $23. 2948218. gcv.org.

Lectures [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Science of Edge: Physics of Photovoltaics: From The

Beginning to Next Generation Nanotechnologies. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Presented by Dr. Stephen Polly $7-$15. 697-1942. rmsc.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] Sunday Forum: The Concept Spiritual: An Evolving Tradition. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street 585-325-4000. downtownpresbyterian.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 22 ] African World History Class. 7:30 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145. thebaobab.org.

Literary Events [ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] Breathing Fire: Teen Poetry Slam. 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave 473-2590. wab.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Graphic Novel Book Club - Beautiful Darkness. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. 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. [ FRI., DECEMBER 18 ] Rumi Cafe: An Evening of Mystical Poetry. Third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW $5. 2480427. zaynab@frontiernet.net. sufiorderofrochester.org. [ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] Book Signing: Richard Shade Gardner. 1 p.m. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. Fran Morse Reading with ASL Interpreter. 2-4 p.m. Before Your Quiet Eyes, 439 Monroe Ave. 585 563 7851. BFYQUE@aol. com. cosmographiabooks.com. [ MON., DECEMBER 21 ] The Sun Magazine Discussion Group. Third Monday of every continues on page 26

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ART | “PRESENT: THREE VIEWS”

The fleetingness of time can make it hard to stay present. Through December 30, a showcase of three artists’ work at Geisel Gallery (second floor, 1 Bausch & Lomb Place) crucially reminds us to slow down and stay in the moment. “Present: Three Views” features Stephen Merritt’s elegant vessels and totem-like clay sculpture; Jonathan Merritt’s photography, which focuses on solitude expressed through environment and nuance; and Christina Laurel’s mixed media series, “Remnants,” which zoom in on the shapes, textures, and hues of butterfly wings. Laurel’s fan-shaped collages in her “Edo Influence” series, which she says “explores the balance of the inhale of activity and the exhale of solitude,” are also on view. Catch this very Zen show through December 30. Geisel Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, email jeangeisel@gmail.com or visit thegeiselgallery.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Literary Events

Museum Exhibit

month, 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com.

[ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] 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.

[ TUE., DECEMBER 22 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.

Meetings [ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] Flower City Pickers Casual Meeting. 5:30-7 p.m Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 574-3909. flowercitypickers. com. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Shaman Drumming. 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] Role Playing Gamers Club. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] Abundance Support Group. 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. [ TUE., DECEMBER 22 ] New Fibromyalgia Support Group. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-8:30 p.m. Westside YMCA, 920 Elmgrove Rd. Rsvp needed. 341-3290. brendal@ rochesterymca.org. Exploration Elementary Charter School Board Meeting. 3-5 p.m. Cunningham House, 657 East Ave 585-210-4710. e-success.org.

[ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] Sunday Trolley Rides. 11 a.m.5 p.m. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd $8 adults, $6 under 12 5331113. nymtmuseum.org.

Recreation [ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] 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

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[ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] Reindeer Run Family-Friendly Foot Race. 8:30 a.m. Strong Memorial Hospital, 625 Elmwood Ave. $20-$50. yellowjacketracing.com. Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s 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. 336-3035. westirondequoit.org/HelmerNC. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] 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. [ TUE., DECEMBER 22 ] 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.

Special Events [ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] 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. Lovin’ Lobster & Rockin’ Risotto. 6-8:30 p.m. Wegmans Pittsford, 3195 Monroe Ave $65. 585-249-0278wegmans.com. 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. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Candlelight Night. 6:308:30 p.m Deer Run Winery, 3772 West Lake Road . Geneseo $12. 585.346.0850. winery@deerrunwinery.com. deerrunwinery.com. 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. evan@butapub.com. yelp.com/ events/rochester-geeks-whodrink-trivia-every-thursday-atbutapub. Lincoln Tours. 1 & 3 p.m. Seward House Historic Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. 315-2521283. sewardhouse.org. [ FRI., DECEMBER 18 ] Seymour Knitting Club. Third Friday of every month, 12-1 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org.

[ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] 3rd DNC Debate Watching Party. 7:30-11 p.m. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 585-900-1620. https:// go.berniesanders.com. Adoption Event. noon. Pet Adoption Network, 4261 Culver Rd. (585) 338-9175. info@petadoptionnetwork.org. petadoptionnetwork.org. Life Learners Toastmasters Club #4323 Open House. Third Saturday of every month, 5 p.m. Legacy at Blossom, 100 McAuley Rd. Speaking and leadership club. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Life Learners Toastmasters Club #4323 Open House 5-6:30 p.m. January 18, 2014. Free 585359-0459. Higherself1875@ yahoo.com. Wine and Wings-Montezuma Raptor Van Tour. 1-4 p.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89 . Savannah $20, includes tasting fee. 315-365-3580. montezuma@ audubon.org. audubon.org. Wine n’ Game Night. 5-7 p.m The Barrel Room, 72 W Main St, Victor 869-5028. facebook.com/ TheBarrelRoom. [ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] First Annual Elton Street Artisans Market. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Elton Street Artisans, 34-44 Elton Street 585-737-5858. info@studio34artists.com. studio34artists.com. PFLAG meeting. Third Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians, Gays & Trans. Open Arms MCC, 707 E. Main St. [ MON., DECEMBER 21 ] Candlelight Vigil for Endangered Species. 4:30-6:30 p.m. sierraclub.org/atlantic/rochester. 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 22 ] 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. 9787813. megan.eisermann@yahoo. com. facebook.com/groups/ BalancedYogaWithMegan. Bereavement Support for Young Adults. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. The Center for Compassion and Healing at Lifetime Care offices, 3111 S Winton Rd 214-1304. theo. munson@lifetimecare.org. 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. 7308310. 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 | “WHITE CHRISTMAS”

For all those dreaming of a white Christmas this year, there’s a little inspiration coming to the Auditorium Theatre: the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. It’s the iconic story of a hit song-and-dance duo that travels to Vermont to mount a fundraising performance for the holidays — and falls in love with a sister act in the process. The classic holiday show is famous for crooner Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” but also features beloved songs like “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” “Sisters,” and “Count Your Blessings.” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will be performed on Tuesday, December 15, through Sunday, December 20, at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $32.50-$77.50. Purchase online at rbtl.org, by calling 222-5000, or at the theater box office. Check rochestercitynewspaper.com for a review of this production. — BY LEAH STACY

Theater The Amen Corner. Dec. 19Jan. 23. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Jan. 19-23, 7:30 p.m. Discussions and reflections with cast Jan. 24, 1 p.m. A play by James Baldwin muccc.org. A Christmas Carol. Through Dec. 27. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Dec. 27. Tues.-Thurs. Dec. 1517, 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. 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 461-2000. jcccenterstage.org/. The Games Afoot. Through Jan. 3, 2016. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Jan. 3. Thursdays, Dec. 17 and 31, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Dec. 18 and Jan. 1, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 19, 29 & Jan. 2, 8 p.m. and Sundays, Dec. 20, 27 and Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. Glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays $28.50-$36.50; $40 New Year’s Eve, drinks and light snacks included 4541260. blackfriars.org. Holiday. Dec. 17-27. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Dec. 17. Thurs.Sat. Dec. 17-19, 7 p.m., Sun. Dec. 20, 2 p.m., Sat. Dec. 26, 2:30 & 7 p.m., and Sun. Dec.

27, 2 p.m. A comedy about a corporation lawyer $17. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. Hourglass Play Readings “End Days”. Sat., Dec. 19, 3-5:30 p.m. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Sat. Dec. 19. 3-5:30 p.m 585309-3202. hourglassplays.org. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Through Dec. 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. Stories for the Longhouse. Sat., Dec. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. Central Library of Rochester, Rundel Auditorium, 115 South Ave Free. 585-428-8370. libraryweb.org. Swimming to Cambodia. Dec. 18-19. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Fri. and Sat. Dec. 18 & 19, 8 p.m. Actor-monologist Spalding Gray’s defining work about his experiences making the Vietnam War drama “The Killing Fields.”. $10. muccc.org. A Twist of Lemmon. Through Dec. 20. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Through Dec. 20. Thurs. Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Fri. Dec. 18, 8 p.m., and Sat. Dec. 19, 4 & 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 20, 2 p.m. The journey of Chris Lemmon and his world famous father, actor Jack Lemmon $36-$39. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com.

Workshops [ WED., DECEMBER 16 ] 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.


Glass Pendant Making. 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $20. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Knit Clique: Knitting/Crocheting Drop-In. noon. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Snacks are welcome free. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Vegan & Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizers. 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ THU., DECEMBER 17 ] Acrylic Painting. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.

Looking At Your Life Through The Tarot. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Meditation. 7-8 p.m. Grow2bu, 595 Blossom Rd $15. 9530503. grow2bu.com/. 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. Stressed Out?. 12-1 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 585-428-8110. libraryweb.org.

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.

[ SAT., DECEMBER 19 ] Yoga: Alignment & Anatomy. 10 a.m.-noon. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $20. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.

[ FRI., DECEMBER 18 ] Intro to Yoga with Tate. 10:30-11:30 a.m Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 585-336-6060. aholland@libraryweb.org. 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.

[ SUN., DECEMBER 20 ] Winter Birding: Snowy Owls and Ducks. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ MON., DECEMBER 21 ] The Origins of Christmas Customs. 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Parenting with Wit and Wisdom. 6-8 p.m. Mental Health

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Association, 320 N. Goodman St. mharochester.org. Think Like a Journalist: How to Write and Pitch Your Press Release. 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., DECEMBER 22 ] 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. Introduction to Watercolor Painting. 6-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N.

Goodman St. $20. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Successful Parenting Keys. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Tarot or Oracle Card Practise Nights. Fourth Tuesday of every month. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $10. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com.

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Movie Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.

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

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

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

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“Macbeth”

taken with the text (the film occasionally feels like a CliffsNotes adaptation of the play), the (R), DIRECTED BY JUSTIN KURZEL results are frequently captivating. NOW PLAYING Many directors feel the need to recontextualize or modernize Shakespeare, [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW but Kurzel avoids that temptation, and sets the action in a straightforward depiction of ye Adapting one of Shakespeare’s greatest olde Scotland. Macbeth (played by Michael tragedies is a daunting proposition when you Fassbender) is a powerful general and war hero consider that some of film’s most celebrated after defending the kingdom from rebellion. directors — from Akira Kurosawa to Orson Still fresh off his success on the battlefield, Welles and Roman Polanski — have delivered he receives a tantalizing prophecy from three their own masterful spins on the twisted witches who tell him that he’s destined to tale of the ambitious general Macbeth. become king. Macbeth is given a push to Undeterred, Australian filmmaker Justin expedite the process by his Lady (Marion Kurzel, making only his second feature Cotillard), who convinces him to slay the after “The Snowtown Murders,” delivers an benevolent reigning King Duncan (David oppressively bleak take on the familiar tale. Thewlis), putting into motion a bloody cycle Though purists may revolt at the liberties of violence and betrayal as Macbeth sets about murdering every man, woman, and child who may stand in his way. The play’s text has been stripped down to the essentials, streamlining the action but keeping those famous soliloquies: “Out damned spot” and “All the world’s a stage” all appear, though you won’t Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in “Macbeth.” PHOTO COURTESY THE hear the witches

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

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

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

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

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“double, double” incantation (a side effect of those characters given slightly less prominence in this version). The script is credited to a trio of screenwriters (Todd Louiso, Jacob Koskoff, and Michael Lesslie), and they maintain Shakespeare’s original language, so anyone who had trouble in 10th grade English class might want to at least give the Wikipedia page a quick scan before heading out to the theater. This version adds in some extra motivation for the scheming pair, as we learn that Macbeth and his wife have lost a child, whose funeral opens the movie. Macbeth’s legacy has been cruelly taken from him, and the lack of an heir has left them both desperate for a way to secure their future. The theme of parenthood is furthered in the film’s depiction of the “weird sisters,” here shown carrying a young child and a baby with them. The focus on the characters’ offspring adds an extra dimension to the text, emphasizing the ways that quests for vengeance has a way of being passed onto the children, and the cycles of violence continue on with each new generation. Cotillard’s Lady Macbeth is less fearsomely manipulative than often depicted, and more quickly troubled by the monster she’s created in spurring her husband to action. It’s typical of Cotillard’s understated portrayal that her biggest moment is delivered in a whisper. Fassbender’s Macbeth seems even less in command, seeming bewildered as he’s swept up in circumstances that are beyond his control. He and Cotillard expertly capture the pair’s descent into paranoia and madness, but never give in to the

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temptation to go over-the-top with it. As they grow increasingly plagued by a guilt, it’s clear that while they may have a head for betrayal, they don’t have the stomach. The supporting cast is top-notch, particularly Paddy Considine as Macbeth’s doomed best friend, Banquo, and Sean Harris as MacDuff. The film is bookended by battles (the first is only referred to in the original play), and Kurzel opts for a “Game of Thrones”-esque physicality and verisimilitude, with blood and mud flying at the camera in a brutal tableau of medieval warfare. It’s a modern take on combat that thankfully avoids hordes of computer-generated men running toward one another. The rather amelodic, string-heavy score by the director’s brother, Jed Kurzel, adds an unsettling sense of foreboding. The gorgeous, oversaturated cinematography from Adam Arkapaw (who worked on the first season of HBO’s “True Detective”) is the film’s true star: the final combat sequence is jaw-dropping, as Arkapaw swathes the entire battle in shades of red and orange. The use of real Scotland locations is especially effective. As adaptation, this new “Macbeth” lands somewhere in the middle of Orson Welles’ stark expressionism, Polanski’s ostentatious brutality, and Kurosawa’s minimalism. Kurzel’s “Macbeth” is somber, moody, and quieter than expected (I wasn’t alone in expecting more bombast, judging by the soft snoring drifting up from the row behind me at my showing). We’ve seen this story before, but the remarkable performances and bravura more than justify its existence.

“The Impossible”

“Beasts of No Nation”

“The Second Mother”

(NR), DIRECTED BY SYLVAIN GEORGE SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 8 P.M., AT THE DRYDEN THEATRE

(NR), DIRECTED BY CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA CURRENTLY STREAMING ON NETFLIX

(R), DIRECTED BY ANNA MUYLAERT AVAILABLE NOW ON VOD AND ITUNES

Fresh off receiving a host of year-end awards and nominations — from the Golden Globes to the Indie Spirit Awards — “Beasts of No Nation” is now officially an Oscar contender, so the time is right to pay a visit to this potential game-changer. It’s the first narrative feature distributed by Netflix, and if it achieves the views to match its critical success, the film could put a final emphatic nail in the coffin of traditional distribution methods. Written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and based on Uzodinma Iweala’s novel, “Beasts” follows the 8-year-old Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah in a phenomenal performance) as he’s indoctrinated into the life of a child soldier in an unnamed African country. When government forces attack on his village, Agu is left to fend for himself in the jungle, where he falls in with a rebel militia led by the menacing Commandant (Idris Elba). As Agu is trained as a warrior, he and his ragtag band of brothers are exploited into committing atrocities, supposedly in the name of winning back his homeland. Acting as both drill sergeant and father figure to his young charges, Elba is magnetic as the Commandant, but Attah’s performance is astonishing, capturing Agu’s transformation from vibrant, happy kid to dead-eyed killer in heartbreaking detail. The vagueness of the story’s details has a distancing effect, like someone explaining the terrible events happening “somewhere over there.” It dulls some of the impact, but there’s a savage beauty to both the film’s performances and Fukunaga’s direction that’s impossible to dismiss.

Anchored by a warm, wonderful performance from Regina Casé, the Brazilian film “The Second Mother” is a heartfelt social drama from director Anna Muylaert. Casé plays Val, a live-in housekeeper for a wealthy São Paulo family, whose life is disrupted when her estranged daughter, Jéssica (Camila Márdila), comes to stay with her. Though Val hasn’t seen Jéssica in 10 years, most of the income she’s earned has gone to providing financial support for her. Smart and outspoken, Jéssica hopes to study architecture at the local university, and is embarrassed when she learns that she’s to sleep on a mattress on the floor of her mother’s room in the back of the family home. She soon convinces the man of the house, Juan Carlos (Lourenço Mutarelli), to let her to stay in the guest room instead. Meanwhile, Val continues to dote on the family’s teenage son, Fabinho (Michel Joelsas), whom she’s raised since he was a small boy. Jéssica’s presence upsets the delicate balance of the household, and she transgresses its unspoken boundaries by expecting to be treated as a guest during her visit and not another one of the help. Val frets that her daughter’s behavior may cost her the job as Juan Carlos takes a liking to the girl but possibly has expectations of something more; and the mistress of the house, Bárbara (Karine Teles), turns even more resentful as she realizes how little control she has over her own household. “The Second Mother” made the Oscar shortlist for Foreign Language film, and it’s a worthy selection. Muylaert maintains a piercing sense of humor as she examines the rigid class hierarchies and the subtle, yet no less damaging, injustices that keep them in place.

The centerpiece selection in the Dryden’s “Here and Elsewhere” film series, “The Impossible” comes from French experimental filmmaker Sylvain George. Combining elements of political radicalism with formal experimentation, the film examines the current Calais migrant crisis, as refugees fleeing troubled areas like Darfur, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq attempt to cross the English Channel in the hopes of finding asylum in the United Kingdom. George utilizes a mix of mediums to create a tapestry of images that coalesce into a passionate but enigmatic portrait of a country in revolution. A mostly silent depiction of life in the makeshift refugee encampment known as the “Calais jungle” gives way in the film’s second half to footage from student-led social protests in Paris, resulting in a contrast between those able to raise their voices with those whose voices have been willfully silenced. As the first 30 minutes of “The Impossible” are silent, Rochester-based electronic noise musician Martin Freeman will provide live accompaniment during the screening.

Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation.” PHOTO COURTESY NETFLIX

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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP (G): Alvin, Simon and Theodore decide to drive to NYC to stop Dave from proposing to his new girlfriend. Why? Because they’re assholes. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE BISHOP’S WIFE (1947): Cary Grant is an angel sent to answer the prayers of a bishop seeking guidance in his life. Dryden (Sat, Dec 19, 8 p.m.) THE FIRST LEGION (1951): A Catholic priest fights against his colleagues’ immediate acceptance of an ambiguous “miracle”. Dryden (Thu, Dec 17, 8 p.m.) MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944): Judy Garland stars in this classic musical, about four sisters who must reluctantly move from St. Louis to New York with their family. Dryden (Sun, Dec 20) THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004): Robert Zemeckis adapts Chris Van Allsburg’s classic Yuletide picture book about a doubting boy who boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole. Movies 10 SAINT (2010): In this horror film, St. Nicholas is a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when a full moon falls on December 5. Little (Fri, Dec 18, 10 p.m.) SISTERS (R): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play two sisters who decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG-13): Maybe you’ve heard of this one. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE UNHOLY THREE (1925): A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as “The Unholy Three” and commit a series of robberies, in this crime drama from director Ted Browning. Dryden Tue, Dec 22, 8 p.m.) THE WHITE CASTLE (1973): This poetic documentary uses intertwining sequences to portray a sordid image of the First World and the complex relationships within global capitalism. Dryden (Wed, Dec 16, 8 p.m.) WHITE ZOMBIE (1932): A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave. Dryden (Fri, Dec 18, 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

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BROOKLYN (PG-13): Saoirse Ronan stars as a young woman who emigrates from Ireland to America in the 1950s, and finds herself torn between her new life and the one she left behind. Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown 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, 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, Greece, Henrietta, 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. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster 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, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster 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 LAST WITCH HUNTER (PG-13): Vin Diesel IS the last witch hunter, and all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most terrifying witches in history. Movies 10 THE LETTERS (PG): This biopic explores the life of explores the life of Mother Teresa. Starring Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, and Max von Sydow. 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, Tinseltown MACBETH (R): The Scottish play gets a gritty new adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Little 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. Eastview, 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. Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster PAN (PG): Joe Wright (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement”) directs this epic adventure tale filling in the backstory of the boy who would become Peter Pan. Starring Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, and Garrett Hedlund. Movies 10 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, Eastview, 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. Tinseltown, Webster SICARIO (R): Emily Blunt stars as a young female FBI agent who joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, but the job ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit. With Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin. Movies 10 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. Culver, Eastview, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster SPOTLIGHT (R): The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and coverup within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo. Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster TRUMBO (R): The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted. Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and Louie C.K. Little, Pittsford VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (PG13): 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. Movies 10


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As I drove to the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood to see this gem of a house I pictured a quiet residential neighborhood and was pleasantly surprised as I drove down a bustling stretch of West Main Street. On a rainy Friday afternoon there was a fair amount of pedestrian traffic and a variety of brightly lit storefronts and businesses including Nick Tahou’s in the historic train depot. When you pull on to the broad stretch of King Street lined by stately, brightly painted Victorian-era homes the noise and bustle melts away and you feel transported to another era. Not only does the breadth of King St. add to its drama, it also allows residents and visitors to enjoy a notable absence of alternate side parking.   The house at 11 King St. has a very handsome but unimposing and approachable façade, belying its stately scale. Inside the substantial front door, a gracefully curving and delicate balustrade greets you. The owner has stripped a lower portion of the rail to expose the original buttery finish that could (and should) be restored by you, the new owner. The drama of this elevated piece of carpentry is mirrored by the towering floor to ceiling windows, which are generously peppered throughout the first floor.  The rooms are also generous in size, adding to the stately feel of the house.   The first floor features large living and dining rooms, an updated bathroom, and a bright and airy kitchen. Off the kitchen is an unheated room that exudes potential as a three season porch or mudroom. Beautiful gardens and a

mural of the Susan B. Anthony house grace the backyard, lending it a courtyard-like feel. When the owner converted the home from a double back to a single family home she discovered a previously hidden servant’s staircase off of the kitchen as well as suffragette paraphernalia and other hidden historical treasures. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The handsome moldings and carpentry found on the first floor continue throughout the second. As I stepped out from the warm comfortable manor into the chilly, gray Rochester evening the green expanse of Susan B. Anthony Square beckoned from down the street.  Stately homes surround the Square, with its gently curving paths, handsome trees and an iconic bronze statue by Rochester-based artist Pepsy Kettavong at its center. The home and its environs at 11 King Street evoke the pleasures of a slower time when a stroll through the park and a cup of tea with some lively, potentially revolutionary, conversation was the perfect way to spend your afternoon…and maybe it still is. For just $85,000, you can enjoy all that this 2,037 square foot home and the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood have to offer. Contact Marjorie Bergesen with RE/MAX Realty at 585-389-1059. by Nicholas Delahanty Nick is a member of The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists.

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FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit www.MonroeFosterCare. org. Monroe County ISAIAH HOUSE A a 2 bed home for the dying in Rochester needs volunteer caregivers! Training provided! Go to our website theisaiahhouse.org for an application or call the House at 232-5221. LIFESPAN’S OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM is looking for volunteers to advocate for individuals living in long-term care settings. Please contact, call 585.287.6378 or e-mail dfrink@lifespan-roch.org for more information MEALS ON WHEELS needs your help delivering meals to homebound residents in YOUR community. • Delivering takes about an hour • Routes go out mid-day, Monday - Friday Call 787-8326 or www.vnsnet.com. NEW FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP. Volunteers needed for p.t. or f.t.. Need experience with computers, possess general office skills, medical background a plus. Send letter of interest & references brendal@rochesterymca.org OPERA GUILD OF Rochester needs volunteers in publicity, audio-visual presentation, and computer tasks. Currently top of the list: online newsletter Assistant Publisher. For details see operaguildofrochester.org

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FIRST TRANSIT IN ROCHESTER, NY IS SEEKING QUALIFIED BUS OPERATORS FOR ITS UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER/STRONG MEMORIAL (URMC) SERVICE AND OUR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CONTRACTS. • Applicants must have a valid CDL-B license with Passenger and air-brake endorsements • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as we provide 24/7 service to both Customers • Morning, afternoon, evening, overnight, and weekend runs available in August, 2015 • Prior passenger transit experience is helpful but not required • Part-time assignments to start, but may evolve into full-time through our route bid process • Paid training • $11.25/HR PAY RATE • Benefits available including health insurance and 401K. • We are conducting open interviews NOW • Paid training classes, including classroom and behind-the-wheel, will begin soon.

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Join a fun, dedicated team in a great environment that offers opportunities for growth and development! If you love working with children and want to make a difference in their lives, this is the place to be!

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN – Part-Time, 15 Hours, Evenings and Every Other Weekend. (Reference # 7541) The LPN in this position will work at Hillside Children's Center at our Monroe campus. The LPN is responsible for the delivery of health care services to children/youth in a residential or school setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse, as well as safely transporting youth to external provider appointments. Required: High School or equivalent diploma, LPN license from an accredited program and a minimum of 1 year of experience. New York State Driver's License required. Candidates must meet agency driving and insurance standards. Prior experience with children/youth preferred.

Registered Nurse 1 RN 1- Part-Time Nurse for our Crestwood Campus. 24 Hours, Friday 3pm-11:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 11pm-7:30am. (Reference # 7749) RN 1 -Two Part-Time Weekend Nurses for our Monroe Campus. -Part-Time- 16 Hours, Saturday and Sunday 7am-3pm (Reference # 7271) -Part-Time - 8 Hours, Sunday 11pm-7:30am (Reference # 7270) The Registered Nurse is responsible for the evaluation and delivery of quality health care services and works in collaboration with a dynamic clinical team to promote physical and emotional wellness for children and youth in our program. Required: Associate’s Degree from an accredited Registered Nursing program required (Bachelor’s preferred). NYS RN license. Applicants must have valid NYS driver’s license and must meet agency driving and insurance standards. Hillside Family of Agencies offers flexible schedules, excellent salary and benefits packages including medical, 403(b) with employer matching contributions, generous PTO, 9 holidays, and more! Please send all resumes to jobs@hillside.com including reference number for the position you are applying for. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 35


CITY NEWSPAPER’S

Rochester Worships 2015 The Spiritualist Church of Divine Inspiration Holiday ServiceSchedule: Christmas Service Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:30 AM (Bring A Dish to Pass for Brunch) New Years Eve Service Burning and Releasing Ceremony Thursday, December 31, 2015 7:00 PM Tile Ceremony

(Affirming Our Intentions for the New Year)

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:30 AM

27 Appleton Street Rochester, NY 14611 585-328-8908 www.churchofdivineinspiration.com

The Historic Parsells Church An American Baptist Church

Join us this season! Sunday Mornings, 11:00 am Christmas Worship Service, Sunday December 20th, 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Marlowe V.N. Washington

Serving the Beechwood/Culver neighborhood for over 120 years! 345 Parsells Avenue, Rochester (Off Culver Road)

Visit our website for photos and audio: www.parsellschurch.org

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At Christmas time As we welcome The One who inspires us We wish Peace on Earth for All May the prayers of the People Spoken in the words of many faiths Rise up to The Creator And bless us every one.

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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - 7 PM

Carols, thoughtful words and celebration for all ages

Reception following

DOWNTOWN CHURCH | 121 Fitzhugh Street North

Weekly Sunday worship at 11am • downtownpresbyterian.org/christmaseve

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Rochester Worships 2015 › continues from page 37

Irondequoit United Church of Christ December 20

10 AM: Worship & Pageant “The Christmas Angels”

Christmas Eve

5 PM: Family Celebration Worship 10 PM: Traditional Lessons and Carol Service

644 Tit us Ave | 585-544-3020

Rochester-Brighton THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH welcomes you.

We invite you to join us for

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Thursday, December 24 5:00 pm

Family Service with Eucharist

8:10 pm 8:30 pm

Carols for choir, congregation and organ Festal Eucharist

10:40 pm Carols for choir, congregation and organ 11:00 pm Festal Eucharist (with incense)

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Legal Ads [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley MT Commercial MM 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.

designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 137-42 76th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] 51 Frances LLC Arts of Org filed SSNY 11/4/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson Management PO Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General purpose

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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.

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 Management PO Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General purpose

[ 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. [ NOTICE ] 449 FERNWOOD AVENUE LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/07/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY

[ 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 ] Crown Castle USA is proposing to construct a new telecommunications tower facility off of Lettington Avenue, Gates, Monroe County, NY 14624 (43-845.58 N, 77-4050.42 W). The new facility will consist of a 135-foot Monopole Telecommunications Tower and support equipment. Any interested party

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by providing comments to: Project 6115005720 c/o EBI Consulting, 21 B Street, Burlington, MA 01803, or via telephone at 339-2343535. [ 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. [ NOTICE ] 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 ] Ingahart, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with 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 The LLC, c/o Mort Segelin, Manager, 2564 Oakview Dr., Rochester, NY 14617. General purpose.

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 D3M LLC dba Blossom Road Pub,194-198 North Winton Road, Rochester NY 14610, 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 ]

Maybird LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with 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 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.

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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 3IN1 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed 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 800lb Lemur Publishing LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (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 copy of process to 9 Sandy Hill, Fairport, NY 14450. 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 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.

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 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 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.

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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 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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[ 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.

[ 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 foundphotographs llc Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/04/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1589 Clover St., Rochester, NY 14610. 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. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Gambino Agency LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/8/15. 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 2820 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14616. 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.

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Legal Ads > page 39 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 J&B DIGITAL ADVERTISING LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 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.

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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.

LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (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 copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. 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 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 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.

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[ 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 Rochester Uniforms LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/10/2015. Office location: Monroe County. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 7014 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228. 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 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 VICTOR PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/04/15. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7450 Pittsford Palmyra Rd Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ 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) 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


Legal Ads 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 ] One Woman Shop, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/27/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, 4101 Lake Boone Trl., Ste. 300, Raleigh, NC 27607. General purpose. [ 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 #805A 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

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com 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 ] 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 ] 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 SutliffAtias 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 ATLAS AUTO LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/9/15. 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 1841 LYELL AVE., ROCH. NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 ] 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 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF Monroe, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the CWMBS Reperforming Loan Remic Trust Certificates, Series 2006-R2, Plaintiff, vs. Mark L. Cornell, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale duly filed on May 07, 2014, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY on January 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., premises known as 610 Bennington Drive, Rochester, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 060.83, Block 2 and Lot 12. Approximate amount of judgment is $51,691.38 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 9010/13. Michael S. Schnittman, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC, 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100, Williamsville, New York 14221, 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 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,

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Legal Ads > page 41 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 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 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

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com 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, -vsTHE 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

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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 ENFORCEMENT-COATC; “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 ENFORCEMENT-COATC 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. 1527.0002 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

But Isn’t That Their Skill Set?

In November, lawyer Michael Petersen of Appleton, Wisconsin, was ordered by county judge Philip Kirk (in a sentence for contempt of court) to inform every client he acquires in the following 12 months that Petersen is a “crook,” “cheat,” “thief” and “liar.” Kirk concluded that Peterson had lied about a plea deal with the prosecutor and created phony documents for backup, leading a client to plead guilty to armed robbery when the prosecutor said there was never such a deal. According to the Appleton Post Crescent, Kirk (after dressing down Petersen in colorful language) told him, “I want you to have as much business as a pimp in a nursing home.”

Can’t Possibly Be True

— Pastor Thom Miller, 60 (of the United Christian Ministries International in Mansfield, Ohio), told an international news crew recently that he had “married” his 19-year-old pregnant girlfriend (Reba Kerfoot), but that some in his congregation disapprove — because Miller is already married (though his incumbent wife, Belinda, 44, apparently does approve). Said Belinda, “Thom is the love of my life and Reba is the blessing of my life, so it all works.” Said Miller, “Sexually I have no preference and look forward to my time alone with both wives.” (Bonuses: (1) Miller was an enforcer for organized crime in Cleveland until he “found God” in prison. (2) He is annoyed that Ohio recognizes same-sex marriage but not polygamy. (3) The local Mansfield News Journal was apparently scooped on the story but is now catching up.) — Mexican artist Renato Garza Cervera’s work usually involves realistic-looking

figures created to startle (e.g., a “piggy bank” as a scowling hog of a man down on all fours), but his recent “gang member” floor rugs seem a career peak. Rejecting bear rugs and lion rugs, Cervera’s “Of Genuine Contemporary Beast” project features exquisitely constructed, life-size, snarling, naked, heavily tattooed men’s bodies (as if skinned) as rugs, representing “modern” beasts — Salvadorean gang members. Actually, Cervera told Vice.com he intended sympathy: “Societies always invent new beasts in order to make others responsible for their problems.” — Las Vegas police continue to investigate Kimberly Knight after a video surfaced on her fetish pornography website purporting to be of a medical doctor performing a breast-enlargement procedure and then immediately having sex with the patient. KTNV-TV has questioned Knight on the authenticity of the claims, and she seemed to back off slightly, describing the surgeon as a “medical student,” then characterizing the whole thing as a “mistake.” As of early December, Knight had not been charged with a crime.

The Finer Points of the Law — Justice! In September, federal judge

Cathy Seibel ordered the town of Liberty, New York (100 miles from New York City), to stand trial for failure to teach police and prosecutors proper free-speech law — thus giving plaintiff Willian Barboza revenge for his arrest for writing a “crude” message on the speeding ticket he paid three years ago. Seibel ruled that Barboza’s phrase (urging intercourse upon the manure-like town) posed no “imminent” threat and, besides, was obviously just a complaint about government services. Seibel also raised the possibility that money damages will come from the prosecutor’s own pocket.

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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): When it comes to love and romance, a serious, nononsense approach will help you avoid misunderstandings. Don’t make assumptions; if something confuses you, ask questions. Make judgment calls based on facts. Don’t be surprised if someone you work with has greater interest in you than you realize. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Love is in the stars, and plans can be made. Whether if you are already married or if you’re single, finding someone special or rekindling the flame with someone you are with will lead to happy days ahead. Open up

emotionally, and you will be surprised at how quickly your relationship will grow. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When it comes to love, you are best to take your time. If you rush into a relationship for the wrong reason, you will have trouble backtracking. Trying to please is fine, but don’t offer to do things that you really don’t want to do. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll have no trouble displaying your attributes. A showy display of affection and innovative ideas will spark the interest of someone looking for exactly what you have to offer. Let your body language speak for you,

and before long, you’ll be making a long-term commitment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may want to be in a relationship but if it’s with someone who cannot keep up or doesn’t enjoy the same things you do it will be difficult to keep the flame burning once the rush of love wears off. Don’t make promises based on chemistry alone. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Love has no boundaries. You’ll attract new and old partners to your side. Not everyone will like the way you play the game of love, but if your strategy is to get rid of doubt, you have to follow through. Offer honesty and see what happens.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be confused by sweet talk and promises. Look for the partner who follows through and treats you with respect. Demonstrating how you feel and offering a relationship based on equality will bring about positive change that will help you build a solid foundation and a long-lasting relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The person who offers you mental and physical stimulation and feeds your imagination will fit into your future and contribute something unusual to the relationship. You’ll recognize love when you meet someone

who shares your concerns and who is as unique as you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Secrets will lead to trouble. Say what’s on your mind, and don’t be afraid to ask for a yes or no when it comes to having mutual feelings. You are better off knowing; don’t waste your time. Don’t let someone from your past play with your heart. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An open mind, patience and acceptance will help you make a wise choice when it comes to love and romance. You are in the driver’s seat, so don’t be afraid to let your true feelings be known. It’s time to make a commitment from the heart.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let confusion cause personal problems. A straightforward approach to how you see things unfolding with someone you think is special will make the difference between being single or being in a relationship. Share your likes and dislikes, and make plans to do something you can enjoy as a couple. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Lay your cards on the table, and don’t leave anything to the imagination. Talk the talk and walk the walk. Your bold approach to love and romance will mesmerize someone who wants the same things in life. Love at first sight is possible.

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