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Announcements Around The Lake

The RLA will have its final work detail of 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1 (10 a.m.). We're looking for some strong, hardy lake neighbors to help us move & improve the boat racks on our two beaches, & we will also be doing some annual maintenance work on the dam. Please join us at Lakeside Beach that morning. It's a great way to meet & hang out with your neighbors while also keeping our neighborhood beautiful! (Rain/snow date: Dec. 2)

The 2018 Holiday Party for RLA members will be held on Saturday, December 8, at the DeRoma residence (40 Mountain Rd., near the dam), from 4 to 8 p.m. This is a potluck event, so please bring a main or side dish, or a salad or dessert. BYOB also. RSVP by Dec. 6 to chrisbelden124@gmail.com. Please include how many will attend and what you plan to bring. Thanks to Pilar and Rob DeRoma for graciously hosting!

The annual RLA tag sale was held on Saturday, October 13. Almost $1,400 was raised! Thank you to Chris & Jana Williams for hosting and to all those who volunteered their time helping out!! 

Thanks to those who turned out for the RLA horticulture cleanup at Lakeside Beach on Saturday, September 22. We pulled weeds & planted flowers, much like we did last year at Crescent Beach. Here are a couple of photos . . .

The 4th annual Wataba Lake Festival was held on Saturday, September 15, at "Hippie Hill."  We raised more than $660 for the RLA while having a blast. Thanks to Roger Grannis & Kevin McCarthy for organizing another successful festival!!

Rainbow Lake resident & official RLA animator Chris Williams has graciously designed some very cool Rainbow Lake merchandize that is now available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the RLA. T-shirts, coffee mugs, car magnets & other groovy swag can be found HERE

The annual RLA picnic was held on Sunday, August 5th, at Crescent Beach. Thanks to all those who came out to show true community spirit!

On Saturday, 14 April, we had the Spring Beach Cleanup at Crescent Beach. We  painted the rafts/docks and a picnic table. The beaches look beautiful - we are ready for beach season! Please join us for the fall cleanup on October 27!

An important reminder to Rainbow Lake residents:


When raking or blowing leaves, please DO NOT dispose of your leaves in the lake. 


Here is a link to some lake living tips that address this & other common lake problems:



We are currently revamping our "Vendor Discounts" page. Check here soon for information about discount on a number of services.


But we do have in place a special deal on heating oil from Standard Oil: for RLA members only, there is a 20 cent per gallon discount, as well as a 20% discount for service plans. Call Standard Oil at 800-822-3835 and ask to speak with either Debbie or Darryl.


In the meantime, if you have a business or know of one that might be interested in offering discounts to RLA members, please contact Carolyn Griffiths at carolyn.joy.griffiths@gmail.com

Read more about it HERE:

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Check out this video from the Rutgers Agricultural Experiment Station detailing how to make an artificial floating wetland. 

LEFT: Janine Ranieri inserts plants into our own floating wetland. 

RIGHT: Doug Carroll & John Keegan (hidden) row the wetland out into Rainbow Lake. 

BELOW: A heron hangs out on the floating wetland.