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Harvest Moon Party Sells Out

Harvest Moon Party Sells Out

A sell out crowd of over 100 gathered tonight at the Yacht Club for the Harvest Moon Party.  The Clark Lake Community Center holds this party every two years as a fundraiser.  The theme for this year's event was "Taste of Poland."  That meant a buffet...

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Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop is getting strong community support.  In this program, area police officers take needy kids Christmas shopping so they won't be without gifts under the tree. "It's magic," says Clark Lake's John Calhoun.  "You should see their bright eyes and...

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Auction Preview for Community Center’s Harvest Moon Party

Auction Preview for Community Center’s Harvest Moon Party

NOTE: Tickets for the event are sold-out. The Clark Lake Community Center has precious few tickets left for the Harvest Moon Party, Saturday, October 12th, at the Yacht Club.  Bring your appetite.  The fare features a "Taste of Poland." The music by the...

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Spirit Trail’s Unity in the Community

Spirit Trail’s Unity in the Community

In 1996, Tom Collins struck a keynote for what has become the Spirit Trail:  "If common cause is needed as a focal point around which to rally, let us build a PATH."  At the time the Trail was conceived, traveling the circumference of the lake by bike or...

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Columbia Township Police Step Up

Columbia Township Police Step Up

Each year, Columbia Township Police officers step up to help needy kids at Christmas.  The officers make sure the kids have something under the tree.  As you can see in these photos, the kids actually "Shop with a Cop."    In the past, officers...

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Threat at Columbia School

Threat at Columbia School

Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell says his department has concluded an investigation of threats at Columbia Schools. The following is the chief's release regarding the incident:

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Regatta Results 2019

Regatta Results 2019

Day two of the Clark Lake Yacht Club's Fall Regatta started off cloudy.  On this Sunday, the skies parted, wind kicked up, and the sailors were ready for action.  Not that yesterday left a lot on the table.  The wind and weather cooperated then as well,...

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Regatta Day One – 2019

Regatta Day One – 2019

Every year at this time, the Clark Lake Yacht Club holds a regatta.  It's an event that draws expert sailors to Clark Lake from all over, and even has an international flavor with participants from Canada.  Last year, 19 sailboats raced.  This year 29...

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Community Center Invites You

Community Center Invites You

The Clark Lake Community Center invites you to a Taste of Poland which is the theme for the Harvest Moon Party held every two years.  This fundraiser will take place at the Clark Lake Yacht Club in order to accommodate the number people expected to attend. ...

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Thin Blue Line Returns to the Community Center

Thin Blue Line Returns to the Community Center

The Thin Blue returns to the Clark Lake Community Center.  This is a fundraiser in support of the Columbia Township Shop with a Cop program and Andy's Angels.  At Christmas, Township officers help children in need.  Two-thirds of the money contributed...

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More CURL

More CURL

Columbia Township's passage of the common use riparian lot (CURL) ordinance has led to considerable discussion at Clark Lake.   John Calhoun, Township treasurer, notes there has been "misinterpretation of the ordinance...".  He points to a short article...

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Township Passes CURL

Township Passes CURL

Columbia Township passed the CURL ordinance tonight.  What's CURL, and what does it have to do with Clark Lake?  CURL stands for "common use riparian lot".  The CURL ordinance regulates how property on the water can be used by multiple owners of...

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Magic Kayak Adventure

Magic Kayak Adventure

After a day of unsettled weather, Clark Lake settled in for an evening with both a touch of fall and touch of summer.  The sunset created a magic backdrop for a kayak ride, as this group looked forward to the Friday the 13th full moon.  Tricia Boyers,...

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Scary Starry

Scary Starry

Mounting concern over the discovery of starry stonewort in Clark Lake is motivating further investigation and treatment.  PLM, the company employed to rid the lake of invasive species, has treated the area where it was first detected near the County Park. ...

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Trails of Jackson County

Trails of Jackson County

A Jackson County plan is underway to establish additional trails and to connect existing ones. The Region 2 Jackson City-County Non-Motorized Plan is being managed by an Ann Arbor firm .  The Greenway Collaborative has held several public meetings, including a...

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Clark Lake Sign

Clark Lake Sign

Over many years, artists have rendered their view of Clark Lake through various media---murals, oil and water color, and photography.  A new representation of Clark Lake is about to happen.  And this one could be the largest yet. By now, you have likely...

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Fall Message from the Community Center

Fall Message from the Community Center

This Fall message from the Clark Lake Community Center is by John Karkheck, president. Well, where did the summer go? It’s like we just looked up to find it gone, and we were hoping it would last longer since it started late. In spite of that, it was another great...

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What To Do on a Gray, Rainy Labor Day Sunday

What To Do on a Gray, Rainy Labor Day Sunday

If you had the option of ordering a weather forecast for the Labor Day weekend, what was delivered on Sunday would be returned for a refund.  Nonetheless, many at Clark Lake made the best of it.  It was Ellen Searles 30th birthday.  Now living in...

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Gas Leak

Gas Leak

Natural gas fuels our furnaces, and can be highly combustible under certain circumstances. So when the characteristic odor is in the air, taking action makes sense.  That's what happened in the area of two cottages along Eagle Point Drive on Sunday. ...

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Ford Field 2019

Ford Field 2019

Neighbors and friends gathered for the 7th Annual Ford Field party this evening in the South Woodlands.  It's become a familiar event celebrating the summer as it draws to the close.  It's put together by the Willbee's---Candee and Andy and the...

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More Rain–But How Much?

More Rain–But How Much?

The forecast hinted at the possibility.  Then yesterday afternoon, it happened.  According to the June's rain gauge on the Eagle Point shoreline, facing west, there was a total of 2 inches.  At the east end, south shore, the Deming's gauge showed 1.75...

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Regatta Returns

Regatta Returns

The Yacht Club's Fall Regatta returns to Clark Lake Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22.  The event attracts international participation each year, and these classes are invited---Rebels, Interlakes, Sunfish, Wayfarers, Buccaneers, Hobies, and Lasers.  For...

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Sunset after the Storm

Sunset after the Storm

 The storm blew in, rained hard, and then blew out leaving in its aftermath a remarkable sunset.  Here are four photos of what graced Clark Lake after the storm. Photos: Rick Belcher Rainbows appeared from various vantage points...

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Enjoy a Taste of Poland

Enjoy a Taste of Poland

The Clark Lake Community Center presents a Taste of Poland.  Every two years, the Community Center brings to life an entertaining evening not to be missed.  For the second time, this fund raiser will be held at the Clark Lake Yacht Club to accommodate the...

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