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

Limited events for this weekend bring a lot more for next week in Allegany County

A community-wide yard sale in Town of Hume hamlets, a Music on the Lawn series in Friendship, and a community meal and movie in Wellsville highlight Allegany County activities today, with many more scheduled for next week as everyone moves into the Labor Day Weekend. Check them all out on our exclusive Allegany Hope Community … Read more

Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible in tonight through Tuesday forecast

Marginal and Slight Risks for severe weather, along with flash flooding, are being forecast for Allegany County, increasing to the south and east, from Sunday night through Tuesday, with the greatest potential tomorrow. The National Weather Service at Binghamton is providing Monday charts, with Allegany County just west of the outlined area. The yellow area … Read more

Friendship churches joining together to address community needs

A group of Friendship churches today introduced a new What God is Doing in Friendship ny initiative which is designed to highlight what God, through His congregations, is doing within the community and new ministries to help address the needs of its residents, including engagement of a children, youth and families ministry director. A new … Read more

Whitesville has a new daycare, to bus some high schoolers to Andover

Whitesville Central School is the site for a new year-around daycare. The Hornell Area YMCA has opened the new facility for children, ages 18 months to four years, which will operate from 7AM to 6PM weekdays. Attendees do not have to be residents of the school district. All childcare programs are eligible for financial assistance … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … Read more

Marginal Risk of flash flooding through Monday, strong winds and hail later today and tonight

Potential exists for one to two inches of rain in less than an hour this afternoon and, particularly, during overnight hours today and tonight in pockets of Allegany and adjoining counties, with excessive rain possibilities continuing into Monday. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters say the day should “start out innocent enough,” but people should be … Read more

Over 100 upcoming events now listed on our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar

Dozens of new free and primarily-free activities for individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond have been added to our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar, with many occurring from today through July 4th. For a review of more than 100 upcoming opportunities, use the link at the top of this page or go to … Read more

Check out our Community Calendar for what is going on today through the weekend and beyond

Dozens of free and primarily-free activities have been added to our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar which can be accessed through the link above or at https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C. There are events for everyone — individuals, children and families of all ages — which range from gardening, mental health, television collections, classic car exhibits, arts, crafts, cooking … Read more

Lots of weekend activities available, which includes Saturday sunshine

Nearly a dozen identified free and primarily-free activities are scheduled for individuals and families from today through Sunday throughout Allegany County. On our exclusive Allegany Hope Community News and Calendar, found through the link under our header at the top of this page, or at https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C, you can learn details about a Healthy Kids Day … Read more

Now is the time to prepare for adverse spring and summer weather

Severe Weather Awareness Week, through Saturday, will provide an opportunity to take a look at understanding of and preparedness for adverse spring and summer weather. Many wait too late to begin planning for themselves and family members, or ignore signs of dangerous weather potentials, including heavy rain, flooding, hail, winds and even tornadoes, until they … Read more

Allegany Hope updates its Weather Resources page for easier outlook retrieval

Allegany Hope has updated its exclusive Weather Resources page, creating a quick two-link process for obtaining current local weather forecasts, along with projections for the next three and seven days and current, updating radar images. Additional links also are being provided for easier views of power outages, along with other modifications to provide weather and … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Multiple family activities occurring today in Downtown Wellsville

Four different Saturday activities are available for children and families today within walking distance from each other in Downtown Wellsville. The morning starts with a Saturday Storytime at the David A. Howe Public Library at 155 North Main Street, featuring books and crafts about farms and growing in the garden. At noon, attendees can either … Read more

Air Quality Alert is in effect for Friday for much of New York State

BREAKING: Allegany County and most of New York State is under its first AIR QUALITY ALERT of the season today as ground ozone levels increase. The State Department of Environmental Conservation at Albany has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory from 11AM to 11PM Friday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) rising above 100. The … Read more

Friendship congregations join in Easter sunrise services today

Over two dozen participants from three Friendship churches gathered together as the sun broke over East Hill, south of the hamlet, this morning, joining thousands of churches around the world for Easter sunrise services in respective time zones. Pastors and congregants from the First United Methodist Church of Friendship, the United Church of Friendship, and … Read more

Free Easter videos for children and families being provided by Allegany Hope

Some two dozen Easter movies, shorter videos and series by well-known Christian pastors and authors are being made available for free online viewing for children and families. The selections are part of the year-around free subscrip­tion video library being provided to the community by Allegany Hope through RightNow Media @Work, which has more than 20,000 … Read more

Allegany Hope Community News and Resources continues to provide greater impact

Allegany Hope Community News and Resources is continuing to expand and provide more information to individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond. We only need one more member for Allegany Hope WNY Community News to reach 500 people on a more consistent basis through our new group Facebook page. Help us grow by “Liking” … Read more

70MPH winds moving toward Allegany County, Cattaraugus already under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

WEATHER BULLETIN: Cattaraugus County is under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING, with a storm with up to 70MPH winds headed toward Allegany County, which is under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH. Check the Doppler radar and following the National Weather Service at Buffalo pages listed under our exclusive Weather Resources page links at https://bit.ly/3YAlcPI or by using … Read more