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I Did It All for the Cookie!

I Did It All for the Cookie!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s been a hot minute since I’ve scoured the depths of the National Holiday Calendar in search for intriguing topics to twist into something relevant.  Some of them are so far out there in left field, it’s unreal.  I mean, National Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch day?  Who thought that was a...

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All the Bells and Whistles

All the Bells and Whistles

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Home buyers today aren’t just on the hunt to find the perfect place to live. They want a place with pizzaz, a place containing all the bells and whistles.  Buyers want that magical combination of the perfect trifecta:  location, quality, and amenities. According to Webster’s Dictionary, amenities are a...

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A New Season

A New Season

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Living in Iowa, talking about the weather is just part of everyday conversation.  We talk about the heat and humidity, about abnormal spikes and dips in temperatures for the time of year.  After a rain, everyone wants to know how much people had in their gauges around town. You might not realize it, but...

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Welcome to Clear Lake, Party Palooza!

Welcome to Clear Lake, Party Palooza!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is a new resident who has just become an official Clear Laker.  All the way from Indiana, the most recent addition to the Movement Solutions fleet has made it’s landing in town.  While currently in the process of getting a full-on renovation to heighten the ultimate party experience, the staff is...

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‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Business

‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Business

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Like a bear emerging from the deep slumber of hibernation during the long winter months, it’s time to wake up, and officially welcome back our seasonal Chamber Member businesses who have been dormant in the off season.  Breathing a fresh burst of life into the hustle and bustle of this Midwest...

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A Scenic Resort Oasis

A Scenic Resort Oasis

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I remember when I moved to this quaint little town eight years ago.  We made many ‘lake laps’ checking out all the hot spots.  One place, in particular, piqued my curiosity.  A rustic-looking building, tucked into the shoreline on the south side of town.  It reminded me a little bit of Kellerman’s. Now,...

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Arts Center Comes Back to Life

Arts Center Comes Back to Life

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It almost sounds like the tagline for a gory, sci-fi movie.  The Arts Center comes to life and rampages a tourist lake town in North Iowa. I’m guessing it wouldn’t do well in the theaters! The real Arts Center, however, has officially opened its doors after a year (plus) of closure.  With the onset of...

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