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Friday, March 31, 2017

North Carolina Repeals HB2, But it Doesn’t Seem to be Much of a Repeal

Sam Levine is the Associate Politics Editor of The Huffington Post. 
Published here as part of SLE 2017 theme of Social Justice.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) on Thursday signed into law legislation to repeal a controversial law that bars people from using the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity and adds provisions to block nondiscrimination protections. The compromise on HB2, which the House and Senate passed Thursday, was quickly criticized by LGBTQ groups.

“The initiative is not a repeal,” Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, said before the Thursday votes. “It’s doubling down on the discrimination that HB2 exacts ― it’s HB2.0.”

“It doesn’t do anything to better the lives of LGBT North Carolinians,” he continued. HB2 was signed into law last year and led to widespread backlash against the state. The compromise, which was announced late Wednesday and quickly pushed through both chambers of the legislature Thursday, repeals the law but still allows ample room for discrimination.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

With Much Talk of the Repeal of ACA, 2 Big States Push to Protect their People

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4:20 p.m. Thursday
South shoreline -- 31F; forecasted high 40; rain/snow;
North shoreline -- 33F; forecasted high 39; rain/snow;
Institute east of Perry Ave. -- 35F.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1. QUICK CLICK TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE:
Register with Asbury for SLE 2017

2. QUICK CLICK TO GET WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORMS:
Print out (or download, then print); complete the forms**; then return the completed forms to the Asbury Camp & Retreat Center Office in person or by mail: Asbury Camp & Retreat Center,  P.O. Box 218, Silver Lake, NY 14549.

New Push Underway to Secure Dredging for Silver Lake


SILVER LAKE, NY — Dredging has been discussed for a long time at Silver Lake. But now its users and residents are looking to take action.
Problem buildup
Silver Lake is one of the more popular destinations in the area with its recreational offerings and ability to provide a summer getaway for people from other parts of the state. But continued buildup of sediment is becoming a real problem.
“The dredging issue has been on the table since forever,” said Chairman Stan Klein said of the Silver Lake Watershed Commission. He added that Hurricane Agnes in 1972 caused a lot of the problems lake residents are seeing today. “That moved a lot of soil into the inlet and outlet,” Klein said. This buildup in those areas is creating a host of problems for some area residents.
“All the residents and properties in my tract are negatively impacted by persistent lake sediment,” one person wrote in a letter to local officials in December 2016. The letter is made available at silverlakeassociation-wny.orgThe resident added a list of complaints about how the sediment affects their property.

Sun Breaks through Clouds at SLI at 11:30 am for 1st of 3 in Next 6 Days

"April Showers" got a head start on us by appearing during March and sunny days became less regular. This week, three of the next six days will be "mostly sunny" including today, Sunday, and Monday. The temperature at the south shoreline is 39F with a projected high of 43. The temperature at the north shoreline is 40F (feels like 44F) with a projected high of 44. The central Institute stands at 45F at 11:49 a.m.

Letchworth State Park Eyed
For Autism Nature Trail

If you missed THE ANT which aired Thursday, March 30, 2017 between 5:35-5:45 PM on 13WHAM-TV, channel 13 (ABC affiliate) in Rochester, you can now see it by clicking HERE.

Letchworth State Park, NY -- A committee of local volunteers, working in concert with the Open Space Institute (OSI), is developing a plan to build and support a specialized Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park. The committee is led by Western New York residents Gail Serventi, Susan Herrnstein and Loren Penman. Experts from around the country such as well-known autism expert Dr. Temple Grandin have provided insight, and stage, screen and television personality Joe Mantegna has lent his name in support.

The committee is collaborating with the Open Space Institute, a statewide park and land conservation organization which was involved in successfully raising $2.3 million in private dollars for the newly opened Humphrey Nature Center, around which the trail is proposed to be located. All three local leaders were active supporters of that campaign.

"Just as the Humphrey Nature Center is encouraging park exploration and expanding the public's appreciation for our natural world, an Autism Nature Trail would provide these very same benefits, and more, to a community that has been underserved in terms of recreational space and engagement with nature," said Loren Penman.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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30 Years, 10 to 12 feet of Sediment, Taxpayer Pleadings, and Millions of
Tax Dollars Paid, Keeps Falling
On Deaf Political Ears

For some Silver Lake taxpayers, their boating season has been cut in half. For an even larger number, water fun has been curtailed because of dangerous algae blooms. Still others have been cut off from the Lake itself because of a sediment buildup that prevents boats a passageway under bridges and through weeds.

The reverse is also true: lake boaters are prevented from traveling a beautiful and historical section of the Silver Lake Outlet because of the declining waterway. Old timers tell boating stories no longer available to the boating public of today!

Bill Maurer, Prentice Tract Director with the Silver Lake Association, tells Perry Town Supervisor, Jim Brick, in a letter dated this past December 5, 2016: 
"All 18 property lakefront owners in Prentice Tract (Lakeview Dr.) are on the east and south side of the bay at the north end of Silver Lake starting just north of the point extending to the outlet bridge on Walker road. All reside in the Town of Perry.
"Based on a topographical map of the lake dated 1985 which I have in my possession. the bay depth has decreased by up to 10 to 12 feet in some locations. Sediment flow into the bay has impacted our properties as follows:

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Tuesday       9:45a     3:50p
   South shoreline       46 d(F)         43 d(F)
   North shoreline       49 d(F)         46 d(F)
   Institute center      49 d(F)         48 d(F)
Early April Showers continue except for Wednesday (high mid 40s), Sunday (high in low 50s), and Monday (high in mid 50s).

Monday, March 27, 2017

Project Begins to Install Municipal Pump to Eliminate Low Water Pressure

The water project set to fix over two decades of low water pressure near the Charcoal Corral and surrounding areas, is about to begin. Additional pipe can be seen on the side surface of Camp Road. The water system in that area is a cooperative effort between the Town of Castile and the Village of Perry to supply that community area. 

When the original pipe went in, "someone miscalculated the height of the tower in the village, and there is not enough pressure there to meet health department regulations,” said Jeremy DeLyser of the Clark Patterson Lee, planning firm of Rochester. The new pressurized system also needs to be looped back to its source as opposed to dead ending at its most distant point. 

10:30 p.m. Monday
South End of Silver Lake -- 46 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 49 degrees (F);
The Institute -- 48 degrees (F).
7:00 p.m. Monday
South End of Silver Lake -- 52 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 55 degrees (F);
The Institute -- 55 degrees (F).
2:40 p.m. Monday
South End of Silver Lake -- 52.8 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 57 degrees (F);
The Institute -- 56 degrees (F).

Ken and Lisa Schiske have a Good
Reason named Tyler to be Proud

Tyler Schiske (on the right), with Chief Dewey Murrock, was named Pavilion's Firefighter of the Year, during the department's annual dinner at its Fire Hall on Saturday night. Tyler is the son of Ken and Lisa Schiske who are summer residents at SLI on Genesee Ave.
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The Pavilion Volunteer Fire Department's officers for 2017 are: Dewey Murrock, chief, John Weis, 1st assistant chief, Donald Roblee, 2nd assistant chief, Tyler Schiske, Paul Dougherty, Wayne Taylor, captains, Mike Wright and Chad Freeman, lieutenants, Dough Wright, fire police captain, Bill Kegler and Dick Park, safety officers, and Dougherty, Schiske and Taylor are training officers.
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The social officers are: Nick Wright, president, Paul Dougherty, vice president, Bill Carrigan, treasurer, Kathy Wright, recording secretary and Kelly Kraft, financial secretary.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Silver Lake 4:30 p.m. Sunday
North End -- 52 degrees (F), Forecasted High: 53
South End -- 47 degrees (F), Forecasted High: 53

Silver Lake 8:12 a.m. Sunday
North End -- 35 degrees (F), feels like 30; high today 53; Cloudy;
25% to 40% chance of rain during the day,  50% chance of rain tonight.
South End -- 36 degrees (F), feels like 33; high today 52; Cloudy;
Small chance of rain during the day, 80% chance of rain tonight.
The Institute -- 38 degrees (F); (no weather station yet).

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Institute Residents Once Again Can Deduct $5 off SLE Daily Registration

Residents of the Silver Lake Institute who plan to attend the Silver Lake Experience 2017, will be able to deduct $5 off each day of their SLE registration (that's $15 for the 3 paid days). Most residents will be busy helping to keep the programming and logistics moving efficiently and effectively, so the $5 deduction is an acknowledgement of whatever part they played in the success of the upcoming SLE 2017.

While most of the annual franchise fee (occasionally called a tax) that SLI property owners pay goes toward maintenance of the grounds and its historical buildings, a very small percentage is contributed toward bringing the annual programs to the Institute and the community it serves. The Arts Council of Wyoming County, in conjunction with the NYS Legislature and NYS Governor, play a larger and even more essential role in helping us bring the many different types of programming to the Institute and its Lake Community, Perry-Castile Community, and the broader communities of the county and beyond.

'Celebration of Life' Sunday for the
Late Ricky L. Slusser of Silver Lake

Family and friends may call from 12:00-4:00PM on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Perry Fireman's Building on Lake St. at the Perry Park where a celebration of Rick's life will be held. Food will be served, casual dress please. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. See obituary page.
The Weather Channel
RAIN ALERT
For Perry, NY
!Flood Advisory
Rain intensity is Moderate
RAIN START
7:15 AM
EST. PRECIP
< 0.2 IN
WIND
NE 7 MPH
HUMIDITY
94%

Friday, March 24, 2017

SLE Committee Requests Ames Ave.
As Main Footpath for Aug. 10-13

At a recent SLE planning meeting, in a discussion evolving around handicapped issues and accessibilities, the conversation began to emphasize how important it is to communicate that walking is the principle expectation for visitors and participants at SLI and Asbury when changing locations throughout the day. Committee member Greg Franklin suggested that we may want to request Ames Avenue as our central walking area as the safest and most efficient way of moving foot traffic. The suggestion was supported by Committee Member Bob Murphy who included information on the established purpose of Ames Avenue and its historical value as a footpath. Committee member Bill Schaefer made note of the request as Logistics chair. Cleanup of the footpath and identifying it with adequate signage was also brought up as a need.

An Early Start on April Showers

This is the 10-Day Forecast for the South End of Silver Lake.

6:40 p.m. Friday
South End of Silver Lake -- 57 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 59 degrees (F);
The Institute -- 57 degrees (F).

Silver Lake Experience 2017
Now Accepting Registrations

This year's 81 offerings (presentations and workshops) is a  larger program than the SLE of 2015. Consequently, because of the additional options including two optional meals, registration had to become a two-step plan. Participants are able to register online for everything except the workshop/presentations which must be checked off manually on downloadable paper forms. Register and/or get your workshop forms by going to www.silverlakeexperience.org or contacting (585) 237-5262 or email info@asburyuny.org, OR use the 2-Step Quick Click Process below:


1. QUICK CLICK TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE:
Register with Asbury for SLE 2017

2. QUICK CLICK TO GET WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORMS:
Print out (or download, then print); complete the forms**; then return the completed forms to the Asbury Camp & Retreat Center Office in person or by mail: Asbury Camp & Retreat Center,  P.O. Box 218, Silver Lake, NY 14549.
**A Reminder to Silver Lake Institute Residents: SLE Again is Offering a $5 per day discount to All SLI Residents.

NWS Advisory: Freezing Rain

UPDATE: With 35 degrees, the Silver Lake Institute missed the freezing rain. We received no other lake area reports.

Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 5AM EDT FRI UNTIL 11AM EDT FRI ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 AM EDT FRIDAY. * LOCATIONS...WYOMING AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES. * TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING. * HAZARDS...FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS...A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S OVERNIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN MAY RESULT IN SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED SURFACES DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

By Early Thursday Afternoon, Cold Morning Temp's Finally Begin Warmup

Very cold overnight temperatures struggled in their journey to increase to Wednesday's highs. The south end of Silver Lake was still alternating between 27 and 28 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon, but jumped to 30 degrees by 1:40 p.m. The north end of Silver Lake had reached 33 degrees by 1:45 p.m. and 35 degrees by 2:30 p.m. on its treck to a high of 40 today.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:40 a.m. Wednesday 3-22-17
South End of Silver Lake -- 15 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 16 degrees (F);
Silver Lake Institute -- 20 degrees (F).
‘I didn’t want this job. 
I didn’t seek this job. . . 
My wife told me 
           I’m supposed to do this.’
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Silver Lake Experience 2017 is
Now Open for Online Registration

Temperatures for Mid-Afternoon

South End of Silver Lake at 2:40 -- 46 degrees (F)
North End of Silver Lake at 2:40 -- 47 degrees (F)
Institute of Silver Lake at 2:40 -- 79 degrees in direct sun
(east of Perry Ave.) with considerable melting of snow.

The Rev. Vernon French Memoriam

Vern French has passed away. Vern served important roles in the Western NY Conference, and is remembered with love. His service will be on April 1 in New Hampshire. Cards and notes may be sent to his wife Jeanne and family at: Langdon Place, 60 Middle Rd., Dover NH 03820.

Monday, March 20, 2017

SLE Workshops are Previewable,
Registration Opens Late Tuesday

When traveling to the Silver Lake Experience 2017 website, it is now possible to preview the workshops and the daily schedule. Registration, however, will open late on Tuesday evening. The website is silverlakeexperience.org.

Thoughts of Spring ...




Sunday, March 19, 2017

What's Ahead for Official Spring?

MONDAY 3-20-17 --- SPRING EQUINOX‎: ‎March 20, 6:29 A.M. EDT



'Winter' Continues Until Thursday
LAKE SOUTH
Day 1 - Monday - RAIN - High 41; Low 33 (Frozen Mix).
Day 2 - Tuesday - MOSTLY SUNNY - High 42; Low 22 (Snow Showers).
Day 3 - Wednesday - SNOW SHOWERS - High 23; Low 08 (Clear).
Day 4 - Thursday - SUNNY - High 34; Low 28 (Snow Showers)

LAKE NORTH
Day 1 - Monday - RAIN- High 43 - Low 33 (Rain)
Day 2 - Tuesday - RAIN - High 44 - Low 20 (Rain)
Day 3 - Wednesday - CLOUDS/SUN - High 23 - Low 11 (Clear)
Day 4 - Thursday - MOSTLY SUNNY - High 41 - Low 27 (Cloudy).

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday Night . . .

North Cam #1 shot taken at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday 3-18-17
showing wet snow falling.

North Lake Cams are Back in Service; More Cams Considered for Ames Ave.

Faithful watchers of the North Cams already know that the wide stretch of the upper mid-lake area has just returned to viewing service. A private company manages the North Cams and we had made sure they were aware of the outage which has now been eliminated. It is also our hope that the computer switch will result in a more powerful CPU to better accommodate two live streaming cams. Perhaps one day, cable will also contribute to better live action with the North Cams--at least we can hope.

Looking toward the future, a resident of Ames Ave. has offered his cottage as a computer station from which to receive three or four mid-Institute cams covering Ames Ave. north and south, highlighting Stoody Hall at one end and Epworth Hall at the other. This would be particularly useful should Ames Ave. be upgraded in some way to more fully accommodate walking traffic. This is still in the idea stage and has not yet sought Trustee advice and approval.

Winter Readership for Past 2 Weeks

TWO WEEK SUMMARY: Total visitor/readers (both regulars and new) was 415 which averages out to 29.64 per day which is less than last year at this time. We did not use the lawn signs this year.

The Rev. Dr. John Beeson died
This Morning, March 18, 2017

The Wests received a call from Merle Showers saying that John Beeson died this morning at breakfast. Dr. Beeson was a United Methodist Clergyman best known for his service as Buffalo District Superintendent before his retirement. "With heavy hearts we think of Eva and their family and his close friends." Sympathies may be addressed to Eva at: Greenfield Court, 5951 Broadway  Apt 164, Lancaster, NY 14086-9523. See details on Obituary Page: Click HERE.

Post-Saint Pat's Day: Ground Cover of Snow, Cloudy, Light Snow Still Falling

Saturday Morning, 8:40 am and it's been a week of mid-March Winter. Even the two days of melting were surrounded by large plowed mounds of snow and a generally deep ground cover of snow. The temperature at the Institute is a not-so-bad 30F. The official temperature at the South End is 27F with a forecasted high of 37; and the North End is registering at 30F with a projected high of 40. Sunday and Monday: More of the same with slightly warmer temperatures.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Proposal for the Institute:
Turn a Safety Issue into one of Beauty

Ames Ave. Day Dream #1



Ames Ave. Day Dream #2


The question foremost in my mind is whether or not our Ames Ave. could become a Garden Path sponsored by Western New York Nurseries promoting their talents, and we create a panel of Judges to award the top 3 each Season?  Day Dream or Pipe Dream? (There was a time when the Heritage Walkway seemed more of a pipe dream.) Feel free to submit your Day Dreams for Ames Ave. and I will publish them. There are endless ideas throughout the internet.