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Amherst Chamber to Host Educational Workshop

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and special guest Katherine Lucas of Emedia Studios will present the informative workshop “Creating Video that Works” on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Bryant & Stratton College’s new Amherst Campus, 3650 Millersport Highway.  Registration will start at 8:15 am and the workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 am.

“Creating Video that Works” is the third presentation in the Chamber’s fall series of educational workshops.  Lucas will provide examples of the various methods of using video for efficient and effective marketing.  While most people think that an expensive campaign is the best use of video, web based video used to educate, explain and of course sell, is growing in popularity. 

Weekend Highlights!

A friendly, Friday post to let you know what's going on around Amherst & Williamsville this weekend.

The Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF) starts today, and runs through October 10th, you can catch some of these movies right here in Amherst at HD Video Cafe, and The Screening Room.

Saturday:-

-2:15 PM The Screening Room, 2:15 PM Action!!!  (Comedy Mockumentary) 

-3 PM HD Video Café Barack Obama: People's President

-4:30 PM The Screening Room Birds of Prey (Drama) India, 55 Minutes

-7 PM The Screening Room God's Land (USA) Comedy-Drama (World Premiere)

-7 PM HD Video Café, Hard Four (USA) plus Short Film (UK)

Auction for Farm Animals Raises Over $700!

On September 27th Merge Restaurant helped to host the first annual "Auction for Farm Animals" to benefit Farm Sanctuary. Many people came out to show their support, and over $700 was raised. Thats enough to sponsor a cow for a year at the farm, and provide him, or her, with food, shelter, and any veterinary care that may be needed. An accomplishment, that for my first ever fundraising event, I am very proud of!

*Walk for Farm Animals is being held October 2nd, registration begins at noon, the walk at 1pm. There is a 3 mile walk, and one about 2 miles as well. For more information please visit the walk site, email Veganleggs80@yahoo.com, or call Danielle Legg at 716-803-0974. *

The Votes are (not all) in... Best Wings in Amherst

We really appreciate all of the votes we have received in our search to find the best chicken wings in Amherst. We will continue to accept votes for your favorite place right through the weekend, you can vote by commenting below, or find AmherstNightOut on Facebook. We will have a winner by next week, and the winner of the $25 gift certificate too. Thanks again to everyone that has voted, and keep them coming, it's not over yet!

Miles for Megan Benefits New Mother with Leukemia

When Megan Smith began going into labor, her mind was on little else than delivering her child. But a routine blood test revealed an abnormality that altered things. “When it was about time for the epidural, the doctors did a CBC and found some abnormalities in the white blood count,” said her husband Ryan. “Instead of a normal 5-10k, it was around 40k.”

Megan was able to hold her baby, named Rylee Hannah, for a few minutes before they rushed her to Roswell Park Cancer Instititute in an ambulance. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has been undergoing treatment ever since. In a matter of 2 months, she has undergone 2 rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

A Night to Shine: Help Discover a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute is known throughout the World for discovering medical breakthroughs in genetic research, making it the ideal venue for the 2010 A Night to Shine, Come Out and See the Stars charity gala. 

The event will be hosted by Suneel’s Light, a local non-profit foundation with the sole mission of raising funds for genetic research that will lead to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), while increasing public awareness of the genetic disease. A Night to Shine, formerly known as Tailgate for a Cure, is the Foundation’s major fundraiser of the year and will “shine brightly upon” the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Thursday, October 14th from 5:30 pm – 9 pm at the Hauptman Woodward Life Science Building 700 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY.  

Eat Drink & Be Pink!

Join us Friday and Saturday October 1st and 2nd at The Eagle House Restaurant on Main St. in Williamsville where "We are Going Pink" to kick off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds from both days will go to the Breast Clinic at Roswell Park and Melissa's Coffee House (Amherst Youth Foundation) in honor of our dear friend Melissa Chudy.