Second Annual Seneca Caneadea Field Day scheduled

The second annual Seneca Caneadea Field Day, commemorating a return of the Senaca Nation to its former land along the banks of the Genesee River after nearly two centuries, is being held Saturday, June 22. The event will begin with a Genesee River Float in the morning and end with a New York State Collegiate … Read more

Houghton professor and physician named as Fullbright scholar for Uganda work

A Houghton University physician will spend the next school year in Uganda after being chosen as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. David Brubaker, M.D, director of Health Services and an assistant professor of biology at the educational institution, will teach at Bwindi Community College, a Christ-centered ministry in Southwest Uganda which is focused on improving the … Read more

Belfast residents to share stories from the past

An opportunity for residents to hear and share memories from the past will occur tonight in Belfast as folks gather for a Talk of the Town exchange. The activity, during the town’s bicentennial year, will be from 6PM to 8PM at St. Patrick’s Hall, 31 East Hughes Street. The Belfast Lions Club and Belfast Public … Read more

Family events today in Wellsville and Belmont, along with television recycling

Multiple events are on the calendar for individuals and families today in Wellsville and Belmont, together with an opportunity to recycle old televisions. The free recycling event, for up to two televisions per Allegany County household, will be from 8AM to 3:30PM at the Wellsville Recycling Center at 77 West Dyke Street. The county Department … Read more

Top seniors named at Houghton Academy as first county high school graduation occurs tomorrow

Top senior students have been named by Houghton Academy as it holds this year’s first high school graduation in Allegany County Saturday. Bella Stevens, daughter of Michelle and Charles Steven.0s, leads her class as valedictorian with a 95.06 unweighted average, with Wesley Davidson, son of Bryan and Kerrie Davidson being named as salutatorian with a … Read more

Free food events Saturday at Wellsville

Wellsville area residents have two opportunities for free simple lunches and other family activities tomorrow in Wellsville. Starting at noon, the third Saturday of the month free Community Meal will be held at the Wellsville Creative Art Center, 124 North Main Street. The activity, often held across the street at the David A. Howe Public … Read more

Friendship church to host clothing giveaway, Colombia missions luncheon

A Friendship church will be hosting both a clothing giveaway and a free Colombia missions luncheon for next week. The United Church of Friendship has scheduled a gently-used clothing giveaway from 10AM to 6PM Thursday, May 9; 10AM to 4PM Friday, May 10; and 10AM to 2PM Saturday, May 11. Donated clothing also is being … Read more

Drug overdose training received, with more citizen prevention measures Saturday

Some three dozen Houghton University employees and students, healthcare professionals, and community residents have received state training on how to counter opioid drug overdose deaths, with the greater Allegany County community having additional opportunities this weekend to help address the issue. Mandee Nann, overdose training coordinator with the State Office of Addiction Services and Supports … Read more

Cross-cultural missions and concerts highlight Houghton University opportunities this week

A Houghton University graduate, who now is associate professor of intercultural studies at Columbia International University, will lead several free attendance opportunities for the public this week at Houghton University. Klejment-Lavin, Ph.D., who spent 13 years in intercultural ministry in Indonesia and South Korea, will speak at the 11:10AM services this morning at the Wesley … Read more

NYSDEC reminds of two-month outdoor burn ban in effect through May 14

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is reminding residents that a statewide ban on outdoor burning, with a few exceptions, is in effect through Tuesday, May 14. The action is taken every spring due to higher winds, combined with dry materials, making outdoor combustion more likely. The department notes that open burning … Read more

Many gain insights into a closed Amish culture

A variety of congregants from churches in Allegany and surrounding counties, along with government and community services representatives and the general public, learned about many aspects of the increasing Amish population this weekend during an Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship. A full house was present for a Friday night dinner and sessions which introduced educational … Read more

Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection open at Houghton

Melinda Elwell of Houghton and her children listen as a student from the children’s literature course at Houghton University reads a story this week during the dedication reception for the Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection. The collection, which has opened to the public in the bottom floor of the Willard J. Houghton Library at … Read more

Houghton University opens children and adolescent literature collection and art show, plus more

Houghton University is unveiling a children’s and adolescent literature collection and a graduating seniors art show this week, with receptions, along with hosting additional public events. The first reception will be from 10AM to noon, Thursday, April 11, in the basement level of the Willard J. Houghton Library at 1 Willard Avenue, with the opening … Read more

Houghton University senior adults group delves into retirement planning

A senior adults group at Houghton University is embarking on a free weekly afternoon discussion series to explore some of the issues associated with planning for or being in the midst of retirement. ENCORE! is hosting five Thursday sessions, entitled Daring to Live Into Resurrection Community, from 4PM to 5:30PM, through May 9, in its … Read more

Family Resource Center publishes activities calendar for April

The new First Steps Family Resource Center at Wellsville has published its calendar of activities for April, with a host of events being provided without cost. The Center, at 83 North Main Street, is open Mondays through Thursdays for parents and children, with specific activities each day. Further information is available at frc@ardentnetwork.org or (585) … Read more

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 https://tinyurl.com/Planet-Marcus, Marcus, a son of Panvenni Films founder and director, Murphy E. Tom, expressed … Read more

Public focus on theology and culture scheduled at Houghton University

An Old Testament Bible scholar will be the presenter for this year’s public Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture next month at Houghton University. John H. Walton, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Illinois, will discuss Listening Ears and Teachable Minds: Letting the Text Speak on Its … Read more

Men now invited to women’s monthly missions luncheons and presentations

Reaching the Amish will be the topic for this week’s Friendship women’s missions group luncheon meeting which, for the first time, will be open to men. Women in the Just Do It! mission group, birthed by the United Church of Friendship, will meet at 11:30AM at The Carter House Ministry Center, 37 East Main Street, … Read more