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Historic Edition:
December 23rd, 2004
Vol. 24  No. 26

Tough swim schedule

Akron Central’s Varsity Boys Swim Team had two meets last week against Medina on Tuesday and Newfane on Thursday and will have two meets this week against Roy-Hart on Tuesday and Non-league meet at Alden on Thursday.

Spirit of Giving

Katie Tretter and Katlynn Akin present a check for $200 and groceries to the Akron/Newstead Food Pantry representative Shirley Domon. Akron Central School Student Council members organized a food drive for the Food Pantry which resulted in .the collection of 70 bogs of non-perishable items as well as financial donations. Students, faculty and staff in grades 9-12 contributed to the effort. Also presented was a check from the AKRON BUGLE in the amount of $250 from Student Council Homecoming insert proceeds this fall. Pixley’s ShurFine donated bags for packing of the groceries.

Luminara's for Christmas Eve

"Relay for Life" Christmas Eve Luminary Candles are for sale at various business places including Bank of Akron, Candy Apple Cafe, Mary's Good and Plenty, and Adesa sales, or you can call Dick and Wilma Beyer at 542-4148 or Kandy Palmeri at 681-7428 All are invited to light up Akron and Newstead with the Holiday Luminaries at 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone that has won the battle against Cancer. The money will go towards The Relay for Life which will be held on June 4, 2005 at the Akron Central School athletic fields behind the school.

Sixtieth anniversary of wartime romance celebrated

Wilson and Eleanor Greatbatch of Akron, New York will celebrate their 60th anniversary January 1, 2005.

New officers installed

Newstead Volunteer Fire Company installed new officers for 2005 at their annual Installation dinner on December 4, 2004.

Area Businesses invited to participate in Junior Achievement shadowing program

Junior Achievement is offering Akron/Newstead businesses an opportunity to give back to the students of WNY.

Community Education announces winter schedule

The long cold days of winter have arrived and the community education program at Akron Central School has several indoor activities to keep you active all season long.

Fireworks to help herald in the New Year

The Akron Celebration Committee will their annual Ball Drop in Russell Park on New Year’s Eve.

Low Vision Helpers

I recently saw one of your segments on the Today show on low vision reading tools and wanted to get more information on some of the items and programs you talked about. My wife has macular degeneration and loves to read but needs assistance. Can you let me know what's available to help her now, and any other programs or services that can help us in the future as her vision deteriorates?


There comes a time in everyone’s life when he or she has to contemplate retirement. This does not come easy or without a great deal of thought. This process could take years!

Revision to Town Sign Law adopted

An amendment to the recently adopted Town of Newstead Sign Law was adopted at the December 13 Board meeting.

Town and Village approve pumper financing

Both the Akron Village Board and Newstead Town Board have approved tax exempt financing for the Akron Fire Company to purchase a pumper tanker.

‘Not a creature was stirring … and to all a good night’

Movie sequels usually stink, but what’s so infuriating about the Victor Getz production of "Driving Mr. Pay Me" is the colossally cavalier attitude taken by his boss.

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