This journal will be updated regularly with Chautauqua Creek steelhead fishing conditions, photos and videos.  Please submit your Chautauqua creek fishing photos and we’ll be sure to add them to our journal and steelhead photo gallery. You can read more… more >


The following series appeared on in the weblog written by Lenore Skomal, Gut Check: Making Simple Sense Out of Life, and is adapted here with permission. Learn more about Ms. Skomal at her website or find her on Facebook. June 18,… more >


These are planning days…in these last few days before the summer season kicks into full swing we offer a glance at what the season can hold for Westfield residents and visitors alike. We encourage you to follow the links and… more >


The Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market in Westfield is open again for its thirteenth season. Cross Roads draws thousands of regional tourists and locals each year to provide a powerful marketing tool for the county as well as drawing… more >


Old meets new in some striking ways at Patterson Library. The mix of tradition and new technology is both wonderful and endlessly fascinating. It keeps us on our toes trying to keep up with change and supplying new demands, yet… more >


The Barcelona Lighthouse is just one of many lighthouses dotting the shores of Lake Erie, but if you ask Ann and Bruce Mulkin, it’s the best one by far. Perhaps they are slightly biased; after all, they own the lighthouse… more >


A former Westfield roadside attraction is attracting some newfound attention these days. Under new ownership, the Theater Motel is tapping into the rhythm of the Westfield community to grow its business. Special rates and packages that coincide with local festivals… more >


One Sunday morning, in March of 1964, I met Bruce Underwood. Bruce’s father owned the Ellery General Store, which was at least five miles from everything. As we drank a soda together, we talked about the opportunity for someone to… more >


People rarely achieve success alone. While an individual may accept the accolades alone on center stage, behind the scenes is an unseen support network that helped make that achievement possible. Likewise, Fred and Beverly Higginbotham take tremendous pride and satisfaction… more >


Once upon a time, Main Street America was the hub of activity for small towns and villages across America. You could find just about anything you needed on Main Street – doctor, lawyer, accountant, movie theatre, and a good diner… more >