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Historic Edition:
April 23rd, 2015
Vol. 34  No. 41

Akron Central recognized as first 'Smart School'

Akron Central was the first district that said yes to Annette Adamczak’s efforts to teach Hands Only CPR to students, with four years and hundreds of students trained over the past four years.

Akron Chamber relocates office

The Akron Chamber of Commerce moved their office to the C. Dee Wright Center, Church and John Streets on Saturday.

Akron Fire Company participating in RecruitNY

Ready to take the next step? Is there a fire in you? RecruitNY advertising asks. Akron Fire Company is providing an opportunity for you to explore the answers. Volunteers will be at the fire hall on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share how you can make a difference in your community and get involved in something rewarding and meaningful.

Akron Ladies Track team takes fourth at first invitational

Akron Central’s Lady Tigers traveled to Alexander this weekend and out of 18 schools placed fourth overall.

Akron names three Athletes of the Week

The spring sport season is in full swing at Akron Central Schools with weather cooperating and no contest cancellations last week. Three athletes were selected for Athlete of the Week honors.

Akron Tigers 10U open season with decisive win

The Akron Tigers 10U travel baseball team sponsored by Buffalo Metal Casting kicked off their 2015 season with a 12-1 win over Lou Gehrig White on Sunday.

Area connection to Hale Telescope shared in Glass on the Tracks

Sharing an area connection, Robert Scheib, of Akron will bring a presentation on the steps the 200-inch mirror blank took on its path from Corning, New York to Pasadena, California for installation in the Hale Telescope on Mount Palmar as part of the Spring History series at the C. Dee Wright Community Center, at 7 p.m. on April 30.

Dates to Note

Upcoming events and meetings in the greater Akron/Newstead area.

Friends of the Newstead Public Library prepare for book sale

Newstead Public Library is hosting a number of programs in upcoming weeks, offering something for all age groups. Staff and volunteers invite everyone to Read Aloud 15 minutes. Every child. Every parent. Every day. It’s that easy they note. Visit the Newstead Public Library or www.BuffaloLib.org to pick out your next read.

Hearts and Hands’ ‘Board to Death!’ promises fun and prizes

Everyone is invited to get out Mike Hammer fedoras, Sherlock Holmes deerstalkers and magnifying glasses as Hearts and Hands is putting together a top-notch crime sleuth event for Akron and the surrounding area.

Holy Cross Head Start to leave Akron

With a letter to parents dated April 13 and notice to Akron First United Methodist Church on April 14, Holy Cross Head Start announced plans to leave the Akron community at the end of this school year.

Hydrant flushing planned for water lines in Town of Newstead

The Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) will begin its annual main flushing program the week of April 27 in the Town of Newstead. The main flushing program is a routine systematic flushing of all dead end mains within the ECWA’s distribution system. It is done annually by the ECWA as a preventative maintenance procedure that is designed to improve water quality and service delivery.

Kowalik signs letter of intent

Maggie Kowalik recently, signed a letter of intent to attend Notre Dame College near Cleveland, Ohio and to participate in their track and field program.

Music at the Wright

Akron Girl Scouts led a Middle and High School Karaoke Night Thursday at the C Dee Wright Center. On Friday, many enjoyed the sounds of Phil and Jerry as well as other area musicians during Open Mic night.

New budget: more property tax relief, investments in infrastructure, schools

Senator Ranzenhofer’s Monthly Column: April, 2015 For the fifth straight year, the 2015-16 State Budget keeps within a two-percent spending cap, rejects tax increases and turns a $10 billion deficit into a surplus within those five years.

Openings in Grief Support group

There are still openings in a new six week Grief Support Group which meets Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the C. D. Wright Community Center, 11 Church Street, through Thursday, May 28.

Recycling for a cause

For the second year, Maureen Warren’s home at 41 Brooklyn Street has served as a drop off point for Recycled Electric items to benefit Camp Good Days for Children fighting cancer.

Reflective address markers can save lives

Gone are the days when emergency responders know where everyone lives, and even if they did, under new regulations they can’t reference your name to help others find you when you need help. In an effort to help all emergency responders find you quickly, the Newstead Fire Company is making reflective address markers available at cost.

Sheriff’s office investigating larceny, suspicious vehicle

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to 61 calls from April 12 to 18, 2015. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead.

Swift Mills Road Bridge update expected

Legislator Edward Rath is planning a town hall meeting to provide an update on Swift Mills Road Bridge.

The Bugler

Items of personal interest.

The Ladies Track team loses opener

The Lady Tigers fought hard but came up short against Barker, losing 65-75, in their season opener.

Tigers in the Win Column behind Pfentner and Siska

Thanks to the hot bat of senior second baseman Zach Pfentner and a dominant debut from sophomore hurler Aaron Siska, the Tigers overcame a stumbling start to their 2015 campaign by earning a 2-1 Niagara-Orleans Baseball league record in the season’s first week of play.

Tire drop-off and metal pick-up planned

Town of Newstead, including Village of Akron, residents have an opportunity to drop off up to 6 tires at the Joint Municipal Facility, 12707 Clarence Center Rd., Akron this Saturday.

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