Videos to watch

Making the Move – Graziani Cottage
Merry Christmas 2019
Christmas 2018 – Raft-O-Rama
Thanksgiving 2018Sponsors
Fall Flight 49234 – 2018
Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 2017 Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action

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Men’s Shuffleboard – Week 10

Men’s Shuffleboard – Week 10

Super Saturday is approaching.  It's the shuffleboard playoff that takes place in mid-March that determines the overall winning team.  Commissioner Tom Nelson comments "Marv Walczak and Dan Rothfuss have clinched first place in the Red Division...and the...

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If It’s Wednesday…

If It’s Wednesday…

If it's Wednesday, the women own the Beach Bar's long board.   The Clark Lake Pine Sliders have been competing on Wednesday nights every season for the last 28 years.  In the photo, you'll see a founding member, Meredith Szostek, who is surrounded by...

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Consumers Energy Prepares for New Poles at Lake

Consumers Energy Prepares for New Poles at Lake

As previously reported on this website, Consumers Energy has embarked upon a project to install new utility poles at Clark Lake.  This morning traffic was down to one lane on Jefferson Road as subcontractors trimmed trees in anticipation of the new poles. ...

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Men’s Shuffleboard Week 9

Men’s Shuffleboard Week 9

Before you check out the standings, find out what the players think of their game and their competition.  After all, Men's Shuffleboard at Clark Lake has been a Thursday night staple at the Beach Bar for decades.  What's the motivation?  In this video,...

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Raft-O-Rama Celebrates the 1960’s

Raft-O-Rama Celebrates the 1960’s

Raft-O-Rama is reaching back to its earliest days.  This year's theme is "The 1960's."  For those looking for a creative idea to display on the August 2, 2020 parade, the possibilities are infinite.  Scroll down to revisit some creativity from the past....

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Winter Classic 2020

Winter Classic 2020

As you will see in the video, Clark Lake's two hockey teams left nothing on the table.  For this annual event, Eagle Point was the home rink.  Almeda Court was the challenger.  This hockey match, now in its 6th year, pits one end of the lake against the...

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Eagle Point Marina Sold

Eagle Point Marina Sold

The Eagle Point Marina has a new owner.  A sale of all or part of the Point has long been rumored.  Now it can be said that Blair Huff has purchased the Marina buildings, boat slips, the party store, and the cottages from the Dunigan's. The cottages include...

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Spirit Cam Sunrise

Spirit Cam Sunrise

Shades of gray accurately describes Clark Lake skies over the last 30 days.  That changed last night when the DamCam caught a glimpse of what Clark Lakers relish---a colorful sunset.  Compared to with what you sometimes see at Clark Lake, it wasn't a "10",...

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Fire Postscript

Fire Postscript

After barely escaping a fire that destroyed her home, friends came to Meredith Szostek's rescue.  When neighbor Kyle Main saw her house in flames, he rushed to find her crawling out her front deck.  He helped her out of harms way, and then others came to her...

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Clark Lake’s First Ever Glaze-a-thon

Clark Lake’s First Ever Glaze-a-thon

It was a first.  On this wintry Sunday afternoon, Clark Lakers filled the Beach Bar's activity room.  The purpose was to glaze clay pieces of the "Welcome to Clark Lake" sign that you'll see in the spring on North Lake Road not far from the County...

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Polar Plunge 2020

Polar Plunge 2020

Two hundred-forty hardy individuals jumped into Clark Lake this morning.  They were doing it for a cause---the Law Enforcement Polar Plunge that benefits Special Olympics.   To be sure, the water was cold, about 32 degrees.  The air temperature was...

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Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam

Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam

The west end of Clark Lake shall no longer be deprived. Just as the DamCam has provided live video of the east end of the lake, the Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam will now do the same for the west end. This Spirit Cam, located in the Township Park at the...

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Fire: the Day After

Fire: the Day After

The arrival of daylight did nothing to improve upon what flames had done the night before.  Meredith Szostek's home at Clark Lake was destroyed.  As you will see in these forlorn photos, the fire produced devastating results, leaving nothing untouched....

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Fire Destroys Clark Lake House

Fire Destroys Clark Lake House

Just before 9 pm this evening (Sunday), a next door neighbor noticed a bright glow from a south window.  Meredith Szostek's residence was in flames.  Meredith was the only person in the house at the time.  She heard a bang coming from the kitchen "like...

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Invasive Weed Report 2019

Invasive Weed Report 2019

This season, PLM treated Clark Lake to rid it of hybrid Eurasian watermilfoil (HEWM), an invasive species.  Other lakes found that leaving HEWM infestations unchecked clogged their waters-–reducing boating, destroying wildlife habitat and diminishing property...

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Congratulations, Gabriella

Congratulations, Gabriella

In 1996, Gabriella Tackett was two years old.  It was then that she and her family moved to Clark Lake---where she, as others have, began an often repeated connection with the place she grew up.  She attended Columbia Schools and graduated from Western...

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Sign Up for the Sign

Sign Up for the Sign

Coming to Clark Lake this spring is a new icon that truly celebrates the vital aura of this community.  As you may be aware, the Spirit Trail Committee has erected a sign along the Spirit Trail and North Lake Road.  On the side facing the road will be a...

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Clark Lake Voices Weigh in on Community Center Plans

Clark Lake Voices Weigh in on Community Center Plans

by Laurie and Bob LaZebnik Bob and I are gravely concerned about the intention of the board of the Clark Lake Community Center. They plan to give the Center away. Their idea is to build a covered structure west of our current building as a venue for larger events. The...

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