Monthly Archives: September 2017

You can Shop til you Drop

photocredit: hayesmansion.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Yes, yes, it’s another post about Harvest Festival today.  But seriously, it’s such an amazing event in Clear Lake that it’s deserving of so many posts. So we’ve covered the bands, the Iowa Distilling Company, the amazing prizes, the spectacular gift certificates.  But we haven’t yet touched on the many vendors that set...
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Gifts Galore!

photocredit:  dreamatico.com BY: RACHEL SMITH The act of gift giving elicits a feeling of satisfaction to the giver.  Seeing the person’s reaction to your gift results in a sense of euphoria; you’ve made another human happy and it’s thrilling. Being on the receiving end of the gift, however, is equally as exciting.  Sometimes I have to remind myself...
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Trust me, you’re a GREAT dancer!!!

photocreidt:  www.winedigs.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Okay, that might be the wine talking.  But usually by mid-afternoon during Harvest Fest, one or all of my girlfriends decide that we are great dancers. I mean, last year I watched a woman pick up this giant gourd outside of Larsen’s Mercantile and play it like a guitar. Wait…was that me?  Did I...
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Fireworks Can & Bottle Recycling Program Ending

September 15, 2017:  The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce announced this morning at the Quarterly Coffee that it is ending its long-standing program of recycling of bottles and cans for the community of Clear Lake. One Vision, formerly known as Opportunity Village, helped the Chamber as a partner in recycling for years. The Village supplied...
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