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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wednesday 7/20/22:
Silver Lake Newsletter Briefs

NYS just banned Marijuana smoke in six new places — all state owned beaches, boardwalks, marinasplaygrounds, recreation centers, group camps. "Smoking in these designated areas will be punishable with a civil fine of $50. The bill exempts the Adirondacks and Catskills from the ban as well as parking lots, sidewalks, adjoining parks, and areas not used for park purposes."

The Hemlock Fair is back! — The Hemlock fair in Livingston County is back for another year! It's nicknamed the "Little World's Fair", and it will go on for five days. The fair is filled with family fun and excitement including midway rides for the thrill seekers as well as grandstand shows, demolition derbies and monster truck rides. Additionally, there are also several local food options and vendors, plus, free live music. The Fair runs through Saturday.

Letchworth State Park to host "Outdoor Rec Fest" September 10th (by Anthony Reyes) 
— The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the Humphrey Nature Center and will feature snacks, live demonstrations of equipment, how-to's, and guided outings and group activities. "This one-day festival assembles over 30 businesses, agencies, and services to be demonstrators and activity leaders for the day. These demonstrators and activity leaders represent just a fraction of the opportunities for all park visitors to hike, kayak, camp, glamp, fish, dine, tree tent, whitewater raft, trail ride, stay in historic estates, explore deep ravines and nature preserves, capture professional-quality images with a phone camera, challenge yourself to become more comfortable in  the outdoors, and fly the skies in a hot air balloon. All of these businesses and services are based within 1 hour of Letchworth State Park," a release says. 

Cannabis bakery to offer marijuana brownies and cupcakes (by Lia Lando) — A restaurant in Basom c
alled "BiscuitLife" closed for the season last November and did not reopen in April as initially planned due to inflated costs. Now it's looking forward to finally reopening with a new, limited menu. Starting this Friday the "Cannabis Bakery" will only offer marijuana-infused brownies and cupcakes at its drive thru. These types of products became legal in March of 2021 when the state legalized marijuana use for people 21 and older. The state started handing out licenses to farmers to grow the crop in April and the hope is that "retail licenses" will become available for stores by early next year. The bakery's location on a reservation allows them to sell the products now instead of waiting for a license. The bakery is open Friday 12-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m. It's located at 941 Bloomingdale Road, Basom, NY 14013.

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