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Amherst Chamber to Host Educational Workshop

Confused about the tax credit available for small business owners contained in the new national healthcare legislation?  Wondering if your company qualifies for the credit?  Join the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and their Business Resource Council as they present “Small Business Credit 2010 and Beyond” featuring guest speakers Cheryl Prout and Richard Wojciechowski, Certified Public Accountants and Partners with Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP on Friday, September 17, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  The workshop will be held at Bryant and Stratton’s new Amherst Campus located at 3650 Millersport Highway.

Building Homes for Heroes

The planning process has come to an end, and now the commencement of "Celebrate Our Heroes" will take place tomorrow night, September 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Transit Valley Country Club. 

This event has taken on a life of its own with awareness of Building Homes for Heroes spreading throughout our community. Excitement and passion for this organization is at an all time high. 

Donations for our raffle baskets and silent auctions are still pouring in.  All tickets and tables have now been sold and the excitement is rising.  Local business owners have graciously purchased tables and donated them to our Active Duty Military.  All five branches of service will be represented at the event. 

Sacred Heart Academy announces Open House

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold Open Houses on Thursday, September 30 from 5-7 pm and Sunday, October 3 from 11 am- 2 pm.  All prospective families are invited to attend, tour the School, and find out about the opportunities for girls in grades 9-12.  Sacred Heart is an all-girls, college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. Sacred Heart was recently ranked the #3 overall high school in Western New York by Business First as well as #1 in math and #2 in English.  To learn more, visit our website at www.sacredheartacademy.org or call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext. 311.

WNY German American Heritage Festival This Weekend

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Culture is the spice of life! We invite you this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 & 5 to immerse yourself in German Heritage and celebrate Gemütlichkeit!  People from across the Greater Buffalo-Niagara region with cultural roots reaching back to the countries of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland will be in attendance with many more festival goers who simply have an interest in musik, food, and culture.

“Gemütlichkeit simply means, “being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, with the right people.” Where else would you rather be than at Cheektowaga Town Park eating and drinking authentic German beer and cuisine, listening to four different authentic bands, participating in contests and games, and partying for a weekend with nearly 5,000 of your friends and family?!

Admission is only $3 per person each day, children 14 and under are free; $3.00 Kinder Park Day Passes are available. 1 -10 p.m. each day.

Erie County SPCA Sponsors Paws in the Park Walk

As the SPCA’s longest-running fundraiser, the Paws in the Park Walk presented by Keller Technology Corporation invites people to come with (or without) their dog to a two-mile walk at Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, September 11, at 11 a.m. (Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

The day includes lunch for participants and the opportunity to interact with: 50 or more pet-related vendors, exhibitors and canine rescue groups; judged dog trick, costume and dog-owner look-alike contests; an agility course for the dogs; and fun for children and adults alike with inflatable bounce houses. 

Participants are encouraged to raise pledges that directly benefit the people and animals the SPCA assists. In return, these participants win incredible prizes, including airline tickets, messenger bags, and pet first aid kits!

For more information, visit the Paws in the Park website.

Muslim Public Affairs Council to Hold Inter-Faith 'Solidarity Walk' This Week

AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Muslim Public Affairs Council Western New York Chapter (MPAC-WNY) in partnership with the Islamic Society of the Niagara Frontier, North Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Am and Westminster Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a one-mile, four-mile and a five-mile "solidarity walk" in conjunction with its fifth-annual Tent of Abraham event, this Thursday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The Abraham’s Walk program was stimulated by the Abraham Path Initiative developed by the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University. “Abraham Walks” are taking place in various U.S. and European cities. The Western New York five-mile walk will start at North Presbyterian Church located at 300 North Forest Road in Williamsville, include a stop at Temple Beth Am (where the four-mile walk begins) and Heim School (where the one-mile walk begins), and finishes at the Islamic Center (745 Heim Road, Amherst) where walkers will join the “Tent of Abraham” event with dinner.

Comedy Fest for WNY trees rolls into Williamsville

The 2nd Annual comedy festival to benefit Re-Tree WNY goes on stage tonight (August 21st) at 7pm at Robs Comedy Playhouse in Williamsville.

Called "Leaves & Laughs", it features three comics including Rob Lederman, who's a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Late Night, and other network TV shows.

A basket raffle and 50-50 will take place to help replenish the charity's treasury to buy trees for the upcoming volunteer fall planting.

Rob's Comedy Playhouse is inside Dandelion's Restaurant at 1340 N. Forest Rd. near Maple.  Tickets are $25 and available at the door.  Includes admission and two free drinks.

Additional information on Re-Tree WNY is at www.re-treewny.org.