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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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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Men’s Shuffleboard: Week 6

Men’s Shuffleboard: Week 6

The Clark Lake Men Shuffleboard League is in week 6.  Here are the current standings.  Thursday evenings during the winter, the Clark Lake Men’s Shuffleboard League convenes for long board competition at the Beach Bar.   Play began in December and...

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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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Polar Plunge Happens Saturday

Polar Plunge Happens Saturday

It's only appropriate that Clark Lake gets hit with a blast of winter weather ahead of this event.  If the wind and cold don't make you shiver, the thought of jumping into the lake will.  The Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics happens Saturday, January...

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Sign Up for the Sign Glaze-a-thon

Sign Up for the Sign Glaze-a-thon

The Welcome to Clark Lake Sign is closer to reality each day.  Annette Fink and her volunteers are crafting a mural made of high-fired pieces of glazed clay.  Each will have its own color. Together, they will form this image.  The sign will face 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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Christmas Day Splash at Eagle Point

Christmas Day Splash at Eagle Point

True to his own tradition, Will Stewart jumped into the frigid waters of Clark Lake on this Christmas day.  The Christmas day plunge started 10 years ago as you will hear Will explain in this video.  You'll also see Will's support crew and brother, Connor...

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Oops

Oops

Not a good thing.  Experience shows that when the ice melts, wind can move the ice, sweeping away whatever was frozen in it.  https://youtu.be/3jRIrI6JJoM Alex Karcher was doing his good deed for the day.  He said the Karcher's next door neighbor plans...

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Happy New Year Clark Lake

Happy New Year Clark Lake

As 2019 drew to a close, it could not leave without a proper Clark Lake sendoff.  This one occurred courtesy of Jill Up the Hill.  Those who gathered at Jill Bentley's house all had their Clark Lake bona fides.  Among this group were 6th generation...

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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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Community Center Responds

Community Center Responds

The following was written by the Community Center board.  It is published here in its entirety.  In response to the letter from Flip Reynolds: The Clark Lake Community Center board is doing its best to guarantee the long-term future of the Center. In doing...

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Property Marker Mystery Solved

Property Marker Mystery Solved

The recent appearance of property markers along Jefferson Road between Hyde and Eagle Point Roads has created questions.  Who is doing it and what are they for?  Among those living at the lake, various speculative theories have been spun. It turns out the...

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