Houghton Academy adds two significant staff members

Houghton Academy has added a prime administrator and a music program coordinator to its staff. Head of School Toby A. Travis reports that Karen Pennington, a former public school teacher in Chautauqua County and author of Sunday school, Bible study, discipleship development and church leadership training curricula, has joined the private Christian middle-high school staff … Read more

Houghton Academy graduates holding 30 times greater average scholarship awards this year

Houghton Academy is basking in the distinction of having this year’s graduating class obtain average higher education scholarship awards of more than 30 times the national average. Head of School Toby Travis reports that the nine seniors at the private middle and high school garnered an average $135,676 in scholarships, compared with a national average … 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

Two musical events scheduled for Northern Allegany County

Music followers are able to attend two events which have been scheduled over the next week in Northern Allegany County. Houghton Academy will be hosting a student music-led Worship Night of Praise from 7PM to 8PM Wednesday, May 22, in its auditorium at 9790 Thayer Street, with the Final Harvest trio appearing at the Caneadea … 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

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

Final registrations underway for regional Amish Awareness Conference starting Friday at Friendship

Less than a handful of days remain for required registration for a dwindling number of available seats for a regional Amish Awareness Conference being held Friday night and Saturday in Friendship. The April 19-20 event, co-sponsored by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches, Allegany Hope, and Family Life Network Radio, … 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

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

Registration open for regional Amish Awareness Conference next month in Friendship

Early registrations are underway at Friendship for a regional Amish Awareness Conference next month which is designed to acquaint area residents with aspects of the Amish lifestyle and how to reach out to them and other increasing cultures throughout the area. The Friday night-Saturday workshop, provided by Mission to Amish People (MAP) of Greenwich, Ohio, … Read more

Many free public music performances available this month at Houghton University

A host of free musical opportunities are being offered through next week by the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton University, including a performance this Saturday night by Cuban classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, and two combined university-high school concerts. The Spanish performer will play at a 7:30PM to 9PM, March 16, during an appearance in … Read more

Over 150 receive preparedness training in advance of this week’s potential Nor’easter

Over 150 Allegany County area residents received New York Citizen Preparedness Corps Training, just in time for a potential Nor’easter Monday night into Tuesday. Nearly 90 free emergency backpack go-kits were distributed yesterday afternoon to Friendship area households by the New York National Guard and State Office of Emergency Management, with nearly 70 more provided … Read more

Dozens learn about emergency preparedness at Houghton, even more at Friendship on Saturday

Some 70 Houghton area residents received an overview on how to be prepared for many types of emergencies, including those involving themselves, their family, pets and businesses, last night during a state Citizen Preparedness Corps training at Houghton Academy. Lt. Orlano Gayle of the New York National Guard provided the presentation, which also included a … Read more

Time running out on free emergency go-kits and preparedness trainings

Required registrations are closing for limited seating to obtain free emergency backpack kits this week at National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings in Houghton and Friendship. A free go-kit is being made available to each pre-registered area household during duplicate sessions from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Thursday, February 8, at Houghton Academy at 9790 Thayer Street, … Read more

Free emergency backpack kits at Friendship and Houghton seminars for winter and all year round

The benefits of a free, all-weather emergency backpack kit, to be given out at seminars in Friendship and Houghton next month, have become apparent during recent power outages and travel on snow and windswept roads. Required registrations are underway for limited seating for the New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings, to be held … Read more

Free emergency kits to be provided at Friendship and Houghton Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops

A free emergency backpack kit is being made available to area households next month during two New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops in Friendship and Houghton, coordinated by an outreach alliance of Friendship churches, Houghton Academy, and Allegany Hope Community News. The sessions, which require pre-registration, are being held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, … 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