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April is National Kite Month

April is National Kite Month

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! BY: RACHEL WUMKES National Kite Month is organized by the American Kite fliers Association.  It is meant to help promote one of the worlds favorite pastimes. April was chosen for National Kite month, as it is a month which perfectly symbolizes hope, potential and joy. It’s rather fitting with the...

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It’s Finally Friday!

It’s Finally Friday!

Get ready for a magical weekend of kite-flying fun! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Typically, my ‘Feel Good Friday’ blog posts are a culmination of all the exciting things that happened throughout the week at the Lake.  But this week, I just can’t count down the hours fast enough to get to TOMORROW!!!! If you have never experienced...

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Vacation in Clear Lake, Iowa

Vacation in Clear Lake, Iowa

Cure for the Winter Blues BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s easy to get a bit down in the dumps during the winter months.  Temperatures have been less than ideal, dipping below zero more times than I can count during the season.  The unpredictable whip of the bitter wind often feels like knives stabbing you repeatedly.  The chill so...

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Top 10 Blogs in 2021

Top 10 Blogs in 2021

“Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology.” Simon Dumenco The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce website, clearlakeiowa.com is one of the top-ranked sites in the region (the top ranked site for keyword "Clear Lake" - which reaches beyond Iowa!).  We welcomed 120,000+...

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Ice Fishing Tournaments on Clear Lake

Ice Fishing Tournaments on Clear Lake

For those “hooked” on fishing BY: RACHEL WUMKES Ice fishing has come a long way over the years.  What started out as people cutting holes into the frozen Great Lakes for the sole purpose of finding food has morphed into a family pastime and/or sport. Although a lot of people DO eat what they catch! I began my research on...

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Clear Lake Encourages Exploration During Family Week

Clear Lake Encourages Exploration During Family Week

Clear Lake Tourism is encouraging families to use a week-long moratorium on high school sports and activities from July 25-August 1 to plan an end-of-summer family vacation. For the first time ever, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have announced a moratorium on high...

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