Monthly Archives: June 2019

It’s Like Music to My Ears

photocredit: The Chamber - Arch Allies in the Park BY: RACHEL SMITH Lots of words come to mind when I think of Independence Day:  Celebration.  Patriotism.  Freedom.  Parade.  Carnival.  Family. Cheese Balls!! And, of course, music.  The musical acts of Clear Lake’s 4th of July Extravaganza have been a staple of the event for years.  Each night of our...
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Hello Sunshine

photocredit: foamite.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Is this it?  Is it finally happening?  I mean, my weather app says so, but a tiny part of me is having trouble trusting it. Could summer finally be here? As I checked the forecast at the beginning of this week, that old Conway Twitty song began to float through my head.  Not even...
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A Photo Phenomenon

  BY: RACHEL SMITH While the word ‘selfie’ has only been in existence for a few years, it appears the selfie itself has been around for ages.  Since 1839 to be exact!  Funny, I thought the fascination with pictures or photos of oneself was a new thing. Back then, the image was referred to as a self-portrait, often...
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A Commitment of Excellence

BY: RACHEL SMITH Tradition.  Celebration.  Patriotism and community pride. These words come to mind when I think of the 4th of July in Clear Lake. And let’s not forget:  Fireworks. Carnival rides.  Massive Parade and cheese balls for days! I’m not sure there’s a celebration around that can even hold a candle to our Independence Day extravaganza at the...
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