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Exhibit at Jackson Center focuses on justice's life

JAMESTOWN -- An original exhibit on the last U.S. Supreme Court justice appointed to the bench who did not graduate from law school will debut Thursday at the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St.

The exhibit, "Jackson & Jamestown: 1909-1934," will feature photographs and artifacts from the career of Robert Houghwout Jackson, who also served as U.S. attorney general under President Franklin D. Roosevelt before being appointed to the Supreme Court. Jackson also served as the chief U.S. prosecutor of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg following World War II.

After spending a year as a post-graduate student at Jamestown High School, the Pennsylvania native worked as an apprentice in a Jamestown law office. Jackson then attended Albany Law School, where he completed only the first year of the two-year program before returning to Jamestown. He apprenticed again the following year and passed the state bar examination in 1913 at age 21 before setting up a successful law practice in Jamestown for the next 20 years.

The exhibit will be on display through Memorial Day 2012.


Peace Bridge to be bathed in purple light Tuesday night

The Peace Bridge will be illuminated in purple from dusk Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday to mark National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

Purple is the signature color of the Alzheimer's Association, and the lighting of the Peace Bridge is one of several events planned to mark the occasion. The Alzheimer's Association of Western New York is encouraging residents to install purple light bulbs on their porches on Tuesday night. The chapter is selling purple bulbs for $1 each from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at its offices at 2805 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.


Fundraiser to feature music, food, wine, holiday shopping

An evening of music, wine, food and holiday shopping will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Kleinhans Music Hall.

The event is a fundraiser for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Wineries from the Niagara and Chautauqua wine trails are providing wine for tasting and sale by the bottle; local restaurants and specialty shops will provide food for sampling.

Music will be provided by Sal Andolina, BPO principal clarinetist, and friends at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 presale; $35 at the door. Parking is free. Tickets are available at the BPO box office, by calling 885-5000 or online at


Live radio show will focus on seniors' health issues

WNED and BlueCross BlueShield will present the second live "Good for You" radio event from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace St.

Those attending will experience a live broadcast focusing on "The Best Third of Your Life -- Senior Health," a lunch and health fair. Individuals can sign up by going to and clicking on the "Good for You" link.