July Pop-Up Pantries food distributions set

Allegany County Pop-Up Pantries (PUPs) for free food distributions have been scheduled for July in Scio and Bolivar. Mandatory online registrations for the Wednesday, July 10, event at the Scio Central School bus loop, off Vandermark Road (County Road 10), starts at 7AM tomorrow, Monday, July 8, at https://tinyurl.com/Pop-Up-Pantries. A Wednesday, July 24, distribution will … Read more

Summer Safety Fun Day set for this week

A free Safety First Summer Time Fun Day has been scheduled for children and families this week in Wellsville. The First Step Family Resource Center will hold the activity from 2PM to 5PM, Thursday, July 11, at its 83 North Main Street facility. Focuses of the day will include a bike rodeo and safety information; … Read more

Free outdoor movie readying for showing tonight

A mobile outdoor movie setup is ready for tonight’s free showing of the War Room film at Island Park in Friendship, hosted by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches. The presentation will start at dusk at the 27 West Water Street (County Road 31) location, the second appearance in Allegany … Read more

Free television recycling is Saturday

Allegany County residents can recycle their old televisions without cost from 8AM to 3:30PM, Saturday, July 6, at the Caneadea Recycling Center at 9425 Molyneaux Road, with a limit of two units per household. Televisions “contain many hazardous materials which can harm the environment if not disposed of properly,” according to the County Department of … Read more

Houghton Academy adds two significant staff members

Houghton Academy has added a prime administrator and a music program coordinator to its staff. Head of School Toby A. Travis reports that Karen Pennington, a former public school teacher in Chautauqua County and author of Sunday school, Bible study, discipleship development and church leadership training curricula, has joined the private Christian middle-high school staff … Read more

Chance of severe weather today in Allegany County and excessive rain to southeast

A Marginal Risk of severe weather, primarily winds, is being forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Allegany and neighboring counties late today, with the same risk level for localized heavy downpours and flash flooding in the southeastern portion of the county east and south. The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is showing the … Read more

Reduce chances for Fourth of July food illnesses

Health organizations are reminding Fourth of July holiday cookout celebrants of the danger of improperly prepared and stored foods which can turn a fun time into sickness and even trips to the emergency room. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the national Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Neon colors provide best safety for swimsuits, with children of particular concern

With more than 150 people drowning each year in New York State, and it being one of the leading causes of death among children, the color of swimsuits might make a difference. ALIVE-Solutions of Idaho, a water safety support organization, promotes the use of bright neon colored swimsuits as a result of numerous comparison photographs … Read more

Independence Week activities scheduled in Allegany County

Independence Week is bringing a flurry of activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond. Check out detailed weather forecasts for specific locations, days and times for a full seven-day period through links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at https://tinyurl.com/AH-Weather-Resources. Free events scheduled from Thursday … Read more

Community-wide prayer initiative to Bless Every Home in Friendship and beyond

A group of Friendship churches is embarking on an initiative to Bless Every Home through prayer on an ongoing basis, helping to create a foundation for community revival and transformation. The What God is DoingTM in Friendship ny alliance of churches is seeking to pray for every household in the town through an community prayer … Read more

Houghton Academy graduates holding 30 times greater average scholarship awards this year

Houghton Academy is basking in the distinction of having this year’s graduating class obtain average higher education scholarship awards of more than 30 times the national average. Head of School Toby Travis reports that the nine seniors at the private middle and high school garnered an average $135,676 in scholarships, compared with a national average … Read more

Flooding potential increases, with Pennsylvania counties also under Flood and Tornado Watches

UPDATE – 1:10PM SATURDAY: A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Potter, McKean and other Northwestern Pennsylvania counties until 8PM today, following a FLOOD WATCH posted earlier. Individuals in Watch and other nearby areas should be prepared to receive emergency alerts and act immediately to seek appropriate shelter in event of a WARNING. Check this … Read more

Drenching thunderstorms with winds projected for Saturday, with localized flooding possible

EARLY ALERT: A Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms, with a lesser Marginal Risk for excessive rain and localized flooding, is expected for the Allegany County area Saturday, after pleasant weather today. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is projecting the second level on a scale of five risk tomorrow for severe thunderstorms, … Read more

Friendship church to expand annual ice cream social to free community picnic and more

A Friendship church is expanding its traditional summer ice cream social this year to include a free community picnic, music, a bounce house, and games. Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church will be joined by the Seventh Day Baptist churches of the Allegany Association in hosting a Stir & Spur event on Saturday, … Read more

Free fishing on New York waterways this weekend

New York State will begin its second weekend of 2024 Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday. During the June 29-30 weekend, both state residents and non-residents, 16 years of age and older, can fish without a freshwater fishing license. Children under 16 are always able to fish free. Additional observances will occur September 28 … Read more

Free outdoor movies offered next weekend at two Allegany County locations

Allegany County area residents will have opportunities next weekend to watch free movies while enjoying the outdoors. Nationally-acclaimed films by the Kendrick Brothers will be presented Friday and Saturday nights, starting at dusk, at sites in Rushford and Friendship under auspices of area churches. The films are screened by a missionary couple who are part … Read more

Severe Storm Warning in effect until 9PM, storms already moving across Northern Pennsylvania

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH now is in effect until 9PM for the Southern Tier of New York, including Allegany County, as severe thunderstorms already start to race at this writing across McKean County, Pa., east along the New York-Pennsylvania border. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo reports that “storms expanding northeastward from OH/PA have … Read more

Friendship Library kicks off its summer reading program Saturday with look at evolving STEAM room

The Friendship Free Library will start off its summer reading program Saturday which will include a preview of its evolving STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) room. The June 29 event will start at 2PM at the 44 West Main Street facility, one of many Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading kickoffs being … Read more

More severe weather and excessive rain potential today, Pop-Up Pantry cancelled

Allegany and surrounding counties are again under threat of severe weather and excessive rainfall this afternoon and evening, resulting in this afternoon free Pop-Up Pantry distribution in Angelica being cancelled. The latest outlooks from the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) highlight a Marginal or elevated Slight … Read more

Primary Election today in three Allegany County towns only for party and town council positions

Enrolled party members in only three Allegany County towns will vote during today’s Primary Election. In the Town of Wirt, Alice J. Dunbar and Rob Mannix are running in a Republican-only primary for a ballot position in the Tuesday, November 5, General Election to fill a vacancy on the Wirt Town Board. In the Town … Read more