REGARDING THE POLL . . .
1. This poll is unofficial and is posted for the readers use.
2. If the reader HIGHLIGHTS the Tally boxes (click and scroll right), all of the print will become visible.

Preference Poll (non-binding) Concerning Ames Avenue

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Institute Residents Once Again Can Deduct $5 off SLE Daily Registration

Residents of the Silver Lake Institute who plan to attend the Silver Lake Experience 2017, will be able to deduct $5 off each day of their SLE registration (that's $15 for the 3 paid days). Most residents will be busy helping to keep the programming and logistics moving efficiently and effectively, so the $5 deduction is an acknowledgement of whatever part they played in the success of the upcoming SLE 2017.

While most of the annual franchise fee (occasionally called a tax) that SLI property owners pay goes toward maintenance of the grounds and its historical buildings, a very small percentage is contributed toward bringing the annual programs to the Institute and the community it serves. The Arts Council of Wyoming County, in conjunction with the NY Legislature and NY Governor, play a larger and even more essential role in helping us bring the many different types of programming to the Institute and its Lake Community, Perry-Castile Community, and the broader communities of the county and beyond.

'Celebration of Life' Sunday for the
Late Ricky L. Slusser of Silver Lake

Family and friends may call from 12:00-4:00PM on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Perry Fireman's Building on Lake St. at the Perry Park where a celebration of Rick's life will be held. Food will be served, casual dress please. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. See obituary page.
The Weather Channel
RAIN ALERT
For Perry, NY
!Flood Advisory
Rain intensity is Moderate
RAIN START
7:15 AM
EST. PRECIP
< 0.2 IN
WIND
NE 7 MPH
HUMIDITY
94%

Friday, March 24, 2017

SLE Committee Requests Ames Ave.
As Main Footpath for Aug. 10-13

At a recent SLE planning meeting, in a discussion evolving around handicapped issues and accessibilities, the conversation began to emphasize how important it is to communicate that walking is the principle expectation for visitors and participants at SLI and Asbury when changing locations throughout the day. Committee member Greg Franklin suggested that we may want to request Ames Avenue as our central walking area as the safest and most efficient way of moving foot traffic. The suggestion was supported by Committee Member Bob Murphy who included information on the established purpose of Ames Avenue and its historical value as a footpath. Committee member Bill Schaefer made note of the request as Logistics chair. Cleanup of the footpath and identifying it with adequate signage was also brought up as a need.

An Early Start on April Showers

This is the 10-Day Forecast for the South End of Silver Lake.

6:40 p.m. Friday
South End of Silver Lake -- 57 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 59 degrees (F);
The Institute -- 57 degrees (F).

Silver Lake Experience 2017
Now Accepting Registrations

This year's 81 offerings (presentations and workshops) is a  larger program than the SLE of 2015. Consequently, because of the additional options including two optional meals, registration had to become a two-step plan. Participants are able to register online for everything except the workshop/presentations which must be checked off manually on downloadable paper forms. Register and/or get your workshop forms by going to www.silverlakeexperience.org or contacting (585) 237-5262 or email info@asburyuny.org, OR use the 2-Step Quick Click Process below:


1. QUICK CLICK TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE:
Register with Asbury for SLE 2017

2. QUICK CLICK TO GET WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORMS:
Print out (or download, then print); complete the forms**; then return the completed forms to the Asbury Camp & Retreat Center Office in person or by mail: Asbury Camp & Retreat Center,  P.O. Box 218, Silver Lake, NY 14549.
**A Reminder to Silver Lake Institute Residents: SLE Again is Offering a $5 per day discount to All SLI Residents.

NWS Advisory: Freezing Rain

UPDATE: With 35 degrees, the Silver Lake Institute missed the freezing rain. We received no other lake area reports.

Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, New York
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 5AM EDT FRI UNTIL 11AM EDT FRI ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 AM EDT FRIDAY. * LOCATIONS...WYOMING AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES. * TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING. * HAZARDS...FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS...A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S OVERNIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN MAY RESULT IN SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED SURFACES DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

By Early Thursday Afternoon, Cold Morning Temp's Finally Begin Warmup

Very cold overnight temperatures struggled in their journey to increase to Wednesday's highs. The south end of Silver Lake was still alternating between 27 and 28 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon, but jumped to 30 degrees by 1:40 p.m. The north end of Silver Lake had reached 33 degrees by 1:45 p.m. and 35 degrees by 2:30 p.m. on its treck to a high of 40 today.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:40 a.m. Wednesday 3-22-17
South End of Silver Lake -- 15 degrees (F);
North End of Silver Lake -- 16 degrees (F);
Silver Lake Institute -- 20 degrees (F).
‘I didn’t want this job. 
I didn’t seek this job. . . 
My wife told me 
           I’m supposed to do this.’
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Silver Lake Experience 2017 is
Now Open for Online Registration

Temperatures for Mid-Afternoon

South End of Silver Lake at 2:40 -- 46 degrees (F)
North End of Silver Lake at 2:40 -- 47 degrees (F)
Institute of Silver Lake at 2:40 -- 79 degrees in direct sun
(east of Perry Ave.) with considerable melting of snow.

The Rev. Vernon French Memoriam

Vern French has passed away. Vern served important roles in the Western NY Conference, and is remembered with love. His service will be on April 1 in New Hampshire. Cards and notes may be sent to his wife Jeanne and family at: Langdon Place, 60 Middle Rd., Dover NH 03820.

Monday, March 20, 2017

SLE Workshops are Previewable,
Registration Opens Late Tuesday

When traveling to the Silver Lake Experience 2017 website, it is now possible to preview the workshops and the daily schedule. Registration, however, will open late on Tuesday evening. The website is silverlakeexperience.org.

Thoughts of Spring ...




Sunday, March 19, 2017

What's Ahead for Official Spring?

MONDAY 3-20-17 --- SPRING EQUINOX‎: ‎March 20, 6:29 A.M. EDT



'Winter' Continues Until Thursday
LAKE SOUTH
Day 1 - Monday - RAIN - High 41; Low 33 (Frozen Mix).
Day 2 - Tuesday - MOSTLY SUNNY - High 42; Low 22 (Snow Showers).
Day 3 - Wednesday - SNOW SHOWERS - High 23; Low 08 (Clear).
Day 4 - Thursday - SUNNY - High 34; Low 28 (Snow Showers)

LAKE NORTH
Day 1 - Monday - RAIN- High 43 - Low 33 (Rain)
Day 2 - Tuesday - RAIN - High 44 - Low 20 (Rain)
Day 3 - Wednesday - CLOUDS/SUN - High 23 - Low 11 (Clear)
Day 4 - Thursday - MOSTLY SUNNY - High 41 - Low 27 (Cloudy).

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday Night . . .

North Cam #1 shot taken at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday 3-18-17
showing wet snow falling.

North Lake Cams are Back in Service; More Cams Considered for Ames Ave.

Faithful watchers of the North Cams already know that the wide stretch of the upper mid-lake area has just returned to viewing service. A private company manages the North Cams and we had made sure they were aware of the outage which has now been eliminated. It is also our hope that the computer switch will result in a more powerful CPU to better accommodate two live streaming cams. Perhaps one day, cable will also contribute to better live action with the North Cams--at least we can hope.

Looking toward the future, a resident of Ames Ave. has offered his cottage as a computer station from which to receive three or four mid-Institute cams covering Ames Ave. north and south, highlighting Stoody Hall at one end and Epworth Hall at the other. This would be particularly useful should Ames Ave. be upgraded in some way to more fully accommodate walking traffic. This is still in the idea stage and has not yet sought Trustee advice and approval.

Winter Readership for Past 2 Weeks

TWO WEEK SUMMARY: Total visitor/readers (both regulars and new) was 415 which averages out to 29.64 per day which is less than last year at this time. We did not use the lawn signs this year.

The Rev. Dr. John Beeson died
This Morning, March 18, 2017

The Wests received a call from Merle Showers saying that John Beeson died this morning at breakfast. Dr. Beeson was a United Methodist Clergyman best known for his service as Buffalo District Superintendent before his retirement. "With heavy hearts we think of Eva and their family and his close friends." Sympathies may be addressed to Eva at: Greenfield Court, 5951 Broadway  Apt 164, Lancaster, NY 14086-9523. See details on Obituary Page: Click HERE.

Post-Saint Pat's Day: Ground Cover of Snow, Cloudy, Light Snow Still Falling

Saturday Morning, 8:40 am and it's been a week of mid-March Winter. Even the two days of melting were surrounded by large plowed mounds of snow and a generally deep ground cover of snow. The temperature at the Institute is a not-so-bad 30F. The official temperature at the South End is 27F with a forecasted high of 37; and the North End is registering at 30F with a projected high of 40. Sunday and Monday: More of the same with slightly warmer temperatures.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Proposal for the Institute:
Turn a Safety Issue into one of Beauty

Ames Ave. Day Dream #1



Ames Ave. Day Dream #2


The question foremost in my mind is whether or not our Ames Ave. could become a Garden Path sponsored by Western New York Nurseries promoting their talents, and we create a panel of Judges to award the top 3 each Season?  Day Dream or Pipe Dream? (There was a time when the Heritage Walkway seemed more of a pipe dream.) Feel free to submit your Day Dreams for Ames Ave. and I will publish them. There are endless ideas throughout the internet.

More Sun, Blue Skies Help Insure
Rapid Melting of Mid-March Snow

The Lake Community's full-fledged sunshine puts today's forecasted high at 37 for the South End and a forecasted high of 38 for the North End. The 10:00 a.m. temperature at the Institute is 30 degrees (F). If yesterday was any measure of what temperatures could be at the Institute, we could be looking at another 60 degrees today with full sunshine, and consistent melting. This melting of the snow is particularly welcome since the overnight forecast is for more snow.
UPDATE:
11:55 am Friday 3-17-17:
Institute--37 degrees (F)
North End--33 degrees (F)
South End--34 degrees (F)
UPDATE 2:
6:00 pm Friday 3-17-17
Snowmobilers had as much mud as snow
South End--back down to 35 degrees (F);
North End--back down to 37 degrees (F);
Institute--42 degrees (F)
Streets Clear of Snow; Mild Day
Snowmobilers had snow but also mud!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

After 3 Days of Winter, Bright Sun and Blue Skies; 60 degrees at the
Institute--in the Sun!

Cams 1 and 2 at the Institute are temporarily down, so we have been using
more shots from the Silver Lake Marine Cam at the South End of Silver Lake
where the actual temperature is 27 degrees (F). North End temperature is 28
degrees (F). The Lake has been alternately freezing and unfreezing intermittently.
Let's hope this will be the last thaw for the 2016-2017 Winter!