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Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Because it’s a big deal… that’s why! BY: RACHEL WUMKES There’s something special about shopping at a small business.  A sense of adventure as you pass through their doors and begin to explore.  You just never know what beauties you’ll uncover, or the trinkets you may find.  In fact, I bet the perfect gift you’ve been...

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Surf Ballroom Music Enrichment Center

Surf Ballroom Music Enrichment Center

A driving force to keep the music alive in Clear Lake BY: RACHEL WUMKES The Music Enrichment Center came to full fruition in 2019 with the purchase of an adjacent building near the Surf. It is the perfect addition for the people of Clear Lake and our visitors. Its purpose is to share the story and history of the Surf...

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Where are You From?

Where are You From?

DNA Tourism at the Clear Lake Historical Society BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s a complex question, often answered with a simple answer: the name of the town in which you live.  But have you actually pondered the depth of its meaning?  Thought about your family tree and how the branches have grown?  Twisting through the sands of...

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Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

It’s Small Business Season

Shop 'til you drop! BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is a lot of debate about when the holiday season officially begins. Is it right after Halloween?  Thanksgiving?  What is the acceptable date to begin with all things snowmen, lights and presents? This year, the Clear Lake Chamber is celebrating a new holiday season which runs...

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Extra! Extra! READ all about It!

Extra! Extra! READ all about It!

Celebrating National Family Literacy Day BY: RACHEL WUMKES There’s something special about picking up a physical book.  Feeling the crisp pages against your thumb as you flip through.  The gloss of the cover as you read the blurb written on the back.  Or even the way the pages smell. It’s exhilarating. And then, before...

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Hunting Beach Glass in Clear Lake

Hunting Beach Glass in Clear Lake

Hidden gems along the shore BY: RACHEL WUMKES I never thought during my preparation for the “Top Ten things to do in the Fall in Clear Lake” blog that it would lead so many people to the discovery Clear Lake has these hidden gems along the shore. According to Wikipedia, sea glass is...

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National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Wait… isn’t that every day? BY: RACHEL WUMKES Celebrated annually on the third Wednesday in October, the purpose of Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day is to strengthen local businesses by encouraging people to use the services offered by chamber members. Something we should strive to do daily. The United States...

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