Monday of Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week
Temperature at Northern Side of Lake -- 33 F -- 5:25 pm EDT on Monday (down from mid 40's)

Notice - 3/26/15 - Trustees Meeting

The Silver Lake Institute's Board of Trustees will conduct their first meeting of the 2015 Season on April 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Institute Garage/Shop, corner Wesley at Janes Aves. Come dressed warmly in case the wood stove doesn't come up to temperature quickly.

Notice - 3/20/15 - County Tax Forums

Wyoming County Supervisors have set meeting times for Public Forums on taxes. Castile's meeting is set for 11 AM, Saturday, May 30th -- PLEASE notify all fellow Silver Lake residents of this meeting! They are probably hoping that Lake residents won't show up, since they have scheduled the meeting for Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. (See detailed article below.)

Notice - 3/19/15 - Calendar of Events

Suzanne Bristow has been appointed the new Events Coordinator. All scheduling and use of buildings must be done through her:

Notice - 3/18/15 - Charley Nonnenberg

Charley Nonnenberg had his cancerous prostate removed last week Wednesday. We heard Charley is doing wonderful!! Should be home by now! Prayers from around the world were obviously heard.

Notice - 3/18/15 - Dorothy Clark

Dorothy will not be able to put any weight her knee for at least another month. At present, Dorothy has a cold and the flu. Dorothy Clark went from the hospital in Warsaw to East Side Nursing. Dorothy fell late in the afternoon (appx 3-1-15) at the Warsaw Government Center and has a crack in her knee cap. She will be in rehabilitation at Eastside Nursing Center on Prospect Street in Warsaw for up to 8 weeks. Dorothy's spirits are very good but calls, cards, and visits would be very much appreciated. Dorothy's mailing address: P.O. Box 4, Silver Lake, NY 14549. Clarence has now been moved to the same Nursing Home and on the same floor.

Notice - 3/14/15 - Stoody Update

Stoody Hall now has the new exhaust vent over the stove. It is a Class 2 (for warming purposes, not cooking). The work passed the County inspection on Wednesday. It should also be helpful in cooling down inside air once a window is opened on the Lake side of the building and the fan turned on.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

County supervisors set public forums

WARSAW — Ask and you shall receive.

Four special public forums were scheduled during this month’s Wyoming County Board of Supervisors meeting. The first is slated for 7:30 p.m.. April 15 at the Rita George Recreation Hall on East Main Street in Eagle.

The forums described as an information exchange between taxpayers and the Board of Supervisors, along with county departments and contract agencies.

The move follows recent letters to the editor in The Daily News and other publications.

They included a series of offers and counter-offers between Supervisor Joseph Kushner of Eagle, and resident Harold S. Hopkins of Varysburg, following the county’s approval of its 2015 budget.

The other forums will include:

ATTICA — 7:30 p.m. May 7 at Attica High School Auditorium on 3338 East Main St.

CASTILE — 11 a.m. May 30 at the Castile Community Center on Route 39.

WARSAW — 7:30 p.m. June 18, inside the Supervisors Chambers at the county Government Center, on 143 North Main St.

From: Mary Kay Barton <>
Subject: IMPORTANT: Wyoming County Supervisors Set Public Forums re: Taxes
Date: March 21, 2015 at 9:19:14 AM EDT
To: Wyoming County Citizens <>
Reply-To: Mary Kay Barton <>

Wyoming County Supervisors have set meeting times for Public Forums on taxes.
Castile's meeting is set for 11 AM, Saturday, May 30th -- PLEASE notify all fellow Silver Lake residents of this meeting! They are probably hoping that Lake residents won't show up, since they have scheduled the meeting for Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend.  Re-assessment is scheduled for 2016, and you can bet that since they have devalued all the homes on the west side of the Warsaw Valley by industrializing the entire area with sprawling industrial wind factories, they will be focused on raising assessments of lake district homes to make up the difference. Thus, Lake residents need to make a concerted effort to show up at this meeting.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Click on Announcement Above to Enlarge for Easier Reading.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The above is the funeral home link to the obituary for my cousin Eleanor Patterson Forsythe, who was a Silver Lake resident for 85 years.  Her cottage on Lakeview Avenue was initially her grandparents’, and was in the family for 95 years until it was sold in 2002.

Monday, February 2, 2015

For Sale
Charming 3/2 year around, lake view cottage at Silver Lake,

Remodeled interior with classic 1876 exterior. Nice size deck for entertaining along with 2nd flr. Deck off bedroom. Two car garage with attic for storage. Laundry room. All appliances included & furniture is negotiable. Central air and furnace less than 5 yr old, newer tankless h/w heater. Kitchen has tile counters and spactious wood cabinets with tongue&groove wood ceiling & skylight. New hardwood and carpet. For more information the Mls number is B467269

Paula Stratton -- 321-508-7686

Friday, January 30, 2015

In Memoriam

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New SLI Clerk/Tax Collector

The Rev. Greg Franklin will become the Silver Lake Institute's Clerk & Tax Collector beginning on February 1, 2015. Greg will be relinquishing his appointed position of Assistant Treasurer on Jan. 31st, but will be continuing in the appointed position of Chaplain.

Although the current Bookkeeper position is being replaced by the accounting firm of Schmidt & Volk, also on Feb. 1, 2015, community residents of the Institute will not be dealing with Schmidt & Volk. Residents should continue to come to the Office (corner of Wesley and Janes Avenues behind the Post Office) for all Institute business and financial concerns. 

The new Clerk position includes being responsible for receiving all Institute money coming in, recording it, and depositing it, and all bills and charges to be paid and recording the receipt of it before emailing or faxing it to the accountants. Garbage Stickers will also continue to be through the office Mondays from 3 to 5 pm with Dan Dake.

"I plan to be in the office from 12Noon to 2:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. These are the minimum times but there will be other times you may find me there doing some of my Chaplain work.

"I look forward to meeting and greeting you in the Institute Office!" (Greg)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dorothy M. Exford
November 8, 1931 - January 14, 2015

Dorothy M. Exford, 83, of Union South Carolina, formerly of Silver Lake, died on Wednesday January 14,  2015, at the Skylyn Place in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was born in Perry Center on November 8, 1931,  a daughter of the late George and Marion (Perkins) Jarvis.

Dorothy was a registered nurse, she worked for the US Public Health Service in Kotzebue, Alaska, J.N Adams Memorial Hospital in Perrysburg, NY, and the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.  She was an avid quilter and oil painter. She was a member of the Fowlerville Methodist Church, Enchanted Quilters Guild of Alamagordo, New Mexico, and Wyoming County Quilters. 

She is survived by husband: Harold whom she married in 1952, 4 sons: David of Clearwater, Fl., Michael (Robin) of Pavilion, Leslie (Lorri) of Union, SC, Harold (Barbara) of Auburn, In., a son-in-law: Gordon Diver of Basom, 2 sisters: Virginia Strathearn of Warsaw, Jo-Anne (William) Coffey of Fowlerville, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter: Deborah Diver.

Family and friends came to the the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, on January 23, 2015 where services were held at 7pm. 
 (Leicester Cemetery, Leicester, New York.)

Memorials may be made to the Fowlerville Church or to the American Diabetes Association.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

L. Alden Smith
Dec. 28, 1917 – Dec. 19, 2014

Memorial: Jan. 22, 2015, 2pm
Asbury First, Rochester
The Rev. L. Aden Smith

The Rev. L. Alden Smith, pastor emeritus of the Hamburg United Methodist Church, died Friday in Rochester, where he had lived since 2007. He was 96.
Born in Camden in Oneida County, he was a 1936 graduate of Camden High School, a 1942 graduate of Syracuse University and a 1945 graduate of the Boston University School of Theology.
During his senior year at seminary, he was appointed to a church in East Kingston, N.J., where he met his wife, who was active there.
His first appointment in 1945 was to a parish in St. Johnsville in the Mohawk Valley.
He subsequently served as pastor of churches in Clinton, Rome, Portville, Jamestown and Hamburg.
Upon his retirement, Mr. Smith moved to Rome, but returned two years later to Hamburg, where his former parish named him pastor emeritus.
As a pastor, he served on conference committees, was involved with migrant ministry and church youth camps, served as registrar of the Conference Board of Ministry and was active in community affairs.
An active Mason, he served as a New York State Grand Lodge chaplain to the First and Second Oneida Districts.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and sailing.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, the former Doris Foster; a daughter, Donna Anderson; a son, Stephen; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in the Asbury First United Methodist Church on East Avenue in Rochester, at 2:00 in the afternoon.

Monday, November 24, 2014

President of SLI Thanks
the Town of Castile Board

The Silver Lake Institute
Post Office Box 20
Silver Lake, New York 14549

November 20, 2014

The Town of Castile Board
Stephen Tarbell, Supervisor
Re: Fire Protection Contract
I am writing to thank each of you for renewing the Fire Protection Contract with the Village of Perry. I appreciated the opportunity to address your Board with our concerns.
I was impressed with the meeting's schedule and conduct, with the reasonableness of the discussion, and the courtesy exhibited by all.
We are grateful for your consideration of our regard at the Silver Lake Institute and surrounding areas. We continue to be mindful of the public safety challenges you confront.
Happy Thanksgiving
President, S.L. Institute

Late Monday Afternoon, Nov. 24th

Evidence of rain can be seen by the big drop of water on camera lense #1 in the lower center.

46F at 9:15 p.m. Monday

Late Monday Morning, Nov. 24th

64F at 1:20 p.m.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Sunday, Later Afternoon, Shot 1

Shot 2 -- See the sunbeam reflected in the water? Do you wonder where that beam shot to?
Over the Hope Street Cemetery and right through my Dining Room Window in Perry.

Shot 3

Shot 4

Shot 5

Shot 6
Temp hit 50F and has been 
there most of the evening.

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