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Monday, February 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Afternoon . . .

Sunshine was steady over the Institute today. Starting at 67 F--in the sun--at 3:30 pm, 
temps continued to drop to 41 F at 5:30 pm. Photo taken at 5:15 pm.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Court Approves SLI-UNYAC Separation
Agreement Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Just a few minutes before 2 p.m. today, a joint petition from the Silver Lake Institute and the Upper New York Annual Conference was judicially approved in State Supreme Court in Warsaw, N.Y. The action brings to a close nearly three years of negotiations between the Institute and the Conference to legally and totally release the SLI from the "jurisdictional oversight" of the UNYAC, and name its individual properties and assets for the Court. The Institute had already been approved as a not-for-profit organization by the New York Department of State in 2015. The mission and purpose of SLI remains unchanged and property owners in the Institute will be unaffected by this friendly change of relationship. 

Present for this historical event were: Michael Kelly, Esq., of Kelly & Kelly, Perry, N.Y., who represented the Institute; Bill Schaefer, SLI president; Pete Mairs, SLI vice president; Roger Covell, trustee and past president for many years; Greg Franklin, past trustee and past Treasurer; and Kathy Schaefer who served as the event's photographer. That photograph appears below. Unable to be with us today was Trustee Don Weaver and Treasurer Craig Bateman. (The preceding is not an official nor legal statement of the event, but simply an observer's initial report to the community.)
Present from the SLI Legal Committee (left to right): Greg Franklin, Roger Covell,
Bill Schaefer, Pete Mairs, Mike Kelly. Absent from photo: Don Weaver, Craig Bateman

Monday, February 1, 2016

Midnight Sunday Night (Jan. 31) it was 60 F.

Monday it was in the 40's but felt milder than that.

Monday's Sunset . . .

. . . and another by a different photographer:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thursday Water Pipe Repairs on Genesee Ave.

S/L Institute residents received notices today (Wednesday) that their water would be turned off at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning for repairs to "a water main break" on Genesee Ave. and will remain off "until repaired."
UPDATE 1: The water was actually turned off at appx. 10:29 a.m. today (Thursday).
UPDATE 2: The water was turned back on at appx. 12:40 p.m. but lines will need to be flushed because it is temporarily running brown.
UPDATE 3: The water appears to be clear and back to normal. 

Health Briefs . . .

  • Don Weaver, resident and Trustee, broke his leg in a skiing accident. He said it was the first one in all his years. The good news is he doesn’t need surgery. He will be laid up for about 4-8 weeks. Sending all our good wishes and prayers to you Don as you heal! Cards may be sent to: 253 Braxmar Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150.
  • David Riddell, director of Asbury, could use prayer with regard to some health issues. David, we send prayers and high hopes for a complete recovery. Rest and get healthy!
  • Please remember Julie Hoffner who is scheduled to have her hip surgery today (Friday, January 29th). Julie, our hopes and prayers continue for you as you seek a rapid recovery.

  • Inga Songbird Travels to Flint to Assist
    Those Caught in the Current Water Crisis

    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. 
    Teach a man to fish and he eats everyday."

    I am making a pilgrimage to Flint Michigan to help people tap maple trees in their backyards so that they can reap the benefits of drinking100% PURE maple tree water. This is not to be confused with maple syrup.  It normally takes 40 gallons of sap to boil down in to one gallon of syrup, but it is even better to drink the sap fresh from the tree without any boiling. There are many companies bottling and selling this pure water in the US and Canada, but residents of Flint who have access to maple trees can have their own free source of maple sap over the next two months.

    I have already received a donation of 200 spouts (taps) from Dr. Michael Farrell along with plastic bags to collect the sap. He is the director of the Uihlein Forest – Cornell's Sugar Maple Research and Extension Field Station in Lake Placid, NY. At least 200 people in Flint will be able to have their own spout and bag for this season. The bag stays on the tree and can easily be emptied into another container.  I want to do this for as many people as possible and plan to help families with children first. If we run out, I can easily get more taps and bags.  I am coming equipped with all the tools that I needs to do this task; a hand-drill, hammer, bags and spouts.

    “I love drinking the sap – it’s absolutely delicious,” Farrell said.

    Benefits of drinking 100% PURE Maple Tree Water

    ·         heart-healthy potassium
    ·         calcium
    ·         manganese
    ·         riboflavin to stimulate your metabolism and repair muscle and cell damage
    ·         immune-boosting zinc and niacin
    ·        54 different antioxidants, including polyphenols and amino and organic acids, and is also a prebiotic, a microorganism that assists the good bacteria, or probiotic activity, in your gut.

    In many parts of Asia, people have been drinking maple sap for generations, as it’s traditionally known to promote bone and joint health and aid digestion.

    For more information contact: Inga Songbird 12 Embury Ave. Silver Lake, NY 14549

    Red, Long-Sleeved Tee Shirts Instantly Available with Proceeds Going to Maintain the SLI
    Cameras overlooking the Lake

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Sunday Coffee Hour . . .

    Warm Summer Sunny Days approaching and help is needed for the Sunday Coffee Hour following Service. Two additonal people are needed to serve with Joan and Ray Maddison. If interested please call Joan Maddison at 585-237-5495.

    Blessings  Joan and Ray

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    Monday, 10:18 a.m. 18 F . . .

    Being on the Eastside of the County, we are Clear with a Mixture of Clouds and Sunshine - All Institute roads are snow covered but plowed and easily passable.
     From our vantage point in the East with sunshine (a little after 10 a.m.), we can see
    the ominous clouds toward the Southwest of the County where most of the snow is

    This is shot at the Silver Lake Marina at the south end of Silver Lake.

    A scene from Embury Ave.submitted by Inga Songbird. By 10:30 a.m. the clouds filled in above the Institute, the wind picked up, some
    off-and-on snow flurries began, and temp briefly dropped to 17F. By 10:55, the sun was peaking through and the temp was 19F.

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

    27 F at 8:30 a.m. with total Cloud cover; roads having a light dusting of snow.

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Thoughts and Prayers Update . . .

    From Jill Knitter -- Chuck is gaining strength. 7 days of continuous chemo is done. Counts are stabilizing and our hopes and Drs. anticipate them to improve over the coming weeks. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes!

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    Conversation Starters . . .

    I can't believe we made it. from Bart Mitchum on Vimeo.


    What You Need to Know About the Conflict
    Between Saudi Arabia and Iran 

    Click here for brief video -- 

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    Marina and Waterfront . . .

    Residents who currently have a marina lease or a waterfront lease will be receiving a letter with their annual bill indicating a slight increase. Payments will be made to Schmidt and Volk Accounting Firm. More details forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Schaefer at 585-737-8522.  [official notice]

    Cooperative Effort . . .

    The Silver Lake Association has reached out to the Silver Lake Institute to explore ways to collaborate and support each other's programs. An informal meeting between the two organizations took place in the late fall. We welcome the open communication and lok forward to strengthening our bond  Bruce Penman has volunteered to represent SLI on the SLA Water Quality Committee. Thank you Bruce!

    The SLA Water Quality Committee will be presenting a Water Quality Pledge initiative at the April or May SLI Board of Trustees Meeting. It is also planned that they will speak at the annual SLI cottage owners meeting in the summer of this year (2016). [official announcement]

    Thoughts and Prayers . . .

    Thoughts and prayers go out to Chuck and Jill Knitter. Chuck is recooperating from chemotherapy to fight a rare form of leukemia. Doctors are very optimistic. Jill has requested that at this time there be no visitors at the house as he needs to remain in a sterile environment. Card can be sent to P.O. Box 234, Silver Lake, NY 14549.

    Friday, January 1, 2016

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    Saturday, December 26, 2015

    Submission Suggested by Lisa Schiske and Inga Songbird

    For More Information, click "Read More" below . . .

    Saturday, December 19, 2015

    The Morning After (Sunday)
    Photograph submitted by Inga Songbird

    Morning After First Measureable Snow

    Dec. 19, 2015 -- 10:30 a.m. -- Current: 24F -- Forecast High: 28F

    Lake Effect Snow Warning
    Event Start: In Progress
    Event End: Sat 10:00 PM
    The Night Before
    Dec. 18, 2015 -- 9:30 p.m.

    (The Wind on Lakeview Avenue always creates a much more dramatic picture.)

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Perry Main Street Improvement Project
    Open House is Thursday, Dec. 17
    at Firemen's Bldg.

    More information and some details can be found by clicking on "Read More" . . .

    Roger Kelly of Kelly's Old Timers Band which Played Annually at Epworth Hall,
    Died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

    Roger's Son, Eric, and Granddaughter, Elise, Have Participated Regularly in Epworth Hall Worship and Concert events. There will be a private family funeral. Then in about three weeks, there will be a Celebration of Life Service highlighting Roger's family and community Life in and around Perry.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    The Autumn with No Snow--Yet

    Viewed from the NE Side of the Lake at 10:30 am Friday

    Viewed from the NE Side of the Lake at 11 am Friday -- Viewed from the SW Side of the Lake at 10:30 am Friday

    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    One Date Remains Open
    For Saturday Stoody Breakfasts

    One date remains. If anyone is interested in hosting a Saturday Morning Cafe, August 13th is our only date available. Please call Kathy Schaefer if you are interested at 585-737-1094.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015