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 >


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 >


Westfield has a unique charm that, even after living here for years, can sometimes take you completely by surprise. Maybe it’s unexpectedly catching the sunset over Lake Erie as you descend into the village on Rt. 394 from Mayville; or… more >


Most Westfieldians lead unassuming, quiet lives, untouched by fame or notoriety, and that’s been true since its founding. But once in a while fate taps one of ours for eternal posterity. Here are a few of our residents and friends… more >


We bought our historic 1812 home, “The Judge Campbell House” in November 2006, and moved here from Connecticut in April 2007. Finding this town was seemingly a fortunate accident, but we very soon came to believe that it was an… more >


I like Westfield because of the McClurg Museum. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I decided to move here. My first impression when I toured the museum was that Westfield must have a lot going for it because it… more >


I often let my mind take me places just like this when I sat in my car, on sweltering November evenings stuck in L.A. traffic. I dreamt of a picturesque small town, the kind of small town that only exist… more >


I am an architect and until I moved here a few years ago, I was living and working in a summer resort area on Chautauqua Lake. My studio projects consisted primarily of summer homes for people from other parts of… more >


Small towns have always held a particular fascination for me. I grew up in one, attended college in two of them, lived in or near one for most of my working life and, recently, moved to yet another one –… more >