____G. Franklin, Editor & Publisher __ ___ _https://www.SilverLakeDailyNewsletter.com................(585) 493 4003___.._ ___ Email: SLDN@mail.com
THIS IS THE OLD AND ORIGINAL SITE OF THE SILVER LAKE DAILY NEWSLETTER (SLDN) OF WNY. IF YOU GET HUNG UP ON A CODE GLITCH: --- (1) TO RETURN TO THE BEGINNING (LATEST NEWS), CLICK ON: "HOME."
(2) TO VIEW THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE COLUMNS (IF THEY ARE MISSING), CLICK ON: "COLUMNS." --- (3) TO GO TO THE PASSWORD PRIVATE PAGE(S), CLICK ON "SLI RESIDENTS."

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Proposed Motion for Possible Use
At this Saturday's SLI Board Meeting
Returning Ames Av.to Pedestrian Use

UPDATE -- The following motion was not placed on the Board agenda, following a hearing of residents' concerns. #1 of the motion will have to be modified to include residents' concerns and accommodate their needs.

A motion is being provided early for study by Board Members and Visitors for possible use by any Board member who may wish to propose it as his or her own, as is, or after amended:

SLI Monthly Board Meeting this Saturday with Resident Input

Elected members of the SLI Trustee Board will gather at the Hoag Art Gallery this Saturday, along with interested members of the community for their monthly business meeting. Some of the business will be around preparations for the SLI Season which begins in just four short weeks.

Two items of old business bound to come up include the recommendation from LRP that the Board purchase the two remaining historical markers for Burt Park, the first one having been purchased by the Kraft family in memory of Lorraine. The other being an update on Ames Ave. and permission to post "Ames Ave. is for Pedestrians Only" signs for this year while other plans and their financing are developed.

Residents present will be given the opportunity at the beginning of the meeting to express any concerns that they feel the Board may not know about. Board meetings are open meetings, although personnel issues are handled by closed Executive Sessions. The meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Includes Wyoming County

Weather Updated: May 30 1:34PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 1:34PM EDT TUE UNTIL 2:15PM EDTTUE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN WYOMING COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... NORTHEASTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... SOUTHEASTERN ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... SOUTHWESTERN LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... NORTHWESTERN ALLEGANY COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... * UNTIL 215 PM EDT. * AT 133 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SPRINGVILLE, OR 20 MILES SOUTH OF EAST AURORA, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...MINOR DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS POSSIBLE. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, SPRINGVILLE, PERRY, MOUNT MORRIS, ARCADE, HOUGHTON, CHAFFEE AND EAST CONCORD. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 390 BETWEEN EXITS 6 AND 7. PRECAUTIONARY/ PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. && HAIL...1.00IN WIND...60MPH
2:00 pm EDT

1:00 p.m. EDT

Monday, May 29, 2017

SLI Dump Overflowing
By Early Afternoon Monday

Photo taken early afternoon on Monday.

 and of course the Leaf and Mulch Pile, not pictured.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Silver Lake: Shake at the Lake 2017

Your Shakespeare Festival is growing in 2017! We're performing Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Our season preview is live! Which shows are you going to go to this year?

Shake on the Lake taking ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on eight-county tour this summer. Shake on the Lake might need a new name this year. Maybe Shake in the Park? Shake at the falls? Shake in the library? Perhaps all of the above.
THEDAILYNEWSONLINE.COM



Silver Lake Weather--Memorial Day Weekend through Sat., June 3rd

North Shores
67F at 11:00 a.m. Sunday

South Shores
64F at 11:00 a.m. Sunday

SILVER LAKE INSTITUTE (E of Perry Av.) -- 68 at 11:00 a.m. Sunday

Take a Few Minutes: Go Time-Lapse
Sailing through the Welland Canal

Click on our New Page on the above Menu!
Under FEATURES, click on WELLAND.
Then Return Here to Learn More About it:
http://www.infoniagara.com/attractions/welland_canal/index.aspx

SLI Grounds Open this Weekend to Residents and their Invited Guests

The Silver Lake Institute grounds are not open to the general public on Memorial Day Weekend, but only to residents and their invited guests. The SLI President told this News Blog that all residents are empowered to help enforce the important rules of the SLI private grounds in the absence of any volunteer police presence or occasional patroling. For a review of the five most essential rules, click here:
http://silverlakeinstitute.blogspot.com/2017/05/first-of-2-big-holiday-weekends-present_24.html

Memorial Day Weekend Signals
Early Season June Opening of
Water Fun and Preparations

As Silver Lakers prepare for a season of acqua enjoyment, the Silver Lake Association offers some helpful links to save Lakers some time in gathering information:

Boaters Exam:
http://www.boaterexam.com/paddling/

NYS Boaters Guide:
https://parks.ny.gov/…/boating/documents/NYSBoatersGuide.pdf
Chemical Caution:
Under the subject of Lawns Beautiful, please be mindful while wanting your lawns and flowers to look super, we also want to keep our Lake healthy by fertilizing the correct way. 

Excitement Building for Renewed Sailing Club; Email from Jim Aker

Another sailing season looms ahead. I hope I did not forget anyone on this e mail. I know Jeff has a hard time with his e mail so I will personally call him. By the way I believe he is ready for the launching. I thought I would get an e mail out so everyone starts to think about sailing a bit. I believe we all start to open the cottages around Memorial day so I guess that starts our season too.
What thoughts do all of you have on how we should get organized for the summer? If you could give it some thought and copy everyone on your ideas and email them out, might be a good way to start some conversation. I am in favor of Saturday morning 9-12 to be our time on the lake and maybe one evening as well. I know Mick suggested last year a night/moon light cruising event may be fun. Take a few days and get your thoughts out to everyone soon.
I asked the reporter for the Warsaw paper if she would be interested in another update /article to write up. She was excited about helping us out and maybe showing up to take pictures and a cruise. More to follow on that later.
My main goal this year is to reach out to as many people as possible to join the Silver Lake Sailing Club. Seasoned sailors, newbie’s, past sailor’s who sailed here before etc. So if you know anyone who might be interested let’s reach out and invite them to join us. I would like to see 5 new boats/members by the end of the year participating. The kids need to learn too, keep them in mind …. Comments please!
I spoke with Rick at the club he is more than willing to help us in anyway, "the club is open to us." There are slips available. Looking forward to hearing from everyone soon.  Jim Aker

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stopping to 'Smell' the Flowers
In the Neighbor's Yard...

Taken Wednesday as seen from the dead-end of Haven Ave.

Taken Saturday--Can you see three abstract people dancing?
(continued)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Your Support is Needed! . . .


New Blog Page, 'Ames Ave. Ideas'
Added to News Blog Menu

Check it out in the Menu above under Institute.
We will be adding to it on a regular basis.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Two Instances of Poor Representative Behavior within the Past 24 Hours;
Is Polite Society Gone Forever?

President Trump Shoves Aside PM Montenegro 
in a Crude Effort to Get to the Head of the
Line for the Proposed Photo Shoot
.
"For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think with sober judgment..." --Romans 12:14

"If My People, who are Called by My Name, will Humble themselves
and Pray ... then I will Heal their Land" --2 Chronicles 7:14

* * * * *

Montana Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte 
Charged with Misdemeanor Assault after
Choke-hold Body-Slaming Reporter
.
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, 
for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." --Matthew 7:12

UPDATE 12:42 a.m. EST -- The Bully Wins the Special Election;
Apparently, Polite Society is finished in Montana.
UPDATE -- After winning the Election, Greg Gianforte has finally
offered an apology to Reporter Ben Jacobs whom he 
physically attacked as witnessed by Fox News team.


Not all were convinced by the apology since he (1) didn't name the conduct for which he was apologizing, and (2) did not apologize for, nor rescind, the false statement that his campaign put out blaming Ben Jacobs for the entire event. Because of this, many of his supporters are still believing and referencing the false statement.

'Woody' Woodworth, 85, Thompson Ave. Resident, Died at Home Monday; Celebration of Life June 3, 2:00, VFW

Eugene C. Woodworth
Eugene C. “Woody” Woodworth, age 85, of Silver Lake, New York, passed away at home surrounded by his family and care givers on Monday May 22, 2017. Eugene was born in Gainesville, New York on July 24, 1931, a son to the late Croy and Mary (Bauer) Woodworth.

Eugene was a graduate of Warsaw Central School. He worked for the former Kaustine Furnace and Tank Company in Perry as a welder. He ran the film strips for the former Perry Theater in Perry and the Silver Lake Drive-in for many years, and ran his own electrical business. If “Woody” wasn’t working you would find him in his garage puttering around or working on a vehicle.   (continued)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

First of 2 Big Holiday Weekends
Present Challenges to SLI's
Limited Space, Services

The Silver Lake Institute's street capacity and budget plan are geared for local residents and their guests. Holidays sometimes give the illusion that most regular rules are up for grabs because of the day or weekend being "special." This is not true and never has been. The Institute throws open its "doors" for the wider community Thursday evenings (Epworth), Sunday mornings (Dock or Epworth), Saturday afternoons (Hoag Art Gallery) and other specially advertised events including the biennial Silver Lake Experience (this year Aug. 10-13).

The SLI and the Asbury grounds are not open to the general public on the Memorial Day Weekend nor on the Independence Day Weekend (this year July 1-4) except for the Children's Bicycle Parade and related events; and the Season Kickoff Worship Service at the SLI Dock on Sunday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m., corner Wesley and Lakeview. A very special and warm welcome is extended to the Silver Lake Community to join us in the Kickoff Service on July 2.

Residents, guests, and visitors are subject to all State and Local laws including:
  1. All Stop Signs must be strictly observed and full stops completed; Maximum Speed on Perry Ave. is 25 mph, while all other SLI streets are 15 mph. Residents with cameras can be helpful by taking photos of license plates for submission to the Sheriff.
  2. No open or closed containers of alcohol are permitted outdoors on the Institute grounds which includes the marina and waterfront slips and general waterfront green area; 
  3. No smoking outdoors within 50 feet of another person, group, or building;
  4. The noise curfew which is in effect from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.; and 
  5. No dumping of illegal products such as TVs, Radios, phones, dishwashers, microwaves, computers, printers, scanners, or any product with a miniaturized CPU or digitized mechanism at the SLI Dump . . . .
Persons with I.D. proof of residency or SLI property ownership must be present to make a dump deposit at the SLI Dump. Guests, Visitors, or other unknown persons without residential I.D. are not permitted use of the SLI Dump under any circumstances whether or not an attendant or guard is present at the time of your arrival. When the chain is across the entrance, the dump is closed.

All residents are empowered to check I.D.s and definitely encouraged to help keep these rules strictly enforced. Residents seeking to submit a violation report should have the license plate number of the vehicle whose driver or passenger is performing the violation, or the violator's NYS Driver's License number (if you requested it) as part of your report submission. Submit to either the Office Mail Slot, 46 Wesley at Janes; or email to: silverlakeinstitute@frontier.com.

Memorial Day Traffic Expected to
Hit Record High this Weekend

If you plan to travel for Memorial Day weekend, be prepared to spend some time sitting in traffic. AAA is predicting that 39.3 million Americans will hit the road, take a flight, or otherwise get out of town between Thursday, May 25 and Monday, May 29. That would be the highest level for Memorial Day weekend since 2005, according to AAA.
Airfares, hotels and car rental rates are all higher this Memorial Day compared to last year, up 9 percent, 18 percent and 7 percent, respectively. And despite higher gas prices, most traveling Americans — 88.1 percent, or 34.6 million — will be reaching their destinations by car. About 2.9 million Americans will be flying, an increase of 5.5 percent compared to last year.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sometimes Paint Alone Can
Serve as the 'Miracle' Solution

This is the second cottage from the southeast corner of Ames and Genesee Avenue. (The first cottage is pictured right behind it and to the left. To the second cottage's right is an empty lot.) This second cottage is significant because it is one of the few remaining original cottages on Ames and one in which has maintained much of its original Victorian flavor. The cottage appears in fairly good shape and could probably appear to be in great shape with just a little paint and the replacement of one upper railing picket. Do we need to mention the removal of the junk that leans up against the downstairs porch (see picture below)?

Pictured above on the left is the left side (east) of the first cottage on Ames. This paint-needy sight is clearly visible when driving west on Genesee Ave. The picture on the right shows the first two cottages on Ames with Burt Park on the left. The Ellis Painter Bucket Truck is parked in the empty lot while preparing to paint the Hoffman cottage to the right of the empty lot.

Julie Andrews: I’ve ‘Just Always’
Been An LGBTQ Ally

Curtis M. Wong is the Senior Editor of HuffPost Queer Voices
For Julie Andrews, being a patron of the arts and an 
LGBTQ rights advocate go hand in hand. 

In a new interview with The Advocate, the legendary star of “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music” credited her years of working in film and on stage for exposing her to diversity early on. When it comes to queer people specifically, Andrews said she’s “just always” been an ally. “Theater, anyway, is such an open community and free,” the Oscar winner said. She went on to note that she was “very aware of bias and bigotry” from a young age, but that she “was raised not to be that way and not to think that way.”
“It always seemed puzzling to me that the world wasn’t just embracing human beings. But it’s never been something that I stumbled on,” she said. “It’s just always been innate, thanks I think to the professions that I am in.” 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Signs of the (Spring) Times

New flowers are in and the side lamps will soon be back.

Sinkhole Appears at Narrow Intersection of Lakeview and
Genesee Early Last Week

It's a difficult intersection when meeting another vehicle in the opposite direction, so now having to squeeze over away from the sinkhole, creates yet another obstacle, in addition to the speed bumps, to make the Lakeview Ave. drive more work and less relaxation. Is this "on the schedule" yet for repair?

Some of the Messiest Residential Locations Showing Signs of New Life; Storage of Vehicles Still Not Permitted

The rest of the property was cleaned up, but just like the use of a broom, it winds up in a dirty, messy pile until the dirty pile is finally removed.

While these two scenes on Janes Ave. near Hamline make the situation appear desperate, the owner has been working diligently on a daily basis to get the property cleaned up. Previously, the "junk" was strewn over the approximate 8 to 10 lots that make up this estate. The owner has now managed to get the larger area cleaned up and this is just the stacking of materials at farthest most point in the property for disposal. After the "junk" is cleared away or put away, there appears to be additional work in the area of painting or other type of touch-up. We of course will be keeping on eye on how expeditiously the remaining work is accomplished. In the meantime, we thank him for the hard work he has been putting into it.

However, this property owner has ongoing violations of Institute rules in terms of the storage of vehicles on the property other than duly licensed and regularly used cars. The vehicle drawing the most residential complaints is this commercial vehicle below sitting on his property about 10 feet from the edge of Janes Avenue:

Prior to its current location, it used to sit in the front yard of 72 Janes Avenue which is diagonally across the street. Complaints, at that time, caused the owner to move the vehicle onto his own property; 2017, however, makes it the second year that this vehicle has been standing around in violation of the Blue Book.

Then, there is the second violation with yet another parked and unused vehicle as shown below as seen from Haven Avenue:
The same vehicle (above) is shown below as it is seen from Genesee Avenue and from the backyards of the Genesee Avenue neighbors:
Some residents--with the exception of his closest neighbors--say it is overdue for a penalty fine.

Mystery Trailer Spotted on Sunday
On SLI Green Space behind Hoag


Just quietly sitting parked with no one in particular attending to it. This is the SLI Green Space located on Lakeview Avenue, corner of Hedding Avenue, right behind the Hoag Memorial Art Gallery.

Residents Getting Busy with Spring Cleanup, Fix-up, Paint-up:
More Inspiring Photos

Look at the beautiful new Victorian-post porches which were just recently completed. The porches were held up with jacks for most of the winter because this was one of the projects which Brad Hennig was working on before he was hospitalized and treated for his cancer. He actually felt good enough this Spring to supervise and help in the finishing of this beautiful project. This cottage sits on the corner of Genesee and Carlton Avenues, diagonally across the street from Park Avenue and next door to the Schiskes' (who are on the corner of Genesee and Perry Avenues). Thanks also to Brad for starting up the water supply to a number of un-winterized cottages for Spring and Summer use this year!


Castile Water Replaces Wooden Stakes
With New, Flexible Metal Ones to
Improve Appearance of Locators
.

Jake was spotted on Saturday with a helper removing all the SLI's wooden stakes that were placed next to water hydrants for the purpose of locating them in the winter snows, with brand new, shiny flexible metal ones. Now we just need a little green paint on the top of those hydrants!

Epworth Outdoor Modified Stairs (EOMS) May Yet be Finished in Time
For Memorial Holiday Weekend

Taken Sunday 5-21-17

Taken Sunday 5-21-17

Taken Sunday 5-21-17
This was a project developed from scratch by the Executive Committee of the SLI Board of Trustees and brought about primarily through the efforts of Bill Schaefer and Craig Bateman.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Southshores Temp - 66F
     Thundershowers. High: 66
Northshores Temp - 72F
     A Shower this Afternoon;
     Thundershowers Tonight.
     High: 70
SLI/Asbury Temp - 72F

Just One Week Away from
The Memorial Day Weekend

Almost hard to believe that we are in the closing weeks of the Institute's Off Season, and that there is only one week remaining before the Memorial Day holiday Weekend. This should be the first of several exciting seasons where the new emphasis of cleanup, fix-up, and beautify our SLI neighborhoods is taking on serious emphasis--and not at all too soon.

Ellis painting reports a number of SLI cottages are on his short- and long-range schedule for complete paint jobs--one beginning this week. The two Arbors for the revitalized Ames Avenue Footpath were approved in principle earlier this month and if the funds come in as verbally indicated, a final approval may be on the horizon for the Saturday, June 3rd meeting of the Trustees. The SLI community is getting excited as a renewed sense of pride is beginning to sweep over the SLI grounds.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What Do These Four Buildings
Have in Common?

  • All four buildings are owned and insured by the Silver Lake Institute.
  • All four buildings have NO four-digit I.D. number to give to the Fire Dept. if and when a fire call needs to be made.
  • Three of the four buildings are a part of the SLI Historical District.
  • Three of the four buildings have new roofs.**

** New Epworth Roof Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser is July 9 right after 10:30 Service at Epworth 
and includes musical entertainment. Email for free tickets: greg@silverlakenynews.blog.

Today and Upcoming Week

North Shores
Current Temp 1:35 pm - 61F

South Shores
Current Temp 1:35 pm - 58F

Mid-Shore (SLI)
Current Temp 1:35 am - 63F

Friday, May 19, 2017

Local Hoag Artist, Ryan D. McDanel, Service was Saturday, Perry Baptist

Ryan McDanel
1983-2017
RYAN D. McDANEL age 34, of Perry, New York, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 15, 2017. Ryan was born in Rochester on February 5, 1983 the son of Jacqueline (Tuttle) McDanel and the late Douglas McDanel. Along with his father Douglas McDanel, who passed away in 2016 he is preceded in death by his daughter, Mallory Ryan McDanel, who passed in 2016 and grandparents; Raymond McDanel and Raymond (Helen) Hyland.

Ryan was a gifted, generous, compassionate man. He was a graduate of Perry Central School Class of 2001. After graduation, Ryan was a foreign exchange student in Finland through the Perry Rotary Club. He received his Bachelors of Art degree in glass blowing from Anderson University in Indiana in 2006. After graduating from Anderson, he traveled to China and South Korea, where he taught English. In 2014, he started his own business, Cooper Ingenuity. He had a knack for making vessels of light by combining steel and handmade paper. 

Reminder: Nominations Committee
Is Looking for 3 SLI Residents to
Run as 2017-20 Trustees

Please contact Lance Seeber, Chairperson, at:
(585) 237-6639 and Leave a Message; or
Email: SilverLakeInstitute@frontier.com

The Annual Meeting for SLI Residents is Sat., July 8, 11 am, Epworth.
The Election is held as part of the Annual Meeting.
Editor's Note: We're down to one woman and need more for good decisions!!


Can't be at SLI for all the meetings (Living out of Town)?
Would you be a Trustee if we set up a Conference Call so you could be a part of the meeting from your out-of-town phone location?? The number we give you will bring you right into the meeting with no Pin #'s and no complicated formulas--just instant contact. Contact Greg Franklin with questions about free Conference Calls.

Midnight Radar

"A Severe Thunderstorm Warning" for Wyoming County

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SLI Meadow, a Serene Beautiful Place;
SLI 'Dump' is Modern, Clean, Organized
But We Do Have a Dumper(s) Problem

For those unacquainted with the SLI Meadow and SLI Dump, this circa 1900 map below shows the position of the area back when the Meadow was the Athletic Field toward the North (left), and the Dump heads off toward the East by staying on the road.
KEY: Black Print - original circa 1900 map. Blue Print - Updates 2017.
Wesley Ave. becomes Wesley Road as it crosses Thompson Ave. moving east (top).
An updated satellite view of the North and East ends of the Institute include the top-down view of the meadow, the dump, and the surrounding forest.
I asked our hard working president of SLI to give us a summary of the Dump and its operation. He did a concise yet comprehensive description when he said, 

"In the dump there is a pile of leaves for composting. There is a pile of wood chips from tree branches. There is a pile of scrap metal. There is two dumpsters that are locked for Dan to use for weekly collection. If residents want to take loose leaves to the dump it shouldn't be a problem but [residents] should communicate with Dan." Dan is SLI's Groundsman and has charge of the Shop-Garage-Office, the Meadow and Dump, snow plowing, lawn mowing, bush clipping, maintenance, repair, logistics, and the opening and closing of SLI buildings at the opening and closing of the Season.

Groundsman Dan can be contacted at the Shop-Garage during the week, at work sights throughout the grounds, Mondays at the Office from 3 to 5 p.m. and during working hours, Dan can be reached at SLI cell (585) 322-3896. Dan is allowed compensatory time off because he is called in to provide help on many of his off days and hours. Dan keeps the Dump cleaned and organized but it requires complete residential cooperation. The Dump is inspected by the NYS DEC. Please help Dan and the SLI by following the rules and coordinating with Dan.

This writer visited the Meadow and the Dump this week and found both to be in "beautiful" shape. Turning my camera on the Meadow from the road, this is what I saw:
Reminds me of the 'Tree of Life' in the Garden of Eden . . .

I simply had to get a closeup of that beautiful tree at the far end of the Meadow and here it is:
It's gorgeous acreage; the area would make a beautiful Picnic Grove and/or outdoor worship or meditation area.

In contrast, we turn our attention to the Dump area. It is an area kept very clean and organized, but also abused by either persons coming in from outside the grounds or a few uncaring residents. At the entrance way to the Dump, we are greeted with this sign:
No sooner than we finish reading the sign, we see the irony of people who either are unable or unwilling to read, or who simply do not understand or care to understand. Here is the visual irony:
That's Dumper Problem #1 (tires).

Dumper Problem #2 involves the dumping of computerized, digitized, and ionized electronics equipment. Computers, TVs, radios, record or disk players, tape recorders, microwaves, telephones, old electronics with tubes/diodes, including any product with a digital mini computer inside it. These must be disposed of at special County-sponsored collection events, often co-sponsored by non-profit groups. Either click on "Electronics Disposal" tab above, or click HERE.

Besides the obvious violation of tires, this is also what provoked our concerns:
 Air Conditioner (center left) is not "scrap metal" and DOES contain electronics. Neither is a TV "scrap metal" and also contains electronics.

Microwave (center) is not "scrap metal" and DOES contain electronics;
sharp-edged glass (lower right) are also seen in this scrap metal pile.

I am wondering if a more detailed sign might help, or perhaps a more detailed sign also placed near the entrance at Wesley and Thompson, urging people to turn back if they had intended on dropping off materials in violation of NYS DEC. Another option is a motion-activated camera that would record who the depositors are and their license plates or golf carts, along with established and posted penalties. Without penalties, those who intentionally violate or those who simply do not care, will have no motivation whatsoever to abide by State and community norms. I would like to see penalties with some form of teeth in them that would be imposed before they die or move away unscathed. 

Forecasted High Today: 80;
'Strong Thunderstorm' Warning

Actual Temps at 2:00 p.m.

South Shores -- 81
North Shores -- 84
Midway Upshore (SLI) -- 85


UPDATE -- There was heavy rain, but not for long.

Weather Updated: May 18 2:36PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 3PM EDT THU ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT WYOMING AND WEST CENTRAL LIVINGSTON COUNTIES... AT 235 PM EDT, A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF CHAFFEE, OR 14 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EAST AURORA, MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. HALF INCH HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, PERRY, WARSAW, MOUNT MORRIS, VARYSBURG, SHELDON, CASTILE, SILVER SPRINGS, WYOMING AND GAINESVILLE.


Posted: 2:14 pm:                                         Posted 3:15 pm:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Pre-Season Stroll Up Janes Ave.

To Begin Your Stroll, click on "Read More>>"

Wednesday-Thursday Weather

North Shores Temp at 3 pm: 83; 3:49: 84
South Shores Temp at 3 pm: 80; 3:49: 82
SLI Temp at 3 pm: 84; 3:49: 85

Progress Report:
A Great Idea at Minimal Expense;
Handrail and Grass Seed will Top it Off

Looking from Perry Ave. towards Janes Ave. with Epworth on the left.
Showing how the current Epworth Ramp connects to new stairway.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

7 Haven Ave. Sits in Full View of SLI's Main Drag, Perry Ave.; Was that Roof Line Known at Time of Bldg. Permit?

Want to see the front porch and its dangerous condition with considerable critter traffic? For story and more pictures, click on "read more..."

Paint Up, Fix Up; Hoffner Cottage Gets a Power Wash in Prep for Painting

We used to call it "scraping" as we manually scraped off the loose or semi-loose 
paint as Step 1 to a new paint job. While scraping is still used, professionals have 
tended to switch over to the Power Wash, using water pressure to force the loose 
paint off, because it requires considerably less time to accomplish, less effort, less
wear and tear on housing materials.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dump Scattered with Broken Glass; Children Insist on Playing There

UPDATE: Glass Particles are Somewhat Contained.
This headline is a story that hasn't been written yet. The headline at this point is actually a news tip. A broken television screen is reportedly what has scattered the glass around, but what's a television set doing in a dump not zoned for electronic equipment? Are there signs stating the rules and laws? I have yet to visit the SLI Dump. Wednesday is the day for my planned visit when I will be there to check on the situation. Watch for this story a little later this week. In the meantime, Tuesday is the day for me and my camera to begin visiting cottages that are blatantly in violation of housing codes. Institute residents are antsy and not willing to wait much longer for some of the deficiencies that hinder our beloved Institute from being the place of beauty that it could be and should be.

Next 3 Days is a Summer Preview

             South Shores                  North Shores

Signs of the Season at SLI

Apple Blossoms
 Fillmore Ave. at Park Ave.

The Wider Picture

A Different Slant--Wesley at Park