Wellsville church to examine biblical and secular history of Israeli and Palestinian conflict

A five-session in-depth look at the biblical and secular history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people is being hosted by a Wellsville church, starting Sunday. Pastor Dan Kenyon of the Wellsville Bible Church will explore What in the World is Going on in the Middle East? from 6PM to 7:30PM on November … Read more

Houghton Academy celebrates anniversary and installation of new headmaster

Houghton Academy, a private international boarding school, celebrated its 140th anniversary today during ceremonies at the school, which also provided additional highlights, including installation of a new headmaster. Toby A. Travis, Ed.D., a native of Montrose, Pa., heads the school, assuming the role from Philip Stockin of Houghton who had been serving in that capacity … 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

New and returning college students arrive in Allegany County

Several thousand students from around the country and many parts of the world will start classes Monday at Allegany County’s three institutions of higher learning, swelling the resident base and the economy. An outside student-led Koinonia worship service was held tonight at Houghton University, with other weekend activities also occurring at Alfred State College and … Read more

Vacation Bible Schools start Sunday

A Vacation Bible School in both Wellsville and Belmont will start Sunday evening. Twists & Turns, for ages four through adult years will be held from 5:45PM to 8PM through Wednesday, August 9, at the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, 3350 County Road 29, Wellsville, and will include games, other activities activities, snacks, and learning about … Read more

Whitesville has a new daycare, to bus some high schoolers to Andover

Whitesville Central School is the site for a new year-around daycare. The Hornell Area YMCA has opened the new facility for children, ages 18 months to four years, which will operate from 7AM to 6PM weekdays. Attendees do not have to be residents of the school district. All childcare programs are eligible for financial assistance … Read more

New children’s playground opens at Scio

A new children’s playground at Scio Central School has opened for ages five-to-12. The Vandermark recreation site became available for use today, one of three being constructed under a district capital improvement project, with the other two slated for completion next month. They all are part of a $5.75 million construction initiative approved by voters … Read more

Saturday events in Houghton and Angelica kick off July 4th extended holiday

A Seneca Lands educational day at Houghton and a Lavender Festival in Angelica tomorrow will herald the start to a four-day 4th of July celebration for many, with an abatement in air quality alerts for particles from the Canadian wildfires also being welcome relief despite higher-than-normal ozone readings. Those seeking to participate in outdoor activities … Read more

Houghton University enrolls largest number of first-year students in six years

Houghton University this fall will reverse a recent downward enrollment trend, receiving its largest incoming first-year class in the last six years. The institution reported today that it is “thrilled” by the advancement, saying “this significant milestone is a testament to Houghton’s unwavering commitment to Christ-centered excellence in the classroom, playing field, residence halls and … 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

Top honors students named at Wellsville Central School

Joseph Mariotti has been named as valedictorian and Sara McCormick as salutatorian of the 2023 graduating class at Wellsville Central School. The top student, son of Joe and Kera Mariotti, attained a high school average of 99.41 percent and plans to attend Alfred State College to pursue a degree in surveying and geomatics. McCormick, daughter … 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

Top graduates reported at Whitesville and Canaseraga

The Whitesville and Canaseraga Central School districts have announced valedictorians and salutatorians for thir 2023 graduating classes. At Whitesville, Aislinn Hamilton and Kennedy Bledsoe have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, while Jacob Broughton and Ryan Sanders have received the same honors respectively at Canaseraga. The reports were made on district Facebook pages, with no other … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Top students of 2023 graduating class named at Genesee Valley Central School

Genesee Valley Central School has announced the designation of Lealah Greene as valedictorian of its 2023 graduating class, with Adison Grusendorf being named salutatorian. The valedictorian, daughter of David and Jackie Greene, has a cumulative grade point average of 98.32 and plans to attend SUNY Oswego to major in public relations. She has served as … Read more

National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter training is Thursday for summer dangers

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo will hold an online Skywarn Spotter training tomorrow night for Allegany County and Western New York residents, including youth, who are interested in learning more about potentially dangerous weather conditions and how they can even help the NWS in weather reporting. The online session will be held from … Read more

Two open houses scheduled for Thursday night in Wellsville and Belmont

Two simultaneous open house-style events have been scheduled for the public and businesses Thursday night in Belmont and Wellsville. The BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTE) at Belmont will provide tours of its 15 areas of instruction, while businesses will meet for Banter, Business & Beverages at the Elks Club in Wellsville,, both from … Read more

Free, wholesome children’s videos available from Allegany Hope for Easter Break

Parents have the opportunity to gain free access to a large number of wholesome online videos for viewing by children and youth during Easter Break. Allegany Hope holds a subscription to RightNow Media @Work, with which it is able to offer the community more than 20,000 videos in singles, series and slides shows for children, … Read more

New Allegany County Governments and Services Directory link added

Allegany Hope has added a link to the new 2023 Allegany County Governments and Services Directory to this website. The Directory, compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, has a broad range of locally-focused listings, including government officials and contact information, from federal and state levels down to … Read more

Allegany County Cooperative Extension establishes horticulture YouTube channel

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County has created a new YouTube channel to provide tips about horticulture and gardening for area residents. Agriculture Educator Cristian Acosta is facilitating the project and narrating some of the content. Currently-posted topics, some of which are available in Spanish, include Introduction to Gardening in New York State, Common Risks … Read more