Friendship churches join together for community events for Celebrating the True Message of Christmas

Friendship churches are joining together for a series of events next month to help focus on the True Message of Christmas. A Friendship Christmas Celebration will begin this coming Saturday, December 2, with a series of activities for individuals and families which will run right through Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve. The schedule includes … Read more

Holiday assistance applications being accepted through December 5

The Allegany County Community Action Angels holiday gifts program for children is accepting applications through Tuesday, December 5. The annual initiative, sponsored by ACCORD of Belmont, receives applications and then refers families to local town and/or school programs, if available. Children through nine years of age receive gifts and those from 10 to 18 are … Read more

FDA issues child safety alert on certain WanaBana Pouches sold through Dollar Tree, Sam’s Club, Amazon and others

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety alert advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because products may contain elevated levels of lead and also is urging that a child’s healthcare provider be contacted about having a blood test if the product … Read more

FDA issues safety cautions for Halloween, from type of costumes to eye care and edibles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with many other consumer and child advocacy groups, are issuing cautions in regard to Halloween activities. Potentially dangerous costumes, guarding against certain types of makeup, color contact lens issues, the right inspection of treats before they are consumed, and more are on the awareness list as individuals … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Back and Trunk or Treat merge Saturday

Allegany County residents will be able to dispose of their unused prescription drugs tomorrow on their way to the Allegany County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s annual Trunk or Treat. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 11AM to 1PM Saturday, October 28, at both the Allegany County Employment … Read more

Trio recognized by Allegany County Board of Legislators for service

Three Allegany County residents have been recognized by the Board of Legislators for services resulting in betterment to the county. Resolutions generally are being provided monthly to a county resident nominated by district legislators and an employee recommended by a department. The most recent recognitions were provided yesterday to: — Rick Hall, a 30-year employee … Read more

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

Rural health focus is next month in Allegany County

Jones Memorial Hospital will be celebrating the Power of Rural next month as it hosts a Family Fun and Fitness Night in Belmont and also welcomes a new family nurse practitioner to its Bolivar Primary Care facility. The Belmont event, to be held from 6PM to 8PM Thursday, November 16, at Genesee Valley Central School, … Read more

Family activities in Northern Allegany County today

Two major family events, with many free activities, are the focus today in Northern Allegany County, with a Homecoming Family Day at Houghton University and the annual Antlers and Anglers Fall Fest at Belfast. There also is a winter coat giveaway in Wellsville and the monthly television collection, this time at Alfred. To find details … Read more

Houghton University includes Family Weekend activities with homecoming

A host of family activities, many of them free for the public, are being included in this weekend’s Houghton University Homecoming celebration. A Collage Concert, featuring a variety of the many different offerings of the University’s Greatbatch School of Music, will be held from 7:30PM to 9PM tonight in the Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard … Read more

Fall Festival and stage performances highlight this weekend’s activities in Allegany County

A fall festival in Willing, south of Wellsville, a noon stage performance at Bolivar in observance of National Heritage Month, and a Houghton University lyric theater production in Wellsville provide for a busy Saturday today in Allegany County. Check out these events and more in our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar of free and primarily-free … Read more

Fun time in Friendship celebrates national Family Day

A variety of ages turned out last night at the Bible Baptist Church as several Friendship churches joined together to observe a national Family Day Celebration, along with a Wellness Fair. Attendees learned about many church and community services, most of them free, which are available in the area, with games for children and adults, … Read more

Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair is today in Friendship

A free Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair, hosted by Friendship churches, will be held from 5PM to 7PM today at the Friendship Bible Baptist Church at 43 West Main Street. A hot dog and chips meal, kids games, numerous community organizations and ministries which will highlight services available to area residents, and hundreds of … Read more

Family Day Celebrations set for Saturday in Scio and Monday in Friendship

Two separate Family Day Celebrations will be held Saturday and Monday in Scio and Friendship, reflecting a national observance designed to focus on the benefit of joint family activities all year around. The Family Matters committee of the Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) will hold a 10AM to 2PM Saturday, September 23, event … 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

It’s Back to Church Weekend for many Allegany County churches and congregations

Nearly two dozen Allegany County area churches are joining together this weekend to invite congregants back to church, after summer vacations may have interrupted schedules, and to encourage non-churchgoers to check out a church in or near their communities. The number of participating churches in Allegany County for the national Back to Church Weekend observance … Read more

Back to School gatherings highlight fall startups

Back to school picnics, such as this one at Friendship Central School this afternoon, are providing opportunities for children and parents to greet their new teachers and connect with each other. Music, face painting, ice pops from the principal, and a picnic lunch were enjoyed by dozens at the school, prior to the start of … Read more

Rushford Labor Day festivities, art show opening and school picnics on the schedule

A variety of activities are on the schedule for Labor Day Weekend, the start of summer’s end, and Back to School this coming week. Check out the details on our exclusive Community Calendar of free and primarily-free activities by using the link at the top of this page or https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C, and forward information to family … 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

Free medical clinic for children and adults scheduled next month in Olean

A Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic for free medical, dental and vision services, including eyeglasses, will be held on Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10, at the Olean YMCA. No clinic is being held this year in Allegany County. The parking lot at the facility will open at midnight each day for first-come, first-served access, with services starting … Read more