Vacation Bible Schools scheduled for kids

At least three Vacation Bible Schools are being held for Allegany County area youngsters during July and August. Churches in Almond, Belmont and Scio will be providing multi-evening opportunities, including: — The Great Jungle Journey – An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation, will be held from 5:30PM to 8PM, from Sunday, July 28 to … Read more

Pop-Up Pantry food distribution canceled today for second straight time due to weather

The free Pop-Up Pantry (PUP) food distribution today in Scio has been canceled due to heavy rain and severe weather possibilities which we have reported on earlier. The last PUP, scheduled at Angelica, also was curtailed due to a bad weather forecast. The ACCORD ACCESS Center, which coordinates the twice-a-month activity in different parts of … Read more

July Pop-Up Pantries food distributions set

Allegany County Pop-Up Pantries (PUPs) for free food distributions have been scheduled for July in Scio and Bolivar. Mandatory online registrations for the Wednesday, July 10, event at the Scio Central School bus loop, off Vandermark Road (County Road 10), starts at 7AM tomorrow, Monday, July 8, at https://tinyurl.com/Pop-Up-Pantries. A Wednesday, July 24, distribution will … Read more

Several Allegany County road closures start tomorrow, Hume bridge project meeting later in July

Allegany County roads in the towns of Amity, Independence and Scio will see closures at different times in July, starting tomorrow, with the Department of Public Works also to hold a public information meeting later this month in regard to a bridge rehabilitation project in the Town of Hume. The projects are: Amity – County … Read more

Online registration opens tomorrow for free pop-up food pantry distribution this week at Scio

Online registration for this week’s free Scio Pop-up Food Pantry (PUP) orders starts tomorrow morning. The activity, for a distribution this Wednesday, March 6, at Genesis Bible Church, 4193 State Route 19 South, Belmont (Scio), starts at 7AM at https://tinyurl.com/Pop-Up-Pantries. Online registrations occur on the Monday prior to the first and third Wednesdays distributions, with … Read more

Family Day Celebrations set for Saturday in Scio and Monday in Friendship

Two separate Family Day Celebrations will be held Saturday and Monday in Scio and Friendship, reflecting a national observance designed to focus on the benefit of joint family activities all year around. The Family Matters committee of the Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) will hold a 10AM to 2PM Saturday, September 23, event … Read more

Two churches kick off four-day Scio bicentennial celebration Thursday

The KonXions United Methodist and Genesis Bible churches will lead a four-day Scio bicentennial celebration which starts Thursday in the town. The Methodist church will host Cruise ‘n Cream, starting at 5:30PM August 10 at its facility at 4011 Main Street (State Route 19), with free participation and prizes for cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and … Read more

Over a dozen free and primarily-free events this weekend in Allegany County

More than a dozen free or primarily-free events are scheduled this weekend for individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond, with a sampling included in the graphic which accompanies this story. In addition, over 125 total activities appear on our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar, with more being added regularly. A link to the … Read more

Scio Bicentennial kicks off four days of activities next week

A vehicle cruise-in tonight will kick off a four-day Scio Bicentennial, with free participation and prizes for cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and kids bicycles. Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream sundaes and other foods will be available, with proceeds going to Allegany County Cancer Services. Town-wide yards sales are Friday and Saturday, with music, historical presentations … Read more

New children’s playground opens at Scio

A new children’s playground at Scio Central School has opened for ages five-to-12. The Vandermark recreation site became available for use today, one of three being constructed under a district capital improvement project, with the other two slated for completion next month. They all are part of a $5.75 million construction initiative approved by voters … Read more