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Historic Edition:
January 2nd, 2014
Vol. 33  No. 25

ACS Santa Band entertains shoppers

As is their tradition the members of the Akron Tiger Santa Marching Band visited a number of Akron businesses just before Christmas, entertaining those working as well as those shopping and doing business.

Students at St. John's brighten holidays for others

The students in Ms. Grover’s second grade class worked with their buddies in Mrs. Murty’s eighth grade class to make Christmas cards for the Legion of Mary shut-ins from St. John’s parish.

Happy New Year

Ball Drop 2014 - Russell Park, Akron, NY

Tigers take top honors in their own holiday wrestling tournament for first time in ten years

The 46th Akron Varsity Holiday Tournament concluded last weekend with the home team proving to be the top team as the Akron Wrestling team won the tournament by an impressive 20.5 points over ranked teams West Seneca West and Williamsville South. It is the first time since 2003 that the Akron Wrestling team has won it's own tournament. In addition to being the team champions Akron also had seven wrestlers in the finals resulting in four champions.

Students collect pet supplies

Mrs. Samolis' third grade class collected tables full of pet food and pet supplies to donate to Open Arms Rescue.

ACS Scholastic Bowl Team begins season with new coach

A new coach is at the helm as Akron Central School Scholastic Bowl team members begin their new season this month.

Agreements in place to share Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds with Oakfield-Alabama

Akron Central School will share their Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds with Oakfield-Alabama School District beginning in July of 2014. Action taken during the December 18 Board of Education meeting put the agreements in place that will make that new arrangement possible.

Akron Central setting appointments for Kindergarten registration

The Akron Central School District has announced dates for Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents of children born between December 2, 2008 and December 1, 2009 are reminded that it is time to register their child for Kindergarten.

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Coming in January at the Senior Center

Basic computer classes will be available at Center on Tuesday afternoons beginning in January. Also beginning in January you will be able to research your Genealogy with help using the Senior Center computers guided by Joan Q. Frank. Times and dates to be announced. And more...

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 your organization’s calendars to minimize conflicts. Submit dates to Akron Bugle, P.O. Box 464, Akron, NY 14001 or email to news@akronbugle.com

Display ads in January 2, 2014 issue

Some of the Display ads in the January 2, 2014 issue

Emergency energy assistance funds available today

The Erie County Department of Social Services’ 2013-2014 Home Energy Assistance Program (“HEAP”) emergency benefit component begins on January 2, 2014. Emergency benefits are available to assist eligible households in resolving heating, heat-related electric and energy related temporary housing emergencies.

Following guidelines and tips can produce better photos

Akron Bugle uses contributed photos on occasion, and we encourage our readers to take and submit photos since many events happen in Akron and Newstead, making it impossible for us to be everywhere at the same time. Photos submitted obviously should be well exposed and in focus, but there are several guidelines and tips that, if followed, will increase the likelihood that we will be able to publish an image.

January 2, 2014 pdf

PDF files of the January 2 issue available for subscribers.

Local Masons to host information night

Newstead Fire Company and Auxiliary install new officers, recognize service

Newstead Fire Company Inc. celebrated 66 years of dedicated service to the community last month. The Company, founded in 1947, installed officers and recognized service during their annual installation banquet.

Questions abound on effect of Obamacare on volunteer firefighters

Shearman Says One of the most controversial topics to ever hit the volunteer fire service surfaced in the last few months of the year, and it has nothing to do with fire ground tactics, friction loss or blood-borne pathogens. Could volunteer fire departments be unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”?

Ranzenhofer co-sponsors four bills to address issues concerning Common Core Learning Standards

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer announced last month that he is a prime co-sponsor of four separate pieces of legislation in the State Senate– S.6006, S.6007, S.6008 and S.6009– to address issues concerning Common Core Learning Standards.

Recreation personnel recognized

Four employees of the Town of Newstead Recreation Department were recently recognized by Town of Newstead Supervisor David L. Cummings for reaching milestone anniversaries in serving the community.

Sheriff’s Deputies make arrests, respond to disturbances, first aids, and other calls

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to about 90 calls from December 15 to December 28. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead.

State Police respond

State Police Calls For Service Akron /Newstead for the week of December 22 to December 28, 2013 included.

Town receives Recreational Trails grant

Newstead Town Board members received notification that the Town has been approved for a Recreational Trails grant during their meeting Monday night. The $200,000 matching grant will allow for the expansion of bike path trails in the Town.

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