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Michelle Kearns

Buffalo, NY
Reporter — Buffalo News

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Buffalo residents savored roles during filming of ‘Marshall’

buffalonews.com — When the cameras rolled, Carla Van Wart sat at a back table in the old Military Road bar all dolled up in 1940s style with fitted sweater, scarf at the neck and a little black hat.Van Wart found herself in a new role. On this warm June evening, she wasn't doing her usual job of outf...

A brewery at Knox Farm State Park? New York hopes so

live.buffalonews.com — Some fans of Knox Farm State Park grew alarmed last month after learning the state sought proposals from companies for a microbrewery, winery or distillery at the former Knox family summer estate. New York State wants a private partner to invest up to $1 million to improve, repurpose and manage the decaying historic horse barns, stables and other buildings on...

Kids of Children’s Hospital enjoy charity putting tournament

buffalonews.com — On his second and last round at the country club putting green, 8-year-old William Lucas tapped the bright yellow golf ball with his club and watched with great satisfaction as it plopped directly into the hole. It was a jubilant end to an amazing afternoon. "Woooo hooo! Woooo! I go...

Build a boat - then crash it at Canal Fest

live.buffalonews.com — As Sunday's Canal Fest of the Tonawandas approaches, boating tinkerer Marcus Gillebaard has high hopes for big crowds and a wild race and battle of far-out creations at the 33rd annual build-a-boat-with-plywood-and-glue contest. The "Sika Challenge Cup," with a finale paddle dash at 6 p.m.

Droughted out? Watch a waterfall you could name after yourself

live.buffalonews.com — Potential land conservancy donors have been good natured about the dry, water-free view of Jackson Falls in this summer's drought. Instead they're relying on YouTube videos taken when water was flowing this spring. To get a look at the falls the Western New York Land Conservancy is willing to sell naming rights to for $100,000 each, Here's the lower falls:...

Dogs at Oak Street shelter eased volunteer’s pain after her father’s death

live.buffalonews.com — The dogs at the Oak Street animal shelter made Buffalo feel like home when Ashley Acevedo needed one. She returns the favor and walks five to 15 dogs a day during the summer break of her University at Buffalo orthodontics residency. "It gave me something to do - not just be by myself," she said.

The priest and pit bull: fast friends who take care of each other

live.buffalonews.com — The Rev. Monsignor Leon Neu happened into another kind of ministry after retiring from the little brick church in the town of Randolph. This one puts him at the brick animal shelter on Oak Street in Buffalo. There, as barks echo from cages down the hall, one particular brown-spotted white dog with sad eyes and the square looks of a...

Dog-walking volunteer takes on the tough cases

live.buffalonews.com — For the tough cases at the Buffalo Animal Shelter, like Max, a growling, playful pit bull, Tom Higgins offers hope. "I take the bad dogs," said Higgins, who co-owns Elmwood Pet Supplies. "I'm just not intimidated by the dogs. I'm patient with them. Eventually they get over their problem.

Courtroom thriller 'Marshall' showcases more than a few local landmarks

buffalo.com — Sometimes, locals can get a bit part when a major movie production arrives in the community. But mostly, it's the locale -- the streets, office buildings, old train stations and bridges -- that get the fleeting chance at small fame. Shooting for "Marshall," the courtroom thriller about a case Thurgood Marshall handled early in his law career, wraps up shooting...

German woman retracing great-great-grandfather’s path to U.S. makes stop in Niagara Falls

buffalonews.com — Sibylle Randoll's grand plan to re-create her great-great-grandfather's journey from Germany to Montana by ship and train while wearing a vivid blue 1880s dress started with a page he wrote about Niagara Falls."I left the train for a few hours to visit the grand Falls,... - The Buffalo News
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Oct 22, 2016

RT @kevinpurdy: At @TEDxBuffalo rehearsal and, man, you folks attending are in for something pretty neat. (This is intentional understatement)

Oct 22, 2016

RT @sarcasticvoice: Another heartwarmer: I taught a class last spring on prestige TV of the 80s/90s; now my students & I are on facebook ta…

Oct 22, 2016

RT @buffaloscribe: Highly recommend this internship. I did it twice, in different departments, many years ago. You're thrown into the…

Oct 18, 2016

Riveting reading as I mull the design of next semester's p.r. class. Thank you @colindabkowski for the savvy social media tip https://t.co/4FTRA8sdxO

Oct 11, 2016

For Many Women, Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’ Brings Memories of Abuse  http://nyti.ms/2dSWWF6 

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