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

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

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

Family Resource Center cuts ribbon in Wellsville

A new First Step Family Resource Center became a reality in Wellsville today as the ribbon was cut for the new facility. Representatives of state and federal legislative representatives joined Mayor Randy Shayler, who cited the “village benefit,” in lauding the addition to the community. Located in the former Hamilton Shoe Store at 83 North … Read more

Help family members and friends by becoming an Information Ambassador

ANALYSIS: The wind storms, power outages and other weather-related events of the past week throughout the Allegany County region, along with potentially dangerous windchills this coming week, are once again demonstrating the need for individuals and communities to come together to share information and support one another. During the past eight days, over 125 people … Read more

Community dinner is Wednesday at Wellspring Ministries of Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will host its annual Christmas dinner at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, December 20, and then will be closed for the holidays until Wednesday, January 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 … 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

Allegany legislators named to state county organization committees

Two Allegany County legislators have been appointed to standing committees of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Janice Burdick of Alfred Station, who chairs the county’s Human Services and Budget Committees, has been named to the state organization’s Medicaid and Human Services Standing Committee, with Adam Cyr of Bolivar, vice-chair of the county’s … 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

Frozen fruit items at Aldi and other retailers under recall

A voluntary recall of specific frozen fruit items, linked to pineapple provided by a third-party supplier, and sold at Aldi stores in New York State, along with other grocery retailers under various names, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the organism can cause … Read more

Summer HEAP cooling grants available for eligible individuals and families

Eligible individuals and families may be able to obtain up to $800 for purchase and installation of a window air conditioner or fan as temperatures continue to rise. The first-come, first-served funding is available for a variety of recipients under the state Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which also provides help for heating bills and … Read more

Heating equipment repair and replacement assistance now available

Applications now are being accepted for fall and winter heating equipment repair and replacement for eligible recipients under the New York State Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), with enrollment for additional benefits, including financial aid for heat, forthcoming. Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace a furnace, boiler, and/or … Read more

Salvation Army and ACCORD set holidays assistance registration dates

Allegany County, NY‘s primary county-wide holidays assistance providers for children and families have set registration periods in two weeks for this year’s distribution. The Wellsville Salvation Army – Wellsville, NY, will receive applications from Monday through Thursday, October 10 to 13, and ACCORD Corporation in Belmont from October 10 to Monday, October 17. Services cannot … Read more