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Friday, November 30, 2018

New SLI Website Projected for 2019;
G. Schultz Heads New Committee

The new Communications Committee of the Silver Lake Institute is working with the previous owner of "SilverLakeInstitute.org" and "sli.website" to get a new website presence established for the Institute. The new website is being planned as a static site which will offer an online presence for readers to learn of the Institute's purpose and programs without a constantly changing news feed as the original blog did. The new website will provide the opportunity for readers to communicate with the official Board and its committees through the Institute's official email address and the committee chairs' email addresses.

The new website will be far less labor intensive than the original "news blog" was. The new site will not cover news per se, but communications information, policies, and the official work of the Institute. The information, by its nature, will not need to be updated as frequently as the news blog did, and will therefore make less demands on the new committee, once the site is built. The committee is pleased to know that the Board's Executive Committee is not looking for another news blog since all of its members are already busy people with busy lives.

In asking past publisher, Greg Franklin to help in building the new site, Glynne Schultz, chair of the new communications committee, explained that they did not see the need for another news blog since the current community newsletter-blog--SilverLakeConnection.com--is meeting that need already. "We just need you to get us started and explain what we need to do and how," said Mrs. Schultz, who is the wife of Kris, the Board's newest Board member. 

Rev. Greg Franklin established, built and daily ran "SilverLakeInstitute.org" from 2010 through February of 2018 at which time he retired as SLI Chaplain and as publisher of the "SilverLakeInstitute.org." Rev. Franklin then donated and transferred the "SilverLakeInstitute.org" name over to the Executive Committee of the SLI Board. Also in February 2018, Rev. Franklin decided to continue publishing SLI news in a community-based, unofficial newsletter-blog with news about the SLI community and its public offerings under the name of "SilverLakeConnection.com" which successfully continues. He looks forward to unofficially supporting and advertising the new SLI website.

SLE Committee Skips Planning Meetings for November, December Holidays, Continues its Work by Email

The third biennial Silver Lake Experience (SLE) is just a little over eight months away, but preparations remain in full swing under the able leadership of co-chairs Kathy Schaefer and Sue Russell. The 2019 SLE is on the schedule for August 8-11 and once again is co-sponsored by the Silver Lake Institute (SLI) and the Asbury Retreat Center (ARC). All presentations, workshops, food tasting, entertainment, and optional activities are shared across the facilities of both organizations. Sign-in begins at Epworth Hall's ramp entrance on the corners of Chapman, Perry, and Janes Avenues, off NY Route 39.

For those interested in spending the full four-day event as a unique vacation, there are various types of overnight accommodations available--new facilities and others newly remodeled--with breakfast and lunch included in the registration. SLE (SLI and ARC) is located on the east shore of Silver Lake off NY Route 39 and includes wooded areas, heated swimming pool, boat tours, and cottage tours. Historic Epworth Hall, built in 1892 is where registration, entertainment, large workshops, and the Epworth Cafe is located. The building has most of its original decor in view as does Stoody Memorial Hall (1892) and Hoag Memorial Art Gallery (1895).

The SLE Committee has been working on SLE 2019 for over a year already and are now facing the beginning of their various deadlines in order to be ready for the start up of registrations in early 2019. All major elements of the total program are in place, but the hard work is in the details, the last minute changes, and the mechanics of keeping tract of it all. A new computer program has been obtained which should improve and enhance the registration process and handle other details. SLE is a volunteer project and it continues to be amazing at the amount of work and professionalism in action  for an all-volunteer effort.

Each new Silver Lake Experience (SLE) is based on the evaluations of past attendees. As the Committee becomes aware of the wants and needs of the community, it seeks to incorporate the suggestions and new ideas into the next SLE. The Silver Lake Experience is a quality event with presenters from many different life experiences including college professors donating their time and efforts, and those with recognized proficiencies such as photography, woodworking, flower arranging, and many others. 

This newsletter-blog, the SilverLakeConnection.com will be releasing details of the program as they are released to the public early in 2019. To check out last year's schedule, go to www.silverlakeexperience.org.

November Draws to a Snow-Melting Close; December Brings Thoughts
of Upcoming Year-End Holidays

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday's Weather

Currently (9:30 am) 31 degrees
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Forecast: 5% chance of rain

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Current Conditions

At 30 degrees, what is falling, barely visible, is supposed to be a snow shower but easily turns to water as it hits certain surfaces such as the camera lens.  (Photo Courtesy of SLI)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Eastern Wyoming Storm Report:
No Storm, Just 1 Inch Coating

Updated Wednesday Morning
The first storm of the season was correctly forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS). The second storm of the season which was to take place within the last two days may have been accurate for western and southern Wyoming County, but totally failed to forecast for the east side of the county which includes Silver Lake. Silver Lake received a total of one inch of snow in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

If NWS is going to forecast for western, southern or north sections of Wyoming County, what is the point of our reading "Wyoming County" when there is apparently no intention of covering the eastern, Perry, and Silver Lake areas of the county? Until such time as they choose to include the whole county, we will attempt to keep score of their forecasts which currently stand at one and one (W-1, L-1).

7:42 pm Storm Update

Temperature: 29; feels like 14
Breeze: Cold, Light
New Snow: None; Dusting on the Ground (east side of Lake)
Roads: Basically Clear
Additional: Wet Leaves cause hazardous slipperiness 

First Tuesday After Thanksgiving is
'Giving Tuesday' which is Today

California Mayor Gives Advice to those 
Wishing to Help those in Need

California Mayor Darrell Steinberg offers his advice for those wishing to help those who have lost everything to wild fires in the State:

"We all want to help the victims of the , but please don't send supplies, as the evacuation centers say they have been inundated. Those working on the front lines say giving to the or is the best way to help."

8:28 am Storm Update

Temperature: 31; Feels Like 20
Breeze: Cold, Light
New Snow: None; Dusting on the Ground (east side of Lake)
Roads: Basically Clear
Additional: Where present, wet leaves make conditions slippery

Monday, November 26, 2018

Winter Storm Warning Consists
of 10 to 20 Inches of Snow,
Wind Gusts up to 35 mph

Severe Weather Alerts - Silver Lake, NY

  • Winter Storm Warning in effect from Tuesday, 12:00 AM EST until Wednesday, 6:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT 
FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT... Heavy lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE... Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties, mainly higher terrain.

* WHEN... From midnight tonight to 6 PM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

From Bitter Cold Thanksgiving to
a Seasonable 43 Just 3 Days Later

TEMPERATURE IN THE 40s, MELTING IS PREVALENT
Top Left -- Looking across Burt Park from Ames Walkway. Top Right -- Looking north on Ames Walkway into the Park from Haven Ave. Bottom Left -- Corner of Haven and Ames looking west. Bottom Right -- Melting as seen on the Thomas' cottage, Haven Ave. corner Perry Ave.

Off-Season Statistic:
Week of Nov. 18-24, 2018

Readers of SilverLakeConnection.com Newsletter-Blog

Six Days Remaining in November;
Time to Slow Down and Enjoy
The Holiday Preparations

Some folks see the arrival of Black Friday or December 1st and realize how much they have to do and how little time left in which to do it. For those feeling squeezed for time, will inevitably switch into high gear and begin a fast-paced, often hectic schedule of shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning, decorating and more shopping. This is the perfect recipe for having time and days begin to pass in rapid succession and the memory of those days become less and less enjoyable and more obligatory.

That's why I say "time to slow down" so that you can begin to enjoy the planning, the preparations, and turn them into fun instead of a series of "must do's" with time running out. Two solutions come to mind. The first is to begin holiday preparations much earlier. That won't help you for this year however, so the second solution is to simplify your holiday preparations. Use less labor-intensive decorations. Plan less than a 12-course meal.  Buy one gift per person instead of many. (There should be a limit to "Santa's" showering us with things we really don't need.)

These may not be your concerns and therefore not helpful as solutions, so you must examine your own priorities for a satisfying holiday. What things are absolutely essential for a satisfying holidays for you and your family? What elements are extraneous and genuinely not needed for holiday satisfaction? Engage a family member to enjoy the mutual satisfaction of cookie baking. If no one is interested, perhaps that is their "vote" that Christmas cookies are not important to them. If that is true, a lot of time can be saved by cutting way back on that project. 

Cut your Christmas down to size. Use as many meaningful family and friends activities as possible which require the least amount of time, and expense. Make time for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service--it will help to keep you in touch with the original meaning of Christmas and honor the One we seek to celebrate.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Several SLI Residents Attend Perry's 'Celebration of Life' for Leon C. Patrick

Leon C. Patrick, 85, died in Eastside on Prospect Ave. Warsaw, September 28, 2018, where he had been a resident for the last nine years of his life following a stroke. The Service of Celebration was held at Perry First United Methodist Church officiated by its current pastor, Tony Hipes. Former pastors, Doug Wilson and Greg Franklin were also present both for the Service and the luncheon following.

The church was nearly full and the downstairs fellowship hall was filled, made up of primarily a close knit Patrick family and church family. It was good to be reminded that there are a substantial number of Methodist members who also can be seen and greeted at Epworth's concert series and some worship services at Epworth.  Several persons stood to recount meaningful and humorous accounts of Leon's life. 

The most humorous and inspirational reflections on his life were given by daughter, Karen McCabe, and son, Andrew Patrick. Both spoke of Leon's Christian life and the warm and patient family life which highlighted their upbringing. He was active throughout his life in the life and work of his church. 

Among guests present, was the local chapter of the American Legion and three U.S. Marines in full dress attire who ceremoniously saluted and folded the American flag which was then presented to Leon's wife, Joy. Each Legionnaire saluted the Urn of Ashes and pivoted around to salute the American flag. The late Mr. Patrick was a U.S. Marine and served in and during the Korean War.

Wind and Seasonal Temps Cause
Leaves to Start Falling Again

Winter of 2017-18 dragged on into May and so the trees and flowers held off with their Spring functions for an extra two months. This caused Nature's Fall activities to be equally delayed which had many leaves not even beginning to fall until November. When the November snow and temperatures fell, it caused cessation of falling leaves. We are now entering a new "warming trend" which is once again brought Mother Nature's work back to life. Leaves are falling and blowing around as though it was October 1. The landscape has a slightly unusual appearance with a total background of white with scattered piles and miscellaneous single leaves changing the smooth white background into a ray of hills and valleys made up of multi-color leaves.

TV, National Business Community Begin Referring to Thanksgiving as That
'Five-Day Shopping Holiday'

Two of the five days--Thursday and Sunday--are two "great days to shop with special sales. Friday has been named Black Friday and the advertising claims high percentages of savings such as 50%, 60%, or even 80%. Saturday is now known as Small Business Day and shoppers are encouraged to make their purchases at small business shopping locations.

Finally, Monday is known as Cyber Monday and the bulk of the sales are said to be found "online" on Monday. Although businesses appear to be sharing the wealth at this season of the year, they still appear to be in continuing competition with each other as sales overlap into the other days. Making the buying public aware of the sources within the market community is nevertheless a worthwhile idea.

Our biggest hope for Silver Lake is that the forecast ice accumulation will be of minimal import for later this morning (Saturday).

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weather Advisory



UPDATE -- "Mixed Precipitation" was a drizzle-type rain which did not cause troublesome freezing. We seemed to have missed this bullet.



Severe Weather Alerts - Silver Lake, NY

  • Winter Weather Advisory

    Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Saturday, 6:00 AM EST until Saturday, 12:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO NOON EST SATURDAY...


* WHAT... Mixed precipitation expected. Total ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch expected.


* WHERE... Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western Southern Tier.


* WHEN... From 6 AM to noon EST Saturday.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Plan on slippery road conditions.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Day After Thanksgiving Temperatures Expected to Rise 30+ Degrees

UPDATE: 30 Degrees at 1:30 pm Friday (full sunshine).
UPDATE: 33 Degrees at 3:08 pm Friday (full sunshine).

BLACK FRIDAY * SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY * CYBER MONDAY

Thursday, November 22, 2018

13 degrees at 12:20 am (night)
18 degrees at 12:20 pm (sunshine)
5 degrees at 8:22 pm (evening)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

'The Horse Knows the Way;' Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Competes at Erie County Fair Grounds, Hamburg

Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph had the honor to ride with the color Guard for the opening ceremony of North American Police Equestrian Council (NAPEC) held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Sheriff RudolphCourtesy is to the left of the American flag.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Mounted Unit members Linda Ferguson, Kevin Ferguson, Capt. Jackie Copeland, and Mandi Jorgensen during the 2018 North American Police Equestrian Council (NAPEC) held at the Erie County Fair Grounds in Hamburg, NY, on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
(Courtesy of Perry Herald)

Thanksgiving Eve at Silver Lake
Will See 3-5 Inches of Snow
Between 4 am and 1 pm

UPDATE (12 Noon) -- SLI received under 2 inches of snow but windy.
A pre-Thanksgiving Weather Advisory has been forecast for the day before Thanksgiving Day. Although the snow totals are forecast as between 3-5 inches, the areas of Wyoming County that are mentioned are western Wyoming and southwestern Wyoming. Silver Lake sometimes misses snow forecasts labeled for those areas since the Lake is more on the southeastern side of the county. But one never knows for sure--especially after last year's snow seemed to hit the Lake on a regular basis.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Nov 20 3:41AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT 
FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY... 

* WHAT... LAKE EFFECT SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 MPH PRODUCING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. 
* WHERE... WYOMING AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTIES. GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS AND WESTERN WYOMING COUNTY. 
* WHEN... FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... PLAN ON SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITY. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL FALL IN RELATIVELY NARROW BANDS. IF TRAVELING, BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITIES. SUBMIT SNOW REPORTS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA. &&

Open Enrollment Through Dec. 15th

Congratulations!

For those of you who do not have employer health coverage:Congratulations! The 2019 ACA (Affordable Care Act) enrollment period has been shortened to 45 days (Nov 1-Dec 15). You're not seeing advertising about the enrollment window online or on TV because the White House wants the program to fail. And mysteriously this year the ACA website is down on Sundays for "maintenance."



Fortunately, your friends are posting this and using the word "congratulations " so it gets posted more frequently in Newsfeed by FB algorithms. Please copy and paste, NOT share. Make sure to REWRITE the words congrats so they turn red or this doesn't work. [Note: I confirmed these statements via SNOPE]

*separate note: NY State of Health enrollment doesn’t start until 11/16, but you can still fill out your application early, so make sure to take care of that. I’m not sure if that means people in NY State have even less time to enroll, but I wouldn’t take any chances.      
UPDATE -- From their website: “If you don't log in to update your application and enroll in a plan by December 15, 2018, you may be automatically enroled in a 2019 plan. Automatic enrollment is a good fallback. But the best way to make sure you have a 2019 plan that works for you, with the savings you qualify for, is to log in, update your application, and view all your plan options for 2019.”
Contributed by Nancy Culley

Dakota Spink Gets a 13-Point

Former SLI resident, Dakota Spink, shot this hefty 13-point in Wyoming County on 11-17-2018. Nice Work!

Older brother, SLI resident, David (right), joins Dakota for another photo to remember the occasion.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Mid Winter Survivors Party Planning Committee Agrees to Meet Dec.16th

UPDATE -- Date postponed until Early January.
The Mid Winter Survivors Committee has decided to meet next month to review and tighten up plans for this year's Party in January. The committee was planning to duplicate the success of last year's Party and wants to double check on the details and the volunteers.  Anyone wishing to help the committee set up, serve, or cleanup, should contact one of the committee members--Kris and Glynne Schultz, Fred and Esther Schuknecht, Linda Peet, and Greg Franklin or just email RevGreg@SilverLakeConnection.com.

Cold Week Ahead; Snow Squalls Wednesday; Cold Thanksgiving Day


TODAY (MONDAY) -- There was a.m. cloudiness in the morning hours. Silver Lake, now however, in the early afternoon, is experiencing bright sunshine reflecting off of the new white snow. As the afteroon trails on, cloudiness becomes more dominant.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Light Snow Opens the Holiday Week; Thanksgiving Forecast as Coldest Day

The snow that is falling this mid afternoon on Sunday is barely affecting visibility which is why it could even be considered picturesque. It seems to be cleaning up the dark spots in the plowed and shoveled snow areas but has yet to begin accumulation on the roads. Temperatures have been and continue to be below seasonal norms for November which should be in the 40s. Instead, daytime temps have consistently been in the 30s with some overnights in the 20s. Thanksgiving was originally forecast as being part of a warming trend which is no longer true. The latest forecast has the week remaining in the 30s and Thanksgiving Day failing to rise out of the 20s.

Stonewall Craftique and Holiday DeLights Festival Post Dates, Times

Stonewall Craftique at 16 Lake Street in Perry will be open Thanksgiving week on Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm; Closed Thanksgiving Day; then open Black Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; and on Small Business Saturday, November 24, from 10 am to 3 pm. Its Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 1st, from 10 am to 8 pm during Perry Holiday DeLights Festival.

This year's Perry Holiday DeLights Festival is Saturday, December 1, from 5 to 8 pm in Downtown Perry. Come join members of the community in this annual celebration of the Season.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Color Remains on Trees
Away from the Lake Shore

Photo above is from one of the Institute's nut trees that show how determined they are to hang on to their color. Will it make it to Thanksgiving? (Photos taken mid afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.)

Some areas of fallen snow are be-speckled with downed leaves while areas of plowed or shoveled snow show heavier concentrations of  leaves and elements of soil.


The winds off the Lake have a tendency of stripping the trees and keeping many of their leaves moving up and away from the Greenway. (Courtesy of SLI.)

Perry Community
Thanksgiving Service

Perry Area Ministerial Association's Thanksgiving Service is hosted by Hope Chapel at 7 pm, Monday, November 19th. The community is welcome to attend. Hope Chapel (formerly Coleman Free Methodist Church) is opposite the side entrance of Brick Presbyterian Church.

Friday, November 16, 2018

45-Second Power Failure Upsets TV Reception for 5 Minutes, Internet 6

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) continues to be confused by unexplained "power interruptions." Silver Lake residents have grown weary of these interruptions because so much our lives evolves around services powered by electrical power. Although the power interruptions themselves are relatively brief, they cause other interruptions in clocks and timers that must be manually reset. It is not uncommon for cable boxes to be without service for five minutes or more until it resets for both TV and then Internet receptions.

NYSEG's inability to identify the problem is notably the greatest concern for occurring in the year 2018, following a substantial upgrade of the RT20A and Silver Lake Road power station. Are the electrical systems so antiquated that they have no way of explaining these outages--or even of knowing about them until customers call in? The Silver Lake Association and the Silver Lake Institute have written letters on behalf of their members and residents requesting explanations for the continued problem of power interruptions but so far we have heard of no NYSEG responses from either SLA or SLI.

Readers -- Have any NYSEG customers letters been sent to NYSEG which have received a response from NYSEG? Please let us know by way of telephone (483-8603), email (RevGreg@SilverLakeConnection.com), or use the comment section link below. Thank you.

Overnight Snow of 12 Inches
Was Over by 5 am Friday

A look at the scene following the Season's first significant Snow in the early morning light and cloudiness. Above taken at 7:36 am. 

Above taken at 5:15 am Friday, Above 2 Photos Courtesy of SLI

The bulk of the overnight snow moved out of the area in the last hour (4:15-5:15am) with only occasional flurries remaining and projected scattered rain showers. No additional accumulation. SLI roads are plowed and passable.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACWC's Live Auction is Now Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17th at 6:30 pm

The scheduled Live Auction Event at the Arts Council for Wyoming County was postponed last Saturday, Nov. 10th due to the weather. The final hour of the Silent Auction is now set for this Saturday, Nov. 17th at 5 pm; the Live Auction will start at 6:30 pm. This is an excellent way to advertise your creations and support ACWC.
Courtesy of ACWC
"This is why we call it Snovember," commented Loren Penman who is active in the ACWC. Hopefully the additional publicity will help to produce a greater attendance with more donations, creations, and proceeds.

"Fishing on Fridays!!"


After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in all the years they had been married. On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she endured. 

Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched - with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?"

"Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but I fish on Fridays."              Submitted by Ray Noell, Retired Pastor, Perry First

NWS Warns that Commuting Drive
This Evening could be Treacherous

 Special Weather Statement
Weather Updated: Nov 15 3:28PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 6PM EST THU ...

WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MAKE THE EVENING COMMUTE DIFFICULT... THE COMBINATION OF STEADY SNOW, MIXED AT TIMES WITH SLEET WILL COAT ROADS CREATING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE. ROADS THAT ARE UNTREATED WILL BE PARTICULARLY HAZARDOUS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO BELOW A MILE AT TIMES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE FOR THE WINTRY CONDITIONS. LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU. ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

Snow Began at 2:26 pm, a Little Earlier than Anticipated; New
Tractor Sees its First Winter Action

The pile of snow that was plowed up from the first 2018-19 snow fall, is shown above being spread out with minimal height remaining so the chances of its melting are now greatly increased. We assume this is the SLI's new tractor since a new tractor was approved at the last Board meeting and this one is noticeably taller than the old one. It was reported at the Board meeting that the "new" plow truck, also used for garbage pickup, was paid off, and so a new loan was negotiated for the purchase of the new tractor which will have the amount of monthly payment that the truck did before it was paid off. This is keeping the SLI credit rating at a respectable level. Residents are looking forward to seeing it in action, making life a little easier for the year-round residents.

Clear Most of the Day; Late Afternoon Brings 6 to 10 Inches of Wet Snow

 Winter Storm Warning
Weather Updated: Nov 15 3:40AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY... 

* WHAT... HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES (MORE IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN WYOMING COUNTY). THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION. 
* WHERE... WYOMING, LIVINGSTON, CATTARAUGUS, AND ALLEGANY COUNTIES. 
* WHEN... FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY. HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED FROM MID EVENING THROUGH THE PRE-DAWN HOURS. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT WITH SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS. THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAVY, WET SNOW MAY BRING DOWN A FEW TREE LIMBS AND RESULT IN ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOW AND ICE WILL CREATE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. SUBMIT SNOW AND ICE REPORTS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA. &&

From the 20s into the 30s;
3-6" of Snow will Change to Rain


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Silver Lake had Sun
But the Air was Cold

 Above taken at 4:11 pm, 11/14/18
Above taken at 5 pm, 11/14/18

Severe Weather Alert
For Wyoming County


 Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Nov 14 2:19PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 11 AM EST FRIDAY... 
* WHAT... MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH EXPECTED. 
* WHERE... WYOMING, LIVINGSTON, ONTARIO, CHAUTAUQUA, CATTARAUGUS, ALLEGANY, AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTIES. 
* WHEN... FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 11 AM EST FRIDAY. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING COMMUTE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL RESULT IN SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. SUBMIT SNOW AND ICE REPORTS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA. &&

2019 is a Silver Lake Experience Year

The next year may indeed be "odd-numbered," but will be a big, beautiful year because of the Third Biennial Silver Lake Experience August 8-11.  The SLE website will be containing the schedule and workshops in August in the upcoming weeks. We will announce it when it fully comes online.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Contractors Engaged by Year End will Result in New Roof, Ventilation, and Drainage at Epworth for New Season

In the quietness of the "wintertime residency" and the distraction of the upcoming holidays, it's sometimes hard to imagine that we have a firm mapping out the details of a plan that will enable Epworth Hall to get a new roof this Spring. The plan will include adequate drainage that will direct the flow of rain water away from the building and down the hill or into existing storm drains. The plan will also include adequate ventilation inside the building to avoid premature aging of the new roof and providing a less heat intensive atmosphere inside the building. The expenses of this project will be covered by special grants but SLI is required to follow the rigorous rules that allow the grants to be paid.

Progress reports are not expected to be released publicly. Although a project manager is included in the overall plan, it was agreed that our Board of Trustees could also provide a project manager to satisfy the inquiries and progress wanted by the Board. Craig Bateman will serve as the SLI Project Manager. Any progress reports that are press-released by the Board will be communicated either to the public in this section, or to the residents in the password section of this newsletter-blog. The project is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day 2019 thereby affecting the 2019 SLI Season in a very positive way.

A gentle and artistic snow is falling during this 1:00 am hour.

Trump Absents himself from Veterans Day Events; Re-Counts of Ballots
Going Strong One Week Later

As an overseas war veteran, I served under Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. In the active reserve, I was on stand-by alert during the Gulf Wars and served under Presidents Ronald Regan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. As different as each of these Commanders-in-Chief were, they were very much alike in their conduct as president and commander of all U.S. forces.

Monday, November 12, 2018




Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cold for 2 Weeks with
2 Days in Upper 40s

Not much of a break in cold weather for this week, but next week is showing two days with temperatures in the mid- to upper-40s. As is the nature of forecasts and those who interpret them, there will be others who add to, or alter this forecast, but we can safely say that daily highs will be below seasonal norms until the second week ahead. That second week "should" have two days that will be more temperate as the highs reach into the 40s. While it's still a little early to tell, it appears that Thanksgiving might be around 42 degrees.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

PPD Officers Forced Off the Road by Intoxicated Matthew W. Beaumont

Matthew W. Beaumont
Officers David Spink of Silver Lake and Gregory Smith of Perry were on routine patrol on Saturday, October 27, 2018 when Officer Spink's patrol vehicle was almost struck head on, causing Officer Sprink's patrol vehicle to leave the roadway.  Officer Sprink safely got back onto the road and performed a routine traffic stop on Camp Road. Upon stopping the vehicle it was found that the driver of the vehicle, Matthew W. Beaumont, 28, from Castile, was allegedly operating the vehicle intoxicated. 

Officer Sprink had Beaumont perform field sobriety. After performing poorly and refusing a breath test, Beaumont was placed under arrest. It was later found that Beaumont was operating the motor vehicle almost twice the legal limit with a BAC of .15%. Along with being charged with Driving While Intoxicated Beaumont was charged with reckless driving and ticketed for refusing to take a breath test roadside, and failure to keep right. Beaumont was released on an appearance ticket with a return court date of December 4, 2018, to answer the charges.

Snow Began at 8:15 am, Alternates Between Light and Squallish

UPDATE -- Afternoon snow stopped; roads plowed and clear.
Many plan to attend Harvest Dinner at the U/Methodist Church.


Winter Storm Warning for Wyoming County: Heavy Lake Effect
Snow 5-9 Inches

WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 3:19AM EST SAT 
UNTIL 10PM EST SAT 

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.

WHAT ... HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORE. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

WHERE ... WYOMING, CHAUTAUQUA, CATTARAUGUS, AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTIES.

WHEN ... UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS ... TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT, WITH SLIPPERY, SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITIES. GUSTY WINDS COULD ALSO BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ... HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL IN RELATIVELY NARROW BANDS. IF TRAVELING, BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITIES. 

Long Weekend Holiday ...

Formerly known as Armistice Day.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Story Behind the USA's Veterans'
Day on November 11th Each Year;
Ended WWI and France's Downfall

The original railcar where the Armistice of 22 June 1940 was signed between Germany and France, and where the Armistice of 11 November 1918 was signed between Germany and the Allies, at the museum Clairière de l'Armistice (Rethondes).


A reproduction of the wagon [rail car] where the Armistice of 22 June 1940 was signed between Germany and France, and where the Armistice of 11 November 1918 was signed between Germany and the Allies, at the museum Clairière de l'Armistice (Rethondes).


Light toModerate Snow Falling Gently at Silver Lake ... Sticking to Roofs, Lawns and Leaves ...


Snow has continued right into mid afternoon but has been mostly light. Streets are wet and the ground cover is spotty. Temperature at 2:10 pm is 35 degrees.