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is an independent, community-generated news blog for the Silver Lake Community and those throughout Western New York who are interested in supporting the Silver Lake Community and its rich programming, recreation, and spirituality. Any official actions by local governing bodies of towns, villages, organizations, businesses, or their Executive Committees which appear in this Blog will be clearly identified as [official]. Otherwise, news is supplied by the community residents and their appointed or elected leaders, under the auspices of resident editor and publisher Greg Franklin. Established in 2010.

The official open "season" is from July 1 through the Sunday prior to Labor Day. The "off season" is Labor Day through June 30th. The amount of news is generally far less during off season.

G. Franklin
Managing Editor & Publisher--Institute Resident Greg Franklin
Programming News & Photos--Resident Loren Penmen
Occasional Contributors-- Bill Schaefer, Kathy Schaefer, Nancy Cullen Sellar, Julie Hoffner, Nancy Wilson, Brad Henig.
The Heritage Walkway Editor--Resident Suzanne Bristow
Honorary Past Assistant to the Editor--Resident Lisa Schiske

Mr. Franklin is a retired United Methodist minister who, before service in the church, was in the newspaper publishing business for 11 years. During retirement, in news blog publishing for 6 years, running 2 major blogs and up to 10 less-active blogs. His Bachelor's degree is in the Humanities and his Master's degree in Theology and Counseling. Greg has 4 adult children (1 boy, 3 girls), 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He served in the US Army as a Personnel Specialist at Ft. Bragg, N.C., including a tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam with the 20th Combat Engineer Battalion as a Chaplain's Assistant in the rank of SP4. Rev. Franklin also served as a Chaplain in the rank of First Lieutenant for 7 years in the NYS Army National Guard, until retirement in 1994 into the US Army Reserve.

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