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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Chilly Day, Lots of Sunshine

Morning rain did not come to be, but bright sunshine did and is continuing into the afternoon with a high of only 44 degrees and breezy. 36 degrees (South), 37 degrees (north) at 4:45 pm.

Charles W. Nonnenberg

JULY 11, 1924 — NOVEMBER 27, 2020

The Reverend Charles W. Nonnenberg, 96, has passed into the joy of his Lord, Friday, November 27, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Charley, a long time active and involved resident of Silver Lake and area pastorates, died last night with word being received shortly after midnight today. There will be a private graveside service for the family on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Charley attended the Geneseo United Methodist Church and also the summer worship at Epworth Hall.  He served the Silver Lake Institute as Registrar and Bookkeeper for a number of years. Memorials may be made to the Burlington United Methodist Family Services Inc., 539 New Creek, Keyser, West Virginia 26726.

UPDATED: 7:30 pm, Nov. 28, 2020; 9:00 pm, Nov. 28, 2020.

Charley is seen above displaying his
Silent Hero Award at the 2019 Appreciation 
Dinner held at Koinonia Inn last year.

WNY has Worst Covid-19 Positivity Rate in NYS, Hospitalizations at 350 Patients

Western New York still has the worst COVID-19 positivity rate in the state, while continuing to see high hospitalizations, according to new data provided by the county. The region’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate is 7.2%, and most of Erie County is in the orange zone designated by the state. Parts of Niagara County are in yellow zones.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said positivity rates are down slightly across the state, but the number of deaths is up. The state is currently working out a plan to tackle the virus this winter as cases are expected to increase after Thanksgiving and through the end of the year.

“All the global experts say the same thing. This virus has phases,” Cuomo said on a press call Thanksgiving morning.  “As the phase changes your plan should change. Phases can be seasonal. Summer plan, fall plan, winter plan, it can be triggered by the numbers."

Remaining Weekend...

  •  OVERNIGHT FRIDAY -- rain likely. Low 36.
  •  SATURDAY -- AM shower. High 40, Low 32.
  •  SUNDAY -- Mostly Sunny. High 52, Low 37.
  •  MONDAY -- Total rainy day. High 36. Last day of November.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Today should be a nice day...

 I hope you had a memorable and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day yesterday and may the remaining days of this long weekend be rich in blessings.

  • YESTERDAY was 11 degrees above seasonal average as we moved into the lower 50s. It was cloudy but generally mild all day.
  • TODAY (Friday) shows no rain in forecast; starting cloudy, will eventually bring a return to sunshine and a high reaching 51 degrees. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

It is 47 degrees and cloudy at 8:18 am on this special holiday. The forecast is for continued cloudiness and morning rain with a high temperature of 55 degrees. Tonight will drop to 40 degrees with considerable cloudiness. Tomorrow (Friday) will be mild with some sun returning, a high around 51 degrees.

Wishing all of my family, friends, and neighbors the very warmest and best of a joyous and ...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Blessings on Your 
Thanksgiving Eve

Many Households are Discovering the Value of Streaming, Zooming, and Instagraming for Thanksgiving

The first link below utilizes mostly cartoon characters and only a few photos to entertain you. The second link uses all photos with limited instructions.

Forecasters monitoring the potential for a blockbuster storm to take shape

In the days after Thanksgiving, AccuWeather forecasters say there is the potential for a storm to cause widespread travel delays for those traveling home after the long holiday weekend or heading back to work or school across a huge area of the United States.

Different scenarios are being presented at this stage because the exact size and strength of the potential storm is still yet to be determined. But if the storm, which isn't even on weather maps yet, comes together in one extreme circumstance, it could trigger severe weather and wintry conditions across the central and eastern U.S.

Unchanged from early estimate,
US economy grew 33.1% in Q3

The second of three estimates on U.S. growth for the July-September quarter was unchanged at a record pace of 33.1%. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the specter of a double-dip recession.

While the overall increase in the country’s total output of goods and services was static, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, some components were revised. Bigger gains in business investment, housing and exports were offset by downward revisions to state and local government spending, business inventories and consumer spending.

The Daylight Hours of Thanksgiving Eve and into Thanksgiving Day...

  • It is 38 degrees at 8:22 am Wednesday. A very slight dusting of snow from overnight. Today the high will reach 50 degrees under cloudy skies with a shower in the pm.
  • Tonight will drop to 42 degrees, will remain cloudy with showers.
  • Thanksgiving Day the temperature will rise to 57 degrees with occasional morning rain. The low will be 43 degrees.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

'Beyond the Sunset'...

The very last of Tuesday's sunset is barely seen on the horizon at 7:48 pm from the Silver Lake Institute's "North" Cam. (Can that possibly be municipal lighting, but of what municipality?)

'Giving Tuesday' is Global


Giving Tuesday

Online Event

Public · Hosted by Arts Council for Wyoming County

GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity!
This year the Arts Council for Wyoming County is asking your to help us make up an $80,000 funding deficit. Cancelled and postponed events have had a negative impact on all our lives, but with your donations we can bounce back for a vibrant and artistic 2021.
The ACWC works to enhance and enrich the cultural aspects of life in Wyoming County through fostering and nurturing the enjoyment of the arts by the citizens of the county, as direct participants or performers and as observers.
You can visit artswyco.org to learn more about the mission and work of our organization.
To donate at our website go to artswyco.org/membership
Any donation is appreciated!

A Short Thanksgiving Thought...

From James A. Hall, Ministry Consultant
The Word For You Today Ministry

The Story of a Thanksgiving Event at Silver Lake, NY, for the Year 2020

Photos Courtesy of J.A.R. Kraft

This is a brief, pictorial story of the preparations for a Thanksgiving feast at Silver Lake, among those who might otherwise be alone and some without festive food for the holiday week. How grateful we are for those whose foresight helped to bring about such a positive and productive event in the life of the Wyoming County Community Service, the Asbury Retreat Center, and the Silver Lake Institute. We are particularly thankful for the coordinating leadership of the Reverend Jackie Ann Rose Kraft; and for the hard work of the Retreat Center Director, the Reverend Susan Russell and the Assistant Director Naomi Morley and their kitchen cooking and service staff. Lastly, we give thanks for those who packed and delivered the Thanksgiving meals throughout our Lake community, and for any and all who contributed in any way to this Christ-like cause!

What's in store for today's weather?

Current Silver Lake temperature at 9:15 am is 31 degrees under cloudy skies. The AccuWeather forecast for today is "Clouds breaking for some sun" with a high of 41 and chance of flurries. Tonight will bring "a couple snow showers late" and a temperature of 30. Tomorrow (Wednesday) will warm up to a high of 50 with "a little afternoon rain."

We've Got Pictures of the Silver Lake Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Project

We've already given you most of the details and offered many ways of giving thanks for donors, cooks, workers, delivery persons and coordinators. 84 meals were prepared and delivered and an additional 20 meal vouchers given out for large families. Hopefully sometime during the day on Tuesday we will get the behind-the-scenes photos of just a few of the meal preparations and those involved published right here on your SLDNewsletter! Watch for them.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Norway's Aurora borealis Light Show


The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.

Auroral displays appear in many colors although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.

Thanksgiving outlook: Will
rain or snow hamper holiday plans?

Some people across the United States are planning on holding Thanksgiving outside this year, in order to social distance. The weather, however, may make that harder depending on where you live.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, traditional holiday celebrations and family gatherings will look a bit different this year nationwide. One aspect of the holiday will remain unaffected however, and that is what Mother Nature will decide to throw at us.

Some Americans may celebrate Thanksgiving in new ways, holding gatherings, meals and activities outdoors to maximize social distancing. This can also lead to an increased exposure to what can often be less-than-ideal November weather. However, for millions of Americans across the center of the nation, the weather should cooperate for families looking to spend some time outdoors.

The CDC said virtual holiday gatherings with family members outside of the household are a safe option to avoid spreading the coronavirus. (Nattakorn Maneerat / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Did you see 'Out of the Office' by Shake on the Lake this Weekend?

Did you get to see the special film on puppetry titled "Out of the Office"? The Silver Lake Daily Newsletter is looking for anyone who saw this event this weekend to write a brief review about it for the SLDNewsletter. Not looking for professional -- looking for sincerity and feeling. Students are welcome to participate.

S/Lake Shut-Ins, Unemployed, Needy Receive Holiday Greeting with Meal

Today Silver Lake volunteers delivered an early Thanksgiving Feast for every member of families that were designated in a category deserving of neighborly love for the Thanksgiving holiday. The meal, which came delivered in a cloth bag and included pie for dessert, also contained this sincere note:

"We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy, happy holiday season! From: Wyoming County Community Action, Silver Lake Institute residents, and Asbury Retreat Center." And of course good wishes from those who made individual contributions toward the project.

Next Sunday is First Sunday in Advent, the 6 week spiritual prep for Christmas

This morning my opening music (Prelude) at the Worship Service held at Perry First UMC, was a medley on our love and appreciation for Jesus Christ. If you would like to hear it and try to identify the three hymns which I arranged into the medley, they are at the very beginning of this video. I play again at the end of the Service (Closing Song and Postlude). Click HERE.

The Society of St. Andrew organizes gleaners and distributors of unused food that would otherwise be plowed under, or thrown out and gets it to the feeding agencies. They publish an Advent daily devotional booklet which is now available at no cost. It is written by ordinary people using ordinary language which you may find very inspirational in preparation for your Christmas following Jesus' command to "feed the hungry." Daily Devotional also available by email or download.

The Society of St. Andrew, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, grassroots, interfaith ministry, has been working toward a world without hunger since 1979. For more information and/or to make a gift, click EndHunger.org or call 800-333-4597. Their mailing address is 3383 Sweet Hollow Road, Big Island, Virginia 24526.

This year on pace to rank in the top three warmest on record globally

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Corona Virus Warnings Only Partially Observed; Airports Busy with Travelers

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Weather Advisory Until 3 pm Sunday

UPDATE: Tiny snow flakes filled the morning air and were actually able to  accumulate another dusting of snow around the Lake this morning. Temperature hovered right around 32 degrees.
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected, including freezing rain.
Total snow accumulations of an inch or less and ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch.
* WHERE...Wyoming, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties.
* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 3 PM EST this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery conditions on untreated paved surfaces.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Weather: Saturday Night, Sunday

Potent pre-Thanksgiving storm
may trigger slew of hazards for some

 By Jake Sojda, AccuWeather meteorologist

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and feast safely amid growing coronavirus concerns, a tumultuous weather pattern could add to the worries for some Americans in the days leading up to the holiday. A multi-faceted storm could deliver everything from a taste of winter to the Plains and Great Lakes to a feeling of deja vu to springtime with drenching rain, gusty winds and perhaps even a threat for tornadoes in the Southeast.

LATEST FROM 'LOVE OF FLOUR'Trying out a new fall flavor based off of Thanksgiving favorites! Any guesses? Click HERE to be taken to the video version of these cupcakes and to offer a guess. 

FROM THE BBC -- Oxford coronavirus vaccine shows "encouraging" immune response from people in their 60s and 70s in trial results, raising hopes it can protect those most at risk of illness from virus.

Friday, November 20, 2020

NYS Coronavirus Update:
Record High Testing

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Silver Lake Thanksgiving Meals for Shut-Ins and Needy to be Delivered

Thanksgiving meals for shut-ins and needy of the Silver Lake Community will be delivered to the HOMES of those who are being offered a Thanksgiving meal. The announcement is being made because the original publicity which was published and otherwise circulated had advertised that the meals needed to be picked up at Asbury's Koinonia Parking Lot. This is no longer true.

SLI residents began to volunteer to make the deliveries to the homes of those who had been named to receive a Thanksgiving meal and before long there was enough volunteers to make it a very reasonable project that these neighborly folks wanted to provide. The deliveries will be made this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 

The original goal was for 20 families to receive meals, but once again, donations made it possible to offer 30 families Thanksgiving meals. A large number of donations were received from out of state Silver Lake summer residents. When all the family members are counted, we will be preparing 84 meals, all made possible by Silver Lakers. 

Many thanks to all who worked and participated in this worthy goal.

To all who organized, cooked, roasted, baked, gathered names, addresses, phone numbers, and delivered meals. Everyone worked so well to bring this neighborly action to fruition.

What does emergency use
for a COVID-19 vaccine mean

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Alert from CDC:
Don't Travel for Thanksgiving

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News Briefs

56° and Sunny at 9:00 am Friday; and What about Thanksgiving Services?

The high for Friday will be 63°, Breezy and mild with times of clouds and sun; tonight's low will be 42° with the probability of Thunderstorms. Even though it feels cooler, the furnace has hardly been running. Please note that this is "Black Friday" so there may be commercial places that are busy today, although we certainly hope it will not provoke a super-spreader. Let's not create a Thanksgiving that will be regretted for a lifetime.

PAMA's Annual Community Thanksgiving Service is cancelled because of the corona virus. However, individual churches may choose to present a recorded service that will not cause people to "come out" another time but will help keep folks safely "in" while still giving thanks for our blessings. First U.M. Church in Perry (35 Covington St., diagonally opposite the bowling alley) is one of those churches presenting a recorded service Monday night at 7:00 p.m. The link will be carried here at approximately 8:30 pm Monday.

The Thanksgiving gathering for the Silver Lake Institute will NOT take place this year due to the dangers of the corona virus.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Perry Voted 'Best in Western New York'!

 By Michael Bellamy

For the first time ever, the Village of Perry breaks into the top 10 on the list of “Best Places to Live in Western New York” and achieves the highest position among all Wyoming county villages!
There is certainly room for improvement, but during the past decade it feels to me like Perry is moving in the right direction in terms of job creation, downtown improvements, natural resources, sustainable tourism (helps to have Silver Lake and Letchworth State Park in the back yard!), housing stock, schooling and safety.
The ranking was broken down by population and the Village of Perry did very well among the 2500 to 9999 sized hubs.
What do you think of the rankings?
What improvements would you like to see around the Village?
If you aren't happy with something, are you willing to get involved and fix it?
You can buy the full report and full list of all 1000 locations ranked at https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/ but here are some highlights on the publication, the ranking and the criteria:

AIM -- Business First set out to find the towns, cities and villages that offer the best quality of life across Western New York.
CRITERIA -- The study's highest scores went to well-rounded communities with robust employment bases and income levels, strong records of growth and residential stability, impressive housing stocks and transportation systems, excellent schools, established traditions of racial and gender diversity and equity, and positive environments for children and senior citizens.

Contemplating the Degrees
of Winter Darkness, and the Holidays

Although this is a photo of a post-sunset, it is significant that it is occurring after 5 pm in the afternoon and we are more than a full month away from the shortest day of the year. The Lake reflects the limited light of the afternoon sky. There actually is quite a bit of light present here around the Lake. On the other hand, if you live up farther on the hill (east of Perry Ave.) or further up the basin area, one can look out their window and see darkness already. Thanksgiving is one week away--it's later than you may think for the holiday season!

TODAY'S EARLY COVERAGE will be light. I will be helping my pastor record a Thanksgiving Service since most prefer not to come out for another time of possible exposure. I will be providing some piano music as Joanne Brocklehurst is still recovering and rehabbing from her second knee surgery this fall. She is doing very well and progressing equally well. More reason to give thanks! (Her email is jbsl14549@rochester.rr.com).

Weather Update; Life Re-Evaluation

From "Mostly Sunny and Windy" last night to "Windy with Some Sun" this morning, the same forecasters will always claim they called it correctly. It was just us, he readers and hearers of the forecast that failed to listen to the updates and new forecasts. Why the fuss? I was looking forward to "mostly sunny" and now have to settle for mostly cloudy ("Some Sun"). Oh well, it could be worse ... we could be in a pandemic or something ... oh that's right--we are! My pen-pal in the Philippines has it worse. They have clouds, pandemic, poverty, AND considerable damage from the typhoon.

Thanksgiving is one week from today and we must remember to be thankful for the blessings we HAVE and not dwell on what we don't have. The old hymn encourages us to "count our many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done." Yes, you heard that right, I'm preaching to myself and thankful for some of those old hymns! "Come, ye thankful people come ... raise the song of harvest home."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Weather: Current, and Tomorrow

  • Tne temperature at 10:15 pm Wednesday is 25 (North); and 26 (South). 
  • The lows tonight are forecast as 25 (North); and 21 (South). 
  • The highs for Thursday are 58 (North Shores); and 52 (South Shore). 
  • The general forecast is "Mostly Sunny and Windy" (North); and "Windy" (South).

Turkey, Dressing Day at Asbury begins at 4 pm, Runs through 6 pm Today

Thank You, Asbury, for Your Great Work

Thank You, Asbury Patrons for your Generous Support

Weather Update at 10:10 am Wed.;
Mid-Afternoon Update: No Snow

Temperature at Silver Lake is now up to 28 degrees at 10:10 am Wednesday. There is lake-effect snow coming across Lake Ontario in a southwesterly direction in such a manner that it seems to be traveling along the east side of Route 390 according to radar. Because the snow is wind-based, it could shift over the 390 easily and hit us in the southeastern area of the county.

We haven't been getting any of the lake-effect up to this point. With the increasing temperature, the "dusting" we received earlier is in a slow melt although still very much present and visible. It is difficult to predict what the winds will do next.

The Lake Effect snow from this morning has now shut down and the Silver Lake area has not experienced any additional snow since the light snow and dusting of mid-morning. Even at the present 33 degrees, most of the "dusting" has cleared.

DUSTING OF SNOW, 8:05 am Wednesday -- Ames Walkway looking out over Genesee Ave., seeing the swings in Burt Park and Perry Ave. in the background, all at 22 degrees.

DUSTING OF SNOW remains on the north shoreline as photo is captured at 8:50 am, now at 25 degrees with a forecast of 35 degrees for a high.
  Courtesy Silver Lake Institute

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

'Where in the World is...'

Julie Hoffner is window shopping in Missouri while staying with her daughter, Heidi, who lives there. Julie writes: Saw this today at the antique mall. It is titled "Oh Come All Ye Faithful." Heidi Campbell thought it should be called "crap on a crèche." Either way, it is still there. Julie is a summer resident of Silver Lake.

Brief Covid-19 Update


Allegany County, originally with a lower number of positive cases than Wyoming just a number of weeks back, had 17 new cases today for a total number of positive cases double that of Wyoming.

Asbury's Turkey Take-Out Dinners Approaching Maximum Reservations

Reservations for Asbury's very popular Turkey & Dressing Take-Out dinners are filling up faster than usual for Wednesday's pickup event tomorrow from 4 to 6 pm in the Koinonia Parking lot. Word came to us late this afternoon and may have something to do with the upcoming holiday and the historical relationship that turkey has with Thanksgiving. Had Ben Franklin got his way and the turkey became the national bird, we most likely wouldn't be eating turkey so frequently, if at all. (I've never heard of eating a state or national bird or flower for that matter.) But I digress .... The point is, if your heart is set on this delicious and popular Asbury meal, you best be among the first who haven't called in their reservation yet. Best, also, to speak with a person as opposed to just leaving a message. Remember, there's SQUASH included, plus you get a choice between apple or pumpkin pie: 237-5262.

Results of Typhoon Ulysses

Just received this photo from my pen-pal in the Philippines that shows just one of several areas of considerable damage from their latest typhoon this week.

Occasional Light Snow Keeps 'Dusting'

Silver Lake's 34 degrees feels more like 20 degrees this afternoon and the light snow comes and goes and sometimes is more than "light" so it reduces visibility. Currently the snow is alternating between light and medium. The winds are gusting at 22 mph which makes the times of medium snow appear like the beginning of squalls, but returns back to light snow. Even the leaves on the ground are beginning to cover over east of Perry Ave. It is a somewhat unpredictable day, but definitely winter in nature.

The above photo was captured from the SLI North Cam at 1:25 and was taken a few minutes after the above report. The sun is now shining here (east of Perry Ave.) and it looks like it may be attempting to shine over the Lake. Blue Sky can be seen entering from the top right corner of the shot. The sun is already melting off the last few "dustings" of "light snow."
  Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute

Lake Effect Snow Up to 8 am

Waking up to a dusting of snow covering roofs, car tops, but not leaves. Also waking up to this Special Weather Statement:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement in effect until 8:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN THIS MORNING...Lake effect rain and snow will continue inland from Lake Erie this morning. Mainly rain will occur near the Lake Erie shoreline, transitioning to snow over higher terrain.  Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will occur through 8 am. While the most notable accumulations will be on grassy and elevated surfaces, untreated roads will be slush covered and slick. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination this morning.  This includes the 219 from Ellicottville to North Boston.  Since mainly rain is expected at lower elevations closer to the Lake Erie shoreline, the New York State Thruway will experience just wet surfaces this morning.
Photo below was captured at 7:30 am from the SLI North Cam. There was a little more snow coverage east of Perry Ave. (up the hill).

Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute
Statement Expires: 11 am

Monday, November 16, 2020

Community Help Request

LAST NOTICE -- The Silver Lake Institute in connection with the Community Action for Wyoming County is sponsoring a full Thanksgiving Take Out Meal through the Asbury Retreat Center.  The goal is to provide 20 families in need with a meal.  $1,000 in donations will be needed to accomplish this goal.

You are invited to donate by sending your checks by November 20th to: UNYAC & mail to: Asbury Retreat Center, P.O. Box 218, Silver Lake, NY 14549. The meal will be given out to the families provided by the Community Action & distributed in the parking lot of Asbury Retreat Center on Sunday, November 22nd from 1-3:00pm.  COVID safety measures will be utilized.

Wyoming County Keeps Title as Lowest Covid-19 Cases in WNY Counties

Wyoming County remains the county with the lowest positive tests per day and per 100,000 persons of any of the WNY counties. The closest, next higher county to us is Livingston County with 145 more cases than Wyoming as of today (11/16).

Positive Tests for the last six days in Wyoming County indicating the presence of the corona virus are:

Wednesday (11/11): 271 -up 10
Thursday  (11/12): 287 -up 16
Friday    (11/13): 332 -up 45 (42 from Attica Correctional)
Saturday  (11/14): 340 -up 08 (Rec'd 343  Sunday; total weekend: up 11)
Sunday    (11/15): 343 -up 03 (Rec'd 343  Sunday; total weekend: up 11)
Monday    (11/16): 354 -up 11


A five-story building in Shanghai,
China, 'walks' itself to a new location

Old Chinese building ‘walks’ to new location to make way for Shanghai’s new commercial centre
This comment was left after the story: "Cholo Valdez, 4 hours ago, 'Meanwhile in U.S--didn't know how to build high speed railways'."
He does have a point!

News Briefs Around the Village

PUBLIC LIBRARY AT PERRY -- The first meeting of the Library Trustees took place on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 and was the first time that the meeting was convened there since March 16, 2020. Meetings had been held by Zoom and other locations because of the reconstruction work and Covid-19 restrictions. Be sure to check out the new red brick memorial walkway but patrons are asked to use the ADA ramp until the stairs open to the public on December 1, 2020. Returned items should not be brought into the building but returned by way of the outdoor book drop in the parking lot or the return drop on the porch.

FORMER EYE CENTER NOW MEDICAL OFFICE -- The new Wyoming County Family Medicine--Perry Office is now located in the former University Eye Center on Parker Lane facing Rt. 246. The medical center is associated with the Wyoming County Community Hospital with Dr. Tracy Fabian, Dr. Sydney Domanowski, and Dr. Elizabeth Kermis, OB/GYN physician. Call 585-969-5335 for Dr. Fabian and Dr. Domanowski or call 585-786-1560 for Dr. Kermis.

WCCA 'STUFF THE CRUISER' -- Perry Police Department will be one of the participants in the Stuff the Cruiser Nov. 21, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm at Warsaw Walmart. Law enforcement agencies in Wyoming County awill team up to collect new, unwrapped toys and clothes for all ages and for families in need this holiday season. Givers may purchase items at Walmart or bring items from another store. Perry, Attica, Warsaw, and Arcade Police departments, Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, and New York State Police Troop A barracks in Warsaw will each have a cruiser present and hope to fill each one. The officers will work with Wyoming County Community Action to see that all gifts go to deserving local homes in the county.

UR MEDICINE PRIMARY CARE--PERRY located at 3 Handley St. at Gardeau has expanded into the abandoned space left by Step by Step Physical Therapy. We believe that leaves two doctors, and one nurse practitioner for UofR Medicine. On the other side of the building there is one Podiatrist who visits on Thursdays and a Dentist who also remains, although things change rapidly. Let us know of anything that needs correcting or updating.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Covid-19 Update for Wyoming County

Wyoming County remains the county with the lowest positive tests per day and per 100,000 persons of any of the WNY counties. The closest to us is Livingston County with 134 more cases than Wyoming as of last Friday.

Positive Tests for the last five days in Wyoming County indicating the presence of the corona virus:

Wednesday (11/11): 271 -up 10
Thursday  (11/12): 287 -up 16
Friday    (11/13): 332 -up 45 (42 from Attica Correctional)
Saturday  (11/14): 340 -up 08 (Rec'd 343  Sunday; total weekend: up 11)
Sunday    (11/15): 343 -up 03 (Rec'd 343  Sunday; total weekend: up 11)

This Wednesday...


4:35 PM SUNDAY -- Strong Winds are blowing. This high wind warning has now been designated as "dangerous." We are to take shelter in a windowless room.

UPDATE 5:15 PM SUNDAY -- It appears that the bulk and strongest of the storms have passed by us.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued November 15 at 4:​14​PM EST until November 15 at 6:​00​PM EST by NWS Buffalo


High Wind Warning Still in Effect

High Wind Warning
High Wind Warning in effect until Monday, 1:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ... HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph 
* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Northern Erie, Genesee, and 
Wyoming counties. 
* WHEN...From 10 AM today to 1 AM EST Monday. Most widespread 
strong winds will be from mid to late afternoon through mid evening. 
Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Shallow rooted pines and dead ash trees will be most susceptible. Damage to roofs and siding is possible. Scattered power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.