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Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday 11 April 2022:
News Briefs from SLDN

SILVER LAKE EXPERIENCE (SLE) REGISTRATION has begun. Click on: silverlakeexperience.org then scroll down to the bottom of the page, or click HERE. Either will bring you the same location and provide you with the same information and registration. Discount Codes for SLI residents can be found in the "Residents Only" section of the SLI website (silverlakeinstitute.org), or email this SLDNewsletter at greg.silverlake@gmail.com and give your complete name(s), cottage number and street name and your email address. SLDN will verify you as a resident and give the codes by reply email.

 ROYAL BODY SHOP EASTER EGG HUNT this past Saturday had 500 participants and an estimated crowd of from between 600 and 800 persons on East State Street between South Main and North/South Platt streets which were closed for about two hours. There were activities, free food and beverages, music, face painting or hand/arm painting for the kids. “We had 155 baskets that we gave away. Everything was totally free.” The egg hunt was for kids ages 1 to 14 in three different age groups. Greyson Thorn, age 3 1/2, is pictured above with the Easter Bunny Saturday afternoon.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOME, GARDEN & OUTDOOR SHOW concluded Sunday at the county Fairgrounds. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darlene Hartway (pictured above with the Easter Bunny) expected Sunday to be the busier of the two-day show which began Saturday. "We had wine-tasting by Leonard Oakes (Estate Winery). We also had the Easter Bunny coming for pictures. We had a Scavenger Egg Hunt for children, Ms. Hartway said. Sunday's part of the show also had Dubby's Woodfired Pizza and Partyka Farm Market as the trolley building food vendor.

 FARMS & FIELDS, FIBER IN TRAVELEXHIBIT OPENS FRIDAY  The Arts Council for Wyoming County invites the public to the Opening Reception for Farms & Fields and Travels in Fiber Exhibitions. View and celebrate new worby artist Phil Hewitt in his Farmand Fields Ehibition opening reception on Friday, April 8th, at 6:30 pm. Phil began painting seriously in 1996 and although not formally trained, he has devoted himself to bTecoming a skilled painter with the help of books and DVDs. It is easy to hear the echo of Phil's voice throuigh his paintings as they do indeed reflect what ha has to say about his painting style: "I try to paint things that I have a feeling for - old,, smaller farms in my area that are disappearing as a way of life, and places that I'v seen as we travel around." He refers to his style as "Impressionistic representational."
[Taken from our previous article, edited, and republished as a reminder.]

  The SLI Board of Trustees has approved a plan submitted by one of its newest committees dedicated to improvements in Bishop Burt Park. SLI's Park is located in the geographical center of the Silver Lake Institute and is bordered on the western side by Perry Avenue. The plan approved involves the expansion of the existing basketball court to also include a regulation size Pickleball Court. Described as a combination of tennis and ping pong, it has also been described as a game for all ages. An anonymous donor will enable this project to be completed with no 
cost to SLI residents for the construction and equipment with just willing volunteer labor for site preparation, restoration, and court painting. More volunteers are welcome to respond to this newest opportunity to improve and expand the opportunities in Burt Park. Work is currently scheduled to begin this month with a desired completion by July. Anyone interested in volunteering to help in the physical work should contact Steve Re who is heading up the Pickleball Committee, in addition to valuable helpers, Glynne Schultz and Chuck Dusel. Steve may be contacted at redad51@yahoo.comThe committee recommends this 1½ minute Youtube video about pickleball for anyone new to the sport:  Click HERE.   [Story: Staff Reporter; Photo: https://www.lcrac.com/Default.aspx?tabid=996261]

 UPDATE: Jaylynn Alvord, 12, has been located safely, Batavia city police said. They’re thanking the public for its help. City police had been seeking the public's help in locating Jaylynn who ran away from home overnight. Jaylynn Alvord is a Batavia city schools student who had been last seen in the Liberty Street area, according to the BPD. She did not have a cellphone with her. Those with information were asked to contact city police  and they did.

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