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Historic Edition:
July 23rd, 2009
Vol. 29  No. 4

Wilkins featured in today’s Summer Mid-Day Concert

ON STAGE IN OHIO AND AKRON, NY - Craig Wilkins performed on stage in Ohio on Thursday for 60,000 people, He will be in the Russell Park Gazebo today, Thursday, July 23 at noon for the Mid-Day Summer concert series.

Bouncing Good Time experienced at 5K run/walk

Kidzplay donated use of several inflatables for Saturday morning's fundraiser for the Emily Rose Adamczak family.

Memorial Run/Walk fills Main Street

Main Street Akron was filled with runners and walkers, some prepared to compete, others to enjoy a beautiful day with friends, last Saturday. All came to help raise funds for the family of Emily Rose Adamczak who died suddenly last month.

Ranzenhofer announces Safety Outreach program

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a Safety Outreach Program for Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the East Amherst Fire Department, 9100 Transit Road in East Amherst. The program includes the Seat Belt Convincer, K-9 Demonstrations, a Bicycle Safety Presentation, and Car Seat Safety Checks.

ACTS’ Snoopy opens in July

The Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church Street in the village of Alden, NY, will present the rollicking musical Snoopy, based on the Peanuts comic strip, on July 31, August 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. Performances will be held at 7:30 each evening, with additional matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket are available by calling the ACTS Reservations line at 937-7770.

Akron Police report larceny, arrest

Akron Police Blotter from June 30 to July 14 included reports of Criminal Mischief, Domestic, Custody Dispute, Dog bike, Disorderly conduct, Larceny, and an arrest.

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin shares information with Newstead Town Board

New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin spent time bringing Newstead Town Board members up to date on the latest session of the Legislature at their work session Monday night. Ms. Corwin told Board members that the Assembly was passing about two bills a day in January and by the end of the session, had passed 1252 bills, 200 of them on the last day. A member of the Committee on Mental Health, Assemblywoman Corwin is one of those investigating the tragic death of a employee of a group home in Lockport. “We need to change some regulations,” Ms. Corwin told the Board.

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Clear skies sought for weekend concerts

The Akron Community Band and their audience are hoping for clear skies this Friday evening as they perform in the Russell Park gazebo. Rain that refused to stop, forced the cancellation of last Friday’s concert. Members of the Band were back at work Wednesday evening preparing this week’s program under the direction of James F. Gerber.

Community comes through throughout the weekend

To quote an old friend, “that’s one great thing about this country, people do step up and help out” and they did this weekend. In droves! Akron was alive with fun, laughter, sharing, hugging, and excitement this week. All for a great cause: To celebrate the life and memory of Emily Rose Adamczak and to help out her family. It was a wonderful and inspiring way to remind the family of what an impact this young woman had on our lives and heal the sadness and pain many are experiencing after such a tragic loss.

Dates to Note

This column features a summary of dates and activities you may want to note. It is our hope the column will help you plan your personal and organizations' calendars to minimize conflicts. Please submit your dates to the AKRON BUGLE - Dates to Note, P.O. BOX, 464, Akron, NY 14001 as soon as you set them.

Every team member did a nice job

Coach's Corner by Coach Beyer offers words of appreciation for team effort during recent chicken barbecue and 5K run/walk.

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Enhancements approved by Legislature

The New York State Senate has unanimously approved legislation that will improve the existing but underutilized New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs to better serve municipal redevelopment and economic stimulus goals throughout New York State. The Senate bill is the same as Assembly legislation passed in late June and will now go to Governor Paterson for his consideration. An economic impact study recently conducted by HRA Advisors of New York, an industry leader in economic development, real estate and public policy consulting, projects that the rehabilitation tax credit will spur over $500 million dollars of economic activity in New York State and create some 2,000 jobs over its five-year lifespan.

Portions of the 1965 addition demolished to make room for 2009/10 Capital project at Akron Central

DEMOLITION MAKING WAY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AT AKRON CENTRAL - The roof came off the front hallway connecting the Elementary school to the high school early Monday Morning and by Tuesday, that section was gone in preparation for the construction of new classrooms, fine arts wing, and entrance.

Rec Department helps CAN hunger

The Newstead Recreation Department recently held a “Help Can Hunger” food drive to benefit the Food Pantry of the Interchurch Fellowship of Akron-Newstead. The program was sponsored by the Candy Apple Café. Participants donating the most food items were rewarded with a Candy Apple Kid T-Shirt and gift certificate. The four youth bringing in the most food items for their respective sections during the contest period were as follows - morning session: Riley Polkowski, Alexandra Roland, Allie Rusnell, and Megan Young; afternoon session: Adriana Militello, Abby Pietrowski, Sara Powell, and Evelyn Sutton. For a first time effort, the Recreation Department’s. “Help Can Hunger” community service project was quite a success with more than 8 boxes of food items collected. Thanks was extended to all Rec-kers for their individual and collective efforts.

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