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An amazing story of discovery, part I

November 7, 2012 On an early fall day of Sept. 25, 2010, the Westfield Historian “greymail” trapped what appeared to be a couple of spam or scam messages from the United Kingdom trying to locate someone in Westfiel. more »»

Westfield brickyards and brickmaking history and mystery

October 31, 2012 Recently, a local resident contacted the Westfield Historian’s office asking if there are any records of brickyards in the early history of Westfield because he had found extensive evidence of such... more »»

A Calarco family member reminisces about Anthony’s

October 24, 2012 “Anthony’s” was the subject line on a recent email to the Westfield Historian. more »»

Feedback from readers

October 17, 2012 First, some date and other number typos have been noted. In the BeeLines about “Looking for Grape Belt National Bank, Westfield N.Y. more »»

A metal sign history mystery

October 10, 2012 At 25 E. Main St., Westfield, is Rose Morse’s Parkview Antiques store in one of the older extant buildings in the business district block between N. Portage and Market Street. more »»

Fascinating 1914 photo with handwritten story on the back

October 3, 2012 Several months ago, Village of Westfield Clerk Vince Luce loaned the Westfield Historian several of his photos, which were from around the 1910-1920 time frame, to scan for the historian archives. more »»

Have you ever heard of, or eaten, a heritage fruit called pawpaw?

September 26, 2012 Recently, neighbor, Jay Stratton arrived at my door and asked if I’d ever heard of pawpaws, maybe in an old song, and he sang a snatch. more »»

Requesting readers help to identify a mystery photo postcard, circa 1900

September 12, 2012 In response to a request for photos or photo postcards showing the Grape Belt National Bank of Westfield, 1924-1930, located in the Kent Building/Block at 17 East Main Street, a reader contacted the... more »»

Reader requests Swedish memories and mementos

September 5, 2012 “Do you have any late 1800 maps that might show Swede Road in Brocton, with the names of the land owner?” neighbor Jay Stratton asked. more »»

Remember Pinter’s Restaurant at 5-7 East Main Street?

August 29, 2012 It seems I’m not the only historian who discovers unrelated historical items of interest while researching a topic. Mike Engle, the diner historian, wrote the following in an email on Saturday, Aug. more »»

Local grape history preserved

August 22, 2012 It is always a delight to receive “new” information, photos and ephemera about Westfield’s fascinating history. more »»

Grape Belt National Bank finds and another history mystery

August 15, 2012 In response to a recent BeeLines story, “Looking for Grape Belt National Bank, Westfield N.Y. more »»

Peace Pilgrim

August 8, 2012 As often happens, when researching a particular topic on microfilm of The Westfield Republican, something else “jumps out” to be noted for a future story. more »»

Nuggets of memories gleaned from the 50 years of the Deutsch Meisters

August 1, 2012 As Billie Dibble described in “The Birth of The Deutsch Meisters” Dibble’s Dabbles of Sept. 13, 1990, this beloved band has been “the big attraction at the Firemen’s annual Ox-roast. more »»

The birth of the Deutsch Meisters

August 1, 2012 First published Sept. 13, 1990 “Newly Formed Westfield Band Rehearsal” was the heading of an article which appeared in The Westfield Republican of Sept. more »»

‘Miss Jenny’ meets Tony ‘Bark,’ final person identified in photo of Arnot’s staff

July 25, 2012 Recently, an old photo provided by Donald Bova of North East, Pa. more »»

Buzzings from BeeLines

July 18, 2012 Recently, Kelly Mathews, who was identified on the wait staff of the Bark Grill in a photo taken sometime between 1976 and 1980 showing proprietor Randy Arnot, stopped in at the Westfield Historian... more »»

Looking for Grape Belt National Bank memorabilia

July 11, 2012 In “History of Westfield, New York, 1802-1997, part 1 (1802-1952), Chapter XI Industrial Expansion,” Westfield Historian Dorothy Hopkins Curtis describes the Westfield banks, starting with the Bank... more »»

The diner at the corner of Main and Portage, a history mystery solved

July 4, 2012 Recently, several historian clients sent the Westfield Historian a link for a photo for sale on eBay that was identified as “Circa 1912 Photograph Lunch Diner Portage Main St Viaduct Westfield New... more »»



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