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Sunday, April 30, 2017

LRP to Seek Approval of 2 Arbors at This Saturday's May 6 Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the SLI Board of Trustees will take place this coming Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Hoag Memorial Meeting Room. Please dress warmly and bring a sweater or blanket. 

Greg Franklin has been asked to serve as the Long Range Planning (LRP) Committee's spokesperson by Chair Bob Cook in order to present the LRP's proposal for one arbor to be located at each end of the Ames Avenue Footpath. At $300 per Arbor, LRP already has commitment of funds for the purchase of the first Arbor and hopes to reach the total before Season Opening July 1.

This year's goal is to have both Arbors in place in time for the Silver Lake Experience 2017, August 10-13th.

Anyone interested in giving toward the purchase of an Arbor may do so by labeling your envelope and/or your check with the word "Arbor" and either delivering it at Saturday's meeting or mailing it to SLI, POB 20, Silver Lake NY 14549-0020.

SLI Trustee Board has 2 Current Openings for July 8th Election

The SLI Board of Trustees are seeking two persons who will serve as Trustees on the Board beginning with the election scheduled for the Annual Meeting on July 8, 2017, 11 am at Epworth Hall. Persons interested in serving should contact Nominations Chair, Lance Seeber; or Board President, Bill Schaefer, as soon as possible. Persons interested may call the office -- 585-237-6639 -- and leave a message; or email silverlakeinstitute@frontier.com. If there are no immediate respondents, the Nominations Committee will begin a search process. As always, there will be an opportunity to nominate any property owner from the floor of the Annual Meeting as preparation for the election.

Silver Lake Temps at 9:00 a.m.
SLI: 43; North: 40; South: 37;
Earlier Storms Moved East

4--7:00 pm
3--6:20 pm
2--11:00 am
In spite of the clear Radar, the forecast is still Thundershowers.
1--9:00 am
Clouds and Thundershowers moving from West to East;
Sunday Highs--North: 67; South: 63
Forecast--Thundershowers Today and Tonight

Disagreements, Misunderstandings Must be Cleared Up, Resolved Before the Start of this Valuable Season

People have to report anonymously to avoid retribution from the executive board. We have heard for the last 15 years at the so called board meetings there was never a nay when voting on any issue against the excutive board. That's why the board members are hand-picked. No democracy here.
In 2007, as a clergy WNY Conference member, I was asked if I would be willing to become a member of the SLI Trustee Board in a then-empty Conference-representative slot. As pastor of the Perry UM Church at the time, I agreed to take on the added responsibility. After six months, I was asked if I would allow my name to be run in the Nominations Report of the Conference so I could be elected to a slot of my own on the SLI Trustee Board. I agreed and was elected to a 3-year term.

Not long after that, I was asked to serve as SLI Chaplain, and the following August was asked to run for the Trustee Board election to the position of Treasurer. The Trustee Board elected me as Treasurer in more than one election cycle. I retired from the full time ministry in 2009 (for health reasons) and wound up putting all of my efforts into my work in the Silver Lake Institute.

Throughout my 31 years in ministry, I had served on several different Boards including the Orleans County Commissioners Public Advisory Board, and served on a number of Ministerial Association Boards in various counties. I was President of the Orchard Park Ministries Board of Directors for seven years. I mention this background in order to say that by the time I began serving on the SLI Trustee Board, I found the SLI Trustee Board to be run appropriately and in good alignment with Roberts Rules of Order.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

New 'Report-a-Concern' Tab Describes How to Publish a Report Either Confidentially or Anonymously

Some folks are hesitant to get involved in the issues of the Institute. Others are more than eager to express all that they believe is wrong with things. Some want others to know who it is that is raising an issue, announcing an idea, or raising a complaint. Others prefer that problems and concerns get taken of without anyone knowing how it came to be or which persons were involved in bringing it to light.

Our latest addition to the Institute and Asbury side of the Lake is a page that describes how a resident, friend or visitor of the East Side of the Lake can report what they believe to be a deficiency, concern, or problem that they observe on the grounds or in and around both the publicly and privately owned buildings on the grounds. Best of all, it can be done by way of a choice of method:

(1) Publicly listing your name in the Comment Section which follows each article, then describing your concern; (2) Clicking the "Anonymous" button in the Comment Section to file a report without the use of your name; (3) Confidentially emailing the Editor/ Publisher about your concern so that if he has questions about the location or description of your concern, he can get back in touch with you for clarification if necessary. Your name and email do NOT get used but remain confidentially with the Editor/Publisher until the issue is resolved.

Look for the "Report-A-Concern" tab in the SLI section of links in the above Menu, or click HERE to go right there now.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Proposals Brought to Official Board Should Contain Funding Source
and Maintenance Plan

Ideas for developing, beautifying, or maintaining the SLI grounds can be expressed to the Board of Trustees in many different ways, but ultimately, the idea or proposal will need to be assigned to one of the Board's committees which deal with that area of concern. The News Blog is one way of getting an idea made public so it can be discussed by anyone with an interest in it either way (pro or con). Committees help to coordinate ideas to avoid duplication of ideas or efforts.

Committees also serve to provide the proper form that a proposal needs to be in to be submitted to the Board. There are two basic forms that an idea can be proposed to the Board. 

The First way to submit a proposal is in theory or in principle. In other words, does the Board go along with the idea as being an idea which fits SLI and the SLI grounds? Decisions by the Board made in theory or in principle do not impart authority to begin a project. 

The Second way to submit a proposal to the Board is a concrete proposal. In order to be a concrete proposal, it must contain at least five parts--(1) sufficient detail to answer most questions about it; (2) between one and three quotes for the cost of implementing and completing the project; (3) who will serve as project manager with authority to implement the plan and follow it to completion? (4) a source and/or plan for funding the project; and (5) a plan and/or funding for continuing maintenance.

Anything less than a concrete proposal is a recipe for ignored, unfinished and under-maintained projects. My preference is to utilize the committees for testing something in principle and always presenting the Board with concrete proposals.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Not an Endorsement
Not an Endorsement
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To go to their website, click HERE.

Possible Thundershowers

Radar 8:35 pm EDT

Silver Lake Temps at 2:30 p.m.
SLI: 84; North: 80; South: 76

Mostly Sunny Today; Thunderstorms Possible from Early Evening on;
Friday Mostly Sunny with Highs about 10 degrees cooler

LRP to Recommend 2 Arbors to May 6 Meeting: 1 on the North and South Entrances to Ames Ave. Footpath

In a flurry of pre-season emails between members of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRP), it appears that a consensus has already been reached with regard to the pedestrian walkway known as the Ames Ave. Footpath. In an email dated April 27th at 12:30 p.m., chairperson Bob Cook summarized the opinions of those emailing him which was that it was agreed that the LRP has definitely taken on the Ames Ave. project and definitely would like one wide arbor, at least five feet/four inches, at both entrances to Ames Ave. (north or Park end, and south or Epworth end).

The white-painted cedar arbors will serve as an attractive invitation to a healthful walk up and down Ames Ave. when walking north or south for relaxation, exercise, or to get to and from Epworth Hall, the Asbury facilities, or even the Charcoal Corral. This walkway will become more and more attractive and beautiful as time goes on, donations mount, and physical contributions take place. There are already several commitments of funds going toward the two arbor fees of $300 each. Mr. Cook asked Greg Franklin to be spokespersons for the Committee at the May 6th meeting since he will be in Albany visiting family.

An exchange of Comments from April 25th LRP article:

Greg your neighborhood thinks that's a terrific vision you have for Ames Avenue footpath with arches and flowers. We are lucky to have a talented groundsman that could accomplish that whole project to you're specifications.
  1. Thank you for your positive response to this particular vision for the walking path. I am open to many opinions as to how to modify the vision, how to develop it, and how to maintain it. Sometimes, not always, the power of volunteer love is superior to simply assigning additional duties to one's current job responsibilities. I would love to hear more input on this subject.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Watch Millions of Crabs
Invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

From Our ABC News Feed

LRPC Leaning Toward Adoption
Of Ames Avenue as a Project

In an email dated April 22, 2017, resident Greg Franklin wrote to individual members of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) to poll them about Ames Avenue becoming an official LRPC project. "My purpose in writing is to ask if the Long Range Planning Committee is the place for this seed to be planted," he wrote.

"We really do need to get people away from the path of cars and trucks at the most curvy and dangerous portion of Perry Avenue. Now that I have the full view of walkers on Perry Avenue, I have personally seen the very dangerous conditions and even close calls--especially when two cars in both directions encounter walkers," Mr. Franklin continued.

Although I am immensely enthused about the Pedestrian Walkway, I am only one person among many. We need each other and each others' ideas and thoughts," Mr. Franklin concluded. Within less than 48 hours he had positive responses from four of the six persons to whom he had written indicating they would support the project becoming an official LRPC project.

The full text of the email follows under "Read More."

Silver Lake Temps at 12:00 Noon
North: 54; South: 51; SLI: 59

Highs--North: 64; South: 61; SLI: 67
Cloudy; Chance of Rain

Monday, April 24, 2017

Truck Collides with Car

Click on - http://abcnews.go.com/International/video/truck-colliding-car-caught-dashcam-46984022

DEC Announces Statewide 2017 Earth Day Activities for Weeklong Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day all week with DEC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will commemorate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day with DEC-sponsored events around the state from April 22 through April 29, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. The earth-friendly activities include multiple opportunities for New Yorkers to connect with nature by hiking, observing wildlife, planting trees, and learning about the importance of protecting the environment.

Current Customers of the Silver Lake Water District will Automatically be Connected to New Water System

Silver Lake Water District customers received a "Newsletter" dated March 21, 2017, in their last water bill. It seemed to be explaining what water customers were going to have to do in order to be hooked into the new pressurized water system and it seemed to involve a whole new connection between the road right-of-way and our individual buildings, homes, or cottages. Something didn't seem quite right about that since we already had a water connection in good working order.

So it was time to place a call to our man, Jake Koch, of the Town of Castile Water/Sewer Department to see if he could provide clarity--which he did without hesitation nor confusion. Mr. Koch indicated that current customers probably should not have been sent that particular "Newsletter" because it was describing the procedures that new/future customers were going to have to do in order to begin receiving water service from the new system. 

As for the current water customers, there is nothing that we have to do in this process. We will begin receiving higher pressurized water when the system is completed and implemented without having to do anything. That means no applications, no white flags, no inspections, no running new pipe between the road right-of-way and the privately owned buildings. The only thing we need to be aware of is that our water will rush more forcefully through our pipes and into our sinks. It sounds like it will be possible to turn the value only part way open in order to get an adequate force of pressure with the new system.

Thank you, Town of Castile Board and Water Department! We are really looking forward to this! Any additional questions may also be directed to Jake Koch at (585) 727-2569.

Silver Lake Temps at 9:30 a.m.
North: 44; South: 43; SLI: 46

High for Monday: 60 and Forecast is Sunny;
High for Tuesday: 59 with 70% chance of Rain

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Michael Kelly Retires
From Long Legal Practice

Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly made no big issue about his retirement, but simply submitted it in the form of a letter to the Castile Town Board. The letter and his retirement were disclosed at the Board meeting of April 12, 2017. Following that rather short-lived announcement, the next agenda item was his replacement. Perry Attorney Devon Kelly was appointed as Town of Castile's legal counsel, taking the job that his father, Michael, had previously held prior to his retirement.

Mr. Kelly had his office on Lake Street in Perry and made his home in Warsaw with his late wife, Sharon A. (nee Kearney) Kelly, who passed March 1 just days after knee surgery.

In Memoriam

June Rowsam Morin

Pastor's Wife
June's first husband, Rev. Robert H. Rowsam, who was a much beloved pastor in the Western NY Conference. Among his appointments, he was founding pastor of Aldersgate UMC in Rochester, 1955-1962; at the time of his death in 1974, he was Rochester District Superintendent.

Teacher's aide at BOCES Special Education School.
Librarian at Colgate Rochester Divinity School.
Founder of a support group for newly widowed persons titled "Today's Widow."

Silver Lake Temps at 5:45 p.m.
South: 64; North: 64; SLI: 80 direct sun

Beautiful Warm Sunny Day all Day;
Monday: Mostly Sunny; Almost as Warm

Silver Lake Temps at 12:30 p.m.
South: 51; North: 59; SLI: 71 in sun

Highs for Today: South: 61; North: 73; SLI: 75
No Rain, No Wind, No Clouds, Just Full Sun
Screen Captures between 1:00 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.;
Click on Photos to Enlarge them.

School Bus Stop at Perry and Haven Avenues More Dangerous at 20 mph

For all the private roads in the Silver Lake Institute, the Speed Limit is simple. It's 15 mph. But look at the potpourri we have on our public roads that both surround the Institute and plow through the center of it. Chapman is 25 mph. Camp and Walker are 30 mph. 

Here's one for the books: Perry Ave.--going South--is 15 mph. Perry Ave.--going North--is 20 mph. Now add 5 to 10 mph onto the Perry Ave. speed limits to get the actual speed of vehicles. This does not take into account those who are clearly traveling much faster and those not stopping at stop signs.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

SL Trail Feasibility Study on Perry Main Street Assn. Agenda this Wednesday

The Perry Main Street Association invites all who are interested to join them at the Arts Council building, 31 S. Main St., for their Spring Meeting this Wednesday, April 26th at 7 pm. The agenda will include: () Silver Lake Trail Feasibility Study, () NY Main St. Grant Update, () Letchworth Gateway Villages, and () News from other groups and more. For more information, visit www.iloveperryny.com or email questions@ iloveperryny.com.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Silver Lake Temps at 10:40 am
North: 57; South: 55; SLI: 59

Silver Lake South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . Courtesy of Silver Lake Marine
Silver Lake Northshore
Silver Lake Southshore

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Full Time Job Opportunity at Asbury Announced by UNY United Methodists

See Classified Ads (tab above) under "Help Wanted"

From The Daily News: Relationship between Government and Public is
Topic of upcoming SLA meeting

Fog Lift is Slow

This image is from 10:23 a.m. at the SLI shoreline. The fog also extends up the hill well into the Institute grounds although length of visibility has increased.

This image, courtesy of Silver Lake Marine, came in at 10:18 a.m. and the fog still surrounds the lake.

Thick morning fog began lifting shortly after sunrise but persisted well after mid morning as this 8:55 a.m. SLI shoreline image above shows. SL south temp 39 (due point also 39); SL north temp 43. Institute temp 44.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Memoriam

Condolences are extended to the family and friends of Rev. Jonathan W. Smith who passed away on April 17th at the age of 66.  Rev. Smith was the former pastor at Sardinia UMC. Visitation will be Friday, April 21 from 4-8 pm at Norman E. Gannon & Sons Funeral Home, 1075 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family for the service to be held at the Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 North Buffalo St., Orchard Park on Saturday, April 22 at 10 am. Charitable donations may be made to Ride for Roswell.  His obituary can be seen here.

Price Reduction

Boat Hoist - Reduced - See Classifieds (Misc. For Sale)

DEC Announces Next Round of Community Air Screen Program
To Test Local Air Quality

The next round of statewide Community Air Screen program is accepting applications, Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. The program partners with community groups to conduct air quality surveillance. Applications to participate in the program will be accepted until May 19.

"DEC launched the Community Air Screen program in 2012 and it is bolstering our work both by helping us better understand air quality concern in neighborhoods across the State and helping residents' better understand the work we do," said DEC Commissioner Seggos. "The Community Air Screen program is empowering environmentally conscious New Yorkers to get involved in improving the air quality in their communities."

The program enables local community groups and residents to take air samples in neighborhoods across the State to help identify and address local air quality concerns. DEC will analyze the samples for possible air pollutants.

Creamy Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

Click HERE to Watch and Hear Video Preparation
Click HERE to Watch Non-Verbal Video Prep with Music

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Village of Perry Approves Silver Lake
Dredging Project; Testing has Begun

. . . Photos Courtesy of Silver Lake Association
Workers are shown doing the testing that precedes the dredging work of the Silver Lake outlet and northern shore.

7-Day Forecast



Monday, April 17, 2017

SLI Board President Responds to Concerns of Anonymous Readers

A "News.blog" serves at least two purposes. (1) To convey the news of the day, and (2) To provide the readers an opportunity to respond to that news. This News.blog offers that opportunity at the end of each and every article (even weather articles!).  I wish to thank those readers who participated in the short series of anonymous readers' comments between April 11th and 12th. As Publisher, I appreciate any and all comments, and I also appreciated our Board President taking an interest in our people's concerns, even if anonymous.

To read the original posting and the comments, click on the following link to be taken there:  http://silverlakeinstitute.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-reminder-and-appreciation-for.html. Bill's comment is based on these previous comments from the above story (and link):

Bill Schaefer
First of all, I thank you for your candid response. I have been president of the board for the past two years and my efforts to make the activities of the board transparent seem to have fallen short. Every year we have four vacancies on the board and this year is no different. Every year we welcome nominations of candidates who are willing to work with the community and work with the board to oversee the business of the Silver Lake Institute. We always welcome nominations prior to and at the annual cottage owners meetings. The membership of the board has always been at the discretion of the cottage owners through their votes. We are always looking for members of the institute to get involved both on the board and on committees. If you are so inclined to get involved, please contact me at 585-737-8522.
On an additional note, I have been very very proud of the hard work and accomplishments of the SLI Board of Trustees. Many of them spend long hours making sure projects and issues are addressed so that the Institute runs smoothly and so that we maintain our 501C3 status. If anyone believes we have missed an important issue that needs to be addressed, again, please contact me and I will bring it to the board for the attention it deserves.
Bill Schaefer

SLA is Slated to Host 5 Guest Speakers in 1 Hour at their May 13th Meeting

Silver Lake Association reported that 23 members gathered on 
April 8th at the Perry-Warsaw Airport for their April 
meeting which was their first of this year.
. . . Photo Courtesy of SL Association 

The SLA May 13th meeting will have guest speakers Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator; Frank Bright, SUNY Distinguished Professor (SLA WQ Chairperson); Jacquie Billings Barlow, Village of Perry Trustee; Brittney Roggers, Watercraft Inspection Program Leader, NY Sea Grant; and John Whitney, District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The presentation is titled “Planning, Funding, and Executing Public Projects: A Discussion with Government Agencies and Community Groups about Silver Lake, NY.” All interested members are welcome to attend. The presentation begins at 9 am and will last about one hour. The meeting will be held at The Club on Silver Lake Restaurant (second floor).

Ed Hulme General Contracting Joins
SLE 2017 as its 13th Gold Sponsor

Ed Hulme Inc., a third generation family- and locally-owned business, has joined the 2017 Silver Lake Experience as its 13th Gold Sponsor. Hulme has been in operation for over 50 years. The Silver Lake Experience 2017 Committee is thrilled to welcome Holme General Contracting to its family of Gold Sponsors for this year's event August 10-13. Registration is now open at http://silverlakeexperience.org.

In years past, the company was owned and operated by William Hulme under "Hulme Construction." After Bill's unfortunate passing in 1976, his son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Jeannie Hulme took on managing the business and remain active participants in its daily operations. Ed's son Jason began learning the business as a toddler over 30 years ago and is now an experienced jobsite superintendent with solid expertise in project management. Jason's wife, Michelle Hulme, is the company bookkeeper and office manager.

Employing 20 people, Ed Hulme Inc. is well-known and respected in our local communities. Besides family members, many of its staff have been on board for 5 years or more, which means consistent and experienced work crews with skills and talents in excavating, carpentry, concrete, and trucking. (Website http://www.edhulmeinc.com/); 17 East Buffalo Street, Warsaw; 585-786-5880.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wrapping Up Easter 2017

62 F at 8:30 p.m.  - Courtesy S/L Marine

62F at 8:45 p.m. - Courtesy S/L Institute

MTP: Full Politics and Pulpit Panel: Can Church Ever Be Separated from State?

Left to Right: Saperstein, Hummel, Jakes, Moderator Chuck Todd
Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor JoAnn Hummel and Rabbi David Saperstein join Chuck Todd for a special discussion about the role of religious leaders during a period of heightened political rhetoric. Made Available from Meet the Press, NBC; click HERE for the full episode.
Silver Lake South End Sunday through Saturday
66F at 2:45 p.m.

Silver Lake Northeast End Sunday through Saturday
66F at 2:45 p.m.

Silver Lake Institute East of Perry Ave. -- 72 at 2:45 p.m.
No Forecast Available.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Vigil or ...
Spring on Haven Ave., SLI

UN to Cut Food Aid for Nigeria
Crisis as Funding Falls Short

SLE 2017 Theme of Social Justice
Food aid will be cut for more than a million hungry Nigerians affected by Boko Haram's insurgency if promised funding from the international community doesn't arrive, according to a United Nations official. Peter Lundberg, the deputy U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, wrote in the French newspaper Le Monde that just 15 percent of the U.N. aid appeal for one of the world's worst humanitarian crises has been received. Over the next six months, $242 million is needed to help 1.8 million people, he said.
"Without sufficient financing, the World Food Program will have to reduce its vital support," he wrote Friday. A half-million children in northeast Nigeria are suffering from severe malnutrition, Lundberg said. "Without treatment, one in five will die," he said. WFP's Nigeria office did not respond to a request for more details on what aid would be cut and when.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Latest Marina, Waterfront Waiting List

MARINA                               DATE OF     INSTITUTE
   1    Gary Fee                     6/22/06    6958 Wesley 
   2    David and Rosemary Hyland   12/09/06    44 Thompson
   3    Elizabeth Lewis/
                   Thomas Saunders   1/17/07    12 Hamline
   4    John Polland                 9/10/07    18 Hamline
   5    Dean Chapman                 3/31/15    3919 Janes  

7:53 a.m. Temperatures followed by Forecasted High
South End - 36F - 57F - Mostly Cloudy
North End - 40F - 58F - Light Rain until 2:00, then Sunshine
Institute east of Perry Ave. - 39F - Weather: Sunshine

Courtesy of Silver Lake Marine
9:12 a.m. South End - 47F; Forecasted: 57F

Thursday, April 13, 2017

SLI Cost Estimates Now In for this
Season's Work on Roads, Drainage

As previously announced, there are three road projects this season and one major drainage project that were approved. Paving is slated for (1) Fowler Ave., and paving/repair for trouble spots on the portion of (2) Embury around Stoody Hall. One major fix for a troublesome "bump" in the road is planned for (3) Wesley Ave. near Perry Ave.  Two paving projects are currently approved for 2018: West Embury from Lakeview to Park Ave., and Thompson from Wesley north to just beyond Wolcotts'.

The drainage project is to fill the hazardous Perry Ave. open ditch from Wesley north to Monroe on the east side of Perry Ave. (Perry Ave. is our only public road within the bounds of the Institute.) The Town of Castile will do all excavation work, provide all the labor, stone and top fill. The Institute would only be required to supply the drainage pipe at a cost of $2,928.00.

SLI Fallen Leaves Policy;
Some Have Not Heard

Those present at the April meeting of the SLI Trustees this month, heard the old familiar information about what to do with the many fallen leaves each Fall, some or many of which remain until Springtime. As a property owner in the Institute, you are not required to rake leaves; although not raking might create unhappy neighbors and unhappy flowers trying to find the sun. If you do rake your leaves, there is only one way to get them picked up and taken to the dump by the Institute and that is when they are bagged in leaf bags and sitting in the front of the property where one would normally place garbage bags.

SLI does not have a street vacuum as some of our neighboring communities do. Loose leaves should never be piled between the sidewalk and the street unless that area is being used as a staging area for loading the leaves and taking them to the dump by the property owner. The same rule applies to leaves never being piled in the street unless the street is being used as a staging area for loading the leaves and taking them to the dump by the property owner. If you have placed leaves in one or both of these positions, you must appear to be doing the work of eliminating them, and that work must be completed by day's end or the leaves must be taken back onto your property. Anyone being paid to rake leaves needs to be thoroughly informed of these rules.

Trump threatens to Undermine ACA
To get Democrats to Negotiate

Since the failure of the GOP health care bill in the House nearly three weeks ago, President Donald Trump has suggested letting Obamacare explode to bring Democrats to the negotiating table. Now, he’s threatening to push the detonator, reports ABC News. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Trump suggested the federal government would hold back key subsidy payments made to health insurers offering insurance to low-income Americans.
“Obamacare is dead next month if it doesn’t get that money,” Trump said. “I haven’t made my viewpoint clear yet. I don’t want people to get hurt.” The payments are at the center of an ongoing legal battle between the previous administration and House Republicans, who argue the payments were made improperly without congressional approval. The Obama administration filed an appeal to a federal judge’s ruling in favor of House Republicans, which Republicans extended after the inauguration. To stop the payments, which the government is still making, the Trump administration would simply have to drop the appeal.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lighter Later; 8 p.m.

Silver Lake Institute Shoreline at 8 pm 4-12-17
Taken at 5:30 p.m., courtesy Silver Lake Marine
5:45 p.m. - South End - 43F; Forecasted High: 49;
5:45 p.m. - North End - 46F; Forecasted High: 47;
5:45 p.m. - Institute east of Perry Ave. - 49F
Rain forecasted for early evening.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Developing Sports Skills through Sports Camps; other Camps Available Such as Music, Teen, NTS, Family

Click HERE for More INFO and also to REGISTER
Including Music Camp and others

Monday, April 10, 2017

Want to Help Build Up the
2017 SL Fireworks Fund?

Preparations are well underway for another great display from the Club on Silver Lake pier Monday, July 3 at 10 p.m. It takes support from the Silver Lake Community to make such a spectacular display happen. The show started in 1999 with continued thanks to the community for its support. Please send your donation, payable to Silver lake Fireworks Fund, to: Lorraine Sturm, 7851 Route 39, Perry, NY 14530.
6:38 p.m. - South End - SL Marine - 74F
6:40 p.m. - North End - Perry shoreline - 75F
6:42 p.m. - S/L Institute center - 76F

New York Becomes Only State
To Offer Free Four-Year College

Gov. Cuomo and Sen. Sanders Unveil Free College Tuition Plan

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night. The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next three years, starting with full coverage of four-year college tuition this fall for students whose families make less than $100,000. The income cap will increase to $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 in 2019.
While states like California and Georgia have comprehensive grant and scholarship programs for four-year college as well, New York's is the nation's only truly universal program — with no requirements other than residency and income, and no caps on the amount of residents who can receive full tuition.
"With this budget, New York has the nation's first accessible college program. It's a different model," said Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday in a statement. "Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can't afford it."

The "Straight Line" Walking Path
was a Feature throughout SLI History; Let's Give the Footpath a New Heyday

For 81 years, there were no "Through Traffic" roads in the Silver Lake Institute. For the first 16 years, there was no motor traffic at all and it was a fully gated community. Back in the mid 1950s, Perry Ave., the widest of all Institute streets, was extended through the west end of Burt Park, crossed Genesee, and widened the old Kingsley Ave. footpath (after removing an abandoned cottage) to accommodate the width of the new county road as it wound its way south and east, crossing Ames Ave. and ending at Chapman Road, just about a car-length east of where Ames Ave. entered Chapman. That little strip of Ames became the driveway for the corner house and Ames no longer crossed directly over Chapman into the Camp Grounds as it had since the 1880s.

Many of the roads in the Institute have changed over time. Some were extended as more ground was added to the Institute, while others were shortened and dead-ended, usually to create larger lots, while other streets were completely eliminated or became private drives. The one thing that never changed over the 145-year history, was the ability to walk a straight line all the way from Camp Road over to one block south of Chapman Road. One could start at Camp and Perry and walk unhindered (after the horses and wagons were done delivering their loads to the cottages) down the length of Perry where it stopped at Embury Ave. 

After crossing Embury one began their walk on what was known as the Promenade as it made a straight line path through what was originally known as "Auditorium Park," now Burt Park. When reaching the end of the Promenade, one would cross Genesee Ave. and enter the most famous road of them all for many years--Ames Ave.  This exclusive footpath took one through the residential area, past the front of Epworth Hall, crossed Chapman Road, entered Palestine Ave., later known as Prospect Ave. where one reached the last big historical building of the Institute--the Hall of Philosophy, later known as Epworth Inn. It is the hope of both historians and of future planners of the Institute, to keep the straight line walk from Camp to beyond Chapman totally open for walkers now and in upcoming generations.

Click on "read more" to see three photos of Ames Ave. in its heyday.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday Headlines

Egypt state media: Blast wounds people outside Alexandria church where Coptic pope had earlier celebrated Palm Sunday

Pope Francis on Sunday decried a deadly attack on a Coptic church in Egypt during Palm Sunday celebrations, just weeks before
 his planned visit to Cairo

Christians in the Holy Land are celebrating Palm Sunday, 
the start of the Holy Week that leads up to Easter

In what has become an annual tradition for Pope Francis , the pontiff marked Holy Thursday by washing the feet of 12 inmates in a Rome prison. Francis traveled to Rebibbia Prison today to celebrate the Mass of 
Our Lord’s Supper with inmates. During the liturgy, 
he washed the feet of 12 inmates

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The SLI Store Makes Another
One Day Appearance

The SLI Store returns Saturday, July 1st ONLY from Noon to 5 p.m. at Hoag Gallery, located on Wesley Avenue, corner of Lakeview. The inventory will include:

  • Garbage stickers
  • Flares for Ring of Fire
  • SLA memberships and directories
  • SLE registration
  • SLI & SLE logo apparel and gifts
  • Golf tournament registration
  • July 9th chicken BBQ tickets
  • SLE Volunteer sign-up

Just a Reminder and Appreciation for Those who Work behind the Scenes

Bill Schaefer reminded us in this Spring's Epworthian (SLI) Newsletter that the Trustee Board is made up of an all-volunteer force made up of all its committees when they gather together monthly for open and public meetings. These selfless folks are elected by the members of the Silver Lake Institute. The voting members are the property owners who have chosen to live in this unique "artsy" community and also those who have inherited property here. 

These are the committees that make up the Board and their chairpersons: Executive - Bill Schaefer; Finance - Pete Mairs; Grounds - Craig Bateman; Waterfront - open; Worship - Don Weaver; Program - Julie Hoffner; Legal - Pete Mairs; Stoody Hall - Linda Mairs/Kathy Schaefer; Epworth Hall - Sharon Pratt; Hoag Gallery - Linda Franke; Long Range Planning - Bob Cook.

Never Too Early to be Eager for
Silver Lake and the Summer

The brightest sunshine of many months came flooding into my living room window between 8 and 9 o'clock a.m. on this Saturday morning. The sun keeps rising more and more directly opposite my cottage. The thought crossed my mind that this type of morning is one much like those where I had to keep moving to make it time for breakfast at Stoody Hall. Looking through my other living room windows and seeing the last remnants of snow on the yellow cottage's roof over on Genesee also reminded me that it is still early in this year's season.

Looking around the room, I was drawn to the happy appearances of my Ivy and my Spider [plants] as they eagerly drank in the sunshine. Equally outstanding however, were the piles of papers related to this year's income tax preparation which will soon be over. No matter how eager I may be for the return of friends and neighbors in our closely knit artsy community, I have to admit there are still many preparations to be completed before July 1st. Reality often strikes even in the middle of some of the finest memories and day dreams. So ... it's back to work. See you all "soon"!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Senate's 'Nuclear Option' Blows Up Senate Rules, Gorsuch Confirmed

NBC News Photo
The old Senate Rule of requiring 60 votes to confirm a Supreme Court Justice, served to ensure that a more mainstream judge, acceptable to both political parties, would be nominated and confirmed. Eliminating that rule today, the Senate ensured that Judge Gorsuch and all future candidates would be political in nature, requiring only a simple majority to confirm them, and not requiring any votes from the opposition party. The Senate clearly wanted a judge right of center, and deemed Judge Merrick Garland as too much in the center by not even taking the time to consider him. President Obama had nominated Garland because of his center position so as to please some of both parties as opposed to pleasing only one party such as happened with Gorsuch, notably more politically to the right of center.

Asad to U.S.: 'You are Part of the
Dirty War Against Our People'

Asad showed his warped sense of right and wrong today by calling the U.S.'s attack against some of Asad's inanimate possessions as "dirty war" with no words of distress over his own actions of killing human beings of all ages and sizes using internationally illegal chemical weapons where people suffer through a choking type of death. The response by the United States to Asad's use of chemical weapons was measured, appropriate, and humane, especially when compared to Asad's most inhumane treatment of his own people.

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to their lifeless bodies. Then Abdel Hameed Alyousef took them to a mass grave where 22 members of his family were being buried. Each branch of the clan got its own trench.

Cold Today But Not for Long; Saturday: 47F, Sunday: 67F, Monday: 75F

South End Current Temp: 29; Forecasted High: 32
North End Current Temp: 31; Forecasted High: 34
Institute center Current Temp: 38

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Update: Winter Snow Advisory
Now Expires at 10 am; Snow Not
Even Covering the Ground by 5 am

Roads Remain Wet, Needed No Plowing; 
Snow clinging to Tree Bark and Roofs


Thursday: Tornato Weather Well South and East of Us; Light Rain for WNY

Flood Watch for WNY through Saturday

South End--Thunderstorms; High/Low: 48F / 39F; At 9:36 a.m.: 45F
North End--Periods of Rain; High/Low: 53F / 34F; At 9:37 a.m.: 47F
Institute at 9:38 a.m.: 48F

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Special Guest, Jen Chapin, Addresses Hunger as Part of Social Justice Theme

Jen Chapin
One of the special guests at the 2017 Silver Lake Experience is Jen Chapin and the Jen Chapin Trio. Jen is the daughter of the famous folk singer, the late Harry Chapin of "Cats in the Cradle" fame. Her trio will perform Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:30pm. As part of this year's theme of Social Justice, Jen will also lead two workshops on Friday. In one, she will lead a workshop on “The HOWs and WHYs of Hunger: Why now is the time for the Food Justice Movement.” In the other, she will do an interactive workshop, “Music and Social Action: Can a Song Make a Difference?”  More information available at the SLE 2017 website, silverlakeexperience.org.

Wednesday: Beautiful Sunny, Mild, Spring Day in Silver Lake Community

Snap Shots taken at 5:00 p.m.
(5:25 p.m.--47F--South End (S/L Marine)
(5:29 p.m.--51F--North End (S/L in Perry)
(5:30 p.m.--63F--(S/L Institute center)
One forecast said Clouds & Sun; Another said Rain (no rain)

Flood Watch Thursday thru Saturday

National Weather Service Buffalo NY - 1100 AM EDT Wed Apr 5 2017.x
Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-
Ontario-Southern Erie--Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina,
Rochester, Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Orchard
Park, and Springville.