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The typical MLS real estate listing is filled with useful information: square footage, number of bedrooms, asking price, etc. For select commercial properties in Westfield, the Westfield Development Corporation (WDC) offers another piece of information that it’s difficult to put a price on: ideas. Through the WDC’s Property Visioning initiative, the full potential of a listed commercial p...
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There is a rhythm to Saturday mornings in Westfield, centered largely around Moore Park and the Farmers Market. The market, now in its fifth season, has been embraced by Westfield and the greater Chautauqua community and it’s difficult to imagine Saturday mornings without it. It is one more example of what can happen when dedicated volunteers nurture a great idea. The market has grown over...
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The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail is a model of cooperation and, increasingly, a model of innovation as well. Case in point: the newly opened Sensory Winery and Art Gallery just a few miles down Route 20 in Ripley, which features local artists and a fresh take on local wines. Kevin Daughrity, owner/chef at Quincy Cellars (located just across the street) takes his Quality without Question vis...
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The middle of August each year brings the start of the steelhead run in Chautauqua Creek. Steelhead are a species of rainbow trout that live in Lake Erie during the summer then enter its tributary creeks in the Fall, as temperatures and water levels permit, to spawn and hold over until Spring when they return to the lake. Unlike salmon, steelhead can repeat their spawing runs several times durin...
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