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

Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … 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

Good Friday services scheduled in Alfred and Wellsville

Two groups will be observing Good Friday services this week in Alfred and Wellsville. Three organizations of college students will gather at 3PM March 29 at the Alfred Village Bandstand at Saxon Drive and Main Street for a public Prayer Rally. The time, signifying the hour of Jesus’ death on the cross at Calvary, will … Read more

Juried student art exhibition opens Friday at Houghton University

Houghton University will open its 35th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Friday night with a reception and awards ceremony. The event, with music and refreshments, will take place from 6:30PM to 8PM in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts Building on the 1 Willard Avenue campus. Any Houghton student is able each … Read more

Houghton University begins Kingdom Conversations as it appoints Student Kingdom Ambassadors

Houghton University will host the first of three monthly educational sessions tonight as it begins a new Kingdom Initiative directed toward “learning about, engaging with and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Houghton University and the Kingdom of God.” The public gatherings will be held from 7PM to 8PM on Thursday, September 28, and Tuesdays, … Read more

Beatty leads revival series at Houghton University

Next Gen Team Leader Santes Beatty of The Wesleyan Church leads one of four revival series services for students and the public this morning at Houghton University. Beatty, who discussed matters of personal healing last night for those who are struggling and reaching out to those who are different this morning, will speak again at … Read more

New and returning college students arrive in Allegany County

Several thousand students from around the country and many parts of the world will start classes Monday at Allegany County’s three institutions of higher learning, swelling the resident base and the economy. An outside student-led Koinonia worship service was held tonight at Houghton University, with other weekend activities also occurring at Alfred State College and … Read more

Houghton speaker expects a new generation of youth seeking revival

The speaker for a three-day revival, worship and spiritual renewal series next month at Houghton University believes the country is “on the precipice of something we’ve never seen before – a generation emerging committed to prayer, seeking God’s presence and longing for revival.” Rev. Santes Beatty, director of the Next Gen Church Multiplication and Discipleship … Read more

Art shows and other activities to highlight some school budget votes Tuesday

Several Allegany County school districts will be combining student art shows, STEAM exhibits, book and wellness fairs, and even an ice cream social with Tuesday votes on their annual operating budgets and school board members. Allegany Hope will be among community resources organizations at a combination art, STEAM and wellness fair from 6PM-8PM May 16 … Read more

Andover Central School names top graduating seniors

Top seniors of the 2023 graduating class were designated today by Andover Central School. Morgan Satterlee, daughter of Kimberly Ward and Jessie Jaycox and Adam Satterlee, has been named valedictorian, with Will Kent, son of Ed and Betsy Kent, the salutatorian. The valedictorian, a member of the school’s National Honor Society, is a student in … 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

Top students of 2023 graduating class named at Genesee Valley Central School

Genesee Valley Central School has announced the designation of Lealah Greene as valedictorian of its 2023 graduating class, with Adison Grusendorf being named salutatorian. The valedictorian, daughter of David and Jackie Greene, has a cumulative grade point average of 98.32 and plans to attend SUNY Oswego to major in public relations. She has served as … Read more

Top honors students named at Alfred-Almond and Friendship schools

Valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2023 graduating classes have been designated at the Alfred-Almond and Friendship Central schools. Alfred-Almond honors studentsJulian Petrillo of Alfred, is the valedictorian at Alfred-Almond, with Jack Burns of Hornell the salutatorian, and Katherine Grace Lamberson and Claire Jane Calhoun-Mullen will hold the valedictorian and salutatorian honors respectively at Friendship. The … Read more

Houghton University schedules final concerts and music recitals for academic year

The Houghton University Jazz and Wind Ensembles, along with the Men’s and Women’s Choir and several other concerts and recitals by The Greatbatch School of Music groups and students, are scheduled for free evening performances this week, with more to follow next week as the academic year winds down. The Jazz Ensemble will perform Tuesday … Read more

Top seniors for 2023 named at Fillmore

Fillmore Central School has announced its top graduating students for the 2022-23 school year. Mitchell Ward, son of the late Derek Ward, Crystal Carmer and Albert Carmer, has been named valedictorian with a 95.7 unweighted average, with Katelyn Pastorius, daughter of Lisa and Jason Pastorius, salutatorian following with a 94.97 unweighted average. The valedictorian will … 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 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

Bolivar-Richburg valedictorian and salutatorian named

Top scholars have been named for the 2023 senior class at Bolivar-Richburg Central School. Haley Mascho, daughter of Rodney and Ryan Mascho, is the valedictorian, with a cumulative grade point average of 96.43 percent, with Noah Martin, son of Karen and Jeremy Martin, the salutatorian with a 93.59 average. Haley MaschoHaley has received numerous academic … Read more

Juried student art show open at Houghton University

Results from the 34th Annual Juried Student Art Show are on display at Houghton University. Competition winners can be viewed from 9AM to 6PM Mondays through Saturdays, through Friday, March 31, in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts, 1 Willard Avenue. Next Friday night, March 10, the University Choir, returning from a … Read more