"Let It Go" has to win Best Original Song come Oscar time. Either that or "I See Fire" from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
County Legislature needs to earn their salary by conducting research into salaries of comparable counties and impose a fair salary.
Ms. Jadwin, and your suggestion is...
hard to find show times.
Esan was certainly not the first. Off the top of my head, the Bangkok and Mamasan's predate Esan and I think there might be one or two more.
The sheriff of Monroe County still makes more than the sheriffs of every other major upstate county. The sheriff of Erie County, with a population of 950,000, makes $79,000; a third less than O'Flynn. Monroe County has 735,000 people in it. It's not as if he's on the line every day, risking his life; he's sitting behind a desk. Why should he get a raise for getting re-elected?
My question is why does Buffalo always get so much money from the taxpayers? Rochester actually has a larger economy than they do, but they get 10x as much back from Albany and Washington
Vargas says "poor student behavior is an indication that students’ needs are not being met. "
Why aren't students accountable for their own behavior? What entitles them to blame others for neglecting their "needs," when they're disruptive to the education of others? In the rest of the world, school is a PRIVILEGE. These students treat school with contempt and disrespect, and then we have to listen to administrators stand around making excuses for them.
As long as the district colludes with the students and parents who want to blame their own destructive behavior on someone or something else, nothing will change.
I'm all for a negative review and different opinions about movies, but this review just feels like an attack on French culture. And I disagree. Eric Rohmer is great.
This saddens me, I live in the neighborhood and enjoy all the beauty the landscape brings, it's disgusting that greedy people need to ruin and endanger species to line their pockets even more. I won't be dining at their establishments and plan to be a voice when the time comes to protect our environmental treasures.
HORRIBLE review. Seriously.
Why does everyone seem so touchy about the idea that the police chief might have resigned because Lovely is going to be the new mayor...or the idea that Lovely may have replaced him if he did not resign?
The Danieles , of course, don't do much without their Comida money and their past use of Comida funds are questionable....job creation with an amphibious plane dock???
Development is destruction when it comes to the environment. If the goal is to protect the environment, especially when it comes to the expansion of something, then the expansion would not happen. But it is never about environmental protection.
It is all about a compromise between the environment and someone's desire for money. When environmental standards are compromised in a deal that favors lining someone's pockets with money, the environment always loses.
Dear Rosecmj: We'll be putting together our New Year's Eve 2014 Guide in the next few weeks, and it will publish in our 12/25 issue. In the meantime, you can find some of the bigger NYE 2014 events in our Holiday Guide Events Calendar: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/roch…
Where are the events for 2013, Tuesday, December 31?
Thank you, Dan.
One other thing I found amusing about the missive is the posturing about why things have come to the point they have. Apparently the Christian "good guys" have been turning the other cheek in such situations. As a result the [special] "rights of Christians" (to force their beliefs on others?) has become jeopardized.
I make no claim regarding the writer, whom I have not met. But generally people active in favor of the U.S. Constitution have not experienced gentle treatment from their opponents. I refer to Jessica Ahlquist, a very brave publicly acknowledged atheist.
As soon as she came out of the closet many of her classmates gasped and an equally brave girl called her "a little witch" under her breath.
Then she protested what was clearly a prayer plaque, including an "Amen" in her public high school auditorium. As her lawsuit progressed she received hate mail and was verbally attacked by her peers, media outlets, and online. She received death threats, and required police escorts to and from classes. This was reminiscent of the Deep South over school integration, by the way, and it happened in Rhode Island. On the day after the ruling, Rhode Island State Representative Peter G. Palumbo, one of the nicest and most reasonable people ever, called Ahlquist as "an evil little thing" on the radio.
Congratulations to City Paper for featuring an article on vegan holiday fare! While I doubt that the majority of eaters would eschew the turkey in favor of sides, this will hopefully inspire folks to try a few new things. As a longtime meatless eater and proponent of local foods (who looks forward to all of the side dishes), I would like to offer a few insights and points of clarification on some of the things Nicole Milano mentions in her article:
Tofu and tempeh are not on the same plane as branded meat substitutes (foods pretending to be meat), such as the "chik'n nuggets" mentioned in the first paragraph. Made from minimally processed soy beans, tempeh and tofu are traditional, protein-rich foods that have been a staple of various Asian cuisines for hundreds and thousands of years, respectively.
On the other hand, store-bought "pretend meats," unlike tofu and tempeh, are often built on a base of wheat gluten (which has its own set of issues) and riddled with complex chemical combinations in the form of preservatives, artificial flavorings, and colorings. (Just because something is marketed as "vegan" doesn't mean that it's necessarily good for you!) Whether you're vegan or not, it's a good idea to read labels. If you're scoping out a processed food item and can't pronounce an ingredient, need to Google it on your phone while you're in the store, or think you would need to buy a vowel to complete its spelling on Wheel of Fortune, you're probably better off leaving it at the store.
While chef Brian Van Etten of the Owl House clearly has a sweet tooth, it's important for everyone (not just vegans) to balance their blood sugar. If every vegan side dish on the Thanksgiving buffet is packing some secret sweet ingredient (e.g. Craisins, which are incredibly high in sugar), chances are you'll be slumped over from a sugar headache before you even have a chance to sample Jennifer Morgan's [Almost] Vegan Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes (local maple syrup would be a great alternative to honey—or fake honey!). Sweet-n-savory is definitely a compelling flavor combination, but save that secret weapon to punctuate maybe one or two dishes out of your whole delicious array of offerings.
For vegan baking, the best egg substitute is ground flax meal and water. For the equivalent of one egg, use 1 tbsp. ground flax to 3 tbsp. warm water. Mix well in a small container and set aside for a few minutes. It will develop a viscous texture very similar to a beaten egg! Once it starts to get sticky, you can add it to your recipe. You can buy whole or ground flax seeds at most stores in the area. It's important to store them in an airtight container in the fridge once they're opened to keep them fresh and keep their Omega-3 content from breaking down. If you purchase whole flax seeds, you can use a clean coffee grinder to quickly grind them yourself on an as-needed basis. (Incidentally, our bodies can get far more nutrients from the ground flaxseeds than whole ones, which, in the words of The Doors, tend to "break on through to the other side.")
As for making the most of our local harvests, the Public Market is not the go-to destination for locally grown/raised foods in Rochester. Sure, it's fun for people-watching on a Saturday, but many of the vendors at the Public Market actually import their goods from far-flung places (like California), and it can be really difficult to find local (and organic) produce without conducting an interview with each vendor.
The South Wedge Market emphasizes local and sustainable products, but is not year-round (it closes for the winter in mid-October). The Brighton Farmers Market emphasizes locally grown food farmed with organic and/or sustainable practices (it's not all "certified organic;" that's a topic for a whole other article, but suffice it to say that the growing practices are generally better than those represented at the Public Market). The Brighton market also stays open year round; they recently moved indoors for winter (Sundays, 1–4pm Brookside Center; http://www.brightonfarmersmarket.org/), and there's also a winter farmers market at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Highland Park on Wednesdays from 3–6pm (http://highlandwintermarket.com/). Penfield's East Side Farmer's Market is also year-round (Sundays, 10am–2pm at Grossmans Garden and Home).
Regardless of one's dietary inclinations, another great way to access local, healthfully farmed produce is through the Good Food Collective (http://thegoodfoodcollective.com/), which organizes fresh, whole-food products from an array of Rochester-area farms and offers them for weekly pickup on a seasonal subscription basis. This is similar to CSA (community supported agriculture) offerings from individual farms, except that the Collective orchestrates harvests from many small farms and operates year-round. They even freeze surplus fruits and veggies from the summer months to ensure a local food supply throughout the winter! They also have a pretty active Facebook group where many members post recipes.
Vegan or not, cooking with more fresh, local ingredients will also generate a lot more food waste at home. Don't throw it away! If you have a yard, it's really easy to compost your food scraps, turning it back into rich soil that you can use to grown your own veggies next summer (that's about as local as it gets, folks). If you're not vegan and have a yard, consider getting some chickens, who will be happy to recycle your kitchen scraps into eggs! And, for the conscious apartment-dweller or those lacking the time and space, there's a fabulous local service called Community Composting (https://www.communitycomposting.org/). For a nominal fee, they'll supply city-dwellers with a green bucket in which to collect your compostable materials and pick it up from your doorstep weekly. Every month, they'll either give you kitchen plants (like fresh herbs to grow on your windowsill), a bin full of very fine, composted soil to use in your own garden or houseplants, or will make a donation of compost to a community garden on your behalf.
I don't work for any of the above organizations; I just want to offer readers a more thorough guide to the numerous options for healthy eating/living here in Rochester, and to elucidate some of the points from Nicole Milano's article. As for recipe resources, here are a few of my favorites:
The Vegetarian Times:
(a veritable compendium of reliably delicious vegan and adaptable vegetarian dishes)
Very Vegetarian, by Jannequin Bennett
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman
(many of the recipes are already vegan or can be easily adapted)
Babycakes, Erin McKenna
(the ultimate recipe book for vegan, gluten-free baking)
I'm not exactly sure what I think of the idea of local universities taking over some schools. But I know exactly what to think of Vargas. He has now thrown in the towel and admitted he can't fix Rochester schools. That may be a good first step, though I don't know if I can get over this immense failure.
I think the next step should be for Vargas to decline accepting any further salary as he puts this plan into action. After that, he should resign.
"America is fast on its way to becoming a secular, Godless society." This may be the one factually accurate statement in the entire letter. The percentage of our population that are non-believers is about 20% and growing fast. There are at least two reasons this is a good thing:
1. Non-believers generally defend the rights of citizens to worship without letting one denomination impose doctrine or dominate others. This makes the public square neutral ground where all citizens, whether from a majority religion, a minority religion, or no religion at all, can participate equally.
2. In most religious traditions, notions of morality are static with no self-correction mechanism. Thus when certain positions become untenable (slavery for example, which is specifically endorsed in Exodus 21), the correction is difficult and contentious. By de-coupling morality to ancient myths, non-believers are able to rationally and objectively advance our moral understanding.
The fact that more Americans are becoming non-believers definitely has me giving thanks this coming holiday season.
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