Rushford Fire Department holds Saturday open house

The Rushford Fire Department will hold an open house from 11AM to 2PM tomorrow with free food and activities. Children, adults and families will be able to view all the department’s equipment, including trucks and its ambulance, during the Saturday, July 13, event, with hot dogs, chips and beverages being provided, along with a drawing. … Read more

Pop-Up Pantry food distribution canceled today for second straight time due to weather

The free Pop-Up Pantry (PUP) food distribution today in Scio has been canceled due to heavy rain and severe weather possibilities which we have reported on earlier. The last PUP, scheduled at Angelica, also was curtailed due to a bad weather forecast. The ACCORD ACCESS Center, which coordinates the twice-a-month activity in different parts of … Read more

Free summer meals sites open for children tomorrow

Several Allegany County sites will open for summer meals and snacks tomorrow for children 18 years of age and younger. Food is being provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sun Meals initiative and may include breakfasts and lunches, although meals can vary, depending on the site, including hours of operation, days of the week, … Read more

July Pop-Up Pantries food distributions set

Allegany County Pop-Up Pantries (PUPs) for free food distributions have been scheduled for July in Scio and Bolivar. Mandatory online registrations for the Wednesday, July 10, event at the Scio Central School bus loop, off Vandermark Road (County Road 10), starts at 7AM tomorrow, Monday, July 8, at https://tinyurl.com/Pop-Up-Pantries. A Wednesday, July 24, distribution will … Read more

Reduce chances for Fourth of July food illnesses

Health organizations are reminding Fourth of July holiday cookout celebrants of the danger of improperly prepared and stored foods which can turn a fun time into sickness and even trips to the emergency room. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the national Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Friendship church to expand annual ice cream social to free community picnic and more

A Friendship church is expanding its traditional summer ice cream social this year to include a free community picnic, music, a bounce house, and games. Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church will be joined by the Seventh Day Baptist churches of the Allegany Association in hosting a Stir & Spur event on Saturday, … Read more

More severe weather and excessive rain potential today, Pop-Up Pantry cancelled

Allegany and surrounding counties are again under threat of severe weather and excessive rainfall this afternoon and evening, resulting in this afternoon free Pop-Up Pantry distribution in Angelica being cancelled. The latest outlooks from the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) highlight a Marginal or elevated Slight … Read more

Father’s Day Weekend of many family activities before next week’s heat wave

A solid weekend of free Father’s Day activities begins this afternoon for Allegany County area residents before the summer’s first major heat wave hits the area early next week. Cuba Dairy Days, featuring a community-wide yard sale, downtown music, crafts, a car show, free carnival, petting zoo, parade and more starts at 4PM today and … Read more

Market Sprouts Festival opens Alfred Farmers Market Sunday

Opening day for the Alfred Farmers Market is tomorrow, with a Market Sprouts Festival, featuring farm produce, treats, music, and family activities, kicking off the four-month-long weekly gathering. The Market is open from 11AM to 3PM Sundays, through October 13, at the bandstand at 3 South Main Street, with Bob and Gena Decker providing a … 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

Friendship churches expand monthly prayer at school with a continental breakfast to follow

The regular monthly community prayer gathering held at Friend­ship Central School by churches now will be followed by a continental breakfast on a regular basis, effective next Thursday, June 6. The additional feature started last month when prayer in front of the school led to a simple meal across the street at the Bible Baptist … Read more

Food and poverty to be Thursday focus in Cuba

A community forum on poverty and food insecurity has been scheduled for Thursday in Cuba. The ACCORD Community Action Agency in Belmont will conduct the session, the second this year on issues impacting Allegany County communities, from 6PM to 7:30PM, May 23, at the First Baptist Church, 17 South Street. The gathering will include testimonies … 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

Over eight tons of ground beef sold at Walmarts being recalled for possible E. coli contamination

A ground beef provider to Walmart is recalling over 16,000 pounds, or eight tons, of ground beef produced and distributed last week nationally, including to stores at Hornell and Olean, due to possible E. coli contamination. The nationwide recall by Cargill Meat Solutions of Hazleton, Pa., was reported this week in six categories by the … 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

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

Allegany County pancake house featured on CBS News Good Mornings

An Allegany County pancake house, only open nine weeks a year, has drawn the attention of CBS News. Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn in the Town of Allen was featured yesterday morning in a Flippin’ for Flap Jacks segment as part of a The Dish feature of CBS Mornings. CBS’s Nancy Chen interviewed 92-year-old owner, Virginia … 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