A Friendship Christmas gets underway

The churches of Friendship joined together last night to begin a multi-week A Friendship Christmas – Celebrating the True Message of Christmas. Singing of The First Noel, to reflect the birth of Jesus, a reading from Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Luke from the Bible which narrates the story of Christmas, prayer, and lighting … Read more

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

Saturday spotlights Allegany County Christmas activities

Although today kicks off the “official” Christmas shopping season and festivities, Saturday will highlight some area focuses. Small Business Saturday, a nationwide designation to encourage consumers to recognize the impact which occurs when they engage with the 33 million small businesses in the United States that power America’s economy, create jobs and make communities vibrant, … Read more

Santa’s journey around the world is available for viewing by millions of children and adults

UPCOMING: Santa’s annual journey around the world, which can be tracked visually by children and adults alike by computer and cell phone apps, starts in less than two days. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a United States and Canada bi-national organization which defends the homeland through aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning … Read more

‘Once in a generation storm’ is forecast to start tomorrow morning

BREAKING – **** Please Share with family members and friends **** A “once in a generation storm,” as described by the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, will move into the Allegany County, NY, region tomorrow morning, creating a mixture of weather components through Christmas Weekend and beyond. Different situations are projected for this Arctic … Read more

A Friendship Christmas to be held Thursday, other services during Christmas weekend

The Carter House, a community ministry of the United Church of Friendship, will host A Friendship Christmas celebration for children and families from 6:30PM to 8:30PM Thursday. Free games, crafts, pizza, cookies, beverages, a retelling of The Christmas Story, singing, and more will be held December 22 at the facility at 37 East Main Street. … Read more

Temperatures projected to rise and then plunge to sub-zero windchills by Christmas Eve day

BREAKING: New weather forecasts are showing a roller coaster temperatures ride into Christmas weekend, rising to near 50 degrees actual temperatures in Central Allegany County, NY, early Friday morning before plunging to sub-zero windchills all day Christmas Eve. The Lake Effect Snow Warning, originally scheduled to end early this afternoon for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties … Read more

Free Christmas dinner scheduled for next Wednesday at Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will be hosting its free Christmas dinner next Wednesday for area residents. The 11:30AM December 21 event will be held at the organization’s facility at 5993 County Road 16, just east of State Route 19. The Christian outreach serves Allegany County residents in need with food, clothing, household goods and encouragement. … Read more

Free community meal and family movies tomorrow at Wellville library

A free meal is being provided tomorrow by three churches and several community organizations as part of this year’s Hometown Holidays 2022 events in Wellsville. The dinner will be available at noon Saturday, December 11, at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, with no pre-registrations required. The Community Kitchen, Grace United … Read more

Bitter cold and possibly another snow storm for Christmas holidays period

Be prepared for a cold, and possibly very snowy, Merry Christmas this year. The National Weather Service NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting “bitterly cold temperatures for much of the lower 48 (states) heading into the holidays, with the potential for a winter storm in the east.” Its latest projections, shown on the … Read more

Friendship churches and community join together in Christmas spirit

Some 50 carolers from Friendship churches and the community gathered tonight in front of the 1st UMC of Friendship to celebrate the Christmas holidays in song, one of several free events scheduled over the next two weeks in the hamlet. Methodists were joined by the Bible Baptist Church Friendship NY 14739, Mission Agape, United Church … Read more

Family Christmas events listed for this weekend

Check the list of free and primarily-free Christmas holiday events this weekend on our exclusive Community Calendar for Allegany County and beyond, available by using the link on this website. If you are aware of an additional activity, please have the event coordinator forward full information to AlleganyHopeWNY@outlook.com, or use the Submit button on the … Read more

Rushford Library to host Christmas Party for area residents

A Christmas Party for area children, individuals and families will be held Saturday, December 10, at the Rushford Free Library. Mrs. Claus will start the 10AM event at the 9012 Main Street facility by reading stories and providing a small gift to children. This will be followed by pictures, crafts, snow cone tree decorating and … Read more

Make and Take Ornaments is part of next week’s Small Town Christmas celebration in Cuba

Make and Take an Ornament will be a focus next Saturday at the Cuba Circulating Library. All ages are welcome to participate from 10AM to 3PM, December 3, at the 39 East Main Street facility, with the library supplying foam ornament kits. Further information is available at cuba@stls.org or (585) 968-1668. The activity is part … Read more

Christmas arrives in Fillmore next week with two nights of activities

An evening of activities will greet Fillmore area individuals and families next week, starting with a Hometown Country Christmas Parade at 6PM Saturday, December 3, from Fillmore Central School to downtown and followed by more the next evening.. Santa’s arrival, sponsored by the Fillmore FunFest Committee, will be followed by refreshments, fireworks and visits with … Read more

Support offered for those struggling during the holidays from death of a loved one or separation or divorce

Planners for a new series of seminars for those struggling during the holidays with the death of a loved one, separation or divorce, or how to help grieving children, display materials for the activity. From left are Glenn Frutiger, an elder at the United Church of Friendship; Anita Baird Jones, an Allegany Hope presenter; Pastor … Read more

Wellsville Hometown Holidays events schedule to include parade, fireworks and performances

The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce has rolled out its Hometown Holidays events schedule, with more being added between now and Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving at most local stores will start holiday shopping, with Small Business Saturday the following day. At 5PM Saturday, Santa will be coming to town with a Main Street Parade, … Read more