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Be creative with Midtown site

The July 20 Urban Journal said, “We don’t need a park on the Midtown site.” That’s correct, if you’re thinking of a generic “park.” Downtown has three major parks and a few minor ones already. But what downtown does need is a civic square, a commons, a gathering place for all of Rochester; the focal point of a newly greened and re-planned Main Street. There will be over 2,000 new residents who will expect downtown streets to be busy after the office workers leave for the day; where they can walk to a green space surrounded by retail and food options, and commune with both nature and other citizens. Another corporate office building won’t do that. While more apartments or condos would be nice, we shouldn’t risk forfeiting the best site downtown to create a true hub. We would be emulating similar-sized cities such as Portland (Pioneer Square); Pittsburgh (Market Square); New Orleans (Jackson Square); Knoxville (Market Square); Detroit (Campus Martius); and Savannah (Forsythe Park). There are many more. The design concept might be similar to Bryant Park at 42nd Street in Manhattan: kiosks for mini-shops and food, treed walks, moveable tables and chairs, and a large green for events, open air or tented. If a performing arts center is viable, there should be a prominent spot downtown for it. The recently published feasibility study identified a variety of sites that were examined by a “civic engagement team,” but for unknown reasons failed to explain why other sites close to the core of downtown weren’t explored further. 2 CITY

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For example, on Franklin Street at the Liberty Pole, just 300 feet north of Main Street, is a vast area of parking lots. And on Andrews Street is the former Greyhound station where environmental cleanup is nearing completion. Why weren’t these sites examined? Downtown Rochester can have its cake and eat it, too. A hub like Bryant Park, a site for a performing arts center, three existing parks (which need good maintenance and some upgrades), and our fantastically successful East End. This can produce a continuing surge in population that will sustain retail and places to eat. Future residents will be assured a variety of activities and civic pride, and a balanced tax base. It would be a significant loss to exclude the option of keeping the 1.1-acre Parcel 5 at Midtown in the public realm. Development proposals due September 9 should be tabled until the public use option can be tried out, perhaps for a couple of years. If activities resonate with the public, it can be made permanent. There appears to be no other possible site for creative use as open space located at the heart of downtown, where the East End and Main Street intersect. RICHARD ROSEN

Rosen is an architect and planner who is active in downtown development

Yes, Clinton is dangerous

Hey, thanks for calling me a Nazi just because I happen not to share your political views. Some might find that turning one of history’s greatest atrocities into a cheap insult is as bad as anything Donald Trump says. But after years of smearing everyone who disagrees with you as a racist, it was inevitable that you’d have to ratchet up. You say that Hillary Clinton isn’t dangerous (Urban Journal, July 27). Really? She’d double down on the disastrous policies that have left our nation both less free and less secure, less prosperous and less productive, more divided and more violent. She’d further concentrate power in the hands of crooked politicians, bureaucrats, and judges — and above all in her

own family’s corrupt political machine. That’s the real danger at stake in November. J.A. MARRIT

We must all help Clinton win

Nothing should be taken for granted. Those who support Hillary Clinton (and other Democrats) must not only volunteer in the campaign, but they have to risk alienating their friends, family, and co-workers, while pushing others to volunteer, and now. These are not the typical times when one has the option to sit back while saying complacently, “Sure, I’ll vote. Now don’t bother me.” Rather, the option is out there, and so is the possibility, for a horrible tomorrow. Bother people. Today, it is more necessary than ever, and this is the furthest thing from hyperbole, for people to live as citizens; to demand that others stay informed, to register, to vote early or absentee as available and required, to help people get to the polls, to become volunteers themselves. Today. Not to wait until October, not to skip it. Let’s not just laugh in the midst of all the smart political humor and think we’re accomplishing anything. Notice how the demagogue never laughs at all? MARTIN FASS

On tenants’ worries about negativity toward College Town (News, August 3):

It’s better than what it was before, period. Come on, people, have some vision and shut up about taxpayer money. This is the kind of stuff everyone should want around them and want their dollars going toward. Would I love to see a Trader Joe’s, a gym, and maybe more retail? For sure, but who’s to say that won’t come? Some places failed because, look around, every place is food, practically. Could it really support four coffee places? Could it take years for [the businesses to come]? Maybe, but that’s not so bad when you consider that this place was built to be here for a century or more and complement the current shining star that is UR-URMC. KODAKBROMENTS

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

The next stages of the Sanders revolution In this most unsettling of election years, the focus is now on the two major-party candidates: their flaws, their poll numbers, their supporters and critics, the latest outrage from Donald Trump. History, if we can rely on it, suggests that we’ll survive the campaign trauma, though – and that we’ll elect Hillary Clinton. And that things will return to some semblance of normal. But there’s danger in that “normalcy.” Republican Party leaders may simply breathe a sigh of relief that they’re rid of Trump and can focus on obstructing Clinton. And Clinton and the Democratic Party may just get back to business as usual, reading the election results as an endorsement of their way of operating. If so, that wilI mean neither party took its critics seriously. And that will be a tragedy. If current political leaders fail to understand what was at the root of the insurrection in both parties – if they fail to make basic reforms, in the way they operate and in the interests they serve – they will do a massive disservice to the country. And they will guarantee that we’ll see more of what we’re seeing in this election year, if not in the next national election, certainly sometime soon. It seems way too optimistic to assume that party leaders will change by themselves, so it’ll be up to the rebels in both parties to force reform. The best organized are the Bernie Sanders supporters, who carried their fight all the way through the Democratic Convention, and who insist that they’ll continue their work. Among them is local activist Kevin Sweeney, who, in an e-mail discussion with me, shared his thoughts about the postconvention Sanders revolution. Sweeney was raised in a family of Democrats – as a “Kennedy Catholic in Boston,” he said – and at age 7 was helping his father hand out campaign material at polls. But as an adult, he said, he didn’t become “truly active” in politics until Bernie Sanders announced that he would run for president. “No one inspired me like he did,” Sweeney said. In May 2015, he began working as an area organizer for Progressive Democrats of America, and the following November the Sanders campaign’s state organizer asked him to put together a local Sanders slate. Those activists, joined by hundreds of volunteers, “canvassed, raised funds, phone banked, marched, purchased and distributed Sanders collateral, and opened an office in Rochester prior to the NYS primary,” Sweeney said. The result was an overflow crowd at the local Sanders rally,

Bernie started a revolution, and the Democratic Party will need to enthusiastically support the progressive platform or miss out.” and an impressive showing on primary day. Clinton beat Sanders by fewer than 3000 of the 76,000 votes cast in Monroe County. And now? “Although I believe Senator Sanders would do substantially better against Trump in the general election,” Sweeney said, “I have committed to voting for Secretary Clinton due to the concessions on the Democratic Platform – 80 percent of which was Senator Sanders. Not all of my fellow supporters agree, though,” Here’s an edited version of my e-mail conversation with Sweeney: TOWLER: How are you feeling about Hillary Clinton now? How are you feeling about the Democratic Party? And how are you feeling about the Democratic platform?

SWEENEY: I feel Secretary Clinton still needs to have a better understanding of the public’s perception of her – it’s no longer acceptable to blame things on the right wing-conspiracy. Her recent praise for Debbie Wasserman Schultz following Debbie’s resignation for the DNC’s bias against Bernie’s campaign demonstrated some people’s worst fears: Hillary rewards loyalists even when they break the rules; thereby, she encourages rule-breakers. That was handled very poorly – especially when you have close to over 1500 Bernie delegates in attendance. That response to Debbie Wasserman Schultz was a slap in the face to Sanders’ supporters. Personally, I have hope that the progressive platform will be supported enthusiastically, moving forward, by the continues on page 6 rochestercitynewspaper.com

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State O.K.’s nuke support

The state Public Service Commission approved a renewable energy policy that also includes massive subsidies for the state’s struggling nuclear power plants; the plants could get up to $8 billion over 12 years. The policy also requires utilities to get half of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Panel digs into key Cuomo effort A State Assembly panel grilled Empire State Development CEO Howard Zemsky over one of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s key economic development programs, START-UP NY. A recent report shows that the program, which lets certain businesses operate essentially tax-free, created 408 jobs in its first few years. The state invested $50 million to advertise the program, reports the New York Times.

County payments questioned

Monroe County continued to pay a firm tied to a scandal involving two county-linked local development corporations, even after that firm was implicated. Catalog and Commerce Solutions received around $280,000 between January 2014 and February 2015. A person at the company al-

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Moore gets ethics job

Following a national search, former Rochester police chief David Moore was picked to lead the county’s new Office of Public Integrity. Moore currently serves as the county’s public safety director. Legislature Democrats questioned the process that led to Moore’s pick.

Rochester gets bike-share proposals

The City of Rochester received four proposals from organizations interested in running a bike-share program downtown. It did not name the organizations. The city wants a phased program, starting with 25 stations and 250 bikes in downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.

Slight reduction in RCSD suspensions The Rochester City School District’s efforts to reduce suspensions showed only modest success in the 2015-2016 school year. While improvements were made in some high schools, some elementary schools saw spikes in their suspension rates. Overall, the district’s suspension rate dropped by 3 percent.

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The Corpus Christi School in Marketview Heights was converted to apartments. Marketview is one of the city’s Focused Investment neighborhoods. FILE PHOTO NEIGHBORHOODS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Results mixed for neighborhood revival program The City of Rochester’s Focused Investment program has made visible, tangible changes in its target neighborhoods, but the gains are fragile, and significant challenges remain, says a recently released evaluation of the city’s high-profile revitalization effort. And in addition to questions about the program’s accomplishments are questions about whether or not there is the money or desire to continue the initiative. The program targets four borderline city neighborhoods for an intense outlay of time and money: Marketview

Heights in the northeast quadrant of the city; Beechwood in the southeast; Dewey-Driving Park in the northwest; and Jefferson Avenue in the southwest. Focusing in on select neighborhoods to drive measurable change is better than scattering money around to achieve little, the thinking goes. A total of $17.1 million has been directly invested over the seven years that the program has existed, according to the evaluation. That money has leveraged another $88 million in additional investment, the report says. The report, which came out last week, highlights the program’s

successes, but points out that the effort was hampered somewhat by the Great Recession, and because the target neighborhoods were in worse shape than the “borderline” label suggests. The primary tools of the program are demolition, code enforcement, exterior residential rehabilitation, businesses loans, and other methods to improve the neighborhoods’ housing markets, to increase property values, and to empower residents, among other goals. The report includes a chart that measures each neighborhood against continues on page 8


ACTIVISM | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

“Many young [LGBTQ] people today don’t think exclusively of gay bars as places to meet other people, but not that long ago, there were very few places where people could meet and socialize, and we don’t want to lose that history.” [ LARRY FRANCER, THE LANDMARK SOCIETY ]

PRESERVATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Preserving gay Rochester The Landmark Society of Western New York is identifying sites that are important to the history of Rochester’s LGBTQ community for recognition and possibly preservation. The organization has developed a list of more than two dozen potential sites. And it will hold a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, at its headquarters at 133 South Fitzhugh Street to get further input on the project. Some of the sites recognize establishments from the early 1970’s that no longer exist, such as Jim’s Bar and Dick’s 43. Jim’s was a gay bar on North Street not far from the Liberty Pole, and Dick’s 43, another gay bar, was on Front Street. Jim’s was raided by police multiple times, and both establishments were among the city’s first well-known gay bars: businesses that were often difficult to open safely at that time. “Many young [LGBTQ] people today don’t think exclusively of gay bars as places to meet other people, but not that long ago, there were very few places where people could meet and socialize, and we don’t want to lose that history,” says Larry Francer, the Landmark Society’s associate director of preservation.

One of the things that many of the sites had in common was an element of secrecy, he says. Being seen coming out of a gay bar in those days could risk everything from assaults to job loss. It could also involuntarily “out” the person to family, neighbors, and employers. Other potential sites include the University of Rochester’s Todd Union, which held the first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front in October, 1970; Genesee Valley Park, which was the site of the first gay community picnic in July, 1973; and St. Mary’s Hospital, which opened the city’s first ward devoted to people diagnosed with AIDS. The Landmark Society’s efforts follow President Barack Obama’s designation of the Stonewall National Monument as a national historic landmark. The Stonewall Inn in New York City was the site of an uprising in the summer of 1969 after police raided and arrested mostly male patrons of gay bars. Though the Stonewall National Monument, recognized as the origin of the gay rights movement, is the first to receive national recognition, other cities with large LGBTQ communities have given local designation to sites with historical

Larry Francer. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

significance, Francer says. Even though Rochester is a smaller city than San Francisco, for example, it is well known for its large and politically active LGBTQ community, he says. The first phase of the LGBTQ landmark project was largely funded through the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s LGBT Giving Circle. The Landmark Society hopes that the next phase will be funded through a grant from the National Park Service. The grants often result in new listings to the National Register of Historic Places, which can lead to federal and state historic rehabilitation grants and tax credits to improve and preserve buildings and places of importance, Francer says.

Latinos rally for Black Lives About 30 activists from Latinos Unidos protested one afternoon last week outside of the Hall of Justice building in solidarity with Building Leadership and Community Knowledge, a local activist group, and the broader Black Lives Matter movement. “Latinos are very much in support of B.L.A.C.K. and Black Lives Matter,” activist Rosemary Rivera said. “We are in the same boat.” Many of the issues that the city’s African-American communities face, such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, and disparities in education and health care, are the same issues faced by the Latino community, she said. Policing in minority neighborhoods is one of the group’s biggest concerns, some of the protestors said. They said that they are concerned with how police treat people of color and that police have not done enough to build positive, trusting relationships with some neighborhoods. Talk of the protest on social media led police to erect barricades around the Public Safety Building, and the Hall of Justice closed early. But there was almost no police presence at the protest, which was peaceful and did not disrupt traffic. No arrests were made.

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entire Democratic Party. I know if they don’t, we will find a party that will. I am dismayed by how some of the Bernie delegates and other supporters to the DNC have been treated [at the Democratic convention]. The New York State delegation has been far better than other states, but some of our delegates had their credentials stripped and further access denied because they participated in some protests. Bernie started a revolution, and the Democratic Party will need to enthusiastically support the progressive platform or miss out. I saw a statistic that Bernie had more votes from people under 40 than Trump and Clinton combined. Progressives are the future of the Democratic Party, if they want us. With social media and the web, some of the obstacles in creating a successful third party have become easier to overcome. Most of Bernie’s support growth came via social media and the web – not from corporate media. I discovered him on Facebook shortly after the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United through a meme he posted. I began following him that day and prayed he would mount a campaign for president. I am confident the political revolution will continue. Hopefully, we will be welcomed and supported. President Obama said at the convention that the Democratic Party “is in good hands.” Do you believe it is? I’m not talking about who is chairing the party, I’m talking about the party itself, and the people who shape it. In good hands?

The parties belong to the voters, and the leaders should be a reflection of their voters. That’s what I have always believed and the message Bernie shared nationally. So, yes, with the large participation this year by younger voters, as long as they stay engaged, we are in good hands, as I believe the leadership will listen to them or face heavy competition when up for reelection. President Obama also said in that speech: “So if you agree that there’s too much inequality in our economy, and too much money in our politics, we all need to be as vocal and as organized and as persistent as Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been during this election. We all need to get out and vote for Democrats up and down the ticket, and then hold them accountable until they get the job done. That’s right, feel the Bern!” That is the foundation of the political revolution Senator Sanders began. I believe that progressives have been heard in this primary, and with the platform, I feel we now have a seat at the table. If the platform is not followed, I will be one of the first to begin to rally supporters to hold the party or person accountable. 6 CITY

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I think the party is not in great shape but can be if the established party members open up and welcome in the progressive members. The two-party system is very entrenched in the US, so we hope we can be successful working within the party. That’s a much better alternative than working to start another party. Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Clinton at the convention. But obviously, there are still key differences between Clinton’s positions and Sanders. Which ones are of the most concern?

It’s really one key issue for me: corporate and big-money support. I grew up in a party that was always for the working class and the less fortunate. In the last 20 years, the party moved to the middle and began courting big money. We’ve seen the impact of that in the appeal of Glass-Steagall, the trade bills, lack of movement to address climate change, the income gap so perfectly stated in Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All,” and more. We have to focus on the needs of the entire population, not just the large, corporate interests. As an example, the national committee refused to release the sponsor list for the convention. That sends a very bad message to the voting public. The party needs to open the books and be more transparent to the voters in order to win back their trust and support. Senator Sanders proved that a strong campaign could be run without kowtowing to corporate interests. Sanders has been urging supporters to continue the revolution. What should that revolution try to accomplish during the next four years?

Sanders’ supporters will be active in local elections throughout the country, including in Rochester, to campaign for candidates who support the progressive agenda. Our group, MC4BS, will vet local candidates and mobilize our army of volunteers to elect people who will continue our fight for the necessary reforms. We would like to work within the Democratic Party and elect representatives that reflect the Sanders’ platform. And what should Bernie Sanders’ role be in it?

Bernie started the revolution, and I am confident he will continue to lead, regardless of his political position. When he first declared his candidacy, so many people dismissed him, and it took months for the national media to acknowledge him or to treat him seriously. He was able to overcome these obstacles and get his message to millions of Americans, but I think now he will be a frequent guest on political talk


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shows and will be welcome on late-night entertainment shows as well. We saw the impact of his and our grassroots work at the convention, and I am confident he will continue to be a vocal leader and direct our efforts. I would love to see him lead a bi-partisan committee focused on addressing the voter fraud issues we faced in these primaries when he’s back in Washington. Many of Sanders’ supporters are people who have never been involved in politics at before. Many others have been active around specific issues – Wall Street reform, minimum wage, police, immigration, the environment. Many Sanders supporters had not been registered Democrats. Do you view yourself more as an independent voter or as a Democrat?

I definitely identified with the 99% movement, the Green Party movement, and the labor movements. I grew up as a Kennedy Catholic in Boston, so the Democratic Party is in my blood. My sister and her husband worked in the White House in the first Clinton administration. But the party turned sharply to the middle in the 90’s, and I changed my registration. I consider myself an American first and place loyalty to the party second. I think that is how Bernie is as well. I will be part of any party willing to reform our country and hope I can continue to be a Democrat. What’s your assessment of political parties today? What reforms, if any, are needed?

There are so many to list – how many pages do you have available? I believe the foundation of most of our problems can be found in how we elect people to represent

our needs. We have to make it possible to run campaigns without dependence on highdollar donors. I believe in the public funding of elections and a short election cycle. I believe once we remove the need to raise big money to be elected, our officials can better represent their constituents. Climate change legislation has to be second on my list. We have to acknowledge the reality that climate scientists have been telling us about for years and take action. Also on our list are raising the minimum wage, educational reforms, free college education, voter registration reform, a singlepayer health-care system, eliminating the for-profit-prison system, and stop moving government programs to private companies as has been suggested for Social Security.

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Public trust in politics and in the government is at a very low point. What do elected officials and the political parties need to do to build the public’s trust and get the public’s engagement?

I believe that Sanders and Trump both did so well in the primaries because they are not considered part of the broken system. That’s a reflection on how most Americans view our elected officials. People don’t believe our government can be trusted, so the first step is to address that. We have to remove the influence of money on policy, and we have to stop rewarding corporate donors or bundlers with cabinet-level and other government positions. This is not negotiable. We want our leaders to be loyal to the voters, not to the donors. Lastly, be honest, open, work together regardless of party affiliation, and be transparent. I can dream, can’t I?

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the program’s stated goals. All of the Focused Investment areas show increased property values, but in a notable contrast, the median residential sale price dropped in each area — in some cases, significantly — over the same approximate time period. The median residential sale price dropped 50 percent between 2007 and 2015 for single- and two-family homes in the Jefferson Avenue Focused Investment area, for example. But the median assessed value increased by 16 percent from 2006 to 2016. Owner-occupancy dropped in three of the four Focused Investment areas; it increased .3 percent in Marketview Heights. Another notable finding: violent crime dropped in all four Focused Investment areas from 2008 to 2015. The biggest drop was in Dewey-Driving Park, which saw a 55 percent reduction. That was followed by a 52 percent drop in the Jefferson Avenue area. The report outlines the next steps that the city should take, emphasizing that the city must protect the investments made so far by continuing to invest in or near the current Focused Investment areas. But it’s not clear if there’s money set aside to continue the program, even though some members of City Council also say that the city can’t walk away from the target neighborhoods now. “These neighborhoods didn’t become challenged overnight, they’re not going to get repaired overnight,” says City Council member Matt Haag. There is some money in the upcoming budget for work in a couple of the target neighborhoods, but the city administration isn’t calling it Focused Investment, says City Council member Elaine Spaull. A city spokesperson didn’t respond to questions about the future of the program. But Mayor Lovely Warren, in a letter attached to the Focused Investment report, writes that the continuation of the program “can play an important role in our efforts to bring more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities to our citizens.” In the coming months, her administration will engage the community to figure out Focused Investment’s next steps, Warren writes. A frequently repeated criticism of Focused Investment is that the improvements are, in many cases, surfacedeep and don’t address the root reasons why the neighborhoods are distressed to begin with. Without addressing issues such as concentrated poverty and absentee landlords, for example, the city will have difficulty sustaining gains achieved through Focused Investment, they say.

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

What to do in case of an overdose

City Council member Molly Clifford will sponsor a free community training session regarding heroin and opioid overdoses. The training will teach people

because space is limited: 428-5982 or molly.clifford@cityofrochester.gov.

Moore doc screens at Flying Squirrel

The Green Party of Monroe County will show the documentary film, “Where to Invade Next?” by Michael Moore at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 18. The film will be shown at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.

Correcting ourselves The August 3 article, “County contract chaos grows,” incorrectly stated the next step after CSEA declared an impasse. The county and the union will have a mediation session.

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The menu at Stoneyard's new Webster beer hall is similar to its Brockport location, and includes pizzas, burgers, and (left) the Bratcho Nachos, which combines beer-poached bratwurst, waffle fries, beer cheese, bacon, jalapenos, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Just right

[ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY

By all accounts, the property at 1517 Empire Boulevard seemed to be prime real estate. Located at the top of the hill on Empire Boulevard and tucked between highly trafficked areas like Baytowne Plaza and the restaurants Bazil and MacGregor’s, it would seem an ideal location to open a restaurant. Over the years, however, at least three restaurants have opened and closed in that location — like Goldilocks looking for the perfect bed, none of the businesses were quite right. Judging from the reception that Stoneyard American Craft Beer Hall & Grill has received since opening on July 16, the location may have finally found a restaurant that is just right. “I fell in love with the layout,” says owner Jay Nichols. “It screamed craft beer.” Nichols lives in the area and kept driving by the location, until curiosity got the better of him and he called to find out more about the property. Nichols opened Stoneyard Brewing Company Tap & Grill (1 Main Street) eight years ago and the Stoneyard Breakfast Company (26 Clinton Street) in May, both in Brockport. The new Webster space is large and houses a beer hall, a pub with a small dining room (called The Malt Room), and another intimate dining room (The Hops Room). Stoneyard started brewing its own beer in 2014 with head brewer Jeffrey Osborne,

and there are plans to brew in the Webster location as well — the system will be the same as the Brockport location, but with more fermenters. The beer hall houses communal tables and bar stools, encouraging people to sit together and maybe get to know someone new over a beer. There are currently 20 taps in the beer hall and eight in The Malt Room, all carrying American-made craft beer. As for the menu, Executive Chef Nick Sulli prepares many of the favorites from the Brockport menu at the Webster location, with additions, such as pizzas and smoked meats that are prepared onsite. The Quacktastic! pizza ($15) starts with duck prosciutto that has been cured in-house, and is layered with rosemary, marinara sauce, caramelized shallots, and a blend of Italian cheeses. Stoneyard’s take on nachos, the Bratcho Nachos ($12), combines beer-poached grilled bratwurst or chicken, waffle-cut fries, beer cheese, bacon, jalapeños, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese. A nice selection of vegetarian items includes the Margherita ($9) or Mushroom Triad ($13) pizzas and the Barley and Black Bean Burger ($11). Stoneyard American Craft Beer Hall & Grill is located at 1517 Empire Boulevard, Webster, and is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. 347-4450; stoneyardbrewingcompany.com.

The Flour City Brewers Fest will be held on Friday, August 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rochester Public Market (280 North Union Street). Attendees can sample selections from more than 50 craft breweries, cideries, and wineries. VIP tickets are already sold out, but $35 General Admission tickets and $10 Designated Driver tickets are still available. Tickets are $40 the day of the event. Visit flourcitybrewfest.com for more details and to purchase tickets.

Openings

Quick bites

In local distilling news, Black Button Distilling (85 Railroad Street) will release its 20 Plate Vodka on Saturday, August 13, with a launch party from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Another Rochester favorite, Iron Smoke Whiskey has partnered with LiDestri Food and Drink to increase production and expand the availability of the distillery’s craft bourbons. The Genesee Brew House will host BBQ in the Beer Garden on Thursday, August 18, with two seatings, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a third of a rack of ribs, smoked wings, brisket, cornbread, baked beans, and coleslaw. The Crawdaddies will provide live music. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

Sweet Wood Barbeque (5 West Main Street) has opened in Webster. Napa Wood Fired Pizza and Bistro has opened another location in Baytowne Plaza (1900 Empire Boulevard) in Webster. The Mad Hatter Restaurant and Bakery (176 South Goodman Street) is now open.

Closings

Longstanding Henrietta restaurants, Tokyo Japanese Restaurant (2930 West Henrietta Road) and Shanghai (2920 West Henrietta Road) have closed.

Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.

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CITY 9


SIGNS

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PROGRESS

The deaf theater community has seen growth both in Rochester and nationally over the last few years, spurred on in part by NTID.

A scene from "Godspell," on stage at Geva Theatre Center last spring. PHOTO BY MARK BENJAMIN

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NTID debuted the deaf and hard-of-hearing production of "Sherlock Holmes and The Crucifer of Blood" in Panara Theatre last May. PHOTO BY MARK BENJAMIN

ochester is known for many things, but somehow, the fact that the city has the highest per capita deaf population in the United States is often left off the list. A 2012 census survey estimated there are more than 19,000 deaf and hardof-hearing individuals under the age of 65 in the greater Rochester area. Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Rochester School for the Deaf (which enrolls pre-K through grade 12) contribute to that number. NTID, founded in 1968, was the first and continues to be the “largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.” While the word “technical” might suggest otherwise, NTID is home to a thriving group of performing artists — many of whom are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Luane Davis Haggerty, an assistant professor of cultural and creative studies at NTID, is behind much of the momentum. In addition to her role as a professor, she’s a sign language interpreter, theater artist, Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright, and considered by many to be a trailblazer in national deaf theater culture. Haggerty is not deaf or hard-of-hearing; her grandmother was deaf, so she learned to sign at an early age, and the physicality of American Sign Language eventually pushed her toward the world of performance. In 1986, Haggerty cofounded Interborough Repertory Theater, a company that is still Luane Davis Haggerty “nurturing artistic freedom and career PROVIDED PHOTO development” in New York City. She never planned to live in Rochester. “It was a total accident,” Haggerty says with a laugh. “I came here on a 10-month contract to build a bridge between IRT and the deaf community here. But at the end of the 10 months, there was Peter Haggerty. And I fell in love.” When RIT offered a longer contract, Haggerty accepted (and, as her last name suggests, things worked on the romance end as well). That was 20 years ago. Since then, she has mentored hundreds of deaf and hard-ofhearing students and began a theatrical troupe called Dangerous Signs, which often performs off-campus. This summer, Dangerous Signs performed the song “What the World Needs Now is Love” at the Rochester Pride Festival and interpreted productions of “Romeo and Juliet” at Highland Bowl; soon, the members will begin rehearsals of “Hands Full of Shakespeare” for a performance at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in September. (Last year, Dangerous Signs was invited to audition for “America’s Got Talent” after a talent scout caught its Fringe performance.) “Deaf people from all over the world come here to study,” Haggerty says, “and once they see how embracing the community is, and how many people know sign language, very often they stay.” Danica Zielinksi, who is hard-of-hearing, left her native New York City

three years ago to pursue her masters at NTID. For students who dream of entering a theatrical profession, NTID is one of only two higher education institutions — the other being Gallaudet University in Washington, DC — with a funded training program focused on the performing arts. Through Zielinski’s involvement with Dangerous Signs and NTID, she was cast this past spring in “Godspell,” which was hosted by Geva Theatre Center on its Fielding Stage. It was the first deaf and hard-of-hearing production Geva had been a part of. Deaf actors performed the roles in sign, and were Danica Zielinski continues on page 12

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Members of Dangerous Signs interpret a production of "Romeo and Juliet" at Highland Bowl. The group is now rehearsing for shows taking place at the Rochester Fringe Festival in September. PHOTO BY JOSH SAUNDERS

paired with hearing actors who sang and spoke the parts. Sign language merged seamlessly, becoming an added piece of choreography. “My parents don’t know sign, but then they saw all these people that know this language,” Zielinksi says, “and they’re like, ‘Wow, this can happen. You can do what you love because it’s becoming so much more widespread now.’” In the last few years, the national spotlight on deaf and hard-of-hearing entertainers has increased. Nyle DiMarco was the first deaf winner of both “America’s Next Top Model” (2015) and “Dancing with the Stars” (2016). Los Angeles’s Deaf West Theatre staged a wildly successful deaf and hearing version

of “Spring Awakening,” which went to Broadway, performed a number in the 2016 Tony Awards, and collaborated with musician Ingrid Michaelson for the music video to her single “Hell No.” But locally (though NTID has a longstanding commitment to deaf theater), it was only two years ago that the same vision began to catch on outside campus. When Shakespeare Players of Rochester entrusted its annual show in Highland Bowl to Haggerty’s artistic vision in 2014, she staged a deaf and hearing production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The play was widely praised — it also snagged a City Newspaper Best of Rochester Award for Best Local Theater Production.

“Romeo and Juliet” — this year’s Shakespeare Players of Rochester production, directed by Virginia Monte of WallByrd Theatre Co. — offered two interpreted shows (at no cost to Samantha Geffen attendees). While the PROVIDED PHOTO cast was hearing, it was still vital to Monte to have interpreted performances. “A few years ago, we did a version of ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ and a young boy in the cast had two deaf parents who would come to rehearsals with him, so we wanted at least one interpreted show they could truly be a part of,” Monte says. “I was so amazed and fascinated by that aspect, and wanted it in more shows.” Monte is a Rochester native who trained in directing for classical and contemporary texts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and focuses on fresh takes in her work — her vision for “Romeo and Juliet” featured elements of anime, rock music, and video games — but she’s also adamant about accessibility. “Shakespeare, at its roots, is all about the language, and finding ways to share that with every community is important,” Monte says. “Everyone can read it in the public domain now, but not to be included in a performance — that’s such an easy barrier to overcome.” Rochester Community Players (the umbrella organization for Shakespeare Players of Rochester) secured a grant to fund two fully interpreted nights of “Romeo and Juliet.” The interpreters, including Haggerty and Zielinski, attended several performances so they could note action and sound cues. (For example,

when no one onstage is speaking, interpreters will often turn and face the actors so attention is directed toward the action taking place.) “This is a special effects show, and they asked what they needed to be aware of — they treat it like artists,” Monte says. “I find I’m just as invested in them as in the (hearing) cast — they’re that engaging.” Like Monte, other members of the local

theater community welcome an increase in deaf and hearing collaborations. When Christopher Mannelli, Geva’s recently appointed executive director and co-CEO, arrived in Rochester from Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre around the same time “Godspell” was being produced, he was thrilled to see the partnership. “When you’re getting ready to join a new organization and you see they’re doing work like that, you think, ‘Oh, thank goodness,’” Mannelli says. “We need to have opportunities to connect in the community. As a nonprofit, that’s one of our responsibilities.” Samantha Geffen, another NTID alum and member of Dangerous Signs, points to “Godspell” as a standout experience of her five years with the group. “One of my favorite moments was when people would show up to a performance and had never seen it, maybe didn’t know the story, but because of our emotion on stage, everyone just felt it,” she says. “Everything we were doing, they felt whether they knew us or not.” Mannelli credits NTID and Haggerty as the experts in deaf and hearing productions locally, but says Geva is open to more collaboration in the future. “Shows like “Godspell” are an exciting endeavor and in the theater community, we don’t see a ton of that work,” he says. “When we do, it’s astounding.”

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NTID will continue to develop new performance initiatives for deaf and hard-of-hearing actors. Spring 2016 brought the launch of the NTID Performing Arts Advisory Committee, Fred Beam. PROVIDED PHOTO chaired by NTID alumnus Matthew Moore (publisher of Deaf Life magazine). The committee’s first act was to revive Sunshine Too, a professional traveling theater troupe NTID established in the 90’s. The group, now dubbed Sunshine 2.0, will be managed by NTID alumnus and former National Black Deaf Advocates president Fred Beam and made up of six students — three hearing, three deaf — who perform free shows for deaf and hard-of-hearing students throughout the country. Sunshine 2.0 shows will “highlight the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, as well as educational topics pertaining to the deaf experience.” “The main purpose is to bridge the gap between deaf and hard-of-hearing community and hearing communities,” says Beam, who has been deaf since the age of three. “Deaf theater is not new. It has been around for a

long time. It is our responsibility within the deaf community to educate others and give back to the community.” While Beam believes widespread exposure to deaf theater will help the art form grow both locally and nationally, he notes that another goal is to help the Sunshine 2.0 troupe members themselves. “There are so many talented deaf people not seen in mainstream entertainment and not getting jobs as actors,” Beam says. “Sunshine 2.0 is one of the few deaf professional theaters that will open the door for deaf and hard-of-hearing actors who are looking for work.” NPAAC is also working on plans for a summer theater program and more programming by deaf playwrights. While NTID is a collegiate training environment, Haggerty says the faculty raises the bar higher so students can step from the university’s Robert F. Panara Theatre straight to Broadway, either in cast or crew roles. “Simply because of the limited number of opportunities, we need to make sure that the most is made of every (chance) that arrives,” she says. “I keep my professional contacts, so when they’re looking for deaf performers in New York City, very often I get a call. And I move Heaven and Earth to get the students down there and involved in whatever way possible.”

"Romeo and Juliet" was on stage at Highland Bowl during the summer. PHOTO BY JOSH SAUNDERS

Haggerty has transported whole vanloads of students to NYC for “Law and Order” and an episode of ABC’s “What Would You Do Now?” One of her alums, JW Guido, now runs New York Deaf Theatre and often looks to his alma mater for talent. (Zielinski recently traveled to The Public Theatre in New York City to

workshop a new deaf and hearing musical project with NYDT.) “They need to know I believe in them,” Haggerty says. “I believe deaf theater will break through, and even though (the students) may only have a tiny flame of belief, if I can fan those flames, it will happen.”

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Upcoming

Music

[ ELECTRONICA ] Yellow Claw. Wednesday, September 14. Anthology, 336 East Avenue. 7 p.m. $30. anthologylive.com; yellowclaw.com. [ HARD ROCK ]

Failure Anthem. Saturday, October 1. Harmony House, 58 East Main Street. 7 p.m. $10-$12. ticketfly.com; failureanthem.com. [ ROCK ]

Dweezil Zappa. Wednesday, November 2. German House

Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street. 8 p.m. $30.50-$60. ticketfly. com; dweezilzappaworld.com.

Don Henley

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 CMAC, 3355 MARVIN SANDS DRIVE, CANANDAIGUA 7:30 P.M. | $65-$125 | CMACEVENTS.COM DONHENLEY.COM [ ROCK ] The original boy of summer, and founding

Eagle, Don Henley has gone country, working with the likes of Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, and Merle Haggard — and Mick Jagger — on his latest album, “Cass County.” It’s a rootsy dose of Americana, full of sepia-toned ghosts of the music’s and the artist’s storied past. It’s downright honest, authentic, and just plain beautiful. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

The Rita Collective with Maury Rosenberg SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 LOVIN’ CUP, 300 PARK POINT DRIVE 7 P.M. | $10 | LOVINCUP.COM; RITACOLLECTIVE.COM [ JAZZ ] Maury Rosenberg is best known locally for his exuberant accordion playing and vocals in Hypnotic Clambake, but that’s not all he’s done. Rosenberg has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, his tunes have been produced by David Lindley, and his keyboard performances with the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra were included in Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry.” At Lovin’ Cup, Rosenberg will be the guest of The Rita Collective with Dean Keller on bass clarinet; Kristen Shiner McGuire, marimba; Kyle Vock, bass; and Joe Parker, percussion. — BY RON NETSKY

"Jazz on the Lawn"

FINAL Summer Concert THE GREECE JAZZ BAND

August 17th • 6:30pm

On the grounds of Greece Olympia High School • 1139 Maiden Lane Just outside of the Jazz 90.1 studios

Free and open the public • ample parking Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy! Food and non-alcoholic drinks for sale at the concert

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[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]

Mike Melito “New York Connections” Weebop Records mikemelito.com

“Paris 1900” FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 97 GENESEE STREET, SKANEATELES 8 P.M. | $22-$28 | SKANFEST.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] Luscious French chamber music

performed on a summer evening near a beautiful central New York lake? Sounds like an ideal Friday evening to me. You can experience it this Friday at the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival’s concert “Paris 1900,” featuring the Parker Quartet. The two big works are masterpieces of the Belle Époque: Maurice Ravel’s string quartet and Ernest Chausson’s concerto for violin, piano, and string quartet (with guest artists Ian Swensen, violin, and Rieko Aizawa, piano). The festival continues through September 3.

— BY DAVID RAYMOND

Brimstone Coven SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | $6 | BUGJAR.COM BRIMSTONECOVEN.BANDCAMP.COM [ HARD ROCK ] A little too accelerated and aggressive

to be considered straight up stoner rock, West Virginia heavies Brimstone Coven slug out the jams, revealing some heavy, yet melodic muscle. Amid the thunder, they manage to squeeze some harmony in there, and a ballad or two, before returning to the swing of the hammer. Watch your head. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Lakeshore @ The Little Chris Wilson. Little Theatre

Drummer Mike Melito is on everyone’s short list of the top jazz players on the Rochester scene. But on his sixth album as a leader, he decided on a change of pace and a change of location. “New York Connections” was recorded with a band made up of Melito’s colleagues in the big apple: the great guitarist Peter Bernstein; Harry Connick Jr.’s saxophonist, Jerry Weldon; pianist Jeb Patton; and bassist Neal Miner. Not surprisingly, wonderful solos abound. Every cut on the album cooks as a result of the band’s chemistry and Melito’s flawless drumming. Melito is not a composer, but after growing up in a jazz family (his father and brother are trumpeters, and his other brother is a NYC drummer) and playing for over three decades, he has a firm vision of the music he loves: hard bop jazz. Melito selects underexposed tunes, like Fred Lacey’s “Theme for Ernie” and Hank Mobley’s “Up, Over and Out,” and arranges them beautifully. When he includes classics like “Wives and Lovers” and “If Ever I Would Leave You,” he puts a new spin on them. Bandmates Bernstein and Miner contribute tunes that fit right in with the classics. If you’re looking for an album that continues the best of a great tradition, “New York Connection” is the one. — BY RON NETSKY

Harmonica Lewinski “Head Honcho” Self-released harmonicalewinski.bandcamp.com

Harmonica Lewinski has put forth a fabulous new release with “Head Honcho.” This rockin’ slab of greasy goodness mixes the elements of first generation rock ‘n’ roll, surf-a-go-go (think The Trashmen, or better yet Rochester’s landlocked surf legends, The Tempests), and psychedelic freak-out. With “Head Honcho,” Harmonica Lewinski has put together the party record of the season. The guitars keep it slippery when wet while the organ provides an atmospheric — spooky, really — bed of nails beneath. The production is excellent, even cinematic in spots, but not overthought or polished. There’s a ton of fight left intact as this cassette-only release (you can get the digital version on the Bandcamp site) plugs away with a worn patina and iconoclast aesthetic. It’s 11 tracks long, and I’m telling you there isn’t a single clunker in the bunch. By the time you get to the lo-fi cut “Lucy Lemonade” — the rager that closes the whole affair — if you haven’ crashed into a wall yet, you’ll be able to flip it over and start all over again. One of the best recordings I’ve heard this year. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org/music. 7-9 p.m. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]

Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille. com. 10 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Anthony Giannovola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:309:30 p.m. The Hot Club of Cowtown. The Penthouse, 1 East Ave. n/a. abilenebarandlounge. com. 6:30 p.m. $25-$30. John Palocy and Gary Cummings. Pythodd Jazz

Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 491-6649. facebook.com/ Pythodd/. 8-11 p.m. [ METAL ]

Eikthyrnir, Elfspell, Goblin Hovel, and Tyranitar. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $10-$12. [ POP/ROCK ]

Amanda Ashley. Cottage

Hotel of Mendon, 1390 Pittsford-Mendon Rd. Mendon. 624-1390. cottagehotelmendon.com. Second Wednesday of every month, 9 p.m. Call for info. Dave McGrath. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn.com. 6-9 p.m. Rain and Leaves. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. continues on page 17

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Music modern pop or innovations that they are known for, have a deep respect for, and vast knowledge of, this repertoire of American Songbook standards, hot jazz, traditional American music. All of that has gone into their own alchemy in becoming the artists we know them to be. But I think our sound appeals to some of those kinds of people because we have hewn to a pretty authentic style, and also, we have come at it as instrumentalists first, and writers second. Do your Gypsy jazz leanings completely meld together with the sound of Western swing, or do they possess separate identities depending on the song?

The Hot Club of Cowtown will perform at The Penthouse on Wednesday, August 10. PHOTO PROVIDED

Swingin’ swagger Hot Club of Cowtown WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 THE PENTHOUSE, 1 EAST AVENUE 8 P.M. | $25 (ADVANCE); $30 (DAY OF) ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM HOTCLUBOFCOWTOWN.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

Despite its abbreviated three-piece lineup, Hot Club of Cowtown is the pistolpackin’ ruler of Western swing and all the genres that lead up to it. The band puts forth a classic array of tempos and grooves with an understated allegiance and aplomb. It’s like Django Reinhardt in the tumbleweeds, or Bob Wills sipping coffee at a pre-war Parisian café. HCC treads lightly whenever it slips into a genre, offering nothing in the way of ownership through interpretation or variation. It doesn’t bogart the tune. Anything — any style from any era — this band performs, maintains its history and identity. Neither the band, nor the song is compromised. And yet HCC is truly one of a kind with its swingin’ swagger. 16 CITY AUGUST 10-16, 2016

As the name alludes, HCC plays hot jazz: music inspired by Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France with a powerful lean toward Western swing. The Austin, Texas-based group — vocalist and fiddle player Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith, and bassist Jake Erwin — has been circling the globe since the release of its first album, “Swingin’ Stampede,” in 1998. A dozen albums and several solo outings later and Hot Club of Cowtown rides on still; its versatility and virtuosity abound. City tracked down James to ask a few questions and walked away with an education. Here’s what was said; here’s what we learned. An edited transcript of that conversation follows. For the full interivew, go online to rochestercitynewspaper.com. City: What’s the latest in Cowtown? Elana James: Our latest album is “Midnight

on the Trail,” which came out in February 2016. It’s available online and on our website, and of course, at all our live shows. How’s “Midnight on the Trail” been received?

“Midnight on the Trail” is actually one we put out ourselves and have not publicized too

much — it was intended as a live show album to add to the collections of our true believers, of which there are many. It’s a collection of some of our favorite Western swing tunes and also some cowboy ballads — songs by Gene Autry, Cindy Walker, Johnny Mercer, as well as some traditional songs. We are doing a lot of those live on this tour, and also are continuing to play a wide array of our own songs and things from our hefty repertoire of the past almost two decades. What is it about your band — and you as a solo artist — that over the years has other musicians like Roxy Music and Bob Dylan inviting you on tour?

I think there are a few things at play. One is that the band was born from our love for playing our instruments first and our excitement and obsession with this repertoire. We wanted to become fluent and live inside it, and that zeal we brought to it really created a sound almost like a contemporary of the kinds of bands that first inspired us — early hot jazz and Western swing from the 1920’s until the beginning of WWII. So many greats that have careers based on their own songwriting, or whatever

It’s interesting how seamless the transition can be from traditional fiddle tunes like “Ida Red” to hardcore ballads like “Someone to Watch over Me” during our show. In the 1930’s and 1940’s especially, there are infinite recordings of bands anchored with fiddle, guitar, and bass (the Quintet of the Hot Club of France to Hugh and Karl Farr with the Sons of the Pioneers) that can swing in any direction. Stephane Grappelli may play “Swanee” and turn around and kill “How High the Moon” and anything else he wanted. The Farr Brothers recorded countless standards, like “Deed I Do” and “Up a Lazy River,” but were best known for being the instrumental anchor for the Sons of the Pioneers. The common denominator is swinging rhythm, inspired improvisation, and a rich, acoustic approach to early swing before it got cool and taken over by wind instruments. Obviously the unbiased account of history from a fiddle player. How do you keep a contemporary relevance to your music, particularly with classic tunes by artists like Bob Wills?

Again, to me that’s like asking a chef how they can keep serving beef in 2016 when people have been eating if for thousands of years. Personally, I am exhausted by the insidious premium on “innovation” or things seemingly needing to be “new,” especially in music. Speaking for myself, I don’t always like things that are new, and I know I must not be the only one. Every day we wake up is new, and we create something fresh every day from the raw ingredients of our own lives. Music is no different. A song you may have heard played one way on a recording from 1947 is going to sound the same but different if you play it today. It’s that historical connection that I think can be deeply satisfying for people.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Hochstein at High Falls: Teagan & Lou. Granite Mills

Bob White, David Russell, Dave Shaver, and Marshall Smith & Friends. The

Park, 82 Browns Race. 4544596. hochstein.org. 12:10 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.

Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 226-6473. ourcoffeeconnection.org. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

FolkFaces, and Randle &The Late Night Scandals.

Mulberry Soul and Jackson Cavalier. Abilene Bar

& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $7. [ BLUES ]

Bill Schmit & The Bluesmasters. Bar Louie, 98

Greece Ridge Center Drive. 797-1054. barlouieamerica. com. 8-11 p.m. Sunny Paul. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org/music. 7-9 p.m. [ VOCALS ]

Finger Lakes Opera: Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano”.

SUNY Geneseo Alice Austin Theatre, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 245-5650. 7:30-10 p.m. $30.

ROCK | SEE THROUGH DRESSES

How can you not love a band that slips in a “Home Alone” reference a minute into its latest EP? It also helps that See Through Dresses makes superb fuzzy, lo-fi rock — the kind that builds on the noisy indie rock and shoegaze of the 90’s. The Omaha, Nebraska, quartet is built around the chemistry of its two guitarists-vocalists, Sara Bertuldo and Mathew Carroll, and their notable songwriting abilities, easily evident on the band’s self-titled full-length debut and that aforementioned EP, “End of Days.” See Through Dresses plays with Orations, Tandygrey, and Cowboy Halloween on Thursday, August 11, at Vineyard Community Space, 836 South Clinton Avenue. 7 p.m. Donations accepted. facebook.com/vineyardcommunityspace; seethroughdressesband.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP

[ JAZZ ]

Bob Sneider Trio and Marco Panascia. Bernunzio Uptown

Music, 122 East Ave. 9-11 p.m. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Top Notch. Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 4916649. facebook.com/Pythodd/. 8-11 p.m.

[ REGGAE/JAM ]

Party in the Park: The Wailers. Martin Luther

King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. 428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/pitp/. 5:30 p.m. $5. [ POP/ROCK ]

Bold Acquaintance. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St.

454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8 p.m.

See Through Dresses, Orations, Tandygrey, and Cowboy Halloween.

Vineyard Community Space, 836 South Clinton Ave. 342-8429. facebook.com/ VineyardCommunitySpace/. 7-10 p.m.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $6. Mike Pullano. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. winebarinpittsfordny.com. 7-10 p.m Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole.com. 7-10 p.m. [ BLUES ]

Boss Tweed. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6-9 p.m. Dave Riccioni & Friends. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 6-9 p.m. Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 8 p.m. Don Henley. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. Canandaigua. 800-7453000. cmacevents.com. 7:30 p.m. $65-$125. [ CLASSICAL ] La Traviata. Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo,, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 245-5650. FingerLakesOpera.

com. 7:30-10 p.m. Finger Lakes Opera. $30 - $75. [ COUNTRY ]

In The Mix. Nashvilles, 4853

W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com/. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5. Swamp Trotter. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Deborah Branch. Amaya Indian Cuisine, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. 241-3223. amayaindiancuisine.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hanna & the Blue Hearts. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org/music. 8-10 p.m. Laura Dubin Trio. Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 491-6649. facebook.com/ Pythodd/. 8-11 p.m.

Milly’s HandleBar, 3120 Kittering Rd. facebook.com/ harvsharleydavidson/?fref=ts. 1-5 p.m. Emily Mure. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffee.info. 8 p.m.

[ METAL ]

Northern Edge. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m.

Orodruin, Nokturnal, Hellstorn, Mavradoxa, and Ar. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.

454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ] The Isotopes. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn. com. 6-9 p.m. Joe Mama. Fanatics Pub & Pizza, 7281 West Main Street. Lima. 624-2080. fanaticspub. com. 8 p.m. Free. Komrads. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8 p.m.

The Marian McLaughlin Trio, Attic Abasement, and Cammy Enharo. South Wedge

Billy B & The Honeydrippers.

[ COUNTRY ]

[ VOCALS ]

Finger Lakes Opera: Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano”.

SUNY Geneseo Alice Austin Theatre, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 245-5650. 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. $30. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Supper Time with DJ Bizmuth. Lovin’ Cup, 300

Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5-8 p.m. continues on page 18

Mission (Lutheran Church of Peace), 125 Caroline St. 7463048. facebook.com/ SouthWedgeMission/?fref=nf. 7 p.m. $10. Slow cooker. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 [ JAZZ ]

Cousin Vinny. Nucci’s Italian

Seafood & Steakhouse, 807 Ridge Road. Webster. 3474961. facebook.com/Pythodd/. 7-10 p.m. GCC Trio. Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 491-6649. facebook.com/ Pythodd/. 8-11 p.m. Kaupa, Greene, and Smith. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org/music. 8-10 p.m. Late Night Jazz Jam Session. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff.

Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11:15 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

Babayaga, Dr. Smoke, Soul Butchers, Pink Elephant , and Brimstone Coven. Bug Jar,

219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6. Bad Grandpas. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 4 p.m. CatNine. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5. String of Pearls. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 6 p.m. The Years CD Release Party. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $6.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Jeff Peters Acoustic. Milly’s HandleBar, 3120 Kittering Rd. facebook.com/ harvsharleydavidson/?fref=ts. 1-5 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ] La Traviata. Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo,, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 245-5650. FingerLakesOpera. com. 2-4:30 p.m. Finger Lakes Opera. $30 - $75. [ JAZZ ]

Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel &

Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. Bobby Dibaudo Trio. Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 18 CITY AUGUST 10-16, 2016

REGGAE | THE WAILERS

Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Bob Marley’s long-time bass player from the original Wailers, has spent more than 40 years in the band and remains the rock-steady anchor of today’s Wailers lineup. I caught The Wailers at Party in the Park a couple of years ago, and it was one of my favorite concerts that summer. You can’t replace Marley, but several singers performed lead vocals impeccably, and the band was obviously spot-on with the music. Baltimore-based electro-funksters Pigeons Playing Ping Pong opens the show. The Wailers perform on Thursday, August 11, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 353 Court Street. 6:30 p.m. $5. cityofrochester.com/pitp; wailers.com — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR 491-6649. facebook.com/ Pythodd/. 7-10 p.m.

John Palocy and Gary Cummings. Lemoncello,

137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. Second Sunday of every month.

Rita Collective and Maury Rosenberg. Lovin’ Cup, 300

Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $10. [ POP/ROCK ]

Into the Mind and Daily Milestone. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. recordarchive.com. 3-5 p.m.

Marty Roberts & Donnie Conga. Marge’s Lakeside

Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 3231020. margeslakesideinn. com. 4-7 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Lakeshore at The Little: The Crawdiddies. Little Theatre

Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org/music. 7-9 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Tony Hiler Trio. Pythodd Jazz

Room, 4705 Lake Ave. 4916649. facebook.com/Pythodd/. 7-10 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199

Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]

Johnny Rawls. Fanatics Pub &

Pizza, 7281 West Main Street. Lima. 624-2080. fanaticspub. com. 7 p.m. $10. [ JAZZ ]

Music in the Garden: Westside Jazz Quartet.

Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8140. libraryweb. org. 12-1 p.m.

Trish Woehrlen and Glenn Corson. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org/ music. 7-9 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

B-Side. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 755-4240. fairportbside.com. 6-9 p.m.

Don Christiano and Wiley Jobe. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. The Town Pants. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $12-$15.


Art

An expressive brush and ink work by young artist Danny Cocuzza PHOTO PROVIDED

Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame, 175 South Main Street. Canandaigua. “Rustic New York” Through Sept. 10. Opening reception and meet the artist Fri. August 12, 4-7 p.m. Photography of picturesque, agricultural nature of Western New York by John Gugino. 396-7210. brett@galleryandframe. com. galleryandframe.com/ upcomingevents/.

“Hoarders of Cool,” featuring boards, t-shirts, and other ephemera from the collections of members of the Rochester skateboard community, is on view this weekend at AMOR. PHOTO BY ERICH S. LEHMAN

The visual minute [ ART SCENE } BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Danny draws the lines INSTAGRAM: @COSMICSLOPP

Danny Cocuzza is one of those driven young talents who nimbly pluck fruit from different realms of creativity. At 24, the Hilton native is known for his skillful, irreverent illustrations, which often set the tone as show fliers for local bands. At this particular moment in time, you can peep his witty, finely rendered brush-andink drawings at both Skylark and Bug Jar — the latter spot also has a new diptych mural by Cocuzza on the wall behind the stage. He also plays guitar in the 10-piece, effervescent rock outfit, Aweful Kanawful & His Rubber Husband’s Band, which held its debut performance on a 13 WHAM morning show in mid-July. Later that same evening, the band played a show with Fox Sisters that packed rock fans into Lux’s backyard like giddy sardines. And for someone who’s so fully immersed in the city’s music and art scene, Cocuzza’s still got deep roots in Hilton, where he makes his living at his family’s apple farm, Kelly’s. These days, Cocuzza flexes his visual art skills mostly on the crisp, flowing line work of his drawings, which he says he favors for how quickly he can bang them out. “There’s just such a sense of satisfaction from being able to complete something in one sitting,” he says. But he’s also got serious skills in acrylic portraiture, and is toying with the idea of teaching himself landscape painting. Cocuzza’s drawings manifest as pages

packed with hordes of expressive faces (he used this technique for the Bug Jar mural); popculture mash-ups like his “I Want to Believe” doodle of Tupac Shakur driving a flying saucer; an arresting portrait of Medusa and her serpentine locks; and a series of toilets with various prized parts and objects being slam dunked or flushed down the drain.

Skating by on passion SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 ART MUSEUM OF ROCHESTER, 610 MONROE AVENUE SATURDAY, 6 P.M. TO 12 A.M.; AND SUNDAY, 1 P.M. TO 4 P.M.

Though plans for the proposed Roc City Skatepark have met a series of frustrating hiccups over the past decade, the board is far from ready to give up its efforts. This weekend, you can learn about the status of its plans while you check out some rad art from the personal collections of five prominent members of the Rochester skateboard community. On Saturday, August 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight, The Friends of the Roc City Skatepark will present “Hoarders of Cool: 30 Years of Skateboard Obsession” at the Art Museum of Rochester. The space is packed to the brim with art-laden boards from the collections of the skatepark board members Alan Presutti (board president), Erich Lehman (Wall\Therapy curator), Aaron Costa (owner of Krudco. Skateshop), and guests Erik Miller (owner

of Old Skull Skateboards) and Arthur Lew (owner of Rochester’s original skateshop, Samurai Skates). During the opening, board members will present an update on recent progress in working with the City of Rochester to make a free public cement skate park a reality inside the city limits. The hundreds of boards, T-shirts, stickers, collectibles, original artwork, and other ephemera lining the walls spans 30 years of history, offering a survey of the unique aesthetic of skateboard culture. “My own obsession with skateboards and t-shirt graphics ultimately lead me down the path to finding my career in the graphic arts, as well as later projects like 1975 Gallery and Wall\Therapy,” Lehman says. “I owe so much of my adventures and success in life to the skateboarding’s influence. It helped teach me to look at the world in a drastically different way, and that mindset applies to all aspects of life. We all want to share this other side of skateboarding with our community, and share some pretty exciting news about the skatepark effort.” The event will also feature the release of a special limited-edition Roc City Skatepark board with graphics by artist and designer Don Pendleton, and a raffle with items donated by skate companies such as VANS, Sleep, Powell, Santa Cruz, Shut, Coal, and others. Food by skater-owned company Joey’s Gourmet Hot Dogs will be available for purchase. If you can’t make it Saturday night, catch the show on Sunday, August 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., during which time mimosas will be offered for purchase.

[ CONTINUING ] ART EXHIBITS 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. People and Places. Through Sept. 11. Watercolor paintings by Marty Kutas. 546-8439. episcopalseniorlife.org. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Artful Living. Through Sept. 2. Reception Fri. August 5, 6-9 p.m. Contemporary furnishings and art-objects with a selection of original artworks from AXOM’s stable of artists. 232-6030. axomgallery.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Age and Beauty and Gallery Expansion. Through Nov. 30. Celebrate aging as the accumulation of experience, perspective, strength, and wisdom of time by local artists. 275-3571. bit. ly/bridgeartgallery. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Four Seasons. Through Sept. 29. Watercolor paintings by Hiroko Jusko. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Engaging the Gamut. Through Sept. 26. Artist reception Wed. Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Classic portrait sculpture by Philippe Faraut, oil paintings by Elisa Root, mixed media paintings by Sherry Tulloch. 325-5010. artsrochester.org. Gallery 96, 604 PittsfordVictor Road. The Finger Lakes. Through August 13. Photography by Nigel Kent, Steve Knapp, and John Francis McCarthy. 248-8128. thegallery96.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Portfolio Showcase 2016. Through Sept. 4. Artists reception Fri. August 12, 5-8:30 p.m. Photographic portfolios of eight artists were chosen from over 80 entries for this annual competition. imagecityphotographygallery.com. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Wonderful Webster Art. Through August 21. Work by the Webster Art Club. episcopalseniorlife.org. Nan Miller Gallery, 3000 Monroe Ave #200. Visions of Summer. Through August 27. Summer scenes by Jim Kozlowski, Susan Moses, and Josef Kote. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Favorite Things. Through Sept. 1. Opening reception Fri. August 12, 6-8 p.m. More than 50 works by the Main Street Artists. 233-5645. mainstreetartistsgallery.com. continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19


[ THU., AUGUST 11 ] Open Interview Day. 10 a.m.1 p.m. Rochester Works, 75 College Ave. 716-322-7050. people-inc.org/.

Art Events [ WED., AUGUST 10 ] A 9/11 Project: Reflections and Memories. Through Aug. 21. Gallery r, 100 College Ave Through August 21. Newspapers on 9/11 from around the world by Eric Kunsman FREE. 256-3312. ritgalleryr@gmail.com. galleryr.rit.edu.

THEATER | “ROUNDING THIRD” The comedy “Rounding Third,” directed by Donald Bartalo, will jog some memories of your little league days. In the play, written by Richard Dresser, two men — the veteran “win-at-all-costs” little league coach, Don, and the new “just have fun, guys” assistant coach, Mike — battle it out while directly addressing the audience as if they’re the team. A corporate executive, Mike (played by Jeff Siuda) agrees to join the blue-collar Don (Ross Amstey) in order to engage more with his own son. The different philosophies and personalities of the two soon clash, however, and the audience is faced with the overarching question that troubles the two: how should we raise our children in this day and age?

Comedy

“Rounding Third” will be onstage at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Avenue), Thursday, August 11, through Saturday, August 20. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, August 14. Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance online. muccc.org. — BY MARY WALRATH

[ SAT., AUGUST 13 ] Stages of Being a Woman. 7 p.m. Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave. Blue Diamond Dancers; a young Senior Citizen Dance Company. $10. naz.edu.

[ THU., AUGUST 11 ] Greg Hahn. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $9-$15. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ SAT., AUGUST 13 ] Madelein Smith and Friends: A Comedy Show. 8-10 p.m. Bosco’s, 1730 N. Goodman St $7. 919-9662. facebook.com/ MadeleinSmithComedy/.

Dance Events

Festivals Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. On the Side. Through August 14. Opening Reception Thu., August 4, 6-9 p.m. Art by members of the Rochester Advertising Federation. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Home, Politics, and Travel: The Seward Family’s Early

Years. Through August 26. Showcasing items from the Seward family’s early years. 275-4477. library.rochester. edu/node/36829. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, 166 Lomb Memorial Dr. Print Club Members Exhibition. Through August 12. 4752866. jleugs@rit.edu. printclubofrochester.org.

[ FRI., AUGUST 12 ] German Fest. 4-11 p.m. Spencerport Firemen’s Exempt Field, 85 S. Union Street . Spencerport $5. Little Italy Festival. 4-11 p.m. Gates Memorial Park, Karl Fuchs Dr $5. LittleItalyFest.com. Rochester Celtic Festival. 5-10 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. $8-$12. 428-7541. RochesterCelticFestival.com. [ SAT., AUGUST 13 ] Brockport Arts Festival. Aug. 13. brockportartsfestival.com/. Carifest. 11 a.m. Brown Square Park, 251 Verona St facebook.com/RWIFO/. German Fest. 12-11 p.m. Spencerport Firemen’s Exempt Field, 85 S. Union Street . Spencerport $5.

Film [ THU., AUGUST 11 ] Bike-In Movie. 8-11 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. cityofrochester. gov/bikeinmovie.

Kids Events [ SAT., AUGUST 13 ] Ngorongoro Crater Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Immerse yourself in the biodiversity and culture of the Ngorongoro Crater Free with Zoo admission. 336-7200. senecaparkzoo.org. Saturday Maker Camp. 1-3 p.m Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul Street Kids aged 8+ will work with Larry Moss, founder of Airigami, to build a large Rube Goldberg Machine Free. 210-3213. rocmakers@gmail.com. rochestermakerspace.org. Sci-Fi Summer: Galactic Warriors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square $14, under 2/members free. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.

Lectures [ MON., AUGUST 15 ] Israel: What’s Next? Two speakers, Two points of View. 7 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. roc4israelevent18.eventbrite.com.

SPECIAL EVENT | WALNUT HILL CARRIAGE DRIVING COMPETITION The Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition is back for its 45th long weekend of friendly matches and costumes in a 19th century Victorian Country Fair setting. More than 200 competitors from 20 states and Canada will participate in more than 100 classes in varying divisions. Walnut Hill is recreating this historic setting to help educate the public on the importance of horses and carriages throughout American history. Competitors will be judged on driving and riding skills, as well as carriage presentation. Visitors can also visit the stables to watch the horses be bathed and groomed. The Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition will take place at Walnut Hill Farm, 397 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, Wednesday, August 10, through Sunday, August 14, with performances daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-site parking is free. General admission is $12, children 12 and under are $6. Daily and multi-day tickets are available. For more information visit walnuthillfarm.org. — BY BIANCA NOLT

Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War. 7-8:30 p.m. Town of Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road . Gates $2, Free for members 2812069. famuscato@aol.com. gateshistory.org.

Museum Exhibit [ WED., AUGUST 10 ]

A Moo-ving History of Fairport’s Dairies. Through Sep. 11. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St Through Sept. 11. Artifacts, photographs, and advertisements from more then ten dairies in Fairport/Perinton perintonhistoricalsociety.org. [ SUN., AUGUST 14 ] Hometown Sports of Greece,


Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s ride schedule or visit. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. [ SUN., AUGUST 14 ] The “Round Square” That Became Lunsford Park. 2 p.m. Corn Hill Neighborhood, 133 South Fitzhugh Street 2623142. chna@cornhill.org. cornhill.org.

SPORTS | ROCHESTER TWILIGHT CRITERIUM The Rochester Twilight Criterium, produced by Full Moon Vista bike shop, is expecting around 350 bicycle racers and another big spectator turn-out for this year’s crit, a US national event on the Professional Road Tour. The day starts in the early afternoon with amateur racing events for anyone who registers. Later in the day, the professional events, including the men and women’s pro races, will take over the streets of downtown Rochester. A Criterium is defined as a high-paced bicycle race on a short loop course that leads drivers to make quick decisions on impulse. The course downtown will be a mile long with nine corners. Rochester Twilight Criterium will take place in downtown on Saturday, August 13. The races begin at 3:15 p.m.; the women’s pro race begins at 6:25 p.m.; and the men’s race begins at 8:05 p.m. For the full schedule and map of the course, visit rochestercrit.com. General admission is free. — BY BIANCA NOLT

NY. 1:30-4 p.m Greece Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Donations accepted. 225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety.org.

Finney Falcons Golf Tournament. 12:30 p.m. Webster Golf Club, 440 Salt Road Webster $100. 585341-7500. rochesterataxia@ gmail.com. finneyschool.org.

Recreation

[ SAT., AUGUST 13 ] Guided Hike. 9-11 a.m. Ellison Park, Blossom Rd. Registration requested 3408655. penfieldrec.org/. The Revolutionary War. 11 a.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue $7. 461-3494. fomh.org.

[ THU., AUGUST 11 ] Twilight Tours. 7 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue 75-minute walking tour $5. 461-3494. fomh.org. [ FRI., AUGUST 12 ]

[ TUE., AUGUST 16 ] Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. 10 a.m. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way makingstrideswalk.org/ rochester. Pacesetters: Brickyard Trail,Trails in Buckland Park and Neighborhood Walk in Brighton. 6:30 p.m. 249-9507. huggersskiclub.org.

Special Events [ WED., AUGUST 10 ] Tent Week. Through Aug. 11. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave 2711050. asburyfirst.org. [ THU., AUGUST 11 ] 2nd Annual Run, Walk, and Roll. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake, 726 South Main St Canandaigua $20. 585-2176430. cobblestoneartscenter. com/#!blank-1/k9qf9. Breast Cancer of Rochester Walk Kick Off. 5:30-7 p.m. Holiday Inn Downtown, 70 State St. 244-4921. makingstrideswalk.org/ rochester. Trunk Full of Treasures and Bake Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 174 Pinnacle Rd 334-1180. faithumcny.org. [ SUN., AUGUST 14 ] Community Garage Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 428-6907. cityofrochester.gov/ garagesales.

Porch Fest. 1-4 p.m. 19th Ward Community Association, 216 Thurston Road free. 3286571. 19thward@19wca.org. 19wca.org.

Sports [ FRI., AUGUST 12 ] National Silver Ball Tournament. Aug. 12-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford A dozen teams compete in period style uniforms using 1865 baseball rules $10-$18. 294-8218. gcv. org.

Theater Cookie Fight. Aug. 11-21. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St Through August 21. Thurs.-Sat. August 11-13, 8 p.m., Sun, August 14, 2 p.m., Thurs. -Sat. August 18-20, 8 p.m. and Sun. August 21, 2 p.m. Family secrets, sibling rivalry and old flames rekindled, and this world premiere comedy $31-$33. 374-6318. bvtnaples.org.

Workshops [ WED., AUGUST 10 ] Community Overdose Prevention Training. 6:30-8 p.m. Charles Settlement House, 71 Parkway Registration requested 428-5982. molly.clifford@ cityofrochester.gov. Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. 7-9 p.m MCC Corporate College, 1057 E. Henrietta Rd., Suite 100 $25. 292-3770. corporatecollege@monroecc. edu. workforceforward.com. [ MON., AUGUST 15 ] Knife Skills. 7-8:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave, F109 $25. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Raising Chickens in Your Backyard. 7-8:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, 176

OPERA | FINGER LAKES OPERA This is only its third year, but the Finger Lakes Opera has already become a go-to summer music place in our area. For this weekend’s festival, FLO brings together two very different composers who definitely had the popular touch: Irving Berlin and Giuseppe Verdi. “I Love a Piano” is an evening of great songs by Berlin, the composer-lyricist of “White Christmas” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” Aaron McAllister and Gary John La Rosa are musical and stage directors, respectively. Verdi’s “La Traviata” presents grand opera’s favorite Fallen Woman, the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valery, in an irresistibly romantic tragedy. Soprano Danielle Talamantes, who has sung at the Met and in Carnegie Hall, plays the courtesan who dies for love.Fenlon Lamb is the stage director and Gerard Floriano the music director. Finger Lakes Opera, on the SUNY Geneseo campus, will present “La Traviata” on Friday, August 12, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 14, 2 p.m., at Wadsworth Auditorium ($30$75). “I love a Piano” will be performed Thursday, August 11, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall ($20-$30). 245-5650; fingerlakesopera.com — BY DAVID RAYMOND Anderson Ave, F109 $15. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com.

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[ TUE., AUGUST 16 ] Introduction to Watercolor Painting. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, 176

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“Suicide Squad”

introduces an entirely new group of anti-heroes, and watches as they come together, backed by a (PG-13), DIRECTED BY DAVID AYER jukebox soundtrack of pop hits. Unfortunately, NOW PLAYING the contrast keeps working to DC’s detriment. I’d gotten my hopes up ever so slightly: [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW “supervillains save the world” is a great hook, and the “Suicide Squad” trailers promised a shift It gives me no pleasure to report that DC’s in tone from previous films of the DC universe, supervillain team-up flick, “Suicide Squad,” isn’t moving away from the self-seriousness that made a good movie. I take no joy in further stoking “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman” such the flames of rivalry between DC and Marvel; slogs to get through. But from the first act, when as a fan of many in DC’s stable of characters, I the team’s creator — ruthless government agent want nothing more than to see good films based Amanda Waller (Viola Davis, clearly having fun) on the characters I’ve loved since I was a kid. No — dumps a load of exposition on us, the film is critic goes into a film wanting to hate it — who one misguided decision after another. wants to be forced to sit through a movie they’re We’re introduced to our cast of characters not going to enjoy? one-by-one, with a PowerPoint presentation of But DC keeps pitting its films directly against trading card-like infographics. The title cards are Marvel’s, creating a one-to-one correlation so chaotic, constantly moving, using crazy fonts, where you can’t help but compare. “Batman v and zipping by so fast that they’re impossible to Superman” revolved around remarkably similar read, which completely negates whatever purpose themes as “Captain America: Civil War,” and now they might have served. “Suicide Squad” suffers by being held up against In rapid succession, the film introduces “Guardians of the Galaxy,” another film that Deadshot (a decent Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne). It’s such an enormous cast that no one registers, not even ostensible leads — and the only The “Suicide Squad” in action. PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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characters the script seems to care about — Harley Quinn and Deadshot, despite having the benefit of receiving two introductions apiece. There’s one character who joins the team with almost no introduction, and you can probably guess what almost immediately happens to him. The film’s production was caught between a shift in direction for DC — when the studio decided that what their films needed was more humor — and it feels that way. The film is a mess tonally. Motivation and characterization are constantly shifting, and the plot is incoherent, creating the sense that giant pieces are missing. The team’s eventual mission is unclear and needlessly convoluted. It doesn’t help that the major villain (Enchantress, an ancient witch who possesses the body of archaeologist Dr. June Moone) wouldn’t even be a threat if the team hadn’t been formed in the first place. Even worse, her big plot involves yet another giant portal in the sky (seriously comic book movies: stop it). Writer-director David Ayer is the talented filmmaker behind tense, actionheavy films like “End of Watch” and “Fury,” but here it feels like he got crushed under the weight of the film. Reportedly the trailer house that cut the film’s promos came in late in the game to help edit the film. The result is a film that has the texture of a trailer. It’s wall-to-wall with on-the-nose music cues that lean on our familiarity with the tunes in order to replace actual character development. But also like a trailer, there are some striking images that work out of context: I enjoyed the homage to artist Alex Ross’ painting of Harley Quinn dancing with the Joker; Moone’s first transformation into the Enchantress is a nifty effect, although every subsequent use of the character is laughable; and the aftermath of


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Harley’s dive into a vat of acid looks pretty, even if that entire sequence is a minefield of problems. It’s tough to judge Jared Leto’s Joker, since the character adds nothing to the film — although supposedly most of his scenes were left on the cutting room floor. It’s inexplicable why the Joker isn’t the big bad of the film. Not only would he have made a better villain, it would also have served to justify the presence of Harley Quinn — seriously, how much help is a crazy woman with a baseball bat against a centuries-old, all-powerful sorceress? Anyone who saw last year’s heist caper “Focus,” knows that Margot Robbie has some electric chemistry with Will Smith, but that barely comes across here. Robbie commits to the role, but she’s let down by the writing and is forced to toss off one clunky one-liner after another. Plus, Harley Quinn is a tricky character to get right. Involved in an abusive relationship and dependent on a psychopath, when written incorrectly, she can seem to lack agency. Ayers’ script doesn’t bother explaining what makes her fall for the Joker in the first place, and without that kind of crucial development, we’re left with only the most problematic aspects of the character. As a whole, the film’s portrayal of women is questionable at best. All are either hyper-sexualized or evil, and each have motivations only in relation to the men in their lives. There are grains of something fun and enjoyable to be found amid the rubble of “Suicide Squad,” but the film feels as though it were put together by one of its mentally-unstable protagonists. I wouldn’t say no to another shot at bringing these characters to movie screens, but it desperately needs a cohesive, singular vision to see it through. C’mon DC, I’m rooting for you. Visit rochestercitynewspaper.com on Thursday for additional film coverage, including reviews of “Pete’s Dragon” and “Indignation,” based on the Philip Roth novel.

[ OPENING ] ANTHROPOID (R): Based on the true story of the WWII mission to assassinate high-ranking Nazi officers. Starring Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, and Jamie Dornan. Henrietta, Pittsford BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997): Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Little (Fri., August 12, 9 p.m.) BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935): The continuing story of Dr. Frankenstein, who’s goaded by an even madder scientist to build his monster a mate. Dryden (Wed., August 10, 8 p.m.) EASY RIDER (1969): Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper star as two counterculture bikers traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. Dryden (Sat., August 13, 8 p.m.; Mon., August 15, 1:30 p.m.) FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG-13): A New York heiress dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep. Canandaigua, Henrietta, Little, Tinseltown GLEASON (R): At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS and doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. Culver INDIGNATION (R): A working-class Jewish student from New Jersey attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War. Little, Pittsford MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991): Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. Dryden (Thu., August 11, 8 p.m.) NUTS! (NR): The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station. Little (Sat., August 13, 1 p.m.)

OLD SAN FRANCISCO (1927): In San Francisco, a villainous landowner with underworld connections seeks to steal the property of an old Spanish family. Dryden (Tue., August 16, 8 p.m.) PETE’S DRAGON (PG): The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive-In, Webster RAN (1985): Set in 16th century Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. But he vastly underestimates how the newfound power will corrupt them. Dryden (Sun., August 14, 2 p.m.) SAUSAGE PARTY (R): The R-rated, animated adventures of an anthropomorphic sausage discovers the horrifying fate that awaits most grocery store products after they’ve been brought home. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive-In, Webster THE SEVENTH FIRE (2015): After a Native American gang leader is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his community. Dryden (Fri., August 12, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING] THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (PG): When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Movies 10 BAD MOMS (R): Frazzled moms Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn band together to take down the queen bees of the PTA (played by Christina Applegate and Jada Pinkett Smith) in this comedy from the writers of “The Hangover.” Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive-In, Webster THE BFG (PG): Steven Spielberg directs this story of a young girl who befriends a big friendly giant. Based on the classic Roald Dahl children’s book. Vintage Drive-In

CAFÉ SOCIETY (PG-13): A young man arrives in 1930’s Hollywood hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. Little, Pittsford CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (R): A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society. Starring Viggo Mortensen. Little FINDING DORY (PG): Pixar’s sequel to their smash “Finding Nemo” finds Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) going off on a journey of her own, in search of her long-lost family. Greece, Henrietta GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13): Who you gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta HILLARY’S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PG-13): In his newest film, director Dinesh D’Souza dons his tin foil hat to expose the secret history of the Democrats and the “true” motivations of Hillary. Culver, Henrietta HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (PG-13): A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. Little ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (PG): In the fifth installment of the successful kiddie series, Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Vintage Drive-In, Webster JASON BOURNE (PG-13): Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the Bourne franchise with this newest installment, which finds the super spy digging further into his mysteriously knotty past. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (PG13): After acclimating to life in London, Tarzan is called back to the jungle to protect his former home. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson. Culver

LIGHTS OUT (PG-13): When her little brother experiences the same haunting events that once tested her sanity, a young woman works to unlock the truth and faces an entity that has an attachment to their mother. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Vintage Drive-In MEN GO TO BATTLE (NR): Two brothers struggle to hold their crumbling estate together outside a small Kentucky town in the fall of 1861. Little NERVE (PG-13): A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move is manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.” Culver, Greece, Henrietta NINE LIVES (PG): Kevin Spacey stars as a stuffy billionaire businessman who finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat. I don’t even know. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG): This animated adventure chronicles what our pets get up to when we’re not around. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive-In, Webster STAR TREK BEYOND (PG-13): The Enterprise crew continue to boldly go where no man has gone before. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown SUICIDE SQUAD (PG-13): A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jared Leto. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive-In, Webster TICKLED (R): Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online, but as he delves deeper he finds a story stranger than fiction. Little UNDER THE SUN (NR): Documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky follows the life of an ordinary North Korean family whose daughter joins the Children’s Union and prepares for the Day of the Sun. Little

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[ NOTICE ] East End Tavern, LLC Filed 7/29/16 Office: Monroe Co SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 327 Southridge Dr, Rochester, NY 14626 Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE ] EMERALD ESTATES, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/13/16. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] HHR Group, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 6/14/16. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 6 Woodbury Pl., Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]

Celio Paz New York LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/18/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 550 Latona Rd #D419 Rochester, NY 14626 General Purpose

HOUSE CALL PHYSICAL THERAPY OF ROCHESTER PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/5/16. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 53 Westmar Dr., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: To practice the profession of Physical Therapy.

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Dogged Brewing Company, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/28/16. Office location: Monroe. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 135 Nevins Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: any lawful activity.

JCM Lighting NY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/1/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 855 Publishers Pkwy., Webster, NY 14580. General purpose.

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filed with the SSNY on 7/1/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 855 Publishers Pkwy., Webster, NY 14580. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] LMT Re Invest, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/22/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to princ address/RA Linda M. Taddonio 217 Darla Dr Brockport, NY 14420 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] MAUREEN L. WERNER, ESQ. PLLC filed Articles of Organization with the Department of State of NY on 7/5/2016. Office Location: County of Monroe. The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The PLLC, 269 Salmon Creek Dr., Hilton NY 14468. Purpose: Law. [ NOTICE ] McWyand, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/26/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 83 Argyle St., Apt. 2, Rochester, NY 14607. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Mgib LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/21/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to POB 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Murphy & Christie Properties, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/21/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michaelann Murphy, 33 West Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. General purpose.

[ NOTICE ] Name of LLC: Adaptive Avatar LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/12/15. Office loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1026 Rental, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/7/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Terrence E. Sick, 450 Hoffman Rd., Rochester, NY 14622. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 41 Wilson Street LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Department of State on 6/10/16. Office Location: Monroe County. Secretary of State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to registered agent: Spiegel & Utrera, 1 Maiden Lane 5th, NY, NY. 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 503 SOUTH AVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/28/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 100 Alexander St., Rochester NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 836 South Clinton Avenue LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/19/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may

be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 17 Mulberry Street Rochester, NY 14620 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of A.I.M. 2 L.E.A.D, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/26/16. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2326 Westside Dr Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AIH, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/5/2016 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 95 Allens Creek Rd, Blg 2, Ste 216, Rochester, NY14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ANEX PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/09/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 700 Ridge Rd. West, Rochester, NY 14615. 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 BEEHIVE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 23, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 48 Love Street, Rochester, NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BENLU PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/29/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent


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Notice of Formation of ELSER HAGUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/11/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Thomas Nary, 1459 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: Manage real estate.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of BROWNCROFT PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/25/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 88 Coleridge Rd., Rochester NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DDNY PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: Mary Arcidiacono, 2831 W. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1900 Empire Blvd., Ste. 172, Webster, NY 14580-1934. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Five Star Medical Transportation, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) June 24, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 803 Woodbine Ave, Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ironhide Transport, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/12/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 41 Newport Dr, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of East River Henrietta LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/16/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of LAURA WILDER ARTWORK LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) JULY 12, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 1068 Goodman St. S. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EduKate Learning Designs, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/16/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 44 Pond Valley Circle, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Rafkin LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 2, 2016. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 201 Prospect Ave., Suite 228, Hagerstown MD 21742 Purpose:

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Notice of Formation of LLC T&C SMITH LLC. Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) March 15, 2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 381 Bernice St Rochester NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of PAE ENTERPRISES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/14/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 917 Paul Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LRE JEWELRY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 6 Dunnewood Ct., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MBC Canal Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Media Holdings II, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NOWNOW, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/08/2016 .Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 520 List Ave Rochester NY 14617. Purpose:

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shall mail copy of process to 64 Pease Rd. Spencerport, NY 14559 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rob Hickey Photography LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/7/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 3158 Culver Road, Rochester NY 14622 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of PALAMAR TALENT CONSULTING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/2016. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 660 Willow Lane, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of formation of SKK9 HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/29/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 422 Sundance Trail, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful act

Notice of Formation of RADIO SOCIAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/8/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Dan Morgenstern, 114 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RCM Holdings V LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/16/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Riley’s Rentals, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/22/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY

Notice of Formation of Saranac 96 LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 7/5/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 11 Williams Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Southtown Cleanorama LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/14/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 187 Norwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of STEINMETZ BREWING COMPANY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/06/16. 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 U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TESERA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/13/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 802 Times Square Bldg., 45 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Morgenstern Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Dan Morgenstern, 114 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of The New Yorker Family Restaurant, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on July 14, 2016. 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 165 W. Commercial St., E. Rochester, New York 14445. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Spa at Strathallan LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/30/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100,

Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UG Holdings, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/01/2016. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at Mark Hudson Management, P.O. Box 30071, Rochester, New York 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of GLM Hydro Limited Liability Company, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/16/16. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in NJ 6/18/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Reg. Agents, 90 State St., Ste. 700, Albany, NY 12207. NJ office addr.: 602 Higgins Ave., Ste. 1-202, Brielle, NJ 08730. Art. of Org. on file: NJ Div. of Rev., 33 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of SYSTEM2 LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/29/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/17/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 43 W. 23rd St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10010. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Franklin Energy Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/19/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 102 N. Franklin St., Port Washington, WI 53074. LLC formed in DE on

11/5/07. 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 Karetas Acquisition Company L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/29/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC registered in PA on 5/27/16. 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. PA address of LLC: 1012 Tuckerton Court, Reading, PA 19605. Cert. of Reg. filed with PA Sec. of State, 401 North St., Room 206, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Thomas Allen Real Estate 2, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/11/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 7703 N. Lamar, Ste. 505, Austin, TX 78752. LLC formed in TX on 4/30/15. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. TX addr. of LLC: 5302 La Branch St., Houston, TX 77004. Cert. of Form. filed with TX Sec. of State, 1019 Brazos, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Paz Nadlan Ny LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/19/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 550 Latona

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Legal Ads > page 29 Rd #D419 Rochester NY 14626 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Rand Rogers LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/28/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to POB 30071 Rochester NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Randall Aviation LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/6/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 17 Laurel Crest Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Development Group LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/11/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 1564 St Paul St Rochester, NY 14621 General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] SCC Acquisition LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on July 15, 2016. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 275 Mt. Read Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14611. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Snoble Enterprises, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/4/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 1340 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] The Last Dalai Lama? Film, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/3/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & shall mail copy to

The LLC 194 Chestnut Hill Dr. Rochester NY 14617. General Purpose [ NOTICE ] WENDY MAY I ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/25/16. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 4221 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14616, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] XL Real Property Services LLC Filed 4/28/16 Office: Monroe Co SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: Phillip J Greiger, 5 Sheldon Dr, Spencerport, NY 14559 Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] MCKINLEY WEST ENTERPRISES LLC. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/21/2016 Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of processes to 501 McKinley St. East Rochester, NY 14445 Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of 2799 Monroe Avenue, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/16. 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, 2851 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Royal Wash Irondequoit, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to

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Notice of Formation of Royal Wash Lancaster, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/16. 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, 2851 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity

Aria Strategies LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on August 1, 2016 with an effective date of formation of August 1, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 108 Asbury Street, 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 108 Asbury Street, Rochester, New York 14620. 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 A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] DLH & G, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York, (SSNY) on June 15, 2016. The LLC office is in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LCC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: LLC, 211 Huntington Hills, Rochester, NY 14622. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Angelimma Apartments LLC ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on July 20, 2016. Office location: 1890 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609, Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 1890 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of Doc Shorty LLC ] Doc Shorty LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 5/17/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] EHR Consulting, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on July 14, 2016 with an effective date of formation of July 14, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 115 Ridgeview Drive, East 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 115 Ridgeview Drive, East Rochester, New York 14445. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] ROC City Aquaponics, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on August 2, 2016 with an effective date of formation of August 2, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 2096 Edgemere Drive, 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 2096 Edgemere Drive, New York 14612. 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 PLLC] Notice is hereby given that Trauma Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on May 27, 2016. The principal office is located in the County of Monroe, State of New York, and the Secretary of State was designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company is: 44 Dayne Street, Rochester, New York 14622. The purpose of the company is to engage in the profession of mental health counseling. [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Central Station, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 07/11/2016. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business location: 127 Railroad Street, Rochester, NY 14609. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The Knoer Group, PLLC., 424 Main Street, Suite 1820, Buffalo, NY 14202. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ]

INDEX NO.: 201312215. Filed: 7/18/2016. MORTGAGED PREMISES: 370 Raines Park, Rochester, NY 14613. SBL #: 090.59 – 1 – 3. Plaintiff designates MONROE County as the place of trial; venue is based upon the county in which the mortgaged premises is situate. STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME

COURT: COUNTY OF MONROE BANK OF AMERICA, NA C/O REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, -againstJOHN WESP AS HEIR TO ESTATE OF MARY WOOD A/K/A MARY A. WOOD, if living and if dead, the respective heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignors, lienors, creditors and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and their respective husbands, wives or window, if any, and each and every person not specifically named who may be entitled to or claim to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the verified complaint; all of whom and whose names and places of residence unknown, and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained by the Plaintiff, ETAL, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A

DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $ 88,500.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of MONROE on November 8, 2010, at BOOK Number 23309, PG. 538, covering premises known as 370 Raines Park, Rochester, NY 14613 – SEC 090.59; BLOCK 1; LOT 3. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. The Plaintiff also seeks a deficiency judgment against the Defendant and for any debt secured by said Mortgage which is not satisfied by the proceeds of the sale of said premises. TO the Defendant(s) JOHN WESP AS HEIR TO ESTATE OF MARY WOOD A /K /A MARY A. WOOD, the foregoing Second Supplemental Summons with Notice is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Richard A. Dollinger AJSC of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated June 27, 2016. Dated: New Rochelle, NY July 7, 2016 MCCABE, WEISBERG & CONWAY P.C. By: /s/_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Sonia J. Baez, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot St., Ste. 210 New Rochelle, NY 10801 p. 914-6368900 f. 914-636-8901 HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE

READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department of Financial Services at 1-800-342-3736 or visit the Department’s website at www.dfs. ny.gov. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services.


Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD

Frontiers of Fashion

As Americans’ fascination with guns grows, so, too, does the market for protection against all those flying bullets. Texan John Adrain has introduced an upscale sofa whose cushions can stop up to a .44 Magnum fired at close range, and is now at work on bullet-resistant window blinds. Another company, BulletSafe, recently touted its $129 baseball caps (with protection against the same bullets, but only in front) — though the company admits the cap won’t prevent concussions. The Colombian suit and vest designer Miguel Caballero offers an array of bullet- and knife-resistant selections, made with Kevlar and Dyneema, which are also used by clothiers BladeRunner and Aspetto (maker of “ballistic tuxedos”).

Leading Economic Indicators

Notorious French derivatives trader Jerome Kerviel was fired in 2010 after his employer (Societe Generale bank) discovered that he had made unauthorized trades worth about $55 billion and then, by forgery and fraud, covered them up. In June, however, Kerviel won a wrongful-discharge case when France’s Court of Cassation concluded the bank had “no real and serious” reason to fire him. Actually, the court ordered the bank to pay Kerviel about $500,000 in “performance” bonuses, based on the profit that his rogue trades eventually earned. Even though the bank had spent the equivalent of $5.5 billion unwinding Kerviel’s trades, they still made money (because, before the world economy collapsed in 2008, the derivatives business was very good).

Ronnie Music Jr., 45, won a scratch-off lottery prize last year of $3 million in Waycross, Georgia, and must surely have thought he was on a roll — because he soon flipped the money into a Georgia methamphetamine gang. The “bet” went sour, and he now faces decades in prison, as he pleaded guilty in July to drug trafficking and firearms violations after his associates were found with $1 million worth of meth and a load of guns.

Government in Action

Montpelier, Vermont, has one solution to America’s well-known problem of ignoring infrastructure maintenance (and the high cost of asphalt). While other cities and states merely delay needed road work (though with harsh consequences to drivers), Montpelier has begun to unpave some of its roads, converting them back to cheaper, annoying gravel and dirt (and inevitably, dust). A recent report by Montana State University researchers expressed surprise that so many governments are choosing this option. Phoenix’s KTAR-TV reported in July that the local sheriff (the notorious “tough on crime” Joe Arpaio) has already cost the government $10.4 million in attorneys’ fees for successful lawsuits filed against him by illegally profiled Hispanics. A judge found months ago (awarding $4.5 million) that Arpaio was deliberately violating the court’s orders, and lawyers have demanded another $5.9 million to bring Arpaio’s resistances up to date. (Unless the court rules otherwise, the $5.9 million will ultimately come from taxpayers.)

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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Offering confirmation, passion and plans with someone you love will lead to greater stability in your personal life. If you are willing to take a giant step, you will find the happiness and satisfaction you are searching for. Don’t let insecurity lead to loneliness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ve got the finesse and confidence to attract someone of a superior nature. Don’t sit at home when you should be out socializing and engaging in conversations with people who have just as much to offer as you. Shoot for the stars, and you will find that special someone.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t believe everything you hear. Someone trying to impress you will reel you in and disappoint you. Discretion will be needed when dealing with affairs of the heart. Refuse to let anyone draw you into situations that are not in your best interest. Slow down and realize when to walk away. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be drawn to someone from a different background. See what transpires, and learn from the experience. The potential regarding a relationship that is unique is outstanding and will broaden your horizons and open doors you never knew existed. Share your feelings and experiences.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a change. Try something different, or visit a destination you have never been before. Participate in pastimes that allow you to use your skills. Attraction to someone will be strong, but probably short-lived. Chemistry as well as sharing the same likes and dislikes will be necessary before engaging intimately. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t push anyone too hard, or you will get the wrong response. Bide your time when it comes to love and situations that can influence your living arrangements. Share feelings, but opt not to make promises or make physical advances that will complicate your life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll be drawn to someone who isn’t available. Keep your distance, and don’t share your feelings with anyone. Personal information will be used against you and create a problem for you in your circle of friends. Your reputation will be at damaged if you aren’t discrete. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put your feelings out there, and you will find someone special. You can enhance your life and bring about unusual changes at home if you are willing to take a chance on love. Someone quite different from you will turn out to be a perfect fit.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll find it difficult to get along with partners. Jealousy and ulterior motives will keep you from making sound choices when dealing with relationships. Stick close to home, and work on self-awareness and improvements that will help build your confidence. Insecurity on your part or someone else’s will cause friction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t be daunted by what others do or say. If you love someone, share your thoughts, feelings and intentions, and move forward. You are the best judge of who you should be with. A promise and a plan can be put in place and secure your relationship.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make it your mission to go above and beyond the call of duty to get someone’s attention. A highly engaging invitation or a passionate retreat will help you step things up a notch and encourage a commitment. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Consider how the object of your attention treats others. It will be a telltale sign of what’s to come, should you engage in a deeper relationship. Don’t put up with any sort of abusive or controlling actions. Equality is what will make your relationship work.

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