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Backpack to school in style

Members of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Learning Committee came to Adlai Stevenson School 29 on Thursday bearing gifts. About 450 backpacks with school supplies donated by LeClairRyan were given to the students. See more photos in the On the ...

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Festival of lanterns set

The Maplewood Neighborhood Association, with support from the city of Rochester, is sponsoring a special free event at sunset Sept. 15, the evening of the Historic Maplewood Home Tour in the Maplewood Rose Garden, corner of Lake Avenue and Driving ...

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Beyond the Office: Durkin has a love for gourmet dinners

A Rochester resident since his undergraduate days at the University of Rochester, Tom Durkin enjoys cooking with a number of talented gourmet chefs in the area, and gives particular credit to Jan Egger as a mentor who helped pique his ...

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Junior League restores home tour fundraiser

The Junior League of Rochester is hosting the “Home Tour 2012” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. “This year, to celebrate our 80th anniversary, we decided to bring back our home tour fundraiser,” said Junior League of ...

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Hip hop’s Bambaataa named visiting scholar

ITHACA — Hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa has been appointed to a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University. The appointment announced Tuesday was made by Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in conjunction with the Ivy ...

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Explorers find wreck of 19th-century NY ship

GENEVA — The wreck of a Civil War-era steamship that was intentionally blown up on one of New York’s Finger Lakes more than a century ago has been found, two Rochester area engineers-turned-explorers said Tuesday. Jim Kennard, of Perinton, and ...

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Replacing the legal pad: Apps for note-taking

Taking notes is a critical task for lawyers in all practice areas. Some would rather write longhand, some would rather type and others prefer to enter text directly into a mobile device, with their thumbs or using a dictation program. ...

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Rosenbaum finds arbitration a good fit

Retired Supreme Court Justice Richard M. Rosenbaum has always enjoyed helping people solve problems, so he is ideally suited for his latest venture in arbitration and mediation. He will now be hearing cases as a member of the American Arbitration ...

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Literacy Volunteers receives grant

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution donated $2,500 to Literacy Volunteers of Rochester for its “Once Upon a Time” family literacy program. Funding for this project was made possible through a DAR Special Projects Grant and sponsorship by ...

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Justice Sotomayor joins Yankees’ Bleacher Creatures

NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor traded benches for day, joining the New York Yankees’ Bleacher Creatures. The Bronx native attended the Yankees’ game against Baltimore on Wednesday and sat in Section 203 of the right-field stands ...

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