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Findley Lake, New York

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Findley Lake Scouting Memorabilia Needed

The Findley Lake & Mina Historical Society is working on displays for the Town of Mina’s Bicentennial Celebration. An important part of the history of the Town of Mina is that of scouting – both the Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops.  To present a robust history of scouting in the Town of Mina, there is a need for additional Findley Lake scouting memorabilia including photos, uniforms, programs, etc. If you or anyone you know have any memorabilia that you could lend or donate to the historical society, it would be greatly appreciated. You can contact Mary Norcross, Mina Town Historian and President of the Findley Lake & Mina Historical Society for more information. Her phone number is 716-769-7688. 


The Town of Mina Bicentennial Mascot

Calling All Fabric Creators

The Findley Lake & Mina Historical Society has announced that the mascot for the 2024 Bicentennial Celebration is “Swanee the Swan” - and the society is looking to assemble an ensemble (also called a bevy) of at least 200 delightful fabric swans to celebrate our 200 years. We are looking for volunteer sewers, quilters and other fabric creators who are interested in making one or perhaps many more of the whimsical swans from the swan template we found online (see photo included with this article). Each swan will be created from remnants of fabric that the society has acquired or from a stash that the fabric creator owns. The goal is to give each swan its own unique personality by creating interesting combinations of colors and fabric designs. Each “Swanee” will be sold as a unique and special memento of the 200th anniversary.

Your assistance with this creative project would be greatly appreciated – whether you are able to donate fabric and/or batting, cut out fabric to make kits to assist seamstresses/seamsters, or use your sewing talent to construct swans, please help us achieve our goal of 200 swans by April 1, 2024 for the 200th anniversary of the formation of the Town of Mina.

For more information, call (or honk) Rebecca Brumagin (716) 969-7757.

Public Is Welcome
Presentation on DEC Reports
by David Hanny of Barton & Loguidice Engineers
In-Waterbody Controls for Nutrients Grant
Stormwater Retrofits Grant
Culvert Repair & Replacement Grant
Thursday, February 8th, 7 pm
Mina-Findley Lake Community Center

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Thursday, February 8

Alexander's will be hosting Game Night

5-9 PM

Thursday nights, winter through spring!





Regulars at our library know that February is reserved for our furry friends. Two years ago we had a “Sweetest Pet” Contest and last year we had a “Sweetest Pet” Scavenger Hunt. This year, we decided to do something a little different. We’re collecting much-needed items for Small Town Shelter, Inc, a non-profit animal shelter located in Sherman. People can drop off donated items at the library, and at the end of February, we will take them to Small Town Shelter. Let’s show these future Sweet Pets some love by helping to support the people who take care of them until they find a home! (List of items needed in comment below.

Items Needed:

Purina Dog Chow (green Bag)

Purina Cat Naturals (light green bag)

Pedigree soft dog food

Friskies soft cat food

Paper Towel

Puppy Pads

Scent free laundry soap (any brand)

Bleach (not the no splash kind)

Garbage bags (all sizes)

Clorox spray

Used sheets and small blankets




FEBRUARY 24th at 10AM


Get ready Pinks. The annual show is always the last full weekend of February and this year it falls on the 24th. Parking is plentiful two lots. Smaller trailers will use the north west area and larger trailers park in the entrance lot to the left. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Our gracious host Pine Junction will also have food and beverage available as well as restrooms for the Vintage crowd. Awards are drawn promptly at 2:00. People's choice, Spark, Muscle, I Can't Believe It's Still Running, Best of Show and Oldest are our standard yearly awards.

We continue hoping for snow, it's certainly been a gut punch the last two years. Let the Pink Panthers bring back some of the snowmobiling spirit!

Red's Facebook Page Here
Chautauqua Eclipse Info Here

Please check VRBO and AirBNB for local rentals in Findley Lake!

The Camp at Findley also has rental opportunities,

please check their facebook page for details.


Make sure to check Community Connections Facebook Page for scheduled events. Monday-Friday at 8:45 AM Zoom Yoga. In Person Yoga every Friday. Every Tuesday Mahjong at 1:00pm in the Community Tea Room.

Please visit Community Connections website!

or on Facebook here:

February 8 Alexander's Game Night 5-9PM

February 8 Public Meeting Presentation on DEC Reports by David Hanny at 7PM in the Community Center. Open to Public. Zoom available. See info above.

February 9th Community Connections BINGO at 1PM in the Community Center Tea Room.

February 9 Peek'n Peak Bistro 201 DJ Felix 9:30PM

February 10 Sports Bar Paul Hunter 6PM. Bistro 210 Dual Identity Trio 9:30PM.

February 10 The Camp at Findley Marriage Matters - Marriage Retreat.

One day retreat, $50 per coubpe and includes lunch and dinner!

February 9 Compass Bar & Grille DJ & Karaoke 9PM-12AM and

February 10 Live Music with Acoustic Jukebox 9PM-12AM

February 13th Valentine's Dinner & Scavenger Hunt. Special fundraiser for Community Connections of Findley Lake. Meet at 4:30pm at Alexander's to get instructions. Dinner reservations are required by February 8th by calling Alexander's 716-233-4000. See flyer above for more information.

February 14 Alexander's Valentine Homemade Spaghetti Dinner

Call for reservation 716-233-4000

February 15 Alexander's Game Night 5-9PM

February 15 Findley Lake Library Book Club at 6PM

Discussion of "And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass"

February 16 Peek'n Peak Bistro 210 Brown Dog Acoustics 9:30PM

February 17 Sports Bar Hard Luck Story 6PM; Bistro 210 Dirty Shirley 9:30PM.

February 18 Sports Bar Rick Magee & Dave Brunn 6PM; Bistro 210 Dan Baney Trio 9:30PM.

February 16 Compass Bar & Grille DJ & Karaoke 9PM-12AM and

February 17 Live Music with Derek Davis 9PM-12AM

February 17 Red's Pancake Opens for season

February 17 Peek'n Peak Sports Bar at 6PM Live Music with Hard Luck Story Duo

February 21 Zoomer's Meeting at Compass Bar & Grille for social time at 3:00PM

Please RSVP 716-769-2473

February 22 Community Connections Meet Toast Wine & Spirit Owners Paul & Nick. Meet at Toast Wine & Spirits at 2:00PM for Wine Tasting with Paul & Nick.

$10 per person. There is a ten person limit so RSVP 716-769-2473 by Feb. 18.

February 22 Rosco's Fundraiser Buffet for Stop Soldier Suicide 5-9PM. Ticketed Event. Get Tickets at Alexander's or Rosco's.

February 23 Community Connections Bingo at 1PM in the Tea Room.

February 23 Peek'n Peak Bistro 210 Jesse Smith 9:30PM

February 24 Sports Bar Tyler McClain 6PM; Bistro 21 Hard Luck Story 9:30PM.

February 23 Compass Bar & Grille DJ & Karaoke 9PM-12AM and

February 24 Live Music Juvenile Characteristics 9PM-12AM

February 24 Pink Panthers of Findley Lake, Vintage Snowmobiling



March 1 Compass Bar & Grille DJ & Karaoke 9PM-12AM and

March 2 Live Music with Paul Hoefler Piano Comedy 9PM-12AM

March 8 Compass Bar & Grille DJ & Karaoke 9PM-12AM and

March 9 Live Music with Derek Davis 9PM-12AM

March 13 FLAIR meeting at 5:30PM in the Community Center.

Findley Lake artists and those interested in anything artistic are welcome to attend.

March 15-17 Peek'n Peak Spring Fest Weekend

Music, Cardboard Box Derby, Pond Skim and more


March 17 Compass Bar & Grille

End of Season St. Patrick's Day Bash with Chris Higbee 2PM

March 31 - The Camp at Findley Easter Sunrise Service 7AM All welcome!

March 31 Peek'n Peak Easter Prime Rib Brunch 10AM-3PM


April 8 Total Solar Eclipse! Findley Lake will be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse. For nearly four minutes, the afternoon sky will go dark.

Parital starts at 2:02:25PM Ends 4:30:51

Full starts at 3:16:22PM Ends 3:20:05 Maximum coverage will be at 3:18:14PM.

100% Obscuration. Findley Lake will be in100% totality for 3 minutes 43 seconds.

Make sure to have eye protection! What an awesome opportunity to be in Findley Lake.

April 12-14 & 19-21 Peek'n Peak Pump Boys & Dinettes Dinner Theater.


April 20 Findley Lake Nature Trails Network Earth Day Clean-up around town.

Meet at Gazebo at 9:00AM

April 27 Town of Mina Special Town Meeting and Open House at the Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Company to mark the 200 years from the first town board meeting.

April 27 The Camp at Findley Clean-up Day 9AM-4PM

April 27 Peek'n Peak - The Coffee & Chocolate Festival

Facebook Event Here

May 4 Findley Lake Library Spring Craft Show 10AM-4PM in the Findley Lake Fire Hall.

May 4 Findley Lake Garden & Landscape Greenhouse opens for season.

May 10-11 The Camp at Findley Mother/Daughter Retreat

May 11 Findley Lake Wine Walk - More Information to come.

May 12 Peek'n Peak Mother's Day Prime Rib Brunch 10AM-3PM


May 25 The Camp at Findley Open House

May 26 Pine Junction Drafts & Crafts Festival

Craft Show 11AM-5PM; Small Town Revolution 2PM-5PM


June 15 Findley Lake Beer Crawl 1-4PM

Join us for the ultimate beer lover's experience! Enjoy beer, listen to great music while enjoying the beauty of Findley Lake! Ticket will be $20/$25 more info to come. This will be a limited capacity event, which will include a souvenir beer mug, and swag bag.

Look for more info closer to the the event.

June 22 Alexander's OTL Pig Roast at 2PM with live music 3-5PM.

June 28, 29, 30 Findley Lake Around the Lake Yard Sale 9AM - 3PM

June 28 & 29 The Camp at Findley will be participating in the Yard Sale 9AM-3PM

Yard Sale Fundraiser. Rain or shine, we are inside. We have been blessed by many donations, so we can bless those who attend The Camp at Findley.

June 30 - July 3 The Camp at Findley Youth Summer Mini Camp Grades 1-6, overnight or day camp options

July and August Findley Lake Library Summer Reading Program. More info to come.

July 4 - July 4th Celebration Day of Events

Duck Race, Boat Parade, Flare Lighting, Fireworks

Live Music at Alexander's OTL 1-4PM

July 5 Bison Trace Luxury Campground Live Music with Northern Accents

July 6 Findley Lake Nature Trails Network 19th Annual Race Around the Lake

July 7-12 The Camp at Findley Youth Summer Camp Session Grades 1-8 day camp, 9am-5pm.

July 14-19 The Camp at Findley Teen Mission Camp Grades 7-12, overnight camp.

July 20 Alexander's OTL Hawaiian Night. More info to come.

July 21-27 The Camp at Findley Family Bible Camp

July 28 - Findley Lake Triathlon

July 28 - August 2 The Camp at Findley Youth Summer Camp Grades 1-8, day camp 9am-5PM

July 31 - 4th Annual Don't Tell Shirlee Concert in the Pines at Pine Junction

Pine Junction Events

August 9-11 Findley Lake's Bicentennial Celebration more information to come

August 17 Alexander's OTL Backyard BBQ with live music Osborn Nash 5-8PM

August 17 The Camp at Findley - Awake Music Fest

August 30, 31 September 1 Findley Lake Harvest Festival

Findley Lake Library Annual Book Sale During Harvest Fest

October 1 Alexander's OTL Halloween Trivia Night

October 12-13 & 19-20 Peek'n Peak Fall Fest 2024

November 2 Findley Lake Library Fall Craft Show 10AM-4PM in the Findley Lake Fire Hall.

November 2 Peek'n Peak Wurst Party Ever

November Peekn' Peak Medieval Fest TBA

November 5 Alexander's OTL Thanksgiving Trivia Night

November 10 Findley Lake Nature Trails Network Veterans Day Dinner at the Community Center 1:00-3:00PM. RSVP 814-899-8228

November 12 Alexander's OTL Celebrity Chef TBA

November 30 Alexander's OTL 2nd Annual Turkey Trot

December 3 Alexander's OTL Christmas Trivia Night

December 10 Alexander's OTL Celebrity Chef TBA

January 19, 2025 Findley Lake Annual Tree Burn at dusk.

Links to the Town of Mina

Upcoming Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

Laws, Forms, and Resolutions

can all be found on the Town of Mina Web Page.

Town of Mina Home Page

Minutes, Board and Zoning Board Meeting Packets & Agendas (not necessarily in order by date due to edits check date of report)

Town of Mina Publications

Forms, Budgets and Laws

Legal Notices and Resolutions.

This is where notices are recorded for meetings, resolutions.

Findley Lake Community Foundation Information

Visit Findley Lake Community Website

Jack'n Sherri's Twin Docks Dam Cam - Live camera link

Link to Dam Cam

Community Connections Website

Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Company Facebook Page

Findley Lake Watershed Foundation Website

Alexander Findley Community Library Website

Findley Lake and Mina Historical Society

Link to New Facebook Page

NY Department of Environmental Conservation

Findley Lake Nature Trail Network Facebook

Peek'n Peak Conditions Report



Events throughout Chautauqua County

Clymer Central School District

Sherman Central School District

Please check Visit Findley Lake Community Website

or on Visit Findley Lake Facebook Page

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Findley Lake, NY 14736


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