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  • Date: June 23, 2017

    Paint & Sip Party! - Please click on the link to read full article

    Join us in a Paint & Sip Party, Saturday 8 July from 7-9 PM in the Clubhouse. This two-hour painting party is BYOB, and you will paint a Yankee Lake scene guided by Shawn Dell Joyce, an artist from the Wallkill School of Art. All materials and supplies will be provided. You must pre-register to participate! Cost is $30/person. Capacity is limited! Please register online at http://upto.com/e/mMKpO or call Liam or Regina at (845) 457-2787.


    Sponsor a Clubhouse Window!

    The YLPA is replacing windows in the “Roller Rink” area of the Clubhouse. You can help defray the costs by sponsoring a window. Sponsorships are $500 per window, and covers purchase and installation. A plaque will be placed under each sponsored window with a message up to 150 characters. Please click this link to download the order form. Submit your form and payment early before we run out of windows!


  • Date: April 2, 2014

    Remembering Mae Winkle - Please click on the link to read full article

    Mae WinkleMae Winkle, long-time supporter of Yankee Lake, has died. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the YLPA in Mae's name. For a tribute to this dear friend of the Lake, please click this link.


  • Date: June 18, 2013

    Flagpole Dedication - Please click on the link to read full article

    YLPA member Deborah Lawson Scott wrote a poem, In This Place, especially for our flagpole dedication. The Wurtsboro chapter of the American Legion provided an Honor Guard, led by our own Larry Barnes. Alice Salmans, who initiated the Clubhouse grounds renovation project, lead the assembled YLPA members in the Pledge of Allegiance, as the Honor Guard raised the flag for the first time. Click this link to read Deborah's poem, and to view photos of this very special ceremony.


  • Date: June 11, 2013

    Lake Level - Please click on the link to read full article

    In light of the rise in the lake level due to recent heavy rains, the Board of Directors had the valve at the bottom of the dam opened up, and two boards removed in the spillway on 11 June. These actions should allow the lake level to stabilize. The lake level and weather developments will be monitored closely to determine if further actions are warranted. Once the high water concerns have passed, we will restore the boards and close the valve to restore and maintain the normal summer level of the lake.


  • Date: June 9, 2013

    New Flagpole Dedication! - Please click on the link to read full article

    The Landscaping Committee has an ambitious patio development project for this summer, supported in part by a grant from Sullivan Renaissance. As part of the effort, a new flagpole has been placed outside the Clubhouse, and was dedicated prior to the Annual Meeting on 26 May. Click here to see photos!


  • Date: May 13, 2013

    $1,000 Grant to YLPA! - Please click on the link to read full article

    Sullivan Renaissance LogoThe YLPA has been awarded a $1000 Sullivan Renais- sance grant toward our 2013 Flag Pole/Patio project. We will be eligible to compete for additional awards based on the judging of all 13 projects in our awards category. Work will begin mid-May and be concluded mid-June, except the Bird House/Youth element which we'll complete during the summer season. Call Alice Salmans at 845-888-5777 or email Alice.Salman@frontier.com to volunteer.


  • Date: March 18, 2013

    Responsible Wildlife Viewing - Please click on the link to read full article

    Rule of Thumb ViewingWhile we all enjoy seeing the abundance of animals in the areas surrounding Yankee Lake, it is important to view them responsibly. An easy method of assessing whether or not you are doing so is called the “Rule of Thumb.” Viewing wildlife responsibly ensures your safety, and the welfare of the animal you are watching!


  • Date: March 18, 2013

    How to Identify Invasive Plants - Please click on the link to read full article

    Purple LoosestrifeInvasive non-native plants are becoming a huge issue for New York lakes. It is extremely important that anything that has had contact with another body of water (lake, river, pond, reservoir, etc.) be thoroughly cleaned before being introduced into Yankee Lake.


  • Date: March 18, 2013

    Lake Level on the Rise! - Please click on the link to read full article

    The YLPA's Michael Smithem closed the valve at the bottom of the Dam and put in boards on March 11. The lake will begin to return to its normal level with the coming rains. Thanks, Mike for managing the spillway so expertly!

    Lowering the lake water level in the off season has many advantages including; allowing property owners and beach communities to make shoreline improvements; allows for additional inspection of the dam; takes the water pressure force off of the dam; helps keep the lake weeds down in the summer time and provides additional water storage capacity within the lake should there be severe precipitation events. Your YLPA continuously monitors the lake level and makes adjustments as necessary.


  • Date: March 18, 2013

    2013 Landscaping Project - Please click on the link to read full article

    The Landscaping Committee has big plans for putting in a new Clubhouse patio during the 2013 season! Please consider helping us out with this project, by adding a donation to your 2013 dues, and / or volunteering some time and effort when the team is turning the dream into reality. For the details, click here.


  • Date: March 18, 2013

    Video on How to Clean your Boat - Please click on the link to read full article

    "Clean Your Boat Video" provides information on aquatic invaders and tips on how to properly clean your boat so that you will not spread them....


  • Date: June 26, 2012

    Share Your Lake Memories! - Please click on the link to read full article

     Yankee Lake Memories

     

    Let's share stories of the history of Yankee Lake! Any story you have about the past, please write it down or create a video of you telling the story. We will post it on our website so everyone can learn more about our wonderful Lake. Please send your stories to info.ylpa@mylaketown.com

     


  • Date: May 6, 2012

    2012 Spring at Yankee Lake - Please click on the link to read full article

    With hundreds of daffodils and a variety of blooming ground covers, the YLPA clubhouse corner is something to smile at! Our Prairie Fire Crab Apple trees are ready to pop and should add to the lovely view from the County road.

     Clubhouse Daffodils 2012


  • Date: October 16, 2011

    Water Quality Report - Please click on the link to read full article

    2009 Yankee Lake water quality report available for download. Click this link.


  • Date: October 5, 2011

    Night Fishing Contest - Please click on the link to read full article

    Kevin 6 lb 2 oz LUNKER BassFishing team Kevin and Paul win the prize. Kevin lands a beautiful 6 lb 2 oz Bass. Paul added a 2 lb 10 oz Bass to put them at the top with a two-fish total of 8 lb 12 oz. That total would stand for the rest of the night, but not for lack of trying by the other participants.

     


  • Date: September 26, 2011

    Community Alert: See Something, Say Something! - Please click on the link to read full article

    Vandals have again damaged the Clubhouse landscaping. The State Police are conducting an investigation, and we ask that if you have any information regarding these incidents to please contact the police at (845) 888-2681. 

    Vandalism Labor Day 2011


News & Events 6/23/2017

Paint & Sip Party!

Join us in a Paint & Sip Party, Saturday 8 July from 7-9 PM in the Clubhouse. This two-hour painting party is BYOB, and you will paint a Yankee Lake scene guided by Shawn Dell Joyce, an artist from the Wallkill School of Art. All materials and supplies will be provided. You must pre-register to participate! Cost is $30/person. Capacity is limited! Please register online at http://upto.com/e/mMKpO or call Liam or Regina at (845) 457-2787.


Sponsor a Clubhouse Window!

The YLPA is replacing windows in the “Roller Rink” area of the Clubhouse. You can help defray the costs by sponsoring a window. Sponsorships are $500 per window, and covers purchase and installation. A plaque will be placed under each sponsored window with a message up to 150 characters. Please click this link to download the order form. Submit your form and payment early before we run out of windows!

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Local News 3/14/2017

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