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The roads not taken

October 5, 2016 When I was seven, I read a book about Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It lit a spark in my heart for the fiel. more »»

The Old Lake Road from Shorehaven to Bourne’s Beach on Lake Erie

September 22, 2016 Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a two-part piece. Part 2 will be published in next week’s Republican. more »»

Down but not out

September 22, 2016 As I finished my shower on that Tuesday morning, my thoughts were on the busy day ahead. But in one instant, everything changed. I was half-way out of the shower when my left leg suddenly buckled. more »»

Buzzings from BeeLines

September 14, 2016 Submitted photos Above, The JW&NWGlenEwen shows the 302 at the Glen Ewen stop where, in the 1930s, the trolley would let off hikers and picnickers to go down into Little Chautauqua Creek Gorge at th... more »»

Trolleys, trains, railways, street cars, cable cars, traction cars

September 8, 2016 “But the JW & NW Trolley started way back in 1880’s!” exclaimed the Westfield Historian during a spirited discussion with another presenter at the recent Second Chautauqua History Fair of August 13t... more »»

Eyewitness and member memories of the Seward Guards

August 25, 2016 In a recent BeeLines, the question was asked, “Have you ever heard of the Seward Guards?” And a brief answer was provided as part of the story of finding the location of the Metropolitan Hall in... more »»


August 18, 2016 “Have you ever heard of the Seward Guard?” I asked some local history researchers. “Nope!” was the only repl. more »»


July 27, 2016 Preparations are escalating for the upcoming second Chautauqua County History Fair, August 13 & 14, 2016, at the Chautauqua Suites Convention Center in Mayville. more »»


July 13, 2016 WOW! What a delight to find the following email when I returned from vacation in June! “Subject: 7853 Route 5 Westfield 14787” Message reads in part: “I am the new owner of the home address listed... more »»

Photos lead to a new ‘History Mystery’

May 19, 2016 “Westfield Factory ca. 1915” was the subject line of a recent email to the Westfield Historian last Thursday, May 12, 2016. “Dear Ms Beigh, Please excuse this intrusion. more »»

Always left off the list of names

May 19, 2016 I came across a list the other day and realized once again that I had been passed by. more »»

Memories of Volusia schools; more on its church

May 12, 2016 Thanks to the Breads and Saxton families for providing some photos and memories of school days in Volusia. more »»

From moveable type to electronic images

May 12, 2016 I’ve been an avid fan of books since my first picture book so many, many years ago. And, as I learned to read, I came to know characters from Nancy Drew to Cap. more »»

Information needed on photos of historic fire

May 5, 2016 It didn’t look like any place I’d seen in Westfield, but someone wrote “Maybe Armour Plant Fire?” on the back; it was a sepia-colored panoramic photo with a crease. But now it is missing. more »»

The essence of one-of-a-kind

May 5, 2016 Dear readers: Due to an unfortunate meeting between my right foot and a wall, I am now nursing a collection of broken toes. So to keep the Moseys coming, here’s a Golden Oldie from 2009. more »»

Remembering Volusia and its church

April 28, 2016 “Volusia? Where is that?” Those questions are heard more and more often as the years go by. more »»

The best gift you alone can give

April 28, 2016 Chances are you haven’t been thinking about Christmas lately. There are so many other things to worry about right now…..all the pre-election hoopla, end-of-month bills, vacation plans. more »»

Toward the end of their journey

April 21, 2016 Back in the 1970s and ’80s, I worked at Twinbrook Medical Center in Erie. I ran the lab for the sprawling facility that housed Dr. more »»

Another ‘History Mystery’: Lake Erie Wine Cellars

April 21, 2016 Several years ago, while doing research for a Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt historian, maps were located showing the location of many of the local businesses and buildings associated with the industry. more »»

Early Westfield resident sought gold in California

April 14, 2016 Discovered! Another Westfield pioneer who was a Forty-Niner! While researching Ryan Hardware for a previous BeeLines article, an article headlined, “A Forty-Niner!” on page one of the November 12,... more »»



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