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Our friend, Mary Jo Whalen, of the West Shore, has experienced another stroke. She is currently receiving rehabilitation in Carthage. She would love to hear from her Sylvia Lake Community. Mary Jo has spent over 80 years at Sylvia Lake.

Over the years, she taught lake children swimming lessons and her nieces and nephews to swim, sail, canoe, and waterski. She watched them learn to enjoy all that she loved about Sylvia Lake. Mary Jo is a special member of our community. Send cards or other remembrances to her Canton home: 38 Park Street, Canton NY 13617

Mary Jo Whalen, 2013

  • Annual Boat Parade — Theme: "The Roaring '20s"- Saturday, July 27 @ 2:00 PM

  • Nori Grout Memorial Sailing Regatta — Sunday, Aug. 4 @ 2:00 PM (rain date 8/11)

  • Paddlepalooza — Saturday, August 17 @ 10:00-noon

  • Sylvia Lake Association Picnic — Saturday, Aug. 17, 4:00 PM @ Fowler Pavilion

  • Light Up the Lake — Saturday, August 31 @ sunset

2024 Boat Parade

This year's Boat Parade will take place (weather permitting) Saturday, July 27, 2:00 start time. Please start lining up between Indian Head and Wight's Rock at 1:45 so the parade can start on time. Once in line, please stay in line for the entire parade so the judges will know which boat is which.

The theme this year is "The Roaring Twenties!" and there will be three judging categories: most colorful, best costumes, and most musical. The parade will make one complete loop of the lake. Once all boats have made the loop, the judging sheets will be collected, tabulated, and the results will be posted on the lake FaceBook page as quickly as possible.

In case of really bad weather, the rain date will be Sunday, July 28. If that's bad too... well, we'll hope to see you next year. A weather postponement will be posted on the FaceBook Sylvia Lake Group as soon as that decision is made.

Thank you in advance to all participants. We hope you have a great time planning, creating, and showing the lake your Roaring Twenties entry! (Message from Ralph Undercoffler, Parade Coordinator for this year.)

Want to see more? Use the Search tool for "Boat Parade" and you will see lots more photos and articles.

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This online New York Boating Safety Course is approved by the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Department. It includes a comprehensive series of engaging and instructive videos and quizzes to prepare you for your New York boater exam. It teaches basic boating skills and encourages common sense and courtesy to all who share the water. Topics covered include rules of the nautical road, required safety equipment, special boating-related activities, and more.

In New York State, you must be at least 10 years old to operate a motorized recreational vessel and at least 14 years old to operate a personal watercraft (PWC). You must also carry your boating safety certificate with you at all times when out on the water.

Learn more and register for the course here.

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 Recycling with the Town of Fowler Supports:

You can find drop-off bins at the Town Highway building.

Call the Town Offices for more information.

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Have you paid your Association dues?

Your dues provide funds for lake management projects, support for community social activities, this website, an online store, newsletter mailings, contests, & and awards.  This is an all-volunteer organization. 

 

Please donate $25.00 dues to support our community activities.

OR Mail $25.00 dues to: Janette Anderson, Treasurer,
14 Mansion Grounds Road, Gouverneur, NY 13642

Sylvia Lake Association Mission: Preserving, Protecting & Promoting the Health of Sylvia Lake since 1968

Give Us Your Feedback
The Association wants to hear your thoughts...
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All Shows at 7:00PM

Tickets $15.00 | TAUNY Show $10.00

EDWARDSOPERAHOUSE.COM

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  Sylvia Lake Stories & News  2003 - Present

The website has collected stories and documented summer events since 2003. You can select a year to see the stories from that year... or search for an event or person.

Three Most Recent Below:

Since 2003, the website has collected stories and documented summer events. "More Stories" is a collection of many of these stories, organized into years. Select a year to see the stories from that year.

42nd Ferguson Fishing Derby

We had a great turnout for the 42nd Annual Ferguson Fishing Derby! A huge thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the derby!

Since 2003, the website has collected stories and documented summer events. "More Stories" is a collection of many of these stories, organized into years. Select a year to see the stories from that year.

Eclipse Totality @ Sylvia

On April 8, the moon covered the sun in a total solar eclipse. Parts of 15 U.S. states were within the path of totality... including Sylvia Lake!!

Since 2003, the website has collected stories and documented summer events. "More Stories" is a collection of many of these stories, organized into years. Select a year to see the stories from that year.

2024 Ice Out 3/5/24

Congratulations to our 2024 Ice Out Winners, Brielle Meyer & Cindy Shaw! Thank you to our Ice Out Judges, Barb Langevin and Randy Todd.

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T-Shirts & Clothing, Sweatshirts, Hats, Drinkware, Stickers, Home Decor, Posters, etc.

Sylvia's Neighborhoods
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  1. Wintergreen Bay

  2. Old Beach

  3. North Shore

  4. Hotel Bay

  5. West Shore

  6. Mansion Grounds

  7. Langevin Lane

  8. South Shore

  9. Pumphouse

  10. Indian Head Trail /Indian Head Trail N.

  11. East Shore

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