Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Services Expanded for Mobile Devices as Silver Lake Mobile Usage Increases

When I began the Silver Lake Institute News Blog in 2010, very few even thought of trying to receive it on a mobile phone or any other type of mobile device. During the past five or six years, we've noticed an ever-increasing use of mobile equipment clicking on the website. This has been especially true when we combined the Institute's News Blog with a brand new Lake-wide news blog called the Silver Lake NY News.blog this past December. In response to that, we have been working hard to be sure that mobile devices will have the best possible reception and efficient experience possible.

Today we have just added two brand new tabs to our menu (or "home") buttons: the "Mobile 1: Col-R" and the "Mobile 2: Col-L." They will enable mobile device users to now have access to our News Blog's right-hand and left-hand news columns which previously could not be easily obtained by mobile users. The Mobile 1 tab is fully functional. The Mobile 2 tab is in place but only partially available at this time. Currently, the Mobile 2 (left-hand column) is being used more as a utility column while we work to get each of its functions up to standard.

When looking to access Mobile 1 and Mobile 2, look first on your mobile screen for the gray or blue rectangular box with the word "Home" at the left-hand side, then move over to the right-hand side where you will find an arrow pointing right (>) which you need to click on. That will open up the vast number of pages available at the Silver Lake NY News Blog. Before you begin to think that something has been removed that you use to read and enjoy, please check this menu section labeled "Home" where you just might find what you are looking for. Those using regular desk top and lap top computers should not notice any significant changes in the way their machines operate while perusing the Silver Lake NY News.blog.

The News Blog will get better and better as people, businesses, and organizations feel more and more comfortable calling in (or emailing) their activities, so our coverage will continue to grow and serve an abundance of our Lake Community's needs. We are an informal non-profit organization with no staff reporters or photographers and no advertising income. If you sense a personal "call" to serve your lake community as a reporter or photographer, please feel free to get involved. We hope to one day soon be able receive some minimal advertising and to pay fees to free lance contributors. In the meantime, keep letting us know what's happening near you and with you.
Email: greg@silverlakenynews.blog -- Phone: 585-444-7384.

Monday, February 27, 2017

2 More Health Updates
From Faith Fellowship

Helen Wolters and Marge Traxler
See the Personal Notices Page--Menu or HERE

'Monday, Monday'

9:30 a.m. Temp: 39F; Mostly Sunny; Forecasted High: 46.
The S/L Marine is at the Southwest End of Silver Lake.

9:40 a.m. Temp: 40F; Mostly Sunny; Forecasted High: 46.
SLI is near the Northeast End of Silver Lake beginning at
the Town and Village of Perry boundary line (Camp Road).

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Sun Takes Over

By mid afternoon, the sun appeared to be in control of things once again. Also by mid afternoon, most of the snow cover had melted away.

Overnight Light Coating of Snow;
Just 3 More Days Left in February

                   Taken 8:30 a.m.--Clear                    Taken 8:40 a.m.--Snowing
Overnight Temp: 21F; 8:20 a.m. Temp: 23F; Snow Showers Today
8:20 a.m. Temp: 27F with light Snow Flurries; Snow Showers Today

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial for
Joseph Mazzarella to be March 2

MAZZARELLA --- G. Joseph “Dula” Mazzarella, 86 of Perry and of Silver Lake Institute, passed away peacefully at his Perry home on February 24, 2017. Friends are invited to call from 4-8 PM on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday March 2, 2017 at St. Isidore’s Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. [Full obituary is on the Obituary Page.] 

Wind Advisory Continues; Hi Temp Already Hit, It's Downhill from There

Lake Community temperatures held over from Friday's unseasonably warm highs of the day were holding at 55F at the 8 a.m. hour. The forecast includes a Wind Advisory from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a day of falling temperatures which will turn rain into snow showers and head for an overnight low in the mid 20s. By Noon today, the temp at the south end was 37F.

SLE Sponsorships Open to Individuals, Families, in addition to Businesses

Following the outstanding success of the 2015 Silver Lake Experience (SLE), the excitement is rapidly growing for the SLE event of 2017. Requests to register are already being received even though the SLE event is months away (August 10-13). Within the next few weeks you will be able to peruse over 60 workshops--all the way from hands-on learning experiences to lectures, music, drama, nature, spirituality, history, and much, much more with many events appropriate and enjoyable for families. 

All of this takes place on the Silver Lake northeastern shore, on the grounds of both the Silver Lake Institute and the Asbury Camp & Retreat Center, both bordering on Chapman Avenue off Rt. 39. Watch for the full color brochures and window signs in local stores and distributed to the full Lake Community in late April. The online list of workshops, along with each evening's musical entertainment, and mid-day lunch with drama presentation, will be online in March at http://silverlakeexperience.org. Registration will also be available by mail.

Sponsorships are available not only to businesses, but also to individuals and families who are welcome to sponsor individual workshops which ultimately helps to keep the registration cost down so as many as are interested will be able to attend this year. Sponsors start at $25 and Gold Sponsors are $500. All donations are valuable to this biennial, four-day event. Many thanks to our numerous Gold Sponsors who have already responded to this unique community event. Email: info@silverlakeexperience.org or call 585-237-5262. Watch this location for notice of when registration begins.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Pastor Jacquie Rhodes Requests
Prayer for her husband, Ron

See: Personal Notices Page in Menu above.

Friday was a Mixture of Clouds, Sun
Most of the Day with Mild Breezes

Wind Advisory Remains in Effect
through Saturday at 5 p.m. EST
North End Temperature at 5:15 p.m. was 71.
South End Temperature at 5:15 p.m. was 67.

Wind Advisory and Thundershowers
For Wyoming County on Friday

National Weather Service Buffalo NY 324 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017 
Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Chautauqua- Southern Erie- 
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Jamestown, Orchard Park, and Springville 324 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017 


The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM EST Saturday. 
* LOCATIONS...All of the Niagara Frontier and the Lake Erie shoreline of Chautauqua County. 
* TIMING...From late Saturday morning through late Saturday evening. 
* WINDS...West to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday's Sunrise ...

Silver Lake's Thursday Sunrise 2-23-17  at 6:38 a.m.

Sunrise Temperatures -- South End: 48; North End: 51

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trump, Sessions, and DeVoss Remove Protections for Transgender Children
Reversing Many Previous Assurances

In one of the first major actions of the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the guidelines protecting the civil rights of transgender children under the Obama Administration, have now been removed by AG Sessions. Children now living in their comfortable gender identity, may now be expected to train themselves in actions corresponding to their birth certificate in school and sports, as opposed to their psychological reality. The exception to this is, if these transgender kids happen to live in a State having their own protections for them.

This action is already being prepared to be tested in court under the Title 9 provision and other Constitutional concerns. Even Betsy DeVoss, the Secretary of Education was uncomfortable with the decision and initially refused to go along with it, reported the NYT and MSNBC Wednesday night. After pressure from the Administration, Secretary DeVoss finally gave in and signed off on AG Sessions' withdrawal of protections. Both federal departments were needed to effect this social justice change.

Baton, 'Deporter in Chief,' will
Soon Pass to President Trump

President Donald J. Trump, determined to fulfill a campaign promise to deport "the worst of the worst" when it comes to illegal aliens, has issued new guidelines based on current law for deporting any illegal alien regardless of serious infraction or not. While saying "I have a big heart," the President's policies include the breaking up of family units even when parents must leave their citizen-children behind to fend for themselves. With regards to the "Dreamers," he has said that he will make a decision with guidelines within the next four weeks. A sense of anxiety and fear pervades communities across the nation as the new reality sets in.

Beautiful Day for the Bonefede Family; High between 60-65 and Mostly Sunny

Following a Funeral Service at Eaton-Watson on Main Street in Perry, the remains of Lois Bonefede will be laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. By 9 a.m. the temperature was already 47 (south end of the lake) and 51 (north end of the lake where St. Joseph's Cemetery is located).

Taken at 9 a.m. Wednesday 2-22-17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Former Owner of Tucker's has Died;
Funeral Service Wednesday in Perry

Lois J. Bonefede, age 82, of Perry passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Morris. Lois was born in Perry, New York and owned and operated Tucker’s  Boat Livery on Silver Lake with her husband, “Newt,” until their retirement in 1980. Family and friends may call from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 22nd at the Funeral Home. Details on Obituaries Page.

Monday, February 20, 2017

In the Silver Lake Western Sky ...

Taken at 5:05 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2017.
If you click on "read more,"
you will see shots from 5:17, 5:28, 5:30, and 5:35 p.m.

Gen. H.R. McMaster is New NS Advisor

H. R. McMaster
Lt. General H. R. McMaster has been chosen by President Trump as the new National Security Advisor. "He is highly respected by everyone in the military," said the President. General McMaster replaces General Michael Flynn. General Keith Kellogg will continue as Chief of Staff to the NSC. John Bolton will be continuing on in the Administration in some capacity.

Of Things to Come ...

We look to the Eastern Sky at 8:51 a.m. and the sign of things to come for this day--sunshine with some possible clouds and temperatures in the 40s.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Editorial: 'Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor'

Hopefully, most folks will recognize the editorial line above as being one of the Ten Commandments found in the Christian and Jewish Scriptures. The use of the words "false witness" was the old Elizabethan way of discussing the subject of lying. It places the emphasis on the truth of a report or a "true witness" of the facts.

Just within the past few weeks, we were introduced to what appeared to be a new concept--the "alternative facts." The trouble is that by definition, there is no such thing. If a so-called "alternative fact" is true, then it is a fact and has nothing to do with "alternative." If an "alternative fact" is not true, then it is not a fact, but simply an alternative.

Mild Weather to Continue with
Fluctuating Temps, Seasonal Nights

The forecasted high temperatures for Silver Lake today were already met in mid morning with the sun in full control of the blue skies. The north end's temp at 10:50 a.m. was 55 (forecasted to be 51) and the south end's temp at 10:50 a.m. was 50 (forecasted to be 48).

South End Forecast:

North End Forecast:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

You would think it was Spring!

4:11 pm, Saturday, February 18
South end of Silver Lake -- 58
North end of Silver Lake -- 62
North end of Silver Lake in the Sun -- 69

9:11 pm, Saturday, February 18
Substantial melting of snow has taken place throughout the day leaving the ground exposed in all areas except those with mounds of plowed snow. The ground remains wet, some areas still with ice, and some muddy. Roads are dry.
Shown above is the northeast lakeshore next to Lakeview Avenue at 9:11 pm Saturday evening, February 18. Temperature on the south end is 47 and 51 on the north end.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Saturday to be Windy and Warmer

Temperatures around Silver Lake are expected to rise into the 50s for Saturday with plenty of sun, wind and melting of snow cover. Around 9:30 this morning, an interesting reversal took place when the temperature at the south end of Silver Lake (49) overtook the temperature at the north end (46). It's probably even more unusual than a 50-(or 60-) degree day in the middle of February!

General David Petraeus Says 'No' to Serving as National Security Adviser

The Wall Street Journal reports that General David Petraeus was approached to serve as the NSC Adviser for the Trump Administration, but has answered in the negative. Petraeus wanted to hire his own staff, but the Trump Administration already has staff in place and did not wish to change it.

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation: 2016 WAVE Data

The 2016 WAVE samples have been processed, tallied, summarized, and posted. Everyone who submitted a WAVE sample should have received a personalized email with their sample results. All the data are compiled in a google map for general consumption on the WAVE "Forms and Data" web page: http://www.dec.ny.gov/gmk/index.html?url=http://www.dec.ny.gov/maps/wave2016.kmz