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They are earned benefits, not entitlements.” FEEDBACK, PAGE 2
Letchworth bridge is falling down (not really). NEWS, PAGE 4
Academy Building: from shunned to stunning. NEWS, PAGE 6
Leadership fight on Roch. school board. NEWS, PAGE 5
“Les Mis”: do you hear the people complain? MOVIES, PAGE 23
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Resolutions 2013 So that whole Mayan Apocalypse thing didn’t quite work out a few weeks back. I bet you’re regretting those holiday binges and end-of-the-year spending excesses even more than usual. But put that all behind you. We’re alive, and we have a brand new year in front of us. For 2013 City is bringing back its Resolutions feature, in which we encourage you to take advantage of all those new-year promises you make to improve yourself. And it’s not all hooey! You really can carve out a better life in the next 365 days, no matter if you want to lose weight,
learn something new, or get involved. The Greater Rochester area is packed with opportunities for self improvement, and four of our writers have given you some ideas on where to start. Note, however, that this is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list. Think of this is a conversation starter so that you can start to think about what experiences you might want to embark on in the next year. Do you have a particular resolution you’re excited about? Share it on this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
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I just read Salman Rushdie’s memoir describing his nine years in hiding from Ayatollah Khomenei’s death sentence (fatwa), imposed for his “heretical” novel “Satanic Verses.” The entire world deplored this murderous threat on the writer’s life. I could not help but compare Rushdie’s dire plight with that suffered by the many civilians targeted by President Obama’s “kill list” for their alleged “terrorist” activities. There are few differences between these two forms of murderous decree, the fatwa and the kill list. Yet the world stands largely silent about the latter. One difference is that those people whose names are added to the Obama kill list, unlike Rushdie, rarely know their fate beforehand, since names and criteria for inclusion are top secret. But the relentless buzzing of drones overhead in places like Waziristan, threatening death at any moment, terrorizes those potential victims as surely as the fatwa terrorized Rushdie. In one rare instance, suspected terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaqi knew his fate beforehand. Because he was a US citizen, his inclusion on the kill list was approved by the National Security Council, which The New York Times then reported. Although he went into hiding and the ACLU filed a lawsuit, nothing could protect him from his fate. A second, major difference between a rare fatwa death sentence and the administration’s kill list was revealed in an October 23 Washington Post article by Greg Miller. He wrote that “targeted killing is now so City
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routine that the Obama administration has spent much of the past year codifying and streamlining” an approach it considers “so bureaucratically, legally and morally sound that future administrations will follow suit.” Miller describes the institutionalization of a new “dispositional matrix,” a database of terrorism suspects “designed to go beyond existing kill lists, mapping plans for the ‘disposition’ of suspects,” i.e, ways to dispose of them. This killing program is not a single, rare decree, but instead a repeated systematic, sanctioned program of murder. Many officials claim, of course, that drone assassinations and the kill list are justified by targeting militants and terrorists who pose imminent danger to the US. But most of the hundreds of victims are lowlevel operatives, denied any semblance of due process, or else innocent bystanders, posing no threat at all. A third difference between the fatwa against Rushdie and the kill list against suspected militants is this: Rushdie was afforded maximum protection by UK police throughout his ordeal, while targeted individuals on the Obama kill list have little or no protection from sudden death by drone attack. Meanwhile, the perpetrators of drone attacks themselves get undue protection. In a recent instance of astonishing irony, a commander of the Hancock Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, which remotely pilots killer drones over Afghanistan, won a court order of protection against the nonviolent peace activists demonstrating outside. Apparently the largest military in the world warrants greater protection from the threat of nonviolence than the victims of its killing machine deserve from the horror it rains down from the sky. Such irony would be a worthy subject for a Rushdie novel, now that he’s free from the terror of the fatwa. It’s up to the rest of us to determine when,
and how, those unfortunates targeted by Obama’s kill list will ever be set free from their own horror. DOUG NOBLE, ROCHESTER
Noble is a member of the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
These aren’t ‘entitlements’
I started paying into Social Security in 1955 and paid into it for 50 years. I started paying into Medicare in 1965, and I’m still paying into it today. I earned everything I get from those programs. I earned every benefit I get and then some. They are earned benefits, not entitlements. Don’t let anyone call Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid an entitlement. Shame on the major media and their wealthy corporate owners for using the term. Entitlements are for people with titles – like kings or queens – and we don’t have those in America. But we do have CEO’s who are entitled to massive bonuses and golden parachutes when they ruin the economy, and we do have banks too big to fail entitled to bailouts when their risky loans go bust. We are not facing a fiscal cliff; we are in another battle in the class war, and it is time to tax the rich and pay workers a lot better, bring the jobs back and put people to work at good jobs, expand Medicare until everyone is covered, expand the coverage until every illness is covered, and improve the payments until co-pays and deductibles are abolished. It won’t take much. Just start taxing the rich. Tax their excess profits; tax their capital gains; tax their dividends, their interest, their rents, royalties, bonuses, stock options, and use the money for Medicare and a whole lot of other good things. Medicare is not facing a fiscal cliff. It has an enormous surplus. The trust fund is good for a dozen years, and even then it will break even. Not go broke. That only happens if we do not tax the rich and get rid of the private, for-profit insurance companies.
Medicare averages two to three percent overhead, Medicaid three to five percent. So-called non-profit private insurance averages 10 percent or more. The for-profit insurance companies have 10 to 30 percent overhead. Insurance companies are not entitled to their excess profits and don’t deserve them. Single payer or “Medicare for all” is the only real solution to our health care crisis. Not only would that solve our health-care crisis but it would go a long way toward solving our financial problems. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution says that Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes and provide for the general welfare. “Medicare for all” is a way to do what the Constitution says. BILL AND SALLY MCCOY, ROCHESTER
Equal treatment for mental health
Just last month we were witness to two terrible mass murders, one in Connecticut and another in Webster. As we reel from the numerous mass shootings across the country, there has been a long overdue call for improved gun-control measures. There has been a fainter call for improved mental health services. The NRA says, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” I am a stanch gun-control advocate, but I think the NRA folks may have a point here, and the logical extension is that open access to mental health services is essential to the health and well-being of all Americans. Acknowledging that mental health problems are as real as physical health problems and that they can have real consequences at least as devastating is an important first step. The critical next step is understanding that mental health problems can be successfully treated, but that the barriers to getting that treatment can be huge. This summer my mentally ill cousin died. She took her own life. As her
sister said, the tragedy is that when she was under treatment, she was pretty normal with every intention of getting her life back on track. Unfortunately, for much of her life, there was no way to get her that treatment. The first legislative step we need is parity between mental and physical illnesses. Medicare should cover mental health diagnoses the same way it covers physical health diagnoses. Insurance companies should be required to cover mental health diagnoses the same way they cover physical diagnoses, and with the same co-pays. Although there have been some improvements in this direction locally, I can tell you that my personal medical insurance — through one of the major insurers in the Rochester area — has no coverage at all for any mental health services. Another obvious step? Don’t let convicted felons out of prison without long term, ongoing mental health follow-up. A less obvious step: mental-health help for people who seem troubled. You can call child protective services when you are concerned about child abuse; why can’t you call when you are concerned about someone who may have a mental health issue in your community? Oh wait, these would require upfront public funding, which as we all know is politically untenable. But maybe if we could see that we have a choice of paying now, or continuing with our current policy of paying later to deal with the aftermath of the ongoing disasters. Public health and public mental health affect all of us. Gun control measures and banning assault weapons should be a public health priory. Open, streamlined access to appropriate services should be our first priority when it comes to mental health. DR. NAOMI PLESS, HENRIETTA
Pless is a New York State licensed physician, board certified in family medicine.
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GUEST COMMENTARY | BY THOMAS S. RICHARDS
Aid the transformation of America’s urban areas On January 21, Barack Obama begins his second term as president. While for many Americans that milestone brings a sense of optimism and anticipation, there is also concern, growing out of a disappointment over opportunities not addressed in his first term. In this space in the weeks leading up to that milestone, three Rochesterians will address key issues that need to be on the agenda of the president and Congress. Cities across America are in the midst of a sweeping transformation, and the time has arrived for the federal and state governments to play a more determined role in ensuring that these transformations are successful. Some cities are enjoying record growth, while others are struggling with troubling decline. In Rochester, our transformation is more nuanced – neither boom nor bust – but a transformation, nonetheless. What all cities share is a vital role in the overall success of our nation. Urban areas can no longer rise or fall in isolation, because their collective success will decide the fate of the entire country. Before you accuse me of self-serving melodrama, consider this: According to the 2010 US Census, some 81 percent of Americans live in urban areas. That’s a 12 percent growth rate from 2000, compared to less than 10 percent overall growth nationwide. And according to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, 85 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in 2010 was generated in 259 cities, including Rochester. Cities are playing an increasingly important role in delivering services, facilities, and infrastructure that have a direct and immediate impact on citizens’ quality of life and the future of the next several generations. Cities are also home to large populations living in poverty, so they provide crucial services to those with the greatest need. They’re doing all this at a time when expenses outside their control are overwhelming their ability to raise adequate revenue. Like most cities, Rochester’s primary source of income is the property tax. But this funding mechanism was created when cities were home to large factories and commercial establishments with vast inventories of real, taxable property. Those circumstances have changed, and in New York, the change is acute. Rochester’s ability to increase revenue from the property tax is limited by law and the practical inability of residents to carry a greater burden. Before we can put one book
Our guest columnists: RIT Criminal Justice Professor John Klofas, on the issues of gun control and criminal justice; Rochester Mayor Tom Richards on the needs of cities; and the Rev. Marvin McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, on poverty. Mary Anna Towler’s Urban Journal column will return in mid-January.
America’s cities are changing. The president and Congress have an opportunity to help us shape that change for the better.” on a library shelf or one cop on a beat, the entire property-tax levy has been exhausted by the cost of pensions and the statemandated $119.1 million payment to the City School District. The federal government already has several proven funding mechanisms to help cities advance these goals, particularly in the areas of housing, transportation, and the environment. These are funds and grants administered by such agencies as the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Transportation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Rochester has a proven track record of success with many of these programs. For instance, in the last six years the City has leveraged $10.5 million from HUD’s HOME program to yield a total investment of $379 million (36 to 1) to build 546 new housing units and renovate 2,230 housing units housing units in our effort to revitalize neighborhoods. Unfortunately, programs such as HOME, the Community Development Block Grant, the Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grant, and many others are in a perpetual state of decline. Elected officials label these programs “discretionary spending,” as if they were luxury items. But in cities like Rochester, they are not luxuries. We have blighted properties that must be removed from neighborhoods and no longer be havens for illegal activity. We have emerging market places, like
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College Town and the Port of Rochester, that can generate new revenue streams. We have environmental brownfields that must be remediated and returned to the tax base. And we have highways and roads, like the Inner Loop and downtown’s oneway streets, that must be reconfigured as conduits of commerce rather than barriers. We have a transformation that is happening whether we manage it or not. President Obama and leaders of the next Congress have an opportunity to help us shape that change for the better. They can do this by developing an urban policy that prioritizes and coordinates the activities of the many agencies that have an impact on cities. This is particularly important in a period of fiscal austerity, when budget cuts can leave us with bits and pieces of existing programs with an uncertain overall impact. Cities are not transforming in isolation. They are changing, and America is changing with them. President Obama and the next Congress must help us direct that transformation with focused investment. They must help us provide our citizens a standard of living befitting this great nation. Thomas S. Richards is mayor of the City of Rochester.
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Jobs picture better in the short term
The Rochester area gained 3,400 non-farming jobs in November. According to the Labor Department, Rochester’s unemployment rate fell from 7.7 percent in October 2012 to 7.4 in November 2012, but it is still higher than it was a year ago at this time. About 3,000 of those job gains were in the private sector, putting Rochester in second place behind the Albany metro for most favorable job reports. The picture for the state is not as good. New York gained 85,000 private sector jobs from January through November, but the New York City metro lost 29,000 private sector jobs in November, which most analysts believe was due to the superstorm Sandy and should be a temporary loss. The state’s unemployment rate has fallen from 8.3 percent in October 2012 to 7.9 in November 2012.
Lawsuit over Pittsford project
A group of Pittsford residents filed a lawsuit challenging a Village Board decision to give special permits to a proposed apartment complex at 75 Monroe Avenue. Many residents say that the 167unit complex proposed by a subsidiary of Mark IV De-
velopment doesn’t mesh with the village’s character. The project’s developers still need the approval of the village’s Planning and Zoning boards and the Architectural Preservation and Review Board.
Tragedy in Webster
West Webster firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were fatally shot while responding to a fire on Christmas Eve morning. Police say William Spengler Jr. set fire to a home and a car on Lake Road in Webster and shot at firefighters when they arrived on the scene. Two other West Webster firefighters, Joseph Hofstetter and Theodore Scardino, were wounded by gunshots. Spengler fatally shot himself in the head, according to his autopsy report. The fire ultimately destroyed seven homes.
PRESERVATION | BY JEREMY MOULE
Future uncertain for Letchworth bridge
Extension names temporary director Judy Wright of Auburn has been named interim executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. The local Extension is searching for a permanent director. Wright has 18 years of experience in the Extension system and has been interim executive director several times for the agency.
Preserve or replace Letchworth’s railroad bridge? The state must decide. PHOTO COURTESY THE LANDMARK SOCIETY OF WESTERN NEW YORK
The stunning view from the original Portageville railroad bridge helped convince William Pryor Letchworth to buy land around the Genesee River Gorge. He later donated the land to New York State, and it became the heart of Letchworth State Park. The current railroad bridge, built in 1875 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a popular vantage point to admire the gorge, though that’s technically trespassing. The existing structure is at the end of its useful life, however, and necessary weight and speed restrictions delay train traffic. State officials and Norfolk Railroad want to build a new bridge, which means the current bridge would be dismantled or preserved, depending on what state officials decide. “It’s not an easy question to answer,” says Caitlin Meives, a preservation planner with the Landmark Society of Western New York. The Landmark Society asked the state to better involve the public in the
project, but otherwise has not taken a position on the bridge’s future. To save the bridge, the state would need to find a new owner to do rehabilitation and maintenance. The state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, which would be a natural fit, told the DOT that taking over the bridge is not financially feasible. The state discusses the proposed options in a draft environmental impact statement, which is available at https:// www.dot.ny.gov/portagevillebridge. And at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, the department and the railroad company will hold a joint public hearing, preceded by an informational session at 4:30 p.m. The hearing and informational session will be held at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center, 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris.
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“We’re elected and retained to get results. We’re not the customers and we’re not spectators of whatever the superintendent decides to do. Yes, we have a great quarterback in Bolgen Vargas, but we are a team.” [ VAN WHITE ]
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Leadership fight on Rochester school board It’s probably a safe bet that Malik Evans will be re-elected president of the Rochester school board on January 2. The 6:00 p.m. meeting is at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street. Board members will elect a president and vice president for one-year terms. Evans has already served five terms as president. But Evans has a challenger this year in fellow long-time board member Van White. The outcome of the race could be unsettling, particularly for Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. Evans says one of his most relevant qualifications for the job is the experience he’s gained from doing it the last five years. “I think the job of the president is to keep the board functioning as a cohesive unit,” he says. Evans says the president has to be a consensus builder, even when a decision doesn’t necessarily reflect his or her personal views. But White, who is actively lobbying his fellow board members for support in his pursuit of the presidency says board members can be led to a decision, and he’s been more successful than most of his colleagues at getting his proposals voted into policies. And while he speaks highly of Evans, he also says it’s time for change: citing a list
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of well-known statistics about the city school district’s low academic achievement. “Our priority has to be to have fewer priority schools,” White says, referring to the State Education Department’s label for failing schools. Rochester is at the top of the heap of New York districts with the most failing schools. Malik Evans. FILE PHOTO Van White. FILE PHOTO “We’re hemorrhaging students to charter schools,” White says. superintendent’s decisions. But they receive the “We can’t keep going in this direction.” angry calls from parents and residents. Evans has become one of Rochester’s most White has been the most vocal about well-known pols. But White is not a typical his concerns with the superintendent’s politician. He’s difficult to pigeonhole, tends to leadership. He does not subscribe to the go his own way, and is not a darling of the city’s ideology that board members should be Democratic political elite. behind-the-scenes policy makers, either. But the problem for Evans and White “If those students do not have books, the is that the board’s relationship with its past superintendents hasn’t always been productive. board is responsible,” he says. “If black males There’s also disagreement over the board’s role: are not graduating, the board is responsible. policy makers with a light hand of supervision We can’t serve in that capacity and be passive policy makers. We’re elected and retained to of the superintendent, or a more hands-on get results. We’re not the customers and we’re role defining the superintendent’s objectives not spectators of whatever the superintendent and specifying how they should be reached. Some school board members complain they decides to do. Yes, we have a great quarterback in Bolgen Vargas, but we are a team.” don’t always have control over many of the
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New life for old Academy Building
The Academy Building is one of the city’s best examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture. PHOTOS BY MATT DETURCK
The four-story building at 13 South Fitzhugh Street is alive with activity as construction workers in hard hats and dusty dungarees file in and out of the front entry. Some workers haul materials up to the roof, while others caulk the ground-floor windows. Just inside the chain-link fence that guards the building’s perimeter stands a rusting blue sign: “Pioneer School. First schoolhouse in Rochester was built of wood on this site. It was replaced by a two-story stone building in 1836, and then this structure in 1873 — State Education Department.” With its pointed windows and doors and steep roofline, Rochester’s Free Academy Building is one of the city’s best examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture. The style is reminiscent of medieval European churches and castles. Instead of using paint to create color variations, different shades of building materials were used to give the style a polychrome look. The Academy Building has been prominently featured in numerous books and articles covering Rochester’s history. The building has had several incarnations: the city’s first high school, a municipal court, and home to the Rochester school board. More recently, the basement housed the Edwards restaurant. Remnants of the restaurant’s tin ceiling, painted dark green, can still be seen in one room. After sitting vacant for years, the historic Academy Building is undergoing a major, $7 City
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million transformation by owner and Florida developer George Traikos. In early 2013 the building will be commissioned into service as a mix of retail and residential space. It will have 21 market-rate apartments ranging from one to three-bedroom units, Traikos says. The apartments, which start on the second floor, have been custom-designed to take advantage of some of the building’s unusual original features — 18-foothigh ceilings, crown molding (even in the hallways and stairwells), and in some instances, stained-glass windows. Each unit will have a washer and dryer, a powder room, tiled bathrooms, and wood floors, Traikos says. The first floor will be devoted to retail and dining with outdoor seating. “We started construction from the outside in, and from the top down,” Traikos says.
Replacing the roof, complete with slate shingles, new gutters, and copper flashing cost $750,000. Traikos, who has developed properties in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, had never set foot in Rochester and knew little about the area. But in 2006, an e-mail from a real estate broker grabbed his attention. “It said this historic building in downtown Rochester was for sale for $750,000 and there was a 10-percent price reduction,” he says. “That’s the price of a one-bedroom condo in Miami Beach.” After a long conversation with the broker about Rochester’s downtown and the property’s not-so-great condition, Traikos said he gained a better understanding of the asking price. Undeterred, Traikos came to Rochester and, he says, immediately fell head over heels for the Academy Building. “I felt drawn to it,” he says. “Like I had to do this.” But Traikos says he didn’t expect the major hurdle that followed: getting financing. The construction industry was hit especially hard when the financial and housing markets crashed. Banks were not readily lending money, and many developers were stuck with inventory they couldn’t sell because buyers couldn’t
get loans. Others couldn’t get the money needed to complete projects they had in the pipeline. Traikos was part of the last group. “I never thought it was going to take six years to get a loan,” he says. “That’s been by far the most difficult part of this.” Traikos was able to secure financing by cobbling together a nearly $7 million loan package through the Community Preservation Corp., Fitzhugh Associates, and the State of New York Mortgage Agency. The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was eligible for state and federal tax credits that could be applied against the cost of some of the renovations. The City of Rochester also helped Traikos by securing a Restore New York grant. “I have dealt with a lot of municipalities, but I have never ever dealt with a city that I’ve found to be so proactive and willing to help,” Traikos says. “I was pleasantly shocked.” Traikos says the combination of tax credits and grants made the deal possible, and that those tools are critically important to both city officials and developers interested in restoring historic buildings. “The truth is historic value has a historic cost,” he says. “I couldn’t have done this any other way.”
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Florida developer George Traikos (right) had never visited Rochester before buying the Academy Building. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
Traikos is among a group of people including city leaders, preservationists, and developers supporting Senator Charles Schumer’s effort to extend the New Markets Tax Credit, which is about to expire, and to pass a revised version of the Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act. The CAPP Act, which has helped repurpose dozens of old and often vacant office and manufacturing buildings, would increase the Historic Tax Credit from 20 percent to 30 percent. Vacant buildings often attract crime and repel new business development. Neither of the tax-credit bills has been passed into law, and their fate is a uncertain in light of the financial discussions under way in Washington, DC. But securing financing was not Traikos’ only big hurdle. Renovating a building that’s more than 100 years old typically requires all new electrical, plumbing, and heating and air systems. “Plumbing has to be run through these gigantic floor joists, and frankly it’s not an easy thing to do,” Traikos says. “All this adds to the costs.” And even though the building is structurally sound, Traikos says, damage from neglected repairs had to be addressed right away. “There was some water damage from old roof leaks,” he says. “But we’ve been
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able to get to [that] in time. The situation might be different if this building had to sit [vacant] through a couple of more winters. Once water gets down into the walls and freezes, it expands.” Traikos is upbeat on downtown development. He says he looked closely at downtown Rochester’s growth potential prior to purchasing the Academy Building, and he’s convinced the muchawaited rebirth is here. While it’s true that much of downtown closes up after normal working hours, Traikos says many cities have a similar challenge. Rochester has an advantage, he says, because thousands of people come downtown to work. “There is opportunity here,” Traikos says. “We need to do more to entertain them and give them a reason to stay.”
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Book group meeting
The Moving Beyond Racism Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 7, to discuss the book “How to be Black” by Baratunde Thurston. The group meets at Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza, in the community room. Reading the book in advance of the meeting is not required.
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America will show “Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining,” a documentary film by Ernesto Cabellos and Stephanie Boyd at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2. Curt Cadorette, associate professor at the UR, will discuss the film, which will be shown at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
day, January 3, at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street.
Second date added for race workshop
A January 9 workshop on racial equity sponsored by Facing Race, Embracing Equity Initiative is sold out. But a second workshop has been added at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. It will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. Reservations required: 341-4346.
Dining 11 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner served TuesdayThursday 4-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday until 11 p.m. Food prices range from $2 to $42. For more information, call 713-1470 or visit maxsushiandnoodles.com.
Wines by the glasnost
Celebrate Russian Orthodox Christmas in the Finger Lakes, as Hector, NY’s Standing Stone Vineyards pairs traditional favorites like pierogi, golubtsy, kolachki, and gribnoy ikra with wine tastings 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, and Sunday, January 6. Registration is required; call (607) 582-6051 or visit standingstonewines.com.
Bistro Han, the sleek suburban offshoot
Left: the upstairs lounge at the Daily Refresher. Right: the Evergreen cocktail, featuring Hendrick’s, soda, rosemary, sugar, and lemon. PHOTOS BY MATT DETURCK
The latest edition [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
“We worked really hard to make sure that when somebody walks in, they’re like, ‘Wow,’” Cameron Phelps said, perhaps unnecessarily, as I swooned over The Daily Refresher. The new entry into Alexander Street’s Restaurant Row is utterly unrecognizable from its former incarnation as The Blue Room. Phelps coowns The Daily Refresher with Dorado’s Jonathan Swan and CiBon’s Robin Swan, the latter having chosen the stylishly mismatched furnishings that make the cozy second floor feel like you’ve stumbled into a secret Victorian parlor, even when a glance out the window at the modern Rochester skyline suggests otherwise. The retro surroundings meld nicely with the fare and libations offered by The Daily Refresher, its old-timey newspaper theme echoed on the menu. (As well as, incidentally, the faux-newsprint food wrappers, which I couldn’t help but pocket, crumbs and all, in order to get a better look at the recipes on them.) Robin Swan also designed the menu, centered around toasted-cheese sandwiches such as the Chronicle ($5.99), made from smoked gouda, roasted tomato, and arugula.
You’ll also find other sandwiches like the poor man’s lobster roll ($7.99), here starring jumbo shrimp, along with salads, soups, and snackier things like a charcuterie plate ($6.99/$9.99) as well as a yummy mortadella pâté ($7.99). The wine and beer selections are both carefully selected and nicely priced, but Scotch lovers, take note: there’s a whole wall dedicated to the stuff, and a couple of them pop up as ingredients in The Daily Refresher’s craft cocktails, which range from classics like an absinthe-kissed Corpse Reviver ($8) to seasonal originals like the Autumn Sweater ($8), containing Maker’s Mark bourbon, hard cider, maple syrup, clove, and bitters. Once the warm weather hits, both the upstairs and downstairs decks will be in play (though there’s talk of an outdoor fire pit for winter), and lunch hours are imminent. But the master plan is simple: “We want to keep the customer-service level high,” Phelps says. “And we want people to feel at home.” The Daily Refresher is located at 293 Alexander St. It is open Tuesday-Thursday 4 p.m.-midnight, and Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Food prices range from $3.99 to $9.99. For more information, call 360-4627 or visit thedailyrefresher.com.
Dreams of sushi
Well, the bad news is that Duck Soupe, the casual link in the Max Rochester chain, has closed. The good news? Max owner Tony Gullace has teamed with executive chef Ching Imperial Bolima to revamp the East Main Street space as Max Sushi & Noodles, bringing to Rochester’s sushi scene an eatery devoted to the notion of organic ingredients and sustainable seafood. Even the water is given special attention at Max Sushi & Noodles, put through a filtration process that sounded complicated but resulted in particularly delicious hydration. The dishes that emerge from the kitchen of Chef Bolima (you may remember his sushi artistry from Nikko) are exquisitely plated, the specialty rolls almost too pretty to eat, and the bento lunches resembling still-lifes. Brown and multigrain rices are often an option, and the vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices are helpfully noted on the menu. And speaking from personal experience, there’s not much better on a chilly day than the Japanese Udon noodles ($14), a generous bowl of proteins, veggies, and fat, slurpable noodles in an umami-rich broth. Max Sushi & Noodles is located at 350 E. Main St. Lunch served Tuesday-Friday
of Monroe Avenue’s excellent Han Noodle, is open at 687 Moseley Road in Fairport. The website is not yet live, so check Bistro Han’s Facebook page for a look at the menu. Maybe you noticed that massive Texas Roadhouse emerging from the ground at 3150 W. Henrietta Road? It’s now open. So if you’ve been hankering for a lot of meat, go do a little advance work at texasroadhouse.com. The first Rochester location of CiCi’s Pizza, a chain of buffets specializing in pasta, salads, and, you know, pizza, has opened at 1100 Jefferson Road. Visit cicispizza.com for more information.
Lucca Wood-Fire Bistro on West Main
Street in Victor will be closed during the month of January for renovations, including new floors, new equipment, and more seating. Reopening should happen sometime in February; follow the progress at luccawfpizza.com.
Paola’s Burrito Place is no longer a
restaurant on Culver Road, but you can still get your fill of Paola’s popular Mexican fare on Saturdays at the Public Market. The Greece outpost of Zebb’s Deluxe Grill & Bar is closed; the other local location, at 1890 South Clinton Avenue in Brighton’s Tops Plaza, is still open. After 76 years in business at 249 Saratoga Avenue, the Rochester institution known as Al’s Stand has closed its doors. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com
Upcoming [ Ska ] Reel Big Fish Tuesday, January 29. Water Street Music Hall. 204 N. Water St. $20-$24. 8 p.m. 352-5600. waterstreetmusic.com
[ Country ] Confederate Railroad Friday, February 8. Main Street Armory. 900 East Main St. $25-$75. 7 p.m. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com [ Acoustic/Folk ] Kingsley Flood Album Release Friday, March 8. Bug Jar. 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. 9 p.m. 454-2966. bugjar.com
Future, Yo Gotti
Saturday, January 5 Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 9 p.m. | $40-$60 (ladies 18+, guys 21+) | 232-3221, rochestermainstreetarmory.com [ HIP-HOP ] Yo Gotti is coming to town for the most recent
stop on his Road to Riche$ tour, and bringing newcomer Future for our sampling pleasure. While both make claims of thugging out in the streets, one wonders if it isn’t just to give some legitimacy to their lyrics in some cases — for an interesting read check out Future’s lengthy discussion on the subject as it pertains to himself. Yo Gotti, on the other hand, has been kicking around Memphis and beyond since the late 90’s, laying a thick swath of explicit rhymes about getting freaky, hanging out in the inner city, and just generally what a fine strutting gentleman he is because quite frankly you should know. — SUZAN PERO
Music and Poetry for the Feast of Epiphany Sunday, January 6 Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave. 7 p.m. | Freewill offering ($10 suggested donation) | 244-6065, MusicAtIncarnateWord.org [ CLASSICAL ] Incarnate Word Music Director Michael
Unger presents Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” and John Rutter’s “Dancing Day.” Britten’s work pulls text from “The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems” by Gerald Bullett and Gregorian chant. The Epiphany is a holiday celebrating the revelation of God the Son as a human being in the form of Christ. — BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Midnight. Free. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 2325650. Call for info. Call for info.
Fifth on the Floor Thursday, January 3 Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way 7:30 p.m. | $5-$10 | 232-3230, abilenebarandlounge.com
Rock ‘n’ Roll Social Club performed at Tala Vera on Friday, December 28. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ BLUES/ROCK ] This Kentucky four-piece formed in
[ review ] by frank de blase
the summer of 2006 and rocked small-bar crowds with songs about its members’ two favorite things: women and booze. This early, schnockered songwriting approach has expanded over the years and the band’s high-energy live shows now incorporate a number of musical roots. Fifth on the Floor produces a clean, cohesive sound that blends aspects of Southern rock, blues, and bluegrass. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
Shared Genes Tuesday, January 8 Bistro 135, 135 Commercial St., East Rochester 6-9 p.m. | No cover w/dinner | 662-5555, bistro135.net [ JAZZ ] Some fathers and sons bond by going fishing;
others go to the ball game. But judging by their musical bond, Sam Nicolosi started playing guitar with his son Ted at an early age. The result is Shared Genes. When it comes to finger-style guitar, they are adept at re-creating the sounds of Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel or Acoustic Alchemy, but the duo’s large and varied song list ranges from Beatles classics like “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to acoustic renditions of surfing songs by The Ventures. They can even take a forgettable song — The Four Seasons’ “Sherry” — and make it rich in texture and melody. — BY RON NETSKY
Wings and teeth What Tala Vera lacks in size, it makes up for in vibe. Friday night was my first experience hearing a band on the heavy side at this downtown venue. While the music was perhaps a couple of clicks over too loud, the space still managed to contain the hard rock of both Rock ’n’ Roll Social Club (featuring former members of Boneyard) and Minds Open Wide (ex-Kaged, et al).When the band first reformed it stuck with old material, but Social Club has penned a bunch of brilliant tunes that aren’t just new, but seem to be heading in a new direction. I like it, I like it, yes I do. Minds Open Wide plays a rather unnerving angular type of progressive rock — this ain’t background noise for you to get your serve on; it will not be ignored. Rhythmically it’s hard to pin down, with its obtuse structures and stopon-a-dime dynamics. It seems incredibly precise and undoubtedly hard to play. These cats are good, I’m telling you. Despite the down-home, awshucks farm imagery its name conjures, Syracuse’s Turnip Stampede adds a little
big-city blues to its rural ramble and jam (perhaps we’ll call it “jamble”). The band played late Friday night at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The closest comparison I can make would be Ten Years After. If you haven’t seen the footage of the band’s closing set at Woodstock, well then, you just have to in 2013. In the meantime check out Turnip Stampede as the band breathes new life into the stock hippie jam by giving it wings and teeth. As the former bandleader for O.V. Wright and Little Johnny Taylor, Mississippi-born Johnny Rawls is steeped in blues tradition. And that’s before you even talk about the man’s own contributions to the genre. This is blues that skates on the soul/r&b razor. No matter how lowdown it’s rendered, smiles crack, booties shake. As I’ve said before, with the blues, I love as it wafts out of a joint like it did at the Dinosaur Saturday night. I hung on to Rawls’ rhythm and smooth with the nicotine crowd and dug it until my chattering teeth drowned him out. I’ll try this approach again in the spring when it’s warmer. Eesh.
[ Jazz ] Tinted Image. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Italian American Karaoke. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 5948882. 7:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub. Mayfield’s Pub, 669 N Winton Rd. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke at California Brew Haus. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 6211480. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 2883930. 9 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Open Acoustic Mic Night w/Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic at Jeffrey’s. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. 4864937. 7 p.m. Call for info. Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St.. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. 8 p.m. continues on page 13
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Deborah Magone got her start in Rochester blues-rock bands. After making a go of it in LA, she returned home in 2002 and has found local success as a solo act. PHOTO COURTESY RHONDA CLINE
Beyond the brass ring Deborah Magone deborahmagone.com [ PROFILE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Deborah Magone is a fabulous fireball of rock ’n’ roll energy. Her music is visceral, it’s kinetic — you can feel it. With a stage persona as wild as her untamed locks, Magone throws a saddle over classic, bluesstained rock ’n’ boogie and rides with a ferocious giddy-up. She’s been at it since she was a kid, and at 53 still rolls steady. Magone has rocked both coasts with varied success. Fleeting brushes with greatness and missed opportunities have not slowed the lady’s tenacity and drive. Magone looks at her career as a series of plateaus, with each one more exciting than the one before it — and that’s especially true for the coming year. “Big things are getting ready to pop,” Magone says. The rock ’n’ roll bug bit Magone early on.
“I went to Catholic grammar school at Most Precious Blood,” she says. “And there 12 City JANUARY 2-8, 2013
were two factions: me and everybody else. Everybody else was digging on the Osmond Brothers. And I heard the Jackson 5 and I was like, ‘No way,’ but nobody listened to me. The Jackson 5 was the first album I got. And I was starting to listen to Janis Joplin at around the same time on a little Sears and Roebuck record player.” Like a lot of kids, she had to feed the rock ’n’ roll jones on the down low. “I used to bust into my older brother’s room and raid his record box and play them. Then he, for some reason, got to take guitar lessons, but I wasn’t allowed. I was allowed to learn piano,” she says. By age 11 Magone began acting out, cursing like a sailor, smoking and drinking and raising pre-teen hell. “My first doobie was at a Humble Pie concert that same year,” she says. “And that’s when I started wanting to sing and play music.” But not on the piano. “I wanted to be radical,” she says. “But also it was a way of expressing myself as the oldest female in a strict Italian family. I was expected to do other things, none of which was to express myself.” The guitar in her brother’s closet was calling.
“I would sneak into my brother’s room whenever he was gone, get his guitar, go into my room, and work on ‘Bobby McGee.’” She worked at it every chance she got. “My fingers were killing me,” says Magone. “My brother’s guitar was a big concert folk guitar, so it was really hard for me to wrap my little hands around it.” By age 12, Magone had saved up her
allowance and took a trip to the House of Guitars. After laying down $40 and her brother’s trade-in, she walked out with her first guitar. She had also discovered martial arts via TV’s “Kung Fu.” “I was going out getting high every night and my dad had to come out looking for me,” she says. “Except for Thursday nights, I’d be in front of the TV watching ‘Kung Fu,’ just mesmerized. ‘Wow, this guy has it so under control.’” In an effort to give his troubled daughter some direction, Magone’s father, sensing her fascination, signed her up for karate lessons. Magone was a quick study and to this day maintains a black belt. But no amount of karate could get the rock ’n’ roll monkey off her back. First came
solo acoustic, then a country detour. While at an open-mic night at The Red Creek, Magone was approached to join a country band that had been thrown together to make some extra cash. “We were called After Sundown,” she says. “We did one gig at a Moose Lodge as a country band and couldn’t stand it any longer, so we turned into southern rock, blues, and boogie.” This is where Magone would find her sound, and where she still reigns supreme today. She played in the band Wired in the late 70’s before moving to Los Angeles in 1982. She tried to keep a West Coast version of Wired going but it dissolved into other projects. Magone slogged around the L.A. scene as a solo act and in various outfits trying to achieve lift off. She took straight jobs to fill in the gaps, including a gig as a bouncer at the Hollywood Palace, where she was expected to throw down, defuse, or kick ass in heels. Despite her determination and talent, success, on a grand scale, eluded her. Like working with Taste Of Honey’s Janis Johnson (“Boogie Oogie Oogie”) after a mutual friend hooked them up. They did a few gigs, worked on an album for Capitol Records, but legal wrangling got in the way. “The brass ring kept getting this close…,” Magone says. She move back to Rochester in 2002, where she quickly reestablished herself on the scene as an intense and resilient rocker Nationally, Magone’s luck shifted at the 2012 LA Music Awards, where she took home the Producer’s Choice Award for Best Female Rock Performer, and was also nominated for her CD and video “It’s All About Money.” Magone was one of seven acts chosen to perform at the Hollywood Palace — where she used to bounce. Producer Ron Nevison, whose credits include The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Bad Company, and Heart, was in the crowd. He liked what he heard, they pow-wowed on the phone, and now Magone says he’s producing her next record. The brass ring moves a little closer, though Magone is content in chasing the music, not rainbows. It’s about the fans. “I came to an enlightenment that it’s not about me,” she says. “It’s about them. It’s about me being a service to them. It’s about getting the music and its healing and its message. My karma in this lifetime is expression on a global level, helping people on their path, to have my music heard on a global level.”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House-Geneseo, 53 Main St. 243-9111. 7 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] California Cousins w/Hideout. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Close To Home w/We Are Defiance. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 3255600. 4:30 p.m. $10. My Plastic Sun. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. Call for info. Poetry for Thieves, My Plastic Sun. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Frankie and Jewels’s Acoustically Speaking. The Avenue Pub, 522 Monroe Ave. 244-4960. 6 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. 1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. [ Country ] Fifth on the Floor w/George Cole. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 5948882. 7 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 2472190. 9 p.m. Free. Thursday Night Shakedown.. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free. Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 pm & 12:30 am. $3. [ Jazz ] Jesse Collins Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. continues on page 14
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[ Reggae/Jam ] Reggae Thursday. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm.
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Every morning City Newspaper’s calendar editors give their picks for the most interesting events of the day, everything from concerts to exhibits, theater shows to festivals!
[ Open Mic ] Open Mic at Towpath Cafe. Towpath Cafe, 6 N. Main St. 377-0410. 6:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave.. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Steve Piper. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mike w/Mark Herrmann. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8 p.m. Free. Spot Coffee Open Mic. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-6134600. 7 p.m. Call for info.
[ Pop/Rock ] Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Half Hearted Hero w/Broken Field Runner, Gunnar Stahl, and Jenna Giuliani. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. The Student Union. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5.
[ Karaoke ] Karaoke at Center Cafe. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. 3923489. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke.at Brickwood Grill. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn. Pittsford Pub, 60 N. Main St. 586-4650. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. Call for info. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 3880136. 10 p.m. Free.
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[ Acoustic/Folk ] Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] Bang Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. Call for info. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free.
ALTERNATIVE | The September Campaign
The cottage on Canandaigua Lake where The September Campaign recorded its debut CD, “Haunt,” is pretty far removed from Poland during the German invasion of 1939. But that event provides the backdrop for The September Campaign’s concept album that tells the story of a man who is coping with the resulting sudden and unexpected changes he does not fully understand. “Haunt” is an ambitious project from a young group. And like reaching for the summit on your first climb, the Canandaigua-based band is over the mountain and its emotive indie rock has caught on with a growing fan base. This show is the “Haunt” CD release party. Beneath the Words and There I Say Is Lightning open. The September Campaign performs Saturday, January 5, 6:30 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. $10-$12. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-2561000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Latino Heat Fridays. Heat Nightclub, 336 East Ave. 8990620. 10 p.m. Call for info. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free. Sexy Fridays w/DJ Wizz. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Prime Time Funk’s Post-Holiday Bash. Taylor’s Nightclub, 3300 Monroe Ave. 381-3000. 9 p.m. Call for info. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. 7 p.m. Free.
The Westview Project. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 5 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 6631250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 3880136. 10 p.m. Free [ Pop/Rock ] A Beatles Spectacular. Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Rd. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. David Bowie Birthday Bash. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Dead Love Society, Baby Shark, The Everleigh Club. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 8 p.m. $5. Divided By Zero. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd.
247-5225. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. A Little Bit of Everything. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. Call for info. Midnight City. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. 6 p.m. Call for info. This Life w/Reactions, last Minute, and Upstate. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $5-$7.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Black Rock Zydeco. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. Call for info. Jon Akers. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info. Trulla Navidena ft. Pedro Nunez. Flat Iron Cafe, 561 State St. 454-4830. 7 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] The Crawdiddies. The Beale New Orleans Grille and BarSouth Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Hochstein Homecoming: Reconnect! Concert. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 4 p.m. $5. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge., 45 Euclid St. 7544645. 10 p.m. $5. Erotic Synergy (Upstairs). ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. Call for info. Call for info. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. Latino Saturdays w/DJ Bobby Base. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. Sexy Ultra Lounge Saturdays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. Call for info. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Madeline Forster. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd. 216-1290. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485
Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. first Saturday of every month, 9 p.m. Call for info Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke At The Lube. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697-9464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free. [ Hip-Hop/Rap ] Future, Yo Gotti. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. 9 p.m. $40-$60. [ Pop/Rock ] Beneath Hell’s Sky. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. 21+. $5. Burning Snella, The Fadeaways. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 8 p.m. $5. Household Pest, A Taste of Evil. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Joywave w/Love Scenes, Buckets, and Josh Netsky. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $8-$10. Make a Wish Foundation Benefit: British Invasion Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. $5-$10. Rochester Entertainment Hello to 2013 Bash. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. 8 p.m. $8. The September Campaign. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 6:30 p.m. $10-$12.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 [ Classical ] Music at Incarnate Word: Epiphany Celebration. The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue. (585) 244-6065. 7 p.m. $10. [ Pop/Rock ] Aura of Aurelia w/Cottage Jefferson. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Lovin’ Cup Idol Auditions. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] Manic Mondays Dance Night. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11:30 p.m. Free. [ Jazz ] Mark Bader. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free.
[ Pop/Rock ] The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die w/Silverfish, Left at Home. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $7-$9.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 [ Acoustic/Folk ] John Bauer. The Cottage Hotel, 1390 Pittsford Mendon Rd. 624-1390. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ Blues ] Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 3408655. 7:30 p.m. $1. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free [ Open Mic ] Golden Link Singaround. Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/String Theory. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free. [ Reggae/Jam ] Roc City Pro Jam. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Saints & Winos w/Rash, Foot & Mouth Disease. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
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Resolutions 2013 a n e w c h anc e f o r a n e w y o u [ FEATURE ] BY CITY NEWSPAPER FEATURES STAFF
So that whole Mayan Apocalypse thing didn’t quite work out a few weeks back. I bet you’re regretting those holiday binges and end-of-the-year spending excesses even more than usual. But put that all behind you. We’re alive, and we have a brand new year in front of us. For 2013 City is bringing back its Resolutions feature, in which we encourage you to take advantage of all those new-year promises you make to improve yourself. And it’s not all hooey! You really can carve out a better life in the next 365 days, no matter
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
If you’re looking to upgrade your skills or pick up a new hobby, the Greater Rochester area offers numerous opportunities for continuing your education. Below you’ll find a list that is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of local educational resources, but more of a starting point for anyone that’s interested in life-long learning. SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning (esc.edu/distancelearning) offers more than 500 online courses, covering everything from sales management to creative writing to advanced Spanish for health-care workers. Distance learning via the internet can be more convenient and flexible on schedules compared to commuting to a traditional classroom. Students can take one course or complete an entire degree online. The
Center for Distance Learning’s curriculum includes a degree program in science, mathematics, and technology. A non-credit alternative is Brighton Central School District’s Continuing Education program (bcsd.org/district.
cfm?subpage=171). It features affordable year-round courses that are taught by members of the community. Courses scheduled for 2013 include American Sign Language and “Illustrations for Children’s Books.” This program is among several continuing-education programs offered by school districts throughout Monroe County; check your own town’s school district to see what adult education opportunities it has to offer. The Creative Workshop at Memorial Art Gallery (mag.rochester.edu/ creativeworkshop) provides hands-on art
if you want to lose weight, learn something new, or get involved. The Greater Rochester area is packed with opportunities for self improvement, and four of our writers have given you some ideas on where to start. Note, however, that this is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list. Think of this is a conversation starter so that you can start to think about what experiences you might want to embark on in the next year. Do you have a particular resolution you’re excited about? Share it on this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
classes for all ages taught by museumaffiliated instructors. Adult students can learn something new and develop creativity by learning technical skills including drawing, painting, ceramics, and jewelry. Advanced courses for adults who want to enhance their existing talents and classes for children and teens are also available. In a similar artistic vein, photography workshops at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (eastmanhouse.org/events/classes.
php) provide world-class instruction in historic or alternative process photography. These courses in early photographic techniques have drawn students from all over the world. A new course, “Spirit Photography,” is scheduled for 2013. No prior experience is required for most of the workshops. Are you looking for a wide range of visualarts instruction under one roof? Genesee Center for the Arts & Education (geneseearts. org) is located in a historic firehouse on Monroe Avenue and houses Community Darkroom, Genesee Pottery, and the Printing and Book Arts Center. The center offers studio and facility rentals, galleries, and a variety of courses for all ages and skill levels. Anyone interested in the literary arts should check out programs at Writers &
Books (wab.org). The community literary
center offers classes and workshops for adults in poetry, creative writing, and fiction writing, among other subjects. Reading seminars, individual tutorials, and courses on the business side of writing are also available for adults, while classes in comedy improvisation, creative journaling, and fantasy writing are offered for children and teens. If you’re age 50 or older, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology (rit.edu/osher) provides a college-like experience without exams or homework. Courses are taught by its members during the academic year and span disciplines including literature, science, history, and government. Yearly membership fees apply. Second-year members with a regular membership have an opportunity to audit a selected amount of liberal-arts courses at RIT. Likewise, OASIS (oasisnet.org/Cities/ East/RochesterNY.aspx) is open to anyone age 50 and up in Rochester and surrounding counties. Members receive a catalog that features a broad range of affordable courses taught by educators at its Monroe Square or South Winton Road locations, among other benefits. Membership is free. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
Interested in the arts? Rochester has a wealth of arts education opportunities, from historic photo processing classes at the George Eastman House (labs pictured left) to the bookarts studio at the Genesee Center for the Arts (pictured right). FILE PHOTO
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GET IN SHAPE
During winter months — particularly the seemingly endless Rochester variety — it’s always easier to curl up on the sofa, wrap yourself in a fuzzy blanket, and hibernate until warm weather returns than it is to work up the motivation to go to the gym. But in the post-holiday season, when you’ve no doubt spent the last few weeks gorging on a smorgasbord of celebratory food and drink, it’s more important than ever to fight your instinct for sloth. Besides, sticking to your resolution to exercise more doesn’t have to mean slogs to a gym just to get barked at by overzealous personal trainers. It can actually be fun. The key is to find activities that you’ll actually enjoy doing. Rochester has more than enough going on at any given time that finding the right recreational team, class, club, or activity for you is just a Google search away. Keep in mind that this is obviously just a sampling of what’s out there, and nowhere close to being a definitive list. Rocwiki.org is always a good place to start for information about what’s happening in the city and surrounding areas, as is the city of Rochester’s (or your specific town’s) parks and recreation department website. Ice skating is always a popular winter activity, and there are a number of venues locally that offer hours for public skating. There’s an indoor rink in Genesee Valley Park as well as a great outdoor rink right in the heart of downtown, at Manhattan Square Park. Check the City of Rochester’s website for hours (cityofrochester.gov/skating). In Henrietta, The Sports Center at MCC (tscmcc.com) has designated open-skate hours, and in addition offers basic skating and hockey classes for a variety of age ranges, from 3 through adult. Cross-country skiing is great for outdoorsy people who love being in
nature, no matter what the weather is like. If you’ve got the necessary equipment, Rochester’s many parks (especially Mendon Ponds) provide trails that make for great skiing courses. There are also local groups, like the Rochester Nordic Ski Club (RochesterNordic.org), who offer free minilessons and tutorials on how to care for your equipment, if you want a bit of instruction before heading out into the elements. If the camaraderie of team sports is something you’re after, there are a plethora of local recreational leagues to choose from. Athletic ladies with a burning desire to get out a bit of post-holiday aggression should consider joining up with Roc City Roller Derby, Rochester’s all-women, flat-track roller derby league. The group is holding an informational meeting February 6 at the Brighton Memorial Library, and the preseason training camp (which is also open to men who’d like to volunteer as officials) also starts in February. See RocDerby.com for more details. Spend some time in the pool with Rochester Water Polo, a men’s club team (though women are welcome to join up) that meets regularly and competes in tournaments throughout the year. Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday at a rotating selection of public pools, and you can check the website (RochesterWaterPolo.com) for the complete schedule and contact information. Finally, in case organized sports aren’t your thing, dance classes are another fun way to get active and stay fit. Tango Cafe Dance Studio (TangoCafeDance.com) offers classes from beginner to advanced in a variety of styles, including salsa, ballroom, and swing. Many of the classes don’t even require that you bring a partner with you, so there’s no excuse not to join in. — BY ADAM LUBITOW
Fitness can mean more than diet or exercise. Get active with social activities, such as dance classes and socials at Tango Cafe (pictured left). FILE PHOTO
Every new day brings with it the opportunity for self-improvement, but there’s just something about a brandnew year that seems to wipe the slate clean and set the stage for a full-on reinvention. Honestly, though, that sounds exhausting. So how about a culinary class? You can save money by preparing restaurant-quality meals at home, and you can take better care of your health by monitoring more closely the food that goes into your body. Plus you’re acquiring some handy skills; that’s three potential resolutions in one! Here we serve up a peek at the cooking classes kicking off 2013 around town... They call it a “living showroom” at The Culinary Center at Vella (237 PittsfordPalmyra Road, Macedon), where local restaurant chefs help their students prepare a unique five-course feast. Instructors for 2013 include Chef John Strakal from the new tBones Steakhouse on Monday, January 21, 6-8:30 p.m.; Chef Isaac Borgstrom from Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar on Monday, January 28, 6-8:30 p.m.; and Chef Art Rogers from Lento on Thursday, February 21, 6-8:30 p.m. Class prices range from $65 to $89; call 4219362 or visit vellaculinarycenter.com for more information. At the bar-setting chain’s Pittsford flagship is where you’ll find Wegmans Menu Cooking School (3195 Monroe Ave.), which offers a battery of classes designed to get you comfortable in the kitchen. (After some hardcore grocery shopping, of course.) Students learn how to handle crustaceans in “Lovin’ Lobster & Rockin’ Risotto” on Thursday, January 10, 6-8:30 p.m., while “Sushi 101,” on Wednesday, January 15, 6-8:30 p.m., makes the popular
Japanese staple accessible to the home cook. Class prices range from $59 to $65; call 249-0278 or visit wegmans.com. The beautiful instruction space that anchors Rosario Pino’s Artisan Foods (349 W. Commercial St., Suite 1620, East Rochester) will host “Healthy Chinese Cooking” with Chloe Kung on Monday, January 21, 6-8 p.m.; a winter soups program with Chef Joel Kraft on Friday, January 25, 6-8 p.m.; and a Valentine’s Day dinner class with Chef Brian Antinore and his wife, D&C food writer Amanda Antinore. Class prices range from $55 to $100; call 267-7405 or visit rosariopinos.com to sign up. Now, if you can’t find something interesting to learn about at The Cooking School at Tops (3507 Mt. Read Blvd.), then presumably you just don’t like food. The roster of subjects is totally impressive and even includes classes especially for preschoolers, kids ages 4-7, and young people ages 8-15, like a Chinese New Year class and an Italian-inspired class where the students make fresh gnocchi. Class prices range from $12 to $35; call 6635449 or visit topsmarkets.com. For more than three decades Dick and Ginger Howell have been hosting their Seasonal Kitchen (610 W. Bloomfield Road, Pittsford), combining culinary instruction with a homey setting. The 2013 schedule begins with the Super Bowl-themed “Game Plan” January 14-16, then daughter/sommelier Holly Howell pitches in for “Vineyard 610,” a foodand-wine class inspired by the Howells’ journey up the Rhine River. Class prices range from $45 to $55; call 624-3242 or visit seasonal-kitchen.com. continues on page 18 Learning to cook can benefit your palate and your wallet. Many area businesses offer cooking classes, including Rosario Pino’s Artisan Foods in East Rochester (pictured left). FILE PHOTO
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LEND A HAND
According to former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” So if your resolution for 2013 is to find happiness, then set your feet down the path of becoming an active volunteer. I know of no greater way to find your inner strength, live with humility and gratitude, and leave an activity with a guaranteed smile upon your face. Whether you are new to volunteering or consider yourself an expert, you can begin your journey as a volunteer at VolunteerMatch.org. This website is a vast database of more than 200 volunteer opportunities in Rochester that you can access as a list, view by cause areas, or otherwise search with specific criteria for Rochester and a larger geographic radius. If you’re a classical music aficionado, why not volunteer at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (454-7311, RPO. org). The RPO website has a listing of its various programs, including ushers at concerts at Eastman Theatre, docents for musician concerts in schools, and office work from data entry to building maintenance. Having spoken with several ushers at concerts, I have found that there is a marvelous esprit des corps. A rather special opportunity for volunteers of the string persuasion is with “Strings for Success” at Rochester City School District School #19 (328-7454, rcsdk12.org). Robert Faulknor, the school’s band teacher, works with Dr. Patty Yarmel at this extracurricular program currently teaching 105 students on strings. Donate your violin, viola, cello, or bass, or get over to the school to either help out with
instruction or with field trips, including an upcoming concert in Albany. One idea you might also consider is having a 2013 party for your musician friends and ask them to help you collect instruments to be donated. Additional schools accepting instrument donations include Hochstein School of Music (4544596, Hochstein.org) and Eastman School of Music (instrument office at 274-1151, ESM.Rochester.edu). Not a musician, but want to help kids? For photographers and writers, in particular, Children Awaiting Parents (232-5110, capbook.org) is a great example of where to share your talents. Associate Director Patricia Burks can use help raising the profile of the organization and of the children looking for their forever family. The Rochester office of this national organization covers the whole of Upstate and Western New York, and seeks volunteers to help photograph and write about children throughout the region. Also among their many programs is a mentoring program for children in foster care and otherwise at risk. And, if I still haven’t sparked your interest, perhaps I can recommend getting involved with children at the Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester (2355750, CNGR.org). CNGR provides temporary shelter for children at risk of abuse or neglect, and referrals to families to help them resolve difficult situations. Open 24/7, you can assist any time with storytelling, singing, games, meals, office work, and house maintenance. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
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Art Exhibits [ Opening ] “Being Close to Far Away,” new work by Misha Tulek. Jan. 4-31. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman Through Jan 31. Mon-Fri 10-6 p.m., Sat 12-6 p.m. Reception Jan 4, 6-10 p.m 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com. “Imaginative Realities.” Fri., Jan. 4, 6 p.m. The Caroline Gallery, 159 Caroline St Opening reception of painting, sculpture, video, music by: Joe Kewin. 313-9865. “Kurt Moyer: New Arcadia” Closing Reception. Fri., Jan. 4, 6-9 p.m. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. “The Magic of Light 2013.” Wednesdays-Sundays and Fri., Jan. 4, 5-8:30 p.m Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through Jan 20. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Reception Fri Jan 4 imagecityphotographygallery. com. “The Boy from Saturn: The Paintings of Sean Madden.” Jan. 4-19. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 Through Jan 19. Receptions Jan 4, 6-10 p.m. and Jan 5, 8-11 p.m. Live music by Nod. clownvomit.org 802-5741. thegrassrootsgallery@gmail. com. “American Roadtrip” by Beth Bailey. Jan. 5-Feb. 1. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Through Feb 1. Reception Jan 6, 5-7 p.m 258-0400. thelittle.org. [ Continuing ] AAUW Art Forum, 494 East Ave. Off the Wall VII Members Exhibit. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m Continues through Apr 19 by appointment only. Reception Dec 16 2-4 p.m 244-9892. Art and Vintage on Main, 101 Main St. “Lost Infinity” the works of Brett Maurer and Matthew Tully Dugan. ongoing. artandvintageonmain.com. Art/Music Library Gallery, University of Rochester River Campus. Phillia Yi. Through Jan. 18. Through Jan 18. rochester.edu. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave, 2nd floor. “Kurt Moyer: New Arcadia,” A Solo Exhibition of Paintings. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m Through Jan 12 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Books Etc, 78 W Main St, Macedon. “Catching Dreams.” Through Jan. 13. Featuring the work of Bonnie Evangelista, Becky Harris and Chris Horn Free. 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Roc The Casbah: A Tribute to the Clash. Through Jan. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. THE LOBBY PRESENTS. Vintage
Propaganda from the Collection of Jim Malley (Mercury Posters) and Clayton Cowles illustrations of The Clash. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Kaleidoscope.” Through March 2. 271-5920. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “Beautiful Ruins” by Paula Peters Marra. Through Jan. 31. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. Gallery r, 100 college ave. “Creative Process: from ideation to realization.” Through Jan 4. Reception Dec 7 6-9:30 p.m 256-3312. email@example.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “60 from the 60s.” Tuesdays-Sundays Through Jan 27. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m $5-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. Sanaa, Stories of Life. Wednesdays-Sundays Through Jan 6: “Sanaa, Stories of Life,” “Perspectives,” “A Glimpse of the World.” Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat noon5:30 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m 3252030. centerathighfalls.org. Hirsute Salon and Gallery, 51 Atlantic Ave. “If the Shoe Fits,” Artwork by Carmine Monzo. Wednesdays-Fridays Through Jan 18. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception Dec 14, 7-9 p.m Free. 585-244-1111. firstname.lastname@example.org. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Palms” by Bonnie Wolsky-Farid. Through Jan. 31. Through Jan 31. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. com. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. “VOYAGEz” artworks by Zanne Brunner. MondaysSaturdays Through Jan 10. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception Dece 15, 7-9 p.m brunner@ gmail.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Through Feb 10: “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3” Contemporary Native North American Art. In the Lockhart Gallery: “Framing Edo: Masterworks from Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m $5-$12. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. “Adriatic Coast and Home” photography by Steve Levinson. Through Jan. 7. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt Hope Ave. “Nature Scapes: Far and Near,” photographs by Lois A. Trieb. Through Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Through Jan 6. Reception Dec 7 5-7 p.m 5468400. episcopalseniorlife.org. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Montreal artist Celine Brossard. Through Jan. 31. Tue-Sat
10 a.m.-5 p.m 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Expressions of the Civil War. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 17:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. After November 12: Closed Tuesdays. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Annual Holiday Exhibit. Tuesdays-Saturdays Continues through Jan 5. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m 2715885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan. 6. Through Jan 6. Reception Nov 9, 6-8 p.m 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Phillips Fine Art, 248 East Ave. Through Jan 31. Fourth Annual Collector’s Show and Sale. Tuesdays-Saturdays Tue-Fri 126 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m., or by appt. Reception Jan 1, 1-3:30 p.m 232-8120. Plastic, 650 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. ongoing. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Reception Oct 26, 7 p.m 563-6348. plasticforever.com. Roc Brewing Co, 56 S Union St. Carla Bartow. ongoing. Opening Fri Oct 19, 7-10 p.m. carlasswanktank.blogspot.com. 794-9798. rocbrewingco@ gmail.com. rocbrewingco.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 22nd Annual Members Exhibition. WednesdaysSundays Through Jan 13. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Dale Inglett. Through Jan. 3. Through Jan 3, gallery hours Mon, Wed-Fri 10 a.m.4 p.m. genesee.edu/gallery Through Jan. 3. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Galler343-0055 x6490. email@example.com. genesee.edu/gallery. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community. Through Sep. 30. Through Sep 30, 2013. mag.rochester.edu. University Gallery, James R Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Neil Montanus. Mondays-Saturdays Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.2 p.m. Closed Dec 22-Jan 6. Reception Dec 13, 5-7 p.m 475-2404. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. “Continental Breakfasts: a three year photographic collaboration.” Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m Photos by Lisa Barker and Anna Peters Wehking. Through Jan 12 attheyards@gmail. com. continentalbreakfasts. wordpress.com.
Art Events [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] First Friday City Wide Gallery Night. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. firstfridayrochester.org. Hungerford First Friday Open Studios/Galleries. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m thehungerford.com.
Call for Artwork [ WED., JANUARY 2 ] 6x6x2013. Through April 21. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rochester Movie Makers Mind2Movie 72 Hour Film Competition. Through Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 72 hours to make a film - can you do it? On January 17, teams receive a random prop, character, and situation and have only 72 hours to write, film, edit, and produce a final short film. Cash prizes include a $300 first place prize and a $100 second place prize rochestermoviemakers.org. Submissions Sought for Geva Theatre’s Annual Young Writers Showcase. Through March 5. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Deadline March 5. The theatre is seeking plays and playwrights for its Young Writers Showcase to be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Geva’s Nextstage. The showcase gives young area playwrights between the ages of 13 and 18 the opportunity to take their scripts from page to stage in a script-inhand, reading format with the help of Geva actors, directors and dramaturgs 232-1366 x3034. youngwriters@gevatheatre. org. gevatheatre.org.
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ART | New Shows Opening
Happy New Year, art lovers! Here are just a few fresh new art openings to help you ring in the fresh new year. All events are free to attend unless specified. For more art shows, visit rochestercitynewspaper.com and search our calendar, and check firstfridayrochester.org for more First Friday openings. Black Radish Studio (274 N. Goodman St., Ste. 501) will host a reception for “Being Close to Far Away,” (pictured) new work by Misha Tulek on Friday, January 4, 6-10 p.m. Tulek is a multimedia artist whose work focuses on a range of social issues. In this body of work, Tulek wrestles to reconcile photographing a former Gulag in site Russia that holds no trace of its former atrocities. The show will continue through January 31. For more info, call 413-1278 or visit blackradishstudio.com. On Saturday, January 5, Grass Roots Gallery (Hungerford Bulding, 1115 E. Main St., Ste. 157) will open “The Boy From Saturn,” at which Sean Madden will show new oils and ink drawings. Madden has illustrated sci-fi and horror magazines, underground comics, urban clothing, and children’s books, and his work tends toward the dark and twisted side of things. Preview the artist at clownvomit.org. Jazz fusion trio NOD will perform at the opening. The show remains on view for two weeks. For more information, call the gallery at 802-5741. Image City Photography Gallery’s current show, “The Magic of Light 2013,” runs Wednesday, January 2, through Sunday, January 20. The show features 83 photographers selected by Image City jurors Betsy Phillips and Dan Neuberger, and showcases the work of professional and serious amateur photographers. An opening reception will take place First Friday, January 4, 5-8:30 p.m., at the gallery (722 University Ave.), and another reception will take place Saturday, January 5, 2-5 p.m. For more information, call 271-2540, or visit imagecityphotographygallery.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Dance Events [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] 24 Seven Dance Convention. Jan. 4-6. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St Visit site for schedule and pricing info Register. 800-856-1678. email@example.com. 24sevendance.com.
Kids Events [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] 4th Annual Trulla Navideña. 5:30 p.m. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave. Live Music Provided by: Pedro Núñez y su conjunto. All children and parents are welcomed to join us as we continue this tradition and teach our children the richness of our music. Free. prfestival.com. 20 City january 2-8, 2013
[ SAT., JANUARY 5 ] Parent/Child Workshop with Christine Fendley. 3-4 p.m. Park Avenue Dance Company, 15 Vick Park B Ages 2-5. $20 per parent and one child, $10 per additional child, register. 461-2766. firstname.lastname@example.org. parkavenuedancecompany.org. Wildlife Defenders Wildlife Education Program. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in admission: $11$13. 271-1880. rmsc.org. [ MON., JANUARY 7 ] Teen Writing Group. 5-6:30 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd Grades 7-12. Register. 359-7092. [ TUE., JANUARY 8 ] Gates Graphic Novel Group. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Gates Public
[ MON., JANUARY 7 ] Community Supported Agriculture. 7 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs) are a growing trend among people who want to eat healthy and local. In a CSA, a grower is provided a market through prepaid sales that help finance the farm’s early season operations. In return, the consumer shares in the farm’s harvest. Bill and Debbie Wickham from Wickham Farms will provide an overview of the CSA trend, why it benefits both farms and consumers, and their experience with the CSA program at Wickham Farms Free. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Opera Guild Lecture Series. 7-9 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Telling Tales (Art Axelrod) to Wagner’s Parsifal (Peter Dundas). 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org.
Literary Events [ WED., JANUARY 2 ] NXT Chapter Book Group. 7-8 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St. For the January meeting of the NXT Chapter Book Group we will be reading River God by Wilbur Smith. Feel free to bring suggestions for future reads. Coffee will be provided. Ages 20ish - 30ish Free. 3941381. woodlibrary.org. Plüb Book Club: Kafka in the New Year. 8:30 p.m. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. Meet up with some of our friends at Open Letter Press for an informal discussion of Franz Kafka’s AMERIKA (whichever translation you want--actually, I hope we have different people read different translations). Read the book and show up Free. wab.org. Pure Kona Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. Local poets gather to read their latest works Free. 319-5999. acanthuscafe.com. [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] First Fridays/Wide Open Mic. first Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Rochester’s longest running open mic welcomes poets, performers, and writers of all kinds. wab.org. [ SUN., JANUARY 6 ] History Book Club: “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement” By Sally G. McMillen. 2 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop,
45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ MON., JANUARY 7 ] Ideas and Authors: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. 7-8:30 p.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. Moving Beyond Racism Book Group. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. “How To Be Black” by Baratunde Thurston. Everyone is welcome whether or not you have read the book Free. 2888644. email@example.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 8 ] Genesee Reading Series: Anne Panning and James Whorton. 7:30 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Hosted by Wanda Schubmehl. $3-$6. wab.org. Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com. Unitarian Universalist Book Club: “In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time” By Peter Lovenheim. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ WED., JANUARY 9 ] Women Who Love to Read: “Mudbound” By Hillary Jordan. 7 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Recreation [ WED., JANUARY 2 ] Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Sundays Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Trails open Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Open Ice Skating. ongoing. Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink. Daily 12-1:30 p.m., 1:50-3:20 p.m. Adults Only daily 3:40-5:10 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m. (Fri-Sat til 8:50 p.m.). 428-7541. cityofrochster. gov/skating. Skiing and Snowboarding. Mondays-Sundays Bristol Mountain Resort, 5662 New York 64 Through Mar 10. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-10 p.m Lift tickets begin at $45. 3746000. firstname.lastname@example.org. bristolmountain.com. [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] Winter Warrior Training Program. Tuesdays, Saturdays Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Brighton, 2210 Monroe Ave. Fridays at 6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Ridgeway, 2522 Ridgeway Ave., Saturdays at 8 a.m. (locations change each week). $10. 697-3338. training@ fleetfeetrochester.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 5 ] GVHC Hike. noon. I-390 exit 11 park & ride lot, moderate/
ART EVENT | Weaving & Fiber Arts Center Open House
Whenever I purchase an overpriced sweater, I lament the fact that I’m not crafty enough to make one myself. Change your dependence on boutiques and department stores by attending the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center’s Open House. On Saturday, January 5, the Center will host a free event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. View garments, scarves, and accessories made by students and teachers, and get the details about how they were made. While there, watch a variety of demonstrations, such as loom weaving, tapestry weaving, and drop-spindle spinning. If you’re interested in other topics, like crochet, knitting, felting, dyeing, surface design, or tassel making, you can talk to teachers at the center about the classes offered in these arenas as well. The Weaving and Fiber Arts Center is a non-profit outreach of the Weavers’ Guild of Rochester, inc. The open house will be held at Piano Works Mall, Studio 1940, 349 W. Commercial St., East Rochester. For more information, call 377-2955 or visit weaversguildofrochester.org. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON hilly 5 mile hike in Genesee County Park. $3 carpool. 671-6359. gvhchikes.org 1 p.m. Empire Blvd lot next to Macgregors, leisurely/moderate 3.4 mile hike Morin Park. 3195794. gvhchikes.org. Owl Prowl. 7 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor introduction to the greathorned owl and other New York State owls. Then we will venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. Dress for the weather. Free. 947-6143. email@example.com. ny.us. facebook.com/ sterlingnaturecenter. [ SUN., JANUARY 6 ] GVHC Hike. 10 a.m. Ellison Park, Blossom Rd, by Hazelwood Lodge, moderate 5 mile hike. 544-3387. gvhchikes.org. Rochester Birding Trip: Avon Area Fields & Farms. 2:30 p.m. Meet at Tops Plaza in Avon, Rtes 5 & 20 582-2349. [ WED., JANUARY 9 ] Senior Snowshoe Sojourn. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 3746160. rmsc.org 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Easy Pace. $3, $10/family requested donation, free to members. 374-6160. rmsc.org.
Special Events [ WED., JANUARY 2 ] Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub,
187 Saint Paul St Free. 7305030. scotlandyardpub.com. Highland Park Winter Farmers Market. 3 p.m Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave Free. highlandwintermarket.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. [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] CB’s Brewing Company “UnCaged” Tour 2013. Jan. 4. In celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of their flag ship beer Caged Alpha Monkey, CB’s Brewing Company is launching an “Uncaged” Tour 2013. Tour Schedule January 4, 5:30 p.m. Flaherty’s - Honeoye Falls 6:30 p.m. Jeffrey’s Bar - Henrietta 7:30 p.m. Mickey Finn’s – Victor 8:30 p.m. The Cottage Hotel - Mendon January 5, 2013 5:30 p.m. Nietzsche’s - Buffalo 6:30 p.m. D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub – Buffalo 7:30 p.m. Papa Jake’sBuffalo 8:30 p.m. Alternative Brews - Buffalo January 11, 2013 5:30 p.m. Sticky Lips Henrietta 6:30 p.m. Dinosaur BBQ - Rochester 7:30 p.m. Nathaniel’s - Rochester 8:30 p.m. The Tap & MalletRochester. 624-4386. Winter’s Warmth. 5 p.m. Cat Clay, 1115 E. Main Street, Suite 225 A homegrown soup benefit for Healthy Sisters’ Soup &
instructors, and view samples of pieces you can make in our January through April classes Free. 377-2955. weaversguildofrochester.org. Wildlife Friends-y. 2 p.m. Macedon American Legion. Participants will meet to make wildlife feeders, especially for birds. Free, register. 4744116. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DANCE EVENT | 24SEVEN Dance Convention
The popularity of TV shows like “Dance Moms” and “Glee” have brought dancing lessons back in the public eye. If your son or daughter, grandchild, or niece or nephew has been bitten by the dancing bug, the 24SEVEN Dance Convention is an opportunity for them to showcase their talent and receive constructive feedback. The convention will include three days of classes and competition, running Friday, January 4, through Sunday, January 6. For those who cannot commit to the whole weekend, there is a one-day workshop option. (Note, however, that dancers who choose this option cannot participate in the competition.) The event features a teaching faculty with experience with the Los Angeles Ballet, Julliard, The Broadway Dance Center, The New York/Seoul International Dance Festival, and more. The goal is to provide young dancers with a diverse, wellrounded experience. Performance divisions include jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, and improvisation. For those dance aficionados who aren’t so light on their feet, there is also an observer pass option for the entire weekend for $40. Admission to the 24 SEVEN Competition and Closing Show is free. The convention will take place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. Dancer and teacher registration fees range from $95 to $325, and dancers must be registered with a specific studio to participate. For more information and to register, visit 24sevendance.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON Bean Works. Guests buy one of 60 bowls made by Rochester’s talented potters for $20, and get to enjoy a warm supper featuring Healthy Sisters’ soups. A participant of Healthy Sisters will be on-hand to share the story of this great program, which helps women re-enter the workforce. 100% of all proceeds are donated to Healthy Sisters $20 for handmade bowl and dinner. 414-5643. catclay@ earthlink.net. catclay.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 5 ] 2012–2013 Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Kickoff. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastman Kodak’s Theater on the Ridge, 200 Ridge Road West. 9–9:45 a.m.: Team registration and refreshments . 10–10:30 a.m.: Regional news and welcome . 10:30–11:30 a.m.: National broadcast with FIRST Founder Dean Kamen . 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Demonstration on model playing field. usfirst.org. 4th Annual Trulla Navideña. 7 p.m. Flat Iron Cafe, 561 State St. Live Music Provided by:
Pedro Núñez y su conjunto. Free. prfestival.com. Big Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 127 Railroad St. Art, books, clothes, handmade soap, zines, more facebook.com/ smugtownmushrooms. Pamper Yourself, Pamper Your Health. 9 a.m. Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee St Guest speaker Cheryl A. Michella womeninthistogether@yahoo. com. Russian Christmas Celebration. Jan. 5-6. Standing Stone Vineyards, 9934 Route 414, Hector. 607-582-6051. Weaving & Fiber Arts Center Open House. 1-4 p.m. Weaving & Fiber Arts Center, Piano Works Mall, Studio 1940, 349 West Commercial St At this event, students and teachers will be wearing garments, scarfs and accessories they have made. The open house will also feature fiber artists demonstrating loom weaving, tapestry weaving and drop-spindle spinning. You can ask questions about their creations, watch demonstrations, meet
[ SUN., JANUARY 6 ] Downton Abbey Tea Party. 12-2 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St. Watch an episode of this elegant television series from season two while sipping tea, enjoying scones, and answering trivia to win a prizes. Feel free to dress in the style of the show, as one of your favorite characters, or just as yourself. Ages 18+. Free, register. 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Three Kings Day/Día de los Tres Reyes. 6 p.m. VFW Hall, 3 Elm St., Mt. Morris. Featuring the food and customs of this Hispanic Christmas tradition, as it is found in Puerto Rico and Mexico. A Mass in Spanish will precede the event at St. Patrick’s Church at 5 p.m., 46 Stanley St., Mt. Morris Free, donations accepted. 2436785. livingstonarts.org. [ MON., JANUARY 7 ] Graduate Study Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bausch & Lomb Center, RIT campus. Register. 866-260-3950. rit. edu/grad. [ TUE., JANUARY 8 ] East Side Winter Market. 3-6 p.m 2555 Baird Rd, Penfield. 348-9022. mbartolotta001@ rochester.rr.com. Rohrbach’s Food & Beer Pairing. second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. Rohrbach’s Brewpub, 3859 Buffalo Rd $30, register. 594-9800. rohrbachs.com/ Rohrbachs-Brewpub.html. [ WED., JANUARY 9 ] Get Totally Plugged In. 5:30 p.m. Strathallan, 550 East Ave Join members of the American Marketing Association (AMA) of Rochester for a night of networking. Free for AMA members, $10 for nonmembers. 461-5010. amarochester.org. Nerd Nite. 7 p.m. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yetinformative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. Fun, right? As nerds and non-nerds like to say, Nerd Nite Is Like the Discovery Channel™…with Wine & Beer!. Donation of $5 to a charity that switches each month. 262-2336. facebook. com/NerdNiteRochester.
Sports [ FRI., JANUARY 4 ] Monster Jam Thunder Nationals. Jan. 4-6. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square Fri 7:30 p.m. Sat 7:30 p.m. with a pit party 46:15 p.m., and Sun 2 p.m. with a pit party 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m $10-$40. 800-7453000. ticketmaster.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 8 ] Veterans and Military Appreciation Hockey Night. 7 p.m. Sports Center at MCC, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd All proceeds from the gate will be donated to the CDS Monarch’s Warrior Salute Program. The Nazareth Golden Flyers Men’s Hockey Team will take on Cortland. $5, free to military and veterans. 3895017. email@example.com. [ WED., JANUARY 9 ] Rochester Americans v Syracuse Crunch. 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $15-$20. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Theater “12 Angry Men.” Wed., Jan. 9. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Jan 19. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Special preview Jan 9, $5 at door for ages 25 and under. $5-$12. 234-1254. muccc.org. John Borek presents “War Terrier” A Jingoistic Fantasy by Spencer Christiano. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave $6 suggested, pay-what-you-will. 244-0960. muccc.org. “Motherhood: The Musical.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Fri 8 p.m., Sat 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $26-$39. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “Next to Normal.” Through Jan. 16. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Feb 10. Previews Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. (open captioned performance). Opening Sat 8 p.m. Performances Sun 2 & 7 p.m., Tue 6 p.m., Wed Jan 16 7:30 p.m Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
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LITERATURE | Plüb Book Club: Kafka’s “Amerika”
It’s a brand new year, and you know what that means: time to challenge ourselves to adhere to a little more discipline in our attempts to cultivate a better self. I know, it’s a process. But we’re here to help! If you already enjoy reading, refine your tastes by joining Writers & Books’ Plüb Book Club, where you can meet with other bibliophiles from the community and from the University of Rochester’s literary publishing house, Open Letter Press. OLP publishes 12 books each year, connecting readers with great international authors and their works. Learn more at openletterbooks.org. On Wednesday, January 2, 8:30 p.m., meet at the Tap & Mallet (381 Gregory St.) for an informal discussion of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika.” Read whichever translation you’d like, and show up to discuss with the group. This event is free to attend; for more information, call 473-2590, or visit wab.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Culinary Center, 800 South Main St Keep your New Year’s resolutions with Chef Jeff’s tips, tricks and recipes. Each class has a different theme and a sample of the menu demonstrated will be served $10 per class. 394-7070. nywcc.com. The Alternative Book with Martha Schermerhorn. Jan. 5. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. $10 each workshop. 325-2030. centerathighfalls.org. Effective Black Parenting Workshops. 9 a.m.-noon. Carter Street Community Center, 500 Carter St This free, 15-session series uses the Effective Black Parenting(tm) curriculum and is based on an AfricanAmerican orientation to parenting. Free, register. 4286360. SoulSweat with Emily Horowitz. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Park Avenue Dance Company, 15 Vick Park B Free, register. 461-2766. email@example.com. parkavenuedancecompany.org. [ MON., JANUARY 7 ] Family Development Class: “What Do You Want for Your Child?” 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children of all ages. Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ TUE., JANUARY 8 ] African World History Class. 7:30-9 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. The African World History class provides an ongoing experience
of the contributions and achievements Africans and African-Americans have made throughout history. The class uses the historical experiences of African peoples to highlight the cultural values we share. Stay tuned and check the Baobab website for further details $5 donation requested per session. baobab.center@ yahoo.com. thebaobab.org. Altered Books with Martha Schermerhorn, two-part class. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Transform a book into a work of art! Books will be provided; you may bring your own photos, fabric or other embellishments to add. Free, register. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Family Development Class: “I Can’t Decide.” 12:302:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of toddlers to teens. Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Workshop: Facing Race, Embracing Equity Initiative. 6-9 p.m. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave Registration and networking start at 5:30 p.m. To learn more about this program and the initiative, visit www.faceraceroc.org Free, register. 341-4346. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Django Unchained” (R), directed by Quentin Tarantino Now playing
For reasons I have never fully comprehended, most of the critics, at least judging by the exclamation points in the advertisements, treat Quentin Tarantino like the second coming of Orson Welles, showering him with praise and adorning his films with all the usual awards. Although I have seen just about all of his movies, none of them lives up to the extravagant hype that always precedes them.
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As director and/or screenwriter, his work, from “Reservoir Dogs” to “Grindhouse,” from “Pulp Fiction” to “Kill Bill,” from “True Romance” to “Natural Born Killers,” displays numerous self-conscious allusions to other movies, a juvenile fascination with shock and violence, a self-protective tendency to parody, a grotesque brand of humor, and a weird combination of narcissism and nihilism. In short, he likes to splash the screen with fountains of blood, and then invite the audience to laugh at it. Though smoother and slicker than much of his previous work, his newest film, “Django Unchained,” exhibits many of the familiar Tarantino elements. A kind of homage to the spaghetti Westerns of some decades ago, whether intentionally or not, the film includes numerous anachronisms and inaccuracies that suggest a foreigner’s shaky knowledge of the American past. It also depends upon the crude, exaggerated, and insensitive approach to brutality that so delights the director.
Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained.” PHOTO COURTESY THE WEINSTEIN CO.
ATTENTION FILM FANS
The film’s essentially simple plot begins in Texas in 1858, when a somewhat comical, eloquent dentist-turned-bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), accosts a couple of slave traders with an offer to buy one of their charges, Django (Jamie Foxx), whom he needs to identify a particular quarry. After a couple of shootings, accompanied by the smooth talking Schultz’s justifications — he calmly kills a sheriff, for example, then explains to the vengeful townspeople that the man was actually wanted for murder — he trains Django in his profession. In the face of hatred and bigotry — the populace cannot accept a black man on horseback — he and Django become friends as well as partners and together proceed to conduct a profitable business in legalized murder. Django’s quest for his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), separated from him by slave owners, leads the pair to Mississippi and Candieland, the splendid mansion of the wealthy slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where the script reaches a grand climax that mixes the violent with the mawkish. Typically, the director paints himself into a corner and seems not to know how to end his movie, so he simply keeps piling on incidents and repeating himself, very like his methods in “Inglourious Basterds,” which means the picture runs for nearly three hours. The strange notion of a Western set in antebellum Mississippi creates a number of odd problems, like showing all the white Southern workers dressed like cowboys and
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Better on the boards [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
“Les Miserables” (PG-13), directed by Tom Hooper Now playing
sporting the six-guns of a later era and a different place. At the same time, it allows the director to show both the extravagance of the wealthy plantation owners and the inhumanity of slavery. He exploits his love of sadistic violence in the brutal treatment of various slaves, including a particularly horrible sequence of two muscular black men fighting viciously until one finishes off his opponent with a hammer: echt Tarantino. Although he occupies the title role, Jamie Foxx barely changes expression throughout the movie, maintaining a grim passivity; he sits on his horse like a real cowboy, recalling that great Hollywood era when every actor learned to ride in order to play in Westerns. His underacting at least counters the baroque exaggeration of Leonardo DiCaprio, who employs a repeated series of gestures, accompanied by a smug grin, to establish the slick wickedness of Calvin Candie. As in “Inglourious Basterds,” Christoph Waltz holds the movie together, practically with his bare hands. His precise and ironic diction, flavored with a slight German accent, his droll character — he travels in a small coach with a gigantic molar on the roof — contrast nicely with the surprising abruptness of his quick draw and efficient dispatching of his quarry; he also demonstrates a certain necessary coldbloodedness, perhaps left over from his Nazi officer in the previous film. Unfortunately, after three hours, the character and the performance grow almost as tiresome as the rest of the movie.
Since its English-language debut in London’s West End in 1985, “Les Misérables” has gone on to be the world’s longest-running musical, seen by more than 60 million people, in 42 countries, performed in 21 different languages, and winner of nearly 100 awards internationally. A film adaptation of the show was always a given, though it’s been a long time coming. It also happens to be my father’s favorite musical, and thus as a child I was dragged to see it every time a touring production came through Rochester. The music has been in my consciousness since well before I had any concept of what the show’s “lovely ladies” were actually singing about, and because of this, I count myself among the musicals many admirers. So it’s all the more disheartening to report that the big-screen adaptation is as disappointing as it is. Based upon the 19th century novel by Victor Hugo, the musical tells the epic redemption story of prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), jailed for stealing a loaf of bread in order to feed his starving family. As the story begins, he is being released
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in “Les Miserables.” PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSAL PICTURES
from prison after 19 years. Rather than face being identified as a convict for the rest of his life, Valjean breaks parole and flees to start a new life for himself. His chief captor, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), believing that men can never change, vows to track down Valjean no matter what it takes. Adopting a new identity, Valjean grows into a wealthy factory owner. When a decision on his part inadvertently results in the dismissal of a young worker, Fantine (Anne Hathaway), forcing her into prostitution to get by, he promises the dying woman that he will care for her young daughter, Cosette, who is in the custody of the cruel and greedy Thénardiers (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter). From there, the story jumps in time to when Cosette has grown into a young woman (played by Amanda Seyfried) who falls in love with Marius (Eddie Redmayne, “My Week With Marilyn”), a student revolutionary caught up in the June Rebellion of 1832. Of course, there’s also a love triangle, with Eponine (stage veteran Samantha Barks), the daughter of Cosette’s former caretakers, making up the third side. The story is immense, overwrought, melodramatic, and manipulative, but in the best way possible. The downfall of the film in that director Tom Hooper isn’t content to let the story speak for itself. He’s got to gussy up the film with ostentatious direction: rapid-fire editing, soaring cameras, extreme close-ups, wide-angle lenses, and the ever-present shaky cam. He clearly intends for the camera work to draw in the audience, but instead it serves as a distraction, constantly calling attention to itself. Hooper is apparently also staunchly against the use of establishing shots, always dropping us into the middle of a room with no sense of the surrounding space. It gives the film a claustrophobic, closed-off feel despite its immense scale.
Much has been made of Hooper’s decision to have his actors sing live on set (as opposed to lip-syncing over a prerecorded vocal track) and, other than allowing the performers to sob, gasp, and cough their way through their lyrics, the technique doesn’t make the viewing experience feel much different. The performances are a mixed bag. No stranger to Broadway stages, Hugh Jackman handles his challenging role quite well, but Russell Crowe sounds as though he’s straining to reach each note and looks stiff and uncomfortable the entire time he’s on screen. Javert is a fascinating character, but one that the musical never fully explores, only giving hints about his backstory. Crowe’s oddly meek performance allows the character to recede even more into the background, and he never becomes the imposing presence he should be. The high point of the film is by far Anne Hathaway’s justly celebrated single-take rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream.” As good as Hathaway’s performance is, I admit that I still had to suppress a giggle when she paused her singing to offer up a few meek little coughs to indicate that she was indeed dying. The film wallows in the muck, dirt and grime, determined to provide a gritty realism that is at odds with the inherently theatrical story it’s telling. For all its darkness, this is a story very much grounded in the world of musical theater: people fall in love at a glance and sing passionately on their deathbeds. You can’t present this kind of material in a realistic way, or it feels false. A film like Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd,” another adaptation of a gritty and grimy musical, understood this and went to the opposite end of the spectrum, opting instead for super-stylized excess. Hooper’s efforts only served to convince me that “Les Misérables” is a story that could only work on the stage.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. Due to the holiday schedule film locations were not available before press time. Check online for updated times throughout the week. [ OPENING ] HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (R): Bill Murray plays FDR in this period drama about the love affair between the president and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley. With Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13): Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in this grueling drama, based on a true story, about a family separated and struggling to survive in the aftermath of the massive Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. PROMISED LAND (R): Gus Van Sant adds his voice to the fracking debate with this drama, written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, about a salesman hoping to convince a small rural town to let his company to drill for natural gas. Also starring Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Hal Holbrook. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (R): In yet another sequel to the 70’s horror classic, another
group of unsuspecting teenagers are preyed upon by Leatherface and his trusty chainsaw, but this time their limbs will seem to fly out of the screen. Starring no one you’ve ever heard of. [ CONTINUING ] ANNA KARENINA (PG-13): This opulent adaptation of the Tolstoy classic, from director Joe Wright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard, stars Keira Knightley as one of literature’s best-known adulteresses, married to Jude Law’s aristocrat but consumed by an affair with Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s dashing cavalry officer. ARGO (R): Director Ben Affleck co-stars with John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, and Kyle Chandler in the once-classified true tale of a CIA exfiltration expert who hatches a daring plan to free six Americans hiding at the home of the Canadian ambassador during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. DJANGO UNCHAINED (R): Quentin Tarantino’s latest exploitation extravaganza, this time starring Jamie Foxx as a former slave out to rescue his wife from the clutches of an evil plantation owner. Also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson.
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THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13): Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand play a mother and son taking a cross-country road trip together. Zany, Semitic hijinks ensue, likely concluded with a lesson about the importance of family. FLIGHT (PG-13): Robert Zemeckis’s first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is a drama with Don Cheadle, John Goodman, and Denzel Washington as an airline pilot who saves a flight from crashing, only to have the ensuing investigation into the equipment malfunction reveal something troubling. THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13): Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand play a mother and son taking a cross-country road trip together. Zany, Semitic hijinks ensue, likely concluded with a lesson about the importance of family. HITCHCOCK (R): Anthony Hopkins takes on the title role in this biopic that uses the filming of 1960’s “Psycho” as a backdrop for a love story between the Master of Suspense and wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). Costarring Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, and Jessica Biel. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13): The first
installment of Peter Jackson’s long-awaited adaptation of the “Lord of the Rings” prequel, chronicling Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle Earth. JACK REACHER (PG-13): Tom Cruise: action hero. Based on the popular series of novels by Lee Child, about one badass homicide investigator. LES MISÉRABLES (PG-13): The hugely popular, longrunning stage musical based on the Victor Hugo novel comes to the big screen courtesy of “King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Anne Hathaway. LIFE OF PI (PG): Ang Lee continues his unpredictable streak with an eye-popping adaptation of Yann Martel’s acclaimed novel, now a 3D adventure about a young man who survives a shipwreck and finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, an ailing zebra, and a Bengal tiger. LINCOLN (PG-13): Daniel Day-Lewis channels our 16th President for Steven Spielberg, focusing on the last few months of the Great Emancipator’s life, which includes the Union’s victory in the War Between The States and the abolition of slavery. Co-starring Tommy
Lee Jones, Jared Harris, and Sally Field. MONSTER’S INC. 3-D (G): Adventures in babysitting with lovable monsters Mike Wazowski and James “Sulley” Sullivan, now busting out into the third dimension in this Pixar re-release. THE OTHER SON (PG-13): This French drama from writerdirector Lorraine Levy tells the story of two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth. PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG): Grandparents Billy Crystal and Bette Midler look after their kids’ children. Hijinks ensue, likely concluded with a lesson about the importance of family. PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG-13): Gerard Butler stars in this romantic comedy as a former sports star who starts coaching his kid’s team as a way to get his life together. Horny soccer moms ensue. With Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Uma Thurman. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG): Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, and Isla Fisher provide some of the voices for this animated adventure about what happens when Jack Frost joins up with Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, and others to prevent an evil spirit from taking over the world.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R): Lovably unstable mental patients Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence fall for one another and learn to ballroom dance in this likely Oscar contender from David O. Russell. With Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Opens Tuesday, December 25. SKYFALL (PG-13): Bond 23 brings back Daniel Craig as 007, now directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and trying to prevent bad guy Javier Bardem from taking down Judi Dench’s M. With Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. THIS IS 40 (R): Judd Apatow’s sort-of follow-up to “Knocked Up,” this time focusing on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters and the joys and pains of married life. Also featuring Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, and Lena Dunham. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 (PG-13): Honestly, if you need a description, you’re not interested. WRECK-IT RALPH (PG): John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch provide a few of the voices in this animated comedy about a video-game bad guy who dreams of becoming a hero, even if it means upending the status quo at the arcade.
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Home for the Holidays in the 19th Ward 211 Inglewood Drive Located on the western bank of the Genesee River, the 19th Ward is rich in culture, history and heritage. This grand and diverse neighborhood is one of Rochester’s premier areas, where old houses are regarded as treasures. Great architecture, constant restorations, and the active and knowledgeable 19th Ward Community Association have made it one of the places to be for old house lovers. Residents have conducted successful annual home tours in the neighborhood and “Square Fairs” and parades in Aberdeen Park continue to draw attention to the district. The 19th Ward’s character comes largely from its impressive concentration of carefully built historic homes. One fine example of this residential architecture is 211 Inglewood Drive, which illustrates how an historic home can accommodate contemporary living while remaining true to the spirit of the original period. One enters this inviting house from a front porch, ideal for enjoyment of summer weather, to a tiled vestibule with a convenient coat closet. Continuing into the living room, the design concept is evident—clean lines, natural materials and finishes, and abundant texture. Minimal window treatments highlight the beautiful period windows and bookcases that flank a brick-front wood-burning fireplace. On the first floor, this charming residence also offers a remodeled private office/den off the living room. Quality of construction continues in the formal dining room to create an earthy, natural look that serves to blend indoors and outdoors
with the use of ample windows and interiors trimmed with gumwood. At the rear of the house, a door opens off the dining room to a spacious back room that overlooks a partially fenced yard set in generous natural surroundings. A step away from the dining room is a spacious light-filled kitchen with cabinetry and exposed brick that helps to create a very unique culinary space. The house itself provides a superb balance between entertaining and family accommodation. On the second floor, the house remains warmly inviting, cozy and practical. Beautiful hardwood floors grace the three bedrooms and the hallway, which contains a charming built-in linen closet. The bathroom features a wonderful tile floor and subway tiles on the walls. The finished attic, with a half bath, is perfect for use as a master suite or family playroom. A detached double garage with ample storage space completes the property. This charming residence on Inglewood Drive in the heart of the Sibley Tract is where simplicity and artistry harmonize in one affordable house. Unpretentious, informal and designed for comfortable family living, this home is functional and inviting. 211 Inglewood Drive is listed at $94,900. For more information visit rochestercityliving.com/ property/R197059 or contact Kimberly Jenkins at Nothnagle Realtors at 585-349-6028. by Skye Bird Skye is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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6721 Lakehouse Associates LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy.of State of NY (SSNY) on December 12, 2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3055 BrightonHenrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, New York 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
113 JZ, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Zisouski, 53 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes.
[ LEGAL NOTICE ] Name of limited liability company: Sterilizer Technical Specialists East LLC (“LLC”). The fictitious name under which the LLC will do business in New York is: STS East LLC. Date Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) November 19, 2012. LLC organized in Delaware on November 9, 2012. NY county location: Monroe. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1777 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, New York 14623. Address required to be maintained in jurisdiction of organization or if not required, principal office of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Suite C, Dover, Delaware 19904. Copy of formation document on file with: the Secretary of State of Delaware, P.O. Box 898, Dover, Delaware 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of formation of a limited liability company (LLC). Name: SUKHENKO DESIGN, LLC. Article of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on December 20, 2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1013 Hard Rock Road, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SBG Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/19/12. Off. loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to: 15 Sunleaf Drive, Penfield, NY. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] 1634 BHTL LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/6/12. 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, Attn: Bruce Coleman, P.O. Box 10608, Rochester, NY 14692. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 56 JZ, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Zisouski, 53 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 60-62 JZ, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Zisouski, 53 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of limited liability company. Beat the Wave, LLC (LLC) were filed with the Department of State on November 9, 2012. Monroe County is the county within which it will have its office; its principal business address is 103 River Street, Rochester, New York 14612. Its purpose is to serve, or provide services to foreign parents and their high school and college age students who attend educational institutions in the United States within the metropolitan area of Rochester, New York. The LLC has designated the Secretary of State of New York as its agent upon whom
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process against the LLC may be served. 103 River Street, Rochester, New York 14612 is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC [ NOTICE ] Chi Soo Design LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/26/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 72 Knollwood Dr, Roch, NY 14618. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] First Residential Properties, LLC has filed Art. Of Org. with the Sec’y of State on 11/1/12. 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 Village Landing #192, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] JAS PRO PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/7/12. 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, 57 James Moore Circle, Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] KIWI TANGOS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/11/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NICHOLAS CHARLES NY HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/7/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Bordner Enterprises
LLC. Art. of Org. filed by Sect’y of State (SSNY) on 11/19/2012. LocationMonroe County. The SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY may mail any process to LLC: 4045 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 9 MECHANIC STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 95 Allens Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14618. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Evans & Fox LLP at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BP Villa Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/12. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Robert Marshall, 150 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, also the Registered Agent. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1310 WALL ROAD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 860 Shoemaker Rd., Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 225 EAST MAIN STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 95 Allens Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14618. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Evans & Fox LLP at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 3385 MAIN STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 95 Allens Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14618. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Evans & Fox LLP at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 749 Rutgers, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Off. loc.: 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 AJ COSTELLO GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: One Airport Way, Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ashley Family Farm, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/30/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 700 Powers Bldg., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]
Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities.
LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Off. loc.: 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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Notice of Formation of Button Lofts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of formation of domestic professional service limited liability company (PLLC) Name: RICHARDSON ARCHITECTURE, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/12. Office location: Monroe County. Principal Office of PLLC: 597 Shady Glen Circle, Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which PLLCs may be formed under the New York PLLC Law.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Clemente Greece Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of COSTELLO ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: One Airport Way, Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14624. 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 Aus & Ang Snead LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/16/12. 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 116 Polaris St. Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity
Notice of formation of DAVE JACKZON PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/2012. 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, 115 Briar Wood Lane, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREENDYKE FINE ART, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/07/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 110-C Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Peter M. Greendyke at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kingsland, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: TACS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 22, 2012. 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: 728 East Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: GORGEVIEW PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on October 29, 2012. 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: Steven E. Cuthbert, 124 Gorsdline Street, Rochester, New York 14613. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: TRANQUIL HEART WELLNESS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 6, 2012 and a Certificate of Correction filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 29, 2012. 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: 70 St. Andrews Boulevard, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Loren H. Kroll, LLC. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MAMASAN’S MT. HOPE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/30/12. Off. loc.: 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 Le-Thi-Be Walters, 2800 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Monroe Managing Member, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mr. Mark Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the
Legal Ads principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Owen Webster Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Queued LLC. Art. of Org. filed SSNY on 9/27/12. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to LLC: 190 Presque St. Rochester, NY 14609 Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROCHESTER MANAGING MEMBER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark S. Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rose Dream Homes LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Robert G. Lamb, Jr., Esq., 1 East Main St., 510 Wilder Bldg., Bldg. 1, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SO ROCHESTER INVESTORS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark S. Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SOLEADO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 363 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 292 Fair Oaks Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of STAY & PLAY DOG HOTEL & DAYPLAY LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/08/12. 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, 983 John Leo Dr. Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Dog Care [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of T&M PROPERTIES OF NEW YORK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/07/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1452 Martensia Rd., Farmington, NY 14225. 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. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Timothy DeLucia, 1452 Martensia Rd., Farmington, NY 14225. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Thruway Park Drive Mini Storage LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 648 Gallup Road, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of VASALOS HOLDING CO. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/12. 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, 1239 Lake Point Dr., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Vista Golf Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Off. loc.: 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 Vista Golf, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Off. loc.: 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 Qual. of Equator Holdings LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/1/12. Office loc.: Monroe County. LLC org. in MA 12/14/11. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to PO Box 2324, Nantucket, MA 02584. MA off. addr.: 69 Fairgrounds Rd., Nantucket, MA 02554. Cert. of Org. on file: Sec. of the Commonwealth, 1 Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108. Purp.: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of DYNAMAX IMAGING, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/24/12. Princ. office of LLC: 37 Coach Side Ln., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gregory J. Mascitti, Esq., c/o LeClairRyan, 70 Linden Oaks, Ste. 210, Rochester, NY 14625, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org.
filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Simplifile LC. Fictitious name: Simplifile E-Recording LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Utah (UT) on 6/26/02. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4844 North 300 West, Ste. 202, Provo, UT 84604, also the principal office address and the address to be maintained in UT. Arts of Org. filed with the UT Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, 160 East 300 South, P.O. Box 146705, Salt Lake City, UT 841146705. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of TOP25 - 500 CENTER PLACE DRIVE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/10/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 12/4/12. 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 True Wireless, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/8/12. NYS fictitious name: True Wireless, LLC of Texas. Office location: Ontario County. Princ. bus. addr.: 3124 Brother Blvd., #104, Bartlett, TN 38133. LLC formed in TX on 7/8/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc. (NRAI), 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon
whom process may be served. TX addr. of LLC: c/o NRAI, 1021 Main St., Ste. 1150, Houston, TX 77002. Cert. of Org. filed with TX Sec. of State, P.O. Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is “SRT Palisades Properties LLC”. The date of filing of The Articles of Organization with the Department of State was December 19, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as the Agent of the Company upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her to 626 Beach Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612. The business purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for
which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under the laws of the State of New York. [ NOTICE ] TINY HOPES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/19/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] TWIN CAPITAL PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Dawn Siciliano, 436 Bartell Ln., Webster, NY 14680. General Purposes.
[ NOTICE ] VNotice of Formation of Jefferson Road DOT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/28/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Custom Promo LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on November 30, 2012. 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 2340 Brighton Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623. The purpose of the Company is any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: FLOUR MAGAZINE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O FLOUR MAGAZINE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of 216 MAGNOLIA, LLC. Articles o f Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/2012. Office location: Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 15 Grace Marie Drive, Webster, NY
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FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE
IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS PURSUANT TO TITLE 4 OF PART E OF ARTICLE IX OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.
LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF JULY 1, 2012 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 12, 2012, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk a list of parcels of property on which the City of Rochester holds a lien for taxes, assessments, fees or other charges which is at least one year old and which the City of Rochester intends to foreclose by an action in rem pursuant to Title 4 of Part E of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Rochester. A copy of that list was published on December 12, 2012. The foreclosure list contains as to each such parcel: 1. The tax account number and address; 2. The name of the last known owner; 3. The amount of each tax lien, except for a $155.00 charge which has been added to each tax lien pursuant to Section 9-123(A)(3)of the City Charter but which is not reflected on the printed list. All persons having an interest in the real property described in the foreclosure list are hereby notified that the filing of the list constitutes the commencement by the City of Rochester of an action in the Supreme Court, Monroe County, to foreclose the tax liens therein described by an action in rem and that the list constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by the City of Rochester against each parcel of land therein described to enforce the satisfaction of such tax liens. This action is brought against the real property only. No personal judgment will be entered in this action for the delinquent taxes, assessments, fees or other charges.
A copy of the foreclosure list has been filed in the office of the City Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including February 19, 2013, which is the redemption deadline date. Any person may on or before that date redeem any parcel on the foreclosure list by paying to the City Treasurer the amount of all delinquent taxes, assessments, fees and other charges stated on the foreclosure list, plus the $155.00 charge referred to above, plus accrued interest and late payment charges. Any person having any interest in any parcel on the foreclosure list may, at any time up to the redemption deadline date, serve a verified notice of interest or an answer upon the Corporation Counsel setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest or any defense or objection to the foreclosure. The notice of interest or answer must also be filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk. Where a valid notice of interest is served, the parcel will be held for a foreclosure auction pursuant to Section 9-143 of the City Charter. Any person who fails to redeem or to serve a notice of interest or an answer by the redemption deadline date shall be barred thereafter from asserting his interest in the pending foreclosure action, and judgment in foreclosure may be granted without regard for, and in extinguishment of, the interest of any such person.
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Legal Ads > page 29 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION 16531655 E. MAIN, LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/14/2012. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LEGAL COUNSEL, C/O Applied Image Inc., 1653 E. MAIN ST., ROCHESTER, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION CROSBY ABSTRACTING SERVICES, LLC ] NOTICE OF FORMATION Crosby Abstracting Services, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/14/12. 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 the Company, 14 Red Lion Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 36 JEFF, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 36 Jeff, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 5/8/2008. 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 PO Box 25454, Rochester, NY 14623. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of Bratton Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with
the New York Secretary of State on November 5, 2012. 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 67 North Avenue, Webster, New York 14580. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] J.J. Bell Constructors, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 26, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 200 Buell Road, 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 200 Buell Road, Suite A-8, Rochester, New York 14624. The purpose of the LLC is to engage
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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 ] Ramar Stair & Railing, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 13, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 432 Portland Avenue, 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 432 Portland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14605. 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 PITWEB CMM, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is PITWEB CMM, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 11/13/2012. 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 7 Mount Eagle Drive, Penfield, NY 14526. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Greater Rochester Breast Surgery, PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 2, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 2235 South Clinton Avenue 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 2235 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of medicine and the providing of medical services.
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[ NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF SALE ] Index No. 2011-10591 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Family First of NY Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, Estate of Georgea A. Black, a/k/a Georgea Black, Nadine Black, as Executrix; People of the State of New York; United States of America; Nadine Black, Individually, Defendants .Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 12, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, HEREBY POSTPONES THE SALE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR December 21, 2012 to January 7, 2013. I will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 305 Pearson Lane; Tax Account No. 059.07-1-21, described in Deed recorded in Liber 10044 of Deeds, page 501; lot size 80 x 150. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $6876.80 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2012 Aaron Sperano, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-1749 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Gregory A. Taggart; Linda A. Taggart; Board
of Directors of Hickory Ridge Homeowners Association; Seth Taggart, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 10, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Perinton, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 138 Selborne Chase, Fairport, NY 14450, Tax Account No. 179.081-49, described in Deed recorded in Liber 9479 of Deeds, page 48; lot size 80 x 154. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $154,066.70 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest DATED: December 2012 Mark M. Greisberger, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-2588 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Thomas A. Randazzo; Capital One Bank USA NA; Midland Funding LLC, doing business in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe” Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 6, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in
the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 318 Wolcott Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.09-4-48, described in Deed recorded in Liber 6716 of Deeds, page 283; lot size .12 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $15,421.65 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2012 Victoria M. Lagoe, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 3245767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-6323 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Eastman Savings and Loan Association, Plaintiff, vs. Kenneth R. Drayton; Mary Lou Drayton, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 7, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Hamlin, County of Monroe and State of New York,
known as 59 Ketchum Road, Hamlin, NY 14464, Tax Account No. 014.02-1-16, described in Deed recorded in Liber 5070 of Deeds, page 71; lot size 1.20 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $113,589.45 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2012 Gary Muldoon, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff, against Traycie L. Calhoun, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 9/7/2012 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at Monroe County Office Bldg, at W. Main Street, Rochester, State of New York on 01/15/2013 at 10:00AM, premises known as 127 Perinton Street, Rochester, NY 14615-3141 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, SECTION: 090.30, BLOCK: 1, LOT: 41. Approximate amount of judgment $90,975.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 13297/2010. Kristine Demo Vazquez, Esq., Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff, 53 Gibson Street, Bayshore, NY 11706 Dated: November 16, 2012 1002418 12/12, 12/19, 12/26, 01/02/2013
Fun [ news of the weird ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
Jason Schall, 38, who has retired as a financial planner and now devotes his energy to fishing, had a spectacular week in September when he won a catch-and-release tournament in Charleston, S.C., came within 1 1/2 inches of a world record on another catch, and was notified of recently setting two Nevada state records for largest fish caught. Schall’s coup de grace, he told the Charleston Post and Courier, came a few days later when he caught a redfish while sitting on his living room sofa in Daniel Island, S.C., watching a Clemson football game with a pal. He had run a line with bait through a crack in the door, through his yard into the lake behind his home.
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found recently in tests that 10thgrade students who play video games (especially shooting and sports games) regularly score just as high in robotic surgery dexterity as resident doctors. The lead researcher said that surgery simulations (for example, suturing) have built-in unpredictability, for training purposes, but since complex video games are laden with unpredictability, players logging at least two hours a day with the joystick in fact may even slightly outperform the residents.
— How Drunk Do You Have to Be? (1) College student Courtney Malloy, 22, was rescued in November after getting stuck at about 1 a.m. trying to cut between two buildings in Providence, R.I.
The space between City Sports and FedEx Kinko’s was 8 to 9 inches, said firefighters, who found Malloy horizontal and about 2 feet off the ground and “unable” to explain how she got there. (2) Leslie Newton, 68, was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol officers near St. Augustine in December while driving erratically. He also had a portion of a traffic sign embedded in his skull after colliding with it. (In both cases, officers said they believed the victims to be intoxicated.) — Helen Springthorpe, 58, with only three months on the job as the bell-ringer at St. Nicholas Church in Bathampton, England, was knocked unconscious in November when she became entangled in the bells’ ropes and was jerked too-and-fro around the belfry, her head smashing against a wall. Fire and ambulance crews eventually lowered her about 20 feet to the ground.
Homeless man Darren Kersey, 28, was jailed overnight in November in Sarasota, Fla., after being busted for charging his cellphone at an outlet at a public picnic shelter in the city’s Gillespie Park. The police report noted that “(T)heft of city utilities will not be tolerated ....” However, for owners of electric cars (less likely to be homeless!), the city runs several absolutely free charging stations, including one at city hall. The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the city for years of being aggressively inhospitable toward the city’s homeless. (Kersey was released the next day when a judge ruled the arrest improper.)
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someone who is perfect for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An aggressive approach to love and relationships will pay off and lead to an unusual turn of events that will alter the way you’ve been living. You have lots to gain emotionally and financially if you make a commitment. Make sure you and your partner’s motives are honorable. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be witty and playful attracting all sorts of interest if you get out and mingle with people who share your concerns and interests. Let your intuition guide you, and you will choose the partner best suited to you. A
serious question will arise that can lead to wedding bells. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your desire and need for change and a little added excitement will cause confusion for you and someone who is looking to partner with you. Take a breather, a short trip or whatever is required to discover what your true desires are regarding love, marriage and monogamy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Attend events, lectures or parties that are geared toward people who share your interests, activities or lifestyle, and you will begin the year with a host of potential partners to get to know better.
Develop friendships and you will find a lifelong partner to share your future with. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a trip or do something unusual. A romantic adventure or experience can change the way you press forward with regard to love. Finding someone special is likely, but before moving forward, find out if the object of your desires is involved with someone else. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Old familiar faces may be just what you need to discover what you want in the future with regard to love. Let your intuition guide you to the person who shares your concerns, likes, dislikes and goals
for the future. A serious commitment can be made. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick close to home and avoid anyone trying to trap you into making a personal decision you are far from ready to make. Lean toward the person willing to enjoy the moment rather than someone intent on pushing you into a personal contract that restricts you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t be shy -- if you see someone you like, make the first move. Your confidence will be what attracts someone special to your side. Don’t be afraid to talk about your goals to see if the person you are attracted to physically is
equally as attractive mentally. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t be fooled into thinking someone is as experimental as you are when it comes to love and romance. Take a waitand-see approach rather then jumping into a situation feet first that may end up being too traditional for your liking. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What you want romantically and what you attract will not lead to everlasting love. Don’t be a chameleon in order to get someone’s attention. Lay your cards on the table, and wait for the right person to join you. Love is looming. Hold out for “the one.”
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