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Announcements Around The Lake

The annual RLA Membership Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 14, at the home of Pilar & Rob DeRoma, 40 Mountain Rd., from 4 to 8 PM. This is a potluck event, so if you plan on attending, please bring a side dish and/or dessert. BIG THANKS to the DeRoma family for opening their doors to the neighborhood! See you there!

Thanks to those who showed up for the fall cleanup on Oct. 12!

The annual RLA tag sale brought in more than $1,800! Thanks to Jeff Florio for organizing the event, & to those who volunteered their time and donated items to the sale.

The 5th annual Wataba Lake Fest was a tremendous success! Thanks to Roger Grannis for organizing the event, & to Kevin McCarthy for trekking all the way from Ohio to perform & run the sound. Here are some photos . . .

The annual RLA General membership Meeting was held on Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m., at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. Attending RLA members approved the 2019 budget unanimously. Mike Delaporte was elected to the RLA board, and Doug Carroll & David Sarath were elected to another term. Congrats! Thanks to Kristin Drobney for her hard work as a board member for the past few years.


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

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:



Vendor Discounts are available for RLA members from local businesses.


For instance, we offer 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.


If you have a business or know of one that might be interested in offering discounts to RLA members, please contact the board at rladmin@rainbowlake.org.


For more deals please visit the "Vendors Discount" page.

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.