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Historic Edition:
June 19th, 2014
Vol. 33  No. 50

2014 Russell Park Mid-Day Summer Concert series begins next month

The 2014 Russell Park Mid-Day Summer Concert series is set to begin in July. July 10 - Bobby Militello with friends; July 17 - Laurie Bordonaro and Ben Mozée with Michael T Jones, Sabu Adeyola and Dan Hull; July 24 The Magpies featuring George Kane, John Werick, Matt Felski and Tim Clark.; July 31 Craig Wilkins; August 7 The Barroom Buzzards.

AA Akron Braves defeat AA Alden Indians in two game match-up

The AA Akron Braves traveled to Alden on Tuesday, June 11 to play the AA Alden Indians.

Akron Community Band presents award

Nathan Bryk received the 2014 Akron Community Band award during the ACS Awards Assembly last Thursday.

Akron girls participate in 5K at UB

Several Akron Elementary Girls and their running Buddies participated in the “Girls on the Run” 5k Race at UB June 8.

Akron gymnast places in top ten in NYS Gymnastics Championships

Akron third grader Madison Brege competed in the Level 3 NYS Gymnastics Championships at Gymnastics Unlimited in Orchard Park on Saturday June 7, 2014 placing in the top ten.

Akron Lions Club taking active role in helping raise funds for maintenance of NHS property

Akron Students honored by Erie-Niagara Superintendents

Noah Diebel, Trevor Foster, and Jennifer Komosinski were honored for their academic achievements the annual Scholastic Achievement Recognition Dinner sponsored by the Erie-Niagara School Superintendents Association.

Celebration Committee updates Town Board on Fourth of July plans

Two of the three days included in this year’s Akron Fourth of July Celebration are planned in the Town of Newstead Veterans Park at the corner of Buell and Skyline Drive. Members of the Akron Celebration Committee met with Town Board members during their work session Monday night to update the members on plans for the event.

Central Fire Alarm issues May 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 May 2014 report as follows:


Classified ads the week of June 19

Cross Country Track Car Wash/ Field trips on ACS calendar

Community and school events on ACS calendar

Dates to Note

Dates for community events

Family Justice volunteers sought

Wright Center Director Ray Haley is looking for volunteers to work at connecting those in unhealthy relationships with resources at the Family Justice Center.

Immediate Summer Recreation registration recommended

The Town of Newstead 2014 Summer Recreation Programs, scheduled from July 7 through August 15, are filling up quickly.

Legislator Rath names Flora and John Leamer as June’s Citizens of the Month

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath recently announced that community leaders John and Flora Leamer, of Clarence, were named the June 2014 Citizens of the Month. The Leamers were recognized at the June 12, 2014 session, honored with a proclamation highlighting their contributions to Erie County.

Mercy Flight to hold Open House at Batavia Home Depot

Mercy Flight WNY and Mercy EMS are teaming up with Home Depot in Batavia, New York for the Annual Mercy Flight/Mercy EMS Open House celebrating International Fire & EMS Safety on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society

These Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Akron Schools during a special ceremony last week.

Movie Night planned at Senior Center

Movie Night and other activities planned at the Akron-Newstead Senior Center on Thursday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Pet of the Week

Four-year-old mix up for adoption

Public invited to hear WNED CEO at Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead welcomes the public to attend their June 26 meeting to hear Don Boswell, President/CEO of WNED - TV/AM/FM. There is a ten dollar cost for breakfast.

Rotary and Lions sponsor 5K Independence Run to benefit local community projects

Community projects will benefit from funds raised during the second annual Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead and Akron Lions Club sponsored Independence Run, a 5K run or walk set for Saturday, July 5 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Park at the corner of Buell Street and Skyline Drive.

Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead supports Hearts and Hands

The Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead presented a $1,000 check to Hearts and Hands at the clubs May 30 meeting.

Sheriff’s Deputies investigate report of person crawling through windo

Sidewalk Sale well attended

Cool temperatures didn’t seem to keep people away from Saturday’s Annual Sidewalk Sale on Main Street, Akron.

State Assembly must change its course of inaction on important issues

With only a few days left in the 2014 Legislative Session, many bills already passed by the State Senate are awaiting action by the State Assembly.

Summer hours in place at the Newstead Public Library

Summer Hours at the Newstead Public Library, Main Street, Akron are in effect and a number of special programs are planned during regular hours in June.

The Bugler

Town and Village recycling events successful

A Household Hazardous Materials drop off on Saturday, June 14 at the Joint Municipal Facility on Clarence Center Road as well as the Shred-It event the previous Saturday helped a number of residents properly dispose of sensitive documents and hazardous materials.

Tradition continues

A barbecue in Russell Park is part of a long-time Akron Fourth of July tradition.

‘Sherman Says’ It’s time for sports teams to drop offensive mascot name

High above the floor of the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building is a painted panorama depicting significant events in American history. It begins with the arrival of Christopher Columbus and ends with the pioneering flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk.

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