Catholics propose closure of three Allegany County churches, merger of others into Wellsville

The Buffalo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is proposing to merge six of its Allegany County parish sites into Wellsville and close buildings in three of those communities as part of a plan to shutter or merge half of its 160 parishes, up significantly from a little over one-third announced previously. WIVB-TV in Buffalo … Read more

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

Dozens of children and adults join in concert at Houghton University

The Fountain Arts Center Youth Choir of Belmont and its orchestra, along with the Genesee Valley Chorus, combine tonight at Houghton University to Sing the Story, also known as Hallelujah, as part of an On Earth As It is in Heaven concert. The free Summer’s Eve component, consisting of dozens of youth and adult performers, … 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

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

Combating drug overdoses is focus this week in Allegany and some adjoining counties

Two events in three Allegany County communities are scheduled this week in an effort to help block drug overdose deaths. Houghton University has several seats remaining for a Wednesday afternoon Naloxone training to equip area residents in administering a free nasal spray which can be provided to counteract opioid drug overdoses, including those which occur … 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

Orthodox Christianity and numerous musical events are scheduled this week for the public at Houghton

The director of communications at the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University in New York City, described as a seasoned expert with over 15 years of experience within the Moscow Patriarchate, will present this year’s Second Annual Shirley A. Mullen Lectureship tomorrow night at Houghton University, while a series of musical and other activities … 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

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

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

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

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

Houghton University to host free Naloxone drug overdose reversal training

Required registration is underway for a free public naloxone training next month at Houghton which will include a Narcan kit to reverse drug overdoses involving opioids. Houghton University will host the 2PM to 4PM Wednesday, April 24, event at its Nielsen Physical Education Center on Campground Road, sponsored by the state Office of Addiction Services … 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