Summer Safety Fun Day set for this week

A free Safety First Summer Time Fun Day has been scheduled for children and families this week in Wellsville. The First Step Family Resource Center will hold the activity from 2PM to 5PM, Thursday, July 11, at its 83 North Main Street facility. Focuses of the day will include a bike rodeo and safety information; … 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

National Marriage Week brings aid for those wishing to improve marriages, including those struggling

Many organizations throughout the United States have been focused on matrimony during the past week in observance of National Marriage Week which ends tomorrow with Valentine’s Day. Free online resources, including many available through Allegany Hope’s association with RightNow Media@Work, are designed to aid in enhancing marriages, including those which may be struggling, and others … Read more

Understanding Autism session to be held online and at Cuba

A hybrid workshop, Understanding Autism: A Place to Start, will be held next week both online and at the Cuba Circulating Library. The 6PM to 8PM Wednesday, January 24, session, sponsored by the Parent Network of Western New York, will be in-person at the library facility at 39 East Main Street, or through online registration … Read more

Dozens of free online Christmas videos available for children and adults of all ages

Allegany Hope is making dozens of online Christmas videos for all ages available without cost to area residents. Our organization’s community subscription allows access to more than 20,000 online videos and movies overall as part of the RightNow Media @Work library. In addition to Christmas and other holidays offerings, a broad selection of materials are … Read more

FDA issues safety cautions for Halloween, from type of costumes to eye care and edibles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with many other consumer and child advocacy groups, are issuing cautions in regard to Halloween activities. Potentially dangerous costumes, guarding against certain types of makeup, color contact lens issues, the right inspection of treats before they are consumed, and more are on the awareness list as individuals … 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

More free events this week with some 125 listings in the days ahead

Nearly a dozen free or primarily-free events are scheduled through Friday of this week in Allegany County, with another nine listed during this coming weekend. A sampling is included in the graphic which accompanies this story. Over 120 total activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond now appear on our exclusive Allegany … Read more

Whitesville has a new daycare, to bus some high schoolers to Andover

Whitesville Central School is the site for a new year-around daycare. The Hornell Area YMCA has opened the new facility for children, ages 18 months to four years, which will operate from 7AM to 6PM weekdays. Attendees do not have to be residents of the school district. All childcare programs are eligible for financial assistance … 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

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

Free Mother’s Day gift available by referral from Allegany Hope

Moms can obtain a free, year-around video library gift, just in time for Mother’s Day, simply through a referral from Allegany Hope. Our more than 20,000 titles from RightNow Media @Work are available simply by sending an email to AlleganyHopeWNY@outlook.com with Video Subscription – Mother’s Day in the subject line, along with name, community of … Read more

Online toddlers and preschool parenting classes scheduled

A seven-week online workshop for parents of toddler and preschool children ages two-to-five, is being offered, starting Monday, May 15. The Common Sense Parenting® skills sessions are designed to set up both children and parents for success and learning how discipline can be more about teaching than punishment and positive versus negative negative responses. Allegany … 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

Child internet safety workshop scheduled for parents and caregivers

The Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center will host a free internet child safety workshop Thursday in Wellsville and online for parents and caregivers. The 5:30PM to 6:30PM event will be held at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, and is part of the Center’s Child Abuse Prevention Month observance activities. The … Read more

Free Easter videos for children and families being provided by Allegany Hope

Some two dozen Easter movies, shorter videos and series by well-known Christian pastors and authors are being made available for free online viewing for children and families. The selections are part of the year-around free subscrip­tion video library being provided to the community by Allegany Hope through RightNow Media @Work, which has more than 20,000 … Read more

Free, wholesome children’s videos available from Allegany Hope for Easter Break

Parents have the opportunity to gain free access to a large number of wholesome online videos for viewing by children and youth during Easter Break. Allegany Hope holds a subscription to RightNow Media @Work, with which it is able to offer the community more than 20,000 videos in singles, series and slides shows for children, … Read more

Parenting teens is topic for three-part online series

Raising responsible and competent teenagers and getting them connected are the subjects of a three-part online parenting series next month. The Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is bring presented by the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (ACASA) from 6PM to 7PM Wednesdays from April 12 to 16. Additional information and required registration, with … Read more