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About The Website

This site is owned and operated by Shari Barnhart, a resident of Sylvia Lake's North Shore and in the winter, St. Petersburg, Florida. As a newly retired teacher in 2003, who just built a "retirement" house in Northern New York, I needed a project to keep my skills sharp and give me a way to learn more about my new community. The website began in November of 2003.

The website's purpose continues to be "to create an online community for summer and year-round residents of Sylvia Lake." In 2007, the Sprague sisters set up a Facebook Group. This provided a more immediate way for lakers to be in touch with one another and share photos and other Sylvia Lake information.

The website provides a forum and an archive for Sylvia Lake Association events and activities. I do receive a small stipend from the Association for domains and hosting expenses, etc. If you would like to make a contribution, I would be very grateful. PayPal allows you to contribute using a credit card. You do not have to create a PayPal account. (FYI: Only one person has ever contributed...)



1. Content

The purpose of this website is to create and maintain an electronic community for those who live on Sylvia Lake, NY both during the summer, and year-round. Every effort will be made to be accurate and complete. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.

2. Referrals and links

The author is not responsible for any content linked or referred to on her pages. If any damage occurs because of the use of information from some other site, only the author of those pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to those pages. Furthermore the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guest books or mailing lists provided on her site.

3. Copyright

The author will make every effort to not use copyrighted material for this publication. If this is not possible, the copyright of the respective object will be indicated. Almost all of the graphic elements are original creations. The copyright for material created by the author is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as graphics, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's agreement.

4. Privacy policy

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, providing these information will be voluntary. Use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited. Offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished by the anti-spam goddess.

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is part of a web publication at and Even though the terminology used here is may not be legally correct, (which is likely) the spirit of the statements remain valid.

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