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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Interesting Blog Statistics

From December 14, 2016 through November 30, 2017, the following chart shows how many people visited the Silver Lake Institute Blog and which countries were represented by what number of people:





Temperatures Inch Toward 50⁰

......................................................CURRENTLY...........FORECAST
NORTH END OF LAKE.................................49......................48
SOUTH END OF LAKE.................................46......................48
HAVEN AVE. AT AMES.................................49......................---
Current = 1:28 pm; South End dropped 2 in the past hour; it was 47, then went up a degree.

Closeup of Old Silver Lake Steamer; Not Quite the Old Crystal Beach Boat

Any other photos or information about the Steamer would
be appreciated--especially the years it was in service on the
Lake, who owned it, and who operated it on a regular basis.

Undated Vintage Post Card of Crystal Beach, Ontario

Reversal of Fortunes: News Media, Hollywood Media Top Politics

Since our last story about public figures and inappropriate behavior, there is a growing list of violators (31 so far) who have exercised improper behavior against co-workers and employees. This continues to remind us of the powerful Women's Suffrage movement and more specifically, the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) whose priority was to eliminate "demon rum" and tobacco which they believed were interfering with the stability of the American home and a proper atmosphere in which to raise children. They also believed that faith, forgiveness, and church was a righteous alternative to the sins of society.

Back then the central problem was alcohol and the peripheral problem was denial. Today the presenting problem is sexually-related misbehavior, but the peripheral problem remains the same for politicians--denial of wrong doing and lack of truth telling. Why do we single out politicians over, let's say, the news media, or even seemingly more obviously, the Hollywood [movie] media?


We single out the political because their denial of the problem is so blatant and disturbing. And so far, the political types are keeping their jobs whereas the news and movie media honchos are losing theirs left and right. Though it is unfair to lump all political leaders together equally, it becomes more and more obvious that the top political leader of our country, having once admitted wrong doing and asking forgiveness, is now backtracking, casting personal doubt on the very video tape that he knew nailed him in the first place and for which he had to apologize. Additionally, this leader is far too inclined to call even his supporters "total liars" when he is the one holding the record for fake information on both a daily and monthly basis of record keeping.


This same top political leader has put himself in cahoots with a United States Senator wannabe accused of child molestation and teen dating when he was 33. Together, what they say they stand for, is overshadowed by blatant hypocrisy, delusional untruths, and gut-wrenching denials. While claiming to stand for morality, they both have backgrounds of immorality, typical for the hypocritical. One of them speaks about not even knowing all the women coming forward to accuse, while the other simply gives fake information by calling all his women-accusers total liars--our leader casting doubt where there normally wouldn't be any.


All of this sad and angering conduct is couched in denial, the  type that says, "If I keep saying what I want to believe is true, it will be as good as true." Aren't we better than this? And if so, what must be done to call our political leaders to accountability? In the meantime, a whole generation of children will learn very bad lessons and conduct which will hurt their ability to advance their careers and relationships in the future. Let us pledge to protect the values of our present so as to insure our grandchildren of the important values for their future.
WHAT DOES STOODY HALL HAVE IN COMMON 
WITH THE PROPERTY OF PIONEER CABIN
A growing number of men back before the turn of the century (early 1880s through 1890s) were being tempted and giving in to drunkenness, tobacco and debauchery, all of which were creating instability in home life both in relationships and in finances. The WCTU worked hand-in-hand with the Silver Lake Assembly (and then SLI) and the Methodist Episcopal Church in presenting conferences and training in strong efforts to counter the problems being created. Education was not the total extent of it.
The local WCTU confronted the evils at their core locally, namely right within the well known Walker Road entertainment strip. This put a tremendous crimp in the drunken frenzy and created enough anger that those who had chosen to imbibe in the pleasures of the strip, drastically reacted by burning down the WCTU building which was then located on the southeastern section of the grounds of the Pioneer Cabin.

The arson precipitated the WCTU approaching the gated community of the Silver Lake Assembly to build a new headquarters building on the grounds of the Assembly, having the benefit of protection provided by the fenced, barbed, and gated border of the grounds. The new WCTU building was built on the corner of Park Ave. and Embury and is today the John N. Stoody Memorial Hall.
If you would like to read a list of the 29 (31) famous people now accused of misbehavior, click on the "Read More" link. If not, click HERE for the home page. IN THE OPINION BOX BELOW, 3 opinions of "inappropriate" will get the article removed; note that an equal number of positive opinions is required to save the article in place. Comments are also welcomed.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Upcoming Thursday: Second Feature Article on Political Morality, SLI History

TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
(Available at 12:01 am)

Unusual Warmth Lingers
Until Later Morning Hours

Even though the high temperature forecast for Wednesday was only for the mid 40s, at 2 am and 3 am the temperature at the north end of the Lake was 55 and was 51 at the south end. The warmth hung in there longer than anticipated but by the later morning hours had dropped into the predicted 40s. At 10 am, the air temperature around the entire Lake was 43.

Days of the Silver Lake Steamer

The Silver Lake Assembly (SLI) Dock appears in this photo to be a very busy place for visitor activities. Note the variety and contrast between the sail boat at the left and the old Silver Lake Steamer floating at the end of a much longer dock area than what the SLI has today.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Temperatures Surpass Forecast Highs;
North 61(58), South 60(54) by 2:10 pm

The 2:10 pm Highs continued past the 3:10 pm hour. Tuesday turned out to be a day much more like late in September than the current reality of late in November. There were even leaves falling today with the consistency of late September. It was a fantastic day for late season yard work including another collection of leaves. Almost barbecue weather but all of those things were well put away by now. Hopefully this put many in the mood for what had been designated as "Giving Tuesday," after having given thanks for all we have last Thursday.

Participants Stayed in Tents
But Dressed in Sunday Best

Photo, circa. 1873-1879 at Camp Wesley (SLI today). 
Activities at the new Silver Lake campsite began just eight (8) years following the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (April 1865) and the end of the American Civil War (May 1865).

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tuesday's Temps, 58 and 54, are Forecast to be Highest of the Week

NORTH END (58)

SOUTH END (54)

Water Quality Team Partners with Community Stakeholders to Plant Riparian Buffers in SL Watershed

In a press release this fall, The Silver Lake Association’s Water Quality Committee reported that it has partnered with landowners, government entities, and environmental experts to make inroads on projects that will stem the influx of nutrients and sediment into the lake at critical tributaries. On October 23, volunteers, municipal workers, and a private landowner planted nearly 200 shrubs and perennials along a narrow channel of a farm field. The site, identified by Wyoming Soil & Water as a potential problematic run-off location, will be planted with native plantings suggested by a professional arborist.
It is hoped that these plantings will form a critical riparian buffer, reducing water pollution by intercepting surface runoff and filtering sediment. According to research, riparian vegetation can remove up to 90% of unused nitrogen from croplands (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/…/FSE_DOCUME…/nrcs144p2_043594.pdf). In addition, riparian buffers can provide some flood protection, slow water velocities, protect against erosion, and strengthen and stabilize stream banks. An increase in native habitats is an additional bonus.
A second project, hoped for November 2017, will once again find private landowners, SLA Water Quality volunteers, and Wyoming County Soil & Water joining forces to get work done to decrease the flow of sediment into the lake. A new partnership with Perry Central High School will allow for further study of this project. Working with teacher Todd Shuskey and his students, the Water Quality Committee hopes to grow our base of knowledge while at the same time encouraging further stewardship in our community for the Lake we all enjoy. These efforts are made possible because of the support of the SLA members, Silver Lake Golf Tournament proceeds, Wyoming County Soil & Water, private landowners, and numerous volunteers who allow us to partially fund these endeavors.
The Water Quality Committee continues to reach out to our elected leaders (local, state, and national) to discuss funding mechanisms for large projects, Wyoming County Soil and Water on watershed projects that stem the influx of sediment and nutrients into the Lake, and business leaders and property owners to garner their support for these efforts.

South End 2⁰ Warmer than North End at 2:30 pm, Usually the Reverse

2:30 p.m.; temperature 39F -- Picture courtesy of Silver Lake Marine
Many factors go into comparing temperatures but trends help us determine either an "upset" or an erroneous reading. Most of the time, temperatures on the South End of Silver Lake are 2-4⁰ cooler than the North End. Today at 2:30 this afternoon, that trend has experienced either an upset or an erroneous reading. The south end's reading was 39⁰ while the north end came in at 37⁰. We prefer to call it an upset.

Majority of Leaves are on the Ground, but Surprising Number Remain Hanging

This was an amazingly wet and cool summer which extended itself well into the fall. I used to think that exceptionally hot, dry summers were rough on leaves and so they began to fall early and were basically down by mid October. Actually, of the last number of years, I haven't been much aware of any pattern of weather being responsible for the rate of leaves falling. 

Even though we are now past Thanksgiving, it is clear, at least half way up the Lake Basin hill, that an unusual amount of leaves remain on some of the trees. I have really been enjoying this fall because I enjoy trees with leaves to a great extent. When I used to plant trees, I quite often asked for "that type of Oak that doesn't lose its leaves in winter." Granted, they turn grey, but still they keep more of their character than those trees that "allow" themselves to become barren sticks.

Already I am looking forward to the dawn of Spring when the first signs of green return. I never thought of green as being my favorite color, but when it comes to the green of God's great outdoors, green is indeed one of my favorite colors, followed almost immediately by the multi-colored spring flowers--especially Daffodil, Tulip, Hyacinth and Lilac. I guess that's why I like December so much, I get to have a green tree right in my living room where I can enjoy it for so many hours a day, barely worrying about a dropped needle or leaf.

Far from the Museum of the Bible, these artists use the Good Book as their medium

(RNS) — You could call these artists book lovers, but only in the way that you could call Michelangelo a marble lover or Edward Scissorhands a tree lover.
Click HERE for story and pictures.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Religion News Service Announces
This Week's Featured Photos

Each week Religion News Service (RNS) presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week’s includes images from the Bala Chaturdashi festival in Nepal; a Kutupalong Refugee camp in Bangladesh; a gathering of thousands of rabbis in Brooklyn; protesters offering prayers in Islamabad, Pakistan; a Christian peace and prayer rally in Zimbabwe; a Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square — and two for Thanksgiving.

There are ten photos for the week of the 17th through 23rd and one of those special photos is a Holocaust reunion as shown below.
(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Israeli Holocaust survivor Eliahu Pietruszka, right, embraces Alexandre Pietruszka as they meet for the first time in Kfar Saba. Pietruszka who fled Poland at the beginning of World War II and thought his entire family had perished learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his son, 66-year-old Alexandre, flew from Russia to see him. 

This is another of the ten highlighted photos of the week:
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Rohingya Muslim children walk around their tents while one child bathes in Kutupalong Refugee camp on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighboring Bangladesh since late August, when the military launched what it called “clearance operations” in response to insurgent attacks. 

It's your turn now. If you would like to see more of the Religious News Services stories from around the world here on the Blog, check one of the positive opinion boxes below. If you think it is not a good idea, check one of the negative opinion boxes below. If you would like to view all 10 photos of the week, you can go to the RNS website by clicking HERE.

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Friday, November 24, 2017

Season of Joy has Begun!

Mom must have stepped out of the kitchen.


Bright sunshine, temps in the upper 40s,
as the sun dips low in the sky at 3:30 pm.
(Photo Courtesy Silver Lake Marine)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 1888:
an Historical Article

The Year of the SLI Amphitheater /Auditorium Opening


​THANKSGIVING FOR TWO
By Olive E. Dana 
Good Housekeeping. November 24, 1888. pp. 32-34.



Taken from a website entitled
"This Victorian Life"
To Visit it, Click Here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The SLI Auditorium Seated 2,000 Plus 500 Seat Choir in Front; Sometimes 1,000 extra Chairs were Needed

Three-quarters of the auditorium, also known as amphitheater, is shown above, with the first quarter mostly out of the picture to the right. It consisted of a section which was much more enclosed than the open air section of the main seating area. The outer edges of the rows of pews can be seen from the outside.

Just a few weeks back, some old historical narratives were recently discovered in the Cornelia A Greene Library on Main St., in Castile by SLI resident Fred Schuknecht. Most were seen in local newspaper articles from 1911. They were reporting on the massively sized programs that were presented during the years surrounding 1910 at the then-Silver Lake Assembly, now Silver Lake Institute (SLI). 

Cornelia A. Greene Library, Castile, New York
The programs had just recently been revived following the devastating results of the so-called "Cleveland Depression" on the Silver Lake Assembly. The Assembly had nearly gone bankrupt during the downturn in the economy which began for the Assembly in the last few years of the 1890s and extended five or more years into the 1900s. Around 1906, Rev. Stoody used his own funds to purchase the properties which had gone into foreclosure and lent them back to the Assembly to resell. He was determined to get the Assembly back on its feet and re-establish its programming as quickly as possible. This he did with the help of many others. 

Even though his efforts were less than three or four years old, they produced absolutely amazing results. The old Assembly Auditorium, located in what is now Bishop Burt Park, used to be filled with around 2,000 guests plus choirs as large as 500. Following the revival brought about by Rev. Stoody and some dynamic advertising, the old Assembly Auditorium was now drawing 3,000 guests in addition to the 500 member choirs. Can you imagine setting up 1,000 extra chairs? As long as it wasn't raining, the task of extra chairs worked well on the sides and back of the auditorium.

Early arrivals get an early look at the program set-up before it begins. A worker can be seen still making adjustments to the printed sign on the distant left hand side of the front. Those early electrical lights, which replaced the kerosene lamps, appear to be far more effective than some of the lighting we continue to use today.
Natural light was important during the days before the electric had been extended onto the Assembly grounds. More light came through the center roof windows (see photo #1 above). The front windows were eliminated when the enclosed front section was expanded, more than double in size. It is not certain whether that was done before or after electricity was extended to the auditorium.

The 1918 arson of the auditorium was a terrible loss from which the Assembly never recovered. The programming of the 1920s, though still vigorous and very well attended, had to adjust to the smaller facilities of Epworth Hall for their main gatherings. Luckily, the Sunday School Association's needs were somewhat different and a very large auditorium was not essential. Back then, many of the cottages within the grounds were utilized for guests attending the special summer events.

The Assembly was officially renamed Institute within two years of the fire, since the facilities no longer accommodated the Chautauqua style. Fortunately, the Epworth Inn (formerly the Hall of Philosophy) had been returned to the Assembly shortly after the fire. Hoag Memorial and the W.C.T.U. building, later renamed Stoody Chapel, then Stoody Memorial, were also still available to the Institute following the dramatic fire. Two young boys, 8 and 10, from one of the rentals on the grounds were found to be responsible for the fire. We were still a gated community at that point.
SPECIAL EVENT
A special 100th Anniversary Event "remembering" the Loss of the Auditorium is being planned for a Sunday morning during the 2018 Season on the exact location of the old auditorium in Burt Park opposite Ames Avenue. We are hoping to spend about two (2) hours in early 1900 period clothing for the worship service and then for a time of refreshments and fellowship, all of which are open to the public beginning at 10:30 am. Watch for the date this Spring.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

'Day is Done . . .
Gone the Sun . . .'

5 pm Tuesday . . . Courtesy Silver Lake Marine
Note: 2 SLI cams not putting out.

Blaming the Messenger Misses the Point and Distracts from the Issues

The headline above is taken from the secular media and recognized by many as a school room truth. Some of us were taught this as early as the seventh grade. I remember it was illustrated further by the question, "Why do the neighborhood dogs bark so aggressively toward the mailman who delivers the daily mail to your home? Some answered that the dog(s) don't like someone making the unexpected noise of throwing mail into the home through a metal mail slot that slams back close with a clanky noise. 

That is true, we were told, but there is also another answer to the question. Sometimes mailmen (and they were men back then) have to deliver letters that contain bad news that get sad or angry responses from the person opening the letter and the dog recognizes that what the mailman put through the mail slot and into the house has disturbed the dog's owner or family member. The same is true of a bill which comes in double the amount which causes anger or some other negative response. Dog's are alert to this pattern and the dog's reaction teaches us a truth which is that the messenger, in this case the mailman, often gets the initial blame for bad news.

The same thing happens with the Blog. Institute residents bring issues and problem areas to the Blog, sometimes in friendly conversation, at other times as a subject they believe needs to be talked about by the residents in general. Were we to ignore honest and respected residents, we would be the first to deserve criticism. But often by writing about their concerns, we also come under criticism. This brings out another truth usually learned early--"damned if you do and damned if you don't!" That's why we compromised and created a policy of utilizing the four (4) months when readership is down for the winter and is primarily made up of residential readers--October, November, December, and January--just four months out of twelve to talk about issues our people want to read and talk about.

Not only have we established a policy of only four (4) out of twelve (12) months for this purpose, but have also established a rather lop-sided policy of withdrawing any article that receives three (3) votes of "inappropriate" in the grey, rectangular opinion box below each article. That means that less than 3% of "winter readership" gets to have an article withdrawn. We are open to altering the 3% if people complain, but in the meantime, one can see how hard we are trying to reach a workable compromise.

One of the interesting phenomena about this is that usually when people have issues to discuss and issues that really bother them, they bring it up in person. They talk to me in my living room, or at the Big Blue Dock, or at the Stoody Breakfast, and of course in the Post Office parking lot. In contrast, those who cast the blame on the Blog for writing about local or national social issues, usually do so by way of email which is an inconvenient method for serious back and forth discussion.

The Silver Lake Institute and it's shared mission with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, have a rich historical background of dealing with social ills both national and local. That's what made their conferences and preaching camps so compelling--they were dealing with those issues that were on people's minds. Our beloved SLE only comes around every other year, and our summer programs are ten (10) months away from each other. Issues arise much more often than the opportunities we give people to hear about them and talk about them except for the Blog which continues on daily.

I want to encourage more people to utilize the opinion boxes below so the opinions expressed won't be always so one-sided. Let's be more well-rounded by being more willing to express an opinion--like I am seeing you do in other media like Facebook :-).

Monday, November 20, 2017

3-6 inches of Blowing, Drifting Snow
With a Hi Forecast at 46-48?
We've Got to See this!

As of 2:15 am this Monday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) is keeping the Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 1 pm Monday. The Advisory is calling for 1 to 5 inches (earlier 1-6) of blowing, drifting snow while also forecasting a high temperature in the mid to upper 40s, specifically 46-48 degrees. 

While we are well aware of snow storms at 40 degrees, the chances get considerably slimmer at 50 degrees. Travelers will of course not be amused by this amazing contrast. The rest of us will sit home or drive locally and observe either the described phenomenon or make note of the ever-changing forecast throughout the morning which will then be proclaimed as having been an accurate prediction!

Update - 10 am - Can barely tell it's "snowing," amount: a dusting. Just as I predicted just a matter of hours ago, they would be changing the forecast "throughout the morning" and now their snow forecast is stated in this way: "Periods of snow for at least  120 minutes." So I guess that takes care of the "blowing and drifting 1 to 5 inches!" As for the Winter Weather Advisory, it continues, just in a different area (Jefferson County east of Lake Ontario). But for the Erie and Wyoming County areas, it was never cancelled; it just disappeared.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

 Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Nov 19 2:32PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY 
UNTIL 1PM EST MON ...
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST MONDAY
* WHAT...LAKE EFFECT SNOW. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, AREAS OF POOR VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. 
* WHERE...WYOMING COUNTY. 
* WHEN...UNTIL 1 PM MONDAY
* DETAILS...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. 
* PRECAUTIONARY/ PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL FALL IN RELATIVELY NARROW BANDS. IF TRAVELING, BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITIES. &&

Bright Sunshine at the Institute Recorded at 1:38 pm Sunday;
Light Snow Returned, 2:15

The trace of snow on roofs and lawns from earlier today is quickly dissipating in the direct rays of the newly exposed sunlight. Some high clouds, however, seem to be battling with the sun for priority. So occasionally the brightness is dimmed.

For the time being, light snow has finally won out over both the bright sunshine and the high cloudiness. At this point, the density and size of the flakes are alternating between light snow and a little moderate snow.

Alternating Drizzle and Snow,
Mixed Precip, Wind as Temp Drops Changing Over to All Snow

Possibility of a Few Hours of Just
Clouds with No Precipitation
Based on 6:40am Radar

North Shore of Silver Lake for Sunday 11/19/17

South Shore of Silver Lake for Sunday 11/19/17

NOTE: As of 5 am and 6:30 am, the SLI cams are not on
and the Marine cams are not lighted.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Castile Town Board Opens New Booster Pump Station; Plans Water Rate Hike

Jason Koch, Electrical and Pipe Maintenance Operator, announced that the new boost pump station for Silver Lake Institute and Charcoal Corral is up and running. The new booster lines at Birchwood Acres will not be online until water lines there are replaced. Pump Station 6 was rebuilt and is up and running again, Koch made note of the fact that he is still finding mopheads in the sewer system. Koch was authorized to sign an Emergency Generator Preventative Maintenance Agreement for the new station.

With regard to the issue of unpaid water bills, Town Clerk Vickie Draper was authorized to send unpaid water bills to the County to re-levy on the tax bills. The Board also will be looking into raising the current water rates in the next few months. (Source: M. Hotchkiss, Perry Herald.)

Gorgeous Sunshine at Silver Lake
As We Approach the Weekend

11/17/17 -- 11:55 a.m. -- Friday

11/17/17 -- 11:45 a.m. -- Friday
(Courtesy of Silver Lake Marine)

All Winter Residents, Lake Resident Participants, will Receive 'Survivors Party' Invitations, Says Planning Team

The Mid-Winter Survivors Party Planning Team met on Saturday evening, November 11th and discussed initial plans for the late-January event. Entertainment and food were two big agenda items which were turned over to two individual members of the team to investigate some of the possibilities discussed. These will be announced when the Team is able to nail down ideas as definite plans, hopefully by the next meeting in early December.

Two other topics were covered--how broad to make the invitations and how to insure that the two parking areas, nearly equidistant to the Schultz cottage, will be usable on the date to be set. The possibility of a comfortable-seat snowmobile shuttle from the Burt Park area was discussed.

Team planners will check with Executives of the SLI Board to see if it is possible to make arrangements to have the Groundsman plow the Hoag-Blue Dock Parking area on Lakeview (near Wesley Ave.) and the Park Avenue Parking area (parallel to Perry Ave. and perpendicular to Fillmore Ave.) to include both Fillmore Avenue and Lakeview Avenue between the parking areas and Schultz's cottage.

Team planners agreed that invitations would be extended to all winter residents without exception (level of involvement or other category will be irrelevant). This is also to include those winter Lake residents from Euclid Ave. and Lakeside Ave. who are not members of SLI but who can be regularly seen participating in one or more SLI events each year. Some of our SLI residents already see these folks as "neighbors" and friends. Questions may be directed to Greg Franklin, 585-483-8603.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Downing of an SLI
Waterfront Tree this Fall

Approximately Opposite 14 Lakeview Avenue
(One Cottage South of Monroe Avenue)
Back the Next Day to Remove the Trunk.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SLI's History Gave a Priority to Women's Social Issues; Would that Make a
Good SLE Workshop in 2019?

Yesterday's Social Justice article on the abuse of women and men by troubled and aggressive men, was dubbed as "inappropriate" for SLI publication by two (2) Blog Readers in the first 24-hour time period. The question, however, goes beyond the appropriateness of its publication here and extends to what we believe today's SLI should be dealing with in light of our history with the Women's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.) located on our grounds from 1892 and working in conjunction with SLI for the next approximately 80 years.

Should a women's specialist in the area of abuse be invited to give an educational presentation during our regular season or should our Silver Lake Experience Planning Committee take up whether or not to sponsor a workshop in 2019. Two possible resources are the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Should yesterday's article disappear, you will know that it received its third and final "inappropriate" check mark and was removed. Whether or not it winds up being removed, the subject matter remains and it is a serious Social Justice issue which, for the sake and safety of our local women, probably should not be ignored.

(Tuesday:)
Consider the Current Issue of Morality, 
Abuse, and Politics, then Pray for
Our Nation and Its Leaders
.
This article received three (3) reader evaluations of being "inappropriate" for the SLI Blog, so it was removed at 4:47 p.m., November 15, 2017. The article is available by email.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Prayers for Health

Postmaster Carol Nali has been away from her postal duties all month caring for her husband, Vinny whose health has deteriorated. Their post office box is #58 if you are so inclined as to send a Get Well card. Also, Charlie Nonnenberg experienced dizziness from medication and fell into a laundry basket. Luckily he was only a little black and blue. Please remember both of these local friends in your prayers and thoughts.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

'Mid-Winter Survivors Party': You're Going to Really Like this One! Announces Planning Team

In the dead of winter (late January) comes this great idea--a Mid-Winter Survivors' Party for those who survive the quiet lonely winter nights on the grounds of the Institute! There's more of us than most people imagine and we're eager for some fun and a great evening out. We're planning an Open House at the Kris & Glynne Schultz cottage (all three floors of it). This is Charlie Nonnenberg's former cottage. 

We hope to have three (3) special guests there, but we're not announcing the details until we have them firmed up! We are excited and can hardly wait for it, so we are really sure you will love what we're planning also! We hope to have the date, time, and main fun activities nailed down by our next meeting in early December, and when we do, you will know about it as fast as we can get the word out. 

Word will be spread by word of mouth (personal invitations), by this Blog, and by a mailed flyer. So watch for it and listen for it. Things will be quiet enough from now on at the Institute, you'll be sure to hear all about it!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Bright Sunshine for Veterans Day

South End of Silver Lake at 11:12 am Veterans Day 2017
Update: At 10 pm, North Shore at 27, South Shore at 26⁰.
Courtesy Silver Lake Marine

Friday, November 10, 2017

Get Your Long Underwear Out

Temperatures along the lake shore of Silver Lake are predicted to hit 12F tonight (Friday). The north shore will rebound Saturday to 35F and jump Sunday to 42F. The south shore should reach 32F Saturday and 37F on Sunday.

SLI Woke Up to a Light Coating of Snow with Additional Mid-Morning Snowfall

Record cold envelopes the Northeastern United States.
1:30 pm Temperatures with mostly sunny skies:
 Northern Shore 23⁰F; Southern Shore 19⁰F.

Barbershopper Who Loved
Silver Lake Passed on Tuesday


PHIL LANCKTON
Philip G. Lanckton, age 82, of Perry, NY, passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. 

Philip was born in Warsaw , NY on July 15, 1935 a son to the late Gordon and Katherine ( Beagle ) Lanckton.  He graduated from Perry Central School.

Phil worked for Lockheed Martin in Rochester as a salesman for 32 years. Phil sang many years with the Warsaw Barbershoppers Quartet. He enjoyed sailing on Silver Lake and working around his home and garden.

He is survived by a sister: Barbara (Dick) Driver of Sarasota, Fl. And brother-in-law: David (Mary) Haddad of Livonia. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife: Yvonne “Vonnie” Lanckton who passed away in 2004, second wife: Nellie Townes Lanckton who passed away in 2012 and a sister Joanne Lanckton. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Rain at 8:30 pm with 39 degrees

 Special Weather Statement
Weather Updated: Nov 09 4:50PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 6:15PM EST THU ...MIXED PRECIPITATION AND STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE REGION THIS EVENING... A BAND OF STEADY LAKE EFFECT RAIN WILL EXTEND FROM LAKE ERIE ACROSS THE NORTHERN SUBURBS OF BUFFALO TO NIAGARA AND WESTERN ORLEANS COUNTY THROUGH 5:30 THIS EVENING. THIS BAND OF RAIN WILL SLOWLY PUSH SOUTHEAST AND INTENSIFY BETWEEN 5:30 AND 7...WITH ITS AXIS PUSHING ACROSS BUFFALO AND EXTENDING TO BATAVIA. AFTER 7 PM...THE SWATH OF MODERATELY HEAVY RAIN WILL PUSH INTO THE HILLS SOUTH OF BUFFALO AND BATAVIA WHERE IT WILL QUICKLY MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO WET SNOW. A SLUSHY INCH OR SO ACCUMULATION CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN BY 9 PM. A BIT OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING CANNOT BE RULED OUT. THE PRECIPITATION EARLY THIS EVENING WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOUTHWEST WINDS THAT WILL GUST TO 40 MPH AT TIMES. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AS WE PUSH DEEP INTO THE EVENING.
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Thursday through Sunday: Winter
Temperatures, Snow, on the Way

A Frozen Mix is forecast for Thursday and Sunday Nights and during the day on Sunday. Lowest temperature is forecast for Friday Night at 16 degrees. The coldest during the day will be Friday with 21 degrees. Another weather station closer to the northern shore, puts the low Thursday night at 16 and the low for Friday night at 15. Either way, it will be the coldest air of the season so far. At 12:13 am we are already at 29 degrees for Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

5 Minutes Before Wednesday's Sunset

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Sorry but the "sunset cam" is still out of service.

Frost on the Pumpkin this AM

Freezing temperatures Tuesday night were still at 32℉ Wednesday morning as late as 9:50 a.m. at one of the Silver Lake temperature stations but three (3) others registered 37℉ on both the North and South Shores. The sun is shining in beautiful blue skies.
Update: 2:30 p.m. - Continued sunshine in open skies.
Update: 4:15 p.m. - 30 minutes to sunset with full sunshine at 44℉.

Winter Planning Group
To Meet this Saturday

The experiment for a winter schedule of activities here at the SLI has begun with the scheduling of a dinner-meeting this Saturday, Nov. 11th at 5:30 pm to discuss winter scheduling, but specifically to plan the first event which is the Mid-Winter Survivor's Lunch tentatively scheduled for the end of January. The dinner-meeting will be held at the Schultz's cottage on Lakeview. The results of the meeting will be reported here later Saturday evening.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

'Observing' ...

Empty boat slips at the Silver Lake Marine this brisk (40 degree) fall Tuesday afternoon (2:27 pm), but there is still "lake" activity seen at the far end of the slips in the right of the photo. 
(Courtesy Silver Lake Marine)

Monday, November 6, 2017

North Shore Forecast Warmer,
Dryer than South Shore Today

As we draw up to Noon in the Institute, the conditions are dry and the clouds are attempting to make way for a little sun. It's hard to imagine that just the opposite is supposed to be taking place at the other end of a boat ride from here. We'll just have to wait and see. Temps should be right around 50.
Update: We did indeed have sunny periods along the northern shore.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

 Flood Warning
Weather Updated: Nov 05 5:34AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

FLOOD WARNING FROM 5:34AM EST SUN UNTIL 8:30AM EST SUN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN WYOMING COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... * UNTIL 830 AM EST. * AT 527 AM EST, WATER LEVELS ON OATKA CREEK WERE RISING IN RESPONSE TO RECENT RAINFALL. THIS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING ALONG OATKA CREEK, WHICH MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF OLD BUFFALO ROAD IN WARSAW. THE CREEK WILL CREST BETWEEN 600 AM AND 700 AM. * FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE IN AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE AS WELL AS OTHER SMALL CREEKS NEAR WARSAW. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... WARSAW.