Recent Posts by Rachel Smith

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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Because it’s Clear Lake… and this is how we roll.

Because it’s Clear Lake… and this is how we roll. BY: RACHEL SMITH   Whether you’re here on vacation or live in this town, one thing you should never say is, “I’m bored.” Never. Never ever ever. After the effects of the 4th of July begin to slowly dissipate, you might be able to get one full, deep breath before we...
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