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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Prime 'Trick n' Treat' Hours
Hindered by Very Heavy Rain

Even if you went out early to roam the neighborhoods, you most likely wound up somewhat wet anyway. The rain started before Noon. It was on and off from light to moderate but a little before sunset, it was heavy enough to cast a foggy appearance, even though there was no apparent fog. By 7:30 in the evening, it was very clear that we were getting the heaviest rain of the day.
Add a little wind, night light, a fish eye lens and one gets a photo like the SLI lake cam photo (above) taken around 7:43 pm.
Next comes a windy evening and overnight, not subsiding until sometime Friday. The rain has eased and the wind has definitely picked up. This may eliminate most of the color that graced the trees so gorgeously for weeks.

Happy Halloween and All Saints Day

...........................October 31...................................November 1
Ancient Celebration of Chasing Evil Away and Celebrating Good Lives

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Story to Tell ...

Mid Week and the second last day of October, there is no one around to help tell the story. Look at the complexity of the growth! Located on the west side of Thompson Ave. about half way between Camp and Wesley.

Silver Lake Pictured the
Day Before Halloween;
Both Taken on Wesley Ave.

 We hope you enjoy this, taken from a slightly different angle.

The white caps from the weekend are gone and the less-wilder winds from the southwest have taken over for the holiday.

Introduction to SLI from Rt.39
and the Camp Road Approach

This SLI residential property can be easily viewed from Thompson Ave., but can also be seen from Camp Road and Janes Ave. It is the second property to be viewed as one approaches SLI driving west on Camp Road from Route 39.

Weekend Fire at Perry-Durbin SW Corner Continues to be Investigated

The long vacant cottage at the corner of Perry and Durbin Avenues was reported as being worked on by the owners during the day, but neighbors had to call the Fire Department when smoke and flames became evident later in the evening. Persons were also observed on Sunday in and out of the first floor while apparently cleaning up and tossing charred items out into the dumpster which was sitting outside the front of the cottage. It appears at this point, that most of the damage was confined to the first floor.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

High Wind Watch
High Wind Watch in effect from Thursday, 8:00 PM EDT until Friday, 8:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service.

Just 2 Days Remaining before the Start of November; Turn your Clocks
Back 1 Hour Sunday 2 am

The Harvest Dinner at the Perry Methodist Church is Saturday--just three days away! It starts at 4 pm and lasts only until it's sold out--which it often does because it's an awesome dinner!
NOV.2                                 NOV.9
    NOV. 11-12                            NOV.17

Monday, October 28, 2019

Personal Resolution

Last year's 'off-season' was a long one! One reason it dragged on was the snow showers which just would not stop even beyond the end of April. A second reason is that my vehicle gave up the ghost in early November and I was without wheels until this past June.

I have resolved for this 'off-season' to be much more intentional about getting out of the house, getting with other people, and enjoying some of the many opportunities put on by community and church groups. Such is the Harvest Dinner this Saturday:  The menu is right up my alley! (See right hand column for details.)

The following Saturday is the SLI Donuts & Cider evening out and since I love both donuts and cider, I can already tell it will be a good evening! It begins at 6:30 pm Nov. 9th. I am hoping to see many of you whom I haven't seen much yet. 


Yesterday's edition of the S/L Newsletter contained a time error for the Harvest Dinner this upcoming weekend. We published an earlier starting hour which was an error. The starting time is 4 pm and will run until they are sold out. (See right hand column.)

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunday was Windy, Wet, But Mild

Windy Weekend Fire Gets Local Fire Company to Corner of Perry, Durbin

Last night this well known unoccupied building located at the southwest corner of Perry Ave. and Durbin Ave., was discovered to be on fire causing neighbors to call the emergency number for fire response. Firefighters responded quickly and was able to save the sound structure of the building, though the interior walls and the roof will need repair and the windows will need replacement. 

Community members reported that work was being done earlier in the day and it was speculated that something was left that caused spontaneous combustion or other form of ignition after those working on the building had left. There was evidence of smoke in the front of the first floor and evidence of heat damage near the rear of the building. Owners were back on the scene by midday Sunday attempting to clean up and evaluate the damage from a personal perspective.

This infamous, two-story cottage has been on and off the market for several years and the Trustee Board has been guarding that it not fall into the hands of a real estate re-seller, but rather that potential owners remain in the discernment of the Trustees who have the community interest at heart. It has also been noted for its messiness and animal odors in the past, though little has been reported recently.

Today is Last Day Open for
Charcoal Corral's 2019 Season

One of the factors that makes Silver Lake, NY, unique is that it has only two seasons--summer and winter, or in-season and off-season. Each organization and business has its own calendar as to when those seasons begin and end, and that may even vary from year to year. 

One of the longest and most popular seasons is the one that belongs to the Charcoal Corral. Its seasonal opening brings excitement and anticipation in late March, and a little "sad celebration" in  mid-to-late October. This year the "celebration" takes place today and, for some, has become an annual tradition they refuse to miss.

During the Silver Lake Season, folks travel from miles around to take advantage of a food and entertainment complex which appears to be in the middle of a Wyoming County corn field--at least on three of its four sides. It is located on Chapman Road, technically in the Town of Castile NY, but right off Route 39 south out of Perry, NY, its closest municipality.

Most of the faces you will see today will be happy and smiling faces because the existence of the Charcoal Corral is a good reason, in and of itself, to celebrate--wide ranging menus of delicious food with both informal and semi formal eating areas including pizza and an ice cream shop! Bounce houses for children, miniature golf, weekly concerts, classic car shows, and a double ("Twin") Drive-In Theater!

Monday: Mostly Sunny

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Rain, Wind, Clouds, Possibly Warmer

Later than Sunset

Note the small amount of yellow at the far right hand side of photo.

What is ANT about?

...Nov.17 -- ANT Benefit: 'A Christmas Carol' in Koinonia Hall at 2 pm. 
100% of your $25 ticket goes to ANT. 
Details including payment methods: click here.

Friday, October 25, 2019

One Week from Today is Nov.1st
and there's Something Happening
Each Week in Nov., grand total of 4

Week 1 -- November 9 -- Fall, Fun & Frolic -- Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at Koinonia Hall.

Week 2 -- Nov. 11-12 -- Rotary's Annual Show* -- Monday-Tuesday 7 p.m. at PerryCHS.
*Pre-Sale: $8; Door: $10      .
Week 3 -- Nov. 17 -- Play: "A Christmas Carol" at Koinonia -- $25 benefits ANT program.

Week 4 -- November 24 -- National Holiday of Thanksgiving in churches and homes.

DEC Announces Remaining
Deer Management Permits
Still Available to NY Hunters

DMPs available Nov. 1
at DEC License Sales Outlets

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several wildlife management units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.

DMPs, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, all applicants received permits during the initial application process, and the DMP target has not been reached. In these units, DEC will re-open the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters may apply for up to two additional DMPs in these WMUs at any DEC license sales outlet beginning Nov. 1.

Leftover DMPs are not available by phone, mail, or internet. Applications must be made at license issuing outlets. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee during the initial application period, or are exempt from the application fee, will not be charged for this additional application. Hunters who did not previously apply for a deer management permit are required to pay the $10 application fee.

Changing Weather Patterns

8:34 am Friday - Courtesy of AccuWeather

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Silver Lake Sunset Thursday

Courtesy Silver Lake Institute

Thanks, Dan; Neatness Appreciated!

There is little doubt about it, the fall leaves are gorgeous this year with both bright and in-depth colors following a spring and summer of life-giving green. Nevertheless, streets are not a natural part of the life cycle and so the removal of leaves is just as refreshing, at times, as the beautiful hanging and equally beautiful falling leaves.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Giving Thanks Early this Year---for Email; Life at SLI is So Much Easier

Nov. 9 - 6:30 pm
While it is true that the "Fall Fun & Frolic" is several weeks away, it is also true that plans that are well organized and completed before pressured deadlines is the only way to go!  So October is turning out to be a semi-busy month between keeping organized for Nov. 9th, recalling details, asking folks to help where possible. I'm excited about the cider and donuts but I am even more excited about getting together with folks I haven't seen--informally--for a couple of months. Anyone available and willing to post two signs, let me know, so word can continue to spread! 

Sunny and Cooler Today

54 degrees at 2:39 pm Wed.
53 degrees at 1:23 pm Wed.
Top Photo Courtesy Silver Lake Institute
Bottom Chart Courtesy of AccuWeather

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Work has Begun at the Perry Public Beach; the Work Halts on Rainy Days

In each of the past two beautiful fall days, large equipment has been seen preparing the Perry Public Beach to become what its plans call for. It's exciting to see this long anticipated project take form with all the adequate tools and vehicles necessary to bring it about. Shake on the Lake performances will be one of the first to benefit from the "beach" improvements and many are looking forward to its first presentation at the soon-to-be newly refurbished grounds.

DEC and Partners Host 5,000 Student Scientists at the 17th Annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor"

Scientific Data Collection Connects
Students with River and New York Harbor

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that shore-fronts up and down the Hudson River and the piers of New York Harbor are being taken over by an estimated 5,000 local students armed with seine nets, minnow pots, and water testing gear to collect data and study the Hudson River's fish and invertebrates, track the river's tides and currents, and examine water quality and chemistry during DEC's 17th annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor."

"DEC's annual 'Day in the Life' event is a great opportunity for thousands of students to experience the diverse habitats and fishery of the Hudson River, while helping to gather valuable research data," said Commissioner Seggos. "From the river's headwaters in the Adirondacks to New York Harbor, the health of the Hudson is essential for residents, visitors, and our economy, and today's event showcases the river's significant value while inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards."

Mild, Pleasant Early Morning
Turns Chilly, Wet by 11 am

Courtesy of AccuWeather
59 degrees at 11:57 am
58 degrees at 03:19 pm

Monday, October 21, 2019

Celebrating Rural Artists

Visitors to the Celebration of Rural Artists, sponsored by the Arts Council of Wyoming County, are shown above at one of the receptions. It is the same photograph being featured on the ACWC website. Frederick Schuknecht, in the white shirt in the photo foreground, is both a rural artist and a year-round resident of the Silver Lake Institute.

Vacationing in Arizona this Week

Bill and Rosemary Shader, year-round residents of SLI, have some specific sites in Arizona which they finally are getting to see this week. I saw Bill before they left and wished them well on their week away. Bill is a driver for Meals on Wheels and Rosemary is the Executive Director of Community Action for Wyoming County. They should be back in plenty of time for SLI's Fall Fun & Frolic on Nov. 9th.

Monday was a Mild, Sunshiny Day; S/Lake was almost like a sheet of glass

 Northeastern Shore Courtesy of the Silver Lake Institute

Southwestern Shore Courtesy of the Silver Lake Marine

Silver Lake Association's Re-Designed, Official Website has now Come Online

The Silver Lake Association's (SLA) revamped website is up and ready to serve you. The long-anticipated improvements and upgrades have taken shape and each day reveals the addition of new materials being added. 

The monthly meeting summaries tell a significant portion of what the SLA is all about and the services they provide for the Silver Lake basin and surrounding communities. The new and improved site is located at the same URL: silverlakeassociation-wny.org.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Lake, at their October meeting, the Silver Lake Institute (SLI) revealed its new website. It's an all new form and content is slowing increasing. These are exciting days for Lake residents. Two new websites should help the cold winter days to pass a little more quickly. [SLI URL: silverlakeinstitute.org.]

Last Week's Friday-Monday Warm Up Didn't Start Until Sunday, Ends Today

Steven M. Rice, Active in the Perry Community, Passed on Oct.19, 2019; Brother and Sister Live at Silver Lake

Steven M. Rice
Steven M. Rice, age 65, of Leicester passed away on Saturday October 19, 2019 at his home. He was born in Warsaw, New York on September 27, 1954, a son to Florence L. (Irwin) Rice of Perry and the late Thomas B. Rice. He was a 1972 graduate of Perry Central School.
Steve worked almost 40 years as a farmer working for his family farm Parkview Farms, as well as Butler Farms and helped out many other farmers in the area when in need. He worked for Burt’s Lumber in Perry for many years and was currently was working for the Village of Perry working in the Parks Department.

He was a active member of the Perry Fire Department for 44 years, serving in many positions throughout the fire department including past fire chief and currently as Vice President. 

He was a member of the Constellation Lodge # 404 of the Free and Accepted Masons in Perry, the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club, Perry VFW and Perry Vets Club. He was active in organizing the Perry Sea Serpent tournament for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Family was the biggest part of his life he loved going to his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Enjoy Your Weekend . . .

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday and Sunday:
Sunny, Warmer, and Dry;
Nice Sunshine,Temps Stay Cool

57 degrees at 4:00 p.m.
58 degrees at 4:27 p.m.
57 degrees at 5:20 p.m.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

George Dovolos, 'Mayor of
Silver Lake,' Passed on Tuesday

George Dovolos, former owner of The Hole In The Wall and resident here at Silver Lake, passed  on October 15th, 2019. Calling hours are at Eaton Watson Funeral Home tomorrow (Friday) the 18th from 3-7 p.m. Services at 7 p.m.

George Dovolos
George N. Dovolos, 72, of Perry, N.Y. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. He was born in Warsaw, N.Y. on July 2, 1947 a son to the late Nicholas G. and Georgia (Strate) Dovolos.

George was a 1966 graduate of Perry Central School. He served with the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Damp, Cool, Windy Gives Way Friday to Clear Skies, Warmer, Dry

[Note the blurred rain drops on the camera lens.] Strong Winds brought down amazingly colorful leaves and riled up the waters of Silver Lake. Calm is forecast for the extended weekend.

Thursday and Friday

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

There's Cute . . .
But then There's Adorable!

The Schaefer Kids

Massive Crowds Turn Out for 44th Annual Letchworth Arts, Crafts Show

Scene from 2019 Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show
LETCHWORTH STATE PARK --- "It could have been the crafts, the food, the entertainment, the scenery, or all of the above," writes the Daily News Online.com. "Daughter Ting (Szeting Ma) getting some nice press for her art work," writes Michael Bellamy of Silverlaken Campgrounds located at Silver Lake, NY.

At a certain point, it becomes difficult to know from one year to the next if crowds are getting larger each year, or does it just seem that way. We might just be at that point with the WCAC-sponsored Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show and Sale at Letchworth Park. One thing is for sure, 2019 has been yet another highly successful year for this event.

Alejandra Martinez Ortega Riddel
was Determined, Experienced Many
Falls, but Accomplished her Goal

Mariana has been so committed to learning to ride her bike without training wheels -- and today she accomplished it! David Riddell, former Director at Asbury Retreat Center, is feeling proud with Alejandra Martinez Ortega Riddel. She was able to make it around the park multiple times. She took many falls over the last two weeks but now she has accomplished her goal! “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” (Psalm 20:4), added Mr. Riddel.

Clearing from Friday through Monday

UPDATE SILVER LAKE, NY --- What a difference a day makes ... From yesterday's dry, warm and sunny ... to today's chilly, wet and cloudy ... and Thursday being about the same. But there's hope ... the forecast for Friday through Monday is clearing, warmer, and dry!

Ad Signs for Fall Fun & Frolic Night, Nov.9 are here; Look for them in SLI

The Mid-Winters Survivors Group presents Fall Fun & Frolic -- about an hour-and-a-half of getting together with friends and neighbors on Saturday evening, November 9th, at Koinonia Hall, 6:30 p.m. 

Come share the "food of the season" (Donuts, Cider, Coffee), along with great conversation, choice of table games, and good old fashioned catching up! 

A guest speaker will briefly let us know what is happening on the Letchworth program schedule this winter season. If he's good, we'll even let him have a donut!

For the rest of us, all the donuts you can eat and all the cider and coffee you can drink for $2 per person. Come rain or shine or even snow flurries, just come. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Today will be the Warmest, Dryest, Sunniest Until Saturday and Sunday

The sun has been shining all morning long and reflecting off the yellow and orange leaves on the Burt Park trees, making it an absolutely gorgeous fall day. It is only 56 degrees but heading up to a high of 61--coolish, but definitely seasonable. Enjoy these remaining hours of sun and dry today!

Visits from Friends, Neighbors Makes Sad National Weekend Bearable

AN EDITORIAL comparing the 
U.S.'s Broken Promises to the Kurds 
with those of the South Vietnamese.

Tuesday and Wednesday ...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Harvey W. Jaggard Jr., well known local man, Died October 11, 2019

Harvey W. Jaggard Jr. 
obituary image
Harvey W. Jaggard Jr.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey W. Jaggard Jr., age 81, from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Friday October 11, 2019 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw surrounded by his family. He was born in Warsaw, New York on April 24, 1938 the son of the late Harvey W. and Flossie (Whitmore) Jaggard Sr.

In his early years Harvey was a paperboy, farm helper, a milkman for Hills Dairy in 1957, worked for Westinghouse in Attica for 29 years, Town of Perry where he was a custodian and the sexton for Glenwood Cemetery for 14 years and was currently working for Perry Market Place for over 16 years. Throughout his working career Harvey also sold real-estate for the former Bennett Realty in Perry.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church on Covington, and the Silver Lake Sportsman Club on Walker Road, overlooking Silver Lake.

Sun, Clouds for Sunday; High 64

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SLI's Docks through the Years

circa 1875 - Camp Wesley

circa 1888 - "Assembly Dock"

 1922 (Oct.) Institute Dock (with very little green)

2019 (Sept.) - Institute Dock (No more RR, but a beautiful Greenway)