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The Latest John Krasinski Sighting

Actor/Director John Krasinski was in town today checking in and chatting up his crew. The crew has been out and about around town transforming different locations into movie sets for the sequel to Paramount Motion Picture’s The Quiet Place.  Mr. Krasinski was gracious enough take a quick snap with some fans before taking off to the next location.

In the coming weeks, watch this space for information regarding road closures, and how activities and community events are going to be affected.



What’s Happening Today


Mostly cloudy, but a high of 77.  Slight chance of rain during the day and thunderstorms passing through at night.


Yoga  9:00 AM


Silver Sneakers Cardio 9:00 AM

Euchre Tournament 12:45 PM


D Day Lecture 6:30 PM


FREE Preparedness Classes from Akron Fire

Akron Fire Company to Provide Free Preparedness Classes to the Community
Akron Fire Company is pleased to announce a series of free programs to our community that will prepare all for emergency situations. AFC recognizes that emergency services are vital; however prevention and preparedness will make these services more effective especially during a large scale event or serious incident. The ability of the citizen to mitigate the problem before first responders arrive can reduce the loss of life and property. Currently scheduled courses include Disaster Preparedness Training, Stop the Bleed, and Fire Prevention and Preparedness. All training will be at the Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St. Akron, NY 14001 at no cost to the participants.

Disaster Preparedness Training – May 30th 6:30pm
The Citizen Preparedness Corps give residents the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Citizen Preparedness Corps training began in February 2014 and is held at armories and other locations, such as the State Fair. Trainings are led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control. All training sessions are coordinated with local county emergency management personnel. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. A key component of this training is distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to all participants (one per family) containing key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The state training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country.
The Stop the Bleed Class – June 20th 6:30
A death from uncontrolled bleeding may be a death that can be prevented. Most cases of serious bleeding are due to common accidents in and around the home, at work, or from motor vehicle crashes. A victim can bleed to death much faster than trained emergency medical services (EMS) personnel can arrive to treat them. A person nearby that individual may be the ONLY one who can make the difference between life and death. During this FREE 90-minute class, students learn how to recognize serious bleeding and ways to control it such as applying direct pressure, packing wounds, and the use of a tourniquet. All students will have the hands-on opportunity to practice these skills and will be issued a course completion certificate at the end of the class. Training is provided by the ECMC Trauma Center.

Fire Prevention and Preparedness for the Family – July 25th 6:30

The Akron Fire Company has a distinguished Fire Prevention Program brought to our children every year at school. We will be bringing this training to adults either as a refresher or to bring new material that may have changed. Presented will be information and hands on training including Smoke and CO detectors, Fire Extinguisher use and operation (hands on training), what to expect to happen as first responders arrive, how to communicate an emergency effectively and more. Learn to prepare and not panic.

For more information contact:
Jason Ladd

Akron/Newstead Tire Drop Off Reminder & More

Since my calendar has gremlins I figured I would put up some reminders.

  1.  Tire Drop Off is TOMORROW (SATURDAY) from 9 AM to 12 NOON!!  For your convenience, here is info from the town on the rules, and the form you NEED to bring with you!  You should be able to print it out from here


2. Dinner & A Show @ C Dee Wright 6:00 PM

3.  Belle Princess Party @ The Library 11:00 AM


Editors Note:  We are working on getting the events issue handled.  Please bear with us -JAP-

Celebrity Sightings in Akron Today

You have seen him in the movies, you have seen him on TV.  Today, he was in our little Akron scouting out locations for a new movie!  You may have heard of John Krasinski.  He is known best for his role as  Jim Halpert on The Office, he has won FOUR Emmy Awards to date and is a big screen guy as well.  Lots of movies to his credit: License to Wed, It’s Complicated, 13 hours (Editors note: this movie was awesome), and many more to his credit.

Mr. Krasinski and his crew were on Main St Akron today scouting locations for a sequel to the horror film A Quiet Place.  You may have seen the big, black limo bus with a bunch of folks roaming around Main St.

Hollywood folks wanting to do a horror film, and WE have an actual place called Murder Creek!  That alone should keep us in the running!

After their little tour around town, the group stopped by the Candy Apple Cafe! 


Cheryl Johannes, our fearless owner of Candy Apple posed for a pic


Emerson Polkowski, Vincent Strollo and Riley Polkowsi got in on the action too.  It would be safe to say this was these kids first pic with a bonafide celebrity, so they were pretty excited, and rightly so!

Mr. Krasinski was very approachable and was happy to pose for some snaps.  Now we all have to hope that Akron gets chosen and maybe we can all be “extras” !!


Editors Note: California people in a down jacket….WNYer’s in short sleeves 😂😂😂

Attorney General James Statement In Response To Federal Charges Against Opioid Distributor  *Press Release*


NEW YORK– In response to the federal government’s criminal charges against Rochester Drug Cooperative, its former Chief Executive Officer Laurence Doud III, and former Chief of Compliance William Pietruszewski, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 


“Today’s action by the Southern District of New York against Rochester Drug Cooperative is a welcome development. The federal government, like my office, recognizes the importance of the distributors’ responsibility to detect and prevent the diversion of opioid products, and is determined to hold accountable distributors that fail to meet that critical responsibility. We will continue to do everything in our power to tackle this crisis.” 

Accident on front of Tim Horton’s

Minor injury accident in front of Timmy’s.  Photo credit: One of my street reporters!  Newstead Fire is on the way!

Apologies for not making it, still in bed on meds.  Can’t drive.




What’s Happening Today


Support group for families with children with special needs:  7:00 PM


Silver Sneakers muscular strength and movement 9:00 AM


T’ai CHi with Denise Miller 10:30 AM




*Press Release* Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers Due to Reports of Deaths 

Name of product:
All Models of Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

Recall date:
April 12, 2019
About 4.7 million products
Consumer Contact:

Fisher-Price online at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.


Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.



Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.


Sold At:

Major retailers for approximately $40 to $149.



Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
Recall number: