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Historic Edition:
December 1st, 2011
Vol. 31  No. 21
 

Main Street decorated for Christmas season

The Main Street business district was decorated by Village Crews.


Johnston honored by Lacrosse team

Scott Johnston, a graduate of Akron Central and current student at Medaille College was awarded the Unsung hero award by the Welland Warlords at the completion of their season.


Girl Scouts get a ‘Behind-The-Scenes’ tour of Urgent Care Center

Following weeks of activities and a trip to the Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care Center in Amherst, Girl Scouts from Akron Troop 30865 feel as if they are ready to handle any emergency.


ACS observes Native American Heritage Month

Akron Schools celebrated Native American Heritage Month during November with many activities and featured Akron's Native American students during an assembly about social dancing.


Ranzenhofer organizes meeting with superintendents to discuss education issues

Akron Central Schools Interim Superintendent Dennis Ford was among those participating in a meeting New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer organized with school superintendents and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator John J. Flanagan last Thursday. School district leaders had the opportunity to share their concerns regarding education funding and state mandates.


Children’s Holiday Craft event just one December program at Newstead library

Newstead Public Library is hosting a number of events in upcoming weeks including: a Children's Holiday Craft time, Lego Builders Club, and Artwork display.


Akron Central graduate’s novel available in print and ebook

1986 Akron Central School graduate Laura Kidder Reese recently published a novel, Stay Tuned. Monterey Press announced the release of Stay Tuned, a contemporary women’s novel available in both paperback and ebook versions through Amazon and Barnes and Noble on November 20.


Children encouraged to make ornaments for Community Christmas Tree

Akron/Newstead area children are welcome to make ornaments and help decorate the Community Christmas Tree from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 10.


Classified Ads

Classifieds running week of Dec. 1 to 7.


Dates to Note

Upcoming events and meetings in the Akron/Newstead area


Doors open at Akron First UMC throughout Advent

Need some time for peaceful respite this Advent season? Akron First United Methodist Church, 7 Church St., will have four times each week when the sanctuary is open for all who want to stop by for some quiet reflection. On Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday from 10 to noon, Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be music playing, a suggested prayer list, and no interruptions.


Holiday Dinner Dance planned December 10

The Akron/Newstead Senior Center has a number of activities planned in upcoming weeks including a Holiday Dinner Dance on December 10.


Middle School holiday concert set for December 7

The Akron Central Middle School Music Department will present its holiday concert on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edward Allen Auditorium, 47 Bloomingdale Ave., Akron.


New budget development process introduced at Akron Central

Interim Superintendent of Schools Dennis Ford recently introduced a budget development process for the 2012-2013 Akron Central School District spending plan.


Newstead Town Board supports revision of state constitution

Affirming a resolution brought to them by New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, Newstead Town Board members voted unanimously Monday night to encourage a state constitutional convention as soon as possible.


Pet of the Week

Sweet Sophie needs home, is good with all ages


Publication of ‘In Lieu of Christmas Cards’ greetings begins

Publication of a list of those sending out greetings through the Akron Lions Club “In Lieu of Christmas Cards” fundraiser begins this week. Each issue in December will include a growing list of those who are sharing their hopes for all to have a great holiday while helping the Akron-Newstead Food Pantry, which will receive the funds raised from this project again this year. To help make this another successful fund drive, please drop off or mail your contributions to the Akron Lions Club “In Lieu of Christmas Cards” in care of Fred E. Thomas Agency, 45 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001.


Registration deadline for Rec. Dept. Ski Club extended to December 9

Anyone who meant to register for the new Newstead Recreation Ski/Snowboard Club has limited time to secure one of the limited remaining slots.


Sheriff’s blotter records car/deer accidents in Newstead

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 calls from November 20 to November 26. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead.


The Bugler

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