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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: 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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Winter at the Lake… Definitely not boring!

photocredit: BY: RACHEL SMITH After last weekend, with the influx of Rock ‘n Roll enthusiasts from around the World, I thought maybe there would be a lull of activity around town.  Restaurants could catch their breath after the overload of customers.  Streets would clear and traffic would subside. I thought completely wrong. In just a few days, our...
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