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

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

Friendship church adds Blessings Box for food and other items to its outreach activities

Friendship area residents will be able to share food supplies and other items with others as the result of a new outreach by a local church. The United Church of Friendship has installed a Blessings Box outside its parking lot/handicapped ramp entrance at 31 East Main Street, with foodstuffs and other items, such as diapers … 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

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

Free emergency kits to be provided at Friendship and Houghton Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops

A free emergency backpack kit is being made available to area households next month during two New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops in Friendship and Houghton, coordinated by an outreach alliance of Friendship churches, Houghton Academy, and Allegany Hope Community News. The sessions, which require pre-registration, are being held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, … Read more

Community dinner is Wednesday at Wellspring Ministries of Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will host its annual Christmas dinner at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, December 20, and then will be closed for the holidays until Wednesday, January 3. The Christian ministry provides free meals for the community at 11:30AM, and used clothing and household goods from 10AM to 1:15 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays at … 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

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

Friendship pharmacist and Allegany County Clerk of the Board honored

A Friendship pharmacist, the Allegany County Clerk of the Board of Legislators and several other individuals have been recognized by the county board during its annual session at the Allegany County Fair in Angelica. Jeffrey Marks, owner of the Friendship Pharmacy for the past 30 years, received last week the board’s monthly community service recognition, … Read more

Summer library reading and other activities starting

Many Allegany County libraries are starting summer reading programs for children and some, also, for adults, along with other activities. Individuals and families who wish to participate or attend can connect and follow the 17 local libraries in the county through Southern Tier Library System listings at https://bit.ly/3f3vhz3. Allegany Hope also makes over 20,000 videos … 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 https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C. 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

77-year Fillmore firefighter honored by Allegany County legislators

A Fillmore resident who has been an active member of the community’s fire department for 77 years, has been recognized for “extraordinary contributions to the betterment of Allegany County.” Charles (Chuck) Yanda was the latest recipient this week of an ongoing effort by the county Board of Legislators to “recognize community members that exemplify the … Read more

Scio man honored by Allegany County legislators for community service

A Scio man, who has volunteered in many capacities in Allegany and Steuben County, has been recognized by the Allegany County Board of Legislators for his “contributions toward betterment of the county” and “dedication to community service.” Jack Emrick, a current and former member of numerous social, volunteer, and service organizations in both counties, including … Read more

Alfred Station couple presented with first Allegany County betterment recognition

An Alfred Station couple has been presented with the first Extraordinary Contributions to the Betterment of Allegany County recognition. Judson and Mary Stearns, who have operated Stearns Poultry Farm, a third-generation agricultural and retail food operation at Alfred Station, for nearly 50 years, along with being a provider for many summer chicken barbeques, were honored … Read more