Houghton University opens children and adolescent literature collection and art show, plus more

Houghton University is unveiling a children’s and adolescent literature collection and a graduating seniors art show this week, with receptions, along with hosting additional public events. The first reception will be from 10AM to noon, Thursday, April 11, in the basement level of the Willard J. Houghton Library at 1 Willard Avenue, with the opening … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … Read more

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

Fatherhood series starts Thursday in Wellsville

A 13-week series to help strengthen marriages and father-child experiences starts online and in-person Thursday at Wellsville. A new session of the Fatherhood Connection will be held from 6PM to 8PM weekly, beginning April 4, both at the new First Step Family Resource Center at 83 North Main Street and through internet Zoom videoconferencing. Further … Read more

Cattaraugus County child records The True Meaning of Easter on YouTube

Nine-year-old Marcus Ethan Tom of Allegany has narrated a video for children and adults about the True Meaning of Easter, one of several he has completed and broadcast on YouTube during the past four years. According to a website narrative at https://tinyurl.com/Planet-Marcus, Marcus, a son of Panvenni Films founder and director, Murphy E. Tom, expressed … Read more

Jones Memorial Hospital increasing urgent care hours, adds healthcare providers

Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville is expanding its Urgent Care Center hours and also has added a new pediatrics doctor to its staff. Starting Monday, April 1, urgent care will be available from 11AM to 7PM, seven days a week, with Kereime Perese, NP, and Jessica Lippa, FNP, joining that unit and providing almost exclusive … Read more

Friendship churches place focus on Easter as Holy Week begins

Although Easter is seen by many as just another holiday when families can get together for a time of relaxation and connections, several Friendship churches are creating an expanded focus this year as to what they view as the true meaning of the holiday celebration. The What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of … 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

Houghton University to host free Naloxone drug overdose reversal training

Required registration is underway for a free public naloxone training next month at Houghton which will include a Narcan kit to reverse drug overdoses involving opioids. Houghton University will host the 2PM to 4PM Wednesday, April 24, event at its Nielsen Physical Education Center on Campground Road, sponsored by the state Office of Addiction Services … Read more

Children and teens eligible for free lunch and activities this week in Wellsville

Area children and youth 18-and-under are able to obtain a free lunch from Tuesday through Friday this week at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville. The opportunity, from February 20 to 23 at the library facility at 155 North Main Street, is being provided by the Wellsville Salvation Army to coincide with this … Read more

Family Resource Center cuts ribbon in Wellsville

A new First Step Family Resource Center became a reality in Wellsville today as the ribbon was cut for the new facility. Representatives of state and federal legislative representatives joined Mayor Randy Shayler, who cited the “village benefit,” in lauding the addition to the community. Located in the former Hamilton Shoe Store at 83 North … Read more

New York State Free Fishing Days start this weekend

New York State will begin its six 2024 Free Fishing Days schedule Saturday and Sunday as part of the Presidents Day Weekend observance. During the February 17-18 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. … Read more

County Housing Forum is Thursday in Wellsville

A community conversation for the public to hear and provide input about homelessness and community housing needs and challenges will be held Thursday night in Wellsville. The session, to be conducted from 6PM to 7:30PM, February 15, in the David A. Howe Public Library auditorium at 155 North Main Street, will include testimonies from people … Read more

New Family Resource Center opens Wednesday in Wellsville

A grand opening for a new Allegany County First Step Family Resource Center is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon in Wellsville. The facility, at 43 North Main Street, will hold a Valentine’s Day ribbon cutting ceremony at 2PM, February 14, following by an open house until 5PM. The Center, developed by Ardent Solutions, Inc. and the … Read more

Allegany Hope celebrates first anniversary of group Facebook page outreach, exceeding expectations

Allegany Hope is celebrating today the first anniversary of the launch of its public group Facebook page which is continuing to grow beyond initial expectations. The group page, Allegany Hope Community News, was started a year ago to replace its former regular Facebook edition, due to Facebook policies which continued to diminish the basic page … 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

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

NORAD tracking Santa for 65th year

Girls and boys around the world will be able to track Santa’s annual Christmas Eve journey by computer and cell phone Sunday as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reveals Santa’s minute-by-minute whereabouts as he takes his annual airborne trek from country to country. The United States and Canada bi-national organization, which defends the … Read more

Community Christmas Eve-Eve Party set for Friendship

The Friendship Free Library will host a Saturday night before Christmas party for the community. The Christmas Eve-Eve Party for kids of all ages, plus “well-behaved parents and pets,” will be from 6PM to 8PM, December 23, at the library facility at 44 West Main Street. Participants will have an opportunity to meet Santa, enjoy … Read more