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

Cloud cover potential to peak at height of total eclipse today, possible severe weather tomorrow

The greatest possibility of cloud cover blocking the sun will be during the total eclipse period this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with forecasts issued over the weekend continuing to be around an 85 percent chance of the sun being shrouded. NWS projections are for high clouds to move into the area … 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

Allegany County residents will experience divide for Monday’s total eclipse

Allegany County residents in the northwestern part of Allegany County will be able to experience a total solar eclipse for a brief period tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting, while those to the south will only receive a partial view. The eclipse, the first in Western New York since 1925, almost a century ago, will cross North … Read more

Regional radio previews Amish Awareness Conference, early registration ends Sunday

A regional radio network has previewed components of the upcoming Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship, with early registration savings ending tomorrow. Family Life Network (FLN), with more than 60 stations in Western and Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, including two in Allegany County, featured the primary Mission to Amish People (MAP) presenter, Samuel Girod, … Read more

Flood Watches canceled, slippery roads and fog possible

The Flood Watches which were in effect for the region through various parts of today have been canceled as rain has subsided and been replaced by alerts of slippery conditions being possible, primarily in higher elevations, along with patchy dense fog, this morning. Depending on location, National Weather Service (NWS) offices report that visibility may … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … Read more

Flood Watch issued for Allegany County, Western New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania

UPDATE – 2:10PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has expanded the FLOOD WATCH to its reporting area, from Steuben County east, for tomorrow morning through Thursday evening. It is forecasting precipitation amounts of two-to-three inches through Thursday night, “with much of this precipitation expected to fall as rain.” The map showing the Flood … Read more

Cuba Library to host gardening classes

A six-session series on the benefits of gardening and how to gain knowledge to maximize the upcoming 2024 growing season will start next week at the Cuba Circulating Library. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Master Gardeners David Chamberlain and Cristian Acosta will present the free classes from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Tuesdays, starting April 9, … 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

New art exhibit reception is Friday at Houghton University

An Artists Among Us initiative will hold a free artists reception Friday for a new exhibit at Houghton University. Over a dozen students from Auntie’s Place, a teaching studio at Rushford, are displaying works in the Community Gallery at the basement level of Wesleyan Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue from 9AM to 6PM daily, through … Read more

Fatherhood series starts Thursday in Wellsville

A 13-week series to help strengthen marriages and father-child experiences starts online and in-person Thursday at Wellsville. A new session of the Fatherhood Connection will be held from 6PM to 8PM weekly, beginning April 4, both at the new First Step Family Resource Center at 83 North Main Street and through internet Zoom videoconferencing. Further … Read more

Early April storm to bring rain and wet snow to region

UPDATE – 5:30AM Tuesday: Moderate to heavy rain at times will result in rises to area streams and creeks today and Wednesday, and may result in some flooding of low lying areas, streams, and rivers, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts in Central Allegany County will pick up this afternoon through Wednesday morning … Read more

Trout season opens today across New York State

Anglers hit New York State’s streams and rivers today for the traditional April 1 opening of trout season. As a bonus, State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) trout stocking began in March and will include placement of more than 9.1 million catchable size brook, brown, and rainbow trout in streams and ponds across the state … Read more

Family Life Radio joins Amish Awareness Conference, only one week left for early registration savings

Family Life Network (FLN) regional radio has joined the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches and Allegany Hope in co-sponsoring this month’s Amish Awareness Conference, with only a week remaining to capture a 20 percent early registration savings. The event will be held Friday night-Saturday, April 19-20, at the Friendship Bible … 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

County legislators to meet with constituents

Allegany County lawmakers representing the Towns of Wellsville and Andover will meet with residents and others Wednesday night, with those representing the northwestern part of the county holding a similar session next month. District IV Legislators Gary Barnes and Steven Havey of Wellsville and James Rumfelt of Andover will conduct their meeting at 7PM March … Read more

Good Friday services scheduled in Alfred and Wellsville

Two groups will be observing Good Friday services this week in Alfred and Wellsville. Three organizations of college students will gather at 3PM March 29 at the Alfred Village Bandstand at Saxon Drive and Main Street for a public Prayer Rally. The time, signifying the hour of Jesus’ death on the cross at Calvary, will … 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

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