Family Resource Center publishes activities calendar for April

The new First Steps Family Resource Center at Wellsville has published its calendar of activities for April, with a host of events being provided without cost. The Center, at 83 North Main Street, is open Mondays through Thursdays for parents and children, with specific activities each day. Further information is available at frc@ardentnetwork.org or (585) … Read more

Family Life Radio joins Amish Awareness Conference, only one week left for early registration savings

Family Life Network (FLN) regional radio has joined the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches and Allegany Hope in co-sponsoring this month’s Amish Awareness Conference, with only a week remaining to capture a 20 percent early registration savings. The event will be held Friday night-Saturday, April 19-20, at the Friendship Bible … Read more

Allegany Hope public Facebook page over 1,000 members and growing

Allegany Hope Community News has blown past 1,000 members for its public group Facebook page, marking yet another important milestone for letting residents of Allegany County and beyond know about local news, resources and events. Allegany Hope transferred to a public group page on February 15 of last year due to Facebook continuing to restrict … Read more

Free emergency backpack kits at Friendship and Houghton seminars for winter and all year round

The benefits of a free, all-weather emergency backpack kit, to be given out at seminars in Friendship and Houghton next month, have become apparent during recent power outages and travel on snow and windswept roads. Required registrations are underway for limited seating for the New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings, to be held … Read more

Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God study resumes at Friendship

A study on Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God has resumed in Friendship following a holidays break. The weekly sessions are being offered from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Thursdays at The Carter House Community Ministry Center, 37 East Main Street, Friendship. A joint initiative of the United Church of Friendship, Followers of … Read more

Help family members and friends by becoming an Information Ambassador

ANALYSIS: The wind storms, power outages and other weather-related events of the past week throughout the Allegany County region, along with potentially dangerous windchills this coming week, are once again demonstrating the need for individuals and communities to come together to share information and support one another. During the past eight days, over 125 people … 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

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