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Looking back on the excavation of an Iroquois camp in Westfield

December 10, 2015 While researching about the Wright and Peacock historic homes of Westfield, and their owners and family histories, references were made to an archeological excavation of Indian artifacts on the Sout... more »»

Like mother, like daughter

December 10, 2015 Since you and I have known each other for quite a while now, I think I can share something with you that I have told only a few people during my lifetime. more »»

An introduction to Peacock family homes in Westfield

December 3, 2015 Recently, a historic photo postcard of the former Peacock Inn in Mayville was posted on one of the Facebook pages devoted to historic images around Chautauqua County and Westfield, along with many... more »»

It’s catalog shopping time again

December 3, 2015 As the activities of the holiday shopping season pick up, my mailbox is once again stuffed with catalogs. more »»

Documenting history of S. Portage St.’s Harriet Campbell Taylor House

November 26, 2015 The wonderfully exciting WWO Holly Tour having just been experienced, it was a surprise to see what appears to be a typo of the date given of 1802 for the earliest building of the Harriet Campbell... more »»

Make your appreciation a memorable event

November 26, 2015 I’ve noticed lately that a number of popular phrases have become so overused we no longer think past the words to their meanings. “Have a nice day.” “Take care.” “Not a problem. more »»

More about the Wright homes, and a sneak preview of the Peacock homes

November 19, 2015 Reuben Gridley Wright Home, 233 E. more »»

Night time’s no time for talking

November 19, 2015 Crystal Gayle hit the top of the charts in 1978 when she sang, “You’ve been talkin’ in your sleep. more »»

Another historic Wright house

November 12, 2015 There are some fascinating stories and mysteries about another historic Wright house at 309 E. Main St. more »»

Wacky warnings, silly studies

November 12, 2015 In recent years, the term “lawsuit” has become a driving force in the business world. more »»

Profile of Reuben Gridley Wright House continues series on historic Westfield homes

November 5, 2015 A very large sign in the yard at 233 East Main Street, Westfield, heralds an even larger auction to be held this coming Saturday, Nov. 7, 201. more »»

A look at Westfield native LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway show

November 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Chautauqua County has produced more than its share of people who have come to the top of their fields, in the arts. more »»

Celebrating clutter conquests

November 5, 2015 Years ago, when computers were just coming on the scene, the electronics industry excitedly predicted we would soon do away with the endless stacks of paper necessary to do business in our society. more »»

Westfield’s historic homes include Grace Bedell’s residence

October 29, 2015 “Is the Grace Bedell House still standing in Westfield?” Questions such as this are one of the delightful aspects of being Westfield Historia. more »»

Revisiting a Halloween classic

October 29, 2015 Dear readers, this timely tribute to Halloween was published 26 years ago, the first year Moseyin’ Along appeared. Take a trip back to childhood with me. more »»

Plan A gives way to Plan B

October 22, 2015 When I was in 11th grade, I decided I wanted to go into some area of the medical field. more »»

Carved in stone, laughable lines linger

October 15, 2015 These days, genealogy…. studying one’s ancestral story…has become a fascinating hobby for many folks, a full-time search for others. more »»

Blame it all on Mercury

October 8, 2015 I thought I had a relatively extensive education until last week. That’s when, for the first time, I heard of a fascinating bit of pseudo-science called Mercury retrograde. more »»

Treasure the ordinary things

October 1, 2015 Not long ago, I read a magazine article that struck a chord with me. The author stressed the importance of the ordinary stuff of life. more »»

 
 
 

 

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