photocredit: lisasuttora.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Every year I make the same plan, have the same grand idea or scheme that my Christmas preparation and shopping will be done by the beginning of December. And every year, disappointment prevails. You’d think I would learn, really. At some point between now and Christmas, I’ll be about in tears trying to get...Read more
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photocredit: contagiouscompanies.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Rachel’s tired, folks. This time of the year is a doozy. The darkness, the cold, the fact that Old Man Winter has begun his journey to our area and will be arriving soon. It’s all rather depressing. And don't even get me started on the germs. Ugh. If ya’ll have kids, I know...Read more
photocredit: dreamstime.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Most years, Election Day comes and goes without much fanfare. The only time I ever really acknowledge it is when I’m bombarded with Presidential ad campaigns at every turn.Read more
But this year, there’s a special reason to mark your calendar to get out and vote in Mason City. That reason is...
BY: RACHEL SMITH Being a transplant into Clear Lake, I often times feel like the odd man out. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been a part of a conversation where I end up completely confused. I know… me? Confused? Never! The history of Clear Lake is something I know practically nothing about; past businesses, past...Read more
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