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Friday Vibes

Friday Vibes

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I think there’s a little extra skip in everyone’s step these days, thanks to the unusually warm temperatures. I mean, who doesn’t love a December with a tiny bit of chill in the air, but not the harshness of “the air hurts my face” ramifications? I’ll take it in spades! In case you missed it, the happy...

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Feel Good Friday

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It might be frigidly cold outside, but things are really heating up around Clear Lake. Holiday shopping has kicked off in a BIG way around town, with many stores offering Open Houses and Holiday previews for their customers to enjoy. I know we tout about “shop local” a lot this time of the year, but we...

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A Blustery Feel Good Friday

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Oh, friends. I must dig for this one today. Down into the depths, pulling it from that tank I have saved up from the summer months. Waking up to a smattering of snow across my lawn did not make me feel good on this Friday morning.  You’d think the whole “It’s Friday” would trump these feelings of...

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Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’m going to keep this short and sweet this morning, as there is no school today which means my quiet, peaceful, soft-lighted oasis of a home office is now inundated with loud noises, arguing, and I’m sure, before long, tears. Likely mine, not theirs. Still, it’s easy to find a bit of good for the week...

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Shop Often. Shop Small.

Shop Often. Shop Small.

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Do y’all think I sound like a broken record yet? I mean, I’ve only said this about a thousand times over the course of my (almost) five years writing blogs for the Chamber. This year, however, is different. It feels different. There’s this lingering shift in our economic atmosphere. Goods are harder to...

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The Polls are Open!

The Polls are Open!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Elections are often over-shadowed by the Presidential race.  It’s typically the most talked about, the most media hyped, the most popular. But what about the local elections? Turns out, they might even be more important to some people than determining who gets the White House.  They affect each of us,...

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It’s officially “Ope” Season!

It’s officially “Ope” Season!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’ve seen these posted on various Facebook pages… the several seasons in the Midwest.  It feels like our beautiful fall weather of frolicking in the pumpkin patches and enjoying the mild warmth of a sunny afternoon are over for us. We’ve officially reached “Ope” season here at the Lake. Not fall.  Not...

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