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Fredonia, NY 14063
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Lakewood NY 14750
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Chautauqua County Real Estate News and Notes

Portage Pie Celebrates Pi Day

     Sometimes you just need pie. On a snowy day that had led Governor Cuomo to declare a state of emergency, I headed down to Portage Pies in Westfield NY for their annual "Pi Day" celebration. In mathematics, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  Because 3.14 is an approximate equivalent of Pi, March 14 is called Pi Day.Portage Pies is located at 42 Portage Street in the Village of Westfield, NY
Cooling racks at Portage Pie Westfield NY

 



     
    

   


     Opening the doors and stepping out of the cold I was greeted by the warmth and aroma from the kitchen. They were giving out slices of pie and coffee, but most customers seemed intent on picking up a whole pie. I had a coffee, a bit of my usual pecan pie, and caught up with three generations the Thayer family who own and operate this little slice of heaven.  

Raisa, Jack Jr., Al, Connie, and Jack Sr.Connie Thayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portage Pie is not just Chautauqua County famous:  they've been featured in the PBS Documentary A Few Good Pies Places (Video here), The Buffalo news, blogs, and have customers from all over the country who go out of their way to get their hands on these delicious pies.

     Portage Pies is currently open Wed-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 11am-2pm (or until sold out).  Visit them online at their website, Facebooktwitter, by phone at  (716) 232-4036, or stop in at 42 North Portage St.

     Portage Pie is just one of countless reasons that Chautauqua County is such a great place to live.  At Howard Hanna Holt we are going to be spending more time pointing out local businesses, attractions and hotspots.  Have a favorite place/spot/event that you feel deserves attention?  Email us or send a message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #feelslikehome.

     Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate is a family owned business and is the leading Real Estate Brokerage in Chautauqua County, with offices in Fredonia, Lakewood, and Mayville serving Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie Counties.  It is a franchise of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  . With 270 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD their more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. 

Writer Contact Nick Holt

LaPaglia Awarded REALTOR of the Year!

     At its annual installation banquet, the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors announced Anne LaPaglia as 2016 Realtor of the Year.

Anne LaPaglia CCBR 2016 Realtor of the Year

“It was a total surprise to me,” said LaPaglia,a 27 year veteran in the industry and Broker Associate with Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate. “Knowing that I was recognized by my peers for my hard work and the ethical way I run my business means everything to me! It is an honor to be recognized for something I love to do. ”

The REALTOR of the Year is selected by members of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of REALTORs, which makes its decision based on criteria set by the National Association of Realtors. The recipient must reflect the core values and ethical principals of the national organization.

 

“Anne is an active member of the community and a valuable member of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors,” said Dennis Pezzimenti, CCBR Board President. “We’re lucky to have her as part of our family.”

He also noted that LaPaglia was selected because she is community minded and always willing to lend a hand. Anne has recently been awarded the Best of the Best Award, which rewards the top 2% of agents nationally by Realty Alliance, was recognized as part of REALTRENDS “Best Real Estate Agents In America Awards” and has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer.  LaPaglia also sits on the CCBR Board of Directors and serves as Secretary.

"It is fantastic that Anne has been recognized by the Board or REALTORS for her hard work," said Steve Holt, Vice President of Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate. "Anne's' customers enjoy working with her. They know she always puts their interest first!"

       
 Anne is the 6th member of Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate to win the award.  From left to right, Doug Hooper, Diana Holt, Sandy Haines, Steve Holt, Anne LaPaglia (Matt Wroda, not pictured).


     Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate is a family owned business and is the leading Real Estate Brokerage in Chautauqua County, with offices in Fredonia, Lakewood, and Mayville serving Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie Counties.  It is a franchise of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  . With 270 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD their more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. 

Chautauqua Trick or Treat Hours

Here are dates and times for trick or treating in our Western NY communities.

October 30th  
Sheridan 3-5 pm

October 31st
Ashville 6-8 pm
Bemus Point 6-8 pm
Brocton 5:30-7 pm
Cassadaga 5-7 pm
Dunkirk 4-8 pm
Ellicottville 6-8 pm
Falconer 5:30-7 pm
Forestville 6-8 pm
Fredonia: 4-7 pm *7pm curfew
Frewsburg 6-8 pm
Gowanda 5:30-7:30 pm
Jamestown 6-8 pm
Lakewood 6-8 pm
Mayville 5-7 pm
North Harmony 5-7 pm
Randolph 6-7:30 pm
Silver Creek 5-7 pm
Sinclairville 5-7 pm
South Dayton 5-8 pm

Have a safe and happy Halloween.
Chautauqua County Trick or Treat Times

Writer Contact Nick Holt

10 Chautauqua County Hunting Properties

            Chautauqua County is known for being a great area for hunting.  With bow season just kicking off over the weekend, we thought it would be helpful to focus on some hunting property that is on the market.  We've also put together a quick page with our WNY hunting properties.

Camps
3206 CLYMER-SHERMAN RD
            This 29.7 acre is an outdoor haven.  This camp has numerous treestands and feed plots around the property, and black bear, whites tail, and turkey are frequent visitors.  Outbuilding have well, septic, and underground electric.  ATV trails run throughout the property, there is a bass stocked pond, and even 100 trees tapped for maple syrup.  Listed at just under 90k check out this great property for lovers of the outdoors. 

4880 Rte 764880 TreeStand
36 acre hunting property and camp.  Several tree stands in place.  Cabin has electric, propane heat, well, and septic.  Barn for storage and toys, ATV trails throughout property.

Acreage
Wilbur Road, Dunkirk NY
Over 34 acres of vacant land.

Johnson Road, Sinclairville NY
14.9 acres with 9 wooded acres with small stream.  An established driveway leads way for potential campsite.

Ellicott Road Fredonia
Roughly 28 secluded acres, teeming with wildlife.  Primarily wooded, with clearing near road.

1275 Big Tree-Sugar Grove Rd
Wooded acreage with small stream and updated tree-stand. Could be used as private hunting camp with 12 x 24 Cabin built in 2010 and updated this year in early 2016. Gated entrance with electric at the road.

Stockton-Cassadaga Road
Just down the road from the Marden E Cobb waterway, this 49 acre parcel is mostly wetlands, with a 8 acre buildable area by the road.

Homes with Hunting
8213 Ravlin Hill
Far more of a homestead than a strictly hunting properly, this 3000+ square foot, 4 bed, 2 bath sits on 117 acres the majority of which are wooded.  The property is also conveniently situated by Peak ‘n Peak for skiers and golfers, and by the snowmobile trails.

4587 Parker Road
Parker Road Westfield
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home situated on a picturesque 52.9 acres, with a finished basement and attached two-car garage, has free gas.  f you enjoy outdoor recreation, this is truly a dream come true! You can keep your horses in one of the two barns located on the property. Enjoy riding the trails and seeing the grounds with two ponds or scenic wooded areas and treestands without ever leaving your property.  The acreage is rich with game as many of the trophies around the fireplace were taken on the property.

4600 Fluvanna-Townline Road
Beautiful log cabin home sits back of the road on a 72 acre lot (35 wooded) with creek and waterfall.  Large three car garage, wood burning fireplaces perfect for a year-round home or a hunter’s paradise.

 

Here is a NYS Hunting Season guide

For more information on licensing, seasons, public land for hunting, and more visit the state DEC site.

Writer Contact Nick Holt

Fall Home Improvement Projects

Fall Home Improvement ProjectsFall is here, and while the smell of grapes in the air might make you want to sit back and relax, there are a few pieces of home maintenance you should get done before that harsh WNY winter.  Here’s a quick list from our great Chautauqua REALTORS:

Clean the gutters and drainage areas-  Clogged gutters are an enormous cause of ice buildup on your roof.  You can wait until most of the leaves have fallen, but you do not want to wait until the snow comes.  Make sure they’re secure and replace problem areas.

Paint your home exterior-  With low humidity and temperatures it is a great time to paint.  Check for any areas where paint is bubbling, cracking, or chipping.

Winterize your lawnmowers and yard tools-  Gas will degrade sitting for a few months, so either run it dry or add fuel stabilizer to your gas and any spare gas (run it for awhile to be sure stabilizer reaches your carburetor.

Get your winter tools ready- Make sure that snow blower is up and running, get shovels etc, somewhere they are easily reachable.

Drain and dry exterior water fixtures- Drain and put away the hose and clear any exterior water lines, frozen pipes can do real damage.

Get the garden ready-  Now is the time to plant bulbs for next spring, additionally it’s a good time to divide and move perennials.

Inspect and Maintain Furnaces and Fireplaces-  Make sure that your heating system is ready to go and safe for when you’ll need it.  Great time to change filters and have them serviced.

Caulk and Seal Windows and Doors-  A little draft can make a big difference in your heating bills, make sure they are airtight.

Finally enjoy the colors and the outdoors, Winter is coming.

Writer Contact Nick Holt

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