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Historic Edition:
May 19th, 2005
Vol. 24  No. 46
 

Eagle Scout Rank to be presented at Court of Honor

Joseph Garver Rongo will receive the Boy Scouts of America's highest Scouting honor of Eagle Scout Rank at a Court of Honor Ceremony to be held Friday evening, May 20. 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 7 Church Street in Akron.


Park project progressing

Improvements to Russell Park are progressing as the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead’s amphitheater reconstruction and Akron Lions Club playground updating project is implemented. Village of Akron personnel recently tore out the old risers in Russell Park in preparation for new paver risers to be constructed this month. The playground is currently getting a new perimeter fence. Both projects are expected to be completed in the next few weeks.


Community input sought as museum prepares to open

The Akron/Newstead community is invited to share their ideas for schedules and exhibits at the Knight-Sutton Museum as the Newstead Historical Society prepare to open that facility to highlight items with a connection to the Akron-Newstead area.


EMS Week proclaimed in the Village of Akron

The Akron Village Board proclaimed May 15-21 as Emergency Medi al Services Week in the Village of Akron in observance of the national Emergency Medical Service Week.


Fighting cancer with flowers

The annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser known as Plant for Hope was a success again this year at Bedford’s Greenhouse on Cedar Street. Many stopped by to enjoy the Chinese Aution, fishing pond, barbecue dinners, music, games, and to purchase a variety of hanging baskets, annuals, garden pottery, mulch and more, with proceeds going to Roswell Park to help fight breast cancer. Andrew and Connor Borchert enjoyed one of the games and Ron and Tina volunteered their time to help make the event a success. Hosts MaryJo and Steve Bedford appreciated everyone’s help and support.


Opening day celebration

Akron Sports, Inc. Youth Baseball players and coaches began the 2005 Baseball Season with a parade up Main Street on Saturday, May 7. Pre-game Ceremonies and introduction of all the teams and their sponsors, as well as the Baseball Board members and distinguished guests. Following the national anthem and first pitch by Mayor Ray Perkins, the Major Division game played the first game.


Hearing help needed

My 58-year-old husband has a hearing problem but doesn't want to admit it. He watches TV with the volume turned up too high and he particularly struggles when we're in public places where there's lots of background noise. I keep telling him to go get it checked out and get some help, but he won't. I don't think he realizes how bad his hearing has gotten. But I do!


More plastics recyclable in Village of Akron

Preparations of an updated Village of Akron recycling/refuse brochure led to the discovery that additional plastics are now recyclable in the Village of Akron.


School Budget passes, incumbents returned to Board of Education

The 2005/2006 Akron Central School budget was approved and three incumbents returned to the Board of Education in balloting Tuesday.


Village Board sets hearing under Property Maintenance Law

The Akron Village Board will seek the clean up of a Cedar Street property under their Property Maintenance Law this spring.

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