Monthly Archives: January 2019

Reminiscent of the Good Old Days

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Winter Dance Party BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s a tale as old as time in North Iowa – or at least for the past sixty years.  What was scheduled to be a brief rock & roll tour of the Mid-Western United States soon became one of the most influential and iconic tragedies...
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Let’s Plan Something Fun!

    BY: RACHEL SMITH Last year, Americans left 705 million vacation days unused.  That’s more than a hundred-million-day increase over a few years ago. Bottom line – people work too much!  And in the over-worked, stressed-out, go-go-go world that we live in these days, it appears the opportunity for run and relaxation is there. We just don’t take it! SO...
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Here’s Why you Need to give it a TRI!

    BY: RACHEL SMITH So how’s that New Year’s Resolution coming along?  Are you eating better? Exercising more? Well, it’s kind of hard to stick to your guns and keep at it when there’s nothing (besides being healthy and weight loss) pushing you to succeed. So… maybe you should sign up for TRI Clear Lake, and give yourself a...
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Chamber Cast S1E1: Winter Dance Party 60th Anniversary

February 2, 1959, the day the world lost three music legends: Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and Ritchie Valens.  The men had played their final concert at the Surf Ballroom before crashing in an airplane north of Clear Lake, and 60 years later the Surf continues their annual tribute to the three fallen...
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