Fall Festival and stage performances highlight this weekend’s activities in Allegany County

A fall festival in Willing, south of Wellsville, a noon stage performance at Bolivar in observance of National Heritage Month, and a Houghton University lyric theater production in Wellsville provide for a busy Saturday today in Allegany County. Check out these events and more in our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar of free and primarily-free … Read more

Houghton University begins Kingdom Conversations as it appoints Student Kingdom Ambassadors

Houghton University will host the first of three monthly educational sessions tonight as it begins a new Kingdom Initiative directed toward “learning about, engaging with and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Houghton University and the Kingdom of God.” The public gatherings will be held from 7PM to 8PM on Thursday, September 28, and Tuesdays, … Read more

Allegany County holding Hazard Mitigation Plan meetings and conducting public survey

Allegany County is holding a meeting tonight in Bolivar and additional sessions next week in Almond and Angelica to obtain public comment in regard to needs related to a county Hazard Mitigation Plan which currently is being updated. The Thursday, September 28, gathering will be at the Bolivar Town Hall, 252 North Main Street, with … Read more

Fun time in Friendship celebrates national Family Day

A variety of ages turned out last night at the Bible Baptist Church as several Friendship churches joined together to observe a national Family Day Celebration, along with a Wellness Fair. Attendees learned about many church and community services, most of them free, which are available in the area, with games for children and adults, … Read more

Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair is today in Friendship

A free Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair, hosted by Friendship churches, will be held from 5PM to 7PM today at the Friendship Bible Baptist Church at 43 West Main Street. A hot dog and chips meal, kids games, numerous community organizations and ministries which will highlight services available to area residents, and hundreds of … Read more

Big band sound coming Friday to Houghton University

The 18-piece Russell Scarbrough Big Band will perform in a free public concert Friday night at Houghton University. The event will be held from 7:30PM to 9PM in the Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue and will feature songs from a new album, Fun Times, which was released over the summer. The band leader of … Read more

Family Day Celebrations set for Saturday in Scio and Monday in Friendship

Two separate Family Day Celebrations will be held Saturday and Monday in Scio and Friendship, reflecting a national observance designed to focus on the benefit of joint family activities all year around. The Family Matters committee of the Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) will hold a 10AM to 2PM Saturday, September 23, event … Read more

Roae transfers from Belmont to new UR Medicine practice in Olean

A family nurse practitioner who has been in practice at Belmont for the past five years now is at a new UR Medicine Oncology, Rheumatology & Infusion Center which has opened in Olean. Jones Memorial Hospital reports that David Roae, FNP-BC, formerly at its Belvidere Family Practice north of Belmont, is partnering with Dr. James … Read more

Railway Post Offices to be Wednesday focus of Whitesville historical presentation

The Town of Independence Historical Society will host a free presentation Wednesday on how the Railway Postal Service was formed and what life was like as a mail clerk during a presentation at the Whitesville Fire Hall, 496 Main Street. Steve Cotton will provide information during a 6PM session which will be broken into five … Read more

Friendship churches join together to host free community Family Day Celebration next week

Several Friendship churches are joining together next week for a new community Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair, with a simple meal, kid’s games, hundreds of dollars in giveaways and prizes, and information on community resources which can benefit individuals and families being provided. The free event will be held from 5PM to 7PM on … Read more

It’s Back to Church Weekend for many Allegany County churches and congregations

Nearly two dozen Allegany County area churches are joining together this weekend to invite congregants back to church, after summer vacations may have interrupted schedules, and to encourage non-churchgoers to check out a church in or near their communities. The number of participating churches in Allegany County for the national Back to Church Weekend observance … Read more

Beatty leads revival series at Houghton University

Next Gen Team Leader Santes Beatty of The Wesleyan Church leads one of four revival series services for students and the public this morning at Houghton University. Beatty, who discussed matters of personal healing last night for those who are struggling and reaching out to those who are different this morning, will speak again at … Read more

Allegany County public legislative district meetings start tonight in Belmont

Three public meetings, for Allegany County residents to talk with district legislators, have been scheduled this month, starting tonight in Belmont and continuing next week in the Towns of Wellsville and Willing. District II Legislators Gretchen Hanchett and Dwight (Mike) Healy of Belmont, and John Ricci of Cuba, will be at the Amity Town Hall, … Read more

Town of Centerville road closures continue over next two weeks

Allegany County Road 36 (Pike Road) in the Town of Centerville will experience new daily road closures over the next two weeks as the County Department of Public Works replaces culvert pipes. Starting today, through Thursday, September 14, the highway will be closed between County Road 3 and Dow Road, with the same action from … Read more

Three-day spiritual revival series starts Sunday at Houghton University

Rooted, a free public series of spiritual revival services over three days, is returning to Houghton University tomorrow. Four sessions will be held in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, including 6PM Sunday, and 7PM Monday and Tuesday, September 11-12 services. An 11:10AM to 11:50AM Monday Chapel service also will be … Read more

Marginal Risk of localized flash flooding tonight and Sunday, greater to the east and south

Allegany County is under a Marginal Risk of localized excessive rain and flash flooding tonight, Sunday and Tuesday, with the same for severe thunderstorms in the southeastern portion of the county today. The accompanying maps from the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton shows the impacted area, with Allegany County immediately to the left (west) … Read more

Tropical downpours, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding possible this afternoon and evening

A variety of weather potentials exist today for Allegany County residents and those of surrounding locales. Heat indices and accompanying high humidity are expected to reach into the mid-80s by early afternoon today in Central Allegany County before cooler air and potentially severe thunderstorms move across the region, bringing the possibility of high winds and … Read more

Back to School gatherings highlight fall startups

Back to school picnics, such as this one at Friendship Central School this afternoon, are providing opportunities for children and parents to greet their new teachers and connect with each other. Music, face painting, ice pops from the principal, and a picnic lunch were enjoyed by dozens at the school, prior to the start of … Read more