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Home, Garden, Trade Show begins Saturday in Batavia

BATAVIA -- The Batavia Area Jaycees' 58th annual Home, Garden and Trade Show will open at 10 a.m. Saturday for a two-day run in Batavia Downs Casino.

Vendors at the exposition, which continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, include area home building, renovation services, financing and even carpet cleaning.

Visitors can collect stamps from the various booths for a variety of gift certificates to be given away at the close of the show.

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Bratton resigns top post; Zanetta heads search panel

JAMESTOWN -- The Robert H. Jackson Center, which honors the legacy of the late Supreme Court justice and Nuremberg prosecutor, is searching for a new top administrator.

The center announced this week that Adam C. Bratton has resigned as executive director after 3 1/2 years with the institution.

Officials said in a statement that Bratton was leaving to pursue other interests. Joseph Zanetta, vice chairman of the board, will lead the search committee. A job description can be found on the center's website, www.roberthjackson.org.

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Openings still available for free workshop series

Openings are still available for Destination College!, a three-workshop series on getting into college that begins Saturday in Diefendorf Hall on the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

The free workshop series is for high school juniors and their parents and will cover everything from tips on taking the SATs to picking the right college to getting as much financial aid as possible. Participants will get a step-by-step guidebook on planning and paying for college, and mentors will continue to work with the students throughout their senior year.

Sessions two and three will be scheduled in April and May. The workshops are sponsored by UB's Center for Educational Collaboration and GEMS, a network of Buffalo churches and community organizations. For more information or to register, call 854-4664 or 829-6144.

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Building heralds return of on-campus residency

St. Francis High School will be restoring its on-campus residency program in September, according to the Rev. Michael Sajda, president of the Athol Springs school.

Construction of the double rooms, which will accommodate 26 students, will begin in late May. The school has received several inquiries from international students who wish to attend St. Francis and be housed in the residence. Currently, 17 international students attend the college preparatory school, living with host families, Sajda said.

The rooms will be located on the third floor of Justin Hall, and the project will be funded by the St. Anthony of Padua Province, the school's governing body. St Francis was founded in 1927 as a boarding school and housed students until 1988.

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