Cattaraugus County child records The True Meaning of Easter on YouTube

Nine-year-old Marcus Ethan Tom of Allegany has narrated a video for children and adults about the True Meaning of Easter, one of several he has completed and broadcast on YouTube during the past four years. According to a website narrative at https://tinyurl.com/Planet-Marcus, Marcus, a son of Panvenni Films founder and director, Murphy E. Tom, expressed … Read more

Free Easter dinner is Wednesday at Wellspring Ministries of Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will host its annual Easter dinner at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, March 27, and then will be closed until the following Wednesday, April 3. The Christian ministry provides free meals for the community at 11:30AM, and used clothing and household goods from 10AM to 1:15 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays at its … Read more

County legislators to meet with constituents

Allegany County lawmakers representing the Towns of Wellsville and Andover will meet with residents and others Wednesday night, with those representing the northwestern part of the county holding a similar session next month. District IV Legislators Gary Barnes and Steven Havey of Wellsville and James Rumfelt of Andover will conduct their meeting at 7PM March … Read more

Jones Memorial Hospital increasing urgent care hours, adds healthcare providers

Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville is expanding its Urgent Care Center hours and also has added a new pediatrics doctor to its staff. Starting Monday, April 1, urgent care will be available from 11AM to 7PM, seven days a week, with Kereime Perese, NP, and Jessica Lippa, FNP, joining that unit and providing almost exclusive … Read more

Good Friday services scheduled in Alfred and Wellsville

Two groups will be observing Good Friday services this week in Alfred and Wellsville. Three organizations of college students will gather at 3PM March 29 at the Alfred Village Bandstand at Saxon Drive and Main Street for a public Prayer Rally. The time, signifying the hour of Jesus’ death on the cross at Calvary, will … Read more

Public focus on theology and culture scheduled at Houghton University

An Old Testament Bible scholar will be the presenter for this year’s public Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture next month at Houghton University. John H. Walton, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Illinois, will discuss Listening Ears and Teachable Minds: Letting the Text Speak on Its … Read more

Friendship churches place focus on Easter as Holy Week begins

Although Easter is seen by many as just another holiday when families can get together for a time of relaxation and connections, several Friendship churches are creating an expanded focus this year as to what they view as the true meaning of the holiday celebration. The What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of … Read more

Weekend Easter Egg Hunts may mix with adverse weather Saturday

Several Easter Egg Hunts are on the schedule for this weekend in Allegany County, with those into Saturday afternoon potentially mixing with snow, sleet and freezing rain. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 2PM tomorrow as temperatures hover around freezing, although impacts generally appear to be greater in the central and northern parts … Read more

Houghton University to host free Naloxone drug overdose reversal training

Required registration is underway for a free public naloxone training next month at Houghton which will include a Narcan kit to reverse drug overdoses involving opioids. Houghton University will host the 2PM to 4PM Wednesday, April 24, event at its Nielsen Physical Education Center on Campground Road, sponsored by the state Office of Addiction Services … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued for late today until early Saturday afternoon

UPDATE – 12:51PM: The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY now has been extended from Steuben County north and west until 2PM Saturday. The map appearing with this story has been updated from this morning.– – – – – – – – –A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County west and north, locally from 5PM … Read more

Two cold fronts moving through the region today bring potential for snow squalls, even thunder

WEATHER UPDATE: Two cold fronts from Eastern Canada and the Great Lakes will move east today, bringing similar snow depth patterns for Allegany County as we published late last night, but wind gusts topping 40MPH are expected to result in blowing snow and snow squalls in some areas at times, with even some thunder potential … Read more

Snow tonight and Wednesday, with squalls possible to the east

BREAKING: Weather alerts are being issued tonight by the National Weather Service (NWS) for counties east and west of Allegany, with snow but lesser impacts locally for the 24-hour period into Wednesday night. Snow forecasts from the NWS at Buffalo are shown on the map through 8PM Wednesday, with additional accumulations possible to the west … Read more

Registration open for regional Amish Awareness Conference next month in Friendship

Early registrations are underway at Friendship for a regional Amish Awareness Conference next month which is designed to acquaint area residents with aspects of the Amish lifestyle and how to reach out to them and other increasing cultures throughout the area. The Friday night-Saturday workshop, provided by Mission to Amish People (MAP) of Greenwich, Ohio, … Read more

Men now invited to women’s monthly missions luncheons and presentations

Reaching the Amish will be the topic for this week’s Friendship women’s missions group luncheon meeting which, for the first time, will be open to men. Women in the Just Do It! mission group, birthed by the United Church of Friendship, will meet at 11:30AM at The Carter House Ministry Center, 37 East Main Street, … Read more

Many free public music performances available this month at Houghton University

A host of free musical opportunities are being offered through next week by the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton University, including a performance this Saturday night by Cuban classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, and two combined university-high school concerts. The Spanish performer will play at a 7:30PM to 9PM, March 16, during an appearance in … Read more

Learning more about Christianity at Easter

An additional community introduction to Christianity is being added in Friendship as Easter approaches. A free book study on Christianity, by Debra Wroblewski, is being held from 6:30PM to 8PM Tuesdays at the United Church of Friendship, 31 East Main Street. The review-discussion opportunity for individuals who want to know more about the Christian faith … Read more

This is Flood Safety Awareness Week and time for preparedness at home and during travels

National Weather Service offices in New York State are observing Flood Safety Awareness Week and encouraging residents and property owners to be prepared for such potential events which can happen at any time of the year. The week-long focus shares information about flood safety, including the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning, … Read more

Hazardous weather impacts shift for Allegany and adjoining counties

HAZARDOUS WEATHER UPDATE: Projected weather conditions have changed throughout the Allegany County region since this morning, with a WIND ADVISORY now in effect for Allegany, Livingston and Potter counties east, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Wyoming and McKean, and an upgrade to a WINTER STORM WARNING for Cattaraugus west for various timings Sunday and Monday. … Read more

Another round of changing temperatures and precipitation for Allegany and nearby counties

BREAKING: Allegany County is expected to experience another roller coaster ride of temperature and precipitation changes over the next few days which will result in rain today, snow late tonight into early Monday, and gusty winds before temperatures climb back up into the mid-50s and 60s starting Tuesday. A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect … Read more