Country Woods Country Store and Antiques

Country Woods Country Store and Antiques

Contributing Writer Katie Smith Early in November Sharon Tibbitts will celebrate 30 years as the owner/operator Country Woods Country Store and Antiques. During those years Sharon has shared countless cups of coffee with her customers at Country Woods, learned about multiple decorating styles and home décor needs and made more friends than she can count. […]

HireTheHelp.Com

HireTheHelp.Com

Contributing Writer Katie Smith The story behind HireTheHelp.com reflects the passion Michele (Mickie) Muirhead brings to her company and the variety of experiences she has had. A friend of Mickie’s broke her arm and persuaded Mickie to step in and help her run her cleaning business. Mickie discovered she loved the work and, even when […]

Choosing to Choose

Choosing to Choose

Since an early age we are all faced with choices. To move ahead in life we need to make decisions. Some are easy – what to wear, what to have for dinner, what movie to choose – and the consequences of making the wrong choices aren’t severe. Most of us have survived showing up over […]

One of our Own: Justin Hanft

One of our Own: Justin Hanft

Article Contributed by Katie Smith The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Dream It Do It project couldn’t ask for a better cheerleader than Justin Hanft. Born in the southern tier, Justin moved to Chautauqua as a toddler and attended Bemus Point Schools. He is a proud 2004 graduate of Maple Grove Junior Senior […]

MEDICARE – History of and What to Review

MEDICARE – History of and What to Review

Article Contributed by Katie Smith Medicare has provided health insurance to America’s senior population for more than 40 years but the actual idea of a national health care system was first proposed in 1912 by Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy’s cousin FDR continued to champion this cause by including health insurance language in his plan for Social […]

3C’s Catering

3C’s Catering

Article Contributed by Katie Smith To anyone meeting Robert Cross, owner and operator of 3Cs Catering, it is clear he loves what he does. When asked how he came into the catering business he laughs and shares … “I always liked to eat, and I liked to eat a lot… I figured out at an […]

Painting Unlimited

Painting Unlimited

Article Contributed by Katie Smith Prompt, precise painting since 1981 – that’s what Steve Latone of Painting Unlimited offers area businesses and homeowners. “Our family always had rental property, I’ve been painting since I was in 8th grade” Latone related, “so it only made sense, after high school, to continue doing what I could do […]

Stone And Outdoor Living Center

Stone And Outdoor Living Center

Article Contributed by Katie Smith Every homeowner interested in unusual upgrades or one of a kind home décor needs to know an address: 4320 Bayview Rd., Bemus Point. This is where they will find Stone Outdoor and Living Center – a retail center specializing in quarry cuts from across the country, man made stone products […]

Off The Beaten Path Bookstore

Off The Beaten Path Bookstore

Article Contributed by Katie Smith Over the course of this summer the mother daughter team of Judy and Katie Gustafson made their lifelong dream of owning and operating a bookstore come true. On August 15, 2016 Judy Gustafson and her daughter Katie became the owners and operators of Off the Beaten Path, the bookstore in […]

Bemus Point Fall Festival

Bemus Point Fall Festival

Article Contributed by Katie Smith If you didn’t make enough trips to Bemus Point over the summer to shop, eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere, the merchants in the village invite you back to celebrate one more time! Bemus Point merchants are holding their 8th annual Fall Festival September 16 to 18. The village will […]