As I leave office, my heart is full of thanks and appreciation for having been afforded the opportunity to serve as your mayor. It has been an honor and a privilege. Kathleen and I wish all of you the safest and happiest of all that comes your way in 2024. Happy New Year!
In this most blessed time of the year, my thoughts are ones of love, respect and appreciation for my fellow residents of Silver Lake. However you choose to celebrate, Kathleen and I wish each of you the most joyous holiday season - Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa.
The clothing drive for the homeless continues through Sunday, December 17. To date we have had an excellent response; thank you for your generosity, thank you for caring. The need remains strong. The weather will only get colder, and so many people are without shelter; please consider making further donations. Thank you for all that [...]
I will be hosting a drive-thru for the homeless this Saturday, December 2, from 10am until 2pm. Clothing is desparately needed for these unfortunate souls who have no real shelter, and who face the harsh winter weather living outdoors. You have been very generous with your donations thus far in the campaign; let's make Saturday [...]
The Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is this Sunday, December 3. Sponsored by the Garden Club, the ceremony starts at 4:30 pm, and will include songs by the Silver Lake Singers, hot chocolate and doughnuts at the boat house, and, of course a visit bt Santa Claus. Hope to see you there.
Thanksgiving Day is 2 days away, so much for which to be thankful. Personnally, I am so very thankful for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon me and my family. I am thankful for having a beautiful and caring wife, as well as having loving and kind children and grandchildren. I am thankful [...]
Several donations for the clothing drive for the homeless have already arrived in my office; thank you. Much more is needed. Please consider a donation. Donations can be brought to Village Hall any weekday between 8am and 4:30pm. We will also have a drive-thru donation day on Saturday, December 2, from 10am to 2pm. I [...]
Today marks the first day for the annual drive to help the homeless. Requested clothing is on the flyer you can find on our website. Please place your donations in the box at the entry into Village Hall. Your help is desparately needed by so many homeless people. Thank you for your donations.
Last Tuesday, you selected Therese Dunphy to be the next mayor of Silver Lake. Therese is very experienced and very capable; I am confident that she will be an excellent mayor. As she assumes the duties as the 15th mayor of the Village, Therese knows that I will do everything possible to help her whenever [...]
There are two more days left for you to attend the Witness Tree ceremony. It is held at the Veterans Tribute Garden at 11am. On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, we will have a conluding ceremony; it will be about 30 minutes in length. Last year, about 75 people attended. Please consider attending this solemn [...]