The Tapestry

Findley Lake

New York



7PM at the Community Center

Proposed Law on Town of Mina Boat Dock Rentals

Phone 716-769-7204 Email

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Spring has sprung in Findley Lake!

Snow total for the season was 132 inches!!


This edition of the Tapestry brings you EVENTS. Some of these events are ticketed events. Make sure you get your tickets before these events sell out!

April 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 1:00 in Communi-Tea Room. April 7th & 21st Bingo at 1:00. April 13th Let's watch a movie together. "Hidden Side of WWII Last Secrets of the Nazis" learn about unknow facts, forgotten heroes, incredible deceptions and amazing stories of bravery at 1:00 in the Communi-Tea Room.

April 9 @ 7am Lakefront Sunrise Easter Service The Camp at Findley

April 13th Community Connections Let's watch a movie together. "Hidden Side of WWII Last Secrets of the Nazis" learn about unknow facts, forgotten heroes, incredible deceptions and amazing stories of bravery at 1:00 in the Communi-Tea Room.


April 14th Alexander's On the Lake 70's Party. Specialty menu & cocktail items. Let's see your best 70's outfits! Boogie with us starting at 5:00 pm.

April 20th Community Connections in the Communi-Tea Room at 1:00 pm.

Findley Lake's own US Olympic Gold Medalist figure skaters Carol Heiss Jenkins and Hayes Alan Jenkins will talk about their road to the Olympics.

Check Community Connections at Findley Lake Facebook page or

website for details or call 716-769-2473.



April 22 @ 9-11am Earth Day Cleanup

with the Findley Lake Nature Trail Net

April 29 The Coffee & Chocolate Festival Peek'n Peak TICKETED EVENT

May 6 @ 10am-4pm Alexander Findley Library Craft Show in the Fire Hall

May 6 Krasa's Kove Ice Cream opens for season.

May 13 @ 1-5pm Findley Lake Wine Walk


Wine sampling set up around Findley Lake businesses including Noble Winery, 21 Brix, Woodbury, Sparkling Ponds, Quincy Cellars. Music in town with Slim and Red. Vendors set up near the gazebo. Tickets include a wine glass, map, tastings at all participating wineries, Chinese Auction Tickets.

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May 13 Grand Opening of TOAST Wine & Spirits, 10365 Main Street, Findley Lake

May 26 @ 6-9pm Duke Sherman at Pine Junction

May 27 Spring Thing Carnival at The Camp at Findley

May 29 @ 9:30am Memorial Day Parade with Program following at Gazebo

June TBA Findley Lake Marine Fishing Tournament

June-August Acoustic Tuesdays at Alexander's On The Lake

June-September Bonfires and Brews with Live Music Peek'n Peak Resort

June 10th 2nd Annual Draft and Crafts with the Probables

Beer Sampling is TICKETED. Event is free

June 14 The Marshall Tucker Band at Pine Junction TICKETED EVENT

Tickets Here:

Information Here:

June 23 & 24 Yard Sale Around The Lake 9am - 3pm

June 24 Pig Roast at Alexander's On the Lake

July 1 Annual Race Around the Lake at the Gazebo 6-11am

Benefits Findley Lake Nature Trail Net

Email: for more information

July 4th 4th of July Findley Lake

Duck Race - Chicken BBQ - Boat Parade - Fireworks

More information to come.

July 5-Aug 4 Kids' Summer Camps The Camp at Findley

July 9 The Gabe Stillman Band at Pine Junction

July 10-Aug 4 Clymer and Findley Lake Summer Kids' Recreation Program

July 22 Crawfish Boil at Alexander's On the Lake

July 23-29 Family Bible Camp The Camp at Findley

July 26 The 3rd Annual Don't Tell Shirlee Concert

Pine Junction TICKETED

Tickets Here:

Information Here:

July 30 Findley Lake Triathlon starting at The Camp at Findley

August 4-6 AWAKE Family Camp at The Camp at Findley

August 9 Backyard BBQ Alexander's On the Lake

September 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Findley Lake Harvest Festival

Findley Lake Library Book Sale

Live Music, Beer Tent, Wine Vendor, Vendors and Crafters, Kids' Area

Nov 4 @ 10am-4pm Findley Lake Library Spring Craft Show

Nov 5 @ 1-3pm Veterans' Dinner at the Community Center

Hosted by the Findley Lake Nature Trail Net

Nov 18-19 Vintage Christmas at the Secret Cubby of Antiques

December 2-3 Christmas Through the Village

New and exciting events being added to this event.

January 13, 2024 Winterfest and Annual Tree Burning

Hosts Findley Lake Garden and Landscaping & Alexander's On the Lake

Findley Lake Community Foundation

quietly funds community progress

Quick … Name the Findley Lake organization that since 1999 has donated $275,000 to dozens of local organizations and community projects.

You’re not alone if you don’t know the answer, as the Findley Lake Community Foundation is likely one of the region’s best-kept “public secrets,” quietly going about the business of enhancing the Town of Mina’s quality of life for nearly a quarter-century.

Flying under the radar wasn’t an intentional decision, just the nature of an organization designed to gather donations from full-time and seasonal residents over time and distribute grants to nonprofit organizations with a need.

Established originally as the “Quality Findley Fund” under the auspices of the Erie (Pa.) Community Foundation, the local initiative still lives under the ECF’s umbrella and helps the community fund everything from library computers and nature trail development to the lake’s weed harvesting and mobile radios for the fire department.

Town Supervisor Rebecca Brumagin has served on the foundation’s board of trustees since the beginning. She said the foundation sprang from planning for the town’s 175-year celebration, when the idea arose to build a water wheel at the site of the original mill at the head of lake as a new downtown landmark and logo for the anniversary.

“Rev. Lewis Evans and I were in charge of fundraising for the water wheel,” Brumagin recalled. “He and I approached Bruce Kern about making a donation to the project, at which time Bruce said something like rather than approaching various people about various projects, he felt we should consider establishing a fund to provide support for various community projects.

“Lew and I agreed and that is when the fund started,” she said. “Additionally, at that time weeds in the lake were a huge problem and the Findley Lake Property Owners Association (now the Findley Lake Watershed Foundation) paid for a firm to bring in a weed harvester for one week out of the year. It was the desire of many of the Quality Findley Fund members to expand weed harvesting, and address lake quality issues along with other community projects such as funding the water wheel.”

The foundation’s original members were a combination of full-time and seasonal residents in Brumagin, Kern, Ed Bolt, Tom Roche, Arthur Cooper, Ronald Jones, Donna Beth Luce, Louis Passmore, and Carolyn Patton.

Several of those original board members and others from the community committed start-up funds to the organization. Through 2022, upwards of 150 individuals and couples have contributed $467,750 to the foundation, of which some $275,000 has been distributed to a host of local nonprofits and the Town of Mina. Factoring in investment gains through the years of nearly $193,000, the foundation’s 2022 year-end balance stood at more than $385,000.

The board of trustees meets quarterly to conduct business and address any pending grant applications, which are available to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations from Brumagin. She noted the foundation does not have a set annual distribution target, but rather “will decide on an annual basis the amount we want to distribute.”

Organizations that have benefited the most from this community philanthropy, and funding they’ve received through July 2022, include the Alexander Findley Community Library ($45,724); Community Connections at Findley Lake ($17,541); the Findley Lake and Mina Historical Society ($11,500); the Findley Lake Nature Trails Network ($40,674); the Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Department ($5,938); the Findley Lake Watershed Foundation for weed harvesting, dam engineering and repair, and a flagpole project ($120,250); and the Town of Mina Recreation Committee ($17,759).

“Funding for these projects by the foundation has allowed each of these nonprofits to provide a level of service that may not have been able to be supported through other means,” Brumagin noted.

While those nonprofits have certainly become aware of the Findley Lake Community Foundation, because their board members often change, Brumagin said she regularly reminds them of the foundation’s willingness to support projects.

As for the foundation trustees’ recent decision that the foundation should become a more proactive collaborator to move the community’s development forward – including reestablishing The Tapestry as a community communication tool – Brumagin said it’s an important change.

“I think this is a monumental shift in focus for the foundation and I applaud the board for desiring to fund projects that are transformational in nature and will benefit the community for years to come,” she said. “It is an exciting time for me to be on the Findley Lake Community Foundation board.”

Current foundation trustees include Brumagin, Jeff Stohr, Larry Gross,

Dave Bartrum, Steve Denny, Nancy Roche, Charles Schneider,

Christopher Sorce, and Dr. Elizabeth Wise.

Article provided to The Tapestry by Steve Bishop

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