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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The SLI Trustee Board Met this Last Saturday Morning, June 4th, Appearing Ready
To Open the Season

Memorial Day 2016 is Over;
For Many it is the Key to Summer

To a large extent, those Memorial Day Picnics, Family Gatherings, Friends Getting Together signals the opening of the Summer Season--particularly when you have an 80+ degree day on which to celebrate it. Of course there is Father's Day and Children's Day upcoming in June, but the next big event that some will see as a kickoff to summer will be July 4th. Silver Lake Institute subscribes to the July 4th weekend as the beginning of their summer and all the events  We will be bringing you the full schedule of events right here so you won't miss out on any!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

In Memory of Richard W. Harrington

1931 -- 2016
Richard W. Harrington, ("Dick"), 85, of Honeoye Falls, NY died at the Hurlbut Nursing Home in Rochester, NY on May 25, 2016. He was born in Akron, NY to Lloyd and Ellen Harrington, and was the third of nine children. He was a United Methodist minister, who served churches most recently in New York state, but also in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He served as Rochester District Superintendent for the Western New York Conference for six years.

From the Weather Channel

Blog Reaches New Readership Record of 4000.15 Over a 30-Day Period

Many thanks to the readers who so faithfully keep returning to the SLI Blog for their local news and weather. Blessings to each of you!

Friday, May 27, 2016

A Fond Farewell to Inga, our Friend;
Inga left at appx. 9 am on June 1 ...

People have asked me what I do with the pictures I take and basically I have said, "I don't know yet." Today the mystery unfolds. I have had many special moments here, made friends with some very special people, and have enjoyed with them, The Dance, that makes up Silver Lake Institute.


I am moving back home to Rochester where I have lived since 1970. I miss it, my long standing friends and I will be rejoining my old church, Unity. I want to extend a going away gift to you, one that has helped me in my darkest hour. 1.800.669.7729 Unity offers positive and affirmative prayers for all people. There is a real human at the end of the line 24/7 every day of the year. The middle of the night is when they receive their largest call volume.

I will always hold you up to the light ~
Inga Songbird

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Only 5 Weeks from Now . . .
Auction - Auction - AUCTION !!

Do you need a grinder? Burts donated one for the auction. How about shopping in antique shops? We have gift certificates for Warsaw as well as the Artisan Village and Yummies. The com-
mittee and particularly Sue Meagan have been working very hard to make this weekend a success. Remember the money from the Auction as well as the Cake Walk will go to Stoody Hall as well as the Park.  We would love more help on that weekend.  Dona-
tions are needed as well as lots and lots of bids. We can use your help on that weekend so call Ed and Terry. Right now we are in Wilmington but will be at the Lake the middle of June. So call 9107936571 or e-mail at: terrycanquilt@gmail.com
Hoping to hear from you and see you soon!            [July 2-3-4]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Josh Rice and a Theatre Arts-in-Education Presentation took place this Past
Thursday at the High School

Eaton-Watson Friday, May 27th from
4-8 pm; Worship Service Saturday,
May 28th at 11 am, Perry High School


With a Special Love and Appreciation for Anita's Gifts and Talents from
The Silver Lake Experience 
to our beloved . . .
Anita Lynn Billings
and to her beloved family and friends

. . . May you now reach
The Most Ultimate Experience
Of Peace and Blessing!

Perry Restaurateur and Community Partner loses her battle with ALS

PERRY, Anita Lynn Saulter Billings was born on December 6, 1958, in Wellsville, NY to Mary Lou (Morehouse) and Donald Saulter.

After meeting the love of her life Bruce Billings, marrying (1977), purchasing a house, and getting a dog, the couple raised three children: Jacquie Billings (Travis Barlow, Perry), Faye Billings, (New Orleans, LA), and Sarah Billings-Doerflinger (Andy Doerflinger, Geneseo). 

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY -- An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for Wednesday, May 25, 2016 for the Long Island, New York Metro, and Western New York regions, effective 11 AM to 11 PM. The pollutant of concern is Ozone. Please visit on.ny.gov/nyaqi for additional information. You may also call the NYS Air Quality Hotline at (800) 535-1345.

Need more info? Let me know and I'll forward detailed info to you.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Neither We nor the Sun are in a Hurry to Leave

Vandalism in Bishop Burt Park

A sad sight for a special community. Ironically, just two hours prior to spotting this, I had decided to carry the Sheriff's Report and Town Report of any and all attacks on private and public property, so that we might be aware and also take preventative steps. Anyone who is abused or has his or her property abused is asked to file a Police Report and then provide a copy to this News Office. (POB 19) gf

Renter-Resident Expresses Concern
Over the Possible Loss of SLI's
'Special Atmosphere'

"Letter to the Editor"
I have had a nagging feeling ever since I read that one of the rules that will be changed in the Silver Lake Institute Handbook is (no more church representation) on the board of trustees. I am not a “religious person” but I am a huge believer. When I first moved to the Institute I felt it was a very special place. I couldn't pinpoint It, I thought It was something in the air, or the energy of the sunlight in the canopies of the trees or the gentle breeze wafting from the lake onto my porch and into my house. I basked in It: It was certain and I could count on It. I let go of need for words to describe it until today, when I reread the SLI Handbook.

Chapter I bottom of paragraph 4
The Camp Meeting trustees were elected on each year for a nine-year term until 1894, when they were divided into three-year classes. At that time, voters were required to be owners of real estate on the grounds, women were made voters, and two-thirds of the elected trustees had to be members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.”

RGE Back at Genesee and Ames,
also Hamline and Ames

Gas Company workers were at it again at the Genesee and Ames intersection (lower right inset), but today they were also attacking the project from Hamline and Ames, where an arrow points to the new opening in the earth and one worker in the midst of it. Even the Bill Woods Heating and Plumbing truck was parked in the area before Noon.

Of Cheektowaga, NY, May 21, 2016. Beloved husband of Joan Griffin; loving father Jenny (Karl) Walker and Chris (Michelle) Griffin; cherished grandfather of five; dearest brother of Mick (Susan) Griffin; also survived by relatives and friends. The family will be present on Friday 5-7PM at the (Hamburg Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (Corner of Rogers Rd. 646-5555) where a Memorial Service and Military Honors will follow at 7PM. Mr. Griffin was an Army veteran.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Get Your 'For Sale' and 'For Rent' info to this News Blog Now; Help Us Find Neighbors who Enjoy SLI and its Programs

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Where's the Sun? 'Mostly Sunny Day'
Winds Up as Total Cloudy Day

Another excellent day for yard work. No sun makes it mild enough for no jacket and cool enough to work that garden or lawn.

SLI News Blog Captures 'dot.com'
Insuring More People Find Us

We are happy to announce that along with our silverlakeinstitute.ORG url name, we have been able to capture a companion url name, silverlakeinstitute.COM. Holding the two dominant online endings will insure that more people who start out to locate us online will be more apt to find us. Considering the number of "Silver Lakes" and even "Silver Lake Institutes" across the country, we are very fortunate to have landed these two distinct names on the internet.

We had hoped to land the shorter version of the name--SLI--but both SLI.com and SLI.org were already taken by other companies. We have also landed the silverlakeexperience.COM url name and will plan to attach it to the current silverlakeexperience.org, thereby expanding the possibilities of "The Silver Lake Experience" being found online. All-in-all, it's been a good day for cornering the market!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

For Sale on the Silver Lake Institute's
main street: Perry Ave. corner Monroe

9 Perry Avenue (front), Silver Lake Institute Grounds
(Faces Perry Avenue to the East and sits on the corner of Monroe Ave. which goes right down to the Lake on the West)

9 Perry Avenue (back), Silver Lake Institute Grounds
  • $63,900
  • 2 bd, 1 ba, 861 sq ft,  4,356 sq ft lot

8 Fillmore Ave is a house in Silver Lake, NY 14549. This 1,005 square foot house sits on a 2,013 square foot lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This property was built in 1900 and last sold for $28,000. The closest school is Gilead Christian School. Nearby restaurants include 4S Theatre & Restaurant Inc, Charcoal Corral and Hole In the Wall Restaurant. This address can also be written as 8 Fillmore Avenue, Silver Lake, New York 14549.

'Handbook' Page is Most Read Page
on SLI Blog for the Last 2 Weeks

At the time of this writing, the SLI Handbook has not been updated yet and the Legal Committee has not yet met about the update. That apparently has not held back interest in the do's and don't's of the "Rule Book." 

SLI became an independent, non-profit organization on Feb. 2, 2016, and the Handbook was scheduled to be updated. A special effort was made not to complicate the transition nor to change the basic makeup of the organization in its day to day operations. 

The principle difference will be in the makeup of the Board of Trustees. The new Board will be made up of all property owners (no more church representation) in addition to a few extra Trustee seats. 

The Nominations Committee has prepared a full slate of Trustees for the Annual Meeting. The new seats on the Board of Trustees will be elected on that second Saturday of July at 2 p.m. in Epworth Hall, bordered by Perry Ave., Janes Ave., and Chapman Ave.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Look What's Coming our Way . . .
Starting Wednesday . . .

Less Than 1 Week Left in May,
Here are 5 Important Reminders of
What's Coming Up and What Help we Need

To Trim or Not to Trim,
That is the Question;
A Tree Permit Says Yes; otherwise, No

From a distance, it appeared that Koziel's Tree Service was doing some trimming work in Bishop Burt Park. I made my way over there only to discover that the equipment had been parked there but no one was with it. So at this point, "To Trim or Not to Trim" remains the question.

Reminder: All work on trees located within the bounds of SLI, require a Tree Permit. Available Mondays at the office from 3 to 5 pm. or catch Dan Dake during the week.

RGE Workers Return to Corner
Ames and Genesee

Workers had their equipment back on Genesee and Ames Ave. where the large hole remains. It is obvious they are unable to finish it up until something else gets done. This time their work took them under the white picket fence of Dorothy and Clarence Clark's front yard. They worked all morning up until about 1 pm this afternoon when they headed back down Genesee towards Lakeview.

Today with Bright Sunshine We are
Exactly 2 Weeks from Memorial Day

There's something about reaching the milestone of Memorial Day Weekend that fills our expectations with hope and excitement. While being no guarantee of warmer weather,  it is accepted as such. The opening of some closed-for-the-winter venues seems to confirm the beginning of almost dependable warmth.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spring Takes a Day of Vacation:
Freeze Warning Issued for
Wyoming County Tonight


The temperature at 4:25 pm today (Sunday) is 43 degrees (F) but the wind chill is making it feel quite a bit colder. We are experiencing on-and-off-again light snow flurries which melt seconds after landing. The temperature at 11:55 pm today is 36 degrees (F). At 2:30 am, the temperature remains at 36 degrees (F).

UPDATE:  8:20 am -- It appears that the temperature did not dip below 36F on the SLI grounds. From where I stand, I see no immediate signs of frost having developed. At this hour it is 41F outside my window in the shade. It is 45F in Warsaw and 39F om Geneseo at 8:25.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Committee Agrees that Roof Rainwater Drains must be Re-Directed Around
Epworth and Aimed Downhill

Pictured above is the farmost back of Epworth Hall with its several emergency exists. Drain pipes #1 and #2 take all of the water from the East side of the roof and attempt to drain it to the higher ground behind Epworth. This ultimately assures that it certainly will return to Epworth. The proposal is to extend the drains (#1 along the east wall southward to a point where the water would flow naturally downward and not back into the building). Drain #2 would travel along the south wall northward until a point where its natural flow would completely miss Epworth. The French Drain (#3) is designed to accommodate slow water seepage from the natural incline of the hill and drain it to the storm drain. It is not designed for a rush of water such as from the roof or a flash flood condition.
Thursday's High Temp: 82F

Additions to Wednesday's Collage . . .

23 Perry Ave., diagonally across from Hedding.

31 Hamline Ave. near corner of Janes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

74 Degrees, Bright Sun--Great Day
For a Trip around our Campus

Photo 1 and 2 -- Tom Adams waves to the camera as he is shown hard at work on one of his rental properties.
Photo 3 -- Bill and Kathy's home receiving a needed expansion for the job of being grandparents. One of the contractor's workers observes the camera.
Photo 4 -- Charley Nonnenberg's previous place shows much activity lately and we look forward to meeting the new owners.
Photo 5 -- We are looking lakeward on Genesee St. and the RGE vehicle is working on what appears to be the hookup at the intersection of Genesee and Carlton.
Photo 6 -- Shows us the downed tree on Derbin as we observe it from Monroe Ave.
Photo 7 -- Shows what appears to be the removal of a tree on Chapman Ave. as one first enters the Institute Grounds. That first cottage on the left (as you enter) used to be occupied many years ago by the Rev. Bob Jones and his wife Helen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Oh the Delight of Longer Days
Photo taken from our SLI Lake Cams on 5-10-16 at 8:10 p.m. (gf)

'Myths of Silver Lake' Presentation to be held Saturday, May 14 at Koinonia Inn

This Saturday at 9:00 a.m., the "Myths of Silver Lake" Presentation will be presented at Koinonia Inn by Perry Village Trustee Eleanor Jacobs and Silver Lake Association Water Quality Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Frank Bright and Kelly Paganelli. This program is free, but leaders request an R.S.V.P. to emmerson_mark@yahoo.com "ASAP" if you do plan to attend.

Lake-Wide Yard Sale Free Advertising Deadline Moved from May 1 to June 5

to be a part of this big event!
The deadline has been extended
to June 5th to have your yard sale
be listed in our wide and free advertising!

If you’d like your address included on the
comprehensive list of participants, please email it by June 5th to:

or send a note to: P.O. Box 281, Silver Lake, NY 14549

Epworth Committee Sets Season Goals

Epworth Hall is pictured prior to the
stained glass memorial window 
and the current entrance ramp.
Additional window fans and reflective shades will be among the improvements for 2016 along with continued use of the basement dehumidifiers and the upgrading and repairing of the remaining windows. Committee members were updated on the roof which has roof tiles curling. It was recommended that running exhaust fans during the heat of the day could lessen further damage to the roof. 

Although the dampness in the basement is being controlled by the dehumidifiers, it was observed that the drain pipes from the roof are in the wrong position for diverting rain water around Epworth instead of the position they are currently in which feeds rain water back into Epworth. We look forward to a solid proposal of diverting water away from the building by our next meeting.

The Committee is working hard at getting the current chairs at Epworth replaced with more comfortable seating. We are looking into the possibility of this being a memorial gift.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Board Takes Action To Begin Slowing
Down Drivers on Lakeview Avenue

The SLI Trustee Board has agreed to add more speed bumps to Lakeview Ave., along with passageways for walkers and baby strollers. They will be installed where there is a fire hydrant, tree, or fence so drivers cannot reasonably pull around them. Additional Stop Signs will be installed with sleeves so they can be removed during the winter.  President Bill Schaefer volunteered to contact the Sheriff's Office to issue some tickets, where appropriate, to drivers caught either speeding or not stopping at stop signs. It was noted that most of the traffic infringements are done by non-residents.

Track Director Jill Knitter announced that annual Directories will be delivered beginning next weekend and starting at the Saturday morning Breakfast at Stoody.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Trustee Board Meets Tomorrow Morning (Saturday) at 10 am at Hoag

Wesley Ave. corner Lakeview Ave.
The Monthly Board Meeting, which is always an open meeting particularly for the residents, is in Hoag Memorial Museum meeting room at 10 am followed by a brief meeting of the Nominations Committee. Then at 1:00 pm, the Epworth Hall Committee will meet at Epworth Hall for their first meeting of the new Season. 

New SLI Independent Legal Status
Brings about New Trustee Board
To be Elected this July 9, 2016

February 2, 2016, the Silver Lake Institute went from being an entity of the United Methodist Church, to an independent non-profit organization under the laws of the State of New York. It happened in the State Supreme Court located in Warsaw, N.Y., after three years of long negotiations with the Trustees of the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. At times, their approach presented tremendous challenges to the SLI Legal Committee, but in time, they were all overcome.

Under the jurisdiction of the Church, SLI's Board of Trustees was made up of 50% representatives from the Annual Conference, and 50% representation from the property owners. This July, the SLI will elect its first full Trustee Board made up of 100% property owners with no further connection with the Church other than an informal, warm and cooperative friendship with Asbury Camp & Retreat Center. The land that Camp Asbury sits on is no longer within the bounds of the Silver Lake Institute but remains in its rich history.

At last year's August Election of Officers, Rev. Greg Franklin resigned his position as Treasurer of SLI, so the office of Treasurer would not be standing empty in mid-year when the legal separation took place. Greg has served for 10 years as an SLI Trustee, elected by the Annual Conference. His Trustee seat was eliminated with the legal separation in February as was the seat of Jim Blythe.

Because there are ample people running for the new SLI Trustee Board this July, Greg has decided to take time off as a Trustee thereby giving him more time to put into other projects such as the Daily Independent News Blog of SLI (6 years old this month), and his ongoing responsibilities as SLI Chaplain and member of the Worship Committee, Legal Committee, Epworth Hall Committee, and Informal Communica-tions Group.

Remember to join your friends and neighbors for the Annual Property/Cottage Owners Meeting held the second Saturday of July usually at 2 p.m. in Epworth Hall. Come to be a part of our 2016 Transition Year and the election of our all-new Trustee Board.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2nd Trunk Falls with a Thud,
While Pulled by Rope Lines;
Little Pine Spared by Inches

Wednesday was a day of sawing, preparations, and grounding of the second tree to be removed at 3917 Ames Ave. in addition to hauling away large and smaller sections of tree trunk, and general cleanup of the site. A favorite little pine tree was unscathed as the massive hardwood dented the soil with tremendous power.

SLA Seeks Greater 'Bond' and
Working Relationship with SLI

The Silver Lake Association (SLA) Water  Quality Committee will be presenting a Water Quality pledge initiative at their May Board of Trustees Meeting. It is also planned that they will speak at the Annual SLI cottage owners meeting in early afternoon, the second Saturday of July at Epworth Hall.

The SLA has reached out to the Silver Lake Institute to explore ways to collaborate and support each others' programs. An informal meeting between the two organizations took place late last Fall. "We welcome the open communication and look forward to strengthening our bond. Bruce Penman volunteered to represent SLI on the SLA Water Quality Committee." 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

RGE Work on New Gas
Supply Line Moving Ahead

Since the new supply line is complete along Lakeview Ave., there is now good progress in the work of connecting up as many cottages as possible. Cottage owners must be at home to have their "new" gas line, and in some cases new meters, turned on by RGE. An official update may become available at this Saturday's monthly Trustee meeting. gf

1st Tree Down, 2nd Tree Trunk
'to Go' After Very Busy Tuesday

Shown above (left) on this early Tuesday evening, May 3, 2016 is what is left of the second tree being removed in the side yard of 3917 Ames Ave. (corner Haven). On the right are some of the larger supply branches which extended from the main trunk of the second tree which are not yet loaded for removal. The first tree is already removed. Tonight, Ames Ave. appears to be in a traffic jam with equipment trucks and neighbor's vehicles parked there for what appears to be the lumberjacks' last day of work on Wednesday.

Monday, May 2, 2016

2 Trees Encroaching into Hoffner's Ames Ave. Cottage Start Coming Down Today

Monday morning, May 2, 2016 from Haven Ave. in the foreground.

With SLI Tree Removal Permit "in hand," work began Monday afternoon, May 2, 2016 -- The gray house on the right used to be the last house on Haven Ave. until previous owners purchased Haven Ave., dead-ending Haven and causing the gray house's location to be known as Janes Ave. which runs on the other side. Haven used to continue on across Janes Ave.

"From the top, down..." Monday afternoon, May 2, 2016

This chipper-grinder is parked on Haven Ave. temporarily cutting off Ames.

The backhoe-lift (above, left) is parked on the property of the first house on Haven, well known for its unfinished decor. Its job will be to haul heavy logs over to the truck which will haul them away. The photo on the right was taken from my living room chair looking out the window to view the high-lift cage arriving from "out of the sky" to "visit me;" more like simply rearranging its positioning.

Sunday, May 1, 2016