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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Four Dates Remain Open
For Saturday Stoody Breakfasts

As you may know, Lisa Schiske resigned from the Stoody Committee and Saturday Morning Cafe. Linda Mairs and Kathy Schaefer will be co-chairs for now. We are currently scheduling the hosts for the Saturday Morning Cafes. We have four dates still open if you are interested: July 16, 23, August 13 and Sept. 3. If you know of anyone who would like to host a Saturday, let Kathy know. Thanks!!!! Email:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Portageville Chapel Publishes Winter Newsletter

View the Winter Newsletter at 

Visit the Portageville Chapel website at

Prayers & Positive Energy for:

--The Rev. Don Vogel at Murray Hill in Mt. Morris for rehabilitation and healing. Don is our humorous and super friendly 92 year old August Preacher. He is of the merged Congregational denomination, now associated with the United Church of Christ (UCC).

--Bill Schaefer for healing following his second shoulder surgery. Bill is our SLI President and good friend.

--Kathy Schaefer as she caught every bug recently that her grandchildren brought home. Kathy is the Co-Chair of the S/L Experience, and co-chair of Stoody Hall.

--Continued prayer and positive energy for Camp Director and S/L Experience Co-Chair, David Riddell.

SLE 2017 Saturday (11/21) Meeting Postponed

Please give Kathy days/dates that are good for you in January.

Monday, November 16, 2015

. .Raking Leaves
Photo by Inga Songbird . . . . . . . . . . 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Friday & Saturday Cold Snap,
Then Return to 50's, even 62


Sue West: Wayne's Back Surgery was Successful

Just a note to say Wayne's back surgery went well on Monday. He is in no pain and his leg already is feeling stronger.  In the recovery room, however, his oxygen level dropped, so he has been on oxygen since then. A catscan revealed no blood clots for which we are grateful.  Now Wayne is undergoing steroid injections and they seem to be helping to increase his oxygen level. He is in good spirits and walking the halls!  Hopefully he'll be home soon.  Thank you for thoughts and prayers.  Sue 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ryder is just resting for the
Next big catch on Silver Lake!

Lisa Schiske, Ryder's Grandma, believes he is dreaming of what fishing on Silver Lake will be like. Maybe he is--if Lisa's channeling is dwelling on it. ;)

2 S/L Institute Franchise Openings
Being Offered by the Owners

Two property lots with cottages on them are currently available for families or individuals who would like to support the mission of Silver Lake Institute by living on the grounds and paying the annual franchise (property) tax. One is located on Lakeview Avenue, number 52 offered directly by the owner, and the other located on Perry Avenue, number 32 is through a real estate company (Kibler), according to the signs in front.

Owners and real estate companies should inform their inquirers who are interested in the property, that the S/L Institute Handbook (the rules and regulations of living on Institute grounds along with its history and mission) is available to new and prospective residents to read before they sign anything. The Handbook is available in paperback form from the Institute office or can be read electronically from this website (see website map).

As always, those wishing to be residents on the grounds, must submit an application to the Institute through our Registrar, Kathy Gilner, by leaving a message on the Institute's office answering machine, The Kelly Law Firm on Lake Avenue in Perry is well versed on the uniquenesses of a Silver Lake Institute Purchase which requires, in addition to an approved application, its own franchise (property) deed along with the usual county property deed. 

A franchise (property) handed down as part of an Estate, must go through the simple application and approval process in order for a new deed in the new family member's name to be issued. Property owners who wish to rent their properties must insure that they obtain a permit from the Institute office which requires that the tenants have access to the SLI Handbook since the expectation is that they will also conform to the rules as all other franchise-property owners.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Walt Connor Funeral to be
Saturday, Nov. 14 in Dansville

The Reverend Walter Connor died Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:40 a.m. in Meadville, PA -- Walt Connor had been an active, ordained member of the Western New York Conference before its merger in 2010 into the Upper NY Conference of the UMC. Folks at the Institute, and the Retreat Center, along with Eden UMC, and the Faith Fellowship remember him fondly for his personality and service. Send your prayers and cards to: Marilyn Connor, Westbury Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville PA 16335.

Funeral will be held on Nov. 14, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Dansville United Methodist Church, 5 Chestnut Ave., Dansville, NY 14437, with lunch following.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Maddison's are Getting Along
With Help from their Daughter

Joan Maddison had successful cancer surgery Friday and was at home Saturday. Ray had his MRI but has not received definitive results as yet. We continue our prayers and thoughts for healing.

All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2015

1:15 p.m. - The winds suddenly became strong; see the wakes pushed from the West. Average wind speed WSW at 6 mph, but gusting up to 26 mph. We are at 57 degrees. The small woodpecker on the tree outside my window across Ames Avenue, seems totally undaunted by it all.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Saturday Morning Cafes Increase Communication, Build Community, and are Tasty Good Fun

Anyone wishing to sponsor a Saturday Morning Cafe, please contact Kathy Shaeffer (585-737-8522) or Linda Mairs (716-838-2758).

Sunday, October 25, 2015

From Sunday Morning Clouds, Drizzle,
To Afternoon Intermittent Sun

Mid Afternoon topped the forecasted high of 48 with a revolving high between 50-52.

Friday, October 23, 2015

First Meeting of the SLE 2017 Committee
Held at Koinonia, Saturday, Nov. 24

August 2017 may seem like a long way away, but for the Silver Lake Experience Committee, there is no time to waste doing early preparations for SLE 2017. This year's SLE 2015 was such a roaring success, we don't want to miss a beat in making the second one even better. The next meeting will be on Saturday, November 21st from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Koinonia Hall. Bring your own snacks or bag lunch. The Committee will have a full 2 hours work session.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Prayers for Ray and Joan Maddison

Ray is scheduled for an MRI this Friday to attempt to identify the reason for his side pain. Joan is scheduled for her third cancer surgery October 31 which came to light quickly and needs to be taken care of quickly. 

Monday, 10-19-15. Noon, 43 F

Bright Monday Most of the Day

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Residents at Silver Lake and WNY Awoke this Sunday Morning to Jack Frost and Light Snow

Snow flurries continued off and on throughout the afternoon, alternating with bright sun.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Columbus Day (Monday): 74 and Sunny

With the end of the 3-day Columbus Day Holiday will come decidedly cooler temperatures as we engage in more traditional Fall weather.

Photo: Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11th. Temperature: 66.7F at 2:26 p.m.; Sunday's Forecast: 70F and Sunny

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Roger Underwent Eye Surgery Tuesday, Oct. 5th

Today will be Roger's last day for holding still and not moving while the healing process takes hold. Your thoughts and wishes may be left for Roger by clicking "Comments" right below.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Moving Lisa Schiske news to this Column
so that Readers may Leave Comments

Lisa Schiske, the brand new grandmother, and mother of a Senior in High School, has submitted her resignation to the SLI Board for her to more effectively play out her family roles. Congratulations and Best Wishes, with all our love.

Bill Schaefer Scheduled for
Shoulder Surgery Wed., Oct. 14th

Your prayers are coveted for Bill and Kathy as Bill anticipates his shoulder surgery on October 14th. Your thoughts and wishes may be left for Bill by clicking "Comments" right below.

Thursday, October 8, 2015