Archive for February, 2011

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Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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Home Fair Expo 2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011

“A Showcase of Products & Services for Your Home & Garden”

If you’re thinking of building a new house or an addition, putting in new windows, remodeling your kitchen or bath or any other type of home improvement project, the Dome Arena and Minette Hall at the Fair & Expo Center will be the place to be the weekend of February 25, 26, 27, 2011. Instead of having to drive all over town to gather information, you can find it all in one place.

The Better Contractors Bureau, (BCB, as it is more commonly known) with headquarters at 1151 Titus Avenue in Irondequoit, is hosting its 27th annual Home Fair Expo. Carmen Santora, the bureau’s executive director and home show manager said, “This year’s show will be one of the biggest ever with over 285 exhibits”.

The show’s theme is “Everything for in and around the home”, “There surely will be”, Santora said, pointing to the 285 exhibits this year, everything from windows, doors, stand-by home generators, kitchens, alarm systems, financing, pools, landscaping, fireplaces, decks and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their plans for their future projects to have the many contractor exhibitors review them. Also representatives will be on hand from the Attorney General, Monroe County Health department, NYSPSC and NYSERDA to answer questions.

Besides the exhibits there will be daily seminars given by industry experts including a special seminar on “how to save energy money in your home”, given by Lee Loomis of NYSERDA’s Energy Smart program. In addition this year Jim Salmon, Host of WHAM’s Home Repair Clinic will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday to answer all your home improvement questions.

Visitors to the show will have a chance to win a big screen TV compliments of Direct Buy and many other door prizes and giveaways donated by exhibitors. This year’s show will be sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union and will help to benefit the charity CDS who will be holding a silent auction. Also a special feature of the show this year attendees will be able to bring their antiques (up to two items) to be appraised by Antiques & Old Lace for a $1.00 donation to CDS.

The show will be open from Friday, Feb. 25th. 3-8 PM, Saturday, Feb.26th, 10 am-8 PM and Sunday, February 27th, from 10 AM-8 PM. Seniors will get in FREE all day Friday. All other attendees will be admitted FREE on Friday and Saturday after 6 PM and Sunday after 3 PM. Regular adult admission is $6.00, seniors $5.00 (62 +) and children free (under 12). $1.00 off coupons will be available at all Wendys and discount tickets will also be available at all Wegman’s stores. Parking is FREE!

For more information on the Home Fair Expo or the bureau, you may go to the BCB’s web site at or call the office at 585-338-3600.

Paint it fun

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

By Lana Torre

Does your child’s room need a color change? Is the room boring, builder’s white? Has your son moved into your daughter’s room, and is stuck in an orange and pink palace?

The quick and inexpensive fix is to paint it out. In one day, and one gallon of paint, you can create a fab, fun retreat for your kidlet.

Choose a fun color. I am all about creating fun spaces for children. Use your color wheel, add window treatments and accessories for a total look. Bright bold colors are back. Pure and fresh tropical color palettes are being painted to liven up children’s spaces. Always consider using combinations of warm and cool colors, like pink and green, orange and yellow with blues.

If you are moving your son into that orange and pink room, paint over the pink in a bright navy blue. Blue and orange are most complimentary because they are opposite on the color wheel. You can find sports accessories, and fill the room with basketball and football fun memorabilia. I have seen sports themed bed sheets printed with your son’s favorite team.

Choose beach color palettes for your daughter’s room. Paint sunny yellow, use accents of aqua blue and lime green. If your daughter is a diva, paint metallic paint in silver accented with hot shades of raspberry pink. Available at reasonable prices are night stands and dressers in mirrored finishes. For an unusual look, paint the walls a pastel pink and paint the ceiling a deeper, warmer tone.

Avoid character themed rooms. Your child will grow out of this in short time. Paint the room in a color story that will evolve and grow with your child.

Another popular paint is ‘chalkboard’ paint. It is a matte black and you can write on it with chalk. Tape off a pattern on your child’s wall, using blue painter’s tape then simply roll this special paint inside the pattern. You can get creative here, tape off circles or stars. Another choice of paint is magnetic chalkboard paint, your child will love it.

If you are having a baby, paint the nursery in gender neutral shades of green. You can accent in rosy shades of pink or navy blues. Your child can grow with green, just choose a lively shade.

Want to keep it neutral? Paint the room in shades of peanut butter. Lavender for a girl is a perfect accent color or deep red for a boy’s room. Charcoal grey is very popular. Accent the room with dusty powder blue and always select a bold white for the window treatments and trim color.

Your child’s room should be a fun retreat. Choosing the perfect colors for walls and accessories might be a daunting challenge, just remember to make it fun!

2010 Women’s Council of REALTORS® Entrepreneur Of the Year

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Pittsford, NY – The Rochester Chapter of  Women’s’ Council of REALTORS® held their 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Luncheon January 20th 2011 at Mario’s. The award was created to underscore the importance of individuals as successful participants in the business world. One of the highlights of the day was the guest speaker Carol Duquette, Vice President of Design Services and Maintenance for Wegman’s Food Markets Inc.

The Women’s Council of Realtors has a current membership of 12,800 women and men. They rank 12th in the nation among 700+ U. S. Women’s organization. The Rochester Chapter is the largest Chapter in the country.

The 2010 list of nominees were very impressive! The nominees were: Janet Clark, Jennifer Isaac, Sharon Quataert, Steve Vaisey and Lisa Wasson. They were all very qualified and the decision was not easy.

The winner of the Award is the first male nominee, Steve Vaisey.

Steve Vaisey is lifelong Fairport resident and has been selling real estate since 1984.  He joined RE/MAX in 1994 and, in addition to building his own personal business, he is one of the founding partners of RE/MAX Plus.

He has earned both the GRI and CRS designations, and has received numerous sales awards over the years such as GRAR and RE/MAX Platinum Awards; RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award; and RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award.

During his career he has continually served the real estate community as well as his clients on the local, state and national level with current and or past positions as: NAR Federal Political Coordinator; NYSAR Board of Directors; NYSAR MLS Committee Chair; NYSAR Nominating Committee; NYSAR Technology Committee; NYSAR Critical Issues Committee; NYSAR & GRAR Professional Standards Committee; GRAR REALTOR®/Bar Chair; GRAR IMF Trustee; GRAR Finance Committee; GENRIS Board of Directors; GRAR Board of Directors; GRAR Treasurer; GRAR Vice-Chairman; and GRAR Chairman of the Board.

He was awarded the GRAR REALTOR® – Associate of the Year in 1994 and GRAR REALTOR® of the Year in 2005 and was recognized as the New York State CRS Agent of the Year in 2004.

Steve has been active with many community organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, previously serving as a Cub Master and Scoutmaster and currently a merit badge counselor.  He was a Compeer Volunteer for thirteen years; has served as on the Fairport Village Planning Board and has supported the Children’s Miracle Network for many years.

Steve Vaisey, Broker Owner, Re/Max Plus-585-223-7000

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Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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