Monthly Archives: February 2019

Who’s Ready for Spring?

photocredit: Washington Post BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s been a long time, probably since I was a kid, that I can remember a worse winter than this one.  As we just experienced the 9th snow day for our students here in Clear Lake, it leaves me wondering just how long after Memorial Day they’ll still be in school. This...
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Calgon… Take Me Away!!

BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s snow day number eight in Clear Lake, Iowa.  The eighth time we’ve had to come up with some sort of fun activity to get us through the long day at home. EIGHTH TIME, PEOPLE!!!! Cooped up inside is not the best scenario for five children. Or Mom, for that fact. We’ve exhausted all the new Lego’s...
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A Place to Gather

photocredit: www.iagenweb.org BY: RACHEL SMITH Remember that baby shower you planned for your friend’s daughter awhile back?  You know, the one where you searched and searched for a place that could accommodate forty or so people with no luck?  And then, instead of delivering the disappointing news that the shower was off, you offered up YOUR HOUSE...
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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

BY: RACHEL SMITH This upcoming weekend, something remarkable will take place in Clear Lake.  Something unique.  And if this will be your first time in attendance, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Hundreds of people will flock to the frozen oasis, carefully trudging over ice and through the snow, to see the most spectacular display of...
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