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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.

Chamber to Host 'Northtowns Networking Night'

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.

Emedia Studios is a full service video and digital multimedia company.  They create TV, web and video production for multi-media platforms in Western New York and around the world.  Emedia’s specialty is creating effective video for delivery across both traditional and emerging distribution networks, allowing their clients to further engage their target audience.

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.