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Where we live: Akron/Newstead


A benefit will be held for a 12-year-old Akron boy named Lucas on Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Akron Methodist Free Church, 6 Scotland Road. Lucas is suffering from Leukemia and will be traveling to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on Oct. 7 for T-Cell treatment, one of several trips he will make over the next few months. The benefit, which is professional wrestling themed, will include a barbecue, basket raffles, a bake sale and guest speakers. Advance tickets are $10; $15 at the door. Children under five are free. Tickets available at Candy Apple Cafe and Yogi’s Brick Oven Bistro. Call 574-1316 for more information.

This week:

• The Newstead Town Board meets at 8 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road. A public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant will be held at 7:50 p.m., followed by a public hearing on the tax cap.