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Welcome to our blog! You will find the latest news and announcements regarding the life in and around Clear Lake, Iowa. You can also check out our calendar for current activities and events. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

It’s National Support Your Chamber of Commerce Day!

It’s National Support Your Chamber of Commerce Day!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES To commemorate this fantastic holiday which is celebrated annually on the third Wednesday in October, we’ve put together a bit of a checklist on ways you, too, can support your local Chamber of Commerce. While most Chamber organizations focus solely on their members and the economic vitality of their...

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Goodbye to Summer in Clear Lake

Goodbye to Summer in Clear Lake

BY: RACHEL WUMKES While many of us have already said our goodbyes to sunny, summer days at the Lake, it really hit home this week.  Even with the fall decorations donning light posts along Main and the ever-popular Harvest Festival already taking place, I was holding on. Holding on to the late-night lake laps. Holding on...

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Another Fabulous Week at the Lake

Another Fabulous Week at the Lake

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I don’t know about you guys, but it was nice to have a bit of a preview into actual fall weather this week.  Even with the humidity and fog, the cooler temps helped propel me into all things pumpkin and goblin. Teenagers and other brave humans are gearing up for another weekend of The Nightmare – Haunted...

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It Takes a Village… and then some!

It Takes a Village… and then some!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES By now, you should have all recovered from the fun that was Clear Lake’s Harvest Festival celebration.  The day, which celebrated its 17th anniversary of this premier event, was above and beyond a huge success.  People came out in droves to peruse the vendors along Main Avenue, listen to live music and...

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Harvest Festival Eve

Harvest Festival Eve

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’m not referring to today as Friday.  While Friday normally gives me heart-palpitations of excitement and wonder for the weekend ahead, this week is different.  This week is something special, a whole year in the making. This week… it’s Harvest Festival Eve. The day before the greatest day of the year. ...

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Calling all Seniors!

Calling all Seniors!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES We saw the end of an era this summer in Clear Lake.  On July 1st, the Senior Center officially closed their doors, a trend we are noticing among many other centers for the elderly in our country.  Between the COVID-19 pandemic halting their fundraising efforts, and the lack of leadership willing to be...

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Harvest Festival Eve

A Fall Kind of Friday

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Happy Fall, Y’all! It’s officially my favorite time of year.  I know I say that in the summer, too, but I think fall might rank just a tad higher.  I can’t help but love absolutely everything about it.  The cooler temps, the beauty in the changing leaves, the taste of a crisp apple. And then, you know…...

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