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A New Website Dedicated Exclusively for Amherst, NY!

I'm really excited to introduce my website; AmherstNightOut.com, it's the only website dedicated to Amherst, NY my hometown. I call it a "One-Stop-Shop", or "Your Virtual Concierge". Here you can find restaurants, bars, bands, entertainment, accommodations, and so much more! Under the entertainment category you can search for live music, wine tastings, shopping, salon/spas, theater, golf, art/museums, classes/workshops, movies, comedy, community events, the list goes on, and please take note this website is only a few months young, so check back often for new additions.

Have you heard the Farm Sanctuary "Auction for Farm Animals" buzz?

Well, as I am sure many of you have read there is going to be an "Auction for Farm Animals" on September 27th at Merge Restraurant, and I would love to see some new faces to support not only one of my favourite places to be, but my favourite organization as well. Farm Sanctuary is the worlds leading Farm Animal advocacy organization.

Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser at Merge Restaurant

The above video, and another episode can be found on Farm Sanctuary's website, as well as the stories of the animals, and their rescues. The Shelter at Watkins Glen is housed on 175 rolling acres, and there you'll find cows, sheep, turkeys, goats, chickens, roosters, rabbits, and a few farm kitties that will stop by for a quick pet as you walk from barn to barn. 

Amherst Chamber to Present Social Media Workshop

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and special guest Sean Macaluso, of The Macaluso Groups, will present the informative workshop “Understanding Social Media” on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Bryant & Stratton College’s Amherst Campus, 3650 Millersport Highway.  Registration for the workshop will begin at 8:15 am and the workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 am.

“Understanding Social Media” is the second presentation in the Chamber’s fall series of educational workshops.  The seminar will provide participants with ideas on how to promote recognition for their brand, the benefits of social media and most importantly, how it can help drive business.  The class will show attendees how social media can further business, how to use these tools effectively and the ins and outs of Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

Super Adoption Event to be Held at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo

A Super Adoption Event will be taking place during the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo on Saturday, September 25th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.  Twenty area rescue groups will be present with cats and dogs available for adoption.  Anyone who has been thinking of adopting a new member of the family is certain to find the perfect match from among over 100 animals of all ages and breeds.

In addition to the Super Adoption Event, the Pet Expo will provide pet owners with the opportunity to shop for toys, treats and professional dog trainers.  The whole family will be entertained by flyball and agility demontrations as well as the ASPCA Crime Scene Investigations van.  A special Preview Night will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, September 24th with a dog fashion show and door prize of two complimentary tickets on JetBlue Airways.

Rescue Mission Needs Your Help

The above is a video of Gloria. Gloria was rescued by Farm Sanctuary, and was a victim of severe neglect. For the first 8 years of her life she lived at a racetrack to calm the horses. She was tied to a wall, with no room to walk, roam, or really move at all, and she had no contact with any animals, other than being able to see them move about, as she remained tied. Gloria didn't know how to be a goat, she had never been allowed to prior to coming home to Farm Sanctuary, and as you can see, she can certainly play now!

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.