Senior health education series starts next week in Friendship

An education series for older adults seeking to learn how to stay healthy is starting next week in Friendship, with a $30 gift card provided to those attending all six sessions. The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) will be offered from 1PM to 2:30PM on Mondays and Thursdays from June 10-27, at the Friendship … Read more

Free food events Saturday at Wellsville

Wellsville area residents have two opportunities for free simple lunches and other family activities tomorrow in Wellsville. Starting at noon, the third Saturday of the month free Community Meal will be held at the Wellsville Creative Art Center, 124 North Main Street. The activity, often held across the street at the David A. Howe Public … Read more

Houghton University senior adults group delves into retirement planning

A senior adults group at Houghton University is embarking on a free weekly afternoon discussion series to explore some of the issues associated with planning for or being in the midst of retirement. ENCORE! is hosting five Thursday sessions, entitled Daring to Live Into Resurrection Community, from 4PM to 5:30PM, through May 9, in its … 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

Family Resource Center cuts ribbon in Wellsville

A new First Step Family Resource Center became a reality in Wellsville today as the ribbon was cut for the new facility. Representatives of state and federal legislative representatives joined Mayor Randy Shayler, who cited the “village benefit,” in lauding the addition to the community. Located in the former Hamilton Shoe Store at 83 North … 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

Jones Memorial Hospital modernization project unveiled to public

Jones Memorial Hospital officials cut the ribbon today on a $25 million transformation and modernization project at its Wellsville facility, with dozens of medical personnel, local, state and county representatives and the general public on hand for the ceremony and tours. Karol Marciano, hospital board chair, said the modernization “is critical to our ability to … Read more

Jones Memorial opens new third floor operations today, with ribbon cutting and tours next Wednesday

Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville will cut the ribbon officially next week on the third phases of a $25 million transformation and modernization project which actually opens today at its 191 North Main Street facility. Termed as a new third-floor “Medical Village,” the 14,000 square foot expansion is a home to women’s health, family medicine/OB, … Read more

Hope Explored to be facilitated in Wellsville

Hope Explored, an informal three-session course for anyone wanting to find hope, peace, and purpose in life will start tomorrow at The Presbyterian Church of Wellsville. The free sessions will be held from 7PM to 8:30PM on Tuesdays, January 16, 23 and 30, at the church facility at 68 North Main Street. Pastor Tom Kristoffersen … Read more

Blue Christmas Service Thursday in Wellsville

A special evening Blue Christmas Service tomorrow in Wellsville will reflect upon the emotional struggles of many who are mourning losses during this general season of joy. The candlelight event, to start at 7PM at Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, will include prayer, hanging of glittering stars for ones being remembered, and scripture … 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

Allegany County to receive part of $2.5 million grant to attack lead-based paint hazards

Allegany will receive some $700,000 out of a $2.5 million grant award to Cattaraugus County to aid in identifying and controlling serious lead-based paint hazards in homes in both areas. A representative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is scheduled to present the … Read more

Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair is today in Friendship

A free Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair, hosted by Friendship churches, will be held from 5PM to 7PM today at the Friendship Bible Baptist Church at 43 West Main Street. A hot dog and chips meal, kids games, numerous community organizations and ministries which will highlight services available to area residents, and hundreds of … 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

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

Excessive rain and heat potentials for latter part of this week

Excessive rain, which could lead to localized flooding in Allegany County, is being forecast, starting tonight and extending into Saturday, interrupted on Friday by oppressive heat which could reach 95 to 100 degrees indexes during the day. Impacts in surrounding areas vary, depending on locations. Today is projected by the National Weather Service (NWS) at … Read more

Allegany County in Unhealthy air quality range

Central Allegany County has been in the Unhealthy range for air quality since early this morning, a level above that forecast yesterday by the state Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation, although it is moderating to the minimum level of the designation at noontime. Accompanying graphics from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) AirNow initiative … Read more

Over 100 upcoming events now listed on our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar

Dozens of new free and primarily-free activities for individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond have been added to our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar, with many occurring from today through July 4th. For a review of more than 100 upcoming opportunities, use the link at the top of this page or go to … 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

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