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Historic Edition:
June 21st, 2012
Vol. 31  No. 48

Lions renovate Russell Park Pavilion cupola

The Akron Lions have once again stepped up their community involvement, recently completing the repair, renovation and improvement of the Russell Park Pavilion Cupola. The last update to this part of the structure was done over 15 years ago, led by Mr. Whiting and a team of Lions, community residents and supporters of the organization.

Top ten seniors take next step on wirewalk of life

As millions world-wide watched daredevil Nik Wallenda take a wire-walk from the United States to Canada at the brink of Niagara Falls, how many were inspired to fulfill their own dreams? The spotlight is on Akron’s top 10 seniors (based on academic achievement) and off Wallenda and his daredevil stunt for now as we take a look back on their steps at ACS and their plans for the future on the wire-walk of life. It’s been over 100 years since any daredevil attempted (or was given permission) to tightrope walk across the Niagara gorge, but the stories of the ten who crossed before Wallenda with daring showmanship made for great history.

Nickel City Frets hosts first concert in Akron

Singer-songwriters Maria Sebastian and John Brady will take the stage at Nickel City Frets as the local music studio hosts its first concert after moving to Akron.


A sampling of the ads from this week's Bugle.

Akron Community Chorus extends welcome to open rehearsal

Akron Community Chorus is inviting vocalists to share in some Broadway excitement performing show tunes, novelty pops, and a touch of patriotic flare. The Chorus will join the Akron Community Band in concert on Wednesday, August 15 in Alden Fireman's Park and Friday, August 17 in Akron's Russell Park.

Akron Middle School holds NJHS induction

Akron Middle School recently held their 2012 Akron National Junior Honor Society induction. Inductee names and a brief introduction of each one, as presented during the ceremony, follow.

Akron Tigers Babe Ruth team off to a decent start

The Akron Tigers Babe Ruth team opened their season at home against the Alexander A’s with a 4-3 loss. With many younger players, it was clear that first game jitters had kicked in.

Armyworm crop damage to be treated as weather related

Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced today that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Services Agency (FSA) can now file weather related disaster reports for damage done by armyworms due to the fact that they have arrived earlier than expected and in unprecedented numbers because of the unseasonable warm weather this spring.

Boys and girls invited to VBS next week

Calvary Baptist Church invites all boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade to be a part of VBS 2012 as they take to the sky and learn that “everything is possible if we only trust God.” Sessions will be held each evening Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29.

Classified Ads

A sampling of this week's classifieds.

Dates to Note

A sampling of this week's events in the Akron/Newstead area.

Entertainment, contests part of Akron’s annual Fourth of July celebration

A special Akron Community Band Concert, Pringles the Clown, Chex the Clown and Alexander Band are all part of the entertainment planned during the Akron Celebration Committee’s Fourth of July Celebration in Russell Park on Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4 in Russell Park.

Graduation, 50 year Class reception top ACS calendar

A sampling of important dates in the Akron Central School District.

Limited spots remain for Summer Recreation

Registration for the Town of Newstead Summer 2012 Recreation Program is close to capacity. The program runs from July 9 through August 17 and nearly 200 students are successfully registered. Recreation Director Don Roland suggests that those interested do not delay in checking the availability of an open spot, as they will soon be filled to capacity. In addition to the morning and afternoon sessions, the following programs are offered with the corresponding fees that will apply for the summer of 2012.

Notices of Formation

Notices of Formation in the Western New York area.

Observations of a lifelong Akronite

Some of the readers of the Bugle know me, some don’t. I have lived in our small community all of my life and have always been proud of this fact. As I travel around the area I have been taking notice that we have a LOT to be thankful for.

Officer Chris Heiderman indefinitely appointed Acting Police Chief

The Village of Akron appointed Officer Chris Heiderman as acting police chief at Monday’s meeting after police chief Rick Lauricella was injured in a motorcycle accident on June 9.


Photos from this week's Bugle.

Resource Fair planned June 27 at Senior Center

The Newstead Senior Center, Cummings Road, Akron will host a Resource Fair: Housing Options for Seniors on Wednesday, June 27.

Rock and roll into summer event planned at Letchworth

Letchworth State Park hosts its annual Rock and Roll into Summer Festival on Sunday, June 23.

Shared service agreements approved by Akron Central Board of Education

Agreements continuing, or beginning, shared administration positions were approved by Akron Central School Board of Education members last week. Municipal cooperation agreements with the Clarence Central School District cover shared District Transportation Supervisor and Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds positions and an agreement with the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District covers a shared School Business Administrator.

Sheriff’s report includes rock throwing, illegal jumping

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded 54 to calls from June 10 to 16, 2012. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead.

Summer Mid-Day Concert Series starts July 12

Music fills Russell Park during the lunch hour once again as the Summer Mid-Day Concert Series starts Thursday, July 12. The concerts run for four weeks from 12 to 1 p.m. each Thursday afternoon. Laurie Bordonaro-Mozée organized the series. Area businesses sponsor different musicians and dates.

The Bugler

A sampling of this week's events in the Akron/Newstead area.

Working to create new jobs for Western New York

Senator Ranzenhofer’s Monthly Column: June, 2012. With the state budget now passed, jump-starting New York’s economy and getting people back to work are at the top of the to-do list. Every new job created is one step closer to a stronger economy and greatly impacts a family’s quality of life. That’s why I have been working to enact the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY job creation plan.

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