Friday, November 21, 2014

20F at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nov. 19 - 2:45 a.m. EST - Temp at 13F

By Late Morning, Sun is Out, Temp at 18F

By Late Afternoon, Very Light Snow, 21 F

By Late Evening, Visible Snow, Temp 24 F

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nov. 18 - The Next Morning
Off and On Snow Showers and Wind

This morning, the view includes watching the ripples of water (wakes) come in toward the shore. Occasionally the sky gets quite bright but no direct sun. Click on the double picture above to enlarge it (to see greater detail). Camera 1 (left) is the North West view and Camera 2 is the South West view (from the Institute on Lakeview Avenue). Temperature was 15F at 10:30 a.m. and 17F at 1 p.m. When the winds pick up, more activity is visible in the water and with the trees swaying back and forth.

At 1:50 p.m., 18F, the Sun makes its presence known, but is unable to penetrate the dense cloud cover. When you notice the letters at the top of the cam screen changing from black to white or white to black, it is automatically adjusting the print based on the brightness or darkness of the sky behind the print. If the print is white, that means the sky is more dark than light. If the print is black, it means the sky is more light than dark. Click on the double picture above to enlarge it (to see greater detail).

At 3:40 p.m., 19F, less evidence of the Sun and light snow flurries have begun in Perry. They are forecasting more snow--depending on the winds from Erie and Ontario lakes. Click on the double picture above to enlarge it (to see greater detail).

At 8:30 p.m., 15F, we see that blowing snow is characteristic of the weather as a whole for this late evening hour. It is by no means as bad as it looks in this lighted view.

This is the Silver Lake Marina Cam.
Click on the double picture above to enlarge it (to see greater detail).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dependable 1 Touch Lake Viewing is Not Yet Realized, but We're Offering You What We Do Have Now

The SLI Lake Cam Project is totally volunteer and of no cost to the Institute. Still, our goal has been to provide residents and non-residents with two quality live action ("real time") views of the Lake from the Institute grounds. We have the basics in place and working. What we do not have in place yet is a dependable and easy push-button contact with the cameras. Streaming HD quality is quite complex, particularly with so many brands of computers, operating systems, web browsers, and mobile units available--but we are determined to make this happen. 

For those of you who need the easy push-button method of getting to view the cams, you will have to wait a little longer (except for the still shots we continue to post here). 

For those of you who are more adventuresome toward challenges and electronics, we are going to provide for you what we have already learned and what is working for us. We could actually use your help if you would be willing to follow the provided instructions for getting to view the cams (Site Map Item #2), and then let us know how you made out and at what point it either worked or failed and what you were using (Windows, MAC, iPhone, and what Web Browser). 

We are going to be posting regular updates of things learned and developed. We would also appreciate if you would use the comment button below for telling us about what is happening in your own experimenting. You may raise questions or concerns in the comment section also and others will be able to follow our conversations. We are providing this information with one click of Item #2 in the Site Map (Menu) found in the right-hand column.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Castile Accepts Latest PFD Offer and Votes in Favor of 5-10-15 Contract; Fire Response Time Remains in Tact

The Silver Lake Institute will Continue to
Receive Fire Response from the PFD

There was a good attendance at the Castile Town Board meeting last night as a number of presenters from the community reminded Castile leaders about the seriousness and dangers of not having immediate fire response to an emergency. In the end, through Executive Session, the Board agreed to accept the contract terms being offered by the Perry Fire Department (PFD) which provides for continuing fire response services to the outlying areas of the Town of Castile which the PFD has been doing for a number of years.  

The first year of the contract has been lowered to $5,000; the second year of the contract remains at the current rate of $10,000; and the third year of the contract will hike to $15,000. This revised contract allows more time for the Town Board to prepare over a 3 year period. Residents present which included members of the Silver Lake Institute, appeared pleased and are grateful to the Town of Castile. Pete and Linda Mairs had driven to Castile from Buffalo specifically to address the Castile leadership. They then returned to Buffalo with thanks from their fellow Institute neighbors.

The streets which will continue to receive fire response service from the Perry Fire Department are:



1. Pete Mairs

2. Don Weaver

Friday, November 7, 2014

"The Silver Lake Experience"
August 13-16, 2015
Moves into Early Publicity Phase

The Silver Lake Experience is a four-day summer event designed by members of the Silver Lake Institute and Asbury Camp and Retreat Center to bring cultural, educational and spiritual opportunities through workshops, presentations and performances.

Participants will be able to learn and enjoy various aspects of art, music, theater, literature, spirituality, culinary arts, antiques, cottage crafts, nature and history. Target participants are year-round and seasonal Silver Lake/Perry residents (and their friends and families), as well as those who live and work in our marketing area, including Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee, Erie and Monroe Counties in Western New York State.


Those who wish simply to make taxdeductible contributions will be recognized as “Friends of the Silver Lake Experience” in the program.

Loren Penman - (585) 409-6931
Nancy Wilson -  (585) 493-7066

Friday, October 24, 2014

No More Costly Breakdowns; Trustees Authorized New Truck; Executive Got it; Delivery Tuesday

After putting off the replacement of the mainten-ance truck for several years, the Board decided it didn't want to chance another winter like last year's with a truck held together by maintenance patches and rigs. Vehicle replacement had been held up by the need to replace the roofs on Hoag Art Museum, Stoody Hall, and the office-and-maintenance building.
The Trustee Board heard preliminary work which had been done for a truck, and authorized the Executive to purchase a new truck. The Executive found a deal they believe couldn't be refused and moved ahead on the project, as authorized. In doing so, our winter snow plowing and garbage pickup looks a little more secured than before. Delivery is anticipated to take place next Tuesday, October 28th.
Our sincere appreciation is extended to Groundsman Danny Dake for working so hard to keep the old "buggy" running for so long. (Needless to say, my inserted photos are not actual photos of our trucks, but are stock photos.)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Still Waiting on that part for
the router to get the two
new cams connectable

Friday Afternoon, Oct. 24 at 54 degrees;
Last Week's Cam Shots can be found
on Menu Tab (Current: Lake Cams)

Update: Part has arrived.

SLI CAM 2 - Friday - 10/24/14 - 4:18 pm

 SLI CAM 1 - Friday - 10/24/14 - 4:21 pm

We have indeed made contact from the two new cameras located on Lakeview Avenue in the Silver Lake Institute to the company that receives the signals and processes them through their servers. The volunteer SLI Administrators for the operation have been working very diligently with company representatives to get these new, quality photos and streaming "staged" at our SLI web site so it can be reached with no extra steps by viewers.

As of today, there are still extra steps required because of this company's RTSP (internet protocol) which normally operates independently of the openly-accessible web. There needs to be some type of converter from RTSP to HTTP (standard web protocol). A company representative is planning to install such a unit onto the current router on Lakeview this Monday, Oct. 20th. There will need to be some testing to be sure the system is operational for all standard broswers. 

When installation and testing are complete, viewers should be able to receive HD quality single photos with slight movement in them. That slight movement means that the system is trying to play crystal clear, HD quality streaming (as opposed to single photos) but the current equipment is not quite powerful enough. The option will be available to downgrade the HD high quality (underpowered) to a lesser quality which will enable the Lake to be viewed in full movement which is handy if one is trying to predict the speed of the changing weather patterns by cloud movement and the affect on wind on movable objects.

From the Silver Lake Marina:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Submitted by William Hecht

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pete Mairs Gavels 'The End' to 2014 Season as Beautiful Closing Service Concludes at Historic Epworth Hall

The Rev. Don Vogel, Spoke on "Remember God!"
The Rev. Greg Franklin, Chaplain, Led Worship as Liturgist
Everyone remained for delicious refreshments including Hot Dogs
"Rainy Day" Alternative was Successful

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Big Season Closing Concert 2014 Features Garrison Starr, Jay Nash
August 29, 8:00 pm, at Epworth Hall

PRE-SALE TICKETS $10; or 585-201-8066
At the Door Tickets $15

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Silver Lake Institute Reunion 2014
Considered a Smashing Success

Schedule Of Events

Friday, August 8

         Dancing on the Dock 7-10pm -- Free to all
Saturday, August 9
         Saturday Cafe 8-10am -- Stoody Hall -- Free to all
         Picnic Lunch 12:30-2pm -- Stoody Hall -- registration needed          
An Evening of Laughter & Music -- 7:30-8:30pm
                    Epworth Hall – free to all

         Bonfire – 9-10pm -- Lakefront -- Free to all
         Other Saturday Activities
            Self-guided walking tour -- Perry Farmer's Market 
            "The Ugly Duckling" Puppet Show -10 am and 12

                   Epworth – $10 to Shake on the Lake                                            
Open Swim – 2-3 pm -- Asbury Pool
            Letchworth State Park
            Wyoming County Fair
            The Charcoal Coral

Sunday, August 10
         Memorial Service 10:30am -- Epworth       
         Farewell Social Hour – immediately following the Service

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Annual Trustees Election of Officers Was Saturday, August 2, 2014:

President, Pete Mairs; Vice President, Bill Schaefer;
Secretary, Lance Seeber; Roger Covell, Treasurer

Reunion Weekend:
This Friday through Sunday

Monday, July 28, 2014

Disciples Community Gospel Choir

This Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Unlicensed, Underage Driving of Golf Carts is both a Violation of
NYS Law and of Institute By-Laws

"Our [Institute] Insurance does not cover unlicensed or underage driving of golf carts," said Institute President Pete Mairs at the Annual Meeting of Cottage Owners this past Saturday. Pete's comment came about from a complaint from several residents present at the meeting. One Institute resident sternly suggested that we start handing out penalties and collecting on them. The Institute is authorized by NYS charter to employ Peace Officers but at the present time has not been taking advantage of this provision. The Institute of recent years has been relying on the services of Wyoming County law enforcement.

A copy of the rules and by-laws can be found on this web site's SITE MAP in the right hand column or for your convenience can be found at this link:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cottagers Elect Craig Bateman Trustee; Approves Separation Agreement with Conference

Re-Elected were Julie Hoffner and Lisa Schiske;
the Approved Separation Agreement
Posted Here in Link:

Click Here for Document:

  • ANNUAL YARD SALE starts at 9 a.m.