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More on the Governor’s Orders

More on the Governor’s Orders

Shortly after the governor issued her latest orders, this website published highlights along with the order 2020-42 in its entirety.  Since then, the governor added FAQs regarding the order. In some cases, the FAQs appear to impose additional limitations on...

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Eagle and More

Eagle and More

Clark Lake is ever changing.  Just watch and it's one scene after another. The first slide show reveals one of Clark Lake's eagles.  The first photo is from yesterday and the rest from about 6 pm today.  In today's visit, the eagle had caught something...

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Governor Orders More Restrictions

Governor Orders More Restrictions

The Governor has issued a new executive order that is effective through the end of April.  This latest order places more restrictions on activities.  Here are some that may be of particular interest: After April 10, travel between two residences in Michigan...

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Governor’s Orders and Local Enforcement

Governor’s Orders and Local Enforcement

Sergeant Jay Niles is Columbia Township's acting police chief.  He offers this information on the Governor's COVID-19 orders and local enforcement: As we are aware the current events of the Covid 19 crisis has reshaped our world.  Unfortunately, the...

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Township Park Padlocked

Township Park Padlocked

The Columbia Township Park at the west end of Clark Lake has been closed to visitors.  Columbia Township Supervisor Bob Elrod comments "after reviewing the Governor's mandate, I thought it would be unlikely that residents using the park could adhere to the 6 foot...

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A Mystery

A Mystery

What's the explanation for this sighting that took place Saturday morning?  This object, or person, was observed moving slowly from south to north along the Eagle Point shoreline.  Was it a piece of Clark Lake flotsam being carried by the slight breeze...or...

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Facemasks at Clark Lake

Facemasks at Clark Lake

The CDC has recommended "wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain."  Clark Lake's Michele Studer is helping.  Michele's Quilting Cottage, new to Brooklyn, has organized creating...

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Welcome Sunshine

Welcome Sunshine

Clear skies and bright sunshine greeted Clark Lake today.  And Clark Lake responded.  Not only were people out (at a safe distance), but turtles sunned themselves, as you can see in this photo from Linda Reynolds. Flip and Linda have a special ramp designed...

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Ten Years Flood

Ten Years Flood

Heavy rains, accompanied by thunder and lightning, descended upon Clark Lake last night.  The wild weather left a mark that rhymed with a similar event about ten years ago.  Don Fowler, who lives near the Yacht Club, found water creeping up through his...

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Clark Lake Spirit in Action

Clark Lake Spirit in Action

Wednesday started gray.  But that's not the way it stayed.  By afternoon, the sun was out and the awesome Clark Lake hues emerged.  Also emerging were people who needed to get out of the house.  Generally following the Governor's decree of 6 feet...

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Clark Laker Rises to the Challenge

Clark Laker Rises to the Challenge

The Quilting Cottage was preparing to open in Brooklyn on April 1st.  Little did Michele Studer know her plans would change so much.  Michele, who lives at Clark Lake, is putting her talent as a quilter to work to address the current shortage of masks. ...

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Spring on the Spirit Trail

Spring on the Spirit Trail

It's spring at Clark Lake.  Docks go in; boats and rafts will soon follow.  What also happens is the annual clean up of the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  The purpose is to rid the Trail of what winter left behind, and prepare the Trail for use by runners,...

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Cowbell Challenge

Cowbell Challenge

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has been urging people to join the Cowbell Challenge.  It's inspired by the Italians, who despite being on lockdown have been singing from their balconies.  Jimmy Fallon came up with American version of ringing cowbells or...

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COVID-19 at Clark Lake

COVID-19 at Clark Lake

Mary White lives at Clark Lake, and just returned from a trip to Europe, on a tour that included about 24 other people.  She notes "all of us on the ski trip rode the same motor coach bus from Val d'Isère, France to Geneva, Switzerland, about a 3 hour...

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Men’s Shuffleboard Super Saturday Results

Men’s Shuffleboard Super Saturday Results

Season 27 of the Clark Lake Men's Shuffleboard comes to end.  And the new league champions are from the Green Division, Tim Claucherty and Mike Bullinger.  Watch the video for the winning moment. https://youtu.be/IqzXOnlJ8hI Play on Super Saturday also...

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Brightening the Day

Brightening the Day

Clark Lake's day began grey and rainy.  Add in some anxiety inducing news from the media, and we're due for an uplift.  So, step in for some sunset refreshment from the night before.    Tuesday evening proved to be another opportunity to take in...

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Chief Elwell Receives School Award

Chief Elwell Receives School Award

Columbia Schools has recognized Police Chief David Elwell for his department's work in keeping the keeping the schools safe.  Surrounded by school board members, Superintendent Pamela Campbell presented the award at Monday's school board meeting. The Chief's...

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Sunset – March 8, 2020

Sunset – March 8, 2020

At the close of a day that saw bright sunshine, 60 degrees, and melting ice, the sunset provided another kind of icing--icing on the cake.  Below, check out photos taken over a half hour period.  One of them shows some streaks of purple/pink that lasted only...

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Ice Is Melting

Ice Is Melting

To the relief of those looking forward to spring, the weather cooperated today.  With temperatures reaching 60, and the sun shining brightly, lake ice was transforming from solid state to liquid state.  To get the best handle of the open water, you need to...

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Assault and Robbery in Brooklyn

Assault and Robbery in Brooklyn

From Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell: "The Columbia Township Police Department is currently investigating an assault and robbery reported at approximately 8:00 P.M. in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  The victim in the assault and robbery...

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Unless You Love the Lake, Don’t View This

Unless You Love the Lake, Don’t View This

What do Clark Lakers think about this place?  View this video as some of them reveal their innermost thoughts.  If you watch it, be sure to have the sound up and stay with it to the end.  Thanks to all who participated in this project, and to the many,...

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Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon

About 4:20 this morning, the moon set in a place normally reserved for sunsets at the peak of summer.  The tiny dots in the sky aren't flecks of dust on your screen.  Those are the stars saying hello to anyone who cares to observe them at 4 am. ...

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Sign Up for the Sign – Looking Great

Sign Up for the Sign – Looking Great

What started in September and continued all winter is now nearing completion.  The Welcome to Clark Lake sign is receiving finishing touches under the guidance of Clark Lake artist Annette Fink.  The work is taking place in the Alverno Studio at Lourdes...

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If It’s Wednesday…

If It’s Wednesday…

If it's Wednesday, the women own the Beach Bar's long board.   The Clark Lake Pine Sliders have been competing on Wednesday nights every season for the last 28 years.  In the photo, you'll see a founding member, Meredith Szostek, who is surrounded by...

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Consumers Energy Prepares for New Poles at Lake

Consumers Energy Prepares for New Poles at Lake

As previously reported on this website, Consumers Energy has embarked upon a project to install new utility poles at Clark Lake.  This morning traffic was down to one lane on Jefferson Road as subcontractors trimmed trees in anticipation of the new poles. ...

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