Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend lifts off tonight, with Main Street Festival Saturday

Thousands of people are expected for this year’s 47th Annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally, which starts a three-day run at 5:45PM today at Island Park at West Dyke Street, with sunny and mostly sunny weather being forecast for the weekend and into Tuesday. Opening ceremonies for the free event will be followed by the Friday … Read more

Free multi-faceted community picnic event Saturday at Friendship

Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church is hosting a multi-faceted day of activities for individuals and families Saturday, expanding significantly on its annual free community ice cream social to include a picnic and more. The July 20 event will be held from 9:30AM to 4PM, with area residents and families invited to attend … Read more

Music on the Lawn to feature tunes and instruments from the ages

A variety of music and instruments from over the ages will be provided for Friendship area residents Thursday night during the first in a summer Music on the Lawn series. The Friendship Free Library is hosting the husband and wife team of John and Sondra Bromka, performing as Bells & Motley, for a One World, … Read more

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

Rushford Fire Department holds Saturday open house

The Rushford Fire Department will hold an open house from 11AM to 2PM tomorrow with free food and activities. Children, adults and families will be able to view all the department’s equipment, including trucks and its ambulance, during the Saturday, July 13, event, with hot dogs, chips and beverages being provided, along with a drawing. … Read more

Severe weather chances from Beryl elevated for Wednesday, Heat Advisory today to the east

BREAKING: Forecast chances for severe weather have been elevated for Allegany and Southern Tier counties of New York and Northern Pennsylvania this morning, as the remnants of now Tropical Storm Beryl moves across the area Wednesday, while the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for Steuben County east from noon … Read more

Free summer art lessons underway for kids

Allegany County youth have a multitude of free opportunities this summer to explore various arts, from painting to music and dance. Classes are being offered at libraries and other sites in nearly a dozen county locations during July and August. Adults are able to join the instruction at $5 per class. Funding for the annual … Read more

Free summer meals sites open for children tomorrow

Several Allegany County sites will open for summer meals and snacks tomorrow for children 18 years of age and younger. Food is being provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sun Meals initiative and may include breakfasts and lunches, although meals can vary, depending on the site, including hours of operation, days of the week, … Read more

Summer Safety Fun Day set for this week

A free Safety First Summer Time Fun Day has been scheduled for children and families this week in Wellsville. The First Step Family Resource Center will hold the activity from 2PM to 5PM, Thursday, July 11, at its 83 North Main Street facility. Focuses of the day will include a bike rodeo and safety information; … Read more

Free outdoor movie readying for showing tonight

A mobile outdoor movie setup is ready for tonight’s free showing of the War Room film at Island Park in Friendship, hosted by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches. The presentation will start at dusk at the 27 West Water Street (County Road 31) location, the second appearance in Allegany … Read more

Reduce chances for Fourth of July food illnesses

Health organizations are reminding Fourth of July holiday cookout celebrants of the danger of improperly prepared and stored foods which can turn a fun time into sickness and even trips to the emergency room. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the national Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Neon colors provide best safety for swimsuits, with children of particular concern

With more than 150 people drowning each year in New York State, and it being one of the leading causes of death among children, the color of swimsuits might make a difference. ALIVE-Solutions of Idaho, a water safety support organization, promotes the use of bright neon colored swimsuits as a result of numerous comparison photographs … Read more

Independence Week activities scheduled in Allegany County

Independence Week is bringing a flurry of activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond. Check out detailed weather forecasts for specific locations, days and times for a full seven-day period through links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at https://tinyurl.com/AH-Weather-Resources. Free events scheduled from Thursday … Read more

Friendship church to expand annual ice cream social to free community picnic and more

A Friendship church is expanding its traditional summer ice cream social this year to include a free community picnic, music, a bounce house, and games. Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church will be joined by the Seventh Day Baptist churches of the Allegany Association in hosting a Stir & Spur event on Saturday, … Read more

Free fishing on New York waterways this weekend

New York State will begin its second weekend of 2024 Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday. During the June 29-30 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. Additional observances will occur September 28 … Read more

Friendship Library kicks off its summer reading program Saturday with look at evolving STEAM room

The Friendship Free Library will start off its summer reading program Saturday which will include a preview of its evolving STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) room. The June 29 event will start at 2PM at the 44 West Main Street facility, one of many Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading kickoffs being … Read more

Higher heat index returns today before Sunday cooling which will include elevated severe storm risk level

EARLY ALERT: This is the final day of the current heat wave but a changeover to cooler temperatures will bring an elevated chance of severe thunderstorms Sunday, with a forecast that “an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.” The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo assessment, based on the maps from the NWS Storm Prediction … Read more

Severe storm potential remains for today and Thursday, missed most of Allegany County yesterday

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER UPDATE: Risks of severe weather remain for Allegany County, increasing tomorrow to as high as a 29 percent chance, as nearly all of the county missed a train-like barrage of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, including wind, hail and heavy downpours, Tuesday night. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Okla., … Read more

Possibility of severe weather again today and Thursday

TODAY’S WEATHER UPDATE: There is a MARGINAL RISK of severe weather again today and Thursday in Allegany County, the same designation which was issued during the day Monday, prior to multiple waves of wind, hail and downpours hitting many parts of the area, resulting in Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Some two dozen services are without power … Read more

Some cooling centers may be closed Wednesday as heat and other weather factors develop today

BREAKING: A published list of possible Allegany County cooling centers will be interrupted Wednesday during a multi-day, oppressive heat wave, with several other weather factors, including air quality and potential heavy rain entering the mix, starting today. The Allegany County Health Department has published the list of county government and library locations which can be … Read more