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Pizza Shop Break-In Captured on Video

AMHERST, NY-- Picasso's Pizza on the border of Cheektowaga and Amherst was burglarized Monday night, and Amherst police say the perpetrator was caught on surveillance video.

Employees from a nearby business called police to 6812 Transit Road after seeing a person suspiciously loiter near the restaurant around midnight.

Amherst Police responded to the call three minutes later, finding a window on the side of the building had been broken.

Surveillance video from inside the pizzeria shows a person entering the building, then immediately leaving through a rear door. At this time, nothing has been reported stolen.

Channel 2 News is working to obtain a copy of the video. The case is still under investigation.

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March of Dimes Celebrates Annual Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes, Western New York Division presents the 2010 Signature Chefs Auction, “Feathers & Flair, A March of Dimes Monte Carlo Affair” on Friday, October 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Western New York’s finest chefs will offer their signature dishes coupled with wine tastings from regional wineries and accompanied by an array of unique live and silent auction items and entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend the evening, which raises money and awareness to save babies from prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

This year’s event promises to be an elegant night with some of the best restaurants in town. Featured dishes will be prepared by Alex’s Place, Blue Buffalo, Chef’s Restaurant, Fiamma Steak House, Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Koi, La Scala, My Tomato Pie, Protocol Restaurant and Rich Renaissance Catering. Wine selections will be offered by Merritt Estate Winery.

Celebrate Starlight! Starlight Studio 5th Anniversary

On October 1, 2010 from 7-10pm, Western New York will celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Starlight Studios in conjunction with The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York"Celebrate Starlight", is a gathering of community, artists, business, educators, art aficionados, teaching artists, organizations, musicians and students of the gallery to celebrate the work both organizations continue to provide to all genres of art.   

This event is FREE and open to the public.  All are invited and welcomed.

Pet Separation Anxiety

It isn’t just children who suffer from the back to school blues—pets can suffer too. After a long, fun summer, an empty house can be a difficult adjustment for pets. Pet Sitters International advises pet owners to become familiar with the signs of pet separation anxiety and how it can be treated.

Pet separation anxiety is a psychological term to describe the stress and anxiety brought on by separation from the primary pet caretaker. This issue can become a serious medical condition, with cases and their accompanying symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Most pet owners are familiar with the more common symptoms, but many may be surprised to learn that the full extent of the symptoms begin before the owner leaves and continues long after their departure.

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Chambers' of Commerce Announce Joint Networking Event

AMHERST, NY- The Amherst, Grand Island, Ken-Ton and Tonawanda Chambers' of Commerce are pleased to announce a joint networking event for their members.  Emedia Studios will sponsor a "Northtowns Networking Night" at their video production facility at 233 Fillmore Ave., Suite 8 in Tonawanda, NY 14150 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  This event is free to members of the Amherst, Grand Island, Ken-Ton and Tonawanda Chambers' of Commerce.

Amherst Resident Holds Book Signing

WHEN: 9-25-10

TIME: 11 a.m. - Noon

WHERE: B is for Books, 6562 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY 14127

WHAT: Foote, a resident of Amherst, NY, will be available to sign copies of her Children's book, Puddinhead & the Chalkboard.


Free Interactive Learning Experience for Children With Disabilities and Their Families!

'Transitions What’s Next?’ event, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the Early Childhood Direction Center, the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Parent Network of Western New York, will be held for individuals with disabilities and their families Saturday, September 25 from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm at Erie Community College North- Spring Student Center located at 6205 Main Street, Williamsville 14221.

This free event will help these individuals and their families learn about the various transitions of life from:

  • Birth to Preschool
  • Preschool to School age
  • Middle School to High School
  • High School to Adult

Tim Sember, Executive Vice President of Smart, LLC and Smart Tuition will be keynote speaker at the event and families will also get a chance to meet Adam Page, Gold Medalist from Team U.S.A.’s Paralympics’ Sled Hockey Team. Lunch will also be included at this event.