2012 Spring at Yankee Lake

by Alice Salmans

Last fall, Cathy Dawkins and I planted 100 Kind Alfred Daffodils, 100 mixed variety daffodils, and 100 Wood Hyacinths (white, pink and purple) on the clubhouse grounds. Along with a variety of blooming ground covers, the YLPA corner is something to smile at. While the daffodils were out early, the wood hyacinths will bloom later in June… I think! This year, all bets are off with the strange weather we’ve had. Our Prairie Fire Crab Apple trees are ready to pop and should add to the lovely view from the County road.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of snow the past winter and a dry spring so far, some of our shrubs and trees have experienced a great deal of winter burn. We’ll have to see what survives.

I did not apply for a Sullivan Renaissance Grant this year due to personal considerations, but I’m hoping we can continue with that program next year. I hope you enjoy some of the spring bulbs this year and welcome back our rain garden blooms!

If you have an interest in the YLPA Landscaping Committee, please contact me at or 845-888-5777.

Clubhouse Daffodils 2012

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 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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It has long been suspected that spiders are one of the most important groups of predators of insects. Zoologists at the University of Basel and Lund University in Sweden have now shown just how true this is – spiders kill astronomical numbers o...

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