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Historic Edition:
January 12th, 2012
Vol. 31  No. 26

E&WG Foundation funds new Rural Transit Service Van

E&WG Foundation members, Rural Transit Service volunteers, staff members and elected officials gathered at the Clarence Senior Center on Wednesday, January 4, to introduce the new Rural Transit Service van to the towns of Clarence and Newstead and Village of Akron.

Akron Boys Swim Team regains strength this season

The past 2010-2011 season for the Akron Boys Swim Team was no walk in park; with the departure of eight very strong seniors and the retirement of long time coach Dick Beyer, the remaining young swimmers along with new coach Jackie Kazimir had their work cut out for them. With a league record of 0-10 and an overall record of 3-11, the Akron Boys really had no where to go but up this season, and while expectations may have been low, this team has been fighting their way back up the leaderboard all season.

Akron Central announces Athletes of the Week

Julia Diebel is this week’s Akron Central School Female Athlete of the Week. Connor Ladd is this week's Akron Central’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Akron Tigers Men's Basketball Team starts League play 1-1

The Akron Tiger Men's basketball team started its quest towards a league championship last week with a 1-1 record.

Akron-Newstead Seniors Officers and Board installed

Akron-Newstead Seniors Officers and Board of Directors for 2012 were installed earlier this month.

Buffalo man tries stealing inspection stickers at same place twice last week

A Buffalo man was arrested twice last week for attempting to steal inspection stickers at ADESA on Main Road in the Town of Newstead. These and other incidents handled by the New York State Police in the Town of Newstead and Village of Akron last week follow:

Child Find process helps refer students with disabilities

Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of an Early Intervention Program or Pre-school Special Education services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Christian Central Academy hosts winter Open House

Nurline Lawrence, Head of School at Christian Central Academy, invites prospective parents and students to attend their upcoming Open House on Monday morning, February 6, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday evening, February 7, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the campus at 39 Academy Street, just one block north of Main Street in Williamsville. Guests will be welcomed by parents, students and teachers, and enjoy student-led campus tours, interaction with faculty and staff, testimonials and a question/answer forum, and more.

Classified Ads

Classifieds running week of January 13 to 19, 2012.

Dates to Note

Upcoming events and meetings in the Akron/Newstead area

Dearly beloved, we gather to remember Kodak's good times

We seldom call them funerals any more. The term "celebration of life" has come into play for a gathering to remember someone who has passed away, normally a painful event made more bearable by humor. Speculation was high last week that the Eastman Kodak Co. was preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Kodak was a giant among American industries, bringing magical images to presidents and paupers alike.

GCC announces new Math and Science Enrichment for region's gifted and talented students

Research suggests that gifted and talented students are more likely to reach their full potential if they are immersed in enriched curriculum that matches their aptitude rather than their age. In order to assist the GLOW region in providing such opportunities, ACE Programs of Genesee Community College has announced a new program available to students demonstrating early signs of high potential in math and science, including those in Akron and Alden Central School Districts.

National Honor Society Induction planned tonight, January 12

School and Community events on the calendar at Akron Central School

Newstead Fire Company Firematic and Explorer officers installed

Among those installed at the Newstead Fire Company 64th installation banquet in December with Firematic and Explorer Post officers.

Newstead Town Board organizes for 2012

Newstead Town board members made appointments, set policies, and adopted a meeting calendar as part of their 2012 Organizational meeting Monday night.

Public Hearing Notice - Proposed adoption of Local Law

Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Adoption of Local Law For The VILLAGE OF AKRON

Sheriff’s called to number of accident scenes last week

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to 47 calls from January 1 to January 7, 2012. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead.

The Bugler

The Bugler is a column of personal interest. Birthdays, College Notes, Anniversaries, In the Service and Business Briefs and other information and celebration.

This week's Display Ads

Some of the Display Ads appearing in the January 12, 2012 issue.

Three inducted into new ACS Wrestling Hall of Fame

Current ACS Head Wrestling Coach Joe Suhr is a certified social studies teacher. Akron Wrestling Tournament Director Daric Brege is a current social studies teacher at ACS. Long-time wrestling coach Jerry Drayer was a social studies teacher at ACS for over three decades. You could say there is a strong affinity toward history within the ACS wrestling program, and over the Christmas break a major step was taken to recognize the rich history of this program. On December 29, Akron hosted the 44th Annual Holiday Wrestling Tournament which is the longest running tournament in Western New York. During the tourney, Coach Jerry Drayer, and two wrestlers; Dan Klonowski and Charles Kron, were recognized in a special ceremony as the first three inductees into the newly created ACS Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Thursday Night Men’s League Tips Back into Play

After the two week holiday break, the Thursday Night Men’s League was back in action as the Red team played the Blue team, and the Black team played the White team.

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