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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.

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.

Farm Sanctuary Holding Fundraiser

Bob Harper piglet, pictured above, was rescued after falling off of a transport truck, into traffic. The video above is Jay the bull. He was on a transport truck headed to slaughter when the driver crashed, and the truck burst into flames. Jay was burned badly, and Farm Sanctuary stepped up to care for him, and provide him a safe forever home.

For these, and other rescues like them, I am hosting a chinese auction to raise vital funds for Farm Sanctuary. Tickets for the items will be 5 tickets for $5, or for $10 you can get 15 tickets.

On September 27 Merge Restaurant, at 439 Delaware Avenue, will be opening their doors from 5-8 p.m for a chinese auction to benefit Farm Sanctuary. There will be entertainment, food, drinks, and great folks supporting a wonderful cause. $30 will cover your food, alcoholic beverages and entertainment and for $20, all of the same, with non-alcoholic beverages.

Williamsville East Football Honors Wounded Warriors

Williamsville East High School Partners with Wounded Warrior Project
“American Hero” Themed Homecoming Events to Benefit Charity  

Williamsville East High School today announced its partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services for injured service members and their families. The two have joined forces to recognize the sacrifices made by those who have served and those that continue to serve in our nation's Armed Forces.