Upcoming Events
of the Higley Association

Notice:  Not all events at Higley Flow are sanctioned by the Higley Association and not all participants in events will be Higley Association Members.  The Higley Association must assume that all participants in Events have adequate insurance, are properly licensed and comply with all safety regulations.  The Higley Association cannot 
be held responsible for damage to craft, property or personal injury during Events.

2017 Higley Association Event Calendar – Check your newsletter which will arrive mid June for more information. The newsletter will also be posted on the website.

June 3rd Big Rock Clean-up – 9 a.m. (Sat.)

June 17th Youth Fishing Contest begins (Sat.)

July 3rd River of Lights – 9 p.m.

July 4th Parade – Cottage Rd. 10 a.m.

July 11th Association Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 6 pm, CPCS cafeteria

July 22nd Colton Day and Association Ice Cream Social & Fireworks

Saturday afternoon, July 29th., the Pirates Of Higley will once more meet to do battle. While this can be a fun event, there have been unfortunate incidents where people and property have been damaged. Please use common sense and plan ahead to avoid problems.

The battles should be fought with water cannon and/or water balloons and chilled or frozen water is not funny or safe. Water balloons filled from a hose are pretty darned cold for an hour or more.

Folks, there is a difference between water balloons and party balloons. Water balloons tend to break on contact and are potentially biodegradable, while party balloons are not. Last year at least one boat had major dents from balloons that did not break and some in my family have had broken glasses and been left bleeding after being hit with party balloons.

While water balloons do less damage if thrown, when you wing them with a lacrosse stick or 3-man slingshot, they are still dangerous. It’s great to use nets or lacrosse sticks to pick up filled balloons from the bay, but use only your hands hurl them.

Jet skis have been used to douse whole boats with their wakes but being that close at high speed is an accident waiting to happen and, yes, it’s happened more than once. If someone or something is injured, it’s a costly problem if you’re at fault.

Lastly, be safe and sober out there. Boats are in close quarters, making sudden maneuvers. The skipper needs to react quickly and intelligently to prevent collisions. Let’s make this 9th. Pirate’s Weekend problem-free.

July 29th ** Pirate’s Weekend

July 31st Last day Youth Fishing Contest

August 3rd Big Rock Clean-up – 7 p.m.

August 5th 23rd Annual Round the Islands Canoe Race

August 8th Association Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 6 pm, CPCS cafeteria

August 29th Water Milfoil Management - A training session on the proper removal of water milfoil in preparation of our annual water draw-down will be held at the Colton Town Hall meeting room at 10:30AM.  Representatives of the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management will be travelling here to conduct this training.  If there are any questions, please contact JoAnn Hudson at (315) 265-2255.  Please share this information with your neighbors and plan to attend. We need to get a handle on the spreading of this very invasive growth.

Sept. 13th - 17th Annual Fall water draw-down. Brookfield Power will begin to lower the water on the 13th and return to normal on the 17th.

** This event is not sponsored by the Association.

Online Boating Course:   If you'd prefer an online Boating Course, check out https://www.boat-ed.com/newyork/approved_boating_course.html which consists of six timed modules and takes about six hours to complete.  It costs $29.50 paid at the successful completion of the final exam.  At that point you can print out a temporary certificate.  The final card will be sent to you.