Trunk or Treat, Prescription Drug Take Back, art, music and more highlight weekend activities, starting tonight

Many different Trunk or Treat and other events at various locations are available to individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond from tonight through the end of the month, including the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back in both Belmont and Cuba to keep unused prescription drugs out of the hands of abusers, children and … Read more

Houghton University hosts a variety of free art and music events this week

Houghton University will provide a combination of public art and music events this week which include a concert by a world-renowned Israeli pianist. Friday night will feature back-to-back activities in the Center for the Arts, with an opening reception for University art professor John Rhett in the Ortlip Gallery, starting at 6PM, followed by the … Read more

Opening reception for contemporary art exhibit is Friday at Houghton University

An opening reception for a contemporary art show centered around the theme of design will be held from 6:30PM to 8PM Friday at the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts at Houghton University. The exhibit will feature six New York artists, who will display works which are “crafted to solve a specific human … Read more

Quilts and music to be featured this weekend during Amity Daze

The Fountain Arts Center in Belmont will be featuring both quilts and music this weekend during the 36th annual Amity Daze. The Fabric of Life Quilt Show will include a Meet the Artist opportunity with Linda Pam Farwell from 11AM to noon on Friday, August 12. The show is open by appointment through Friday, September … Read more

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally and more scheduled for this weekend in Allegany County

Although the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally will take center stage this weekend in Allegany County, there are accompanying activities in Wellsville, and more in other parts of Allegany County. Residents will keep their eyes on the sky for not only balloons but the weather, with today being the most prone to thunderstorms during the day … Read more

Saturday events in Houghton and Angelica kick off July 4th extended holiday

A Seneca Lands educational day at Houghton and a Lavender Festival in Angelica tomorrow will herald the start to a four-day 4th of July celebration for many, with an abatement in air quality alerts for particles from the Canadian wildfires also being welcome relief despite higher-than-normal ozone readings. Those seeking to participate in outdoor activities … Read more

Free weekend music, art and more start tonight in Allegany County

Several free and primarily-free activities for children, individuals and families have been scheduled in various parts of Allegany County this weekend, starting tonight. Alfred, Friendship and Houghton are among venues for music, art, growers and makers markets, and more. Our exclusive Community Calendar of events throughout the county and beyond is available and updated often … 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 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

Art shows and other activities to highlight some school budget votes Tuesday

Several Allegany County school districts will be combining student art shows, STEAM exhibits, book and wellness fairs, and even an ice cream social with Tuesday votes on their annual operating budgets and school board members. Allegany Hope will be among community resources organizations at a combination art, STEAM and wellness fair from 6PM-8PM May 16 … 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, you can learn details about a Healthy Kids Day … Read more

Andover Central School names top graduating seniors

Top seniors of the 2023 graduating class were designated today by Andover Central School. Morgan Satterlee, daughter of Kimberly Ward and Jessie Jaycox and Adam Satterlee, has been named valedictorian, with Will Kent, son of Ed and Betsy Kent, the salutatorian. The valedictorian, a member of the school’s National Honor Society, is a student in … Read more

Over a dozen free weekend activities start Friday in Allegany County

Many free and primarily-free activities are scheduled for individuals and families for this weekend in various parts of Allegany County. From a free movie night in Canaseraga and a life issues video and discussion Friday in Belmont, to a Family Fun Day, double fishing opportunities, art shows, and the annual Alfred Hot Dog Day Saturday, … Read more

Fun and safety events for children and families this Saturday at Wellsville and other locations

Family Fun and the Spring National Prescription Drug Take Back days are among many fun and safety activities this weekend in Wellsville, with others in various parts of Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be joining several other community organizations at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM at the American Legion at 23 Jefferson Street … 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

Many free activities available for individuals and families this weekend

Residents of Allegany County and beyond have many free and primarily-free activities available this week as Easter Week approaches. From Houghton and Fillmore in the north to Bolivar, Wellsville and Whitesville in the south, and many around and in between, a host of offerings include a variety of Easter Egg Hunts and associated activities, arts … Read more

Multiple Allegany County organizations to receive state arts and culture funds

Several different Allegany County organizations and an individual artist will receive $28,554 in state funds for arts and culture activities in several communities this year. Jacqueline Swaby, executive director of the Arts Council for Wyoming County, and Linda Franke, its grants and educational outreach coordinator, announced the awards during a county awards gathering at The … Read more

Multi-county arts group requests $11,500 from Allegany County to help fill budget gap

A committee of the Allegany County Board of Legislators is sending to the full board a proposal by a Cattaraugus County-based arts group to provide $11,500 in funding to help it reduce its current year’s budget gap. The request comes from the Tri-County Arts Council (TCAC) of Olean and occurs after the demise this year … Read more

Art Show highlighting abilities opens Wednesday in Wellsville

An annual art show, officially opening tomorrow in Wellsville, will highlight the talents of those with developmental disabilities as part of an observance of March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The Arc Art 2023 exhibit, provided by The Arc of Steuben-Allegany, will be previewed during a 10AM to 11:30AM March 8 informal coffee reception at … Read more

Juried student art show open at Houghton University

Results from the 34th Annual Juried Student Art Show are on display at Houghton University. Competition winners can be viewed from 9AM to 6PM Mondays through Saturdays, through Friday, March 31, in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts, 1 Willard Avenue. Next Friday night, March 10, the University Choir, returning from a … Read more