Vacation Bible Schools scheduled for kids

At least three Vacation Bible Schools are being held for Allegany County area youngsters during July and August. Churches in Almond, Belmont and Scio will be providing multi-evening opportunities, including: — The Great Jungle Journey – An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation, will be held from 5:30PM to 8PM, from Sunday, July 28 to … Read more

Catholics propose closure of three Allegany County churches, merger of others into Wellsville

The Buffalo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is proposing to merge six of its Allegany County parish sites into Wellsville and close buildings in three of those communities as part of a plan to shutter or merge half of its 160 parishes, up significantly from a little over one-third announced previously. WIVB-TV in Buffalo … Read more

Fountain Arts Center and Genesee Valley Chorus combine for free Houghton concert

The Fountain Arts Center in Belmont and the Genesee Valley Chorus will come together in June for an On Earth as it is in Heaven concert at Houghton University. The free event will be held from 6:30PM to 8PM Saturday, June 8, in the Wesley Chapel Auditorium at 1 Willard Avenue. The Fountain Arts Center … 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

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

Allegany County churches prepare for Back to Church Weekend

Many Allegany County churches are gearing up to observe a national Back to Church Weekend observance next month, with the number to date being the most per county of any area of Upstate New York and beyond. In addition, participation by the five churches of Friendship is the largest per population in Upstate counties. Signs … Read more