Native American Eclipse stories to be told in Angelica

A member of the Onondaga Nation will present Native American eclipse stories in advance of the April 8 total eclipse which will pass over the region. Perry Ground, a Turtle Clan member of the Nation, will share the beliefs, traditions, and protocols of several Native American tribes as they relate to the Sun and eclipse … Read more

Children and teens eligible for free lunch and activities this week in Wellsville

Area children and youth 18-and-under are able to obtain a free lunch from Tuesday through Friday this week at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville. The opportunity, from February 20 to 23 at the library facility at 155 North Main Street, is being provided by the Wellsville Salvation Army to coincide with this … Read more

Free monthly community meal Saturday in Wellsville

A free community meal, hosted monthly at the David A. Howe Public Library at Wellsville, will start at noon Saturday. The menu, provided by ACCORD Corporation of Belmont, will feature sloppy joes, special corn salad, cookies and ice cream. Further information about the February 17 event, held at the library’s 155 North Main Street facility, … Read more

Community meal and movie Saturday in Wellsville

This month’s free community meal at the David A. Howe Memorial Library in Wellsville will be hosted Saturday, August 26, by the Rotary Club. The noon luncheon will be followed by a family-friendly movie, Super Mario Bros., in the library auditorium at 155 North Main Street. Further information is available at wellsville@stls.org or (585) 593-3410.

Allegany County summer activities level heating up

The number of free and primarily-free events for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond is increasing as summer progresses. Many outdoor concerts and a play, a Vacation Bible School, a presentation on equine therapy with horses, a family movie and a free military gear giveaway for veterans all are occurring this week, even … Read more

Breakfast and lunch summer meals sites open for children and youth in Allegany and adjoining counties

Dozens of summer meals sites for children and teens have opened for up to five weeks in dozens of locations in Allegany and neighboring counties in New York and Pennsylvania, with thousands more nationwide. At least 16 sites in county schools, libraries, a youth center and a church are providing free lunches and, sometimes, breakfasts … 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 https://bit.ly/3f3vhz3. Allegany Hope also makes over 20,000 videos … Read more

Alfred Box of Books Library receives second national grant to enhance digital access

The Alfred Box of Books library has received a new grant from the American Library Association (ALA), the second in two years, to expand its digital services. The award, one of 30 nationwide, will provide five Wi-Fi hotspots, including a service contract, along with five HP laptops, for lending to patrons, a $2,000 programming stipend, … Read more

Cuba Dairy Days consolidated, with many other weekend activities also scheduled in Allegany County

Activities for Cuba’s annual Dairy Days celebration were rained out today and consolidated into Saturday, with a parade and many other events happening during the day, just one of several other free or primarily-free happenings for individuals and families throughout Allegany County. At Cuba, lawn sales start at 8AM at various locations, with a 3-on-3 … Read more

A Summer start at Wellsville

Kick Off the Summer started in earnest today at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville with West Clarksville caricature artist Eric Jones creating a sketch of Chase (left) and Brooks White of Wellsville. At upper right are the Young Sisters who performed during the activity.

Check out our Community Calendar for what is going on today through the weekend and beyond

Dozens of free and primarily-free activities have been added to our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar which can be accessed through the link above or at https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C. There are events for everyone — individuals, children and families of all ages — which range from gardening, mental health, television collections, classic car exhibits, arts, crafts, cooking … Read more

Angelica Library and old Angelica Advocate newspaper join others through newspaper preservation grant

The Southern Tier Library Association and Angelica Free Library have been awarded a grant to digitize microfilm reels of old editions of the Angelica Advocate newspaper, which will join online editions of other papers around the state, many of which no longer exist. The South Central Regional Library Council will be providing a technology and … Read more

Lots of weekend activities available, which includes Saturday sunshine

Nearly a dozen identified free and primarily-free activities are scheduled for individuals and families from today through Sunday throughout Allegany County. On our exclusive Allegany Hope Community News and Calendar, found through the link under our header at the top of this page, or at https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C, you can learn details about a Healthy Kids Day … Read more

Multiple family activities occurring today in Downtown Wellsville

Four different Saturday activities are available for children and families today within walking distance from each other in Downtown Wellsville. The morning starts with a Saturday Storytime at the David A. Howe Public Library at 155 North Main Street, featuring books and crafts about farms and growing in the garden. At noon, attendees can either … Read more

Free community meal includes Saturday movie in Wellsville

This month’s free community meal in Wellsville for individuals and families will include the optional Inside Out movie. In what has become a monthly event, the David A. Howe Public Library at 155 North Main Street will host the luncheon, starting at noon Saturday, March 18, with the movie beginning an hour later. No registration … Read more

Disaster and phone training sessions scheduled next week in Cuba

Two separate free training sessions will be held Thursday and Friday next week at the Cuba Circulating Library to help equip area residents on preparedness when it comes to potential disasters and use of Apple electronic devices. The first activity, to be held from 6PM to 7PM, March 9, will be a New York State … Read more

Two public concerts scheduled this month in Wellsville

Two free concerts have been scheduled for March at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville. The first group, the Emerald Isle Irish Band, will play from 7PM to 8PM next Thursday, March 9, in the facility’s auditorium at 155 North Main Street. The Western New York-based trio mixes traditional and contemporary Irish, nautical, … Read more