Roae transfers from Belmont to new UR Medicine practice in Olean

A family nurse practitioner who has been in practice at Belmont for the past five years now is at a new UR Medicine Oncology, Rheumatology & Infusion Center which has opened in Olean. Jones Memorial Hospital reports that David Roae, FNP-BC, formerly at its Belvidere Family Practice north of Belmont, is partnering with Dr. James … 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

Free medical clinic for children and adults scheduled next month in Olean

A Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic for free medical, dental and vision services, including eyeglasses, will be held on Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10, at the Olean YMCA. No clinic is being held this year in Allegany County. The parking lot at the facility will open at midnight each day for first-come, first-served access, with services starting … Read more

Friendship churches joining together to address community needs

A group of Friendship churches today introduced a new What God is Doing in Friendship ny initiative which is designed to highlight what God, through His congregations, is doing within the community and new ministries to help address the needs of its residents, including engagement of a children, youth and families ministry director. A new … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … 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 Allegany Hope also makes over 20,000 videos … Read more

Elder Abuse Prevention conference this week

Senior citizens and caregivers can learn about various aspects of elder abuse and its prevention, from physical to financial, Friday during an Elder Abuse Prevention Conference at the Genesee Valley Central School at Belmont. Sessions, hosted by the Allegany County Office for the Aging and the Finger Lakes VA Health Care Systems, will be held … Read more

Proper storage tips issued to avoid holiday food poisonings

With an abundance of leftovers likely following Memorial Day festivities, graduation parties and other outdoor and summer gatherings, proper storage can become a serious issue in avoiding food poisoning. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all provide various resources … Read more

Free cooking classes to be held at Wellsville

The Wellsville Salvation Army will be hosting free weekly cooking nutrition education classes next month and into July for area residents. The 5PM Wednesday sessions, to be held at its facilities at 25 East Pearl Street, will start June 7 and continue through July 12, with limited registrations available at (585) 593-2640. Classes, with children … Read more

Free online resources highlight a focus on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month around the nation, a time for building mindfulness among individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches and others as to how to recognize the needs of those who may be struggling with all types of mental/emotional issues and how to assist them. Among adult ages 18-and-older, the federal Substance Abuse and … 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

Fun and safety events for children and families this Saturday at Wellsville and other locations

Family Fun and the Spring National Prescription Drug Take Back days are among many fun and safety activities this weekend in Wellsville, with others in various parts of Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be joining several other community organizations at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM at the American Legion at 23 Jefferson Street … 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

Allegany County boy is first in the world to receive special gene therapy

Six-year-old Conner Hess(Boston Children’s Hospital Photo via WIVB-TV A six-year-old Allegany County boy has become the first person in the world to obtain a special gene therapy for a deadly genetic condition called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). Conner Hess of Swain was discharged from Boston Children’ Hospital Sunday, according to WIVB-TV 4 at Buffalo, but will be … Read more

‘Everyone’s Not Doing It’ is the Facts Week message for students

‘Everyone’s Not Doing It’ is the message which the Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) will be trying to get across to teens during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). The annual observance, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes on Health (NIH), runs through Sunday, March 26, … Read more

Marketer of Nature’s Bounty products fined for false advertising

BREAKING: A well-known Long Island marketer of vitamins and other supplements is in line for a $600,000 fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly highjacking Amazon ratings and reviews to deceive consumers as to their popularity. The Bountiful Company of Bohemia, manufacturer of the Nature’s Bounty and Sundown brands, is said to have … Read more

Steuben County providing free drug overdose prevention kits

BREAKING: The Steuben County Health Department now is providing Naloxone nasal spray kits to its residents to help counteract drug overdoses and deaths, even among unsuspecting children. The prescription drug, a primary brand being Narcan, is available to anyone at any pharmacy in the state through a standing order from the health department. The state … Read more

Keeping Game Day safe with food service tips from the CDC and USDA

“Play by these rules and keep the runs on the field,” says the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as it encourages Super Bowl watchers to “make sure your game day favorites are memorable for all the right reasons.” Both the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing tips on … Read more

First Day hikes of 2023 are Sunday in Allegany County area

Several area sites are available Sunday for Allegany County, NY, area residents to participate in the state-wide First Day Hikes of 2023. New Year excursions will occur throughout the day at various area locations, including Phillips Creek State Forest at West Almond, Cuba, Hinsdale and six hikes in various parts of Letchworth State Park. The … Read more