Storm Influences the Sunset

Storm Influences the Sunset

Tonight storms, some severe according to the National Weather Service, were rumbling through northern Indiana and parts of southern Michigan. Very little of that came the way of Clark lake–just a few sprinkles of rain and a sunset worthy of photography. In the...
Welcome, Doyle’s Market!

Welcome, Doyle’s Market!

Please welcome Doyle’s Market as a sponsor of this website.  In this story, learn how Robert’s became Doyle’s. Growing up, Judi Doyle Kelly fell in love with life at the lake.  Spending summers with her family at Lake Fenton created wonderful...
Fatal Accident on Riverside Drive

Fatal Accident on Riverside Drive

According to Columbia Township Police, Justin David Pratt succumbed to injuries last night, after having been injured earlier in the day in an accident on Riverside Drive. The accident, about a half-mile west of M-50, occurred at about 7:49 am on Tuesday. Mr. Pratt,...
A Township Ordinance to Affect Life at the Lake

A Township Ordinance to Affect Life at the Lake

Columbia Township has proposed a new ordinance that governs residential outdoor living areas or ROLA.  Why is this relevant to property owners?  This new law, if passed, will significantly change what you can have in your yard now and in the future. The purpose of...
Jack Bentley, M.D. • 1922 – 2018

Jack Bentley, M.D. • 1922 – 2018

A Clark Lake star has dimmed.  Dr. Jack Bentley passed away today surrounded by his family.  He leaves behind his four daughters–Lynne Bentley (Tony Merlot), Gail Bentley (David Bomgaars), Jill Bentley, and Elise Fish (Brian), grandchildren, and others. Jack...
Golf Carts: Take the Poll

Golf Carts: Take the Poll

Columbia Township trustees heard the pros and cons of allowing golf carts on streets and roads.  In the video below, you’ll see a Clark Lake resident make the case for golf carts, followed by the police chief, who doesn’t favor them.   Michigan law now...
Golf Carts at the Lake

Golf Carts at the Lake

Until recently state law prohibited the use of golf carts on public roads.  That prohibition has been lifted where local government is willing to allow it. Currently in Columbia Township, it’s illegal to drive a golf cart on a public road.  The topic is getting...
Ford Field Update

Ford Field Update

This year’s Ford Field party in South Woodlands drew a large group of friends and neighbors.  Along with the good times came donations from those attending. As a result, the Clark Lake Spirit Trail received a cash contribution of $1600.  Who was at this sixth...
Clark Lake Welcomes Fall

Clark Lake Welcomes Fall

After several gray days with on and off rain, the skies cleared today to reveal fall in all its Clark Lake glory.  Take 30 seconds to witness how this played out today. Video: Rick Belcher John Calhoun comments:  “What a perfect evening for a cruise! Gotta love...
A Twin Spin

A Twin Spin

Did Thursday night’s awesome sunset finish the season at Clark Lake?  No.  In words sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  There was real poetry in this twin spin as Clark Lake witnessed two...
House on the Move

House on the Move

It’s not often that you’re having lunch at the Beach Bar, and a house goes by.  That’s what happened on Thursday, August 30. Mark and Jenna Chmielewski purchased the cottage at the corner of Ocean Beach and Riverside.  They wanted to be at Clark...
Storybook Sunset

Storybook Sunset

Add another page to Clark Lake’s storybook of sunsets.  Tonight’s offering was simply spectacular. Take a look for yourself at these photos that were taken about the same time, but from slightly different angles. Photos:  Rick Belcher Many evenings you can...