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Historic Edition:
September 16th, 2004
Vol. 24  No. 12
 

Unexpected Wading Pool

Caeley (age 2) and Cameron (age 5) Harsch enjoyed sailing their boats with their father Jack, in the Akron Falls Park skating rink last Sunday. The skating rink, usually dry during the summer, filled with the heavy rain on Thursday and proved to be the perfect wading area. They had hoped to float the boasts in the lower park area, but flooding made that venture unsafe.


Restroom Concept

Akron-Newstead Rotary Club member Greg Brown presented a new concept for public restrooms to the Village Board on Monday night. Mr. Brown shared conceptual drawings of a restroom facility built into the hill in Russell Park. The concept includes maintaining sight lines in the park, with no building obstructing the view. The top of the facility could be developed to include level seating for wheelchairs. Mr. Brown noted that security, maintenance, preservation of park setting and other concerns were addressed in the proposal. In conjunction the Rotary Club is suggesting re-pointing the gazebo base and putting in new tiered seating from walkway to walkway in front of the gazebo, as well as some other park improvements. Rotary is seeking support of the concept so plans can be developed and work begun in the spring of 2005.


Newstead Historical Society Update

Terry Abrams presented a very interesting slide presentation on the history of the Tonawanda Reservation Thursday, September 9 at the Newstead Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. when Newstead Historical Society welcomed the Historical Club of the Tonawanda Reservation.


Beeman-Baker House 71st Newstead Historical Society Century Home

Located at 12603 Rapids Road in the Town of Newstead, the Beeman-Baker House. currently owned by Gary and Marie Baker, is believed to have been built in or around 1869 by Jesse and Esther Beeman.


Many hands make light work

And many volunteers helped make the 2004 Akron Chamber of Commerce Car and Craft Show a success last Sunday. Akron-Newstead Senior Citizens helped serve refreshments and Chamber members and volunteers from other organizations helped park cars, staff the Chinese auction, and help wherever needed. The Akron Chamber of Commerce Car and Craft Show committee appreciated everyone’s support. Part of the proceeds of the event were donated to Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action.


DOT denies Village request to re-route NY Route 93

The State of New York Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied a Village of Akron request to re-route NY Route 93, bypassing the Village of Akron.


Local Fire Company to hold Open House

Wolcottsville Vol. Fire Company has issued an invitation for all to attend their open house and dedication of the new Truck Hall on Saturday, September 18, 2004 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Newstead residents in Water District #10 to receive update on project

Town of Newstead property owners in Water District Number 10 will have an opportunity to receive an update on plans for construction of the district during an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Akron Central School Auditorium, 47 Bloomingdale Avenue, Akron, NY.


Registration extended for Fall Community Education program

Those interested in registering for any of the courses in the recently released Fall Course catalog may do so up until the first day of the class.


Village adopts revised law to regulate height of grass and weeds

The Village of Akron Board of Trustees adopted a revised amendment to the Village Code designed to regulate the height of grass, weeds, and other vegetation on property in the Village during their meeting Monday night.


Village Board meeting changed

The Akron Village Board changed its regularly scheduled September 20 meeting to September 27 at 7:30 p.m. due to conflicts which prohibited some Village Board members from attending.


We need to think like Western New York, Inc.

Being a past teacher himself, former University at Buffalo President William Greiner could fill up several of those black composition books in writing the perfunctory "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" essay now that school is back in session.

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