Monthly Archives: July 2017

Random Summer Ramblings….

BY: RACHEL SMITH   You know… I had grand plans for what to post this week on the blog.  I thought maybe a RAGBRAI recap, or the fact that there is live music EVERYWHERE this weekend.  As usual, it'll be another weekend of fun events with the Evening Lions hamburger and sweetcorn feed, picnics and performances at...
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It’s about that time of year again… SCHOOL!!!

photo credit:  Parents Magazine
BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s almost impossible for me to think of back to school time without the song popping into my head from the Adam Sandler movie, Billy Madison.  “Back to school, back to school, to prove to dad I’m not a fool.” Seriously, it pretty much runs through my mind on loop as...
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Come Sail Away… with a masterpiece!

BY: RACHEL SMITH Art. This can be a scary word for some people.  They either don’t appreciate it, or don’t understand it.  Or maybe it’s just something completely unfamiliar to them. And that’s okay!!!  Nobody is going to check your credentials at the entrance to see if you’re cultured enough to attend this event.  Nobody will judge you...
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Hey Clear Lake… let’s show ’em what we’ve got!!

BY: RACHEL SMITH In just twelve short days, our town will be flooded, but not in the regular water-logged way you might think.  It will be flooded with bikes. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) will make its way into town sometime during mid-morning on Tuesday, July 25th.  The ride, which started in 1973,...
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