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Jackson biographer will talk about her book

JAMESTOWN -- Gail Jarrow, author of the first biography of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson in 50 years, will speak about how she did her research and writing at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St.

Jarrow, who lives in Ithaca and teaches writing, will talk about how she used personal letters, an unpublished autobiography, oral history and photographs to follow Jackson from his childhood in Western New York to his career on the U.S. Supreme Court and as chief prosecutor in the Nazi war crime trials.

Her book, "Robert H. Jackson: New Deal Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Nuremberg Prosecutor," is featured in this year's Big Read program in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Her talk is free and open to the public. For information, call 484-7135, Ext. 225.

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Registration now open for Rural Living Expo

CUBA -- Registrations will be accepted through March 20 for the sixth annual Rural Living Expo, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in Cuba-Rushford Central School.

A series of four concurrent sessions will provide informative tips on gardening, food preparation, pest management, herbs, local foods, maple syrup production, natural fibers and buying land.

A keynote talk at 9 a.m. by Teri L. Violet, Cornell Cooperative Extension program educator, will focus on home energy efficiency. Lunch, featuring locally grown foods, will be included in the $30 registration fee.

Registrations will be limited to the first 200 received. For more information or to register, call Lynn at (585) 268-7644, Ext. 18. To register online visit http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/allegany_cattaraugus.

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