Veterans Day recognitions and benefits this weekend

What’s open, what’s closed, where are observances, and what benefits are being provided for veterans and active service members all come to the forefront this weekend with Veterans Day falling on a Saturday this year. Many government offices and operations are closed today, although mail delivery continued and most banks remained open. Allegany County refuse … Read more

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

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

Tomb of Unknown Soldier Never Forget Garden dedicated in Belmont

Allegany County‘s first Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Never Forget Garden was dedicated this morning in Belmont during one of several community American Legion Post 808 Memorial Day ceremonies at various sites. The new memorial, located at Legion Park at the State Route 19 Bridge, is part of a “nationwide invitation to all Americans and … Read more

Free online resources highlight a focus on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month around the nation, a time for building mindfulness among individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches and others as to how to recognize the needs of those who may be struggling with all types of mental/emotional issues and how to assist them. Among adult ages 18-and-older, the federal Substance Abuse and … Read more

Operation Green Light underway in Allegany County and nationwide to recognize veterans

Allegany County, NY, has been observing Veterans Day all week by illuminating the County Office Building in Belmont as part of Operation Green Light, a nationwide initiative to support veterans. The effort is designed to raise awareness about the challenges faced by many veterans and resources which are available at the county, state, and federal … Read more

Suicide prevention training being conducted online

Individuals will be able to learn about Veteran-specific suicide risk factors and prevention strategies Tuesday morning online. Representatives of the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) will present a free session from 10AM to 11:30 AM, November 8, of Operation S.A.V.E., many principles of which are applicable to the general population. The presentation will include a brief … Read more

Suicide prevention trainings being held in Wellsville and online

Allegany County residents will have two opportunities this month to learn how to help save the life of someone who may be suicidal. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be conducting an in-person Operation Save training session from 3PM to 4:30PM Wednesday, September 14, at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North … Read more