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Historic Edition:
July 12th, 2012
Vol. 32  No. 2
 

Hornets post victory in Bocce Tourney

On courts baked by the lack of rain, 60 teams set forth in Brooklyn Park at high noon on the Fourth seeking the annual Lou Nanni Bocce tournament title. With the break-up of The Sicilianos (Michael and Chris Nanni) the road to the title was open to all. The first round produced a few surprises as Sharon and Ray Carlo defeated newcomers Team VanBuren 12-7. Sharon credited the victory to the shorter court and fine play by her partner.


Agricultural Statistics Service reports tart and sweet cherry production down

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York office, 2012 tart cherry production is forecast at 1.10 million pounds. This forecast is 81 percent below last year’s production of 5.9 million pounds and 86 percent below the 2010 crop. All areas of New York were hit extremely hard with freezing temperatures that followed warm March weather. This weather sequence resulted in a record low production forecast.


Akron resident arrested for DWI

Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of an Akron man for felony DWI and felony aggravated unlicensed operation.


Beethoven, Beatles and beyond

The Clarence Summer Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Arie Lipsky and with soloist Roman Mekinulov principal cellist with the BPO will perform an exciting program at the Clarence Town Park on July 15 at 7 p.m.


Blues and Barbecue planned at Letchworth

Organizers of the annual Blues and Barbecue festival at Letchworth State Park invite all to come enjoy music and food on July 21. Located at the Highbanks Recreation area, the festival will feature live entertainment throughout the day. The Flying Boxcar will play from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by Steve Grills and the Roadmasters from 4 to 6 p.m. and the Funky Blue Roots from 7 to 9:30 p.m.


Central Fire Alarm issues June report

The Central Fire Alarm Office dispatching emergency services for fire companies in the Towns of Amherst, Clarence and Newstead recently released its operations report for June 2012 as follows.


Classified Ads

A sampling of this week's classified ads.


Community Band in concert Friday

The Akron Community Band, returns to the Russell Park gazebo for the third of eight Friday night summer concerts on July 13.


Craig Wilkins plays area concert venues

Country music star Craig Wilkins and his band, the Western New Yorkers, will play concerts in Clarence, Alden and Akron this summer thanks to many area organizations. An accomplished country rocker, Wilkins has appeared in various large venues such as Jamboree in the Hills and the Grand Ol’ Opry. Many recognize Wilkins for his covers of Johnny Cash.


Dancers needed

Buffalo Opera Unlimited is looking for dancers of all ages to audition for the classic opera Faust. Under the direction of Tim Kennedy, the opera promises to be an excellent performance. Opera singers Jeffrey Thompson, Sam Atti, Nick Kelkenney and Laura Noak will star alongside 13-year-old dancer Kallista Durbin and nationally ranked lyrical gymnast Hannah Walter.


Dates to Note

A sampling of events in the Akron/Newstead area.


Deputies handle disturbances, one results in arrest

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to 63 calls from July 1 to 7, 2012. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead.


Efforts to serve community highlighted

Much of the July 9 Akron Village Board meeting centered on efforts by village personnel and volunteers to serve the community. Mayor Carl Patterson asked all present to join in a moment of silence for John Nixon who died this week. Mr. Nixon was a significant contributor to the village electric department and “a good guy,” Patterson noted. He also asked for thoughts and prayers for two others who are close to the village family and very ill.


Efforts to serve community highlighted

Much of the July 9 Akron Village Board meeting centered on efforts by village personnel and volunteers to serve the community. Mayor Carl Patterson asked all present to join in a moment of silence for John Nixon who died this week. Mr. Nixon was a significant contributor to the village electric department and “a good guy,” Patterson noted. He also asked for thoughts and prayers for two others who are close to the village family and very ill.


Legal Notices

A sampling of this week's Legal Notices.


Local congregation says ‘Welcome’

The Crittenden Presbyterian Church would like to welcome visitors to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. A small church, CPC has a large parking lot in the rear of the church. They also have handicapped parking and a ramp in the front.


Local congregation to celebrate 75th anniversary

The Fellowship Baptist Church of Akron, Rapids Road, is celebrating its 75th year of serving the spiritual needs of the community. They are planning an anniversary celebration on July 29 at 11 a.m. Details are forthcoming.


Mandatory ACS ‘Life of an Athlete’ meeting dates announced

Akron Central School District Athletic Director Joseph Caprio has announced the “Life of an Athlete” program dates for the 2012-13 school year. Student athletes planning to participate in athletics at the JV or Varsity levels must attend one of the two program opportunities with their parent or legal guardian to be eligible to play sports during the coming school year. Program dates are Tuesday, August 7 or Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. in the Edward Allen Auditorium.


Request for public assistance

State Police in Clarence are investigating the ARSON of a gazebo in The Clarence Town Park at the intersection of Kraus and Clarence Center Roads. In the early morning hours on July 10, State Police and Fire responded to a call, which resulted in an estimated damage amount of $1,500 to a gazebo near the soccer fields.


Senior Citizen News

The annual July potluck picnic is planned for Wednesday, July 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the fire hall pavilion adjacent to the Senior Center. All members are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass and eating utensils. Burgers and hot dogs will be served.


Summer Mid-Day Concert Series starts today

Music fills Russell Park during the lunch hour once again as the Summer Mid-Day Concert Series starts today. 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.


Town urges residents to limit water usage

The Newstead Town Board asked all residents using Town water supply to limit their usage effective immediately at their regular meeting on Monday.


Village encourages watering of young trees

A sampling of notices from this week's Bugle.


Village encourages watering of young trees

As all know, Akron and the entire region is experiencing low rainfall levels this summer. This is or has the potential of stressing new trees planted throughout the village. The heat and lack of rain is making it increasingly important for residents to adopt a tree and keep it watered.


Watering your lawn is similar to running a political campaign

Thanks to a hot dry summer here in Western New York, I have had a great deal of time to contemplate the best way to water my lawn in order to keep it healthy and green. I have two functioning, oscillating sprinklers, and both seem to do an effective job. I used to have one of those “impulse” sprinklers that looks and sounds like a machine gun but somehow I broke it. Now it reaches only half the swath it should while making that chattering, suburban sound of summer.


Wright Center plan for public restrooms closer to reality with grant from E and WG Foundation

Plans to construct handicapped accessible public restrooms in the C. Dee Wright Community Ministry Center at the corner of Church and John Streets are closer to reality with a grant from the E and WG Foundation.

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