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Thursday, February 28, 2019

SLE Registration
Now Open for 2019

Registration for the 2019 Silver Lake Experience (SLE) opened to the public around 8 pm Thursday evening, February 28, 2019. SLE is a mini-Chautauqua event held at the Silver Lake Institute and the Asbury Retreat Center in the third year of its joint, successful venture. For 2019, the dates are August 8-11th with the 4th day being a free bonus day.

Click on www.silverlakeexperience.org. Step #1--Click on Program and look over the total program to determine which workshops and events you wish to register for; then Step #2--Click on Registration bringing your choices of workshops and events with you to the Registration section. Follow the detailed instructions under Registration.

End of the Day ...
End of the Month

Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute
Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute

In Memoriam

James (Jim) Gildner of Wesley Ave. passed into eternal life at 6 am this morning, Thursday, February 28, 2019. He had just moved into Suzanne's Comfort Care Home in Perry and was receiving Hospice care. Our prayers are with Kathy.

SLI Lake Cam Picking Up Snow
Flurries by the Light of the Cam

The live cam was mesmerizing and even assisted in getting sleepy. Click on the photo above for an enlargement that will improve what you see by several hundred percentage points. (Photo Courtesy of SLI)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Winter Storm Ryan to Spread Snow Across the Northeast Into Thursday

Winter Storm Ryan will finish up its cross-country journey by spreading snow through the Great Lakes and Northeast. Snow will ease off after sunset. More snow coming to the Silver Lake basin tonight in the form of 1-3 inches according to NWS.

Weather Update

This morning's light, falling snow is barely negligible. Light snow has continued throughout the day much of which is much more visible than the morning snow fall, keeping a continuous white coating all around.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

UMC General Conference Ends; Traditionalists Win Against LGBTQ Families' Total Inclusion in Church

The story of the Conference and its possible results are written from three perspectives found in several major newspapers. Each brings an interesting read. Click below on one at a time:

Wednesday: 6 am until 10 pm


 Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Feb 26 10:55AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 6AM EST WED UNTIL 10PM EST WED ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM EST WEDNESDAY... 
* WHAT... SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES EXPECTED. 
* WHERE... NIAGARA, ORLEANS, MONROE, ERIE, GENESEE, WYOMING, LIVINGSTON, CHAUTAUQUA, CATTARAUGUS, AND ALLEGANY COUNTIES. 
* WHEN... FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM EST WEDNESDAY. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING, BUT MORE SO THE EVENING COMMUTE. 
* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PERIODS OF SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. &&

Daylight Hours of Tuesday Begin
with Snowfall and 15 Degrees

One Tuesday forecast says, simply, "Cloudy," but we've already had at least an hour of light to occasionally moderate snow fall. It is a cold 15 degrees but the absence of wind holds down the bitterness of the temperature.  Municipal and Institute roads are plowed but snow covered. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the forecast is for 2 to 4 inches of snow and continuing cold.
UPDATE: A pattern seems to have developed. Clouds and snow fall are alternating with clear skies and sunshine.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Wintry Continuation of Cold, Snow, Blowing Snow, occasional Sun

22 degrees, Windy, occasional white-outs, diminishing winds.

In Memoriam

Shirley Parrish
Shirley Jane (Waite) Parrish was born in Alexander on August 16, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Neva Conn Waite. She married George B. Parrish, Jr, her lifelong friend and the love of her life, on May 7, 1949 at the West Bethany Baptist Church. Shirley was a 1945 graduate of Alexander Central School and the Rochester Business Institute in 1946. She retired from the Alexander School in 1984 after 25 years of service, first in the library and later in the Business Office.

A longtime member of the Alexander United Methodist Church, Shirley served in many capacities. In late years, volunteering as a contact person for the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Church. She truly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, needlework, reading and having family parties, and garage sales.

Shirley, who passed on Feb. 16, 2019, is survived by her husband George, and her three children, daughters Laura (Joseph) Schmieder of Alexander, and Karen (Allan) Cecchini of Silver Lake, and son Robert (Beth) of Bergen. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Noel (Robyn) Good of Pavilion, Robert (Max) Parrish of LeRoy and Kathryn (Andrew) Bogdan of Akron, plus two great-grandchildren, Nevan Good and Clara Bogdan, and many nieces and nephews. Shirley is also survived by sister-in-laws Mildred Waite and Carol Waite of Alexander, and brother-in-law Del Mills of Texas.

Day 2 of the High Wind Warning;
Most Dangerous Winds are Over

  • 9:19 am - Snow Shower  / Flurries begin as winds are greatly reduced in speed.
  • No power interruption overnight and at least an additional inch of snow overnight.
  • Snow and Ice-blasted windows were mostly clear by 6 am.
  • All municipal and institute roads were cleared before 6 am.
  • High today 24; Low tonight 11; High tomorrow 20.
  • Occasionally hard to identify which is new snow falling and which is blowing snow.

Eastern Skyline at Sunrise near South end of the Lake.
 Courtesy Silver Lake Marine

Looking from Perry Ave., up Haven, toward the Eastern Sky, Minutes Before Sunrise.
Photo by Silver Lake Daily Newsletter

Sunday Weather Summary

  • 12:00 am - Hour after hour of light snow has resulted in what appears to be at least 2+ inches of snow on the ground. The snow is supposed to continue for at least another 114 minutes. "Early Morning" is supposed to bring additional "snow showers." The high winds are continuing with occasional gusts but no power loss so far. Temps will eventually hit the low 20s.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday Evening Update

  • 11:39 pm - As of this time, there has not been even a flicker of the lights nor loss of electrical power.
  • 10:32 pm - Accumulated snow is now blowing around the Institute; 27 degrees; snow and wind not all that unusual for WNY.
  • 8:15 pm - Winds remain constant with intermittent but significant gusts.
  • 6:52 pm - Light Snow continues at 32 degrees.
  • Low for Sunday and Monday nights will be 20 degrees; High Monday will be 23 degrees.

Latest from NWS Continues
Strong Warnings Now in
Addition to a Flash Freeze

 Special Weather Statement
Weather Updated: Feb 24 - 4:34 PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 8 PM EST SUN ...DANGEROUS WINDS AND FLASH FREEZE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING... VERY STRONG AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL CONTINUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING FROM THE LAKE ERIE SHORE NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE NIAGARA FRONTIER AND GENESEE VALLEY, INCLUDING THE BUFFALO AND ROCHESTER AREAS. PEAK WIND GUSTS WILL REACH 75 MPH AT TIMES. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL RESULT IN EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES, WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE TO ROOFS AND SIDING. BUILDINGS WHICH ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND OLDER DETERIORATING BUILDINGS MAY EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR EVEN COLLAPSE. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION! IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BE PREPARED FOR EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND DOWNED POWER LINES. ALWAYS ASSUME POWER LINES ARE LIVE. FALLING TREES AND POWER LINES WILL CREATE A VERY DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT TO BE OUTSIDE IN, INCLUDING IN VEHICLES. SEEK SHELTER IN A SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING UNTIL THE STRONGEST OF THE WINDS BEGIN TO SUBSIDE. IN ADDITION TO THE VERY STRONG WINDS, TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO FALL BELOW FREEZING AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. THIS WILL RESULT IN THE RAPID FREEZING UP OF WATER ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS, LEADING TO AREAS OF ICE THAT COULD MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS, PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, BE SURE TO SLOW DOWN AND EXERCISE CAUTION.

Sunday Afternoon Update


  • 4:00 pm - Light Snow at 35 degrees.
  • 3:20 pm - Temp hits 40.
  • 3:03 pm - Some melting of old snow took place during the 52 degree high today; current temp is 37.
  • 2:43 pm - Wind speed noticeably increases; total cloud cover remains.

Sunday Morning Update

Mostly sunny from dawn to about 8:52 am when very dark clouds quickly moved in from the west and turned into a heavy rain thunder shower about 9 am. Wind was robust but not unusual for our area. We noted bright sunshine and blue skies in the vicinity of 12:30 pm but light clouds moved in to block the sun by 12:40 pm.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Peaceful Saturday evening before Day of Forecast 75mph Wind Gusts
and 3-5 Inches of Blowing Snow

The snow covered area at the bottom of the photo is a portion of the Silver Lake Institute "Greenway" on the east side of the lake, while the row of lights near the top of the photo are a portion of the cottages situated on the west shore with Silver Lake in between.
(Photo Courtesy of SLI)
We will keep our readers posted, particularly our out of state readers, barring any extended loss of electrical power which could possibly delay our reporting. We estimate that the forecast snow of 3 pm Sunday might be delayed by the high of 52 degrees and replaced with rain until the temperatures drop down low enough to produce snow, through to the Sunday low of 21 and Monday's high of 24 degrees. 

NWS Adds 3 to 5 inches of Blowing Snow to the Current Wind Warning

 Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Feb 23 11:55AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 3 PM EST SUN UNTIL 1 PM EST MON ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY... 
* WHAT... LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 75 MPH WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW AND BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. 
* WHERE... WYOMING, CHAUTAUQUA, CATTARAUGUS, AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTIES. GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN INLAND FROM LAKE ERIE. 
* WHEN...FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY. 

* 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 NWS WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA. &&

It is better to be prepared and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Friday, February 22, 2019

NWS Wind Warning for Sunday is Result of Storm originating in U.S. Southwest

The high wind watch issued Thursday for Wyoming and other Western New York counties has been upgraded today to a warning. The warning will take effect 7 a.m. Sunday in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. It will last through 10 a.m. Monday.

Winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected in Wyoming County with gusts up to 65 mph. In Genesee and Orleans County, winds of 35 to 45 mph are expected with gusts up to 75 mph. Strong wind gusts may bring down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages. Minor property damage is also possible, especially to roofs and siding. 
A storm watch has also been issued for Lake Ontario from Sunday to Monday morning. A storm watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of 48 to 63 knots has significantly increased, but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for boaters who may wish to consider altering their plans.

Both NYSEG and RGE are reporting they are prepared for any power failures and their crews will be ready to head into action for repair and restoration. Customers are urged to report power failures to their respective company. (NYSEG: 1-800-572-1131.)

Charcoal Corral, Silver Lake Drive-In Announces Spring Opening Dates

The Charcoal Corral has announced Wednesday, March 20th as the opening date for the 2019 season, according to information posted on the world wide web. The Silver Lake Twin Drive-In is set to open Friday, April 12th (weather permitting). Mini Golf opens April 12th at Noon. The first Fish Frys of the season are scheduled for March 22, 29, and April 5 beginning at 11 am. Easter Breakfast is on for April 21 at 8 am.

Silver Lakers traditionally begin thinking about and looking for signs of Spring somewhere in the vicinity of late February and early March. The Charcoal Corral becomes part of that tradition in its annual announcement of its seasonal opening. Suddenly, Spring doesn't seem quite so far away as the memories of warm breezes, good times and good food return, and hope springs eternal! "Think Spring," proclaims the Corral!

United Methodists Confront
Possible Split over LGBT issues

by the Associated Press (AP)
The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly convenes Sunday for a high-stakes, three-day meeting likely to determine whether America’s second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy.
While other mainline Protestant denominations — such as the Episcopal and Presbyterian (U.S.A.) churches — have embraced gay-friendly practices, the Methodist church still bans them, even though acts of defiance by pro-LGBT clergy have multiplied and talk of a possible breakup of the church has intensified.
At the church’s upcoming General Conference in St. Louis, 864 invited delegates — split evenly between lay people and clergy — are expected to consider several plans for the church’s future. Several Methodist leaders said they expect a wave of departures from the church regardless of the decision.

Severe Weather Alert issued by Nat'l. Weather Service for Wyoming County; Meanwhile, Sunshine Starts our Friday

  

 High Wind Warning
Weather Updated: Feb 22 3:19 AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 10AM EST SUN UNTIL 10AM EST MON ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY. 

THE HIGH WIND WATCH POSTED AT MIDNIGHT 
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

* LOCATIONS... WAYNE, NORTHERN CAYUGA, OSWEGO, LEWIS, WYOMING, LIVINGSTON, ONTARIO, CATTARAUGUS, AND ALLEGANY COUNTIES. 
* TIMING... FROM LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. 
* WINDS... WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. 
* IMPACTS... STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL BRING DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES AND RESULT IN SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. SHALLOW ROOTED PINES WILL BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE. MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY TO ROOFS AND SIDING. TRAVEL IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES. 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. &&


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sunrise at the South
End of Silver Lake

Courtesy of the Silver Lake Marine

This August 8-11 is the 3rd Biennial Silver Lake Experience; 4-Day
Program Now Available to Read

Registration for the 2019 Silver Lake Experience (SLE) will be available shortly. When the new registration program has been thoroughly tested, registration will be opened and announced here and on the SLE web site, www.silverlakeexperience.org. In the meantime those knowing the quality and dynamics of the SLE, now have the opportunity of reviewing the 4-day program being offered August 8-11. This will help you prepare for registration by being familiar with the amazing program which has been put together for the benefit of Wyoming County and all of Western New York. As you study the possibilities in the schedule, keep an eye out for the new emphasis on family-friendly events. The new program can be found on the www.silverlakeexperience.org web site (or click here.)

No Precipitation Today or Tomorrow for WNY, but Bad Weather Continues all Around WNY Area

Buffalo and its traditional snow belts to the south are usually the discussion point of our local weather but this time, it appears that Buffalo and its snow belts will miss all significant precipitation with only the possibility of occasional snow flurries with no accumulation. This reverse in traditional weather patterns is, perhaps, part of the reason for this conflicted weather graphic posted for our area, shown below to the right.

This graphic not only shows a graphic snow flurry but boldly proclaims in its top printed line "Snow starting in 11 minutes." That time has come and gone with no snow. In contrast to the forecast snow, note the primary message within the circle: "No Precipitation."  That's one for the books--snow with no precipitation! Luckily, it appears this phenomenon is given under a 30% chance--although there is no percentage sign (%) to insure that's what the "30" is all about.
Update: There was no snow today in SE Wyoming County.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

AccuWeather ...

Freezing Rain may turn out to be relatively scattered.
Courtesy of AccuWeather

They're at it Again, this Time with
a Higher Level of Sophistication

The currently most popular presidential candidates are already being targeted in social media. This time those who are scamming the U.S. public are not only putting inaccuracies and lies in writing, but are now "photo-shopping" (altering) photos of the candidate in the presence of something antithetical to their message. The warnings have been going out to the public to watch carefully for the new methods beginning to be employed in major attempts to infect American voters with disinformation as they listen to the positions of the candidates and seek a pure and fair election in 2020 and beyond. It's a new electronic world and we must become aware of new memes and behaviors through critical thinking and becoming aware of as many of these methods as possible.

ACWC to Make Annual
Arts Grants March 1 in Perry

The Annual Community Arts Grants Awards by the Arts Council of Wyoming County (ACWC) will be held Friday, March 1st, at 7 pm, at the ACWC Gallery, announced Kathryn Hollinger, Grant Coordinator of the ACWC, Perry NY. The Silver Lake Institute depends on the annual grants to support quality programming at Epworth Hall and Hoag Gallery. The grants provide us the opportunity of inviting groups we might not otherwise have the financial ability to hire were it not for the Arts Grants.

The Silver Lake Institute Program Committee will be represented at the Grant Awards by Mr. Frederick Schuknecht, retired from the SLI Program Committee, and the Rev. Gregory Franklin, retired SLI Chaplain. The one hour program concludes with refreshments.

Precipitation Not Developing as Early as Forecast; May Develop this Evening

Following some brief snow shower activity in early afternoon, the radar seems to have cleared for most of Western New York. The winds at that time were  moving northeast off both lakes Erie and Ontario. If the winds remain as they were, any developing precipitation off the lakes should be carried past us to our north. However, precipitation from the large mid-west storm may enter our area from Pennsylvania this evening and overnight.
Updated at 4:10 and 4:26 pm.

Be Prepared for Some Frozen
Mix of Precipitation and
Slippery Areas Wednesday

From a low of 15 degrees at 8 am this morning, the temperature will make its way up around the freezing point and remain there for the rest of the day. Tomorrow's high will be 38. With temperatures around freezing, it is possible to get snow, drizzle, and/or freezing rain. The forecast seems to be emphasizing WNY's southwest, so there is a possibility of not seeing much of anything besides clouds. Nevertheless, the Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 10 am today (Wednesday) until 1 am Thursday. Whatever may come our way today, it should remain well below 3 inches and more like 1 to 2 inches.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

After a Complete Day of Sunshine,
it is only Appropriate that we
Feature Sunset Tonight

Temperature remained in the mid-20s today.
 Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Feb 19 - 2:34 PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 10AM EST WED UNTIL 1AM EST THU ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY... 
* WHAT...MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR LESS AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH EXPECTED. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 MPH. 
* WHERE...SOUTHERN ERIE AND WYOMING COUNTIES AND THE WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER. 
* WHEN...FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE 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. &&

Mostly Sunny Tuesday with a High of 24

A cold but sunny day is in store for us today (Tuesday), just one day before a forecast of 1 to 3 inches of either snow or a snowy icy mix, if of course, it reaches us at all. In the meantime, allow me to sing the praises of Tuesday which gets the banks back open again after two-and-a-half days of no banking. In addition, it's time to get our "med's" refilled at the drive through at Rite Aid's Walgreen Pharmacy.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Additional Information Received on
1957 Stoody Hall Historical Photo

Editor -- We ran this historical photo last March (2018) and received a wonderful response from Jack Small who identified, by name, some of the folks in the 1957 photo. Now, almost one year later we have received a second, equally wonderful, response from Joanne Brocklehurst who goes on to identify others in the photo with some other observations. Note that the period dress in the photo is not that of 1957, but that of the Camp Wesley (SLI), Pioneer Museum, and Walker Road Entertainment Section's beginning years, starting 1872 /1873. The building pictured below was requested by the W.C.T.U. after they were burned out of their location on the Pioneer Museum grounds in 1895 by visitors to the Walker Road Properties where individual property owners owned and ran their own games on their private properties. Click on "Read More" below to read both the old and latest information submitted.

Flurries with no accumulation for today. Wednesday: 1-3 Inches
of snow or icy mix, hi 32

The earlier forecast has been updated and accumulation of snow flurries is no longer predicted for the area. Of greater significance this afternoon is the falling temperature. Mother Nature was unable to reach the high of 24 and already the temperature is heading toward tonight's low in the single digits--currently forecast at 8 degrees for Silver Lake. NWS is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow (or snow and icy mix) for Wednesday but rising mid-week temperatures will put an end to new snow and ice activity. Temperatures will continue to rise reaching a possible high of 50 on Sunday with the possibility of rain.

All Banks Closed Today as are Most School Systems; Retailers are
Open and Many with Sales

Don't plan to do your banking today unless you can accomplish it with your smart phone or at an ATM. All banks are closed for the observance of Presidents' Day which now also creates a three-day holiday for some workers and most school children. Remember back when Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays were celebrated as two separate holidays in February? Is it just me or did it seem to place more unique historical importance, or is it reverence, on each?

Awoke to 2 inches of Snow,
light flurries, and 17 Degrees

Silver Lake temperatures were only expected to drop to 21 degrees overnight but actually hit 17 degrees by 8:00 a.m. It seems unlikely that the forecast drizzle was able to withstand a temperature in the teens, but use caution anyway, still anticipating the possibility of slipperiness under the current snow layer. Roads are plowed but dusted with a fine coating of new snow--well under an inch.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Silver Lake's Forecast to be Colder than Buffalo Area so we May Miss Freezing Rain for 'Niagara Frontier'

NWS Reports: Winter Weather Advisory for 'The Niagara Frontier' Overnight and Throughout the Morning Hours

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Some freezing drizzle is also possible later tonight into early Monday morning. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch are expected.

* WHERE...The Niagara Frontier.
* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Periods of snow and possible freezing drizzle will result in slippery roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Planning Committee Adds a Second Survivor Party Set for Nov. 16, 2 pm

The Survivor Planning Committee met over lunch today at the Schultz's. The committee gets along real fine, kibitzing about everything but finding time to do an evaluation of this year's Mid-Winter Survivor's Party. It was agreed that many fine comments were heard about the gathering, the food, and the entertainment. The game of Spoons went exceptionally well, but it was recommended that a trial play be used in the future so persons unsure of the instructions can get a feel for it before moving into the competition.

There was a discussion about whether or not expenses were covered and it was determined that they were not. Committee members, who had each donated toward different parts of the party expenses, were unwilling to complain about their willingness to provide for the gathering taking place and insuring that the event  happens for the minimal amount and not a continually rising cost to the guests. 

It was also acknowledged that many persons  who came and paid for their reservations did not ask for change, but often gave much more than the $5 asking donation per person. It was also agreed that the overall goal is to cover expenses without cutting back on our generosity to the guests in terms of variety and amount of food, and in terms of our generosity and appreciation to Koinonia Hall and Sue Russell's flexibility and generosity.

Following a very favorable evaluation of the Mid-Winter Pizza Party, it was determined that Pizza was the way to go, and so we would continue the Mid-Winter event as is with simple moderation's or additions. Several of this year's guests expressed interest in doing the event more than once a year--especially after a summer full of events and opportunities to be with friends and acquaintances. They seemed to enjoy getting to know new residents and neighbors.

In considering a second event, a quick consensus was reached that an event would do well between Halloween and Thanksgiving and that it should be mid-afternoon and utilize the seasonal favorites of cider and donuts, preferring to give Perry Market's bakery, a locally owned business, consideration for the donuts and the cider mill in Castile for the cider. The date of Saturday, November 16th was chosen with the time period of 2 to 4 pm. Greg will check on the date with Sue Russell and Kris Schultz will report our meetings and activities to the Board of Trustees.

Next year's Mid-Winter event was scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, and the publicity will emphasize the sledding for children and the welcome extended to all member-residents of the Institute. Reservations will still be required for accurate purchase of food and drink and the recommended donation will remain at $5 per person. It is hoped that enough funds will be left over from the fall event to help cover expenses for the Mid-Winter Pizza Party. The November and February gatherings will also be evaluated including the finances.

Early Saturday Morning ...

Courtesy Silver Lake Marine

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sub Committee Reminder ...

The Planning Committee for the Winters Survivors' Party will be meeting Saturday at Noon for a Lunch Meeting at the home of the Schultz's on Lakeview Ave.  Results will be reported back here following the meeting. A very optimistic report is anticipated.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

5:42 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019 (EST)
Sunset in Perry, NY
Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute

DEC Announces 2019 Free Fishing Days; Anglers Permitted to Fish Without a License this Weekend Feb.16-17

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visitors are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.

"Presidents' Day weekend was specifically selected as one of New York's free fishing weekends because so many kids are out of school and families are looking for fun activities to do together," Commissioner Basil Seggos said. "Ice fishing is a great way to reconnect with the outdoors and can easily be combined with ice skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or other activities for a fun and healthy day outside. To continue the fun and support the sport, New Yorkers are encouraged to purchase a NYS fishing license."

The free fishing days program is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative and the upcoming free fishing days are the first of several planned for 2019, including June 29-30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day), and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). The free fishing days program began in 1991 to give people who might not fish a chance to try the rewarding sport at no cost, introduce people to a new hobby, and encourage people to support the sport by purchasing a New York State fishing license.

Winter anglers can catch a variety of fish while ice fishing, primarily perch, sunfish, pickerel, northern, and walleye. In addition, many waters throughout New York State are open to fishing for trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon.


Two Newsletter Readers Try Out Refurbished Comment Section

Under a post dated yesterday, Feb. 13, 5:57 pm, we note that two readers successfully posted two comments with regards to the snow received overnight. We hope the newly refurbished Comment Section will make it easier to post an opinion or other words of encouragement.

Valentine's Day Sunrise at 7:11 am Under Mostly Cloudy Eastern Skies

Courtesy Silver Lake Marine

Silver Lakers Awake to
Several Inches of Overnight Snow

Mostly Cloudy Today with a high of 39 F degrees.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Occasional Blowing Snow
With a Temp of 23 Degrees


 Special Weather Statement
Weather Updated: Feb 13 - 5:47 PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 7:30 PM EST WED ...AREAS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY ACROSS THE NIAGARA FRONTIER AT TIMES THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE... HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO TRAVERSE ACROSS THE NIAGARA FRONTIER RIGHT THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WITHIN THESE SNOW SHOWERS WITH WINDS GUSTING TO 50 MPH WILL BRIEFLY REDUCE VISIBILITY DOWN AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER A VERY SHORT DISTANCE. PLEASE LEAVE EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

UPDATE -- Snow has been steady all evening around the vicinity of the Silver Lake Institute.

Cayuga County: Winter Storm Warning; Snow in Wyoming County: Intermittent

Reminder ...

One more day to finish up your plans for Valentine's Day which is Thursday the 14th!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Winter Survivors' Sub Committee to Evaluate Party at Meeting Saturday

This year's Mid-Winters Survivors' Party was the second experiment in a mid-winter's gathering of SLI residents to help break up the winter months and in the process visit friends and meet new residents  Both years we had a basic plan for the flow of the evening, but also allowed for the spontaneity and uniqueness of each year's group to blossom according to their unique personalities.

In 2018 we had 23 reservations and 22 in attendance. In 2019 we had 40 reservations and 37 in attendance. In 2018, we had 2 different styles of pizza plus Gluten-free, and in 2019, we increased to 4 different styles of pizza plus Gluten-free and held the recommended donation at $5 per person for two years in a row. 

In 2018 we did a U.S.P.S. direct mailing but in 2019 we switched from the more labor intensive mailing to the use of 2 road signs for 2+ weeks of exposure. In 2018, all table games were optional whereas in 2019 we had one organized game of "Spoons" which turned out better than we had anticipated (Chuck Dusel won the Ground Hog award for his play-off expertise). 

As we evaluate the food, program, entertainment and details, we will be doing so with an eye to 2020 (the third year of the mid-winter party). We invite those who came out to enjoy the evening (and those who would like to in the future) to share your thoughts and ideas with us. Our goal is to become better each year at the same or less cost. Your input is welcome and appreciated. (493-4003 or revgreg@SilverLakeConnection.com)

Reminder ...

Just two days (today and tomorrow) before Valentine's Day.

From Morning Snow, Sleet, and Ice
To Afternoon Rain

Overnight through 8 am Tuesday, Silver Lake received at least an inch of snow and the snow shower occurring at that time slowed but continued past 9 am and stopping at 9:35 am.



 Special Weather Statement
Weather Updated: Feb 12 7:07AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL  10:15AM EST TUE ...SNOW AND SLEET MOVING IN TO THE NIAGARA FRONTIER FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE... SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE MOVING NORTH INTO THE NIAGARA FRONTIER THIS MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS WILL ONLY AMOUNT TO AN INCH OR SO THROUGH 10 AM, BUT ROADS MAY QUICKLY TURN SLICK. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON OVERPASSES AS WELL AS ENTRANCE AND EXIT RAMPS. THE WINTRY MIX WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN TOWARD THE AFTERNOON.

Winter Weather Advisory

Severe Weather Alerts - Silver Lake , NY

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 3:00 AM EST until 10:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

* WHAT... Snow and mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph may bring down a few tree branches and result in isolated power outages.

* WHERE... The Niagara Frontier.

* WHEN...  From 3 AM to 10 PM EST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel could be very difficult with snow and ice covered roads and reduced visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commute on Tuesday.

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.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Applications are Now Open for 2019 Letchworth Arts & Craft Show

Bonnie Hedden
Are you interested in being an artist at the 2019 Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show? Our application is now open:
If you have any questions, please contact the Arts Council for Wyoming County at (585) 237-3517 or email:
info@artswyco.org (subject line: LACS Question). 
Last year, Bonnie Hedden was awarded the "Best in Jewelry 2018," and was awarded "Best in Show 2017."
The Arts Council for Wyoming County started the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show more than forty years ago. From its humble beginnings with fewer than ten artists to over 300 in 2016, our show continues to highlight artists from throughout the country attracting visitors from around the region including New York, Canada, and Northern Pennsylvania.  

First Trustee Meeting of 2019 Just 8 Weeks Away, Hopefully Spring with It

Mark your calendars for April 6th at 10 am for the first meeting of the season of the Board of Trustees. We hope that date will also bring a warm introduction to Spring so that the meeting can be more comfortable and therefore enjoyable--especially since we are anxious to be together.

Silver Servant Triathlon Coming to Silver Lake, Perry Areas this Spring

A Silver Servant Triathlon Event is coming to Silver Lake on Sunday, June 2nd when the Silver Lake Association (SLA), Silver Lake Institute (SLI), Asbury Retreat Center, Perry Main St. Association and others. Triathlon participants will be in the area May 31 and June 1. One of the pre-event activities is a two-day SLA yard sale which will take place in Epworth Hall and other locations.

There will be a $10.00 fee for a booth and many of our local organizations--Asbury, SLA, SLE, and SLI--will be present at Information tables. Visitors to the SLE Information table inside Epworth will also be able to register for the August 8-11, 2019 SLE event. Plan to support this Spring Yard Sale in as many ways as possible. Watch this location for name and contact information.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunshine On and Off Today
Much Appreciated by Many

Comment Section Repaired, Fully Operational; Reset for Easy Use

If you do not have a Google account, choose the "Name" option and ignore the URL Address line.

From the SLI Historian ...

"Early Cottage;" Photo taken in 1924. Re-sized 300%.

From the Harlow Collection; undated.

This is a re-sized photo of the above boy and two cottages to his left (back)--our right.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

This Week's Readership Stats

Last Reading on Saturday taken at 11:56 pm.

Full Sun Broke through at 11:34 am Saturday; Puffy White Clouds will
Continue to Limit its Bright Affect

A headline about the age-old sun and the affect of clouds on it? Yes! We are told that light and sun play a significant role in our mental health and positive attitudes! Further, the Silver Lake Institute is a vacation retreat location where that age-old sun is valued ... where clouds help to cool down the 90-degree days ... where the rain brightens the green of grass, bush, tree, and flower.


The SLI Winter Survivors stand guard over this special place and all of its properties throughout the winter winds and storms. We report about the waterfront, the Lake and its various frozen conditions. We bring our beloved friends of the summer news and pictures of the Institute throughout the times of their home journeys. We dream and long for their return. 


In the midst of snow and cold, we anticipate the planned programs of summer, but equally as much , the spontaneous encounters starting with the Breakfast Cafe for SLI residents, friends and neighbors. We anticipate making history again this year as we celebrate the third biennial Silver Lake Experience in cooperation with the Asbury Retreat Center, August 8-11, 2019.


In 2017, the SLI Golf Tournament merged into "a new tradition" with the Silver Lake Association to create a new Golf Tournament to benefit the Water Quality Committee of the SLA to improve conditions in and around the lake which we all so appreciate. Not only a great way to help, but to enjoy the great outdoors and a real fine awards luncheon.