Category Archives: Holiday

A 4th of July for the Record Books!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s hard to believe just over a month ago we were flooded with tourists enjoying another year of our Independence Day Extravaganza!  It’s such a whirlwind event, it took us all that long to catch our breath, form a coherent thought, and get a list of thanks prepared! So here you go – a...
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Back to Life. Back to Reality.

photocredit: mymcmedia.org BY: RACHEL SMITH Well, folks, we made it.  Another 4th of July has come and gone in Clear Lake, leaving behind a slew of happy visitors and tired locals. And wasn’t it just amazing? With the threat of rain each day, I’d say we lucked out.  Big time.  Even with a few showers - and having to...
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The Ultimate Sacrifice

photocredit: mta.info.org BY: RACHEL SMITH Memorial Day is a wildly anticipated holiday in the Midwest.  Often, it means the official end of cold, winter months with the promise of summer on the horizon.  Those who spend forty hours per week in the grind are appreciative of a long weekend.  It’s often spent with friends or neighbors firing...
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New Year… New You? Or Maybe Not…

photocredit: health.harvard.edu BY: RACHEL SMITH I used to make a New Year’s resolution every year.  And not once did said resolution make it through February.  Not even one time. One year, I decided maybe a New Year’s Resolution was too lofty of a goal, and instead set a Monthly Resolution.  Something I wanted to achieve solely in the...
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