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Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday Night at the Lake

9:45 pm; 28 degrees. North Shore--Courtesy Silver Lake Institute
There are occasional snow flurries but I was unable to catch any of them digitally.

Fay Hospitalized Earlier this Week, Clarks unable to be with us Saturday

Tuesday at about 2:30 am, Fay was having more difficulty than usual breathing, so Sarah called for help and three emergency vehicles responded to Wesley Ave. and took Fay to WCCH in Warsaw where he has been undergoing a battery of tests. Their children have joined them here in these challenging days.  

Sarah was one of the very enthusiastic people awaiting the Survivors Event but will obviously not be able to be with us tomorrow. Fay and Sarah are both in our prayers.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Two Survivor Committee Members
Will Travel to Kentucky for the
Funeral of a Good Friend

Kris and Glynne Schultz will be in Kentucky this weekend attending the funeral of a long time friend, so they will both miss the Mid-Winter Survivor Party this Saturday. Another committee member, Linda Peet had opted out of this year's party two months ago for personal reasons. That's half of the committee. The three of us remaining are looking forward to being there and having everyone enjoy a good time.

Last year's grand prize winner of the fast-moving game of Spoons, Chuck Dusel, will be taking over for Glynne in explaining and leading the game. Even if you don't play it, it's fun to watch. Other tables have other options for cards and/or conversations.

We now have two open slots for two more residents of SLI to come and join the party. Give us a call before coming (493-4003).

Mid-Winter at Silver Lake;
Thursday Temps at 10 am

 South Air Temp at 10 am -- 15 degrees F.
Courtesy Silver Lake Marine

North Air Temp at 10 am -- 21 degrees F.
Courtesy Silver Lake Institute

A Previous Year

Amazing Thought

Cold Nights, No New Snow, Not Much
More than Freezing for the Days

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

22 Residents Sign Up for Saturday's
Mid-Winter Survivors Event at 1 pm

Koinonia Inn on the Asbury Retreat Center grounds will be the scene for the 2020 SLI Mid-Winter Survivors Party. The music is scheduled to begin at 12:45 pm and Lunch will be available at 1:15 pm. Lunch includes "Make Your Own Sandwich," Hot Soup, Veggie Tray and Dip, Dessert and hot and cold Drinks. Hor d'oeurves will be available from 12:45 pm for those who signed up for them. Wrap-up time occurs between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. There is no time schedule, just a few fun options available.

A good number come for, and enjoy the conversations and there will be several decks of cards. Chuck Dusel will be returning to defend his "title" as grand prize winner of the game of Spoons--a very fast-moving card game involving spoons. Before leaving, please be sure we have your email address for next year's advertising, and give your opinion on (1) the time used this year (1:00) as opposed to the past two years (4:30); and (2) if you liked the Koinonia lunch of this year or the Pizza Party of the past two years. Leave the information at the name tag table.

Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

DEC: Anglers' Report Confirms New York's World-Class Freshwater Fishing

New York's Freshwater Sportfisheries 

Generate More Than $2 Billion a Year

Support More Than 10,000 Jobs

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that the state's world-class fishing opportunities continue to draw anglers from near and far to New York's many productive freshwater sportfisheries. New data on angler effort, patterns, preferences, and attitudes was released today as part of DEC's statewide survey of freshwater anglers, which helps DEC assess both the biological and human dimension aspects of managing New York's freshwater fisheries.
"New York is privileged to have an amazing diversity of freshwater resources," Commissioner Seggos said. "From remote Adirondack brook trout streams and ponds to the magnificent Great Lakes, our state's freshwater fisheries are among the very best in North America. DEC is committed to effectively managing these resources to maintain high-quality angling opportunities and the recreational and economic benefits they provide. These survey results reinforce what New Yorkers already know-freshwater angling in New York State is not only alive and well, it's thriving-and this survey will help guide our efforts in the years to come."
New York State offers world class fishing for a wide variety of cold water and warm water species. Whether it is smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie, brook trout fishing on a crystal-clear Adirondack lake, Pacific salmon fishing on Lake Ontario, fishing for stripers on the Hudson River, brown trout fishing on the Beaver Kill or fishing for panfish on a local pond, there is something special in New York for every angler. In its 2019 rankings, and for the first time ever, Bassmaster Magazine named the St. Lawrence River as the top bass fishing destination in the nation.

DEC Announces Summer Camps Registration Close to 90% Filled

Families Encouraged to
Register Now for Camps

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos urged families and sponsors to register campers as soon as possible for the 2020 Summer Camp season. Online registration opened Sunday, January 26, at 1 p.m. and within less than 24 hours, 90 percent of spaces were filled, with 22 weeks for boys and 13 for girls totally booked.
"Since 1947, DEC's four summer camps have provided opportunities for youth to develop life-long connections to outdoor recreation and education through science-based, hands-on activities," said Commissioner Seggos. "Our camps' popularity was demonstrated by how fast registration filled up after just one day, and I thank DEC's camp staff who helped with registration and provided great customer service this weekend. I encourage anyone still interested in signing their child up for this year's camp to act soon."
Applications should be submitted through the online registration program available on DEC's Summer Camps website. Parents and guardians can view the complete schedule of camp weeks and ages on this page, and find camp weeks that still have spaces available.
DEC operates four residential camps for children ages 11 to 17: Camp Colby in Saranac Lake (Franklin County); Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor (Sullivan County); Camp Rushford in Caneadea (Allegany County), and Pack Forest in Warrensburg (Warren County). There are different weeks for 11 to 13-year-olds and 14 to 17-year-olds.

5th Anniversary of
Roma's Home-Going

Julie Hoffner (back row, right) shares a photo by Melody Lavin at Samantha's Bridal Shower, showing also her sister, Susan Hunter (back row, left), and their mother, the late Roma Gould (front row) who was ushered in to her heavenly home five years ago to meet her Lord and be reunited with her husband, the late Rev. Ardell Gould. Julie writes, "So hard to believe she's been gone from us five years. Miss her a lot."
Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement in effect until 10:15 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...Slick Conditions Possible This Morning... Very light snow showers and patchy freezing drizzle this morning could produce a light glaze on untreated roads and elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses. If traveling this morning, use caution and give yourself extra time to reach your destination and be alert for icy conditions, especially on secondary roads.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Silver Lake Post Office Loses
Todd, its Well-Liked Clerk

The early reports are that Postal Clerk Todd has taken a full-time job outside of the Postal Service. The Perry NY Post Office's Postmaster is employing other part-timers for the Silver Lake Post Office in order to keep the window open, mail separated, and mail to be sent out, dispersed as usual. The community extends its best wishes to Todd and his family as they move on.

Light Snow Falling on East Shore,
Begins Pattern of Flurries for Today

8 am Radar shows Winds from the Northwest; Accumulation: less than 1"

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Mid-Winter's Survivors Week:
Monday--RSVPs Due;
Saturday--the Event includes Lunch

"Make Your Own Sandwich" with Soup, Veggie Tray, Dessert Lunch--$9;
Hor d'oerves--$4;  BOTH--$13; Hot & Cold Drinks Included

Tragic Helicopter Crash Takes 9 Lives

Daughter GiGi Bryant
and famous Dad, Kobe
Our hearts go out to all who grieve in loss, including the Kobe Bryant family in the loss of 41-year-old retired basketball super star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, his daughter's teammate, parent and pilot, 4 currently unidentified, all having passed in a helicopter crash today, January 26, 2020, in Southern California.
Gianna with Kobe Photo Courtesy Getty Images

Overnight Snow Leaves Ground Covered with Potentially Slippery Coating; 1-2" More Snow Tonight

Courtesy AccuWeather for Silver Lake

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Colder near the Lake; More Snow Melting takes place East of Perry Av.

From the East Shore Looking to the West at 5:22 pm, Courtesy SLI
37 degrees at 5:30 pm -- North End (SLI)
34 degrees at 5:33 pm -- South End (Marine)

Less than 3 Days to Final Reservation Deadline for Mid-Winter Survivors

The 3rd Annual Mid-Winters Survivors Gathering & Lunch
for SLI Residents is one week from today.
Reservations must be in Monday. 

1 pm Lunch includes: 
"Make Your Own Sandwich" with Hot Soup
Vegetable Tray and Dessert
Drinks Included

Opening Music, Dancing (wiggling, swaying, toe tapping, etc.)
Great Conversations, Optional Games, all at Koinonia

Lunch $9 ... Hor d'oerves $4 ... Hot & Cold Drinks Included
Call 493-4003 or email SLDN@mail.com

Patchy Freezing Rain, Slippery Conditions Possible this Morning

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement in effect until 9:00 AM EST.
Source: U.S. National Weather Service
Light rain continues this morning over the Southern Tier. Overall temperatures are in the middle 30s, however some locations have seen temperatures drop into the lower 30s. Patchy freezing rain is possible this morning where temperatures are near freezing. Untreated roads could be slippery as could elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses. Only trace amounts of ice are expected through mid morning.

Friday, January 24, 2020

CRCDS Student Myra Brown Receives The Carol Gomez Scholarship Award

Rev Brown pictured
January 23, 2020
Congratulations to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) senior Myra Brown who has been awarded with the Carol Gomez Scholarship for the Spring Semester. Myra writes, 
I am humbled by this gift and honored to accept it. I knew Carol and she was a phenomenal woman, preacher, pastor and leader. Carol exuded the love of Jesus and had a clarity for fighting for social justice that I always admired. She leaves behind big shoes to fill and lessons for us all as women in ministry that I will always cherish.
This scholarship is awarded annually to an African American woman enrolled in the Master of Divinity program who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to pastoral ministry. Rev. Gomez was the first African American woman ordained by the American Baptist Churches of the Rochester Genesee Region and a tireless worker for human rights.

The Rev. Myra Brown, one of the first African-American women to be ordained as a priest in the U.S., is now at the helm of Spiritus Christi Church in downtown Rochester. Brown was ordained last year, and has served Spiritus Christi for over 25 years in various capacities, most recently as associate pastor.

She was unanimously selected for her new role by church committee and staff members after a nationwide search, the church announced this week, adding that she is believed to be the first African-American woman to serve as lead pastor for a church in the Catholic tradition. 

Rev. Brown served as one of the daily chaplains at the Silver Lake Experience held at Asbury Retreat Center and Silver Lake Institute, a couple of summers ago.

Sunshine and 45 Degrees Showing Significant Signs of Snow Melting

Southside of Haven Ave., Institute Grounds
This is the type of January that makes winter somewhat more bearable. The snow comes, hangs around a few days, and then we experience a thawing trend--usually enough to clear most of the snow before any new snow arrives. This pattern has been with us so far in the 2019-20 winter. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday's Sunset Behind the Clouds

Courtesy Photo Silver Lake Institute
39 degrees at 5:14 pm--North End (SLI)
32 degrees at 5:14 pm--South End (Marine)

Here's Hoping for Some Snow Melt

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In Memoriam

David Hunter, the beloved brother of Stephen Hunter and brother-in-law of Sue Hunter, summer residents of Gould Cottage, was found to have passed away on what seems to have been yesterday, January 21, 2020. David lived alone and had been ill for quite some time. He will be sorely missed. Arrangements are not known at this time.

6 Days from Today, Monday, is the Deadline for Mid-Winter Survivors

Reservations for Lunch at SLI's Mid-Winter Survivors Gathering is now actually less than a week--due in this Monday! I will be calling in the numbers Tuesday morning and could use your help in getting this accomplished. Saturday, Feb. 1st at 1:00 pm is a social event for residents of the Silver Lake Institute. There is no other agenda; just the opportunity to get together with friends and neighbors about mid-way through the snow season.

This will be our fourth event in the last three years--two pizza parties, one donuts and cider night, and this one we are trying lunch together. We look forward to hearing about those things you enjoy the most so we can plan more of them. We look forward to being with you a week from Saturday and receiving your reservation (RSVP) by this Monday.

Call 493-4003; Email SLDN@mail.com. Be sure to let us know if you want just the Lunch ($9) or just the hor d'oerves ($4) or Both ($13). Drinks come with each choice.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dear Readers:
I continue to have a problem with Google over my identity. I have had a business relationship with Google since 2010 and am disappointed in this recent problem. I was refused entry into the Newsletter on Sunday and most of Monday, and apparently it has not been resolved, according to the latest communication with Google. If I am refused entry a second time, I will try to communicate with you through the Comment Section of the Newsletter. Thank you for your patience.
Greg Franklin

10 am Weather Update

Courtesy of AccuWeather

Courtesy of Silver Lake Marine

SLI North Cam Update

Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute
Light snow flurries are falling as the north cam overlooks the Lake and the West Shore at 8:38 am Tuesday morning.
17 degrees at 8:51 am--North Shore; high 28;
18 degrees at 8:52 am--South Shore; high 24.

Monday, January 20, 2020

SLI Lake Cam Back in Service

The northern Lake Cam, sponsored by the Silver Lake Institute was returned to service on Monday evening after less than 36 hours of being offline.

10:30 am Holiday Temp Update

Silver Lake North End: 13 degrees, mostly sunny.
Silver Lake South End: 14 degrees, snow showers.

Courtesy Silver Lake Marine

Asbury and Other UMC Camps Talk 2020; Welcome to LGBTQ+ Siblings

Located on the shores of Silver Lake in Western New York, Asbury is a premier retreat center that offers a variety of facilities to meet everyone's needs. Our site boasts over 60 acres and over a quarter mile of shoreline on Silver Lake. In addition to providing facilities for groups to conduct their own retreats, meetings, worship services, and programs, we can assist with program planning, guide groups through our low ropes course, conduct retreats and workshops, lead singing and games, and provide supervision for recreational activities.
Asbury also offers year round retreats for families, children and youth, clergy, and adults.

Registration is open for some 2020 programs! 
Register directly for Asbury Programs, click here.


Marriage Retreat

Marriage Retreat

January 31st - February 2nd, 2020

Enjoy a weekend or an overnight away with your spouse on beautiful Silver Lake. Come together, leave the kids at home and join other married couples as we enjoy worship sessions, participate in activities, eat delicious meals together, and learn about God’s grace for you and your marriage. The weekend will start Friday night with fancy desserts and our first session. You can choose to leave Saturday after our final session with Pastor Mike… MORE


Summer Camp 2020 Registration Now Open

Summer Camp 2020 Registration Now Open

Posted on January 15th, by David Wood

Registration is now open for our exciting slate of 2020 summer programs at Casowasco, Sky Lake, and Skye Farm! Additionally, Asbury Retreat Center will continue to… MORE

Spring 2019 Edition of Xenia is Available

Posted on April 2nd, by Matthew Williams

Committee on & Director of CRM Publish Letter In Response to Special Session of General Conference

Posted on March 18th, by Mike Huber

Around Sunrise on the South End;
8am Temp: 3; 8:17am Temp: 4

Courtesy of Silver Lake Marine

Silver Lake South End Update

Silver Lake Institute Appears to have received betwen 9-12" of Snow Sunday

Does anyone have a gauge reading either from a professional service or backyard weather station as to the amount of snow received at Silver Lake Sunday? Reply to: (1) 493-4003, (2) sldn@mail.com, (3) Comment Section.

AccuWeather and
Weather Channel Updates

Newsletter Back in Service

After having been knocked out of service late Sunday morning and spending hours trying to get back online, we are grateful to have received corrective service by Google in less than 24 hours and in the midst of a holiday weekend (MLK Day today).

While erroneously "signed out" of Google, we were able to use the comment section to explain our dilemma. We hope you found us there.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

9:21 am Weather Update

Light Snow Falling, Blowing at Silver Lake Institute
Temperature is 26 degrees at S/L North End
Temperature is 23 degrees at S/L South End

Snow Continues to Fall at Silver Lake as the Inches of Snow Slowly Increase

After a break from the snow earlier this morning, it has picked up again. The snowfall splits its time between a gentle fall verses blowing sideways. Visibility is slightly reduced. We appear to be on the upward side of six inches and could be closer to 8.

Silver Lake was not one of the areas that received rain or melting, so the snow level was not reduced yesterday as in some of the other WNY areas. Both Lakes Erie and Ontario are feeding into the current storm status which should be done by tomorrow morning. Institute roads are plowed but snow-covered.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Drugs Allegedly Being Sold out of a Vehicle in Perry Gets a Response from Officers David Sprink, Gregory Smith

Officer David Spink and Officer Gregory Smith of the Perry Police Department received a call on January 10, 2020, sending them to an apartment complex for a possible drug complaint. The officers reported an individual was allegedly dealing drugs out of a vehicle. They investigated and found that Darius Howard, 38, of Rochester, drove to the Village of Perry on a suspended non-driver ID. A license check revealed that Howard had eight suspensions on three separate occasions. The vehicle was searched and officers found a white brown substance wrapped in individual baggies along with a white hard substance packaged in small clear baggies.

Officer Spink performed a field test on the substances which showed a positive indication for Heroin and crack cocaine. During Howard's arrest, he resisted and fled on foot. Howard was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest by Officer Spink. Howard was charged with seven offenses: three of which were drug related; one received for Resisting Arrest, one for obstruction of governmental administration; and two for unlicensed operation. Howard was issued an appearance ticket with a return court date of January 14, 2020, at 1:00 pm in Perry Village Court.

Officer Spink, also a member of the Warsaw Police Dept., recently became a resident of Dansville, having spent most of his life as a resident of Genesee Ave. on Institute grounds. He and fiance, Natalie Muster of Dansville, will exchange marriage vows this coming October, 2020.

Weather Conditions Update

Light snow continues to fall in areas on the east shore of Silver Lake. Occasional blowing snow created from tree limbs, roofs, and loose ground snow. It appears that we have had about 2 inches since dawn. Northern East Shore (S/L Institute) air temperature is 29 (feels like 12). Southern West Shore (S/L Marine) air temperature is 23 (feels like 9). The forecast as we approach sunset is for "heavy snow." This is not occurring yet.

At 9:00 pm, five hours after our last report above, the snow stopped and has not yet begun again. This is not unusual for our southeastern corner of the county, and there is still plenty of time in the Advisory and Warning for us to receive some of the forecast weather activity.

Lake Effect Snow Warning added to Advisory from NWS in Effect from
1 am EST Sunday to 4 am EST Monday


* WHAT 1 ... For the Lake Effect Snow Warning, heavy lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 14 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. 

* WHAT 2 ... For the Winter Weather Advisory, mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. 

* WHERE... Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties. 
* WHEN... (1) For the Lake Effect Snow Warning, from 1 AM Sunday to 4 AM EST Monday. (2) For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 1 AM EST Sunday.
* IMPACTS... Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches, so isolated power outages will be possible. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities. 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.

2 Weeks from Today is Mid-Winter Survivors Gathering; RSVP Due
by 1 Week from Monday

Can you believe it . . . we are basically on the edge of mid-winter already . . . a very good time to celebrate or simply getting together for some quiet conversation beginning with music and lunch.

Cold Again Last Night
followed by a Snow Event

Updated 7:30 am

Friday, January 17, 2020

NWS issues both Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch



* WHAT... For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow and sleet expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches Saturday and Saturday evening. For the Winter Storm Watch, heavy lake effect snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 14 inches possible in the most persistent lake snows across the higher terrain inland from Lake Erie late Saturday night through Monday morning. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph Saturday night, producing blowing and drifting snow. 
* WHERE... Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties. 
* WHEN... For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from late Saturday night through Monday morning. 
* IMPACTS... Travel could be very difficult with poor visibility and deep snow cover on roads. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and result in isolated power outages. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving. Submit snow reports through our website or social media. Narrow bands of heavy snow could impact portions of the region. Localized travel problems will be possible.

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Saturday, 6:00 AM EST until Sunday, 1:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service.

Free Lecture Sunday

The Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park is sponsoring a Free Lecture this Sunday on the subject of "Bugs vs. Winter." More species of insect can survive winter cold than amphibians, reptiles — even mammals. Discover the secrets to these tiny and ancient success stories with a detailed, interactive presentation and real specimens. Start time is 1:00 pm.

SLI's Lake Cam went
Offline Friday Morning

The above is the default message from SLI's Lake Cam first observed Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2020. No additional information has been made available to us.

A Bitter Cold Overnight of 11° Continues into Mid Morning Friday
with 12°at 9:30 am; High of 21°

10 degrees at 10:23 am at the Silver Lake Marine
Weather Station at the south end of Silver Lake.
High at the south end forecast for 17 degrees.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Theatre at 37 and Shake on the Lake Present 'The Joshes,' an Event in Improv Comedy on Feb. 8th

Improv@37 returns with a short-form comedy spectacle, ReQuest 12/60! Can The Joshes perform 12 scenes in 60 minutes? You request the scene, and the Joshes perform it based on your suggestions. Come see this daredevil feat of improv comedy on Saturday, Feb. 8th at Theatre@37 from 7:30 to 9 pm! Admission $10 at the door.

Bundle Up for a
Wintry Night Tonight

At least one snow shower is forecast for tonight with a low of 11 degrees. More importantly, the feel of the temperature will be a lot closer to minus 4 degrees.
Snowfall from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning will be 8 to 12 inches; roads will be slippery.

Afternoon Weather Updates

3:20 pm - Moderate Snowfall has turned into a 
Snow Squall.
3:34 pm - Snow stopped.
Looks like about 
2 inches on the ground.

Morning Weather Updates

9:35 am - Snow has become heavier in its downfall.
10:10 am - Snow stopped, Sun came out.
10:30 am - Clouds  and flurries overtake the sun.
11:42 am - Light snow blowing sideways.
11:45 am - Snow Squall, reduced visibility.
11:50 am - Light Snow.

'Perfect Weather' for Planning a Mid-Winter Survivors Party while Playing
'In the Mood' as Background Music

It is also perfect weather for calling or mailing lunch reservations for a Mid-Winter Survivors Party! 493-4003 or sldn@mail.com. A few will be leaving the gathering early to catch the remaining quarters of the Buffalo Sabres game.

Slight Snow Dusting Overnight, More Pronounced on Roofs, Windshields

At 8:48 am, a very light snow is occurring, although some of it seems to be dissipating just before or just after Silver Lake. We are in line with the weather system approaching from the northwest which is Lake Effect from Lake Ontario. We continue under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 pm this evening.

Winter Weather Advisory Remains in Effect from 1am to 6pm EST Today

* WHAT... Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches in the most persistent snows. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will produce blowing and drifting snow.
* WHERE... Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties. Greatest accumulations will be across the higher terrain of the Chautauqua Ridge, Boston Hills, and Wyoming County.
* WHEN... From 1 AM to 6 PM EST Thursday.  
* IMPACTS... Plan on snow covered and slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving. Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Survivor Sign Delivered
and Installed Today
Near Post Office

A new road sign was put together by Greg Franklin and installed by Fred Schuknecht for the upcoming Mid-Winter Survivors Event February 1st. RSVP as soon as you are able! The Planning Committee is working at only 50% strength. Things are pretty much under control except for reservations!


Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 4:28 pm
Courtesy Silver Lake Institute

The sun shone most of the day but the air felt considerably cooler than yesterday.

5:21 pm Wednesday . . . Courtesy of Silver Lake Institute

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoag Memorial Bathroom Renovation Fund Continues to Make Steady Growth

Joan Maddison of the Spiritual Life Committee reports that the Hoag Memorial Bathroom Renovation Fund has reached $2,625 and donors receive a Thank You note along with any other requested information for your income taxes. Chuck Dusel is working on engineering plans for the renovation which will then be sent to the Trustees. 

Upon approval, a crew of expert volunteer help will be guided in the construction of the brand new handicapped accessible bathroom. The goal is to have the project completed in time for the first activities of Spring. What a positive way to begin the new 2020s. Tax-free contributions will continue to be received for the next several months.

Tuesday, 7:58 am

18 Minutes Past Official Sunrise

South End Eastern Sky, Silver Lake, NY (Postal Silver Springs)

Tuesday, 7:44 am

4 Minutes Past Official Sunrise on Tuesday

South End Eastern Sky, Silver Lake, NY (Postal Silver Springs)

Tuesday, 7:30 am

30 degrees - North
28 degrees - South

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, Jan.13th No Snow; Forecast Calls for Snow on Thursday; Less than 3 Weeks to Survivors Party, Feb.1st

End of a Long Monday
Help us get a strong beginning to our Mid-Winter Gathering by getting your reservations in early for the food "preparers" so we can eliminate any last minute rush. Hopefully we can watch the current 9 reservations increase one by one or two by two each day during these last 3 weeks before the Gathering! Thanks for all your help as we really look forward to seeing you!

DEC to Feature New Angler Outreach Programs at 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing, Outdoor Expo Jan.17-19

Biologists Host Open House to
Present Updates on Status of
Lake Erie, Ontario Fisheries 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites the public to check out its Bureau of Fisheries' expanded angler outreach programs at the upcoming Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Jan. 17 to 19, at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.

"DEC is pleased to increase our outreach efforts at this year's Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "This event provides an excellent opportunity for anglers to interact directly with the biologists who study and manage our Great Lakes and inland fisheries, and to talk one-on-one with fisheries managers about a variety of topics. New York offers numerous world-class fishing opportunities, and we invite anyone interested to come and learn more about the incredible sportfishing in New York's Great Lakes region and beyond."

Yesterday's Wind Left Many Branches Down at SLI, but an Entire Tree at the Rochester Home of the Schaefers

Silver Lake Institute summer residents, Kathy and Bill Schaefer, have reported that their back yard tree came very close to their house when it hit the ground during yesterday's wind storm in WNY. Kathy wrote on her Facebook account, "Soooo yeah, we had a little wind damage. 6 am we heard the wind blast. Little did we know this just missed our house. Lots of work to do tomorrow."

Winter Weather Advisory has Expired; Details follows the Forecast Graphic

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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Tatum Bzduch, Astrid, Mike Bellamy
Set a Jan.11, 2020 Silver Lake
Record for Earliest Swim

Pictured above are swimmers Tatum Bzduch, Astrid and Mike Bellamy of Silverlaken, on January 11, 2020, in Silver Lake. Thanks to global warming we have a new Silver Lake record for earliest swim of the year. "When the temp passed 50 degrees today (January 11th!), said Mr. Bellamy, we decided to go for a swim and set the Silver Lake record for earliest swim of the season! The ice went under a day before and the water was a lot colder than it looks in the picture! If you wanna break this record next year, you may need to cut a hole in the ice! 2020 is not a normal winter for Western NY!"