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December Sunset

December Sunset

If you have a view of Clark Lake sunsets (or sunrises), you know where the sun meets the horizon is a moving target.  Last night's sunset shows how the suns  has departed far to the south.   How the sunset appears in a photo depends on what the...

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Garden Angels Announce Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

Garden Angels Announce Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

By spring 2020, the Garden Angels will add to their magic with a powerful new tool.  A new irrigation system will keep thirsty plants happy in the Triangle at Ocean Beach and North Lake Roads.  Up until now, the Angels had to navigate traffic to stretch an...

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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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Community Center Plans to Build a Pavilion

Community Center Plans to Build a Pavilion

The Clark Lake Community Center plans to build a pavilion immediately adjacent to the west side of their building in the County Park.  The Community Center relies on income from rentals to maintain the historic building.  With the expanded space, they hope...

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Sunset Review

Sunset Review

Just because summer has vanished and fall is not far behind doesn't mean Clark Lake can't glow at sundown.  Here's the evidence.  Review three recent sunsets in this slide show from November 18, 23, and this evening, the 24th.  There are two photos from...

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Garden Angels Get Ready for Christmas

Garden Angels Get Ready for Christmas

As they do on many Tuesday evenings, the Clark Lake Garden Angels gathered to meet, share, and create.  Tonight, they worked on the Christmas wreath project.  And as usual with the Angels, they added a real sparkle.  They are known to do this no matter...

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Lose Your Dock?

Lose Your Dock?

Several sections of dock have washed ashore near Florida on the north side of the east end.  "They look like they are wedged into the ice," according to Elise Fish. These appear to be floating docks, and that could be how they came to settle where they are....

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Tundra Swans Visit Clark Lake

Tundra Swans Visit Clark Lake

Although they failed to file a flight plan with us, the DamCam caught this contingent Tundra or Whistling Swans on their stopover at Clark Lake.  About 60 of them spent some quality time at the lake as they roamed the east end, apparently arriving last night....

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Ice on the Lake

Ice on the Lake

With temperatures dipping to a frigid 9 degrees last night, ice formed on part of the lake.  Lack of wind combined with the cold caused a thin layer to form on some areas.  This photo from the DamCam was taken in the 11 am hour today. As the day worn on, so...

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Monday’s Snow

Monday’s Snow

Winter is not here officially, but it sure seemed like it yesterday (Monday).  As predicted, the snow started in the dark, and continued all day until it was dark again in early evening. During most of the day, you could not see the head-of-the-lake from the...

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Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day 2019

At the end of World War II, our returning fighters were lauded as hero's.  For those returning from Vietnam, it wasn't that way.  Times have changed and so has public attitude.  On November 11th, today's veterans will hear "thank you for your...

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Good Morning and Good Night

Good Morning and Good Night

It was another good morning at Clark Lake.  Thanks to Dick Moyer who photographed today's sunrise from his North Shore location. Clark Lake is well known for its spell-binding sunsets. Here are some that have not yet been published on this website.  The...

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Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

The Clark Lake Garden Angels bring out the best nature has to offer.  During the season, just take a look around the Community Center, and the Triangle where North Lake and Ocean Beach Roads meet.  An ongoing challenge is watering the plants on the...

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Cody King Leaves Clark Lake

Cody King Leaves Clark Lake

Like his family, Cody King has had a strong, life long connection to Clark Lake.  He grew up here, skied with friends, competed in Raft-O-Rama, part-timed at Eagle Point Marina while in school, graduated from University of Michigan, and most recently worked at...

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Power Outage:  What Caused It?

Power Outage: What Caused It?

The outage yesterday (Sunday) affected most of Clark Lake.  The only area that escaped the downtime was a section from where Eagle Point meets Lakeview West to Hyde and North Shore.  This map illustrates the outage at about 8:45 am. Consumers Energy...

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Power Outage at Lake

Power Outage at Lake

As of 8:45 am today (Sunday), power is out in several areas, including most of Clark Lake.  The Consumers Energy outage map illustrates those affected. There was sustained rain yesterday afternoon into the night, some of it heavy.  This morning, gusty winds...

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New View of Clark Lake Coming

New View of Clark Lake Coming

Since 2013, viewers of this website have been able to watch goings-on of the east end of Clark Lake through the DamCam.  The range of this live 24/7 view starts at the dam and covers most areas of the east end.  When the lens is fully extended, you can see...

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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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