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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Faith Discussion Group to Begin Meeting on the First and Third Weeks

The Faith Discussion Group (+ Bible 101) is setting up a regular schedule for gathering together and will begin meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month starting this upcoming Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 4 pm, at Rev Greg's cottage, 29 Haven, one block south of Genesee. Anyone is welcome to come sit with us and either join in vocalizing or just enjoy listening.

March Came in Like a Roaring 'Snow Lion,' Exits as a Docile 'Sunny Lamb'

March not only entered 2018 with a major snow storm, but then continued to "roar" with big snows throughout the month. Relief came no sooner than the closing week of March and relief was hardly noticeable as 24 inches of snow and tall mounds of plowed snow continued to effect our efforts to get around and to find adequate parking spaces. 

The last few days were clearly "lamb days" as temperatures alternated between a few freezing temps at night, but the temperatures during the day ranged from the high 30s to the low 50s. This caused a major melt to take place during most of the last week, finally eliminating most snow except for some of the large plowed mounds.

Some may say the month simply can't qualify as a lamb as it exits because of the high wind warning coming into play in the last few hours of the 31st. They of course will have a point, should the winds actually begin at their forecast times before midnight. Overall, however, "mother nature" has done a rather exceptional job of eliminating snow in time for the church and family Easter celebrations of April 1 tomorrow.

 Progress ...
The top cam shot is mid afternoon today, March 31, 2018, with 52 degrees(F) as only remnants of snow mounds remain. The bottom cam shot is mid morning on March 14, 2018 while still in the midst of four Nor'easters and other miscellaneous, un-named snows. Next on the weather agenda is the upcoming colors of the Spring and Summer.
(Photos Courtesy of the Silver Lake Institute)

Newsletter (Blog) Readers Can Now Subscribe to Other Delivery Options Slated to be Offered in May or June

MySilverLakeConnection Newsletter-Blog has now begun offering two different subscription options to readers of this Newsletter. April and May will be spent collecting the free subscription preferences in preparation for a June starting date of offering more than one delivery option. "My Silver Lake Connection" will continue to provide online, 24/7 electronic delivery of news as we have been doing since 2010.

In addition to that, readers will have the options of requesting (1) the Newsletter delivered as an Email Attachment and (2) delivered in the form of the old fashioned "printed on paper" option. When the numbers of requests (subscriptions) are basically complete at the end of May, a determination will be made as to how the paper copies will be delivered to those requesting it.

If you would like to get started early on this, you can go to the Site Map (left column on your desktop or laptop) or under "Home >" on the first screen on your mobile device. Click on "Newsletter (Blog) Delivery Options" or click HERE. Questions can be emailed to RevGreg@SilverLakeConnection.com or at 483-8603.

Friday, March 30, 2018

High Wind Warning Issued by NWS;
Massive March Melt Continues

 High Wind Warning
Weather Updated: Mar 30 1:47PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 5 PM EDT SAT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SUN ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SATURDAY TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SATURDAY TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY

* LOCATIONS... NIAGARA, ORLEANS, MONROE, WAYNE, ERIE, GENESEE, WYOMING, AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES, MAINLY ALONG THE LAKESHORE ALONG LAKE ERIE AND SOUTH OF LAKE ONTARIO TO ABOUT THE THRUWAY. 
* TIMING... FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST OVERNIGHT. 
* WINDS... SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. 
* IMPACTS... STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE AND COULD BRING DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES, RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL MAY ALSO BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... HIGH WINDS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT AND COULD RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, INCLUDING DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED. HOME OWNERS SHOULD SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS. &&

LATEST SNOW AND LAKE CONDITIONS:
Cam Shot from 2:15 pm Good Friday

Annual 'Good Friday' Cross Walk began at 12:30p Today at Brick Presbyterian

The  traditional "Good Friday" Cross Walk, under the auspices of the Perry Area Ministerial Association (PAMA) was carried out by the Perry area Christian community beginning at 12:30 pm from Brick Presbyterian Church, corner N. Main and Church Streets, moving down S. Main St. to Holy Apostles Episcopal Church opposite Mill Street on S. Main St. This memorable event reminds us of the painful execution of Jesus Christ upon a cross which sets up the big celebration for the Christian community of Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Sunday. Festivities begin with the traditional 7 am Service at the Charcoal Corral followed by donuts and coffee. That then is followed by the larger Easter Services in each church in the later morning. (Updated at 1:30 pm.)

'MySilverLakeConnection' Considers Producing Two Additional Versions: Email, and Paper-Printed Hard Copy

With the Hobby Print Shop becoming a private, non-profit reality by the summer season of 2018, the ideas floated last year of having different versions of the Newsletter (News Blog) available for the various ways that residents prefer to receive their news is also coming closer to reality. The plan is to take requests and preferences from Institute residents during the months of April, May, and June, to determine how many prefer going (1) to the website for their news (https:// SilverLakeConnnection.com); (2) versus how many residents would prefer opening the Newsletter as an attachment to their Email account; or (3) the number of residents preferring to read a printed paper copy which could be picked up at the same time residents pick up their weekly PennySaver. Any resident preferring U.S. Postal Mail Box delivery would have to bear the cost of postage or provide the postage.

If you, as a resident, prefer to go to the website as you are doing now, no further action need be taken. This method will NOT experience any interruption in service and will continue to be free 24/7. If you prefer to receive your SilverLakeConnection.com news as an attachment to your Email, simply prepare an email and send it addressed to RevGreg@SilverLakeConnnection.com stating that you want to receive the Newsletter (News Blog) as an email attachment. Include your name and phone number in case we have questions. If you prefer a printed paper copy, you can let us know by way of Email or phone call (483-8603). If the number of paper printed requests is low enough, it may be easier to deliver right to your door-nob in a plastic bag. We first need to know the number requesting this service before we are able to determine the best way to "deliver" the service.





Founding Fathers or 
Founding Sons?
.
When considering the youth from Marjorie Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, and their "March for Our Lives," consider also the youth involved with the founding of our nation as submitted by Nancy Cully on Facebook:

Posted: 8 am, 3/30/18

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Guest Speaker for this Year's 2018 Kickoff Service July 1 is Director Sue Russell from Asbury Retreat Center

Deacon Sue Russell will be bringing the message of the morning at the Blue Dock Service at 10:30 am July 1st. Don Weaver will be our Worship Leader for this opening service and the Children's Bell Choir will be bringing the special music of the morning. Details on the Chicken Barbecue will be posted closer to July.

Deacon Russell will most likely also invite us all to be part of the Asbury Camp & Retreat Center's Open House in the afternoon of the same day. A highlight of that Open House is the Chicken Barbecue and we are reserving 10 slots there for folks from SLI. They are also able to accommodate a few more. See Greg Franklin to reserve a spot at the Barbecue.

The traditional  banging of the Gavel to Open the 2018 Season will take place as the closing highlight of the Kickoff Service. The "Gaveler" is SLI Board President Bill Schaefer. That will be followed by the traditional Hot Dog Fellowship to which all are invited to remain.

The Countdown to 'April
Showers and May Flowers'


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The White in the Lake Area is Not New Falling Snow--It is a Combination
of Fog over a Still-White Lake

The top cam shot, courtesy of the Silver Lake Institute, shows the fog captured at 10:46 am Wednesday and the lake area just beginning to show up slightly darkened from its white appearance on Monday. Just yesterday (Tuesday), there were ice fishermen spotted out in this general area.

The bottom cam shot, courtesy of the Silver Lake Marine, shows the fog at approximately 10:50 am today. If you look carefully within the above oval, you will notice a slightly darkened area which seems to be indicating some melting (it was 41 degrees overnight).

People-Oriented Sign of Spring:
The Opening of the Charcoal Corral

Loren Penman, on the left, writes on her March 21st Facebook post that she is with Gail Serventi and it was "such a fun day! We helped to open the Charcoal Corral for the 2018 season and celebrated Susan's banner birthday! Thanks to Rick Stefanon for making it extra special! (Photo credit: Mark Emmerson)."

Nancy Culley responded by saying, "Great way to celebrate! Go ahead make me even more jealous. What did you have?" Loren responded, "Buy-one-get-one-free hot dogs topped off with hot fudge sundaes. (The hot dogs were just for show.)"

Ok, snow, skedaddle! We're ready for summer now!--GAF 

Which SLI Properties will be Among the First to Sprout Spring Flower Growth?

Hyacinth
Volunteer members of our Newsletter Blog (and any volunteer members of the old SLI Garden Club who wish to be official observers) will be traveling around Institute roads as the snow disappears in hopes of finding the first evidences of new spring flower growth on our Institute properties. If you wish to report such growth to us so that we may capture it by digital camera, email us at RevGreg@SilverLakeConnection.com or call 483-8603. (You are also welcome to submit your own photographs with a phone number in case we have a question or two.) Since our observations will be taking place from public sidewalks and streets, you need to call if your growth is in the back yard where we won't be noticing it from the front. We hope to get some truly inspirational photos of new life after this particularly "long," snowy winter.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Significant, Noticeable Snow Melt Monday; Cooler Today with Hi of 41; Wednesday Rebounds into the 50s

... Courtesy of AccuWeather
UPDATE:  Ice Fishermen spotted on 
the apparently still-frozen lake. Silver 
Lake has open waters on the north end.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

SLI President Issues Annual Letter to the Membership (Property Owners)




Page 1 and Page 2
of the President's Letter can be found in the
Members Section of the Site Map.

Event Schedule for SLI Members Only Received in the U.S. Mail Today

Go to the SLI Members Section of the Site Map,
Then Click on: Epworthian:
It will Remain Posted there throughout the Year

Open to the Public this Summer


Friday, March 23, 2018

Sarah Chasey Returns to Epworth Hall
For the 2018 Lakewide Memorial
Service to be Held July 29th

Nicholas and Sarah August 2017
Ms. Sarah Chasey, vocalist extraordinaire and an annual highlight in the Silver Lake Institute Summer Worship program, will once again be performing at the Annual Lakewide Memorial Service at Epworth Hall, July 29, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. 

This year she will be with us as Mrs. Nicholas (Sarah) Nicassio, who will have exchanged wedding vows with musical conductor and Doctoral candidate Nicholas Nicassio originally of Los Angeles, California. They were engaged last August 26th in New York City. Sarah is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Chasey of Perry.

Faith Discussion Group to Meet

The next get together of the SLI Faith Discussion Group (+ Bible 101) will be Thursday, March 29th at 4 pm. They will gather at 6988 (29) Haven Ave. The Group will be meeting on the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month at 4 pm. The Group welcomes anyone who wants to join in or just come to listen--whatever makes you most comfortable.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Baby Elephant Apparently
Thinks he is a Lap Dog

... Courtesy of ABC News

Annual Epworthian is in the Mail
With the SLI Annual Tax Bills

Be watching for the special events planned just for SLI Members when you receive your Epworthian Annual Newsletter inserted in the envelope with your annual tax bill. Let Board President Bill Schaefer know if you do not receive your mailing within a reasonable amount of time. Taxes are due (without penalty) by June 30th. Email the official SLI business email: silverlakeinstitute@frontier.com.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Saturday Night Coffee Houses
for Upcoming 2018 Season



Worship Committee to Present Proposal to SLI Board on New Operating Procedures April 14

The Chairperson of the Worship, the Rev. Dr. Donald Weaver has asked Worship Committee member Joan Maddison to present the Committee's new plan for developing and officiating the SLI Worship Services for Season 2018 at the April 14th Board Meeting. Rev. Weaver cannot be present on the 14th due to previously scheduled responsibilities. When the Season closes, it is proposed that an evaluation will take place as to its success and efficiency and the results of that will be reported to the Board. The following is the proposal:

Worship Committee Report - April 2018

Since the resignation of the Silver Lake Chaplain has been announced the Worship Committee has made the following adjustments for this season.  We seek the SLI Board's approval for the following plan.

We seek the appointment of the following persons to the Committee:
1.   The Rev. Doug Wilson
2.   Mrs Barbara Weaver
3.   The Rev Greg Franklin

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Retired Chaplain Plans to Set Up
Hobby Print Shop to Benefit SLI

By G.A.Franklin
Even while fully employed in the printing and publishing industry before accepting my call to ministry, I had a hobby of collecting my own pieces of printing equipment, always in the hope of having my own print shop. That opportunity came in the mid 1970s when the so-called "quick copy" industry was in bloom. I ran my own shop with one employee while employed full time in a bigger shop. Both provided great satisfaction. 

After a couple of years, I discovered my call to ministry was overcoming my love of publishing, and so changes were on the horizon. The print shop was bought to the house and became a hobby. After being ordained, I set out on a path with a plan to retire from active ministry by the recommended age of 70. Unfortunately my back had other plans, causing the retirement to be eight years earlier which opened the door to experimenting in online and blog publishing.

Charcoal Corral Opens Wednesday

Monday, March 19, 2018

DEC, NY Natural Heritage Program Announce First-Ever Statewide Riparian Opportunity Assessment Tools

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New Online Tools Will Help Guide Local,
Regional Stream Buffer Restoration
and Protection Efforts


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) today announced the release of the Statewide Riparian Opportunity Assessment, which provides a suite of tools to help identify and prioritize riparian (stream side) sites for restoration or protection. This assessment will support DEC's Trees for Tribs program, which is working with partners and volunteers to create and improve riparian buffers by planting native trees and shrubs along streams.

"Plants help stabilize stream banks to reduce soil erosion that causes sedimentation, nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful algal blooms, and stormwater runoff that contributes to flooding," Commissioner Seggos said. "This first-ever statewide assessment and suite of tools is already raising community awareness and improving our understanding of the need for riparian buffers. Buffers improve climate resiliency, water quality, and wildlife habitat, and provide flood protection during storm events."

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday's Setting of the Sun

... Photos Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute

NWS Says Today is 'Clouds and Sun'
But as of 11 am It's Mostly Sun

Photo Courtesy Silver Lake Institute
Photo Courtesy of Silver Lake Marine

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Don't Wait ... Begin to Fill in
Your Summer Calendar Now with
SLI's New Friday Night Performances






Chair of Worship Committee Successfully Converting from the Chaplain System to Committee System

While the old saying remains true that "many hands make light the load," in the case of a Worship Service, the resulting "lighter load" on one requires a higher level of prior coordination between the new system of responsible leaders. Things that were taken for granted under the old system must be identified and accountable coordination set up for each to be carefully cared for. In other words, as many "what if's" need to be identified so the "then do that's" can be plotted into a time saving procedure.

Friday, March 16, 2018

In Tribute and In Memoriam
REP. LOUISE SLAUGHTER
Rep. Louise Slaughter, who served more than 31 years in the House of Representatives, died Friday following a fall last week, her chief of staff announced in a news release. Slaughter died early Friday morning surrounded by family at George Washington University Hospital after sustaining an injury in her Washington, DC residence last week, according to longtime aide Liam Fitzsimmons. She was 88.

Retiring Chaplain Gives Committee a Preview of His Report to the Board

Former SLI Chaplain Greg Franklin has emailed to the Worship Committee, a preview of his "2017-2018 Report to the Trustee Board" to be made at the April 14th meeting. The Report is divided into two main sections, the first being what he calls "The Spirituality Side of the House" and the second called "The Worship Side of the House." Here is his preview:


To: Worship & Spirituality Committee
From: Retiring Chaplain

On the Spirituality Side of the House:
(1) I will be reporting on a very successful "Mid-Winter Survivor's Party where 22 of 24 were present to enjoy fully topped pizza from Darryl's, gluten free pizza, cake and ice cream, but most importantly the great company every one seemed to enjoy with each other, as no one left early, and everyone on the way out personally thanked the committee for their work in bringing it all together. The committee has assured the guests that we will plan to do it again next year.
(2) The Faith Discussion Group (+ Bible 101) has met twice this month and experienced two very good and inspirational times together. Our emphasis has been on listening and learning as opposed to any one person feeling a need to expound on excessive knowledge. It's been a very comfortable atmosphere to date.

On the Worship Side of the House:
(1) Just a reminder ... for the 8th year in a row, the Worship Schedule has been posted online and is never out of date for more than a few minutes. The web address is NO LONGER silverlakeinstitute.org. The NEW web address for your browser is: SilverLakeConnection.com and the Worship Schedule is under the category of SLI PROGRAMS (click on the last one on the list under that category, or click HERE). 

(2) This year because of the recent leadership shuffle, I will be including more information online as decisions are made and as quickly as they become available to me. Because the Worship Committee has been the longest running committee to post their information online, we strive to be the best informed committee and to keep others equally informed. 

(3) With regard to August 5th, where the Service is being held in Burt Park (because of the Amphitheater Centennial), there has been only one addition to that day's Service since late October 2017 and that is the addition of the Barbershop Choir bringing music from the Amphitheater years (1888-1918). In light of the new leadership recently put in place by the Worship Committee, I assume that all logistics including those of the Order of Worship and positioning of Worship furniture and Refreshment furniture will want to be reviewed,re-established or re-worked. This should not create any confusion since the original logistics and Order of Worship had not yet been circulated. Other than the LOCATION, the special GUEST SPEAKER, and the BARBERSHOP CHOIR being at the end of the Service instead of in the middle, the rest of the Service and the Refreshments to follow were planned to be as traditional and usual as possible so the least amount of extra work would be experienced by the committee who are already busy.

(4) The "Invitation to the Community to dress in period clothing" will be part of the Worship Report to the Trustee Board for final approval, as will the possible use of a top-cover-only tent in case of rain. A donation has been secured for the rental of such tent, but it will only be ordered after (1) set up and take down are included in the overall price, and (2) if the Trustee Board approves the total plan with set up for the day before and take-down for either later Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. Details will be made available to the Board as early as their May or June meeting but no later than the July meeting.

(5) The following is the print-out from our online posting of the Worship Committee's Worship Schedule as of March 16, 2018. A lot of new names were contacted this Pre-Season which is the reason for the delay in scheduling. Music has traditionally been added in after the Speakers' Schedule has been setup. Currently online for August 5th:


AUGUST 10:30 am -- [official by Worship Committee]     
                   [Goes to Official Board on April 14, 2018]

  5 - Worship at Burt Park (old Auditorium location) 

        with worshipers invited to wear 1888-1918 period clothing
         Worship Leader: TBA
        Guest Speaker: Hospice Chaplain Mark Harris (SLE 2017)
.     ..followed by (our usual wonderful) Fellowship and Refreshment Time
        Guest Choir:  Barbershop at 11:30 am for 15 minutes of period songs
.....
        Note: 12:00 Noon--Annual Pioneer Picnic (at the bend in Walker Rd.)


It has been my pleasure to serve you in Worship these past eight years, and I look forward to continued service as part of the new Worship Team. If you would like prayer, please feel free to stop by and walk in the first door and knock on the second if my truck is there at 6988 (29) Haven. If you prefer to call before coming, feel free to do so at 483-8603.

Rev Greg



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Worship Committee Proposes Expanded Size, Responsibilities to April 14 Board Meeting in lieu of Empty Chaplain Slot

When Worship Committee Chair Don Weaver first learned that an Executive decision would be coming to eliminate the role of Chaplain in the Institute most likely by the Fall of 2018, he knew he would have to be preparing for a larger and more dynamically organized Worship Committee to absorb the responsibilities of that role. When the then-current Chaplain, G. Franklin was brought up to speed on the plan, he decided "not to delay nor stand in the way of progress," and submitted his resignation-retirement effective February 20, 2018.

Rev. Weaver then set up a proposed plan that included three (3) additional members to the Worship Committee and the job responsibilities that they would take on. His proposal to the Worship Committee, which the Committee has now accepted, follows:
    1. Doug Wilson - who would serve as Worship Leader Coordinator. He has indicated to me that he is willing to recruit Worship Leaders for each of the Sundays of our season - their task would be to lead our congregation in worship and to introduce the weekly speakers. He will work to recruit clergy and laity that are connected to the Silver Lake community to serve in this capacity. 
    2. Greg Franklin - who would serve as recruiter and coordinator of he Sunday Worship Speakers and the presenters of special music. He has agreed to do this recruitment with the aim of providing speakers from a variety of denominations and faith services.  Experience has shown us that because of the close relationship with Camp Asbury and the United Methodist Conference, persons with an attachment to the camp or the Institute tend to be the ones that are more readily and willing to commit to be our speakers.
    3. Barb Weaver - who has agreed to recruit and coordinate child care programming for the services.  
    [Items 1,2,3 are Official by Committee]
    Dr. Weaver's plan also included:

  • Because there will be no appointed Chaplain for the SLI, Doug and I have agreed to have our names publicized as clergy that can be approached to offer Pastoral Care during the Summer Season. We would be willing to serve that need on a volunteer basis.
  • I have checked with the Chair of the Trustees, who has given me the "go ahead" to follow the same budget figures given to the Worship Committee when we anticipated having the Chaplain position filled. This would allow for us to be more flexible with how we support the worship expenses for the summer.
  • My suggestion is that we stay with the 10 week schedule for this season and explore with the committee how an 8 week season would work in the future. I also feel we need to get a response from the full Board of Trustees.
  • [Bullet Points are Official by Committee]

  • The Committee has responded to this plan and accepted it, so the finished proposal will be submitted to the Board of Trustees through its President at the Board's April 14th meeting at 10 a.m., most likely held in the SLI Shop/Garage, corner Wesley and Janes.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Occasional Light Snow Flurries Might Change to Bring 1-2 Inches More

    AccuWeather posts the following forecast seemingly indicating that, other than a possible 1-2 inch surge, the storm for the Silver Lake area appears to be winding down. The pavement is clear and visible.

    Mid-Morning Brings Windier Conditions but Lighter Snowfall, for the moment

    9:30 am (above) - Somewhere between a light and a moderate snow. 9:43 am - Very light snow. There is somewhere between an inch or two of new snow on the ground from earlier this morning.

    Wind-Whipped Flurries
    Between 1:15 to 1:20 am


    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    No Snow from 6 pm to Midnight

    Top Radar on the 13th shows an amalgamation of radar shots from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. There almost appears to be a bubble of protection around us as the storm at first appears to be closing in all around us.
    Bottom Radar is the 11:40 Radar on the 13th
    which almost appears to be breaking up around us.

    Past Winter Weather Advisory
    Now a Winter Storm Warning

    Severe Weather Alerts - Silver Lake, NY

    • Winter Storm Warning

      Winter Storm Warning in effect until Thursday, 2:00 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT 
    FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY...

    * WHAT... Long duration moderate to heavy snow. TOTAL snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are expected.

    * WHERE... Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties. Accumulations will be noticeably lower in the valleys.

    * WHEN... From 6 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Thursday.

    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel will become difficult, especially at night when snow will more easily accumulate on untreated road surfaces. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph Wednesday and Wednesday evening will generate areas of blowing and drifting snow...and could help to bring down snow covered tree limbs.

    PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel conditions. 

    Sunshine Precedes Predicted
    Storm Starting Time of 6 pm

    Though most of the day--morning and early afternoon--were basically cloudy, SLI residents were treated to sunshine from about mid afternoon. Along with the sun came the regular melting of snow from even unused roadways and those ground areas that had once been cleared of snow. Last night the Institute received only a dusting of snow which didn't last long. 

    As we begin to pass the five o'clock hour, the sunshine became more filtered, although still fully capable of casting distinctive shadows. The eastern and northern skies began to fill with white clouds as forecasters tell us the third powerful Nor'easter has been bashing the east coastal areas of the U.S. and will circulate into our area from a counter clockwise approach. While two feet of snow is forecast for Boston, MA, the inches for WNY have been forecast quite variable but no where near what the coast is in line for.

    '2 for 3' as Silver Lake Plans to
    Feel the Effect of Third Nor'easter;
    Faith Discussion still on for 4 Thursday

    Severe Weather Alerts - Silver Lake, NY

    • Winter Weather Advisory

      Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6:00 PM EDT until Thursday, 2:00 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 
    6 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY...

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    Any Chance of Daffodils Blooming Outside by Easter, April 1st?

    Update: The largest icicle has grown in circumference to larger than the larger size mayo bottle.

    Mara Rooney, Part Time SLI Resident, Creates Beautiful Stage Set
    for the 2018 Oscars

    How would you like to take a Learning Watercolors Class with Mara Rooney? You can! This July 7th at Hoag Gallery from Noon to 2:30 p.m. Pre-Registration fee required. Just email SilverLakeArts@gmail.com. Reserve your spot in the class now.

    Denise Donato: Grandma, Seminary Graduate, Ordained Priest and Bishop, God's Spirit Leads Prophetic Ministry

    Thursday, August 10, 2017, was the first day of the four-day event known as the Silver Lake Experience. On that day, the Rev. Denise Donato, graduate of CRCDS 01 and founder of Mary Magdalene Church June 17, 2009, served as the Chaplain of the Day at SLE and led a Daily Devotion on "Now is the Time for Universal Compassion." Both she and the Daily Devotion were well received. 

    Now this beloved pastor who graduated from seminary in 2001 and was ordained a deacon in April, 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood on Feb. 22, 2003, has now been ordained a Bishop in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) last month, February 9, 2018.

    The ordination took place at Rochester's Downtown United Presbyterian Church, which is home to Spiritus Christi's still-thriving parish, reported the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) recently. Donato says that the church still feels like home to her, even though she no longer serves Spiritus Christi as a priest. In 2009, she took a leap of faith and founded a new community called Mary Magdalene Church.
    The NCR says that church has grown to 150 members and, in 2015, the community was able to purchase a former Lutheran church property in East Rochester. Though it is a relatively small space, the church has become a community center, hosting teen groups, theater troupes, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, homeless outreach and adult education programs, in addition to its Sunday mass and other liturgies.
    "The whole building is alive," says Donato. "You can feel it."

    Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Rev. Greg to Travel Today

    Rev. Greg Franklin, with his volunteer driver, Frederick Schuknecht, will be traveling to Cuba, NY, later this morning to worship at the Cuba United Methodist Church with his sister, Cheryl Wildrick of Cuba, followed by a quick lunch, and then on to the Alfred-Almond Central High School where Greg's three great-nephews will be participating in this year's school musical, The Wizard of Oz. Sydney Wildrick-Cole, the oldest, will play the part of the Wizard and Prof. Marvel.

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    The Spink Brothers Continue in Service to the Community, a Story that had
    its Beginning Back in Boy Scouts

    George Reed was the Driver and is in good shape.
    Just a few short weeks ago, older brother, Perry Officer, David Spink, a long time resident of the Silver Lake Institute, was  recognized in a page one story in the Perry Herald for assisting Officer Adam Hope in rescuing the 12-year-old girl who slipped on a snowy edge and fell into the icy Silver Lake Outlet. This past Thursday's March 8th edition of the Perry Herald reported Perry Officers David Spink and Adam Hope as having been recognized at the most recent Village Board Meeting with Certificates of Appreciation for their quick actions in the previously reported rescue (see story and photo below).

    This week, it was younger brother, Dakota Spink, a former 18 year resident of the Institute, who got his turn at recognition for a rescue involving a driver whose vehicle entered a local pond on 20A in the Town of Perry and was sinking in the middle of the pond. Dakota, a First Lieutenant in the Perry Fire Department and Deputy John Button of the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, were among the first to arrive on the scene as part of the total rescue team. 

    1LT Spink and Deputy Button entered the cold water and attached a tow rope to a rear wheel on the sinking vehicle. The tow rope was then attached to a fire truck, and the water logged driver and his vehicle were pulled to the edge of the pond where members of Perry Fire Department and Perry Center Fire Department were then able to extricate the driver from his vehicle.

    Perry Police Officers Adam Hope and David Spink Honored at Village Board

    Officers Adam Hope and David Spink standing with Mayor Rick Hauser.
    ... Photo Courtesy of the Perry Herald, Lorraine Sturm, Publisher

    The Village Board Meeting of March 5, 2018, was the scene for honoring Officers Hope and Spink for their heroism in rescuing the 12-year-old girl who slipped and fell into the wintry cold Silver Lake Outlet last month. One of her friends made the call for help, and the two officers responded rapidly, then wading into the water, pulled the girl out. She was immediately attended to by medical respondents who had also been notified. Mayor Rick Hauser presented the two Village Officers with Certificates of Appreciation, acknowledging that it is a time such as this that the community really understands the value of a village police department. Officer Spink is an SLI resident and the SLI community is proud to have him serving the wider community.

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    Tonight through Tuesday

    Special Weather Statement for Niagara Frontier, Genesee Valley and
    Western Finger Lakes

     Special Weather Statement
    Weather Updated: Mar 09 3:09PM
    Issued by the National Weather Service
    For Wyoming County, New York

    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 3:30 PM EST FRI ... AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER ... GENESEE VALLEY ... AND WESTERN FINGER LAKES...  

    AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE FROM THE NIAGARA FRONTIER TO THE GENESEE VALLEY AND WESTERN FINGER LAKES THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON. THE HEAVY SNOW WILL BE BRIEF AT ANY ONE LOCATION, BUT WILL PRODUCE BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW COVERED ROADS AND VISIBILITY LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... THE NIAGARA FRONTIER, ROCHESTER, BATAVIA, AVON, PAVILION, CANANDAIGUA, AND PALMYRA. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS... INTERSTATE 390 BETWEEN EXITS 8 AND 12. INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN EXITS 48A AND 42. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP QUICKLY TO LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE IN THESE HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL THROUGH THESE HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS. RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY AND POTENTIALLY SLICK ROADS ARE LIKELY TO LEAD TO ACCIDENTS. TIME...MOT...LOC 2005Z 283DEG 30KT 4314 7823

    Travel Advisory Changed to Storm Warning for Wyoming County,
    Just Received at 10 am

     Winter Storm Warning
    Weather Updated: Mar 09 9:16AM
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    For Wyoming County, New York

    WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 9:16AM EST FRI UNTIL 5AM EST SAT