Recent Posts by Rachel Smith

Kicking the School Year Off Right!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES On Sunday night it happened… teachers around the area set an alarm for the next day.  Time to get up, get moving, get back into the swing of a new school year.  Their goal? Not only enhancing the cognitive abilities of our young people, but also guiding them, helping them along the journey...
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It’s a Garden Fiesta!

photocredit: amazon.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES On Sunday, August 18th, you’ll find something incredible happening in Central Gardens.  A unique blend of history and celebration for a culture several of us know little about. It’s the 2nd Annual Garden Fiesta!  As many people in North Iowa have Latino roots, it is important to come together to celebrate and learn...
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Live Your Best Life at Harvest Festival

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Round up your girlfriends… and I supposed the guys can come too… because Harvest Festival is only 6 weeks away! Such a great day in Clear Lake, this event truly encapsulates the many wonderful aspects of our beautiful town.  Strolling along the downtown streets, the sweet sound of various bands wafting into your eardrums,...
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A 4th of July for the Record Books!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s hard to believe just over a month ago we were flooded with tourists enjoying another year of our Independence Day Extravaganza!  It’s such a whirlwind event, it took us all that long to catch our breath, form a coherent thought, and get a list of thanks prepared! So here you go – a...
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