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Michigan’s New COVID Restrictions

Michigan’s New COVID Restrictions

A new set of three-week COVID restrictions takes place in Michigan on Wednesday, November 18th.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services states:  "Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will...

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Wreaths from the Garden Angels

Wreaths from the Garden Angels

The Clark Lake Garden Angels would like to help you decorate.  They are offering wreaths for the holiday season.  As this is their only fundraiser in 2020, they are asking a donation of $50 per wreath.  If you would like to make a donation without a...

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The Lake at Christmas

The Lake at Christmas

If the last few years are an indication, the trend at Clark Lake points toward more Christmas decorations.  Will 2020 be the season when you will see boats, rafts, and lifts in the holiday spirit?  Eagle Point Marina has Santa piloting his raft, and...

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November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

Today is Veterans Day.  Flags are flying, and Americans are saluting those who have served our country in the military.  The phrase "thank you for your service" will be heard often today.  Clark Lake has several veterans living among us.  Three...

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November on the Lake

November on the Lake

In November, it could be snowing sideways--or 75 degrees and sunny.  At Clark Lake, it's been a stretch of the latter.  Because nasty weather is also a strong possibility, most docks and boats are out of the water.  So, if you took a raft ride on the...

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Spirit Trail and Hunting Season

Spirit Trail and Hunting Season

During the hunting season, the Magic Forest section of the Spirit Trail is blocked off.  Why?  The owners of the property allowed the Trail to be built through their property.  They also hunt with bow and arrow and firearms in that area.  So, they...

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Golf at Clark Lake

Golf at Clark Lake

What distinguishes Clark Lake are the creations of the community--like the building of the Spirit Trail, moving a 100-year old cottage down the lake, and most recently, crafting a beautiful new welcome sign that recognizes Trail supporters.  Clark Lake is also...

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Tree Fire on Ocean Beach

Tree Fire on Ocean Beach

Flames from a burning tree could be seen by those at the east end of Clark Lake this evening, and brought out an assembly of neighbors.  Columbia Township Fire Departments arrived at the scene in the 6 pm hour to dowse the flames.   Acting Police Chief...

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New Covid Rule

New Covid Rule

The Governor's emergency COVID orders have been ruled unconstitutional.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is now promulgating similar rules.  A new rule affecting restaurants takes place tomorrow (Monday, November 2).  It...

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Meredith Szostek

Meredith Szostek

Long time Clark Lake resident Meredith Szostek has left us.  Meredith passed way late yesterday (Thursday) evening.  Meredith is pictured third from the right in this photo from February 2020.  The occasion was the women's shuffleboard league contest at...

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Pointe Bar & Grill  Closes

Pointe Bar & Grill Closes

The Pointe Bar & Grill has closed.  According to owner Dewey Bramson, a new owner has purchased it, but he is not able to reveal the identity of the buyer.  He added that he expected the new owner would reopen the restaurant sometime around the first of...

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Changes at County Park

Changes at County Park

As reported previously, the Parks Department is installing playground equipment costing $40,000 in the County Park.  Eight cottonwood trees were felled to make room, and Thursday, a crew dug up stumps.  The holes will be filled with sand and finished with...

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Absopure and Its Effect on Clark Lake

Absopure and Its Effect on Clark Lake

Periodically questions arise over Absopure, a water bottling company, active near Clark Lake.  Absopure accesses wells on a piece of property at the corner of Jefferson and 127.  They then transport the water to their plant for bottling.  Some have...

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Injury Accident Near Clark Lake

Injury Accident Near Clark Lake

  Traffic was blocked on Jefferson Road near the intersection of Q Lane and Hayes Road about 1 pm today as police dealt with the aftermath of automobile accident.  Columbia Township Police report the driver, 19-year old Kristen Stone of Jackson, was "briefly...

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In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It

Magical moments happen at Clark Lake all the time.  But if it's a display of nature, your schedule must connect with its to witness them.  A spectacular scene can be gone in 20 seconds.  And cameras aren't always faithful to what the eye sees. ...

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Sign Refinements

Sign Refinements

Don Fowler, Tucker Boyers, Jim Gaetzi.  Photo: Jane Fowler Clark Lakers have added new refinements to the Welcome to Clark Lake Sign.  Thanks to Tucker Boyers, Jim Gaetzi, Jane and Don Fowler, the Sign is one step nearer to completion.  The crew laid...

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A New Level of In Depth Coverage

A New Level of In Depth Coverage

In-Depth Coverage: I Have to Level with You by Andy Wilson In the fall of 2013, having added another boat to the family water-toy collection, I recall taking measurements of the water depth at the end of my dock to determine where I should place a boat lift. I wanted...

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Quiet Fall, or Is It?

Quiet Fall, or Is It?

After the intensity of summer, Clark Lake typically settles back to enjoy the fall colors.  But that doesn't mean a lack of activity.  This afternoon, the thunder of lightly-muffled engines shook Eagle Point Road.  The hogs, the kind with wheels, were...

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Welcome – Eagle Point Marina and Boat Club

Welcome – Eagle Point Marina and Boat Club

Note - Eagle Point Marina joins several other local companies that support this website.  Those include A Plus Electric, Beach Bar, Brooklyn Plumbing and Heating, Doyle’s Market, Monroe Superstore and M-R Builder.  All have strong connections to Clark...

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Sign Progress

Sign Progress

The new Welcome to Clark Lake sign nears completion.  Over the last couple days, Annette Fink and her team have installed tiles along the sides of the mural, refining the appearance.  What's next?  Tricia Boyers will add to the framing of the...

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Clarklake Community Church to Dissolve

Clarklake Community Church to Dissolve

Clarklake Community Church has been a sturdy part of the community for 152 years.  Founded in 1868, the congregation plans to hold its last Sunday service on December 27th.   In making the decision, the dissolution committee noted the number of members...

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Two Clark Lake Birthdays

Two Clark Lake Birthdays

Friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate the birthdays of two well-known Clark Lakers.  Sally Lyons and Caroline King's birthdays are one day and eleven years apart.  On a chilly October Saturday evening, the bonfire warmed the group as all enjoyed this...

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New Community Center Sign in Place

New Community Center Sign in Place

As you drive by the Community Center, look for its more recent addition.  The new sign is now in place.  As reported in August, the new sign replaces one that was ready for retirement.    The sign is the inspiration of Tucker and Tricia Boyers and...

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October at Clark Lake

October at Clark Lake

Halloween is only second to Christmas when it comes to decorations.  And a group at Clark Lake has been busy creating just the right touch for the season that is now upon us.  What you're seeing in this slide show are miniature pumpkins.  Some are...

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A Feast Fit for Royalty

A Feast Fit for Royalty

The story of Thursday night's feast began October 19, 2019.  That's when Ralph Mahalak Jr., made the winning bid of $1200 for dinner for eight.  The auction took place at the Harvest Moon Party, a fundraiser for the Clark Community Center.  To...

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