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Workshops to inspire girls

The Junior League of Rochester will host two workshops within its signature project GIRLSrock! on Oct. 15 and 16. GIRLSrock! consists of workshops conducted throughout the year. The October programs will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at the Fair and Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Road.

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Judith Holender Loeb: Elder law attorney, musician

You may know her as the first attorney in greater Rochester to establish an elder law practice (1991) and the only attorney in Western New York who is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as approved by the American Bar Association.

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Red Mass offers fellowship, prayers for lawyers

Bishop Matthew H. Clark, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, will give his blessing to all who work in the legal system this Friday at the annual Red Mass service at Sacred Heart Cathedral. “It’s meant to ask God’s blessing on their work and invoke the power ...

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Young Democrats hold community event

Monroe County Young Democrats will host its Community Kickoff on Tuesday in the South Wedge at Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. Democratic elected officials and candidates from around the county will attend the event from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Public defender fellow interprets for Miss Universe

Felipe Alexandre, a young law school graduate taking part in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office’s new fellowship program, got some international attention this month at the Miss Universe pageant in Brazil.

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Court nixes .com name change sought by activist

The name “Robert Edward Forchion Jr.” sounds like a perfectly good name. In fact, it sounds mighty impressive. Why, someone may be tempted to invest in pork-belly futures with someone named Robert Edward Forchion Jr.

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Rich reflects on first months as NYCLU chapter director

Not surprisingly, community organizer KaeLyn Rich said she didn’t get into her job as director for the Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union for the money, she did it because the issues the NYCLU advocates are issues she believes in and need to be addressed and rectified in society.

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Nothnagle donates to McDonald charities

Nothnagle Realtors on Wednesday presented a $3,500 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The donation was from proceeds raised at Nothnagle’s annual golf tournament Aug. 15 at Durand Eastman Golf Course, which drew more than 140 agents and guests.

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Flags to half-staff for fallen Erie County soldier

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of an East Concord sailor who died in Bahrain on Sept. 7. Cmdr. James K. Crawford died in a non-combat related incident.

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Colleagues remember attorney Metzler

As any experienced family law attorney knows, helping people through the divorce process and resolving contentious custody, support and asset division issues is stressful business. But colleagues say Eric Metzler reassured clients that they’d get through the trying times together.

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