Category Archives: Holiday

Well… Winter is Officially Here

BY: RACHEL SMITH I don’t know why it catches me off guard.  I mean, come on, we all knew the cold temperatures would grace us eventually.  It happens Every.  Single.  Year. But after last weekend’s festivities at Christmas by the Lake, strolling the decorated streets of our beautiful town in fifty degree weather, a small part...
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Come on It’s Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together with You!

BY: RACHEL SMITH And boy, oh boy will it ever be lovely weather.  I can remember some years being so cold it felt like my jeans were literally frozen to my legs.  Watching the parade and fireworks while wiping the ever-constant runny noses of my children because of the intense cold.  And I remember snow, snow...
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Bears Hibernate In the Winter… Clear Lakers Do Not!

photocredit: BY: RACHEL SMITH I get it, I really do.  Clear Lake is a tourist lake town.  Thus, a vast number of people think we become a desolate shell of the thriving, summer version of ourselves during the winter. Seems logical.  I mean, it's simple… the lake is our main attraction and during the winter it’s frozen. ...
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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s a Phenom

By: RACHEL SMITH The Fourth of July in Clear Lake is beyond special.  Each year, crowds of people from North Iowa flock to the tourist town.  Some enjoy a leisurely holiday out on the water.  Some fancy the Evans United Carnival with all the food, the rides, the buzz of activity in the park.  Some prepare...
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