Videos to watch

United by Our Love of Clark Lake 
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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Open Space Drives Creativity

Open Space Drives Creativity

Grant and Annie Brown have added to their Clark Lake home.  As completion drew near, one question kept coming up.  "What are you going to do with all that space?"  The space being questioned was a broad expanse of wall at lake level under the deck of...

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Independence Day 2020 at Clark Lake

Independence Day 2020 at Clark Lake

This might be a summer like no other, but it didn't mute the fun quotient at Clark Lake on July 4th.  Every part of the lake saw action during the day. At nightfall, boats and rafts gathered at the east end to watch Menard's traditional fireworks display. ...

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Boat Count 2020

Boat Count 2020

In keeping with the July 4th tradition, the Clark Lake boat count commenced in the 6 am hour Saturday.  The count takes place on July 4th every year under the theory developed long ago--any craft that will be in the lake for the season, will be moored by this...

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Hayes Road Surprise

Hayes Road Surprise

A trip down Hayes Drive delivered a surprise.  On the lawn in front of the Clark Lake Golf Course building is a for sale sign, which apparently went up yesterday.  The sign describes the property as a 27 hole golf course and driving range, restaurant and...

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Rollo, the Legend

Rollo, the Legend

The legend of Rollo Every reaches mythical proportions, and for good reason.  Depending on the decades of your Clark Lake summers, Rollo could have figured into your life.  From the early days of the 20th century, Rollo owned the Eagle Point Resort. ...

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Fraud Activity at Clark Lake

Fraud Activity at Clark Lake

Email accounts of at least two Clark Lakers were recently hacked, and what followed was not good.  While this fraudulent activity may have targeted others, this website has learned of these two cases and has researched the details.  In one case the hack...

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Fourth of July Will Happen

Fourth of July Will Happen

Yes, Independence Day will happen at Clark Lake.  So many events have been cancelled this summer, but these two traditional activities will take place on July 4th. The first one starts early---the Boat Count.  Terry Scott and his crew will be on the lake at...

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Crash on Brooklyn Road

Crash on Brooklyn Road

During the overnight (Friday June 26th, 3:27 am) Columbia Township Police responded to a traffic accident in the 9000 block of Brooklyn Rd. Interim Police Chief Jay Niles reports: "Officer Tefft investigated and discovered the vehicle had struck a Consumers Energy...

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Spirit of Clark Lake Award 2020

Spirit of Clark Lake Award 2020

Since its inception in 1995, the Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake award is presented to a recipient every year at the Raft-O-Rama party.  As upwards of a thousand people gather to find out which rafts won, the crowd also enthusiastically awaits the reveal of...

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Black Lives Matter Protest in Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter Protest in Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter protesters assembled in Brooklyn on Saturday.  Among the chants you'll hear in this video include "Black lives matter, no justice no peace, no racist police, hands up don't shoot, being Black is not a crime, and white silence is...

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Black Lives Matter Coming to Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter Coming to Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday (July 20).  Organizers intend to bring the protest to the village between 10 am and 5 pm.  Some of those planning to be there were involved in the recent protest in Jackson. Interim Police Chief Jay Niles...

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Word on the Weeds

Word on the Weeds

PLM, the company that treats for invasive species, inspected Clark Lake on June 3rd.  In his report, James Scherer gave Clark Lake a strong thumbs -up--"overall we're in fantastic shape."  Checking out suspicious activity in the Eagle Point cove. ...

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Sewer Refurbishing

Sewer Refurbishing

Crews are refurbishing some of the lift stations in the Clark Lake sewer system, including on Eagle Point Road and at Kentucky Point. As you can see in the photo, work is underway on Eagle Point Road near the Lakeview West intersection.  The crew is installing a...

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Motorcycle Crash – Jefferson at Sandy Beach

Motorcycle Crash – Jefferson at Sandy Beach

Columbia Township Police report the driver of a 2004 Harley was injured in a crash at Clark Lake. Interim Police Chief Jay Niles says 51-year old Mark Young of Brooklyn was traveling east on Jefferson Road at the intersection of Sandy Beach when the accident...

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Clark Lake after the Shutdown

Clark Lake after the Shutdown

The businesses that support this website deserve a shout out.  Like the rest of us, they faced restrictions during the shutdown, and worked hard to benefit Clark Lake.  Brooklyn Plumbing and Heating was ready to fix that pipe that threatened to flood your...

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Storm Aftermath

Storm Aftermath

Yesterday's storm hit Michigan hard and left its mark.  According to Consumers Energy, 240,000 Michiganders lost power because of it. “Our crews have been able to work safely and efficiently all night, restoring power to over 90,000 homes and businesses since...

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Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day Two

Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day Two

Annette Fink and her crew made great progress again today. Most tiles on the side facing the road are in place.  Yet to come are tiles that will form a border, and the grouting.  And of course, your name on the other side.  Check out some of the...

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Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day One

Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day One

You couldn't ask for better weather--low humidity, low wind and 77 degrees.  That's the setting as Annette Fink, artist, and tiler, Tim Paquette, worked on attaching the pieces to the sign surface.  More on the Sign Up for the Sign project below. But first,...

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