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Audio: News' Brian Meyer on Horsefeathers project

The News' Brian Meyer talks with WBFO's Eileen Buckley about the Horsefeathers lofts/restaurant/small businesses on Connecticut Street and what it means to revitalization efforts on the West Side on this week's installment of Press Pass.

 

See Meyer's In Focus video interview here:

Ice hockey tourney in August? Labatt to host event during Wing Fest

Tournament sponsors will set up a synthetic ice rink outside Coca-Cola Field during the annual National Buffalo Wing Festival on Aug. 31. News Staffer Reporter Luke Hammill talks with Brian Meyer about the unusual summer event:

Video: Restored 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse to open for tours

Saturday will be a rare opportunity to tour Buffalo's 180-year-old lighthouse and to take in the majestic views of the city and waterfront. Mike Vogel, the lighthouse keeper and a longtime volunteer and advocate, notes this is the anniversary of the nation's first public works program - President George Washington's signing the Lighthouse Service into law in 1789.

Video: Tall ship Empire Sandy wraps up its two-day visit today

The Empire Sandy, a former British deep-sea tugboat given new life as a replica 19th century tall ship, has been open for tours Tuesday and today at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

Video: In Focus: Jessica Underberg, Erie County Fair

It’s opening day at the Fair and organizers are celebrating 174 years of up-close animal encounters, agricultural exhibits and food frenzies. Underberg, the assistant fair manager, talks with The Buffalo News’ Brian Meyer about new features.

Video: Getting a feel for college at D'Youville

Fifty elementary and high school students from Elim Christian Fellowship Day Camp visit D'Youville College for a tour of the libraries and nursing labs to get an idea of what it would be like to attend college at D'Youville.

Video: Sheehan Sunshine Music Fest

Friends, family and former students of retired Lakeshore science teacher Bill Sheehan got together for the Sheehan Sunshine Music Festival, also dubbed Billapalooza, at the Wings Flight of Hope Pavilion in Orchard Park Sunday to raise money for Sheehan's continuing care and rehabilitation. Some of his former students were among those performing. As Sheehan has always been a big music fan - Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Great Blue Heron etc., his friends decided a music festival was the way to go.

Sheehan, 61, suffered a devastating brain injury in a three-vehicle accident on an icy road the night of April 1. He and his wife, Marcy, were westbound on Route 5 near Milestrip Road headed to their Hamburg home when their Chevy Blazer slid on black ice into a barrier. Another car slid and hit their vehicle a few minutes later.

No one was injured in the collisions. But then a third vehicle, a pickup truck sped into the same area.

A Hamburg police officer who had arrived on scene tried to stop the pickup truck by waving his flashlight. But the pickup didn’t slow down, and the patrolman had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, according to an accident report. Sheehan has been undergoing treatment in Denver but is headed home this week for more rehabilitation.

Video: Rails-to-trails project running out of time

Time is running out for funding for a long-delayed plan to build 2.6 miles of trail along a former railroad bed in a Y-shaped formation through North Buffalo and connecting to a planned trail in the Tonawandas.

Video: Celebration Project at School 45 Jumpstart

International students have been attending a four-week summer program at School 45 intended to strengthen their English language skills and acclimate them to American culture. Here second graders sing about their "School Shoes" from a story "Pete the Cat."