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, Marcus, a son of Panvenni Films founder and director, Murphy E. Tom, expressed … Read more

Free Easter dinner is Wednesday at Wellspring Ministries of Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will host its annual Easter dinner at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, March 27, and then will be closed until the following Wednesday, April 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 its … 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

Learning more about Christianity at Easter

An additional community introduction to Christianity is being added in Friendship as Easter approaches. A free book study on Christianity, by Debra Wroblewski, is being held from 6:30PM to 8PM Tuesdays at the United Church of Friendship, 31 East Main Street. The review-discussion opportunity for individuals who want to know more about the Christian faith … Read more

Friendship congregations join in Easter sunrise services today

Over two dozen participants from three Friendship churches gathered together as the sun broke over East Hill, south of the hamlet, this morning, joining thousands of churches around the world for Easter sunrise services in respective time zones. Pastors and congregants from the First United Methodist Church of Friendship, the United Church of Friendship, and … Read more

Free Easter videos for children and families being provided by Allegany Hope

Some two dozen Easter movies, shorter videos and series by well-known Christian pastors and authors are being made available for free online viewing for children and families. The selections are part of the year-around free subscrip­tion video library being provided to the community by Allegany Hope through RightNow Media @Work, which has more than 20,000 … Read more

Friendship churches join together for Easter sunrise service and breakfast

Two Friendship churches will gather tomorrow for a sunrise service, followed by breakfast, as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the head of the Christian Church throughout the world. The United Church of Friendship and the 1st UMC of Friendship will gather at 7AM on East Hill, at the intersection of County Roads 31 … Read more

Department of Agriculture warns on Easter eggs and hams

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing to promote food safety during Easter and Passover, including preparation of various meats and other foods and consumption of decorated and undecorated eggs. “Whether you’re celebrating your Seder meal with brisket or Easter dinner with ham or lamb, keep food safety in mind,” the agency says. “Eggs also … Read more

Wellsville churches Good Friday services tonight, with other observances today around Allegany County and beyond

Wellsville area churches will commemorate Good Friday tonight in observance of the death of Jesus Christ, head of the Christian church, with many in other parts of Allegany County and worldwide memorializing the day in a variety of ways. Brookside Wesleyan Church at 3469 Andover Road (State Route 417 East) will host Wellsville Area Ministerial … Read more