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Westfield had faith in Miss Emma Piehl

April 11, 2012 This article first published April 5, 1984: As National Library Week approaches, it is fitting that Westfield people should remember Miss Emma Piehl who served the community so well for 52 year. more »»

Lookin’ Back 04/05/12

April 11, 2012 By the late Virginia Calhoun TO: April 6, 1892 There were 40 students registered in the primary department of Sherman School. • • • • • A heavy shower settled the roads and started the grass. more »»

New history mystery needs readers’ assistance to solve

April 4, 2012 The Westfield Historian Office at 3 East Main Street was “hopping” with interesting new/old items and information during the week of March 19. more »»

The story of Westfield’s first air mail flight

April 4, 2012 This article first published March 29, 1984: In February of 1928 the Westfield Chamber of Commerce met to discuss ways and means to provide an airport for Westfield. more »»

Lookin’ Back 03/29/12

April 4, 2012 By the late Virginia Calhoun TO: March 3, 1897 At the meeting of the Sherman Town Board, the subject of a sage was discussed and finally referred to a committee consisting of Supervisor Edmunds, Tow... more »»

History of the YMCA in Westfield

March 28, 2012 Among the stack of newspaper clippings recently donated to the Westfield Historian was a photo-postcard showing the Y.M.C.A. Westfield, N.Y., that was included in the C.R. more »»

31 East Main Street was hardware store address for 125 years

March 28, 2012 This article first published March 22, 1984: We are happy to see that the store at 31 E. Main St. is being renovated after the January fire (in 1984) and will soon be ready for some new occupan. more »»

Lookin’ Back 03/22/12

March 28, 2012 TO: March 18, 1927 By the late Virginia Calhoun F.W. Miller’s grocery store advertised Quick Naptha Soap Chips, pkg. 20 cents; None Such Mincemeat, pkg. more »»

History of Drovers’ Inn, Home, Rest at 309 East Main Street in Westfield

March 21, 2012 Some of the best history stories for BeeLines come from readers’ and historian clients’ requests for information about one of our local historic treasures. more »»

A student writes about the Westfield of 1839

March 21, 2012 This article first published Feb. 21, 1985: Recently Vincent Martonis, Historian for the Town of Hanover, shared with me a most interesting letter. more »»

Lookin’ Back 03/15/12

March 21, 2012 TO: March 1927: Sunday night about 10 o’clock, fire broke out at the Curtis house on Sumerfield Avenue in Chautauqua, and spread rapidly. more »»

More World War II remembrances — the Turkovich family

March 14, 2012 Do you remember the large World War II Honor Roll sign that was displayed in Moore Park from 1942 through 1945? The Westfield Republican of Sept. more »»

Westfield’s Business Men’s Association was a lively group

March 14, 2012 First published March 8, 1984: Westfield’s Business Men’s Association was a lively group about 70 years ago (in 1984). more »»

By request, Ottaway Park history information

March 7, 2012 “Where can I get information about Ottaway Park, when it opened and why?” This question in various forms has been asked of the Westfield Historian, and most recently at the Westfield Village Board... more »»

Westfield was quite a busy place in 1876

March 7, 2012 This article first published Fe. more »»

Remembering the fruit processing factories in Westfield

February 29, 2012 When Jay Stratton was puzzling about the demise of the currant farms in Westfield, he suggested that perhaps the closing of the last factory to process currants may have sounded the death knell. more »»

Westfield got rid of a bad Main Street

February 29, 2012 First published Jan. 31, 1985: Prior to the summer of 1921 Westfield was known as far away as France for its bad Main Street as well as for its grape juic. more »»

Lookin’ Back 02/23/12

February 29, 2012 TO: July 1977 I decided to bring a bit of Clymer news this week. more »»

Reader responses to recent BeeLines stories, photos

February 22, 2012 First, please accept our huge “Thank you” to the many emails, phone calls and snail mails that have arrived at the offices of the Westfield Historian and Westfield Republican in response to recent... more »»



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